A futile quest for the world’s coolest, and weirdest, song titles, Vol. 1

Why futile? Because as diligently as I try to nail these titles down, the more they squirm and multiply. It’s like musical Tribbles.

Or not.

Take Bruce Springsteen. I thought of the Boss’ “Blinded by the Light,” which led me to “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out” and, I figured, more goodies to come. But no. Apparently writing songs and titles draw on different strains of voodoo. (Along the same lines, reference Elvis Costello, The Cure, Coldplay and Taylor Swift. (Snnnooorrreee.)

You wanna talk divination, let’s consider song-titling geniuses such as Fall Out Boy and They Might Be Giants, PJ Harvey and Robert Johnson, Public Enemy and Loretta Lynn, Curtis Mayfield and Bob Marley, Steely Dan and The Smiths. On a wider scale, there’s the Motown collective, the great Chicago bluesmen and mid-century jazz giants, and the folks like Cole Porter and the Gershwins, whose works make up what’s now known as the Great American Songbook.

This compendium includes tunes you’ve never heard of, guaranteed. Some of the titles are magnificently loose-screwy – Half Man Half Biscuit’s “Joy Division Oven Gloves,” Felt’s “Let the Snakes Crinkle Their Heads to Death” – and others fiendishly clever (The Henningsens’ “Jesus or a Bullet,” Bloodhound Gang’s “Lift Your Head Up High”). Then there are the immortals that need no justification but their own existence. These include “Lush Life,” “Stones in My Passway,” “People Get Ready” and — coming right up — “Absolutely Sweet Marie.”


Absolutely Sweet Marie, Bob Dylan

Accidentally Kelly Street, Frente!

Accidentally Like a Martyr, Warren Zevon

Across the Alley From the Alamo, Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys

Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five

Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel: Grandmaster Flash

The Adventures of Moon Man and Slim Shady, Kid Cudi and Eminem

Ain’t No Grave, Johnny Cash

Ain’t Nuthin’ But a She Thing, Salt-N-Pepa

Alex Chilton, The Replacements

All Eyez on Me, 2Pac

All Ice No Whiskey, Samantha Fish

Alligators All Around, Carole King

All Along the Watchtower, Jimi Hendrix Experience

All My Best Friends Are Metalheads, Less Than Jake

All Shook Down, The Replacements

All the Good Girls Go to Hell, Billie Eilish

All the People I Like Are Those That Are Dead, Felt

All the Young Dudes, Mott the Hoople

All You Fascists Bound to Lose, Woody Guthrie

Always True to You in My Fashion, Cole Porter

American Jesus, Bad Religion

American Pie, Don McLean

American Tune, Paul Simon

Ana Ng, They Might Be Giants

And a God Descended, Dar Williams

Android Warehouse, Steely Dan

Andy Warhol, David Bowie

Angel From Montgomery, John Prine

Anyway the Main Thing Is, Patty Larkin

Apocalypse Express, Judee Sill


Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing, Chris Isaak

Baby Got Back, Sir Mix-a-Lot

Bad Poker Hand, Gary Primich

The Ballad of a Ladyman, Sleater-Kinney

The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest, Grateful Dead

Ballad of a Thin Man, Kula Shaker

Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World Is Today), The Temptations

