The same name game is lame

George Foreman name all 5 of his sons George Foreman and one of his daughters Georgette. We see this from time to time in music and I don’t know why but whenever a band not only uses their name as a song title and that song appears on an album that also share that same name, I lose a little respect for that band and I find it taints my perception of the song, album and/or artist. Here are some examples…

Black Sabbath’s song ‘Black Sabbath’ from the album ‘Black Sabbath’

Iron Maiden’s song ‘Iron Maiden’ from the album ‘Iron Maiden’

Bad Company’s song ‘Bad Company’ from the album ‘Bad Company’

Hell Yeah’s song ‘Hell Yeah’ from the album ‘Hell Yeah”’

Damn Yankees’s song ‘Damn Yankees’ from the album ‘Damn Yankees’

The Fat Boys’s song ‘Fat Boys’ from the album ‘Fat Boys’

Motorhead’s song ‘Motorhead’ from the album ‘Motorhead’

Great Big Sea’s song ‘Great Big Sea’ from the album ‘Great Big Sea’

Even the New Kids On The Block had a song called “New Kids On The Block” on their album “New Kids On The Block

Some of these songs are good songs. Some are even part of great albums, but for some reason when the name is used for all three things, it irks me and ruins everything. Were these musicians that self absorbed? Did they think the name was so awesome it needed to be used for everything? Are they that lazy that they didn’t want to bother coming up with a different name (depending on which came first). “That song is so awesome, let’s use it’s title as our album title too…scratch that it’s SO awesome, let’s call the band that name too!”

The only thing that bugs me more is when an artist covers a song by another band that happen to be the same name as their band. I’m looking at you Seether. LAME! But that’s a rant for another day.


About thef3k

Danny Fournier is a marketing expert with over 15 years working within the music industry, including 5 years with a major label. With university degrees in both Marketing and Sociology, Danny brings a unique perspective to marketing with a strong understanding of the needs of the end user and how to engage them. Along with his music and business background, Danny has worked as a corporate trainer, facilitating and write courses for corporate audiences. Danny has been commended for his facilitation skills and understanding of adult learning.
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