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]


  • Dave Lifton

    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?

  • Michael

    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

  • Curt Shannon

    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!

  • Dan

    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

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