Sometimes, albums aren't named for one of the songs on them — they're named for one of the lyrics within these songs. So, when you're listening, you think "Oh, that's where the title comes from!". If it's the refrain or chorus, it can make Refrain from Assuming worse, because something has that title, it's just not the song.
- 16 Horsepower's Secret South takes its name from a line at the end of "Poor Mouth".
- 311 has an interesting version with "Transistor", the Title Track to their fourth (and generally fan-favorite) album. Besides dropping its own album's name in the chorus ("You're a Transistor/Lightning resistor), you have the lines "Music critics/Music critics" (their debut album), "We're from the Grassroots so big up to our friends" (their second album) and "Renegade soundsytem 311", (their self-titled third album), not to mention that they later went on to name their fifth album Soundsystem.
- 10,000 Maniacs do this on Our Time in Eden, with said album's title cropping up in the track "Eden".
- Abney Park's album "Death of Tragedy" takes its name from the chorus of the song "The Death of the Hero:"
Death of all flags,This is the death of a manThis is the death of humanity,The death of tragedy.
- AC/DC's first album, High Voltage (1975), doesn't include the title in the lyrics. Their next album, T.N.T. (1975), includes a song titled "High Voltage" which features the titular phrase in the chorus lyrics. Then the following year, Atlantic Records put out a compilation album also titled High Voltage, which contained songs from the first two albums, including "High Voltage". Finally, the song "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" mentions both "T.N.T." and "high voltage" in the lyrics.
- There's an Executive Meddling issue here, as the Australian albums were renamed for American release, and none of them were released in their original form. The original T.N.T. was issued in the U.S. as High Voltage, and the Australian High Voltage was never released at all. This pattern continued with Powerage. Dirty Deeds only got a U.S. release after Back in Black hit. A couple of tracks from the original High Voltage wound up on U.S. releases, and some others were later part of Jailbreak '74.
- Honorable mention for If You Want Blood (You Got It). The album itself was a live collection of previous songs, it wasn't untill their next album Highway to Hell that the track "If You Want Blood" was released, it's unknown if the track was written before the album was released or if it was originally intended to be included on it.
- Blow Up Your Video has an almost example in "That's The Way I Wanna Rock'n'roll": "I'm gonna blow up my video!"
- Adam and the Ants' Dirk Wears White Sox: A unique case; The line "Dirk wears white sox" doesn't appear until "Don't Be Square (Be There)" on the FOLLOWING Ants' album, Kings of the Wild Frontier.
- AFI have done this once with decemberundeground, mentioning it once in the song "The Interview
- All Time Low's Nothing Personal comes from a line in the track "Break Your Little Heart" ("You were fake, I was great, nothing personal")
- Lily Allen's Alright, Still comes from a spoken part of "Knock 'Em Out".
- Alu used the title of her 2004 debut, Infomercial Gasmask, in the first track, "Asphyxia," and similarly her recent (2012) third album, Madhouse Masquerade is dropped in "Silhouettes and Shadows," but her most excellent second album, 2008's "Lobotomy Sessions," has no album title drop.
- Søren Andersen, a Danish Guitarist and Singer/Songwriter, released his debut album in 2013, titled "Constant Replay". One of the tracks, "Song About You", features this in the Pre-Chorus. Followed immediately by a Title Drop, no less.
Pre-Chorus:"Inside my head lives a DJ""He plays sweet Soul-music on constant replay"Chorus:"And it's a song about you"
- Anthrax drop "Persistence of Time" in the first track, "Time".
- Architecture In Helsinki's Places Like This is taken from a line in "Hold Music."
- Arctic Monkeys' Favourite Worst Nightmare was named for a line in the song "D Is For Dangerous" ("I think you should know you're his favourite worst nightmare")
- In the Art vs Science song 'Bongo Plan', they spell out the album title 'Off The Edge of The Earth and Into Forever, Forever', letter by letter.
- Austra's Feel it Break is titled after the refrain of the single "The Beat and the Pulse''.
- Automatic Loveletter's album "The Kids Will Take Their Monsters On" comes from a lyric in the song "Curtain Close."
- Avenged Sevenfold's City of Evil takes its title from a line in "Beast and the Harlot".
- German Metal band Axel Rudi Pell does this on the song "The Gates of the Seven Seals" on the album Oceans of Time. The words in bold are titles of the band's past albums: "The thunder/the smash/the cracks between the walls/The black moon pyramid once filled with magic /now it's gone."
- Ayreon also does it a bunch of times, sometimes not even on the same album:
- The Final Experiment's name is dropped by Merlin in the tracks "Prologue" and "Ayreon's Fate".
- The Human Equation is title-dropped on the next album, 01011001, in the song "The Sixth Extinction" ("We must resolve this human equation").
- The Universal Migrator Part 1: The Dream Sequencer gets its subtitle dropped several times throughout the story, though the first time is heard right at the start of "Beyond The Last Horizon" on the album Actual Fantasy.
- Universal Migrator is name-dropped twice, in "Chaos" ("I will now take you back to the Big Bang, and the birth of the very first soul, called... the Universal Migrator") and in "To The Solar System" ("Please abort Universal Migrator sequence"). All in all, this serves to tie the album's stories into each other and keep the continuity and plot of the whole Ayreon universe going.
- Backyard Babies' Making Enemies Is Good takes its title from the track "Brand New Hate".
- Bad Religion has done this a couple times:
- Their first album How Could Hell Be Any Worse? gets its title from the song, "Fuck Armageddon... This is Hell!"
- Their 2002 album The Process of Belief comes from the song, "Materialist".
- Generally, they either Title Drop or Album Title Drop. The only aversions in their career are Into the Unknown, Back to the Known, and "New Maps of Hell".
- Ball in the House, The Way It Has to Be, from a line in "It's All About Me"
- The name of Sara Bareilles's album Kaleidoscope Heart is found in the bridge to the song "Uncharted."
Jumpstart my kaleidoscope heart
Love to watch the colors fade
- The title of her first studio album, Careful Confessions, can be found in a lyric in the song Responsible.
- The Barenaked Ladies' album Maroon has some lyrics that include the word "Maroon" inside the CD case, but the song doesn't actually exist.
- Syd Barrett's The Madcap Laughs is named for the lyric, "Well, the madcap laughed at the man on the border" in the song "Octopus."
- The title of Bat for Lashes' Fur and Gold is mentioned in "Trophy".
- The title of Two Suns is mentioned in "Glass".
- In The Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations," the line "Softly smiles, I know she must be kind" appears. The album that "Good Vibrations" was intended for was called Smile. However, Brian Wilson apparently did not want "Good Vibrations" to appear on the album, so this could be a coincidence.
- In Beck's album Odelay, the word is used in the song "Lord Only Knows."
- Also used in Guero, from the song "Que Onda Guero."
- "Little One" onSea Change uses the line "In a sea change nothing is safe."
- Belly song "Arms of Clay" from the album Dove has the lyric, "Send a dove, I leave it on the sill."
- The title of Between the Buried and Me's album The Great Misdirect appears in "Obfuscation" ("We will always be part of the great misdirect...stepping in and stepping out.").
- The Birthday Massacre: Kings and Queens is titled after a lyrics off "Only the Strong Will Survive":
"kings and queens, the evil dreams, their hearts full of steel and despair"
- Black Veil Brides, all three of their albums have this: "We Stitch These Wounds," "Set the World on Fire," and "Wretched and Divine".
- Israeli musician Yoni Bloch's first album "???? ?? ???" (Maybe It's Me) ,named after a line from the similarly named song ,???? ?? ???? (Maybe it's Yoni. )
- Blue October's History For Sale takes its name from lyrics in the last song, Amazing.
- Blue Öyster Cult's most popular album, Agents of Fortune, is named after a lyric from the song "Extra Terrestrial Intelligence".
- James Blunt's song "I can't hear the music" from his second album All The Lost Souls has this line:
"And when you sell your soul for a leading role; will the lost souls be forgotten?"
- Blur's Modern Life is Rubbish is dropped in the last section of opener "For Tomorrow": "Turns it off and makes some tea/says modern life, well, it's rubbish"
- James Bonamy name-drops What I Live to Do in "Dog on a Toolbox".
- Bon Iver's For Emma Forever Ago is named for a line in the song "For Emma".
- Braid's Frame And Canvas gets it's title dropped in "Killing A Camera".
- The Bravery's done this a couple times. The Sun and the Moon is title dropped in both "Angelina" and "The Ocean", while the title of Stir the Blood is dropped in "Jack-O'-Lantern Man".
- Breaking Benjamin's Ember comes from a line during the chorus of the song "Psycho."
- The Breeders album Last Splash is named after a line in its hit song "Cannon Ball."
- Bright Eyes' I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning is named from Road to Joy, the final song on the album.
- The title of British Sea Power's album Let the Dancers Inherit the Party is dropped twice in the song "Praise for Whatever".
- The Brobecks' album Violent Things is named after a line in the song Love at First Sight.
- The name of Jimmy Buffett's Living and Dying in 3/4 Time comes from the song "Nautical Wheelers"... which wasn't released until his next album, A1A.
- Razorblade Suitcase comes from the lyrics of "Synapse".
- The Sea Of Memories comes from "Baby, Come Home".
