Long Title / Music

  • Pretty much anything by Bull of Heaven; "Like a Wall in which an Insect Lives and Gnaws" is a good example.
  • Hello! Project 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".
  • Arctic Monkeys' Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not has a ton of these. The most egregious one is probably "You Probably Couldn't See for the Lights but You Were Staring Straight at Me"; the title appears no where in that barely-two minute song. The titles represent how people in Sheffield tend to talk a lot like that.
  • 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.
  • Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of 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.
  • Fiona Apple 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)
    • 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)"
  • Sufjan Stevens 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?)"
    • 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. (Bonus Title Scream value for "They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back From The Dead!! Ahhh!")
    • 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.
  • Morrissey, with The Smiths 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".
  • Rod Stewart 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)."
  • REO Speedwagon titled their 1978 album You Can Tune a Piano, But You Can't Tuna Fish, followed twelve years later by another album called The Earth, a Small Man, His Dog, and a Chicken.
  • Jim Steinman averages six words per title. Most of them were for Meat Loaf, 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 as oversized as their titles: IDAFLBIWDT (Meat Loaf fans would rather abbreviate than shorten the titles), for example, is twelve minutes long.
  • Icelandic group 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 Pet Shop Boys
    • 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 The Italian Job).
  • 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.
  • Death Grips have a song called "You Might Think He Loves You For Your Money But I Know What He Really Loves You For It’s Your Brand New Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat."
  • Grindcore band Anal Cunt use these just for the hell of it sometimes. "I Liked Earache Better When Dig Answered The Phone", "I Made Your Kid Get AIDS So You Could Watch It Die", and so on.
  • Les Luthiers 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 hazañas 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).
    • Or El zar y un puñado de aristócratas rusos huyen de la persecución de los revolucionarios en un precario trineo, desafiando el viento, la nieve y el acecho de los lobo (The Tsar and a bunch of russian aristocrats escape the persecution of the revolutionaries in a precarious sledge, enduring the wind, the snow and the wolves).
    • 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.
  • Pink Floyd's "Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict". Also, "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" is a less extreme example, but it still qualifies.
    • 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 The Monkees 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, Bob Dylan 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're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go"
  • The Beatles' song "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except For Me and 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".
    • The long-awaited CD release of The Beatles Live at the Hollywood Bowl probably also qualifies, especially since it is subtitled Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years.
  • 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 Fall Out Boy song title. There's a good chance you'll come up with an example of this trope.
    • "The World's Not Waiting (For Five Tired Boys In a Broken Down Van)"
    • "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"
    • "Sending Postcards from a Plane Crash (Wish You Were Here)"
    • "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"
    • "Of All the Gins Joints In the World"
    • "I've Got a Dark Alley and a Bad Idea That Says You Should Shut Your Mouth (Summer Song)"
    • "Champagne for My Real Friends, Real Pain for My Sham Friends"
    • "I Slept with Someone in Fall Out Boy and All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me"
    • "A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More 'Touch 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)"
    • "You're Crashing But You're No Wave"
    • "I've Got All This Ringing in My Ears and None on My Fingers"
    • "I Liked You Better Before You Became a Fucking Myspace Whore''
    • This is, however, much more prominent in their earlier albums. Most songs on Folie à Deux, their fourth album, have only a couple words, though "Disloyal Order of Water Buffaloes" and "Headfirst Slide into Cooperstown on a Bad Bet" were getting there.
    • Their fifth album, Save Rock and Roll, also has pretty short song titles, with the exception of "My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light Em Up)".
    • This was Lampshaded on their third album with the song "Thnks fr th Mmrs", born from too many complaints about their song title lengths.
  • The longest title by Panic! at the Disco is "There's a Good Reason These Tables Are Numbered Honey, You Just Haven't Thought of It Yet."
    • Most of their other longest song titles are also on their debut album, A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, including "Lying Is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off", "The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage", "I Constantly Thank God For Esteban", and "London Beckoned Songs About Money Written by Machines".
