A show/movie (music videos don't count) titled after a pre-existing song, i.e. not something written in conjunction with the show/movie. If it's not the song's real title, it's something one could RefrainFromAssuming it was.

Closely related to LiteraryAllusionTitle. See also IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming, of which this is a form (when applied to TV series episodes, naturally). See also TitleTrack, when an album is titled after a song that's actually on it.

!!Examples can be divided into three categories:


!!!Using the song (not necessarily as a ThemeTune):

[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
* ''Literature/FromTheNewWorld'': Named after the title of Dvořák's Symphony No. 9. Might be passed off as coincidence if not for the frequent use of the "Goin' Home" theme from the symphony's 2nd Movement ("Largo") throughout the show.
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': Rather than any chapters of the manga itself, just about every Stand from Part 4 onward (and a couple of characters) is named after a song, band or album, since Horihiko Araki is a big fan of American rock. Here are some particularly bizarre ones, as well as the alternate names used in US localizations in order to avoid lawsuits:
** [[Band/RedHotChiliPeppers Red Hot Chili Pepper]] / Chili Pepper
** [[Music/PearlJam Pearl Jam]] / Opal Jam
** [[Music/EarthWindAndFire Earth Wind and Fire]] / Terra Ventus
** [[Music/PrinCe Gold Experience]] / Golden Wind
** [[Music/AeroSmith Aerosmith]] / Li'l Bomber
** [[Music/SpiceGirls Spice Girl]] / Spice Lady
** [[Music/SexPistols Sex Pistols]] / Six Bullets
** [[Music/BlackSabbath Black Sabbath]]
** [[Music/MichaelJackson Man in the Mirror]]
** [[Music/TheBeachBoys Beach Boy]] / Fisher Man
** [[Music/MetalLica Metallica]]
** Music/TheRollingStones
** [[Music/JimiHendrix Stone Free]] / Stone Ocean
** [[Music/KiSs Kiss]] / Smack
** [[Music/FooFighters Foo Fighters]]
** [[Music/AcDc Highway to Hell]] / Highway to Death
** [[Music/MarilynManson Marilyn Manson]]
** [[Music/LimpBizkit Limp Bizkit]]
** [[Music/SurVivor Survivor]]
** [[Music/QueEn Bohemian Rhapsody]]
** [[Music/AcDc Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap]] / Filthy Acts at a Reasonable Price
*** That last one is so utterly cumbersome that is it practically always abbreviated as "D.4.C.", even in-universe. Makes one wonder why the user even named it that.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}''[='s=] first and tenth chapters, "At Midnight, All the Agents..." and "Two Riders Were Approaching...," are titled after lyrics of Music/BobDylan's "Desolation Row" and "All Along the Watchtower," which are quoted in the {{epigraph}}s (as is Music/ElvisCostello's "The Comedians" in the second chapter, titled "Absent Friends.") In [[Film/{{Watchmen}} the movie]] both of these songs ''were actually used'' in the soundtrack (albeit only the Music/JimiHendrix [[CoveredUp cover]] of "All Along the Watchtower" in the scene covering the event of the chapter; a version of "Desolation Row" by Music/MyChemicalRomance chapters plays on the credits).

[[folder:Fan Fic]]
* ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' has [[Music/WithinTemptation "Our Solemn Hour"]], which is briefly whistled by Calvin at one point.
* ''Fanfic/SevenDaysInSunnyJune'' is named after a {{Music/Jamiroquai}} song, and the chapter titles come from songs as well.
* ''Fanfic/IAgainstIMeAgainstYou'' and each of its chapters are all titled after songs and lyrics from the various ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' soundtracks by Trocadero and Jeff Williams.
* ''[[Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}} Meteor Shower]]'' is named for the song by Music/OwlCity. Its three subheadings are made up of the lyrics from the (extremely short) song.
* ''Fanfic/HereticPride'' is named after a song by Music/TheMountainGoats, and the chapter titles are all Mountain Goats lyrics.

