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Songs Containing a Lyric That Became the Album’s Title

Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill album

Here’s a playlist of songs that contain a lyric used as the album’s title.

I wonder if this happens because an artist doesn’t know what to call their album so they use their own lyrics as inspiration, or do they think of the album title first and then work it into a song?

Here are a few examples, with the album title in bold:

  • Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana: I found it hard, was hard to find. Oh well, whatever, nevemind.
  • You Learn by Alanis Morissette: Swallow it down (what a jagged little pill)
  • Love Machine by Girls Aloud: I need a squeeze a day. Instead of this negligée. What will the neighbours say this time?
  • Me Against the Music by Britney Spears: It’s like a competition, Me against the beat I wanna get in the zone.

…and more from the likes of Taylor Swift, Kylie Minogue, Billie Eilish, Kacey Musgraves, Lily Allen, Troye Sivan, and more.

Spotify Playlist:

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