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  • dippedinblush
  • Expert Waygook

    • 509

    • November 21, 2013, 11:15:05 am
    • Yangpyeong, South Korea
Songs with the best bridges~
« on: June 07, 2021, 11:00:47 pm »
"The bridge is a musical passage that connects two sections of a song. For example, a bridge often connects the verse to the chorus of a song. It can also sit between the last two chorus sections to add variation. Think of it as a transitional section"

So I was listening to my songs on random and  "Every Breathe You Take" by The Police came on and I thought " I should erase this song from my playlist cause because I have heard this song a million times". But when the bridge hit and I heard:

"Since you've gone I've been lost without a trace
I dream at night I can only see your face
I look around but it's you I can't replace
I feel so cold and I long for your embrace
I keep crying baby, baby please"

I realized I couldn't possibly erase it because in my opinion this is the best bridge in a song ever and it kills me, and that is the reason it was there in the first place.
Some people call it a pre-chorus, but it's a bridge.

So I ask all you music lovers out there to share songs that have the best bridges. 

« Last Edit: June 07, 2021, 11:04:10 pm by dippedinblush »


  • dippedinblush
  • Expert Waygook

    • 509

    • November 21, 2013, 11:15:05 am
    • Yangpyeong, South Korea
Re: Songs with the best bridges~
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2021, 11:46:53 pm »
I'll reply to my own post:

Weezer:  Say It Ain't So

"Dear Daddy I write you, in spite of years of silence...."

A ****** great bridge!


  • theman3285
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1063

    • June 16, 2017, 09:01:06 am
Re: Songs with the best bridges~
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2021, 11:59:38 pm »
Can't help you with bridges, but this song has possibly the best build-up ever

https://youtu.be/6FfF9fIDqFg


  • dippedinblush
  • Expert Waygook

    • 509

    • November 21, 2013, 11:15:05 am
    • Yangpyeong, South Korea
Re: Songs with the best bridges~
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2021, 12:07:12 am »
this isn't the greatest buildup thread!  It's the greatest bridges!  Otherwise Death Cab's Transatlanticism would be added!!!!!!


  • dippedinblush
  • Expert Waygook

    • 509

    • November 21, 2013, 11:15:05 am
    • Yangpyeong, South Korea
Re: Songs with the best bridges~
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2021, 12:11:53 am »
Do I have to give another song that has a great bridge?!

Ok I will :D

Queen featuring David Bowie...  Under Pressure

when the song goes:

"Why can't we give love one more chance?
Why can't we give love one more chance?
Why can't we give love, give love, give love, give love
Give love, give love, give love, give love?

I'm sure you get the picture ;)
It's when the song grabs you by the balls and ****** makes you feeeeeeeeeeeel!!!!


  • gogators!
  • The Legend

    • 4711

    • March 16, 2016, 04:35:48 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Songs with the best bridges~
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2021, 12:19:55 am »
"and the swans they live in the park"
 
Contributed to Eric Claption's Badge by Ringo Starr. Famous because on the lyric sheet it read bridge for the empty space and  Ringo read it as badge, which is how the song title came about.

Lucinda Williams's Change the Locks doesn't have a bridge.


  • theman3285
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1063

    • June 16, 2017, 09:01:06 am
Re: Songs with the best bridges~
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2021, 12:29:35 am »
More importantly, what are you cats doing up at 1am on a school night??


  • dippedinblush
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    • 509

    • November 21, 2013, 11:15:05 am
    • Yangpyeong, South Korea
Re: Songs with the best bridges~
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2021, 12:42:27 am »
I'm up because I had been watching "Sharp Objects" and I needed a music break...but now that you mentioned it..I should hit the cotton. Nighty night :D


  • Adel
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    • January 30, 2015, 12:50:26 am
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Re: Songs with the best bridges~
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2021, 02:51:26 am »


  • leaponover
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    • March 05, 2012, 12:08:16 pm
    • Iksan, S. Korea
Re: Songs with the best bridges~
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2021, 01:55:14 pm »
As a teacher the bridge in Linkin' Park's 'One Step Clos8r' gets the nod for me.

Shut up! 
Shut up! 
Shut up when I'm talking to you!

Runner Up:
AHHHAHHHAHHHAHHHAAA HHHAAHH wailing from Lady Gaga in 'Shallow'.

