I’ve often asked this when presented with the written title of a song and a band I’ve not heard of. Mostly, I’m joking.
But when I learned that Fozzy has a song (and album) called "All That Remains", I thought that was funny because there is actually a band called All That Remains (whose album I bought before I bought Fozzy’s Judas this autumn).
So I got to thinking: What other bands have songs that are actually the names of other bands?
Now, to gamify this, we would want to establish some rules:
- The song cannot be about the band or act. So Taylor Swift’s “Tim McGraw” would not count.
- The title of the song must be the complete name of the band and must not just include the band name (sort of) in it. So “Like a Rolling Stone” and “Papa Was A Rolling Stone” would be out.
- Scoring would have to be based on the number of words somehow; one word titles/band names are easy, so maybe a multiplier of some sort.
Here are a couple samples:
- Montgomery Gentry, “Hell Yeah” (although Hellyeah presents it as one word–I’m not sure if that would be disqualified under the second rule how to score it–one word or two–if it’s allowed).
- Prince, “Cream” (the band).
- Prince, “Kiss” (the band in 1991–those old men back then look pretty young now).
- Alice Cooper, “Poison” (band).
- The Alternate Routes, “Nothing More“, (band).
Confession: I did an Internet search to get the last one, so I’ll leave it to those of you who want to play along to search for obvious choices like Breathe, Heart, and Jewel.