25 Surprising Original Titles For Classic Albums

After reviewing the working titles of these album, we're glad the artists took another crack at it!

By Frank Donovan

  • 1 You know it as: Revolver by The Beatles (1966)
    But it was almost called: Abracadabra

  • 2 You know it as: Remain In Light by Talking Heads (1980)
    But it was almost called: Melody Attack

  • 3 You know it as: Exile On Main St. by The Rolling Stones (1972)
    But it was almost called: Tropical Disease

  • 4 You know it as: In Utero by Nirvana (1993)
    But it was almost called: I Hate Myself And I Want To Die

  • 5 You know it as: Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols by Sex Pistols (1977)
    But it was almost called: God Save The Sex Pistols

  • 6 You know it as: The Marshall Mathers EP by Eminem (2000)
    But it was almost called: Amsterdam

  • 7 You know it as: Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth (1988)
    But it was almost called: Tonight’s the Day

  • 8 You know it as: Rumours by Fleetwood Mac (1977)
    But it was almost called: Yesterday’s Gone

  • 9 You know it as: Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones (1969)
    But it was almost called: Automatic Changer

  • 10 You know it as: Station To Station by David Bowie (1976)
    But it was almost called: The Return Of The Thin White Duke

  • 11 You know it as: Bringing It All Back Home by Bob Dylan (1965)
    But it was almost called: Subterranean Homesick Blues

  • 12 You know it as: Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd (1973)
    But it was almost called: Eclipse

  • 13 You know it as: Thriller by Michael Jackson (1982)
    But it was almost called: Starlight

  • 14 You know it as: Let It Be by The Beatles (1970)
    But it was almost called: Get Back

  • 15 You know it as: Young Americans by David Bowie (1975)
    But it was almost called: Somebody Up There Likes Me

  • 16 You know it as: Midnite Vultures by Beck (1999)
    But it was almost called: I Can Smell The V.D. In The Club Tonight

  • 17 You know it as: Abbey Road by The Beatles (1969)
    But it was almost called: Everest

  • 18 You know it as: Hail To The Thief by Radiohead (2003)
    But it was almost called: Little Man Being Erased

  • 19 You know it as: The Joshua Tree by U2 (1987)
    But it was almost called: The Two Americas

  • 20 You know it as: Tommy by The Who (1969)
    But it was almost called: Deaf, Dumb and Blind Boy

  • 21 You know it as: Kill ‘Em All by Metallica (1983)
    But it was almost called: Metal Up Your Ass

  • 22 You know it as: The Beatles (White Album) by The Beatles (1968)
    But it was almost called: A Doll’s House

  • 23 You know it as: Licensed to Ill by The Beastie Boys (1986)
    But it was almost called: Don’t Be A F-ggot

  • 24 You know it as: Presence by Led Zeppelin (1976)
    But it was almost called: Thanksgiving

  • 25 You know it as: Nevermind by Nirvana (1991)
    But it was almost called: Sheep