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100 Best Songs With Long Titles

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Musicians engage in a creative thought process when they get down to writing songs. The language of the heart and mind is poetically put forth in lyrics. However, not all song titles reflect the actual content in the song. While many singers and songwriters prefer short titles for songs, long titles have become exceedingly popular with musicians in recent years.

Why Do Musicians Pick Long Titles for Songs?

Musicians may pick a long title for their songs for numerous reasons. Singers and songwriters express their thoughts and feeling in myriad ways through songs. With a long song title, bands and artists often convey a message which is theatrically expressive and relates to a personal experience. At times, a weird sense of humor or elements of dark sarcasm are employed through songs titles.

The thought behind incorporating a lengthy title varies drastically among musicians. Although certain song titles come to life organically during songwriting sessions, a number of bands and artists pick long song titles intentionally to give unique identity and expression. Long title formats have become exceedingly popular in rock genres, especially among alternative bands, indie bands, metal bands, and emo bands.


What Do Long Title Songs Symbolize?

Long title songs may symbolize a plethora of ideas and concepts. Every musician likes to convey a meaning or message through lyrics. Although certain bands and artists like to have fun with song titles to evoke a reaction from listeners, many singers and songwriters supplement their songs with a long title to bring out a hidden meaning conceptually. Sometimes the words in songs with the longest titles are picked to associate with at someone or something. Certain titles of songs are a reaction to statements made by a friend, acquaintance, or family member. Such songs often vent emotions in a theatrically lucid manner.

At times musicians may take a dig at someone by cleverly wording their song titles. Sometimes words in long song titles are chosen to evoke a sense of curiosity or mysticism. Dark perspectives are often showcased with words arranged in song titles. Singers and songwriters may also reveal a brutally honest account about someone or something. A nostalgic memory that has occurred in personal lives is sometimes decorated in the form of titles. Historic events that have impacted musicians are also highlighted as titles of songs. Although song titles are picked for a variety of reasons, most long titles are likely to symbolize or denote

  • Sarcasm
  • Integrity
  • Humor
  • Jibe
  • Wit
  • Absurdity
  • Repartee
  • Fun
  • Mockery
  • Response
  • Attitude
  • Character
  • Irony
  • Satire
  • Mood
  • Temper
  • Sentiment
  • Banter
  • Crosstalk

The list below showcases a diverse collection of rock songs, pop songs, R&B songs, country songs, folk songs, alternative songs, hip hop songs, indie songs, emo songs, jazz songs, blues songs, and dance songs with long titles. If you have a view, opinion or song suggestion, let us know in the comments section.

Top 10 Songs With Long Titles

  1. “I’m Like a Lawyer with the Way I’m Always Trying to Get You Off (Me & You)”—Fall Out Boy
  2. “You Probably Couldn’t See for the Lights but You Were Staring Straight At Me”—Arctic Monkeys
  3. “Hope Is a Dangerous Thing for a Woman Like Me to Have - but I have It”—Lana Del Rey
  4. “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong”—B.J. Thomas
  5. “Lying is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without taking Her Clothes Off”—Panic! At the Disco
  6. “Honey, This Mirror Isn’t Big Enough For the Two of Us”—My Chemical Romance
  7. “What If This is All the Love You Ever Get?”—Snow Patrol
  8. “The Adventures of Moon Man & Slim Shady”—Kid Cudi and Eminem
  9. “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I feel Fine)”—R.E.M.
  10. “If I’m James Dean, You’re Audrey Hepburn”—Sleeping With Sirens

11. “A Little Less Sixteen Candles, a Little More “Touch Me””—Fall Out Boy

12. “There’s a Good Reason These Tables Are Numbered Honey, You Just haven’t Thought of it Yet”—Panic! At the Disco

13. “Pretty Soon I Don’t Know What but Something Is Going to Happen”—Norma Jean

14. “I’m Not Bulimic (I Just Wanted To See How Far I Could Stick My Fingers Down My Throat)”—Lower Than Atlantis

15. “Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do)”—Aretha Franklin

16. “I Like America & America Likes Me”—The 1975

17. “Send My Love to the Dance Floor I’ll See You in Hell (Hey Mister DJ)”—Cobra Starship

18. “Grand theft Autumn/Where is Your Boy”—Fall Out Boy

19. “The Black Hawk War, or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About yourself in the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience but You’re Going to Have to Leave Now, or, I have Fought the Big Knives and Will Continue to Fight Them Until They Are off Our Lands!”—Sufjan Stevens

