10 Strange Song Titles Containing the Word “Gold”

Gold is a precious metal that captures everyone’s imagination. When people talk about what they would do if they suddenly became wealthy, creating something outrageous out of gold is usually one of the first things they mention. This shiny metal has also captured the imagination of songwriters all over the world and has produced some rather unusual song titles.

“Heart of Gold” by Neil Young

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The lyrics to this song are very insightful, but the title does not necessarily suggest a song with any great message to it. It is a song about longing and searching for someone who genuinely cares, but Neil Young continues to get old in his search for a heart of gold.

“Sister Golden Hair” by America

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The band known as America had several hits in the 1970’s, but “Sister Golden Hair” was probably its most popular. It is a song about a woman with blonde hair who gets left at the altar, but it is told from the point of view of the groom with cold feet.

“Band of Gold” by Freda Payne

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This is another depressing song that associates gold and marriage. This is about a woman contemplating her life after a failed marriage. Freda Payne originally recorded it in 1955, but it has been covered repeatedly by other artists ever since.

“Goldfinger” by John Barry


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This was the title song on the soundtrack to the 1964 James Bond movie “Goldfinger.” When taken by itself, this title could be one of the strangest gold-related titles ever recorded.

“Gold Teeth On A Bum” by Dillinger Escape Plan

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The Dillinger Escape Plan is a metal band that has become known for their strange titles and even stranger song arrangements. This song is actually more about the irony of wealth, but its title definitely makes it interesting to listen to.

“Seven Cities Of Gold” by Rush

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The Canadian band Rush is known for its epic songs, but this is one that many Rush fans may not be familiar with. It is an interesting story that talks about the challenges a person meets in the course of their lives. This is off the band’s 2012 release “Clockwork Angels.”

“The Power Of Gold” by Dan Fogelberg

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Dan Fogelberg is known for his insightful songs and his interesting stories. This song is about the trappings of success and what having a little money can do to a person’s life.

“All The Gold In California” by The Gatlin Brothers

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This was a very popular song in the 1970’s because of its sing-along chorus and its generally happy nature. Can you imagine what you would do if you had all the gold in California?

“Your Gold Teeth” by Steely Dan

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People familiar only with Steely Dan’s soft rock hits of the 1970’s may be surprised to hear that the band has a very jazzy and intense side. This song was one that the group used to showcase its musical talents.

“Fool’s Gold” by Stone Roses

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This 1989 release by the Stone Roses instantly rose on the charts in the UK, the United States and countries all over the world.

Gold is a popular topic in music. But sometimes it is hard to tell what a song is about just from the title.

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