->''Mastropiero, as it was the habit, named his madrigal after the first verse of the poem, calling it'' [[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe Ye Beautiful and Graceful Maiden Went To Do Her Laundry]] ''but the lengthiness of this title seemed inadequate, so he renamed his madrigal as'' Ye Beautiful and Graceful Maiden Went To Do Her Laundry, She Clean'd In Ye Creek, And Wash'd As She Sang, Rubb'd Against A Rock, Hang'd It From A Birch ''and LesLuthiers has the pleasure to play tonight Johann Sebastian Mastropiero's Ye Beautiful and Graceful Maiden...'' mumble ''...Hang'd It From A Birch''
->-- '''LesLuthiers''' in ''La Bella y Graciosa Moza'' Routine

Aka: [[SelfDemonstratingArticle That Trope Where Shows, Books, Films, Video Games, or Songs Have Ridiculously Long and Generally Unwieldy Titles]] [[OverlyLongGag Which in Modern Times is Usually Used for Comic Effect, Although Occasionally This Trope is Instead Employed to Instead Mock Media Which is Already Perceived to Have an Overly Long Title, Though in the Case of this, Trope is Being Used in an Ironic Self-Describing Way]].

Or ''[[AcronymAndAbbreviationOverload TTWSBFVGOSHRLAGUTWIMTIUUFCEAOTTIIETIMMWIAPTHAOLTTITCOTTIBUIAISDW]]'' for short.

[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Exactly what it sounds like]]: Something with a very long name.

Differs from InWhichATropeIsDescribed by being only about names; differs from ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin by not being required to be accurate. Sometimes [[ColonCancer uses colons extensively]] (but see also ShortTitleLongElaborateSubtitle). See OverlyLongName for when this applies to characters.

It is worth noting that in the 18th and 19th centuries, titles were used to interest people in a particular book, in the same way back-side blurbs are today.

The diametric opposite of OneWordTitle (even when it is a word like [[MaryPoppins Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious]]) and NoTitle. See TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard and OverlyLongName for when this applies to characters. See also ColonCancer.

Not to be confused with LongTitlesVsShortTitles and ShortTitles.
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!!An incomplete but ever-expanding listing of instances where this title trope has been applied in various media, as relentlessly compiled by TheContributors to TVTropesWiki:

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[[folder:Audio Plays: Or, dramatic productions produced entirely using recorded sound waves stored upon a physical medium such as vinyl or plastic or magnetic tape, which use a wide variety of auditory tricks to make the listener think he's hearing real events as they actually occured.]]
* The comedy troupe Creator/TheFiresignTheater a couple of albums that fit this trope, including ''How Can You Be in Two Places at Once When You're Not Anywhere at All'', and ''Don't Crush that Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers''.
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[[folder:Comic Books: Or, Short stories printed on paper told through a mixture of sequential images and bubbles containing text, indicating what the characters are saying, thinking, and occasionally doing.]]
* ''The Grievous Journey of Ichabod Azrael (And The Dead Left In His Wake)''
* The second volume of James Stokoe's comedy Sci-fi series called ''WontonSoup 2: Hyper Wonton Soup 2 Twoton soup: The Quickening 2 ... Soup''.
* ''Action Comics'' issue 775 has the {{Superman}} story "What's So Funny About Truth, Justice & the American Way?".
* One ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' album is titled ''Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons''.
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[[folder:Cookbooks: Or, Written instructions on preparing comestibles, potables--that is, food and drink--for human consumption.]]
* ''How to Mix Drinks: Or, The Bon-vivant's Companion, Containing Clear and Reliable Directions for Mixing All the Beverages Used in the United States, Together with the Most Popular British, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish Recipes, Embracing Punches, Juleps, Cobblers, Etc., Etc., Etc., in Endless Variety'' by Jerry Thomas, the first manual on how to make cocktails--including the Blue Blazer, the first Flaming Cocktail.
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[[folder:Fan Works: Or, works and stories involving characters and settings from previously existing intellectual properties created by fans of said intellectual properties instead of their respective creators]]
* ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm'' has an in-universe example with [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight's]] summoning SpellBook: ''[[AlliterativeTitle Super Spectacular Stupendous Spontaneous Summoning Scripture Signals and You]]''.
* This ''{{Bones}}'' fic, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8551380/1/The-Role-of-the-Peloponnesian-War-in-Modern-Dating The Role of the Peloponnesian War in Modern Dating Rituals (or how Temperance Brennan kissed a warrior)]]. Also doubles as an EitherOrTitle.
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[[folder:Film: Or, A most intriguing series of celluloid photographs, documenting a theatrical work for all posterity, projected upon a silvered screen in a grand auditorium by means of a powerful beam of light; in addition, an analogous method that does away with the celluloid stock and achieves same by means of a rather complex series of ciphers unscrambled and transcribed by miniature calculating engines]]
* ''Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Revenge of the Terror of the Attack of the Evil, Mutant, Alien, Flesh Eating, Hellbound, Zombified Living Dead Part 2: In Shocking 2-D''.
* ''Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Revenge of the Terror of the Attack of the Evil, Mutant, Hellbound, Flesh-Eating Subhumanoid Zombified Living Dead, Part 3''
* ''[[TheIncrediblyStrangeCreatures The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!?]]''.
* ''DontBeAMenaceToSouthCentralWhileDrinkingYourJuiceInTheHood''.
* ''MontyPython's And Now for Something Completely Different''
* ''DrStrangelove: Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb''
* Many titles of the movies by Italian director Creator/LinaWertmuller such as:
** ''Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto'' (aka ''Swept Away'')
** ''Notte d'estate con profilo greco, occhi a mandorla e odore di basilico'' (aka ''Summer Night with Greek Profile, Almond Eyes and Scent of Basil'')
** ''La fine del mondo nel nostro solito letto in una notte piena di pioggia'' (aka ''A Night Full of Rain'')
** ''Film d'amore e d'anarchia, ovvero 'stamattina alle 10 in via dei Fiori nella nota casa di tolleranza...'' (aka ''Love and Anarchy'')
** ''Fatto di sangue fra due uomini per causa di una vedova. Si sospettano moventi politici'' (aka ''Blood Feud'')
** ''Un complicato intrigo di donne, vicoli e delitti'' (aka ''Camorra'')
* Many [[LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek LifeTime]] movies, especially when they overlap with ColonCancer
* ''Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?''
* ''TheAssassinationOfJesseJamesByTheCowardRobertFord''.
* ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' has several:
** ''Film/GodzillaMothraKingGhidorahGiantMonstersAllOutAttack''.
** ''[[Film/GodzillaTokyoSOS Godzilla, Mothra, Mecha Godzilla: Tokyo SOS]]'' (though most English translations simply call it ''Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S''. Many Japanese titles fall into this as well; ''[[Film/DestroyAllMonsters Destroy All Monsters]]'' is called ''Daikaiju Shoshingecki'' in Japan (translating to ''Charge of The Monsters'' in English), ''[[Film/TerrorOfMechagodzilla Terror of Mechagodzilla]]'' is ''Mekagojira no Gyakushu'', ''[[Film/GodzillasRevenge Godzilla's Revenge]]'' is ''Godzilla, Minilla, Gabara; All Monsters Attack'', ''[[Film/GhidorahTheThreeHeadedMonster Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster]]'' is ''San Daikaijū: Chikyū Saidai no Kessen'' ("Three Giant Monsters: Earth's Greatest Battle"), etc.
* ''The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill but Came Down a Mountain''.
* '' '''The''' Mysterious Yearning Secretive Sad Lonely Troubled Confused Loving Musical Gifted Intelligent Beautiful Tender Sensitive Haunted Passionate '''[[TheTalentedMrRipley Talented Mr. Ripley]]''' ''
* ''The AquaTeenHungerForce Colon Movie Film For Theatres'', which spawned the soundtrack album ''The AquaTeenHungerForce Colon Movie Film For Theatres Colon The Soundtrack'', and the home video release ''The AquaTeenHungerForce Colon Movie Film For Theatres Colon For [=DVD=]''.
* ''{{Borat}}: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.'' [[ForeignSoundingGibberish Jagshemash!]]
* ''[[BuckarooBanzai The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension]]''
* ''[[VikingWomenAndTheSeaSerpent The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent]]''
* ''ShriekIfYouKnowWhatIDidLastFridayTheThirteenth''.
* The working title for ''ScaryMovie'' was ''Last Summer I Screamed Because Halloween Fell on Friday the 13th''
* ''[[Literature/{{Push}} Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push']] [[InCaseYouForgotWhoWroteIt by Sapphire]].'' Part of the problem is that a movie called ''{{Push}}'' had been released earlier in the year, so they had to come up with a new name for TheFilmOfTheBook to avoid confusion.
* ''{{The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon}}''
* Belgian short ''{{How to enrich yourself by driving women into emotional and financial bankruptcy}}''
* ''Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?''
* ''I Killed My Lesbian Wife, Hung Her on a Meat Hook, and Now I Have a Three-Picture Deal at {{Disney}}.'', a short directed by BenAffleck.
* ''After the War, You Have to Tell Everyone About the Dutch Gay Resistance Fighters'' Yes, you do. You certainly do.
* ''[[ETTheExtraTerrestrial THE E.T.]] [[ParallelPornTitles OF VAGINA]]: ONE SETTLES OF THE OTHER WORLD Or Specially Terrestrian: The extraterrestrial one''
-->'''TheCinemaSnob''': That's even too fucking long for a ''TAGLINE!''
** Half of that can be explained: the copy is German, with Portuguese subtitles under the English ones. The Brazilian title below is "E.T. de Vagina: Uma Transa de Outro Mundo", showing that "E.T. of Vagina" is a direct translation - a pun on "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varginha_UFO_incident E.T. of Varginha]]", a Brazilian city where an alien supposedly appeared in 1996 - but the rest is a BlindIdiotTranslation on "A Fuck Out of This World".
* Frequently seen in the titles of Japanese porno movies (adult videos, or [=AVs=]): one example is ''I Who Throughout My School Years Have Had So Little Experience Romantically – To My Home, Now Have At Least a Few Young Ladies Coming to Enjoy [=AVs=] With Me – Upon Watching Erotic Scenes, Start to Get Restless and Cheeks Turning Red, Obviously Getting So Wet Throughout the Panties and With Many Embarrassing Stains!''
* ''ToWongFooThanksForEverythingJulieNewmar''
* ''Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes''
* ''The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It''
* ''Oh Snap! I'm Trapped in the House with a Crazy Lunatic Serial Killer!''
* ''[[TheFearlessVampireKillers The Fearless Vampire Killers or: Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are in My Neck]]'', also released under several shorter titles
* ''Film/Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines--or, How I Flew From London To Paris in 25 Hours And 11 Minutes''
* ''[[WoodyAllen Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)]]''
* ''Alphaville: Une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution''
* ''Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson''
* ''Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean''
* ''Une glace avec deux boules ou je le dis ŕ papa''
* ''Życie jako śmiertelna choroba przenoszona drogą płciową or Life as a sexually transmitted terminal disease''
* The Italian film ''Riusciranno i nostri eroi a ritrovare l'amico misteriosamente scomparso in Africa?'' ("Will our heroes find the friend who mysteriously disappeared in Africa?").
* ''A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III''
* ''The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks''
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* JonathanSwift liked this trope:
** ''Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of several Ships''. Nowadays called ''GulliversTravels''.
** ''AModestProposal: For Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland from Being a Burden to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Publick''.
** ''An argument to prove that the abolishing of Christianity in England may, as things now stand, be attended with some inconveniences, and perhaps not produce those many good effects proposed thereby''.
* Daniel Defoe:
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[[folder: [[Pirate Pyrates ]]
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** ''The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous MollFlanders, Etc. Who Was Born In Newgate, and During a Life of Continu'd Variety For Threescore Years, Besides Her Childhood, Was Twelve Year a Whore, Five Times a Wife [Whereof Once To [[BrotherSisterIncest Her Own Brother]]], Twelve Year a Thief, Eight Year a Transported Felon In Virginia, At Last Grew Rich, Liv'd Honest, and Died a Penitent. [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis Written from her own Memorandums.]]''
* ''How Hedley Hopkins Did a Dare, robbed a grave, made a new friend who might not have really been there at all, and while he was at it committed a terrible sin which everyone was doing even though he didn't know it''.
* John Hodgman
** ''An Almanac of Literature/CompleteWorldKnowledge Compiled with Instructive Annotation and Arranged in Useful Order by myself, John Hodgman, a Professional Writer, in '''{{the Areas of My Expertise}}''', which Include: Matters Historical, Matters Literary, Matters Cryptozoological, Hobo Matters, Food, Drink & Cheese (a Kind of Food), Squirrels & Lobsters & Eels, Haircuts, Utopia, What Will Happen in the Future, and Most Other Subjects''
** ''For your Consideration, The Firms of Dutton & Riverhead Books of New York City, Publishers of KenFollett, Darin Strauss, David Rees, and [[WuTangClan the RZA]], Present in the English Language: A Further Compendium of Literature/CompleteWorldKnowledge in "TheAreasOfMyExpertise" Assembled and Illumined by Me, John Hodgman, A Famous Minor Television Personality* , Offering'' '''MoreInformationThanYouRequire''' ''On subjects as Diverse As: The Past (As There Is Always More of it), The Future (As There is Still Some Left), All of the Presidents of the United States, The Secrets of Hollywood, Gambling, The Sport of the Asthmatic Man (Including Hermit-Crab Racing), Strange Encounters with Aliens, How to Buy a Computer, How to Cook an Owl, And Most Other Subjects, Plus: Answers To Your Questions Posed via Electronic Mail, And: 700 Mole-Man Names, Including Their Occupations''.\\
[=* =]"Formerly a Former Professional Literary Agent and Professional Writer, AKA "[[TheyMightBeGiants The Deranged Millionaire]]''"
** ''As Long Threatened and Longer Postponed, Herein you Will Find: A Third Compendium ("Tri-Pendium") of Literature/CompleteWorldKnowledge, Now and Finally Complete, As Set Down by Me, A Former Professional Literary Writer; A Former Former Professional Literary Agent; A Minor Television Personality Who Is Arguably Still Famous In Some Circles; and ... A Current DERANGED MILLONAIRE, Who Is Known In Your Language as JOHN HODGMAN Simultaneously Covering and Uncovering Such Previously Un-touched-upon Subjects As... The Practice and Pronunciation of "Oenophilia"; The Ancient Teachings of The Americanomicon; The Meaning of your Dreams; Gentleman Criminals; How Boats Work; How To Raise Sperm Wales; The Secrets of The Master Magicians; How To Finally Become Happy and Wealthy As A Deranged Millionaire Before The Coming Global Super-Collapse and The End of Human Civilization, aka "Ragnarok"; Plus: Sports! As Well As Most Other Subjects, At Last In Such Sufficiency As To Report:'' '''[[Literature/ThatIsAll THAT IS ALL]]'''
* GabrielGarciaMarquez, the same writer of OneHundredYearsOfSolitude, also wrote ''The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor: Who Drifted on a Liferaft for Ten Days Without Food or Water, Was Proclaimed a National Hero, Kissed by Beauty Queens, Made Rich Through Publicity, and Then Spurned by the Government and Forgotten for All Time''.
* ''On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life'', also known as ''The Origin of Species'' by Charles Darwin.
* NeilGaiman
** The short story "Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Nameless House in the Night of Dread Desire." This is the short title.
** ''GoodOmens'' is more fully called (according to a title page) ''Good Omens, A Narrative of Certain Events occurring in the Last Eleven Days of Human History, in Strict Accordance as shall be shewn with: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Compiled and Edited, with Footnotes of an Educational Nature and Precepts for the Wise, by NeilGaiman and TerryPratchett''.
* Sometimes used in poetry to make a title that's longer than the work it's describing.
** The Kenneth Patchen poem "The Murder of Two Men by a Young Kid Wearing Lemon Colored Gloves" consists entirely of two unique words: wait and now.
** ''An Ode to the Antiquity of Fleas'':
--> Adam had'em.
* E. V. Rieu wrote a series of poems with titles like "Meditations of a Tortoise Dozing under a Rosetree at Noon while a Dog scampers about and a Cuckoo calls from a distant Wood" and "Soliloquy of a Tortoise on Revisiting the Lettuce Beds after an interval of one Hour while supposed to be sleeping in a clump of blue Hollyhocks"; in each case, the title is longer than the actual poem.
* ''CaptainUnderpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space (and the Subsequent Assault of the Equally Evil Lunchroom Zombie Nerds)''
** Two books later, when Harold recalls the events of that book, George asks "[[MediumAwareness You mean the one with]] [[LampshadeHanging the annoyingly long title?]]"
* "''An Essay on the Principle of Population'', as it affects the Future Improvement of Society with remarks on the Speculations of Mr. Godwin, M. Condorcet, and Other Writers." by Thomas Malthus.
* "The History of the Adventures of ''Joseph Andrews'' and of his Friend Mr. Abraham Adams", one of the first English novels.
* "''A table alphabeticall'' conteyning and teaching the true writing, and vnderstanding of hard vsuall English wordes, borrowed from the Hebrew, Greeke, Latine, or French, &c. With the interpretation thereof by plaine English words, gathered for the benefit & helpe of ladies, gentlewomen, or any other vnskilfull persons. Whereby they may the more easilie and better vnderstand many hard English wordes, vvhich they shall heare or read in scriptures, sermons, or elswhere, and also be made able to vse the same aptly themselues", the first English dictionary.
** Doe not calle up Any wordes whyche ye cannot putte downe in readable prose, lest Yogge-Sothoth drye yr inke in the pen, & eate yr face.
* As the full title is some 6,931 words (42521 characters) long, ''Marienbad My Love'' shall simply be referred to by its "condensed title".
* The full title of MichaelEnde's novel ''{{Momo}}'', in the original German, is ''MOMO oder Die seltsame Geschichte von den Zeit-Dieben und von dem Kind, das den Menschen die gestohlene Zeit zurückbrachte'' (''Momo, or the Strange Story of the Time-Thieves and of the Child Who Brought Back the Stolen Time to Humanity'').
** Not quite as long, but with something of a record for the longest word in a book title: ''Der satanarchäolügenialkohöllische Wunschpunsch'', translated into English as ''[[Literature/TheNightOfWishes The Night of Wishes: or, The Satanarchaeolidealcohellish Notion Potion]]''.
* Immanuel Kant's [[AllThereInTheManual guidebook]] to his own ''[[DoorStopper Critique of Pure Reason]]'' is called ''Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics that Will Be Able to Present Itself as Science'' (''Prolegomena zu einer jeden künftigen Metaphysik die als Wissenschaft wird auftreten können'').
* ''[[SlaughterhouseFive Slaughterhouse-five]], or, The children's crusade : a duty-dance with death by KurtVonnegut, a fourth-generation German-American now living in easy circumstances on Cape Cod (and smoking too much), who, as an American infantry scout hors de combat, as a prisoner of war, witnessed the fire-bombing of Dresden, Germany, "The Florence of the Elbe," a long time ago, and survived to tell the tale. This is a novel somewhat in the telegraphic schizophrenic manner of tales of the planet Tralfamadore, where the flying saucers come from. Peace.''
* Creator/HenryDarger (1892-1973) was a {{reclusive artist}} who'd been brought up in an institution for the "feeble-minded". He worked as a janitor in several Chicago hospitals. Upon his death in 1973, his apartment was being cleared out. Among all the clutter, there was found Darger's lifework; diaries, scrapbooks, and a manuscript, fifty years in the making, 15,145 pages long, with hundreds of illustrations. The title was ''[[Literature/InTheRealmsOfTheUnreal The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What Is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinian War Storm Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion]]''.
* David Moser's "[[ThisIsTheTitleOfThisStory This Is the Title of This Story, Which Is Also Found Several Times in the Story Itself]]," a story made of self-referential sentences. And sentence fragments.
* Thomas Percival's ''A Father's Instructions; Consisting of Moral Tales, Fables, and Reflections; Designed to Promote The Love of Virtue, a Taste for Knowledge, And an Early Acquaintance with the Works of Nature.''
* D. G. Compton wrote a science fiction novel succinctly titled ''Chronocules'' (sic). However, his British publisher didn't think the title was memorable enough and renamed it ''Hot Wireless Sets, Aspirin Tablets, the Sandpaper Sides of Used Matchboxes, and Something that Might have Been Castor Oil''.
* Though not nearly as extreme as most of these examples, John O'Farrell's ''An Utterly Impartial History of Britain: or 2000 years of [[UpperClassTwit Upper-Class Idiots]] In Charge'' has to qualify.
* [[AdamSmithHatesYourGuts Adam Smith's]] "An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations"
* ''Dealing, or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues'' by MichaelCrichton and Douglas Crichton.
* Everyone should be at least familiar with Percy Bysshe Shelley's poem ''Ozymandias'' best known for the lines, "My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!" Less familiar is the fact that Shelley wrote it as something of a competition with a frend of his, Horace Smith. Smith's poem, on the same subject, was printed in the next month's issue of the magazine in which Shelley's was, and initially also titled ''Ozymandias.'' However after that initial publication, Smith decided to rename it to ''On A Stupendous Leg of Granite, Discovered Standing by Itself in the Deserts of Egypt, with the Inscription Inserted Below.'' Note that at 20 words, the title is just over 1/5 the length of the 99-word poem itself. (Title aside, it's a pretty good poem.)
* The full title for Robert Lewis Stevenson's novel ''{{Kidnapped}}'' is ''Kidnapped: Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751: How he was Kidnapped and Cast away, his Sufferings in a Desert Isle; his Journey in the Wild Highlands; his acquaintance with Alan Breck Stewart and other notorious Highland Jacobites; with all that he Suffered at the hands of his Uncle, Ebenezer Balfour of Shaws, falsely so-called: Written by Himself and now set forth by Robert Louis Stevenson''.
* Hungarian writer István Örkény's [[FlashFiction "One minute stories"]] parodies this in one of its stories, consisting of a hilariously long title and a two-word sentence.
* ''[[http://www.joelonsoftware.com/BuytheBooks.html Joel on Software: And on Diverse and Occasionally Related Matters That Will Prove of Interest to Software Developers, Designers, and Managers, and to Those Who, Whether by Good Fortune or Ill Luck, Work with Them in Some Capacity]]'' by IT entrepreneur and blogger Joel Spolsky.
* ''TheCoyoteKingsOfTheSpaceAgeBachelorPad'' by Minister Faust.
* Creator/SamuelRDelany has a few:
** The Hugo- and Nebula-winning novella "Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones". (For the curious, those semi-precious stones are used by the underworld as a sort of universal codeword. The stone is changed periodically - hence the name.)
** The novel ''Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand''.
** And the truly impressive story, "We, in Some Strange Power's Employ, Move in a Rigorous Line". (Yes, that's the title, not a quote from the story.)
* [[{{ptitlevygeuvuc}}Forward The Mage]] plays this one for laughs; a part of the book has nothing but titles (some several pages long) for chapters.
* James Hogg's "''{{The Private Memoirs And Confessions Of A Justified Sinner}}'': Written by Himself. With a detail of curious traditionary facts and other evidence by the editor."
* The best-known French BookOfShadows, the Encyclopedia, sported the title "Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des science, des arts et des métiers, par une société de gens de lettres.".
* The first truly American cookbook (i.e., containing original American recipes, in contrast to earlier cookbooks which, though published in the United States, were either reprints or adapted versions of European cookbooks), published in 1796, was titled ''American Cookery, or the Art of Dressing Viands, Fish, Poultry, and Vegetables, and the Best Modes of Making Pastes, Puffs, Pies, Tarts, Puddings, Custards, and Preserves, and All Kinds of Cakes, from the Imperial Plumb to Plain Cake. Adapted to This Country, and All Grades of Life. By Amelia Simmons, An American Orphan.''
* A poem called [[http://www.writerscafe.org/writing/Jeremy/580446/ The Word "Fuck" Written Seventeen Times and then an Ampersand]] fits this nicely.
* ''Actes and Monuments of these latter and perilous dayes, touching matters of the Church, wherein are comprehended and described the great persecution and horrible troubles that have bene wrought and practised by the Romishe Prelates, speciallye in this Realme of England and Scotlande, from the yeare of our Lorde a thousande, unto the time nowe present'' by John Foxe. Generally referred to as "Foxe's Book of Martyrs" for short.
* A 2010 Swedish novel by Eli Levén has the title ''Du är rötterna som sover vid mina fötter och hĺller jorden pĺ plats'' (Eng. 'You are the roots that sleep by my feet and keep the soil/earth in place').
* ''The Book of Lies, which is also falsely called Breaks'' is a pretty okay example, but it takes the biscuit with chapter 77, the title of which is nineteen (or twenty, depending upon how you count it) times longer than the chapter itself. This is, of course, extremely significant.
* ''We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families''. The title is taken from a letter written by Rwandan Tutsis rightly fearing for their lives and pleading for help.
* Jean-Pierre Dufreigne's novel ''Le dernier amour d'Aramis, ou les vrais Mémoires du chevalier René d'Herblay, qui devint évęque de Vannes, duc d'Alameda, Grand d'Espagne, ambassadeur de Sa Majesté Trčs Catholique, Préposé général des Jésuites, et fut mousquetaire du Roi de France dans la compagnie de M. de Tréville sous le nom d'Aramis''. It's an unofficial sequel to ''[[TheThreeMusketeers Vicomte de Bragelonne]]''.
* "The Practical Distiller: or an introduction to making Whiskey, Gin, Brandy, Spirits, &c. &c. of better quality, and in larger quantities, than produced by the present mode of distilling, from the produce of the United States: such as Rye, Corn, Buckwheat, Apples, Peaches, Potatoes, Pumpions and Turnips. With directions how to conduct and improve the practical part of distilling in all its branches. Together with directions for purifying, clearing and colouring Whiskey, making Spirits similar to French Brandy, &c. from the Spirits of Rye, Corn, Apples, Potatoes &c. &c. and sundry extracts of approved receipts for making Cider, domestic Wines, and Beer." By Samuel McHarry, of Lancaster county, Pennsylvania (1809) is notable for not only being immensely long, but also including '&c.' (etc.) in its title. Meaning it is in some ways an abbreviation.
* While ''[[color:blue:House]]'' ''[[HouseOfLeaves Of Leaves]]'' itself is not an example, some of the fictitious references cites in its [[FootnoteFever footnotes]] qualify, e.g. ''Women Who Can't Love: When a Woman's Fear Makes Her Run from Commitment and What a Smart Man Can Do About It''.
* HarlanEllison's HugoAward winning story, "Adrift Just Off the Islets of Langerhans: Latitude 38° 54' N, Longitude 77° 00' 13" W".
* In the introduction to one edition of ''The {{Discworld}} Companion'', TerryPratchett refers to his research involving reading Victorian books with titles so long that there is a refreshment stand at the half-way point.
* In case you want to follow every rule in the Bible, there's "A Handbook of Bible Law: An Indexed Guide to over 1500 Biblical Laws, Commandments, Statutes, Principles, Admonishments, Exhortations, and Guidelines Under 22 Different Subject Headings".
* JGBallard's short story "The Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy Considered As a Downhill Motor Race".
* A lesser, modern example: ''IAmAGeniusOfUnspeakableEvilAndIWantToBeYourClassPresident'', by Josh Leib. Guess who the main character is and what happens.
* Soren Kierkegaard's doctoral thesis, "On the Concept of Irony with Continual Reference to Socrates."
* A [[DigitalDistribution kindle published]] title; ''Coffee Beans: How to buy coffee beans and then use the best coffee beans from green coffee beans to gourmet coffee beans including chocolate covered coffee beans''. It's a mouthful in more ways than one.
* Political book example: ''Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer- And Turned Its Back on the Middle Class''.
* Joyce Carol Oates' novel ''After the wreck, I picked myself up, spread my wings, and flew away.''
* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' is not a long title, but it represents an abbreviation of its InUniverse counterpart, the Red Book, whose title is ''The Downfall of the Lord of the Rings and the Return of the King (as seen by the Little People; being the memoirs of Bilbo and Frodo of the Shire, supplemented by the accounts of their friends and the learning of the Wise.) Together with extracts from Books of Lore translated by Bilbo in Rivendell.''
* 'The Roots of the Mountains: Wherein is Told Somewhat of the Lives of the Men of Burgdale, Their Friends, Their Neighbors, Their Foemen, and Their Fellows in Arms' by WilliamMorris
* James Carter's poetry book ''CarsStarsElectricGuitars'' has a poem listed in the table of contents as "An Attempt at the World Record". It is an {{invok|edTrope}}ing of this trope. The full title?
-->An Attempt at the World Record for the Poem That has the Most Long and Boring Title That Just Goes on and on and on for Ever and Ever and Ever and so Much so That it Seems That There Probably Won't Be a Book Big Enough for the Title Let Alone the Poem, But No, Only Joking, Here it is, the Moment You've Been Waiting for, That Little Poem
:: Complete with odd capitalisation. The poem ''itself'' is a mere eleven words long, lamenting its own brevity.
* ''The Utterly Utterly Merry Comic Relief Christmas Book'', ed. Douglas Adams
* I, Claudius From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius Born 10 B.C. Murdered and Deified A.D. 54 which is usually shortened to I, Claudius.
* ''TheAssassinationOfJesseJamesByTheCowardRobertFord''. And the film based on the book with the same name.
* T.S. Eliot's poem ''Of the Awefull Battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles Together with some Account of the Participation of the Pugs and the Poms, and the Intervention of the Great Rumpuscat''. That sounds awesome when sung in the musical
* ''The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making'' by Catherynne M Valente. Chapter titles also follow this trope, with the first chapter's title, for example, being "Exeunt On A Leopard: In Which A Girl Named September Is Spirited Off by Means of a Leopard, Learns the Rules of Fairyland, and Solves a Puzzle"
* ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo:
** In ''1634: The Bavarian Crisis'', the play chosen to celebrate the wedding of Duke Maximilian to Maria Anna is referred to initially by its short title, ''Belisarius, Christian General'', but Maximilian's sister-in-law Duchess Mechthilde mentally notes the full name of the play is ''A Tragi-Comedy of the Rise and Fall of Belisarius, Christian General, who Fell from the Highest Happiness of Fame into the Extreme Mockery of Misfortune under Emperor Justinian, about the Year of Christ 530''. [[note]]The play was intentionally chosen for the parts that weren't given in the short title, as the Duchess was trying to assist in Maximilian's initial wish to abdicate from the Bavarian throne and retire to a monastery, instead of being pushed into staying on by his advisers.[[/note]]
** A story in the third ''Ring of Fire'' anthology, regarding a siege of a town by the Ottoman Empire, is titled "A Relation of the Late Siege and Taking of the City of Yerevan by the Turk Including an Authentic Narrative of the Death of the Persian Commander and an Account of the Destruction Wrought by Terrible New Engines of War".
* ''Literature/{{The Homestar Runner Enters the Strongest Man in the World Contest}}''. The page in the ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' wiki even just says "Original Book".
* Many {{Light Novel}}s have very long titles:
** ''LightNovel/OreNoImoutoGaKonnaNiKawaiiWakeGaNai'' ("There's No Way My Little Sister Can Be This Cute")
** ''Moshi Kōkō Yakyū no Joshi Manager ga Dorakkā no "Management" o Yondara'' ("What if the Female Manager of a High School Baseball Team Read Drucker's ''Management''?") aka ''Literature/{{Moshidora}}'' - the title card for the anime and the cover of the novel both write the title so that it splits into two lines with "Moshi" and "Dora" at the beginning of each, thus the abbreviation. The anime title card highlights this.
** ''LightNovel/OreNoKanojoToOsananajimiGaShurabaSugiru'', or ''Caught In the Carnage Between My Girlfriend and My Childhood Friend''.
** ''LightNovel/OniiChanDakedoAiSaeArebaKankeiNaiYoNe'', or ''He's my brother, but as long as we're in love it shouldn't matter''. So long, Creator/{{Funimation}} shortened it to ''[=OniAi=]''.
** ''LightNovel/MondaijiTachiGaIsekaiKaraKuruSouDesuYo'', or ''The Problem Children Come from Another World?''
** ''LightNovel/YahariOreNoSeishunLoveComeWaMachigatteiru'', or ''My youth romantic comedy is wrong, as I expected''
** ''LightNovel/ChuunibyouDemoKoiGaShitai'', or ''Regardless of my adolescent delusions, I want a date!'' (later officially translated as "Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions").
** ''LightNovel/BokuWaTomodachiGaSukunai'', or ''I Don't Have Many Friends''.
** ''LightNovel/OreNoNounaiSentakushiGaGakuenLoveComeOZenryokuDeJamaShiteiru'', or ''My Mental Multiple-Choice Power Is Completely Ruining My School Romantic Comedy''.
** ''LightNovel/YuushaNiNarenakattaOreWaShibushibuShuushokuOKetsuiShimashita'', or ''I Couldn’t Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job''.
* Among the books professional wrestler Wrestling/GeorgeHackenschmidt wrote while in retirement were ''Consciousness and Character: True Definitions of Entity, Individuality, Personality, Nonentity'' and ''The Three Memories and Forgetfulness: What They Are and What Their True Significance is in Human Life.''
* ''Literature/TheStoryOfTheYouthWhoWentForthToLearnWhatFearWas''.
* Brian J Ford's 1973 non-fiction book whose short title is ''Nonscience'' (it's a sort of [[TheSeventies 1970s]] forerunner to ''Literature/BadScience'') has the full title: ''Nonscience and the Pseudotransmogrificationalific Egocentrified Reorientational Proclivities Inherently Intracorporated In Expertistical Cerebrointellectualised Redeploymentation with Special Reference to Quasi-Notional Fashionistic Normativity, The Indoctrinationalistic Methodological Modalities and Scalar Socio-Economic Promulgationary Improvementalisationalism Predelineated Positotaxically Toward Individualistified Mass-Acceptance Gratificationalistic Securipermanentalisationary Professionism, or How To Rule The World''. The title is sending up the sort of quasi-scientific language used by "experts" with nothing useful to contribute - which are the book's main target.
* ''Literature/TheHundredYearOldManWhoClimbedOutTheWindowAndDisappeared''
* An Indian author broke the Guinness world record for the longest book title with his biography of Daniel Radcliffe. The title is 1022 words long, with no punctuation or spaces.
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* ''Britain's Got The Pop Factor... And Possibly A New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly On Ice'', a comedy mash-up of various RealityTV shows (''Britain's Got Talent'', ''Pop Idol'', ''X Factor'', ''JesusChristSuperstar'', ''Strictly Come Dancing'' etc.) Gains bonus points for the fact that the presenter announced its full name before and after every commercial break.
* An episode of ''TheDickVanDykeShow'' was titled "The Sound of the Trumpets of Conscience Falls Deafly on a Brain That Holds Its Ears...or Something Like That!".
* North Korea has a propaganda show on correct and proper hairstyles titled ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let%27s_trim_our_hair_in_accordance_with_the_socialist_lifestyle Let's Trim Our Hair in Accordance with the Socialist Lifestyle]]''.
* An episode of ''[[StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' is titled "For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky."
* While the show itself does not qualify, an episode of ''StarTrekVoyager'' features Naomi Wildman working on an essay titled, ''The Weird Planet Where Time Moved Very Fast and so did the People who Lived There''. Seven of Nine helps her condense it.
* ''MadTV'' had a skit about a sitcom: ''My Gay Dad Always Steals My Boyfriends Even Though They Say They're Straight; They Promise Me They Won't Fall For Him But They Always Do Everytime Because [[EvenTheGuysWantHim He's So Irresistible They Can't Help Themselves]] And I Hate It''. The skit also embodied ShowWithinAShow, TitleDrop and ExpositoryThemeTune (in this case, the name of the sitcom recited to music).
* ''The Ronnie Johns Half Hour'' (full name ''The Ronnie Johns Good Times Campfire Jamboree Half Hour Show (Now on Television)'')
* There was a 70s British kids' show called ''Why Don't You Just Switch Off Your Television Set and Go and Do Something Less Boring Instead?'', often abbreviated as ''WDYJSOYTSAGADSLBI'' or just ''Why Don't You...?''