20. “Anyone Can Dig a Hole But it Takes a Real Man to Call it Home”—Underoath

21. “For a Pessimist, I’m Pretty Optimistic”—Paramore

22. “If You Wanted A Song Written About You, All You Had to Do Was Ask”—Mayday Parade

23. “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting”—Elton John

24. “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)”—Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett

25. “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)”—Fall Out Boy

26. “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)”—Meat Loaf

27. “Breakup With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored”—Ariana Grande

28. “When the World Is Running Down, You Make the Best of What's Still Around”—The Police

29. “The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song (With All Your Power)”—The Flaming Lips

30. “One Day the Only Butterflies Left Will Be in Your Chest as You March Towards Your Death”—Bring Me the Horizon

31. “The Glorious Liberation of the People's Technocratic Republic of Vinnland by the Combined Forces of the United Territories of Europa”—Type O Negative

32. “If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold it Against Me”—The Bellamy Brothers

33. “Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict”—Pink Floyd

34. “Why’d You Call Me When You’re High?”—Arctic Monkeys

35. “There’s No Such Thing As Accidental Infidelity”—You Me At Six

36. “Cute Without the ‘E’ (Cut From the Team)”—Taking Back Sunday

37. “The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair”—Led Zeppelin

38. “No Need for Introductions, I’ve Read About Girls Like You on the Backs of Toilet Doors”—Bring Me the Horizon

39. “Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most”—Ella Fitzgerald

40. “A Woman a Man Walked By/The Crow Knows Where All the Little Children Go”—PJ Harvey

41. “God Bless America – And All the Beautiful Women in It”—Lana Del Rey

42. “How Could You Believe Me When I Said I Loved You When you Know I’ve Been a Liar All My Life”—Fred Astaire and Jane Powell

43. “When We Stand on Each Other We Block Out the Sun”—Fireworks

44. “You Might Think He Loves You for Your Money but I Know What he Really Loves You For It’s Your Brand New Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat”—Death Grips

45. “Snow Tha Product: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 39”—Bizarrap and Snow Tha Product

46. “You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything (Even Take the Dog for a Walk, Mend a Fuse, Fold Away the Ironing Board, or Any Other Domestic Shortcomings)”—Faces

47. “Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair”—Arctic Monkeys

48. “Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again”—Bob Dylan

49. “The Difference Between Medicine and Poison is the Dose”—Crica Survive

50. “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”—Chicago

51. “Get Down On Your Knees and Tell Me You Love Me”—All Time Low

52. “Life's a Lemon and I Want My Money Back”—Meat Loaf

53. “Get Out of My Dreams, Get Into My Car”—Billy Ocean

54. “Petrified Life and the Twice Told Joke (Decrepit Bricks)”—Gym Class Heroes

55. “Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind)”—Loretta Lynn

56. “When It’s All Over We Still Have to Clear Up”—Snow Patrol

57. “The Whole Thing Started with Rock & Roll, Now It's Out of Control”—Ray Manzarek

58. “Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini”—Brian Hyland

59. “Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except From Me and My Monkey”—The Beatles

60. “It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry”—Bob Dylan

61. “Are You the One That I’ve Been Waiting For”—Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

62. “Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in A Small Town”—Pearl Jam

63. “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys”—Ed Bruce

64. “The Ones That Didn’t Make it Back Home”—Justin Moore

65. “If You Can’t Ride Two Horses at Once…You Should Get Out of the Circus”—Asking Alexandria

66. “It’s A Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll)”—AC/DC

67. “Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time)”—Elton John

68. “Why'd You Come in Here Lookin’ Like That”—Dolly Parton

69. “Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadows”—Rolling Stones

70. “If You’ve Got the Money, I’ve Got the Time”—Lefty Frizell

71. “There's No Lights on the Christmas Tree, Mother, They're Burning Big Louie Tonight”—The Sensational Alex Harvey Band

72. “I Just Started Hating Some People Today”—Beck

73. “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s An Arms Race”—Fall Out Boy

74. “I'm Getting Better (And I'm Feeling It Right Now)”—The Record Company

75. “What Di I Do? / God As My Witness”—Foo Fighters

76. “It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)”—The 1975

77. “You Know What They Do to Guys Like Us in Prison”—My Chemical Romance

78. “I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love With You)”—Hank Williams

79. “Tinker Tinker Soldier Sailor Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man Thief”—Radiohead

