The song S.W.L.A.B.R. by the rock band Cream stands for She Was Like ABearded Rainbow. And their song N.S.U. stands for Non-Specific Urethritis.
The electronic band LMFAO. It sneaks in one profanity in it, but it's a big one. LMFAO stands for Laugh My Fucking Ass Off.
*NSYNC: JustiN, ChriS, JoeY, JasoN, JC. After original member Jason left, the group joked that they nicknamed Lance "Lanceton" so the acronym would still work. (The acronym still works, but the "N" is in the middle of his name instead of the end.)
Their merchandise distribution company, ZEEKS, takes its name from the last letter of their last names.
No, really, it's just a coincidence. The Beatles were never shy about their drug use - it's unlikely that they would lie so adamantly and consistently (it was a drawing from John's son Julian, and the drawing exists, and it does in fact look like a girl flying in the sky surrounded by diamonds) for so long about a substance they'd already admitted using, and using regularly. Also, Julian Lennon and Lucy O'Donnell are not fictional people.
Come on, three superfluous words? One would be pushing it. This is about as likely as Douglas Adams making a joke in base 13.
The punk/metal band Life, Sex and Death used the same acronym.
As did the goth-pop outfit Love Spirals Downwards.
It also popped up in the Aloytah Haynes Jeremiah song "Lake Shore Drive", which is especially glaring because the Drive isn't generally called that.
The Flaming Lips' songs are published by Lovely Sorts of Death (which later also became the name of the vanity label that they use to release their collaborations and more experimental works).
Korn had "A.D.I.D.A.S." (All Day IDream About Sex).
While we're at it, although Adidas itself isn't an acronym, but a portmanteau (of its founder, Adolf "Adi" Dassler), a book about the brand is called All Day IDream About Sports.
The Wu Tang Clan song "C. R. E. A. M" - "C"ash "R"ules "E"verything "A"round "M"e - CREAM, get the money - dollar dollar bill y'all."
The Clan seems to enjoy coming up with backronyms as well, such as "Witty Unpredictable Talent And Natural Game."
The name of R&B girl group TLC refers to its members T-Boz, Left Eye, and Chili, playing on the old phrase "Tender Love and Care".
Naughty By Nature rose to prominence with the song "O.P.P.", officially standing for Other People's Pussy (or Penis), but the last P was cleverly and intentionally Bowdlerized in the song itself to mean Property.
Ja Rule's name is supposed to stand for "Jeffrey Atkins Represents Unconditional Love's Existence, though in one magazine interview he said that it simply stands for Jeffrey Atkins Rule.
In a tongue-in-cheek video promoting a recent tourTom Waits claims the route this tour takes was specifically chosen because the names of the towns he is performing at spell the word "PEHDSCKJMBA". "PEHDSCKJMBA" is then revealed to be an an acronym for People Envy Happiness. Dogs, Though, Sense Courage, Knowing Jubilation Means Better Assets.
The British dance band EMF, of "Unbelievable" fame, claimed that their name stood for Epsom Mad Funkers. However, their song "Head on the Ball" included the words "Electromotive Force" and "Ecstasy Mother Fuckers."
Fall-Out Boy's album "From Under the Cork Tree"
In the mid-'90s, contemporary Christian artist Carman made an album called Righteous Invasion Of Truth, or R.I.O.T.
Former Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown's single F.E.A.R takes this trope to an extreme.
The hardcore punk band MDC would change the meaning of the acronym for each release (e.g. Millions of Dead Cops, My Dead Child, MIL FsDate Cougars, More Dead Cops)
Japanese Hardcore Punk group GISM stands for... actually, that seemed to change every five mminutes. One album cover credits it as "Guerilla Incidiery Sabotage Mutineers", but that's far from the only one.
And then there's Van Halen's 1991 album For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge...
To some fans, Slayer jokingly stood for "Satan Laughs As You Eternally Rot".
Aerosmith's song "F.I.N.E. (Fucked-up, Insecure, Neurotic and Emotional)".
