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11-25-2012, 09:02 PM #1
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
11-25-2012, 09:04 PM #2Released
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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.
11-25-2012, 10:07 PM #3
Frank Sinatra singing Mack the Knife
Glen Campbell with By the Time I Get to Phoenix
Several by Harry Chapin
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11-25-2012, 11:32 PM #4
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.Evil
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11-25-2012, 11:49 PM #5
Pearl Jam's "Corduroy" and Radiohead's "Paranoid Android" come to mind.
11-26-2012, 12:18 AM #6
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