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 (two years ago) Permalink

2. viginia plain - roxy music

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

3. up the junction - squeeze

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

4. Private Investigations - Dire Straits

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

Awesome!

5. Speakin' Out - Neil Young

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

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

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

7. Animal Collective - College

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

8. Can - Pinch

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

12. Dire Straits - News

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

13. Tuff Titty (rap) - Ciccone Youth

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

14. Megadeth - Dawn Patrol

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

18. TV on the Radio - Halfway Home

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

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

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

20. roxy music - just like you.

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

21. Lilys - Precollection

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

22. Fairport Convention - Fotheringay

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

23. Pink Floyd - The Final Cut

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

24. The Nails - 88 Lines about 44 Women

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

25. Love - Signed D.C

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

26. Hüsker Dü - Punch Drunk

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

27. The Monks - Blast Off

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

28. 12XU - Wire

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

It's not ad the end, but

31. Smashing Pumpkins - 1979

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

31. Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

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

this is really hard

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

33. Confessions - Violent Femmes

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

Bette Midler, "The Rose"

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

35. The Overload - Talking Heads

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

i love threads like this. truly useful.

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

36. Minutemen - Maybe Partying Will Help

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

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

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

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

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

"It Sure Can Get Cold in Des Moines"

onlydarkness.com, Sunday, 8 February 2015 18:16 (two years ago) Permalink

107. Peter Gabriel - Lead a Normal Life

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 11 February 2015 18:07 (two years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

108. Green Day - Geek Stink Breath

Didn't see this on here yet...

LimbsKing, Sunday, 26 April 2015 13:15 (two years ago) Permalink

109. Lifetime - (The Gym Is) Neutral Territory

one time gaffled 'em up (one time), Sunday, 26 April 2015 22:32 (two years ago) Permalink

110 did I mention Black Sabbath's "Paranoid" but only the version by The Dickies? Does it count?

Mark G, Monday, 27 April 2015 20:02 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

111. "I Figured You Out" - Elliott Smith

flappy bird, Monday, 16 January 2017 05:04 (five months ago) Permalink

112. Neil Young - Speakin' Out

Everything Moves Towards The Sun (Ross), Monday, 16 January 2017 06:12 (five months ago) Permalink

113. Love - "Signed D.C."

Mr. Snrub, Monday, 16 January 2017 07:37 (five months ago) Permalink

(In at number 25)

Mark G, Monday, 16 January 2017 08:37 (five months ago) Permalink

114. Depeche Mode, "It Doesn't Matter Two"

The last line in the song is "it doesn't matter" and the "two" is only in the title because they had an earlier song that was also called "It Doesn't Matter", so for me this counts.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Monday, 16 January 2017 09:44 (five months ago) Permalink

115. Radiohead - You never wash up after yourself

ogmor, Monday, 16 January 2017 09:53 (five months ago) Permalink

116. Marvin Gaye – When Did You Stop Loving Me

dinnerboat, Monday, 16 January 2017 21:50 (five months ago) Permalink

117. Youthmovies - Last Night Of The Proms

illbient microtonal poetry Surbiton (imago), Monday, 16 January 2017 21:54 (five months ago) Permalink

Billy Bragg (and as covered by Dubstar) - St. Swithin's Day

Vast Halo, Monday, 16 January 2017 21:58 (five months ago) Permalink

118. Marduk - Fistfucking God's Planet

Neanderthal, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 03:43 (five months ago) Permalink

More billy bragg:
119. Billy Bragg - Greetings to the New Brunette
120. Billy Bragg - Tank Park Salute

enochroot, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 18:30 (five months ago) Permalink

121. The Crash - Still Alive

Frederik B, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 18:40 (five months ago) Permalink

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

fits, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 20:01 (five months ago) Permalink

123. "This Is Hardcore" - Pulp

fits, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 20:04 (five months ago) Permalink

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

fits, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 20:08 (five months ago) Permalink

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

fits, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 20:11 (five months ago) Permalink

"this is hardcore" is sung more than once.

new noise, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 20:17 (five months ago) Permalink

ah, you're right. damn.

fits, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 21:26 (five months ago) Permalink

126. Dion - Abraham, Martin & John

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

127. Beastie Boys - Instant Death

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

Okkervil River - It Ends With A Fall almost qualifies.

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

128. "Tikwid" - Animal Collective

flappy bird, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 22:38 (five months ago) Permalink

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

flappy bird, Wednesday, 18 January 2017 06:57 (five months ago) Permalink

123. Oh, Pretty Woman

It so does count.

Mark G, Wednesday, 18 January 2017 07:42 (five months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

124. "Sunbathing Animal" - Parquet Courts

flappy bird, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 02:04 (four months ago) Permalink

fuck nevermind

he sings it like, ten times in a row

sorry

flappy bird, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 02:05 (four months 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 (four months 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 (four months ago) Permalink

...and Sufjan Stevens - Futile Devices

LimbsKing, Saturday, 25 February 2017 19:30 (four months ago) Permalink

132. Alice Cooper - Black Juju

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

133. Half Man Half Biscuit - Epiphany

devvvine, Saturday, 25 February 2017 19:40 (four months ago) Permalink

134. rodd keith - the ballad of juan rio

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Saturday, 25 February 2017 21:52 (four months 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 (four months ago) Permalink

There are a few 'Wipeout's though

Mark G, Saturday, 25 February 2017 22:17 (four months 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 (four months 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 (two months ago) Permalink

Quasi - our happiness is guaranteed

kinder, Sunday, 2 April 2017 07:31 (two months ago) Permalink

Sublime - Same in the End

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

one month passes...

138. Coldplay - Square One

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

I wonder if kornrulez6969 ever wrote that dissertation.

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

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

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

fuck that

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

it's a great concept

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


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