Monday, April 21, 2008

2:42 Mega Post

Wired's music blog Listening Post asks the question "Is 2:42 the perfect song length?"

The post's author Eliot Van Buskirk lists these songs as running 2:42...

King Missile: "Jesus Was Way Cool"
Boards of Canada: "Sherbet Head"
The Fall: "Neighborhood of Infinity"
Galaxie 500: "Leave the Planet"
Sonic Youth: "Providence"
Smog: "Your Wedding"
Lee "Scratch" Perry: "Yakety Yak"

Not exactly the classics I was hoping are the songs from my collection that run 2:42.

Highlights include two of my favorite songs "God Only Knows" by the Beach Boys and "Walk Away Renee" by The Left Banke...there maybe something to this after all!

The Kooks -- Always Where I Need To Be
From the new album Konk.

Pete Yorn -- Man in Uniform
From the Day I Forgot album.

The Zombies -- Is This the Dream [Mono Version]
From the I Love You album.

Weezer -- American Gigolo
From the underrated Maladroit album.

Weezer -- I Just Threw Out the Love Of My Dreams

The Rolling Stones -- We're Wastin' Time
From the Metamorphosis collection.

R.B. Greaves -- Take a Letter Maria
From the album called...wait for it...R.B. Greaves.

Belle & Sebastian -- Legal Man
From the Legal Man single.

The Electric Soft Parade -- Stupid Mistake
From The Human Body EP.

The Platters -- Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
From the 20 Best of Doo Wop collection.

The Hives -- Fall Is Just Something Grownups Invented
Available as a single on iTunes.

The Beatles -- Lovely Rita
From Sgt. Peppers.

Deerhoof -- Scream Team
From the Runners Four album.

Marvin Gaye -- This Love Starved Heart of Mine (It's Killing Me)
From the Summer of Motown collection.

The Damned -- New Rose
From the Damned Damned Damned album.

The Kinks -- David Watts

From the Kink Kronikles album.

The Dave Clark Five -- Glad All Over
From The Hits collection.

The Cribs -- I'm Alright Me
From The New Fellas album.

Sebadoh -- Rockstar

From the III album.

Gorillaz -- 5/4
From the 1st Gorillaz album.

Johnny Greenwood -- Future Markets
From the There Will Be Blood soundtrack.

The Beach Boys -- Don't Worry Baby
From the Made in the U.S.A. collection.

Franz Ferdinand -- You Could Have It So Much Better
From the album of the same name.

Bruce Springsteen -- From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come)
From the Essential Bruce Springsteen.

Tenacious D -- Car Chase City

From The Pick of Destiny soundtrack.

Crystal Castles vs. HEALTH -- Alice Practice
From the Crimewave single.

The Mamas & The Papas -- California Dreamin'
From the If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears album.

The Beatles -- Nowhere Man
From the Rubber Soul album.

Nine Inch Nails -- 10 Ghosts II
From the Ghosts I-IV album.

Dusty Springfield -- What Do You Do When Love Dies?
From the Dusty in Memphis album.

Elvis Presley -- Love Me Tender
From the Essential Elvis Presley collection.

The Association -- No Fair At All
From The Association's Greatest Hits.

The Vines -- Vision Valley
From the album of the same name.

Dinah Washington -- Unforgettable
From the album of the same name.

Glen Campbell -- By the Time I Get to Phoenix
From the Rhinestone Cowboy album.

The White Stripes -- It's True That We Love One Another
From the Elephant album.

Billy Bragg & Wilco -- Christ for President

From the first Mermaid Avenue album.

Black Oak Arkansas -- Jim Dandy
From the Dazed and Confused soundtrack

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers -- Don't Do Me Like That
From their Greatest Hits collection.

The Stone Roses -- The Hardest Thing in the World
From The Complete Stone Roses collection.

Simon & Garfunkel -- Homeward Bound
From the Greatest Hits collection.

Hole -- Celebrity Skin
From the album of the same name.

The Moody Blues -- I Don't Want to Go On Without You
From The Singles colelction.

The Who -- Squeeze Box
From The Ultimate collection.

The Ramones -- Pinhead
From the Loud, Fast Ramones: Their Toughest Hits collection.

The Kinks -- Nothin' in the World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'Bout That Girl
From the Rushmore soundtrack.

The Beach Boys -- God Only Knows [Mono Version]
From the Pet Sounds Sessions boxset.

The Black Lips -- Lock & Key
From the Good Bad Not Evil album.

Mates of State -- Gotta Get a Problem
From the Team Boo album.

M. Ward -- Green River [CCR cover]
From the Green River single.

Ol' Dirty Bastard -- Shimmy Shimmy Ya
From The Dirty Story -- Best of ODB collection.

The Turtles -- Grim Reaper of Love
From the 20 Greatest Hits collection.

Harry Nilsson -- Let the Good Times Roll
From the Nilsson Schmilsson album.

Moby Grape -- Someday

From the Moby Grape album.

The Left Banke -- Walk Away Renee
From There's Gonna Be a Storm collection.