So I was wondering what the longest song in the world is. You would think that this would be a simple question to answer, but no. There is dispute as to what actually constitutes a song.
After a bit of searching, there are many possible answers.
Dream Theater – Octavarium (23:59)
Mike Oldfield – Amarok (1:00:02)
Green Carnation – Light of Day, Day of Darkness (1:00:06)
Boris – Absolutego (1:05:34)
Chris Butler – The Devil Glitch (1:09:00)
There is a “band” called Bull Of Heaven who have used ambient sounds to produce “songs”. Some of these are ridiculously long, longer than they have been alive! I don’t think these can be classified as songs however.
There is also a project called Longplayer. Here is the description of longplayer:
“Longplayer is a one thousand year long musical composition. It began playing at midnight on the 31st of December 1999, and will continue to play without repetition until the last moment of 2999, at which point it will complete its cycle and begin again.”
Take your pick as to what you think is the world’s longest song! I give up!
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