Best moments in songs

Back in November 2004, we had the best starting lyrics to a song thread, hotly contested between the Monkees, the Beach Boys, the Brand New Heavies, Simon and Garfunkel, and Talking Heads.

Now it’s time for the best moment in a song. Here are some contenders to start the ball rolling.

– The Buzzcocks, Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve): the guitar changing down following "a-fallen in love with" 2:27 into the track
– Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sweet Home Alabama: the tiny piano riff 30 seconds in
– Billy Bragg, A New England: the break in the guitar after 44 seconds.

The timings may be a little off, depending on the version you may be listening to, but it shouldn’t be difficult to identify the glorious moments.

This is by no means an exhaustive list, merely a placeholder for me (and hopefully others) to contribute as and when moments make them smile.


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