May 13, 2011

Music Makes Me Lose Control

I’ve been on several long roadtrips recently and noticed something interesting.

If you have XM/Siruis Radio and you go to the decade channels, 4-6 (40’s, 50’s, 60’s) you will notice that the average length of a song is only around 2 minutes.

(1948) Venus In Blue Jeans, Jimmy Clanton, 2:21 long

(1962) Johnny Angel, Shelley Fabares: 2:10 long

Then as we move on from the 70’s up to today, songs can reach up to 10 minutes with some righteous guitar rifts and self-serving solos.

(1971) Stairway to Heaven, Led Zepplin: 8:02 minutes long

(1977) Paradise by the Dashboard Lights, Meatloaf: 8:27 long

As usual, we as humans have made things way more complicated then needed!

Now I think they are mostly around 4 minutes long, which is more than enough since they are all made from robots anyway. Some things never change. But other things change by leaps and 6 minutes.


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