When it comes to song titles, some artists just don’t know when to stop. Some like it cryptic (anyone knows what the title dcbtfoabaaposba from Dredg‘s El Cielo means??? Actually, you can find out here), some just loooove long titles (check out the tracklist of Red Sparowes latest album Every Red Heart Shines Toward The Red Sun!), and others seem to have had serious issues with childhood traumas. What else can it be if you have to name a song like these ones here:
Bobby Darin – Splish Splash
yeah… definitely been in the hot water for a bit too long!
Bryan Hyland – Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
I don’t even want to know where the idea for this one came from!
City Boy – The Hap-Ki-Do Kid
Hap-Ki-Do? Some kind of ancient Chinese self-defense-technique? Beats me…
Edsels – Rama Lama Ding Dong
you go and answer the door this time, ok?
Iron Butterfly – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
That’s what happens when you try to say In The Garden Of Venus with your mouth full of cookies (and maybe a joint before that!)
Manfred Mann – Do Wah Diddy
Didn’t know that Mr Mann already knew Puffy back then… you never stop learning!
Taste Of Honey – Boogie Oogie Oogie
I’m always picturing singing gnomes with big eyes when I hear this one… don’t ask why!!!
The Crystals – Da Doo Ron Ron
no clue here… did the band have one?
I guess this is just the tip of the iceberg, but it shows that even in those good old days, some really strange people walked the earth. What’s your favourite strange-title-song?