12 Weirdest Song Titles in Rock

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Rock and metal musicians can sometimes take a sudden turn to the weird zone, or just never leave such a zone in the first place. Weird song titles have been out there for quite some time now and as a guaranteed attention grabber, have occasionally been in a way misused or forced for the sake of just being weird. But sometimes, they actually deliver a cool message in a unique way. Anyhow, we'll just focus on the weird titles for now. Check out some of the weird rock song titles we've rounded up below and feel free to join the discussion in the comments section.

Frank Zappa - "Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?"

The number of weird Frank Zappa songs is great enough to compile a list of its own, but for now we'll single out the "Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?" tune. A part of Frank's 1979 rock opera "Joe's Garage," the song is a part of the ridiculous story we highly recommend checking out.

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Tool - "Hooker With a Penis"

A fairly obvious choice and a tune that allowed us to see Maynard wearing a dress and makeup on stage. There are several theories regarding the song's meaning out there, but what is clear is that the tune was inspired by a raging fan, so much is very clear. One side claims that Maynard (or the band) is the "hooker with a penis," while the other side argues that it's the fan. Got any theories of your own?

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Alice in Chains - "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here"

This one comes as a representative of more recent releases. There's a solid chance you already know the story behind the title of the latest Alice in Chains record, but when it was initially unveiled, it was labeled as nothing short of weird.

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Anal C-nt - "Your Kid Committed Suicide Because You Suck"

Late grindcore legend Seth Putnam and his Anal C-nt hardly left the weird domain, resulting in such track titles as "You Were Pregnant So I Kicked You in the Stomach," "I'm Gonna Give You AIDS," "I Snuck a Retard Into a Sperm Bank" and more. The one we singled out, "Your Kid Committed Suicide Because You Suck," was initially titled "Connor Clapton Committed Suicide Because His Father Sucks" and was dedicated to Eric Clapton's son. Talk about being overly offensive, right? Just in case you were wondering about the lyrics, they go something like "Eric Clapton sucks, Eric Clapton sucks, Eric Clapton's gay, and he's f--king gay."

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Queens of the Stone Age - "I Was a Teenage Hand Model"

Although he can hardly match the weirdness of his grindcore peers, Josh Homme can still deliver it in a more subtle way. And on such track is the "I Was a Teenage Hand Model" tune off QOTSA's 1998 self-title debut effort.

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Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - "I Wanna Find a Woman That'll Hold My Big Toe Till I Have to Go"

Another master of rock weirdness, late great Captain Beefheart, has a vast array of weird, brilliant and eccentric work to offer. Leaning toward the weirdness extreme rather than brilliance, "I Wanna Find a Woman That'll Hold My Big Toe Till I Have to Go" is a perfect sample worthy of our list.

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Marilyn Manson - "Baboon Rape Party"

The instrumental tracks sometimes have a tendency to carry the weirdest titles. And one such tune is Marilyn Manson's "Baboon Rape Party" off 2003's "The Golden Age of Grotesque" record.

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Joe Satriani - "The Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing"

Still in the instrumental domain, Joe Satriani drops in as a representative of guitar virtuosos with his "The Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing" track, proving that song vibes can sometimes be described in the weirdest possible ways, and even end up as official titles.

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Cannibal Corpse - "Entrails Ripped From a Virgin's C-nt"

Grindcore masters Cannibal Corpse are an obvious choice, hence a vast array of their tunes can fit the description we're looking for - "I Cum Blood," "F--ked With a Knife," "Meat Hook Sodomy," just to name a few. But this time around, we've singled out the "Entrails Ripped From a Virgin's C-nt" track off their 1992 record "Tomb of the Mutilated."

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Primus - "Wynona's Big Brown Beaver"

Earning Primus a Grammy nomination, "Wynona's Big Brown Beaver" caused a controversy after a false interpretation that it's dedicated to actress Winona Ryder. It even caused her boyfriend at the time, Soul Asylum singer David Pirner, to rename one of his tunes to "Les Claypool's a Big F--king A-shole." Classy.

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GWAR - "Pre-School Prostitute"

A weirdness list without GWAR simply wouldn't be complete. They have plenty of weird stuff to offer, for example "Pre-School Prostitute" track off their 1997 effort "Carnival of Chaos."

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Pink Floyd - "Several Species of Small Fury Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving With a Pict"

Now that's what you call a song title. Coming off one of Pink Floyd's most brilliant albums (at least the live record part), "Several Species of Small Fury Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving With a Pict" sees the band going to extremes of their sonic experimentation. Funnily enough, the song pretty much sound like the title suggests.

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Since it's individual songs we're talking about, there's basically infinite material to discuss. So once again, feel free to share the weird-titled tunes in the comments.

