What is the best track name you've heard?

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Not the actual song, but the track name.

I think mine would be: Drop it like your mother got shot


It's not a tumour!

Sung by the very awesome Austrian Death Machine, who write metal based upon the life experiences of Arnold Schwarzeneger (there's actually a surprising amount of bands that do this).

Starve the ego, feed the soul

Coz I can't pick just one, here's a few for starters...

"I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You", by Black Kids.
"The Good Ship Lifestyle", by Chumbawumba
"There's Nothing In The Water We Can't Fight", by Cloud Control
"Problem, Reaction, Solution", by Cog
"Blink And You'll Miss A Revolution", by Cut Copy
"Nightflight To Uranus", by Datarock
"Anniversary of an Uninteresting Event", by Deftones
"Horror With Eyeballs", by The Dissociatives
"Attack of the 60FT Lesbian Octopus", by Does It Offend You, Yeah?
"Eat Raw Meat = Blood Drool", by Editors
"A Man a Plan a Canal Panama", by The Fall of Troy
"Our Lawyer Made Us Change The Name Of This Song So We Wouldn't Get Sued", by Fall Out Boy
"Weapon. Enemy. Friend.", by Gyroscope
"Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down", by Interpol
"Love's Not A Competition (But I'm Winning)", by Kaiser Chiefs
"Velociraptor!", by Kasabian
"The Ending Is Just The Beginning Repeating", by The Living End
"...And Justice for All", by Metallica
"Lara vs. the Savage Pack", by Midnight Juggernauts
"Hate This And I'll Love You", by Muse
"Lying Is The Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off", by Panic! At The Disco
"For A Pessimist, I'm Pretty Optimistic", by Paramore
"Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town", by Pearl Jam
"Smack My Bitch Up", by The Prodigy
"You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar, But I Feel Like a Millionaire", by Queens of the Stone Age
"What's The Frequency, Kenneth?", by R.E.M.
"Dream At Tempo 119", by Silversun Pickups
"Bullet With Butterfly Wings", by Smashing Pumpkins
"Warsaw Or The First Breath You Take After You Give Up", by Them Crooked Vultures
"Eat That up, It's Good for You", by Two Door Cinema Club
"Jesus Stole My Girlfriend", by Violent Soho
"I Believe You Liar", by Washington
"The Bomb Inside The Bomb", by We Are Scientists
"Patricia the Stripper", by The Wombats
"I Pointed At You And You Burst Into Flames", by Young & Restless

"You Will Be Reincarnated as an Imperial Space Attack Turtle" - Behold... The Arctopus

'We can breathe in space, they just don't want us to escape' - Enter Shikari

Really good song too :D

Instrumentals sometimes have great track names.

"Diary of a Man who Vanished" - Steve Howe
"Midget in a Junkyard" - Sparklehorse
"Life In Technicolor" - Coldplay
"Parlier de la pluie et du beau temps" - Faunts (not a French band, actually)

As for non-instrumentals:

"South Side of the Sky" - Yes (a totally awesome song)
"Lament for a Toy Factory" - Dr Steel (again)
"Territorial Pissings" - Nirvana
"The Great Gig in the Sky" - Pink Floyd (not an instrumental - it has lyrics)
"Shine on You crazy Diamond" - Pink Floyd (S-Y-D, clever huh?)
"Map of the Problematique" - Muse
"Citizen Erased" - Muse
"Thoughts of a Dying Atheist" - Muse (yeah they're good at this)
"I Bloom Blaum" - Coldplay (just for lulz)

it won't suck itself - steel panther
Just like Tiger Woods - steel panther

What's So Amazing About Grace? - The Paper Chase
Milk Me Up Before I Go Go - Milking the Goatmachine

Anthem for the already defeated-rock plaza central

"Fire coming out of the Monkey's Head" - Gorillaz

"Every planet we reach is dead" - Gorillaz

mclusky are great for song names. just a couple:

dave, stop killing prostitutes
lightsabre cocksucking blues
the difference between me and you is that i'm not on fire

Get Me Naked 2: Electric Boogaloo - Minus the Bear
Monkey!!! Knife!!! Fight!!! - Minus the Bear
Booyah Achieved - Minus the Bear