80. “So Long, And Thanks for all the Fish”—A Perfect Circle

81. “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree”—Tony Orlando and Dawn

82. “Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown”— Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor

83. “It Hurts To Shoot Lasers From Your Fingers, But It's Necessary”— Black Moth Super Rainbow & The Octopus Project

84. “Is There Somebody Who Can Watch You?”—The 1975

85. “So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore”—Alan Jackson

86. “Let Me Love You (Until You learn To Learn Yourself)”—Ne-Yo

87. “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”—Taylor Swift

88. “Regretting What I Said to You When You Called Me at 11.00 on a Friday Morning to Tell Me that at 1:00 Friday Afternoon You’re Gonna Leave Your Office, Go Downstairs, Hail a Cab to Go Out to the Airport to Catch a Plane to Go Skiing in the Alps for Two Weeks, Not that I Wanted to Go With You, I Wasn’t Able to Leave Town, I’m Not a Very Good Skier, I Couldn’t Expect You to Pay My Way, But After Going Out With You for Three Years I Don’t’ Like Surprises!! Subtitled: A Musical Apology”—Christine Lavin

89. “Don’t Go Out into the Rain (You’re Going to Melt)”—Herman’s Hermits

90. “You and the Clouds Will Still Be Beautiful”—XTC

91. “The Ground Walks, with Time in a Box”—Modest Mouse

92. “The Remedy for a Broken Heart (Why Am I So in Love)”—XXXTentacion

93. “Some of My Lies Are True (Sooner or Later)”—Huey Lewis & the News

94. “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win”—Beastie Boys

95. “Headfirst Slide into Cooperstown on a Bad Bet”—Fall Out Boy

96. “My Baby’s Got a Smile on Her Face”—Craig Wayne Boyd

97. “I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)”—The New Seekers

98. “Roll Me Up With Smoke When I Die”—Willie Nelson featuring Snoop Dogg, Jamey Johnson and Kris Kristofferson

99. “A Breath Taking, First Sight Soul Shaking, One Night Love Making, Next Day Heart Breaking Guy”—The Supremes

100. “A Lap Dance Is So Much Better When the Stripper Is Crying”—The Bloodhound Gang

