Songs where the title is only sung once, as the first line of the song

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Inspired by Songs where the title is only sung once, as the last line of the song, thought it was time to brainstorm the opposite. The first two came to mind quickly, but having trouble thinking of others...

1. Nirvana - Come as You Are

2. Stone Roses - Love Spreads

Poll Results

OptionVotes
First Line 7
Last Line 2


LimbsKing, Monday, 27 July 2015 02:28 (three years ago) Permalink

Bowie - Fantastic Voyage

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 27 July 2015 02:29 (three years ago) Permalink

4. Led Zeppelin - In My Time of Dying

LimbsKing, Monday, 27 July 2015 02:42 (three years ago) Permalink

In the event that this fantastic voyage...

new noise, Monday, 27 July 2015 02:57 (three years ago) Permalink

No Danger Bird, no credibility

kornrulez6969, Monday, 27 July 2015 03:27 (three years ago) Permalink

grateful dead - dark star

fact checking cuz, Monday, 27 July 2015 04:30 (three years ago) Permalink

THROUGH SILVER IN BLOOOOOOOOD

gawker's psychotic monkeys (imago), Monday, 27 July 2015 07:35 (three years ago) Permalink

guided by voices - 14 cheerleader coldfront
guided by voices - chicken blows
guided by voices - crutch came slinking
guided by voices - hey aardvark

quite possibly a couple hundred more gbv songs. "couple hundred" meant literally.

fact checking cuz, Monday, 27 July 2015 08:06 (three years ago) Permalink

Thought of another one...

Smashing Pumpkins - I Am One

LimbsKing, Monday, 27 July 2015 13:11 (three years ago) Permalink

Genesis - Here Comes the Supernatural Anaesthetist

jmm, Monday, 27 July 2015 13:14 (three years ago) Permalink

I'm sure he sings 'come as you are' more than once?

(no offence to people) (dog latin), Monday, 27 July 2015 13:14 (three years ago) Permalink

Blur - Mr Robinson's Quango - I hate the way that song starts 'Oh Mr Robinson.... And his quango'

(no offence to people) (dog latin), Monday, 27 July 2015 13:15 (three years ago) Permalink

The Divine Comedy - Through A Long And Sleepless Night

anthony braxton diamond geezer (anagram), Monday, 27 July 2015 13:23 (three years ago) Permalink

the Who - "Happy Jack"

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 27 July 2015 13:24 (three years ago) Permalink

Wire - Start to Move

jmm, Monday, 27 July 2015 13:26 (three years ago) Permalink

more Who - "Cut My Hair," "New Song," "Out in the Street," "Sea and Sand."

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 27 July 2015 13:35 (three years ago) Permalink

All there is is another "Come doused in mud"

LimbsKing, Monday, 27 July 2015 13:38 (three years ago) Permalink

I like that songwriting trick.
I don't have any example in mind, though.
It comes from opera, I think ?

AlXTC from Paris, Monday, 27 July 2015 13:59 (three years ago) Permalink

Pavement, "Cut Your Hair"

I might like you better if we Yelped together (Phil D.), Monday, 27 July 2015 14:11 (three years ago) Permalink

Unless the non-word "oohs" that start the song are considered the first line.

I might like you better if we Yelped together (Phil D.), Monday, 27 July 2015 14:12 (three years ago) Permalink

...or unless you count the "Darlin' don't you go and" part either.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 27 July 2015 14:25 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah, "cut your hair" doesn't work.

AlXTC from Paris, Monday, 27 July 2015 14:35 (three years ago) Permalink

All I've come up with is "Mornin'" by Al Jarreau.

Mark G, Monday, 27 July 2015 16:51 (three years ago) Permalink

pavement song you're thinking of is 'heaven is a truck'

Portugal minus Pedro Foster Cage (Spectrist), Monday, 27 July 2015 18:28 (three years ago) Permalink

Leonard Cohen - I Left a Woman Waiting

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 27 July 2015 18:45 (three years ago) Permalink

In Another Land - Rolling Stones
Hello It's Me - Todd Rundgren

Josefa, Monday, 27 July 2015 20:29 (three years ago) Permalink

As I Went Out One Morning

thom yorke state of mind (voodoo chili), Monday, 27 July 2015 20:34 (three years ago) Permalink

Sexual Harrassment - If I Gave You A Party

Portugal minus Pedro Foster Cage (Spectrist), Monday, 27 July 2015 20:52 (three years ago) Permalink

That doesn't repeat? I know there are variations on the phrase throughout but I'm sure it repeats.

emil.y, Monday, 27 July 2015 21:04 (three years ago) Permalink

I think the actual phrase that is the title does not repeat, just the variations like "I am giving you a party" and "I guarantee a party", and now I can't stop laughing.

Portugal minus Pedro Foster Cage (Spectrist), Monday, 27 July 2015 21:14 (three years ago) Permalink

...or unless you count the "Darlin' don't you go and" part either.

― Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 27 July 2015 14:25 (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Surely "Darlin' don't you go and cut your hair" is the first line, as the thread title requests. Now if it was first words... Bowie's Fantastic Voyage works too.

écorché (S-), Tuesday, 28 July 2015 02:24 (three years ago) Permalink

You Suffer

Just noise and screaming and no musical value at all. (Colonel Poo), Tuesday, 28 July 2015 08:38 (three years ago) Permalink

Phish - Divided Sky

:)

Adam J Duncan, Tuesday, 28 July 2015 08:56 (three years ago) Permalink

Leonard Cohen - I Tried to Leave You

... (Eazy), Tuesday, 28 July 2015 11:57 (three years ago) Permalink


Blur - Mr Robinson's Quango - I hate the way that song starts 'Oh Mr Robinson.... And his quango'

Blame Ian Curtis, it's a cover of an unreleased Joy Division song.

