Can you guess how many minutes are in the longest hit songs of all time?

These are the songs that never end.

This year, the Iron Butterfly 1968 hit "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" turned 50 years old. It's long been regarded as one of the longest songs of all time, stretching more than 17 minutes on the album it shares a name with.

To celebrate this big birthday, we started thinking about all the other long songs that became enduring hits over time.

Here, see if you can guess how many minutes it takes to get to the end of some of the catchiest tracks that go on and on. Good luck!
  1. In 1967, The Doors had a big hit with "Light My Fire." How many minutes did the album version last?
  2. In 1968, The Beatles had a big hit with "Hey Jude." How many minutes did the album version last?
  3. In 1969, The Rolling Stones had a big hit with "You Can't Always Get What You Want." How many minutes did the album version last?
  4. In 1971, Led Zeppelin had a big hit with "Stairway to Heaven." How many minutes did the album version last?
  5. In 1971, Don McLean had a big hit with "American Pie." How many minutes did the album version last?
  6. In 1973, Lynyrd Skynyrd had a big hit with "Free Bird." How many minutes did the album version last?
  7. In 1973, Billy Joel had a big hit with "Captain Jack." How many minutes did the album version last?
  8. In 1975, Queen had a big hit with "Bohemian Rhapsody." How many minutes did the album version last?
  9. In 1977, The Eagles had a big hit with "Hotel California." How many minutes did the album version last?
  10. In 1984, Prince had a big hit with "Purple Rain." How many minutes did the album version last?
  11. In 1992, Guns N' Roses had a big hit with "November Rain." How many minutes did the album version last?
  12. In 1993, Meat Loaf had a big hit with "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)." How many minutes did the album version last?
Can you guess how many minutes are in the longest hit songs of all time?

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debbi 2 months ago
I only got 3/12. I guess the songs just seemed longer than they were...😎🤗🏖️
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