The Beatles - Polythene PamElvis Costello - Welcome to the Working WeekTommy Keene - Astronomy
Box Tops, "The Letter"
There She Goes - Paul Revere and the RaidersHeld Up Without a Gun - Bruce Springsteen & the ESB
Lonnie Donegan - Don't You Rock Me Daddy-oThe Clash - Career OpportunitiesThe Beatles - I WillSimon and Garfunkel - The Fifty Ninth Street Bridge SongBuddy Holly - Rave OnIzzat Love? - Todd Rundgren
+1 on Held Up Without a GunGas Girl - The BottlerocketsIt's Only Love - The BeatlesFell in Love with a Girl - White Stripes
"It's Not Unusual" by Tom Jones
Wire - Outdoor MinerUndertones - Here Comes The SummerHüsker Dü - Never Talking To You Again
Steve Goodman: "I Ain't Heard You Play No Blues" (might be the shortest of all the suggestions)
This Whole World-The Beach Boys
John Sebastian, 'She's a lady'
Minutemen (90% of their discography) -Xtm
From shortest (about a minute) to the longest (and leaving off live versions of Ramones songs!):The Theme songs from "Lost In Space" and "Come On Get Happy" -- from The Partridge FamilyEvelyn, A Modified Dog -- Frank Zappa (one of the first that jumped to mind)Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon -- QueenTiming X -- DevoRun It, God Damn Job, Fuck School and Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out -- The ReplacementsMother -- Kacey MusgravesI've Gotta Know -- SloanFlying High Again -- Sloan ("Never Hear The End of It" has a bunch of short songs -- this is the one that came to mind.)The brilliant "Dad, I'm in Jail" by Was (Not Was) should win the thread, though."The Elements" -- Tom Lehrer (I could have picked from a whole bunch...)"Peter's Denial" and "PIlate's Dream"-- Jesus Christ Superstar "Golden Slumbers" then "Carry That Weight" -- The Beatles"Early In The Morning" -- Peter, Paul & Mary"I Love You" -- The Pipettes (the debut has a bunch of under-2-minute songs -- and they are all great)"Hello There" -- Cheap Trick"Eruption" -- Van Halen"Mediocre Fred" -- The Smothers Brothers"Baby Snakes" -- Frank Zappa"Ouch!" -- The Rutles"Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want" -- The Smiths"You Just May Be The One" and "The Kind of Girl I Could Love" -- The Monkees"Alligators All Around" -- Carole King (from the "Really Rosie" soundtrack)"Shape of Things To Come" -- Max Frost and the Troopers (maybe my favorite song on this list!)"Like The Seasons" and "Buzz Saw" -- The Turtles"Prepare Ye (The Way Of The Lord" -- Godspell"The Good In Everyone" -- Sloan (the version without the crowd noises -- so that may be stretching it."Exercise Man" -- The Deen Ween Group
Just off the top of my head...and a quick iTunes search...the following:It's Not UnusualYou Just May be The OneThe LetterShe's A Lady...2:00 or over.
"You Just May Be The One" -- "Mono TV version" and "Stereo Remix" versions -- are under 2:00. I sorted my iTunes library by time for my list. Headquarters version is 2:04. Blame the box set for my list. :-). And even the Headquarters version has 5 seconds of silence after the last note.
"Here Comes The Weekend" - Dave Edmunds
Fiddle About -- The WhoJulie Ocean -- The UndertonesGirls Talk -- Elvis Costello and the Attractions
"Political Science" by Randy Newman.
Modern Times Rock and Roll; QueenSo Come On; Les Fleur De LysHello There; Cheap TrickAll Shook Up; ElvisA Certain Girl; Allen Toussaint (Ok, it's 2:15)
"Why Don't We Do It In The Road" - The Beatles"White Riot" - The Clash"Mercedes Benz" - Janis Joplin"Breaking Glass" - David Bowie"Cripple Creek Ferry" - Neil Young
Not sure if are the best, but always enjoy them. And yes, directly from Itunes.1. Sgt Peppers Reprise2. Uranium - Kraftwerk3. God bless the children of the beast - Motley Crue4. Flesh - Ken Nordine5. Nevermore - Queen6. Give me something - Yoko Ono (so, so underrated!)7. Dirty, dirty feeling - Elvis8. Rhododendron - Beta Band9. Bite the bullet - Motorhead10. Thuth drug - Nick Lowe11. Hippy hippy shake - Chan RomeroI'll stop. Too many indeed.Roy
Yeah Yeah - The RevillosFast Cars - The Buzzcocks
Springsteen "Two For The Road"Pink Floyd "Pigs on The Wing" (Either 1 or 2)
Beatles "I Me Mine" (Naked version, the way it was recorded)
Judy Is a Punk
I thought for sure someone would mention Mystery Dance by Elvis Costello (1:35) but I do not see it above!
Ha! I just scanned all the comments for "Mystery Dance".
"Cretin Hop" and "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment" - Ramones "Poor Little Critter On The Road" - The Knitters"M-M-M Motor Vehicle" - Ben Vaughn Combo"Asshole" - Jim Dickinson"I Don't Want The Night To End" - Nick Lowe"I Like It All" - Supersuckers"Do A Half-Ass Job" - Sherry Bobbins"Whiskey Wagon" - Barrance Whitfield & The Savages
Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs’ ‘Stay’ (1959)Length 1:37 - Shortest number one of all time.
“Stay”—Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs“Meant For You” and “Wake the World” — Beach Boys
I'm late to the party (which is fashionable, unless the party already ended)Uncorrected Personality Traits - Robyn HitchcockBeaten To the Punch - EC & the AttractionsI Will - The BeatlesTeddy Bear - ElvisThe Wind - Cat StevensShout Bamalama - The Pinetoppers (Otis)I See Moe - Guadalcanal DiaryKiss Me, Son of God - TMBGI'm In Love With a Girl - Big StarMeant For You - The Beach Boys
I See Moe--good one!And one more:Guess Things Happen That Way -- Johnny Cash
"She Said Yeah"! Both the Stones and the Larry Williams versions.Captain Al
A great list above! Nice weekend mix. Better late than never? Here's a few more from the margins. Whitey On the Moon - Gil Scott-HeronAcid Commercial - Country Joe & the FishHawaii 5-0 - VenturesTequila - ChallengersLoneliest Person - Pretty ThingsAin't Got No - Hair, Orig Broadway CastGrowing up in SoCal in the '70s-80s there were no shortage of short punk tunes around. Some still as relevant as the day they were recorded...Teenage Lobotomy - Ramones (It's Alive version)Bloodstains - Agent Orange1945 - Social DistortionWorld War III - T.SO.L.Fight War Not Wars - Anti-Peacenik
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