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

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.

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).

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.

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.

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".

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)".

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.'

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.

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.

"Mongoloid, he was a Mongoloid"

Underrated album

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 Contenders

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.'

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.

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

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

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! ”.

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.

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".

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..."

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..."

A Thousand Suns - Linkin Park A Thousand Suns - Linkin Park Product Image

In the song The Catalyst, one of the lines are “Will we burn inside the fire of a thousand suns? ”.

To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar Product Image

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..."

Last Splash - The Breeders Last Splash - The Breeders Product Image

From the lead single, "Cannonball": "Spitting in a wishing well, blown to hell, crash - I'm the last splash".

A Ghost is Born - Wilco A Ghost is Born - Wilco Product Image

From "Theologians":
"No one's ever gonna take my life from me. I lay it down: a ghost is born."

Jazz - Queen Jazz - Queen Product Image
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? - Billie Eilish When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? - Billie Eilish Product Image

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.

Favourite Worst Nightmare - Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare - Arctic Monkeys Product Image

The title comes from the song 'D is for Dangerous'. "I think you should know you're his favorite worst nightmare"

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