hit songs that go out of their way to include the title phrase in their lyrics

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i.e. the least likely/most cumbersome title that actually does appear in the lyric.

Mark G, Wednesday, 21 October 2009 15:03 (twelve years ago) link

Howard the Duck

Paul in Santa Cruz, Wednesday, 21 October 2009 15:04 (twelve years ago) link

Barry White - i'm gonna love you just little more baby

correct title should have been 'deeper & deeper'

meisenfek, Wednesday, 21 October 2009 15:13 (twelve years ago) link

Stevie Wonder "As"

It's mentioned a lot in a barely noticeable way!

Mark G, Wednesday, 21 October 2009 15:26 (twelve years ago) link

Spandau Ballet - "To Cut A Long Story Short"

a gift from your mind in the form of the perfect beat (snoball), Wednesday, 21 October 2009 15:31 (twelve years ago) link

james brown and morrissey pwn this thread

james:
get up, get into it, get involved
Hot Pants (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants)
You Got To Have A Job (If You Don't Work You Can't Eat)
and my favorite... I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door I'll Get It Myself)

morrissey:
We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful
The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
Please, Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
...and pretty much every song on STRANGEWAYS: Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before, Rush and a Push and the Land Is Ours, Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me, etc.

amateurist, Wednesday, 21 October 2009 17:20 (twelve years ago) link

Vicki Lawrence - "The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia"

henry s, Thursday, 22 October 2009 01:19 (twelve years ago) link

Todd Rundgren and Bonnie Tyler: "Loving You Is a Dirty Job (But Somebody's Got To Do It)"

Tied Up In Geir (Geir Hongro), Thursday, 22 October 2009 01:20 (twelve years ago) link

And Barry White pretty much pwns this too. I mean, "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Babe"

Tied Up In Geir (Geir Hongro), Thursday, 22 October 2009 01:22 (twelve years ago) link

Lou Rawls - "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine"

henry s, Thursday, 22 October 2009 01:40 (twelve years ago) link

Gordon Lightfoot - "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"

henry s, Thursday, 22 October 2009 01:40 (twelve years ago) link

Maureen McGovern - "We May Never Love Like This Again"

henry s, Thursday, 22 October 2009 01:43 (twelve years ago) link

it's a 70's thang

henry s, Thursday, 22 October 2009 01:44 (twelve years ago) link

"Die Another Day," by Madge? Most James Bond themes?

I don't see James Brown in this category. Normally it sounds to me like his songs start with a jam and then the title becomes whatever JB says the most. Or, as in "Mother Popcorn," the title is the two words he says the most stuck together. I mean, what kind of freak sits down to write a song called "Hot Pants Pt. 1 (She Got to Use What She Got to Get What She Wants)"?

Josefa, Thursday, 22 October 2009 06:25 (twelve years ago) link

Not a hit, but I couldn't help thinking of Husker Du's New Day Rising when I saw this thread.

New day rising, new day rising, new day rising etc etc

Daniel Giraffe, Thursday, 22 October 2009 06:34 (twelve years ago) link

Is "Reasons to be Cheerful Part Three" the only 'part' song that qualifies?

Mark G, Thursday, 22 October 2009 06:57 (twelve years ago) link

"Green Onions"

― & other try hard shitfests (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 21 October 2009 17:10 (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink
dude, instrumentals don't count

― amateurist, Wednesday, 21 October 2009 17:21 (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

"Soul Finger" - Instrumentals count here.

Mark G, Thursday, 22 October 2009 08:42 (twelve years ago) link

Los Campesinos! - This Is How You Spell "HAHAHA, We Destroyed the Hopes and Dreams of a Generation of Faux-Romantics"

NotEnough, Thursday, 22 October 2009 12:02 (twelve years ago) link

i will not waste any Mermen songs here.

meisenfek, Thursday, 22 October 2009 16:50 (twelve years ago) link


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