Kevin Bloody Wilson's song D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F. (Do ILook Like IGive AFuck?)
U.S.D.A. or United Streets Dopeboyz of America.
Just Undeniably Some of The Illest Composers Ever. or J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League
Renaldo and the Loaf did "Meanings of W.E.I.R.D", with verses ranging from Whisper english intone religious dutch and White elephants injure repugnant dogs
The song was originally written as part of a contest to determine what the name of W.E.I.R.D., The Residents' fan club, would actually stand for: The winning entry was We Endorse Immediate Residents Deification.
Gossip Girl's soundtrack album Original Music From Gossip Girl.
Lupe Fiasco 's upcoming album Lasers is a backronym for Love Always Shines, Everytime Remember 2 Smile.
The song 'S.H.E.' from IAMX's album The Alternative stands for "Secret Harmonic Emotion".
Italian noise artist Fukte took advantage of this: A recent release was entitled "RAM", which could either mean "Raped And Murdered" (after the only track on the album) or "Random Access Memory." (It had a paint-covered RAM chip glued to the back)
My Chemical Romance is often shortened to MCR.
Their new album had Better Living Industries, or Blind.
In an little-known CD album from 1991 called "Sandi Patti and the Friendship Company: Open for Business", the characters are discussing a name for their new club (they eventually decide on "Friendship Company"). Infield says "I make a motion we call our club ?Kind Creatures Caring for Companionless Kids?! Zig invokes this trope when she says "I vote for the name ?Organization of International Nice Kids Erasing Reasons for Sadness?! It has a certain, oh, sound for sophistication!" A few seconds later, meaningful acronyms are forgotten when she suggests "The International Association of Nice Kids and Creatures in the Officinal Professional Business of Friendship... Incorporated," At which point she realizes that it's too long.
The short-lived supergroup XYZ, who never officially released anything: It stood for ExYes and Zeppelin, as the lineup consisted of Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin and Chris Squire and Alan White from Yes. They had wanted Robert Plant to join too, by the way.
TechN9ne has a song called "F.U.N." It stands for Fuck UNiggas.
Post-hardcore band Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows.
KMFDM's name was often thought to stand for "Kill Mother Fucking Depeche Mode," but it's actually "Kein Mehrheit fur die Mitleid" or "Kein Mitleid fur die Mehrheit," which is loosely translated from the German as "No pity for the majority."
Australian anonymous alternative band TISM stands for "This Is Serious Mum" due to their often ridiculous lyrical themes and politically incorrect humour
801, the occasional band created by Brian Eno and Phil Manzanera, is sometimes assumed to be based on an acronym of Eight Nought One. Eno has denied this, saying, "Ingenious, but...", and Manzanera has performed with 801 without Eno.
Sound Horizon's Elysion album features five songs with English titles that don't seem to be connected at all to El's story told in the other five. So why are they there? The final El song, "El's Paradise [Side: A]", offers a solution:
The fourth horizon, the true face of paradise.
If one falls straight down, without being tempted by the four paradises ("El"s) in between, ABYSS is right there.
The Spinto Band were being pressured into adding lyrics to a brief wordless bridge in the song "Late", an idea they weren't too fond of. While the proper album version has the song as the band originally wrote it, some leaked promo copies do have these added lyrics. See if you notice anything unusual about them:
Trapped Here In Some Select Universe, Can't Keep Still...
Daft Punk have a DVD consisting of music videos from the album Homework, which has the Long TitleD.A.F.T.: A Story About Dogs, Androids, Firemen and Tomatoes. The title refers to prominent elements of the five featured videos: "Da Funk" and it's sequel video "Fresh" have an anthropomorphic dog as a main character, "Around The World" features dancing robots, "Burnin'" features firemen rushing to the scene of a fire at a skyscraper dance party, and "Revolution 909" includes a montage of tomatoes being farmed, packaged, shipped, purchased, and turned into tomato sauce.