Songs with (brackets) in the title

17 February 2020, 20:07 | Updated: 17 February 2020, 20:11

Song titles with brackets in them!
Song titles with brackets in them! Picture: Radio X

A lot of songwriters have pressed the little blighters into service at one time or another. Here are just a handful… but can YOU think of any more?

Parentheses are described by one online dictionary as “a remark that is added to a sentence, often to provide an explanation or extra information, that is separated from the main part of the sentence”.

  1. Radiohead - Street Spirit (Fade Out)

    Cinematic parentheses for this classic from The Bends.

  2. The Rolling Stones - (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

    Unfulfilled desires parentheses from Mick.

  3. Beastie Boys - (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)

    Hedonistic parentheses from the hip hop trio.

  4. R.E.M. - It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

    Apocalyptic parentheses from the REMs. See also: (Don’t Go Back To) Rockville.

  5. The Doors - Break On Through (To The Other Side)

    Perception-busting parentheses from Jim Morrison and his bunch of absolute lads.

  6. Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t Have)

    Punk rock parentheses from the Manchester heroes.

  7. The Offspring - Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)

    Punk pop parentheses from Dexter Holland.

  8. The Stranglers - (Get A) Grip (On Yourself)

    Punk parentheses courtesy of the Guildford lads.


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