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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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Entries Beginning with W, Page PAGENUM

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Song
 
Comments & Submittor Name
Weezer Surf Wax America You take your car to work
I'll take my board
And when you're out of fuel
I'm still afloat - Jonathan S.
Weird Al Yankovic The Saga Begins First line, and lyrics by which the song might best be known, if any, is "A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far away...". Thus starts this parody of "American Pie", which gets its name because it is a humorous recounting of the events of the first movie (chronologically first, but fourth to be made) in the STAR WARS series. That title is never sung in the lyrics. - Emmy Kay Butanone
Weird Al Yankovic Polkas On .45 Since this is one of Weird Al's polka songs where he does a polka-style medley of Top 40 hits, you won't find the title in the song (or songs?). - Funnyman
Weird Al Yankovic Polka Power First line is " Yo, I'll tell ya what I want, what I really really want". Might that or some part of it be used as an alternate "title"? Possibly, but that might be confusing, as something like "What I Really Really Want" might be the title of another song. Weird Al's songs, occasionally, rather than being whole-song parodies, are an asortment of lines from various other songs, strung together to polka rhythm and rousing accordion accompaniment. This song is a case in point. "Polka Power" is typical of the unlikely-to-be-found-in-lyrics type of titles that he gives to such amalgamated compositions. - Emmy Kay Butanone
Weird Al Yankovic The Saga Begins This song is known as "Anakin Guy" which is in the lyrics. - Ed
Weird Al Yankovic Headline News Also known as 'Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm' which is in the lyrics, but is the name of the original song by The Crash Test Dummies. - Ed
Weird Al Yankovic Cavity Search Known as "Numb me, Drill me, Floss me, Bill me" which is in the lyrics - Ed
Weird Al Yankovic The Weird Al Show Theme First line, and lyrics by which the song might best be known, if any, is "Oh, this is a story 'bout a guy named Al". Or such a surrogate "title" might be shortened to "Story 'bout a guy named Al" or simply "A guy named Al". The title of the song is never in the lyrics, as one would generally expect of a title that designates the song as a "Show Theme" A show theme would sound funny if it identified itself explicitly that way in the lyrics, wouldn't it? - Emmy Kay Butanone
Weird Al Yankovic Smells Like Nirvana There are no other names for this song (that I know about) and the whole song is well known for Weird Al fans like myself. - Ed
When In Rome The Promise The word "promise" is preceded by "I" through the song, but "promise" is never preceded by "the" - Isac
The White Stripes Blue Orchid You tickled my orchid, turned it blue - Evan
The Who Baba O'Riley Everyone knows this song for it's famous lyrics "Teenage Wasteland", and by all means, that should be it's name, but the author, Pete Townshend, named it for two of his role models - Baba Maher and Terry Riley. - Jack-O
The Who Postcard We're having a lovely time, wish you were here - Alan of Seville
The Who Baba O'Reilly Until I was corrected by a classmate, I always thought it was called "Teenage Wasteland" - Albert Stadt
The Who Won't get fooled again The words 'don't get fooled again' are used several times, but the word 'won't' is never used. - Robin Doudna
The Who Baba O'Riley Known as "Teenage Wasteland" because that is the most-repeated line in the song. - crazydon
Wild Cub Thunder Clatter I couldn't say what I was thinking
My heart shrinking
Two sad sparks blinking in the sun
Wait one minute
I had to listen for it
It was hidden in the fall
Hidden in the fall
Waiting on love to call
Hidden in the fall

[Note: There is a lyric that mentions "broken thunder", but that's as close as the song gets to saying its title.] - Jonathan S.
Wilson Pickett Land of a 1000 Dances While it mentions many different dances in the song, no part of the title shows up in the lyrics. "Got to know how to pony Like Bony Maronie " - Joe H
Wings Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey "Uncle Albert" is clearly the title of the first part of the song, and while the second part does mention "Admiral Halsey," he is only mentioned once. The second part is better known for its "Hands across the water" chorus, which I originally thought was the title. - Raphael
Wyclef Jean Perfect Gentleman These words don't appear anywhere in the song. Most repeated line in the song is "Just 'cos she dances loco, it don't make her a "ho" no". - James Pendleton

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