Top Ten Albums Named after One of Their Songs' Lyrics

This list is about albums that were named after one of the lyrics from one of the songs within the album itself. Albums named after a song's title do not count: there are plenty of list for those albums already. With that in mind, please feel free to add to the list. If you do tell me which song the album's title comes from.
The Top Ten
1 Willy and the Poor Boys - Creedence Clearwater Revival Willy and the Poor Boys - Creedence Clearwater Revival Product Image

From the song Down on the Corner:
"Down on the corner, out in the street. Willy and the Poor Boys are playing, bring a nickel, tap your feet." It's about a bunch of kids who start a jug band and play music on the street corner for people passing by.

One of my favourite songs from my favourite band.

2 My Aim Is True - Elvis Costello My Aim Is True - Elvis Costello Product Image

The title comes from the chorus in the song "Alison" (his first hit).

3 Modern Life Is Rubbish - Blur Modern Life Is Rubbish - Blur Product Image

It comes from a line in "For Tomorrow": "Modern life, well it's rubbish." Close enough.

4 Hail to the Thief - Radiohead Hail to the Thief - Radiohead Product Image

From the opening track on the album, "2 + 2 = 5":
"All hail to the thief, hail to the thief, but I'm not."
People used the phrase "Hail to the Thief" a lot when George W. Bush was elected president after a controversial recount.

5 All that You Can't Leave Behind - U2 All that You Can't Leave Behind - U2 Product Image

The album title comes from the song "Walk On": "The only baggage you can bring is all that you can't leave behind".

6 Nighthawks at the Diner - Tom Waits Nighthawks at the Diner - Tom Waits Product Image

The album's title is the opening line to the song "Eggs and Sausage (in a Cadillac with Susan Michelson)".

7 The Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd Product Image

From the song "Brain Damage". 'I'll see you on the dark side of the moon.'

8 Sandinista! - The Clash Sandinista! - The Clash Product Image

The title is sung in the middle of the song "Washington Bullets". It's a reference to the Sandinista National Liberation Front, a socialist revolutionary movement in Nicaragua that overthrew the monarchy and controlled Nicaragua for 11 years.

9 Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! - Devo Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! - Devo Product Image

The album title comes from the song "Jocko Homo". The phrase sums up the premise of the band's beliefs: everything in human society, including humanity itself, devolves.

10 Hot Space - Queen Hot Space - Queen Product Image

Freddie Mercury yells out the phrase "Hot Space" in the song "Dancer" before Brian May does the guitar solo.

The Newcomers

? Dying is Your Latest Fashion - Escape the Fate Dying is Your Latest Fashion - Escape the Fate Product Image

From the song "Situations".

"Higher heels and lipstick napkins, dying is your latest fashion..."

The Contenders
11 On the Threshold of a Dream - The Moody Blues On the Threshold of a Dream - The Moody Blues Product Image

From the poem "The Dream". 'Live hand in hand, and together we'll stand on the threshold of a dream.'

12 Reign in Blood - Slayer Reign in Blood - Slayer Product Image

The last lyric of the last song on this album, Raining Blood, says "Now I shall reign in blood! ".

13 Paul's Boutique - Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique - Beastie Boys Product Image
14 City of Evil - Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil - Avenged Sevenfold Product Image

The first verse of the opening track "Beast and the Harlot" mentions "A City of Evil", in reference to the song's themes about the fall of Babylon.

15 Black Holes and Revelations - Muse Black Holes and Revelations - Muse Product Image

From the song Starlight. "Our hopes and expectations. Black holes and revelations"

16 End of the Century - The Ramones End of the Century - The Ramones Product Image

This title comes from a line in the song "Do You Remember Rock and Roll Radio? ". The song criticized the state of the radio in the early 80s (it's been a problem for longer than you think) and takes a nostalgic look at how it used to be in the 60s.

17 The Division Bell - Pink Floyd The Division Bell - Pink Floyd Product Image

From the song "High Hopes":
"The ringing of the division bell had begun..."

18 Too-Rye-Ay - Dexy's Midnight Runners Too-Rye-Ay - Dexy's Midnight Runners Product Image

From the lead single and their biggest hit, "Come On Eileen".

19 Petals for Armor - Hayley Williams Petals for Armor - Hayley Williams Product Image

In the song "Simmer", one of the lyrics says, "Wrap yourself in petals for armor".

20 From a Basement on the Hill - Elliott Smith From a Basement on the Hill - Elliott Smith Product Image
21 In Rainbows - Radiohead In Rainbows - Radiohead Product Image
22 Amputechture - The Mars Volta Amputechture - The Mars Volta Product Image
23 XO - Elliott Smith XO - Elliott Smith Product Image
24 Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me - The Cure Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me - The Cure Product Image
25 A Momentary Lapse of Reason - Pink Floyd A Momentary Lapse of Reason - Pink Floyd Product Image

From the song "One Slip":
"A momentary lapse of reason
That binds a life for life..."

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