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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.

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Song
 
Comments & Submittor Name
The B-52's 52 Girls The lyrics include the names of 24 girls, but not the number 52. - Steven G.
The Band The Weight Should be called 'The Load' since that's used rather than 'The Weight'. - Paul Warren
Barclay James Harvest Poor Man's Moody Blues This is only named by title only since BJH was always criticized as the 'Poor Man's Moody Blues'. So they made a style parody of "Nights in White Satin"! - Paul Warren
Bare Naked Ladies Conventioneers Does this song even have anything to do with conventioneers? - Doommaster1994
Barenaked Ladies Stomach vs. Heart They do mention stomach and heart, but not stomach vs. heart. - Paul Warren
Barenaked Ladies Four seconds They do say four but not four seconds - Hefner
Barenaked Ladies Straw hat and old dirty hank they dont even use the title in the song at all - Hefner
Barenaked Ladies Little Tiny Song Should be known as 'Hey, I'm a Cow'. - Paul Warren
Barry Manilow Weekend in New England  You can hunt in vain for "When will our eyes meet; when can I touch you" wracking you brain for a title, but Barry never uses the phrase, and only makes one reference to New England at all. - Tonette Joyce
Barry Manilow Weekend in New England Although the lyrics contain the line "Time in New England", the weekend is never mentioned. "When will our eyes meet
When can I touch you
When will this strong yearning end
And when Will I hold you again " - Bob Borst
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
Beach Boys Mama Says "Eat a lot, sleep a lot, brush 'em like crazy. Run a lot, do a lot, never be lazy." That's all the lyrics to this a capella song. - Paul Warren
Beach Boys Busy Doin' Nothin' You can tell this is Brian Wilson's down years when he couldn't even use the title in his lyrics. - Paul Warren
The Beach Boys TM Song T.M. is short for "transcendental meditation", which the Beach Boys mention. Neither the acronym nor the "song" is heard anywhere. - beach
The Beatles Flying It's an instrumental - jdizzy
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
Beatles Yer Blues "So Lonely, Wanna Die"!... - Paul Warren
The Beatles The Inner Light Neither "inner" nor "light" are heard at all in the song - Alan of Seville
Beatles A Day In The Life Perhaps the name should be "The News" as in "I read the news today, oh boy..." - ModiinJerry
The Beatles Bad Boy The first song (and only cover) the greatest band on earth did without mentioning the title, the two words are in the lyrics but not together. - Alan the Ottoman
The Beatles Tomorrow Never Knows Last song on the Revolver album. Another of Ringo's 'mad' jumbled up plays on words similar to A Hard Days Night. Also the only Beatles song with only one chord ( C? ) I think!!?? - Eddie
The Beatles Revolution 9 The words "Number nine" repeated by a sound technician throughout the song, interspersed with nonsensical one-liners and sound effects, but the word "Revolution" is not mentioned. This song was John Lennon's idea of what a revolution would sound like if it was recorded. Paul McCartney and producer George Martin tried to keep this song off the White Album, but they lost out. - Jimsdun
The Beatles Ballad Of John And Yoko Not surprisingly, neither the word "ballad" nor the phrase "ballad of" tend to be found in the lyrics of songs whose titles begin with that phrase. In this case, the opening line, "Standing on the dock at Southampton" might form a subsatitute title as much as any phrase, but I don't think I've heard it called by any phrase in the lyrics. Those familiar with this song tend, I suppose, to know the actual title, even though they couldn't deduce it from the lyrics. - Thessaly Danes
The Beatles Tomorrow Never Knows The song is better known as the first Psychedelic song rather than 'Tomorrow Never Knows'. - Paul Warren
The Beautiful South Song For Whoever Plenty of names but title doesn't appear eg Oh shirley, oh deborah, oh julie, oh jane I wrote so many songs about you - NI dave
The Bee Gees I've Gotta Get A Message To You It's rather a technicality that this song fits this category, but the phrase that repeatedly occurs in the song is "I've just gotta get a message to you." The word "just" in that phrase breaks up the title phrase, so that technically the title never exactly occurs in the lyrics. - Allison O'Silla
Bee Gees New York Mining Disater 1941 It should be known as 'Have you seen my wife, Mr. Jones' sice that's the line that is uttered more in this song. - Paul Warren
Ben Folds Five Heist Heist is nowhere in the lyrics, it should be either "Where Diet Soda Flows" or "Don't Pay The Tab ('Till The Last Drop)" - Chris
Ben Folds Five Song for the Dumped The Refrain mostly says "Give me my Money Back, you b***h". But if Ben Folds used that as the title, it would get bleeped every time. - Paul Warren
Better Than Ezra In The Blood It's kind of unusual to find a BTE song that doesn't use its title at the end of the chorus, let alone at all. - Brian Kelly
Billy Joel Famous Last Words These are the last words I have to say - no "famous" - Mickey D.
