Saturday, May 12, 2012


 If you've developed a short attention span since summer is currently showering us with its shine, take a breather and listen to a sharply short song. Sample an early self-titled Beastie Boys morsel or get pumped up with Battles' Dominican Fade, a breviloquent blast of audio excellence. These selections are all under two minutes in length.

 Our first entry holds the world record for the shortest song ever, lasting under two seconds; 1.316 seconds to be exact. You Suffer by English grindcore band Naplam Death was released in 1987 and Justin Broadrick has said the band never intended to set a Guinness record. 

"You Suffer was largely a comedy thing, one-second song. Utterly retarded. It's ridiculous, but it was hilarious. We played that song in front of 30 local kids, like, every weekend. We played that song 30 times. It was a laugh," Broadrick is quoted as saying in Albert Mudrian's book Precious Metals: Decibel Presents the Stories Behind 25 Extreme Metal Masterpieces.

Scroll on down and you will see short songs don't have to suck.

You Suffer
Naplam Death

Dominican Fade

Flying Lotus

The Vaccines

Bad Time
The Vibrators

Dirty Needles
Screeching Weasel


Abra Cadaver
The Hives

New Radio
Bikini Kill

Little Room
White Stripes

Koka Cola
The Clash

Reno Dakota
Magnetic Fields

The Three Shadows Part III

A Struggle Like No Other

#1 Is Number Two
The Soviettes

One Chance

Water Boy
Imperial Teen

Pull Out
Death From Above 1979

Beastie Boys
Beastie Boys

Bon Iver

Short Attention Span
Fizzy Bangers

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