National Title Track Day aka Title Track Appreciation Day is every year on the fourth Friday of May. A title track holds a special place within an album. It sets the tone, encapsulates the overarching themes, and often acts as a sonic representation of the entire body of work. It serves as a gateway, inviting listeners to delve into the artist’s world and providing a glimpse into the artistic vision behind the album. A well-crafted title track can leave a lasting impression, becoming synonymous with the album itself. On Title Track Day, we take a moment to celebrate these memorable melodies that bear the same name as their respective albums.
Title Track Day emerged as a grassroots celebration among music enthusiasts who recognized the impact and significance of title tracks in albums, it’s unclear where exactly the holiday came from but it is something that is now observed in the world. The exact origins and the specific individuals or organizations responsible for its inception may be difficult to trace, as the concept gained traction organically through the collective love and appreciation for these defining compositions.
National Title Track Days
2023: May 26, 2023
2024: May 24, 2024
Popular Album Title Tracks
N.W.A. – Straight Outta Compton
Prince – Purple Rain
Dolly Parton – Jolene
Marvin Gaye – I Want You
The Strokes – Is This It
Norah Jones – Come Away With Me
Marvin Gaye – What’s Goin On
National Title Track Day is celebrated and observed by listening to the title tracks of your favorite albums! This day is the best day to play music albums, new or old, and blast their title tracks. You can also share your favorite title tracks on social media with the hashtag #NationalTitleTrackDay.