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The most common form of Album Title Drop, a title track is a song on a musical album which shares its name with the album itself. This can be done before or after the fact; as long as the album and one song on it share the same name, it counts.

Bonus points are awarded if the title track contains an actual Album Title Drop. Most albums do this, but it’s such a common (and effective) naming convention that it’s something of an Undead Horse Trope; because if it ain’t broke… More bonus points if the song's title is the same as the band's name.

Note: In order for the example to count, the title of the song has to be an exact match to the album’s title. If the titles are only a partial match, it’s not an example. The one exception is if the song or album title contains a “the,” “a,” or any other common article which is present in one title but not the other.

Naturally, a Sub-Trope of Title Drop; also compare Self-Titled Album, where this is done using the band’s name (which can also be combined with this trope). Contrast Non-Appearing Title (the subversion of this trope[1]) and the most obvious exception to this trope, No Title.

PLEASE LIST ALL EXAMPLES ALPHABETICALLY BY MUSICIAN! This will make examples easier to find. Since this will be a long list, please avoid listing aversions and subversions. Also, please list only the shared title. Listing examples such as “(ALBUM TITLE) has the song (SONG TITLE WHICH IS THE SAME AS ALBUM TITLE)” is too redundant .

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  • The Beach Boys
    • Surfin' Safari
    • Surfin' USA
    • Surfer Girl
    • Shut Down (Compilation album of various artists signed by Capitol in 1963)
    • Little Deuce Coupe
    • Shut Down Volume 2 (Track titled "Shut Down, Part II")
    • All Summer Long
    • Pet Sounds
    • Wild Honey
    • Friends
    • Surf's Up
    • Keepin' the Summer Alive
    • Still Crusin'
    • Summer in Paradise
    • That's Why God Made the Radio
  • The Beatles
    • Please Please Me
    • A Hard Day's Night
    • Help!
    • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    • Magical Mystery Tour
    • Yellow Submarine
    • Let It Be
  • Better Than Ezra:
    • Closer
  • Black Sabbath


  • Coldplay
    • Parachutes
    • A Rush of Blood to the Head
    • X&Y
    • Viva La Vida
    • Mylo Xyloto
  • The Cranberries
    • No Need To Argue
    • Wake Up And Smell The Coffee
    • Roses



  • Eels
    • Beautiful Freak
    • Electroshock Blues
    • Daisies Of The Galaxy
    • Souljacker
    • End Times
  • Emilie Autumn
    • Opheliac


  • Fferyllt
    • Dance Of The Druids
  • fun.
    • Some Nights


  • Gabriel Rios
    • Ghostboy
  • Green Day
    • Warning
    • American Idiot
    • 21st Century Breakdown


  • Hole
    • Celebrity Skin




  • Kate Bush
    • The Kick Inside
    • Oh England My Lionheart (although the album is Lionheart)
    • The Dreaming
    • Hounds of Love
    • The Sensual World
    • The Red Shoes
    • Aerial
    • 50 Words for Snow
  • Katy Perry
    • One Of The Boys
    • Teenage Dream
  • Kerli
    • Love is Dead


  • Lacuna Coil
    • Shallow Life
  • Lady Gaga:
    • The Fame
    • Monster (although the album is called The Fame Monster)
    • Born This Way
  • Lana Del Rey:
    • Born to Die
  • Lights
    • Siberia
  • Liz Phair
    • Whip-Smart
    • White Chocolate Space Egg(although the album is called whitechocolatespaceegg)
    • Somebody's Miracle
  • The Left Banke
    • Walk Away Renee/Pretty Ballerina (due to its Either or Title, there's two title tracks)
  • The Lemonheads
    • It's A Shame About Ray
  • Lyriel
    • Autumnatales
    • Prisonworld
    • Paranoid Circus
    • Leverage


  • Madonna:
    • Like a Virgin
    • True Blue
    • Who's That Girl
    • Like a Prayer
    • Erotica
    • Bedtime Story (although the album is called Bedtime Stories)
    • Ray of Light
    • Music
    • American Life
    • Celebration
  • Manic Street Preachers
    • Gold Against The Soul
    • Send Away The Tigers
  • Mastodon:
    • The Hunter
  • Metallica
    • Ride The Lightning
    • Master Of Puppets
    • ...And Justice For All
  • Muse:
    • Showbiz
    • (The) Resistance sort of counts.


  • Neutral Milk Hotel
    • In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
  • Nine Inch Nails:
    • The Downward Spiral
    • With Teeth
    • Ghosts I-IV takes the trope to its Logical Extreme; every single song on the album is named by its track number followed by Ghosts and either I, II, III, or IV. [2]





  • Rainbow
    • Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
  • REM
    • Around The Sun
    • Accelerate
  • Rihanna:
    • Good Girl Gone Bad
    • Talk That Talk
  • Rise Against:
    • Endgame


  • Shakira:
    • Pies Descalzos, Sueños Blancos (Bare Feet, White Dreams) (although the album is Pies Descalzos)
    • Dónde Están los Ladrones? (Where are the Thieves?)
    • She Wolf
    • Sale el Sol (The Sun Comes Out)
  • Soundgarden
  • System of a Down
    • Toxicity
    • Hypnotize
  • Snow Patrol
    • Fallen Empires


  • They Might Be Giants
    • Mink Car
  • Tori Amos
    • Little Earthquakes
    • Strange Little Girl (although the album is called Strange Little Girls)
    • Scarlet's Walk
    • The Beekeeper
    • Abnormally Attracted to Sin
    • Night of Hunters
  • Tool
    • Undertow
    • Laterallus


  • U2
    • October
    • The Unforgettable Fire
    • Zooropa
    • No Line On The Horizon




  • X
    • Los Angeles



Numbered Musicians

  • 311: Grassroots, Transistor, From Chaos, Don't Tread On Me, and various independent releases.

Oddball Names



  1. which basically makes a double subversion impossible
  2. (The ninth song is "9 Ghosts I," for example, while the twenty-eighth song is "28 Ghosts IV.")
  3. I.e. those bands whose names start with a symbol.
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