Thursday, June 22, 2006

iTunes - shortest song you can buy vs. preview?

I was just listening to some previews on iTunes - specifically tracks by The Dickies and The Ramones - and realised that some of these early punk bands had *really* short tracks. Which got me thinking.

What is the shortest track you can buy - yes, buy - on iTunes?

I found several tracks by The Dickies around the 1 minute 30seconds or even 1:15 but the Ramones had a track which was only 46seconds long - it's called Durango 95. Go on check it!

Now, given iTunes has a blanket 30seconds preview policy my question is

"Is there a track available for sales on iTunes which is so short you can preview the WHOLE THING?"

If anyone has anything shorter than 46 seconds can they post it here?

1 comment:

  1. Yeah I've found one which is shorter. It's by an Aussie band called Frenzal Rhomb. In fact after checking, there are three.

    Beaded Curtains (Pt. 2) - 0:11
    Beaded Curtains (Pt. 3) - 0:12
    I Know Why Dinosaurs Became Extinct - 0:28

    They're the shortest that I've coma across, not really songs I guess, but they're there all the same.