112 comments sorted by best / new / date

    N-D
    Bloodhound Gang - "A Lap Dance Is So Much Better When The Stripper Is Crying"
    Reisgar42
    Somebody's never heard of Post-rock.
    PwnzrJay
    Not to forget classics like: George Square Thatcher Death Party I'm Jim Morisson, I'm dead The sun smells too loud I am not Batman I could go on like this for a while, let's just say Mogwai (and Post-Rockers in general) are quite good at coming up with weird titles
    Masta' Exploda'
    Or Godspeed You! Black Emperor with "Murray Ostril: '...They Don't Sleep Anymore on the Beach...'" amongst many.
    Masta' Exploda'
    Or Godspeed You! Black Emperor with "Murray Ostril: '...They Don't Sleep Anymore on the Beach...'" amongst many.
    N-D
    The Locust - "Priest With The Sexually Transmitted Diseases Get Out Of My Bed"
    iommi600
    OK, so I decided to check out other Anal Cunt songs and found these: "I Intentionally Ran Over Your Dog" "Domestic Violence Is Really, Really, Really Funny" "I Sent a Thank You Card to the Guy Who Raped You" "Van Full of Retards" ...well then.
    BenChancellor
    Satan Gave Me A Taco - Beck. Not only is the title odd, but the song itself is weird and awesome at the same time.
    Long Distance
    The Fall of Troy - Shhh!!! If You're Quiet, I'll Show You A Dinosaur
    Diek321
    You beat me to it. Also: The Fall of Troy - F.C.P.S.I.T.S.G.E.P.G.E.P.G.E.P. (Fuck Condoms, Pre-Marital Sex Is The Shit! Get 'Em Pregnant! Get 'Em Pregnant! Get 'Em Pregnant! (later renamed F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X.
    N-D
    The Number Twelve Looks Like You - "Alright, I Admit It... It Was A Whore House"
    N-D
    The Dillinger Escape Plan - "Weekend Sex Change" By the way, this song is great in my opinion.
    Jazz1992
    I can't believe nobody mentioned this: Helloween - "Pink Bubbles Go Ape".
    ordinary_story
    No "Papyrus Containing the Spell to Preserve Its Possessor Against Attacks From He Who Is in the Water"?
    GuitarHande
    Or ''Libation Unto the Shades Who Lurk in the Shadows of the Temple of Anhur'' and ''Chapter of Obeisance Before Giving Breath to the Inert One in the Presence of the Crescent Shaped Horns''
    Scratcher17
    I think we should cast down the heretics who made this list because they didn't include at least one Nile songtitle.
    SFosterS
    A Manic Depressive Named Laughing Boy - Modest Mouse Sunspots In The House Of The Late Scapegoat - Modest Mouse And an album called "This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About" again by Modest Mouse.
    libertines4ever
    if this was a list of weird album titles the whole list could be modest mouse album titles (building nothing out of something, no one's first and your next, the fruit that ate itself etc.)
    Yabba Who
    Kudos for including Captain Beefheart, though my favorite has to be "Making Love To A Vampire With A Monkey On My Knee".
    ToXyN
    first band i thought of was primus, good to see them on the list lol. Professor nutbutter's house of treats is a fav of mine.
    Satrianifan281
    The Smell of Kevin Bacon by iwrestledabearonce is one of my favorite weird song titles
    theogonia777
    I'm pretty sure that it's "Tastes Like Kevin Bacon". Behold... the Arctopus has some silly ones, such as You Will Be Reincarnated As An Imperial Attack Space Turtle.
    cor11
    The Beatles - Everybody's got something to hide except me and my monkey
    fanapathy
    I once came across this album Gorelord - Force Fed on Human Flesh Tracklist: 1. Dismembered Virgin Limbs 2. Crushed Skull On Christian Shoulders 3. Crucified Goat Drenched In Blasphemic Blood 4. Force Fed On Human Flesh 5. Necrophilic Orgy In Entrails & Cum 6. Chainsaw Ripping Skin 7. Alive When Fucking The Dead 8. Maggots Impaled 9. Hell´s Kitchen Like...seriously WTF
    Scourge441
    Pretty standard gore song titles IMO. Weird in the context of music as a whole, but considering the genre it's nothing unusual.
    badfish_lewis
    What about: The Sad But True Story Of Ray Mingus, The Lumberjack Of Bulk Rock City, And His Never Slacking Stribe In Exploiting The So Far Undiscovered Areas Of The Intention To Bodily Intercourse From The Opposite Species Of His Kind, During Intake Of All The Mental Condition That Could Be Derived From Fermentation by Rednex
    Pepitohammett
    This Cocaine Makes Me Feel Like I'm On This Song - System of a Down... pretty sad no one said it.
    Slap-happy
    Heyfoxymophandlemammathat'sme - Pearl Jam The Chad Who Loved Me - Mansun The Voyeur of Utter Destruction (as Beauty) - David Bowie
    Scourge441
    Do they still count if English isn't the band's first language? Because, uh, Abigail: -Violence, Kill and Destruction -Wild Fire Metal Bi tch -Satanik Metal Fu cking Hell -Ready for Fu cking Drunk -Metal Bi tch Inferno
    Skodward714
    Sleepytime Gorilla Museum - The Donkey-Headed Adversary of Humanity Opens the Discussion Cattle Decapitation - Open Human Head Experiments with Bleach Laquer and Epoxy The Devin Townsend Project - The Mighty Masturbator Strapping Young Lad - Satan's Ice Cream Truck
    johnthebassist4
    Pretty much everything by Don Caballero. Examples: "Details on How to Get ICEMAN on your License Plate," "P,P,Pantless," "Delivering the Groceries at 138 Beats per Minute," "I'm Goofballs for Bozzo Jazz," and "Why is the Couch Always Wet?"
    nge1301
    The Hives - Some People Know All Too Well How Bad Liquorice, Or Any Candy For That Matter, Can Taste When Having Laid Out In The Sun Too Long - And I Think I Just Ate Too Much
    Cazman
    Type O Negative - Gravitational Constant: G = 6.67 x 10-8 cm-3 gm-1 sec-2
    TheNumber6
    Break Those Bones Whos Sinews Gave It Motion - Meshuggah is a pretty fvcked up name or Your Shirt Would Look Better With a Columbian Necktie - I Killed The Prom Queen
    mofed
    Blink-182 - I Wanna Fuck A Dog In The Ass deep lyrics, too.
    swave75
    Zombie Eaters by Faith No More Banannafishbones by the Cure Lots of songs by Captain Beeftheart Lots of songs by the Melvins
    crazysam23_Atax
    "Grindcore masters Cannibal Corpse". What?! Grindcore...did you just call CC grindcore. idontwantoliveonthisplanetanymore.jpg