Popular Songs with the Shortest Lyrics

Posted in: Musicouching by nobert soloria bermosa on February 22nd, 2009 | 29 Comments

A list of eight popular songs with the shortest lyrics.

1. Color My World

Color My World is a popular song of the band Chicago. Its lyrics comprised of 40 words only. It was written by James Pankow. Color My World became a popular “slow-dance” song at high school proms and university dances during the 1970s.

As time goes on, I realize

Just what you mean to me

And now, now that you’re near,

Promise your love that I’ve waited to share

And dreams of our moments together

Color my world with hopes of loving you.

Play song here

2. Golden Slumbers

Golden Slumbers is a song recorded in 1969 by The Beatles, the most popular band of the 1960s. The song has 83 words in all where the 1st and 2nd lines were repeated twice and the 3rd line repeated thrice with a playing time of 1:31. It was written by Paul McCartney but credited to Lennon/McCartney.

Once there was a way, to get back homeward,

Once there was a way, to get back home

Sleep pretty darling do not cry, and I will sing a lullaby

Golden slumbers fill your eyes; smiles awake you when you rise

Sleep pretty darling do not cry, and I will sing a lullaby

Once there was a way, to get back homeward,

Once there was a way, to get back home

Sleep pretty darling do not cry, and I will sing a lullaby

Play song here

3. Carry That Weight

Carry That Weight is a song by The Beatles with playing time of 1:36. It has 35 words only but the 1st line is repeated 6 times.

Boy you’re gonna carry that weight, carry that weight for a long time (2x)

I never give you my pillow I only send you my invitations

And in the middle of the celebrations, I break down

Boy you’re gonna carry that weight, carry that weight for a long time (4x)

Play song here

4. The End

The song entitled “The End” is one of the songs with the shortest lyrics. This is a song by The Beatles composed by Paul McCartney but credited to Lennon McCartney for the album Abbey Road. It was the last song recorded collectively by all four of The Beatles, and is the final song of the medley that dominates side two of the LP version of the album.

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