Turtleneck Work Solutions (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Tuesday, 28 July 2015 18:18 (three years ago) Permalink

The Beatles - The Long And Winding Road
Love - Orange Skies
The Smiths - Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
Sleeper - Lady Love Your Countryside
Elliott Smith - Baby Britain

Ex Slacker, Thursday, 30 July 2015 06:09 (three years ago) Permalink

Blame Ian Curtis, it's a cover of an unreleased Joy Division song.

really ? I've also always hated that song.

good one "Long and winding road" : I've never noticed !

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 30 July 2015 09:19 (three years ago) Permalink

Long and Winding Road is totally disqualified! Maybe you can argue that Paul doesn't properly sing 'and' between 'long' and 'winding' the second and third times, but this is really against the spirit of the survey.

Eyeball Kicks, Thursday, 30 July 2015 11:50 (three years ago) Permalink

how about 'my definition of a boombastic jazz style' ?

Mark G, Thursday, 30 July 2015 12:01 (three years ago) Permalink

regarding TLAWR, ok, I see your point (and maybe that's why I never noticed that before).
that said, yeah, he doesn't sing the exact same words and also he doesn't sing them on the same part of the melody as the first time.
anyway, it's clearly not the bast example !

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 30 July 2015 12:09 (three years ago) Permalink

best example

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 30 July 2015 12:09 (three years ago) Permalink


really ? I've also always hated that song.

No, it was a ridiculous lie. I was just amused by the idea of Curtis singing it. "Oooh...he's got herpes...oh I'm a naughty, naughty boy"

Turtleneck Work Solutions (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Thursday, 30 July 2015 12:46 (three years ago) Permalink

eheh, would have been... interesting !

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 30 July 2015 13:14 (three years ago) Permalink

i am one by the pumpkins doesn't qualify either, the chorus also includes the title

flappy bird, Thursday, 30 July 2015 16:28 (three years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Friday, 31 July 2015 00:01 (three years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, you're right re: I am one

I think long and winding road counts, it's not the exact title later on

LimbsKing, Friday, 31 July 2015 13:28 (three years ago) Permalink

Blink 182 -- All the small things

LimbsKing, Friday, 31 July 2015 23:22 (three years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Saturday, 1 August 2015 00:01 (three years ago) Permalink

Spoon, "Anything You Want."

hardcore dilettante, Saturday, 1 August 2015 18:40 (three years ago) Permalink

Led Zeppelin - "In the Evening"

Mr. Snrub, Monday, 3 August 2015 15:18 (three years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

Weezer's "El Scorcho" I believe

LimbsKing, Monday, 31 August 2015 23:06 (three years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Jane's Addiction, "Been Caught Stealing" (I think...)

LimbsKing, Monday, 14 December 2015 01:33 (two years ago) Permalink

"Lesson in Survival" by Joni Mitchell

banjoboy, Wednesday, 16 December 2015 04:10 (two years ago) Permalink

Leonard Cohen has a few, right? "Sisters of Mercy" prob.

Mark G, Wednesday, 16 December 2015 07:58 (two years ago) Permalink

Gene Pitney - Something's Gotten Hold of my Heart

The other verses change heart to hand

lilcraigyboi (Craigo Boingo), Wednesday, 16 December 2015 08:48 (two years ago) Permalink

Holidays In The Sun - Sex Pistols

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 16 December 2015 16:09 (two years ago) Permalink

gonna be pedantic and point out that most of these titles are not the entire first line.

sleepingsignal, Wednesday, 16 December 2015 16:41 (two years ago) Permalink

If it's the first x words of the first line, it's good.

If it's the last x lines, or there are words before the title, it's not.

Mark G, Thursday, 17 December 2015 10:37 (two years ago) Permalink

Yay I've got one !
Dylan - As I Went Out One Morning

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 17 December 2015 11:01 (two years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

Reviving this thread because Madonna's "Take a Bow" came on the radio this morning and that works here.

"My Name Is Jonas" is a 3rd variant of these two threads, the song title is sung exactly twice as the first line and last line.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Sunday, 15 May 2016 18:20 (two years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

Just heard another obscure song come across my playlist:

Radiohead - These Are My Twisted Words

LimbsKing, Saturday, 18 February 2017 17:13 (one year ago) Permalink

"Heaven is a Truck" -- Pavement

bodacious ignoramus, Monday, 20 February 2017 00:46 (one year ago) Permalink

The White Stripes have a bunch of these.

Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
I'm Finding It Harder to Be a Gentleman (except for a "well")
Now Mary

kornrulez6969, Monday, 20 February 2017 03:08 (one year ago) Permalink

A few others...

Black Keys - Little Black Submarines
Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition

LimbsKing, Saturday, 25 February 2017 19:30 (one year ago) Permalink

Abbey Road Beatles..

You Never Give Me Your Money
Mean Mr. Mustard
She Came in Through the Bathroom Window

LimbsKing, Sunday, 26 February 2017 17:13 (one year ago) Permalink

Los Campesinos! - 5 Flucloxacillin
The Microphones - My Roots are Strong and Deep

devvvine, Sunday, 26 February 2017 17:27 (one year ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

Jeff Buckley - Eternal Life

LimbsKing, Friday, 17 November 2017 01:56 (ten months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Bumping for Patty Loveless - "I Try to Think About Elvis"

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Tuesday, 19 December 2017 15:22 (nine months ago) Permalink

Just heard this on the radio.. Mike Posner, "I Took a Pill in Ibiza"

LimbsKing, Friday, 29 December 2017 17:44 (eight months ago) Permalink


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