* ''Film/AcrossTheUniverse''
* ''Addicted to Love''
* ''Film/AlexandersRagtimeBand'', an Music/IrvingBerlin JukeboxMusical named after his hit song "Alexander's Ragtime Band"
* ''Film/AmericanPie''
* ''Film/AnchorsAweigh''
* ''Autumn in New York''
* ''Film/BadBoys''
* ''Bed of Roses''
* ''Film/BohemianRhapsody''
* ''Broadway Rhythm''
* ''Film/BlueHawaii''
* ''Film/BlueVelvet''
* ''Film/{{Brazil}}'' (the Terry Gilliam movie). Borders on RefrainFromAssuming, as the full name of the song is "Aquarela do Brasil".
* ''Film/BrightLightsBigCity''
* ''Film/CantBuyMeLove''
** Also, its remake, ''Love Don't Cost a Thing''.
* ''Film/CantHardlyWait'' (the [[Music/TheReplacements Replacements]] song of the same name plays over the end credits).
* ''Film/CoalMinersDaughter''
* ''Film/{{Convoy}}''
* ''Film/DazedAndConfused'' (the director tried to feature the Music/LedZeppelin song, but Robert Plant vetoed)
* ''Film/DeckTheHalls''
* ''Film/DemolitionMan'' (a song by Music/ThePolice; Sting does a new version of it as the end-credits song).
* ''Film/DetroitRockCity'' (Music/{{Kiss}} is central to the plot, and appear singing the title song in the end)
* ''Film/DownWithLove'', which incorporates StockFootage of Creator/JudyGarland singing the title song
* ''Drive Me Crazy''
* ''For Me and My Gal''
* ''Forever Young''
* ''(Kenny Rogers as) The Gambler'' (the song was originally a hit for him)
* ''Film/GimmeShelter''
* ''Film/GirlsJustWantToHaveFun'' (except they had to use a cover version rather than Cyndi Lauper's)
* ''Guantanamera'' (1995 Cuban film)
* ''Film/AHardDaysNight''
* ''Halls of Montezuma''
* ''Film/HelloMaryLouPromNightII''
* ''Film/{{Help}}''
* ''Film/TheHouseILiveIn'' the title song was originally featured in the 1943 musical ''Let Freedom Sing''
* ''Film/IllBeHomeForChristmas''
* ''I'll Be Seeing You''
* ''Film/ImNotThere''
* ''Film/InTheBleakMidwinter'' (though it was retitled ''A Midwinter's Tale'' in the US)
* ''In the Good Old Summertime''
* ''Film/InTheMoodForLove'' (as far as the original title is concerned)
* ''Film/InTheMood'' Not only using the Glenn Miller classic, but set in the time it was popular.
* ''Film/IntoTheNight''
* ''It Takes Two''
* ''I Walk the Line'', a 1970 movie starring Creator/GregoryPeck titled after the Music/JohnnyCash song.
* ''I Wanna Hold Your Hand'' (contracting the formal English in Music/TheBeatles' title)
* ''Film/JacobsLadder''
* ''Film/JeepersCreepers''
* ''Film/JennifersBody''
* ''Film/JerseyGirl'' (twice)
* ''Johnny Be Good'' (sic; the song is titled "Johnny B. Goode")
* ''Jumpin' Jack Flash''
* ''Film/JustLikeHeaven''
* ''Film/LaCucaracha''
* ''Film/LeanOnMe''
* ''Film/LittleAnnieRooney'' (1925) has Annie Rooney thinking about how much she used to hate the song "Little Annie Rooney", a dance hall song from the 1890s.
* ''Film/LostHighway''
* ''Lullaby of Broadway''
* ''Film/ManOnTheMoon'' (The 1992 Music/{{REM}} song about Creator/AndyKaufman became the title for his BioPic in 1999. The band wrote the film's underscore and incorporated the song as a {{Leitmotif}}. They also wrote a new song for it, "The Great Beyond", that serves as a companion piece to the original tune.)
** The 2017 documentary behind the making of Man on the Moon was called Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond, an homage to the companion song.
* French movie ''Ma Petite Entreprise''.
* ''Film/MeetMeInStLouis'' had both songs newly written for the movie and period tunes. The former include "The Trolley Song" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." Belonging to the latter group are "Under the Bamboo Tree" and the title song. "Skip to My Lou" straddles the line.
* ''The Midnight Hour'' (although the song's full title is "In The Midnight Hour".)
* ''The Mighty Quinn''
* ''Moonlight Mile''
* ''Film/MurderByNumbers''
* ''Film/MyBoyfriendsBack''
* ''Film/MyGirl''
* ''Only the Lonely''
* ''Pagan Love Song''
* ''Film/PaperMoon''
* ''Film/PeggySueGotMarried''
* ''Film/PrettyInPink''
* ''Film/PrettyWoman''
* ''Film/PSILoveYou''
* ''Film/ReturnToMe''
* ''Satisfaction''
* ''Film/SeaOfLove''
* ''Film/SilentNight''
* ''Film/SixteenCandles'' (covered by The Stray Cats)
* ''Film/SmilinThrough'', all three film versions and the play that proceeded them, after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smilinorg/wiki/Smilin%27_Through_(song) the song]]
* ''Film/SoClose'' is named after the song "Close To You" by the Carpenters, even though the words "So Close" don't appear in it.
* ''Film/SomeKindOfWonderful''
* ''Something to Talk About''
* ''Film/StandByMe''
* ''Film/StayingAlive''
* ''Film/StormyWeather''
* ''Film/SweetHomeAlabama'' (instead of the actual Music/LynyrdSkynyrd recording, you hear ''two'' cover versions in the film)
* ''Take Me Out to the Ball Game''
* ''Take This Job And Shove It''
* ''Take This Waltz''
* ''Taking Care of Business''
* ''Film/ThingsToDoInDenverWhenYoureDead'' went from Music/WarrenZevon song to the title of a 1995 film. Then John Cale wrote a song about the film, which would have counted as an inversion if he hadn't shortened the title to just "Things."
* ''Film/ThisMustBeThePlace''
* ''To the Shores of Tripoli''
* ''Film/WalkingOnSunshine''
** Interestingly the film's original WorkingTitle was ''[[Music/{{Madonna}} Holiday]]'', which arguably makes more sense than the actual title.
* ''Film/WalkTheLine'' (Music/JohnnyCash biopic - the song is "'''I''' Walk the Line")
* ''When a Man Loves a Woman''
* ''Film/WhiteChristmas''
* ''Film/YankeeDoodleDandy'' (though technically the song's actual title is "The Yankee Doodle Boy")
* ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'' was the only Beatles movie which was based on a Beatles song instead of having the song written for the movie, having first appeared in 1966 on the album ''Revolver''.

