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    Default Songs Without Choruses




    Hearing the band FUN on endless repeat on (terrible) terrestrial radio reminded me that some bands try to pull off the no-chorus thing with poor results (the two songs I've heard by them are garbage). Another terrible song without a chorus is "Youth Against Fascism" by Sonic Youth. The Verve's "Bittersweet Symphony" is a clear example of a song that needs a chorus -- it gets tiresome about a minute in.

    What are some examples of songs with no chorus that do work? Here are a few of my favorites:

    "Mississipi" by Bob Dylan
    "Rainy Night in Soho" by the Pogues
    "Yesterday" by the Beatles

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    Haven't listened to terrestrial radio in years. Sirrius and Pandora/Spotify for me. Wouldn't know FUN in a lineup of one.

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    Frank Sinatra singing Mack the Knife
    Glen Campbell with By the Time I Get to Phoenix
    Several by Harry Chapin

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    Pulp's "Wickerman."

    i'm not sure that it was ever supposed to "work" like a regular song, but Morphine's "The Jury" lacks a chorus.

    although they both contain a short line that is repeated a couple of times, i've always considered Morrissey's "Girl Least Likely To" and Jane's Addiction's "Then She Did" to be essentially chorus-less.
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    Pearl Jam's "Corduroy" and Radiohead's "Paranoid Android" come to mind.

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    "Dogs" - Pink Floyd
    "Is There a Ghost" - Band of Horses
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