- On Kate Bush's 2005 album Aerial, the only title drop is on the second last song "Nocturn", but in a hugely unexpected way - on an album filled with images of sky, flight and birdsong, the lyric describes 'light climbing up the aerial', meaning the aerial on the roof of a house. It's an excellent twist, and effective not only with the significance of the word, but in its delivery, as the melody soars and reaches new height on the last syllable.
- Capital Cities' debut album, In a Tidal Wave of Mystery, is named after a line in their hit single "Safe and Sound."
- "Old Fart at Play", on Captain Beefheart's album Trout Mask Replica, presents a slightly oblique example:
"The old fart smelled this thru his important breather holes / Cleverly he dialed from within from the outside we observed / That the nose of the wooden mask / Where the holes had just been a moment ago / Was now smooth amazingly blended camouflaged in / With the very intricate rainbow trout replica"
- The title of Carbon Leaf's Shadows in the Banquet Hall is dropped in "Come Again" off that album, and then again several albums later in "Toy Soldiers". The title of Nothing Rhymes With Woman comes from "Another Man's Woman".
- The Cardigans' album Long Gone Before Daylight is named from a couplet in the quiet acoustic song "03.45: No Sleep", where it refers to "the comfort of fireflies".
- Brandi Carlile's The Firewatcher's Daughter comes from "The Stranger at My Door."
- Vanessa Carlton's album "Rabbits On The Run" takes its name from a line in "Carousel."
- Cascada's Christmas album, It's Christmas Time has the name dropped in "Somewhere at Christmas Time".
"Lay your hands in mine, it's Christmas time".
- Three of Catherine Wheel's albums include the album title in a song with a different title:
- Ferment: "I'm fermenting, can't you see?" from the song "I Want to Touch You"
- Chrome: "It fulfills my sense of real, a chrome protection" from the song "Crank"
- Adam and Eve: "Tree to fruit, apple to seed, you are the A in Adam and Eve" from the song "Delicious"
- The Chemical Brothers album Push The Button comes from a line in "Galvanize". ("The time has come to (push the button..)")
- Cherri Bomb's This is the End of Control is named after the final lyric in "Shake the Ground"'s bridge.
- Childish Gambino used the lyric "Because the internet, mistakes are forever" in the song 'Life: The Biggest Troll' in the album 'Because the Internet'.
- Chiodos' Bone Palace Ballet gets dropped in the opening track Is it Progression if a Cannibal uses a Fork? (I want to know what's going on in that pretty little head of yours / where every day is a bone palace ballet).
- CHVRCHES': The Bones of What You Believe is a lyric off "Strong Hand" (which, unusually for this trope, is a Bonus Track from the album's deluxe version).
- Meanwhile, Every Open Eye is dropped in "Clearest Blue".
- Paula Cole's "Tiger" opens with the line "Where do I put this fire?". It's the first song on said album, too.
- Collide's Some Kind Of Strange has its title in the lyrics of "Euphoria": "Feel some kind of strange..."
- Shawn Colvin's album A Few Small Repairs, named for a line from her (one?) hit "Sunny Came Home".
- Alice Cooper's Love it to Death is named for the lyric, "I guess I love it/Love it to death" in the song "Long Way To Go."
- In Motion by Copeland features the title in the song "Love is a Fast Song", "...your love is in motion and it's spinning me around again...".
- The Corrs' album In Blue is named for a line from the song "Give Me A Reason."
- And their earlier Talk On Corners takes its title from a line in "Queen Of Hollywood".
- The title of the Miranda Cosgrove album Sparks Fly is also the first line of its lead single "Kissin U".
- Elvis Costello did this a lot: My Aim Is True (from "Alison"), Punch the Clock (from "The Greatest Thing"), King of America (from "Brilliant Mistake"), Blood and Chocolate (from "Uncomplicated"), Taking Liberties (from "Crawling to the U.S.A.") and Brutal Youth (from "Favourite Hour").
- He also has an Album Title Drop that's somewhat hidden: This Year's Model was inspired by "(I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea" ("Capital punishment/She's last year's model"), which was left off the U.S. version of the original album, but has been anthologized in several other places. Also, one of the other songs on the album is titled "This Year's Girl".
- The Counting Crows album "This Desert Life" is named for a line in the song "High Life."
- There's also Films About Ghosts.
- The Counting Crows have an odd example on their debut album August and Everything After. The line doesn't appear on any of the songs on the album: it does, however, appear in the lyrics of an unpublished song that serves as the album's cover art. Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings is a little different.
- Robert Cray Band's album Strong Persuader has the title in the lyrics of the song Right Next Door (Because of Me).
- Creedence Clearwater Revival's Willy and the Poor Boys takes its name from a line in "Down on the Corner."
- The Cult drops the phrase sonic temple on the final track of the same-named album, "Medicine Train."
- Cult of Luna has a few:
- The last line in "Further" (and the album) is "to the beyond"
- "Leave Me Here" has the line "Just like salvation comes in the end."
- "And With Her Came the Birds" has "Somewhere along the highway these tracks must end."
- Culture Club references the previous album Kissing To Be Clever in the song "Miss Me Blind" from Colour by Numbers.
- The Cure's The Head on the Door takes its name from a lyric in "Close to Me": "If only I was sure that my head on the door was just a dream."
- Dan + Shay's debut album, Where It All Began, comes from the lead single "19 You + Me": "It was our first week at Myrtle Beach, where it all began "
- Dance Gavin Dance
- "Happiness" gets dropped in "Tree Village" and "Carl Barker", although not in "Happiness".
- "Downtown Battle Mountain II" occurs in the opening to "Thug City".
- Daughtry's second album Leave This Town has the title uttered in the bridge for "September"
- The Decemberists take it to very meta levels with "The Hazards of Love". It is: the title of the album, and the main title of four different songs, each of which drops the title in their lyrics at least once.
- A more conventional instance occurs with "Castaways and Cutouts", whose title comes from the track "California One/Youth and Beauty Brigade".
- Def Leppard's Pyromania is name dropped during "Rock of Ages"
"No serenade, no fire brigade, just pyromania!"
- De La Soul's "Three Is The Magic Number" drops the title of Three Feet High And Rising. Although actually, the title is being dropped by a sample of Johnny Cash's "Five Feet High and Rising".
- Delirious' album Mezzamorphis is a portmanteau of two song titles, "Mezzanine Floor" and "Metamorphis". The latter song ends with the line "Flying high in the blink of an eye, / mezzamorphizzy."
- Devo's "Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!" comes from "Jocko Homo".
- "Smooth Noodle Maps" comes from "DEVO Has Feelings Too".
- Something for Everybody comes from the chorus of "Sumthin'".
- The title of the Depeche Mode album Some Great Reward comes from the song Lie To Me.
Make me thinkThat at the end of the daySome great rewardWill be coming my way
- "There, There, My Dear" by Dexys Midnight Runners contains the title of its parent album, Searching For The Young Soul Rebels in its spoken middle section.
- Too-Rye-Ay, from the bridge of "Come On Eileen".
- Neil Diamond's 1972 live album Hot August Night takes its title from the opening line of the opening title track of 1969's Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show.
- Joe Diffie's A Thousand Winding Roads album is named for a line in lead-off single "Home".
- Dimmu Borgir examples:
- Enthrone Darkness Triumphant — from "Prudence's Fall"
- Spiritual Black Dimensions — from "The Insight and the Catharsis"
- In Sorte Diaboli — from "The Chosen Legacy" and "The Sinister Awakening"
- Abrahadabra — from "Endings and Continuations"
- Under Rug Swept is a line from the song "Hands Clean" ("What part of our history's reinvented and under rug swept?")
- Dinosaur Jr.'s I Bet On Sky is titled for a line in "Pierce The Morning Rain".
- Without A Sound has a title drop in "Even You".
- The Dire Straits album "Making Movies" has the title line in "Skateaway".
- Dismember: Like an Ever Flowing Stream is titled after a lyric in "In Death's Sleep".
- The Divine Comedy's "Theme From Casanova" serves the exact same function.
- The title of the Dixie Chicks' Taking the Long Way comes up in "The Long Way Around," both independent of and mashed together with the song title ("Taking the long way / Taking the long way around").
- The Doors' best-of album Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine gets its name from a phrase in The End.
- Dream Theater title-drops the album names in the lyrics to songs in a few of their albums.
- When Dream And Day Unite: "Only A Matter Of Time" ("And though the time will come when dream and day unite")
- Images And Words: "Wait For Sleep" ("Where images and words are running deep")
- Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory - The main title is never mentioned, but the subtitle is in the song "Home" ("Decadent scenes from a memory")
- In an interesting version of this trope, the phrase "Scenes From a Memory" is actually used in the song "Metropolis Part 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper", from the album "Images and Words", so the title drop is from an older album, from the song that the album's title is a "sequel" to.
- Octavarium is the title of the last song in the album ("Trapped inside this Octavarium").
- In addition to the obvious ones listed above, the title for Train of Thought appears as an instrumental called "Stream of Consciousness".
- Systematic Chaos: "Constant Motion", almost ("Random thoughts of neat disorder") (Neat disorder = systematic chaos)
- Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence kind of does it with the line "The turbulence deep inside" from "Losing Time/Grand Finale" on Disc 2.
