Little Ditties: 20 Short But Sweet Classic Rock Songs That Leave Us Wanting More


6. Elvis Costello “Welcome to the Working Week” (1:23)

The song that kicks off the singer-songwriter’s 1977 debut album, My Aim Is True, introduces the world to Costello’s clever lyrical wordplay and bitter tone. The song seems to be a jab at working class conditions and leading a humdrum life, though is also thought by some to be about masturbation.


5. Jethro Tull “Cheap Day Return” (1:23)

With 3 tracks on their seminal 1971 album Aqualung running under 2 minutes (the others being “Wond’ring Aloud” and “Slipstream”), the progressive rock/folk band had its fair share of great, short tracks. This song shows lead singer Ian Anderson reflecting on a time when he visited his ailing father and the nurse who was present seemed more interested in getting the singer’s autograph than looking after his dad.

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