    • Their song titles became shorter over time. In their second album, Pretty. Odd., there were only "I Have Friends in Holy Spaces" and "The Piano Knows Something I Don't Know". There was also "Sushi In A Tuxedo, In The Clams Casino", but when it was released, it was renamed to "Behind the Sea"
    • On their third album, Vices and Virtues, there was "Ready to Go (Get Me Out of My Mind)" and "Nearly Witches (Ever Since We Met...)".
  • Cobra Starship has a song titled "Prostitution Is the World's Oldest Profession and I, Dear Madam, Am a Professional."
    • There's also "Pete Wentz 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 during one of their gigs.
  • Joe Jackson's "You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)."
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic's "Attack of the Radioactive Hamsters from a Planet Near Mars".
  • Death Metal 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"
  • 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."
  • David Cross' Stand-Up Comedy 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 Los Campesinos!! 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'."
  • Van Morrison's "You Don't Pull No Punches But You Don't Push The River."
  • David Bowie'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 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 Donald Duck Costume) Live in Montreal." .
  • BalSagoth 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 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann 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.
  • "Long Song Titles Aren't Cool Anymore Because the Rest of You Fuckers Are No Good at It" by Crime in Stereo.
  • Flaming Lips 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.
  • The Decemberists use this on their track "Hazards of Love 1 (The Prettiest Whistles Won't Wrestle The Thistles Undone)".
    • The musical version of 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."
  • PM Dawn'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 Maximum the Hormone.
  • "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.
  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer: "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.
  • Pete Townshend released a best-of CD titled Coolwalkingsmoothtalkingstraightsmokingfirestoking.
  • Ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayitsworldwouldfallapart by Manic Street Preachers.
    • 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 Coheed and Cambria, along with its sequel, Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume Two: No World For Tomorrow.
  • Ray Stevens:
    • "Jeremiah Peabody's Polyunsaturated Quick-Dissolving Fast-Acting Pleasant-Tasting Green and Purple Pills" supposedly once held the record for the longest titled song on the Billboard Hot 100. (It took a medley of ten songs to beat it.)
    • "Ned Nostril and His South Seas Paradise, Puts Your Blues on Ice, Cheap at Twice the Price Band (Ikky-Ikky, Ukky-Ukky)" was a later song with an even longer title than "Jeremiah..." but it didn't become 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 Double Entendre.
  • From Willie Nelson:
    • "Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys"
    • "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die"
  • "She Got the Goldmine, I Got the Shaft" by Jerry Reed.
  • "May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose" by Little Jimmy Dickens.
  • "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 Tim Wilson.
  • "I Wish You Could Have Turned My Head (and Left My Heart Alone)" by The Oak Ridge Boys. A country music song title if there 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 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 Alan Jackson, which is Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
  • "We Threw Gasoline On The Fire And Now We Have Stumps For Arms And No Eyebrows" by NOFX
  • "My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink, and I Don't Love Jesus" by Jimmy Buffett
  • 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".
  • 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 Titãs has two albums with long titles: Jesus não 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 Não 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 (or, for that matter, anything else) by cult Finnish Death Metal group Demilich, with the longest title being "The Planet That Once Used to Absorb Flesh in Order to Achieve Divinity and Immortality (Suffocated to the Flesh That It Desired...)" (not the only example, mind you). In a sort of title example of Aerith and Bob, this is immediately followed by the song with the band's shortest title, "The Cry".
  • The first album by Happy Mondays is titled Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out).
  • Lonnie Donegan, "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose its Flavour on the Bedpost Overnight?"
  • Björk 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 Either/Or Title 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 (and indeed, they are commonly truncated this way on official live releases of these songs as well). For that matter, the album itself also has an Either/Or Title (Hail to the Thief, (or, The Gloaming.), which is used in the album booklet), but fans rarely actually use this (particularly since the title is written without the subtitle everywhere else in the album packaging).
  • Feist's "That's What I Say, It's Not What I Mean".
  • A borderline example is Tom Lehrer'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 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 Captain Beefheart 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".
  • Experimental Post-Punk Psychadelic Industrial musician Edward Ka-Spel of The Legendary Pink Dots and The Tear Garden does these from time to time. Notable examples are the LPD album Your Children Placate You From Premature Graves, The Tear Garden album To Be An Angel Blind, The Crippled Soul Divide, and the solo album Down in the City of Heartbreak and Needles.