- A Change Of Seasons, partially ("Seasons change and so can I" from "Another World").
- Awake: "Where there is reason, tonight I'm awake", exerpt from "The Silent Man".
- The Dropkick Murphys album The Meanest of Times stems from the song "Rude Awakenings," used to describe the one-night stand at the center of the song ("a meaningless gesture in the meanest of times/as it turns out, you weren't worth the call").
- Their album 'Signed and Sealed in blood' get it's title from the song 'Rose Tattoo'.
- Dum Dum Girls' Only In Dreams has it's title dropped in "Wasted Away".
- The Eagles of Death Metal track "Eagles Goth" drops its album title: Death by Sexy.
- Editors first album, The Back Room had the song "Camera" with the line "If we hide, they look in the back room".
- Elbow album "The Seldom Seen Kid" has its title in "Grounds for Divorce" (And Sundays are for drinking with the seldom seen kid).
- No less than four songs on the Electric Dreams soundtrack use the phrase "electric dreams" in the lyrics.
- Electric Six's Fire was so named because the band members noticed that the word can be found in the lyrics of almost every song on the album.
- Eminem: The Eminem Show is from "Cleanin' Out My Closet":
I would've shot them, I would have killed Kim and them bot
This is my life, I'd like to welcome y'all to the Eminem Show.
- Enter Shikari's Common Dreads is title dropped in both the eponymous intro track and "Solidarity". ("Here tonight / I clock a thousand heads / Here to unite / Through common dreads") The previous album's title, Take To The Skies, also gets mentioned in "No Sleep Tonight". ("You and me, we're gonna take / To the skies, for a common sake").
- Escape the Fate did this with their album Dying Is Your Latest Fashion, the title of which is mentioned in the third track, Situations.
- The name of the popular album Revenge by British pop rock duo Eurythmics is derived from the lyric "Sometimes revenge can be so sweet..." in the eighth track, "A Little of You".
- The extended intro to the music video of "Would I Lie to You?" drops the phrase, "Be yourself tonight," which is the title of the album the song comes from.
- The title of Evanescence's album Fallen is mentioned in the bridge for "Whisper" ("Forsaking all I've fallen for / I rise to meet the end")
- The Open Door i from the chorus of "All that I'm Living For" ("lock the last open door/my ghosts are gaining on me").
- Everclear's Sparkle And Fade is named for a repeated lyric in "Summerland": "We could get lost in the fall /Glimmer, sparkle and fade".
- Fairground Attraction's first album The First of a Million Kisses title is a line from the last song, Allelujah (not the Leonard Cohen one).
- Paloma Faith: Her first album Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful (2009)was dropped in the aforementioned song title of the same name.
Do you want the truth or something beautiful?Just close your eyes and make believeDo you want the truth or something beautiful?I am happy to deceive you
I will forgive you, no I can not forgetAnd I will outlive youI am the architect
- This also happens with The Architect (2017)
- The name of Fall Out Boy's Take This To Your Grave comes from the last track, "The Patron Saint of Liars and Fakes."
- Fatboy Slim's "Praise You", for You've Come a Long Way, Baby...sort of.
We've come a long long way together...
- The chorus "Blue Piccadilly", the last track of the Feeling's ''Twelve Stops And Home", ends with the line... well, guess.
- The Field Effect's Cartography gets its title from "Dancing With Earthquakes":
And if not for this cartography, I could wake up at your feet.
- Fight or Flight drops their "[Is] life by design?" title in the opening and chorus of Track 10, "A Void".
- Many of The Firesign Theatre's albums have the title crop up in the dialog, but since many of them are Word Salad Titles, it probably doesn't signify any more importance than usual.
- Fishbone's The Reality Of My Surroundings comes from a line in "So Many Millions" ("I cannot get over legitimately, the reality of my surroundings")
- Fitz and the Tantrums' "Out of My League": "Yeah, you were more than just a dream..."
- They title drop More Than Just a Dream so many times it'd make more sense just to name that song "More Than Just a Dream" instead of "Out of My League".
- British BoyBand Five's "Invincible" from the 1999 album of the same name
- The name of Fleetwood Mac's Mystery to Me comes from the song "Emerald Eyes".
- Florence + the Machine: Lungs is namedropped in both "I Am Not Calling You a Liar" and "Between Two Lungs" (which ends as a Title Track for the deluxe edition), along with Ceremonials in "Only If For a Night".
- Ben Folds Five's Whatever and Ever Amen is a line from the song "Battle of Who Could Care Less."
- And on that note, Ben Folds' Way To Normal gets its title from "Effington" ("Making my way to Normal, Illinois"), and Lonely Avenue gets its title from "Doc Pomus" ("And out they pour, the hits and the misses. Turn Me Loose, Lonely Avenue")
- Whole band reference: Follow For Now took their name from a line in Public Enemy's "Bring the Noise."
- The Foo Fighters' One By One has its title taken from a line in "All My Life" ("One by one, hidden up my sleeve").
- Likewise, Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace takes its title nearly verbatim from a line in the album's final track, "Home".
- The song "Miss the Misery" has "Don't change our mind, Your wasting light".
- Played with There's Nothing Left to Lose's "Generator": "When there's nothing left to use". ("Word Forward", recorded much later, includes "Just a simple man, with nothing left to lose").
- The thrash metal band Forbidden, in the first vinyl pressing of their debut album Forbidden Evil, began the album with a sample from a movie that ended with "I can't tell you, it's...forbidden." This snippet has also appeared on at least one demo and as the intro tape for their live shows.
- The title of Interventions & Lullabies by The Format is almost but not quite dropped in "I'm Ready, I Am" ("an intervention, a lullaby").
- Franz Ferdinand's Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action is name-dropped in the chorus of "Right Action".
- The Fratellis' debut album Costello Music features the line "these are crazy times down at Costello Music" in the refrain of the first track "Henrietta".
- fun.'s Some Nights has a title track and "Some Nights (Intro)", both of which of course have "some nights" somewhere in the lyrics, but the phrase also comes up in two other songs: "Stars" has "Some nights I rule the world / with bar lights and pretty girls" while "One Foot" has "Some nights I break down and cry".
...at least we would know that the sparks didn't glow but we owe it to ourselves to try so we aim and ignite....
- Their debut album, Aim and Ignite, features the title in the song "Light a Roman Candle With Me":
- The title of Future Perfect's Dirty Little Secrets is derived from the line "My dirty little secret" in "Second Skin".
- The title of Game Theory's 1987 album "Lolita Nation" is dropped in "We Love You Carol and Alison": "And he's got nerve / Asking this Lolita nation to bow and serve".
- Garbage has a straight example in their 2016 song "Even Though Our Love Is Doomed": "Such strange little birds\Devoured by our obsessions"
- beautifulgarbage is taken from a line of Hole's "Celebrity Skin".
- The album Selling England By the Pound by Genesis has its title sung during the song Dancing with the Moonlit Knight:
"Old man dies/The note he left was signed, "Old Father Thames"
It seems he's drowned/Selling England by the pound".
- The Genki Rockets' second album, No Border Between Us is named after a line in "Heavenly Star", their most famous song, which was actually the title track from their first album, subverting/inverting this trope.
- British art-rock band Gentle Giant used the phrase "Hail to power and to glory's way!" on two tracks from their album The Power And The Glory. They also made a song with the same title as the album, but it was not included on the original album - Only on the B-side of a single from that album.
- Little-known band Girl's Last Choice do this on their EP "It's Okay To Be Yourself" in the first track, "Hit The Lights".
- The Go! Team's Thunder, Lighting, Strike is essentially title dropped in Hold Your Terror Close.
You're right. Strangers are easy to like.Thunder and lightning will strike.
- Amy Grant's Heart in Motion is from a line in the song "Baby, Baby"; Age to Age is from a line in "El Shaddai."
- Grave Digger - Tunes Of War comes from a lyric in the song "Rebellion (the Clans Are Marching)".
- Great Big Sea examples:
- The album titles of The Hard and the Easy and Courage and Patience and Grit can both be heard in Tickle Cove Pond.
- The title of Fortune's Favour can be heard in the song England.
- Grottomatic's Tornado of Squee gets its name from a short passage in "A Mouse for a Day." Hey Blondie, How's It Going? is a spoken line that introduces "Stretchy Sumo Angel."
- Guns N' Roses' double album Use Your Illusion takes its title from a line in the song "Locomotive" on UYI 2.
- Gym Class Heroes' third album As Cruel As School Children comes from a line off of the song "Scandalous Scholastics".
- Haken: Aquarius is a line in "Aquarium", and The Mountain is a line from "Falling Back to Earth".
- God Don't Make No Junk by The Halo Benders drops its title in "Canned Oxygen".
- Hammerfall chant their album's name, Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken, during track 3 of that album, "Fury of the Wild".
- Happy Mondays' Squirrel And G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out) gets most of it's Long Title from the full chorus of "Twenty Four Hour Party People": "Squirrel And G-Man" are never brought up though, and presumably "carnt" is supposed to be Funetik Aksent for how Shaun Ryder pronounces "can't" in the song. Ironically, "24 Hour Party People" wasn't even on the original version of the album.
- The title question of Harvey Danger's Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone? is sung in it's final track, "Radio Silence".
