5 Great Songs With Last In The Title

Songs With Last In The Title
Written by Corey Morgan

Songs with last in the title

Do you know how many songs there are whose titles contain the word “last”? Pop, rock, R&B, hip-hop, jazz, and disco are just a few of the many musical styles represented on this list of the best songs with last in the name. The majority of the songs featured here are reflective of finality or romance.

Even though the term is repeated at the end of the titles of many popular songs, the lyrics can be interpreted in a variety of ways. Many of your favorite performers from different eras of music are represented on this list of the best songs of all time.

Put your votes in for the best songs with “last” in the title below, and if you like what you hear, check out the discographies of these artists to hear more of their work.

5 Songs With Last In The Title:

1. Mary Jane’s Last Dance by Tom Petty

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Mary Jane's Last Dance (Official Music Video)

Okay, so a double play on words, but this is what I imagine the song to be about. Our little Mary Jane in the song didn’t have her mother around much; apparently, she was a very attractive woman in a small town, and she went out every night. As a result, Mary Jane spent a lot of time with those Indiana boys, where she was likely introduced to marijuana for the first time.

After failing to land a modeling contract or achieve fame in her hometown, she moved on to greener, sleazier pastures, only to return home exhausted, disheveled, and looking like a wreck.

When she saw herself for what she had become, she leaped off a cliff. Her suicide has a profound effect on the youngster they were close to, and he turns to drugs to cope with his grief.

2. The Last Resort by Eagles

The Last Resort (2013 Remaster)

This is one of the most didactic songs with “last” in the title I’ve listened to in a long time. Surprisingly,  isn’t about Christians or the Church as many people would think it to be,  it’s about hypocrites.

Lyrically, the song offers a warning against hypocrisy and emphasizes the fact that sincere Christians will not use or abuse others. In light of Jesus’ teaching that “People Will be recognized by their fruits,” it’s clear that those who “claimed” to be Christians but engaged in violent behavior like rape and pillage were not practicing their faith in the right way.

True Christians follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and show love to their neighbors by not abusing them or utilizing them for their gain. I believe in Jesus Christ and try to follow his teachings in whatever I do.

3. The Last Time by The Rolling Stones

The Last Time (Mono)

The gospel group The Staple Singers wrote and performed “This May Be The Last Time” in 1955, which served as the inspiration for this fantastic tune. The Stones reinterpreted the song to deliver a harsh warning to a female listener. The Staples edition was more uplifting and spiritually oriented.

Because The Staple Singers never received any royalties, many gospel fans thought they had been stolen from by The Rolling Stones. Since it is a traditional song (no one owns the rights to it), it has been recorded by a wide variety of artists.

However, The Rolling Stones was a highly visible band that found success by reimagining the work of black musicians. Since the Stones’ cover was inspired by that of the Staple Singers, many listeners feel that the latter group should have been paid for their work.

4. Last train by Travis

Last Train (Remastered 2021)

This song with last in the title is quite emotional. It talks about the exquisite emotions developing from the narrator’s obsession with a lady he loves. He explains they’re like rain on the brain and flowers in the window, yet they hurt since he knows the girl doesn’t feel the same way about him. It’s much worse than being ignored since he knows she doesn’t value what he’s delivering as highly as he does.

He attributes his conflicting sentiments of closeness to her and rejection to the fact that he wrote a song about her and went on a shooting rampage. The t-shirt depicting Che Guevara is a great touch as if she chose to wear it because she admires his good looks (yet another fictitious connection). He is aware of the absurdity of his emotions, yet he also finds some amusement in them.

Ultimately, he tries to dismiss his emotions by asking, “What’s the use in doing all of that?” His heart has given her flowers, written songs, and shot everyone, but he can’t seem to get over his affections for her. It hurts like hell that she can’t or won’t look for feelings for him, so he does the only thing that makes sense to him: he buries them in his heart.

5. Last Goodbye by Jeff Buckley

Jeff Buckley - Last Goodbye (Edit)

The thing I like best about Jeff Buckley is how beautiful his music is. I mean, he can start slow and gentle, and then he can expand into this intense bit where he uses all his vocal might to make the lyrics more potent, and his voice is so incredible that you hardly even recognize the music, which is also gorgeous, but I can’t say enough nice things about this man.

This is about saying farewell to the one you love after they’ve passed away. Some have speculated that Buckley’s untimely demise was foretold by the lyrics of this song.

6. Just Can’t Last by Natalie Merchant

Natalie Merchant - Just Can't Last

Concluding our list of songs with last inthe title is jus cant last. What a bright mind Natalie has!. This upbeat tune is meant to serve as a reminder that you are not alone, even though it sometimes feels that way. To me, this song has been a wonderful solace; when you listen to it, you may almost feel as though she is singing directly to you, even though she has never met you.

She empathizes with your suffering and fears (“I can tell that you’re struggling,” “Believe me, they don’t realize that you weigh the world on your shoulders today”).

You’ve been put down and abused, and the saddest part is that you’ve decided to keep your emotions bottled up inside. You’re in more pain than you know how to handle, but you have to wonder: how long will this go on?” Simply stunning. Even as she offers her “condolences,” she insists that you keep fighting and cannot afford to quit up.

The chorus of “They don’t understand” that fades out at the song’s conclusion only serves to emphasize this point further. Here she wants to tell you, “Ok, I realize they don’t understand you…but go on with life. This song with last in the title is indeed a masterpiece.”