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mad rhetorik
11-18-2004, 01:20 PM
I love random/funny song titles. Also like really imaginative or evocative titles. They make bad songs almost suck less, and good songs better. Sometimes titles are an exact description of the contents within; others leave you wondering if the writer was just rifling thru a thesaurus.

Here are some of my faves:

"Desert Search For Techno Allah" by Mr. Bungle
"From A Buick Six" by Bob Dylan
"Her Eyes Are A Million Blue Miles," by Captain Beefheart
"Political Song For Michael Jackson To Sing," "The Roar Of The Masses Might Be Farts" by The Minutemen
"Teeth Like God's Shoeshine" by Modest Mouse
"Houses In Motion" by Talking Heads
"Mother Hold The Candle Steady While I Shave The Chicken's Lip" by King Crimson
"Broken Hearts Are For As<a>sholes," "My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama" by Frank Zappa
"Perfume Of A Critic's Burning Flesh" by John Zorn
"Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos" by Public Enemy (<b>BADA<a>SS</b>)
"New Millenium Cyanide Christ" by Meshuggah
"The Piano Has Been Drinking, Not Me" by Tom Waits
"Weekend Sex Change" by Dillinger Escape Plan
"I've Been Riding With The Ghost" by Songs:Ohia
"Several Species Of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In A Cave And Grooving With A Pict" by Pink Floyd (truth in advertising!)
"C. Thomas Howell As The Soul Man" by Botch
"As The World Dies The Eyes Of God Grow Bigger" by Sebadoh
"Live From The Russian Compound," "Anything Jesus Does I Can Do Better," Twenty-Three Lubed-Up Schizophrenics With Delusions Of Grandeur" by The Locust
"Tortoise's Brand Pot Scrubbing Cleaner's Theme" by Shonen Knife
"Satan's Ice Cream Truck" by Strapping Young Lad
"Atrocity Exhibition" by Joy Division
"Falco v. The Young Canoeist" by McLusky
"Jesus Built My Hotrod" by Ministry
"Extreme Noise Terror Are Afraid Of Us" by A.C. (no, that's not their full name, and printing it or most of their other song titles might cause me to get banned)

11-18-2004, 01:53 PM
How about a whole album worth of winners from Mojo Nixon...

1 The Amazing Bigfoot Diet
2 Stuffin' Martha's Muffin
3 I Hate Banks
4 Feeling Existential
5 Be My Lover
6 Where the Hell's My Money?
7 Gonna Put My Face on a Nuclear Bomb
8 Ain't Got No Boss
9 I'm Living With a Three-Foot Anti-Christ
10 Gonna Eat Them Words
11 Twilight's Last Gleaming
12 23 Mile Ride
13 In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
14 Ballad of Wendell Scott
15 Get Out of My Way!
16 Rutabagas
17 Burn Down the Malls
18 Son of Santa
19 Transylvanian Xmas
20 Jesus at Mcdonald's

All off the album Frenzy.

What the hell...Bo Day Shus is pretty fun too...

1. Elvis Is Everywhere
2. We Gotta Have More Soul!
3. I Ain't Gonna Piss in No Jar
4. Polka Polka
5. I'm Gonna Dig up Howling Wolf
6. Story of One Chord
7. Gin Guzzlin' Frenzy
8. B.B.Q. U.S.A.
9. Positively Bodies Parking
10. Wash No Dishes No More
11. Lincoln Logs
12. Wide Open
13. Don't Want No Foo-Foo Haircut on My Head

11-18-2004, 03:09 PM
"Your Children Are Waiting For You To Die" - McLusky :)

11-18-2004, 03:32 PM
I always thought that The Rheostatics had great song titles. Here's a few....

Sickening Song.
Who Is That Man and Why Is He Laughing?
Jesus Was Once a Teenager Too.
These Days Are Good For the Canadian Conservative Youth Party Alliance.
Dead Is the Drunkest You Can Get
Dope Fiends and Booze Hounds.
Power Ballad for Ozzy Osbourne

11-18-2004, 03:49 PM
Nobody beat me to the Mojo Nixon thing............

How a bout a few from Leo Kottke, insread?

What The Arm Said
1/2 Acre Of Garlic
When Shrimp Learn To Whistle
A Child Should Be A Fish
Venezuela, There You Go
Vaseline Machine Gun
Turning Into Randolph Scott (Humid Child)

11-18-2004, 05:46 PM
How a bout a few from Leo Kottke, insread?

Turning Into Randolph Scott (Humid Child)
Wow, I love that song! Peculiaroso is a very nice album. Kind of a collaboration with Rickie Lee Jones who worked as the producer and sings some backup. Very nice sound quality as well, smooth and warm with a big deep image. Used that song on the original version of my Down The Road comp. Now I wish I had that CD with me right now....but guess I should throw back out one of my own, so here's a song I used on another more recent comp, "Adventures In The Scandinavian Skin Trade" from Hector Zazou Songs from the Cold Seas and sung by Vimme Saari.

11-18-2004, 06:03 PM
Ten Grand - "I Will Seriously Pay You To Shut Up"
Ten Grand - "This Isn't Heaven, This Sucks" (amusing primarily because the band was from Iowa)
Minus the Bear - "Thanks for the Killer Game of Crisco Twister"
Minus the Bear - "Get Me Naked 2: Electric Boogaloo"
Dayglo Abortions - "Argh Fu<a>ck</a> Kill / Die Sinner Die"
Dillinger Four - "Farts are Jazz To As<a>sholes</a>"

11-19-2004, 06:55 AM
My vote for the funniest song titles (unintentionally) released on a 45-RPM single :

from the Beach Boys...................



11-19-2004, 07:28 AM
1. "They ain't makin' Jews like Jesus anymore!" - Kinky Friedman.

2. "I like Yankees" - Hank Williams Junior

3. "The Ballad of Butcher Pete." - Can't remember who but boy is this song nasty.

4. "My Ding a Ling" - Chuck Berry

5. "Hideous Mutant Freekz" - P-Funk Mob.

6. "On Nation Under a Goove" - See above

7. "Cosmic Slop" - Ibid

8. "Hyperbolicsylabicsesquedelamistic" - Issac Hayes pre-Shaft.

9. "Loose Booty" - Funkadelic

10. "Maggot Brain" - Funkadelic

Da Worfster :cool:

11-19-2004, 08:26 AM
Pink Floyd:
Pow R. Toc H.
Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk
Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast

You Left the F***** Stereo On
Dad's Dick is a Mustang
I Am Damned Unsatisfied to be Killed in This Way
The Bullets Inside Are Very Hot. Why Do I Feel So Cold?

Type O Negative:
Glorious Liberation of the People's Technocratic Republic of Vinnland by the Combined Forces of the United Territories of Europa
Unsuccessfully Coping With the Natural Beauty of Infidelity
I Know You're F****** Someone Else

Lungbutter (goofball band, so goofball song titles expected):
Intestinal Fortitude
Eat My Meat
One Chord Song (Except for the End)
Space Wiener
Excuse Me, While I Hemorrhage
Flipping off My Dirty Dishes
Sewage Missile
Anti-Freeze Ain't That Bad
Check It Out Dude, Get Ready, Cuz We're Rock 'N' Roll Rebels Cruisin' for Chicks in Our Metal Machine, Baby, All Night Long, Alright, Oh Yeah! (A Rock Anthem) Dude. (We Really Know How to Rock.)