Bands that include their band name in lyrics

A long, long time ago I noticed a certain band cleverly included the name of their band in one of their songs. The lowercase version, meaning they weren’t singing their band name, they were using the actual words of their band name in a sentence. Here are the lyrics from Needtobreathe…

But I can’t figure out, yeah, I can’t figure out

Just how much air I will need to breathe

when your tide rushes over me.

NeedtoBreathe “Something Beautiful”

After this, I wondered how many other bands do something similar so I started a list. Note that I’ve decided not to use any rap songs because the list would be way, way too long. It’s more common to insert your name into a rap song, evidently. So here are bands that have included their band name in a song.

Needtobreathe “Something Beautiful”

Train “Save Me, San Francisco”

Lyric: “I drove into a Seattle rain, fell in love then missed the train that could’ve took me right back home to you.”

Natural Selection “Do Anything”

Lyric: “See what I’m sayin’, I ain’t playin’, stop delayin’ girl and make me your natural selection.”

Wang Chung “Everybody Have Fun Tonight”

Lyric: “Everybody have fun tonight. Everybody wang chung tonight.”

Rich Mullins “I Will Sing”

Lyric: “In spirit poor, in mercy rich, they hunger for your righteousness.”

Escape Club “Wild Wild West”

Lyric: “Shorties thought this could keep them rockin’ ’til the broad daylight, and here comes the Escape Club to rock it all night…”

Fugees “No Woman, No Cry”

Lyric: “Everything is gonna be alright. Everything is gonna be alright. Fugees come to the dance tonight. And everything is gonna be alright.”

Jimmy Ray “Are You Jimmy Ray”

Lyric: “Are you Jimmy Ray? Who wants to know? Who wants to know?”

Can you think of any other bands that sing their names in a song? If so, comment below and thanks for stopping by!

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 13-year-old beagle and an 11-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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