Top 10 Words Not Commonly Used in Song Lyrics


The Top Ten

1 Scaramouche - Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen

I see a little silhouetto of a man,
Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango? - Metal_Treasure

2 Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious - Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Mary Poppins

Oh, I'm sorry. Did I just ruin your list? Lol

I have no idea how some musicians come up with such words... and song titles. - Metal_Treasure

No, you didn't ruin my list, eventer51314! You made it perfect with this word on it! - Metal_Treasure

3 Transsubstantiate - Vatican Rag, Tom Lehrer

Drink the wine and chew the wafer
Two, four, six, eight
Time to transsubstantiate! - Metal_Treasure

4 Australopithecine - Homo Erectus, The Kinkster

Hey jomo kenyatta
No, no, you're not a
Australopithecine boogieman.
It's took us a jillion
But we're all still here, been
Boogeyin' since boogeyin' began. - Metal_Treasure

5 Bismillah - Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen

Easy come, easy go, will you let me go?
Bismillah! No, we will not let you go. (Let him go! ) - Metal_Treasure

6 Scylla - Wrapped Around Your Finger, The Police

Being between Scylla and Charybdis is an idiom deriving from Greek mythology, meaning "having to choose between two evils". - Metal_Treasure

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7 Obsequious - Turn Around, They Might Be Giants

So I looked out the window at him
He had the same obsequious manner
That was the reason I had him killed
So to calm my nerves I sang this song - Metal_Treasure

8 Myxomatosis - Myxomatosis, Radiohead

Love the song. I always found this word funny, and I use it sometimes in french (Myxomatose), when in an unsafe environment and afraid of bacteria (toilets in a public place, etc.). Yes I know it's a rabbit disease, which isn't transmissible to humans, but who knows what kind of mutant germs you can find in those places?! - Lotuscandy

Like my thoughts are misguided and a little naive
I twitch and I salivate like with myxomatosis - Metal_Treasure

9 Plasticine - Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, The Beatles

Picture yourself on a train in a station
With plasticine porters with looking glass ties - Metal_Treasure

10 Skald - Skalds and Shadows, Blind Guardian

Nothing seems real
You soon will feel
The World we live in
Is another skald's
Dream in the shadows - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Myxomatosis - Left Hand Luke and the Beggar Boys, T-Rex

Myxomatosis is an animal's disease,
But I got so shook up mama that it ate away my knees - Metal_Treasure

12 Monotreme - Mammal, They Might Be Giants
13 Cathode - Between the Wheels, Rush

Cruising in prime time
Soaking up the cathode rays - Metal_Treasure

14 Ennui - Rattlesnake, Live

The sinner's saint
the rack is full and so are we
of laughing gas and ennui - Metal_Treasure

15 Genuflect - Vatican Rag, Tom Lehrer

Bow your head with great respect
And genuflect, genuflect, genuflect! - Metal_Treasure

16 Beelzebub - Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen

Oh, mama mia, mama mia (Mama mia, let me go.)
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me, for me, for me.
So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye? - Metal_Treasure

17 Unobtrusive - Spirit of Radio, Rush

Begin the day
With a friendly voice
A companion, unobtrusive
Plays that song that's so elusive - Metal_Treasure

18 Existentialist - You Bet Your Life, Rush

There are so many words of this type in this song:
"Anarchist, reactionary, running-dog, revisionist
Hindu, Muslim, Catholic, creation, evolutionist
Rational, romantic, mystic, cynical, idealist
Minimal expressionist, post-modern, neo-symbolist

Armchair rocket scientist graffiti existentialist
Deconstruction primitive performance photo-realist
Be-bop or a one-drop or a hip-hop lite-pop-metallist" - Metal_Treasure

19 Deconstruction - You Bet Your Life, Rush
20 Charybdis - Wrapped Around Your Finger, The Police

Part of the idiom Scylla and Charybdis.
"You consider me the young apprentice
Caught between the Scylla and Charibdes" - Metal_Treasure

21 Pataphysical - Maxwell's Silver Hammer, The Beatles
22 Intergalactic - Intergalactic, Beastie Boys
23 Metabolism - Mammal, They Might Be Giants
24 Quantifying - Fractal Dimension, Obscura

"quantifying eclectic textures" - Metal_Treasure

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