Barbarism Begins at Home, The Smiths

Barbed Wire Whipping Party, Grateful Dead

Bark Like You Want It, Sir Mix-a-Lot

Batwing, Meat Puppets

Because the Night, Patti Smith

Bells of War, Wu-Tang Clan

Best Wishes to Your Black Lung, Less Than Jake

Bird Dream of the Olympus Mons, Pixies

Bikini Girls With Machine Guns, The Cramps

B***h, The Rolling Stones

B***h, Samantha Fish

B***h Better Have My Money, The Maine

B***h Better Have My Money, Rihanna

B***h, Don’t Kill My Vibe, Kendrick Lamar

B***h, I’m in the Club, Kendrick Lamar

B***h Please, Snoop Dogg

B***h Please II, Snoop Dogg

Bitchin’ Camaro, Dead Milkmen

Bitches Brew, Miles Davis

Bite Me, Avril Lavigne

Blackeyed Blonde, Red Hot Chili Peppers

Black Hearted Love, PJ Harvey

Black Sheets of Rain, Bob Mould

Black Spartacus Heart Attack Machine, The Nightwatchman

Blah Blah Blah, Kesha

Blank Generation, Richard Hell and the Voidoids

Bluebird Wine, Emmylou Harris

Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain, Willie Nelson

Blue Rondo a la Turk, Dave Brubeck

Blue Train, John Coltrane

Bodhisattva, Steely Dan

Bodhisattva Vow, Beastie Boys

The Body of an American, The Pogues

Bold As Love, Jimi Hendrix Experience

Boom Boom, John Lee Hooker

Boom Boom, Cham featuring Rihanna

Bootie Cooler, Shuggie Otis

Born to Hula, Queens of the Stone Age

The Bottle Let Me Down, Merle Haggard

Box of Rain, Grateful Dead

The Boy With the Thorn in His Side, The Smiths

Break My Soul, Beyonce

Bright Future in Sales, Fountains of Wayne

Bring the Noise, Public Enemy and Anthrax

Brokedown Palace, Grateful Dead

Buddha of Suburbia, David Bowie

Buffalo Stance, Neneh Cherry

Bukowski, Modest Mouse

Bullet With Butterfly Wings, Smashing Pumpkins

Bungle in the Jungle, Jethro Tull

But Not for Me, George and Ira Gershwin

California Uber Alles: Dead Kennedys


California Uber Alles, Dead Kennedys

Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft, The Carpenters

Call Off Your Dogs, Lake Street Dive

Candy Man’s Gone, Bruce Cockburn

Cannibal, Kesha

Cannibal’s Hymn, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Candy Everybody Wants, 10,000 Maniacs

Cannonball, The Breeders

Can’t Get You More Pregnant, Blink-182

Can’t Knock the Hustle, Jay-Z

Careful With That Axe, Eugene, Pink Floyd

Cast No Shadow, Oasis

Casiotone Nation, Soul Coughing

Catch Hell Blues, The White Stripes

Cemetry Gates, The Smiths

Champagne and Reefer, Muddy Waters

Cheap Ass Weave, Cardi B

Cheek to Cheek, Irving Berlin

Cheeseburger in Paradise, Jimmy Buffett

Cherry Bomb, The Runaways

Cherry Flavored Stomach Ache, Haim

Children of the Grave, Black Sabbath

Cigarettes, The Wreckers

The Cisco Kid, War

Cissy Strut, The Meters

Clint Eastwood, Gorillaz

Cloudbusting, Kate Bush

Cobrastyle, Robyn

Cobrastyle, Teddybears

Cool Blue Stole My Heart, Joan Armatrading

Cool Wooden Crosses, Chris Whitley

Cortez the Killer, Neil Young

Country Death Song, Violent Femmes

Crackerbox Palace, George Harrison

Crash Course in Brain Surgery, Metallica

Crawling Kingsnake, The Black Keys

Cream Puff War, Grateful Dead

Crockett & Tubbs, Ghostface Killah featuring Raekwon

Cross Bones Style, Cat Power

Cybele’s Reverie, Stereolab


Daft Punk Is Playing at My House, LCD Soundsystem

Damn Love Song, Kris Delmhorst

Dammit, Blink-182

Damn U, Prince and the Revolution

Dangerous MC’s, Busta Rhymes

Dark End of the Street, Flying Burrito Brothers

Date With IKEA, Pavement

Dead Men Don’t Need Season Tickets, Half Man Half Biscuit

Dear God 2.0, The Roots

Death Came and Got Me, Rosie Thomas

Death Comes Ripping, The Misfits

Death of a Martian, Red Hot Chili Peppers

Debaser, Pixies

Desperados Under the Eaves, Warren Zevon

Desperados Waiting for a Train, Guy Clark

Devil in a New Dress, Kanye West

Devil’s Pie, D’Angelo

Diet Mountain Dew, Lana Del Rey

Diet of Strange Places, k.d. lang

Diet Soda Society, The Maine

Dimming of the Day, Richard and Linda Thompson

Dirt Off Your Shoulder, Jay-Z

The Disco Strangler, The Eagles

Dis Generation, A Tribe Called Quest

Disturbing the Priest, Black Sabbath

D-I-V-O-R-C-E, Tammy Wynette

Divorce Song, Liz Phair

Do the Clam, Elvis Presley

Doctor Wu, Steely Dan

Dog & Butterfly, Heart

Doll Parts, Hole

Done and Dusted, Ashleigh Dallas

Don’t Blame the World, It’s the DJ’s Fault, Cobra Starship

Don’t Bogart That Joint, Little Feat

Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind), Loretta Lynn

Don’t Eat Stuff Off the Sidewalk, The Cramps

Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue, Crystal Gayle

Don’t Sweat the Technique, Eric B. and Rakim

Don’t Touch My Ascot, KISS

(Don’t Worry) If There’s a Hell Below We’re All Going to Go, Curtis Mayfield

Dope Beat, Boogie Down Productions

Dope Calypso, Violent Soho

Dope Girlz, Steve Aoki and Shaun Frank

The Dope Smokin’ Song, Hank Flamingo

Do the Strand, Roxy Music

Double Crossing Time, John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers featuring Eric Clapton

