Top 120 Songs Under 120 Seconds (ILM Poll #95)

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65 ballots received
full list of nominations
link to spotify playlist with 1,627 of the 2,019 nominations
link to youtube playlist flopsy duck made for 389 nominated songs not on spotify

all songs up to but not including 2 minutes in length were eligible. since song lengths vary depending on the listening platform and the pollrunner was far too lazy to manually research the song lengths of over 2000 nominations, spotify was used as the judge of song lengths when eligibility came into question.

there were four ballot options, each allowing up to 50 tracks: ranked ballot, unranked ballot, mixed ballot (top 20 songs ranked, with three unranked tiers from 21-30, 31-40, and 41-50), and the Clemenza Ballot (three unranked tiers from 1-10, 11-25, and 26-50).

Rough schedule:
Today: #120-101
Monday: #100-81
Tuesday: #80-61
Wednesday: #60-41
Thursday: #40-21
Friday: #20-1

Peppered into the countdown will be the results of the three side-polls: Top 5 songs under 30 seconds, Top 5 songs not on the nominations list, and Favorite <2 Minutes Artist.

Here is a link to the Spotify playlist for the full 120 song rollout. I’ll update it as we proceed.

https://i.imgur.com/df2GK5h.jpg

Karl Malone, Friday, 5 April 2019 15:00 (three years ago) link

No punning title--progress!

clemenza, Friday, 5 April 2019 15:02 (three years ago) link

it was an executive decision, but not an easy one

Karl Malone, Friday, 5 April 2019 15:03 (three years ago) link

Nooo we’re on a plane for the next three hours! Please imagine mine or imago’s cheers for anything with lots of hooks.

alrakis morissette (tangenttangent), Friday, 5 April 2019 15:04 (three years ago) link

i'll be rolling songs out rather slowly - 20 songs today over the course of about...7 hours. of course, this will allow plenty of time for some of the greatest conversations about music of all time to take place

Karl Malone, Friday, 5 April 2019 15:06 (three years ago) link

I'm on a train for the next three hours: this is ideal. ty in advance for this profoundly excellent endeavour

ogmor, Friday, 5 April 2019 15:12 (three years ago) link

here we goooo

Karl Malone, Friday, 5 April 2019 15:17 (three years ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/pKaGUwU.jpg
120. Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Love for Tender (1:58)
0.3000 points
3 votes

Karl Malone, Friday, 5 April 2019 15:17 (three years ago) link

Welcome back to ONE HUNDRED TWENTY MINUTES, I'm your host Dave Kendall, and in the next hour we'll have videos from Echo and the Bunnymen, the Sundays, and RUBY

rip van wanko, Friday, 5 April 2019 15:17 (three years ago) link

i want you to know that at 2:30 am last night i was up looking through images of 120 minutes and trying to figure out if i wanted to stay up another 30 minutes to make some sort of 120 seconds parody image. alas, i went to bed

Karl Malone, Friday, 5 April 2019 15:20 (three years ago) link

Not my EC vote, but it's good enough that I had to check my ballot to make sure.

ILX Loophole Converts Your IRA/401(k) to Physical Gold (WmC), Friday, 5 April 2019 15:22 (three years ago) link

Not a track I voted for, but a GOOD START.

mike t-diva, Friday, 5 April 2019 15:25 (three years ago) link

tell me now, doo doo doo doo do

frogbs, Friday, 5 April 2019 15:28 (three years ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/mkHkavv.jpg
119. Sleater-Kinney - Little Mouth (1:45)
0.3036 points
5 votes

Karl Malone, Friday, 5 April 2019 15:33 (three years ago) link

a blistering start to one of my favorite albums. i limited myself to one-song-per-artist, and it turns out there are at least 2 other EC songs on this list that are also blistering starts to one of my favorite albums. so i voted for a different one.

xp

to halve and half not (voodoo chili), Friday, 5 April 2019 15:33 (three years ago) link

DAMN YOU

to halve and half not (voodoo chili), Friday, 5 April 2019 15:34 (three years ago) link

Wow, almost one-third of a point!

jmm, Friday, 5 April 2019 15:34 (three years ago) link

even without the artificial points deflation, the points are prettttty tight for a lot of these results. that's why you gotta vote or die

Karl Malone, Friday, 5 April 2019 15:36 (three years ago) link

I really meant to vote, but it was overwhelming and life got in the way.

I do agree with giving low points to short songs. Less song, less points, it's just math.

jmm, Friday, 5 April 2019 15:40 (three years ago) link

lmao the spotify playlist picture is perfect

also the images look awesome so far too!

gonna be following on my phone today we'll see how that works lol. promise to try to yell too low if any of mine appear :)

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Friday, 5 April 2019 15:43 (three years ago) link

This poll made me realise just how brilliant Elvis Costello was at starting those early albums. Love For Tender, Welcome To The Working Week and No Action all ended up on my ballot.

kitchen person, Friday, 5 April 2019 15:50 (three years ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/wIBDTvw.jpg
118. Randy Newman - Dayton, Ohio - 1903 (1:53)
0.3042 points
5 votes

Karl Malone, Friday, 5 April 2019 15:51 (three years ago) link

my spouse 4 life is from dayton and neither of us were previously familiar with this song, so it's been in heavy rotation this month

Karl Malone, Friday, 5 April 2019 15:51 (three years ago) link

Think this was the last song I cut. Glad it made it. It’s a cuet song.

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 5 April 2019 15:58 (three years ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/0SuVJBn.jpg
117. James Brown - Think (from 'Live at the Apollo') (1:58)
0.3078 points
5 votes

Karl Malone, Friday, 5 April 2019 16:10 (three years ago) link

nice

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Friday, 5 April 2019 16:10 (three years ago) link

oops - i forgot to switch the color of the 117 in that image. james brown is staring in confusion at the barely legible floating number in the apollo curtains

Karl Malone, Friday, 5 April 2019 16:11 (three years ago) link

Yes, it's finally here!

Bee OK, Friday, 5 April 2019 16:11 (three years ago) link

Little Mouth! It was in my top 10 but for some reason I didn’t think it would do particularly well. Which coming in 119h place maybe isn’t great, but 5 votes isn’t bad (and suggests that schismatic vote splitting isn’t much of an issue).

I've been starving them, teasing them, singing off Leee (Leee), Friday, 5 April 2019 16:27 (three years ago) link

little mouth is one of my fav SK songs. i wish it were higher, but i also have no idea what to expect from the results. so instead of shouting "too low," i'll just be happy a song placed.

to halve and half not (voodoo chili), Friday, 5 April 2019 16:35 (three years ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/iNUremO.jpg
116. Beastie Boys - Flute Loop (1:55)
0.3126 points
7 votes

Karl Malone, Friday, 5 April 2019 16:38 (three years ago) link

love this one but did not vote for it

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Friday, 5 April 2019 16:41 (three years ago) link

Agree that it's genuinely impossible to know what's going to break away from the pack at the top of the list here. I assume there'll be a lot of garage rock along the way tho.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Friday, 5 April 2019 16:53 (three years ago) link

hah, forgot about that Beasties track. excellent

frogbs, Friday, 5 April 2019 16:54 (three years ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/qGgQndX.jpg
115. Arthur Russell - Eli (1:56)
0.3141 points
4 votes (1)

Karl Malone, Friday, 5 April 2019 16:54 (three years ago) link

(the (1) by the vote total indicates the number of first place votes)

Karl Malone, Friday, 5 April 2019 16:55 (three years ago) link

those first place votes are gonna go a long way in this poll

to halve and half not (voodoo chili), Friday, 5 April 2019 17:05 (three years ago) link

that's right, they're worth 0.1500 points!

