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 (seven years ago) link

2. viginia plain - roxy music

koogs, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 15:40 (seven years ago) link

3. up the junction - squeeze

mahb, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 15:41 (seven years ago) link

4. Private Investigations - Dire Straits

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

Awesome!

5. Speakin' Out - Neil Young

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 15:46 (seven years ago) link

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

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

7. Animal Collective - College

J. Sam, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 15:47 (seven years ago) link

8. Can - Pinch

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

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 (seven years ago) link

12. Dire Straits - News

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

13. Tuff Titty (rap) - Ciccone Youth

Mark G, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 16:12 (seven years ago) link

14. Megadeth - Dawn Patrol

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

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

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

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

nxd, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 16:18 (seven years ago) link

18. TV on the Radio - Halfway Home

nxd, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 16:19 (seven years ago) link

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

nxd, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 16:21 (seven years ago) link

20. roxy music - just like you.

sleepingsignal, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 16:26 (seven years ago) link

21. Lilys - Precollection

MaresNest, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 19:09 (seven years ago) link

22. Fairport Convention - Fotheringay

MaresNest, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 21:47 (seven years ago) link

23. Pink Floyd - The Final Cut

MaresNest, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 21:48 (seven years ago) link

24. The Nails - 88 Lines about 44 Women

MarkoP, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 22:36 (seven years ago) link

25. Love - Signed D.C

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

26. Hüsker Dü - Punch Drunk

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

27. The Monks - Blast Off

Mark G, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 23:42 (seven years ago) link

28. 12XU - Wire

Vic Perry, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 23:42 (seven years ago) link

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

Vic Perry, Wednesday, 4 February 2015 23:45 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

It's not ad the end, but

31. Smashing Pumpkins - 1979

LimbsKing, Thursday, 5 February 2015 00:12 (seven years ago) link

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

LimbsKing, Thursday, 5 February 2015 00:14 (seven years ago) link

31. Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 5 February 2015 00:14 (seven years ago) link

this is really hard

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

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 (seven years ago) link

33. Confessions - Violent Femmes

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 5 February 2015 01:03 (seven years ago) link

Bette Midler, "The Rose"

andrew m., Thursday, 5 February 2015 01:04 (seven years ago) link

35. The Overload - Talking Heads

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 5 February 2015 01:27 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

i love threads like this. truly useful.

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

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 (seven years ago) link

36. Minutemen - Maybe Partying Will Help

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

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 (seven years ago) link

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

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 5 February 2015 02:15 (seven years ago) link

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

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 5 February 2015 02:16 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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

charlie h, Thursday, 5 February 2015 02:19 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (four years ago) link

two months pass...

142. U2 - Running to Stand Still

LimbsKing, Thursday, 28 June 2018 16:43 (four years ago) link

love this thread

flappy bird, Thursday, 28 June 2018 16:49 (four years ago) link

143. Tenderness - Parquet Courts

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 3 July 2018 20:13 (four years ago) link

144. "Number Three," They Might Be Giants

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 21:19 (four years ago) link

two months pass...

145. Big Thief – Pretty Things

Eyeball Kicks, Thursday, 27 September 2018 09:12 (four years ago) link

two months pass...

146. the clash - stay free

fact checking cuz, Sunday, 16 December 2018 16:04 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 years ago) link

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

visiting, Sunday, 16 December 2018 19:58 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

four months pass...

149. Bob Dylan - "Boots of Spanish Leather"

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Sunday, 21 April 2019 03:13 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

film version of this: the man who shot liberty valance.

fact checking cuz, Sunday, 22 November 2020 07:21 (two years ago) link

also (“visually,” if you’ll permit it) – The Dark Knight Rises

down like 6:30 (morrisp), Sunday, 22 November 2020 07:38 (two years ago) link

An example from the stage may be The Playboy of the Western World – though I don’t recall if the title phrase is used elsewhere in the play, besides the closing line (“I’ve lost the only Playboy of the Western World.” CURTAIN.”)

down like 6:30 (morrisp), Sunday, 22 November 2020 07:44 (two years ago) link

(Ok, never mind – just skimmed thru it, and it
does appear earlier.)

down like 6:30 (morrisp), Sunday, 22 November 2020 07:48 (two years ago) link

150. 'Kommando Untergang' by Anna Depenbusch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_VN7n-lr68

Portsmouth Bubblejet, Sunday, 22 November 2020 10:50 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...

151. Nico/Jackson Browne “The Fairest of the Seasons”

assert (MatthewK), Friday, 11 December 2020 07:34 (one year ago) link

152. Robert Pollard - "I've Owned You for Centuries"

Vaguely Threatening CAPTCHAs, Friday, 11 December 2020 18:35 (one year ago) link

eight months pass...

