is more important that it would seem....
and here are 4 TESTED hints to help. Actual examples of these songs are available on my daily blog (currently with 153 published songs, with over 100 left to post at one per day).
For free downloads of lyrics and audio files, go to
The FULL SET of songs is already on my index website
Example: One of my songs has the title "Logical Way to You". Not another song found with that exact phrase when you put it in quote marks in an internet search box. The same for "One Single Cell on Mars" (probably I could add "not surprisingly").
Free download, no registration required: LOGICAL WAY
1a. Check a website that lists songs in your genre. That helps you find out just how unique your working title is.
Example: Because all my music is about God in some way, I check CCLI.org -- a major Christian music source for churches -- looking for my working title. Recently I changed the title of the draft song "Lord I Praise You" because about a dozen songs were already published with that name. Then I checked the song's 2nd line as a possible title: "Lord I Love You" and got a similar result.
So I checked the 3rd line -- which happened to be the same for every verse anyway, and it was perfect.... and unique: "I Bless Your Holy Name." No other songs by that title in CCLI.org, it was the 4th listing that the search engine brought up.
Example: One of my songs has the title "Pertinacious". LINK (free to hear)
Unfortunately -- odd words get mixed into the list of DICTIONARY web sites. But if people remember your last name... maybe even just your first name if it isn't a common noun... and include it in the search box (in quotes), your song title will probably pop up near the top of the Found list.
1c. OR, use an odd SET of words.
2. Use a MEMORABLE TITLE PATTERN if you have several songs that fit with each other.
Example: For all of my songs that quote Bible Psalms, CLICK HERE FOR LIST
have a consistent title format that begins with the Word "Psalm",
gives the number,
and then gives a phrase describing that psalm that has an -ING suffix in one of the words.
People seem to think that a series indicates a consistent line of quality... and
it shows that you DID design your song titles with much thought!