- It's not an exact title drop, but the the Hawthorne Heights album If Only You Were Lonely has a song called "Decembers" that includes the lyrics "If only they were all alone."
- Both of Hey Rosetta's albums: Plan Your Escape and Into Your Lungs come from "Another Pilot" and "Psalm" respectively.
- The Hold Steady: Heaven is Whenever is titled for a line in "We Can Get Together", and Boys and Girls in America is name-dropped both on "Stuck Between Stations" and "First Night". Debut album Almost Killed Me is named for a phrase used on every song.
- Hole's Live Through This is named for a line in "Asking For It" ("If you live through this with me, I swear that I would die for you").
- The Hollies: A Crazy Steal takes its title from a line in "Hello to Romance".
- Hum's You'd Prefer An Astronaut is named for a line in "I'd Like Your Hair Long", while Downward Is Heavenward is named for a line in "Afternoon With The Axolotls".
- Heatmiser's Mic City Sons is named after the first line in the track "Pop In G".
- Billy Idol's Whiplash Smile takes its title from a line in "Don't Need A Gun."
- Imagine Dragons' second EP bore the title Hell and Silence, after a phrase sung during the bridge of the last track, "Emma".
- In A Great Big World's album "Is There Anybody Out There?", the opening song "Rockstar" drops the album title twice in the second verse; each time, it's a thought that one of the song's two characters is thinking. First the girl is sitting in a tree and looking at the night sky, daydreaming about aliens arriving and "thinking, ah, ah, ah, is there anybody out there?" Meanwhile, the boy is thinking of her while playing guitar, and he wonders the same thing.
- The Influents's "Some of the Young" is a repeated line in "Life, and Life Only", the first instance: we climb so high, from it all / And I guess we owe it all to some of the young. Interestingly, the phrase "Life, and Life Only" never occurs in the song, one listening to it for the first time would probably guess the title to be "Some of the Young".
- Interpol's Turn On The Bright Lights has it's title dropped in "NYC".
- The title of Iron & Wine's album The Creek Drank the Cradle comes from a line in the track "Upwards Over the Mountain".
"Mother, forget me now that the creek drank the cradle you sang to,
Mother, forgive me, I sold your car for the shoes that I gave you."
Bet you're watching all the happy kidsKiss each other clean
- The title of Kiss Each Other Clean comes from the track "Your Fake Name is Good Enough for Me''
- Aside from having a title track to begin with, INXS' Kick has a couple of title drops: "Devil Inside" features the line "look at them go, look at them kick", while "Tiny Daggers" has "All you want to do is kick it in".
- Iron Maiden: borderline example with "Still Life", from Piece of Mind, which has the line "Nightmares... will give me peace of mind".
- I Mother Earth drop the title of their second album, Scenery and Fish in the fifth track, "Three Days Old."
- Alan Jackson's A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'bout Love) is named for a line in its single "Chattahoochee".
- Jane's Addiction's "Ted, Just Admit It.." from Nothing's Shocking: "Camera got them images, camera got them all, nothing's shocking". In fact, since the phrase "Ted, just admit it" never comes up in the song, but "nothing's shocking" does occur several times, this also leads to Refrain from Assuming.
- James' Millionaires nearly turns up in "Just Like Fred Astaire" ("I'm a bull, not a bear / I'm a millionaire").
- Jamiroquai's "Space Cowboy" goes "This is The Return of the Space Cowboy!"
- Sarah Jarosz's second album, Follow Me Down, is named for the first words of the first song on the album, "Run Away".
- Jethro Tull do this with "Dun Ringill" on Stormwatch: "Lines join in faint discord and the stormwatch brews"
- Billy Joel's Cold Spring Harbor takes its title from a line in "Everybody Loves You Now".
- Playing with this trope, the first song on Glass Houses — "You May Be Right" — opens with the sound of glass breaking. (The album cover depicts Joel about to hurl a rock at a glass house.)
- Elton John's Ice on Fire takes its title from a line in "Nikita".
- Jack Johnson's In Between Dreams is from the lyrics of the first track "Better Together."
"But if all of these dreams might find their way into my day-to-day scene, I'd be under the impression I was somewhere in between."
- Jonathan Settel's album "Through His Eyes" is named after a line in the chorus of "The Wall".
- The title of Sin After Sin by Judas Priest isn't in the lyrics of that album, but rather is in the lyrics of their previous album Sad Wings of Destiny (in the song "Genocide"):
Sin after sin I have endured
Yet the wounds I bear are the wounds of love
- Julien K's "We're Here With You" from We're Here With You.
So let it goWe're here with youWon't lose controlSo let it go
- Kaiser Chiefs' third album Off With Their Heads has this in "Like It Too Much":
Off with their heads, and always led opinion polls.
Smashing regimes between curses, chantingeducation, education and war...You will be issued with a rifle on arrival chapsfor education, education and war
- Their fifth album, Education, Education, Education and War has its title show up (with one less "education) twice in the track "Cannons"
- For their first five outings, Kaizers Orchestra's albums were named after an album cut, in which the title was inherently dropped. The Violeta Violeta trilogy, however, is a numbered trilogy in which the closest thing to be found are the numerous drops of the given name "Violeta", though it is never mentioned twice in succession.
- Katatonia drops a few album names in "The Itch" ("The great cold distance"), "Hypnone" ("Tomorrow is so long / The Dead End King is here") and "I Am Nothing" ("I have to get on with this / It's a decision for tonight.").
- Keane's album Under the Iron Sea is namechecked in "Crystal Ball".
- The opening track on Mike Keneally's 1993 solo debut album hat. is "Your Quimby Dollars at Work," which crosses this trope with Thanking the Viewer and Miniscule Rocking:
Thank you for buying 'hat'
- The Killers' Day & Age comes from the lyric of "The World We Live In" ("I heard a rumor that you quit this day and age.")
- The line is later repeated in "Neon Tiger": "Cause I don't wanna go back / I want a new day and age."
- Kill Hannah has Until There's Nothing Left Of Us, which are lyrics from Believer.
- KH really likes this one, to the point that the song "All That He Wants" is commonly known by the line that titles the album, American Jet Set.
- Really, the only time they haven't done this in was in Hope For The Hopeless...or in For Never And Ever, where the namesake only appears in a hidden track two LP's prior.
- Killswitch Engage's "Just Barely Breathing" goes "Are we alive or just breathing?".
- The KONGOS debut, Lunatic has this in "I'm Only Joking":
Licking her chops, she looks at the lunaticsShe needs another fix.
- King Crimson: In the closing track of their first album, which incidentally is aost a title track too.
The gardener plants an evergreenWhilst trampling on a flower.I chase the wind of a prism shipTo taste the sweet and sour.The pattern juggler lifts his hand;The orchestra begin.As slowly turns the grinding wheel
- Norwegian metal band The Kovenant (formerly known as Covenant) drops the album title Nexus Polaris several times during the track Planetary Black Elements.
- Laserdance's Future Generation has a Title Track, but only actually drops the album title at the beginning of "Power Run", the Album Intro Track.
- Live: Mental Jewelry, a line in the song "Mirror Song".
- Children's musician Laurie Berkner has one in "We Are the Dinosaurs":
We are the dinosaurs, marching marching
We are the dinosaurs! 'Whaddaya think of that?
- The Jens Lekman compilation Oh You're So Silent Jens is named for a lyric in "Black Cab".
- Limp Bizkit's "Sour" from Three Dollar Bill, Y'all$ (sort of):
Maybe you won't, maybe you will,
But baby, you're still about as real as a three-dollar bill.
- Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water has some gratuitous title drops in "Hot Dog" and "Rollin'", although in the latter it's just "chocolate starfish".
- Linkin Park's "The Requiem" and "The Catalyst"note drops the title in this little ditty: "God save us everyone / Will we burn inside the fires of a thousand suns".
- Little Boots' Hands, is oddly, named after its Hidden Track, which was her first demo recording.
- Little Mix:
It's in his DNAD-D-D-DNAIt's in his DNAAnd he just takes my breath away
- On the debut album DNA (2012), the aforementioned song title was dropped
Ladies all across the worldListen up, we're looking for recruitsIf you're with me, let me see your handsStand up and saluteGet your killer heels, sneakers, pumps or lace up your bootsRepresenting all the women.Salute, salute!
- Also happens in the second album Salute (2013) when the aforementioned song title was dropped
We're gonna get weird all nightI said, "Now let's get weird all night."
- And in the third album Get Weird (2015), which comes from the song "Weird People"
- Local H's "Lucky", from Pack Up The Cats: "Pack up the cats and move to the city".
- This is pretty much par for the course with Local H: As Good As Dead is from the refrain on "Eddie Vedder," Hallelujah, I'm A Bum is a lyric in "Look Who's Walking On Four Legs Again."
- The Lonely Island's Turtleneck and Chain is mentioned in "I Just Had Sex" ("Plus, she let me wear my chain and my turtleneck sweater"). This is in addition to a Title Track.
- Lordi's The Arockalypse, titled after a line in "Hardrock Hallelujah!"
- The Luxury's This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things has it's title dropped in "Seven Stories".
- The title of Lykke Li's second album, Wounded Rhymes, is mentioned in the first two lines of "Sadness is a Blessing".
- M's album New York London Paris Munich takes its title from a line in "Pop Muzik."
- Machine Head drops the phrase Burn My Eyes in their song Old (the second track at that).
- Bloodstone & Diamonds is dropped in the first track, "Now We Die."
- Madonna's MDNA album features her repeatedly uttering the title in "I'm Addicted".
- Manchester Orchestra's I'm Like a Virgin Losing a Child gets its name from a lyric in the opening song, "Wolves at Night."
- Aimee Mann's "Lost in Space" has a title track, but also drops the title in the final song, "It's Not."
- Averted with Manowar's second album, Into Glory Ride: the phrase actually comes from a lyric in "Battle Hymn", the title track of their first album. So, the song was good enough to name two albums after? Yes. Yes, it was.
- Marilyn Manson was often not content with simply having a title track, but also this. Antichrist Superstar contains the song "Antichrist Superstar" and the song "1996", with a major part of it being "Antichrist Superstar." Mechanical Animals has the song "Mechanical Animals," the in-universe (it's a Concept Album, as are Antichrist Superstar and Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death)) band named "Omega and the Mechanical Animals," and the usage of the term later on in the spoken-word untitled track. Holy Wood does not have a title track (well, the full title, Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) does have one for the second part), but it does have the in-universe place mentioned. This is next done in 2009's The High End of Low (which contains no title track, but the lyrics of "Inside the Fire" contain the title).
- The Israeli band Mashina's sixth album, ??? ???? (The Peak of Emotion)'s first song (??? ????\ P'hai Show) opens with the lyrics "Here's P'hai Show and The Peak of Emotion Show" ,it makes sence considering that this is a Song List Song for the album
- The band also named two of their "Greatest hits" Albums after lyrics from songs included ("??????? ??????" (Ladies and Gentlmen) is named after the first line in ????? ?????? (The Machine Dance) and "???? ????????" is named after a line from ??? ?? ???????? ?????? (Why Politics For Me Now?)
- Mastodon does this on Crack the Skye, both as their song title Crack the Skye and on the song "The Czar": "Spiraling up through the crack in the sky/Leaving material world behind/I see your face in constellations/The martyr is ending his life for mine."
- Dave Matthews Band take their debut album's name (Under the Table and Dreaming) from the song "Ants Marching"
Goes to visit his mommy / She feeds him well his concerns he forgets them
—>And remembers being small, playing / Under the table and dreaming
- Their third album, Before These Crowded Streets, is named after a lyric from the song "The Dreaming Tree," and their second album, Crash, is frequently title-dropped in "Crash into Me."
- Maxïmo Park are very fond of this trope:
- A Certain Trigger comes from the song "Once, A Glimpse", the line: "The night reveals itself to you//Slipping under sliding down//All I need is a certain trigger"
- Our Earthly Pleasures comes from the song "Russian Literature", the line: "There it is again, that lock of hair that won't sit still//Our earthly pleasures distract us against our will"
- Quicken The Heart comes from the song "Wraithlike", the line: "Here's a song that finally you can understand//A minor statement meant to counteract the plan//A list of wraithlike things that quicken the heart"
- The title of Martina McBride's Waking Up Laughing album is from the song "How I Feel".
- Paul McCartney's Flowers in the Dirt comes from a line in "That Day Is Done".
- His album Chaos and Creation in the Back Yard doesn't exactly have an exact title drop, but the phrase "chaos and creation" is from the song "Fine Line."
- Paul's Kisses On The Bottom comes from a line from the old standard (I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And) Write Myself A Letter.
- Mc Fly seem to like this trope:
- "Wonderland" comes from the first verse of Ultraviolet; "Nothing goes to plan, it's all a game of chance they say in Wonderland"
- "Please, Please" from their third album "Motion in the Ocean" uses "Let's get the motion in the ocean so turn off your phone now"
- "Above The Noise" appeared in the first lines of the second verse in "Shine a Light"; "Tell me can you hear my voice, loud and clear above the noise?"
- Nellie McKay's Home Sweet Mobile Home, from "Coosada Blues".
- Scottish folk singer Dougie McLean's Inside The Thunder comes from "Song for Johnny": "It seems we never learnt to play it cool, we just danced inside the thunder".
- The Mekons' Fear And Whiskey gets it's name from "Chivalry":
I was out late the other nightFear and whiskey kept me going
- Men Without Hats had the title of their album Rhythm Of Youth dropped in the lyrics of one of its songs, "I Got The Message". There was also a song that went by the name of that album, but it was never featured on the album itself.
- Metallica's Death Magnetic is Title Dropped in the last song, "My Apocalypse".
- Hardwired to Self-Destruct is a lyric off "Hardwired".
- Metric's album Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? is named for the first line of the first song, "IOU."
- Music/Mewithoutyou's Catch for us the Foxes in the song "The Soviet".
- The same goes for their album, It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All a Dream! It's Alright with the song, "Allah, Allah, Allah".
- Midland: On the Rocks, from lead single "Drinkin' Problem" ("People sayin' that I've hit rock bottom / Just 'cause I'm livin' on the rocks").
- Midnight Oil: Diesel and Dust is on "Warakurna", Place without a Postcard in "Brave Faces" and Breathe in "E-Beat" ("wake up and breathe real air").
- Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" does this for Clouds - clouds being the subject of the first verse of the song.
- Blue is title dropped in nearly every song, to great effect. Not only is the central song on the album called "Blue", but All I Want has 'then we both get so blue', My Old Man has 'keeping away my blues' and 'them lonesome blues collide', Little Green has 'her eyes are blue', California has 'just gives you the blues', and A Case Of You has 'the blue tv screen light'.
- The title of Modest Mouse's album Good News For People Who Love Bad News is a lyric from the song "Bury Me With It"
- Momus: Ocky Milk doesn't make a lot of sense as an album title until you hear "Dr Cat", which contains the lyric "Ocky milkman's wife had an enormous roofgasm". Which obviously clears everything up.
- Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill comes from a line in her song "You Learn."
- And ''Under Rug Swept" is heard in "Hands Clean".
- And Feast On Scraps is from "Bent 4 U" ("Several hours and several ways I'll feast on scraps thrown from you.")
- And Flavors of Entanglement is from "Moratorium" ("I do need a breather from the flavors of entanglement...")
- The Morning Of's album The Way I Fell In comes from the lyrics of the final track "Heaven or Hell".
"I put you out the way I fell in."
- Van Morrison often names his albums after non-titular lyrics: Veedon Fleece (from "You Don't Pull No Punches But You Don't Push The River"), Common One ("Summertime in England"), No Guru, No Method, No Teacher ("In The Garden"), Poetic Champions Compose ("Queen of The Slipstream").
- The Motion City Soundtrack album Commit This To Memory takes it's title from the song "Hangman". ("Hangman, it's not your fault, commit this to memory.)
- My Dinosaur Life had a pre-order bonus track called "Sunny Day" which included this line: "There is no future and we both are thinking 'so this is my dinosaur life, this is my dinosaur life'".
- A cross-band example: Motörhead's Everything Louder Than Everybody Else is stage patter from Deep Purple's Made In Japan album.
- Jason Mraz' Waiting For My Rocket To Come is titled for a line in "Curbside Prophet."
- Also, the title of his album Mr. A-Z can be found in the lyrics of "Wordplay."
- Muse's album Black Holes and Revelations is named for a line in the chorus of the song "Starlight".
- Also used in the previous album, Absolution, with the song Sing For Absolution; it's the first line of the chorus.
- Kacey Musgraves's Same Trailer Different Park is named after a line in the lead-off single "Merry Go 'Round".
- My Chemical Romance's The Black Parade was either named for the song title "Welcome To The Black Parade" or for a line in it.
"Because one day, I'll leave you a phantom to lead you in the summer, to join the Black Parade."
- In the song "Valley of Sin" from Mystica, the lyric "whispering tales from the shadow zone" is present.
- Happens with both Kings and Queens and Oceans of Time in the title track of Mystica.
- The Naked And Famous' debut album, Passive Me, Aggressive You, has a title drop in the opening track, "All of This." Their second album had a straightforward title track, but they did it again on their third album, Simple Forms, which drops the title in the second verse of the song "The Water Beneath You."
- A full-band example: Nashville Pussy are named after stage patter from Ted Nugent's Double Live Gonzo album.
- The title of Matt Nathanson's EP When Everything Meant Everything is dropped in "Sing Me Sweet" from his following album Beneath These Fireworks.
- New Order's album Technique gets its title from the end of "Fine Time" (You've got love technique).
- The title of Joanna Newsom's album The Milk-Eyed Mender is taken from a seemingly random lyric on the song "Sadie", a line which gains huge emphasis because of it.
And down where I darn with the milk-eyed menderyou and I, and a love so tender
- Nightwish examples:
- Oceanborn — mentioned in "Devil and the Deep Dark Ocean'" ("I will die for the love of the mermaid / Her seduction, beauty, and scorn / Welcome to the end of your life / Hail the Oceanborn!")
- Century Child — mentioned in "Dead to the World" ("As he died, he will return to die in me again / Weaving the cloth, giving birth to the Century Child.")
- Once — first word of the first track, "Dark Chest of Wonders" ("Once I had a dream, and this is it.")
- Angels Fall First — mentioned in "The End of All Hope."
- That album also has a title track, containing the lines, "Oh, Lord why / the angels fall first."
- Dark Passion Play — mentioned in "The Poet and the Pendulum" (whose title was the original title of the album) ("The morning dawned upon his altar / Remains of the dark passion play.")
- Imaginaerum — Not the straightest example, but the first single ("Storytime") contains the line "Imaginarium, a dream emporium" (The album's title was originally "Imaginarium" before being changed.)
- The Nirvana album Nevermind has its title in "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (Oh well, whatever / Never mind).
- The title of No Doubt's album Return of Saturn is in the lyrics of "Artificial Sweetener."
- Inverted with Oasis' 'Be Here Now', which contains a track named 'Be Here Now' but the phrase is not sung in either the song or the rest of the album.
- "To Be Where There's Life" does this: "Dig out your soul cos here we go"
- Sinéad O'Connor's album Am I Not Your Girl takes its name from a repeated line near the end of the song Success Has Made a Failure of Our Home.
- The O.C. Supertones often title drop previous albums in their songs; while Supertones Strike Back is named for its first track, "Grounded"—from the next album, Chase the Sun—begins with the lyrics "I strike back like the Empire".
- Loud and Clear is named for a line from "Return of the Revolution". Then "Radio Plays"—off the next studio album, Hi-Fi Revival—ends with the lyrics "So loud and clear".
- Hi-Fi Revival itself gets its name from a brief, spoken-word interlude in "Radio Plays".
- The Offspring's Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace is half and half. The album has a track called "Rise and Fall", and the "rage and grace" part comes from a line in the song "Fix You" (She wakes up, rage and grace)
- In addition, their album Splinter takes its name from the song on it, "Long Way Home", and its line "I'm splintered by my own desire"
- Of Monsters and Men's titles Into the Woods, My Head is an Animal, and Beneath the Skin come from "Six Weeks" (She follows me into the woods /Takes me home), "Dirty Paws" (Jumping up and down the floor /My head is an animal), and "Human" (Plants unfold and slowly grow /Beneath the skin), respectively.
- Of Montreal's Skeletal Lamping goes a step further, being apparently taken from a line from a song on their previous full album, Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?, namely "Faberge Falls For Shuggie."
- The titles for their album False Priest and EP The Controllersphere also take their names from the same line in "Faberge Falls For Shuggie" as Skeletal Lamping.
- Ohio Players' album Honey has two instances. One on the Title Track, obviously, and another on the song "Sweet Sticky Thing":
You leave honey everywhere, sometimes I wonder if you care.
- The title of "Mystery Girl," Roy Orbison's final album, comes from the lyrics of the song "She's a Mystery to Me."
- Brazilian band Os Paralamas do Sucesso has two: Nove Luas (nine moons) comes from a lyric in the final track that goes "in the sky I saw nine moons", and Hey Na Na is the Scatting heard in the second track.
- The title of Our Lady Peace's Gravity comes from its lead single "Somewhere Out There", mentioned multiple times during the chorus.
- Played with in Happiness...Is Not a Fish That You Can Catch. The lyric is contained in the track "Happiness & the Fish".
- Outkast's The Love Below drops it on "She Lives In My Lap". In fact, all the music stops for a second just as it's said.
- The videos are even more blatant about this. The Love Below is the name of the fictional band in the video for "Hey Ya!", and it and Speakerboxxx are rival gangs in the video for "Roses".
- Sky Sailing's first album 'An Airplane carried me to bed' comes from the track 'Sailboats'.
An airplane carried me to bed, where I slept above the coast, and dreamt I had become a ghost.
- Brad Paisley double-subverts this with Love and War. Originally intended lead single "Without a Fight" contains the line "And sometimes I think we don't belong together / Confusing love and war". However, the song bombed at radio, pushing the album into a brief Development Hell and resulting in "Without a Fight" not making the final cut. That said, the album still has a title track.
- Panic! at the Disco's second album Pretty. Odd is named for a lyric in "That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed)": Things are shaping up to be pretty odd/Little deaths in musical beds
- "Absence" by the band Paper Route features the title in the song "Enemy Among Us", "...you're the first voice that I turn to in the absence of my own...".
- Parachute does it twice on The Way it Was: American Secrets has "I'm still dancing alone with the way it was", and What I Know has "I'm not certain of the way it was." Word of God says the album was named for the former.
- Parlour Steps' Ambiguoso has it's title dropped in the song "Blazing Light".
- Pavement's "Speak See Remember", from Terror Twilight, has Stephen Malkmus whispering "The terror twilight, it's all to get down on it" a few times during an otherwise instrumental section of the song. This seems like it may be an improvisation that got thrown in after they already had an album title though.
- The title of Peaches' debut The Teaches Of Peaches is cribbed from a line in "Fuck the Pain Away".
- Petra had three. The first, On Fire, is a bit of a fake-out because the first track is "All Fired Up", but then "Hit You Where You Live", has the real title drop (shouted, even). Unseen Power has a somewhat shoehorned-in spoken one at the very end of the album (a British-sounding voice saying "You can't really see it... and yet, you know it's there... like some sort of unseen power"). Finally, Wake-Up Call is named for a line from "Sleeping Giant."
- Phish's album A Picture of Nectar is also a line in the song "Cavern".
- Phoenix did this with their third album It's Never Been Like That: the title was repeated in the chorus of "Long Distance Call".
- Phoenix Effect's debut album, Cyanide Skies, dropped its title in the closing track Magic with the lyrics "Cause I see it now / Like a new sunrise / Over cyanide skies."
- Pillar's Where Do We Go From Here is the most repeated line in the chorus of the first track, "Hypnotized."
- Pink Floyd:
- "Brain Damage", the ninth song on their 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon, includes the lyric: "I'll see you on the dark side of the moon." "Eclipse", the last song, finishes with Gerry O'Driscoll saying "There is no dark side of the moon, really. Matter of fact, it's all dark."
- The chorus line of "One Slip", the fourth song of A Momentary Lapse of Reason, includes the line: "A momentary lapse of reason that binds a life for life."
- The Division Bell takes its name from the first verse of "High Hopes", the final track of the album, which includes the line: —>Our thoughts strayed constantly and without boundary, the ringing of the division bell had begun." It was chosen by Douglas Adams when the band couldn't agree on an album title. (and once the leftovers from that album became one on its own, they went back into "High Hopes" to name it: "The dawn mist glowing\The water flowing\The Endless River'')
- Happens numerous times on The Wall.
- The Pixies did this on every single album (Come on Pilgrim from "Levitate Me", Surfer Rosa from "Oh My Golly!", Doolittle from "Mr. Grieves", Bossanova from "Hang Wire"), apart from their last, Trompe le Monde. That one does have a title track, but "Trompe Le Monde" the song doesn't have that phrase anywhere in the lyrics. Funny that.
- The Plastiscines album "About Love" gets its title from a bit in the song "Another Kiss".
- Iggy Pop's The Idiot is an arguable case: Word of God is that it's titled as a Shout-Out to the Dostoevsky novel of the same name, but "Sister Midnight" does include the line "I'm an idiot for you".
- Pop Will Eat Itself's Dos Dedos Mis Amigos is named for a part of the chorus of the song "Everything's Cool" ("Dos dedos mis amigos, everything's cool").
- Porcupine Tree's fifth album name, Stupid Dream, is a line from the album's second song, "Piano Lessons".
- It's also dropped in the extended version of "Even Less", however, this verse was cut from the album version ("But I had a STUPID DREAM that I could change things")
- The Posies album title Frosting on the Beater comes from a lyric in the song "Solar Sister"
- Also done with their album Every Kind of Light with the song "Anything and Everything".
- Done twice in German Power Metal band Music/Powerwolf album Bible of the Beast, in the Album Intro Track Prelude to Purgatory, and in Werewolves of Armenia.
Warning from the Bible of the Beast:Never trust a werewolf from the East
- Primus's 2011 album Green Naugahyde is named after a line in the song "Lee van Cleef" ("A yellow Studebaker with a 302 and seats of green naugahyde.")
- Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back is named for the last line of "Party For Your Right To Fight," which is the last song on the album.
- Purity Ring:
Listen closely, closely to the floorEmitting all its graces through the poresYou make a fine shrine in meYou build a fine shrine in me
- Shrines — from "Fineshrine".
- another eternity — from "begin again".
- The title of Hot Space by Queen comes from "Dancer".
- More unusually, their 1974 album Sheer Heart Attack has the same title as a song that wasn't finished at the time and doesn't appear on the album. It was later recorded and included on 1977's News of the World.
- Played with with Lullabies to Paralyze by Queens of the Stone Age, where the album title comes from a line in "Mosquito Song", a song on the band's previous album.
- Radiohead's album Hail to the Thief has the title in the lyrics of the first track, "2 + 2 = 5 (The Lukewarm.)".
- And In Rainbows has said title in the bridge of "Reckoner". If you heard it before anyone told you, you have the sonic abilities of a God.
- Pablo Honey has an album title drop in the form of Spoken Word in Music: It's named for part of a Jerky Boys crank call, and the relevant part of this call can just barely be heard towards the end of "How Do You" ("Hello? Pablo, honey?").
- Kid A features its title in the heavily distorted and nigh-incomprehensible speaking at the beginning of "Everything in Its Right Place." It even sounds the same when reversed.
- End of the Century by The Ramones gets its title from a lyric in the song "Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?"
- Rancid's ...And Out Come the Wolves is named for part of Jim Carroll's spoken word contribution to "Junkie Man".
- The title of The Rhumb Line by Ra Ra Riot comes from the lyrics of "St. Peter's Day Festival".
- Christian metal band Red's second album, Innocence and Instinct, drops its title in the final song "Take It All Away". "It's over now, just innocence and instinct still remain..."
- The title is also hinted at in the song "Confession (What's Inside My Head)" in the outro: "Wasting away, part of my instinct / ... / I confess / innocence"
- The classic album "Rising" by Rainbow (Sometimes called "Rainbow Rising" because of how the band and album names are displayed on the album cover) has two in the epic track "Stargazer": emphasis on the title word in the lyric "The world stands still / as he falls instead of RISING", and later on, we have the lyric "I see a rainbow rising! Look, look, there, on the horizon!"
- The Rasmus's Hide From The Sun is mentioned in the song "Dead Promises".
- The Red Hot Chili Peppers' Uplift Mofo Party Plan has them mention the title during two songs, "Fight Like A Brave" and "Organic Anti-Beat Box Band".
- The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus's first studio album Don't You Fake It is titled with a line from the chorus of the opening track, "Shake it! Break it! Get off your feet! Come dance with me, and don't you fake it...Get close to me, and don't you fake it!"
- The debut R.E.M. EP "Chronic Town" has its title in "Carnival of Sorts (Box Car)".
- Reveal's title is conspicously prominent in "I've Been High".
- Monster is named for two different lines in "Circus Envy", as well as for just being a noisy album.
- Up is sung in a few songs, but it's such a common word that this might have been unintentional.
- Collapse Into Now includes its title within the album's final track, "Blue" ("Living and blessed, I understand that 20th century collapse into now").
- In "Dusseldorf," by Regina Spektor, there is the lyric," In Prague I knew I'd been a witch/burnt alive, a pyre of Soviet kitsch." The funny thing? That song is on the album "Begin to Hope" - the album that came after "Soviet Kitsch."
- And Begin to Hope? That's the title of a way-obscure live song of Regina's. It doesn't appear on ANY album. In fact, there's only one fanmade recording of the song in existence.
- Played straight in Far: the album takes its title from the song "Blue Lips":
Blue lips, blue veins, blue / The color of our planet from far, far away.
- The Rentals' Seven More Minutes is named for part of the chorus of "My Head Is In The Sun": "Seven more minutes to hide away / Far from everyone / Seven more minutes slide away / somewhere in the sun".
- Rhapsody of Fire actually do this in a strange way: Legendary Tales, Symphony of Enchanted Lands, Dawn of Victory and Rain of a Thousand Flames are ALL name-dropped in the last track of Power of the Dragonflame, "Gargoyles, Angels of Darkness", which also name-drops its own album twice.
- Damien Rice's O is named in "Amie", in reference to the French ''Story of O'.
- The title of Sam Roberts' album We Were Born in a Flame comes from a line in "Where Have All the Good People Gone?"
- Another case in which the title comes from a song from another album - Rocket from the Crypt's Hot Charity doesn't feature the song "A+ In Arson Class", from where it gets its name - instead, that song is on The State Of Art Is On Fire.
- The Roots' "You Got Me" includes the phrase "Things fall apart", and is from the album of that name. However, both are actually references to the novel Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe.
- Lucy Rose's Like I Used To gets its title from the song "Shiver" ("And I'll shiver like I used to.")
- David Lee Roth's Crazy From The Heat turns up in the chorus of "Goin' Crazy" from his followup album Eat 'Em And Smile.
- Roxette has also done this a couple of times. Their album Have a Nice Day takes its title from a line in "You Can't Put Your Arms Around What's Already Gone". There's also Look Sharp!, which is shouted near the end of "Dressed for Success".
- Darius Rucker's When Was the Last Time comes from a line in "For the First Time".
- Rush's Hold Your Fire appears at the beginning of the song "Mission." From the same album, "Prime Mover" provides the title for the follow-up live album A Show of Hands.
- The name of the album Snakes and Arrows is used in the song "Armor and Sword". Also, the word "Counterpart" appears in the opening track "Animate", on the album Counterparts.
- Similarly, while the title of their live album All the World's a Stage is a Shout-Out to Shakespeare, it also gets mentioned in "Limelight" from Moving Pictures.
- The album Everything You See gets its title from the lyrics of "Road Trip":
So come with me, / Everything you see / Is everything you need.
- The live album Once in a Lifetime is titled after the refrain of "Protect and Survive" (which, in the live show, was an Audience Participation Song, with the crowd singing that bit):
Once in a lifetime you live and love / Once in a lifetime, you die.
—->Once in a lifetime the sun goes down, / Protect and survive.
- The album Everything You See gets its title from the lyrics of "Road Trip":
- The title of Emeli Sande's debut album is from the lyrics to "Read All About It (Part III)": It's about time we got some airplay of our version of events
- The album Fly to the Rainbow by Scorpions includes its title in the lyrics of "Fly People Fly": "All together, fly to the sky, fly to the rainbow, fly people fly". The actual title track "Fly to the Rainbow" is a case of Non-Appearing Title.
- In similar fashion, the title of the Scorpions album Love At First Sting appear in the lyrics of "Rock You Like A Hurricane."
- Screaming Trees' Sweet Oblivion comes from "Shadow of the Season."
- Semisonic's Feeling Strangely Fine never has its title directly appear in a song, but "All Worked Out" has the line "It's strange but you're feeling fine."
- Sepultura's Chaos A.D. is named for a repeated line in "Refuse/Resist".
- Seven Kingdoms's album Brothers of the Night gets a title drop in the song "Watchers on the Wall".
- The Shadows Fall song "Forevermore" begins with the phrase "Threads of life they start to tear", on their album Threads of Life.
- The group SHeDAISY does this regularly:
- The Whole SHeBANG is named for a line in "I Will? But," altered slightly to match the capitalization of their name.
- Sweet Right Here is named for a line in "Passenger Seat." The song "Don't Worry 'bout a Thing" also title-drops the album in between, Knock on the Sky.
- Knock On The Sky is title dropped on its own album, in the hidden track.
- Fortuneteller's Melody gets it's name from a lyric in the album's first track "23 Days".
- She Wants Revenge's album This Is Forever is mentioned in the song "Written In Blood".
I turn you over, and look in your eyes, promise you that this is forever, or 'til one of us dies.
- This Is Forever also pops up in It's Just Begun. I thought the line was scattered liberally through the album, but it looks like that was just selective memory...
- The Shins: Oh Inverted World is titled for a line in "One By One All Day."
- Also the album Chutes Too Narrow is from the song "Young Pilgrims".
- At the end of the song "There Are No Secrets This Year" by the Silversun Pickups off of Swoon, there is a short song tacked on. The lyrics are "Better make sure you're looking closely, before you fall into your swoon."
- Paul Simon's album Surprise takes its title from a line in the song "Everything About it is a Love Song".
- His Greatest Hits Album Negotiations And Love Songs takes its name from a line in the song "Train In The Distance": "Negotiations and love songs are often mistaken for one and the same".
- One of the more blatant examples, Simon & Garfunkel's album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, from a line in "Scarborough Fair."
- Troye Sivan's album Blue Neighbourhood is dropped in "Wild".
Leave this Blue Neighbourhood,Never know loving could hurt this goodAnd it drives me wild.
- The Danish experimental indie band Slaraffenland has one on their Private Cinema album, the track's name is Polaroids.
- The last line of Slayer's Reign In Blood is "Now I shall reign in blood", found in the song "Raining Blood."
- God Hates Us All is the last line of the intro "Darkness Of Christ" and part of the chorus in "Disciple"
- "Cult" has "Revelation, Revolution, I see through your Christ Illusion."
- The It Girl by Sleeper is from the track "Lie Detector" (She's got green eyes and she's lovely/Reminds me of the it girl with her lips)
- Sloan's One Chord To Another is named for a line in "G Turns To D".
- Slobberbone's Everything You Thought Was Right Was Wrong Today gets it's title from part of the chorus of "That Is All".
- The Smashing Pumpkins' "Geek USA" from Siamese Dream, although it's not phrased exactly like the album title is:
In a dream we are connectedSiamese twins, at the wrist
- Elliott Smith did this with several albums. The album XO has the line "XO mom" in the song Waltz #2 and his last regular album From A Basement On The Hill drops the line in the song "Memory Lane".
- Snow Patrol's "A Hundred Million Suns" comes from a line in "The Planets Bend Between Us":
''A hundred million suns and starsthe sea filled in this silence''
- Snow Patrol seem to like this trope; their previous two albums "Final Straw" and "Eyes Open" also use it.
- Sonata Arctica: "Silence" is mentioned many times in the album of the same name, first in the first track "...of Silence", with great emphasis.
- The Sonic Youth album Daydream Nation has its title in "Trilogy: Hyperstation" (Daydreaming days in a / Daydream nation).
- Soul Asylum's Let your dim light shine takes its name from the track "Promises Broken", "Your dim light shines from so far away". Similarly, the title of Grave Dancers Union comes from the song "Without A Trace".
