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chris200x9
Jul 16, 2006, 09:38 PM
I think it would be fun to see what the shortest real (a song with lyrics) song peoples iTunes library is.... I'll post mine first, ten seconds, two for flinching by kid dynamite



ham_man
Jul 16, 2006, 09:40 PM
The Beastie Boys - Ask for Janice (0:00:11)

steamboat26
Jul 16, 2006, 09:40 PM
I can't touch that. My shortest song is a Tuvan throat singing song called Khoomel, it is 26 seconds long.

celebrian23
Jul 16, 2006, 09:42 PM
29 seconds, a song no one has ever heard of unless they're a complete calculus nerd

Chundles
Jul 16, 2006, 09:45 PM
Augie March - "Up the hill and down"

22 seconds.

katie ta achoo
Jul 16, 2006, 09:49 PM
29 seconds, a song no one has ever heard of unless they're a complete calculus nerd

Oo! I'm a math nerd! What song is it?

my shortest is from the Beatles Anthology.. Paul is talking about something. Seven seconds..
if that doesn't count there's the intro to "philosophy" by Ben Folds Five. 9 seconds.

chris200x9
Jul 16, 2006, 09:52 PM
darn i got beat :mad: ;)

PlaceofDis
Jul 16, 2006, 09:56 PM
technically my shortest track is 00:00:01 and is titled Blank.

other than that i have one at 00:00:03 from the Metroid Prime Soundtrack called "Secondary Item Acquisition Fanfare"

but neither of those have lyrics....

Kyuss - "Yeah" at 00:00:06

killuminati
Jul 16, 2006, 09:59 PM
That would be:

Heartz of Men
by Tupac
on Live
at 0:06

****tiest CD I've ever bought in my life.

JosiahPB
Jul 16, 2006, 10:09 PM
Horn Intro, Modest Mouse :09

EricNau
Jul 16, 2006, 10:19 PM
"Main Title" - Lost (Original Television Soundtrack) - J.J. Abrams & Michael Giacchino

16 seconds

EDIT: after re-reading the original post, I realized my song isn't considered "real" :(

dmw007
Jul 16, 2006, 10:36 PM
The shortest song that I have in my iTunes library is 29 seconds.

Doctor Q
Jul 17, 2006, 01:19 AM
The shortest musical tune in my iTunes library is Miracle Cure by The Who - 0:12.

The shortest track for sale that I've run across randomly surfing the iTunes Music Store is The End by Ringo Starr - 0:04.

Nermal
Jul 17, 2006, 01:39 AM
Shortest track is 6 seconds. Shortest song (if you can really call it that) is Bonus Tracks (http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=81081276&s=143444&i=81081341) by The Cardigans, at 20 seconds.

Doctor Q
Jul 17, 2006, 01:52 AM
If a track in the iTunes Music Store is less than 30 seconds long, you can listen to the entire track as a "preview". Is there still a reason that people might buy such a track, other than getting it as part of an album purchase?

bartelby
Jul 17, 2006, 03:02 AM
The shortest songs I have are all Napalm Death:

You Suffer - 0:04
Dead - 0:05
Your Achievement - 0:06
Understanding - 0:07

Killyp
Jul 17, 2006, 04:29 AM
Mine's 6 seconds: One last "Woo-Hoo" for the Pullman by Sufjan Stevens

Nermal
Jul 17, 2006, 04:33 AM
If a track in the iTunes Music Store is less than 30 seconds long, you can listen to the entire track as a "preview". Is there still a reason that people might buy such a track, other than getting it as part of an album purchase?