153. Southern Cross - Crosby Stills & Nash

kornrulez6969, Monday, 30 August 2021 02:20 (one year ago) link

153. Southern Cross - Crosby Stills & Nash

kornrulez6969, Monday, 30 August 2021 02:20 (one year ago) link

154. "Dr. Phil" by Lil B

155. "Lose My Breath" by My Bloody Valentine

irerisered, Monday, 30 August 2021 02:29 (one year ago) link

xp the last line is "in the southern cross". also, "southern cross" appears earlier in the song.

visiting, Monday, 30 August 2021 02:31 (one year ago) link

"but i was born to lose my breath"

visiting, Monday, 30 August 2021 02:33 (one year ago) link

Well I suck at life.

irerisered, Monday, 30 August 2021 02:36 (one year ago) link

lil b is a good one!

visiting, Monday, 30 August 2021 02:42 (one year ago) link

156. The The - Angels Of Deception

he ain't perfect but fuck me he's a rheillee (imago), Monday, 30 August 2021 07:35 (one year ago) link

I really want to add Lee Hazlewood's "I'm Glad I Never" but he takes a couple of lines to spit out what he's glad about, including three syllables after the titular phrase.

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Monday, 30 August 2021 09:56 (one year ago) link

157

Mgła - Exercises in Futility VI

Devilock, Monday, 30 August 2021 18:44 (one year ago) link

well he doesn't say "six"

maybe that doesn't count

Devilock, Monday, 30 August 2021 18:45 (one year ago) link

last line is "another chapter in the handbook for exercises in futility"

visiting, Monday, 30 August 2021 19:14 (one year ago) link

Thought for a moment that the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald would be one of these, but that line somehow comes in at the centre of the song instead.

Kim, Monday, 30 August 2021 19:23 (one year ago) link

Against All Odds is a near miss, but he sings a few more words afterward

Kim, Monday, 30 August 2021 19:53 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

Can't believe no one has posted: HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE - The Beatles

A couple of others:
LATE FOR THE SKY - Jackson Browne
BIG CITY CAT - Steve Forbert

Junkman, Saturday, 5 February 2022 21:06 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

Can't believe nobody has posted ...(actually I can, I only noticed last week!)

Sex Pistols "I wanna be me"

Mark G, Saturday, 26 March 2022 21:42 (eight months ago) link

er, “Here, There and Everywhere” is sung twice at the end

assert (matttkkkk), Saturday, 26 March 2022 21:51 (eight months ago) link

It isn't - "here" is missed the "first" time.

Mark G, Saturday, 26 March 2022 22:23 (eight months ago) link

huh, thanks crap memory!

assert (MatthewK), Saturday, 26 March 2022 23:24 (eight months ago) link

161. Nick Drake - "Harvest Breed"

Lee626, Tuesday, 29 March 2022 20:35 (eight months ago) link

162. Radiohead - Jigsaw Falling Into Place

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 29 March 2022 20:43 (eight months ago) link

xp last line is "And you're ready now for the harvest breed"

visiting, Tuesday, 29 March 2022 20:48 (eight months ago) link

"Jigsaw falling into place" is also sung earlier in the song.

visiting, Tuesday, 29 March 2022 20:52 (eight months ago) link

but the title is only sung once and it's the last words of the song, so it counts

Lee626, Tuesday, 29 March 2022 21:05 (eight months ago) link

"Jigsaw falling into place" is also sung earlier in the song.

― visiting

Crap it’s true.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 30 March 2022 05:37 (eight months ago) link

three months pass...

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - "The One Who Got Us Out"

I swear this one has been on the tip of my tongue since the thread started, and I'm only just managing to spit it out

Attached by piercing jewelry (bernard snowy), Thursday, 14 July 2022 13:47 (four months ago) link

four months pass...

Sebadoh - The Freed Pig.

He actually mutters it sotto voce-like more than sings it though.

gjoon1, Tuesday, 22 November 2022 23:26 (one week ago) link

164. Patsy Cline - "A Church, a Courtroom and Then Goodbye"

assert (matttkkkk), Friday, 25 November 2022 21:43 (one week ago) link

Aha - Train of Thought is soo close but it has a softer repetition and then some other indistinct words

Kim, Friday, 25 November 2022 21:57 (one week ago) link

Weezer - Perfect Situation (the rubbish single version with the title shoehorned in at the end)

PaulTMA, Friday, 25 November 2022 22:10 (one week ago) link

The Cure "A Man Inside My Mouth" sounds like it fits to me.

The "internet" says there's one more lyric during the outro ("This won't hurt at all") but I just hear a bunch of screaming.

billstevejim, Friday, 25 November 2022 22:25 (one week ago) link


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