Songs With Five or Six Word Titles

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by gb66, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Are we ready for 5/6 words and beyond?

    There's No Business Like Show Business

    Take the Night Train to Georgia

    On The Good Ship Lollipop

    Let's Take an Old Fashioned Walk

    Put On Your Old Gray Bonnet

    It's Been a Long Long Time
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  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Very Good, GB. Nice list.

    Kawinkadentally, I think we've posted all those titles before because
    they also fit in other categories.

    The Bells of St. Mary's. Written during WWI.
    It's Been A Long, Long Time. From WWII.

    Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree. A big hit for the Andrews Sisters.
    Around the World in 8O Days from the film of the same name.

    Take Me Out to the Ballgame. Included in the movie of the same
    name with Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Esther Williams.

    Waltz Me Around Again, Willie. Early 20th century hit.
    Ballad Of A Teenage Queen. Recorded by Johnny Cash the year
    I was graduated from High School.

    The Green, Green Grass of Home. A hit for Tom Jones. Written by
    Curly Putnam who wrote other songs including My Elusive Dreams
    w/ Billy Sherrill and You Can't Have Your Kate and Edith Too.

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  3. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Good choices, Rock! I don't think there's a song been written that we haven't posted at one time or another. Songwriters need to get busy and write some more, we're running out of material! :)

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  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hear that, you Songwriters? Get Busy!

    Life is Like a Mountain Railroad
    Row, Row, Row Your Boat

    Ghost Riders in the Sky
    The Battle Hymn of the Republic

    That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine (Gene Autry)
    Lord, You Gave Me A Mountain

    The Bend in the River
    Meet Me Tonight in Laredo (Sung and maybe written
    by Marty Robbins)


  5. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Button Up Your Over Coat

    When The Moon Shines Over The Mountain

    Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear

    Down By The Old Mill Stream

    When You Wore A Tulip

    Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round The Old Oak Tree

    One Eyed One Horned Flying Purple People Eater

    How Could You Believe Me When I Said I Love You When You Know I've Been a Liar All My Life?

    On Top Of Old Smoky

    On A Slow Boat To China

    Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
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  6. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Although I was not a music major, I did take some courses in the Fine
    Arts Building. In Music 101 we learned that the length of a song
    is not determined by how many words in the title, but by how many
    measures in the song.

    My Heart Belongs To Daddy
    Just One of Those Things

    When Did I Fall In Love?
    What A Difference A Day Makes

    The Man That Got Away
    It Had To Be You

    You Made Me Love You


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  7. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi guys!

    I'll add these..........

    Silver Threads and Golden Needles, Linda Ronstadt, 1973

    I Want to Hold Your Hand, The Beatles, 1963

    Take Me Home, Country Roads, John Denver, 1971

    Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast, Wayne Newton, 1972

    Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend, Marilyn Monroe, 1953 (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)


    Hugs, DIANE
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  8. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Diane

    Some of my favorites. And one I never heard of before.

  9. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Just curious, Rock --

    Which one have you never heard before? ENQUIRING minds want to know! :)

    Hugs, Diane

    PS: BTW, courtesy of Kevin, I know the name of a SIXTEEN WORD song! Can you believe that??? And it is a song; not for my taste though. LOL
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  10. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Diane

    Had not previously heard of Daddy, Don't You Walk etc. Didn't care for it.
    Never cared for Wayne Newton either. At one time he was Mr. Las Vegas. I
    have no idea why. Remember a few years ago he sold his palatial estate
    there? It went on the market for 70 mil; eventually sold for 22. Wayne
    reportedly moved to a different estate. Is there such a thing as a
    cheap estate?

    Is the 15 word song by Pink Floyd? If so know I what it is. But
    if you hunt around on the net you can find even longer titles.
    Found one by Hoagie Carmichael longer than this paragraph.

    Hoagie Carmichael wrote some really long titles. He also wrote
    lots of popular songs like:
    Rocking Chair, Old Buttermilk Sky, Georgia On My Mind, In the
    Still of the Night, Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening, Two Sleepy People, etc.

