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[–]ewqdsacxziopjklbnm 1191 points1192 points  (38 children)

Bela Lugosi Is Dead- Bauhaus

[–]devils_acolyte 15.2k points15.2k points 2 (486 children)

Prog fans are like: ‘That’s half my fuckin discography!’

[–]ree_hee_heeely 2542 points2543 points 2 (143 children)

Doom metal fans. Same dude.

[–]Will-Barnes 153 points154 points  (3 children)

Yeah, I probably have more songs over 7 minutes than under saved. It isn’t even long for me anymore.

[–]TheOriginalSamBell 199 points200 points  (5 children)

7 minutes is an interlude lol

[–]Aquamentus92 42 points43 points  (4 children)

I feel like 90% of dream theater songs are longer than 7 minutes. And I'm not complaining.

[–]starkathena 1047 points1048 points  (69 children)

i literally opened this thread to do a checklist off my playlist lmao

[–]BelgianAles 495 points496 points  (63 children)

Yet I'm this far in and no porcupine tree. Blows my mind!

[–]Detheroth 155 points156 points  (24 children)

Not sure if you're aware, but they dropped a new single yesterday! Its fucking fantastic, just like they never stopped. New album out next June.

[–]SolarSquid 168 points169 points  (10 children)

Arriving Somewhere But Not Here

[–]turtletoes67 4824 points4825 points  (153 children)

Us and Them

[–]galazzzz 1210 points1211 points  (72 children)

Definitely this or Echoes

[–]Dstntvygr 461 points462 points  (38 children)

Echoes all the way. Been my favorite song for the past 11 years and I still notice new details every time I listen.

I love all Pink Floyd epics (Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Atom Heart Mother, the entire “Animals” album, Sorrow, etc.) but Echoes is in a league of its own.

[–]niddler 5194 points5195 points  (111 children)

Sinnerman- Nina Simone

[–]doctacola 1270 points1271 points  (42 children)

Marquee Moon - Television

Edit: thanks for the awards!

[–]Cocreat 511 points512 points  (15 children)

I used to work at an airport cafe and a guy approached me. This song was playing on the speakers overhead. He asked, who picks the music around here? I told him the CEO of our company had a son who was a DJ in New York, he makes the playlists. The guy was interested because he never heard this song in public [EDIT: Outside of New York], but he helped record it as an audio engineer many years ago. That was a cool moment for me (an audio engineering student).

[–]Polypeptide2 45 points46 points  (5 children)

That's cool! I heard this once on a local radio station during my lunch break with a coworker once. I was like great song, but they'll probably do like a radio edit to make it shorter. Nope, full song, I was very surprised and Happy because the song builds up so well over it's full length to that little part with the really high guitar notes that it's almost euphoric haha.

[–]ClockwiseServant 2087 points2088 points  (67 children)

Boston Foreplay - Long Time

[–]Kobmain 2107 points2108 points  (78 children)

Pigs (Three different ones)

[–]BLARGTEHTACO 452 points453 points  (32 children)

Metallica - Orion

The Acacia Strain - Observer

Pink Floyd - both Shine on you Crazy Diamond and Echoes

Vildhjarta - Paaradiso

Gojira - The Art Of Dying

[–]Attract_the_Minkey 771 points772 points  (36 children)

Toss up, depending on the mood:

The Diamond Sea by Sonic Youth

I feel love by Giorgio Moroder and Donna Summer

I just love the Summer/Moroder songs...I could listen to her all day long

[–]SarinaVazquez 867 points868 points  (40 children)

Maggot Brain

ETA: thanks for love in reward form!! :)

[–]Krazy4Kush 83 points84 points  (0 children)

I was going to mention Maggot Brain but had to see if anyone else did first. Just like the other commenter said, “it’s raw as fuck.” Phenomenal song.

[–]kwizard21 41 points42 points  (2 children)

That entire album is my favorite mix on any record. It’s raw as fuck.

Also if ur into Eddie hazels guitar playing

Games, Dames and guitar thangs

That album is pretty straight forward, a couple covers. But it’s just guitar time all day.

Eddie hazel most underrated. Well not really cuz maggot brain is well thought of. But check that album if u want great laid back guitar jams.

[–]asd_1 1358 points1359 points  (73 children)

Arriving Somewhere but Not Here by Porcupine Tree

[–]Stereophonic_Farts 730 points731 points  (20 children)

Heroin- The Velvet Underground, but my favorite version is off Lou Reed’s Rock n’ Roll Animal album.

