* The song S.W.L.A.B.R. by the rock band '''Cream''' stands for '''S'''he '''W'''as '''L'''ike '''A''' '''B'''earded '''R'''ainbow. And their song N.S.U. stands for '''N'''on-'''S'''pecific '''U'''rethritis.
* The electronic band '''{{LMFAO}}'''. It sneaks in one profanity in it, but it's a big one. LMFAO stands for '''L'''augh '''M'''y '''F'''ucking '''A'''ss '''O'''ff. [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/lmfao-trademark-application-310996 The trademark]] had to [[GoshDangItToHeck censor it to "Freaking".]]
* Music/{{NSYNC}}: Justi'''N''', Chri'''S''', Joe'''Y''', Jaso'''N''', J'''C'''. After original member Jason left, the group joked that they nicknamed Lance "Lanceton" so the acronym would still work. (The acronym still works, but the "N" is in the middle of his name instead of the end.)
** Their merchandise distribution company, ZEEKS, takes its name from the last letter of their ''last'' names.
* The [[JAMProject '''J'''apan '''A'''nimationsong '''M'''akers '''Project''']], a group of various anime theme song singers.
* J-Pop band SMAP stands for '''S'''port and '''M'''usic '''A'''ssembly '''P'''eople. This isn't even an attempt to be funny.
* Music/TheBeatles song '''L'''ucy in the '''S'''ky with '''D'''iamonds, whose acronym, [[WordOfGod according to John Lennon]], is [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs just a coincidence]], referencing a drawing from John's son Julian about his classmate Lucy O'Donnell.
** The {{punk}}/metal band '''L'''ife, '''S'''ex and '''D'''eath used the same acronym.
** As did the goth-pop outfit '''L'''ove '''S'''pirals '''D'''ownwards.
** It also popped up in the Aloytah Haynes Jeremiah song "'''L'''ake '''S'''hore '''D'''rive", which is especially glaring because [[UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} the Drive]] isn't generally called that.
** The Music/FlamingLips' songs are published by '''L'''ovely '''S'''orts of '''D'''eath (which later also became the name of the vanity label that they use to release their collaborations and more experimental works).
** A Brazilian singer had the song "'''L'''indo '''S'''onho '''D'''elirante" (Beautiful Delusional Dream).
* Music/{{Korn}} had "A.D.I.D.A.S." ('''A'''ll '''D'''ay '''I''' '''D'''ream '''A'''bout '''S'''ex).
** While we're at it, although Adidas itself isn't an acronym, but a portmanteau (of its founder, Adolf "'''Adi'''" '''Das'''sler), a book about the brand is called '''''A'''ll '''D'''ay '''I''' '''D'''ream '''A'''bout '''S'''ports''.
* [[{{Hatedom}} Detractors of hip hop music]] insist that "rap" stands for '''R'''etards '''A'''ttempting '''P'''oetry. Fans may counter with '''R'''hythmic '''A'''merican '''P'''oetry.
* The Wu Tang Clan song "C. R. E. A. M" - "'''C'''"ash "'''R'''"ules "'''E'''"verything "'''A'''"round "'''M'''"e - CREAM, get the money - dollar dollar bill y'all."
** The Clan seems to enjoy coming up with backronyms as well, such as "'''W'''itty '''U'''npredictable '''T'''alent '''A'''nd '''N'''atural '''G'''ame."
* The name of R&B girl group TLC refers to its members '''T'''-Boz, '''L'''eft Eye, and '''C'''hili, playing on the old phrase "Tender Love and Care".
* Naughty By Nature rose to prominence with the song "O.P.P.", officially standing for '''O'''ther '''P'''eople's '''P'''ussy ([[DistaffCounterpart or Penis]]), but the last P was cleverly and intentionally {{Bowdlerize}}d in the song itself to mean '''P'''roperty.
* Ja Rule's name is supposed to stand for "'''J'''effrey '''A'''tkins '''R'''epresents '''U'''nconditional '''L'''ove's '''E'''xistence, though in one magazine interview he said that it simply stands for '''J'''effrey '''A'''tkins '''Rule'''.
