20 songs that give the album its title

17 April 2021, 22:47

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.

  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 - Original Pirate Material, 2002
    The Streets - Original Pirate Material, 2002. Picture: Press
  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 - Dark Side Of The Moon, 1973
    Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon, 1973. Picture: Press
  3. Arctic Monkeys - D Is For Dangerous

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

    Favourite Worst Nightmare, 2007
    Favourite Worst Nightmare, 2007. Picture: Press
  4. Elbow - Grounds For Divorce

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

    Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid, 2008
    Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid, 2008. Picture: Press
  5. Interpol - NYC

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

    Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights, 2002
    Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights, 2002. Picture: Press
  6. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit

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

    Nirvana - Nevermind, 1991
    Nirvana - Nevermind, 1991. Picture: Press
  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 - The Head On The Door, 1985
    The Cure - The Head On The Door, 1985. Picture: Press
  8. Blur - For Tomorrow

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

    Blur - Modern Life is Rubbish, 1993
    Blur - Modern Life is Rubbish, 1993. Picture: Press
  9. Muse - Starlight

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

    Muse - Black Holes And Revelations, 2006
    Muse - Black Holes And Revelations, 2006. Picture: Press
  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"

    Radiohead - Hail To The Thief album cover
    Radiohead - Hail To The Thief album cover. Picture: Press
  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 - When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
    Billie Eilish - When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? Picture: Press
  12. Pixies - Mr Grieves

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

    Pixies - Doolittle, 1989
    Pixies - Doolittle, 1989. Picture: Press
  13. Editors - Camera

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

    The Back Room, 2005
    The Back Room, 2005. Picture: Press
  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 - Jagged Little Pill
    Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill. Picture: Press
  15. The Chemical Brothers - Galvanize

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

    The Chemical Brothers - Push The Button
    The Chemical Brothers - Push The Button. Picture: Press
  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 - Father Of The Bride
    Vampire Weekend - Father Of The Bride. Picture: Press
  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 - All That You Can't Leave Behind
    U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind. Picture: Press
  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."

    Guns N'Roses - Use Your Illusion (I and II)
    Guns N'Roses - Use Your Illusion (I and II). Picture: Press
  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"

    Maximo Park - A Certain Trigger
    Maximo Park - A Certain Trigger. Picture: Press
  20. De La Soul - The Magic Number

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

    De La Soul - Three Feet High And Rising
    De La Soul - Three Feet High And Rising. Picture: Press

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