Karl Malone, Friday, 5 April 2019 17:11 (three years ago) link

Fifteen Per Cent for Nothing

to halve and half not (voodoo chili), Friday, 5 April 2019 17:12 (three years ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/LS1oEGl.jpg
114. Beck - Hollow Log (1:54)
0.3144 points
4 votes

Karl Malone, Friday, 5 April 2019 17:17 (three years ago) link

i had completely forgotten about 'hollow log' - one of his very best

Karl Malone, Friday, 5 April 2019 17:18 (three years ago) link

I voted for this, it is so goddamn good

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Friday, 5 April 2019 17:24 (three years ago) link

omg these images haha

PPL+AI=NS (imago), Friday, 5 April 2019 17:45 (three years ago) link

speaking of imago...

https://i.imgur.com/pFT3tcb.jpg
(tie) 112. The Sea Nymphs (1:46)
0.3195 points
3 votes

https://i.imgur.com/YvcYkPa.jpg
(tie) 112. Minor Threat - Straight Edge (0:46)
0.3195 points
5 votes

Karl Malone, Friday, 5 April 2019 17:45 (three years ago) link

and speaking of images - it turns out there are exactly ZERO good photographs or videos of the sea nymphs. ever

Karl Malone, Friday, 5 April 2019 17:46 (three years ago) link

Could not decide which Minor Threat song to vote for so I went for the first one I ever heard, "Filler."

Chris L, Friday, 5 April 2019 17:47 (three years ago) link

Aaaaah our plane has landed JUST in time for my #2! Yay wow heavenly sound etc. It was also my #1 until a late change of heart so I'm glad to see it place!

*finishes orange juice* and as for the Sea Nymphs,

PPL+AI=NS (imago), Friday, 5 April 2019 17:48 (three years ago) link

xp yeah me too, I expect that one to show later

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Friday, 5 April 2019 17:48 (three years ago) link

this sea nymphs song is wild. it would be overwhelming if it were any longer than it is.

to halve and half not (voodoo chili), Friday, 5 April 2019 17:50 (three years ago) link

loving the images/cropping etc

rip van wanko, Friday, 5 April 2019 17:53 (three years ago) link

oh no...:(

there was a frogbs vote (for 425 points!) for "Andrew WK - It's Time to Party (1:30)" - no periods in the W.K., so it didn't collate properly with "Andrew W.K. - It's Time to Party (1:30)", which received 3 votes. so it should have ended up with 1287 points, which would have put it all the way up at #82!

very sorry, andrew w.k. voters. data sleuths will probably comb through the long tail of the results and find more mistakes like that on my end. i did do data cleanup and fixed many things after the ballots were received, but i'm sure i missed some stuff, beyond andrew w.k. the whole copy and paste from the list thing is crucial

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Saturday, 13 April 2019 00:47 (three years ago) link

My ranked ballot. * = placed.

*The Mountain Goats - Dance Music (1:58)
*Fats Domino - Walking to New Orleans (1:58)
*The Clash - Koka Kola (1:48)
Guided by Voices - Ester's Day (1:51)
The Weakerthans - (Manifest) (1:45)
The Loud Family - Sword Swallower (1:45)
Lesley Gore - Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows (1:36)
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Optimist vs. the Silent Alarm (When the Saints Go Marching In) (1:51)
*Ultramagnetic MCs - Traveling at the Speed of Thought (Remix) (1:51)
*Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues (1:57)
*The Clash - Career Opportunities (1:53)
The Magnetic Fields - Reno Dakota (1:05)
Pulsars - Owed to a Devil (1:59)
*Ramones - Judy is a Punk (1:32)
*The Chiffons - He's So Fine (1:54)
The Regrettes - Juicebox Baby (1:51)
Game Theory - Exactly What We Don't Want To Hear (1:01)
Against Me! - Drinking With the Jocks (1:49)
Odetta - Come a Lady's Dream (1:48)
The Extra Lens - How I Left the Ministry (1:43)
X - Suck Suck (1:55)
Buffy Sainte-Marie - Cripple Creek (1:50)
They Might Be Giants - I Hope That I Get Old Before I Die (1:59)
Kenickie - Private Buchowski (1:45)
*Guided by Voices - As We Go Up, We Go Down (1:37)
*Elvis Costello & the Attractions - No Action (1:58)
Atom and His Package - If You Own the Washington Redskins, You're a Cock (1:47)
The Mountain Goats - Fall of the Star High School Running Back (1:49)
Sleater-Kinney - The Professional (1:31)
The Jam - Boy About Town (1:57)
Prince - Ronnie, Talk to Russia (1:58)
G.L.O.S.S. - Outcast Stomp (1:55)
EMA - Coda (1:01)
Richard Buckner - 10-Day Room (1:26)
*Buzzcocks - Love You More (1:55)
*Elvis Presley - All Shook Up (1:57)
The Clash - The Leader (1:42)
Wheat - Slow Fade (1:40)
The Futureheads - Le Garage (1:45)
The Magnetic Fields - When You’re Old and Lonely (1:57)
Fats Domino - Whole Lotta Loving (1:41)
The New Pornographers - Another Drug Deal of the Heart (1:28)
Game Theory - The World's Easiest Job (1:33)
Ramones - Let's Dance (1:52)
Elvis Costello - Welcome to the Working Week (1:23)
Guided by Voices - Little Whirl (1:46)
*Kenickie - Come Out 2nite (1:58)
The Futureheads - Stupid and Shallow (1:35)
Elvis Costello - Secondary Modern (1:58)
The Magnetic Fields - Absolutely Cuckoo (1:34)

