Weâve all been in a bar with a jukebox and decided weâd like to make everyone listen to our music for a change, you take the walk up there, make your selection under the disapproving eyes of the locals then sit back and enjoy your music, prepared to defend your musical tastes against any nay-sayers. Then what happens? The tracks end before you know it, and youâve only got beer money left.
Sound familiar? Well today weâve rounded up 10 of the longest songs we could find to help you really make the jukebox earn its pocket change! Letâs take a look…
10. Daft Punk â Too Long (10:01)
Although some may say this song was rather aptly titled, this 2001 electro number from French duo Daft Punk may share some of their famous repetitive song elements, but varies just enough to make the 10 minutes seem like good value for money.
Bonus â if the jukebox has video the manga style video is well worth a watch.
9. The Doors â When the Musicâs Over (12:30)
The doors are well known for some pretty psychedelic songs, and âwhen the musicâs overâ doesnât disappoint. Jim Morrisonâs singing and lyrics as well as the excellent guitar work make you want to actually listen all over again, even after the 12 minutes is over.
Bonus â keeps the classic rock âsnobsâ in the bar happy & great for kicking out time (âwhen the musicâs over â turn out the lightsâ).
8. Massive Attack â Protection (7:17)
Perhaps not one for a lively Friday night â still there is no doubt that Protection is a hugely popular song that just seems to sooth you through all seven minutes of it.
Bonus â makes you look all âdeepâ in front of any single ladies in the bar.
7. Oasis â All Around The World (9:38)
Swarthy Mancunian rockers Oasis are well known for their love of all things Beatles, and with All Around The World they took a good stab at imitating their Liverpudlian idols. Still they pretty much hit the mark, with the near ten minutes of indie heaven pleasing even the harshest of Oasis critics.
Bonus â you can do a Liam Gallagher swagger on the way to the bar.
6. Guns ânâ Roses â November Rain (9:08)
One of the most symphonic of all GNRâs songs, with pianos and a signature orchestral string arrangement. Featuring a great guitar solo by the one and only Slash, this song has gotta keep any bar happy for over nine minutes!
Bonus â Slash solo impressions.
5. Bohemian Rhapsody â Queen (7:08)
Although not the longest song on this list, Bohemian Rhapsody definitely deserves a mention in this list, mostly down to the fact that with the varying compositional elements of the song, it actually feels a lot longer than it is, and not in a bad way, more of a âweâve been on a journeyâ way.
Bonus â the most likely to get a sing-a-long going.
4. Metallica â Master Of Puppets (8:41)
If the bar youâre in has more of a heavy metal element to it â and if it does you donât need me to tell you what to look out for! â then if youâre looking for a good value juke selection then look no further than Metallicaâs Master of Puppets. Nearly 9 minutes of metalâs finest!
Bonus â stay on the right side of some rather large, tattooed, bikers.
3. Mike Oldfield â Tubular Bells (8:03)
One of the most famous âlongâ songs of all time might not be quite as long as you might remember, but itâs still more than long enough to get you some awesome jukebox value for money.
Bonus â itâs over 40 years old and still sounds great!
2. Stone Roses â Fools Gold (9:55)
The Stone Roses have recently reformed â with many citing money as one of the reasons for their sudden hatchet-burial. Still perhaps if they had invested in playing some longer jukebox songs (like the 9:55 fools gold) they wouldnât have needed to. Ok maybe not.
Bonus â time to break out that mancunian swagger again!
1. Led Zeppelin â Stairway to Heaven (8:21)
Well there was only really going to be one winner here, one of Zeppelinâs most anthemic songs gives nearly 9 minutes of pure rock and roll perfection. Considering youâd be paying the same to listen to this as a 3 minute pop song we recommend you request stairway twice.
Bonus â itâs stairway to heaven.
So thatâs it! Request all of these songs and youâll be looking at over an hour and a half of musical awesomeness. Depending on how much your bar charges for a turn on the jukebox, on average youâd still be looking at less than the price of a beer for an hour and a half of your own music â bargain!
Oh and don’t forget you can always check out our great range of jukeboxes if you don’t want to have to put in any money at all
Written by: Stuart Kerr