Some songs have titles that aren't used in the lyrics, and end up becoming better known for their lyrics than their title. Bob Dylan's "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" is better known for the refrain "Everybody must get stoned" than it is for the title.
The 20 most recent entries are listed below. There are 835 Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics entries on the site.
Comments & Submittor Name
|Linus' Blanket||Blanket Song||The song doesn't seem to be about blankets, and the word "blanket" isn't said once in the song. But the song is comforting ,like a blanket, so that's likely how it got it's name. - Sweet Anne|
|The Moody Blues||Question||This is a tricky one. The word "questions" appears a least twice, but there is not the singular "question" anywhere. - Frosty The Cat|
|Bastille||Good Grief||Following strict song-titling logic, this song should be called "Watching Through My Fingers" or "I Miss You". However, I can see where the band is coming from; this is an upbeat song about mourning a friend's death, so "Good Grief" is a very appropriate title. - Jonathan S.|
|Kings of Leon||Fans||"Fans" isn't anywhere in the title - Jack|
|Vicki Lawrence||The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia||Each chorus in this song begins with "That's the night that the lights went out in Georgia." But the exact title phrase (with the word "THAT" absent) nowhere occurs in the lyrics. - Karen Smith|
|The Rolling Stones||She's A Rainbow||Mick Jagger says "She's LIKE a rainbow" in this song. - Rich Poor|
|Trapt||Still Frame||"Please help me 'cause I'm breaking down/This picture's frozen and I can't get out of here/Believe me, I'm just as lost as you." - Danny Hates Dubstep|
|Unloco||Becoming I||The key line is "I have become the one thing I hate", which is sorta close but not exact. - Danny Hates Dubstep|
|George Harrison||What Is Life?||He sings "What is MY life" instead. - Beegles|
|The Arrogant Worms||Carrot Juice Is Murder||What's actually sung is "Carrot juice CONSTITUTES murder." - Jonathan S.|
|When In Rome||The Promise||The word "promise" is preceded by "I" through the song, but "promise" is never preceded by "the" - Isac|
|Cast of 'Guys And Dolls'||Fugue For Tinhorns||This is the opening song in 'Guys And Dolls' and is in a round. The most popular lines are "I have the horse right here, his name is Paul Revere" and "If he says that the horse can do, can do, can do". - Broadway Cho|
|Knife Party||Sleaze||Until they kick us out, until they kick us out, until they kick us out, people move your feet. - Crafthead|
|10,000 Maniacs||You Happy Puppet||Even though it says "YOU Happy Puppet" in the title, Natalie Merchant says "*A* happy puppet." - Isac|
|Ministry||Cannibal Song||Neither the word "cannibal" nor the word "song" ever occurs in the lyrics (not that the latter would much be expected to occur). The most repeated line is "Thrown into a cell". Song seems to be more about torture than about cannibalism. - Holly Stefan|
|Dr. John||Right Place, Wrong time||"I was in the right place...but it must have been the wrong time." - Rich "Sully" Connelly|
|Genesis||It's A Shame||In the lyrics, Phil Collins always inserts the word "just" into the title. In other words, you hear "It's JUST a shame," not "It's a shame." - Jonathan S.|
|Hall & Oates||Kiss On My List||What's actually sung is "Your kiss *IS* on my list" - Jonathan S.|
|The Robins||Riot In Cell Block #9||What's Actually sung is "There's a riot goin' on up in cell block #9". |
NOTE: Because some members of this group later became part of The Coasters, this song is sometimes credited to that group. - Jonathan S.
|Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers Band||Houston (Means I'm One Day Closer To You)||The phrase "Houston means THAT I'm one day closer to you" is often repeated in the lyrics, but the lyrics never contain the title line exactly, that is they never contain that lyrics phrase minus "that". Surely a lot who've heard the song think the title contains the word "that", as in the lyrics. I did, in fact. In preparing to make a different amiright post for this song, I googled what I thought was the title, containing the word "that". I only got one "hit" from goggling that as the title, and that is when I suspected something. Surely the song is not so obscure as to give only one "hit" on google for its title I thought. I searched a little more and found that "that" is not in the title. - Fiona Montrose|
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