* Several of Creator/ManlyWadeWellman's ''Literature/SilverJohn'' stories are named after/inspired by Appalachian folk-tunes, including "Shiver In The Pines", "The Little Black Train" and "The Desrick on Yandro". The eponymous hero always sings at least a verse or two of the song in question, accompanying himself on his [[SilverHasMysticPowers silver-strung]] guitar.
* ''Literature/LessThanZero'' by Creator/BretEastonEllis, named for the Music/ElvisCostello song.
* ''Here Comes the Sun'', novel by Creator/TomHolt. The chorus is sung in the final scene.
* A pattern with Creator/WallyLamb : Literature/ShesComeUndone , Literature/WeAreWater, Literature/IKnowThisMuchIsTrue , Literature/TheHourIFirstBelieved, and Literature/WishinAndHopin .

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Music/DavidBowie's "Life On Mars" wasn't the ThemeTune to ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'', but it did appear in a few significant moments.
** Likewise ''Series/AshesToAshes'', with the addition of the clown from Bowie's "Ashes to Ashes" video who appears in the lead character's hallucinations.
* ''Life Goes On'' (although of course [[RefrainFromAssuming the song title is "Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da"]]).
** Even more confusingly, ''Series/EmptyNest'' used the Billy Vera song "Life Goes On" as its theme.
* ''Heartbeat'', British police drama set in the 60's. Named for the Nick Berry song that is also theme tune. Also, beat - police.
* ''Series/WhatILikeAboutYou''
* ''One Fine Day''
* ''Series/AsTimeGoesBy''
* ''A Fine Romance''
* ''Harper Valley P.T.A.'', [=TV=] movie and later series.
* Every episode of ''Series/TrueBlood'' is named after a song which serves as a LiteraryAllusionTitle to an episode's plot and are featured in the end credits of said episode.
* ''Series/TheYoungOnes''. The 1959 Cliff Richard tune was used as the opening theme.
* In the middle of ''Series/{{Miami Vice}}'s'' first season, former Music/{{Eagles}} guitarist Glenn Frey released "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7uKjo_URBo Smuggler's Blues"]], a song about cocaine trafficking. The producers of the show immediately jumped on it, and not only titled the resultant episode "Smuggler's Blues", but they based the storyline on the lyrics of the song and cast Glenn Frey as Jimmy the Bush Pilot.
* ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' episode "I'll Be Seeing You." The song is also used in several other episodes.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' has a lot of episodes named after songs, including [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E01InMyTimeOfDying "In My Time Of Dying"]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E02EverybodyLovesAClown "Everybody Loves A Clown"]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E08CrossroadBlues "Crossroad Blues"]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E13HousesOfTheHoly "Houses Of The Holy"]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E14BornUnderABadSign "Born Under A Bad Sign"]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E19FolsomPrisonBlues "Folsom Prison Blues"]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E20WhatIsAndWhatShouldNeverBe "What Is And What Should Never Be"]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E21AllHellBreaksLoosePartOne "All Hell Breaks Loose"]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS05E01SympathyForTheDevil "Sympathy For The Devil"]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS06E12LikeAVirgin "Like A Virgin"]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS06E17MyHeartWillGoOn "My Heart Will Go On"]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS06E21LetItBleed "Let It Bleed"]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS07E02HelloCruelWorld "Hello Cruel World"]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS08E10TornAndFrayed "Torn And Frayed"]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS08E12AsTimeGoesBy "As Time Goes By"]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS08E17GoodbyeStranger "Goodbye Stranger"]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS08E20PacManFever "Pac Man Fever"]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS09E01IThinkImGonnaLikeItHere "I Think Im Gonna Like It Here"]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS09E03ImNoAngel "I'm No Angel"]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS09E17MothersLittleHelper "Mother's Little Helper"]], [[Recap/SupernaturalS09E22StairwayToHeaven "Stairway To Heaven"]], and [[Recap/SupernaturalS10E03SoulSurvivor "Soul Survivor"]].
* The [[Series/AfterschoolSpecial CBS Schoolbreak Special]] ''Dedicated To The One I Love''.
* Every episode in season 1 of ''Series/LukeCage2016'' is named after a Music/GangStarr song.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' had "I Only Had Eyes For You".
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has done it a couple of times, taking episode titles from Semisonic's "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E12ClosingTime Closing Time]]"[[note]]Note that song and episode both revolve around fatherhood.[[/note]] and [[Music/GeorgeMichael Wham!]]'s "[[Recap/DoctorWho2014CSLastChristmas Last Christmas]]"

