Best and Worst 311 Song Titles

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  1. AxelAlexK

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    Worst: Nix Hex, Daisy Cutter, Guns (are for pussies), Give Me a Call, Don't Tread on Me, Hey Yo, Boom Shanka
    Best: Inner Light Spectrum, Stealing Happy Hours, Hostile Apostle.


    Nix Hex, Daisy Cutter and Give Me a Call are just cheesy titles. Guns having a expletive in the title just seems like a bad idea objectively when it comes to marketing. Don't Tread on Me was already the name of a popular Metallica Song. Hey Yo...we already had Hey You. This is literally one letter different. Boom Shanka just seems like they picked the title because it sounded cool. I know what Boom Shanka means but I have no idea what it has to do with the lyrics in that song.

    Inner Light Spectrum/Stealing Happy Hours I think are all just very poetic. Hostile Apostle I always thought was clever. But maybe it's cheesy too and it's just me.
     
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  2. Iceman

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    Fair question, and I'll answer it with a definitive, hands-down "maybe."

    That song is maddening because it's got one of 311's all time coolest riffs, and it opens with a killer Nick rap. Then, SA comes on and it goes to literal shit.
     
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    I'm surprised by how many people are putting Daisy Cutter and Boom Shanka as their worst. I think those are both awesome titles.
     
  4. robb

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    Yeah the overwhelming votes of... 1 and 2 for those songs are a flood. But with this board activity, I guess it is.

    I'm Team DC as a song title.

    Boom Shanka... as far as I know - best case scenario it means impregnate a woman. Cool?
     
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  5. Cleon

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    I like a lot of titles on Grassroots: Applied Science, Homebrew, Silver, Salsa. I find it cool and very interesting when artists name songs that aren't a word/lyric in the song, and rather a word(s) to symbolize the song entirely. Wish 311 would do this more.

    I think Clone Me is one of the coolest titles ever but they never released the damn thing.

    Other ones i really like: Jackolantern's Weather, Welcome, Will the World, Solar Flare (TITLE), Beyond the Gray Sky, Mindspin, Friday Afternoon, Syntax Error, Purpose

    Also think Too Much to Think and Waiting are pretty cool titles but the songs are assssss

    Titles that suck: Hey You/Hey Yo, most of Universal Pulse, Perfect Mistake, Forever Now, Do You Right, Full Ride, First Straw, Stealing my Girl, I Like the Way, Livin' and Rockin', Slinky....

    And Simple True despite it being so dope of a tune.

    I very much appreciate 311's musicianship abilities but not so much their title-picking ability haha.
     
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  6. robb

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    Good call on Jack O' Lantern. That title is great - my only gripe is them using Jackolantern as one word.

    It's not top 5 titles for me, but Solar Flare is definitely up there. The fact that the song title's quality is SO far removed from the song's quality makes it even more interesting.
     
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    Best: Applied Science, Misdirected Hostility, Let the Cards Fall, Stealing Happy Hours, Existential Hero

    Worst: Nix Hex, Little Brother, Boom Shanka, Hey Yo, TTCOF
     
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    Hey Yo > Hey You
     
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  9. speakeasy29

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    Disagree. Hey Yo looks like a typo.
     
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    Damn I love Simple True as a title.
     
  11. Shoupaloop

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    They should do a follow-up jam called GROPE.

    Getting Rid of Pink Eye
     
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  12. Shoupaloop

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    Bad: Amber

    Good: Beyond the Gray Sky, The Continuous Life, Large in the Margin, Revelation of the Year, Sometimes Jacks Rule the Realm, Uncalm.
     
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    Hey Yo should be about razor ramon
     
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    If you see the title and don't read it in his voice, you are doing life wrong.
     
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    "DLMD" is a terrible song title. Should've just called it "Don't Let Me Down" instead of some esoteric acronym.
     
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    Fun Fact : When the tracklist leaked on the newsgroup (like 3 days prior, this wasn't the hottest lead), I was very intrigued by DLMD. My first thought was FOD off Dookie. I was trying to figure out what scandalous thing DLMD could mean. Listening to the song for some wild reveal of the title was my Ovaltine moment.

    But yeah, you are spot on. I wonder if Nick named it that due to early WWIT mom-song-shame.
     
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    Sick song, but the title's weird to me. My brain wants to say 'Simple Truth' but its Simple True, which is kinda off
     
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    Best:
    The Continuous Life
    Firewater
    Sever

    Worst:
    Sunset in July
    Golden Sunlight
    Friday Afternoon
     

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