The 10 Best Songs Less Than 30 Seconds Long
7. Anal Cunt, "You're Old (Fuck You)"]
What can I say about Anal Cunt that hasn't been said before?
6. The Legend of Zelda, "Treasure Chest Theme"
I firmly believe that it should be legally required for this song to play whenever you achieve major accomplishments in life. Accepted to the school of your choice? Yep. Got a raise? Double yep. I actually played the tune in my head as my daughter was being born. That's probably the saddest confession I've ever made.
5. The Dead Kennedys, "Short Songs"
I like short songs, and the Dead Kennedys like short songs. You know because they say it 13 times. I counted. I personally think it would be hilarious if someone on YouTube uploaded a ten-hour version of this.
4. Wire, "Field Day For the Sundays"
You really can't overstate the importance of Wire's debut album Pink Flag. Pretty much every band you liked in the '80s and '90s owned it, and this song shows why. In just 28 seconds the band makes more of an in-depth, heartfelt statement about the pointlessness of tabloid fame than most could ever aspire to in ten times more tape.
3. The Beatles, "Her Majesty"
Among other things, the Beatles invented (or at least popularized) the concept of a hidden track by throwing this brief little love song onto the end of Abbey Road without any mention on the album's official track listing. It's an odd song in that it's clearly missing the final resolving chord, but it's actually not.
"Her Majesty" was supposed to be sandwiched between "Mean Mr. Mustard" and "Polythene Pam," but Paul McCartney didn't think it worked and the song was cut. The final chord is actually the first note of "Polythene Pam" and Harmonix somehow got permission to add the chord back in for the Beatles: Rock Band.. Beatles fans bitched about that because... well, you know.
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