Ridiculous Song Titles That Are Totally Classic
We had to leave "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" off the list. Otherwise, nonsense song titles are a great classic rock tradition. These might be the best ever...
"Do Wah Diddy Diddy" by Manfred Mann (1964) - Catchy enough to hit #1 in both the U.S. and U.K. If you're not smiling, you're not listening.
"Several Species Of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In A Cave And Grooving On A Pict" by Pink Floyd (1969) - Actually, it's just Roger Waters playing around with tape loops and sound effects courtesy of his face. He called it "concrete poetry". Okay, then.
"Swalbr" by Cream (1967) - Good Lord, "Disraeli Gears" was a truly awesome album. This one supposedly stands for "She Was Like A Bearded Rainbow". Psychedelic blues doesn't get much better than this.
"Rama Lama Ding Dong" by The Edsels (1958) - Vintage doo-wop singles were known for their absurdity, but we're also big fans of the sheep that absolutely nailed this one on "The Muppet Show".
"In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" by Iron Butterfly (1968) - Fun fact: Though the song clocks in at 17:05, the legendary (and often mocked) drum solo is really only about 2 1/2 minutes of the whole piece.
"Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" by The Beatles (1968) - The fact that John Lennon hated one of The Fab Four's most iconic singalongs makes us love it even more (kinda like the fun to be had in "poking the bear"). The fantastic arrangement and crisp production still sound stupendous.
"My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink, And I Don't Love Jesus" by Jimmy Buffet (1976) - Okay, maybe it's not nonsense, but it did make us wonder how much Mr. Buffet cares about his legacy.
Honorable Mentions go to most of The Mothers Of Invention catalog of course.