Billy Joel Miami 2017 Seen the lights go out on Broadway, I saw the Empire State laid low... - Mickey D.
Billy Joel Miami 2017 Best known as "I've Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway" the song is a future fictional account of the physical destruction of New York City, written tongue-in-cheek at a time when New York was on the verge of bankruptcy in the late 70s. The lyrics "I saw the mighty skyline fall" took on a new, more ominous meaning after 9/11. Joel performed this song at a benefit concert for the 9/11 victims at Madison Square Garden. - MasonR
Billy Joel Scenes From An Italian Resturant "Bottle of Red, Bottle of White".... - Paul Warren
Billy Joel Goodnight Saigon I know this is about Vietnam, but it never mentions Saigon anywhere in the song. - Paul Warren
Billy Joel Surprises No, it shouldn't surprise you at all, you know - Mickey D.
Billy Joel Travelin' Prayer Hey lord take a look out for her tonight, that's where my baby's gonna be... - Mickey D.
Billy Joel Goodnight Saigon And we would all go down together, we said we'd all go down together, yes we would all go down together - Mickey D.
Billy Joel Weekend Song Come on baby, take me away, we got some money to spend tonight. - Mickey D.
Black Eyed Peas The APL Song It's in Tagalog - most of you might not understand it, but it's well known in my country; the song's included in the Elephunk album... Lapit mga kaibigan, at makinig kayo Ako'y may dala-dalang balita galing sa bayan ko Nais kong ipamahagi Ang mga kwento, at mga nangyayari, Nagaganap, sa lupang, pinangako - LPG-Unit
Black Sabbath A National Acrobat I am the world that hides / The universal secret of all time / Destruction of the empty spaces / Is my one and only crime - Azrael
Black Sabbath Cornucopia Off the album Vol. 4 Too much in the truth they say / Keep it 'till another day / Let them have their little game / Illusion helps to keep them sane - Azrael
Black Sabbath Paranoid I think most people know the first line "finished with my woman 'cos she couldn't help me with my mind" Well-known lyrics sites seem to disagree on much of the rest! - karen
Black Sabbath Walpurgis The original version of the song the music of which was later set to War Pigs - Azrael
Black Sabbath St. Vitus' Dance You feel your love so shattering / You feel you want to die / Just because someone did take off / Telling you a lie - Azrael
Black Sabbath N. I. B.  Acronym for Nativity in Black: Follow me now and you will not regret / Leaving the life you led before we met / You are the first to have this love of mine / Forever with me till the end of time - Azrael
Black Sabbath After Forver Have you ever thought about your soul - can it be saved? / Or perhaps you think that when you're dead you just stay in your grave - Azrael
Blink 182 M+M's 'Cause when I'm with you/There's nothing I wouldn't do/I just wanna be your only one - Hawky
Blink 182 Anthem But good things come to those who wait, cause she laid me. - Andrea
Blink 182 Adam's Song I never conquered, rarely came/Sixteen just held such better days/Days when I still felt alive/Couldn't wait to get outside/The world was wide/Too late to try/The tour was over/We survived/Couldn't wait till I got home/To pass the time in my room alone" - Hawky
Blink 182 Stay Together For The Kids I see them everyday, we get along so why can't they? If this is what he wants, and its what she wants,then whys there so much pain? - Henrik7
Blink-182 Dammit Well, I guess this is growing up. - Jonathan S.
Bloc Party Helicopter Are you hoping for a miracle? Are you hoping for a miracle? Are you hoping for a miracle? Are you hoping for a miracle? - UltraPrime
Blood, Sweat, and Tears The Modern Adventures of Plato, Diogenes, and Freu Did they run out of room for these guys? - Paul Warren
Bloodhound Gang The Bad Touch You and me baby ain't nothing but mammals, so let's do it like they do on the Discovery Channel. - Brian Kelly
Blue Oyster Cult I'm On The Lamb But I Ain't No Sheep A song about the Canadian mounted police which doesn't mention the title but does contain the phrase "red and black, it's their colour scheme", which gave the song the title "The Red And The Black" when it was rewritten and re-recorded a year later. - neptunevsmars
The Blues Brothers B-Movie Boxcar Blues Doin' my best to get back to you, ain't nothing I'd rather do. Look for me Sunday, gonna be there honey with somethin' special just for you - Alan of Seville
Blur Song 2 This is more well-known as: "WOO-HOO!!" - Agrimorfee
Blur Song 2 They have done something clever on the Blur compilation "Best Of Blur". They made it Track 2 on the album, so that it is, quite literally, Song 2! - Time Machine
Blur Girls & Boys Both of the words "girls" and "boys" are used several times each in the lyrics, but the title "girls and boys" isn't. - B1982
Bob Denver Annie's Song You Fill up my senses like a night in the forest - Don G.
