Song And Album Titles That Never Should Have Happened
  • WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2015

  • Posted by: Emily Daly

We get it- It's hard to be a musician. There's a lot of creative pressure involved: writing lyrics, recording music, and performing in front of fans. They can't be perfect all of the time, and often, it's the titles of albums of and songs that fall short. Here are some of the worst.

Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga by Spoon
Spoon, please take note: Be nice to your fans. Don't make them sound like an unintelligible two-year-old when they're trying to talk about an otherwise awesome album.


Bossanova by The Pixies
It's a great album, and not really a bad name, but misleading to Latin jazz fans: There's actually no Bossanova on this record, just the screaming of Black Francis.


Bangerz by Miley Cyrus
What are Bangerz? According to the dictionary, a banger is a sausage, or a "a car in poor condition, especially a noisy one." Urban Dictionary says Bangerz means "something that radiates unbelievable swell or swag." Slang doesn't always stay cool decades later, though. In 2045, it'll be the equivalent of naming your album "Groovy" in the sixties. Sorry, Miley.


"BO$$" by Fifth Harmony
Next up is "BO$$" by Fifth Harmony, who answer the question of how to make a girl group edgy: Replace all S's in a song title with dollar signs. It'$ ju$t $o gang$ter.


"Hump De Bump" by The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Do the what now? Some musicians are too creative to use actual words. Take the Red Hot Chili Peppers's song "Hump De Bump," which has the enlightened chorus of "Bump de hump doop bodu/Hump de bump doop bap/Bump de hump doop bodu/Bump bump." Now that's songwriting.



"What's Hatnin'" by Justin Bieber
Some artists just don't have time to pronounce three-syllable words. Especially not Justin Bieber, whose busy lifestyle requires him shortening "happening" to "hatnin'." Other options could have been "what's up," "que tal," or just not writing the song at all.

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