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Saturday, 13 April 2019 00:49 (three years ago) link

Nice to know that these weren't all that far out of the 120:

128 Swell Maps - Read About Seymour (1:29) 5
133 The Raincoats - No Side to Fall In (1:50) 5
140 The Storey Sisters - Bad Motorcycle (1:56) 4
145 Ken Nordine - Yellow (1:35) 5

Also delighted that I wasn't completely alone with most of the tracks I nominated:

193 Johnny Hawksworth - Thames Television ident theme, c.1968-90 (0:07) 4
270 The Moodists - Where the Trees Walk Downhill (1:40) 2
278 Piero Umiliani - Mah nà mah nà (1:56) 2
359 Felt - I Will Die With My Head in Flames (1:34) 2

I should clearly have actively campaigned for this though:

625 Hugh Le Caine - Dripsody (1:28) 1

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Saturday, 13 April 2019 00:56 (three years ago) link

xp actually, that makes me very happy to hear, KM! In fact I'm just gonna assume everyone voted for him with slightly different spellings and he would have been #1

Vinnie, Saturday, 13 April 2019 00:59 (three years ago) link

wish I had paid more attention to this poll when voting was happening

Laurel Halo's "Holoday" would have been in my top 5, although even that wouldn't have placed in the top 120. glad to see its sole vote was a #1 though

Dan S, Saturday, 13 April 2019 01:24 (three years ago) link

Yeah, highly ranked sole votes are worth checking out

skronktopia (FlopsyDuck), Saturday, 13 April 2019 01:30 (three years ago) link

no 'old town road' no credibility

mookieproof, Saturday, 13 April 2019 01:33 (three years ago) link

Cool poll KM, thanks for organising :)

paolo, Saturday, 13 April 2019 09:27 (three years ago) link

I totalled the points per artist and this is the top 10:

Guided by Voices 4.4076
Wire 4.3935
Pixies 3.1545
Pavement 2.3622
Elvis Presley 2.3535
Minutemen 2.2389
Ramones 2.0112
Young Marble Giants 1.9029
The Beatles 1.8243
They Might Be Giants 1.7241

Vote splitting v important in this poll!

Colonel Poo, Saturday, 13 April 2019 12:15 (three years ago) link

Tactical or not I think these are the only ballot-toppers that got no other votes

Bert Jansch - Life Depends on Love (1:48)
Bob Dylan - You're No Good (1:40)
Laurel Halo - Holoday (1:51)
P.E.E. - San Salvador (1:14)
The Pastels, Tenniscoats - Yomigaeru (1:51)
Thingy - Nod (1:38)

nashwan, Saturday, 13 April 2019 12:37 (three years ago) link

data sleuths will probably comb through the long tail of the results and find more mistakes like that on my end.
Spotted another one, but it wouldn't have got into the top 120 had you caught it:

191 Guided by Voices - Gold Star for Robot Boy (1:39) 6 761 0.2283
758 Guided by Voices – Gold Star for Robot Boy (1:39) 1 217 0.0651

dorsalstop, Saturday, 13 April 2019 12:58 (three years ago) link

Tactical or not I think these are the only ballot-toppers that got no other votes
.......
Bob Dylan - You're No Good (1:40)

