10 Songs Worth Three Minutes

GREGORY HEISLER FOR TIME

Bruce Springsteen at home in Monmouth, New Jersey

Albums are inconsiderate things. To hear them, you need an hour's worth of your crowded life, not including the time it takes to penetrate the layers of security stickers. Singles, barely sold in record stores anymore but making up the vast majority of downloads, ask for only three good minutes. Here are 10 songs guaranteed to thrill for half an hour or so.

Al Green
You Are So Beautiful
Joe Cocker covered this song in melodrama, which makes Green's restoration effort more amazing. Producer...

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