* TheOneWith episode naming style used by ''{{Friends}}'' occassionally resulted in rather long titles like "The One Where Chandler Can't Remember Which Sister" or "The One Where Monica and Richard are Just Friends".
* ''{{iCarly}}'': The "[[WhoWritesThisCrap Pathetic Plays]]" have these: "The Cowboy With A Mustache And The Idiot Farmgirl Who Thought The Mustache Was A Squirrel" and "The Englishman Who Was A Terrible Father To His Two Children Named Fuffley And Peeta," plus the pre-'[[WhoWritesThisCrap pathetic]]' "The Prisoner Who Just Wanted Some Soup And The Man Who Refused To Give Him Some."
* Multiple programs on {{HGTV}} like ''House Hunters'' decide instead of a snappy and short title for each episode, to describe every situation of every episode, resulting in tongue twisters such as "Albert and Marie, Graduates of Harvard University, Decide to Look for a Reasonably Priced Townhouse in the Back Bay Neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts So That They May Start Their Careers and Later Raise a Family." Most likely this is because there's only so many episodes you can name ''Townhouse Search''.
* ''TheIncreasinglyPoorDecisionsOfToddMargaret'' has a long title, and "A Plan Is Hatched and a Date Is Not a Date" is the shortest episode title of the show.
* In-universe example: an episode of ''HowIMetYourMother'' centers around Barney's attempts to score with the author of a self-help book called ''Of Course You're Still Single, Take a Look At Yourself, You Dumb Slut''.
* The ''LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' episode "Please Note We Are No Longer Accepting Letters of Recommendation from Henry Kissinger".

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* {{Machinima/Supermarioglitchy4}}: One episode has a (shortly) long title, called "[=SMG3=]'s Plan to Destroy [=SMG4=] Cause He Felt Like It", as well as being described as the 'best title ever'.
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* Pretty much anything by [[http://www.bullofheaven.com/ Bull of Heaven]]; "Like a Wall in which an Insect Lives and Gnaws" is a good example.
* HelloProject has several of these, but perhaps the biggest offender is S/mileage's Asu wa DEETO na no ni, Ima Sugu Koe ga Kikitai (Even though we have a date tomorrow, I want to hear your voice right now).
* Math-rock band Don Caballero uses this trope quite a bit. Some examples: "A Lot of People Tell Me I Have A Fake British Accent", "Let's Face It, Pal, You Didn't Need That Eye Surgery", and perhaps the longest of them all: "In The Absence of Strong Evidence to the Contrary, One May Step of the Way of the Charging Bull".
* Thrash Metal band Lich King has The Attack Of The Wrath Of The Sword Of The Death Of The Strike Of The Sword Of The Beast. Say that 7 times fast with a mouth full of crackers!
* Grindcore band Agoraphobic Nosebleed has song titles that take longer to say than the song itself, especially on their album Altered States Of America. One of which being "Group Taking Acid As Considered Conspiracy Against The Government", an epic 6 second rocker.
* [[JeffWayne Jeff Wayne's]] Musical Version Of [[TheWarOfTheWorlds The War Of The Worlds]]
** Also, The Highlights From Jeff Wayne's Muscial Version of The War Of The Worlds.
*** And even Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds - Alive On Stage! 30th Anniversary Tour.
* FionaApple has done this with her second and fourth albums:
** ''When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks Like a King What He Knows Throws the Blows When He Goes to the Fight and He'll Win the Whole Thing Before He Enters the Ring There's No Body to Batter When Your Mind is Your Might So When You Go Solo, You Hold Your Own Hand and Remember That Depth is the Greatest of Heights and If You Know Where You Stand, Then You Know Where to Land and If You Fall It Won't Matter, Cuz You'll Know That You're Right''. (1999)
*** When ''Spin'' magazine reviewed the album, it simply quoted the title and then said, "Whoops, now we don't have enough room for a review. One star." Somewhat ironically the title had been indirectly inspired by negative coverage Apple got in ''Spin'' in the first place.
*** ''Rolling Stone'' [[http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/when-the-pawn-hits-the-conflicts-he-thinks-like-a-king-19991125 gave a more positive review]], with an opening paragraph analyzing such a long title and later giving a FanNickname - "''When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere Oh the Hell With It]]'' — let's call it ''Fiona II''"
** ''The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do''. (2012)
* Iowa breakbeat musician Stunt Rock has used this trope time and time again, generating such titles as "Richard Pryors' Face Catching On Fire As He Freebases Cocaine In The Eighties," "You Made A Really Short Song With One Sample Cause You Were Low On Material And Ideas. I Did It For This Whole Album." and "Afraid Of Everything And So On (Including The Future And Knowledge Of Self)"
* SufjanStevens is fond of long song titles in his state-themed albums.
** ''Michigan'' had "Detroit, Lift Up Your Weary Head! (Rebuild! Restore! Reconsider!)", "They Also Mourn Who Do Not Wear Black (For The Homeless In Muskegon)", and "Oh God, Where Are You Now? (In Pickeral Lake? Pigeon? Marquette? Mackinaw?)"
** ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Come_On_Feel_The_Illinoise Illinois]]'' has so many that it's probably best to just list the longest: "The Black Hawk War, or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience but You're Going to Have to Leave Now, or, 'I Have Fought the Big Knives and Will Continue to Fight Them Until They Are Off Our Lands!'" The song is about two minutes long, and the title takes more than thirty seconds to scroll across the screen of an iPod.
** From ''The Avalanche: Outtakes And Extras From The Illinoise Album''; "The Vivian Girls Are Visited In The Night By Saint Dargarius And His Squadron Of Benevolent Butterflies". Inspired by the life and writings of the aforementioned Henry Darger, a lifelong Illinois resident.
* ''Uno de mi calle me ha dicho que tiene un amigo que dice conocer a un tipo que un día fue feliz'' ("Someone who lives on my street has told me he has a friend who says he knows a guy who had been happy once"), a song by Joan Manuel Serrat.
* {{Music/Morrissey}}, with TheSmiths and in his solo work, has a fair number of these. The Smiths' album ''Strangeways, Here We Come'' alone contains the songs "A Rush and a Push and the Land is Ours," "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me," and "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before."
** Two of Morrissey's most popular solo tracks: "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful" and "The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get".
* RodStewart and The Faces once came up with a song called "You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything (Even Take the Dog For a Walk, Mend a Fuse, Fold Away the Ironing Board, or Any Other Domestic Shortcomings)."
* JimSteinman averages six words per title. Most of them were for MeatLoaf, with a special mention to "Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are", "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" and "You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)". Most of his songs are [[EpicRocking as oversized as their titles]]: IDAFLBIWDT (MeatLoaf fans would rather abbreviate than shorten the titles), for example, is twelve minutes long.
* Icelandic group [[AllLowercaseLetters múm]], both albums titles (''Go Go Smear The Poison Ivy,'' ''Sing Along to Songs You Don't Know'') and songs ("Will the Summer Make Good for All of Our Sins?" "They Made Frogs Smoke 'til They Exploded" and "I Can't Feel My Hand Any More, It's Alright, Sleep Still").
* "I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Any More," "You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk," and of course the medley "Where the Streets Have No Name (Can't Take My Eyes off of You)" by the PetShopBoys
** The sleeve notes to their ''Alternative'' compilation of B tracks mention, with regard to "I Get Excited, You Get Excited Too" that Neil Tennant used to go out of his way to make the song titles as long as possible.
* Bentley Rhythm Ace once came up with ''Return Of The Hardcore Jumble Carbootechnodisco Roadshow'' (for UK-types, it's the song on that V2 advert that ripped off ''TheItalianJob'').
* {{Soulwax}}'s ''Most of the remixes we've made for other people over the years except for the one for Einstürzende Neubauten because we lost it and a few we didn't think sounded good enough or just didn't fit in length-wise, but including some that are hard to find because either people forgot about them or simply because they haven't been released yet, a few we really love, one we think is just ok, some we did for free, some we did for money, some for ourselves without permission and some for friends as swaps but never on time and always at our studio in Ghent'' seems to have been titled solely to try and best Fiona Apple's record. It worked.
* "The Anaheim, Asuza and Cucamonga Sewing Circle, Book Review and Timing Association" by Jan and Dean. Not as long as some, but the full title is sung, repeatedly, as part (but not all) of the song's refrain.
* Grindcore band AnalCunt use these [[IntentionallyAwkwardTitle just for the hell of it]] sometimes. "I Liked Earache Better When Dig Answered The Phone", "[[CrossesTheLineTwice I Made Your Kid Get AIDS So You Could Watch It Die]]", and so on.
* LesLuthiers has ''La bella y graciosa moza marchóse a lavar la ropa, la mojó en el arroyuelo y cantando la lavó, la mojó sobre una piedra, la colgó de un abedul'' as shown above on the quote.
** Lest we forget one of their more ingenious and memorable works, the ''Cantata del adelantado Don Rodrigo Díaz de Carreras, de sus hazańas en tierras de Indias, de los singulares acontecimientos en que se vio envuelto, y de cómo se desenvolvió'' (which could be roughly translated as ''Cantata about the adelantado Don Rodrigo Díaz de Carreras, about his feats in the land of the Indies, about the unique events in which he got involved, and about the ways in which he untangled himself from them'').
** And ''every'' jazz tune has a long title. example: Pepper Clemens sent the messenger nevertheless the reverend left the herd.
* Seth Putnam's side project, Impaled Northern Moonforest. Not only is it the world's first acoustic black metal band, but it also has song titles that fit this trope like a glove. Examples include "Gazing at the Blasphemous Moon while Perched atop a Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Forsaken Crest of the Northern Mountain" and "Awaiting the Blasphemous Abomination of the Necroyeti while Sailing on the Northernmost Fjord of Xzfgiiizmtsath." Most of the songs are less than a minute long.
* PinkFloyd's "Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict."
** Man or Astro-man?'s "Many Pieces of Large, Fuzzy Mammals Gathered Together at a Rave and Schmoozing With a Brick."
* Love's classic album ''Forever Changes'' includes songs titled "Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark and Hilldale" and "The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This."
* {{Lampshaded}} by TheMonkees with the title "Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again?"
* During his first tour in 1979 after becoming a born-again Christian, BobDylan would introduce his newer songs by ridiculously long titles. But by the time he recorded and released those songs on the album ''Saved'', he mercifully shortened them. For example, "Hanging On To a Solid Rock Made Before The Foundation Of The World" became simply "Solid Rock." Of course, back in 1966 he managed to release a song called "Stuck Inside of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again."
** Before that, he had "I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)" and "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry." On the same album (''Blonde on Blonde'') there's "Most Likely You Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine."
** Later on, there's "You'll Make Me Lonesome When You Go" (which is surprisingly almost exactly the same title length as "Stuck Inside of Mobile")
* Music/TheBeatles' song "Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except For Me And [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys My Monkey]]".
** {{Beatallica}} made a style parody with this song (among two others, one being by {{Metallica}}) called "Everybody's Got a Ticket to Ride Except for Me and My Lightning".
* Primitive Radio Gods' "Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth With Money in My Hand." Abbreviated to "Phonebooth" by fans and the Billboard charts.
* Though nowhere near some of the examples shown here, {{Coldplay}}'s latest album ''Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends'' qualifies (despite showing only "Viva La Vida" on the cover itself).
* Pick a random FallOutBoy song title. There's at least a 50% chance you'll come up with an example of this trope.
** "The World's Not Waiting (for Five Tired Boys and a Broken Down Van)"
** "It's Not a Side Effect of the Cocaine. I Am Thinking It Must Be Love"
** "Our Lawyer Made Us Change the Name of This Song So We Wouldn't Get Sued"
** "I've Got a Dark Alley and a Bad Idea That Says You Should Shut Your Mouth (Summer Song)"
** "I Slept with Someone in Fall Out Boy and All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me"
** "Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying (Do Your Part to Save the Scene and Stop Going to Shows)"
** "I'm Like a Lawyer with the Way I'm Always Trying to Get You Off (Me & You)"
** "I've Got All This Ringing in My Ears and None on My Fingers"
** At least their latest album is void of any songs exceding ten words. "Headfirst Slide into Cooperstown on a Bad Bet" was getting close.
** "Champagne for my Real Friends, Real Pain for my Sham Friends"
** "A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More 'Touch Me'"
** "Of All The Gins Joints In All The World"
** "Parker Lewis Can't Lose (But I'm Going to Give It My Best Shot)
** "Tell That Mick He Just Made My List of Things To Do Today."
** They even lampshaded this with "Thnks fr th Mmrs", which was born from a complaint that their song titles were too long.
** "I Liked You Better Before You Became a Fucking Myspace Whore''.
** Their new song has gone back to their old ways: "My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light Em Up)"
* The longest title on [[PanicAtTheDisco Panic! at the Disco]] is "There's a Good Reason These Tables Are Numbered Honey, You Just Haven't Thought of It Yet." Their second album's song titles are fairly short, though.
** There's also "Lying Is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off", "The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage". And from their new album ''Vices and Virtues'', we have "Ready to Go (Get Me Out of My Mind)" and "Nearly Witches (Ever Since We Met)".
* CobraStarship has a song titled "Prostitution is the World's Oldest Profession and I, Dear Madam, Am a Professional."
** There's also "[[FallOutBoy Pete Wentz]] [[SelfDeprecation Is the Only Reason We're Famous]]," "Being From Jersey Means Never Having To Say You're Sorry," "Damn You Look Good And I'm Drunk (Scandalous)," "Send My Love to the Dance Floor, I'll See You in Hell (Hey Mister DJ)," "It's Amateur Night at the Apollo Creed!," "My Moves Are White (White Hot, That Is)," "The World Has Its Shine But I Would Drop It on a Dime"...
* There's a Nile song called "Papyrus Containing the Spell to Preserve Its Possessor Against Attacks From He Who Is In the Water."
** Nile loves this trope: in fact, Karl Sanders has said in an interview that he does it on purpose so he can annoy his managers. The worst offender so far is "Chapter of Obeisance Before Giving Breath to the Inert One in the Presence of the Crescent Shaped Horns," though "Papyrus..." comes close.
** There's also "In Their Darkened Shrines III: Destruction of the Temple of the Enemies of Ra" and "Libation Unto The Shades Who Lurk In The Shadows Of The Temple Of Anhur." The last one is rather ironic, since it's an interlude track, in the time it takes to say the name twice, the song's almost over.
* Behold British metalcore band Bring Me The Horizon's most recent album. Its title: There Is A Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let's Keep It A Secret. Also one of their songs is titled thus: No Need For Introductions, I've Read About Girls Like You on the Backs of Toilet Doors. This is, funnily enough, about something that happened [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bring_me_the_horizon#Nottingham_incident during one of their gigs.]]
* JoeJackson's "You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)."
* WeirdAlYankovic's "Attack of the Radioactive Hamsters from a Planet Near Mars".
* Speeddeathmetalcore band The Monolith Deathcult has this once, with "ASLIMU!!! - All slain those who brought down our highly respected symbols to the lower status of the barren earth"
* {{Music/Prince}} likes doing this on the occasional B-side: "17 Days (the rain will come down, then U will have 2 choose. If U believe, look 2 the dawn and U shall never lose.)" and "Sex ('the '80s are over and the time has come 4 monogamy and trust')."
* Explosions In The Sky's album ''Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever'', which contains the song "With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We Slept."
* DavidCross' StandUpComedy album ''It's Not Funny'' has long track titles that have absolutely nothing to do with the content of the joke.
** That's because they're intended to mock the routines of lame comedians.
* The songs of post-rock band Red Sparowes, including such titles as "And by Our Own Hand Did Every Last Bird Lie Silent in Their Puddles, the Air Barren of Song as the Clouds Drifted Away. For Killing Their Greatest Enemy, the Locusts Noisily Thanked Us and Turned Their Jaws Toward Our Crops, Swallowing Our Greed Whole." Note that this song is only 1:42 long. And instrumental.
* Evans Blue gives us their first two albums, 'The Melody and the Energetic Nature of Volume' and 'The Pursuit Begins When This Portrayal of Life Ends'.
* The Cardiff indie rock band LosCampesinos! has a track called "This Is How You Spell, 'HAHAHA, We Destroyed the Hopes and Dreams of a Generation of Faux-Romantics.'" What makes this example impressive is the fact that the ridiculously long titles are actually taken from the songs (if not fully, then in part). Amusingly enough, front man Gareth Campesinos! had this to say about the first titled mentioned: "I know it's a stupidly long title, but it acts as a good test to see which people are morons, depending on whether they reference it as being 'Fall Out Boy-esque' or 'Ballboy or Ten Grand-esque'."
** See also "[[EitherOrTitle A Heat Rash in the Shape of the Show Me State; or, Letters from Me to Charlotte]]."
* VanMorrison's "You Don't Pull No Punches But You Don't Push The River."
* DavidBowie's "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars"
* Robert Fripp's "I May Not Have Had Enough of Me but I've Had Enough of You" (or the shorter title "NYCNY"--depending on whether the vocalist is Peter Hammill or Daryl Hall.)
* A song by The Orb, entitled "A Huge Ever-Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Center of the Ultraworld."
* The 90s surf band Man or Astro-man? (also mentioned briefly above) liked to give their songs long titles. Their longest one was "Multi-Variational Stimuli of Sub-Turgid Foci Covering Cross-Evaluative Techniques for Cognitive Analysis of Hypersignificant Graph Peaks Following Those Intersubjective Modules Having Biodegradable Seepage." Surprisingly enough, this song was ''not'' from their album called "EEVIAC: Operational index and reference guide, including other modern computational devices".
* Relient K has a song entitled "Crayons Can Melt On Us For All I Care." The title is funny enough, but [[spoiler:it's only 10 seconds long and the lyrics are "I've just wasted 10 seconds of your life."]]
** The also have a song called "The Only Thing Worse than Beating a Dead Horse Is Betting on One."
* Porcupine Tree released a song called "Last Chance to Evacuate Planet Earth Before It Is Recycled" on their 2000 album Lightbulb Sun.
* Gamma Ray have a live DVD called "Hell Yeah!! - The Awesome Foursome (And The Finnish Keyboarder Who Didn't Want To Wear His DonaldDuck Costume) Live in Montreal." .
* {{Music/Bal-Sagoth}} likely takes the crown on this trope. They have an ''album'' called ''Starfire Burning Upon the Ice-Veiled Throne of Ultima Thule'', which contained no song which had less than seven words (the biggest one had twenty). And, of course, there's ''The Dark Liege of Chaos is Unleashed at the Ensorcelled Shrine of A'Zura Kai (The Splendour of a Thousand Swords Gleaming Beneath the Blazon of the Hyperborean Empire Part II)''. Go on, check Wikipedia.
* Hoagy Carmichael wrote a song titled "I'm a Cranky Old Yank in a Clanky Old Tank on the Streets of Yokohama with my Honolulu Mama Doin' Those Beat-o, Beat-o Flat-On-My-Seat-o, Hirohito Blues."
* Taku Iwasaki sure had a lot of fun making up titles for the tracks on the ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann Original Soundtrack''. The Team Dai-Gurren rap theme's title is very, very, very long. The Japanese title is "Rappu wa Kan no Tamashii da! Muri o Tōshite Dōri o Kettobasu! Ore-tachi Dai-Guren-dan no Tēma o Mimi no Ana Kappojite Yo~ku Kikiyagare!!". The OST cut of the song adds "(Short Start Edit)" to the end (since the 60 second-ish orchestral opening is cut). The most common translation of the title, "Rap is a Man's Soul! We Kick Reason to the Curb to Make the Impossible Possible! Open up Your Ears and Listen to Our Team Dai-Gurren Theme!!", is so long that when used as a filename, "(short start edit)" is cut off at "(short ", and the length of the title caused all sorts of weird bugs to happen to Windows Explorer until he finally cut "(short start edit)" to "(SSE)". Oh, and to make it worse, the most common English translation uses wording that makes the title at least two words longer.
* "You Probably Couldn't See for the Lights But You Were Staring Straight at Me" by the ArcticMonkeys. People in Sheffield tend to talk a lot like that.
** The album that song is from is called ''Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not''.
* "Long Song Titles Aren't Cool Anymore Because the Rest of You Fuckers Are No Good at It" by Crime in Stereo.
* TheFlamingLips occasionally stray into this territory, especially on their 2006 album ''At War with the Mystics'', which, among others, contains "My Cosmic Autumn Rebellion (The Inner Life As Blazing Shield Of Defiance And Optimism As Celestial Spear Of Action)" and Grammy Award-winning "The Wizard Turns On... The Giant Silver Flashlight And Puts On His Werewolf Moccasins".
** Which all pale in comparison to "What Is the Light? (An Untested Hypothesis Suggesting That the Chemical [In Our Brains] by Which We Are Able to Experience the Sensation of Being in Love Is the Same Chemical That Caused the 'Big Bang' That Was the Birth of the Accelerating Universe)"
* The movie musical ''Royal Wedding'' has a song titled "How Could You Believe Me When I Said I Loved You When You Know I've Been a Liar All My Life?"
** There was a board game based on Charades which had this as the work to be acted out. Some players were left wondering if it was the title or the whole song.
* TheDecemberists use this on their track "Hazards of Love 1 (The Prettiest Whistles Won't Wrestle The Thistles Undone)".
** The musical version of ''[[WilliamShakespeare The Tempest]]'' from ''The Crane Wife'' doesn't have a very long title as such... instead, it has four short ones all joined together: "The Island: Come And See / The Landlord's Daughter / You'll Not Feel The Drowning".
** They also have a habit of randomly long titles such as "My Mother Was a Chinese Trapeze Artist," "The Gymnast, High Above the Ground," and "Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect."
* Music/PMDawn's albums ''Dearest Christian, I'm So Very Sorry for Bringing You Here. Love, Dad'' and ''Of the Heart, of the Soul and of the Cross: The Utopian Experience''.
* The debut album by Tyrannosaurus Rex (later much better known as T. Rex): ''My people were fair and had sky in their hair... But now they're content to wear stars on their brows''.
* The Japanese angura-kei band Inugami Circus-dan wins with the enka song "Ani no Yamai no Tokkouyaku wa Shishuu Tadayou Chi no Ike Jigoku no You na Jinniku Suupu no Keijijougaku", which translates as "The Metaphysics of Human Flesh Soup Like a Sea of Blood in Hell with the Putrid Smell of a Corpse Being Wafted from the Special Medicine to Cure Older Brother's Disease." It's usually known as "Jinniku soup" for short, by the way.
* "Chu Chu Lovely Muni Muni Mura Mura Purin Purin Boron Nurururerorero" by Music/MaximumTheHormone.
* "The Sad But True Story Of Ray Mingus, The Lumberjack Of Bulk Rock City, And His Never Slacking Stribe In Exploiting The So Far Undiscovered Areas Of The Intention To Bodily Intercourse From The Opposite Species Of His Kind, During Intake Of All The Mental Condition That Could Be Derived From Fermentation" by the Swedish group Rednex currently holds the record for the world's longest song title.
* "Regretting what I said to you when you called me at 11:00 on Friday morning to tell me that 1:00 Friday afternoon you were gonna leave your office, go downstairs, hail a cab, to go out to the airport, to catch a plane, to go skiing in the Alps for two weeks. Not that I wanted to go with you; I wasn't able to leave town, I'm not a very good skier, I couldn't expect you to pay my way, but after going out with you for three years, I don't like surprises. (A musical apology)" by Christine Lavin.
* EmersonLakeAndPalmer: "When the Apple Blossoms Bloom in the Windmills of your Mind I'll Be Your Valentine".
** Also, the album ''Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends... Ladies and Gentlemen''
* Spiritualized's album ''Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space''.
* The JV Allstars have a song called "Hope is a Good Thing, Maybe the Best of Things, and No Good Thing Ever Dies." The song is only 54 seconds long!
* "The Synthesizer is Rapidly Overtaking the Guitar as the Most Popular Instrument in the World" by Custard.
* Dillinger Four have the longest song title that is all one word: [=SELLTHEHOUSESELLTHECARSELLTHEKIDSFINDSOMEONEELSEFORGETITI'MNEVERCOMINGBACKFORGETIT=]
* The Paper Chase does this a lot, but the longest title that comes to mind is "Delivered In A Firm Unyielding Way Lingering For Just A Bit Too Long To Communicate The Message 'I Own You'".
* My Little Airport does this as well. "Edward, Had You Ever Thought That the End of the World Would Come on 20.9.01", as well as "The OK Thing to Do on Sunday Afternoon Is to Toddle in the Zoo" are particular offenders.
* "Animali In Calore Surriscaldati Con Ipertermia Genitale" by Fantomas. The song is a whopping forty four seconds long.
* "Rock Anthem for the Retarded Teenage Hipster Population" by Smile.
* [[TheWho Pete Townshend]] released a best-of CD titled ''Coolwalkingsmoothtalkingstraightsmokingfirestoking''.
* ''Ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayitsworldwouldfallapart'' by ManicStreetPreachers.
** By the same band, "If You Tolerate This Then Your Children Will Be Next".
* ''Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness'' by [[CoheedAndCambria Coheed and Cambria]], along with its sequel, ''Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume Two: No World For Tomorrow.''
* "Jeremiah Peabody's Polyunsaturated Quick-Dissolving Fast-Acting Pleasant-Tasting Green and Purple Pills" by RayStevens supposedly once held the record for the longest titled song on the Billboard Hot 100. (It took [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stars_on_45_Medley a medley of ten songs]] to beat it.)
** Stevens later recorded an even longer-titled song: "Ned Nostril and His South Seas Paradise, Puts Your Blues on Ice, Cheap at Twice the Price Band (Ikky-Ikky, Ukky-Ukky)". Sadly, it wasn't a single.
* The medley that beat out Stevens for the longest-titled single to make the Hot 100 hit #1 in 1981. The official title: "Medley: Intro "Venus"/Sugar, Sugar/No Reply/I'll Be Back/Drive My Car/Do You Want to Know a Secret/We Can Work It Out/I Should Have Known Better/Nowhere Man/You're Going to Lose That Girl/Stars on 45," usually referred to as the Stars on 45 Medley. The title actually appears in its entirety on the 45 record label and was required for legal reasons.
* "If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me" by The Bellamy Brothers. Two for the price of one, as it's also a lame-but-funny DoubleEntendre.
* "It Was an Absolutely, Finger Lickin', Grits and Chicken, Country Music Love Song" by Bomshel. Shortened to just "Country Music Love Song" on the charts.
* Similarly, "Dixie Rose Deluxe's Honky-Tonk, Feed Store, Gun Shop, Used Car, Beer, Bait, BBQ, Barber Shop, Laundromat" by Trent Willmon.
* "Dale Darrell Waltrip Richard Petty Rusty Awesome Bill Irvin Gordon Earnhardt Smith... Johnson, Jr." by TimWilson.
* "I Wish You Could Have Turned My Head (and Left My Heart Alone)" by Music/TheOakRidgeBoys. A country music song title if ther ever was one.
* "It's Hard to Kiss the Lips at Night That Chew Your Ass Out All Day Long" by The Notorious Cherry Bombs. Country music is ''full'' of [[AWorldwidePunomenon cheeky]] song titles.
* Technicality with Patty Loveless' "Blame It on Your Heart", which is listed on BMI as "Blame It on Your Lyin, Cheatin', Cold, Dead-Beatin', Two-Timin', Double-Dealin', Mean, Mistreatin', Lovin' Heart", but is just "Blame It on Your Heart" on the album.
* "Three Minute Positive Not-Too-Country Up-Tempo Love Song" by Music/AlanJackson, which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* "We Threw Gasoline On The Fire And Now We Have Stumps For Arms And No Eyebrows" by NOFX
* The Marnie Stern album ''This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That''.
* Electric Six has ''I Shall Exterminate Everything Around Me That Restricts Me From Being the Master'' - oddly all of their other albums thus far have had one or two word titles. As far as song titles go, they have the relatively modest "There's Something Very Wrong With Us, So Let's Go Out Tonight".
* [[BlueOysterCult Blue Öyster Cult's]] album ''Imaginos'' has a song titled "The Siege and Investiture of Baron von Frankenstein's Castle at Weisseria".
* Shawn Phillips' "She was waiting for her mother at the station in Torino and you know I love you baby but it's getting too heavy to laugh".
* Zebrahead has a couple: "Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right, But Three Rights Make a Left", "Mike Dexter is a God, Mike Dexter is a Role Model, Mike Dexter is an Asshole", and "We're Not a Cover Band, We're a Tribute Band".
* Brazilian band Tităs has two albums with long titles: ''Jesus năo tem Dentes no País dos Banguelas'' ("Jesus has no teeth in the toothless people's country") and ''A Melhor Banda de Todos os Tempos da Última Semana'' ("The greatest band of all-time from the latest week").
* Two Brazilian songs: Zé Ramalho's "Mulher Nova, Bonita e Carinhosa Faz o Homem Gemer Sem Sentir Dor" ("Young, beautiful and careful woman makes men groan without feeling pain") and Guanabaras' "Preciso Te Ver Urgentemente Pois Se Eu Năo Te Ver Urgentemente Logo, Logo Vou Enlouquecer" ("I need to see you urgently because if I don't see you urgently soon, soon I'll get mad").
* In August 2009, Danish Indie-Pop band Mew released their fifth album, entitled ''No More Stories, Are Told Today, I'm Sorry, They Washed Away, No More Stories, The World Is Grey, I'm Tired, Let's Wash Away''. The title is taken from the lyrics of a mid album track which is itself only 1 minute 48 seconds long.
* The album ''Nespithe'' by death-metal group Demilich, the longest being ''The Planet That Once Used To Absorb Flesh In Order To Achieve Divinity and Immortality (Suffocated To The Flesh That It Desired...)''.
* The first album by Happy Mondays is titled ''Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)''.
* LonnieDonegan, "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose its Flavour on the Bedpost Overnight?"
* {{Bjork}} has a song called "Who Is It (Carry My Joy on the Left, Carry My Pain on the Right)."
* Most of the songs on {{Radiohead}}'s ''Hail to the Thief'' have fairly long titles due to each one being an EitherOrTitle with parentheses instead of a conjunction, like "A Punchup at a Wedding. (No no no no no no no no.)", "The Gloaming. (Softly Open our Mouths in the Cold.)", and "Sail to the Moon. (Brush the Cobwebs out of the Sky.)". The fans usually abbreviate them to the part outside the parentheses.
* {{Feist}}'s "That's What I Say, It's Not What I Mean".
* A borderline example is TomLehrer's ''Lobachevsky'', where the title of the song is just the character's name, but it mentions that his first original paper was on ''Analytical Algebraic Topology of a Locally Euclidean Metricization of an Infinitely Differentiable Riemannian Manifold.'' This is a joke, of course: Riemannian geometry was developed quite a bit later after the Lobachevsky's paper had been published. According to Wikipedia, the Lobachevsky's paper was called ''A concise outline of the foundations of geometry'' - which, while not outrageous, still qualifies for this trope.
* And, for the record of longest album title, we have Chumbawamba's 13th album: ''The Boy Bands Have Won, and All the Copyists and the Tribute Bands and the TV Talent Show Producers Have Won, If We Allow Our Culture to Be Shaped by Mimicry, Whether from Lack of Ideas or From Exaggerated Respect. You Should Never Try to Freeze Culture. What You Can Do Is Recycle That Culture. Take Your Older Brother's Hand-Me-Down Jacket and Re-Style It, Re-Fashion It to the Point Where It Becomes Your Own. But Don't Just Regurgitate Creative History, or Hold Art and Music and Literature as Fixed, Untouchable and Kept Under Glass. The People Who Try To "Guard" Any Particular Form of Music Are, Like the Copyists and Manufactured Bands, Doing It the Worst Disservice, Because the Only Thing That You Can Do to Music That Will Damage It Is Not Change It, Not Make It Your Own. Because Then It Dies, Then It's Over, Then It's Done, and the Boy Bands Have Won.'' Commonly abbreviated as "The Boy Bands Have Won." 865 characters.
** Not half as long as the immediately preceding, but [[YourMileageMayVary perhaps]] more poetic: "Look into a crystal ball and see that its kind of like a fairy tale between the tides of time and the gates of dawn where a black dove flies from out of the woods, and a mystical wizard casts his spell over the land and a shadow hangs over the garden that never grows, and as the dust and the ashes come falling down like rain, you can still hear the sound of music, forever drifting through the winds of Eden."
* The band Quiet Sun has a song titled "Mummy was an Asteroid, Daddy was a Small Non-Stick Kitchen Utensil".
* Don Van Vliet aka CaptainBeefheart loved these, and had one or two on most of his albums. Some of the most notable are "I Wanna Find a Woman That'll Hold My Big Toe Till I Have to Go", "My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains", "A Carrot Is as Close as a Rabbit Gets to a Diamond", and "Making Love to a Vampire with a Monkey on My Knee".
* [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly Experimental Post-Punk Psychadelic Industrial]] musician {{Edward Ka-Spel}} of TheLegendaryPinkDots and TheTearGarden does these from time to time. Notable examples are the [=LPD=] album ''Your Children Placate You From Premature Graves'', TheTearGarden album ''To Be An Angel Blind, The Crippled Soul Divide'', and the solo album ''Down in the City of Heartbreak and Needles''.
* Experimental Rock band Godspeed You! Black Emperor has very few releases; but the titles for what they do have vary between this and TrueArtIsIncomprehensible. Their long-titled albums include: ''All Lights Fucked on the Hairy Amp Drooling'', ''Slow Riot for New Zerř Kanada'', and ''Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven'',
* The metal band The Black Dahlia Murder (that's a long band name too!) has songs like "I Worship Only What You Bleed", "[[{{ptitle5ibgyz9m}} What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse]]" and "That Which Erodes the Most Tender of Things".
* A Finnish Goregrind band that goes by the name 55Gore's full unabridged name is as follows... *deep breath* [[PerfectlyCromulentWord Intracerebrally Consuming Cephalalgia Through The Cranium Macerating Debrisfucked]] [[CrossesTheLineTwice Manure Ingested Remains Of The Mindfucked Cataplexic Wicked Mankind Whom Fistfucked The Progenies From The Deepest Depths]] [[OverlyLongGag Of The Analmaggot Raped Human Pieces Of Erotic Shitmasses]] [[InsaneTrollLogic Which Gave Birth To Worthless Eunuchs As Travesty For Cumstained Whorefaced Sluts Enslaved By This]] [[BlindIdiotTranslation Stupid Society Full Of Fetal Garbages]].
* Dethklok (the [[{{defictionalized}} sorta-fictional]] metal band from the animated series {{Metalocalypse}}) has 2 of them: "My Inner Child Tied and Beaten in My Trunk" and "I Tamper With the Evidence at the Murder Site of Odin".
** Wait? So they're writing songs about ''AmericanGods'' now?
** There's also "Crush My Battle Opponent's Balls". It's only about 1 minute long and has no lyrics.
* {{IOSYS}} has a few among their TouhouProject remixes, which only get longer as the songs are themselves remixed, but the prize goes to the NicoNicoDouga [[AffectionateParody parody]] "[Ensou Shite Mita] Kanbu no Dekiru Oyome ni Taihen na Taiyou Kitare, Perfect Gumin-domo! [Prismriver]" ("[Singing Attempt] The Brides that Queue Up the Affected Area are Impending the Precious Sun, Perfect Ignorant Fools! [Prismriver]"), a medley of several of their [[MemeticMutation most]] [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome popular]] songs.
* The only album from defunct emo pioneers Cap'n Jazz was titled ''Burritos, Inspiration Point, Fork Balloon Sports, Cards In The Spokes, Automatic Biographies, Kites, Kung Fu, Trophies, Banana Peels We've Slipped On and Egg Shells We've Tippy Toed Over''. Fans simply call it ''Shmap'n Shmazz''.
* {{Nirvana}}'s "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle", from "In Utero".
** They also have "Gallons of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through the Strip", a HiddenTrack from the same album.
* PearlJam's "Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town", which stands out a bit because it's on an album that mostly has one or two word song titles. (and [[http://www.fivehorizons.com/archive/articles/rockline.shtml they stated]] it has such a long name because the band got fed up with one-word titles)
* Type O Negative used to love long titles. From the Slow Deep and Hard album, we have "Unsuccesfully Coping With The Natural Beauty of Infidelity", "The Misinterpretation of Silence and its Disastrous Consequences", and "Gravitational Constant: G = 6.67 x 10-8 cm-3 gm-1 sec-2". From the October Rust album we have "The Glorious Liberation of the People's Technocratic Republic of Vinnland by the Combined Forces of the United Territories of Europa".