I voted for "Odds and Ends"

The Carjackers Quickly Dumped ILX Once They Saw What Was Inside (WmC), Saturday, 13 April 2019 14:04 (three years ago) link

If anyone didn’t find something new that could of been added to their top 50 then they might want to keep listening to the nominations. I was surprised with the amount of unique goodies in there, and I haven’t finished listening yet.

skronktopia (FlopsyDuck), Saturday, 13 April 2019 17:47 (three years ago) link

Quite interesting to look at the top rankings of the shorter songs:

Top Ten up to 1 minute (dominated by hardcore)
1. Delia Derbyshire - Doctor Who Opening Theme (39 second version) (0:39)
2. Dead Kennedys - Nazi Punks Fuck Off (0:58)
3. Bikini Kill - In Accordance to Natural Law (0:28)
4. Napalm Death - You Suffer (0:02)
5. Minor Threat - Straight Edge (0:46)
6. Johnny Hawksworth - Thames Television ident theme, c.1968-90 (0:07)
7. My Bloody Valentine - Touched (0:56)
8. Boards of Canada - Kaini Industries (1:00)
9. Naked City - Demon Sanctuary (0:42)
10. ABC - The Look of Love, Part 4 (0:59)

I was very surprised that no one else voted for Sonic Youth's brilliant, speedy version of "Nic Fit". The same goes for High Llamas epic beauty "Cuckoo Casino" which is my #1in this category.

Top Ten up to 90 seconds (dominated by indie)
1. "Bad Brains - Pay to Cum (original 7"" version) (1:30)"
2. Delia Derbyshire - Doctor Who Opening Theme (39 second version) (0:39)
3. Wire - Three Girl Rhumba (1:24)
4. Pixies - Allison (1:17)
5. Primal Scream - Velocity Girl (1:22)
6. Bill Wells & Maher Shalal Baz - Duck (1:05)
7. Vince Guaraldi - Linus and Lucy (Lost Cues, Vol. 2 version) (1:20)
8. Crass - Do They Owe Us A Living? (1:24)
9. Jorge Ben - Balanca Pema (1:29)
10. De La Soul - Transmitting Live from Mars (1:12)

I had four songs from this category in my top ten (plus "Cuckoo Casino") . For three of them I was the lonely voter (Miles Davis - Mystery, Jansch/Renbourne - East Wind and Kolbe/Illenberger - Opening) and for This Mortal Coils "The Lacemaker II" someone joined me. I am baffled that my taste seems so special.

je est un autre, l'enfer c'est les autres (alex in mainhattan), Saturday, 13 April 2019 18:53 (three years ago) link

(dominated by hardcore)

this is a bit of a stretch, 2 out of 10 is hardly domination! might as well say dominated by TV themes

never really liked Sonic Youth's cover of Nic Fit, one of the weaker songs for me on Dirty. tbh don't really like the original that much either

Colonel Poo, Saturday, 13 April 2019 22:30 (three years ago) link

you are right, i should have said hardcore/punk to include the dead kennedys, crass and bikini kill. my notion of hardcore is quite wide - basically fast and loud music with shouting and basic hooks - as it is not really my fave style.

je est un autre, l'enfer c'est les autres (alex in mainhattan), Sunday, 14 April 2019 05:07 (three years ago) link

been not super online but i was able to follow this poll and want to give a huge huge thank you to km for an awesome and very fun poll ! thanks !!

budo jeru, Sunday, 14 April 2019 06:04 (three years ago) link

A pro poller would’ve rolled out 120 songs under 120 seconds in under 120 seconds but still p good job km

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Sunday, 14 April 2019 13:41 (three years ago) link

Fantastic poll!! Thanks to Mr. Karl Malone for running it. Even though my #1 didn't crack the top 264. Dig my ballot:

1
The Beatles - I'll Cry Instead (1:46)
Wire - Sand in my Joints (1:50)
Buddy Holly - Rave On (1:49)
Scott Walker - Cowbells Shakin' (1:06)
Elvis Presley - That's All Right (1:55)
The Glands - Call Me Doctor (1:03)
Pavement - Zurich is Stained (1:41)
Noname - Self (1:35)
Minutemen - West Germany (1:49)
Ramones - Judy is a Punk (1:32)
White Stripes - Now Mary (1:47)
The Kinks - Two Sisters (1:59)
Bruce Springsteen - Johnny Bye-Bye (1:53)
Best Coast - Crazy for You (1:50)
Gene Clark - Jimmy Christ (1:32)
Big Star - I'm In Love With A Girl (1:48)
Elvis Costello & the Attractions - No Action (1:58)
Bikini Kill - Capri Pants (1:43)
Bob Dylan - Odds and Ends (1:47)
Wire - Outdoor Miner (1:45)
Guided by Voices - Pendulum (1:50)
Bully - I Remember (1:48)
Elastica - Annie (1:15)
James Brown - Think (from 'Live at the Apollo') (1:58)
MIssissippi John Hurt - First Shot Missed Him (1:45)
Sleater-Kinney - Little Mouth (1:45)
Silkworm - Raging Bull (1:41)
Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire (1:53)
Fats Domino - Walking to New Orleans (1:58)
Madvillain - Curls (1:36)
Ray Charles - Hit the Road Jack (1:55)
The Beach Boys - I'd Love Just Once to See You (1:51)
Neutral Milk Hotel - Communist Daughter (1:57)
Parquet Courts - Outside (1:45)
Pixies - Tame (1:56)
PJ Harvey - No Child of Mine (1:13)
Sebadoh - License to Confuse (1:46)
Prince - Sister (1:32)
The Clash - Koka Kola (1:48)
Jay Reatard - Not a Substitute (1:05)
Public Enemy - Show 'Em Whatcha Got (1:56)
The Coasters - Yakety Yak (1:53)
The Magnetic Fields - Love is Like a Bottle of Gin (1:46)
The Mountain Goats - Dance Music (1:58)
Hüsker Dü - Never Talking To You Again (1:41)
Van Halen - Eruption (1:42)
The Box Tops - The Letter (1:53)
The Byrds - It Won't Be Wrong (1:58)
The Doors - Wintertime Love (1:57)
Yo La Tengo - Return to Hot Chicken (1:40)

kornrulez6969, Sunday, 14 April 2019 13:58 (three years ago) link

Did Flopsy/whoever make that "sub-one-minute" paylist?

Mark G, Monday, 15 April 2019 08:04 (three years ago) link

I guess not.

Mark G, Monday, 15 April 2019 11:59 (three years ago) link

aw man sorry for messing up "It's Time to Party"

frogbs, Monday, 15 April 2019 14:13 (three years ago) link

anyway pretty interesting that TMBG got the 10th most points but couldn't place a single song on the poll. "Nightgown of the Sullen Moon" totally should have been on there, not only a perfect 1:59 but also kind of a perfect tune as well

frogbs, Monday, 15 April 2019 14:16 (three years ago) link

you should've voted for "kiss me, son of god" with me

to halve and half not (voodoo chili), Monday, 15 April 2019 14:24 (three years ago) link

136 Rihanna - James Joint (1:12) 4 928 0.2784 1

this is an outrage

billstevejim, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 05:55 (three years ago) link

that was my #1. i dunno what else i voted for.

billstevejim, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 05:55 (three years ago) link

Wow. Awesome poll. Nice job Mr Malone.

Looking forward to playing around with the playlist.

nicky lo-fi, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 16:50 (three years ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuFnsdjtCeU

M.O.B • KoKoLeCheL

breastcrawl, Friday, 3 May 2019 13:03 (three years ago) link

eight months pass...

I'm finally getting around to watching season 5 of Silicon Valley and "You Suffer" makes a cameo in episode 3, which aired a year before this poll. Didn't see "silicon" show up anywhere in this thread so I figure there might be a few other people as surprised as I was.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81zBnjh2VT8

del griffith, Friday, 10 January 2020 06:08 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

Jay Reatard was robbed here! What was I thinking, I shoulda boosted those tunes.

zoomer death circus (sleeve), Friday, 17 April 2020 23:59 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

new entry to the list:

Noname - Song 33 (1:10)

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Friday, 26 June 2020 22:17 (one year ago) link

Neil Young - Mexico

sleeve, Thursday, 2 July 2020 05:05 (one year ago) link

dang, missed this thread....