    Kevin sounds like a cool guy. Tell him to come and say hello sometime.

    More 5-6 ers:

    Put Your Head On My Shoulder
    I Can Dream Can't I?
    I"ll See You In My Dreams.
    Red Roses For A Blue Lady


    Oops! The rest of my post vanished. As Betty White said, "Isn't it bad
    enough I lost Butter Queen?" Well, Ratbane!

    OH, it didn't get lost. It somehow got re-arranged. Well, my back hurts
    and I'm too confusiated to try and fix it. Maybe I'll come back after a nap.

    OK, I'm back and I fixed it. Instead of the picture of Wayne Newton's
    estate which I attempt to post, the computer made 2 more
    copies of my entire post. Or to put it another way, three copies of my
    post. Maybe we should have a category thread for things that drive
    people to drink. Computers will be right up there with the government
    and spouses.

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  11. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi Rock, and all,

    You are correct -- that "long-titled" song is by Pink Floyd. Are you a fan, or did you google?? Kevin's a fan of Pink Floyd.

    I went to Las Vegas with a co-worker, for one of my birthdays (somewhere between 25 and 30?). I can't remember where we stayed (the hotel is probably no longer there). We were both on budgets, didn't do a lot of gambling, mostly slot machines. My co-worker won a couple jackpots! That was fun to watch.

    We saw the floor show at the MGM Grand. To this day, I'll never figure out how the showgirls could balance those headpieces. We also saw Wayne Newton (I was so-so about it, but I went). He did a spectacular show. More than I expected.

    What I remember most is the "all you can eat buffets" for $5.00! I wonder if the hotels offer them anymore.

    I've gotta put on my thinking cap, and list more songs. I'll be back later.

    Hugs, DIANE
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  12. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Diane

    The only thing I know about Pink Floyd is that 2 or 3 decades ago we had
    a young fellow working in the mail room. He was obsessed with Pink Floyd.

    I read a biography of Hoagie Carmichael years ago. Remembered he had some
    really long titles. So I was looking at Hoagie, but found a site that also
    mentioned Pink Floyd. Sorta serendipity.

    Remember the Lucy episode where she couldn't balance that huge headdress?
    I lived in Las Vegas during 1968 The place was very small; population
    something like 50,000. When I see the TV show CSI I am amazed at
    the how big the place is now. So many tall buildings. When I was there it
    only had two and one of them was closed.

    Most of the hotels had a breakfast special. They gave their guests a
    coupon. Breakfast buffet for 99 cents. I think it was 2 bucks without
    the coupon. A dinner show cost 20 bucks. Now I hear they cost a hundred.

    There was a downtown hotel that had a steak dinner for about 3-4 bucks. We
    used to take outa town guests there.

    It was an interesting year, but I didn't want to live there. Way too hot and
    the place had very little to offer other than gambling.

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  13. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi everybody!

    More songs to post:


    LOOK IN MY EYES PRETTY WOMAN, Tony Orlando and Dawn, 1974

    DON'T FALL IN LOVE WITH A DREAMER, Kenny Rogers w/Kim Carnes, 1980

    DON'T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME, Elton John, 1974

    HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT, Kris Kristofferson, 1970


    Hugs, Diane

    PS: Here's to remembering MARNI NIXON, who passed last month. RIP. Her voice was fantastic, memorable!
  14. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "When Will I See You Again"

    "When The Blue Of The Night"

    "I Saw Mama Kissing Santa Claus"

    "All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth"

    "Till The End Of Time"

    "The Battle Of New Orleans"

    "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing"

    "On The Street Where You Live"

    "Dance With A Dolly With A Hole In Her Stocking"

    "Has Anybody Seen My Gal"

    "The Shadow Of Your Smile"

    "She's Only A Bird In A Gilded Cage"
  15. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show
    Whole Lotta Loving Going On
    Love Me With All Your Heart

    When I Fall in Love
    I'm Gonna Sit Right Down (and right myself a letter)
    I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face

    If I Could Be With You
    I've Told Every Little Star

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