Title Track

The most common form of Album Title Drop, a title track is a song on a musical album which shares its name with the album itself. This can be done before or after the fact; as long as the album and one song on it share the same name, it counts.

Most albums that aren't self-titled do this, but it’s such a common (and effective) naming convention that it’s something of an Undead Horse Trope; because if it ain’t broke…

Note: In order for the example to count, the title of the song has to be an exact match to the album’s title. If the titles are only a partial match, it’s not an example. The one exception is if the song or album title contains a “the,” “a,” or any other common article which is present in one title but not the other.

Naturally, a Sub-Trope of Title Drop; also compare Self-Titled Album, where this is done using the band’s name, and Album Title Drop, where the song contains the album's title in its lyrics - both of which can overlap with Title Track. Could also overlap with pretty much any other naming convention. Contrast Non-Appearing Title (the subversion of this tropenote ) and the most obvious exception to this trope, No Title.

PLEASE LIST ALL EXAMPLES ALPHABETICALLY BY MUSICIAN! This will make examples easier to find. Since this will be a long list, please avoid listing aversions and subversions. Also, please list only the shared title. Listing examples such as “(ALBUM TITLE) has the song (SONG TITLE WHICH IS THE SAME AS ALBUM TITLE)” is too redundant.

Musicians that have used this trope include:

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  • Cannibal Corpse
    • Butchered At Birth
    • The Bleeding
    • Gallery of Suicide
    • The Wretched Spawn
    • Evisceration Plague
    • A Skeletal Domain
  • Carcass
    • Reek of Putrefaction
    • Heartwork
  • The Cars
    • Candy-O
    • Panorama
    • Shake It Up
    • Heartbeat City
    • Door To Door
  • Cavo
    • Thick As Thieves
  • Chevelle
    • Wonder What's Next
    • Hats Off to the Bull
  • Charli XCX
    • Sucker
  • The Clash
  • Cold
    • A Different Kind of Pain
  • Coldplay
    • Parachutes
    • A Rush of Blood to the Head
    • X&Y
    • Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (There are two title tracks on this one.)
    • Mylo Xyloto
  • The Cranberries
    • No Need to Argue
    • Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
  • Creed
    • My Own Prison
    • Weathered
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival
    • Green River
  • Crossfade
    • Falling Away
    • We All Bleed
  • Culture Club
    • Colour By Numbers (although it was originally a B-side and did not appear on the album until the CD remaster)

  • D
    • 7th Rose
  • Daft Punk
    • Human After All
  • Dark New Day
    • New Tradition
  • Darkthrone
    • Under A Funeral Moon
  • Daughtry
    • Break the Spell
  • Death
    • Scream Bloody Gore
    • Leprosy
    • Spiritual Healing
    • Individual Thought Patterns
    • Symbolic
  • Decyfer Down
    • Crash
  • Deep Purple
    • Fireball
    • Stormbringer
    • Burn
    • Perfect Strangers
    • The Battle Rages On
    • Bananas
    • Rapture of the Deep
  • Def Leppard
    • High 'n' Dry (as High 'n' Dry (Saturday Night) )
    • Hysteria
    • Slang
  • Default
    • One Thing Remains
    • Comes and Goes
  • Deftones
    • Around The Fur
  • Delain
    • April Rain
  • Delta Goodrem
    • Innocent Eyes
    • Mistaken Identity
  • Demi Lovato
    • Don't Forget
    • Here We Go Again
    • Unbroken
  • Devin Townsend
    • The Hummer
    • Ki
    • Deconstruction
    • Ghost
  • Die Krupps
    • Odyssey of the Mind— the album cover even depicts someone "sitting in a cage, an open cage."
    • The Machinist of Joy
  • Dire Straits
  • The Doors
  • Dream Theater
    • A Change of Seasons
    • Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
    • Octavarium
  • Dropping Daylight
    • Brace Yourself
  • Dying Fetus
    • Killing on Adrenaline
    • Destroy the Opposition
    • Grotesque Impalement
    • Stop at Nothing
    • Descend into Depravity


  • Fferyllt
    • Dance Of The Druids
  • fun.
    • Some Nights (There's two here; a two-and-a-quarter-minute intro that plays before the longer single song.)
  • A Flock Of Seagulls
    • The Story Of A Young Heart
    • The Light At The End Of The World
  • Florence + the Machine has Between Two Lungs (the deluxe edition of debut album Lungs).
  • The Flower Kings
    • Retropolis
    • Stardust We Are
    • The Rainmaker
    • Adam and Eve
    • Paradox Hotel
  • Foals:
    • Total Life Forever
  • The Foo Fighters have a straight example with In Your Honor, and a subversion: the title track of The Colour and the Shape ended up as a B-side and only appears in special editions.
  • Franz Ferdinand




  • Jack Johnson
    • Sleep Through the Static
    • To the Sea
  • Jamiroquai
    • Emergency on Planet Earth
    • The Return of the Space Cowboy has a track called "Space Cowboy" which delivers a full Album Title Drop.
    • Travelling Without Moving
    • Dynamite
    • Rock Dust Light Star
  • Jessie J
    • Who You Are
  • Judas Priest
    • Rocka Rolla
    • Stained Class
    • Hell Bent For Leather
    • Screaming For Vengeance
    • Ram It Down
    • Painkiller
    • Jugulator
    • Nostradamus
    • Redeemer Of Souls
  • Julien K
    • Death to Analog
    • We're Here With You
  • Jupiter
    • Classical Element


  • Lacuna Coil
    • Comalies
    • Shallow Life
    • In a Reverie is a subversion - the associated song is simply titled "Reverie".
  • Lady Gaga:
    • The Fame
    • Born This Way
  • Lana Del Rey:
    • Born to Die
  • The only Led Zeppelin example would be "Houses Of The Holy"... that in a subversion, was not on that album, instead being postponed for Physical Graffiti.
  • Lights
    • The Listening
    • Siberia
  • Little Boots
  • Liz Phair
    • Whip-Smart
    • White Chocolate Space Egg(although the album is called whitechocolatespaceegg)
    • Somebody's Miracle
  • The Left Banke
    • Walk Away Renee/Pretty Ballerina (due to its Either/Or Title, there's two title tracks)
  • The Lemonheads
    • It's A Shame About Ray
  • John Lennon
  • Lyriel
    • Autumnatales
    • Prisonworld
    • Paranoid Circus
    • Leverage


  • Napalm Death
    • Scum
    • From Enslavement to Obliteration
    • Diatribes
    • Inside the Torn Apart
    • The Code is Red...Long Live the Code
    • Smear Campaign
    • Time Waits for No Slave
  • Neutral Milk Hotel
    • In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
  • Nine Inch Nails:
    • The Downward Spiral
    • With Teeth
    • Ghosts I-IV takes the trope to its Logical Extreme; every single song on the album is named by its track number followed by Ghosts and either I, II, III, or IV. note 
  • Norah Jones
    • Come Away With Me
    • Not Too Late
    • Little Broken Hearts
  • **NSYNC
    • No Strings Attached
    • Celebrity

  • Oasis
    • (What's the Story) Morning Glory? has "Morning Glory", which delivers a full Album Title Drop.
    • Be Here Now
  • The Offspring
    • Smash
    • Americana
    • Conspiracy of One
    • Days Go By
  • Oingo Boingo
    • Only A Lad
    • Nothing to Fear
    • Good for Your Soul
    • Dead Man's Party
  • Opeth
    • Blackwater Park
    • Deliverance
    • Heritage
  • Ozzy Osbourne
    • Diary of a Madman
    • Bark at the Moon
    • The Ultimate Sin
    • No More Tears
    • Black Rain
    • Variant: "Let Me Hear You Scream"


  • Queen
    • A Kind Of Magic
    • The Miracle
    • Innuendo
    • Subversion: "Sheer Heart Attack" was not ready for the eponymous album, and only shows up on the later News Of The World.



  • t.A.T.u.
    • Dangerous And Moving
  • They Might Be Giants
    • Mink Car
    • The Spine (title track "Spine")
    • All four of their children's albums: No!, Here Come the ABCs, Here Come the 123s, and Here Comes Science
    • Nanobots
  • Every studio album that Thin Lizzy released included a title track (that used the track name in the lyrics), with the sole exception of their debut album.
  • Three Days Grace
    • One-X
    • Life Starts Now.
  • Thrice
    • Identity Crisis
    • The Artist in the Ambulance
    • Beggars
  • Tori Amos
    • Little Earthquakes
    • Strange Little Girl (although the album is called Strange Little Girls)
    • Scarlet's Walk
    • The Beekeeper
    • Abnormally Attracted to Sin
    • Night of Hunters
  • Tool
    • Undertow
    • Lateralus

  • U2
    • October
    • The Unforgettable Fire
    • Zooropa
    • No Line On The Horizon



  • X
    • Los Angeles

  • Yes
    • Time and a Word
    • Close to the Edge
    • Going for the One
    • Big Generator
    • Open Your Eyes
    • Magnification
    • Fly From Here


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