The Down Beat, Sugarhill Gang

Dracula’s Wedding, OutKast

Dreadlock Holiday, 10cc

Driving Sideways, Aimee Mann

Drivin’ Nails in My Coffin, Ernest Tubb

Drunken Praying Mantis Style, Beastie Boys

A Dustland Fairytale, The Killers


Eastbound and Down, Jerry Reed

Eat the Acid, Kesha

8 Million Stories, Kurtis Blow

80s Comedown Machine, The Strokes

80 Proof Bottle of Tear Stopper, George Strait

Elvis Song, Maisie Peters

Embrace the Martian, Kid Cudi and Crookers

Enchanted Porkfist, Meat Puppets

Enchanted Sky Machines, Judee Sill

Enter Sandman, Metallica

Eric Clapton’s Wallet, Captain Sensible

Estimated Prophet, Grateful Dead

Even Robots Need Blankets, Mayday Parade

Every Ghetto, Every City, Lauryn Hill

The Evil Has Landed, Queens of the Stone Age

Evil That Men Do, Queen Latifah

Ex-Girl to Next Girl, Gang Starr

Expressway to Yr Skull, Sonic Youth


Fairytale of New York, The Pogues

Fascist Architecture, Bruce Cockburn

Fat Joe Speaks, Fat Joe

Fat Man and Dancing Girl, Suzanne Vega

Fembot in a Wet T-Shirt, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention

The Fez, Steely Dan

Fetch the Bolt Cutters, Fiona Apple

50ft Queenie, PJ Harvey

Fight the Power, Public Enemy

Finest Worksong, R.E.M.

First We Take Manhattan, Leonard Cohen

Fish Heads, Barnes & Barnes

Fist City, Loretta Lynn

Fixing a Hole, The Beatles

Flick of the Switch, AC/DC

Footprints in the Snow, Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys

Fortunate Son, Creedence Clearwater Revival

Forty Four, Howlin’ Wolf

.44 Caliber Love Letter, Alexisonfire

Frail Grasp of the Big Picture, The Eagles

Freak on a Leash, Korn

Freight Train Rain, The Reivers

French Inhale, Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa

From the Ritz to the Rubble, Arctic Monkeys

F*** tha Police, N,W.A.

F*** Up Some Commas, Future and Lil Wayne

Furious Rose, Lisa Loeb


Gangsta of Love, Geto Boys

Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It, Ice Cube

Gangsta’s Paradise, Coolio

Gangsta’s Paradise, Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine

Get Ur Freak On: Missy Elliott

Get Up Offa That Thing, James Brown

Get Up, Stand Up, Bob Marley and the Wailers

Get Ur Freak On, Missy Elliott

Ghetto Gatsby, Alicia Keys

Gimme Danger, Iggy Pop and the Stooges

Girlfriend in a Coma, The Smiths

Girl on Fire, Alicia Keys

Girls Make Me Wanna Die, The Aces

Glory Box, Portishead

God Is an Indian and You’re an Asshole, Modest Mouse

God’s Going to Cut You Down, Johnny Cash

Godwhacker, Steely Dan

Gold Digger, Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx

Golden Ball and Chain, Jason and the Scorchers

Gold Star for Robot Boy, Guided by Voices

Good Intentions Paving Company, Joanna Newsom

The Good Times Are Killing Me, Modest Mouse

The Gospel According to Saint Me, Veruca Salt

Got My Mojo Workin’, Muddy Waters

Gotta Serve Somebody, Bob Dylan

Government Hooker, Lady Gaga

The Gravity Car, The Olivia Tremor Control

Great American Sharpshooter, Less Than Jake

The Great Atomic Power, Louvin Brothers

Greetings to the New Brunette, Billy Bragg

Grunge Song, Austin Lounge Lizards

Guyana Punch, The Judy’s


Haiku d’Etat, Myka 9

Haitian Divorce, Steely Dan

Hand Crushed by a Mallet, Fall Out Boy

Hand in Glove, The Smiths

Hanging on the Telephone, Blondie

Happy Wanderer Polka, Brave Combo

The Harder They Come, Jimmy Cliff

Hazy Shade of Criminal, Public Enemy

Heads Will Roll, Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Heard It on the X, ZZ Top