* The J-Rock band BuckTick has, on their album Six/Nine, two: "Aikawarazu no "Are" no Katamari ga Nosabaru Hedo no Soko no Fukidamari" (As usual,"that thing's" package, idle at the end of a spew drift), and "Mienai Mono o Miyo to Suru Gokai Subete Gokai da"" (Misunderstanding in trying to see the invisible, everything is misunderstood).
* The Chariot has a song titled "Someday, in the Event That Mankind Actually Figures Out What it is That This World Revolves Around, Thousands of People are Going to Be Shocked and Perplexed to Find Out it Was Not Them. Sometimes, This Includes Me." that is currently the thirteenth longest song title. (It's also a NonAppearingTitle, and almost longer than the actual lyrics.) The album name is a mouthful too, being "Everything Is Alive, Everything Is Breathing, Nothing Is Dead, and Nothing Is Bleeding".
* Allen O'Neal And Nario Take An Afternoon Stroll Through A Field Of Poppies For A Picnic Lunch Of Wine, Cheese, And Whale Face.
* ModestMouse. Most of their albums have really long titles. From "Good News for People Who Love Bad News" to WeWereDeadBeforeTheShipEvenSank to "This is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About" this indie group fits this trope.
* TengenToppaGurrenLagann has two, related songs with long titles. Both are usually just called "Rap is a Man's Soul!" The full names are "Rap is a man's soul! Now Open Your Ears Wide And Listen To The Mighty Team Dai-Gurren's Theme!" Which is played in Parallel Works 1, and another song where "Team Dai-Gurren" is replaced with "Kamina." It is the remix played in the bathhouse and for Parallel Works 5.
* ''Nǽnřĉ˙bbörğ VbëřřĦōlökäävsŦ'', an Ambient Cosmic Extreme Funeral Drone Doom Metal band, has songs like ''Eternal Darkness Vortex (Part VI: The Inescapable Singularity Is Intruded Upon As The Atoms and Quarks Of The Body Are Obliterated And Require An Escape Velocity Of Infinite Exponence To Retreat)'' and ''Doom Apocalypse X, The Ultimate Fate Of The Universe (Part VIII: The Black Hole Era)''. Many of the songs are more than a hour long with 7 hours maximum so song title length isn't compensating anything.
* Folkie Bert Jansch had 'Come Sing Me a Happy Song to Prove We All Can Get Along the Lumpy, Bumpy, Long and Dusty Road'/
* Fairport Convention gave on of their instrumental numbers the title 'Sir B. McKenzie's Daughter's Lament for the 77th Mounted Lancer's Retreat from the Straits of Loch Knombe, in the Year of Our Lord 1727, on the Occasion of the Announcement of Her Marriage to the Laird of Kinleakie', specifically in an attempt to get into the Guinness Book of Records.
* Music/SnowPatrol's album ''When It's All Over We Still Have to Clear Up'' and the song "We Can Run Away Now They're All Dead And Gone".
** "When It's All Over We Still Have To Clear Up" is a song, too. Songs for Polarbears had "One Hundred Things You Should Have Done In Bed," they've been fairly concise since then, though "Please Just Take These Photos From My Hands" and "If There's A Rocket Tie Me To It" are getting up there.
* James came up with "You Can't Tell How Much Suffering (On A Face That's That's Always Smiling)". Also a TitleOnlyChorus.
* Add in names of remixes and you can get some ridiculous stuff indeed, like the PetShopBoys' "I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Any More (Peter Rauhoffer New York Mix)".
* "You Will Be Reincarnated As an Imperial Attack Spaceturtle" by Behold... the Arctopus
* ''If I Could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You'' by Caravan
* Jonathan Mann's "Song a Day #264: Quantum Decoupling Transition in a One-Dimensional Feshbach-Resonant Superfluid".
* "You Got To Get Through What You've Got To Go Through To Get What You Want, But You Got to Know What You Want To Get Through What You Got To Go Through" by The Wildhearts
* ''This is Howlin' Wolf's new album. He doesn't like it. He didn't like his electric guitar at first either.''
* Chiodos seems to be fond of these. Some examples include "I Didn't Say I Was Powerful, I Said I Was A Wizard"; "Bulls Make Money, Bears Make Money, Pigs Get Slaughtered"; "We Swam from Albatross, the Day We Lost Kayley Coast"; and "The Undertaker's Thirst for Revenge Is Unquenchable (The Final Battle)".
** AND, lest we forget, 'Is It Progression If A Cannibal Uses A Fork'?
* "Nothing'severgonnastandinmyway (Again)" by Wilco.
* Inspired by the play ''Marat/Sade'' (see theatre section), Lalo Schifrin released an album titled ''The Dissection And Reconstruction Of Music From The Past As Performed By The Inmates Of Lalo Schifrin's Demented Ensemble As A Tribute To The Memory Of The Marquis De Sade''.
* One of the Hives' early song titles was "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."
** "Gunslinging Bird, or, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome If Charlie Parker Was A Gunslinger There'd Be A Whole Lot Of Dead Copycats]]"
** "The Shoes Of The Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive-Ass Slippers"
** "Two-Timing Touch and Broken Bones" even pales compared to this.
* Speaking of jazz, (Rahsaan) Roland Kirk was known to employ this trope. Favorite example: "The Ragman and the Junkman Ran from the Businessman They Laughed and He Cried."
* Some indie bands take it past long song titles by having long band names, such as "Somebody Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin."
* Though it could be the result of extreme Engrish, Japanese post-rock band té uses extremely long and incomprehensible song and album titles. For example, "It is Supposed to be 'Ordinary' that Imagination Moves Much Faster and More Freely than Bright Light in the Darkness" and "Increasing, if Heart and Senses Agree, All Best Change is Sly in Music"
* Post-rock band Red Sparowes has several albums where every track consists of page stretching glory. In them are such gems like "And by Our Own Hand Did Every Last Bird Lie Silent in Their Puddles, the Air Barren of Song as the Clouds Drifted Away. For Killing Their Greatest Enemy, the Locusts Noisily Thanked Us and Turned Their Jaws Toward Our Crops, Swallowing Our Greed Whole.", which might I add is under two minutes.
* LemonDemon has ''Fly Straight or Drop the Oar and Wreck'' and ''The Saga of You, Confused Destroyer of Planets'' on an album called ''Live from the Haunted Candle Shop''. A later album had ''The Only House That's Not on Fire (Yet)''. The vocalist's former musical project had ''AAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!'' (make sure to remember exactly how it's spelled).
* PrimalScream's single ''The Big Man and the Scream Team Meet the Barmy Army Uptown''[[note]]This is the title of the single, but not the title of any of the songs on the record.[[/note]].
* MyChemicalRomance have had their fair share, with songs such as "Honey, This Mirror Isn't Big Enough For The Two Of Us", "You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison" and "It's Not A Fashion Statement, It's A Fucking Deathwish."
** And from their new album DangerDaysTheTrueLivesOfTheFabulousKilljoys, (which is a long title itself), we have Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na).
* TaylorSwift has "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together".
* Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays' ''As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls'', both a song and an album from 1980.
* {{Amanda Palmer}} has a song titled "Do You Swear To Tell The Truth The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth So Help Your Black Ass."
** She also has an EP called "Amanda Palmer Performs the Popular Hits of {{Music/Radiohead}} on Her Magical Ukulele".
* Arizonian industrial group The Strand's third album is titled ''Destroyers of That Which is Destroyed and Rulers of That Which is Not Destroyed!''
* Japanese visual kei band Music/{{D}} (that's not a long title, heh) has a song called "Yami Yori Kurai Doukoku No Acapella To Bara Yori Akai Jounetsu No Aria" translating to "An Acapella Lamentation Darker Than Darkness And An Aria Of Passion Redder Than The Rose"
* Music/ThePolice's "When the World Is Running Down, You Make the Best of What's Still Around."
* Harold Barlow is probably best remembered (if he's remembered at all anymore) for "I've Got Tears In My Ears From Lyin' On My Back In My Bed While I Cry Over You"
* The scottish singer/songwriter Malcolm Middleton debuted with an album called '5:14 Fluoxytine Seagull Alcohol John Nicotine'. It also featured a track called 'The Loneliest Night of My Life Came Calling'.
* Alt-country band Richmond Fontaines latest album (and one track on it) is called 'We used to think the freeway sounded like a river'.
* Producer and singer/songwriter T Bone Burnett appears to like making long song titles. Notable examples are 'Anything I say can and will be used against you', 'I'm going on a long journey never to return' and 'The strange case of Frank Cash and the morning paper'.
** The phrase "I'm Going on a Long Journey Never to Return" is [[NonAppearingTitle never heard in the song's lyrics]]. A good choice, perhaps: because the [[BetterThanItSounds crucial, repeated lines]] are:
-->Oh this death
-->Moment by moment
-->Darker and darker
-->Down and down
-->I feel your cold breath
* Game Theory's song, "All [[AClockworkOrange Clockwork]] and No [[DrStrangelove Bodily Fluid]] Makes [[TwoThousandAndOne Hal]] a [[FullMetalJacket Dull Metal]] [[{{Lolita}} Humbert]] / In Heaven Every Elephant Baby Wants to Be So Full of Sting / Paul Simon in the Park with Canticle / But You Can't Pick Your Friends / Vacuum Genesis / DEFMACROS / HOWSOMETH / INGDOTIME / SALENGTHS / OMETHINGL / ETBFOLLOW / AAFTERNOO / NGETPRESE / NTMOMENTI / FTHINGSWO / NTALWAYSB / ETHISWAYT / BCACAUSEA / BWASTEAFT / ERNOONWHE / NEQBMERET / URNFROMSH / OWLITTLEG / REENPLACE / 27", off their album, ''Lolita Nation'', is one of the longetst song titles of all time.
* JLIAT (aka James Whitehead), obsessively fond of pristine sine-wave ambient devoid of embellishment. Not all of his CD titles, however, reflect this desire for simplicity. Most notably ''A Long Drone-Like Piece of Music Made With Synthesizers, Samplers and Digital Delays Which Attempts in its Minimalism to Be A Thing In Itself Without External Reference, Having an Analogue in Certain States of Consciousness Where Being is Experienced Also''; another example would be ''When We Focus On Nothing as Opposed to The Set Or Subset Of Infinite Events with Whatever Intellect We Have in That Moment the Conscious State Becomes Aware of the Alternative to the Infinity of States Which in its Apprehension is Enlightenment.'' (yes, the period is included)
* The Swedish 18th century songwriter Carl Michael Bellman has some rather long titles, although it can sometimes be argued that what is written above the actual body of the song is not so much a title as a description or dedication — for example ''[[http://sv.wikisource.org/wiki/Fredmans_epistel_n:o_21 Fredmans epistel n:o 21. Varutinnan han 1:o avmĺlar natten med dess nöjen, 2:o tycks liksom för ögonen ställa ett slags aequlibrium emellan vinets och kärlekens styrka, men omsider ljusligen uppenbarar övervikten]]'' (Fredman's epistle number 21, in which he ''primo'' depicts the night with its pleasures, ''secundo'' appears to visualise a kind of ćquilibrium of the respective strengths of wine and women, before the domination is eventually clearly revealed). However in the case of ''[[http://sv.wikisource.org/wiki/I_närvarande_parter Fredmans sĺng n:o 54: Om handlingarna rörande Bacchi konkurs 8. Rĺdsturättens voteringsprotokoll och slutliga utslag i konkurstvisten emellan Bacchus och dess borgenärer]]'' (Fredman's song number 54, on the documentation of Bacchus's bankruptcy 8: Voting protocol and final verdict of the county court in the case of Bacchus vs. its creditors) it is clear that this really is the title.
* A song by a band called Naikaku, has a song called: ''I found a deep dark hole and I am going to jump in ! There will be no proof of my existence in this dark abyss. No - one will find me here ! I have to compensate for being born by the redemption of my life into death. I will become a commendable entity and stop all the senseless butchery and useless cruelty I have inflicted onto other souls. Right from the start we only live in the "now". But if we even stop to think of the here and now, it has already become the past in a twinkling of a moment. In turn, the future is pushing against the now and this whole perception as we know it soon becomes the past. To try and verify the moment of "Life" is an impossible task. When trying to prove life, it becomes a past existence in which there are too many memories. All in all, in the end life and death are exactly the same. So I am going to follow my dream and dive into my chosen fate !'' ... Those are not lyrics, the song is an instrumental.
* Tourniquet has several, though many are not as long as the other examples. In order: "Harlot Widow And The Virgin Bride", "Gelatinous Tubercles of Purulent Ossification", "Proprioception: The Line Knives Syndrome", and almost every song on the album ''Microscopic View Of A Telescopic Realm'', including [[BetterThanItSounds "The Skeezix Dilemma, Part 2: The Improbable Testimony Of The Pipsisewah"]]
* Everything Goes Cold has a couple: "I've Sold Your Organs on the Black Market to Finance the Purchase of a Used Minivan" and "I Will Harness the Powers of Darkness to Destroy You". Both songs have remixes, adding respectively "I Don't Want Those Organs If There's Cancer In Them Mix" and "Because You Made Me Title This Mix".
* The Gothsicles love this one. Examples: "Mix This Song Into A23's 'Maps of Reality'", "Second Album Means It's Too Late to Change Your Band Name", "I Thought the CD Player Was Broken... But It Was Just a Cyanotic Song", "It Could Definitely At Least Be Argued that the Whole Video Game Thing is Getting Kind of Old", "Wearing a Star Trek Uniform, Watching Tony Lechmanski Sleep." In a strange example, a long title comprised of a single word stretched out, is: "BAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLSSSS"
* SimonAndGarfunkel have "A Simple Desultory Phillippic (Or How I Was [[TheVietnamWar Robert MacNamera]]'d Into Submission)".
* {{Eurythmics}} have "Better To Have Lost At Love (Ten Never To Have Loved At All)".
* JethroTull have "Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day", "One White Duck/0ą⁰=Nothing At All", "Too Old To Rock'n Roll, Too Young To Die", "From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser", "Gold Tipped Boots, Black Jacket And Tie" and "..And The Mouse Police Never Sleeps".
* From the ''StarWars'' [[ChristmasSongs Christmas album]], and also released separately: "What Can You Get A Wookiee For Christmas (When He Already Owns A Comb?)"
* Giraffes? Giraffes! have one called "...And Then She Look'd Down and Saw Miniature Houses and Miniature People and Inside the Miniature People Were Miniature Hearts Pumping Blood Through Miniature Veins (Her Mouth was Watery and Wet"
** and another from the same album: "She Looked Up From Examining the Freckles on her Arm and Shouted "Jesus! I'm Fucking God-Damn Tired of all this Make-Up Sex!" And He Just Stared Off."
* The Silver Mt. Zion Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band & Choir unsurprisingly have a few examples, such as the album ""This Is Our Punk Rock", Thee Rusted Satellites Gather + Sing" and tracks like "Brothers! Sisters! Small Boats Of Fire Are Falling From The Sky" and "I Fed My Metal Bird The Wings Of Other Metal Birds"
* Music/{{Stereolab}} have an album titled ''Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night''.
* Anthallo has a few long song titles. "Hanasakajijii III: The Man Who Made Dead Trees Bloom". "Don't Kid Yourself, You Need a Physician". "To Gary and Marcus: The Sovereignty of God is Omnipresent". But the one that really takes the cake is, "I Thought in my Heart, 'Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.' But that also proved to be meaningless".
* {{Bjork}}'s remix compilation ''The Best Mixes from the Album Debut For All the People Who Don't Buy White Labels'' (which also falls under ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin)
* ''The Album of the Soundtrack of the Trailer of the Film of {{Monty Python and the Holy Grail}}''.
** Also, they have a song that's about two minutes long named "I Bet You They Won't Play This Song On The Radio".
* The song "[[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness Prisencolinensinainciusol]]" by the italian singer Adriano Celentano.
* The Soup Dragons' album ''This Is Our Art: Useless, Boring, Impotent, Elitist And Very Very Beautiful''. Generally known by the first 4 words, though some would prefer words 5 or 6.
* Alexisonfire had their fair share of songs with long titles, but The Philosophical Significance Of Shooting My Sister In The Face: An Essay By James Secord takes the cake.
* Indie bands tend to like this not just for songs or albums, but for their band names as well: ''...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead'' is a good one. Often shortened to just Trail of Dead, though.
* Brand New:
** "Good To Know That If I Ever Need Attention All I Have To Do Is Die" (which is a 7 minute song on top of the title)
** "The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows"
** "I Will Play My Game Beneath The Spin Light"
** "Okay I Believe You, But My Tommy Gun Don't"
** "The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot"
* HalfManHalfBiscuit have a few. ''All I Want For Christmas Is A Dukla Prague Away Kit'', ''We Built This Village On A Trad. Arr. Tune'', ''99% Of Gargoyles Look Like Bob Todd'', ''I Love You Because (You Look Like Jim Reeves)'', ''Took Problem Chimp To Ideal Home Show'', ''Tending The Wrong Grave For 23 Years'', and so on.
* "There's Something Not As Valid When The Scenery Is A Postcard" by The Faint, from their album, ''Media''.
* OfMontreal has released songs with titles like "We Were Born the Mutants Again with Leafling", "Inside a Room Full of Treasures, a Black Pygmy Horse's Head Pops Up Like a Periscope", and "Upon Settling on the Frozen Island, Lecithin Presents Claude and Coquelicot With His Animal Creations for Them to Approve or Reject (The Rejected Inventions Walk Towards the Reverse Magnetizer)"
* The album ''The Difference Between Me and You Is That I'm Not on Fire'' by the disappointingly short-named McLusky.
* QueensOfTheStoneAge have "You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar, But I Feel Like a Millionaire" which is little more than a cool intro song.
* Now-defunct band I Am Ghost had ''Pretty People Never Lie, Vampires Never Really Die''
* EverythingElse has "Religion Song (Put Away The Gun)".