* Music/{{ABC}} were named after the Music/TheJacksonFive song of the same name.
* ''Music/TheVelvetUndergroundAndNico'', the debut record for Music/VelvetUnderground, inspired two instances of this trope. The music festival ''All Tomorrow's Parties'' was named after the song of the same name, and another cut from that album, "The Black Angel's Death Song", inspired ''The Black Angels.''
* ''Boredoms'' were named after the Music/{{Buzzcocks}}' song "Boredom."
* Music/CannedHeat was named after the Tommy Johnson song "Canned Heat Blues".
* Cave In, after the Codeine song "Cave-In": They also released a CoverVersion of their namesake song as a bonus track to the album ''Perfect Pitch Black''.
* Music/ACertainRatio exists because of a line in Music/BrianEno's "The True Wheel".
* Music/DeathCabForCutie were named after the eponymous song by the Music/TheBonzoDogBand.
* Music/JudasPriest was inspired by Music/BobDylan's "The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest".
* Music/TheKillers were named after the fictional band in the music video of the Music/NewOrder song "Crystal".
* Music/LadyGaga was named after Music/{{Queen}}'s "Radio Gaga".
* Music/TheKooks were named after Music/DavidBowie's song "Kooks" from his album ''Music/HunkyDory''.
* Music/MachineHead got their name from the Music/DeepPurple song and corresponding [[Music/MachineHeadAlbum album]] both carrying that name.
* Music/{{Madness}} thanks their name to the Prince Buster song of the same name, found on his album ''Music/OneStepBeyond''.
* Music/TheMoodyBlues were named after Music/DukeEllington's "Moon Indigo".
* Music/{{Motorhead}} were named after Music/{{Hawkwind}}'s "Motorhead".
* Music/TheRaveonettes thank their existence to the Music/BuddyHolly song "Rave On".
* Music/{{Negativland}} were inspired by the Music/{{Neu}} song of the same name.
* Music/{{Radiohead}} lend their name from the Music/TalkingHeads song "Radio Head" from the album ''True Stories''.
* ''Big Country'' also got their name from a Music/TalkingHeads number: "The Big Country."
* The band Ella Guru were named after the Music/CaptainBeefheart song of the same name, from his ''Music/TroutMaskReplica'' LP.
* Music/TheRollingStones were named after a line from Music/MuddyWaters' song "Rolling Stone".
* Music/SteeleyeSpan took their name from John "Steeleye" Span, a character in the folk song "Horkstow Grange", which they eventually recorded on their 1998 album ''[[TitleTrack Horkstow Grange]]''.
* The Plastic People of the Universe, a Czech protest band, were named after the Music/FrankZappa song "Plastic People" from the album ''Music/AbsolutelyFree''.
* The Belgian band Music/{{dEUS}} were named after the song "Deus" by ''The Sugarcubes.''
* The Hotrats (sideproject of the band Music/{{Supergrass}}) were named after Music/FrankZappa's album ''Music/HotRats''.
* Stiff Little Fingers were called that way because of the Vibrators' single of the same name.
* Music/{{Starsailor}} were named after Music/TimBuckley's album of the same name.
* Bless Music/{{Motorhead}}'s "Dancing On Your Grave" for inspiring Music/{{Sepultura}} to translate the title in Portuguese and called themselves that.
* Music/TheSistersOfMercy were named after a song on Music/LeonardCohen's ''Music/SongsOfLeonardCohen''.
* Music/{{Spoon}} might have never existed under that name if it weren't for the Music/{{Can}} song "Spoon" from "Ege Bamyasi".
* Music/{{Roxette}} were named after Music/DrFeelgood's "Roxette".
* Music/BadBrains were named for the song "Bad Brain" from Music/TheRamones' ''Music/RoadToRuin''.
* Music/SkeletalFamily was named after the David Bowie song "Chant of the Ever-Circling Skeletal Family."
* ''The March Violets'' inspired TWO '90s goth rock bands named in honor of their songs: Music/ChildrenOnStun and Music/GroovingInGreen. Neither of these songs ever became particularly popular.
* Music/DeadDisco was named after the song by Music/{{Metric}}.

