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  • Writer's pictureMaria Emilia Chamorro

Did I Read That Right?!

Great songs with bizarre titles

Have you ever read a song title and had to do a double-take? Well, this has happened to me many times, so I decided to make a list of them!

1. “The Ultracheese” by The Arctic Monkeys

At first, I thought this song would be ridiculous or silly, but it was the opposite. Surprisingly, the song is a beautiful ballad with nostalgic lyrics.

The Arctic Monkeys! (Twitter)

2. “Pretty Girls Make Graves” by The Smiths

What an odd title! Being a Smiths song, it contains their melancholic tones, especially with that title. However, the song has a fun rhythm and it is one of my favorites from the band.

The Smiths! (The Jakarta Post)

3. “Diet Mountain Dew” by Lana Del Rey

A cool song with a cool title. You can hear how this is one of Lana’s more hip hop inspired songs, which I appreciate.

Lana Del Rey! (YouTube)

4. “Girlfriend in a Coma” by The Smiths

Apparently, the Smiths have fun with their titles! The lyrics are literally about that, the singer’s girlfriend in a coma. Contrasting the lyrics, the song sounds quite happy!

The Smiths! (Tone Deaf)

5. “D’yer Mak’er” by Led Zeppelin

Huh? I still am not sure how to pronounce this song’s title, but apparently, it's a joke. Just say “Jamaica” in a British accent. When you listen to the song’s reggae sound, you might see where they were coming from with that title.

Led Zeppelin! (Rolling Stone)

6. “Why Are Sundays So Depressing” by The Strokes

This song is everything but depressing! With enjoyable melodies and a fun guitar, this song will get you moving in seconds!

The Strokes! (EL PAÍS)

7. “I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead” by Depeche Mode

You what?! This song is a big plot twist. I thought it would be horribly sad, but I was very wrong! This 1981 song is filled with synths and catchy melodies. Depeche Mode really mastered the art of not judging a song by its title with this one!

Depeche Mode! (Pitchfork)

I hope you enjoyed this list of strange song titles! Don’t let song titles deceive you, but instead allure you!

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