  • Music/Experimental Rock band Godspeed You! Black Emperor has very few releases; but the titles for what they do have vary between this and True Art Is Incomprehensible. Their long-titled albums include: All Lights Fucked on the Hairy Amp Drooling, Slow Riot for New Zerø 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", "What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse" and "That Which Erodes the Most Tender of Things".
  • Dethklok (the 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".
    • 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 Touhou Project remixes, which only get longer as the songs are themselves remixed, but the prize goes to the Nico Nico Douga 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 most 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 In Utero has "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle" and Hidden Track "Gallons of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through the Strip".
  • Pearl Jam'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 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 Buck Tick 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 Non-Appearing Title, 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.
  • Modest Mouse. Most of their albums have really long titles. From "Good News for People Who Love Bad News" to We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank to "This is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About" this indie group fits this trope.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann 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.
  • Nǽnøĉÿbbörğ 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. Mc Kenzie'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.
  • Snow Patrol'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 Title-Only Chorus.
  • Add in names of remixes and you can get some ridiculous stuff indeed, like the Pet Shop Boys' "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."
  • 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.
  • Lemon Demon 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).
  • Primal Scream's single The Big Man and the Scream Team Meet the Barmy Army Uptownnote .
  • My Chemical Romance 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."
  • Taylor Swift 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 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 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"
  • The Police'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'.
    Oh this death
    Moment by moment
    Darker and darker
    Down and down
    I feel your cold breath
  • Game Theory's song, "All Clockwork and No Bodily Fluid Makes Hal a Dull Metal 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 Fredmans epistel n:o 21. Varutinnan han 1:o avmålar 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 æquilibrium of the respective strengths of wine and women, before the domination is eventually clearly revealed). However in the case of Fredmans sång n:o 54: Om handlingarna rörande Bacchi konkurs 8. Rådsturättens 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 "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"
  • Simon & Garfunkel have "A Simple Desultory Phillippic (Or How I Was Robert MacNamera'd Into Submission)".
  • Eurythmics have "Better To Have Lost At Love (Ten Never To Have Loved At All)".
  • Jethro Tull have "Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day", "One White Duck/0¹⁰=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 Star Wars 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"
  • 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".
  • Björk's remix compilation The Best Mixes from the Album Debut For All the People Who Don't Buy White Labels (which also falls under Exactly What It Says on the Tin)
  • 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 "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"
  • Half Man Half Biscuit 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.
  • Of Montreal 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 Early Four Track Recordings consists of nothing but long song titles: They used an Idiosyncratic Episode Naming format where each song title forms one sentence of a strange short story about Dustin Hoffman eating a bathtub, the longest title being "Dustin Hoffman's Wife Makes a Sarcastic Remark, Cuts the Head Off a Duck, Places It Where the Tub Was and Begins to Groan (Growl)".
  • The album The Difference Between Me and You Is That I'm Not on Fire by the disappointingly short-named Mc Lusky.
  • Queens of the Stone Age 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
  • Everything Else 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"
  • Mayday Parade 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 B-Side "It Took A Rumor To Make Me Wonder, Now I'm Convinced I'm Going Under". It's also a Non-Appearing Title, and seems to be an unlikely Shout-Out 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 Voltaire. Inspired by a comment from a fan about what Voltaire's music was like.
    • Also "Death, Death, Devil, Devil, Devil, Devil, Evil, Evil, Evil, Evil Song".
  • Christian Rock artist Steve Taylor 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.
  • exist†trace has their song "Little Mary to Utsukushiki Nikushimi no Danube" ("Little Mary and the Beautiful, Hateful Danube").
  • Tom Waits' "Jitterbug Boy (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 Affectionate Parody of Edouard Manet's "Dejeuner Sur L'Herbe" painting - complete with singer Annabelle Lwin in the buff)
  • 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.
  • Johnny Thunders had the song (later covered by Guns N' Roses) "You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory "
  • 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 Title-Only Chorus) 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 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."
