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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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Comments & Submittor Name
Walter Egan Magnet And Steel He never sings these words consecutively, instead singing "For you are a magnet, and I am steel." - Opie M.
WarioWare Drifting Away The song is Japanese (aside from the lyric "Let's go, let's drive") - JohnHowarth
WarioWare Inc.: Mega Microgames Four Seasons The song is fully in Japanese. The English translation mentions the four seasons. - JohnHowarth
The Weeknd Blinding Lights Close, but he doesn't say "blinding". He says "blinded by the lights". - JohnHowarth
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.
Weezer Undone - The Sweater Song Not the whole title is said in the lyrics, but the word "undone" is said in "I've come undone" and the word "sweater" is said in "If you want to destroy my sweater". - JohnHowarth
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 Ode to a Superhero This song is about Spider Man, and the title is mentioned nowhere in the lyrics. - JohnHowarth
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 A Complicated Song  The song is a parody of Avril Lavigne's "Complicated" hence the song's name, and I don't think the song mentions the word "complicated". - JohnHowarth
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 Trapped in the Drive Thru The song is a parody of R Kelly's Trapped in the Closet hence the title. - JohnHowarth
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
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 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 Saga Begins This song is known as "Anakin Guy" which is in the lyrics. - Ed
When In Rome The Promise The word "promise" is preceded by "I" through the song, but "promise" is never preceded by "the" (Editor's note: Normally I would delete something like this as close enough, but the title clearly denotes "promise" as a noun while it only comes up in the lyrics as a verb.) - Isac
The White Stripes Blue Orchid You tickled my orchid, turned it blue - Evan
The White Tie Affair Scene Change "So count your chips and roll the dice
You might find that it's twice as nice
Around and around again (Get in where you fit in)
I know it's quite deceiving when I look but I don't see me
Around and around again (Get in where you fit in)" - Some Idiot
The Who Postcard We're having a lovely time, wish you were here - Alan of Seville
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
WHOwho Her And then she's looking in my eyes. - Jonathan S.
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.
Willow Smith Flowers Like in "Maps" by Maroon 5, the singular form of the title is mentioned in the lyrics instead of the plural form which is used as the title. - JohnHowarth
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
The Wipeouters Rocket Power Theme The word "Rocket Power" is used as a lyric, but not the word "theme" - JohnHowarth
Wow! Wow! Wubbzy Intro Song Wow, wow, wubbzy, wubbzy wubbzy wow wow - John Howarth
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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