Songs where the title is only sung once, as the last line of the song

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This is my dissertation topic, so please take this seriously. The title has to be the last line of the song and only said once. We need to find 100 examples.

1. Just Like Heaven - The Cure

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 15:36 (three years ago) Permalink

2. viginia plain - roxy music

koogs, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 15:40 (three years ago) Permalink

3. up the junction - squeeze

mahb, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 15:41 (three years ago) Permalink

4. Private Investigations - Dire Straits

let me be your fan taytay (NickB), Wednesday, 4 February 2015 15:44 (three years ago) Permalink

Awesome!

5. Speakin' Out - Neil Young

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 15:46 (three years ago) Permalink

6. Gerard Way - How It's Going to Be

how's life, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 15:47 (three years ago) Permalink

7. Animal Collective - College

J. Sam, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 15:47 (three years ago) Permalink

8. Can - Pinch

Bob (Tom D.), Wednesday, 4 February 2015 15:51 (three years ago) Permalink

9. The Who - Heinz Baked Beans

10. The Who - Odorono

11. The Who - We Close Tonight

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 4 February 2015 16:00 (three years ago) Permalink

12. Dire Straits - News

let me be your fan taytay (NickB), Wednesday, 4 February 2015 16:09 (three years ago) Permalink

13. Tuff Titty (rap) - Ciccone Youth

Mark G, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 16:12 (three years ago) Permalink

14. Megadeth - Dawn Patrol

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Wednesday, 4 February 2015 16:13 (three years ago) Permalink

15. George Michael - "Kissing A Fool"
16. George Michael - "One More Try"

Venom Spritz (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 4 February 2015 16:18 (three years ago) Permalink

17. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone – Calloused Fingers Won't Make You Strong, Edith Wong

nxd, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 16:18 (three years ago) Permalink

18. TV on the Radio - Halfway Home

nxd, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 16:19 (three years ago) Permalink

19. No Age – My Life's Alright Without You

nxd, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 16:21 (three years ago) Permalink

20. roxy music - just like you.

sleepingsignal, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 16:26 (three years ago) Permalink

21. Lilys - Precollection

MaresNest, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 19:09 (three years ago) Permalink

22. Fairport Convention - Fotheringay

MaresNest, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 21:47 (three years ago) Permalink

23. Pink Floyd - The Final Cut

MaresNest, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 21:48 (three years ago) Permalink

24. The Nails - 88 Lines about 44 Women

MarkoP, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 22:36 (three years ago) Permalink

25. Love - Signed D.C

Portugal minus Pedro Foster Cage (Spectrist), Wednesday, 4 February 2015 22:45 (three years ago) Permalink

26. Hüsker Dü - Punch Drunk

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 4 February 2015 23:41 (three years ago) Permalink

27. The Monks - Blast Off

Mark G, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 23:42 (three years ago) Permalink

28. 12XU - Wire

Vic Perry, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 23:42 (three years ago) Permalink

29. Loss of Innocence - The Residents (prob. plenty more on The Commercial Album too)

Vic Perry, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 23:45 (three years ago) Permalink

Does Nine Inch Nails' "The Day The World Went Away" count?

"the day the whole world went away"

it's always bunby in trilladelphia (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 4 February 2015 23:51 (three years ago) Permalink

I've always considered the count off of 12XU to be part of the song, but it meets the criteria if you don't hear it that way.

J. Sam, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 23:54 (three years ago) Permalink

12XU is a gray area, which means more work for me and my dissertation but so be it.

Another gray area song:

30. The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker - Prince

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 5 February 2015 00:12 (three years ago) Permalink

It's not ad the end, but

31. Smashing Pumpkins - 1979

LimbsKing, Thursday, 5 February 2015 00:12 (three years ago) Permalink

Ah -- I misread the instructions to be "as in" not "as" so, that doesn't count

LimbsKing, Thursday, 5 February 2015 00:14 (three years ago) Permalink

31. Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 5 February 2015 00:14 (three years ago) Permalink

this is really hard

when is the new Jim O'Rourke album coming out (spazzmatazz), Thursday, 5 February 2015 00:23 (three years ago) Permalink

32. You Suffer... But Why - Napalm Death. If a song with only 4 words, over in 3 seconds counts.

Oblique Strategies, Thursday, 5 February 2015 00:34 (three years ago) Permalink

33. Confessions - Violent Femmes

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 5 February 2015 01:03 (three years ago) Permalink

Bette Midler, "The Rose"

andrew m., Thursday, 5 February 2015 01:04 (three years ago) Permalink

35. The Overload - Talking Heads

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 5 February 2015 01:27 (three years ago) Permalink

Great thread. Can't think of any that haven't been posted already though. Maybe if I sleep on it.