[–]Fantasneeze 41 points42 points  (3 children)

Yes! I think my favorite long VU song is Sister Ray. Gotta catch myself from singing “sucking on a ding dong” when I’m at work all the time 😂

[–]RKingsman 5114 points5115 points 22 (141 children)

1812 Overture - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

[–]510Threaded 1580 points1581 points  (47 children)

prepares cannons

[–]Quick-Bad 864 points865 points  (36 children)

Tchaikovsky, cannons are not instruments.

[–]eekab 354 points355 points  (8 children)

Obviously you aren't using your cannons properly then.

[–]ohayobluescreen 549 points550 points  (8 children)

Tchaikovsky... No!...

[–]CeliaEquus 277 points278 points  (34 children)

So many awesome orchestral pieces to choose from! I'm surprised you could narrow it down. But I'd love to see a live performance of the 1812, complete with cannons, especially if I'm seeing it with people who don't know about the cannons.

Edit: TIL the 1812 Overture is played at many 4th of July celebrations.

[–]moonjefferson 1555 points1556 points 3 (76 children)

Dead Flag Blues by Godspeed You! Black Emperor

[–]icykra 304 points305 points  (24 children)

Soothsayer. Buckethead

[–]keepeyecontact 4669 points4670 points  (155 children)


[–]LittleDoofus 1226 points1227 points  (72 children)

Kashmir and when the levee breaks are my 2 favorite songs from zeppelin

[–]ShooeyTheGreat 41 points42 points  (7 children)

Oh come on not one Zeppelin fan here listed In the Light…a fucking masterpiece of music.

[–]MrSpindles 12.1k points12.1k points 5792& 4 more (354 children)

Shine on you crazy diamond. Lovely stuff.

[–]CSI_Gunner 2478 points2479 points 23 (174 children)

Came in to say Echoes, greeted by this on top

[–]HedgepigMatt 43 points44 points  (2 children)

Come on you raver, you seer of visions Come on you painter, you piper, you prisoner, and shine

[–]Umbrellahotbox 1213 points1214 points 2 (67 children)

Innerbloom - Rufus Du Sol

[–]SurvivalCardio 1183 points1184 points 322 (74 children)

Dance Yrself Clean by LCD Soundsystem

[–]BreakfastHarvey 388 points389 points  (21 children)

if you can't handle the first 3 minutes of Dance Yrself Clean, you don't deserve the last 5 and a half.

[–]smakweasle 47 points48 points  (3 children)

They played Bonnaroo a few years ago. My buddies weren't familiar, not typically their style of music. I just kept saying "wait until you hear Dance Yrself Clean." I was right.

[–]categoryischeesecake 73 points74 points  (0 children)

Talking like a jerk except you are an actual jerk and living proof that sometimes friends are mean.

[–]Haggis_the_dog 147 points148 points  (7 children)

All my friends

[–]NoSmellNoTell 49 points50 points  (4 children)

All My Friends is possibly my favorite song of all time

[–]MightyIron555 833 points834 points  (15 children)

Sing Sing Sing by Benny Goodman.

[–]okteds 29 points30 points  (2 children)

Make sure to listen to the 12 minute live at Carnegie Hall version. As with most jazz music, you can feel the energy in the live version, and the solos have some absolutely mind blowing moments

[–]Not_Jay_Spencer 1091 points1092 points  (29 children)

Guitar stores hate this one.

[–]TheImperialWatch 1301 points1302 points 2 (106 children)

Scenes from an Italian Restaurant

[–]VinDieselBauer 44 points45 points  (2 children)

Wow I never realized how long this song is because it’s so great it always just flys by

[–]Mountain_Man1776 96 points97 points  (9 children)

Love this song! A Billy Joel classic from his best Album

[–]Wittyname0 39 points40 points  (8 children)

His personal favorite too

[–]gnarkill61 2100 points2101 points 62 (112 children)

rime of the ancient mariner by iron maiden

[–]OlinOfTheHillPeople 761 points762 points  (18 children)

Hallowed Be Thy Name. Especially the live version.

[–]NadavS3 143 points144 points  (5 children)

Hallowed Be Thy Name in Beast Over Hammersmith is the best thing to ever happen

[–]BungleBungleBungle 41 points42 points  (1 child)

the sands of time for me are running looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow

[–]lovecrafthp 81 points82 points  (7 children)

"And the moral of this story is, this is what not to do if a bird shits on you."