- Soundgarden's Down On The Upside gets it's name from part of the chorus to "Dusty" ("I'm down on the upside now").
- Sparks' Kimono My House has the line "kimono my house pour amour" in "Hasta Manana Monsieur".
- The Spin Doctors, Pocket Full of Kryptonite, a line in the song "Jimmy Olsen's Blues".
- The Spring Standards' EP No One Will Know comes from a line in "Your Lie".
- Stabbing Westward use Wither Blister Burn & Peel in a near-example on the song "Fall Apart": "You wither / You blister / I watch you burn and peel"
- Starflyer 59's Leave Here a Stranger gets its title from the repeated outro of "I Like Your Photographs".
- Stars' seventh album No One Is Lost not only has a Title Track, but also drops the title in From The Night (Let's imagine that no one is lost / it's not easy but we've got to try) and Turn It Up (One more time no one is lost).
So come out with me tonight, come out with me tonightNo one falls in love under fluorescent light
- The title of their eighth album There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light is a paraphrase of the chorus of the track "Fluorescent Light"
- Starship's Knee Deep in the Hoopla takes it name from a line in the biggest hit from the album, "We Built This City."
- Steeleye Span:
- Parcel of Rogues is borderline as to whether it's this or a straightforward naming the album after the song: Steeleye call the song "Rogues in a Nation" and the album "Parcel of Rogues", but Burns called the song "Such a Parcel of Rogues in a Nation".
- Bedlam Born from "Stephen": "There is a child in Bedlam [Bethlehem] born".
- Steely Dan's Katy Lied barely avoids a title drop in the track Doctor Wu - the actual lines are "Katy tried" and "Katy lies".
- Sufjan Stevens: Silver and Gold is named for a lyric in "Justice Delivers Its Death".
- Sting's album Mercury Falling starts and ends with those words as a whole album; no tracks, however, bear that name and they are not repeated anywhere else in the album.
- Also, his second solo album, "Nothing Like the Sun," is named after a Shakespeare verse used in the song "Sister Moon."
- The Stone Roses compilation album Turns Into Stone takes it's title from the final line of their song 'One Love', "turns into dust or turns into stone."
- The Streets debut 'Original Pirate Material has the title from a line in the song Has It Come To This?. His second album A Grand Don't Come For Free has the line from the song It Was Supposed To Be So Easy.
- The title of The Strokes' album "Room on Fire" comes from a line in "Reptilia": The room is on fire as she's fixing her hair.
- Suede's 1994 "Dog Man Star", featured in the opening track, "Introducing the Band".
- An interesting example: the title of the Sugarland album Love on the Inside is dropped on their next album in the song "Wide Open" ("Feel the love on the inside/electric current in my veins.")
- The Sugababes' album Taller In More Ways was named after the following line from Ugly: "I grew taller than them in more ways".
- The Sweet's Desolation Boulevard, from a line in "The Six Teens."
- Switchfoot's album Nothing Is Sound comes from "Happy Is a Yuppie Word".
- Take That's Progress crops up twice, in "The Flood" and "What Do You Want From Me".
- Taking Back Sunday does this a ton. Their first studio album Tell All Your Friends comes from their song "Cute without the 'E' (Cut from the Team)." Where You Want to Be is their next album, which takes its title from "Set Phasers to Stun." Their next CD was called Louder Now, taken from "What's it Feel Like to be a Ghost?" "New Again" is the only exception.
- To make things more confusing, their first two albums were entirely made up of non-sequitur song titles.
- Talking Heads' concert film and album Stop Making Sense takes its title from a lyric in the song "Girlfriend Is Better".
- Talk Talk - In the song "April 5th", the phrase The Colour of Spring is both this and a borderline case of Refrain from Assuming.
- James Taylor's New Moon Shine comes from a line in "Copperline."
- From the Steve Taylor album Squint on the song "The Finish Line":
Off in the distance, bloodied but wiseAs you squint with the light of the truth in your eyes
- The album Transmission by The Tea Party has ITS FFS name dropped about 7 times at the end of the Title Track.
- Vienna Teng's album Dreaming Through the Noise comes from the track "Recessional": "and she dreams through the noise, her weight against me, face pressed into the corduroy grooves".
- Her self-published live album, The Moment Always Vanishing, takes it's title from a line in "Antebellum".
- Therapy? have a fair few:
- Nurse, which is shouted at the start of "Nausea".
- Infernal Love, from "Epilepsy".
- Suicide Pact - You First, from "Little Tongues First".
- One Cure Fits All, from "Dopamine, Seratonin, Adrenaline".
- Also subverted in that the song "Teethgrinder" contains the title of their first album, Baby Teeth... but is actually on their third album, the afore-mentioned Nurse.
- Theory Of A Deadman's Scars And Souvenirs: the album title is heard once in "By The Way".
- The name of the Thermals' album More Parts per Million comes from the song "No Culture Icons." The same song contains the phrase "Hardly Art," which became the name of Sub Pop Records' subsidiary label.
- They Might Be Giants, of course, play with this trope with the song "Theme From Flood", which is little more than an excuse to title-drop the name of the album Flood. Later on, Necropolis, a line from "Three Might Be Duende", was used as a working title for the album that eventually became Nanobots.
- This Mortal Coil's It'll End In Tears is named for a line in "A Single Wish". Somewhat unusually, the title doesn't get dropped until the last line of the last song on the album.
- Those Poor Bastards' Satan Is Watching gets its name from a line sung in the first track, "This World Is Evil."
- From Thursday's Common Existence, the closing track "You Were the Cancer":
It's the slip of the surgeon's knifeAnd the darker crimes of common existence.
- "Portable Sounds," Tobymac's third CD, drops the title in the third song, Boomin'.
- Trapt's Someone in Control takes its title from a line in "Lost Realist". Likewise with Only Through the Pain and "Black Rose".
- Treble Charger's fifth album, Detox, was plucked from a line in the single "Hundred Million".
Take a step off your soapbox and seeWhat it's like on the groundCheck your ego in detox, babyCause you're coming unwound and it's killing me
- Trocadero's Flying By Wire comes from a line in Bolt.
We only want to have a good time. Flying by wire, we cross the green line.
You're the ghost that lingers in my past
- Ghosts that Linger is in "Good Fight", albeit the word in plural is inverted.
- And of course, Roses are Red, Violets are Blue is the opening line of "Blood Gulch Blues".
- Turnover's "Intrapersonal":
I can see you beside me in my peripheral vision
- From Tyrannosaurus Rex' "Frowning Atahualpa":
My people were far and had sky in their hair/But now they're content to wear stars on their brows.
- U2 examples:
- All That You Can't Leave Behind comes from "Walk On."
- Achtung Baby is whispered at some point during the song "The Fly".
- Rattle and Hum is from the song "Bullet the Blue Sky" (In the locust wind / Comes a rattle and hum / Jacob wrestled the angel / and the angel was overcome). The song was originally from predecessor The Joshua Tree, but Rattle and Hum features a live version of the song.
- How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb comes from a line from the bonus track "Fast Cars".
- The live album Under a Blood Red Sky is titled after a line in "New Year's Day", originally from the War album.
- On Carrie Underwood's album Carnival Ride, the song "Wheel of the World" contains the line "God put us here on this carnival ride."
- Keith Urban's Defying Gravity is named for a line in "If I Could Ever Love."
- The Used's Shallow Believer EP was named for a line in Slit Your Own Throat.
- A line in "Hospital" named Lies For The Liars.* The titles of Van Halen albums Women and Children First and Fair Warning are mentioned in songs from those albums, "Could This Be Magic?" and "Mean Steet", respectively. A Different Kind of Truth is mentioned in "Bullethead" (though the liner notes spell it "true").
- The title of the Wannadies' album Be a Girl appears three times in its last track, "Kid".
- We Were Promised Jetpacks drops their album title These Four Walls in the song "Keeping Warm".
- Gin Wigmore: Gravel and Wine is from "Black Sheep" ("making my own road out of gravel and some wine").
- Wilco's album title A Ghost Is Born shows up in the lyrics to "Theologians".
- The Wilderness of Manitoba's second album When You Left the Fire takes its name from the beginning of the song "Hermit".
You left the fire, it burned down your house
- Wired All Wrong's Break Out The Battle Tapes is named for a line in "Elevatin'".
- Stevie Wonder's hit "Master Blaster" contains in its second line "It's Hotter than July", which is the album's title.
- XTC's Oranges And Lemons coincidentally ended up with a title similar to a line from their previous album's "Ballet For A Rainy Day" (where it was "orange and lemon" singular) - both are a reference to the English nursery rhyme of that name. They liked the idea enough that they then intentionally named their next album, Nonesuch, after a line from the Oranges And Lemons song "Chalkhills And Children" ("while some nonesuch net holds me aloft").
- And then Apple Venus was named after a phrase in "Then She Appeared", from Nonsuch.
- Frank Zappa's album Hot Rats takes its name from the beginning of "Willie The Pimp", the only song on the album with any lyrics.
- Nearly every lyrical track on Educated Horses by Rob Zombie features the title somewhere in either the chorus or verses.
- The words "Astro creep" and "electric head" can be found in "More Human Than Human" on White Zombie's Astro Creep: 2000 Songs of Love, Destruction and Other Synthetic Delusions of the Electric Head.