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Best Outro Or Ending To A Song?

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Metallica - Fade to Black

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Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven

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There's plenty more, but too many to list

I could think of a few Stones & Beatles songs that had terrific endings.

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the album version of 'revolution #9' has some trippy vocals at the very ending just before it faeds out and becomes inaudible. I heard somewhere that it actually went on for quite a long time. Did a longer version ever leaked out?

I meant #1 ::

I would reply but, as you didn't even bother to acknowledge my reply to your Beatles' Question thread, I won't bother with this one. r-sole

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fyi, I always reply to the answers to my questions. I got me about 8 Wings CDs 2 Harrison CDs and I'm still missing CD1 of Anthology I. I've spent a few hours at the site Jimmy posted and Im saving for the book. I was absorving data and my opinions are changing like never before right now. You can say I was getting ready for a few more questions. I didn't want to bump the thread just to say thank you. But since we are talking about this, thank you for you post. It was really great.

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The final note at the end of the Beatle's "A Day In The Life".

An excellent outro indeed :thumbsup: and my choice as well.

As for intros, I couldn't say which is the best but a few favorites leap to mind:

- "Sweet Child O' Mine" and "Welcome to the Jungle" - GNR

- "Stairway to Heaven" - Led Zeppelin

- "Pinball Wizard" - The Who

- "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" - The Beatles

- "Bloody Well Right" - Supertramp.

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All right, another outro person! (I've always thought that songs that just kind of faded out were really boring.)

Okay, Beatles:

The End (how can all of you savvy folk forget the most famous outro of all time, being the denouement to the last song on the last Beatles record ever recorded!)

Helter Skelter (I got blisters on my fingers!)

I'm So Tired (get a disc and play the ending backwards)

Strawberry Fields Forever (I'm Very Bored??)

Revolution #9 (take this brother may it serve you well) (Okay not a song per se, but I've always found it interesting that after all the acid trip and revolution and scenes from a nightmare stuff, it all ends up with chants from a football game. It somehow seems appropriate.)

(Already mentioned and worthy-While My Guitar Gently Weeps;

A Day In The Life; I Am The Walrus; I Want You (She's So Heavy))

Okay, rock anthems:

(The best in this category by far, already mentioned-Stairway To Heaven.)

Free Bird-Lynyrd Skynyrd

Layla-Derek and The Dominoes

In A-Gadda-Da-Vida-Iron Butterfly

We Are The Champions-Queen

Yes, I agree, Baba O'Riley has by far the greatest outro of all time, bar none, but how about these (eclecticly speaking):

Baker Street-Gerry Rafferty

Riders On The Storm-Doors

Working Class Hero-John Lennon

Black Magic Woman (long version)-Santana

Jump Into The Fire (long version)-Nilsson

Living For The City-Stevie Wonder

All My Life-Foo Fighters

Rock Lobster-B-52's

Aqualung-Jethro Tull

Taxi-Harry Chapin


When Doves Cry (long version)-Prince

Smells Like Teen Spirit-Nirvana (or even Smells Like Nirvana by Weird Al)

Rock On. :guitar:

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