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 686 Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics entries on the site.
Comments & Submittor Name
|Etta James||The Wallflower (Dance With Me Henry)||The words "Roll with me Henry" are heard several times throught the song, but there is no mention of the word "dance" anywhere in the song. - Isac|
|John Fogerty||The Old Man Down The Road||According to LyricsFreak, he sings "The old man's down the road" and at the end, "The old man is down the road". And I think Fogerty got sued because this song sounded too much like "Run Through The Jungle", a song he had relinquished the rights for. He won the suit, then countersued to recover legal fees and costs, and won that too. Moral: sue the bastages!!! - Greg Hulak|
|Neil Sedaka||The Immigrant||"There was a time when strangers were welcome here..." Dedicated to John Lennon. The single peaked at number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent one week at number one on the Easy Listening chart in May 1975. - Greg Hulak|
|Simon & Garfunkel||For Emily Wherever I May Find Her||It's a beautiful image-filled love song. - Greg Hulak|
|Little Green Cars||Harper Lee||Oh, there’s a gun in the attic, let me go grab it|
Oh, I’d blow holes in my soul just so you can look past it
Oh yeah, there’s glass on the floor, there’s a hole in the roof
Oh yeah, the chandelier fell, now the rain’s falling through - Jonathan S.
|Little Green Cars||Big Red Dragon||I'm not gonna wait for an "oh my god" - Jonathan S.|
|Little Green Cars||The John Wayne||It's easy to fall in love... - Jonathan S.|
|Tool||Faaip De Oiad||Though the title is latin, all of this song is in English. - GlamRockNinjaLord|
|Manowar||Achilles, The Agony And The Ecstacy||Despite being almost half an hour long, this song has less than ten minutes of vocals and no mention of more than two of the words in the title together. - GlamRockNinjaLord|
|Drist||Arterial Black||Along the way we learn things too hard|
Whisper out the way to stop my heart - Jonathan S.
|Fall Out Boy||A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More "Touch Me"||I'm sleeping on your folk's porch again, dreaming|
She said, she said, she said, "Why don't you just drop dead?"
I don't blame you for being you
But you can't blame me for hating it
So say, what are you waiting for?
Kiss her, kiss her
I set my clocks early 'cause I know I'm always late - Jonathan S.
|Bare Naked Ladies||Conventioneers||Does this song even have anything to do with conventioneers? - Doommaster1994|
|The Beatles||Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite||The word "being" is never heard, however, all the other words in the title are said in a row two or three times. - GlamRockNinjaLord|
|3 Doors Down||The Road I'm On||Chorus states " that's the same road that I'm on." Not anywhere in the song is the title referenced at all. - Jack|
|Bastille||Pompeii||While Pompeii is rather obviously alluded to as "the city that we loved", the song does not explicitly mention the word "Pompeii" - Insertnamehere|
|John Mellencamp||Authority Song||The only mention of the word "authority" is in the line "(Well) I fight authority, Authority always wins" but there is no mention of the word "song" anywhere in the song. - Isac|
|Europe||Song No. 12||Song No. 12 is the actual title of this song, which doesn't even happen to be track number 12 on the album it appears on. The title is absent from the lyrics, so it's just weird. - GlamRockNinjaLord|
|Jars Of Clay||Love Song For A Savior||The song should be entitled "I Want To Fall In Love With You" because those lyrics are the most common but there is no mention of the title anywhere in the song. - Isac|
|Fitz & The Tantrums||The Walker||Oh, here we go|
Feel it in my soul
Really mean it, mean it, so go
Gotta feed it - heart, it takes control
Really mean it, mean it - Jonathan S.
|Garbage||Vow||I came to cut you up./I came to knock you down./I came around to tear your little world apart. (Note: "cut" and "knock" are changed out every verse.) - Brian Kelly|
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|Jonathan S. (site rank #44)||65|
|Paul Warren (site rank #37)||47|
|Brian Kelly (site rank #17)||43|
|Mickey D. (site rank #22)||22|
|crazydon (site rank #36)||14|
|Alan of Seville||12|
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