This actually made me think of one of my top 5 all time favorite songs, Tyler by the Toadies.  What do I do with that as the whole second half of the song feels like a bridge with no chorus?  I'm genuinely curious how the parts  of that song can be defined.  If there is a bridge in it? If so, that's the winner for me.
« Last Edit: June 22, 2021, 02:08:18 pm by leaponover »


Re: Songs with the best bridges~
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2021, 02:33:27 pm »
Any song by Wesley Willis


  • hangook77
  • The Legend

    • 3242

    • September 14, 2017, 09:10:12 am
    • Near Busan
Re: Songs with the best bridges~
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2021, 02:46:59 pm »
Can't help you with bridges, but this song has possibly the best build-up ever

https://youtu.be/6FfF9fIDqFg

Nice guitar rifts later in the song. 

Lately, I like a lot of cover bands that do everything from the classics to 2000's rock.  Even a couple of them redoing pop songs as rock songs. 

As an example, I am not into Dua Lipa, but redone as a rock song with an 80's retro edge, not bad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDZIiV4SpSk


Re: Songs with the best bridges~
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2021, 07:22:12 pm »
never been much of a music head, but

speaking of bridges... how about the  bridge to Incheon airport when you're going to the airport and flying to China to get a TEFL job that doesn't pay starting salary 2.1 million!


  • 745sticky
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1392

    • March 26, 2020, 01:52:57 pm
    • Korea
Re: Songs with the best bridges~
« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 07:47:08 am »
never been much of a music head, but

speaking of bridges... how about the  bridge to Incheon airport when you're going to the airport and flying to China to get a TEFL job that doesn't pay starting salary 2.1 million!

hangook parody account or hangook alt? place your bets here


  • tylerthegloob
  • The Legend

    • 2347

    • September 28, 2016, 10:46:24 am
    • Busan
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Re: Songs with the best bridges~
« Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 07:50:26 am »
hangook parody account or hangook alt? place your bets here
dude, get out of my head
more gg more skill


  • Liechtenstein
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1434

    • February 15, 2019, 04:39:00 pm
    • NE Hemisphere
Re: Songs with the best bridges~
« Reply #15 on: Yesterday at 08:44:58 am »
never been much of a music head, but

speaking of bridges... how about the  bridge to Incheon airport when you're going to the airport and flying to China to get a TEFL job that doesn't pay starting salary 2.1 million!

I think this is funny. That was always my favourite bridge in Korea. And it fits the thread too...

Bridge Over Troubled Water





  • Adel
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    • January 30, 2015, 12:50:26 am
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Re: Songs with the best bridges~
« Reply #16 on: Yesterday at 09:00:02 am »
last time I crossed that bridge the theme song from 'Kelly's Heroes' sprung to mind.

Quote



Friends all tried to warn me
But I held my head up high
All the time they warned me
But I only passed them by

They all tried to tell me
But I guess I didn't care
I turned my back and
Left them standing there

All the burning bridges that have fallen after me
All the lonely feelings and the burning memories
Everyone I left behind each time I closed the door
Burning bridges lost forevermore
« Last Edit: Yesterday at 09:05:26 am by Adel »


Re: Songs with the best bridges~
« Reply #17 on: Yesterday at 09:38:55 am »


  • AvecPommesFrites
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1052

    • September 04, 2017, 02:19:33 pm
    • Incheon International Airport Immigration Office Detention Facility
Re: Songs with the best bridges~
« Reply #18 on: Yesterday at 09:44:55 am »
Lady Gaga - Bad Romance

I want your love, and I want your revenge
I want your love, I don't wanna be friends
J'veux ton amour, et je veux ton revenge
J'veux ton amour, I don't wanna be friends

(I want your bad romance, I want your bad romance)
I don't wanna be friends
(Caught in a bad romance)
I don't wanna be friends
(I want your bad romance)
(I want your bad romance)
Want your bad romance
(Caught in a bad romance)
Want your bad romance

Soggy undergarments


  • hangook77
  • The Legend

    • 3242

    • September 14, 2017, 09:10:12 am
    • Near Busan
Re: Songs with the best bridges~
« Reply #19 on: Yesterday at 11:44:33 am »
never been much of a music head, but

speaking of bridges... how about the  bridge to Incheon airport when you're going to the airport and flying to China to get a TEFL job that doesn't pay starting salary 2.1 million!

How about a bridge out of your ass to get all of the bullshit out, loser?

Your low pay jealousy ain't my problem.  All your bitching on here ain't going to get you more money...