* ''Stereophonic Musical Listenings That Have Been Origin in Moving Film "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan"'', the soundtrack to ''{{Borat}}: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.''
* Wormphlegm's "In an Excruciating Way Infested with Vermin and Violated by Executioners Who Practise Incendiarism and Desanctifying the Pious"
* MaydayParade has several relatively long titles, but the longest by far is "You Be The Anchor That Keeps My Feet On The Ground, I'll Be The Wings That Keep Your Heart In The Clouds".
* The Spoon BSide "It Took A Rumor To Make Me Wonder, Now I'm Convinced I'm Going Under". It's also a NonAppearingTitle, and seems to be an unlikely ShoutOut to Bonnie Raitt's "Something To Talk About".
* "A Bunch of Us Were Sitting Around a Candle in San Francisco Getting Stoned and I Hope You're There Next Time" by 1960s singer-songwriter Gordon Alexander.
* "Riding a Black Unicorn Down The Side of an Erupting Volcano While Drinking From a Chalice Filled with the Laughter of Small Children" by Music/{{Voltaire}}. Inspired by a comment from a fan about what Voltaire's music was like.
* ChristianRock artist Music/SteveTaylor has a song called "The Lament Of Desmond R.G. Underwood-Frederickson IV". This was just one example in a storied career of very long song and album names.
* Music/ExistTrace has their song "Little Mary to Utsukushiki Nikushimi no Danube" ("Little Mary and the Beautiful, Hateful Danube").
* Music/TomWaits' "Jitterbug Boy [[EitherOrTitle (Sharing A Curbstone With Chuck E. Weiss, Robert Marchese, Paul Body And The Mug And Artie)]]" - naturally it's usually referred to without the parenthetical part.
* Bow Wow Wow's ''See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang, Yeah! City All Over, Go Ape Crazy!'' (better known for its album cover - an AffectionateParody of Edouard Manet's "Dejeuner Sur L'Herbe" painting - complete with singer Annabelle Lwin in the buff)
* [[RobZombie White Zombie]]'s album ''Astro-Creep: 2000 – Songs of Love, Destruction and Other Synthetic Delusions of the Electric Head''. Usually just referred to as ''Astro-Creep: 2000''.
* {{The Offspring}}'s "Slim Pickens Does The Right Thing And Rides The Bomb To Hell" from their 2012 album ''Days Go By''.
* {{Regurgitator}}'s "I Like Your Old Stuff Better Than Your New Stuff" (also a TitleOnlyChorus) from their 1997 album ''Unit'' and "If This Is the Blues Why Do I Feel So Green?" and "I Was Sent By God To Get You Off" from their 2004 album ''Mishmash!'' Also, the title of their 2001 album, ''Eduardo and Rodriguez Wage War on T-Wrecks''.
* The {{Steampunk}} band The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing -- already a long name -- released an album in 2012 caled ''This May Be The Reason Why The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing Cannot Be Killed By Conventional Weapons''
* The Blow have albums called ''[[EitherOrTitle The Concussive Caress, or, Casey Caught Her Mom Singing Along With the Vacuum]]'' and ''Everyday Examples of Humans Facing Straight into the Blow''.
* The well-known Trio song "Da Da Da Ich Lieb' Dich Nicht Du Liebst Mich Nicht Aha Aha Aha."
* BloodhoundGang have a few, ranging from borderline normal ("The Inevitable Return Of The Great White Dope") to IntentionallyAwkwardTitle ("A Lap Dance Is So Much Better When The Stripper Is Crying", "I Wish I Was Queer So I Could Get Chicks", "Lift Your Head Up High (And Blow Your Brains Out)").
* The full title of {{Music/Pantera}}'s GreatestHitsAlbum is ''The Best of Pantera: Far Beyond the Great Southern Cowboys' Vulgar Hits!''. The title basically mashes up four of their other album titles (''Far Beyond Driven'', ''The Great Southern Trendkill'', ''Cowboys From Hell'', and ''A Vulgar Display Of Power''). The international version has the much briefer title ''Reinventing Hell'', combining ''Cowboys From Hell'' with ''Reinventing The Steel'', the latter being their only [[CanonDiscontinuity in-canon]] studio album title ''not'' referenced in the title of the US version.
* American electronic composer BT's eight studio album Morceau Subrosa - also known, in full, as ''SUPPLEMENTO (BT: Volume 01. SERAPHIM 09.) NUOVO MORCEAU SUBROSA - A topological ABSTRACT of Granular Systems - Symphonie elektronik''.
** Although this type of excess is not that big of a surprise from BT considering his song Somnambulist (Simply Being Loved) still holds the Guiness record for most vocal edits in a song, sitting at roughly 6178 edits.
* There is a death metal/grindcore one man band known as "I Hate When Elevator's Door Open Up and a Raptor Appears in Front of Me."
* ''The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You'' by Neko Case.
* RiloKiley has a tune entitled "Hail To Whatever You Found In The Sunlight That Surrounds You."
* {{Music/AKB48}} has a song with a [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2013-11-06/new-akb48-song-title-is-76-characters-long 76-character title.]] That's ''[[UsefulNotes/JapaneseWritingSystem Japanese]]'' characters, mind you. In English, the title is roughly: ''Something like the slightly embarrassing conclusion I reached after thinking for several days, as I do, about how things between us might change if I told you "I see your smile in my dreams" along the road of London Planetrees.''
* Mike Doughty released an album consisting of [[RearrangeTheSong remakes]] of the songs he wrote with SoulCoughing: The official title is ''Circles Super Bon Bon Sleepless How Many Cans? True Dreams of Wichita Monster Man Mr. Bitterness Maybe I’ll Come Down St. Louise Is Listening I Miss the Girl Unmarked Helicopters The Idiot Kings So Far I Have Not Found the Science'', that being a list of every song on the album in no particular order. It's usually referred to as ''Circles Super Bon Bon'' for short.
* {{Vocaloid}}, [[FountainOfMemes unsurprisingly]], has produced a number of long, wacky song titles, including:
** "When I Get Home, My Wife Always Pretends To Be Dead"
** "An Ocean Sunfish is Dead at the Back of My House"
** "I'm worried about my new life. No, I'll be totally fine! It's a piece of cake! DISCO!"
** "The Idiot who Raised his Middle Finger in the Middle of the World"
** "Even Though I Installed Windows 8, My Screen Won't Become a Touch Panel"
* Creator/AlanMoore's spoken word album ''The Moon and Serpent Grand Egyptian Theatre of Marvels''
* The Sad Bastard Book Club have a penchant for these, the longest (so far) being the 32-word "Mr. Badgerface Would Like to Propose a Solution to Your Problem That Requires Him Eating One of Your Children. Are You Okay With the Terms of This Agreement? Excellent, Then Let's Continue."
* Still the longest-titled single to reach the [=UK=] Top 75 is The Freshies' 1980 number, ""I'm In Love With The Girl On A Certain Manchester Megastore Check-out Desk". Which was actually a version of a song called "I'm In Love With The Girl On The Manchester Virgin Megastore Check-out Desk" with the [[BrandX trademark removed]] so it could be played on radio.
* Jimmy Boyd had a song called "I've Got Those Wake-Up Seven-Thirty, Wash Your Ears They're Dirty, Eat Your Eggs And Oatmeal Rush To School Blues".
* Curly of TheThreeStooges once sang "She Was Bred In Old Kentucky But She's Just A Crumb Up Here".
* According to discogs.com, the 5th track on Utah drone/doom/stoner metal outfit Eagle Twin 's second album "The Feather Tipped the Serpent's Scale" is as follows: "It Came To Pass The Great Snake Grew And Grew Until His Mighty Antlers Could Not Be Sustained So He Turned In Upon Himself And With A Great Thunder His Spine Pushed Up The Mountains And Gave Birth To Lightning And The Horns Pierced His Side And Became Trees And Branches The Tips Broke Off And Became Birds And Flew".
* StephenSondheim's parody of "The Girl From Ipanema", "The Boy From Tacarembo La Tumbe Del Fuego Santa Malipas Zacatecas La Junta Del Sol Y Cruz".
* ''A Complete History of the Soviet Union as Told by a Humble Worker, Arranged to the Melody of {{Tetris}}'', by PigWithTheFaceOfABoy.
* "Gilly-Gilly-Ossenfeffer-Katzenellenbogen-by-the-Sea"
* Peter Kruder of Kruder & Dorfmeister fame, once conjured up a remix of a song, and decided to name it "Peter Kruder's Donaudampfschifffahrtsgesellschaftskapitänskajütenremix"
* SunnO's "F.W.T.B.T. (I Dream of [[{{Metallica}} Lars Ulrich Being Thrown Through the Bus Window Instead of My Mystikal Master Kliff Burton]])".
* If you take some of the ''The Best... Album in the World...Ever!'' compilation titles literally, they become this for listing [[http://images.artistdirect.com/Images/Sources/AMGCOVERS/music/cover200/drc900/c918/c91827f6ia3.jpg every]] [[http://rymimg.com/lk/f/l/93f4453f33942bb11466116135d85ab1/2680257.jpg band]] [[http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/02/ciu/11/ee/974ec27a02a0acb547e27110.L.jpg on]] [[http://www.vblurpage.com/images/comps/1997_bestalbumintheworld5_cover_big.jpg the]] [[http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0001/872/MI0001872750.jpg?partner=allrovi.com record.]]
* The full title of Music/TheAquabats' third studio album is ''The Aquabats! vs. the Floating Eye of Death! and Other Amazing Adventures, Vol. 1''
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[[folder:Pinball: Or, Indoor bagatelle games descended from the success of David Gottlieb's "Baffle Ball" pin game featuring skillful manipulation of metal balls using electro-mechanical paddle-like devices to properly strike targets to score inflated points]]
* The full name of Creator/BallyMidway's first PinballSpinoff for ''VideoGame/PacMan'' is ''Pinball/MrAndMrsPacManPinball''. Writing the full name is only slightly less awkward than saying it.
* ''[[Pinball/CaptainFantastic Capt. Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy]]'', named after the album by Creator/EltonJohn.
* This trope is parodied by ''VideoGame/PinballIllusions''. The introductory screen for the original {{Amiga}} version starts off naming the game "Super Pinball Fantasies Turbo EX II M-Ball Edition," then quickly corrects it to "Pinball Illusions".
* ''[[Pinball/TheWhosTommy The Who's Tommy Pinball Wizard]]''.
* ''Pinball/TheAdventuresOfRockyAndBullwinkleAndFriends''
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[[folder: Professional Wrestling: Or, Men and/or sometimes women who compete in staged athletic competitions with predetermined endings and take part in planned storylines as a career.]]
* Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}} has held shows with the following titles:
** ''If the Airplane is Snowed in, Put Your Bloody Skis on and Get Going!''
** ''Retribution Rumble of Revenge and Rumble to Remember''
** ''Beware of Barely Badd Blasts and/or Blood Brawls on the Beach''
** ''The International Invasion of the International Invaders''
*** Later led to ''Son of...'' and ''Return of the Son of...''
** ''Laying in the Gutter, Looking at the Stars''
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[[folder:Radio: Or, The spoken word of the human voice transmitted miraculously upon the aether by the appropriate application of wireless emissions of suitable wavelength, to be received across great distances by a carefully calibrated apparatus]]
* Although the actual title is given as ''Punt and Dennis: It's Been A Bad Week'', that comedy current-affairs show is often referred to by the title of its prize - ''[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment The Worst Week of the Week Award, Awarded Weekly on a Week-by-Week Basis]]''. Which is mentioned at the end of every round.
* One episode of BBC radio comedy ''TheBurkissWay'' is usually referred to as "Lesson 45: Write Extremely Long Titles The Burkiss Way". The ''full'' title, given in the Radio Times, was "Lesson 45: Write Extremely Long Titles With Lots And Lots Of Words In, Like This, So That The Radio Times Will Have To Allot More Space Than The Measly Half A Centimetre Of Billing Space We Usually Get And At Least It'll Look A Bit More Prominent On The Page, Although Still Nowhere Near The 50 Column Inches They Give To The Hitch-hiker's Guide To The Galaxy The Burkiss Way".
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[[folder:Theatre: Or, Works written with the intention of live performance in front of an audience upon the theatrical stage]]
* ''[[Theatre/MaratSade The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade]]''. In the original German, ''Die Verfolgung und Ermordung Jean Paul Marats dargestellt durch die Schauspielgruppe des Hospizes zu Charenton unter Anleitung des Herrn de Sade'', is a bit shorter. It's a play and a film, and it's pretty much ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
** Publicists and playbill designers shortened this to ''Marat/Sade''.
* Perhaps not so long as most of these but still worthy of mention: ''The tragical history of the damned life and deserved death of Doctor Johanus Faustus''.
** And the one man show telling the same story, "An Apology for the Course and Outcome of Certain Events Delivered by Doctor John Faustus on This His Final Evening".
* Arthur Kopit's ''Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad''.
* Most of {{Shakespeare}}'s works had really long titles in folio, octavo and quarto editions, which summarised most of the plot ([[SpoilerTitle and often ruined the ending]]).
** ''The Second Part of Henry the Fourth, Containing his Death: and the Coronation of King Henry the Fift''. [sic] (''HenryIV Part Two'')
** ''The First part of the Contention betwixt the two famous houses of Yorke and Lancaster, with the death of the good Duke Humphrey, And the banishment and death of the Duke of Suffolke, and the Tragicall end of the proud Cardinal of VVinchester, vvith the notable rebellion of Iacke Cade, And the Duke of Yorkes first claim vnto the Crowne.'' (''Henry VI Part Two'')
* ''The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds'' by Paul Zindel, which was also made into a movie. The play's title comes from the title of the protagonist's ScienceFair project.
* ''The History of Two Valiant Knights, Sir Clyomon Knight of the Golden Shield, Son to the King of Denmark, and Clamydes the White Knight, Son to the King of Suavia'', a romantic comedy produced in London by the King's Men in 1577.
* ''{{for colored girls}} who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf'' by Ntozake Shange (1974).
* Not as long as others on here, but ''AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum'' is still a mouthful.
* Just about any of the ''Farndale Ladies'' plays; a stand-out is ''They Came From Mars and Landed Outside the Farndale Avenue Church Hall in Time for the Townswomen’s Guild’s Coffee Morning''.
* HowToSucceedInBusinessWithoutReallyTrying
* Jackie Sibblies Drury's (deep breath) ''We Are Proud to [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Present a Presentation]] About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915''.
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[[folder:Video Games: Or, Calculating-machine entertainment whereby the audience--through manipulation of articulating levers and buttons--may participate in a pseudo-holographic (although subject to change) performance and regulate the transpiration of events, as by a character within]]
* In-[[VideoGames game]] example: [[HalfLife Gordon Freeman]]'s doctoral thesis was titled ''Observation of Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Entanglement on Supraquantum Structures by Induction Through Nonlinear Transuranic Crystal of Extremely Long Wavelength (ELW) Pulse from Mode-Locked Source Array'', which doubles as TechnoBabble.
* ''Attack Of The Mutant Zombie Flesh-Eating Chickens From Mars, starring Zappo The Dog'' ({{Vaporware}} in its original form, but later rewritten badly by some other people and released under the rather shorter title of ''Star Paws'').
* ''PennyArcadeAdventures: On the Rain-slick Precipice of Darkness''.
* ''Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney''. Often shortened to ''Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright'' or ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonVsAceAttorney''.
* ''Slaves to Armok, God of Blood: [[SequelDisplacement Chapter II]]: VideoGame/DwarfFortress: Histories of X and Y''. X and Y are synonyms for "greed" and "hard work", respectively.
* NIS America has ''Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman! What Did I Do to Deserve This?'' (later changed to ''VideoGame/WhatDidIDoToDeserveThisMyLord?''), a real-time strategy game in which players control an evil overlord protecting his stronghold from invading heroes.
* ''Invasion of the Mutant Space Bats of Doom'', a classic {{shoot em up}} for {{DOS}}.
* Many of the later ''{{Street Fighter}}'' games are guilty of this, as they were essentially {{updated rerelease}}s [[CapcomSequelStagnation of updated rereleases]], the title got more modifiers to distinguish the newer games from the previous installments. The already overly long ''Super VideoGame/StreetFighterII Turbo'' is known in Japan as ''Super Street Fighter II X: Grand Master Challenge'' (that's a roman numeral two and the letter "ex") in Japan. The HD [[{{video game remake}} remake]] follows the tradition by being titled ''Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix''.
** Which, if spelled out completely, gives the even longer ''Super Street Fighter II Turbo High Definition Remix''.
** ''VideoGame/StreetFighterEX plus α'' was a [=PlayStation=] version of ''Street Fighter EX plus'' that was in turn, an updated rerelease of the original ''Street Fighter EX''
** ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII: New Generation'' was followed by ''Street Fighter III 2nd Impact: Giant Attack'' and ''Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Fight for the Future''.
** The current full title of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' is "Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Version 2012".
** ''Subverted'' with the recently announced update, shortening the title to "Ultra Street Fighter IV"
* Related to the above, {{Capcom}} went into SelfDeprecation of their usual [[CapcomSequelStagnation long-winded rereleased titles]] with ''Super Ultra DeadRising 3' Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX Plus Alpha.'' ([[NonIndicativeTitle no, it wasn't on arcades at all]])
* Everyone in ''VideoGame/{{Tobal}} 2'' has a projectile attack: the official name for Fei Pusu's projectile is "Ougi: Shippuu Dotou Shomou Kyuugoku Fuuun Raijin Kokugeki Kyuuryaku Shite Kurodama," which means something close to "Secret Technique: Raging Violent Gale Wave Sphere Of Thunder God's Myriad Ultimate Wind Clouds: Dark Capturing Sphere."
* ''[[AccidentalInnuendo Golf Magazine: 36 Great Holes Starring Fred Couples]]''.
* ''[[RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha Vs The Soulless Army]]'' and its sequel ''[[RaidouKuzunohaVsKingAbaddon Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha Vs KingAbaddon]]''. AtlusARAM noted that people who complain about it "are only jealous theirs isn't as long". (''ShinMegamiTensei'' was not part of the Japanese titles of these games, however.)
