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Favorite Moments in a Song

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Danny, May 4, 2017.

  1. What are some specific parts of songs that make you stop and say "wow" every time you listen, or that you can't help and sing along/play your air instruments?

    I'm a sucker for a good (sometimes cheesy) key change, so what made me think of this thread is the part near the end of Since U Been Gone where Clarkson changes keys mid chorus.

    Another one that always gets me amped is near the end of Lookers after the bridge where the guitars cut out and it's just the vocals and a drumroll before the chorus explodes again. SO GOOD.

    My favorite moment of all time is probably the end of Thunder Road, the "It's a town full of losers, I'm pulling out of here to win" into the sax.

    What are your favorite musical moments/key changes? Let's hear em!

    Also, I think I remember there being a thread similar to this, but I can't find it and I think it might have only been specific to 2016?
  2. amorningofsleep

    No-rope barbed wire Jones

    The crowd vocals in "In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3".

    Always instant goosebumps. And I've listened to that song a million times.
  3. Rob Hughes

    Play the Yakuza series

    The last two minutes of "The Shit You Hate" by Bomb the Music Industry! Such a well built up song to the climax where Jeff is just shouting "The shit that you hate don't make you special" is so much fun to shout along with
  4. the bridge on "everytime i look for you" by blink and the one eighty twos.
  5. Tom

    It's way too late, or much too early Prestigious

    The very end of LoveLetterTypeWriter the last "Will you ever know how much I love you". That moment is incredible.
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  6. BTW favorite key change is probably Cher's If I Could Turn Back Time that shit gets my fist pumping
  7. CoffeeEyes17

    Reclusive-aggressive Prestigious

    "Round here we talk just like lions, but we sacrifice like lambs" I love the Counting Crows and Round Here is my favorite song of all time. Its one of few songs to ever make me cry

    the "God, where have you been? God, my god, my god, where have you been?" part of "Where Have You Been?" by ManOrch and the "So I prayed for I thought were angels, ended up being ambulances" from "I Can Feel A Hot One".

    the entire bridge/ending of "O, Porcupine" by mewithoutYou

    "9 TO 5, 9 TO 5!" from "For The Workforce, Drowning" by Thursday

    the chorus of "Rumors Of My Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated" by Rise Against

    "There is a bridge adorned and famed, the golden spine of engineering, whos back is heavy with my weight" from "Jumpers" by Sleater-Kinney. also love the upstroked guitar chords
  8. zmtr


    The end of Almanac by Volcano Choir is possibly my favorite moment in music.

  9. amorningofsleep

    No-rope barbed wire Jones

    Ohh, also the ending to La Dispute's "King Park".
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  10. Elder Lightning

    Grimace! As the Eternal Cowboy Supporter

    The part in the bridge of "The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows" where the guitars drops out and it's just the vocals and then the drum hit(s). I can never stop myself from air drumming that and, personally, I think it makes the entire song.
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  11. sawhney[rusted]2

    I'll write you into all of my songs Supporter

    Moments in songs are what turns a good song to great:

    some of my recent favorites from 2017:
    - Fresh Air by Future - when the drum line kicks in
    - Cool Your Heart - Dirty Projectors - the instrumental break
    - Timmy's Prayer - Sampha - entire second half of the song lifting you to heaven
    - All Alone - Eternity Forever - when the raspy vocals come in
    - the walk - Oso Oso - the shifts in the entirety of the song
    - great big beaches - Oso Oso - the "guitar breakdown" at the end screams Long Island (my hometown) and reminds me of summers at the beaches
    - Lookers - The Menzingers - the entire intro into the actual song, and then the instrumental break into the drum rolls (ugh schwinggggg)
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  12. Lucas27


    Both of these man. So good.
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  13. Lucas27


    The instrumental drop out after the 1:45 mark of this song gives me chills. I have to repeat it over and over when I listen to this album.

    Also, the musical interlude after "I want to save you from your sorrow" in Sufjan's "The Only Thing".
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  14. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    run away with me Platinum

    The drum part in In The Air Tonight
    The breakdown in Live And Let Die
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  15. zmtr


    That's a good one.

    The little piano riff during Death With Dignity is easily one of my favorite moments ever as well.
  16. Lucas27


    Yes! I actually wrote a song recently with a piano riff that's heavily inspired by that. So good. The outro of "Carrie & Lowell" would join those two moments as my favorites on the record.
  17. Steve_JustAGuy


    More recently, half way through the song where Iggy goes bananas.
  18. The breakdown and build to it where Laura sings "It's got me on my knees in a bathroom, praying to a god I don't even believe" is one of the most powerful moments of any song I've heard. One of my favorites.

  19. heywassuphello

    spare only the ones I love

    the "luca bomb" - brand new. can't believe nobody mentioned this one yet.
  20. DesolateEarth


    The end of "For Miles"by Thrice still gives me goosebumbs.

    Also the last four minutes or so of "Fossil Genera - A Feed From Cloud Mountain" by BTBAM.
  21. LightWithoutHeat

    This is the city of the men of Númenor

    I have a quite a few. This is in no way a complete list.

    -2:23 in Dream House by Deafheaven
    -When the guitars switch to distortion in Stand Inside Your Love, right as Billy sings the word "dream"
    -The chorus of The Everlasting Gaze, just a beautiful lushness that slams against the verses
    -Distortion on Porcelina of the Vast Oceans after the intro build up
    -The organ outro in Thank You by Led Zeppelin
    -The sirens that scream after Plant sings "the dogs of doom are howling more" in No Quarter, specifically on the TSRTS version
    -Almost any Clams Casino track
    - The background vocal layer in the chorus of Lovers by Deftones, when Chino croons "through space", specifically the second time in the second chorus
    -When the full band comes in during the last chorus of Riviera by Deftones
    -The last verse of Fast Car by Tracy Chapman
    -The bridge of Ultraviolence. Lana's voice puts me in a trance.
    -The seamless transition between the songs Answers and The Riddle on Passion and Warfare by Steve Vai

    -4:03 onward in New Topia by This Will Destroy You <----- My favorite of the last few years
  22. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    run away with me Platinum

  23. The time change in Bodysnatchers by Radiohead
    "has the light gone out for you? 'cause the light's gone out for me"

    When Mitski sings "I finally do" in Your Best American Girl

    The outro to Faith No More's Epic

    When Andy hits the high notes in Leave It Alone aka one of the best Manchester Orchestra songs

    "Okay I know that you're not my type" in Lorde's The Louvre, and her voice cracking at the end of Hard Feelings

    I really love Hayley's delivery in the second verse of Pool
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  24. ComedownMachine

    Prestigious Supporter

    Radiohead’s Exit Music: “We hope your rules and wisdom choke you”

    “I I I know you gotta leave”- Frank Ocean’s Self Control

    The crack in 29 Strafford APTS

    Idk there’s tons
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  25. Lucas27


    On the subject of The Louvre, "Broadcast the boom boom boom boom and make em all dance to it" is definitely one of my favorite musical moments of last year.

    I also adore the beginning of Leave It Alone. Something about the soft delivery and vocal effects make it extra emotional.

    That voice crack on the word "ocean" in the second verse of Pool is lowkey my favorite moment on After Laughter.
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