A lot can be accomplished musically in two minutes and twenty eight seconds. What brought this to mind was a Little Feat tune I heard on my way to work recently: “Feats Don’t Fail Me Now”. It funks and it rocks & rolls and grooves…makes me wanna strut down a crowded street with a sweet hat and some big fat shades – a grin on my face. “GIT the hell outta my way people, I’m coming THROUGH!”

I sorted my iTunes by Time, and found 37 tunes in my online collection that clock in at 2:28 (three of ’em by Jim Croce, go figure). Here’s that sweet-ass Little Feat tune and eight other nuggets of under 2:28 goodness…

If you’ve got a spare 22:12, listen to ’em all now…

Little Feat – Feats Don’t Fail Me Now (mp3) – from Feats Don’t Fail Me Now

Steve Earle – South Nashville Blues (mp3) – from I Feel Alright

Reverend Horton Heat – Baddest of the Bad (mp3) – from Liquor in the Front

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Who’ll Stop the Rain (mp3) – from Cosmo’s Factory

Old 97’s – Coahuila (mp3) – from Drag It Up

The Byrds – I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better (mp3) – from Mr. Tambourine Man

Calexico – Sunken Waltz (mp3) – from Feast of Wire

Jim Croce – Time in a Bottle (mp3) – from The Definitive Collection

Paul Weller – Spring (At Last) [mp3] – from Illumination [Limited Edition w/ Bonus DVD]

7 thoughts on “2:28

  1. at first glance at the 58 tracks I have, the Kinks’ Big Black Smoke and Kinky Freidman’s Asshole from El Paso, Break My Mind by Jerry Lee, Sam Cooke’s Good Times and communication breakdown by Led Zep

  2. Great songs! Here are some of mine:

    Louis Armstrong – Hello Dolly
    Count Basie – Shout and Feel It
    Sam Cooke – Good Times
    Howlin’ Wolf – The Red Rooster
    The Beatles – Drive My Car
    The Who – Boris the Spider
    Beach Boys – Surfer Girl
    The Pogues – The White City (Live)
    Hank Williams – Lonesome Whistle
    Dudley Moore and Peter Cook – Bedazzled

    An almost endless source for blog themes!

  3. I was amazed at how many tracks came up!

    The Beach Boys – Surfin’ USA
    Discovery – Slang Tang
    Raphael Saadiq – Let’s Take a Walk
    Slipknot – Wait and Bleed
    The Beatles – Boys
    The Beatles – I Want to Tell You
    Coldplay – Now My Feet Won’t Touch the Ground
    Prince – Extraordinary
    Frank Sinatra – Fly Me to the Moon
    Ben Webster – The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi

    1. More classics from the golden age… “Surfin’ USA”, “Fly Me To The Moon”, “i Want To Tell You”…

      And Dave, 129 songs at 2:28? Good God, man, how many tunes are in your library?

  4. I’ve got 129 songs at 2:28. here are some of them.

    Animals: Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
    The Jam – It’s Too Bad
    The Who – Sensation
    Elvis Presley – Viva Las Vegas
    The Crystals – He’s A Rebel
    Dean Martin – Everybody Loves Somebody
    Wilson Pickett – Land of 1,000 Dances
    The Kinks – Do You Remember Walter
    Rufus Thomas – Can Your Monkey Do The Dog?

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