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1st Feb '16 12:57:15 PM Prfnoff
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* The opening song in ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls'' is called "Fugue for Tinhorns," but everybody knows it by its first and last line, "I Got the Horse Right Here" (or perhaps as "Paul Revere," the name of the horse in question).

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* ** The opening song in ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls'' is called "Fugue for Tinhorns," but everybody knows it by its first and last line, "I Got the Horse Right Here" (or perhaps as "Paul Revere," the name of the horse in question).
1st Feb '16 12:46:18 PM Prfnoff
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* In the musical ''A Chorus Line,'' "Dance: Ten; Looks: Three" is named after the first line of the verse. The original title, "[[spoiler:Tits and Ass]]," was changed to keep from giving away the joke. * "A Hymn to Him" from ''Theatre/MyFairLady'' is sometimes referred to by the first line of its refrain, "Why Can't a Woman Be More Like a Man?" [[NonAppearingTitle The real title never appears in the song.]]
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* In the musical ''A Chorus Line,'' ''Theatre/AChorusLine'', "Dance: Ten; Looks: Three" is named after the first line of the verse. The original title, "[[spoiler:Tits and Ass]]," is the actual refrain, was changed to keep from giving away the joke. * "A Hymn to Him" from ''Theatre/MyFairLady'' is sometimes referred to by joke (and/or avoid offending those casually inspecting the first line list of its refrain, "Why Can't a Woman Be More Like a Man?" [[NonAppearingTitle The real title never appears in the song.]]numbers).

* It's fairly common for musicals to include at least one song where the title is either a joke or a reference to the staging and not actually part of the lyrics. A couple of examples from ''Theatre/ByeByeBirdie'' are "The Telephone Hour" (the "Hi Margie/Hi Alice" song) and "Hymn for a Sunday Evening" (the "Ed Sullivan" song).
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* It's fairly common for musicals to include at least one song where the title is either a joke or a reference to the staging and not actually part of the lyrics. A couple of examples from lyrics. ** ''Theatre/ByeByeBirdie'' are has "The Telephone Hour" (the "Hi Margie/Hi Alice" song) and "Hymn for a Sunday Evening" (the "Ed Sullivan" song).song). ** "A Hymn to Him" from ''Theatre/MyFairLady'' is sometimes referred to by the first line of its refrain, "Why Can't a Woman Be More Like a Man?" [[NonAppearingTitle The real title never appears in the song.]]
1st Feb '16 12:42:00 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''Theatre/CityOfAngels'', the title of "Double Talk" is not the song's melodic hook, which is instead provided by the first line of both Stone's refrain and Stine's refrain: "This job is not to be believed." The words "double talk" do occur once in both, and describe the context of the verses.
20th Jan '16 1:30:55 PM bwburke94
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** It is also not well known that the official title of "Dude Looks Like a Lady" is "Dude." "Looks Like a Lady" shows up in the title, but only in parentheses.
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** It is also not well known that the official title of "Dude Looks (Looks Like a Lady" is "Dude." "Looks Like a Lady" shows up in Lady)" includes the title, but only in parentheses.

* Music/{{Blur}}'s "Song 2" is often called [[VideoGame/TheSims "Woo Hoo"]] after the chorus. This may be a cautionary tale for bands: if you're going to give your song the second most generic title possible (at least there's a number instead of just calling it "Song"), fans ''will'' invent their own name for it.
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* Music/{{Blur}}'s "Song 2" is often called [[VideoGame/TheSims "Woo Hoo"]] Hoo" after the chorus. This may be a cautionary tale for bands: if you're going to give your song the second most generic title possible (at least there's a number instead of just calling it "Song"), fans ''will'' invent their own name for it.

** "Nugget" is often mistitled "Shut The Fuck Up", since the latter phrase makes up about half the chorus and it's got a NonAppearingTitle. Chicken [=McNuggets=] get mentioned in the lyrics, but that probably couldn't have been used as a title without getting in trouble with [=McDonalds=].
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** "Nugget" is often mistitled "Shut The Fuck Up", since the latter phrase makes up about half the chorus and it's got a NonAppearingTitle. Chicken [=McNuggets=] get mentioned in the lyrics, but that probably couldn't have been used as a title without getting in trouble with [=McDonalds=].UsefulNotes/McDonalds.

