There are some ridiculously long song titles (like Panic! at the Disco’s “Lying is the most fun a girl can have without taking her clothes off” – which is a ridiculous title on so many levels! OR Pink Floyd’s “Several Species of Small Furry Animals gathered together in a cave and grooving with a pict” – so weird!) but tonight we aren’t talking about those … we are talking about the complete opposite. Song titles that are short and sweet…. One and done!… Song titles with just one word. I was watching a Peter Gabriel documentary over the weekend and he was talking about how he never wanted a lot of text on his album covers because he thought the art should do the talking… this is why Peter’s albums are called things like “So” or “Us”. This inspired me for tonight’s challenge.
There are a gazillion good one word songs out there. However when I was making fun of Panic! at the Disco’s song … I suddenly remember a song called ‘Panic’. Panic is by the Smiths and came out in 1986.
It’s a fun little diddy with some really great lyrics (although it does say ‘Hang the DJ’ over 30 times so I guess I shouldn’t be lovin’ that!) The song talks about not relating to top 40 music which I totally get. There is a line that says “says nothing to me about my life.” I have definitely felt like that with some popular music … I just don’t get it. It’s a great song … if you aren’t familiar have a listen.
Now swing over to Facebook and let me know one of your favorite one word songs!