Best pauses/comebacks in the middle of a song

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by raimiz1991inc, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. ponkine

    ponkine Forum Resident

    Woman ... yooooouuuuuu need ... LOOOOOOVEEEEE

    Whole Lotta Love ... before Whole Lotta Love ;)

  2. konut

    konut Prodigious Member. Thank you.

    Whatcom County, WA
    I Don't Need No Doctor - Humble Pie Live
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  3. richard a

    richard a Forum Resident

    felsted, essex, uk
    The florid piano intro of “Lady Grinning Soul” pauses before Bowie starts his dramatic vocal. A special moment.

    Staying with David Bowie how about the 1979 remake of “Space Oddity”.... instead of the lift off segment on the original, the song is utterly silent for what seems like an eternity before a solid drum beat ushers in the main body of the song.
  4. bloodisthin

    bloodisthin And after all, we're only ordinary men

    "STOP! ... Continue!"

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  5. Culpa

    Culpa Forum Resident

    Philadelphia, PA
    Patty Loveless - I Try To Think About Elvis. "Come on Patty, get it together".

    Bonus points because the song mentions the Beatles. :)

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  6. Joy-of-radio

    Joy-of-radio Forum Resident

    Jerry Lee Lewis "Breathless"
  7. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident

    Little Britain
    Bowie - Let's Spend The Night Together
  8. tim_neely

    tim_neely Forum Hall Of Fame

    Central VA
    Also "Hello, I Love You"
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  9. Horse Majeure

    Horse Majeure Forum Resident

    22-Pistepirkko - Birdy
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  10. tim_neely

    tim_neely Forum Hall Of Fame

    Central VA
    Some others:

    "Bernadette" by the Four Tops
    "Goodbye to Love" by the Carpenters
    "I've Got You Under My Skin" by the 4 Seasons
    "The Look" by Roxette
    "Maybe I'm Amazed" by Paul McCartney
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  11. Silksashbash

    Silksashbash Forum Resident

    The best break ever is in the Revillos version of Hippy Hippy Shake. At 0:30
  12. Randon Ton

    Randon Ton Forum Resident

    NW Indiana U.S.A.
    "Hello Goodbye" has a pretty effective pause.
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  13. Ted Dinard

    Ted Dinard Forum Resident

    Boston suburb
    Really with you here, there are those two very powerful pauses at 1:31 and 2:10 that seem like what the song is all about.

  14. peerke

    peerke Isabelle or Sophie?


    When you start listening for it: Lennon put a little break in many, many, many of his songs.
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  15. Etienne Hanratty

    Etienne Hanratty Forum Resident

    Showgirl by the Auteurs.

    I’m hoping that by spending the last decade churning out highly specialised concept albums, Luke Haines is doing the same thing on a macro level and the we’ll get a proper collection of delectably sardonic songs at some stage.
  16. YardByrd

    YardByrd Forum Resident

    Expat in Helsinki
    22-P do the pause thing in live situations really well...
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  17. BurtThomasWard

    BurtThomasWard Guided by Loke In Memoriam

    Motörhead - "Overkill"

    So good they did it twice.
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  18. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    Collective Soul-Needs, 1999
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  19. Can't see the list right now, but it's fatally compromised if it doesn't include "Final Solution" by Pere Ubu.
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  20. Panama Hotel

    Panama Hotel Forum Resident

    Little Feat, "Teenage Nervous Breakdown"
  21. stuwee

    stuwee Forum Resident

    Tucson AZ
    Not sure if this qualifies, at about 3:10 on this song, you get a magnificent transition of the arrangement with the saxophone and the vocals, half way through, teena marie my dear mr gaye video - Bing

    Teena was the queen of doing what this thread is about IMHO. She knew what tension in music was about, made it sexy, made ya think about it, I love the many other mentions given, just had to shout out mine...
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  22. yarbles

    yarbles Too sick to pray

    Pretty Vacant wins this, obviously
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  23. CokeMachine

    CokeMachine Forum Resident

    Queen - Somebody to Love -

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  24. stereoptic

    stereoptic Anaglyphic GORT Staff

    Goin' Down - Jeff Beck Group - done twice - sharp cutoff, on target slam back
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  25. willy

    willy hooga hagga hooga

    Exactly that... :love:
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