  • Bloodhound Gang have a few, ranging from borderline normal ("The Inevitable Return Of The Great White Dope") to Intentionally Awkward Title ("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 Pantera's Greatest Hits Album 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 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.
  • Rilo Kiley has a tune entitled "Hail To Whatever You Found In The Sunlight That Surrounds You."
  • AKB48 has a song with a 76-character title. That's 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 remakes of the songs he wrote with Soul Coughing: 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, 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"
  • Alan Moore'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 trademark removed so it could be played on radio.
  • Jimmy Boyd (of "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" fame) 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". Yes, that's how it's written on the label — it's probably the longest parenthetical ever used in a song title.
  • Curly of The Three Stooges 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".
  • Stephen Sondheim'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 Pig with the Face of a Boy.
  • "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"
  • Sunn O)))'s "F.W.T.B.T. (I Dream of Lars Ulrich Being Thrown Through the Bus Window Instead of My Mystikal Master Kliff Burton)".
    • There's also "Big Church (Megszentségteleníthetetlenségeskedéseitekért)", which isn't as long by letter (or even syllable) count, but it's certainly a mouthful. (The subtitle is Hungarian meaning something like "due to your continuous pretensions of being indesecratable". Perhaps unsurprisingly, this is one of their songs featuring Hungarian vocalist Attila Csihar, of Mayhem fame.)
  • If you take some of the The Best... Album in the World...Ever! compilation titles literally, they become this for listing every band on the record.
  • The full title of The Aquabats!' third studio album is The Aquabats! vs. the Floating Eye of Death! and Other Amazing Adventures, Vol. 1
  • Swedish band bob hund are very fond of this, with songs such as "Folkmusik för folk som inte kan bete sig som folk" ("Folk Music For Folks Who Can't Act Like Regular Folks"), "Tralala lilla molntuss, kom hit ska du få en puss" ("Tra La La Little Whisp Of A Cloud, Come Here And I'll Kiss You") and "Det skulle vara lätt för mig att säga att jag inte hittar hem, men det gör jag, tror jag" ("It Would Be Easy For Me To Say I Can't Find My Way Home, But I Can, I Think")
  • Danish band Mew have their album 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, usually referred to simply as No More Stories..., both by fans and by Wikipedia.
  • Sally Shapiro - "This City's Local Italo Disco DJ Has a Crush on Me"
  • Experimental group Caroliner change the full version of their name once every album, following the format "Caroliner Rainbow [x]", with "[x]" usually being a very long, cryptic phrase. Examples include Caroliner Rainbow Fingers of the Underworld & Their Unbreakable Bones and Caroliner Rainbow Grace Blocks Used in the Placement of the Personality.
  • Experimental electronic musician Ricky Eat Acid is very fond of long titles. His album "Three Love Songs" in particular is full of them.
  • Narrowly avoided by The Germs, whose original band name was Sophistifuck and the Revlon Spam Queens. The main reason behind the name change was that T-shirt designers charged by the letter.
  • Instrumental band Lullatone is quite fond of quirky song titles describing everyday things that can get quite long - stand-outs include the view from a foggy window, or your head in the clouds with a fever, look up! there is a perfect gradient in the top of that tree and riding a bike down a big hill and taking your feet off the pedals.
  • Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 have a fairly unwieldy moniker to begin with, and on top of that they called their final album Bob Dinners and Larry Noodles Present Tubby Turdner's Celebrity Avalanche.
  • The Rolling Stones' "Have You Seen Your Mother Baby, Standing In The Shadow".
  • 65daysofstatic has a few songs and albums that get into this territory, like "I Swallowed Hard, Like I Understood", "Install a Beak in the Heart that Clucks Time in Arabic", "Drove Through Ghosts to Get Here", and The Distant and Mechanized Glow of European Dance Parties. Yeah, we don't know what they mean either.
  • The Front Bottoms have "I Swear To God the Devil Made Me Do It" and "The Boredom Is The Reason I Started Swimming. It's Also The Reason I Started Sinking".
  • Sparklehorse's debut album vivadixiesubmarineransmissionplot.
