Songs, Number One Hits even, that do not 'repeat' the title (i.e. have the title in the lyrics once only)...

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I'd start off with a number one hit, but right now I can't think of one.

Hmmm.....

mark grout (mark grout), Monday, 12 December 2005 12:42 (fifteen years ago) link

there's an element of desperation about all of this.

Sororah T Massacre (blueski), Monday, 12 December 2005 12:46 (fifteen years ago) link

Queen 'Innuendo'

Sororah T Massacre (blueski), Monday, 12 December 2005 12:47 (fifteen years ago) link

Hey, it's christmas. What's desperate? Apart from oh all my shopping days are taken up by WORK!!!

mark grout (mark grout), Monday, 12 December 2005 12:50 (fifteen years ago) link

Not all number ones but:

'Virginia Plain'- Roxy Music
'Up The Junction' - Squeeze
'Just Like Heaven' - The Cure
'Manhattan Skyline' - Aha

The title is only sung once and as the last line of the song in each case.

Guilty Boksen (Bro_Danielson), Monday, 12 December 2005 12:54 (fifteen years ago) link

"A Different Corner" by George Michael

ailsa (ailsa), Monday, 12 December 2005 12:54 (fifteen years ago) link

'Careless Whisper' too.

Buffalo Stan (Buffalo Stan), Monday, 12 December 2005 13:12 (fifteen years ago) link

depending on whether you think it's arising or rising in the first line 'Bad Moon Rising' CCR

MitchellStirling (MitchellStirling), Monday, 12 December 2005 13:29 (fifteen years ago) link

Funnily enough, it was watching Katie Melua doing a cover version of "Just like Heaven" this morning that prompted this thread of thought..

mark grout (mark grout), Monday, 12 December 2005 13:46 (fifteen years ago) link

See, my first thought was "String Bean Jean" by Belle and Sebastian, but I thought I'd try and think of a number one single first, rather than an EP track.

ailsa (ailsa), Monday, 12 December 2005 13:57 (fifteen years ago) link

Why, the very song I'm listening to right now: "Southern Hospitality", by Ludacris.

Garrett Martin (Garrett Martin), Monday, 12 December 2005 15:09 (fifteen years ago) link

Katie Melua doing a cover version of "Just like Heaven"

*vomits*

CharlieNo4 (Charlie), Monday, 12 December 2005 15:11 (fifteen years ago) link

It didn't work, basically.

mark grout (mark grout), Monday, 12 December 2005 15:14 (fifteen years ago) link

George Michael did this on "Praying For Time" too, didn't he?

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Monday, 12 December 2005 15:45 (fifteen years ago) link

Phil Collins, "Something Happened on the Way to Heaven"

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 12 December 2005 15:47 (fifteen years ago) link

stevem's first answer OTM

jed_ (jed), Monday, 12 December 2005 16:03 (fifteen years ago) link

I can't resist.

Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains The Same
Pink Floyd: Have A Cigar
Built To Spill: Stab
Beatles: She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
Nirvana: All Apologies

kornrulez6969 (TCBeing), Monday, 12 December 2005 18:30 (fifteen years ago) link

Mark, you don't know a damn thing about music. Get a life.

God Markm, you don't know anything., Monday, 12 December 2005 19:46 (fifteen years ago) link

Mark, you don't know a damn thing about music. Get a life.

God Mark, you don't know anything., Monday, 12 December 2005 19:47 (fifteen years ago) link

dude, like every freakin' shins song ever

running in circles (running in circles), Monday, 12 December 2005 20:05 (fifteen years ago) link

Debbie Gibson, "Foolish Beat" (which I'm convinced she only titled that way b/c she thought of "Careless Whisper" and thought "oh that's cool")

Joseph McCombs (Joseph McCombs), Monday, 12 December 2005 20:06 (fifteen years ago) link

probably 843,917 songs, but the one that comes immediately to mind for some reason is the jam's "start."

fact checking cuz (fcc), Monday, 12 December 2005 23:29 (fifteen years ago) link

Peter Murphy - "All Night Long"

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Tuesday, 13 December 2005 02:16 (fifteen years ago) link

Enya - "Orinoco Flow"

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Tuesday, 13 December 2005 02:27 (fifteen years ago) link

i was going to say 'o superman' but she sings it twice not once

jim p. irrelevant (electricsound), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 02:35 (fifteen years ago) link

Green Day - "Geek Stink Breath"
Foo Fighters - "Everlong"
The Nails - "88 Lines About 44 Women"
Smashing Pumpkins - "1979"

and aha, a genuine #1 hit! Herb Alpert's "This Guy's in Love With You".

America comes so close with "Sister Golden Hair." It still has that great feel of a once-mentioned title, but it does it twice. Oh well.

The Good Dr. Bill (The Good Dr. Bill), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 02:38 (fifteen years ago) link

Another #1 that does it exactly once: George Michael (yet again), "One More Try"

Joseph McCombs (Joseph McCombs), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 06:19 (fifteen years ago) link

Ah, George has obviously found a secret to getting number one hits!

mark grout (mark grout), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 16:13 (fifteen years ago) link

One that should have been a bigger hit: Justin Hayward/Moody Blues, "Forever Autumn."

Joseph McCombs (Joseph McCombs), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 19:14 (fifteen years ago) link

Fleetwood Mac, "Dreams," #1 in 1977.

Frank Kogan (Frank Kogan), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 20:01 (fifteen years ago) link


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