Great story. Follow the link and learn why 2:42 is the ideal length for the perfect song.
Two Minutes and 42 Seconds in Heaven by Joshua Allen - The Morning News: "How many horn solos does it take to kill a perfect pop song? JOSHUA ALLEN applies science and taste to determine the exact best length—down to the second—for the platonic song, including a full mix tape of samples."
Then head on over to Muxtape to experience a mixtape comprised solely of 2:42 long songs.