Episode art: Hit the Right Note: Crafting Song Titles That Make Waves
Hit the Right Note: Crafting Song Titles That Make Waves

Want to make it big as a musician in the 21st century? It's all about being easy to find online! Your band name and song titles play a massive role in your discoverability.

Let's face it – if people can't find your music on streaming services, they're not gonna listen to them. It's that simple!

Tune in now to learn the secrets of picking killer song titles for your tracks and how to dodge common blunders that can keep your music hidden from potential fans.

What you’ll learn:

  • Why “clever” song titles are a terrible idea
  • Putting your best foot forward in a digital music world
  • How “SMS spelling” ruins your chances of getting played by voice assistants
  • Embracing your song titles in your branding
  • Avoiding common song titles so your songs are easily searchable
  • The importance of giving listeners the right cues to search for your song
  • Where to find your song titles
  • Creating catchy song titles to increase virality
  • Why inside jokes make terrible song titles

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Songs with Initial Titles

System of a Down

 – “B.Y.O.B.”

Bad Omens

 – “IDWT$”


 – “A.D.I.D.A.S.”

Fall Out Boy

 – “Dance, Dance”

 – “Sugar, We’re Goin Down”


 – “Always”

 – “Down”

 – “Feeling This”

The Beatles

 – “Eleanor Rigby”

Led Zeppelin

 – “D’yer Mak’er”

A Day to Remember

 – “I’m Made of Wax Larry, What Are You Made Of?”

 – “Mr. Highway’s Thinking About the End”

 – “My Life for Hire”

 – “Holdin’ It Down For The Underground”

The Devil Wears Prada

 – “Hey John, What's Your Name Again?”


 – “This Celluloid Dream”

Enter Shikari

 – “[pls] set me on fire”

 – Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible

 – “{ The Dreamer's Hotel }”

 – “apøcaholics anonymøus (main theme in B minor)”

 – “T.I.N.A.”

 – “thē kĭñg”


 – “Set Me on Fire”

Senses Fail

 – “NJ Falls Into the Atlantic”

 – “Lady in a Blue Dress”

 – “Buried a Lie”

Beethoven’s 5th symphony

Jaws theme

My Chemical Romance

 – “Welcome to the Black Parade”

Justin Bieber

 – “Purpose”

 – “Sorry”

 – “Children”

One Direction

 – “A.M.”

Arctic Monkeys

 – AM

Foo Fighters

 – “DOA”


 – “With or Without You”

New Found Glory

Taylor Swift

 – “Anti-Hero”

The All-American Rejects

 – “Gives You Hell”

We The Kings

 – “Check Yes Juliet”

John Lennon

 – “Yesterday”


 – “The Reason”

Stabbing Westward

 – “Save Yourself”



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