Nom. Nom. Nom.

Sorry, I went French for the title. This article is not related to food or tasty food sounds. Nom in French stands for “Name”, which is what I wanted to highlight in this topic. Popular Band Names/Song Names with a supernatural touch to be specific! Although, you may find out that some of the bands (mostly rock bands or bands associated to rock) discussed here are so tasty by way of their music or singers that you may want to eat them anyways! So what’s in a name? While going through my play list, I realized that a lot of bands had some supernatural component in either their band names or their song titles whether by accident or coincidence.

While some bands chose the band name intentionally because of the supernatural significance, most of the bands chose the names only because they sounded catchy. For e.g. Muse chose the band name when they heard someone in Teignmouth suggest that the reason a lot of the populace were becoming members of bands was due to a muse hovering over the town. Young the Giant (although sounding like Young is the name of a Giant) on the other hand was chosen to stand for “the giant fight that youth from every generation must forever brave against cynicism and disillusion, even in the mental strength of old age”. As for the supernatural elements in the song titles, while the title may sound like it’s related to the supernatural, it is not necessary that the song content is related to the same. For e.g. Puff the Magic Dragon by Peter, Paul & Mary is actually about a dragon called Puff. On the other hand Demons is a popular song by Imagine Dragons. While demons refer to supernatural beings, Imagine Dragons are actually singing about their inner demons.

The Bands/ Songs chosen are some of my favourites so enjoy!!!

20 Band Names that simply “don’t kill the magic”!

 1. Incubus

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 Recommended listening: Wish you were here   /   Admiration   /   Dig

 2. Third Eye Blind

third_eye_blind_eb_180913Recommended listening: Jumper  /   God of Wine / Darkness

3. Muse

21_1museRecommended listening: Madness   /  Undisclosed Desires

4. Foo Fighters

4665_1361452605Recommended listening: Best of You

5. Phoenix

phoenix-band-01Recommended listening: Victim of the crime   /  Armistice   /  Lisztomania

6. Wolfmother

wolfmother2Recommended listening: Tales from The Forest Of Gnome /  Vagabond

7. Pop Evil

PopEvil - Revolver (1)Recommended listening: The Monster You Made

8. Waking the Witch

waking_the_witchRecommended listening: The Princess & the Pea / Dandelions & Foxgloves by Becky Mills

9. The Duke Spirit

124_dukespirit2.jpg (2)Recommended listening: I Do Believe   /  Wooden Heart

10. Young The Giant

Young+the+Giant+young_the_giant01Recommended listening: Cough Syrup

11. Angels & Airwaves

Angels.and.Airwaves-band-2006Recommended listening: The Adventure

12. Smoke Fairies

Smoke-Fairies1-e1369973301631Recommended listening: The Bells   /   Storm Song   /  Blue Skies Fall

13. Pixie Carnation

Pixie_CarnationRecommended listening: Hiding in the Sun  /  Little Sister

14. Imagine Dragons

imagine-drRecommended listening: Bleeding Out /  Radioactive   / Demons   /   On Top of the World

15. Sleeping with Sirens

SleepingWithSirensSWSRecommended listening: If you can’t hang /  Low   / Alone   /  Sorry   /   Do it Now, Remember it later   /    Feel

16. Of Monsters and Men

of_monsters_and_men-770x436Recommended listening: Little Talks

17. Black Casino and the Ghost

Black-Casino-And-The-Ghost-600x400Recommended listening: Wolf is Howling   /   Son of the Dust

18. Chvrches

chvrchesnew300Recommended listening: Bela Lugosi’s Dead

19. The Vamps

81Recommended listening: Wild Heart

20. Magic!

magicRecommended listening: Don’t Kill the Magic

 20 Song Titles that are “out of this world” Yes?

1. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy- Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky / Nina Kaptsova

2. Puff the Magic Dragon by Peter, Paul & Mary

3. Zombie-The Cranberries

4. The Lady is a Vamp-Spice Girls

5. Angels-Robbie Williams

6. Genie in a Bottle-Christina Aguilera

7. Song of the Sandman (Lullaby) – Enya

8. A Witches Song- Ordo Funebris

9. My Immortal- Evanescence

10. Beautiful Soul- Jesse McCartney

11. The Phantom of the Opera Theme song

12. Gives you Hell-The All-American Rejects

13. Paradise-Coldplay

14. Mermaid-Train

15. Demons by Imagine Dragons

16. The Monster- Eminem ft Rihanna

17. Ghost- Ella Henderson

18. Sirens- Cher Llyod

19. Wolf Bite-Owl City

20. Don’t kill the Magic- Magic!

Picture credits:

