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Ryan_G
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Song titles that would make good book titles

I was listening to "Kiss Me Deadly" by Lita Ford today and thought that would make a really good title for a paranomoral book.  I even pictured the cover:  A really good looking man kissing a woman in his arms.  She appears to be fainting from the kiss, but the slackness could be from something else as well.

 

I also thought the following songs would make good titles as well.

 

"Hazy Shade of Winter"  by The Bangels

 

"Moondance"  by Anyone who ever sang it

 

"The Devil Went Down to Georgia"  by the Charlie Daniels Band

 

"Lady in Red" by Chris Deburgh

 

"I Wear My Sunglasses at Night"  by Corey Heart

 

 

"I am half sick of shadows" The Lady of Shalott

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PenelopeTX
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Re: Song titles that would make good book titles

Darn, "file not found." I'll try to come back with something.
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paulgoatallen
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Re: Song titles that would make good book titles

 How about "Sex Farm" from Spinal Tap? It could be a kind of fusion of LKH's Anita Blake saga and Green Acres....

 

Paul 

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paulgoatallen
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Re: Song titles that would make good book titles

Seriously, Black Sabbath has some great song titles that would make for cool book titles –

 

War Pigs, Electric Funeral, Rat Salad, Faeries Wear Boots, Children of the Grave, Lord of this World, Supernaut, Turn Up the Night, etc.

 

 

Paul 

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Melhay
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Re: Song titles that would make good book titles

Okay I thought on this one and came up with a few.

 

White Zombie:

    Black Sunshine

    Soul-Crusher

    Warp Asylum

 

Guns N' Roses:

     Dust N' Bones

 

Cracker:

     Can I take my Gun to Heaven

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Re: Song titles that would make good book titles

Sympathy for the Devil

 

Bela Lugosi's Dead

 

Shadowplay

 

 

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Re: Song titles that would make good book titles

The Funeral by Band of Horses

Taking Back Sunday

    What it feels like to be a ghost

    Number five with a bullet

Thursday

    The other side of the crash

    Jet black new year

    cross out the eyes

    i am the killer

    how long is the night?

Trophy Scars

    Assassin. Assassins

    Alchemist. Alchemists.

    Hospital for ghosts

    Eyes baptized in mercury

    hosting a murder

 

... just to name some this list could be much much longer...

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Re: Song titles that would make good book titles

Wild Honey Pie by The Beatles - Would make a great, sex-tastic werewolf epic.

 

Electric Hellfire by Black Label Society - Cool technomage series.

 

Explosivo by Tenacious D - Book about fairies becoming fiery time bombs after eating too much candy or beans or whatever fairies eat.

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Re: Song titles that would make good book titles

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What no Rob Zombie, Oh my!

 

 Dead Girl SuperstarBlood, Milk and Sky, Demon Speed, Call of the Zombies, Die, Zombie, DieThe Scorpion Sleeps, Hands of Death, Meet the Creeper, Living Dead GirlThe Great American Nightmare, Grease Paint & Monkey Brains (he he) and the list just goes on and on with Rob Zombie!

 

 

Bri

 

 

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Re: Song titles that would make good book titles


Briannah wrote:

What no Rob Zombie, Oh my!

 

 Dead Girl SuperstarBlood, Milk and Sky, Demon Speed, Call of the Zombies, Die, Zombie, DieThe Scorpion Sleeps, Hands of Death, Meet the Creeper, Living Dead GirlThe Great American Nightmare, Grease Paint & Monkey Brains (he he) and the list just goes on and on with Rob Zombie!

 

 

Bri

 


Grease Paint & Monkey Brains that's just to funny LOL!

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Re: Song titles that would make good book titles

Queen:

Bohemian Rhapsody

Killer Queen

Another One Bites the Dust

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Re: Song titles that would make good book titles

Let's see...

 

The End of the Innocence - The Eagles

Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack

Icky Thump - The White Stripes

Bleed it Out - Linkin Park

Halloweenhead - Ryan Adams

Pagan Angel and a Borrowed Car - Iron & Wine

Satan Said Dance - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Is There a Ghost - Band of Horses

Back to Black - Amy Winehouse

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Re: Song titles that would make good book titles

lol...interesting thread. Here's 2 more to add to the list.

 

 

Bone Thugs & Harmony

__Crossroads

 

All American Rejects

__Gives You Hell

 

 

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Re: Song titles that would make good book titles

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Lets see:

 

Some I've heard on the radio lately would have to be:

   T.I.- Dead and Gone

   Kanye West- Heartless

 

Now here's a few from some of my CDs:

  Sublime- Caress Me Down

                Saw Red

                Falling Idols (this could work for Fantasy, I think) 

 

  Nirvana- Bad Moon Rising or Lithium (I was thinking these could be werewolf titles)

               Come On Death

  

  Beastie Boys- Instant Death

 

  Beatles- Devil in her Heart

               Blackbird

               Young Blood

               Happiness is a Warm Gun (I really like this one)

 

 

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Re: Song titles that would make good book titles

Hey I don't know when this forum was posted but you are completely right about songs that would make good book titles. I wrote a short story for a Writer's Craft course at my school and as soon as I seen "Kiss Me Deadly" it made me think of the story, which is about a disease that one can only catch from those they love and can only be given away to those one loves. So basically it forces one to make a choice between sacrificing one's self for another or putting themself first. I named it "The Love Plague" but "Kiss Me Deadly" would have been so much better. Very interesting observation!

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Re: Song titles that would make good book titles

Vampires (dont kill for the money) by Bleed the Dream

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Re: Song titles that would make good book titles

How about the Bee Gees song "More Than a Woman" – or for that matter "Stayin' Alive" and "Night Fever".... They've all got that paranormal undertone.....    :smileyhappy:

 

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