songs with the best climatic ending

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  1. tim_neely

    tim_neely Forum Hall Of Fame

    Central VA
    One that fits both the "climatic" and "climactic" ending is "Raindrops" by Dee Clark. I never fail to shudder or otherwise react when I hear that thunderclap after he sings, "It keeps on falling... [BOOM] ..."
  2. mmerone

    mmerone Member

    Anaheim, Ca
    The first thing I thought of was

    Orbison - Crying
    Yes - Going For The One
  3. rockclassics

    rockclassics Forum Resident

    Arkansas, USA

    Interesting....I was thinking the opposite - that most of the songs listed have a "cold" ending.
  4. Koptapad

    Koptapad Active Member

    I think the story behind that one is Moon's drum tech or studio hands spent hours setting up various percussion items around the kit including a large rack of concert chimes (or tubular bells). At the end of the song Moon simply pushed the rack of chimes over on the kit completely crashing everything together in one massive din. Moon walked away smug and happy with himself (I guess it was a statement) and the crew cleaned up. So much for the classy orchestra concert percussion!:D
  5. nosticker

    nosticker Forum Resident

    Ringwood, NJ
    How about CCR's cover of "Suzie Q" (yeah, I know the drums fade after that)?

    "Surf's Up", either the plaintive wail of the studio demo, or the versions that end with "Child Is Father Of The Man"

    And if the fade renders some of the choices a mere "crescendo",
    I always liked Alex Van Halen's drum nuttiness at the end of "Hang 'Em High".

  6. RBtl

    RBtl Forum Resident

    Toronto, Ontario
    The Beatles - Twist and Shout (a precursor to A Day in the Life?)
    Paul - Backseat of My Car (the 'ending' starting with the big scream)
    Rossini - William Tell Overture (as Steve said about Mahler, though, not exactly a song)
    Simon and Garfunkel - Keep the Customer Satisfied (out of control horns)
    Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill (builds and builds and builds...)
    Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (deceptively powerful as the keyboards build up)
    CSNY - Country Girl suite (the entire Country Girl part is very powerful)
    CSN - Suite: Judy Blue Eyes (great do-do-do-do-doot coda, with an abrupt end)
  7. -Alan

    -Alan Moderator Staff

    Connecticut, USA
    MacArthur Park - Richard Harris
    You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - Dusty Springfield
    Touch Me - The Doors ("stronger than dirt!")'
    Turn Around Look At Me - Vogues
    Cara Mia - Jay & The Americans
    Ebb Tide - Righteous Brothers
    Those Were The Days - Mary Hopkin
    Live and Let Die - Wings
  8. Roninblues

    Roninblues 猿も木から落ちる。

    Cherry Red Wine - Luther Allison
  9. ledsox

    ledsox Forum Resident

    San Diego, CA
    Heart of the Sunrise-- Yes
  10. rockfeat

    rockfeat Forum Farmer

    New Windsor MD USA
    Like many other posts, when I think climactic endings I think Roy Orbison---Crying, In Dreams etc.....
  11. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    Evil Woman by Spooky Tooth
  12. CD Heaven West

    CD Heaven West Active Member

    Tamarac, Florida
    I don't know if it's been mentioned or not but how bout MacArthur Park? Oh Noooooooooooooo!

  13. rdnzl

    rdnzl Forum Resident

    Frankfurt, Germany
    David Bowie - Station To Station
    AC/DC - For Those About To Rock (Live)
  14. Dave W S

    Dave W S New Member

    Another Yes with a great ending-
  15. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    the live 12" version of I Burn For You by Sting
    Instead of fading like on the live cd, this version (also in the 'movie') starts building on the alternate riff as Branford solos, then Omar starts flailing away as fast as he can and the whole thing climaxes.
  16. Roninblues

    Roninblues 猿も木から落ちる。

    Ebb Tide - The Righteous Brothers
  17. Even Orbison's solo track on the first Wilburys album, or his "You Got It".
  18. Murph

    Murph Formerly 7/4 war furor

    The Grand Finale - 2112 - Rush
  19. Mr Sam

    Mr Sam "...don't look so good no more"

    Black Sabbath - "Black Sabbath"
  20. Raunchnroll

    Raunchnroll Forum Resident

    Love that ending! - not only the guitar - but the way the drums fade, then shift to the right as they go away.

    A 'descending' type of climactic ending - for me anyway - is I Am The Walrus with the music fade out and the continuing sound of an old radio dialing and fluctuating frequencies....then hearing an older male voice say "serviceable villain" out of nowhere...a trippy psychedelic fade with an oddly spooky quality to it.
  21. Captain Groovy

    Captain Groovy Forum Resident

    Freedonia, USA
    Best ever to me is "Nineteen Hundred Eighty-Five" by McCartney and Wings

    I love listening to my Quad DTS and hearing the instruments build in with his "Shake it down break it..."s and then BOOM!...

    And the little coda...

    I used to rewind the cassette in high school and play that part over and over.

  22. Dave W S

    Dave W S New Member

    love that one :thumbsup:
  23. LouReed9

    LouReed9 Village Idiot

    Philly Burbs
    The Cowboy Song- Thin Lizzy

  24. I've been thinking of that song too but listed "Live and Let Die" instead.
  25. peteham

    peteham Forum Resident

    Simcoe County
    It is a killer record.

    Supper's Ready - Genesis
    Tomorrow Never Comes - Elvis
    Evil - Stevie Wonder
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