I'm surprised Bad Company is not on the list, unless abbreviations are not acceptable. The term applies to people who have the same name, as well as books, films, songs with the same title, etc. Cowgirl - Underworld Cowgirl - Sons Of Angels one electronica, one metal, both good. The Get Up Kids are named after a song by one of the members' former bands, called The Suburban Get Up Kids. Originally posted by BitShifter Rattlesnake Shake - Motley Crue Rattlesnake Shake - Skid Row are not only completely different songs, but a fairly unusual title. The song was originally a Hawkwind b-side. People or things with the same name are homonymous.
To help us keep track of which songs are which, the first two lines of each unique song are listed. I started to write this one up myself as another near miss, but didn't bother sending it. Reach For The Sky - Firehouse Reach For The Sky - Slaughter were both popular at about the same time. Godflesh is the main project of band leader. Guess they ran out of ideas. Powderfinger are named after the Neil Young song of the same title. There's a website that has collected 5,009 examples, many of which are one-word titles, so the premium here was on longer, more specific entries.
Radiohead is named after a Talking Heads song. There wouldn't be a band that names a song after itself, would there? So, what other songs are also the name of a band, other than the band that does the song? The same way that a different name is a heteronym. When I run into another Kate Gregory online happens a lot on Twitter I call them my name-twin. It's more awkward than anything, like Borat is deliberately awkward in an extreme way, for example. There wouldn't be a band that names a song after itself, would there? For help with identifying a song, use or. Lenny Burton he called himself.
I've never heard anything they've done, but the name is good for a song, not a band. Swinburne, the protagonist travels to Brittany where he meets another knight named Tristram: But by the sea-banks where at morn their foes Might find them, lay those knightly name-fellows, One sick with grief of heart and sleepless, one With heart of hope triumphant as the sun I just revisited this question as it reached +20. And the latter also applies to anything or anyone that goes under different names — all of which are true. After the original band broke up and Vincent Furnier went solo as Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway and Neil Smith formed the band Billion Dollar Babies the same name as Alice Cooper's 1973 album and song. It was to wake people up to a reality haunting the artistic community. This was started by Tim Mickleburgh, who remembered No 1 and reminded me of No 2, one of my favourite pop curios.
For some reason, it's not something people care about enough to give a term for it. Generally, copyright law protection does not extend to song titles because they usually are short and lack sufficient originality. If they have different titles, then they are heteronymous. I did a double-take, because Mad Season is the name of a song and album by Matchbox 20. I started to write this one up myself as another near miss, but didn't bother sending it.
Well known tracks will be removed at mod discretion. In my Dutch ears, it would ring more like nay-mate and I'd be confused. Please note that no responses are guaranteed, and responses provided on this site do not constitute legal advice and may be edited or removed at any time. . This section lists songs with identical titles, but different lyrics. The band, originally named Shihad, changed their name after a few years 'cause they wanted to have half a chance at cracking the international market and all you Americans seem to get so damn touchy about that word ; so in a stroke of unimaginative ingenuity they decided to name themselves after one of their previous hits - Pacifier.
Is there any possible copyright conflict? Recently I have seen ads for a band calling themselves Godsmack. This topic comes up quite often, and it helps to show the boundaries of copyright protection. There's nothing wrong with that of course, but it can be confusing if you're trying to sort out what song is a cover of another song. Plus many tribute bands name themselves after a song by the artist they cover. In Tristram of Lyonesse 1882 by the poet A.
Reach For The Sky - Firehouse Reach For The Sky - Slaughter were both popular at about the same time. The word namefellow or name-fellow, although rather obscure, does have exactly the meaning you're after, without the connotation of namesake that both people are named after the same person. I must say I've used name-fellow on occasion since, and it worked out. For instance the movie version of a book can share the same title of the original book, in which case they are homonymous. Jay From the Wikipedia page linked to by awoodland there's significant variations between dictionaries about the scope of the word. Fight For Your Right To Party - Beastie Boys Party For Your Right To Fight - Public Enemy Rattlesnake Shake - Motley Crue Rattlesnake Shake - Skid Row are not only completely different songs, but a fairly unusual title.