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  1. 26 Apr '08 22:30
    In my newspaper today, there was a little section titled "Shortest Song Titles of All Time", and the list of songs were:
    ABC--jackson 5
    Cry-- johnny ray and the 4 lads
    Bad--Michael Jackson
    War--Edwin Starr

    The source was "jerry Osbourne's Collectible Records Column".
    I immediately thought of 2 song titles that were shorter. {I wonder if I could apply for Jerry's job.} Can anyone think of shorter ones still? I feel sure there are many.

    I came up with:
    If--both Bread and Pink Floyd had a song with this title
    As--Stevie Wonder, a single from Songs in the Key of Life
  2. Subscriber huckleberryhound
    Devout Agnostic.
    26 Apr '08 22:38
    Donm't know, but the longest would be

    "several species of small furry animals, gathered together in a cave, and grooving with a pict"
  3. Standard member GalaxyShield
    Mr. Shield
    26 Apr '08 23:11 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by PinkFloyd
    In my newspaper today, there was a little section titled "Shortest Song Titles of All Time", and the list of songs were:
    ABC--jackson 5
    Cry-- johnny ray and the 4 lads
    Bad--Michael Jackson
    War--Edwin Starr

    The source was "jerry Osbourne's Collectible Records Column".
    I immediately thought of 2 song titles that were shorter. {I wonder if I could ap loyd had a song with this title
    As--Stevie Wonder, a single from Songs in the Key of Life
    #1 by Animal Collective.

    Edit: Longest title:

    The Face's / Rod Stewart's 1974 no. 12 hit "You Can Make Me Dance Sing Or Anything (Even Take The Dog For A Walk, Mend A Fuse, Fold Away The Ironing Board, Or Any Other Domestic Shortcomings)"

    Unbracketed:

    The longest un-bracketed title is Meat Loaf's "Objects In The Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are" (52 letters). It made no. 26 in May 1994

    Shortest Title(s):

    # "7" - by Prince & The New Power Generation (no. 27, December 1992)
    # "U" - by Loni Clark (no. 28, January 1994)
    # "X" - by Xzibit (no. 14, March 2001).
    Shortest number 1 title is "If" by Telly Savalas (no. 1, Feb 1975)


    http://retrocharts.com/record7.html
  4. Standard member jockmcgee
    Ganbei!
    26 Apr '08 23:19
    Not thrilled about owning up to knowing about this;
    X - Xzibit
  5. 27 Apr '08 00:36
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  6. 27 Apr '08 07:03
    Originally posted by huckleberryhound
    Donm't know, but the longest would be

    "several species of small furry animals, gathered together in a cave, and grooving with a pict"
    A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules from the Centre of the Ultraworld (Live Mix Mk 10) by The Orb is quite a long title.
  7. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    27 Apr '08 08:00
    It's obvious someone has to write a song called:

    .
  8. 27 Apr '08 10:44 / 1 edit
    Anyone remember the Telly Savalas version of "If"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J94-_w9ARX0

    It's awful.
  9. 27 Apr '08 19:20
    Originally posted by huckleberryhound
    Donm't know, but the longest would be

    "several species of small furry animals, gathered together in a cave, and grooving with a pict"
    Easily beating out "Hey, won't you play, another somebody done somebody wrong song"
  10. 28 Apr '08 12:14
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    It's obvious someone has to write a song called:

    .
    Sigur Rós had an album called ()
  11. 28 Apr '08 19:42
    Originally posted by darvlay
    [untitled]
    [untitled minus one]
  12. Standard member DrKF
    incipit parodia
    29 Apr '08 22:15
    I don't know about short song *titles* but I do remember listening to John Peel once, and he had some Mexican thrash metal band in session whose tracks were ridiculously short. One consisted of three or four seconds of awful noise with a chap screaming over the top. I miss John Peel.
  13. Subscriber gregsflat
    William Penn's gaze
    30 Apr '08 02:07
    "If" was originally by a band called Bread.

    Here's another shorty:
    "NSU" by Cream
    How about "One" (the lonliest number that you'll ever use)
  14. Subscriber huckleberryhound
    Devout Agnostic.
    30 Apr '08 03:08 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by DrKF
    I don't know about short song *titles* but I do remember listening to John Peel once, and he had some Mexican thrash metal band in session whose tracks were ridiculously short. One consisted of three or four seconds of awful noise with a chap screaming over the top. I miss John Peel.
    Are you sure it wasn't Napalm Death ?
  15. 30 Apr '08 03:28
    Originally posted by gregsflat
    "If" was originally by a band called Bread.

    Here's another shorty:
    "NSU" by Cream
    How about "One" (the lonliest number that you'll ever use)
    Yep. And I remember one from the 70's called "No!", but I don't recall the artist. "No!!! That's a hell of a thing to say
    She just said NO...thru me out in the road"...