Best pauses/comebacks in the middle of a song

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  1. tim_neely

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    "Clearly," the new single by Grace VanderWaal:



    Based loosely (with permission) on Johnny Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now."
     
  2. Hadean75

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    Bee Gees--The Earnest of Being George

     
  3. Overthehillsandfaraway

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    and the pause after the initial "sitting on the keyboard" noise, before the piano riff starts in "Shut Up" by Madness
     
  4. rsulzinger

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    No one said "Hotel California" yet?
     
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  5. Captain Groovy

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    I see this thread title, first thing is not the best - but it's a clear stand out to me..

    That Whitney Houston version of Dolly's song - middle-ish end part (goes up a key too maybe)... "I will always love you, I will always love you, etc. etc. [BEAT].......... AND IIIIIII-yeee-IIIIII-yeee-III will always love youuuuu"

    Jeff
     
  6. TFEC

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    "Going Down" by Jeff Beck does it a coupla times. I like to play it on the radio show and fool my cohost when he's running the board - he never remembers!
     
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  7. bloodisthin

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    "In September, my cousin tried reefer for the very first time. Now he's doing horse...
    [pause]
    ...it's June."

    - Prince
     
  8. Surly

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    Back in '89 when the song was climbing the charts, a lot of DJs were compelled to stick in a sound effect on that one, because it was such an unusually long pause for a pop song. Lots of comical "boing!" sounds, etc.
     
  9. CliffL

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    Lee Michaels "Do You Know What I Mean"...at about one minute 42 seconds in...

     
  10. ~dave~~wave~

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    Joe Walsh & James Gang ~ Rides Again - The Bomber outro @ 6:44, 0:20 from the end of the track.
     
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  11. This is one of my favorites. 3:35 mark. Joe has a wonderful sense of humor. :D

     
  12. Plutonio

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    When James Gurley plays a few chords, pauses, then he continues with his freak-psychedelic style
    Edit: it’s not in the middle, but it rocks!
     
  13. jervl/kg

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    Devin Townsend Project: Heaven Send
    Very lengthy pause starting @7:18

     
  14. jervl/kg

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    Styx: A.D. 1928/Rockin' the Paradise (@1:43)
    One of my favorite Epic Pauses

     
  15. painted8

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    This one might be known to only a few on here, but the Crowes dropped in a great pause on live versions of their “unreleased” song, “Feathers”. See 4:40: a bass walk down, pause, and Chris Robinson leads the band back in.
     
  16. BiffJackson

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    "Short Skirt Long Jacket," by Cake. A great pause at :50.

     
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  17. tommy-thewho

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    Grand Funk - Gimme Shelter near the end you think the song is over then they switch into high gear for super finish.
     
  18. crustycurmudgeon

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    I'm surprised no one has mentioned "Couldn't Stand The Weather", Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble. The pauses are near the beginning, though:
     
  19. REMASTERANTER

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