* ''[[Pinball/CaptainFantastic Capt. Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy]]'' is a variation, being named after the album by Music/EltonJohn.

* Sirius XM has an AlternativeRock station called "Lithium". Yes, they do play the eponymous {{Music/Nirvana}} song.

* Almost all {{Jukebox Musical}}s: ''Theatre/MammaMia'', ''RockOfAges'', ''Theatre/WeWillRockYou'' etc.
* One might expect ''Theatre/MyFairLady'' not to include "London Bridge." Yet in the original production, its music was part of the OpeningBallet. In the recent revival produced by Cameron Mackintosh, it was actually sung in the middle of "Get Me To The Church On Time."
* ''[[Theatre/{{Jerusalem}} Jerusalem]]''
* The folk opera ''Down in the Valley'' by Kurt Weill and Arnold Sundgaard. All the narration is sung to the tune of "Down in the Valley." Four other American folk songs are also included.
* ''Sweet Adeline''. At least one version of the show used the barbershop quartet favorite, as did the 1934 movie version, though at the time of the setting, it hadn't in fact been written yet.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/SilentHillShatteredMemories'' was named after the line of their song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjX_zJNYw8g&feature=player_embedded When You're Gone.]]
* ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal: Black'' uses Music/TheRollingStones' "Paint it Black" for its ending theme.
* ''VideoGame/BurnoutParadise'''s Paradise City is named after the Music/GunsNRoses song used for the theme tune.
* Creator/{{Sega}}'s ''Teddy Boy Blues'' featured the song of the same name by J-pop star Yoko Ishino. Releases outside of Japan dropped the song and changed the title.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebOriginal/DirtyLaundryAnAlternate1980s'' uses the Don Henley song of the same name, in the sense that the PointOfDivergence is that ''it never existed''.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/CodeMonkeys'' is named after a Music/JonathanCoulton song which [[RealSongThemeTune serves as the show's theme]].
* Christmas specials ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer'' and ''WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman'', though those are both animations telling the same story in a song.
* Most WesternAnimation/BettyBoop shorts that feature a song are named after said song. Most famous are the trilogy of shorts featuring performances by Music/CabCalloway, such as ''WesternAnimation/MinnieTheMoocher''.
* In the early years WesternAnimation/MerrieMelodies were one-off cartoons based on (and named after) famous songs of the day, such as "WesternAnimation/ILoveToSinga," while Looney Tunes were character-based. Eventually, the only difference between Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes were the title cards.
* ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic''
* ''WesternAnimation/AKindOfMagic'' is named after the Music/{{Queen}} song. A mostly instrumental remix of that song is used as the theme song.

!!!Using a brand-new title song:

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''{{Series/Bewitched}}'' had a theme song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL1vcM3VSJs with lyrics]] written for it, but the producers ultimately decided to go with an instrumental version for the opening credits.

* The musical ''Theatre/OfTheeISing''.
* The musical ''Merrily We Roll Along'' had an original title song by Music/StephenSondheim, though the title was really from the Kaufman and Hart play. Whether or not that play's incidental music included the traditional song is probably lost to history.

!!!Song titles used without the song:

[[folder:Audio Drama]]
* AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho
** The ''Doctor Who Unbound'' drama ''Sympathy for the Devil'' is named after a Music/TheRollingStones song.
** The ''Doctor Who Unbound'' drama ''Masters of War'' is named after a Music/BobDylan song.
** The title of the Fifth Doctor drama ''1963: Fanfare for the Common Men'' is a slight variant on a piece of classical music called "Fanfare for the Common Man" by Aaron Copland.

