One of those curious little things that seem to happen in the music industry is the decision by some artists to not include the title track on an album, only for said track to turn up on a later album.
Why does this occur? The common excuse appears to be because it doesn’t fit with the album musically. Other times it’s because the songwriter hasn’t written it yet but the lyric or phrase they intend to use is going round in their head.
One can’t help but wonder why they then choose the song as the title for the album. Wouldn’t the title of one of the other songs from the album be more appropriate?
Here are some examples of this practice. I am sure there are more but these are what I could come up with from the top of my head.
The Mothers of Invention
Song appears on We’re Only In It For The Money (1968)
Song appears on Morrison Hotel (1970)
Song appears on Physical Graffiti (1975)
Song appears on News Of The World (1977)
Song appears on T.N.T. (also 1975)
Hall & Oates
Song appears on Beauty On A Back Street (1977)
Song appears on High N Dry (1981)
Song appears on Life’s A Gamble (1984)
Song appears on In The Pines (also 1986)