* In a tongue-in-cheek [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOrG1r3S6ZA video promoting a recent tour]] TomWaits claims the route this tour takes was specifically chosen because the names of the towns he is performing at spell the word "PEHDSCKJMBA". "PEHDSCKJMBA" is then revealed to be an an acronym for '''P'''eople '''E'''nvy '''H'''appiness. '''D'''ogs, '''T'''hough, '''S'''ense '''C'''ourage, '''K'''nowing '''J'''ubilation '''M'''eans '''B'''etter '''A'''ssets.
* The British dance band EMF, of "Unbelievable" fame, claimed that their name stood for '''E'''psom '''M'''ad '''F'''unkers. However, their song "Head on the Ball" included the words "'''E'''lectro'''m'''otive '''Force'''" and "'''E'''cstasy '''M'''other '''F'''uckers."
* Fall-Out Boy's album "'''F'''rom '''U'''nder the '''C'''ork '''T'''ree"
* In the mid-'90s, contemporary Christian artist Carman made an album called '''R'''ighteous '''I'''nvasion '''O'''f '''T'''ruth, or '''R.I.O.T.'''
* Former Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown's single [[http://homepage.ntlworld.com/alan.stuart/music/lyrics/fear.html F.E.A.R]] takes this trope to an extreme.
* The hardcore punk band MDC would change the meaning of the acronym for each release (e.g. '''M'''illions of '''D'''ead '''C'''ops, '''M'''y '''D'''ead '''C'''hild, '''M''' ILFs '''D'''ate '''C'''ougars, '''M'''ore '''D'''ead '''C'''ops)
* Japanese Hardcore Punk group GISM stands for... actually, that seemed to change every five mminutes. One album cover credits it as "Guerilla Incidiery Sabotage Mutineers", but that's far from the only one.
* And then there's VanHalen's 1991 album '''F'''or '''U'''nlawful '''C'''arnal '''K'''nowledge...
* To some fans, Music/{{Slayer}} jokingly stood for "'''S'''atan '''L'''aughs '''A'''s '''Y'''ou '''E'''ternally '''R'''ot".
* Music/{{Aerosmith}}'s song "F.I.N.E. ('''F'''ucked-up, '''I'''nsecure, '''N'''eurotic and '''E'''motional)".
* Music/BobSeger's song "U.M.C. ('''U'''pper '''M'''iddle '''C'''lass)".
* Kevin Bloody Wilson's song '''D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F'''. ('''D'''o '''I''' '''L'''ook '''L'''ike '''I''' '''G'''ive '''A''' '''F'''uck?)
* '''U.S.D.A.''' or '''U'''nited '''S'''treets '''D'''opeboyz of '''A'''merica.
* '''J'''ust '''U'''ndeniably '''S'''ome of '''T'''he '''I'''llest '''C'''omposers '''E'''ver. or '''J.U.S.T.I.C.E.''' League
* {{Renaldo and the Loaf}} did "Meanings of W.E.I.R.D", with verses ranging from ''Whisper english intone religious dutch'' and ''White elephants injure repugnant dogs''
** The song was originally written as part of a contest to determine what the name of W.E.I.R.D., TheResidents' fan club, would actually stand for: The winning entry was '''W'''e '''E'''ndorse '''I'''mmediate '''R'''esidents '''D'''eification.
* ''GossipGirl''[='s=] soundtrack album '''O'''riginal '''M'''usic '''F'''rom '''G'''ossip Girl.
* LupeFiasco 's upcoming album Lasers is a backronym for '''L'''ove '''A'''lways '''S'''hines, '''E'''verytime '''R'''emember 2 '''S'''mile.
* The song 'S.H.E.' from {{IAMX}}'s album ''The Alternative'' stands for "'''S'''ecret '''H'''armonic '''E'''motion".
* French metal band named [[http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/TANK_%285%29 T.A.N.K (Think of A New Kind)]].
* Italian noise artist Fukte took advantage of this: A recent release was entitled "'''RAM'''", which could either mean "'''R'''aped '''A'''nd '''M'''urdered" (after the only track on the album) or "'''R'''andom '''A'''ccess '''M'''emory." (It had a paint-covered RAM chip glued to the back)
* MyChemicalRomance is often shortened to MCR.
** Their new album had '''B'''etter '''L'''iving '''Ind'''ustries, or Blind.
* When NineInchNails and JanesAddiction co-headlined a tour together, they of course called it NINJA.
