More Proof That URLs Do Not Make The Best Song Titles

Oct 25th, 2007 // 13 Comments


So in yesterday’s post about Soulja Boy–whose album, you may recall, has his official Web site’s URL as its title–one of our favorite commenters replied, “www.websitesarenotappropriatealbumtitles.yesiamadinosaur.blogspot.com.” Which could only remind me of one thing: the track “www.nevergetoveryou” by the Canadian cartoon act Prozzak, which got a fair amount of airplay on MuchMusic US back in the pre-Fuse days. I have an incredible amount of affection for this track because not only does it have a malformed URL as its title/hook, its chorus is punctuated by … the “new message” sound from ICQ! If only they’d remixed the track every time some new innovation in instant messaging had made its way out to the world.

Prozzak – www.nevergetoveryou [YouTube]
Prozzak [Official (mothballed) site]

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  1. Woodwater

    I. HAD. FORGOTTEN ABOUT THIS.

    Damn. you.

    Damn you to hell.

    Man, that was some bad shit. Wow.

  2. Al Shipley

    There was some really bad post-Prodigy late 90′s techno rock act that I remember having an album called http://www.theirbandname.com, except, hilariously, they didn’t even have that domain registered and the official band site was some geocities-type shit. Anyone have any idea who I’m talking about? I can’t for the life of me remember their name.

  3. Al Shipley

    PITCHSCHIFTER! I remembered it literally less than 5 seconds after hitting ‘send’ on the last message.

  4. Chris N.

    In the same hall of shame: Alan Jackson’s “www.memory.” Dot what, Alan, dot what?

  5. Adam Bernard

    Trick Daddy pre-dated all of that w/ http://www.thug.com which had possibly the worst album cover ever:

    [ecx.images-amazon.com]

  6. JustThisGuy

    @GovernmentNames: In Pitchshifter’s defense, their early heavy-as-sin industrial metal was both stupendous and apparently fairly influential. Chances are messrs. Howlett and Flint took more than a few cues from Pitchshifter’s pre-www.yourerighturlsshouldneverbeusedforsongandoralbumtitles.com era.

  7. Al Shipley

    @Adam Bernard: Nope! Pitchshifter got there 4 months before Trick.

  8. Al Shipley

    Also “Sucks To Be You” is the only Prozzak song I remember.

  9. JustThisGuy

    @Woodwater: Also: Prozzak was fucking great, dude. Don’t hate.

  10. DJP

    I don’t think I’ve thought about Prozzak in about 10 years. Wow.

    IT SUCKS TO BE YOU! (I know, I know…)

  11. Chris Molanphy

    Somebody should’ve told R. Kelly this rule back in 2000, before he named an album TP-2.com.

  12. KinetiQ

    I have “Sucks to be You” on 12″ somewhere, featuring the radical DJBJ mix.
    Didn’t they have to use the name “Simon & Milo” in the states?

  13. drjayphd

    Terror Squad has you all trumped here:

    [wc06.allmusic.com]

    Although I’m not sure what’s worse: naming a song “www.that’smyshit.com” or the fact that http://www.thatsmyshit.com is not only registered, but redirects to a seemingly-legit site: [www.nyc.com]

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