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Old 27-05-2003, 11:43 PM   #1   [permalink]
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Coolest song titles ever...

Sometimes I find myself downloading a song based solely on the fact that the title is awesome. Modest Mouse has always been a good band for hooking me in based solely on song titles... You had me at "Teeth Like God's Shoeshine", Isaac... "Man or Astro Man?" is a great band for creating song titles... Unfortunately, sometimes the song title is better than the song... They are also usuall very long like "Obligatory Part 2 Song in Which There Is No Present Existing Part 1, Nor The Plans to Make One" and "Curious Constructs of Stem-Like Devices Which Now Prepare Themselves To Be Thought of as Fingers"... Both songs are pretty good too...

Other favourite song titles of mine include (the actual songs are pretty cool too)...

"Bo Diddley is Jesus" - Jesus and Mary Chain
"The Lord is My Shotgun" - Primal Scream
"PS You Rock My world" - eels

Many more to follow but that's all I can think of right now...

You can now begin to list your favourite song titles...
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Old 27-05-2003, 11:53 PM   #2   [permalink]
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damn near every tool song.ever.
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This is a song, i will now play this song for u.
i know i have more stashed somewhere*checks pockets*
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Old 28-05-2003, 12:20 AM   #3   [permalink]
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song titles that caught me off guard or pleased me in some way upon encountering them, from hilarious to the kind that gave me chills up and down my spine and everything in between:

talking ---- about a pretty sunset - modest mouse
edit the sad parts - modest mouse
does your heart beat slower - june of 44
lusitiana - june of 44
when will you die for the last time in my dreams - polvo
no more peace and quiet for the warlike - don caballero
my ten year old lady is giving it away - don caballero (put the comma where you like on this one... )
f*ck you in the heart - the crush
i am trying to break your heart - wilco
some things last a long time - built to spill

and to end on a funny note, the band with the quite possibly the greatest song titles but also quite possibly the worst music ever, ten grand:

"never let your girlfriend go camping with that guy she met in pottery class... trust me"

"it ain't a party unless your'e doing it with someone else in the bathroom"

"to the library and step on it!"
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Old 28-05-2003, 12:38 AM   #4   [permalink]
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I love the song title "Hairdresser on Fire" by Morrissey. For some reason it makes me laugh whenever I think of it probably because the image of a hairdresser on fire seems extremely funny. Personally I think that Mission of Burma had some great song titles like "That's When I Reach for My Revolver", "This is Not a Photograph", "Academy Fight Song", and "That's How I Escaped My Certain Fate". I also think that Wire has a few great song titles that suggest interesting things. Another individual who while I'm not a huge fan of but love his song titles is Frank Zappa. Song titles always seem be really goofy like "Call Any Vegtable", "Why Does it Hurt When I Pee?", and most of the titles off the album 200 Motels.

I'm waiting for some to mention the infamous King Missile song.
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Old 28-05-2003, 07:36 AM   #5   [permalink]
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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised - Gil Scott-Heron
Run Paint Run Run - Captain Beefheart
The Pop Singer's Fear of the Pollen Count - Divine Comedy

"I want to be a cowboy" by the Vandals is pretty funny, but it might be because I think the song is a hilarious -----take.
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Eight years of rock and roll has completely destroyed my memory - Custard
If Yr famous and yr know it sack yr band - Custard
Never mind the bollocks here comes the house of representatives - TISM
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More to come as I think of them....
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mine are simple

Hurt- Nine inch Nails
Sick of you- Robin Black
River- Hanson
I will come to you- Hanson
Never again- Nickleback
Leader of Men- Nickleback
Blessed be the name- ?
Waves of Grace- ?
Mist covered mountains- some celtic band
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I think you missed the point...




Anyway, here's a few more of my favourite song titles...


"When they really get to know you they will run" - Pedro the Lion
"Song Against Sex" - Neutral milk hotel
"Drinking Champagne from a Paper Cup" - Death Cab For Cutie
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Quote:
Originally posted by katiedid
talking ---- about a pretty sunset - modest mouse
edit the sad parts - modest mouse
i am trying to break your heart - wilco
some things last a long time - built to spill
Damn you, Katie! Beat me to it. Talking ---- About a Pretty Sunset has to be one of my favorites.

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mine are simple

Hurt- Nine inch Nails
Sick of you- Robin Black
River- Hanson
I will come to you- Hanson
Never again- Nickleback
Leader of Men- Nickleback
Blessed be the name- ?
Waves of Grace- ?
Mist covered mountains- some celtic band
......

Good job.


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"Drinking Champagne from a Paper Cup" - Death Cab For Cutie
That's just "Champagne from a Paper Cup," love.

I am warning you: This will be long.

