Great Middle Eigths

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Agreed on Roy Wood, one of the best at this. I was just thinking how good the middle eight of Omnibus was.

mms (mms), Wednesday, 12 November 2003 12:13 (10 years ago) Permalink

The bridge for 'NSync's "Girlfriend" remix is precisely what makes it so unbelievably classic.

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Wednesday, 12 November 2003 13:58 (10 years ago) Permalink

Off the top of my head:
What You're Doing - Beatles
They Don't Know - Tracy Ullman
There She Goes - La's
They Haunt Me Still - Bigger Lovers
Something So Strong - Crowded House


Jazzbo (jmcgaw), Wednesday, 12 November 2003 14:07 (10 years ago) Permalink

7 years pass...

Nirvana have some really good ones - On a Plain, Rape Me, Dumb, Radio Friendly Unit Shifter

Inevitable stupid samba mix (chap), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 00:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

always loved the M8 of Strange Town

Dr X O'Skeleton, Tuesday, 9 August 2011 14:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

OK, I misspelled "eighths".

No, you misspelled "eights".

I love the one in 10,000 Maniacs' "What's The Matter Here": "If you don't sit in my chair straight..."

ban this sick stunt (anagram), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 14:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ultimate Nirvana middle 8 for me is Drain You.

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 9 August 2011 14:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Go-Gos - Our Lips Are Sealed

corey, Tuesday, 9 August 2011 15:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Steely Dan - Only A Fool Would Say That

everybody on the street has murder in his eyes

Axolotl with an Atlatl (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 16:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Back on the Chain Gang!

I'm Passing Open Fistulae (rip van wanko), Monday, 19 September 2011 05:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

OK, I misspelled "eighths".

No, you misspelled "eights".

When I Stop Meming (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 19 September 2011 14:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

"The Riddle" by Nik Kershaw. A wonderful study in constant key changes.

Hongroe (Geir Hongro), Tuesday, 20 September 2011 12:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

My archetypal example is the sped-up piano interlude in the Beatles' "In My Life", as it meets the essential criteria: doesn't repeat chord/melodic structure from the verse or chorus

The piano solo in In My Life is the same, harmonically, as the verse. The middle eight, or bridge, is the other section -- "All these places have their moments," etc.

St3ve Go1db3rg, Tuesday, 20 September 2011 14:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Posies, "Golden Blunders." Four weeks seemed like a long time then/but nine months is longer now/and even if you never speak again/you've already made the wedding vows. Along with a chromatic climb to get out from the middle eight's key change.

Woolen Scjarfs (Phil D.), Tuesday, 20 September 2011 14:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not sure I agree that section is a "bridge" or "middle eight" in "In My Life." Doesn't seem to me that those terms usually refer to repeating sections where you get the title words as a refrain line at the end.

Not sure what I would call them - "verse extension" or something.

timellison, Tuesday, 20 September 2011 23:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

the "look at the beautiful patterns that form on the wall" middle 8 in The Soft Boys "Rock n Roll Toilet"

the tune is space, Wednesday, 21 September 2011 00:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

7 months pass...

"The Chain" - McVie's beastly moment.

collardio gelatinous, Saturday, 5 May 2012 05:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Blondie - Call Me

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Saturday, 5 May 2012 11:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Kinks "Tired of Waiting"

The 'It's your life and you can do what you want' bit <3<3<3

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 5 May 2012 19:09 (2 years ago) Permalink


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