Sorry for the worst post title ever but I can’t think of any other way to succinctly say it. Being married to a music snob means being forced to listen to a lot of unfamiliar music which means on long rides makes you have unfamiliar thoughts about it. Like, why do metal bands even bother writing lyrics to their song when all they do is scream? How come Morrissey is so depressed? How was Korn ever popular? Why is Styx’s “Come Sail Away” the best song ever? Why do some bands insist on using a children’s choir to make their songs sound more epic? Lately, I’ve been realizing that there are some bands out there that actually have their own band name in the lyrics. I mean, isn’t that weird?
How does that song writing process come together? “Hey, you know what line would go great here? If we used the same words that make up the name of our band. Awesome.” Weird. Yes, these are the thoughts that go through my head. Here’s my list of songs where the lyrics feature the name of the band singing them. Feel free to add any that I may be missing.
Big Country – In The Big Country
The Who – Who Are You
Minor Threat – Minor Threat
Bad Religion – Bad Religion
Queen – Killer Queen
Living in a Box – Living in a Box
Monkees – Hey Hey We’re The Monkees
Wham – Wham Rap
Motorhead – Motorhead
Boston – Rock and Roll Band (“We were just another band out of Boston.”)
Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden