This is effectively an OmnipresentTrope in Music, to the point where aversions [[NonAppearingTitle are a trope in themselves.]] As such, this list will only contain particularly notable examples. See also AlbumTitleDrop and TitleTrack.
* "Pray" by Creator/MCHammer holds the record for the most title drops in a US Top 40 hit, followed by "Paper Doll" by Creator/PMDawn.
* The defunct comedy barber shop quartet ''Da Vinci's Notebook'' has a song titled [[ "Title of the Song"]] which makes specific fun of this trope.
* 90% of the lyrics of Music/TheBeatles song "Why Don't We Do It In The Road?" are..."Why don't we do it in the road?" [[BrokenRecord repeated over and over.]] It doesn't just ''have'' a [[AC: TitleDrop]], it ''is'' a [[AC: TitleDrop]]. The song has 18 lines. "No one will be watching us" is sung three times. The other fifteen lines? ...yeah. [[LudicrousPrecision Which would make it 83.3 repeating percent.]]
** The Beatles' song "Glass Onion" actually title-drops [[SongOfSongTitles a handful of their previous songs]], coming off a bit like a catchy clip-show.
** "You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)" and "I Want You (She's So Heavy)". Both are late Beatles songs written by John, and both have almost no words other than the titles. "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" is 7:47 and only 14 words, so it's more or less the epitome of this trope.
** Music/GeorgeHarrison's "Got My Mind Set On You" drops the title 14 times, and repeats the half-title "Set on you" 14 more times for good measure. Music/WeirdAlYankovic's parody, "This Song's Just Six Words Long," mocks the repetition.
* Similar to Music/TheBeatles examples, the lyrics to an Indonesian song, ''I just want to say I love you'', is just that repeated over and over, with differing tones.
* "We Did It Again", by Music/SoftMachine, is yet another pathological example. The lyrics consist of repeating the title again and again and again... until they are briefly interupted by an organ solo and the singers start all over. According to [[ The Other Wiki]], the band once played for 40 minutes straight.
* Music/DragonForce loves to TitleDrop its song titles in other songs: just one example of many is the line "Through the fire, through the flames" in the song "The Flame Of Youth."
** Their song "Operation Ground and Pound" opens with the lines "Smashing through the boundaries/Storming through the burning fields" as a reference to "Storming the Burning Fields," which comes later on the album.
* Music/GreenDay's ''Music/TwentyFirstCenturyBreakdown'', aside from the song of the same name, name-drops each of the three acts: "Heroes and Cons" at the end of "21st Century Breakdown", "Charlatans and Saints" in "Little Girl", and "Horseshoes and Handgrenades" in, well, "Horseshoes and Handgrenades".
* Counting Crows title-drops ''the band itself'' on their song ''A Murder Of One'' ("as you stood there, counting crows").
* On the track "Tempus Fugit" from Music/{{Yes}}' album ''Drama'', the word "Yes" is mentioned so often, and with such pathos, that you'd think they were trying to make it is the band's title song. Oddly enough, they only drop the title's English translation, "time flies".
* Almost all of Music/MichaelJackson's songs, especially his bigger hits and singles, have a title drop usually sung repeatedly. In fact, it's difficult to find a song that doesn't.
* Music/ImeldaMay has trivial one-word title drops on songs such as "Mayhem" (which is also the title track of its album), but also has a more more dramatic (and melodramatic) instance in the [[InterourseWithYou climactic]] section of "How Bad Can a Good Girl Be?" (on the album ''Life Love Flesh Blood'').
* Music/{{Metallica}} mentions their own name in the song "Whiplash" on the album ''Kill 'Em All'';
-->Hotel rooms and motorways\\
Life out here is raw\\
But we'll never stop\\
We'll never quit\\
'Cause we're Metallica
** Also, the chorus of their song "Unforgiven II" from ''Reload'' provides a rare musical example of a title drop in a numbered sequel.
*** it's also a nice little pun in the chorus: "or are you unforgiven, too?"
* Music/{{Megadeth}}'s song "Victory" is almost entirely [[SongOfSongTitles made up of previous song/album names.]]
* Music/RhapsodyOfFire always have a song on any given album with the same name as the album itself, the semi-exception being Symphony of Enchanted Lands II: The Dark Secret ("semi" because there is still a track called "The Dark Secret"). this isn't exactly unique. What's a bit more unique is towards the end of 19 minute epic Gargoyles, Angels of Darkness, in which they drop the titles of all their previous albums (Legendary Tales, Symphony of Enchanted Lands, Dawn of Victory, Rain of a Thousand Flames)...
-->And this is then the epic end\\
Of the legendary tale\\
Of the one who found the light and the dragonflame in inside\\
Of the tragic rain of a thousand flames\\
Of the towns' defenders who faced pain\\
Of symphonies of enchanted lands\\
Of whispers of love and hate\\
The dawn of victory can breathe in the wind...
* Music/{{Manowar}}'s song "Kings Of Metal" features the band's name twice each chorus, as well as throughout the verses. Eric Adams also lets out a number of [[MetalScream lengthy screams]] bringing the total over a dozen. It is, in fact, the first and second word of the song:
-->Manowar, Manowar, livin' on the road\\
When we hit town, speakers explode\\
We don't attract wimps 'cause we're too loud\\
Just real metal people, that's Manowar's crowd!
* The first line of the lyrics of "Chelsea Girl" by Music/{{Ride}} is "Take me for a ride away from places I have known". (Incidentally, this is the first song on their first record, which happens to be a [[SelfTitledAlbum self-titled EP]], making this also an AlbumTitleDrop.)
* The Hold Steady drop their band name several times, including "Positive Jam" ("All the sniffling indie kids: hold steady"), "Slapped Actress" ("Our hands will hold steady"), "Most People Are [=DJs=]" ("Hold steady, Ybor City") and "Knuckles" ("It's hard to hold steady when half your friends are dead already")
* British rock band {{Music/Muse}} uses this in their most recent album The Resistance, with the line "You are my muse," in the song "I Belong to You."
* Both Title and Band Name Drop: Music/IronMaiden's "Iron Maiden", from the album ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Iron Maiden]]'' ("Iron Maiden can't be fought, Iron Maiden can't be sought").
* Music/BraveSaintSaturn: In the song "Atropos" from ''The Light of Things Hoped For'': "You are brave in this darkness, Saint Saturn".
* Music/{{AFI}}, short for A Fire Inside, have a couple: "We are the ones who have a fire inside" from "Keeping Out of Direct Sunlight (an Introduction)" and "Will the flood behind me put out the fire inside me?" from "The Missing Frame."
* The Music/DreamTheater album [[ConceptAlbum Metropolis Pt.2: Scenes From a Memory]] gets its title drop in the song Home: "The city- it calls to me/ Decadent scenes from my memory." In addition, the theme of the sleeper and the miracle is a title drop of Metropolis Prt.1: The Miracle and The Sleeper, which in turn contains title drops of various songs in Prt.2 (the dance of eternity, and metropolis to name a few)
** Part 3 of "Octavarium" drops various titles of Mike Portnoy's favorite songs
--->Sailing on the seven seize the day tripper diem's ready\\
Jack the ripper owens wilson phillips and my supper's ready\\
Lucy in the sky with diamond dave's not here I come to save the\\
Day for nightmare cinema show me the way to get back home again
* Music/MiracleOfSound always has a TitleDrop in the chorus of their songs.
* Shiny Toy Guns' "When They Came For Us" [[NonAppearingTitle doesn't have a song title drop]], but does have a band name drop: "And I miss everyone. But most of all the little ones. And their '''shiny toy guns'''."
* Music/TheStoneRoses song 'Where Angels Play' is an odd case, as the demo contains the title but the version considered 'finished' (itself little more than a demo) featured on the 'I Wanna Be Adored' single and the 'Turns Into Stone' compilation album, does not.
* Another band name drop is the song "Talk Talk" by...Talk Talk! Which was written by Mark Hollis to be recorded by a proto-Talk Talk group, supposedly.
