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Jenny
356984.  Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:01 pm Reply with quote

Jwrigley suggests we compile a list of strange song titles and have a vote on the strangest to compile a QI 'top ten'. It occurs to me that this might be fun for the 2009 annual.

Jwrigley gave me one to start with:

Jwrigley wrote:
"Love is better than a warm trombone" - Gomez

 
suze
356996.  Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:15 pm Reply with quote

Drop kick me, Jesus, through the goal posts of life.

This monstrosity was by Bobby Bare, who was one of the big names in country music in the 60s.

 
nitwit02
357258.  Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:16 pm Reply with quote

Ticky Ticky Tick (circa 1955 recorded by Frankie Laine.

 
mi amigo
357338.  Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:20 am Reply with quote

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Izzardesque
357348.  Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:00 am Reply with quote

Keeping Your Poop In A Jar - Hayseed Dixies

 
Tas
357388.  Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:29 am Reply with quote

You beat me to it, Izzie (And I think there is no 's' on the end of Dixie, in their name).

:-D

Tas

 
Neotenic
357389.  Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:32 am Reply with quote

"And by Our Own Hand Did Every Last Bird Lie Silent in Their Puddles, the Air Barren of Song as the Clouds Drifted Away. For Killing Their Greatest Enemy, the Locusts Noisily Thanked Us and Turned Their Jaws Toward Our Crops, Swallowing Our Greed Whole." - by Red Sparowes (who, maddeningly, have decided to do a UK tour while I'm in the States. grr.) It's an instrumental track (as is all of their work)

 
Jwrigley
357398.  Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:49 am Reply with quote

that's cheating. You can't decide to be an instrumental only band and then write the tyrics as the song title. ;)

 
maiden
357639.  Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:06 pm Reply with quote

Not a song, but an entire album!!!

 
Jenny
357666.  Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:28 pm Reply with quote

maiden wrote:
Not a song, but an entire album!!!


Good grief...

 
3cheeseshigh
357686.  Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:06 pm Reply with quote

I'm a cranky old Yank in a clanky old tank, on the streets of Yokohama with my Honolulu Mama, doing those beat-o, beat-o, flat on my seat-o, Hirohito blues - Hoagey Carmichael (spelling?)

I believe this once had the distinction of being the longest song title ever recorded.

 
maiden
357688.  Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:07 pm Reply with quote

Jenny wrote:
maiden wrote:
Not a song, but an entire album!!!


Good grief...


LOL ... C'mon Jenny, If you actually listen to the sample track listings, it does make you dance like Carlton.

LOL

:)

 
Bondee
357788.  Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:12 pm Reply with quote

Neotenic wrote:
"And by Our Own Hand Did Every Last Bird Lie Silent in Their Puddles, the Air Barren of Song as the Clouds Drifted Away. For Killing Their Greatest Enemy, the Locusts Noisily Thanked Us and Turned Their Jaws Toward Our Crops, Swallowing Our Greed Whole." - by Red Sparowes


If you read all the song titles together it tells the story of the "film" to which the music is the soundtrack. Same with both albums. I'm a bit pissed off about the tour too! I'm busy on 2 nights of that week already. Can't afford another gig.


My choice is one that I've mentioned in the "Games" section of the forum...

The Son Of A Disgruntled Ex-Postal Worker Reflects On His Life While Getting Stoned In The Parking Lot Of A Winn Dixie Listening To Metallica - Alice Donut

 
Neotenic
357939.  Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:39 pm Reply with quote

El Phantasmo and the Chicken Run Blast-O-Rama by White Zombie has always been a favourite of mine.

Oh, and the 'Suspended Animation' album by Fantomas has 30 tracks, named after each date in April.

 
djgordy
357951.  Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:07 pm Reply with quote

I think we ought to exclude country and western songs from the list as they would win hands down.

Anyhoo:

"To the Workers of the Rockford River Valley Region, I have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament, and it involves shoe string, a lavender garland, and twelve strong women" (Sufjan Stevens)

"Get balsamic vinegar...quick you fool". (Snot Patrol) oops I mean (Snow Patrol).

"When mama was a moth" (Cocteau Twins)

"I slept with someone in Fall Out Boy and all I got was this stupid song written." (Fall Out Boy)

 

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