Bobby Smith & The Dreamgirls - now he's gone (1:59)

meisenfek, Friday, 3 July 2020 22:17 (one year ago) link

Sven Libaek - open sea theme (2:01)

meisenfek, Friday, 3 July 2020 22:39 (one year ago) link

this was a fun poll

ACABincalifornia (voodoo chili), Friday, 3 July 2020 22:45 (one year ago) link

It really was

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Saturday, 4 July 2020 01:44 (one year ago) link

word

Dead Milkmen - Filet of Sole (1:57)

the burrito that defined a generation, Saturday, 4 July 2020 02:36 (one year ago) link

also, I nominate/invite my friend's band (who worked real hard on their album) for this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Lw0zldhiBk

the burrito that defined a generation, Saturday, 4 July 2020 02:50 (one year ago) link

Charles Sheffield - it's your vodoo working (1:49)

meisenfek, Tuesday, 7 July 2020 09:59 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

What, no “Der Weinerschnitzel”?

Mr. Snrub, Friday, 24 July 2020 13:22 (one year ago) link

Should’ve made it less than one minute instead of two. So many of these songs are good hit songs that just happen to clock in at around 1:58 or 1:59, like “Hit the Road Jack” or “Lake of Fire” or “That’s Alright, Mana”.

Mr. Snrub, Friday, 24 July 2020 13:28 (one year ago) link

i suggested a 90 second poll for that reason but alas. still was a really fun poll tho.

and i still regret not voting. my top 10 would have been something very close to this (sticking to a self-imposed 90 second rule):

moby grape - naked, if i want to
big star - ST 100/6
shuggie otis - happy house
gong - chainstore chant
wire - field day for the sundays
the beatles - her majesty
tom zé - complexo de épico
can - pnoom
de la soul - transmitting live from mars
dead kennedys - nazi punks fuck off

also the db's made the top 120 but where, i ask, where are the nerves ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0kYiqWjkXM

budo jeru, Friday, 24 July 2020 18:45 (one year ago) link

fwiw I was one of 2 voters for Walking Out On Love by (Paul Collins) Beat

CP Radio Gorgeous (Colonel Poo), Friday, 24 July 2020 19:29 (one year ago) link

ten months pass...

It's nominations day in Tom's World Cup of sub-2min songs, in case you're interested

This is the NOMINATIONS THREAD for the

WORLD CUP OF SHORT SONGS

You get 4 noms, each under 2 minutes and from a different decade. 1 track/artist!

Guidelines: https://t.co/8xYKFayUyE
Nominations List: https://t.co/kGhFTMYLQg pic.twitter.com/Y2vjmEUad7

— The World Cup Of 1977 (@peoples_pop) May 30, 2021

Alba, Sunday, 30 May 2021 16:05 (eleven months ago) link

on further review, not including video game songs here definitely led to a drastically different selection. i assume SMB1 W1-1 would have won this.

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 22:11 (eleven months ago) link

Wow, Yummy Fur are criminally underrepresented here, they should own this

Fauna Sukkot (Deflatormouse), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 22:55 (eleven months ago) link

two months pass...

Yes

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 4 August 2021 15:06 (nine months ago) link

Anyway, um, "inspired" by this poll I've made a Twitter account where I'm posting a song of every length.

https://twitter.com/EverySecondSong

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 4 August 2021 15:07 (nine months ago) link

#170 The Beatles - I'll Follow the Sun (1:48) 3 votes

i love this song

Read between the lines Zach (Karl Malone), Sunday, 8 August 2021 15:31 (nine months ago) link

five months pass...

Anyway, um, "inspired" by this poll I've made a Twitter account where I'm posting a song of every length.

https://twitter.com/EverySecondSong

― A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, August 4, 2021 4:07 PM (five months ago) bookmarkflaglink

This is cool, I love this CaAL!

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Thursday, 3 February 2022 20:51 (three months ago) link


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