* In "Come to Daddy (Mummy Mix)" by Music/AphexTwin, at about 1:30 you can hear a voice say "Aphex Twin" on the stereo right channel. [[ Listen.]]
* The Finnish power metal band ''Music/{{Nightwish}}'' loves doing this. A few examples are: Nightwish (from Angels Fall First. It's a demo, and consequently, also the band's namesake.), Nemo, Stargazers, Amaranth, Bless the Child, and Planet Hell.
* There's also "Bad Company" originally performed by the band Music/BadCompany which appeared on the album ''Bad Company'' (Later covered by Music/FiveFingerDeathPunch)
--> And that's why they call me\\
Bad Company\\
I can't deny\\
Bad Bad Company till the day I die
* Music/FiveFingerDeathPunch title drops all three of their albums in one song off of Music/American Capitalist in the song American Capitalist.
--> Yeah war is the answer, like I told you before\\
...Round three, no mercy\\
it's the way of the fist
* Music/BadReligion do their own wry twist on the band-name drop in the song ''No Direction'':
--> I don't believe in self important folks who preach /\\
no Bad Religion song can make your life complete
* The Spin Doctors drop their band name twice in "What Time Is It?" The first verse ends with the line "Use a little English to doctor the spin"; the second verse ends with the line "Spin doctor, it's oh so sad".
* "Up the Junction" by the British band Squeeze has no chorus, and the title doesn't appear at all - until the very end:
--> I'd beg for her forgiveness\\
But begging's not my business\\
And so it's my assumption\\
I'm really up the junction
* Some other songs whose Title Drop comes right at the end: "Virginia Plain" by RoxyMusic, "The Prince" by Music/{{Madness}} (the album version, which also features on most of their best-ofs, doesn't include the title at all), "The Rose", usually associated with Music/BetteMidler, and "One More Try" by Creator/GeorgeMichael.
** Music/SimonAndGarfunkel's "The Boxer" is sort of the same, although it does have a chorus (albeit one that consists solely of [[SingingSimlish "lie la lie"]] repeated endlessly). The title is not acknowledged until the final verse.
* In a glorious version of this trope, Swedish power metal band Sabaton's first album ''Primo Victoria'' ends with the song "Metal Machine", the lyrics of which are built around the titles of songs by other metal bands (as well as its own):
--> Riding on this crazy train\\
I'm going paranoid\\
Watch me lose my mind\\
And break the law\\
I'm a metal machine\\
It's close to midnight and\\
He's barking at the moon\\
I'm a metal machine\\
the rainbow in the dark is shining
** Another of their songs, "Metal Crüe", name drops a bunch of metal bands.
* The song "Sixteenth Century Greensleeves" from [[IAmTheBand Ritchie Blackmore's]] Music/{{Rainbow}} has Music/RonnieJamesDio randomly throwing in the title from the back row.
* The Lover Speaks dropped their name in their [[OneHitWonder only hit]] "No More I Love You’s" ("The lover speaks about the monsters"). If that song title sounds familiar, it’s because Annie Lennox’s cover version is better known.
* While Music/{{Prince}} had the [[LuckyCharmsTitle Love Symbol]] as his name, one of his songs was actually titled "Love Sign".
* Music/{{Korn}} had their song [[ Children of the Korn]].
* In the Music/{{Godsmack}} song Crying Like a Bitch, "And you can run/ your little mouth all day/ but the hand of God/ just smacked you back into yesterday."
* "We're Going to Be Friends" by Music/TheWhiteStripes sounds like a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] when listened to, but transcriptions of the lyrics show the {{title drop}}.
* Series/BigTimeRush has a song called "Big Time Rush"
* Done punstastically by Music/{{Slade}} in their biggest hit "Merry Xmas Everybody":
--> Do you ride on down the hillside in a buggy you have made\\
When you land upon your head then you've been '''sleighed'''
* The first hit of Brazilian band Os Paralamas do Sucesso had the lyric "The Paralamas do Sucesso are going to play in the capital..."
