Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

Tag: Short songs

Johnny Nash

41-Second Christmas Song

Johnny Nash‘s 1969 Christmas album Prince of Peace turned up recently in suburban DC’s Value Village thrift shop.  Initially captivated by the groovy 3-D cover, I was even more enthralled, once I returned home with the LP and cued up the 41-second opening track — a fresh pop arrangement of

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"This Is The Shortest Song In The World"

Brevity in Pop: Know When to Fold

These (short) songs clearly run the risk of leaving listeners wanting more: “Wildcat Run” – Red Sovine – 1966   [1:20] “Some Kinda Earthquake” – Duane Eddy – 1959   [1:17] “You Tell Me” – Johnny Cash – 1959   [1:17] “Revellion” – The Revels – 1962   [1:14] “Oh Claire” – Cheap Trick

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