** It's just "Through the Fire and Flames" by, not "Through the Fire and '''the''' Flames", even though the ''lyrics'' say "Through the fire and the flames, we carry on!"
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** It's just "Through the Fire and Flames" by, Flames", not "Through the Fire and '''the''' Flames", even though the ''lyrics'' say "Through the fire and the flames, we carry on!"
16th Jan '16 8:32:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* BreakingBenjamin's first single in six years is not called "Tear The Whole World Down". It's actually called "Failure".
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* BreakingBenjamin's Music/BreakingBenjamin's first single in six years is not called "Tear The Whole World Down". It's actually called "Failure".
15th Jan '16 3:33:19 PM Anddrix
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* The Music/IcicleWorks' "Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream)": the phrase "Birds fly" appears once in the second verse, while "Whisper to a scream" is the last line of the chorus. And according to Arista Records, [[ViewersAreMorons the subtitle apparently wasn't enough]]: they wouldn't put the single out in the U.S. unless it was retitled "Whisper to a Scream (Birds Fly)". It's been released multiple times under both "title 1 (title 2)" configurations, so ''both'' are correct, although technically "Whisper to a Scream (Birds Fly)" is supposed to refer to the mix of the song released as a single in the U.S.
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* The Music/IcicleWorks' "Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream)": the phrase "Birds fly" appears once in the second verse, while "Whisper to a scream" is the last line of the chorus. And according to Arista Records, [[ViewersAreMorons the subtitle apparently wasn't enough]]: enough: they wouldn't put the single out in the U.S. unless it was retitled "Whisper to a Scream (Birds Fly)". It's been released multiple times under both "title 1 (title 2)" configurations, so ''both'' are correct, although technically "Whisper to a Scream (Birds Fly)" is supposed to refer to the mix of the song released as a single in the U.S.
11th Jan '16 10:05:28 AM Narsil
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I, at least, had no idea U2's "Bad" was called that
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** Their breakout hit in 1985 was a live performance of "Bad" at Live Aid. If you don't recognize the title, you probably think the song is called something like "I'm wide awake, I'm not sleeping", from the song's refrain.
7th Jan '16 11:04:23 AM nombretomado
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* The ending theme of ''SoRaNoWoTo'' can easily be mistaken to be titled as "Aijou Yuujou" due to the song starting with those words and are repeated a couple of times throughout the song, which becomes all the more memorable due to the cheery nature of the song becoming [[MoodWhiplash increasingly dissonant]] with the mood of the series as it gradually reveals the full extent of its CrapsaccharineWorld setting. Its actual title is a NonAppearingTitle, "Girls, Be Ambitious."
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* The ending theme of ''SoRaNoWoTo'' ''Anime/SoundOfTheSky'' can easily be mistaken to be titled as "Aijou Yuujou" due to the song starting with those words and are repeated a couple of times throughout the song, which becomes all the more memorable due to the cheery nature of the song becoming [[MoodWhiplash increasingly dissonant]] with the mood of the series as it gradually reveals the full extent of its CrapsaccharineWorld setting. Its actual title is a NonAppearingTitle, "Girls, Be Ambitious."
7th Jan '16 8:26:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* BrandNew's [[IncrediblyLamePun brand new song]] has just come out, and it's already being referred to as "We Don't Feel Anything", which is the most prominent line in the song. However, it's actually called "Mene".
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* BrandNew's Music/BrandNew's [[IncrediblyLamePun brand new song]] has just come out, and it's already being referred to as "We Don't Feel Anything", which is the most prominent line in the song. However, it's actually called "Mene".
3rd Jan '16 10:04:41 PM Dravencour
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* Music/WhiteZombie does not have a song called "Devilman". It's called "Super-Charger Heaven".
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