Show Me What Passes For Music Among Your Misbegotten Kind - Dawn of War end credits

Bombs for Throwing at You - Portal 2

Comedy = Tragedy + Time - Portal 2

Eine Kleiner Elevatormuzik - Half Life 2

I Don't Want to Set the World On Fire - The Ink Spots

Requiem for Ravenholm - Half Life 2

Stylo - Gorillaz

More Gun - Team Fortress 2

The Bridge of Khazad Dum - LOTR

Legowelt's "Conquestadores Extraterrestriales" (which is a remix of I-F's "Space Invaders Are Smoking Grass")

It also happens to be one of my favourite tracks ever http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK_gKvrdh9k

Shotgun Kiss

I just love the way that sounds when I say it.

Rob (White) Zombie always had some nice ones:

- El Phantasmo And The Chicken-Run Blast-O-Rama
- Rat Finks, Suicide Tanks And Cannibal Girls
- Grease Paint And Monkey Brains
- The Ballad Of Resurrection Joe And Rosa Whore

No real favourite, but these have always stood out to me:

The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging.
Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers / In That Quiet Earth.
Wot Gorilla?
Get 'em out by Friday.
Mad Man Moon.
Dancing with the Moonlit Knight

And whilst not being track names, but instead being the names of sections in a single track, these:

The Guaranteed Eternal Sanctuary Man
Ikhnaton and Itsacon and Their Band of Merry Men
As Sure As Eggs Is Eggs (Aching Men's Feet)

All by Genesis.

One that I like is Chu Chu Lovely Muni Muni Mura Mura Purin Purin Boron Nurururerorero
quick translation for those behind on their hentai slang.

Chuuchu = the sound of sucking
munimuni = the sound of squeezing something soft
muramura = the sound of being horny
purinpurin = the sound when some scandalize cleavage is showing
boron = the sound when something pops out
nururu = the sound of fingers moving in "wetness"
rerorero = the sound your tongue makes moving around

I also like We are Godzilla, you are Japan by Lostprophets
Bowling for soup do some good ones too like:
I'm Gay
My Wena
No Hablo Ingles
Got Beat Up By a Girl

Ten Speed (Of God's Blood And Burial)...by Coheed and Cambria or sumtin'
Came across the song in Guitar Hero or Rockband...i dunno, but the title is awesome.
Like some "The Flash type godkilling entity".....or sumtin'

"Sunday Bacon" by Emmure.

It's kind of ridiculous, which I think is why I opted to say it over a more 'sensible' or serious song name. c:

You were to ugly to rape, so I beat the shit out of you by Anal Cunt
Between shit and piss are we born by Anaal Nathrakh

Metal has some dramatic and evocative, if excessively wordy song titles. A few favourites off the top of my head:

'She Painted Fire Across the Skyline Pts. I-III'
'In the Shadow of our Pale Companion'
'This Cold Mountain on Which You Will Die'
'You Were but a Ghost in My Arms'

All by Agalloch

'Ontologically, It Became Time and Space'
'The Cognate House of Courtly Witches lies West of County Meath'
'She Cries the Quiet Lake'

All by Absu

'The Planet that Once Used to Absorb Flesh in Order to Achieve Divinity and Immortality' be Demilich

'In the Kingdom Where Everything Dies, Even the Sky is Mortal' by Cryptopsy

'When Landscapes Bled Backwards' by Sickening Horror

'Literate Physicist Develops Taste for Fiction' by Negligent Collateral Collapse


You were to ugly to rape, so I beat the shit out of you by Anal Cunt

Haha I thought about throwing some A*C* track titles in my list but seems like a slippery slope toward a permanent ban!

Hank Made Me Vomit (Good Riddance Undying Shitlord) or You Are My Forever-Shining Guardian Light But You Can Still Suck A Fat Dick

Guy Who Got a Headache and Accidentally Saves the World

"Briefcase full of guts"

Just some of the weird all tracks from Dethklok :P

Instrumentals sometimes have great track names.

"South Side of the Sky" - Yes (a totally awesome song)
"The Great Gig in the Sky" - Pink Floyd (not an instrumental - it has lyrics)
"Shine on You crazy Diamond" - Pink Floyd (S-Y-D, clever huh?)

