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shortest song

Discussion in 'iPod' started by chris200x9, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    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
  2. macrumors 68020


    The Beastie Boys - Ask for Janice (0:00:11)
  3. macrumors 65816


    I can't touch that. My shortest song is a Tuvan throat singing song called Khoomel, it is 26 seconds long.
  4. macrumors 65816


    29 seconds, a song no one has ever heard of unless they're a complete calculus nerd
  5. macrumors G4


    Augie March - "Up the hill and down"

    22 seconds.
  6. macrumors demi-god

    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.
  7. macrumors 6502a

    darn i got beat :mad: ;)
  8. macrumors Core

    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
  9. macrumors 68020


    That would be:

    Heartz of Men
    by Tupac
    on Live
    at 0:06

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

    Horn Intro, Modest Mouse :09
  11. Demi-God (Moderator emeritus)


    "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" :(
  12. macrumors G4


    The shortest song that I have in my iTunes library is 29 seconds.
  13. Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    The shortest musical tune in my iTunes library is [playlistId=61940&s=143441&i=61928]Miracle Cure[/playlistId] by The Who - 0:12.

    The shortest track for sale that I've run across randomly surfing the iTunes Music Store is [playlistId=52046&s=143441&i=52044]The End[/playlistId] by Ringo Starr - 0:04.
  14. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Shortest track is 6 seconds. Shortest song (if you can really call it that) is Bonus Tracks by The Cardigans, at 20 seconds.
  15. Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    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?
  16. macrumors Core

    The shortest songs I have are all Napalm Death:

    You Suffer - 0:04
    Dead - 0:05
    Your Achievement - 0:06
    Understanding - 0:07
  17. macrumors 68040


    Mine's 6 seconds: One last "Woo-Hoo" for the Pullman by Sufjan Stevens
  18. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Some people might buy it so that it appears in their library and transfers to their iPod. Other people might have fun with tcpdump ;)
  19. macrumors G5


    Can we have another category: Shortest song bought from iTMS at full price (not as part of a complete album) ?
  20. macrumors member


    Song: Short Attention Span
    Length: 0:08
    Artist: Fizzy Bangers
    Album: Short Music for Short People (1999)

    Attached Files:

  21. macrumors member

    The Beatles - Her Majesty (0:23)
  22. macrumors 65816


    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
  23. macrumors G4



    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. :)
  24. macrumors 6502a


    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...
  25. Moderator


    Staff Member

    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.

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