  • Custard has "The Synthesiser is Rapidly Overtaking the Guitar as the Most Popular Instrument in the World" and "Eight Years of Rock and Roll Has Completely Destroyed My Memory".
  • Gym Class Heroes have had a couple long titles, such as “Petrified Life And the Twice Told Joke (Decrepit Bricks)”, “Nothing Boy Vs The Echo Factor”, and “Kid Nothing And The Never-Ending Naked Nightmare”.
  • There’s a emo band from Connecticut named The World Is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die.
  • The 1975's album "I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It".
  • The B-side of Nino Tempo and April Stevens' hit cover of "Deep Purple" was a ditty called "I've Been Carrying a Torch for You So Long That I Burned a Great Big Hole in My Heart".
  • The first pressing of The Supremes' "A Breath Taking Guy" titled the song as "A Breath Taking, First Sight Soul Shaking, One Night Love Making, Next Day Heart Breaking Guy". After realizing how ridiculous it looked on the label, Motown amended it to the shorter title.
  • A Perfect Circle has the remix of their song "Pet", titled "Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War Drums".
  • Arthur Fields' "Would You Rather Be a Colonel With an Eagle On Your Shoulder Or a Private With a Chicken On Your Knee?"
  • "Somewhere In America There's A Street Named After My Dad" by Was (Not Was)
  • Sound Signature Records released a two-volume cd-r only compilation series under the title Sound Signature Presents: These songs should've been on wax by now... Or if you go by the front cover, Sound Signature Presents: These songs should've been on wax by now. Due to back up at pressing plants we bring them to you in a somewhat inferior format that at least exists in a physical world! enjoy!.
  • U2 has a long list of them, though one can be forgiven in not noticing since many of them were hits: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For", "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own", "Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car", "Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around the World" and so on.
  • Shoegaze/math rock band Swirlies and their album "They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days in the Glittering World of the Salons".
  • Anything by Death Metal band Eximperitus. Eximperituserqethhzebibsiptugakkathsulweliarzaxulum for clarity.
  • These two Goregrinding outfits from Mexico:
    • "Intracerebrally Consuming Cephalalgia Through The Cranium Macerating Debrisfucked Manure Ingested Remains Of The Mindfucked Cataplexic Wicked Mankind Whom Fistfucked The Progenies From The Deepest Depths Of The Analmaggot Raped Human Pieces Of Erotic Shitmasses Which Gave Birth To Worthless Eunuchs As Travesty For Cumstained Whorefaced Sluts Enslaved By This Stupid Society Full Of Fetal Garbages." They are also known as "55gore."
    • Paracoccidioidomicosisproctitissarcomucosis.
  • Screamo/Hardcore band from Japan, Bleach has The Head That Controls Both Right and Left Sides Eats Meats and Slobbers Even Today. This was popularized by Mr. Robot. Matter of fact, long titles/band names are a staple of Hardcore and its various metalized incarnations.
    • Some of the worst offenders include From A Second Story Window ("In A River Where You Least Expect It, There Will Be Fish" is the standout example), Curl Up And Die ("Doctor Doom. A Man Of Science Doesn't Believe In Jesus, Why The Fuck Do You?", "Your Idea Of Fascism And Global Intervention Makes Me Puke," "On The Run From Johnny Law Ain't No Trip To Cleveland," "I'm Trying TO Fly To The Moon Using Magnets And Willpower," and many more), Ed Gein ("You Suck At Life... And I'm Not Talking About The Board Game," "The Marlboro Man Is A Douche Bag," "A Way To Kill Old People," etc.), Coalesce (The entire 012 Revolution In Just Listening album except for "Cowards.com") and Botch (see below)
    • Pick a Norma Jean song, any Norma Jean song
    • Crime In Stereo lampooned this in the song "Long Song Titles Aren't Cool Anymore Because The Rest Of You Fuckers Are No Good At It" though some of their earlier releases were very guilty of using this trope.
    • Architect, when they were known as Found Dead Hanging, put out an EP called Dulling Occam's Razor, where every song has one of these, but the longest one is "With The Lack Of Faith In The World And The Recent Fluctuations In Gas Prices... It Wouldn't Surprise Me If Hell Ran On Propane."