* [=GameSpot=] did for two years in a row an award for "Most Long-Winded Game Title". In [[http://www.gamespot.com/pages/features/bestof2005/index.php?day=3&page=6 2005]], it was on by ''[[InCaseYouForgotWhoWroteIt Peter Jackson's]] KingKong: The Official Game of the Movie''. In [[http://www.gamespot.com/special_features/bestof2006/honors/index.html?page=5 2006]] the first Shin Megami Tensei title mentioned above won (over entries such as ''TheLordOfTheRings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II: [[ColonCancer The Rise of the Witch-King]]''). Both years had ''{{Xenosaga}}'' games (which follow the system ''Xenosaga: Episode # - [[GratuitousGerman Untranslated Nietzsche quote]]'').
* The UK/Australian titles of the Brain Age Express DSiWare titles are ''A Little Bit of... Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training: [something edition]''
* ''AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAAARecklessDisregardForGravity''.
** The same company also made a game called "1... 2... 3... KICK IT! (Drop That Beat Like an Ugly Baby)".
** The achievement names are also overly long, being:
*** I am One in a Million, and There Are Six Thousand People in the World Exactly Like Me
*** Air. Wind. Sun. Pain. I Am All of This, and Your Mom Makes a Fine Pasta Dinner.
*** I Have Jumped Beyond the Powers of Two, and Have Lived to Tell the Tale
*** I Have Broken More Glass Than a Finely Corpulent Opera Singer, and Love Myself For It
*** I am at Risk of Contracting Mononucleosis, Which is Known Colloquially as the Kissing Disease
*** The Rhylos and Skaery Memorial Achievement, for Which We Will Honor Them
*** I Avoid Sleep Wherever Possible, So I Played [[AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAAARecklessDisregardForGravity AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!!]] a Whole Lot
* ''FinalFantasyX'' has the "Sublimely Magnificent Jecht Shot Mark III". There is no Mark I or Mark II.
* ''[[StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People]]'', which even Strong Bad suggested be just referred to as "[=SBCG4AP=]". Even better, it's an episodic game, so you have to tack on the episode title as well if you want to be more specific.
** Couple this with ColonCancer and you get ''Strong Bad's Cool Game For Attractive People: Episode 4: Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective''.
* ''[[GabrielKnight Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned]]''.
* ''VideoGame/RobotDinosaursThatShootBeamsWhenTheyRoar'', a ShootEmUp web game
* ''LeisureSuitLarry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards'' and some of its sequels:
** ''Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (In Several Wrong Places)''
** ''Leisure Suit Larry 3: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals''
* In Japan, a GaidenGame for ''BeastWars'' was released on the Game Boy Color entitled ''Duel Fight Transformers Beast Wars: Beast Warriors' Strongest Decisive Battle''
* Just try saying ''[[MegaMan Rockman]]: [[MegaManLegends Digouter's Adventure Story in Halcyon Days]]: Adventurous Spirit of Steel'' with a straight face, I dare you!
** Then what about ''[[ColonCancer Rockman: Digouter's Adventure Story in Halcyon Days 2: Episode 2: The Mother Load]]'' and its prequel-demo ''Rockman: Digouter's Adventure Story in Halcyon Days 2: Episode 1: Close call, Roll-chan''?
** Thank God for its short form [[FunWithAcronyms Rockman DASH]].
* The ''BatenKaitos'' series has two titles, ''Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean'', and its prequel, ''Baten Kaitos II: Beginning of the Wings and the Heir of the Gods'', although the latter's title was changed to ''Baten Kaitos Origins'' for its English release.
* The soundtrack for ''{{Wild ARMs}}'' games consistently have titles with unusually long names. Some examples: "Even If I Can See the Reflection of Peace In Your Eyes", "This Downpour is a Blessing from the Heavens", "Walking into the Heart of the Sunset's Light", or "The Weight of a Heavy Life, the Meaning of the Meaning of Life".
* The upcoming indie game ''Dudebro — My Shit Is Fucked Up So I Got to Shoot/Slice You II: It’s Straight-Up Dawg Time''. For even more fun, check out [[http://www.grimoireassemblyforge.com/dudebro2/site/?page_id=798 the timeline]].
* Most ''{{Touhou}}'' games are about halfway here thanks to basically having two regular sized titles, one in Japanese and one in English; ''Touhou Chireiden ~ Subterranean Animism'' is a typical example. Then there's ''Touhou Hisoutensoku ~ Choudokyuu Ginyoru no Nazo wo Oe'' (Tranlates roughly to ''Lacking Perception of the Natural Laws of the East ~ Chase the Enigma of the Superdreadnought Guignol'').
* The sequel to ''OsuTatakaeOuendan'', simply titled ''Moero! Nekketsu Rhythm Damashii: Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2'' or in English: ''Burn! HotBlooded Rhythm Soul: Hey! Fight! Cheer Squad 2''.
* ''[[{{Gungnir}} Gungnir: Inferno of the Demon Lance and the War of Heroes]]''. It's a little less unwieldy in Japanese. ''Just'' a little.
* The PajamaSam series had long titles in all the main games:
** ''Pajama Sam in No Need to Hide When It's Dark Outside''
** ''Pajama Sam 2: Thunder and Lightning Aren't So Frightening''
** ''Pajama Sam 3: You Are What You Eat From Your Head to Your Feet''
** ''Pajama Sam [[FanNickname (4)]]: Life is Rough When You Lose Your Stuff!''
* Similarly above, the main FreddiFish games all had long titles, and they were made by [[HumongousEntertainment the same company]]:
** ''Freddi Fish and the Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds''
** ''Freddi Fish 2: The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse''
** ''Freddi Fish 3: The Case of the Stolen Conch Shell''
** ''Freddi Fish 4: The Case of the Hogfish Rustlers of Briny Gulch''
** ''Freddi Fish 5: The Case of the Creature of Coral Cove''
* Episode 4 of the ''KingsQuest'' fan game ''TheSilverLining'' is titled "'Tis in My Memory Locked, and You Yourself Shall Keep the Key of It".
* ''Eojjeonji Joheun Il-i Saenggil Geot Gateun Jeonyeok'' (A Night Where Good Things Are Bound to Happen), a obscure korean PC beat'em up game.
* [[BarkleyShutUpAndJamGaiden Tales of Game's Presents Chef Boyardee's Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden, Chapter 1 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa]]
** The sequel is titled ''The Magical Realms of Tír na nÓg: Escape from Necron 7 – Revenge of Cuchulainn: The Official Game of the Movie – Chapter 2 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa''
* ''MaxPayne [[ElectricBoogaloo 2: The Fall of Max Payne]] - A FilmNoir Love Story''
* [[http://www.battlestudio.com/games/spectrum-spelunker/ Spectrum Spelunker: Shoot Blocks to Win the Game, Also Jump and Run: Starring Hue]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escape_from_the_Planet_of_the_Robot_Monsters Escape From The Planet Of The Robot Monsters]], an arcade game released by Atari Games in 1989.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' received a video game adaptation for the DS and 3DS, fully titled ''Adventure Time: Hey, Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!!'' Then they made a second one for the 3DS, Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii U, entitled ''Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW!''
* Any ''BubbleBobble'' game with a [[ShortTitleLongElaborateSubtitle subtitle]].
* ''David Crane's A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia''
* ''The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends'' on the NES.
* ''NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStormGenerations''
* ''VideoGame/PlayStationAllStarsBattleRoyale''
* ''Nagagutsu o Haita Neko: Sekai Isshuu 80 Nichi Daibouken'' for the Famicom.
* The ZXSpectrum game ''[[http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseekid.cgi?id=0027953 Maritrini, Freelance Monster Slayer en: Las Increibles Vicisitudes de Despertarse Resacosa con Fred en la Cama y Tener que Llegar Mas o Menos Puntual a la Prueba de "Monstruos Vigorosos de Pechos Lustrosos" featuring Los Fratelli]]''.
* ''[[VideoGame/BitTrip BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien]]''
* ''[[VideoGame/SegaSuperstars Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed]]'', which was shortened during production as an attempt to avoid this trope.
* The game from the ''VideoGame/RealityOnTheNorm'' series called ''Invasion of the [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Space Aliens Who Are Not From Earth But From Some Other Planet]]''.
* The PSN game ''Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars''.
* ''VideoGame/GanbareGoemon: Toukai Douchuu Ooedo Tengurigaeshi no Maki'' for the NintendoDS.
* [[http://www.stencyl.com/game/play/10568 A Bat Triggered The Sensor That Activates The Defense Systems And Has To Use The Arrow Keys To Escape]]
* The {{BEMANI}} series has the song "お米の美味しい炊き方、そしてお米を食べることによるその効果。"[[labelnote:romaji]]Okome no oishii takikata, soshite okome wo taberu koto ni yoru sono kouka.[[/labelnote]], officially translated as "How to cook delicious rice and the effects of eating rice." Most fans simply call it "Okometal" (its "genre" in ''PopNMusic'' and ''IIDX'') or "Rice Metal" (the official English translation).
** A few years before, there was the ''VideoGame/{{beatmania}} IIDX'' song "London Affairs Beckoned With Money Loved By Yellow Papers."
* ''[[http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseekid.cgi?id=0002154 My Name Is Uncle Groucho ... You Win A Fat Cigar]]''
* Downplayed with ''VideoGame/TheAngryVideoGameNerdAdventures''.
* ''ChristineLove'' has done this with ''DontTakeItPersonallyBabeItJustAintYourStory'' and her new project ''My Twin Brother Made Me Crossdress As Him And Now I Have To Deal With A Geeky Stalker And A Domme Beauty Who Want Me In A Bind!!'' also known by its shortened title ''Ladykiller in a Bind''.
* The WorldSoccerWinningEleven series by konami is known to have overly long titles, with one of the longest ones being WorldSoccerWinningEleven5FinalEvolution. This title was then noticed by reviewers who wrote this quote about it on their [[http://www.gamerevolution.com/features/worst_game_names/2 webpage]]:
-->"One ball, two numbers, seven words, fifteen syllables. How hard is it to just call the thing 'soccer'? "
* An otherwise unremarkable ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' mod, with the filename america.wad, has as its title... [[http://doomworld.com/idgames/?file=combos/america.zip the entire text of the Declaration of Independence]]. Quite possibly the longest title in all of video gaming, ever.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games: Or, Games involving the manipulation of tangible objects such as paper cards, miniatures and dice, usually played atop a table by several persons (though the floor may be used if there is no table offering enough area)]]
* The grand-daddy of miniature wargaming, H. G. Wells's ''Little Wars: a game for boys from twelve years of age to one hundred and fifty and for that more intelligent sort of girl who likes boys' games and books.''.
* [[MagicTheGathering Magic: The Gathering]] has a [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=74237 card]] called the ''Our Market Research Shows That Players Like Really Long Card Names So We Made this Card to Have the Absolute Longest Card Name Ever Elemental'', or ''OMRSTPLRLCNSWMTCTHTALCNEE'' for short.
** A couple of cards have flavour text attributed to Asmoranomardicadaistinaculdacar, the Underworld Cookbook.
* Though the Magic card mentioned above is part of a Humor expansion, the Mythos CCG had a card called "The Thirty-Five Abominable Adulations of the Bloated One". Since Mythos referred to the CthulhuMythos, long names seem appropriate.
* The nonsensical fangame Super Hyper Paper Deluxe Mario Bros. Galaxy World Land 4: Partners in Sunshine SuperStar Island & Saga of Time Advance 64 DS and its sequels have this.
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[[folder:Webcomics: Or, Stories available on the internet told through a mixture of sequential images and bubbles containing text, indicating what the characters are saying, thinking, and occasionally doing, much like a comic book but without commission.]]
* A {{troll}} in ''{{Homestuck}}'' explains that in his planet, billions of years in the future, every short title has been used up, and so the titles are [[{{Understatement}} more descriptive]].
--> [[color:#626262:CG: WHEREIN NUMEROUS VIGILANTES CONFRONT PERIL; ONE OF THEM BETRAYS THE OTHERS; (BUT IT TURNS OUT TO BE PART OF THE PLAN ALL ALONG);]]
--> [[color:#626262:CG: SEVERAL ATTRACTIVE FEMALE LEADS PROVOKE ROMANTIC TENSION; FOUR MAJOR CHARACTERS WEAR UNUSUAL HATS; ONE HOLDS PLOT-CRITICAL SECRET;]]
--> [[color:#626262:CG: 47 ON-SCREEN EXPLOSIONS, ONE RESULTING IN DEMISE OF KEY-ADVERSARY; 6 to 20 LINES THAT COULD BE CONSTRUED AS HUMOROUS;]]
--> [[color:#0715cd:EB: wait...]]
--> [[color:#0715cd:EB: this is the title?]]
--> [[color:#626262:CG: IT GOES ON.]]
** When you finally get a look on carcinoGeneticist's room, you can see the associated movie posters.
* ''TheIncredibleAndAweInspiringSerialAdventureOfTheAmazingPlasmaMan''
* ''Webcomic/ABeginnersGuideToTheEndOfTheUniverse''
* ''Webcomic/EvenInTheDeepestHeartOfChaosAGlimmerOfOrderCanBeFound''
* The {{Pokemon}} webcomic ''[[http://www.drunkduck.com/POKETTO_MONSUTAA_SPECIAL_SUPER_EX_ADVENTURE_XXXVX_THE_CHRONICLES_OF_RED_BLUE_GREEN_AND_A_BUNCH_OF_OTHER_KIDS_WITH_COLORS_FOR_NAMES/index.php POKETTO MONSUTAA SPECIAL SUPER EX ADVENTURE XXXVX THE CHRONICLES OF RED BLUE GREEN AND A BUNCH OF OTHER KIDS WITH COLORS FOR NAMES]]''; doubly so for negecting punctuation and being written in all-caps.
** And what number, exactly, is "XXXVX"?
*** [[DontExplainTheJoke It could be similar to the swedish expression "Fiftyeleven", meaning "a lot".]]
* Comic strip #240 of [[http://www.heroes-comic.com/?p=1081 Heroes Incorporated]], AKA ''"Hey man? You ever think that the universe is just like, one atom of some even bigger universe we can't even imagine? Woah... My hands can touch anything but themselves..."''
* ''[[{{Webcomic/Prequel}} Prequel -or- Making A Cat Cry: The Adventure, The Adventures Of Katia Managan]]''.
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', some of the [[http://www.egscomics.com/sketchbook/?date=2003-06-03 early]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/sketchbook/?date=2002-08-11 filler]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/sketchbook/?date=2002-08-25 comics]] had these. Also [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-07-16 a few]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-05-18 story comics]] as well. These are usually played for laughs but at least [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-10-02 one]] was played for drama.
* [[http://www.drunkduck.com/I_Was_Kidnapped_By_Lesbian_Pirates_From_Outer_Space I Was Kidnapped By Lesbian Pirates From Outer Space]]
* In ''{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=1491 The Greatest, Most Amazing, Mind-blowingly Spectacular Work of Epic Literature Conceived in the History of Man. Ever.]]
* ''[[{{SPISPOPD}} Smashing Pumpkins into Small Piles of Putrid Debris]]''
* ''{{Webcomic/Chimneyspeak}}: for the attention of: Bludgers, Cracksmen, Nobblers, Dippers, Skippers, Lushingtons, Flimps, Duffers and Coopered Ladybirds; courtesy of the gentleman Jack Cayless.'' At least, according to the logo.
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[[folder:Web Originals: Or, Various pieces of fiction falling under a variety of descriptions distinguished by their initial appearance on a network previously establish to better facilitate the sharing of information between computers.]]
* ''TheHorriblySlowMurdererWithTheExtremelyInefficientWeapon''. Also an example of GoryDeadlyOverkillTitleOfFatalDeath
* [[http://soundcloud.com/acousticbrony [=AcousticBrony=]]] named his first album "[[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic The Relatively Small Horse That I Own, I Used to Inquire What the Relationship Between People Who Are Close Might Be Until Everybody Gave Me a Piece of the Sorcery That It Is.]]"
* {{YoutubePoop}}s by [[https://www.youtube.com/user/avojaifnot/ avojaifnot]] often use this. Examples include:
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAp1p6ETdTc AVOJAIFNOT GETS EVISCERATED FOR MAKING THE MOST SACRILEGIOUS YOUTUBE POOP IN EXISTENCE]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhvafqF9NpE miss vitani pacman is exiled for eating nested sequence overloads]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC5k6zpizis THE GRUMPY GILLS FAMILY EATS AT THE RESTAURANT OF THE INCREDIBLY STACKBABBING COLOR CURVY PHASERS]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCVt3sOrwns Zira Throws Pride Rock Into A Black Hole And Exiles The Entire Universe]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZi037M0i1M The Carpenter Builds A Playhouse For His Dog Through Extreme Sexual Trauma]]
* In WebVideo/ReZonanceSoundtrackReviews, the host supposedly was going to name his [[TopTenList Top 7 Pavlov games list and his Top 14 games with scary sounds list]] “Top 7 List of sound effects or jingles that get me In the mood to play those certain games” & “Top 14 games that aren't horror games but have horror elements that are scary mostly because of the music or sound effects but aren't intended that way,” respectfully.
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[[folder:Western Animation: Or, Televisual performances produced throughout the Occident, mostly in the United States of America, made possible through the rapid display of slightly differing artistic renderings to create the illusion of movement]]
* ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' had an episode called "The Creature that Lived in the Refrigerator, behind the Mayonnaise, next to the Ketchup, and to the Left of the Cole Slaw!", and the eponymous creature is referred to by the full title every time it's mentioned.
* ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'' used this, with each episode title being longer than the last, until episode 5: "Dante and Randal and Jay and Silent Bob and a Bunch of New Characters and Lando, Take Part in a Whole Bunch of Movie Parodies Including But Not Exclusive To, TheBadNewsBears, TheLastStarfighter, IndianaJones and the Temple Of Doom, Plus a High School Reunion."
* ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' did an episode called "Wooldoor Sockbat's Giggle-Wiggle Funny Tickle Non-Traditional Progressive Multicultural Roundtable!"
