FMD — Unnecessary Parentheses

I added a new tag to today's music video as this is something that has always bothered me with song titles. Today's song is a perfect example:

Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old).

This just burns me. The song isn't about being "Much Too Young."  The singer wants to be young and feel young. No, the theme of the song is that he feels old. If you're going to use parentheses, it should probably be (Much Too Young To Feel) This Damn Old. But better yet, we should just get rid of the parentheses altogether.

What other examples do you have of stupid punctuation marks in song titles?

19 thoughts on “FMD — Unnecessary Parentheses”

  1. 1. Thinking of You--Loggins and Messina
    2. With a Little Luck--Paul McCartney and Wings
    3. Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue--Crystal Gayle
    4. While You See a Chance--Steve Winwood
    5. Just When I Needed You Most--Randy Vanwarmer
    6. Was a Sunny Day--Paul Simon
    7. And I Love You So--Don McLean
    8. Crackerbox Palace--George Harrison
    9. I Don't Want to Miss a Thing--Aerosmith
    10. Could It Be Magic--Barry Manilow

  2. 01. "All In All" – Al Green The Belle Album
    02. "Gemini" – Alabama ShakesSound And Color
    03. "Golden Road" – Martin SextonWonder Bar
    04. "I Need Fun In My Life" – The DrumsThe Drums
    05. "Only A Clown" – Caitlin RoseThe Stand-In
    06. "Please, Please Baby" – Flat Duo JetsFlat Duo Jets
    07. "The Predatory Wasp Of The Palisades Is Out To Get Us!" – Sufjan StevensIllinois
    08 "Main Theme" – Tomoyasu HoteiSamurai Fiction
    09. "Hangin Downtown" – The ReplacementsSorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash!
    10. "Wicked Waters" – Benjamin BookerBenjamin Booker

  3. The rare double parenthesis:
    Beastie Boys -- (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)”

    These songs have parenthesis for words that just should be in the title
    Blue Öyster Cult -- (Don’t Fear) The Reaper
    R.E.M. -- (Don’t Go Back To) Rockville

    Parenthesis for what everyone just assumed was the title:
    R.E.M. -- So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)

  4. 1. Protection - Graham Parker
    2. I Can't Get Next To You - Al Green
    3. Let My Love Open The Door - Pete Townshend
    4. Hillbilly Highway - Steve Earle
    5. Communique - Dire Straits
    6. Golden Years - David Bowie
    7. Chess Piece Face - They Might Be Giants
    8. So Much Trouble In The World - Bob Marley
    9. Koka Kola - The Clash
    10. Stop, Stop, Stop - The Hollies

  5. I haven't played for awhile, so here goes...

    1. Fight the Power – The Isley Brothers
    2. Town Without Pity – Gene Pitney
    3. Games People Play – The Alan Parsons Project
    4. Fire – Ohio Players
    5. Gator Country – Molly Hatchet
    6. A Pillow of Winds – Pink Floyd
    7. Danger List – John Mellencamp
    8. Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down – Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs
    9. I Fought the Law – Stray Cats
    10. Evolution Revolution – Indigenous

    Parenthetical: (If Loving You is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right

    1. Hooked up a record player a bit ago and every now and then the boy will pull out a random record and pop it on. He picked out Meddle the other day.

  6. Scrolling through the 'A' songs on my iPod. First up, another Garth tune...

    Garth Brooks -- Ain't Goin' Down ('Til The Sun Comes Up)
    Snoop Dogg -- Ain't No Fun (If The Homies Can't Have None)
    AC/DC -- Ain't No Fun (Waiting Around To Be A Millionaire)
    Blackroc -- Ain't Nothing Like You (Hoochie Coo)
    Jimi Hendrix Experience --...And The Gods Made Love
    Common -- Another Wasted Night With...
    Parliament -- Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)
    ATC -- Around The World (La La La La La)

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