Hear Ye Hear Ye: Ten Songs With Successive Repetitive Title Words
John Lennon Created Three Of The Ten On This List
When discussing the 160,000 deaths in the United States resulting from COVID-19, President Trump stated "It is what it is." The comment on its surface comes across as uncaring, but it did bring to mind song titles that are similarly repetitive.
If you take out the middle word of Trump's statement, it would follow the sequence of several memorable song titles in popular music. Here are ten of those hits, all with two words repeated in exact order for the title.
As you will see, John Lennon was responsible for a third of them, for sure for sure.
1. She Said She Said by The Beatles
"She's making me feel like I've never been born," sings Lennon on this psychedelic rock tune, the most underrated track from Revolver.
2. No More No More by Aerosmith
Toys in the Attic stores this rocker, along with more famous hits like "Walk This Way" and "Sweet Emotion."
3. I Know I Know by John Lennon
Lennon employed the repetitive technique on his third solo album Mind Games, which comprised this mellow tune as well as the famous title track.
4. All Dead All Dead by Queen
Once the needle spins past the two hit WE openers, News of the World also holds this delicious Brian May ballad as well as "Who Needs You" and "It's Late."
5. Good Morning Good Morning by The Beatles
On the back side of Sgt. Pepper you are greeted by this catchy collection of images that segue into the title song reprise and "A Day in the Life."
6. New York, New York by Frank Sinatra
Big Apple would be easier to write or say, but with a voice like Frank's it is better to use its formal name.
7. Come On Come On by Cheap Trick
Since it comes on the rock quarter's debut, this title makes you feel like the band is anxious for you to give it a listen.
8. Get Up Get Up by Zach Berkman
The contemporary folk singer uses this selection as the title track of his most recent record.
9. Lookout Lookout by Perfume Genius
This indie rock outfit is mainly Michael Aldren Halbeas, a gifted songwriter and pianist.
10. Break Out Break Out by All Time Low
The Party Scene, the rock band's introduction to music fans, certainly helped them do what is suggested by this song's title.