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#129899 - 09/27/11 12:30 PM What is the name of the shortest song to enter the us or uk top 100 chart
pghboemike Offline

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Duane Eddy's "Some Kinda Earthquake" in 1959, 1 minute and 17 seconds.

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#129900 - 09/27/11 12:48 PM Re: What is the name of the shortest song to enter the us or uk top 100 chart [Re: pghboemike]
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I thought I'd always remember who wrote "Thirty-six Second Song" (NOT the one you find in the Google search), only I don't. I do remember the complete lyrics and melody, complete with steel guitar outro:

All the DJs say
That songs today run much too long
And so that's why I went and wrote
This thirty-six second song
"My primary musical instrument is the personal computer."

#129901 - 09/27/11 02:33 PM Re: What is the name of the shortest song to enter the us or uk top 100 chart [Re: Ryszard]
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Guess it beats The Minute Waltz.... by 24 seconds....

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#129902 - 09/27/11 06:22 PM Re: What is the name of the shortest song to enter the us or uk top 100 chart [Re: eddie1261]
Jim Offline

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Loc: Texas

I'm pretty sure it didn't make the us or uk top 100 chart, this one gets us off the stage quickly when nature calls.

#129903 - 09/28/11 01:24 AM Re: What is the name of the shortest song to enter the us or uk top 100 chart [Re: Jim]
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Ok, so I misread the topic and thought you meant what was the shortest song title and my guess for that would be S.O.S. by Abba.

As for shortest song to get on the charts - I'll admit I was too clueless to guess.
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