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What are some songs you remember which had nonsense titles?

Asked by ucme (45449points) June 25th, 2010

Yeah looking back into the not too distant past there are songs whose titles are bizarre to say the least. Seems to be a particular trend of the sixties & seventies with the advent of glam rock & it’s affiliates.So yeah what examples can you give of such musical nonsense?

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Val123's avatar

I can’t think of titles especially, but there was a line in Blue Oyster Cult’s “Godzilla” that always cracked me up: “OH NO!! There goes TO-KY-O, GODZILLA!!”

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

In the fifties there was a song called “Be-bop-a-loula.” Is that nonsensical enough for you?

ucme's avatar

@Dr_Lawrence That’ll work.

tadpole's avatar

most would say the smiths had unusual song titles…

do you count novelty records? mostly all ridiculous….

this is highly subjective, and comes down really to the individual’s preferences when it comes to use of langauge…except for the most barking examples i don’t see how you can “regulate” the imagination like this…looking at it from an artist’s pov….

keobooks's avatar

Here are some song with nonsense words in the title:

Mairzy Doats and Dozy Doats
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15Cbk6SJUTM

Mahna Mahna
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us4PJgunZx8

ucme's avatar

@tadpole Girlfriend in a coma, the boy with a thorn in his side, shoplifters of the world.Nothing unusual there surely ;¬} Yeah novelty records would be most welcome.

DeanV's avatar

How about some by Minus the Bear?

Monkey!! Knife!! Fight!!
I Lost All My Money At The Cockfights
Thanks For The Killer Game Of Crisco Twister
Hey, Wanna Throw Up?

Granted, none of the songs are remotely related to their titles, but they are all pretty good.

mrentropy's avatar

Purple People Eater?

And Eep, Opp, Ork (uh-huh).

ragingloli's avatar

“The funny astronaut”.
The lyrics were nonsense, too.

tadpole's avatar

ok the toy dolls (i think) did a cover of nellie the elephant in the 80s…

rolf harris had some weird hits

some guy did a song about an itzy bitzy yellow polka dot bikini…

terry wogan the brit presenter sang about the english country garden….cover?

tadpole's avatar

i am calling from the uk…...we have novelty records periodically in the charts…do you in the US?

there was a star trek record in the 80s…clingons on the starboard bow or something…

this is way too uncool, i’m stopping now….

ucme's avatar

@tadpole Good God you reminded me of Agga fucking doo. Now that’s as uncool as it gets.

rebbel's avatar

Trio – Da Da Da

tadpole's avatar

@ucme yes, too long have i dwelt here…

what about the police de doo doo doo de dah dah dah, or something? a proper group too….

Draconess25's avatar

A lot by Dir en Grey: The Domestic Fucker Family, Agitated Screams Of Maggots, Audience KILLER LOOP, Marmalade Chainsaw, egnirys cimredopyh +) An Injection, Gyakujou Tannou Keloid Milk, Beautiful Dirt, Clever Sleazoid, & Dozing Green.

tadpole's avatar

@Draconess25 eh waht?

does these involve music, with notes n stuff?

Draconess25's avatar

@tadpole You mean, are they actual songs? Yes.

tadpole's avatar

@Draconess25 i see – or hear – only screaming….

Draconess25's avatar

@tadpole What, did you look them up?

eden2eve's avatar

Bang Shang a Lang
Back off Boogaloo
Rama Lama Ding Dong

tadpole's avatar

@Draconess25 you mean i could?

keobooks's avatar

Oh you can’t leave out Wesley Willis, the Daddy of Rock and Roll—Rock over London, Rock on Chicago. He was an adult with schizophrenia and mild mental retardation with almost no musical talent who wrote HUGE amounts of songs that he played using an electric keyboard’s automatic rythm and chord maker. His stuff is crazy and fun—almost completely nonsense, but be careful because some of it is downright filthy.

Here are some of his hits.

“Rock and Roll McDonalds”
“I Whupped Batman’s Ass”
“My Mother Smokes Crack Rocks”
“Cut the Mullet”
“Ohhh Oprah Winfrey”

TexasDude's avatar

“Hearts frozen solid once more by the spring of rage, despair, and hopelessness.”

Draconess25's avatar

@tadpole The Final—Dir en Grey. It’s in Japanese, but there’s English subtitles.

tadpole's avatar

@Draconess25 thanks….it’s alright…not great..but alright…somebody punched the singer in both eyes…i reckon Agitated Screams Of Maggots is prob better…but you don’t need to find it for me..! i’ll go on a hunch…

Ivan's avatar

The Polish Ambassador has some interesting song titles. “Cryovaced Space Noodles Break” and “360 View of the Phantasmal Farm” are a couple of my favorites.

Draconess25's avatar

@tadpole I like Kyo. He reminds me of a kitty!

Val123's avatar

@ucme “AND LITTLE LAMBS EAT IVY! A kid’ll eat ivy too, wouldn’t you.” My folks used to sing that song…..

Aster's avatar

Beat this> Buzz Buzz a Diddle It

Aster's avatar

@Dr_Lawrence One timeless work of art, that song. Luv it .

tadpole's avatar

@Draconess25 a noisy, troubled kitty…

ucme's avatar

@lloydbird Ahh a classic, they get away with it though, just mind.

filmfann's avatar

It may have a hidden meaning, but Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 never really explained what the title meant.

Aster's avatar

@ucme In top form again tonight, I see. lol

Draconess25's avatar

@tadpole Very noisy & troubled, but oh so adorable!

ucme's avatar

@Aster It’s a gift I know ;¬}

Aster's avatar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT-hpBaJ7DE

ok; it’s hokey but they “got the beat”

tadpole's avatar

@Draconess25 fair enough…end of the line…

Aster's avatar

@Val123 Thank heavens; a song before my time was posted.

lloydbird's avatar

Would anyone care to pull on this?

ucme's avatar

@lloydbird You dirty dirty bastard!!

lloydbird's avatar

@ucme Sorry, I must keep taking the pills..

ucme's avatar

@lloydbird What exactly was the fella referring to as his “ding a ling” anyway? His bell end perhaps, who knows or cares!!!

jazmina88's avatar

In da Gada da vita

filmfann's avatar

@jazmina88 In Da Gada Da Vita is supposed to sound like In The Garden Of Eden.

DeanV's avatar

What about the song “Detachable Penis”? Classic.

YARNLADY's avatar

“Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It’s Flavor (On the Bedpost Over Night)” by Lonnie Donegan

ipso's avatar

The Melvins – The Talking Horse
All Pig Destroyer songs

cockswain's avatar

Hollaback Girl.

And there’s a Floyd tune called something like “Several Species of Small Furry Animals All Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict.” I think it’s on Ummagumma.

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