** There's also an organization in DrawnTogether called "Special Tactical Operations Unit To Catch People Who Set Up Suicide Hotlines Because Of A Reality Show Challenge And Then Didn't Follow Through On Them So They Cause The People Who Needed Them To Take Their Own Lives And Then They Change Their Minds When They Realize Not All People Should Be Forced to Live So They Try To Assist Someone In Euthanasia". Or STOUTCPWSUSHBOARSCATDFTOTSTCTPWNTTTTOLATTCTMWTRNAPSBFTLSTTTASIE for short.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' had one episode called "Field Tournament Style Up and Down On the Ground Manja Flanja Blanja Banja Ishka Bibble Babble Flabble Doma Roma Floma Boma Jingle Jangle Every Angle Bricka Bracka Flacka Stacka Two Ton Rerun Free for All Big Ball". In TV listings, it's often shortened to ''Big Ball".
* ''WesternAnimation/{{King of the Hill}}'' has "What Happens at the National Propane Gas Convention in Memphis Stays at the National Propane Gas Convention in Memphis" as well as the (as of now unaired) "When Joseph Met Lori, and Made Out with Her in the Janitor's Closet".
** Also a season 5 episode when Joseph hits puberty which is called "[[PaulaCole I Don't Want to Wait for Our Lives to Be Over, I Want to Know Right Now, Will It Be... Sorry. Do Do Doo Do Do, Do Do Doo Do Do, Do Do Doo Do Do, Doo...]]"
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had ShowWithinAShow ''The Simpsons Family Smiletime Variety Hour.''
** [[ProductPlacement Mars and Mattel Quick Energy Chocobot Hour!]]
** Out-of-universe, Season Seven's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Curse_of_the_Flying_Hellfish 'Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish."']]
* In a plot to be first in the phone book, one episode had ''WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}}'' naming his plumbing business AAAAAAAAAAAAA (ad nauseum) AAA-1 Plumbing, which was [[OverlyLongGag recited, in full, every single time it was said]].
* One ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula'' episode is titled, "Return of the Curse of the Secret of the Mummy's Tomb Meets [=FrankenDuckula=]'s Monster And The Wolfman and the Intergalactic Cabbage." Another title: "The Count And The Pauper--I Ain't Gonna Work On Maggot's Farm No More!"
* At least three Hanna-Barbera shows had long titles: ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'', ''[[JosieAndThePussycats Josie And The Pussycats In Outer Space]]'', and ''The Completely Mental Misadventures Of Ed Grimley.''
** There's also ''Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone'', also known as ''[[PotsworthAndCompany Potsworth & Co]]''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Squidbillies}}'' had an episode entitled [[ExpospeakGag "Mephistopheles Traveled Below to a Southern State Whose Motto Is 'Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation".]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** The Season 2 episode "Roger Ebert Should Lay Off the Fatty Foods", which is actually [[NonIndicativeName completely irrepresentative]] of the episode's actual plot. Its sole reference is a constellation in the [[ItMakesSenseInContext plane'arium]] that vaguely resembles RogerEbert.
** Season 16's "I Should Have Never Gone Ziplining", a parody of {{narm}}y RealityTV shows—specifically the slightly more briefly named ''[[IShouldntBeAlive I Shouldn't Be Alive]]''—complete with its own announcer, interview footage and [[TitleDrop title sequence]]. As the episode progresses, [[spoiler:the boys find themselves in similarly FauxHorrific situations, and the episode introduces new title sequences under the names "I Should Have Never Thought Horseback Riding Would Be Any Less Boring Than Ziplining" and "I Should Have Never Got on a Goddamn Boat".]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' had several long episode titles from the 2012/2013 season: "National Treasure 4: Baby Franny: She's Doing Well: The Hole Story," "The Adventures of Twill Ongenbone and His Boy Jabari," "Naked to the Limit, One More Time," and "The Full Cognitive Redaction of Avery Bullock by the Coward Stan Smith."
* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' had "The Precious, Wonderful, Adorable, Loveable Duckling", who was referred to as such by Muriel every time its name came up.
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[[folder:Anime/Manga: Or, Televisual performances produced akin to the preceding method, produced in the Empire of Japan, with considerably differing scope, visual style and manner of subject despite sharing a common means of conveyance]]
* On a general level, this trope is partially why [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil certain]] [[{{Fansub}} formats]] of anime releases typically don't include episode titles in file names. After all, long show title + long episode title + a few subfolders = file paths exceeding 255-character length limits on some operating systems.
* ''{{Genshiken}}'' has a RunningGag of naming its chapters with a very verbose and academic-sounding title. The chapter where the group goes shopping on Akihabara, for example, is called "Comparative Classification of the Modern Youth Through Consumption and Entertainment".
** And "Genshiken" itself is an abbreviation for Gendai Shikaku Bunka Kenkyūkai, or "The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture".
* A good number of chapters from the ''HayateTheCombatButler'' manga have really long titles.
* The title of episode six of ''HeIsMyMaster'' is absurdly long. The full title is "The Sawatari Izumi Contest Series!! A Daring Test of Courage!! An Express Train to a Secret Hotsprings in the Northeast, a Mother-in-law Murdered in the Mist, a Madonna Teacher from an Elite Family Burning with Desire as They Watch a Housewife Battle For Control of Her Troubled Mansion!!". Episode five's title (which essentially describes the premise of the series) isn't much shorter.
* In one episode of ''{{Un Go}}: Inga Nikki'', Inga suggested an alternative name for the specials: "Ano Hi Mita Boku no Imouto wa Tantei nanka Zenzen Suki ja naindakedo Tomodachi wa Kanji ga Yomeru".
* {{Kyoto Animation}}'s recent (Jan 2009) anime. Behold ''Sora o Miageru Shoujo no Hitomi ni Utsuru Sekai'' (loosely ''The World Reflected in the Eyes of a Girl who Looks Up at the Sky''). Fortunately, said anime is a remake/continuation of the studio's earlier {{OVA}} titled ''{{Munto}}'' and its sequel, which allows the fans to call the series ''Munto the TV'' instead.
* All of the {{Baccano}} episode titles are long and overly descriptive.
* Taku Iwasaki had a ''lot'' of fun thinking up song titles for the ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' soundtrack.
* The series title ''Sumeba Miyako no Cosmos-sou Suttoko Taisen Dokkoider'' (translation: ''Living in the Cosmos House, Foolish Dokkoida's Great Battle'') was shortened to simply ''[[{{Dokkoida}} Dokkoida?!]]'' when brought to the US.
* Episode 26 of ''SchoolRumble'' is called "''Totsuzen no 'sayonara'... Mayoikonda rabirinsu... Anata wa dare? ...Oshiete. 'Surechigai' 'Kataomoi' todoke, boku no kimochi. Todoke, watashi no omoi. Tabun ichido shikanai kisetsu, seishun no 1 pēji. Kore ga saigo no chansu, tashikametai... Kimi no kimochi. Tsutawaru kotoba, tsutawaranai omoi. Ano hi no kokuhaku, eien no ichinichi, dakedo... Itsumademo tsuzuiteiku, watashi tachi no 'ima'. Soshite ashita e... 'sukūru ranburu fōebā'''". The official translation is just ''"School Rumble Forever!"'' which is probably not accurate.
** [[AdaptationDistillation It's a well-deserved truncation,]] cutting it down to the final three words (which are just GratuitousEnglish).
*** For those curious, the translation is "A Sudden Goodbye...Lost in a Labyrinth...Who are You?...Tell Me. Chance Encounters and Unrequited Love, Reach My Feelings. Reach My Thoughts. A Season That Probably Won't Come Again; One Page of Youth. This is My Last Chance; I Want to Confirm...Your Feelings. Words I Will Tell You, Thoughts I Won't Tell You. A Confession on That Day, That Eternal Day...but...Our 'Now' Will Go On Forever. And So, Tomorrow...School Rumble Forever."
* ''KochiraKatsushikakuKameariKoenMaeHashutsujo'', which translates to ''This Is the Police Station in Front of Kameari Park in Katsushika Ward'', is the longest-running series in Shounen Jump, and the series with the longest title. Everybody just calls it KochiKame.
* The English title for episode 15 of ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is "Those women longed for the touch of others' lips, and thus invited their kisses."
** The English title for episode 12 is "She said, 'Don't make others suffer for your personal hatred.'"
** The Japanese title for episode 26 is "Sekai no chūshin de 'ai' wo sakenda kemono", which means "The beast who shouted (either 'love' or 'I') at the heart of the world".
*** This (specifically the "love" version) is also the title of a Hugo-winning short story by Harlan Ellison, and the collection in which that story is to be found.
** The English title of episode 24 is "The Beginning of the End, or Knockin' on Heaven's Door".
* Although the episode titles in ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' tend to be average length (the longest being episode 11: Graceful and Ruthless- The One who Picks the Flower), the songs used within the show and movie are needlessly long and have a habit of lacking any sort of relevancy to the lyrics. Just to name a few: Inhuman Illusory Soul Fusion Magic, The Absolute Destiny Apocalypse with Universal Gravitation, A Confessional Elevator- The Daydreamer's Troublesome Insect (Imaginary Bad Bug), Magical Lantern Butterfly Moth 16th Century, An Immortal Emperor in a Mundane Universe, The Natural Compatriot's Palace Perspective Book, We Who Have Cast Ourselves Aside Become Fallen Angels, Cradled in the Grave of the World in the Hands of the World, Rose Naked Body ~ Shura Physical Constellation 45 Nebula, and The First Duelist may be Reborn! The Never-Ending History of the Middle Ages.
* ''{{Gintama}}'' does this sometimes with it's chapter/episode titles like "ストレスはハゲる原因になるがストレスをためないように気を配るとそこでまたストレスがたまるので結局僕らにできることなんて何もない," or "Stress can lead to baldness, but if you try not to be stressed then that will make you stressed, so there's nothing we can do" (chapter 22 of the manga, episode 53 of the anime).
* In {{Psyren}}, the government branch responsible for the Grigori experiment is the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's Psychic Powers Development Research Facility's Mental Sensitivity Department.
* The third ''Manga/SailorMoon'' movie has the full title of "Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon SuperS: The Movie: The 9 Sailor Soldiers Get Together! Miracle in the Black Dream Hole" due to having parts that refer to the 4th series/season, the fact that it's a movie, and giving the movie a standard episode title card. Most ads omit the last part while many listings of the full name omit "The Movie" (despite appearing on posters) The english dub chops it down to Sailor Moon SuperS the Movie: Black Dream Hole.
* The anime/manga series ''OniichanNoKotoNankaZenzenSukiJanainDakaraNe''!! ("I Don't Like You At All, Big Brother!!"), which has one of the longest titles as far as recent shows go.
* ''AnoHiMitaHanaNoNamaeOBokutachiWaMadaShiranai'', which translates to "We Still Don't Know the Name of the Flower We Saw That Day." Viewers came up with the PortmanteauSeriesNickname "AnoHana" posthaste.
** To demonstrate how long and unwieldy this name is: on ThisWiki the ''[=AnoHana=]'' is more commonly used as a {{wick}} than ''AnoHiMitaHanaNoNamaeOBokutachiWaMadaShiranai''.
** The series' American licensee NISAmerica shortens it to ''anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day''.
* Most episode titles in ''BestStudentCouncil'' are of perfectly normal length, but episode 18 blindsides the viewer with "Hitoshi Satou, 28 years old, Occupation: Lawyer, Parents are Rich, and Even More Good Qualities to Make Him a Favorable Partner."
* ''Manga/NoMatterHowILookAtItItsYouGuysFaultImNotPopular'', or its original title ''Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete Mo Omaera ga Warui!'', which the former is merely a direct translation of. The short form is ''[=WataMote=]''.
* ''Courtesty of Zettai Karen Children - The Unlimited - Hyoubu Kyousuke'' is the official title of ''Anime/TheUnlimitedHyoubuKyousuke''.
* {{Anime/Pokemon}}'s ''Best Wishes!'' subtitle gains a subtitle of its own, and that subtitle getting a subtitle. This makes the Japanese name ''Pocket Monsters Best Wishes Season 2 Episode N.''
** An episode was titled "Movie Time! Zoura in 'The Legend of the Pokemon Knight'!". The Japanese name of one episode was "Maintain and the Sunken Ship!! The Secret of the Mysterious Pokemon!".
* ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'': Episode 9 of the AdobeFlash series ''Remember my Love(craft-sensei)'' is titled "How Mahiro Came to Love the Girl Despite Being a Normal High Schooler Who Cannot Even Sense in the Slightest That the Universe Is at Risk of Destruction, and Suppresses a Vague Worry That Tomorrow the Sun May Not Rise from the Same Direction or at the Same Speed or Even Shine at the Same Luminance and Follow the Same Orbit".
* The episode titles of ''Manga/ServantXService'' are often very long.
** Episode 1: ''Be Careful About How You Refer to Someone, and Why''
** Episode 2: ''Don't Panic, Make a Scene, or Throw Away Your Job''
** Episode 3: ''Don't Neglect the Safety of You or Your Workplace''
** Episode 4: ''Beware of Next Week's Unseen Danger''
** Episode 5: ''Everyone Has Close Calls. Learn from Them and Keep the Workplace Healthy''
* ''Manga/SaikinImoutoNoYousuGaChottoOkashiindaGa''
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* In Spain and Mexico, people used to be named: [first name] [middle name] [more middle names] [list of things you would find at a Catholic mass] [last names], which can lead to names like "Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso" (Pablo Picasso)
* Some of Salvador Dali's paintings have ridiculously specific (but [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin precisely accurate]]; they belong to ''[[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible that]]'' [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible kind of art]]) titles: ''Apparition of a Face and Fruit Dish on a Beach'', ''Face of Mae West Which May Be Used as an Apartment'', ''Slave Market with the Disappearing Bust of Voltaire'', ''Gala Contemplating the Mediterranean Sea Which at Twenty Meters Becomes the Portrait of Abraham Lincoln'', ''One Second Before Awakening from a Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate''...
* Rembrandt van Rijn's renowned ''The Shooting Company of Frans Banning Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburch''. But you probably know it as ''The Night Watch''.
* Also Joseph Wright of Derby's painting ''A Philosopher giving a Lecture on the Orrery in which a lamp is put in place of the Sun''.
* An artwork by Marcel Duchamp: ''The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even'' (in the original French, ''La mariée mise ŕ nu par ses célibataires, męme''). It's most often called "The Large Glass" ("Le Grand Verre").
* [[http://crookedsixpence.deviantart.com/art/The-Little-Girl-21423447 The Little Girl Who Was Forgotten By Absolutely Everyone (Even The Postman)]]. Also known as ''The Little Girl Whose Story Has An Incredibly Long Title Because the Author Thought It Would Be Funny Until She Had To Type It Everywhere''.
* Car names tend to be short and punchy, but for a few years in TheEighties, Mazda put the ''full'' model designation ("Mazda 323 DX 1.6i", four separate badges each in a different font) all in one row on the trunk lid above the left taillight on some models. Depending on the size and positioning of the dealer's emblem, that could mean a row of plastic badges stretching ''all the way'' from the left edge of the trunk lid to the keyhole halfway across.
* YouTubePoop tends to feature these kinds of titles, combined with either an IntentionallyAwkwardTitle or WordSaladTitle (for instance ''Krobo's Voluptuous Cooking Program'' or ''The Grinch Excites Himself Onto A Christmas Tree'').
* Although it's only mentioned on the "[[http://www.davidchess.com/words/logabout.html about]]" page, [[http://www.davidchess.com/words/log.html David Chess's blog]] is titled ''The Curvature of the Earth Is Overwhelmed by Local Noise''.
* A blog post at [[http://site-of-truth.blogspot.com/2009/03/does-pi-3-or-should-you-shut-hell-up.html]] has a new version of the bible called "New and Revised Standard Edition Version 13.75 for angsty and rebellious emo faggots who have nothing better to do than blindly take shots at things that they're too stupid to understand and too anal-retentive to actually notice the point of the message." or the [=NRSEv13.75fAaREFwhNBtdtBTSaTtttStUatA-RtANtPotM=] for short
* Apple products don't have model numbers, so they get names like "Power Macintosh G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors)" and "[=MacBook=] (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008)."
* In sports, particularly notable games get immortalized with a short descriptive title. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1985_Oregon_State_vs._Washington_football_game This is not one of them.]]
* The instruction manual for the [[http://www.thewandcompany.com/ Kymera Remote Control Wand]], which admittedly looks and performs like a real magic wand, and thus has this thematically-inspired reference.
* MarkReadsTwilight gives us this: “I Am Going To Do Something Spectacular And Clearly Attention-Grabbing In Front Of Plenty Of People, Yet No One Is Going To Notice Except (Conveniently) The Main Character” Phenomenon. He shorted it to the IAGTDSSACAGIFOPOP,YNOIGTNE(C)TMC Phenomenon when referring to it later. This is referring to the scene where Edward stops the van with his bare hands, yet nobody in the "sea of faces, all frozen in the same mask of shock" noticed this from Chapter 3 of the first book.
* J.M.W. Turner painted in 1840: "Slave Ship (Slavers Throwing Overboard the Dead and Dying, Typhon Coming On)" and it's better known now as simply "The Slave Ship." At the time, Punch Magazine lampooned the title with one of their own: "A Typhoon, Bursting A Simmoon, Over A Whirlpool Maelstrom, Norway, A Ship on Fire, An Eclipse, With the Effect of a Lunar Rainbow."
* ''[[http://earlgreytea68.livejournal.com/67159.html Chaos Theory in Vortex Orbits in Relative Dimensions in Time and Space]]'' a DoctorWho KidFic by [[http://earlgreytea68.livejournal.com/ earlgreytea68.]]
* The fanfic title template ''Five Times [Character X] [verb phrase, most likely involving romance with Character Y] (And One Time (S)he Didn't)''. Depending on the verb phrase, of course, some may be lengthier than others.
* For a time during the 19th century, ''Magazine/TheEconomist'''s full title was ''The Economist, Weekly Commercial Times, Bankers' Gazette, and Railway Monitor. A Political, Literary and General Newspaper''.
* Many scientific articles have long and highly-detailed titles to ensure that peers parsing the articles and later archives can locate relevant material easily.
** This is especially true for articles dealing with focused case studies where the specific details of the case can increase title length greatly. For example: "Cluster randomized controlled trial of a psycho-educational intervention for people with a family history of depression for use in general practice".
* A trope is named EitherWorldDominationOrSomethingAboutBananas. An article is titled Recap/My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic S2 E15: "The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000".
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