View Full Version : How much do song titles affect what you think of a song, if at all?


amar0331
01-31-2008, 05:01 PM
I know it shouldn't have any effect at all, but admittedly it's a bit hard for me to get behind a song called "Try, Try, Try," "(Come On) Let's Go!" or "That's the Way (My Love Is)". Anyone feel the same way? What song titles are your least favorite?

rolmos
01-31-2008, 05:08 PM
http://britishcornershop.co.uk/images/large/BB0116.jpg

skipgo
01-31-2008, 05:45 PM
i'm just glad band names don't affect the way i feel about music. Smashing Pumpkins? really?

BlissedandGone2
01-31-2008, 05:47 PM
90s bands have awful names
Smashing Pumpkins
Pearl Jam
Nirvana is a super cheesy name too

skipgo
01-31-2008, 05:50 PM
well, at least it's better than the goo goo dolls.

that band sucks, lol.

rolmos
01-31-2008, 05:55 PM
Hootie and the Blowfish...
Collective Soul...
:nooooo:

rolmos
01-31-2008, 05:56 PM
skipgo derailed the thread.

skipgo
01-31-2008, 05:57 PM
but as for song titles; i guess i'm used to the pumpkins having dumb song titles. mellon collie and the infinite sadness. the crying tree of mercury. glass and the ghost children. the end is the beginning is the end. and so on.

skipgo
01-31-2008, 05:58 PM
skipgo derailed the thread.
hey i was in the middle of bringing it back when you posted that!!

avsfan7733
01-31-2008, 06:06 PM
set the ray to jerry? wtf?

skipgo
01-31-2008, 06:53 PM
isn't jerry darcy's dad? where did i hear that?

tcm
01-31-2008, 07:10 PM
isn't jerry darcy's dad? where did i hear that?

http://groups.google.com/group/alt.music.smash-pumpkins/msg/b7f6e75b188d89bb

however, this guy remembers it differently: http://forums.netphoria.org/showpost.php?p=1904811&postcount=8

MistaMista1
01-31-2008, 08:00 PM
I've always thought that The Smashing Pumpkins was one of the greatest band names i've ever heard. I loved it even before I was a fan.

ciGarski
01-31-2008, 08:11 PM
most good bands have terrible names.

Teej212
01-31-2008, 08:16 PM
annie dog- gives me a picture of a dog with a woman's face......

bring the light- but i do love the song, except it annoys me how many times he yells bring the light

yoshinobu's revenge
01-31-2008, 08:17 PM
i dunno i think most of the truly terrible names are owned by bad-to-terrible bands.
most really big bands have at least half decent names.
it's the truth



i find it hard to take in the arms of sheep seriously. the crying tree of mercury is too over-the-top, but then the song mostly sucks anyway so that's fine.

(How much do netphorian screen names affect you think of a netphorian, if at all?)

osamy
01-31-2008, 08:22 PM
If "That's the Way" was titled "Booger" or "Cheese Omelette", and "C'mon" was titled "Jizzcouch" or something, they would be more well-liked. "I'm Ready" should be called "Uncle Elmer" or something.

ciGarski
01-31-2008, 08:23 PM
most really big bands have at least half decent names.
it's the truth



no its not. who are you thinking of?

Teej212
01-31-2008, 08:23 PM
im ready sucks

ciGarski
01-31-2008, 08:24 PM
thanks Teej (http://forums.netphoria.org/member.php?u=13566).

???
01-31-2008, 08:28 PM
i believe mistamista and i already had this discussion a few months back

song titles/band names are as important as anything else and sp's have been consistently excellent. many of you seem to consider them dumb or cheesy but for the most part they are least more interesting or fun than most other song names. would you honestly rather sp had bland generic titles like any other band? of course not.

Mo
01-31-2008, 08:29 PM
Holy Lord, Shawshank Redemption Is Such A Good Movie i.e. is a great name for a song.

I like most SP song titles, I just hate it when it's just the first line of the chorus.

EyesOfAJackal
01-31-2008, 09:07 PM
I can't believe no one has mentioned "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans" or "Medellia of the Gray Skies" yet. Not as necessarily terrible names, utterly unique- I can't think of any other band off the top of my head who has song names exactly like those. I actually think they are kinda cool, and epic sounding, although I don't know what relevance they have to the songs (moreso Porcelina).

They sound almost mythological to me... adding to the epic vibe.

skipgo
01-31-2008, 11:46 PM
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.music.smash-pumpkins/msg/b7f6e75b188d89bb

however, this guy remembers it differently: http://forums.netphoria.org/showpost.php?p=1904811&postcount=8

that's it, that's exactly where i read it. good old amsp. I liked that place.

tcm
02-01-2008, 12:49 AM
no kidding.

Mo
02-01-2008, 05:45 AM
I can't believe no one has mentioned "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans" or "Medellia of the Gray Skies" yet. Not as necessarily terrible names, utterly unique- I can't think of any other band off the top of my head who has song names exactly like those. I actually think they are kinda cool, and epic sounding, although I don't know what relevance they have to the songs (moreso Porcelina).

They sound almost mythological to me... adding to the epic vibe.

Mary Star Of The Sea
Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness
Where Boys Fear To Thread
...
Those are all good names.

BABY_i
02-01-2008, 06:37 AM
The wierder the names are the better if you ask me. I don't like the blander song titles mentioned above: That's the Way, I'm Ready, All Things Change; I think I actually expect better from the band. The Pumpkins back catalogue they seemed to have titles that suit the mood to the song... Where Boys Fear..., Bodies, Tales of a Scorched, Medillia of the Gray Skies, Daphne Descends etc.

Bring on the wierd, Bill!

IWishIWasBlank
02-01-2008, 09:29 AM
Have a Nice Day by Bon Jovi. What an awesome song/song name. Yeah dude. Wow.

I've always been cool with everything, except at first I thought the name "Smashing Pumpkins" was gay. That was during MCIS when they were getting super-huge at our school. Later I got Gish. Hooked fo life. /Story

muzzled4life
02-01-2008, 11:43 AM
The title tarantula took me some time to get used to. I kept picturing 8 little spider legs moving in rhythm to the opening...now that I think about it, the spider legs moving may look like Billys fingers when he plays the solos..all that finger work.

I'm also not a fan of the title Stand Inside Your Love

teh b0lly!!1
02-01-2008, 12:24 PM
horrendous thread

Spaceboy88
02-01-2008, 12:27 PM
Not at all.

Look at Sigur Rós. I don't know what any of those songs titles mean (well, the ones' that have names at least!), and that doesn't hinder a thing for me.

KKring24
02-01-2008, 12:40 PM
same here, I love Sigur Ros but I have no idea what any of the tracks names are. I guess that helps with the mysteriousness of the band

teh b0lly!!1
02-01-2008, 01:41 PM
i actually like not knowing what sigur ros sing about
it adds even more to their already alien-ish sound.
i think their choice to sing in scat singing (hopelandic) is the best decision they made as a band
and perhaps one of the best decisions by a band, ever