Top Ten Albums Named after One of Their Songs' LyricsThis 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
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.
The title comes from the chorus in the song "Alison" (his first hit).
It comes from a line in "For Tomorrow": "Modern life, well it's rubbish." Close enough.
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.
The album title comes from the song "Walk On": "The only baggage you can bring is all that you can't leave behind".
The album's title is the opening line to the song "Eggs and Sausage (in a Cadillac with Susan Michelson)".
From the song "Brain Damage". 'I'll see you on the dark side of the moon.'
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.
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.
"Mongoloid, he was a Mongoloid"
Freddie Mercury yells out the phrase "Hot Space" in the song "Dancer" before Brian May does the guitar solo.
From the poem "The Dream". 'Live hand in hand, and together we'll stand on the threshold of a dream.'
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.
From the song Starlight. "Our hopes and expectations. Black holes and revelations"
The last lyric of the last song on this album, Raining Blood, says “Now I shall reign in blood! ”.
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.
From the lead single and their biggest hit, "Come On Eileen".
From the song "One Slip":
"A momentary lapse of reason
That binds a life for life..."
From the song "High Hopes":
"The ringing of the division bell had begun..."
In the song The Catalyst, one of the lines are “Will we burn inside the fire of a thousand suns? ”.
Well, I'm not sure if we can call it a lyric, since it's more of an album intro. But the "imping of a butterfly" is referenced towards the end again, so I guess it can count.
The intro to "Wesley's theory". "Are you really all they idolize? To pimp a butterfly..."
From the lead single, "Cannonball": "Spitting in a wishing well, blown to hell, crash - I'm the last splash".
"No one's ever gonna take my life from me. I lay it down: a ghost is born."
In the song Bury A Friend, one of the lyrics is “when we all fall asleep, where do we go? ” It’s part of the chorus.
The title comes from the song 'D is for Dangerous'. "I think you should know you're his favorite worst nightmare"