5 Song Titles Longer Than Fall Out Boy's Insanely Long Song Names
It felt like every band in the 2005-2008 era had the longest song titles ever, including Fall Out Boy. Was there something in the water back then? Actually, long titles have always been a thing in music and — surprise — there are longer song titles than on Fall Out Boy's album From Under The Cork Tree , which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Yes, even longer than "Champagne For My Real Friends, Real Pain For My Sham Friends," and “I Slept With Someone in Fall Out Boy and All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me."
The band's 2013 album Save Rock and Roll doesn't sport any song titles longer than 13 words — "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)" is the only lengthy one in the bunch. From Under The Cork Tree's lengthy track names come from the band's desire to be original — and to have fun with their music. "I think a lot of that comes from not taking ourselves too seriously," bassist Pete Wentz told MTV in 2005. "We wrote a record that means a lot to us but maybe isn’t going to mean a lot to the people who are hyping us as the next big thing. And that’s fine. We don’t want to be the saviors of anything — we just want to be ourselves.”
But super verbose names were a thing before Fall Out Boy and they continue to live on. Here are five super lengthy song titles — way longer than "Our Lawyer Made Us Change the Name of This Song So We Wouldn't Get Sued" (that's another real one).
"Some People Know All Too Well How Bad Liquorice, Or Any Candy For That Matter, Can Taste When Having Laid Out In The Sun Too Long - And I Think I Just Ate Too Much" by The Hives
Um, TMI much? This very long-titled track comes from the band's first EP in 1996, Oh Lord! When? How?
"My Cosmic Autumn Rebellion (The Inner Life as Blazing Shield of Defiance and Optimism as Celestial Spear of Action)" by The Flaming Lips
This instrumental tune doesn't need lyrics — the song title says it all, doesn't it?
"You Probably Couldn't See For the Lights But You Were Looking Straight At Me" by Arctic Monkeys
These Brits rock out in this tune that actually doesn't even include its verbose title in the chorus. The track comes from the equally long-titled album Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not.
"There's A Good Reason These Tables Are Numbered, Honey, You Just Haven't Thought of it Yet" by Panic At The Disco
The Las Vegas band behind this song was discovered by Wentz and signed to his Decaydance Records. Did their long song titles have something to do with it? Or did those come from the influence of Fall Out Boy? I can only wonder.
"Several Species Of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In A Cave And Grooving With A Pict" by Pink Floyd
The title is exactly what the song sounds like — small furry animals doing their thing. And it's just weird as it sounds, but hey, at least the long song title gives us all fair warning.