Heartaches By the Number, Ray Price

Heart Like a Wheel, Kate and Anna McGarrigle

Hellhound on My Trail, Robert Johnson

Hell Looks a Lot Like L.A., Less Than Jake

Help Save the Youth of America From Exploding, Less Than Jake

Here Comes That Sinking Feeling, Eurythmics

Here Comes the Boom, Nelly

Here Comes the Moon, George Harrison

Hey Bulldog, The Beatles

Hey Jack Kerouac, 10,000 Maniacs

Higgs Boson Blues, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

The Highway Cafe of the Damned, Austin Lounge Lizards

Hocus Pocus, Focus

Holiday in Cambodia, Dead Kennedys

Holidays in the Sun, Sex Pistols

Honaloochie Boogie, Mott the Hoople

Honky Tonk Blues, Hank Williams

Honky Tonk Myself to Death, George Jones

Hot House of Omagarashid, The Yardbirds

Hotline Bling, Drake

The Hotness, Rihanna featuring Shontelle

House of Balloons, The Weeknd

The House That Built Me, Miranda Lambert

How I Wrote Elastic Man, The Fall

How He Wrote Elastica Man, Elastica

How to Disappear Completely, Radiohead

How to Handle a Rope, Queens of the Stone Age

How You Love Me Now, Hey Monday

The Humpty Dance, Digital Underground

The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game, The Marvelettes


I Against I, Bad Brains

I Am a Man Of Constant Sorrow, Soggy Bottom Boys and Dan Tyminski

I Asked for Water (She Gave Me Gasoline), Howlin’ Wolf

I Broke My Saw, Love Tractor

I Fell in Love With the Devil, Avril Lavigne

I Figured You Out, Elliot Smith

If I Had a Rocket Launcher, Bruce Cockburn

If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day, Robert Johnson

If I Should Fall From Grace With God, The Pogues

If I Were a Boy, Beyonce

I Fought Piranhas, The White Stripes

If You Love Someone, Set Them on Fire, Dead Milkmen

If You Won’t Leave Me, I’ll Find Somebody Who Will, Warren Zevon

I Kicked a Boy, The Sundays

I Know You Got Soul, Eric B. and Rakim

I Left My Wallet in El Segundo, A Tribe Called Quest

I Like Beer, Tom T. Hall

I Like Men, Peggy Lee

I’ll Replace You With Machines, Guided by Voices

I’ll Take My Sorrow Straight, Iris DeMent

I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide, ZZ Top

I’m Basting a Turkey With My Tears, Lurlene Lumpkin

I’m Gonna Be Boss From Now On, Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys

I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down, Paul Young

I’m Mandy, Fly Me, 10cc

Immortal Blues, Chris Whitley

I’m So Bored With the U.S.A., The Clash

I’m the Least You Could Do, Bloodhound Gang

Ingrid Bergman, Billy Bragg

In Heaven There Is No Beer, traditional

Incarcerated Scarfaces, Raekwon

Inspiration Information, Shuggie Otis

I Palindrome I, They Might Be Giants

The Irony of Choking on a Lifesaver, All Time Low

I Slept With Someone in Fall Out Boy and All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me, Fall Out Boy

It’s Tricky, Run-D.M.C.

I Was a Teenage Werewolf, The Cramps

I Wanna Be Your Dog, Iggy Pop and the Stooges

I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone, Sleater-Kinney

I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl, Nina Simone

I Want My Mullet Back, Billy Ray Cyrus

(I Want to Be An) Angelpoise Lamp, The Soft Boys

I Wish I Was Queer So I Could Get Chicks, Bloodhound Gang

I Wish I Were a Lesbian, Loudon Wainwright III

I Won’t Be Your Yoko Ono, Dar Williams

I Won’t Leave My Wooden Wife for You, Sugar, The United States of America


James Brown Medley, MC5

Jenny on the Railroad, The Horse Flies

Jesus and Tequila, The Minutemen

Jesus Built My Hotrod, Ministry

Jesus Chrysler Drives a Dodge, Screaming Blue Messiahs

Jesus Doesn’t Want Me for a Sunbeam, Meat Puppets

Jesus Just Left Chicago, ZZ Top

Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed, Cristina Vane

Jesus of Suburbia, Green Day

Jesus or a Bullet, The Henningsens

Jesus Stole My Girlfriend, Violent Soho

Jesus Was a Cross Maker, Judee Sill

Jimmy Carter, Blue Mountain

Joe McCarthy’s Ghost, The Minutemen

Joe Stalin’s Cadillac, Camper Van Beethoven

John Hughes Movie, Maisie Peters

Johnny Hit and Run Pauline, X

Johnny the Fox Meets Jimmy the Weed, Thin Lizzy

Johnny Was a Pyro, Patty Larkin

Joy Division Oven Gloves, Half Man Half Biscuit

Judy Is Your Viet Nam, They Might Be Giants

Juicy, Notorious B.I.G.

Just Another Nervous Wreck, Supertramp

Just Like Fire Would, The Saints


Keep On Keeping On, Curtis Mayfield

Kick Out the Jams, MC5

Kid Charlemagne, Steely Dan

Kill Bill, SZA

Killin’ Floor, Howlin’ Wolf

Killing in the Name, Rage Against the Machine

Killing the Blues, John Prine

Kill the Poor, Dead Kennedys

King of Rock, Run-D.M.C.

Kissing the Lipless, The Shins

Knives Out, Radiohead

Kozmic Blues, Janis Joplin

KRS-One Attacks, KRS-One

Ku Klux Klan, Steel Pulse

Kung Fu Fighting, Carl Douglas

Kurt Cobain, Veronica Maggio


The Lamb Ran Away With the Crown, Judee Sill

Land of 1000 Dances, Wilson Pickett

The Last Chance Texaco, Rickie Lee Jones

Last Fair Deal Gone Down, Robert Johnson

Last Hour of the Last Day of Work, Less Than Jake

The Last of the Secret Agents, Nancy Sinatra

Late Night Grande Hotel, Nanci Griffith

Lawyers, Guns and Money, Warren Zevon

Learnalilgivinanlovin, Gotye

Lee Majors Come Again, Beastie Boys

The Lefty Rhetoric Blues, Roger Manning

Leonard Cohen’s Day Job, Austin Lounge Lizards

Let Me Teach You How to Eat, Reverend Horton Heat

Let’s Talk Dirty in Hawaiian, John Prine

Let the Snakes Crinkle Their Heads to Death, Felt

Lick, Cardi B featuring Offset

Lift Your Head Up High (and Blow Your Brains Out), Bloodhound Gang

Little Miss Fire Prevention, Hank Flamingo

Little Time Bomb, Billy Bragg

Lived in Bars, Cat Power

Lithium, Nirvana

Little Wing, Jimi Hendrix Experience

Locomotive Breath, Jethro Tull

Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress, The Hollies

Long May You Run, Stills-Young Band

Long Snake Moan, PJ Harvey

Loose Rap, Aaliyah

Lost Highway, Hank Williams

The Lovecats, The Cure

Love Gun, KISS

Love Gun, Rick James

Love Is a Velvet Noose, Trembling Bells

Love Is the Drug, Roxy Music

(Love Is) The Tender Trap, Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen

Love Like Anthrax, Gang of Four

Love Theme From KISS, KISS

Love Whip, Reverend Horton Heat

Low Rider, War

The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys, Traffic

Lush Life, John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman

Lust, Kendrick Lamar

Machine Gun Funk: Notorious B.I.G.


Machine Gun Funk, Notorious B.I.G.

Magnesium Night Light, Grateful Dead

Malt Liquor Tastes Better When You’ve Got Problems, Less Than Jake

Mambo Italiano, Dean Martin

Mannish Boy, Muddy Waters

March of the Swivel Heads, English Beat

Marilyn Monroe, Pharrell Williams

A Marshmallow World, Dean Martin

Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand, The Who

Master of Puppets, Metallica

Master Race Rock, The Dictators

Masters of War, Bob Dylan

Mark Rothko Song, Dar Williams

The Mayor of Simpleton, XTC

Me and the Devil Blues, Robert Johnson

Me and You and a Dog Named Boo, Lobo

Mean Mistreater, Muddy Waters

Meat Is Murder, The Smiths

Merry Christmas, Kiss My Ass, All Time Low

Me So Horny, Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine

Michael Jackson, Fatboy Slim

Microphone Fiend, Eric B. and Rakim

Mildred Pierce, Sonic Youth

Miles Runs the Voodoo Down, Miles Davis

Millie Pulled a Pistol on Santa, De La Soul

Mind Playing Tricks on Me, Geto Boys

The Minotaur’s Song, The Incredible String Band

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Lauryn Hill

Mojo So Dope, Kid Cudi

Mommy’s Little Monster, Social Distortion

Monsters in the Parasol, Queens of the Stone Age

Money in the Grave, Drake

Motorway to Roswell, Pixies

Mr. and Mrs. Used to Be, Loretta Lynn

Mr. Brightside, The Killers

Murdergram, Jay-Z featuring DMX and Ja Rule

Mutant Stomp, The Fugs

My City Was Gone, The Pretenders

My Ding-a-Ling, Chuck Berry

My Father Was a Collapsing Star, Trembling Bells

My House Is Bigger Than Your House, Maddie Ross

My Mother the War, 10,000 Maniacs

My Neck, My Back, Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine

My Planet Is Dead, Beware of Darkness

My Rifle, My Pony and Me, Dean Martin


Narcissistic Cannibal, Korn

Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings, ZZ Top

Needles in the Camel’s Eye, Brian Eno

Neon Angels on the Road to Ruin, The Runaways

Nellyville, Nelly

Nelson Mandela, The Specials

Never Ending Math Equation, Modest Mouse

New Slang, The Shins

New Test Leper, R.E.M.

Night of the Living Baseheads, Public Enemy

Night of the Living Junkies, Kendrick Lamar

Ninety Nine Year Blues, Jimmie Rodgers

99 Problems, Jay-Z

No Diggity, Blackstreet and Dr. Dre

Nonstop Disco Powerpack, Beastie Boys

Notorious B.I.G., Notorious B.I.G. featuring Puff Daddy

No More Tearstained Makeup, Martha and the Vandellas

Nuthin’ but a “G” Thang, Dr. Dre


Oh Well, Part 1, Fleetwood Mac

OK, Busta Rhymes

Okie From Muskogee, Merle Haggard

One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show, Honey Cone

One Nation Under a Groove, Funkadelic

158 Years of Beautiful Sex, Guided by Voices

1000%, Fatima Mansions

1,000,000%, Fatima Mansions

1 Trillion Dollars, Anti-Flag

Our Lawyer Made Us Change the Name of This Song So We Wouldn’t Get Sued, Fall Out Boy


