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1 7th May 18:54
steve homan
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Default Shortest (in minutes) Top 40 songs? (the dave clark five)


Trying to determine the shortest songs (in minutes) that made the Top 40. My
guess would be the Dave Clark Five's "I Like It Like That" or "Please Tell
Me Why -- both just over two minutes.
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2 7th May 18:54
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Default Shortest (in minutes) Top 40 songs? (the zodiacs)


My guess would be "Stay" by Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs.

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3 7th May 18:54
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<< Woah!!! There's also "Some Kind Of Earthquake" by Duane Eddy and "Let's Get
Together" by Haley Mills. Both under a minute thirty.


I don't have exact times to hand, but I've always understood that "Some Kind of
Earthquake" was the shortest song to make the Billboard Top 40, while "Stay" is
the shortest #1.
Further... << My

Again I don't have it exact, but I'm virtually certain that "Please Tell Me
Why" is less than 1:40.

And long ago, I remember hearing that the shortest song to make the Billboard
Hot 100 was "Little Boxes" by The Womenfolk (#83, 1964). IIRC, it clocks in at
1:05 or thereabouts.
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4 7th May 18:54
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"Let's Get Together" is also a contender for the worst vocal on a top 40
record, rivalling the immortal "Red Sails In The Sunset" by Tab Hunter (forget
"Young Love" -- on RSITS Tab not only can't sing, but even has trouble
breathing properly).

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5 7th May 18:54
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Thought that there was a Beatles number that was way under the 2
mins,,,someone correct me if Im wrong

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6 7th May 18:55
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Default Shortest (in minutes) Top 40 songs? (the castaways)


Maybe I'm wrong, but just a guess, because I haven't looked lately is:

Liar, Liar - The Castaways

which I think comes in UNDER 2 minutes.

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7 7th May 18:55
jr13157
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I'm sure it's not the shortest... but at 1:50, it clocks in under 2 minutes..

I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight - Barry and the Tamerlanes.
Reached # 21 in 1963.
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8 7th May 18:55
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It made #6 at WABC and #15 on the national chart (Cash Box).

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9 7th May 18:55
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Default Shortest (in minutes) Top 40 songs? (the dave clark five)


IIRC, The Dave Clark Five's "I Like It Like That" times out to around 1:35.
Coincidentally, also around June, 1965, Lesley Gore had a quickie with
"Sunshine, Lollypops & Rainbows that also timed out around 1:35. And then a
month or so later was the 6:00+ "Like A Rolling Stone"!


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10 7th May 18:55
regina litman
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Default Shortest (in minutes) Top 40 songs? (time)


According to the Top Pop Singles book, "Some Kind of Earthquake" is 1:17
and is noted as being the shortest Top 40 charting record. It peaked at
#37 in 1959. (I've never heard it.)

"Stay" is not specially noted in the book.


I didn't scroll down far enough in your original message to see this
part, and I was about to jump in with the unasked-for answer of the
shortest record to chart. This one is noted as being the shortest
charted record of the rock era, with a time of 1:02.

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