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis Tokyo 2040''
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'': See the article
* ''Manga/TheKurosagiCorpseDeliveryService'': All the manga chapters are named after obscure japanese pop/rock songs, with each volume commonly containing chapters named after songs by the same artist or other similar relations.
* ''Anime/{{Kamichu}}'': Each episode shares its title with the name of a J-pop song from the '80s or early '90s.
* ''Manga/TheGentlemensAlliance'' is named after a song by Hiroko Yakushimaru.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' is named after a song by Plumtree.
* ''Comicbook/TheSandman'' has issues titled "Bad Moon Rising," "Dream a Little Dream of Me" and "Lullabies of Broadway."
* The ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' story "What's So Funny About Truth, Justice and the American Way?" based its title on "What's So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding?", a song written by Nick Lowe and recorded by Music/ElvisCostello.
* The ''Comicbook/XMen'' story "Days of Future Past" is a play on the ConceptAlbum ''Days of Future Passed'' by Music/TheMoodyBlues.
* The story in ''[[ComicBook/TheMultiversity The Multiversity Guidebook #1]]'' is called "Maps and Legends", from the Music/{{REM}} song.
* ''Comicbook/{{Books of Magic}}k: Life During Wartime'' after the Music/TalkingHeads song.

[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* Likely the most infamous fanfic example is ''Fanfic/MyImmortal''.
* ''Life is a Roller Coaster,'' from the ''Fanfic/SkyholdAcademyYearbook'' series, is titled after a song by Ronan Keating.

* ''Film/AllThatJazz'' has the same title as a song from [[Theatre/{{Chicago}} another musical]] by Creator/BobFosse. But it doesn't use that song.
* ''All Tomorrow's Parties'' (idem)
* ''Film/AmericanPie''
* ''Film/BlueValentine'', named after the [[Music/BlueValentine album]] by Music/TomWaits
* ''Film/BoogieNights'' was named after the 1977 Heatwave song, though it's not on the soundtrack.
* ''Film/BrokedownPalace''
* ''Film/DazedAndConfused'' (the Music/LedZeppelin song was meant to be on the soundtrack, but the band wouldn't clear it).
** Led Zeppelin are notoriously impossible to get permission to use in films. The director's later film ''Film/SchoolOfRock'' is one of the few films to actually get the permission to get it (Marvel film ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' later managed to get permission to use "The Immigrant Song").
* ''Film/FoolsRushIn''
* ''Home for the Holidays''
* ''Honeysuckle Rose''
* ''I Feel Pretty''
* ''It's Always Fair Weather''
* ''Love Will Tear Us Apart'' by Yu Lik-wai (although not the original title)
* ''Film/MyBoyfriendsBack''
* ''The Only Living Boy in New York''
* ''Paper Heart'', an indie romantic comedy named after a 1983 New Wave song by Robert King. Its filmmakers nearly managed to get permission to use the actual song, but King got to them too late.
* ''Film/SeasonOfTheWitch''
** And the earlier ''Film/HalloweenIIISeasonOfTheWitch''
* ''Film/SomeKindOfWonderful''
* ''Film/ThrowMommaFromTheTrain''
* ''Film/VelvetGoldmine'' would have used Music/DavidBowie's song of that title, but he didn't think much of the film--very loosely based on him and [[Music/TheStooges Iggy Pop]]--and refused to clear it.

