My favorite bridges.
Many of my favorite songs are thus because they have a great bridge, or middle 8, which is the term I prefer. And when I write tunes, the middle 8 is often my favorite part to tackle (if I think the song needs one, because not all songs need a middle 8).
So, without further babble, here are the songs that contain my favorite bridges/middle 8s. It’s not a definitive list, I suppose, but after much mulling, it’s at least definitive for me today.
No Reply, The Beatles, Beatles For Sale
Another Girl, The Beatles, Help
You’re Gonna Lose That Girl, The Beatles, Help
Don’t Let Me Down, The Beatles, B-Side to Get Back
Jack and Diane, John Cougar, American Fool
Lola, The Kinks, Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One
I Married Her Just Because She Looks Like You, Lyle Lovett, Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
Cinnamon Girl, Neil Young, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
American Tune, Paul Simon, There Goes Rhymin’ Simon
Stuck in a Moment, U2, All That You Can’t Leave Behind
In a Little While, U2, All That You Can’t Leave Behind
Anyone else out there have some favorite middle 8’s?