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SWWFHMATSITAYKILYBBIGTH

2018-07-27 06:50:42 UTC

Dear all,

I think, that I just entered the longest song title in the SHS database: She Was Waitin' for Her Mother at the Station in Torino and You Know I Love You Baby but It's Getting Too Heavy to Laugh (SWWFHMATSITAYKILYBBIGTH)...........

This work was written and first performed by Shawn Phillips in 1970 and on the record label the title reads SWWFHMATSITAYKILYBBIGTH.

The reason it was entered into the database, was the cover by local hero and Finnish supterstar Hector (Heikki Harma for his mother), who was the lyricist and was able to limit his title to Käenpoika! And this means just Cuckoo.

Isn't the World of Covers interesting?

Last edit: 2018-07-27 10:28:02 UTC by CarlDennis


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2018-07-28 19:15:31 UTC

Holy smoke! That's a real long title, especially for a cover.

Congratulations, man! Grin Happy Smile

2018-08-12 23:53:11 UTC

On a related note, It is my understanding that Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand is the longest titled song to chart in the US.


Nope. That title belongs to 1. Stars on 45 - 2. Intro "Venus" - 3. Sugar Sugar - 4. No Reply - 5. I'll Be Back - 6. Drive My Car - 7. A Hard Day's Night - 8. Do You Want to Know a Secret - 9. We Can Work It Out - 10. I Should Have Known Better - 11. Nowhere Man - 12. You're Going to Lose That Girl - 13. Stars on 45 (officially "Medley: Intro 'Venus' / Sugar Sugar / No Reply / I'll Be Back / Drive My Car / Do You Want to Know a Secret / We Can Work It Out / I Should Have Known Better / Nowhere Man / You're Going to Lose That Girl / Stars on 45" according to Wikipedia).

2018-08-13 00:56:06 UTC

On a related note, It is my understanding that Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand is the longest titled song to chart in the US.


Nope. That title belongs to 1. Stars on 45 - 2. Intro "Venus" - 3. Sugar Sugar - 4. No Reply - 5. I'll Be Back - 6. Drive My Car - 7. A Hard Day's Night - 8. Do You Want to Know a Secret - 9. We Can Work It Out - 10. I Should Have Known Better - 11. Nowhere Man - 12. You're Going to Lose That Girl - 13. Stars on 45 (officially "Medley: Intro 'Venus' / Sugar Sugar / No Reply / I'll Be Back / Drive My Car / Do You Want to Know a Secret / We Can Work It Out / I Should Have Known Better / Nowhere Man / You're Going to Lose That Girl / Stars on 45" according to Wikipedia).


My guess is that Stars on 45 single had an official short title in the U.S. I'm going by my memory of some DJ's comment when "Standing" was charting.


Of course the 12" from Stars may have charted with the long title.