National Title Track Day for the year 2024 is celebrated/observed on Friday, May 26th. There are until the next observance.
Every year on the fourth Friday of May, National Title Track Day is observed, and this year it occurs on May 26. It’s the day when we remember our favorite albums and movie title music. But what exactly is the title track? Simply explained, it’s a song that carries the name of the album or film to which it belongs. “Let It Be” by The Beatles and “Back in Black” by AC/DC are two examples. In terms of films, who can forget “Ghostbusters?” They are usually the most defining and memorable tunes on an album or film, and some even share a name with the artist, such as “Black Sabbath” or “In the Court of the Crimson King” by King Crimson.
📆 When is National Title Track Day?
This year, National Title Track Day is on May 26th. It is the 4th Friday in May; in 2024, it is on Sunday.
→ Did you know: “Paste Magazine” considers David Bowie’s song to be the finest title track of all time.
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📜 History of National Title Track Day
For each year, he calculated the proportion of albums with title songs for the “Billboard” list and the “Best Ever Albums” list, as well as the number of weeks when an album with a title track was the highest-charting album on the Billboard 200. Only 39 of 471 albums (8%) made both lists, demonstrating that short-term financial success and long-term viability are typically two different things. He said that there might have been pressure to include a title track on albums that sold well.
Additionally, the frequency of title tracks increased overall during years when title track albums fared extremely well, as well as the next year, but fell during years when title track albums performed particularly poorly. He also noticed that the number of title tracks seemed to be increasing with the 1970 and 1971 releases of The Beatles’ “Let It Be,” George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass,” and John Lennon’s “Imagine.”
☑️ National Title Track Day facts
✅ River Deep, Mountain High’
The song by Ike and Tina Turner was made with the help of 21 session musicians and cost a then-unheard-of $22,000.
✅ Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay’
This song by Otis Redding was recorded only days before his death and published posthumously, becoming his number one hit.
✅ Is This It
The opening track of The Strokes’ debut album affected many artists, including Kings of Leon’s Jared Followill, who claimed that when he was 15, this was one of the first bass lines he ever learned and one of the major reasons he wanted to be in a band.
✨ Things to do on National Title Track Day
⚡ Listen to your favorite title tracks
Enjoy the songs individually, the entire albums, or even the music videos. You might also watch any movies that have title tunes that you enjoy.
⚡ Do a cover of your favorite title tracks
Put your musical abilities to good use! If uploading the cover on the Internet isn’t your thing, you may play it for your friends and family or just yourself.
⚡ Listen to The Title Trackers
The Title Trackers are a band that imagines what a successful album’s title track might sound like if it didn’t have one. They’re known as “Lost Title Tracks,” and they’ve created tunes inspired by U2, The Clash, The Rolling Stones, and others.
📅 National Title Track Day Observances
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