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25 Songs You Could Listen To For 18 Hours - NME Readers Pick

  • Latino Mix 105.7 played Nelly’s 2002 hit ‘Hot In Herre’ for 18 hours straight the other day, which got us thinking: if you had to listen to one song for 18 consecutive hours, what would it be? Something lullaby-like and optimistic to achieve a state of zen-like calm? Your favourite song ever? John Cage's silent ‘4'33’? We put it to you and got some excellent suggestions. Here's 25 of the best...

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  • @_rjlee goes for Canadian duo Japandroids and their effort ‘Wet Hair’ saying “the energy and honesty could carry it for 18 years, let alone hours”.

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    Added: 31 Mar 2014

  • Jordan Meehan opts for eternal Britpop classic ‘Live Forever’ by Oasis. He’s a fan of self-proclaimed perfectionist Noel Gallagher: “That guitar solo at the end, man…”.

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    Added: 13 Mar 2014

  • A popular choice in ‘November Rain’ by Guns ‘N’ Roses. @MCSmaug fronts the admiration: “it’s three songs in one! A piano-driven love song, a guitar ballad and a hard rock anthem”.

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  • @BIGGSOIR takes a more pessimistic outlook after 18 hours repetition: "As I will likely hate any song after 18 hours repetition might as well start with something I dislike. Some James Blunt then.."

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  • Lynne Palazzi admires the “sick” turn ‘Ringfinger’ by Nine Inch Nails and gets her thumbs up of approval. The 1989 track makes her dance, cry, sing & scream all at the same time.

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    Added: 25 Aug 2013

  • Jennifer Yates can’t quite get to grips with how Sigur Ros’ ‘Stormur’ gets a grip on her soul when she can’t understand the beautifully complex rhythm & arrangement of the song.

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    Added: 31 Mar 2014

  • @JonnyN7 would happily spend two thirds of his day listening to The Beatles ‘I’m Only Sleeping’. For him, Lennon’s vocals are incredible and he loves the reversed guitar.

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    Added: 04 Mar 2014

  • @White_Bicycles adopted a more logical approach when selecting Jon Hopkins ‘Open Eye Signal’: ”It never stops moving, therefore it never gets boring”.

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    Added: 31 Mar 2014

  • Another Manchester guitarist is admired as @toomanyliams believes John Squire could easily make The Stone Roses’ ‘I Am The Resurrection’ work for eighteen hours.

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    Added: 17 Jun 2013

  • How can anyone ever be sick of The Doors’ ‘Riders On The Storm’ says @AlexGiovanni_ ? We could not agree more.

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    Added: 31 Mar 2014

  • Two in a row for Morrison and co. @Febyac believes The Doors’ ‘Indian Summer’ will make you insanely hooked with yourself, describing the experience as a ‘junk bond’

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    Added: 31 Mar 2014

  • Something for everyone, says @Bjornvf3 of Television’s ‘Guiding Light’, championing it as a big number that is... something for everyone.

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    Added: 31 Mar 2014

  • Monster trance track ‘Hallelujah’ by German band Can reaches the eighteen minute mark but @beautifulpigeon would willingly have a listening marathon for it.

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    Added: 18 Feb 2014

  • Rita Palermi believes indie classic ‘How Soon Is Now?’ by The Smiths is the only song worthy of that playtime. “It has everything: it’s moody but yet we can dance to it. Perfection!”.

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    Added: 31 Mar 2014

  • Peter Davis otherwise known as @pfd999 would replay his favourite song endlessly. That would come in the form of Angel And Airway’s ‘The Adventure’.

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  • Not just for the texture of the sound, Steven Van Der Bergh has admiration for the lyrical story behind Bob Dylan’s ‘Hurricane’, which gets the nod from him.

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    Added: 06 Mar 2014

  • Pink Floyd’s ‘The Great Gig In The Sky’ taken from hit album Dark Side Of The Moon is a “beautiful song” says @louiseparkes

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    Added: 31 Mar 2014

  • Paul McGrog goes for 'Rapper's Delight' by The Sugarhill Gang - "It has so much going on I wouldn't get bored."

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    Added: 31 Mar 2014

  • You don’t need to explain why Echo & The Bunnymen’s ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’ can be listened to for nearly a day according to Amanda Fearon.

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    Added: 21 Mar 2014

  • We all have that one wake up song that irritably pushes us away with the realisation we have to get up in the morning, but not for @FiorellaGarciaC who isn’t even sorry for choosing ‘Lost In The Echo’ by Linkin Park.

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    Added: 31 Mar 2014

  • @sockformation chooses tactically going for ‘La Ritournelle’, the beautiful symphonic epic from Sebastian Tellier.

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    Added: 31 Mar 2014

  • @carlbarat no, not that one, goes for ear splitter Parquet Courts – ‘Stoned And Starving’, “the hooks and riffs will never get old. EVER”. Emphasis at its proudest.

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    Added: 23 Aug 2013

  • 'The Sound' by Swans is "slow, long, painful, droning, powerful," says @Pimp_Dylan‬.

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    Added: 31 Mar 2014

  • Katie Sweed would constantly go over The Killers’ ‘All These Things That I’ve Done’ describing frontman Brandon Flowers to have a heavenly voice, aided by the riffs that “rule!”.

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    Added: 01 Nov 2013

  • An experienced veteran, @raheeee has already listened to Kanye West’ ‘Power’ for hours upon end. Did we miss any good ones? Leave your suggestions in the comments below.

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    Added: 13 Feb 2014