Anyway, Bright Eyes always has great song titles:
"A Line Allows Progress, A Circle Does Not"
"The Calendar Hung Itself"
"Falling Out of Love At This Volume"
"Oh, You Are the Roots That Sleep Beneath My Feet"


And, of course, Radiohead:
"Punchdrunk Lovesick Singalong"
"How To Disappear Completely"
"Paranoid Android"
"Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box


The ever-amazing Modest Mouse:
"Bankrupt on Selling"
"Styrofoam Boots/It's All Nice On Ice, Alright"
"Space Travel is Boring"
"Classy Plastic Lumber"
"Sunspots in the House of the Late Scapegoat"

Too many more to name.

Soothing, melodic, wonderful, depressing Pedro the Lion:
"When They Really Get to Know You They Will Run"
"Of Minor Prophets and Their Prostitute Wives"


I hate you for breaking up, At the Drive-In:
"Hulahoop Wounds"
"Napoleon Solo"
"A Devil Among the Tailors"
"Invalid Litter Dept."
"Rolodex Propaganda"


Very angry and very homosexual Mindless Self Indulgence:
"Dicks Are for My Friends"
"Cocaine and Toupees"
"I Hate Jimmy Page"
"Step Up, Ghetto Blaster"
"Last Time I Tried to Rock Your World"


My band of the moment, Cursive:
"Shallow Means, Deep Ends"
"The Night I Lost the Will to Fight"
"Mothership, Mothership, Do You Read Me"
"The Lament of Pretty Baby"


No explanation needed for They Might Be Giants:
"I Palindrome, I"
"Nothing's Gonna Change My Clothes"
"Birdhouse in Your Soul"
"Shoehorn With Teeth"
"Put Your Hand Inside the Puppet Head"


Pavement, an instant classic:
"5-4=Unity"
"Harness Your Hopes"
"Elevate Me Later"
"Spit on a Stranger"


And more random stuff:
The Liars - "You Know I Hate Stupid Phones"
Jets to Brazil - "I Typed For Miles"
Brunching Shuttlecocks - "The Bjork Song"
Mineral - "Love Letter Typewriter"
Cropduster - "Blizzard of Doom"
The Shins - "Caring is Creepy"
From Autumn to Ashes - "Chloroform Perfume"
The Good Life - "What We Fall For When We're Already Down"
Last Days of April - "Glowing Me, Choking You"
Pretty Girls Make Graves - "If You Hate Your Friends, You're Not Alone"
Violent Femmes - "Dance, Motherfucker, Dance!"
Ataris - "San Dimas High School Football Rules!"




.... For anyone who took the time to read all of that, or even half, I'm sorry.
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Hate this and I'll love you - Muse
Daddy's gonna pay for your crashed car - U2
I think I lost my headache - Queens of the Stone Age
Feel good hit of the Summer - Queens of the Stone Age
Lost art of keeping a secret - Queens of the Stone Age
Better living through chemistry - Queens of the Stone Age (man, talk an album with such cool titles! )
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I can't recal the band, but there is a song called As I watch the Sun ---- the Ocean.
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Elhaym my dear
That's just "Champagne from a Paper Cup," love.
Blame yourself for writing it wrong on the CD you made me...

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I can't recal the band, but there is a song called As I watch the Sun ---- the Ocean.
It's Boy Hits Car... Good song...

Edit: Mixed up bands...Much forgiveness
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Since no one listed his songs, I think that Tom Waits has some great song titles

- The Piano Has Been Drinking Not Me
- God's Away on Business
- 16 Shells From a Thirty Ought Six
- Jockey Full of Bourbon
- Cemetery Polka
- Black Market Baby
- Choclate Jesus
- No One Knows I'm Gone

Some favorite Joy Division titles
- Love Will Tear Us Apart (Again)
- Shadowplay
- Atrocity Exhibition
- From Safety to Where...?
- Something Must Break

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion song titles usually make me laugh, go "Heh, that sounds cool", or go "Huh?"
- Magical Colors
- Talk About the Blues
- Down in the Beast
- Shakin' Rock' N' Roll Tonight
- Money Rock' N' Roll
- Bellbottoms
- Dynamite Lover
- Do You Wanna Get Heavy?

The Smiths always had some great song titles
- Vicar in a Tutu
- Boy With a Thorn in his Side
- The Queen is Dead
- There is a Light that Never Goes Out
- Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
- Girlfriend in a Coma
- Shoplifters of the World Unite
- Bigmouth Strikes Again
- Half a Person
- You Just Haven't Earned it yet, Baby

I'm sure I'm going to think of more song titles later.
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Old 29-05-2003, 04:25 PM   #15   [permalink]
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I can't recal the band, but there is a song called As I watch the Sun ---- the Ocean.
boy hits car? damn... its been a while (ok... a year but... nevermind)

anyway... How about a full album worth of great song titles... who can top that, huh, huh? what bitch?

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From Don Caballaros 'American Don'

1. Fire Back About Your New Baby's Sex
2. Peter Criss Jazz
3. Haven't Lived Afro Pop
4. You Drink a Lot of Coffee for a Teenager
5. Ones All over the Place
6. I Never Liked You
7. Details on How to Get Iceman on Your License Plate
8. Lot of People Tell Me I Have a Fake British Accent
9. Let's Face It Pal, You Didn't Need That Eye Surgery
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