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

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. - Gg2000

One of my favourite songs from my favourite band. - truckturner

2 My Aim Is True - Elvis Costello

The title comes from the chorus in the song "Alison" (his first hit). - Gg2000

3 Modern Life Is Rubbish - Blur

It comes from a line in "For Tomorrow": "Modern life, well it's rubbish." Close enough. - Gg2000

4 Hail to the Thief - Radiohead

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. - Gg2000

5 All that You Can't Leave Behind - U2

The album title comes from the song "Walk On": "The only baggage you can bring is all that you can't leave behind". - Gg2000

6 Nighthawks at the Diner - Tom Waits

The album's title is the opening line to the song "Eggs and Sausage (in a Cadillac with Susan Michelson)". - Gg2000

7 Sandinista! - The Clash

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. - Gg2000

8 The Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd

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

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

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. - Gg2000

Underrated album - Undistinguished

"Mongoloid, he was a Mongoloid" - CyberRat

10 Hot Space - Queen

Freddie Mercury yells out the phrase "Hot Space" in the song "Dancer" before Brian May does the guitar solo. - Gg2000

The Contenders

11 City of Evil - Avenged Sevenfold

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. - SuperSonic17

12 Black Holes and Revelations - Muse

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

13 Reign in Blood - Slayer

The last lyric of the last song on this album, Raining Blood, says “Now I shall reign in blood! ”. - yaygiants16

14 End of the Century - The Ramones

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. - Gg2000

15 On the Threshold of a Dream - The Moody Blues

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

16 A Momentary Lapse of Reason - Pink Floyd

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

17 The Division Bell - Pink Floyd

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

18 A Thousand Suns - Linkin Park

In the song The Catalyst, one of the lines are “Will we burn inside the fire of a thousand suns? ”. - yaygiants16

19 Jazz - Queen
20 When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? - Billie Eilish

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. - sadical

21 Favourite Worst Nightmare - Arctic Monkeys

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

22 One by One - Foo Fighters

Comes from the song All My Life. "One by one, hidden up my sleeve" - Undistinguished

23 Blue Neighbourhood - Troye Sivan
24 Boston - Boston

"We were just another band outta Boston..." from the song "Rock n' Roll Band". - CyberRat

Eh, that's a stretch. I think the album was named after the band, which was named after the city. Him saying "We were just another band out of Boston" is just part of telling the story. - Gg2000

25 Crown of Creation - Jefferson Airplane
26 Doolittle - Pixies

The song is Mr. Grieves and the lyric is "Pray for a man in the middle, One that talks like Doolittle". - JCHOW

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