Some people might buy it so that it appears in their library and transfers to their iPod. Other people might have fun with tcpdump ;)

gnasher729
Jul 17, 2006, 05:06 AM
Can we have another category: Shortest song bought from iTMS at full price (not as part of a complete album) ?

happy.buddha
Jul 17, 2006, 05:44 AM
Song: Short Attention Span
Length: 0:08
Artist: Fizzy Bangers
Album: Short Music for Short People (1999)

ehayut
Jul 17, 2006, 06:05 AM
The Beatles - Her Majesty (0:23)

Macnoviz
Jul 17, 2006, 06:18 AM
The shortest fake song in my library is "it's been emotional" from the Lock, stock and two smoking barrels soundtrack, by Film Dialogue (don't know who that guy is, though) it's 4 seconds, and so are CTU Ring 1, CTU Ring 2, CTU Intercom from the 24 soundtrack

Shortest real song is "Itchy And Scratchy End Credits Theme" with lyrics, and probably also available on iTunes that is 17 seconds

dmw007
Jul 17, 2006, 06:19 AM
If a track in the iTunes Music Store is less than 30 seconds long, you can listen to the entire track as a "preview". Is there still a reason that people might buy such a track, other than getting it as part of an album purchase?


Good question Doctor Q, I find a song that it less than 30 seconds as not being worth the purchase unless it is bundled as part of an album. :)

panoz7
Jul 17, 2006, 09:05 AM
Mine's 6 seconds: One last "Woo-Hoo" for the Pullman by Sufjan Stevens

That's mine too... and shuffle seems to love it. Its got one of the highest play counts in my library but I didn't even recognize it. Guess it just goes by so quickly...

Mitthrawnuruodo
Jul 17, 2006, 09:17 AM
This is Stupid (0:10) - The Bloodhound Gang (from Hooray for Boobies) is the shortest.

Closely followed by the above mentioned Ask For Janice (0:11) and Miracle Cure (0:12).

The shortest "real song" that I play regularly (not counting several short Monthy Python songs) is the Main theme from Firefly by Greg Edmondson at 0:52.

thedude110
Jul 17, 2006, 12:15 PM
Wow. My shortest song is 25 seconds -- a reggae version of Cornell's Alma Mater.

And I didn't even go to Cornell.

Though the woman did. For eight reggaeless years.

Jaffa Cake
Jul 17, 2006, 01:24 PM
Two weighing in at 10 seconds Benjilude and Petrilude, both by Basement Jaxx.

gloss
Jul 17, 2006, 01:28 PM
'Five Iron is Stupid' by Five Iron Frenzy is about 8 seconds long.

Macnoviz
Jul 17, 2006, 04:38 PM
Why can't we have a longest song comparison, too?
Rules: no audiobooks, no podcasts, no video
feel free to add additional rules\

I'll start with mine: Tubular Bells, Part 1 25:29
followed closely by:Tubular Bells, Part 2 23:20
both by Mike Oldfield, part one was used in the exorcist

CoMpX
Jul 17, 2006, 05:32 PM
Star Gazer by AudioBody - 33 seconds.

Doctor Q
Jul 17, 2006, 05:42 PM
Why can't we have a longest song comparison, too?
Rules: no audiobooks, no podcasts, no video
feel free to add additional rules\No Street Official Mixtapes.

DJMastaWes
Jul 17, 2006, 06:19 PM
Act Fore...The End? - The Roots - 0:04

krkst28
Jul 17, 2006, 06:30 PM
DeeJay Punk-Roc - "Punks" 7 seconds.

TEG
Jul 17, 2006, 06:33 PM
Does the "Royal Canadian Air Farce" theme count as a 'real song'. It is 28 seconds long and is in acapella by Barenaked Ladies.

Otherwise it's "Jive Talkin'" by William Shatner's Spaced Out Album, it comes in at 30 seconds.

TEG

commonpeople
Jul 17, 2006, 06:34 PM
"The collected wisdom of George W. Bush"

2 seconds.

Gorydays
Jul 17, 2006, 06:54 PM
My shortest actual "song" is Diedre Vs. Dice by The Roots

punkmac
Jul 17, 2006, 06:57 PM
I would have to say my 7 year old son's song "Firebolt" 5 secs. He tried about 15 times to get it from 15 secs. to 5.

Timepass
Jul 17, 2006, 07:14 PM
shortest song with lyrics on my computer

0:05 Hi! by Yoko Kanno from GITS: Be human.


I think that be a hard one to beat under the requirement of shortest song with lyrics.

Doctor Q
Jul 17, 2006, 08:19 PM
The shortest song Apple has given away as one of their free weekly tunes is Deck the Hall with Boughs of Holly by Harry Christophers & The Sixteen, given away December 13, 2005. Its length is 1:13.