    • It spilled into album titles too with Ed Gein's It's A Shame A Family Can Be Torn Apart By Something As Simple As A Pack Of Wild Dogs, Curl Up And Die's Unfortunately We're Not Robots and The One Above All, The End Of All That Is, and Coalesce's 012 Revolution In Just Listening
    • This even spilled into covers. On Coalesce's split with The Get Up Kids, They retitled "Second Place" as "I'm Giving Up On This One"
  • R.E.M. had a few examples in their thirty year history such as "How the West Was Won And Where It Got Us", "Me, Marlon Brando, Marlon Brando, and I", and of course, "It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)".
  • PVRIS' second album is called All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell, aka AWKOHAWNOH.
  • All four tracks on Cloudkicker's album Subsume have long titles, the longest example being track three, "He Would Be Riding On The Subway Or Writing Formulas On The Blackboard Or Having A Meal Or (As Now) Sitting And Talking To Someone Across A Table, And It Would Envelop Him Like A Soundless Tsunami".
  • Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains with "The Politics of Holy Shit I Just Cut My Hand on a Broken Bottle"
  • B.J. Thomas's "(Hey, Won't You Play)Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song."
  • C418 had a bout of long song titles in his album life changing moments seem minor in pictures, including "Long songs are for people who don't have time to make them short", "Lack of creativity is dangerous in Berlin", "If you don't know what to do just steal the amen break", "Kitchens are best for making sound effects", "I will perhaps never meet you in person", and the title track.
  • Dir en grey has several examples of this. The longest is probably "「欲巣にDREAMBOX」あるいは成熟の理念と冷たい雨"note , though "激しさと、この胸の中で絡み付いた灼熱の闇" note  from the same album (Dum spiro spero) gives it a run for its money. Oddly, despite their penchant for Epic Rocking, most of their songs with long titles are of normal length; the main exception to this rule is the title track of Macabre, which has a lengthy subtitle on the album (however, the remake on The Unraveling, which at over sixteen minutes is currently the longest track in their discography, is simply entitled "Macabre").
  • Blut aus Nord has a lot of long album and song titles. The longest of these is probably Thematic Emanation of Archetypal Multiplicity: Soundtracks for Scientists of Occult Synchretism.
  • Their fellow countrymen Deathspell Omega also have several examples. The longest are the track titles included on some versions of Kénôse, which consist of the first sentence of the lyrics from each track (the longest is "The stillness of Contemplation is allowed in billions of woeful cries, so astonishingly simultaneous and in unison, each and every second, they defuse each other in such a perfect manner, equalling the most inscrutable of all silences.", with the others being about half this length); for everyone's sake, a lot of other versions simply refer to these songs by roman numerals. Apart from these, their longest song title is probably either "Onward Where Most with Ravin I May Meet" (while this looks to the unsuspecting like a Word Salad Title, it's actually a Literary Allusion Title to Paradise Lost) or "Blessed Are the Dead Whiche Dye in the Lorde", and their longest album title is either Si monumentum requires, circumspice (Latin for If You (Will) Seek a Monument, Look Around You) or Fas - Ite, maledicti, in ignem aeternum (Divine Law - Depart, Ye Accursed, into the Eternal Flame). Most of these songs also qualify as Epic Rocking.
  • Drudkh's album Вічний оберт колеса (Eternal Turn of the Wheel) has a brief intro with a normal-length title and then four full-length tracks that definitely fall under this trope (in addition to falling, like most of their material, into Epic Rocking). The longest of these in Ukrainian is "Коли боги залишають свої смарагдові чертоги (серпень)" ("When Gods Leave Their Emerald Halls (August)" in English), though in English the longest song title is "Night Woven of Snow, Winds and Grey-haired Stars (December)" (Ukrainian: "Ніч зіткана зі снігу, вітрів та сивих зірок (грудень)"). Most of their other song titles are of relatively normal length.