* The extended intro to the music video of Music/{{Eurythmics}}' "Would I Lie to You?" drops the phrase, "Be yourself tonight", which is [[AlbumTitleDrop the title of the album the song comes from]].
* Jon Oliva's Pain has a song (People Say — Gimme Some Hell) that title drops a bunch of songs and albums of {{Music/Savatage}}, Jon Oliva's other band.
* Neil Young's T-Bone is 9:12 long and the lyrics contain only the words, "Got mashed potatoes" repeated and then "Ain't got no T-Bone"
* Perhaps the ultimate recursive TitleDrop in history: The band [[{{Music/Train}} Train]] has a self-titled album called ''Train'', which features a song called "Train" that uses the word "train" frequently. That makes each instance of the word in the song an elusive ''triple'' Title Drop.
* In a rather unusual case, the title of the {{Music/Nirvana}} album ''Nevermind'' is dropped on the first track, 'Smells Like Teen Spirit':
--> And I forgot why I taste\\
Oh yeah, I guess it makes me smile\\
I found it hard, it's hard to find\\
Oh, well, whatever, ''never mind''
* For a long time, Music/NewOrder were known for [[NonAppearingTitle Non Appearing Titles]] but would sometimes drop a song title into a ''different'' song. "In A Lonely Place" (itself a ShoutOut to the classic film noir) is dropped in "Face Up". ''Brotherhood'' gets an AlbumTitleDrop two albums later in "Chemical" on ''Republic''.
* German rock band Music/{{Tocotronic}} ridicule this on their third album ''Wir Kommen Um Uns Zu Beschweren'' with [[ long, grammatically self-indulgend song titles]] that of course are all dropped in the lyrics.
* Confusingly, Music/TheBooRadleys singles "Barney (and Me)" and "From the Bench at Belvedere" are both Non Appearing Titles, but [[CallBack the former is dropped in the latter]].
* If you were to pull a random {{Music/KMFDM}} album out of a hat and listen to it, you'd have a really good chance of hearing them drop their name at least once in the lyrics. They also have a handful of songs littered with title drops of previous songs, most notably "Kunst".
* Music/TheWeakerthans drop their name in their song "Pamphleteer" - "Oh what force on earth could be weaker than the feeble strength / of one like me remembering the way it could have been."
* Music/TheKillers drop their band name in their song "Mr Brightside" - "I just can't look it's killing me."
** They chose the album name "Day + Age" when they noticed that the phrase appeared across several of the songs on it.
* The Music/FooFighters series ''Sonic Highways'' has this in the closing speech of the first episode (that could be an AlbumTitleDrop had it occurred in the record the series documented):
-->"You can tie all these people and places together with these ''Sonic Highways''".
* TitleDrop/TaylorSwift: Music/TaylorSwift has title dropped all but one song she's ever sung, and all but one album title, too. Therefore, she has a subpage.
* Music/TheAvalanches play around with this. Their debut ''Music/SinceILeftYou'' has a [[TitleTrack song of the same title]], which repeats a sample of the lyric "Since I left you, I found the world so new." Yet, the album itself also has many occurrences of said sample in the album's other tracks. They even use a couple of samples with their own name, as in "Avalanche Rock" and "Frontier Psychiatrist," with the latter containing a sample from a weather forecast stating "Avalanches above; business continues below."
** On the other hand, their second album ''Wildflower'' also has a [[TitleTrack song of the same title]], but no TitleDrop; there ''is'' an AlbumTitleDrop in the song "Kaleidoscope Lovers," though, in which Jonathan Donahue sings:
-->And in the wind, I can see
-->One by one, wildflowers dance with me.
* In live performances, Gordon Downie of Music/TheTragicallyHip has been known to change the opening lyrics of "Grace, Too" from ''"He said 'I'm fabulously rich'"'' to ''"I'm tragically hip"''
* I Create has a Band Title Drop in the song Song For Youth.
-->I've built my own life to destroy what '''I create,''' I can't.
* "Music/TheyMightBeGiants, They Might Be Giants / They might be rain, they might be heat / They might be frying up a stalk of wheat..."