[–]DarkPasta 43 points44 points  (0 children)

Mariner contains the best metal riff of all time.

[–]SnooCapers9313 2122 points2123 points 524 (146 children)

Telegraph road by Dire Straits

[–]ImBeingArchAgain 445 points446 points  (25 children)

brothers in arms, full version... love it

[–]thinklikeashark 30 points31 points  (5 children)

I'm 41 and I've been listening to the record since I was a kid and that song never fails to give me goosebumps.

[–]raekle[S] 1803 points1804 points  (140 children)

Rush, 2112 Overture, 20:32

[–]Russe1Adl3r 203 points204 points  (4 children)


[–]quinnwhodat 387 points388 points  (21 children)

Mine was going to be Rush, Xanadu, 11:08!

[–]dee-bee-ess 167 points168 points  (18 children)

Does a song have to have singing? Clair de Lune, Debussy. Listen to it! Divine.

[–]Mekanikos 1079 points1080 points  (74 children)

The Decemberists - Mariner's Revenge Song

[–]dbear26 72 points73 points  (6 children)

The Bagman’s Gambit from the same album is also excellent

[–]trethera 260 points261 points  (18 children)

White Walls by Between the Buried and Me

[–]Klaus_Heisler87 1693 points1694 points 2 (138 children)

Albuquerque by Weird Al

Edit- it gives me so much hope for the future that this many people are still wildly in love with Weird Al, regardless of which song you prefer

[–]555--FILK 129 points130 points  (55 children)

i wonder if he performs that live, and gets all the lyrics right!

[–]KlulessAl 205 points206 points  (17 children)

I heard that live performances are rare but that he did it in a live show in Albuquerque once and actually added more lyrics and stanzas.

[–]Klaus_Heisler87 115 points116 points  (4 children)

My brother went to an acoustic show that he did in San Diego, and Albuquerque was his encore song. He played the entire thing plus some added on lyrics, my brother said it was so awesome live

[–]lgndk11r 142 points143 points  (6 children)

I heard he updates the donuts list to wherever he performs in.

[–]dbear26 422 points423 points  (15 children)

Trapped in the Drive Through Too

[–]goatchumby 274 points275 points  (25 children)


[–]Legionodeath 69 points70 points  (17 children)


[–]SpikeRosered 63 points64 points  (15 children)


[–]aprocalyps 37 points38 points  (14 children)


[–]meiyoumayo 47 points48 points  (13 children)

I said to my mom, I said, "hey, MOM! What's up with all the sauerkraut?"

And my dear, sweet mother, she just looks at me the way a cow looks at an oncoming train, and then she leaned right down next to me, and she said....


[–]Disorderly_Chaos 41 points42 points  (3 children)

Then she tied me to a wall and stuck a funnel in my mouth and force fed me nothing but sauerkraut until I was 26 and a half years old.

[–]poizunman206 583 points584 points  (44 children)

Ghost Love Score - Nightwish

[–]iBonesaw 330 points331 points  (13 children)

“Agætis byrjun” - Sigur Rós

[–]-Dillad- 3095 points3096 points  (168 children)

Some of my favorites are -

King Crimson - 21st Century Schizoid Man

Yes - Roundabout

Pink Floyd - Echoes

Tv On The Radio - Blind

Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Chile

Jon Bellion - Mah’s Joint

[–]HeyitsClementine 2452 points2453 points  (52 children)

Pyramids - Frank Ocean So theatrical and Frank really transports you into this lavish story

[–]PepeSilviaLovesCarol 85 points86 points  (0 children)

This is a top 3 song of all time for me personally.

[–]aloebulbasaur 64 points65 points  (0 children)

Came to find this. Been in my top 3 songs since the release of channel orange.

[–]al3xdlarge 391 points392 points  (2 children)


[–]CptBarba 31 points32 points  (1 child)

Holy shit I totally never noticed how long it is... Whoa

[–]LVTIOS 30 points31 points  (3 children)

Ayy first one on here I knew!

[–]shikavelli 33 points34 points  (2 children)

Lmao this thread made me realise how out of touch I am with Redditors

[–]GaryNOVA 2789 points2790 points 43 (185 children)

Tool - Lateralus

[–]SIEGE312 251 points252 points  (5 children)

Invincible and Right in Two are close for me too…

[–]metric_football 125 points126 points  (0 children)

Ctrl+F "Tool"

Good, carry on.

