One song where I think it was mistitled is the #2 song in this week's 1988 show, Mercedes Boy. The title makes you think that the song is about a nameless guy who owns a Mercedes and is referred to as "Mercedes Boy" However, the lyrics tell a different story.
Post by Michael1973 on Jul 18, 2019 9:18:54 GMT -5
It recently occurred to me that "Hole Hearted" isn't really that great of a song title. It's not exactly a phrase the average person uses, and spoken aloud you'd think they were saying whole-hearted, which is something else entirely.
I recall reading somewhere that Leo Sayer's first Top 10 (here in the U.S.) --Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance), from 1975, came about because Leo couldn't remember the title of the song they were going to record so he told the engineer to write Long Tall Glasses on the session tapes. I suppose the subtitle I Can Dance would've have been the better title--since most people know the song by that title and not Long Tall Glasses (a brief phrase that occurs once in the song).
Here's a couple more from the 60's 1966-The Hollies' "Bus Stop" could have also been titled "Under My Umbrella" 1967-The Cowsills' "The Rain, The Park and Other Things" could have also been titled "I Love The Flower Girl"