Beats By Doré (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 5 February 2015 01:35 (three years ago) Permalink

i love threads like this. truly useful.

I dunno. (amateurist), Thursday, 5 February 2015 01:41 (three years ago) Permalink

felt have a few of these:
stained glass windows in the sky.
there's no such thing as victory.
the final resting of the ark.

sleepingsignal, Thursday, 5 February 2015 01:51 (three years ago) Permalink

36. Minutemen - Maybe Partying Will Help

it takes 14 to make a baby (WilliamC), Thursday, 5 February 2015 02:00 (three years ago) Permalink

Does it count if the title is repeated at the end?

37. Circle Jerks, "Live Fast Die Young"

andrew m., Thursday, 5 February 2015 02:13 (three years ago) Permalink

Sorry friend, but D. Boon says Maybe Partying Will Help multiple times.

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 5 February 2015 02:15 (three years ago) Permalink

Songs where the title is only sung once, as the last line of the song

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 5 February 2015 02:16 (three years ago) Permalink

38. Public Enemy- Meet the G that Killed Me

ancient texts, things that can't be pre-dated (President Keyes), Thursday, 5 February 2015 02:18 (three years ago) Permalink

the "said only once" bit makes this a challenge !

charlie h, Thursday, 5 February 2015 02:19 (three years ago) Permalink

Indeed. It is hard to retrieve such songs from brain even if one had once upon a time already remarked that they had this property, especially if that happened before this thread or even ILX existed. For example, in theory I could have gone to sleep, woken up and my subconscious would have supplied #38, but I highly doubt it.

Beats By Doré (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 5 February 2015 02:27 (three years ago) Permalink

39. Enjoy the Silence - Depeche Mode

(unnerstan' that there's a weird Pink Floyd-like constipated robot voice saying something right towards the end)

charlie h, Thursday, 5 February 2015 02:35 (three years ago) Permalink

arrgh, I forgot that they start the song with 12XU as well as finish it with 12XU!!! I'd say don't count it then.

Vic Perry, Thursday, 5 February 2015 02:37 (three years ago) Permalink

36. Minutemen - Maybe Partying Will Help

Sorry friend, but D. Boon says Maybe Partying Will Help multiple times.

Sub in "Fanatics," then.

bentelec, Thursday, 5 February 2015 02:45 (three years ago) Permalink

122. "We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed" - Los Campesinos!

fits, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 20:01 (one year ago) Permalink

123. "This Is Hardcore" - Pulp

fits, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 20:04 (one year ago) Permalink

124. "Sleep the Clock Around" - Belle & Sebastian

fits, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 20:08 (one year ago) Permalink

125. "Last Place You Look" - The Get Up Kids

fits, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 20:11 (one year ago) Permalink

"this is hardcore" is sung more than once.

new noise, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 20:17 (one year ago) Permalink

ah, you're right. damn.

fits, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 21:26 (one year ago) Permalink

126. Dion - Abraham, Martin & John

dance cum rituals (Moka), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 21:46 (one year ago) Permalink

Not including it but would count technically: Roy Orbison - Oh Pretty Woman

He says 'pretty woman' several times but he only adds the 'oh' in the last line of the song.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 21:48 (one year ago) Permalink

127. Beastie Boys - Instant Death

dance cum rituals (Moka), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 21:53 (one year ago) Permalink

Okkervil River - It Ends With A Fall almost qualifies.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 21:56 (one year ago) Permalink

128. "Tikwid" - Animal Collective

flappy bird, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 22:38 (one year ago) Permalink

129. "I'm Doing OK, Pretty Good" - Elliott Smith

flappy bird, Wednesday, 18 January 2017 06:57 (one year ago) Permalink

123. Oh, Pretty Woman

It so does count.

Mark G, Wednesday, 18 January 2017 07:42 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

124. "Sunbathing Animal" - Parquet Courts

flappy bird, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 02:04 (one year ago) Permalink

fuck nevermind

he sings it like, ten times in a row

sorry

flappy bird, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 02:05 (one year ago) Permalink

130. Fiona Apple - Oh Well

(this one just came on my iTunes. Forgot how great it is)

LimbsKing, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 16:52 (one year ago) Permalink

131. Surfaris - Wipeout

Lyrics:

Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-a
Wipeout!

