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10 Best Time Songs

Time and time again, songs about time have existed on the airwaves. Whether it be a band crooning about the countdown to the end of time, or the best time of their lives, bands sing around the clock, about the clock.
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'Time Has Come Today'
This song was recorded by the brothers in 1966 and is noted as being ahead of it's time based on the effects used in recording. Notably the song uses a cow-bell to replicate the tick-tock of a clock. The Ramones covered the song in 1983.
The Chambers Brothers Time Has Come Today
09
'Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)'
Although this song was written right after Green Day's 1994 'Dookie,' the song didn't appear on an album until the band's third major-label album, 'Nimrod,' in 1997. It reached a wide audience when it was used in a Seinfeld episode 1998, and the video for the song eventually won Green Day their first VMA.
Green Day Good Riddance Time of Your Life
08
'Time Is on My Side'
While it is most famous by The Rolling Stones, this song was first recorded by jazz trombonist Kai Winding and his Orchestra in 1963. The Stones performed this song on their first appearance on the 'Ed Sullivan Show.'
The Rolling Stones Time Is on My Side
07
'Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun)'
The song is the seventh and final single from American R&B singer Janet Jackson's third studio album, 'Control' (1986). It was released to radio only and did not have an accompanying music video. Jackson included the song on a tour for the first time in 2008.
Janet Jackson Funny How Time Flies
06
'Times Like These'
'Times Like These' is the second single released from the Foo Fighters' fourth album 'One by One.' The entire band performed a version of the song with jazz pianist Chick Corea during the Grammy Awards in 2004. The song was also used by George W. Bush for his 2004 re-election campaign without the band's knowledge, prompting the band to get involved in the Democrat campaign for John Kerry.
Foo Fighters Times Like These
05
'2 Minutes to Midnight'
Released as the Iron Maiden's 10th overall single, '2 Minutes to Midnight' can be found on the band's fifth album 'Powerslave.' The song has references to the Doomsday Clock, the symbolic clock used by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
Iron Maiden Two Minutes To Midnight
04
'Clocks'
'Clocks' was the single off Coldplay's second album, 'Rush of Blood to the Head.' The song, which features cryptic lyrics of contrast and urgency themes, won Record of the Year at the 2004 Grammy Awards, and, to date, is one of Coldplay's most successful songs.
Coldplay Clocks
03
'Time of the Season'
'Time of the Season' was a track off The Zombies 1968 album 'Odessey and Oracle,' although many other songs were released prior to Columbia picking it as a single. The track, which is famous for its call-and-response verses ("What's your name? (What's your name?) / Who's your daddy? (Who's your daddy?) / (He rich?) Is he rich like me?"), was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in August 1967. The song has been used extensively in pop culture to emphasize a 1960s theme.
The Zombies Time of the Season
02
'Time'
'Time' is the fourth track on Pink Floyd's album 'The Dark Side of the Moon.' The song is a memento mori describing the phenomenon in which time seems to pass more quickly as one ages. Recently both The Killers and Weezer have covered the song in concert.
Pink Floyd Time
01
'Time After Time'
The song 'Time After Time' was the second single from Cyndi Lauper's 1984 'She's So Unusual.' The track, which earned a 1985 Grammy nomination for Song of the Year, has been covered -- either in live performance or on a recording -- by at least 120 different artists across a broad spectrum of genres.
Cyndi Lauper Time After Time
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