Updated: Sep 21
Generally speaking, if you hear a song that catches your ear, then you'll go ahead and find out the song name so you can come back and listen to it again later. Every once and a while though, you'll see a song name that makes you go and listen to a song, instead of the other way around. Below is a list of those songs in no particular order with clever and funny titles that'll catch your eye.
Don't Sit Down 'Cause I Moved Your Chair - Arctic Monkeys
One of the singles off of the fourth studio album by Arctic Monkeys, Suck It and See, another eyebrow raising title for those who are not British. Those who ARE British though can tell us that phrase is not quite as suggestive as it may seem.
i left my towel at my friend's house and then they moved, pt. 1 - Mom Jeans.
Just one of many fantastic song titles from Mom Jeans. Other great song titles from the Berkeley, California boys include, jon bong jovi, you can't eat cat kevin, and Scott Pilgrim vs. My GPA. For those of you fans of emo, Mom Jeans. probably isn't a new name for you, but for the rest of you they are just waiting to be discovered.
Pink Eye (On My Leg) - Ween
Off of one of the finest alternative rock albums of the 90's, The Mollusk. Whether all of us know it or not, The Mollusk played a part in our collective childhoods as millennial indie kids with Ocean Man from the SpongeBob SquarePants Movie also on this record. This instrumental track has all sort of weirdness happening, but it sure is groovy.
Crippling Self Doubt and a General Lack of Confidence - Courtney Barnett
Courtney Barnett sums it all up pretty well in this 2018 indie rock track. The Australian rocker gives us some clever lyrics in this groovy, guitar forward rock song with a pretty relatable title for many of us listeners.
2 + 2 = 5 - Radiohead
Leave it to Radiohead to reinvent math.... Is there anything these guys can't do? The opening track to Hail to the Thief puts a new twist on some pretty basic math. Regardless though, this song is totally OK Computer vibes and is completely worth the listen and unlike Kid A, has some really melodic and smooth guitar lines.
Some Dispute Over T-Shirt Sales - Butthole Surfers
This Primus like scatt-filled rock track is all of the weirdness and cleverness you would expect from Gibby Haynes and the Butthole Surfers. The nineties sure were a strange time, and the Butthole Surfers and their unusual song names played their part.
I'm My Own Grandpa - Steve Goodman
This old country song from the 40's originally by Lonzo and Oscar is a wild ride to listen to with its lyrics describing some unfortunate genealogy of the narrator. "As husband of my grandmother, I'm my own Grandpa," sums it up pretty well right there...
Champagne For My Real Friends, Real Pain For My Sham Friends - Fall Out Boy
Fall Out Boy is well known for killing it with the song names, and their second album From Under the Cork Tree probably was the height of their clever song names. The early days of Fall Out Boy were filled with catchy hooks, loud guitars, and of course A-List song names, which 2005's hormone filled, angsty teenagers hold dear.
My Head Hurts, My feet Stink, and I Don't Love Jesus - Jimmy Buffett
Truly the ultimate hangover song. I think Jimmy Buffett summed up that Sunday morning feeling after a cloudy Saturday night as well as could be. The second track on this 1976 Gulf Coast staple, this song can connect with just about anybody, but will connect with at a time when let's just say, you're not at 100%. Regardless though, this is actually a really good song.
Please Don't Tell My Father I Used His 1996 Honda Accord to Destroy the Town of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania in 2002 - Pet Symmetry
I don't think this is just a title you can make up and I would bet there is some truth behind this oddly specific song title. I'm sure there's a funny story here by one of the premiere emo bands of the past 10 years.