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Old 10-25-2017, 09:36 AM   #1
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Rank your top 10 best/worst album song titles

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BEST

1. Running To Stand Still
2. Bullet The Blue Sky
3. A Sort Of Homecoming
4. Acrobat
5. Love Is Blindness
6. Drowning Man
7. Shadows And Tall Trees
8. Wire
9. Numb
10. Kite

SHIT

1. Love And Peace Or Else
2. I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
3. Original Of The Species
4. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
5. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
6. Stand Up Comedy
7. California (There Is No End To Love)
8. If God Will Send His Angels
9. The Playboy Mansion
10. When I Look At The World
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Old 10-25-2017, 09:57 AM   #2
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Streets and WOWY would have to be up there. Mofo for what would have been an inconceivable title for most of U2's existence up to that point.
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Old 10-25-2017, 03:56 PM   #3
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Interesting exercise.

Didn't spend too much time thinking about it. I suppose for the worst, I went with the ones that I find kind of clunky and awkward.

BEST:
1. Zooropa
2. Sunday Bloody Sunday
3. Where the Streets Have No Name
4. Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop?)
5. Zoo Station
6. Bullet the Blue Sky
7. The Unforgettable Fire
8. Stay (Faraway, So Close)
9. Sleep Like a Baby Tonight
10. A Sort of Homecoming

WORST
1. Angels Too Tied To The Ground
2. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
3. I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
4. Fez - Being Born
5. Elvis Presley and America
6. Like a Song...
7. Original of the Species
8. Hallelujah (Here She Comes)
9. Sixty Seconds in Kingdom Come
10. Stuck in a Moment you can't get out of
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Old 10-27-2017, 03:21 PM   #4
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Best:

1. Even Better Than the Real Thing
2. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
3. Running to Stand Still
4. Do You Feel Loved?
5. Raised by Wolves
6. Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own
7. Zoo Station / Zooropa
8. Acrobat
9. Mothers of the Disappeared
10. A Sort of Homecoming

Honorable mentions: Sunday Bloody Sunday, Where the Streets Have No Name, Love is Blindness, The Wanderer, The Blackout.


Worst:

1. Hallelujah (Here She Comes)
2. With a Shout (Jerusalem)
3. I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
4. Yahweh
5. God Part II
6. Original of the Species
7. You're the Best Thing About Me
8. Song for Someone
9. I Threw a Brick Through a Window
10. Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World

Honorable mentions: Indian Summer Sky, The Ocean, Elvis Presley and America, Grace, Every song named after a place (New York, Miami, California etc.)
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Old 10-27-2017, 11:20 PM   #5
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The best ones are those that seem evocative of something, perhaps with an element of mystery or at least vague enough to pique my curiosity. The worst are those that are cumbersome, trite, plain stupid (Get on Your Boots), or are a really long version of a far more intuitive short version.

Also mine turned into top/bottom 15s.

Best:
1. Bullet the Blue Sky
2. A Sort of Homecoming
3. Zooropa
4. Where the Streets Have No Name
5. The Electric Co.
6. Stay (Faraway, So Close)
7. No Line on the Horizon
8. Running to Stand Still
9. Bass Trap
10. City of Blinding Lights
11. Luminous Times (Hold on to Love)
12. Lady with the Spinning Head
13. Electrical Storm
14. Vertigo
15. Hawkmoon 269

Worst:
1. I'm Gonna Go... bla bla bla
2. Angels Too Tied to the Ground
3. Get on Your Boots
4. Sleep Like a Baby Tonight
5. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
6. Daddy's Gonna Pay for Your Crashed Car
7. Peace on Earth
8. Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of
9. If God Would Send His Angels
10. Stranger in a Strange Land
11. Love and Peace or Else
12. Elvis Presley and America (or Elvis Ate America)
13. Miracle Drug
14. If You Wear That Velvet Dress
15. When I Look at the World

Looks like this new album is going to contribute plenty to the bottom 15 song titles, and probably nothing to the top 15...
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Old 10-27-2017, 11:46 PM   #6
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The best ones are those that seem evocative of something, perhaps with an element of mystery or at least vague enough to pique my curiosity. The worst are those that are cumbersome, trite, plain stupid (Get on Your Boots), or are a really long version of a far more intuitive short version.

Also mine turned into top/bottom 15s.

Best:
1. Bullet the Blue Sky
2. A Sort of Homecoming
3. Zooropa
4. Where the Streets Have No Name
5. The Electric Co.
6. Stay (Faraway, So Close)
7. No Line on the Horizon
8. Running to Stand Still
9. Bass Trap
10. City of Blinding Lights
11. Luminous Times (Hold on to Love)
12. Lady with the Spinning Head
13. Electrical Storm
14. Vertigo
15. Hawkmoon 269

Worst:
1. I'm Gonna Go... bla bla bla
2. Angels Too Tied to the Ground
3. Get on Your Boots
4. Sleep Like a Baby Tonight
5. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
6. Daddy's Gonna Pay for Your Crashed Car
7. Peace on Earth
8. Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of
9. If God Would Send His Angels
10. Stranger in a Strange Land
11. Love and Peace or Else
12. Elvis Presley and America (or Elvis Ate America)
13. Miracle Drug
14. If You Wear That Velvet Dress
15. When I Look at the World

Looks like this new album is going to contribute plenty to the bottom 15 song titles, and probably nothing to the top 15...
Have to agree with that. RED FLAG DAY seems to be the most intriguing. But ending in DAY is hardly original
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Old 10-29-2017, 08:41 PM   #7
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Some of the best IMO:

Sunday Bloody Sunday
A Sort of Homecoming
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
Until the End of the World
The Fly
Zooropa
If God Will Send His Angels (although I see others might not agree on this one)
Kite
Beautiful Day
Electrical Storm

Some of the worst IMO:

Trash, Trampoline and the Party Girl
Jerusalem (With a Shout)
Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop)
Peace on Earth
Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out of
I’ll Go Crazy if I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight
The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)
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Old 10-29-2017, 09:21 PM   #8
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Interesting thread. I don't necessarily agree with some of the best/worst, but for the worst it would be interesting to suggest a title that you feel would have been better.
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Old 10-29-2017, 09:29 PM   #9
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Well, some are easy: Stuck in a Moment, Crazy Tonight, Sleep Like a Baby.
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Yeah some are easy for sure, like stuck in a moment. Crazy Tonight sounds generic and Sleep Like a Baby sounds pretty cliche to me though.
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Old 10-30-2017, 11:46 AM   #11
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1. Love And Peace Or Else
2. I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
3. Original Of The Species
4. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
5. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
6. Stand Up Comedy
7. California (There Is No End To Love)
8. If God Will Send His Angels
9. The Playboy Mansion
10. When I Look At The World
I like the replacement title suggestion...

1. Release
2. Crazy Tonight
3. First Of A Kind
4. Miracle
5. Desert Of Our Love
6. Stand Up For Your Love
7. California (All I Know)
8. Angels
9. The Gates
10. What Do You See?
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