Pablo Picasso, The Modern Lovers

Paint the Town Beige, Robert Earl Keen

Pair of Brown Eyes, Peter Case

Pale Blue Eyes, Velvet Underground

Paper Bag, Fiona Apple

Paperbag Writer, Radiohead

Paper Thin Hotel, Fatima Mansions

The Paris Match, The Style Council featuring Tracey Thorn

Party for Your Right to Fight, Public Enemy

Passionate Kisses, Lucinda Williams

Pass the Courvoisier, Busta Rhymes featuring P. Diddy

Pavlov’s Bell, Aimee Mann

People Are Strange, The Doors

People Are Strange Polka, Brave Combo

People Get Ready, Curtis Mayfield

People Got a Lotta Nerve, Neko Case

Personal Jesus, Johnny Cash

Peter Pan RIP, Kula Shaker

Piece of My Heart, Janis Joplin

Pigs on the Wing, Dead Boys

Pharaoh’s Dance, Miles Davis

Pictures of Matchstick Men, Status Quo

The Pill, Loretta Lynn

Planet Rock: Afrika Bambaataa

p.i.m.p., 50 Cent

Pimpin’ All Over the World, Ludacris

Pimp Juice, Nelly

Pink Cookies In a Plastic Bag Getting Crushed by Buildings, LL Cool J

Pink Triangle, Weezer

Pink Turns to Blue, Husker Du


Planet Rock, Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force

Playing to the Firmament, Dar Williams

Please Don’t Bury Me, John Prine

Please Listen to My Demo, EPMD

Poison Girl, Chris Whitley

Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing, The Minutemen

Polyester Bride, Liz Phair

Polythene Pam, The Beatles

Popemobile to Paraguay, Fatima Mansions

Popskull, Meat Puppets

Portions for Foxes, Rilo Kiley

Potato Song, Kesha

Powderfinger, Neil Young

Powder Your Face With Sunshine, Dean Martin

Pressure Drop, Toots and the Maytals

Pretty Girls Make Graves, The Smiths

Pretty Savage, BLACKPINK

Pretty Vacant, Sex Pistols

Pretzelbodylogic, Prince and the Revolution

Pretzel Logic, Steely Dan

Prophets of Rage, Public Enemy

Pro Tool Robots, Myka 9

Proud to Be Black, Run-D.M.C.

Psycho Killer, Talking Heads

Pump Up the Volume, M|A|R|R|S

Pretty Savage: K-Pop stars BLACKPINK

Punchdrunk Lovesick Singalong, Radiohead

Pure Heroine, Lorde

Purple Haze, Jimi Hendrix Experience

Pusherman, Curtis Mayfield

Pussycat Meow, Deee-Lite

Pussy, Pussy, Pussy, Light Crust Doughboys

Put That A$$ to Work, LMFAO

Put Your Hand Inside the Puppet Head, They Might Be Giants

Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See, Busta Rhymes


Queen Jane Approximately, Bob Dylan

Queens of Noise, The Runaways

Queer, Garbage


Radiation Vibe, Fountains of Wayne

Radio Baghdad, Patti Smith

Radio Free Europe, R.E.M.

Rampage, EPMD

Rapper’s Delight, Sugarhill Gang

Raspberry Beret, Prince and the Revolution

Rasputin’s HMO, Austin Lounge Lizards

Rat Farm, Meat Puppets

Rat Salad, Black Sabbath

Rebel Without a Pause, Public Enemy

Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat), Digable Planets

Red Barchetta, Rush

Red Dahlia, Mili

Red Dragon Tattoo, Fountains of Wayne

Redemption Song, Bob Marley and the Wailers

Redneck Martians Stole My Baby, Hank Flamingo

Repeater, Fugazi

Return of the Grievous Angel, Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, Gil-Scott Heron

Rhymes Like Dimes, MF Doom

Rick James, Nelly

Riders on the Storm, Snoop Dogg (Doors cover)

The Rip, Portishead

Roadrunner, The Modern Lovers

Robots One, Humans Zero, Less Than Jake

Rockafeller Skank, Fatboy Slim

Rocky Raccoon, The Beatles

Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner, Warren Zevon

Rollin’ Stone, Muddy Waters

Rollin’ With the Flow, Charlie Rich

Room Full of Mirrors, The Pretenders

Rosa Parks, OutKast

Rose Blood, Mazzy Star

Rotting in Vain, Korn

Round Midnight, Thelonious Monk

Ruckus in B Minor, Wu-Tang Clan

Ruff Ryder’s Anthem, DMX

A Rush and a Push and the Land Is Ours, The Smiths

Rushing Elephants, Wu-Tang Clan


Satan Gave Me a Taco, Beck

Satan’s New Wave Soul Losers, Love Tractor

Satin in a Coffin, Modest Mouse

Saturday Satan/Sunday Saint, Ernest Tubb

Savage, Megan Thee Stallion with Beyonce

The Science of Selling Yourself Short, Less Than Jake

Search and Destroy, Iggy Pop and the Stooges

Seether, Veruca Salt

Seven Hours With a Backseat Driver, Gotye

Severed Goddess Hand, Meat Puppets

Sex on Fire, Kings of Leon

Shake ‘Em on Down, Furry Lewis

Shake ‘Em on Down, Samantha Fish

Shaking Through, R.E.M.

Shaman’s Blues, The Doors

The Shape I’m In, The Band

Sharp Cutting Wings, Lucinda Williams

She Blew My Mind (69 Times), Rick James

She Don’t Use Jelly, The Flaming Lips

She Got the Gold Mine and I Got the Shaft, Jerry Reed

She’s a Bad Mama Jama (She’s Built, She’s Stacked), Carl Carlton

She’s Actin’ Single (I’m Drinking Doubles), Gary Stewart

She’s Sellin’ What She Used to Give Away, Buddy Jones

Shimmer Like a Girl, Veruca Salt

Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Pink Floyd

A Ship Without a Sail, Richard Rodgers and Moss Hart

Shoehorn With Teeth, They Might Be Giants

Short Skirt/Long Jacket, CAKE

Shotgun Rider, Delbert McClinton

Show Biz Kids, Steely Dan

Sicko Mode, Travis Scott

The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight, R.E.M.

6ft Down Blues, Kula Shaker

6th Avenue Heartache, The Wallflowers

Sky Blue Skin, Jeff Buckley

The Sky Is Crying, Elmore James

Slang of Ages, Steely Dan

Slave, The Rolling Stones

Slippin’ Into Darkness, War

Slow Like Honey, Fiona Apple

A Small Package of Value Will Come to You Shortly, Jefferson Airplane

Smells Like Nirvana, “Weird Al” Yankovic

Smile, Darn Ya, Smile, Sammy Davis Jr.

Smokestack Lightnin’, Howlin’ Wolf

Solar Prestige a Gammon, Elton John

So Long and Thanks for All the Booze, All Time Low

Someone to Watch Over Me, George and Ira Gershwin

Something Bad Happened to a Clown, Warren Zevon

Snakes on Everything, Little Feat

A Song for the Deaf, Queens of the Stone Age

A Song for the Reptoids of Denver International Airport to Sing, Deforesters

Song of the Shrimp, Elvis Presley

The Sound, The 1975

The Spiderbite Song, The Flaming Lips

Spill the Wine, War

Spitting Off the Edge of the World, Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Spoonful, Howlin’ Wolf

Springtime Mama, Henry Gross

Squealer, AC/DC

Sri Lanka Sex Hotel, Dead Milkmen

Standing at the Crossroads, Elmore James

Steady Mobbin’, Ice Cube

Steve Biko, A Tribe Called Quest

Steve Jobs, Steve Aoki featuring Angger Dimes

Stinkfist, Tool

Stir it Up, Bob Marley and the Wailers

Stone Cold Buggin’, Young MC

Stoned at the Nail Salon, Lorde

Stoned, Slow, Rugged, Rusty Wier

Stones in My Passway, Robert Johnson

Stoned Soul Picnic, Laura Nyro

Straight, No Chaser, Thelonious Monk

Straight Outta Compton, N.W.A.

Strange Fruit, Billie Holiday

Sucker Born: Samantha Fish

Stripper Hoe, Cardi B

Subterranean Homesick Blues, Bob Dylan

Subway to Venus, Red Hot Chili Peppers

Sucker Born, Samantha Fish

Sucker M.C.’s, Run-D.M.C.

Suicide Freestyle, Ja Rule

Sunday Morning Coming Down, Kris Kristofferson

Superappin’, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five

Super Bon Bon, Soul Coughing

Superfly, Curtis Mayfield

Super Freak, Rick James

Swastikas on Parade, The Residents

Sweet Amarillo, Old Crow Medicine Show

Sweet Death Polka, Trembling Bells

Sweetheart (Waitress in a Donut Shop), Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks

Sweet Jane, Velvet Underground

Sweet Young Thing Ain’t Sweet No More, Mudhoney

Swingin Party, The Replacements


Take Five, Dave Brubeck

Take the Skinheads Bowling, Camper Van Beethoven

Tao of the Machine, The Roots

Tear the Roof Off the Sucker (Give Up the Funk), Parliament/Funkadelic

Teenage FBI, Guided by Voices

Teenage Riot, Sonic Youth

Tell Me Something Good, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan

Tell Me Why You Like Roosevelt, Otis Jackson

Ten Degrees and Getting Colder, Gordon Lightfoot

Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off, Joe Nichols

Terraplane Blues, Robert Johnson

Thank U, Next, Ariana Grande

There Is a Light That Never Goes Out, The Smiths

They Call Me Rockin’, The Tailgators

Things Have Gone to Pieces, George Jones

The Thing That Only Eats Hippies, Dead Milkmen

33% God, Beastie Boys

32-20 Blues, Robert Johnson

This Corrosion, Sisters of Mercy

This Song Has No Title, Elton John

Three Cigarettes in an Ashtray, Patsy Cline

3-D Witch Hunt, Tad

Throng of Blowtown, Mary Lou Lord

A Thug’s Love Story, Kool G Rap

Tie Your Mother Down, Queen

Time the Avenger, The Pretenders

Today I Lost a Tooth, The Olivia Tremor Control

Too Bad I Have to Destroy You Now, Kid Cudi

Toxic, Britney Spears

There’s No Room to Rhumba in a Sports Car, Elvis Presley

There Stands the Glass, Webb Pierce

Train in Vain, The Clash

Tramp, Salt-N-Pepa

Trampled Under Foot, Led Zeppelin

Transgender Dysphoria Blues, Against Me!

