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What's your favourite song title? It doesn't have to be your favourite song, and you don't even have to like the song, but you might love the title.

One of mine would have to be "Let Me Give The World To You".

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one of my most favourite is a German one:

Wie ich den Marilyn-Manson-Ähnlichkeitswettbewerb verlor ~ FURT

("How I lost the Marilyn-Manson-lookalike-contest")

a heartwrenching ( ;) ) song about the hardships of being a punk rock star without having a drug addiction or some strange sexual fetish :P

:grin:

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A few...

Your Funeral and My Trial - Sonny Boy Williamson II

Cowgirl In The Sand - Neil Young

My Daddy Was A Jockey - John Lee Hooker

(I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man - Willie Dixon

Don't Eat Yellow Snow - Frank Zappa

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Love in an elevator - Aerosmith

Twisted Transistor - Korn

Converting vegetarians - Infected Mushroom

Zombie kinda love - Creepniks

Twist in my sobriety - Tanita Tikaram

Turning japanese - The Vapors

Shake your blood - Probot

The battle of who could care less - Ben Folds Five

The boy who blocked his own shot - Brand New

Hello Mr Zebra - Tori Amos

Putting holes in the happiness - Marilyn Manson

Mechanical animals - Marilyn Manson

Actually, most Bloodhound Gang and Brand New song titles are pretty interesting.

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If there was a competition for the craziest song title, The Flaming Lips would win hands down.

Here are some of my favourites from The Flaming Lips....

- The Train Runs Over the Camel But Is Derailed by the Gnat

- Psychiatric Explorations of the Fetus with Needles

- Guy Who Got a Headache and Accidentally Saves the World

- One Million Billionth of a Millisecond on a Sunday Morning

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Some of my favourite song-titles, penned during a lazy lunch-hour.(Artists in brackets)

"When You Are A Martian Church" (Rudimentary Peni)

"Smelt Like A Pedestrian" (A Witness)

"Lightsabre Cocksucking Blues" - (McLusky)

"A Blow To The Head With A Blunt Instrument" (Nerve Rack)

"The Shah Sleeps In Lee Harvey Oswald's Grave" (The Butthole Surfers)

"Pass The Hatchet I Think I'm Goodkind" - (Yo La Tengo)

"Like A White Bat In A Box Dead Matters Go On" (Melt Banana)

"Everybody's Going Triple Bad Acid Yeah" (The Membranes)

"From Cow's Placenta To Armageddon" (Alice Donut)

Alice Donut alone have several excellent titles:

"My Life Is A Mediocre Piece Of Sh*t"

"Come Up With Your Hands Out"

"Madonna's Bombing Sarajevo"

"Puny and Revolting Men of Advertising Gaze at their Reflections and Smile"

...and the one about "the Son of an Ex-Postal Worker..." that is so long I can't remember it in its entirety right now, but maybe later, eh?

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"That's How I Knew This Story Would Break My Heart" - Aimee Mann

"Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis" - Tom Waits

"Dedicated Follower Of Fashion" - The Kinks

"Wave Of Mutilation" - Pixies

"I Fell In Love With A Dead Boy" - Antony & The Johnsons

"Sabrina, Paste And Plato" - Jellyfish

"I Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer" - Stevie Wonder

"Six Months In A Leaky Boat" - Split Enz

"At Least That's What You Said" - Wilco

"If Love Is A Red Dress (Hang Me In Rags)" - Maria McKee

"There's A Story In Your Voice" - Elvis Costello

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If it wasn't just an album title, I'd say Standing On The Shoulder of Giants.

That always makes me laugh, they misquoted a 12th century scholar and a £2 coin!

The coin reads "Stranding on the shoulders of giants".

The full original quote was in Latin, but translates to:

Bernard of Chartres used to say that we are like dwarfs on the shoulders of giants, so that we can see more than they, and things at a greater distance, not by virtue of any sharpness of sight on our part, or any physical distinction, but because we are carried high and raised up by their giant size.

Poor old Noel, mis-quoting an already abbreviated quote...

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