Eponymous Songs

  1. Minor Threat - "Minor Threat"
  2. Bad Religion - "Bad Religion"
  3. Beastie Boys - "B.E.A.S.T.I.E. Boys"
  4. Big Country - "In A Big Country"*
  5. Talk Talk - "Talk Talk"
  6. Tin Machine - "Tin Machine"
  7. Living In A Box - "Living In A Box"
  8. Black Sabbath - "Black Sabbath"
  9. Dag Nasty - "Dag Nasty"
  10. The Monkees - "The Monkeys"
  11. The Ramones - "R.A.M.O.N.E.S."*
  12. Motorhead - "Motorhead"
  13. Descendents - "Descendents"
  14. Madness - "Madness"
  15. Belle & Sebastian - "Belle & Sebastian"
  16. Iron Maiden - "Iron Maiden"
  17. Murphy's Law - "Murphy's Law"
  18. Green Day - "Green Day"
  19. Butthole Surfers - "Butthole Surfer"*
  20. General Public - "General Public"
  21. King Apparatus - "King Apparatus"
  22. Dr. Octagon - "Dr. Octagon"
  23. They Might Be Giants - "They Might Be Giants"
  24. The Pharcyde - "The Pharcyde"
  25. Bad Company - "Bad Company"
  26. The Selecter - "The Selecter"
  27. Sigur Ros - "Sigur Ros"
  28. Aphex Twin - "Aphex Twin"
  29. Pet Shop Boys - "Pet Shop Boys"
  30. Porno For Pyros - "Porno For Pyros"

*Close enough.

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minor threat. What a great band.

Anil Dash

I think "Wang Chung Tonight" and "My Name is Prince", though not technically eponymous, should count too.


Bob Hund - 'Bob Hund'
M.I.A. - 'M.I.A.'
Squarepusher - 'Squarepusher Theme' (if that counts)

david thorpe

egyptian head - "egyptian head"


My favorite is Pennywise - 'Pennywise' from the album 'Pennywise.'

Rick Fletcher

Green Day has done it twice. Sort of. They were originally called "Sweet Children" and have a song of the same name. The song wasn't recorded until after the name change, though.


You're missing the highly irrelevant "Visage" by Visage. Only relevant because of the Ultravox connection.

Steve Portigal

I can't confirm, but I vaguely remember The Village People having a song "Village People"


Gwar -- "Gwar Theme"... who can forget those sick bastards.

Chad K

does HUSKER DU's song titled "Do You Remember" count? It is after the english translation of their name... inspired by some obscure dutch board game...


In the ongoing vein of almost but not quite- Dirt Bike Annie- "Time to Rock with Dirt Bike Annie"


I would add "Icehouse" to this list if anyone remembers them. Band used to be named Flowers, but I remember them from early days of MTV. Band name Icehouse, song, Icehouse, album: Icehouse


Thelonious Monk - Thelonious (see also: Monk's Mood, Monk's Dream, Monk's Point, and Monk Speaks)
Public Enemy - Public Enemy Number 1*

stella ru

What about Stray Cats by Stray Cats?


Lard: The Power of Lard (close enough)
The Selecter: The Selecter
Shelter: Shelter

And, I've heard All play "All," "No, All" and "All-o-gistics" on several occasions. I think they're eponymous enough given the All - Descendents continuum.


Beggars and Thieves released a song called
Beggars and Thieves from the album
Beggars and Thieves....

I laughed my ass off when I saw it on MTV back in 1989 :)


Joy Electric - "Joy Electric Land"


How many of these songs come from self-titled albums (like the song 'Bad Company" by the band "Bad Company" on the album "Bad Company" and the other examples mentioned in previous comments)?


Methinks you have forgotten 'Meat Puppets' by the Meat Puppets, from their album 'Meat Puppets' (a triple header!).


An embarrassing choice, but does The Monkees' "(Theme From) The Monkees" count?

Wang Chung's song - nominated by Anil Dash above - is called "Everybody Have Fun Tonight", so it's definitely out.


"Rammstein" by Rammstein


Iron Savior - Iron Savior


If you're adding 'Thelonious', 'Monk's Mood', 'Monk's Dream', 'Monk's Point', and 'Monk Speaks' by Thelonious Monk, you might as well include 'Blue Monk' as well.


There's "Immaculate Fools" by Immaculate Fools and a close one with "The Associate" by The Associates.


Two more triple plays: Blue Murder and Damn Yankees


Pacifier - Pacifier

Although at the time they were called Shihad, and have since changed their name back to Shihad.


honorable mentions?

* wham! - whamrap
* vanilla ice - ice ice baby

btw the one by stray cats was stray cat strut wasnt it?



Includes hat tricks


"Night Ranger" by Night Ranger
"Queen of the Ryche" by Queensryche.


"They Might Be Giants", by They Might Be Giants.


'Mr Blobby' by Mr Blobby


(1) In 1971, the Chairmen of the Board had "Chairman of the Board" which went to #42 on U.S. Hot 100 and #10 on the R&B chart.
(2) From Portugal, the queen of fado for 5 decades, Amalia Rodrigues, recorded one of many versions of the song written in tribute to her, "Amalia."

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