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Song name tips
There are some good ways to name a song. You can use an interesting title, like with your song “Fun Fun Fun!” But you can also go for a catchy tune, like With Your Love).
There are some not-so-good ways to name a song. You can try rhyming the words together, like My Special Date (It’s Like I’m Not Here), or combining them together, like So Bad.
Maybe my favorite way of naming a song is by using a hook and making it simple and easy to remember. Let’s take Hook, the hit single from Jackson 5’s album Wonderlands. How hard is it to remember a hook? Something that sticks in our head has been trying to drill its way out ever since we were born. 🙂
Hook works so well because it fits the music perfectly. If you had asked me to name another song from the Wonderlands album, I would have said something like, “I don’t know if I want to hear anything else today.” But after hearing the song once, I knew what I wanted to do.
I think having a memorable title is important because before people know how bad they are, they need to understand why it matters. This helps put importance into titles.
Funny song names
If you’re looking for some funny name ideas, here are some interesting ones that have been made over time.
Some of these we think are really cool!
Other people may find other songs names that they like or dislike. These can be great ways to begin having fun with your music again and another way to put your own spin on things.
No matter what song you choose, it will make for an amazing party jam.
Strange song names
Everybody likes to take their dog for a walk, but do you know what people really love to do? They love going for random walks in nature. This is why so many cities have parks- they provide places for people to go to get outside and enjoy nature.
The same thing can be said about music. People like to listen to songs with unexpected names. There are several popular ones that include “Panther”, “Pharaoh”, “Tiger”, and “Boar”.
These all refer to animals, but have little to no connection other than being named after them. This is probably because musicians choose these names without thinking much about it. It’s another example of making music to feel alive.
A rapper I follow called himself Tiger Woods because he loves golf. His album released last year was titled “Animal”. He recorded this album before learning how to play golf, though.
He could be one of my favorite artists ever if he learned to play. Recording albums is someone’s job, but investing time and effort into an instrument is what makes us truly creative.
It develops creativity and skill sets. Those are things that never grow back once you’ve lost them. If you’re not familiar with the sport, watch some videos or read up on it before moving forward. You will learn more about the game yourself or maybe find a hobby you already enjoy
Wordplay in song names
A great name for a song is made from words that are normally together but get pulled apart. This creates a new meaning or an unusual sentence when you listen to the song.
Example: liveblogging means blogging while being online.
This word can also be put another way, turning it into log-book (with its own implicit meaning).
Another example: laptop = computer case with a battery (for generating power) and a computer inside (when it’s not connected to the network).
Yet another example: lunchbox suggests something you would pack up at lunch time, then search for the literal definition of lunch.
The first letters of those things added together create ‘log off’ – what your system tells you to do after you have logged on.
If none of these examples seem like they could ever fit music lyrics, think about how you might interpret different parts of a lyric. You can use this tool to help you find rhyming words and possible double meanings.
Pop song name ideas
Most music video directors draw inspiration from popular songs to create their clips, with varying degrees of theft. If you’re inspired by something else other than pop or rock — maybe your dad rocked out to an old classic or someone played a joke on you lately – try taking that idea and turning it into a catchy tune!
Some common song names are listed here along with some examples used in videos and another take built around them.
These can be used as starting points for coming up with your own titles.
There’s truly no wrong way to title a song unless you see what I call “the devil is calling me name” error. That is, everyone has a different threshold over how off topic/unpopular a song title may go before it becomes too much.
What works for one singer often doesn’t work for others. The key is to start with a basic concept (i.e. not “oh hey look at me now”) and build from there.
Title tracks can really help your album go down easy for people. Think about previous albums and who made them; this helps give the record its identity.
Lastly, know when to give up is more important than persevering through every attempt at naming a song correctly. No one cares enough to read extra lyrics on your band’s site.
R&B song name ideas
If you’re an artist looking to get your music produced, then having a good name is one of the most important things that will help people relate to you and your songs. Your name should be what it takes for you to be able to connect with other people; therefore, we have to do it through art.
Don’t mess around with fake names. Don’t try to hide who you are. Let your guards down and let yourself become creative without fear of being weird or silly.
These are some basic rules I use to come up with song titles.
There are so many ways to create catchy titels : ). Just take a look at these popular title tracks for examples (in no particular order):
Rap song name ideas
You can find songs with weird names in all musical genres, but perhaps there are more of them in pop music (compared to, for example, classical or jazz). A rap song’s name can get pretty silly when you think about it. Names like “Mfir Nuk Lah” (which means “stay strong” in Arabic) or “Blow Your Mind” (which is just another way of saying “turn up the bass”) seem funny because they’re very direct and don’t give you much other information.
These songs might be fun if you want your mind to wander while you listen to something else, thinking back to when you heard that cool tune years ago. How did you feel when you first heard it? Any feelings could be translated into how you felt then and now.
That’s why we recommend giving yourself some time to relax after listening to a new track. We like to take a few hours break between listening to new tracks and watching TV shows/movies to avoid getting too distracted.
Of course, there are many different ways to discover new tunes, including online searches, reading books, visiting social media pages, going to live concerts, and exploring artists through their discography.
No matter what type of listener you are, there’s an amazing band out there who knows how you feel today. Find them!
Music video name ideas
If you’re going to use a music video name idea for your band, it should also be memorable. Most bands try to make their own music video names, but this is rarely done.
Most people prefer original music video name ideas, so if you go with a pre-existing name, make sure that you put some effort into it. You can see what other bands have come up with unique names and build off of theirs.
Here are just a few popular song names from past years in the music industry:
Film title names
A film title name is its name while it’s in the movie business. This can be something as simple as the name of the movie, which is the actual script name (unless it changes). Or they can make up an entire story set around the character named after that same script.
For example, one movie called “Blade Runner” was about a man walking around with a knife. Another movie also called Blade Runner came out last year, but it wasn’t made by the original team. These are two different movies, even though they both were named Blade Runner.
The first one had Nicole Kidman in it; the other one had Keanu Reeves. They both were titled Blade Runner because they both starred people wearing knives.
Some title names can become famous for some songs from popular albums. For example, I Can Never Remember Your Names is the title of a 2000 song by Jewel. It peaked at number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and won her a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance By A Female Artist.
Other time this happens is when actors change their names to match the characters they play on screen. Julia Roberts played Lauren Hill in the 2010 movie The Sisterhood Of Sisters. A book written by Naphtali Stocker has produced a series of films adapted into the 2013 TV show Blinded By The Lights starring Geena Davis. Both the book and the television program use the name John Smith. In Hollywood,