Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Songs By Bands With Gerunds In Their Names

For the grammatically challenged, a gerund is a verb that ends in "-ing." Many popular bands have used gerunds in their names, usually in one of two ways. Either the gerund serves as an adjective for the noun that comes after it (i.e., The Rolling Stones), or the gerund is used to describe an ongoing action (i.e., Counting Crows). This small collection of songs includes 10 prominent examples of thusly-named bands. Enjoy!  ~  JH

1)  Smashing Pumpkins  ~  "Rocket"

2)  Counting Crows  ~  "A Long December"

3)  The Flaming Lips  ~  "Do You Realize?"

4)  The Rolling Stones  ~  "Paint It Black"

5)  Breaking Benjamin  ~  "The Diary Of Jane"

6)  Talking Heads  ~  "And She Was"

7)  Thriving Ivory  ~  "Where We Belong"

8)  Casting Crowns  ~  "Does Anybody Hear Her?"

9)  Throwing Muses  ~  "Bright Yellow Gun"

10)  Stabbing Westward  ~  "What Do I Have To Do?"

1 comment:

  1. That's not what a gerund is, dude. It's a verb that is used as a noun. Most of these names shouldn't be on the list. Rolling in rolling stones is an adjective. Same with talking heads, thriving ivory, and the flaming lips. You got 6/10. Here's a gerund. Reading this was very disappointing.