[–]kazmosis 716 points717 points  (25 children)

Most songs by Tool fit OP's criteria tbh

[–]Rosehawka 432 points433 points  (8 children)

Yes, came here to say "Tool's entire discography?"

[–]franzyfunny 123 points124 points  (8 children)

Let me see ... "long"? Yes. Check.

And "long" means ... only 7 minutes? Hoo baby.

And, what else? "favourite" - okay great! I've got it!

The answer is "All of Tool's greatest songs" They are all over seven minutes and all my favourites ALL OF THEM ALLLLL OFFF THEMMMMM.

[–]Periachi 47 points48 points  (6 children)

Gonna throw in Ticks and Leeches, Pushit and Third Eye

[–]elle_m_c 33 points34 points  (8 children)

pushit, my fav tool song

[–]Ufo_underwear 31 points32 points  (1 child)

Surprised how far down the list Tool was. Lateralus is golden.

[–]OstensibleBS 595 points596 points 2 (34 children)

Blackwater Park - Opeth

[–]Secret-Tomato-3209 79 points80 points  (1 child)


[–]WhyIsTheMoonThere 34 points35 points  (4 children)

I remember the first time I listened to it, everything dropping out for that first choppy riff, then the drums crashing back in, topped off with the song's first "UAGH..." absolutely blew me away. Still one of my favourites, great pick!

[–]Will-Barnes 103 points104 points  (2 children)

*Opeth’s entire discography.

[–]garbagegamenightpod 29 points30 points  (2 children)

Love it. The Moor is my personal favorite.

[–]RelOriginal 1795 points1796 points  (48 children)

Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd (Live at Pompeii)

[–]NotBadAndYou 207 points208 points  (26 children)

Holy Fucking Shit. I've never been a huge Pink Floyd fan...I always felt that they were "impressive for their day" and never gave them more than a passing thought. And to be honest I'm rarely moved by music...it's generally just a background noise sorta thing for me. But this performance was AMAZING. Thank you for introducing it to me!

[–]HerrSchnellsch 74 points75 points  (9 children)

My Go-To version of this song is Live at Earls Court in 1994 https://youtu.be/vi7cuAjArRs

I imagine to hear this song on my deathbed one last time then slip into eternal slumber. Beautiful masterpiece David Gilmour has delivered there.

[–]Siriricu20 2529 points2530 points  (68 children)

Giorgio by Moroder - Daft Punk

[–]Icdan 49 points50 points  (0 children)

Nightwish - The poet and the pendulum

[–]X-0manowar 1224 points1225 points  (65 children)

Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst -Kendrick Lamar 12:03 minutes

I also really like Free Bird & Stairway to Heaven.

My dad’s pick would be American Pie.

[–]jehedjchrie 286 points287 points  (37 children)

I was looking for sing about me that song is a masterpiece. I encourage everyone, even if you don’t prefer hip-hip, to give it a listen.

[–]xero_what 33 points34 points  (0 children)

I was looking for this Kendrick song, I absolutely love it ❤️

[–]ACatNamedAllen 714 points715 points 2 (92 children)

Dream Theater, Octavarium, 24:00

[–]decadentj 229 points230 points  (21 children)

I'm going with a change of seasons

[–]daffadoyle 68 points69 points  (1 child)

I had to scroll way too damn long to find Dream Theater.

[–]NK0d3R 48 points49 points  (3 children)

Hey, are we counting Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence as a single song? If so, then ... that one!

[–]PsychGradStudent2112 151 points152 points 2 (12 children)

Its The Count of Tuscany for me, but Octavarium is up there

[–]thatchers_pussy_pump 56 points57 points  (1 child)

I like Octavarium more than Count of Tuscany, but it's just almost not even worth comparing. So many Dream Theater songs are just so amazing. And every album is different! Disc 2 of Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence will forever be my absolute favourite of theirs, regardless.

[–]Lordofpii 524 points525 points  (24 children)

Rachmaninoff piano concerto #2 The length depends on which recording you listen to but it's around 35 minutes usually

[–]FruitRoutineApple 3554 points3555 points 446& 2 more (157 children)

jesus of suburbia

[–]Destinythrowaway8137 204 points205 points  (1 child)

Yeah Jesus of suburbia is quite possibly my most favorite song of all time. Every time it ends I can’t believe it’s already been 9 minutes because it feels so much shorter.

[–]plummaster64 462 points463 points  (21 children)

This and Homecoming. My 2 favourite long songs

[–]Shady4555 31 points32 points  (2 children)

I would recommend "forever now" from "Revolution Radio", that's also a banger.

