The 30 greatest song titles of all time

beatles 1964 harry benson paris
The Beatles pillow fight in Paris, France 1964 – photo taken by Harry Benson

 

Sometimes, it’s not the music that makes the song, it’s the title. I love a good jumble of well placed words. Some titles make for something to chew on. Others are just straight up insanity.  In no particular order, I bring you the 30 greatest song titles of all time.

  1. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds by the Beatles

  2. Bullet With Butterfly Wings by The Smashing Pumpkins (1995)

  3. Radical Sabbatical by The Days The Nights (2009)

  4. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised by Gil Scott-Heron (1970)

  5. Video Killed the Radio Star by Buggles (1979)

  6. Champagne For My Real Friends, Real Pain For My Sham Friends by Fall Out Boy (2005)

  7. Over Under Sideways Down by The Yardbirds (1966)

  8. Arabian Disco by Faith No More (1985)

  9. The Fun Machine Took a Shit & Died by Queens of the Stone Age (2005)

  10. The Sound Of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel (1965)

  11. Most People Are Dicks by Ludichrist (1987)

  12. I Fink U Freeky by Die Antwood (2012)

  13. Where Eagles Dare by Iron Maiden (1983)

  14. The Great Gig In The Sky by Pink Floyd (1973)

  15. Foreclosure Of A Dream by Megadeth (1992)

  16. Satan Gave Me A Taco by Beck (1994)

  17. Johnny, Kick A Hole In The Sky by Red Hot Chili Peppers (1989)

  18. Our Lawyer Made Us Change the Name of This Song So We Wouldn’t Get Sued by Fall Out Boy

  19. Shut Up I Am Dreaming Of Places Where Lovers Have Wings by

    Sunset Rubdown

  20. U, U, D, D, L, R, L, R, A, B, Select, Start by Deftones

    Toast notes: Psst are you geeky enough to get this reference?

  21. Who Painted the Moon Black? by Hayley Westenra

  22. Across the Universe of Time by Hayley Westenra

  23. Fix you by Coldplay

  24. Arithmetic by  Brooke Fraser

  25. The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage by Panic! At the Disco

  26. Thrift shop by Macklemore

  27. The Separation Of Church And Skate by NOFX (2003)

  28. Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey by The  Beatles (1968)

  29. Are ‘Friends’ Electric? by Tubeway Army (1979)

  30. While My Guitar Gently Weeps by The Beatles (1968)

 

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