Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Tuesday Topics (Not on Tuesday) - Ten (Most Unusual) Song Titles I Can Think Of

"Captain Crash and the Beauty Queen From Mars" by Bon Jovi
- This unreleased song paints a very interesting and colorful portrait of two young lovers. 

"MMMBop" by Hanson
- What in world?  I mean, really...

"Tubthumping" by Chumbawamba
- As if the mysterious one word title isn't usual enough, check out the band's name, too.

"Sussudio" by Phil Collins
- When I was a kid, I thought Sussudio had to be a girl's name.  But, as I got older and never heard of or met any girls named Sussudio, I realized I was mistaken.  Unusual indeed.

"Karma Chameleon" by Culture Club
- This is one that I initially overlooked because it's a such a commonly known song, I didn't think it could be considered unusual because so many people know it.  After I adjusted my thinking, I realized that, commonly known or not, it's still an unusual title.

"Our Lawyer Made Us Change the Name of This Song so We Wouldn't Get Sued" by Fall Out Boy
- I can't help but wonder what the original title of the song was...  LOL!

"Flightless Bird American Mouth" by Iron & Wine
- Popularized by the movie Twilight, this is one of the most unusual song titles I've ever heard.

"Come Join the Murder" by The White Buffalo & The Forest Rangers 
- Unless you watched the tv show, Sons of Anarchy, you're probably unfamiliar with this song.  Although the title is quite shocking to some degree, it was well fitting for an event that was happening on the show at the time.

"25 or 6 to 4" by Chicago
- This song title has always perplexed me.  When I was a kid, I asked all the grown ups I knew what the title meant and everyone responded with, "I don't know."  I was certain that when I reached high school and learned trigonometry and calculus that it's meaning would be revealed to me.  Nope.  Turns out, it's meaning has nothing to do with math or even drugs as some have speculated. Apparently, it has something to do with time.  Weird.

What's one of the most unusual song titles you've ever heard of?  Feel free to share!  I love audience participation!

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  1. Wow, I haven't heard of a lot of these. I love Tubthumping (but yes, an unusual title). And yes, what does Mmmbop even mean? LOL.

    I always thought "Hungry Like the Wolf" (Duran Duran) was an unusual title. "Jesus in a Campervan" by Robbie Williams. The Beatles had some odd ones as well. "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" - I know the meaning behind it, but taken on its own the title is pretty unusual! Also "I Am the Walrus". Travis has a song called "The Humpty Dumpty Love Song".

  2. I thought "25 or 6 to 4" was about drugs. Hmm.

    The above mentioned "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is allegedly about LSD, but I read somewhere it's from a picture Lennon's son drew of a girl named Lucy.

    "Eight Miles High" is another one that's supposedly about drugs, but apparently it's about an airplane ride.

    "Cocaine" is about cocaine though. :)


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