Songs that HAVE REALLY GREAT ENDINGS!


#1

Some songs just ace the endings.

Like this one:


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#4

Floating points is so good at those songs that build up to a climatic conclusion.


#5

Aye but the final non-ending to this one is pretty neat, ends album brilliantly


#6

Ed Sheeran’s entire catalogue :wink:


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#8

A rare example of a song that fades out where the fade-out is totally appropriate:


#9

The Beatles - A Day in the Life.

Do I need to post it? Surely not.


#10

Parquet Courts - Total Football

and FUCK TOM BRADY


#11

Specific subgenre of song ending that I’m an absolute sucker for: guitar rock veering into unexpected techno meltdown. To wit:


#12

If we’re talking about climactic builds and then release, this is one of my faves. Good few minutes of tension and then release at 6.13.


#13

The first and second things that come to mind:


#14

Shame’s outro is beautiful too!


#15

I had to limit myself to two, otherwise we’d have a new Smashing Pumpkins thread.

Ok, three. I’ll never forget the first time I heard those bleeding guitars at the end.


#16

It just keeps going and going in the best way possible. Just when you think it can’t get more intense that bendy harmonic lead comes in.


#17

Oh here we go, “Dendron” by The Hotelier. The release of that final brutal buildup after the gut-punch final lyrics into the acoustic progression tying it back to the first song of the album. It might be the best song of the decade so far for me.


#18

Really obvious example. Beginning of the end section starts at 4: 34.

https://youtu.be/NFQ4nuUuwNo


#19

Here’s an amazing one from this year. The song makes a sudden beautiful ambient swerve that ties the album up perfectly.


#20

I could do this forever so last one for now. I love how the tension reaches that unbearable point and then releases into that really sad, pretty final segment.