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post Apr 7 2017, 10:21 AM
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probably time to bring this thread back seeing as Harry Styles is set to have a number one next Friday with 'Sign Of The Times' (5:41).

here are all those that pass 5:30.

9:20 Oasis - All Around The World (1998)
8:04 Justin Timberlake - Mirrors (2013)
7:22 Oasis - D'ya Know What I Mean? (1997)
7:07 U.S.A. For Africa - We Are The World (1985)
7:06 The Beatles - Hey Jude (1968)
6:53 Steve "Silk" Hurley - Jack Your Body (1987)
6:51 George Michael - Jesus To A Child (1996)
6:46 Michael Jackson - Earth Song (1995)
6:44 Eminem feat. Dido - Stan (2000)
6:44 Simple Minds - Belfast Child (1989)
6:33 Queen - Innuendo (1991)
6:25 Take That - Never Forget (1995)
6:11 Madonna - Frozen (1998)
6:07 10cc - I'm Not In Love (1975)
5:58 Deniece Williams - Free (1977)
5:54 Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (1975)
5:50 Boyz II Men - End Of The Road (1992)
5:50 Rod Stewart - Maggie May (1971)
5:47 George Michael & Elton John - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me (1991)
5:45 Spandau Ballet - True (1983)
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post Apr 7 2017, 10:36 AM
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Why is 'All Around The World' listed twice and with two different years? I'm pretty sure the version on the CD single is 9:20.
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post Apr 7 2017, 10:54 AM
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The second one's meant to be 'D'ya Know What I Mean?'.
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post Apr 7 2017, 10:57 AM
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I'm kinda shocked to learn that 'Bohemian Rhapsody' is 'only' 6 minutes long. I thought it was missing from the list at first!
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post Apr 7 2017, 11:00 AM
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I didn't know Frozen was that long
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post Apr 7 2017, 11:02 AM
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QUOTE(Mart!n @ Apr 7 2017, 12:00 PM) *
I didn't know Frozen was that long

The video edit is slightly shorter at 5:23, the album version is 6:19 though.
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post Apr 7 2017, 11:03 AM
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never realised Everything I Do was 6 min and a half, it certainly drags wink.gif
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post Apr 7 2017, 11:44 AM
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You forgot Meat Loaf - "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)". The video version is 7:38 and the album version is 12:01
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post Apr 7 2017, 11:47 AM
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The single version is 5:22.

(EDIT: also going to remove 'Frozen' and 'Everything I Do' as apparently the single versions were shorter - if anyone knows more about the single versions of other songs I've listed tell me)
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post Apr 7 2017, 11:59 AM
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I didn't realise 'Stan' was that long. Guess it flies by when you're in it.
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post Apr 7 2017, 12:01 PM
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I'm sure the single version of "Mirrors" is 4:37
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post Apr 7 2017, 12:19 PM
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It wasn't. The radio edit was released a while after the full length version and didn't make as much of a chart impact.
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post Apr 7 2017, 12:42 PM
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oops Was gonna suggest The Orb , but then realised its just number 1 s laugh.gif

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post Apr 7 2017, 01:28 PM
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just checked my CD single x Stiltskin's Inside and it's just 4:23
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post Apr 7 2017, 02:33 PM
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One for the oldies, Laurie Anderson's 'O Superman' came in at 8:21, I was convinced it got to number 1 but in fact it stalled at number 2.
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post Apr 7 2017, 05:04 PM
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I'm guessing it's no coincidence that We Are The World was one second longer than the record holder at the time.

Wait oops just saw I Feel Love. That probably had a radio edit that was shorter.


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post Apr 7 2017, 05:24 PM
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I Feel Love was 5.53. Jack Your Body was 3.13. The figures on that list for those two refer to the 12 inch singles.
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post Apr 7 2017, 05:25 PM
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The I Feel Love 7" wasn't as long as that so you need to remove that too.
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post Apr 7 2017, 05:34 PM
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More single versions:

Madonna - Hung Up - 3:23
https://www.discogs.com/Madonna-Hung-Up/release/557274

All Saints - Never Ever - 5:15
https://www.discogs.com/All-Saints-Never-Ev...release/1073077

The Prodigy - Breathe - 3:59
https://www.discogs.com/Prodigy-Breathe/release/1330378

Michael Jackson - You Are Not Alone - 4:29
https://www.discogs.com/Michael-Jackson-You.../release/776178

Madonna - Like A Prayer - 5:19
https://www.discogs.com/Madonna-Like-A-Prayer/release/707008

On the other hand, I believe the CD single of Madonna - Frozen contained the full 6:11 version:
https://www.discogs.com/Madonna-Frozen/release/35527

Also, the 7:53 version of Meat Loaf was on some versions of the single, but I don't know if the one that sold most in the UK had that or the 5:25 edit.

Edit: Meat Loaf's catalogue number on the chart at the time is for a release with the 7:53 version, which I would *guess* reflects the main UK release:



https://www.discogs.com/Meat-Loaf-Id-Do-Any.../release/640894


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post Apr 7 2017, 08:59 PM
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The single version of 'Three Times A Lady' by Commodores was 3:35. It was the album version that was 6:39 in length...
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