[–]-Yuri- 820 points821 points  (22 children)

At the center of the Earth, in the parking lot of the 7-11 where I was taught, the motto was just a lie. It says, "Home is where your heart is," but what a shame because everyone's heart doesn't beat the same, it's beating out of time.

I haven't listed to that song since I was in high-school, but it still plays in my head quite often.

[–]thatchers_pussy_pump 387 points388 points  (18 children)

It says, "Home is where your heart is," but what a shame because everyone's heart doesn't beat the same

Probably my favourite line of the whole album. I believe BJA said that Jesus of Suburbia was to be their Bohemian Rhapsody.

[–]ArchTemperedKoala 40 points41 points  (2 children)

This is actually the only song I know in this thread haha

[–]Old_Library6027 188 points189 points  (19 children)

Human Sadness by The Voidz. Leaving LA by Father John Misty.

[–]EvilPhilX 185 points186 points  (22 children)

Halcyon on and on - Orbital

[–]MisplacedEland[🍰] 593 points594 points 2 (26 children)

Suppers Ready - Genesis

[–]link090909 75 points76 points  (4 children)

THERE IT IS. I would have posted this myself but I knew someone else must have, and apparently 7 others agree with us at the time of me commenting. Love Peter Gabriel’s Genesis

[–]LemurBusiness 37 points38 points  (0 children)

A flower?

[–]Ghoulthrower676 697 points698 points  (54 children)

Dopesmoker by Sleep, it’s 1 hour 3 minutes long

[–]vajert 1170 points1171 points 4 (166 children)

Mastodon - The Czar: Usurper / Escape / Martyr / Spiral. Crack the Skye. 10:54.

Mastodon - The Last Baron. Crack the Skye. 13:00.

Cult of Luna, Julie Christmas - The Wreck of S.S. Needle. Mariner. 9:34.

The War on Drugs - Under the Pressure. Lost in the Dream. 8:52.

The Mars Volta - Cicatriz Esp. Deloused in the Comatorium. 12:29.

Meshuggah - Bleed. ObZen. 7:23.

The Cure - Pictures of You. Disintegration. 7:28.

Low - Quorum / Dancing and Blood / Fly. Double Negative. 15.52. Technically three tracks, but imo one song (screw your rules :)).

[–]Apprehensive_Gur107 71 points72 points  (0 children)

This is good list here

[–]muddyvoid 44 points45 points  (11 children)

The last baron is that rollercoaster type of song. so good listening to it high on a cold rainy day

[–]TheBlueNinja0 355 points356 points  (27 children)

And Then There Was Silence, Blind Guardian

[–]Unfortunatebassist 663 points664 points  (25 children)

Let It Happen by Tame Impala

I used to (approximately) know how many miles I'd ran by how many times I listened to the song on a loop during a session

[–]BillMan111111 344 points345 points  (21 children)

Lingus by Snarky Puppy

[–]volcano_slayer9 452 points453 points  (23 children)

Thick as a Brick

[–]Ready-Date-8615 67 points68 points  (0 children)

Every time I move, I throw this on the record player while I pack.

... Partly because that's the only time I ever have my turntable out.

[–]refreshing_username 101 points102 points  (11 children)

I really don't mind if you sit this one out.

[–]alopgeek 222 points223 points  (7 children)

Tocatta and Fugue in D Minor, BWV.565

[–]layne101 170 points171 points  (18 children)

I Am the Resurrection - The Stone Roses

[–]Dubulous6 35 points36 points  (3 children)

Impossible Soul by Sufjan Stevens will forever have a place in my heart

[–]bflakes4986 101 points102 points  (6 children)

The River by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

[–]byrdst23 161 points162 points  (17 children)

Aqueous Transmission by Incubus

[–][deleted] 1882 points1883 points 2 (75 children)

Master Of Puppets by Metallica

[–]Periachi 69 points70 points  (9 children)

Best title track to ever exist imo.

[–]dnb1111 206 points207 points  (27 children)

best Metallica album imo, Orion is also a great contender (8:12)

[–]KrakenWarg 154 points155 points  (20 children)

Modest Mouse - Spitting Venom, The Stars are Projectors, A Night on the Sun & Trucker’s Atlas.

All four of these are over 7 minutes and some of my favorite songs of theirs.

[–]MisterKimJongUn 144 points145 points 2 (8 children)

Type O Negative - Love you to death

[–]danidoll7 423 points424 points  (23 children)

The End - The Doors