Saturday, 2 August 2008

Crazy Song Titles

I’ve just been listening to a song with an amazingly long title:

You Got to Get Through What You've Got to Go Through to Get What You Want, But You Got to Know What You Want to Get Through What You Got to Go Through

This particular song is by The Wildhearts and as I listened, I started thinking about what other strange, quirky, long and crazy song titles are out there. So I did a little research and discovered the following gems from my own collection:

  • Post Fade Brain Damage
  • I Hate Myself And Everybody Else
  • Luminous Flesh Giants
  • Malignant Narcissism
  • This Maniac’s In Love With You
  • The Ninns Of Mourning
  • The Four Of Us Are Dying
  • Mugwump
  • The Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing
  • Everybody Knows That You Are Insane
  • Too Many Hippies (In The Garden Of Love)
  • Break Like The Wind
  • I’ll Rip Your Spine Out
  • Jizzlobber
  • Cheer Up Boys, Your Makeup Is Running
  • Help Me I Am In Hell
  • Can’t Drink You Pretty
  • A Piece Of Liquid
  • Objects In The Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are
  • Woodpecker From Mars

Of course, if you trawl the internet, you can find all sorts of crazy stuff. Country and Western seems to be full of wackiness:

  • I Don’t Know Whether To Kill Myself Or Go Bowling
  • I Still Miss You Baby, But My Aim's Gettin' Better
  • Mama Get A Hammer (There’s A Fly On Papa’s Head)
  • You’re The Reason Our Kids Are So Ugly
  • I Flushed You From The Toilets Of My Heart
  • I Wanna Whip Your Cow
  • I’d Rather Have A Bottle In Front Of Me Than A Frontal Lobotomy
  • May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose
  • She Made Toothpicks Out Of The Timber Of My Heart
  • They May Put Me In Prison But They Can’t Stop My Face From Breakin’Out

Similarly, from the world of heavy metal and rock

  • Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter
  • Leper Messiah
  • Killing Is My Business … And Business Is Good
  • Lay Down And Die … Goodbye
  • You’re The Victim, I’m The Crime
  • Where There’s A Whip There’s A Way
  • The Apes Of Wrath
  • Suburbanality (How To Hang Yourself From An Urban Structure)
  • Circular Flight of the One-Winged Sparrow
  • Journey Through A Burning Brain
Anybody got any more?


Anonymous said...

Wow, that one at the top is an extremely long song title! The three longest titles from songs I've listened to that come to mind would be "Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr", "This Cocaine Makes Me Feel Like I'm On This Song", and "Papyrus Containing The Spell To Preserve Its Possessor Against Attacks From He Who Is In The Water", all three under the heavy metal type of music.

Plastic Mancunian said...

All good song titles, Brian. I feel a mad urge to search the internet for more ...

Anonymous said...

"I had a best friend once but then he gave me an STD"

"Final episode lets change the channel"

"If you cant ride two horses at should get out of the circus"

"i was once, possibly,maybe, perhaps a cowboy king"

"And i told them i invented times new roman"

"Turn off the light im watching back to the future"

"Swords dragons and diet coke"

"Who speaks spanish? Colon Quesadilla"

"Shhh!! if your quiet ill show you a dinosaur"

Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Anonymous

Are they really songs?

If they are they are certainly crazy.