Traveling Riverside Blues, Robert Johnson

Tripe Face Boogie, Little Feat

Tron Cat, Tyler the Creator

Trouble in Mind, Richard M. Jones

Trouble No More, Muddy Waters

Truck Stop Girl, Little Feat

True Grit, Glen Campbell

True Love Travels on a Gravel Road, Nick Lowe

True Love Ways, Buddy Holly

Turkish Song of the Damned, The Pogues

Twentieth Century Fox, The Doors

Twenty Four Hour Garage People, Half Man Half Biscuit

Two Little Hitlers, Elvis Costello and the Attractions

Two More Bottles of Wine, Emmylou Harris

2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted, 2Pac


Ubangi Stomp, Alice Cooper

Uma Thurman, Fall Out Boy

The Unclouded Day, traditional

Unkiss Me, Maroon 5

Untitled Song for Latin America, The Minutemen

Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother, Jerry Jeff Walker

Uptown Hoochie, Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock


Valley of the Dead Cars, Fatima Mansions

Ventilator Blues, The Rolling Stones

Venus in Furs, Velvet Underground

Verdi Cries, 10,000 Maniacs

Vicar in a Tutu, The Smiths

Virginia Plain, Roxy Music

Viva Dead Ponies, Fatima Mansions

Volcano Girls, Veruca Salt

Voodoo Child, Jimi Hendrix Experience

Vyrna Knowl Is a Headbanger, The Soft Boys


Waitress in the Sky, The Replacements

Walkin’ After Midnight, Patsy Cline

Walking the Floor Over You, Ernest Tubb

Walmart Checkout Line, Donna Hughes

War, Edwin Starr

War Pigs, Black Sabbath

Wasn’t Born to Follow, The Byrds

Wasted Days and Wasted Nights, Freddy Fender

Watusi Wedding, Screaming Blue Messiahs

The Way You Look Tonight, Jerome Kern

Weasles Ripped My Flesh: Frank Zappa

Weasles Ripped My Flesh, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention

The Weather Is Here, I Wish You Were Beautiful, Jimmy Buffett

Wedding Day in Funeralville, John Prine

The Week of Living Dangerously, Steve Earle and The Dukes

Welcome to the Terrordome, Public Enemy

(We’re Not) The Jet Set, George Jones and Tammy Wynette

Werewolf, Fiona Apple

We Threw Gasoline on the Fire and Now We Have Stumps for Arms and No Eyebrows, NOFX

What’s Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Me), Jerry Lee Lewis

Whenever Kindness Fails, Robert Earl Keen

When the Grass Grows Over Me, George Jones

When Under Ether, PJ Harvey

When the Whip Comes Down, The Rolling Stones

When We All Hold Hands at the End of the World, Guided by Voices

Whipping Post, Allman Brothers Band

Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound, Hank Williams Jr,

A White Demon Love Song, The Killers

White Light/White Heat, Velvet Underground

White Punks on Dope, The Tubes

White Room, Cream

Why Don’t We Get Drunk and Screw, Jimmy Buffett

Wildwood Flower, Carter Family

Willin’, Little Feat

The Wind Cries Mary, Jimi Hendrix Experience

Wine Me Up, Faron Young

Wish You Were Gay, Billie Eilish

Wishing Bone Blues, Cristina Vane

Wolf at the Door, Patty Larkin

The World Is a Ghetto, War

Wow., Post Malone

Wrath of Kane, Bid Daddy Kane

Wu-Revolution, Wu-Tang Clan


XXX, Helium


Y’all Been Warned, Wu-Tang Clan

Y’all Come Back Saloon, Oak Ridge Boys

Yoga Is As Yoga Does, Elvis Presley

You Can’t Call It Cheatin’ (She Reminds Me of You), Gin Blossoms

You Dropped a Bomb on Me, The Gap Band

You Know What They Do to Guys Like Us in Prison?, My Chemical Romance

You Made Me the Thief of Your Heart, Sinead O’Connor

You Should See Me in a Crown, Billie Eilish

Your Flesh Is So Nice, Jeff Buckley

Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad, Tammy Wynette

You’re the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly, Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty

You Turn Me On I’m a Radio, Joni Mitchell


Zoosk Girl, Flo Rida

Zulu Nation Throwdown, Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force

ZZ Top Goes to Egypt, Camper Van Beethoven

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