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    arodfan
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    I Know The End is the first song that comes to mind

    Yeah, the second half of that song(and the song in general) broke me.

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    braydenfitzsimmons
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    Cliched at this point but god the bridge onwards of Drivers License is heavenly.

    (It’s 1:40mins of a 4 min song, I’m counting that as a second half).

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    I totally forgot about u by Kendrick Lamar. Kendrick’s most depressive, most vulnerable song.

    Rest in Peace MF DOOM

    Rest in Peace DMX

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    Justin Timberlake – LoveStoned/ I think She Knows
    Justin Timberlake – Mirrors
    Justin Timberlake – What’s Goes Around.. Comes Around

    Rihanna – Love Without Tragedy/Mother Mary

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    I’d add Hard Feelings/Loveless by Lorde but that’s really just two songs in one so it’s not really a “second half”

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    “I Know The End” / Phoebe Brigders is the hallmark example, which Finneas & Billie basically copied (but it’s ok, I love HTE, the song, not the album).

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    ciguanaba
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    Oh, and Taylor and Bon Iver’s “Evermore” is fucking fantastic once the second half kicks in.

    But wait are we forgetting the original second half song? The Beatle’s “A Day in the Life” by The Beatles?

    BTW I think that for this to be a successful exercise we need to think about songs that TRULY change gears, not songs that introduce bridges or slightly change midway.

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    Zetta
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    How about another classic? A serious gear change?

    David Bowie’s Station to Station.

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    I’d add Hard Feelings/Loveless by Lorde but that’s really just two songs in one so it’s not really a “second half”

    you could still mention the metal bending part and the outro in hard feelings since its art peak

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    Zetta
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    Or, how many changes can you stand?

    Mind blowing eternally: Yes: Close to The Edge.

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    The second half of Fantasy By Mariah Carey is pure heaven. I could say the same thing about We Belong Together.

    MARIAH CAREY

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    Jamiexx, “Gosh”
    Brittany Howard, “Georgia” (outro)
    Beck, “Wow”

    FYC - Lil Nas X
    MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) - ROTY, SOTY, Best Pop Solo Perf., Best Music Video
    INDUSTRY BABY - Best Melodic Rap Perf., Best Rap Song
    MONTERO - AOTY, Best Pop Vocal Album

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    There was a period of time in the early 00s when it seemed like every other alt rock song had either that abrupt change mid-song (think Broken by Seether/Amy Lee or Lifehouse’s Everything,) or a dramatic crescendo at the bridge (Coldplay with Fix You or the Goo Goo Dolls in Better Days.)

    It was kind of cheesy, but I still sort of miss it.

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    Donna Summer, “Radio”
    Donna Summer, “MacArthur Park”
    Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer, “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)”

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    “Giving Me Life” by Mariah Carey

    Grammys FYC:
    Spoken Word Album: "The Meaning of Mariah Carey"
    Music Film: "Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special"
    Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: "Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special"
    R&B Performance: "Somewhat Loved"

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