* In 1970, there were rumours that JimiHendrix would be member of a new supergroup called '''H'''endrix, EmersonLakeAndPalmer.
* In an little-known CD album from 1991 called "Sandi Patti and the Friendship Company: Open for Business", the characters are discussing a name for their new club (they eventually decide on "Friendship Company"). Infield says "I make a motion we call our club ?'''K'''ind '''C'''reatures '''C'''aring for '''C'''ompanionless '''K'''ids?! Zig invokes this trope when she says "I vote for the name ?'''O'''rganization of '''I'''nternational '''N'''ice '''K'''ids '''E'''rasing '''R'''easons for '''S'''adness?! It has a certain, oh, sound for sophistication!" A few seconds later, meaningful acronyms are forgotten when she suggests "The '''I'''nternational '''A'''ssociation of '''N'''ice '''K'''ids and '''C'''reatures in the '''O'''fficinal '''P'''rofessional '''B'''usiness of '''F'''riendship... Incorporated," At which point she realizes that it's too long.
* The short-lived supergroup XYZ, who never officially released anything: It stood for E'''x''' '''Y'''es and '''Z'''eppelin, as the lineup consisted of Jimmy Page from Music/LedZeppelin and Chris Squire and Alan White from {{Yes}}. They had wanted Robert Plant to join too, by the way.
* Music/TechN9ne has a song called "F.U.N." It stands for '''F'''uck '''U''' '''N'''iggas.
* Post-hardcore band '''D'''estroy '''R'''ebuild '''U'''ntil '''G'''od '''S'''hows.
* PinkFloyd's live box set ''P.U.L.S.E.'' just has the periods in the title to look cool, and doesn't actually stand for anything. However, one fan-made FAQ jokes that, [[BrokenBase depending on how you feel about the David Gilmour-fronted incarnation of the band]], it could either be "'''P'''inkfloyd '''U'''ltimate '''L'''ight & '''S'''ound '''E'''xperience" or "'''P'''retty '''U'''ninspired '''L'''ight '''S'''how, '''E'''ssentially"
** Also their song '''S'''hine On '''Y'''ou Crazy '''D'''iamond, in reference to former band member Syd Barrett.
* The HipHop group Music/{{Natas}}. The name is '''N'''ation '''A'''head of '''T'''ime '''A'''nd '''S'''pace. It's also "[[TheDevil Satan]]" backwards.
* Feminist rapper Monie Love had "Born to B.R.E.E.D. ('''B'''uild '''R'''elationships where '''E'''ducation and '''E'''nlightenment '''D'''ominate)".
* Music/VanillaIce's '''W'''isdom, '''T'''enacity and '''F'''ocus.
* Music/{{KMFDM}}'s name was often thought to stand for "'''K'''ill '''M'''other '''F'''ucking DepecheMode," but it's actually "'''K'''ein '''M'''ehrheit '''f'''ur '''d'''ie '''M'''itleid" or "'''K'''ein '''M'''itleid '''f'''ur '''d'''ie '''M'''ehrheit," which is loosely translated from the German as "No pity for the majority."
* Australian anonymous alternative band TISM stands for "'''T'''his '''I'''s '''S'''erious '''M'''um" due to their often ridiculous lyrical themes and politically incorrect humour
* 801, the occasional band created by BrianEno and [[RoxyMusic Phil Manzanera]], is sometimes assumed to be based on an acronym of '''E'''ight '''N'''ought '''O'''ne. Eno has denied this, saying, "Ingenious, but...", and Manzanera has performed with 801 without Eno.
* SoundHorizon's ''Elysion'' album features five songs with English titles that don't seem to be connected at all to El's story told in the other five. So why are they there? The final El song, "El's Paradise [Side: A]", offers a solution:
-->The fourth horizon, the true face of paradise.
-->Ark
-->Baroque
-->Yield
-->Sacrifice
-->Stardust
-->If one falls straight down, without being tempted by the four paradises [[MultipleReferencePun ("El"s)]] in between, '''[[spoiler:[[ThisIsntHeaven ABYSS]]]]''' is right there.
