Songs that build up to amazing cresendos

Discussion in 'Music and Recordings' started by Darren G, Aug 22, 2017.

  1. Darren G

    Darren G Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2017
    Likes Received:
    588
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Pennsylvania, PA
    I was talking with a friend yesterday about how so much of today's pop, hip-hop, even rock, follows the same formula. ~4 minutes of the same over and over. So we started rattling off songs of yore, epic pieces that build to amazing crescendos.

    Some examples -

    Led Zepplin - Stairway to Heaven
    Peter Frampton - Do You Feel Like We Do
    Yes - Roundabout
    Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

    What are your favorites?
     
  2. GoodEnoughGear

    GoodEnoughGear Evil Dr. Shultz‎

    Friend
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2015
    Likes Received:
    3,029
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Dire Straits, Money for Nothing
     
  3. Darren G

    Darren G Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2017
    Likes Received:
    588
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Pennsylvania, PA
    Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
     
  4. Deep Funk

    Deep Funk Deep thoughts - Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2015
    Likes Received:
    8,284
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Amsterdam
    Home Page:
    Prepare to bob your head, shuffle your feet and sing along. Oh the Temptations...

     
  5. crazychile

    crazychile Eastern Iowa's Spiciest Pepper

    Friend BWC
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2016
    Likes Received:
    2,346
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Eastern Iowa
    I'm not a huge GNR fan but that tragically epic outro for November Rain gets my vote.
     
  6. Deep Funk

    Deep Funk Deep thoughts - Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2015
    Likes Received:
    8,284
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Amsterdam
    Home Page:
    "Welcome To The Jungle" is my favourite. The entire album "Appetite For Destruction" is full of crescendos really. It is still an epic Rock & Roll album.
     
  7. crazychile

    crazychile Eastern Iowa's Spiciest Pepper

    Friend BWC
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2016
    Likes Received:
    2,346
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Eastern Iowa
    When I read the thread title I instantly thought of Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight.

    It's by no means a favorite of mine. Was/is still played to death on FM. But oh the memories of all the performances of drunken air drumming I have witnessed.

    Bum Bum Bum-Bum Bum-Bum Da Datta Datta Da!
     
  8. GoodEnoughGear

    GoodEnoughGear Evil Dr. Shultz‎

    Friend
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2015
    Likes Received:
    3,029
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Mike Oldfield is a great practitioner of the crescendo, Crises, Tubular Bells etc. My favorite though would be In Dulci Jubilo:

     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2017
  9. ButtUglyJeff

    ButtUglyJeff Stunningly beautiful IRL

    Friend
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2015
    Likes Received:
    2,634
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Rochester, NY


    I always like how Second Hand News broke the mold, so to speak, by putting the chorus and guitar solo at the very end only. Makes an upbeat song very dramatic at the very end...
     
  10. sphinxvc

    sphinxvc Gear Master (retired)

    Staff Member Friend BWC
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2015
    Likes Received:
    3,303
    Trophy Points:
    113
    528491 - Inception
     
  11. BillOhio

    BillOhio Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2017
    Likes Received:
    2,369
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Glendale CA
    Home Page:
    I've heard Ravel's Bolero be described as the greatest song in history to make love to, but it's 15 minutes long.



    The theme song to 2010 Space Odyssey seems much more realistic... :)

     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2017
  12. Hrodulf

    Hrodulf Prohibited from acting as an MOT until year 2050

    Friend
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2015
    Likes Received:
    3,830
    Trophy Points:
    113
     
  13. james444

    james444 Mad IEM modding wizard level 99

    Friend IEMW
    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2016
    Likes Received:
    2,016
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Vienna, Austria
    Off the top of my head...

    The Blessing - Hurricane Room


    Deacon Blue - Born in a Storm / Raintown (Live)


    Mumford & Sons - The Cave


    DeVotchKa - All the Sand in All the Sea (Live at Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony)


    Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) | Rock en Seine
     
  14. TwoEars

    TwoEars Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2016
    Likes Received:
    2,002
    Trophy Points:
    113


     
  15. Tim Thomas

    Tim Thomas Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2015
    Likes Received:
    107
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Detroit Area
    Beatles - A Day in the Life.
     
  16. SSL

    SSL Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2015
    Likes Received:
    1,231
    Trophy Points:
    93
  17. JustAnotherRando

    JustAnotherRando My other bike is a Ferrari

    Contributor
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2017
    Likes Received:
    1,371
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    This is a little older, and starts loud as well.

     
  18. Koth Ganesh

    Koth Ganesh Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2015
    Likes Received:
    1,586
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Chennai, India
    This:

     
  19. TwoEars

    TwoEars Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2016
    Likes Received:
    2,002
    Trophy Points:
    113


     
  20. Deep Funk

    Deep Funk Deep thoughts - Friend

    Friend
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2015
    Likes Received:
    8,284
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Amsterdam
    Home Page:
    Makes you appreciate when bands actually work hard at keeping the music interesting.



    When Neil Peart does his drum transition just before the drop I simply freak out. Prog owes so much to Neil Peart's drumming style with those small solos and fills.
     

Share This Page