Imagine Dragons-Demons-Feature picture (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Es76hCK2ZOY/UvmOfIcTHVI/AAAAAAAAAOY/-h-RlYYEIJ0/s1600/Imagine+Dragons+-+Demons+%2528Radio+Edit%2529.png)

Incubus ( http://www.911wdub.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/incubus_wideweb__470x3080.jpg)

Third Eye Blind (http://static1.stereoboard.com/images/stories/2013/images/A-Z%20Main%20Artist%20Images/T/third_eye_blind_eb_180913.jpg)

Muse (http://www.ralfstrathmann.com/data/photos/21_1muse.jpg)

Foo Fighters (http://content.clearchannel.com/cc-common/mlib/4665/02/4665_1361452605.jpg)

Phoenix (http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/uponsun/phoenix-band-01.jpeg)

Wolfmother (http://blog.ibs-b.hu/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/wolfmother2.jpg)

Pop Evil (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cvq2LKsC_fg/UnmRNSzGQOI/AAAAAAAAAzo/ciXK4ckTuTs/s1600/PopEvil+-+Revolver+%25281%2529.jpg)

Waking the Witch (http://www.sarahphotogirl.com/photos/rock-portraits/waking_the_witch.jpg)

The Duke Spirit (http://www.pressherenow.com/photos/124_dukespirit2.jpg.jpg)

Young The Giant (http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/500/74321596/Young+the+Giant+young_the_giant01.jpg)

Angels & Airwaves (http://www.100xr.com/artists/A/Angels_And_Airwaves/Angels.and.Airwaves-band-2006.jpg)

Smoke Fairies (http://speakercreatures.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Smoke-Fairies1-e1369973301631.jpg)

Pixie Carnation (http://blog.kexp.org/blog/files/2009/11/Pixie_Carnation.JPG)

Imagine Dragons (http://checonetwo.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/imagine-dr.jpg)

Sleeping with Sirens (http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee452/DarkyViolentKiss/SleepingWithSirensSWS.png)

Of Monsters and Men (http://www.bmi.com/images/news/2011/cache/of_monsters_and_men-770×436.jpg)

Black Casino and the Ghost (http://www.thevpme.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Black-Casino-And-The-Ghost-600×400.jpg)

Chvrches (http://diymag.com/images/uploads/chvrchesnew300.jpg)

The Vamps (http://thevampsbr.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/81.png)

Magic! (http://musicrowgirl.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/magic.jpeg)

Video Credits

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy- Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky / Nina Kaptsova ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz_f9B4pPtg)

Puff the Magic Dragon by Peter, Paul & Mary (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80sMpIY6pBs)

Zombie-The Cranberries (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWfZjV4i2Nk)

The Lady is a Vamp-Spice Girls (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti2pqr_VtNs)

Angels-Robbie Williams (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LN-mg_5GGM)

Genie in a Bottle-Christina Aguilera (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIDWgqDBNXA)

Song of the Sandman (Lullaby) – Enya (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zTCNLiRBXY)

A Witches Song- Ordo Funebris (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lePjSDl8eN8)

My Immortal- Evanescence (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5anLPw0Efmo)

Beautiful Soul- Jesse McCartney (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80Sl4sIuBqY)

The Phantom of the Opera Theme song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JaeBxYCI9k)

Gives you Hell-The All-American Rejects (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxUATkpMQ8A)

Paradise-Coldplay (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Li0L8GHA0T4)

Mermaid-Train (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nilUlU6fM0s)

Demons by Imagine Dragons (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KQakehgqzw)

The Monster- Eminem ft Rihanna (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHkozMIXZ8w)

Ghost- Ella Henderson (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tA8AfQaUnXM)

Sirens- Cher Llyod (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyqFA0JGc-o)

Wolf Bite-Owl City (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdVO1EG3Hes)

Don’t kill the Magic- Magic! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R4qb6_RPUc)

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