20 songs that give the album its title

24 February 2024, 19:30

Album Titles
Album Titles. Picture: Press

You know when they say the title of the movie in the movie? It’s like that, but with albums.

What are we talking about? Well, it's when a lyric from a song throws up the phrase or word that gives its parent album its title. Here’s Peter Griffin from Family Guy to explain this X-List.

Family Guy - say the title of a movie in the movie

  1. The Streets - Has It Come To This?

    Original pirate material / You’re listening to The Streets / Lock down your aerial / Make yourself at home.”

    The Streets - Has It Come to This? (Official Video)

  2. Pink Floyd - Brain Damage

    “And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes / I'll see you on the dark side of the moon.

    Pink Floyd - Brain Damage

  3. Arctic Monkeys - D Is For Dangerous

    "I think you should know you're his favourite worst nightmare.”

    Arctic Monkeys - D Is For Dangerous

  4. Elbow - Grounds For Divorce

    “Mondays is for drinking to the seldom seen kid.”

    Elbow - Grounds For Divorce

  5. Interpol - NYC

    “It's up to me now, turn on the bright lights.”

    Interpol - NYC

  6. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit

    “I found it hard, it's hard to find / Oh well, whatever, never mind.”

    Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit

  7. The Cure - Close To Me

    “But if I had your faith / Then I could make it safe and clean / Oh, if only I was sure / That my head on the door was a dream.”

    The Cure - Close To Me

  8. Blur - For Tomorrow

    "Turns it off and makes some tea / Says modern life, well, it's rubbish.

    Blur - For Tomorrow

  9. Muse - Starlight

    “Our hopes and expectations / Black holes and revelations.”

    Muse - Starlight [Official Music Video]

  10. Radiohead - 2+2=5

    "I swat 'em like flies / But like flies, the buggers keep coming back / Not, but I'm not / All hail to the thief"

    2 + 2 = 5

  11. Billie Eilish - Bury A Friend

    "Why aren't you scared of me? / Why do you care for me? / When we all fall asleep, where do we go?"

    Billie Eilish - bury a friend

  12. Pixies - Mr Grieves

    “Pray for a man in the middle / One that talks like Doolittle

    Pixies.- Mr. Grieves (Live 1989)

  13. Editors - Camera

    "If we hide, they look in the back room.”

    Editors - Camera

  14. Alanis Morissette - You Learn

    "Swallow it down / What a jagged little pill / It feels so good / Swimming in your stomach / Wait until the dust settles."

    Alanis Morissette - You Learn (Official 4K Music Video)

  15. The Chemical Brothers - Galvanize

    "The time has come to... PUSH THE BUTTON"

    The Chemical Brothers - Galvanize (Official Music Video)

  16. Vampire Weekend - Hold You Now

    "Crying in those rumpled sheets like someone's 'bout to die / You just watch your mouth when talking 'bout the father of the bride."

    Vampire Weekend - Hold You Now (Official Audio) ft. Danielle Haim

  17. U2 - Walk On

    "And love is not the easy thing / The only baggage you can bring / Is all that you can't leave behind"

    U2 - Walk On (Official Music Video)

  18. Guns N'Roses - Locomotive (Complicity)

    "You can use your illusion / Let it take you where it may / We live and learn / And then sometimes it's best to walk away."

    Locomotive (Complicity)

  19. Maximo Park - Once, A Glimpse

    "Slipping under sliding down / All I need is a certain trigger / The path you take will never make you happy / All I need is a certain spur"

    Maxïmo Park - Once, A Glimpse

  20. De La Soul - The Magic Number

    "How high's the water, mama? Three feet high and risin'" - a sample of Johnny Cash, no less.

    Five feet high and rising - Johnny Cash