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Old 09-17-2007, 04:17 PM
 
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The absolute sweetest 2 min song ever recorded is Bill Withers-"aint no sunshine".( 1971 ) http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=664
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Old 09-17-2007, 09:51 PM
 
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I say it's "Yesterday" by The Beatles.
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:37 PM
 
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I say it's "Yesterday" by The Beatles.
Thats a great song as well.The Beatles music is my favorite & Elton John comes in a 2nd place.Great artists from england.I also like David Bowie,The Stones,Pink Floyd & many many more.Lulu-to "sir with love" is a nice song & movie too.
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Old 09-19-2007, 11:28 AM
 
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"Keep On Dancing" by the Gentrys.

Well, maybe it's not sweet as in romantically sweet, but it's a great two-minute song! One of the best false-ending songs.
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Old 09-19-2007, 03:54 PM
 
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Lionel Ritchie's "Truly" from 1983 always seemed like it was only 2 minutes long. One of my favorites.

Isn't "Ain't No Sunshine" the one where he says "I Know" a bunch of times?

A popular trivia question, re: how many times he says it.
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Old 09-19-2007, 06:16 PM
 
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I vote for I will, by the Beatles from the White Album, released in December of 1968. It clocks in at two minutes, was never released on 45. It remains one of the very few albums released where every song was played on FM radio.
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Old 09-20-2007, 08:22 AM
 
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I vote for I will, by the Beatles from the White Album, released in December of 1968. It clocks in at two minutes, was never released on 45. It remains one of the very few albums released where every song was played on FM radio.
That's an excellent selection. Norwegian Wood might be another Beatles pick, not sure exactly how long it is, but it seems to hover around the two minute mark.

The White Stripes' "We're Going To Be Friends" is very sweet and charming, and is just over 2 minutes.


We're Going to Be Friends
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Old 09-20-2007, 10:38 AM
 
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Great thread!

"'Til I Die" - From The Beach Boys' Surf's Up (1971)

The Turtles had genuine sweetness in their harmonies too, so I'll also add "You Know What I Mean".
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Old 09-20-2007, 02:31 PM
 
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Default Dont know which are 2 min. exactly, but...

"Hound Dog" by Big Mama Thornton (later by Elvis)
"Like a Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones
"Imagine" by John Lennon
"What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye
"Respect" by Aretha Franklin
"Good Vibrations" by The Beach Boys
"Johnny B. Goode" by Chuck Berry
"Hey Jude" by The Beatles
"Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana
"What'd I Say" by Ray Charles
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Which ones are 'the big' sellers, or 'most popular' but I betcha most everyone knows the lyrics to these Top Ten, say "EHHHHhhhh..."
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Old 09-25-2007, 10:45 PM
 
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Was talking to a friend of mine who lives west of Salt Lake City.A Leslie Gore fan, his vote is Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows from the summer of 1965. It is kind of a fast paced love song, but a love song by hers nonetheless.And it clocks in at less than 2 minutes.My favorite of hers is California Nights.
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