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One-Word Title
A title of a work that's only one word long.

Note: Titles that's the name of a character (e.g. "Rose"; it refers to the character Rose Tyler) don't go here, they go under Character Title. Words comprised of two or more words written as one don't count either.

Compare to One-Letter Title and Short Titles. Contrast to The Fantastic Trope of Wonderous Titles and Long Title. Verbed Title and Mononymous Biopic Title are subtropes.

Helpful tip for new tropers: To link to a one-word trope, enclose in curly braces: {{Trope}}. Can be embedded inside square brackets: [[{{Trope}} visible text]]. And now you know. (In case you were wondering, the above text uses the [=This is not a link=] tag.


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  • "One". There's actually more than one "One".
  • The master of understatement Miles Davis was particularly partial to these, many of which were songs penned by Wayne Shorter: "Iris", Pangaea, and the classic Workin, Cookin, Walkin, Steamin, and Relaxin' albums.
  • Disturbed is a fan of this trope. Most of their albums contain twelve or so songs, all but one or two of which have a One-Word Title.
  • Pearl Jam are prone to this in studio albums (exceptions are No Code, Riot Act, Lightning Bolt and the Self-Titled Album), and were on song titles (which they retracted by writing "Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town", though there already were exceptions like "Why Go" and the B-sides "Dirty Frank" and "Yellow Ledbetter").
  • Brazilian band Skank have 8 studio albums. Only one doesn't fit the trope.
  • That Handsome Devil's reinterpretation of The Jungle Book condenses each of the songs' titles into one word (i.e. "Bare" for "The Bare Necessities).
  • Every song on Elton John's Made in England album has a one word title, with the exception of the title track.
  • "Go" from Asia's Astra album.

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