Believe it or not, there is actually a Guinness World Record for the shortest song in the world! I’m sure you are wondering how short that song actually is, what it is called and who sings it. Well, let me put you out of your misery… The shortest song in the world is sung by a band called Napalm Death. The song is called “You Suffer”. And the length of the song is… drum roll please… 1.316 seconds long! I know, I know, you are probably wondering, is it possible to actually call that a song? I had the same misgivings until I heard the song. But after hearing it, I realised there was so much meaning to it, that it was a commentary on how capitalism affects the world… HAHA jokes. I’m not sure I think this can be called a song, but Guinness World Records does, and hey, if Guinness says so, then it is so! Here is the song.
Were you as moved as I was?
Then there are those songs so long, it might take a millenium for the song to play out. No, I’m not joking, the longest piece of music has been playing for over 14 years and is due to end in 2999. Look it up here: http://longplayer.org/.
But lets be realistic, that is not really a song, it is more music just playing by computer generation. One of the longest songs I could find is by a band called Green Carnation. The song is called “Light of Day, Day of Darkness”. It’s length is… drumroll please… one hour three seconds. The album was named the same and contained only the one song! Crazy right?? Here it is.
Don’t ask me why people want to make a one-second song, or an hour-long song. This just doesn’t make sense to me! But each to their own 🙂 Do you know of any shorter songs, or any longer songs? Let me know!