Basically these, and I might add:

"Frances Farmer will have her revenge on Seattle" by Nirvana
"The Return of the Giant Hogweed" by Genesis
"Rondo" by The Nice (it reminds me of Castlevania, and it's a incredible song too)
"Subterranean Homesick Blues" by Bob Dylan
"In the Court of the Crimson King", "Lizard" and "Lark's Tounges in Aspic" by King Crimson

"We Destroy The Family" by Fear. Kind of a funny throwaway joke song, but nothing amazing. Of serious track names, I was always fond of The Smiths "William, It Was Really Nothing." So sad.


You were to ugly to rape, so I beat the shit out of you by Anal Cunt

Haha I thought about throwing some A*C* track titles in my list but seems like a slippery slope toward a permanent ban!

Haha it's a risk I have to take

You Look Like I Need A Drink - Against Me! and Pints of Guinness Make You Strong by them too.

They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back From the Dead!! - Sufjan Stevens (Neo-Clasical FTW)
Monkey!!! Knife!!! Fight!!! - Minus the bear (For some reason medalheads tend to like this band as do I)
We Are Not a Football Team - Minus the bear
I Hate Buffering - The Devil Wears Prada (Not actually a good track IMHO i just agree with the title)
50,000 miles beneath my brain - Ten years after
Wolf Slaying as a Hobby - Stepdad (A somewhat perplexing upbeat band)
Acid Wølfpack - Coyote Kisses
Anthems for a Seventeen Year old Girl - Broken Social Scene
Apocalypse Please - Muse
Attack Of The 60 Ft Lesbian Octopus - Does it Offend you yeah? (fairly annoying track, good band)
Code Monkey - Jonathan Coulton
Bullet to the Binary - mewithoutYou
Eating a Book - He is Legend
A Horse is not a Home - Miike snow
Hot like Sauce - Pretty Lights (Like electronic music? search this ban all his tracks are free for downlode)
Tacobel Cannon - Ratatat
Weak Become Heroes - The Streets

Is Cee-Lo Green's "Fuck You" too obvious? Pretty straight to the point of what the song was about. I miss when it was just a wordy music video, before there was a radio version that is more well known and adds an extra syllable. The redone music video also sucks. It will always and forever be for me... Just "Fuck You."

Public Enemy has some great ones- "Incident at 66.6 FM", "Final Count of the Collision Between Us and the Damned", "Night of the Living Baseheads"

Silver Jews have some good ones too- "Country Diary of a Subway Conductor", "The Moon is the Number 18"

The Flaming Lips also excel at nonsensical ones- "Pilot Can at the Queer of God", "Guy Who Got a Headache and Accidentally Saves the World"

Titus Andronicus- "Upon Viewing Brueghel's 'Landscape with the Fall of Icarus'"

Velvet Underground- "The Black Angel's Death Song"

White Stripes- "I'm Lonely (But I Ain't That Lonely Yet"

The Birthday Party- "Pleasure Avalanche"

Minutemen- "Political Song for Michael Jackson to sing", "The Roar of the Masses Could Be Farts"

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right, But Three Rights Make a Left - Zebrahead
You'll Rebel to Anything (As Long As its Not Challenging) - Mindless Self Indulgence

Aphex Twin - "Ventolin"
The title refers to an anti-asthma drug that causes Tinnitus (the illusion of a high-pitched ringing noise) as a side-effect. Three guesses as to which sound effect Aphex Twin uses to make this one of the most un-listenable tracks ever.
There's a similar tinnitus-like effect on the background "music" in the movie "Human Centipede: Full Sequence", where the main character uses an inhaler for his frequent asthma attacks (which is explicitly stated to be Ventolin), so I'm wondering whether the filmmakers actually took some inspiration from the track.

Speaking of stealthy drug references - "Halcyon (On and On)" by "Orbital" - hearing it you'd think the song would be inspired by kids tripping on E, but in reality it's based on the sad story of the artists' elderly mother being addicted to a sleeping pill named "Halcion" (granted, the video to the song is a dead giveaway).

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