Bob Dylan Subterranean Homesick Blues He should've called it "Look out kid" 'cause that part opens each refrain. - Alan of Seville
Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited A lot of events in the song happen "out on Highway 61," but they aren't "revisited." - Martha Hankins
Bob Dylan Queen Jane Approximately The song contains the phrase "Won't you come see me, Queen Jane?" but the word "approximately" is not in the lyrics. - Martha Hankins
Bob Dylan Rainy Day Women #12 & #35 Better known for the refrain "Everybody must get stoned" - ChuckyG
Bob Dylan Girl from the North Country 'If you're traveling in the North Country' One of the first songs by the Bard where the title was not used a lyrics. Yet the melody of this song was taken from English folk song Scarborough Fair, the title of which is used as lyrics. - Feurzeug
Bob Dylan Positively 4th Street "You've got a lot of nerve to say you are my friend." The biggest put-down song in history, and the title is not in the lyrics. - crazydon
Bob Dylan From a Buick 6 The only noticible relation between the lyrics and the title is 'I'm cracked up on the highway and on the water's edge/She comes down the thruway ready to sew me up with thread' - Feurzeug
Bob Dylan It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train The Cry The only noticible relation the lyrics bear is the final line 'Don't say I didn't warn you when your train gets lost' - Feurzeug
Bob Dylan Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues One of many songs by the bard with a title not used as lyrics, was there ever such a thing as a tom thumbs blues? - Feurzeug
Bob Rivers The AOL Song Although the words 'the' and 'AOL' are in the song the word 'song' isn't used. Also a lot of people claim this song is done by Weird Al, but it isn't. - Ed
Bob Rivers Rummy Rocker Boy Also known as "Rum pa pum pum" which is in the lyrics. - Ed
Bobbie Gentry Ode to Billie Joe "Ode" is never mentioned in the lyrics. The line most people remember is "Billie Joe MacAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge" - Bob Borst
The Box Tops The Letter The lyrics refer to "a letter" but never "the letter". And the song may well be better known by its opening line, "Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane". - Donna Gelpigi
Boz Scaggs Lido Shuffle "Lido missed the boat that day he left the shack..." No shuffling mentioned. - MOR
Breaking Benjamin Topless Seriously, what is this song even about? The word 'topless' isn't mentioned, and to my knowledge, the song has nothing to do with people with no shirts on... "I loathe your face, just get away. I'm on my knees, f**k you, f**k me." is the chorus...so i should be called something like "Loathe You" or "Hatred" or something...but topless?!? - Weily_Coyote
Brenton Wood Gimme Little Sign He sings "Gimme some kind of sign, girl" in the chorus, but he never mentions the actual title. - Todd W. Zimmerman
Brian McKnight feat. Vanessa Williams Love Is They say "Love 'does this and that'" throughout the song, but nowhere in the song is the word "love" followed by the word "is." - The Barber of Cadillac Seville
Brothers Johnson Strawberry Letter 23 While the song references strawberry letter 22 the song itself is strawberry letter 23. - Dbear
The Brothers Johnson Strawberry Letter #23 Not once is the title mentioned in the song, but "Strawberry Letter 22" is mentioned many times! - crazydon
Bruce Springsteen The Wrestler Have you ever seen a one trick pony in the field so happy and free? If you've ever seen a one trick pony then you've seen me - Dodd Harris
Buffalo Springfield For What It's Worth It does have the parenthetical title (Stop, Hey, What's That Sound) which is the first line of the chorus. - crazydon
Butthole Surfers Pepper "They were drinking from a fountain that was pouring like an avalanche coming down the mountain" - Joe H
Byrds Draft Morning Morning is heard, but Draft is nowhere to be seen or heard. - Paul Warren
The Byrds My Back Pages To my knowledge, this Dylan song (like some others) doesn't contain the title in the lyrics. It is best known for the refrain "but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now," which I thought was the title, which totally confused me - Raphael

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