60 songs under 60 seconds, because who has the time?



50. “Sourwood Mountain” by Allen Shelton

Still more notes than most songs.

49. “Auntie’s Harp” by Flying Lotus

You could call these beats exotic.

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48. “Minimum Wage” by They Might Be Giants

Celebratory, sounds like the fifties, whip.

47. “Spanish Fly” by Van Halen

Nylon faux-flamenco melds into metal.

46. “hangyaku suru fuukei” by toe

Jarring staccato cuts contrast soothing piano.

45. “Gossip” by Tame Impala

Swishy space exploration finds a guitar.

44. “Dig It” by The Beatles

Fade in, gritty Lennon. Sorry, what?

43. “Morning Star” by Makana

Here, have lots of (beautiful) notes.

42. “Superheroes” by the Uncluded

A Monte Cristo with extra violence.

41. “Hunted” by explosionsinthesky

You’re lost in the forest, dying.

40. “Alms for the Poor” by Parquet Courts

Menacing dude buys your next round.

39. “Dinner With Blockhead” by Aesop Rock

You thought accordion wasn’t punk, huh?

38. “Beastie Boys” by Beastie Boys

Aggressive self-aggrandizing, authority is anathema.

37. “Sugar Storm (Reprise)” by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Amy Dunne’s fucked up, beautiful life.

36. “Riffs and Variations on a single note for Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, and the King of Swing, to name a few” by Sufjan Stevens

There’s a lot to unpack here.

35.”36″ by System Of A Down

Thunderous dissonance, calmer quirkiness. 46 seconds.

34. “Prismism” by Battles

Fifty two seconds of six eight.

33. “Please Stop Fucking My Mom” by NOFX

Just want to know why – Ed.

32. “Intermission” by The Carpenters

Magnanimous, glorious, and eau des toilettes.

31. “Touched” by My Bloody Valentine

Ominous guitar grinding runs into orchestra.

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