If you have a job that demands that you're stationed in one place, but then nature calls. What do you do? Imagine being a classic rock DJ and nature calls, what do you do next?

I'll tell you what Classic Rock DJ's have been doing for decades when they feel the need to relieve themselves. They play really long songs.

So, we'd like to give a shout out to all of the bands who decided to keep playing long after 3-4 minutes were up because you have helped Classic Rock jocks tremendously through the years.

Here are our Top 5 Classic Rock songs that DJ's play to give them enough time to hit the head when nature comes a calling.

Number 5

Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" - This Classic Rock tune was released in 1971 and checks in at 8 minutes and 2 seconds long. Part of the reason why the song is so long is because, like humans, it's made up of three different sections.

The song begins acoustically and then progresses in tempo accompanied by electric instruments and then finalizes itself with and uptempo, hard rock arrangement.

So, if a DJ has to scoot for a moment to go '#1', then the #5 in our Top 5 will help.

Number 4

Grand Funk Railroad - "I'm Your Captain" - This off the band's 1970 album, "Closer to Home" is the band's longest studio recording about a captain who faces mutiny from his crew. It runs about 9 minutes and 58 seconds long.

 

 

Number 3

Peter Frampton - "Do You Feel Like We Do?" - From the album, "Frampton's Camel" released in 1973, this song runs a whole 14 minutes and 16 seconds. Not only was this one of Frampton's biggest hits, but the song also became a highlight of his live performances on stage.

 

Number 2

Iron Butterfly - "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" - The band released the song on the album with the same name in 1968 and has saved many a DJ when they've had an unexpected bowel movement that didn't end in just a few minutes. The song length checks in at 17 minutes and 5 seconds.

Number 1

Rare Earth - "Get Ready" - One can't help how many school talent shows in the 70's went longer than scheduled because youngsters wanted this song in their act. From the album, "Rare Earth" released in September of 1969 and peaked at #4 on the Billboard Charts in 1970.

Even though it was performed by Rare Earth, famous Motown artist William "Smokey" Robinson played a role in writing it. With this song, a DJ could go to the restroom, take a smoke break and maybe even run to the store for a snack before this song ended. The song measured 21 minutes and 30 seconds when recorded in 1969.