* The Spinto Band were being pressured into adding lyrics to a brief wordless bridge in the song "Late", an idea they weren't too fond of. While the proper album version has the song as the band originally wrote it, some leaked promo copies do have these added lyrics. See if you notice anything unusual about them:
-->'''T'''rapped '''H'''ere '''I'''n '''S'''ome '''S'''elect '''U'''niverse, '''C'''an't '''K'''eep '''S'''till...
* Music/{{KISS}}, despite being in all caps, it's just the word - even if it coincides with the concept of '''K'''eep '''I'''t '''S'''imple, '''S'''tupid. Given the [[TheSeventies time period]] in which they got their start, MoralGuardians were quick to adopt them the title '''K'''nights '''I'''n '''S'''atan's '''S'''ervice or '''Ki'''nder '''[[ThoseWackyNazis SS]]''' (when both Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons are Jewish, and even remade their logo so the double S would be closer to "ZZ" than [[StateSec Schutzstaffel]]).
* {{GWAR}} has been [[WildMassGuessing theorized]] as standing for '''G'''od, '''W'''hat an '''A'''wful '''R'''acket, however the band has [[{{Jossed}} denounced]] the name of having any meaning.
* [[Music/{{WASP}} W.A.S.P.]] is either '''W'''e '''A'''re '''S'''atan's '''P'''eople or '''W'''e '''A'''re '''S'''exual '''P'''erverts depending on your preference.
** When Blackie Lawless was asked in an interview what it really stood for, he deadpanned, "We Ain't Sure, Pal."
* The name of hip-hop duo N.A.S.A. stands for "'''N'''orth '''A'''merica '''S'''outh '''A'''merica" - One member, Squeak E. Clean, hails from the United States, while the other, DJ Zegon, hails from Brazil.
* {{Drake}}'s catchphrase YOLO ('''Y'''ou '''O'''nly '''L'''ive '''O'''nce)
** "YOLO" by Music/TheLonelyIsland featuring Adam Levine and Kendrick Lamar uses it to stand for the same thing, but [[ComicallyMissingThePoint deliberately misses the point of the slogan]], using the SpoofAesop that you should take absolutely no risks in life because "you only live once". So at the end of the song, it also stands for "You Oughta Look Out".
** And then there's the [[{{UsefulNotes/Hinduism}} Hindu]]-[[{{Reincarnation}} inspired]] send-up of it by {{Music/MIA}}, '''YALA''' ('''Y'''ou '''A'''lways '''L'''ive '''A'''gain).
* The Unrest compilation ''B.P.M. [1991-1994]'' - In music, "B.P.M." usually stands for "Beats per minute", but here it also stands for the band members' first names - '''B'''ridget, '''P'''hil, and '''M'''ark.
* On the Music/PDQBach FakeRadioShowAlbum ''WTWP'', the initials of the eponymous radio station are said to stand for '''W'''all-'''T'''o-'''W'''all '''P'''achelbel.
* Music/LLCoolJ's ''G.O.A.T.'' - [[LongTitle the full title]] as printed on the album cover is ''G.O.A.T. Featuring James T. Smith: The Greatest of All Time''.
** He has released a single inspired by his acting in {{NCIS}}, titled "NCIS: No Crew Is Superior".
** And his song "Fuhgidabowdit" concludes a series of ProfessionalWrestling {{Shout Out}}s with "[[{{WWE}} WWF]] stands for When and Where we Fuckin'"
* Music/DaftPunk have a [=DVD=] consisting of music videos from the album ''Homework'', which has the LongTitle ''D.A.F.T.: A Story About Dogs, Androids, Firemen and Tomatoes''. The title refers to prominent elements of the five featured videos: "Da Funk" and it's sequel video "Fresh" have an anthropomorphic dog as a main character, "Around The World" features dancing robots, "Burnin'" features firemen rushing to the scene of a fire at a skyscraper dance party, and "Revolution 909" includes a montage of tomatoes being farmed, packaged, shipped, purchased, and turned into tomato sauce.
* Fat Joe named two albums as '' '''J'''ealous '''O'''ne's '''E'''nvy'' and '''''J'''ealous '''O'''nes '''S'''till '''E'''nvy'' (the cover even painted the first letters differently).
* TheBlackEyedPeas' ''The E.N.D. (The '''E'''nergy '''N'''ever '''D'''ies)''.
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