Sometimes naming a song is no easy thing, which can end up with singers giving
their penned music the weirdest titles.
If you enjoy pondering on or dancing and singing along to
unconventional lyrics (which, often, is a given when it comes to songs with
questionable titles), we invite you to take a listen to the 5 songs below.
Harry Styles – “Watermelon Sugar”
At a first listen, you might think this is just a cute song with a summer vibe
to it. But despite what Harry Styles officially says about his sweetly titled
song, fans think it is more sensual than he lets on. ‘Watermelon’, when used
in a NSFW way, can be used to reference a lady’s chest area after all. And
looking at the video, in which the 26-year-old can be seen surrounded by
*ehem* so many ladies…maybe his fans aren’t wrong? Or maybe they just
need some watermelon sugar to quench their thirst.
Pink Floyd –“Several Species of Small Furry Animals
in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict”
Well, that’s a mouthful. As pointed out by BBC, this technically isn’t even a
Pink Floyd song because only Roger Waters was involved in it – and he wasn’t
even playing any instruments. (Unless you count shrieking and making popping
and clicking sounds using his own face as one.) Also, “song” is a very
generous description of this…sound. Take a listen and tell us this doesn’t
solidify the fact that weird titles often denote weird music. Weird but fun.
Fall Out Boy – “Our Lawyer Made Us Change the Name
of This Song So We
Wouldn’t Get Sued”
We do wonder what the original song title was. We’ll never know because Fall
Out Boy didn’t want to get sued, apparently. Aside from the line that goes
“The ribbon on my wrist says, “do not open before Christmas””, the lyrics to
this one aren’t as mind boggling as some of the others on this list. But that
title is still such a mouthful and simply strange to say out loud.
Vulfpeck – “Zzzzzzzzzz”
Not so easy to type (how many Zs again?) and even harder to say out loud
without sounding like a buzzing bee, that’s the 10th and last song on
Vulfpeck’s “Sleepify” album. Frankly, only the first to third songs in the
track list are easy to pronounce, but as the Zs keep piling on, say a moment
of prayer to your tongue. Take a listen to the whole album above. Clocking in
at 5 minutes 16 seconds, it’s a fairly short listen – and a silent one too.
Literally. No need to turn the volume up, each “song” is basically a roughly
30-second track of silence. Perfect for sleeping, no?
Ramones – “Every Time I Eat Vegetables It Makes Me Think of You”
Aw, sweet? Don’t let little kids listen to this one, they might detest veggies
even more. You’d think the title implies a person missing somebody every time
they eat healthy. But nope. While the song started out normal enough, then you
get to the part “But they took her away, Tossed her in the bin”. Already
alarming, then just as you wonder where the greens will come in, you reach
“She had a very bad affair, With some cat from Hiroshima, She turned into a
head of lettuce”. Oh. Yeah, definitely keep the kids away from this one.