* Arguably, Poppy Z. Brite's ''Exquisite Corpse,'' after the song by Bauhaus.
* Several chapters of John Weir's book ''The Irreversible Decline of Eddie Socket'' are titled after songs by Music/StephenSondheim.
* ''[[Literature/MaridAudran When Gravity Fails]]'' (from the Music/BobDylan song "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues") and its sequel, ''Fire in the Sun'' (from "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue")
* ''I Know This Much is True'' by Wally Lamb, a novel named from/after the Music/{{Spandau Ballet}} song "True".
* ''Literature/DiamondDogs'' is titled after a Music/DavidBowie song (and album).
* ''Literature/LessThanZero'' is titled after an Music/ElvisCostello song; its sequel ''Imperial Bedrooms'' is an album title.
* Jill Churchill's Grace & Favor series:
** ''Anything Goes''
** ''In the Still of the Night''
** ''Someone to Watch Over Me''
** ''Love for Sale''
** ''It Had to Be You''
** ''Who's Sorry Now''
* "Out of the Night When the Full Moon is Bright" by Creator/KimNewman, which mixes werewolves into the legend of Franchise/{{Zorro}}, takes its title from the opening theme of the 1950s ''Series/{{Zorro}}'' TV series.
* ''Franchise/BerniceSummerfield: Life During Wartime'', a short story collection set during the invasion of the Braxiatel Colection by the Fifth Axis, takes its name from the Music/TalkingHeads song.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Almost any individual episode of a TV show with a song title, because it doesn't pay to license a song for just one episode, particularly if it's done as a form of IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming.
** ''Series/{{Angel}}'' has various episodes titled after songs, e.g. "Shiny Happy People", "Over the Rainbow", "Not Fade Away"
** ''Series/DegrassiTheNextGeneration'' uses (mostly) [[TheEighties '80s]] songs for its episode titles. This changes in seasons 9 and on, as many episodes are named for songs from the 00s.
** ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' titles its episodes after songs, mostly by Music/StephenSondheim.
** ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' episodes titled after songs include "Won't Get Fooled Again," "A Kiss Is But A Kiss" and "Dream a Little Dream."
** ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' also uses song titles for episodes, including the two-parter "It's The End of The World"/"... As We Know It."
** ''Series/{{Lost}}'' used the titles "House of the Rising Sun" and "Music/BornToRun" without the songs (though the lyrics of the former certainly would have echoed the episode.)
** ''Series/OneTreeHill'' uses song titles/lyrics/album names as episode titles, as well as being named after a Music/{{U2}} song.
** ''Series/CovertAffairs'' named all the Season One episodes (except the pilot) after Music/LedZeppelin songs, their Season Two episodes after Music/{{REM}} songs, their Season Three episodes after Music/DavidBowie songs, and their Season Four episodes after songs by Music/ThePixies.
** ''Series/CougarTown'' names most of their episodes after songs by Music/TomPetty. The only exceptions are "Pilot" and "Everything Man".
** Each of the four final seasons of ''Series/That70sShow'' had episodes titled after songs from a particular band per season (Music/LedZeppelin on [=S5=], Music/TheWho on [=S6=], Music/TheRollingStones on [=S7=] and Music/{{Queen}} on [=S8=]).
* ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'' (the original ThemeTune was simply named "Jeannie", and [[ForgottenThemeTuneLyrics the lyrics weren't used at all]])
* Every episode of ''Series/{{ALF}}'' was named for a song title.
* ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'', titled after a Music/ColePorter song.
* British sitcom ''September Song''. The song in question was already being used by a rival broadcaster's ''May to December''.
* ''Series/{{Californication}}'', although entirely unrelated to the Music/RedHotChiliPeppers.
* The ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E01InMyTimeOfDying "In My Time Of Dying"]] based on a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_My_Time_of_Dying gospel song]] covered by Music/BobDylan and Music/LedZeppelin. Various other episodes use song-based titles as well (e.g. "Folsom Prison Blues", "Dream a Little Dream of Me", "I Believe the Children Are Our Future", "Good God Y'all", etc.)
* ''Series/VeronicaMars'' episode "Like a Virgin" is titled after the Music/{{Madonna}} song and album.
* ''Dave Gorman's Modern Life is Good-ish'' is a play on the Music/{{Blur}} album ''Modern Life is Rubbish'', which in turn is [[AlbumTitleDrop a line from the song]] "For Tomorrow".
* The ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' episode "[[Recap/BattlestarGalactica2003S03E15ADayInTheLife A Day in the Life]]" is named after Music/TheBeatles classic from ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand''.
* Creator/TheBBC Scotland Schools history programme ''Jacobites'' had three episodes, each titled after a song of the period: "Ye Jacobites by Name" (the Hanoverian perspective), "Charlie is My Darling" (the Jacobite perspective) and "Over the Sea to Skye" (the aftermath).
* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'': "Samson And Delilah" and "Music/BornToRun" are both named for songs by Music/BruceSpringsteen.
* The ''Series/EnemyAtTheDoor'' episode "After the Ball" shares its name with a 19th-century popular song. The verses don't fit the episode, but the refrain does:
-->Many a heart is aching,\\
If you could read them all;\\
Many the hopes that have vanished\\
After the ball.