  • Post-black metal band Bosse-de-Nage has mostly normal-length (if surreal) song titles, but the last song on their second album is entitled "Why Am I So Lovely? Because My Master Washes Me." Make of that what you will.
  • The full title of Counting Crows' cover album is Underwater Sunshine (or What We Did on Our Summer Vacation). Additionally, one of the singles for Hard Candy is called "If I Could Give All My Love -or- Richard Manuel Is Dead". They have a few other tracks with long titles, but these two are the standouts.
  • The standout aspect of Shiina Ringo's title lengths is usually that the track listings of her albums (after the first one) are entirely symmetrical in their lengths, but a few of her singles have songs that definitely qualify here. ''Queen of Kabukichō" has "実録 -新宿にて- 丸の内サディスティック~歌舞伎町の女王"note ; "Stem" has "迷彩〜戦後最大級ノ暴風雨圏内歌唱〜"note  and "意識~戦後最大級ノ暴風雨圏内歌唱~"note ; "Ringo no uta" has "リンゴカタログ〜黒子時代再編纂〜"note .
  • Punk/jazz band Midori has a few song and album titles that qualify. The band's best known album is あらためまして、はじめまして、ミドリです。note . Their longest song title is "声を聞きたいのですが、聞こえないのです"note . Singer Gotō Mariko had a few examples in her solo career as well; the longest in Japanese is "浮かれちゃって、困っちゃって、やんややんややん"note , while the song title "好き、殺したい、愛してる" (romaji: "Suki, koroshi tai, aishi teru") has a longer English translation ("I Like You, I Want to Kill You, but I Love You").
  • Weakling has a few examples, with "No One Can Be Called as a Man While He'll Die" being the longest.
  • Ash Borer also has a few examples, with "My Curse Was Raised in the Darkness as a Doomsday Silence" taking the crown.
  • One-metal black metal band Petrychor's "Cosmic Irrelevance Does Not Suggest Terrestrial Insignificance" is the project's longest song title. Sole member Tad Piecka also has a few examples with his other projects; his ambient project Carbonscape has examples like "These Sounds Live On Through You Alone", while amongst the acoustic folk music he's released under his own name, the prize likely goes to "A Feather to the Cheek Is Comfort to the Vine" (also the title of an EP), "Mvt. I - You Are a Sky of Autumn, Pale and Rose", or "Mvt. II - White Owl Flies in and out of the Field".
  • German black metal band Nagelfar, mostly on the album Srontgorrth (Die Macht erfaßte das Meine wie die Angst das Blut der Anderen)note . These songs have three- or four-part titles, with the first one meaning "chapter (number)", the second one meaning (apart from the final song) one of the seasons (the final song has a phrase meaning "Welcome Home" here), the third with a subtitle, and the fourth (in all but the winter song) being a second subtitle. The longest of these by itself is "Kapitel Zwei. Der Sommer: Die Existenz jenseits der Tore (Begreifen des Bewußtseins ist Streben nach Wissen)". This translates as "Chapter Two. The Summer: The Existence Beyond the Gates (Understanding of Consciousness Is Striving for Knowledge)". A close runner-up is the final track, "Kapitel Fünf. Willkommen zu Haus (...denn keine Sonne schmelzt mich, das Licht, die Freiheit, den Untergang)", meaning "Chapter Five. Welcome Home (...Because No Sun Melts Me, the Light, the Freedom, the Ruin)". This is further complicated by the fact that the first two songs on the album are also divided into movements: four for the first song and two for the second. (Did we mention that all five songs on the album also qualify for Epic Rocking? The shortest track is 9:19, while the longest is 18:09. The album runs for seventy minutes.) The longest movement title is "Mein Thron auf den Leibern verstorbener Freunde" ("My Throne Upon the Bodies of My Dead Friends"), the first movement of the second song. Beyond this, most of their titles are closer to a normal length, with the main exception being "Der Flug des Raben (Ein Jammerschrei in traurig' Nächten)" ("The Flight of the Ravens (A Cry of Distress in Tragic Nights)"), though the subtitle is only present in certain editions.
