The Art Of The Ridiculously Long Song Title
Here's why there's such a thing as an Editor. While we usually agree it's best to get right to the point, sometimes excessive wordplay can be a hoot, like these...
The Most Obvious:
"Several Species Of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In A Cave And Grooving With A Pict" by Pink Floyd - Roger Waters' weird studio collages feel twice as long as it actually is and makes "Revolution #9" seem like a sing-along.
"When The World Is Running Down, You Make The Best Of What's Still Around" by The Police - Being subtle is not what Sting does.
"Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey" by The Beatles - Lennon was a master of the goofy and this one really rocked.
"It's The End Of The World As We Know it (And I Feel Fine)" by R.E.M. - From their heyday (yes, they had one!), but after original drummer Bill Berry left, they were never the same, really.
"Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)" by Aretha Franklin - Because the world needs a voice like this, that's why.
...And For Some Deeper Nonsense, You Got These:
"I Can't Believe That You Would Fall For All The Crap In This Song" by Sparks - Who else but the Mael Brothers? The album title's neat, too: "Exotic Creatures Of The Deep". God Bless Sparks.
"Hold Me, Touch Me (Think Of Me When We're Apart)" by Paul Stanley - Remember when each member of Kiss released a solo album at the same time? Honk, honk!
"The Siege And Intervention Of Baron Von Frankenstein's Castle Of Weisseria" by Blue Oyster Cult - That it's on their last album for Columbia (1988's "Imaginos") tells you all you need to know.
"I've Forgotten What It Was In You (That Put The Need In Me)" by Maria McKee - From the former Lone Justice leader's first solo album. She's always been good you know...
Points for trying: "You Might Think He Loves You For Your Money But I Know What He Really Loves You For It's Your Brand New Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat" by Death Grips - Experimental rap. It is what it is.