* Music/DeepPurple, from an [[GenteelInterbellumSetting interbellum]] ballad that had been a hit for bandleader Artie Shaw.
* ''Strangers in the Night'', Music/{{UFO}} live album.
* [=NWOBHM=] and early speed metal bands had a tendency to be named after a song by an iconic band. Examples include Chinatown and Black Rose (Music/ThinLizzy songs), Heavy Pettin' and Obsession ([=UFO=] albums), Exciter (Music/JudasPriest song), Overkill (Music/{{Motorhead}} song), and Machine Head (Music/DeepPurple album).
* Music/BadBrains, after "Bad Brain" by Music/TheRamones.
* Human Highway, Music/NeilYoung song.
** Powderfinger, also after a Neil Young song.
* Velocity Girl, Music/PrimalScream song.
* The Canadian indie rock band Eric's Trip named themselves after the last song on side B of Music/SonicYouth's ''Daydream Nation''.
* Gigolo Aunts are named after Music/SydBarrett's "Gigolo Aunt".
* Music/{{Radiohead}}, Music/TalkingHeads song (though the song is technically "Radio Head")
* Music/JudasPriest took their name from the Music/BobDylan song "The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest."
* Scottish hard rock band Nazareth took their name from "The Weight" by Music/TheBand.
* Music/DixieChicks were named after the Little Feat song "Dixie Chicken".
* Rare "Titled After the Album" example: 1980s country duo Sweethearts of the Rodeo named themselves after Music/TheByrds' ''Sweetheart of the Rodeo'' album, and even paid homage to said album with the cover of their ''Buffalo Zone'' album.
* Music/TheRollingStones took their name from Music/MuddyWaters' "Rollin' Stone".
* Music/{{Ladytron}} from the song of the same name on Music/RoxyMusic's first album
* A Certain Ratio were named after a line in ''Music/BrianEno's "Third Uncle".
* Music/DeathCabForCutie, after a song by the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band.
* British folksinger John Wesley Harding, after the song and album by Music/BobDylan.
* Cave In, after the Codeine song "Cave-In". They would eventually cover their namesake song as a bonus track to the album ''Perfect Pitch Black''.
* Music/{{Mayhem}} were named after the Music/{{Venom}} song "Mayhem with Mercy".
* Music/{{Enslaved}} take their name from an Music/{{Immortal}} demo track, "Enslaved in Rot".
* Music/{{Moonsorrow}} are named after the Music/CelticFrost song "Sorrows of the Moon".
* Music/JimmyEatWorld's "Authority Song" has the rare distinction of being named after ''another song'' ("Authority Song" by Music/JohnMellencamp).

* ''Frog Kissin[='=]'', a fan podcast for Franchise/TheMuppets, is named after the Chet Atkins song of the same name. Which, not coincidentally, was performed on ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' episode with Linda Lavin, though only in the UK extended cut of said episode.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* For some reason, the subsections of the ''Pyramid'' article "[[http://www.sjgames.com/pyramid/sample.html?id=2919 Call No Man Happy Until He Is Dread]]: [[EvilOverlord Dark Lords]] in ''TabletopGame/GURPSDiscworld''" are Music/BruceSpringsteen quotes: "And Remember Just Don't Smile" (from "Meeting Across the River"); "Born to Ruin" (play on "Music/BornToRun"); "Darkness on the Edge of Town" ("Darkness on the Edge of Town"); "It's a Death Trap; It's a Suicide Rap" ("Born to Run" again).

* ''Theatre/RockOfAges''. Ironically, they couldn't get the rights to the Music/DefLeppard song.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The ''A-Train'' series of railway sim games is titled after the jazz standard "Take The 'A' Train."
* ''Kagirinaki Tatakai'', a 1983 game for the Sharp X1 published by Enix, has the same Japanese title as Music/LedZeppelin's song "The Battle of Evermore."
* ''VideoGame/{{Painkiller}}'' (from the Music/JudasPriest song).
* ''VideoGame/RockOfAges''
* ''VideoGame/JustDance'' series after a song by Music/LadyGaga. Ironically the song did not appear in the games until ''Just Dance 2014''.
* ''Franchise/{{Mother}}'' after a song by John Lennon.

* ''[[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/owlor/melody/series.php Sounds Like a Melody]]'', which is named after the song by 1980s German synthpoppers Music/{{Alphaville}}.
* ''Webcomic/KiwiBlitz''. Each track (chapter) is named after a different song.
* All of ''WebComic/KidRadd'''s strips are named after 80's songs.
* ''Rule Of Three'' started out titling each strip after a rock song.
* ''Webcomic/NineteenSeventySevenTheComic'' titles most of its strips after songs from TheSeventies.
* The webcomic ''[[http://www.mighthavebeen.net/ My Name Is Might Have Been]]'' gets its name from the Music/CourtneyLove song "Celebrity Skin."
* The ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' story arc "Painted Black" is named after Music/TheRollingStones song "Paint It, Black".
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' strip "I See a Red Robe and I Want to Paint it Black" is named after the same song.
* Many ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' strips, including a whole string [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming idiosyncratically named]] after indie songs.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Many thread titles in ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' happen to be these, due to the storyline being written by a community of writers with differing tastes. If we were to list them all it would take a while.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The second [[PowerOfLove Star Sapphires]] episode of ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries'' is called "Love is a Battlefield".