Other Notable Songs With Long Titles

  • “Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying (Do Your Part to Save the Scene and Stop Going to the Shows)”—Fall Out Boy
  • “If You Think This Song Is About You, it Probably Is”—Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows
  • “The Sad But True Story of Ray Mingus, the Lumberjack of Bulk Rock City, and His never Slacking Strive to Exploit the So Far Undiscovered Areas of the Intention to Boldly Intercourse from the Other Species of His Kind, During Intake of all Mental Conditions that Could be Derived from Fermentation”—Rednex
  • “Apparently Hover Boards Don’t Walk on Water”—Hawthorne Heights
  • “Have You Ever Really Needed Someone So Bad?”—Def Leppard
  • “Choose What You Love Most (Let It Kill You)”—Lara Fabian
  • “Now I Don’t Hate California After All”—Carly Rae Jepsen
  • “My Cosmic Autumn Rebellion (The Inner Life as Blazing Shield of Defiance and Optimism as Celestial Spear of Action”—The Faming Lips
  • “You Hurt the One You Love (I Don’t Believe That)”—Maria Mena
  • “I’ve Got a Dark Alley and a Bad idea That Says You Should Shut Your Mouth (Summer Song)”—Fall Out Boy
  • “Sweat the Battle Before the Battle Sweats You”—Cute Is What We Aim For
  • “I Was in the House When the House Burned Down”—Warren Zevon
  • “The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide is Press Coverage”—Panic! At the Disco
  • “Mummy Was An Asteroid, Daddy Was A Small Non-Stick Kitchen Utensil”—Quiet Sun
  • “Slim Pickens Does the Right Thing and Rides the Bomb to Hell”—The Offspring
  • “I Used to Have a Best Friend (But Then He Gave me an STD)”—Asking Alexandria
  • “You’re the Biggest Thing Since Powdered Milk”—Budgie
  • “I Slept With Someone in Fall Out Boy and All I Got Was This Stupid Song Witten About Me”—Fall Out Boy
  • “Sending Postcards from a Plane Crash (Wish You Were Here)”—Fall Out Boy
  • “I Never Told You What I Do for a Living”—My Chemical Romance
  • “Sigmund Freud's Impersonation of Albert Einstein in America”—Randy Newman
  • “I’ve Got All This Ringing in My Ears and None on My Fingers”—Fall Out Boy
  • “You Hold Your Breath, I’ll Hold My Liquor”—Go Radio
  • “Roads? Where We’re Going We Don’t Need Roads”—Marnie Stern
  • “Five Vicodin Chased With a Shot of Clarity”—Atreyu
  • “Heavenly (No Ways Tired / Can’t Give Up Now)”—Mariah Carey
  • “Underneath the Streetlights in the Winter Outside Your House”—Wallows
  • “…‘I'm A Cranky Old Yank in a Clanky Old Tank on the Streets of Yokohama with My Honolulu Mama Doin' Those Beat-O, Beat-O, Flat-On-My-Seat-O, Hirohito Blues”—Hoagy Carmichael
  • “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose (But I’m Gonna Give it My Best)”—Fall Out Boy
  • “Look Up and See Infinity, Look Down and See Nothing”—Mayday Parade
  • “There’s a Reason Why (I Never Returned Your Calls)”—Blossoms
  • “Objects in the Rearview Mirror my Appear Close Than They Are”—Meat Loaf
  • “Russian Roulette With a Trigger Happy Manic Depressive”—18 Visions
  • “Happy Endings are Stories that Haven’t Ended Yet”—Mayday Parade
  • “…and Then She Look’d Down and Saw Miniature Houses and Miniature People and Inside the Miniature People Were Miniature Hearts Pumping Blood Through Miniature Veins (Her Mouth Was Watery and Wet)”—Giraffes? Giraffes!
  • “I Never Met a Wolf Who Didn’t Love to Howl”—Megan Hilty featuring Debra Messing, Nick Jonas, Jaime Capero & Will Chase
  • “Without the Bitter the Sweet Isn’t as Sweet”—Mayday Parade
  • “Crossroads (I Guess You Can Say Things Are Getting Pretty Serious)”—Forever the Sickest Kids
  • “The World’s Not Waiting (For Five Tired Boys in a Broken Down Van)”—Fall Out Boy
  • “I Think There’s Something You Should Know”—The 1975
  • “Everybody Thinks I'm a Raincloud (When I'm Not Looking)”—Guided by Voices
  • “You’re Invited but Your Friend Can’t Come By”—Vince Neil
  • “Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage?”—Balwan
  • “Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad”—Neal Hefti
  • “I’ve Got Tears in My Ears from Lying on My Back in My Bed While I Cry Over You”—Homer and Jethro
  • “When the World Was At War We Kept Dancing”—Lana Del Rey
  • “One Hundred Things You Should Have Done in Bed”—Snow Patrol
  • “They Also Mourn Who Do Not Wear Black (For the Homeless in Mackinaw)”—Sufjan Stevens
  • “Bar, Guitar and a Honky Tonk Crowd”—Whiskey Myers
  • “It’s Hard to Say I Do, When I Don’t”—Fall Out Boy
  • “Sometimes You’re the Hammer, Sometimes You’re the Nail”—A Day to Remember
  • “May These Noises Startle You in Your Sleep Tonight”—Pierce the Veil
  • “Talkin' Green Beret New Super Yellow Hydraulic Banana Teeny Bopper Blues”—Jaime Brockett
  • “If You Can’t Leave it Be, Might as Well Make it Bleed”—Dashboard Confessional
