When a band prepares to release a new album, they want to make sure that the title evokes the feeling of the album and reflects their approach to music. This can lead to catchy, evocative titles that become certified additions to the lexicon and become permanently associated with the band. Other times, it leads to album titles so stupid that you wonder what the band was thinking. We’re here to discuss the latter. Here are the four dumbest album titles of all time.
4. REO Speedwagon- “You Can Tune A Piano But You Can’t Tuna Fish”
When naming an album, it’s wise to go with something timeless and identifiable. Rockers REO Speedwagon thought this approach to naming an album was bollocks and opted to give their 1978 album a groan inducing Dad joke for a name.
3. Gary Glitter- “Touch Me”
Alright, in Mr. Glitter’s defence, this wasn’t a bad album title back when it was released in 1973. But then Glitter found himself in hot water years later for child pornography and molestation, and the album became infinitely worse with the benefit of hindsight.
2. Chumbawumba- “The Boy Bands Have Won, and All The Copyists and The Tribute Bands and The TV Talent Show Producers Have Won, If We Allow Our Culture To Be Shaped By Mimicry, Whether From Lack Of Ideas Or From Exaggerated Respect. You Should Never Try To Freeze Culture. What You Can Do Is Recycle That Culture. Take Your Older Brother’s Hand-Me-Down Jacket and Re-Style It, Re-Fashion It to the Point Where It Becomes Your Own. But Don’t Just Regurgitate Creative History, Or Hold Art And Music And Literature As Fixed, Untouchable And Kept Under Glass. The People Who Try To ‘Guard’ Any Particular Form Of Music Are, Like The Copyists And Manufactured Bands, Doing It The Worst Disservice, Because The Only Thing That You Can Do To Music That Will Damage It Is Not Change It, Not Make It Your Own. Because Then It Dies, Then It’s Over, Then It’s Done, and The Boy Bands Have Won”
Or TBBHWAATCATTBATTTSPHWIWAOCTBSBMWFLOIOFERYSNTTFCWYCDIRTCTYOBHMDJARSIRFITTPWIBYOBDJRCHOHAAMALAFUAKUGTPWTTGAPFOMALTCAMBDITWDBTOTTYCDTMTWDIINCINMIYOBTIDTIOTIDATBBHW, if you’re into the whole brevity thing.
1. Soulja Boy- “Souljaboytellem.com”
There was a time when adding “.com” to something made it seem hip and exciting. That time was the 90’s. Apparently, Mr. Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em did not get this memo and opted to release an album seriously titled “Souljaboytellem.com” in the year of our Lord 2007. The title of the album was outdated and silly by the time it was pressed onto the CD. It’s like shoving a lowercase I in front of something to seem cutting edge and tech-savy which, coincidentally, Mr. ‘Em did with his next album, the for-real titled “iSouljaBoyTellem.”