  • The Ruins of Beverast, a solo project formed by Nagelfar's drummer after the earlier band's dissolution, also has a few examples. The longest is probably "The Moselle Enigma… Is a Tale About All That Frightens Man", which was truncated to just "The Moselle Enigma" for its re-release on the compilation Enchanted by Gravemould. A few albums also qualify thanks to their subtitles: Unlock the Shrine (Reliquary of the White Abyss) and Blood Vaults - The Blazing Gospel of Heinrich Kramer (which, for bonus points, has an alternate version of the title in Latin: Cryptae sanguinum - Evangelium flagrans Henrici Institoris). Finally, he's covered a couple of songs by other artists that also qualify, namely Pink Floyd's "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" and My Dying Bride's "Symphonaire infernus et spera empyrium" ("Symphony of Hell and the Fearsome Lord" or something along those lines).
  • Most of Mirrorthrone's song titles are of fairly normal length, but there are a few outliers. From Of Wind and Weeping we have "Florilège lunatique occultement révélateur et néantisation caduque engendrée" (because of ambiguous sentence structure, it's not entirely clear how this is intended to be translated; one possibility is "Whimsical, Flamboyant, Occultly Revealing, and Decaying Annihilation Engendered", but there are others and a native French speaker may have better insight) and "The Four Names of the Living Threatening Stone". From Carriers of Dust we have "De l'Échec et de son Essentialité [point 1. Marginalité Démystifiée]" ("Of Failure and of Its Essentiality [Point 1. Marginality Demystified]"). From Gangrene we have "Une Existence dont plus personne ne jouit" (literally, "An Existence No Longer Enjoyed by Anyone"). Sole band member Vladimir Cochet's other projects, Weeping Birth and Unholy Matrimony, also occasionally fall into this trope, although none of the examples are as extreme as Mirrorthrone's longest titles; the most extreme example from either project is "Detestable Birth Tapestries with Snakes Embroidered" from Weeping Birth's Anosognosic Industry of the I.
  • Wolves in the Throne Room have a few examples. The longest are probably "I Will Lay Down My Bones Among the Rocks and Roots", "If This Dark Age Conquers, We Will Leave This Echo", "(Hands Pull You Through Purple) Black Tea", and "(A Shimmering Radiance) Diadem of 12 Stars". By band standards, their name itself is arguably an example too.
  • Several of seminal mathcore band Botch's song titles qualify; examples include "Swimming the Channel vs. Driving the Chunnel", "I Wanna Be a Sex Symbol on My Own Terms", "To Our Friends in the Great White North", and so on.
  • One-man black/viking metal band Sorgsvart has a few examples, but the longest has to be "Høst - paradokser i menneskesinn og kosmisk natur - et oppgjør med falske mann" ("Autumn - Paradoxes in Humanity and Cosmic Nature - A Settlement with a Fraudulent Man"), which, for bonus points, is divided into two parts (it's more than twelve minutes long).
  • Almost anything by The Axis of Perdition from their first two albums or their EP (the latter of which is titled Physical Illucinations in the Sewer of Xuchilbara (The Red God), if that's any indication). They toned this down with their last two releases, though.
  • Ulver has a few examples. "As Syrians Pour In, Lebanon Grapples with Ghosts of a Bloody Past", which is taken verbatim from a Reuters headline, is probably their longest song title, unless you count "A Little Wiser Than the Monkey, Much Wiser Than Seven Men", a remix by Alexander Rishaug that appears on 1st Decade in the Machines. A few album titles also qualify; the longest is probably either Themes from William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven & Hell or Childhood's End - Lost & Found from the Age of Aquarius, though Nattens madrigal - Aatte hymne til ulven i manden (Madrigal of the Night - Eight Hymns to the Wolf in Man) surely deserves an honourable mention.
  • Venetian Snares seems to love these:
    • Cavalcade of Glee and Dadaist Happy Hardcore Pom Poms
    • Winter In the Belly of a Snake
    • A Giant Alien Force More Violent And Sick Than Anything You Can Imagine
    • Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding
    • She Began To Cry Tears Of Blood Which Became Little Brick Houses When They Hit The Ground. (Even the song titles get in on this!)


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