  • “I Think We are Both Suffering From the Same Crushing Metaphysical Crisis”—Horse the Band
  • “The Only Thing That Haunts This House Is Me”—Fireworks
  • “Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore”—John Prine
  • “I Couldn’t Wait to Leave 6 Months Ago”—Neck Deep
  • “Killing Is my Business and Business Is Good”—Megadeth
  • “Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor (On the Bedpost, Overnight?)”—Lonnie Donegan
  • “Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand”—Primitive Radio Gods
  • “I’ll Inoculate The World With the Virus of My Disillusionment”—From First to Last
  • “Of All the Gin Joints in the World”—Fall Out Boy
  • “Chivalry Is Alive and Well and Living in Glasgow”—Barrie-James O’ Neill
  • “I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet Unaware of It”—The 1975
  • “Don't Worry, Kyoko (Mummy's Only Looking for a Hand in the Snow)”—Yoko Ono
  • “A Heat Rash in the Shape of the Show Me State; or, Letters from Me to Charlotte’”—Los Campesinos!
  • “I Didn’t Say I Was Powerful, I Said I Was A Wizard”—Chiodos
  • “This Is A Sight We Had One Day From The High Mountain”—Maserati
  • “My Head is My Only House Unless It Rains”—Captain Beefheart
  • “The Irony of Dying on Your Birthday”—Senses Fail
  • “Come Back to the Five-and-Dime, Larry Storch, Larry Storch”—Splitsville
  • “I Hope That I Don’t Fall In Love With You”—Tom Waits
  • “Keep in Mind Transmogrification is a New Technology”—Mayday Parade
  • “The World Looks Red / The World Looks Black”—Swans
  • “Delivered in a Firm Unyielding Way Lingering for Just a Bit Too Long to Communicate the Message “I Own You””—The Paper Chase
  • “(I Wanna Love in a Dream in My) Record Machine”—Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
  • “Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution”—Josh Tillman
  • “Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up on the Stage”—Morrissey
  • “Tell That Mick He Just Made My List of Things to Do Today”—Fall Out Boy
  • “I Won't Sleep on the Wet Spot No More”—Genya Ravan
  • “Nicky Jam: Bzrp Music Sessions, Music Vol. 41”—Bizarrap and Nicky Jam
  • “It Overtakes Me / the Stars Are So Big…I Am So Small…Do I Stand a Chance?”—The Flaming Lips
  • “Snitches and Talkers Get Stitches and Walkers”—Fall Out Boy
  • “I’m Downright Amazed at What I can Destroy With Just a Hammer”—Atom and His Package
  • “At Least I’m Not Sad (As I Used to Be)”—Fun
  • “The Willing Well II: From Fear Through The Eyes of Madness”—Coheed & Cambria
  • “London Beckoned Songs About Money Written by Machines”—Panic! at the Disco
  • “It Takes a Lot of Time to Live in the Moment”—Joseph Arthur
  • “Rock and Roll is Full of Bad Wools”—Half man Half Biscuit
  • “I Will Never Write an Obligatory Song About Being on the Road and Missing Someone”—Say Anything
  • “Warm Smiles Do Not Make You Welcome Here”—Enter Shikari
  • “Nothing You Can Live Without, Nothing you Can Do About”—Mayday Parade
  • “The Patron Saint of Liars and Fakes”—Fall Out Boy
  • “Seven Days Without You Makes One Weak”—Victory
  • “I've Been Carrying A Torch For You So Long That It Burned A Great Big Hole In My Heart”—Nina Tempo and April Stevens
  • “Roads That Don’t End and Views That Never Cease”—We Came As Romans
  • “You Be the Anchor that Keeps My Feet on the Ground, I’ll Be the Wings That Keep Your Heart in the Clouds”—Mayday Parade
  • “Why Did You Separate Me From the Earth?”—Anohni
  • “Half Man, Half Shark; Equals One Complete Man”—A Static Lullaby
  • “Daniel Johnston Was Stabbed In The Heart With The Moondagger By The King Of Darkness And His Ghost Is Writing This Song As A Warning To All Of Us”—Daestro
  • “I Was Once, Possibly, Maybe, Perhaps a Cowboy King”—Asking Alexandria
  • “Ready to Go (Get Me Out of My Mind)”—Panic! at the Disco
  • “You’d Be Paranoid Too (If Everyone Was Out to Get You)”—Waterparks
  • “When She Kiss Ya Like She (Ya Know She Do)”—Dirk Hamilton
  • “Never Kissed Anyone With Blue Eyes Before You”—Gwen Stefani
  • “Maybe the People Would Be the Times or Between Clark and Hilldal”—Love
  • “Don't Beat My Ass (with a Baseball Bat)”—Goo Goo Dolls
  • “Holy Lord, Shawshank Redemption is Such a Good Movie”—Murder By Death
  • “We’re Doomed From the Start (The King is Dead)”—Fall Out Boy
  • “Shimmy Shimmy Quarter Turn (Take it back to Square One)”—Hellogoodbye
  • “When the God of Love Returns There’ll Be Hell to Pay”—Josh Tillman
  • “I’m Low on Gas and You need a Jacket”—Pierce the Veil
  • “Ho, Why Can’t We Start Old & Get Younger”—Fireworks
  • “Out of Egypt, into the Great laugh of Mankind, and I Shake the Dirt from my Sandals as I Run”—Sufjan Stevens
  • “Thank God It’s Cloudy Because I’m Allergic To the Sunlight”—A Skylit Drive

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