(I don't know why I love this thread so much)

LimbsKing, Saturday, 25 February 2017 18:58 (one year ago) Permalink

...and Sufjan Stevens - Futile Devices

LimbsKing, Saturday, 25 February 2017 19:30 (one year ago) Permalink

132. Alice Cooper - Black Juju

Working night & day, I tried to stay awake... (Turrican), Saturday, 25 February 2017 19:38 (one year ago) Permalink

133. Half Man Half Biscuit - Epiphany

devvvine, Saturday, 25 February 2017 19:40 (one year ago) Permalink

134. rodd keith - the ballad of juan rio

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Saturday, 25 February 2017 21:52 (one year ago) Permalink

''Wipeout'' is a great pick, bravo. My brain keeps reaching for things in the line of ''Last Exit'' and ''Life and How to Live It'' (notwithstanding the latter's disqualification) - songs that pound breathlessly forward, gasping out the title only as they run out of breath and the band packs it in. Feel like I've known and loved many songs like this but it's really hard to think of 'em!

tales of a scorched-earth nothing (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 25 February 2017 22:03 (one year ago) Permalink

There are a few 'Wipeout's though

Mark G, Saturday, 25 February 2017 22:17 (one year ago) Permalink

119. Billy Bragg - Greetings to the New Brunette

He sings that several times at the end

Warren's Treat (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Saturday, 25 February 2017 22:26 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Emmy the Great - "We Almost Had a Baby" as my daughter pointed out to me today.

attention vampire (MatthewK), Sunday, 2 April 2017 03:44 (one year ago) Permalink

Quasi - our happiness is guaranteed

kinder, Sunday, 2 April 2017 07:31 (one year ago) Permalink

Sublime - Same in the End

Futuristic Bow Wow (thewufs), Sunday, 2 April 2017 21:51 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

138. Coldplay - Square One

LimbsKing, Sunday, 14 May 2017 00:12 (one year ago) Permalink

I wonder if kornrulez6969 ever wrote that dissertation.

Mr. Snrub, Sunday, 14 May 2017 01:47 (one year ago) Permalink

we found >100 examples, we held up our end of the bargain

henry s, Sunday, 14 May 2017 02:01 (one year ago) Permalink

I did write it. It's called "The Overload--Exploring Songs Where the Title Is Sung Once, As The Last Line of the Song"

The Professor gave me a C, he said it was a flawed concept. Oh well.

kornrulez6969, Monday, 15 May 2017 00:32 (one year ago) Permalink

fuck that

flappy bird, Monday, 15 May 2017 00:34 (one year ago) Permalink

it's a great concept

flappy bird, Monday, 15 May 2017 00:34 (one year ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

Nothing Indeed - The Minutemen

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 19:26 (ten months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

73. Some Red Handed Sleight of Hand - Cursive.

― charlie h, Thursday, February 5, 2015 9:35 AM (three years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

goddammit i came here to post this

flappy bird, Friday, 2 March 2018 06:13 (nine months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

i love this thread

flappy bird, Friday, 6 April 2018 16:41 (eight months ago) Permalink

i find it fascinating and a good challenge as a songwriter

flappy bird, Friday, 6 April 2018 16:42 (eight months ago) Permalink

139. Dismemberment Plan, "The Dismemberment Plan Gets Rich"

bone thugs & prosody (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 6 April 2018 17:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

140. Courtney Barnett, "Nameless, Faceless"

startled macropod (MatthewK), Friday, 13 April 2018 22:23 (eight months ago) Permalink

141. Waxahatchee - "Never Been Wrong"

"you walk around like it's your god-given right/and you love being right, you've never been wrong"

austinb, Saturday, 21 April 2018 23:28 (seven months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

142. U2 - Running to Stand Still

LimbsKing, Thursday, 28 June 2018 16:43 (five months ago) Permalink

love this thread

flappy bird, Thursday, 28 June 2018 16:49 (five months ago) Permalink

143. Tenderness - Parquet Courts

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 3 July 2018 20:13 (five months ago) Permalink

144. "Number Three," They Might Be Giants

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 21:19 (five months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

145. Big Thief – Pretty Things

Eyeball Kicks, Thursday, 27 September 2018 09:12 (two months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

146. the clash - stay free

fact checking cuz, Sunday, 16 December 2018 16:04 (seven hours ago) Permalink

Wow, believe I have been trying to get that one to surface for years, thanks

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 16 December 2018 16:44 (six hours ago) Permalink

Does it count if the song title is sung exactly once and is the only line in the song? If so, then “Topsy Part 1” and “Topsy Part 2” by Cozy Cole

Mr. Snrub, Sunday, 16 December 2018 19:38 (three hours ago) Permalink

147. Frank Zappa - "Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance"

visiting, Sunday, 16 December 2018 19:58 (three hours ago) Permalink

148. The Only Ones - "It's the Truth"

And, almost, "Instrumental" by the same band, but he sings it twice.

Alba, Sunday, 16 December 2018 20:27 (two hours ago) Permalink


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