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Band Name Origins:

  • .38 Special got their name from Lynyrd Skynyrd's song "Saturday Night Special" There is a line in the song "Shoots him full of .38 holes. Donnie Van Zant of .38 Special & the late Ronnie Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd are brothers. Submitted by: Howard the Duck
  • In the early days, the band was practicing in an abandoned building. Someone called the cops, complaining about the noise. The police ordered them out of the building weilding, you guessed it, .38 Specials. Submitted by: Coolfool

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Caught Up In Poop""Caught Up In You"Lefty Lucy
"Wrought Up In You""Caught Up In You"Lisa Basil
"Fought Up In You""Caught Up In You"Lisa Basil
"Hold On Lucy""Hold On Loosely"Lisa Basil
"Mackerel Man""Miracle Man"Regina Haniger

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Caught Up In You,"Was this back when the band was a worm?Peter
"Chained Lightning,"Lightning cannot be chained to anything.John Legend In His Own Mind

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Takin' Me Back," The Tarney/Spencer Band"Back To Paradise," 38 Special
"Hold My Hand," Hootie And The Blowfish"Hold On Loosely," 38 Special
"Falling For You," Sammy Johns"Caught Up In You," .38 Special
"Where Does My Heart Beat Now?," Celine Dion"Back Where You Belong," .38 Special
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Chin Lightning" originally "Chain Lightning"
Scarlett Lopez
"Chain Lighting" originally "Chain Lightning"
Scarlett Lopez
"Miracle Ma" originally "Miracle Man"
Bridget Andrews
"Lie No Other Night" originally "Like No Other Night"
Candy Welty
"Back Here You Belong" originally "Back Where You Belong"
Tiffany Carriker

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Miracle Manx" originally "Miracle Man"
A Manx cat involved in a miracle?
Bridget Andrews
"Like No Other Knight" originally "Like No Other Night"
Monica Harpootlian
"Like No Mother Night" originally "Like No Other Night"
Whatever *that* would be.
Monica Harpootlian
"Caught Pup In You" originally "Caught Up In You"
Hard to catch if it really could be there!
Mercedes Morgan

Change a Letter:

"Lockin' Into The Night" originally "Rockin' Into The Night"
Yvette Bristle
"Rackin' Into The Night" originally "Rockin' Into The Night"
Yvette Bristle
"Rockin' Onto The Night" originally "Rockin' Into The Night"
Yvette Bristle
"Hockin' Into The Night" originally "Rockin' Into The Night"
Yvette Bristle
"Rockin' Into The Light" originally "Rockin' Into The Night"
Yvette Bristle

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Hold on Loosely""Is Your Steak Juicy"Warren Baker
"Hold on Loosely""Lay Off Pastry (the Diabetic Song)"Seth D. Wind
"Hold on Loosely""I Got A Toothache"Matt Flora
"Hold On Loosely""Laundry Day Lament"ThatIsCorrect
"So Caught Up In You""I'll Catch Up With You"C.R. Linsey

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Back Where You Belong
   .38 Special
Back To Paradise
   .38 Special
Back To Paradise Where You Belong
Sometimes A Fantasy
   Billy Joel
Fantasy Girl
   .38 Special
Sometimes A Fantasy Girl
Mickey D.
Ghost Of A Chance
   Primitive Radio Gods
Second Chance
   .38 Special
Ghost Of A Second Chance
Take A Chance On Me
Second Chance
   .38 Special
Take A Second Chance On Me
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

88 Cent Special
50 Cent combined with 38 Special
Submitted By: Joe
38 Special Love Sauces
G Love and Special Sauce combined with 38 Special
Submitted By: Chris Caldwell
U 238 Special
U2 combined with .38 Special
U 238 = most common isotope of Uranium.
Submitted By: Sheryl Crowbar
82 Special
38 Special combined with +44
Submitted By: Johnny Nguyen

There are additional .38 Special Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Hold On Loosely"
Misheard Lyrics:
Just go on, Lucy
Original Lyrics:
Just hold on loosely
"Hold On Loosely"
Misheard Lyrics:
Come on Lucy
Original Lyrics:
hold on loosely
"What If I'd Been the One?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Forty-five and you wanna say goodbye
Original Lyrics:
What if I'd been the one to say goodbye?
"Caught Up In You"
Misheard Lyrics:
So call me dude, little girl.
Original Lyrics:
So caught up in you, little girl.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Caught Up In You"
Misheard Lyrics:
So call me dude, little girl.
Original Lyrics:
So caught up in you, little girl.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Calvin Nielson

Whenever I heard this song on the radio, I would never know what song it was because I thought they were saying "So call me dude" instead of "So caught up in you". Even though I know it is "So caught up in you", I still hear "So call me dude". No matter how hard I force myself to hear "So caught up in you", I cannot hear it.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Caught Up in You"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
I'm so caught up in you
Little girl
And I never did suspect a thing
So caught up in you
Little girl
That I never wanna get myself free
Why They're Misrhymed:
"Thing" and "free" aren't even close to rhyming. Still a great song.
Submitted by: Rick Winters

How to Pronounce a Band Name:

"Thirty-Eight Speh-shull
That's right, it's not "point three-eight special" or "thirty-eight-hundredths special" (i.e., you don't read the .38 like a typical decimal); it's not even "thirty-eight cent(s) special" either. The band's name refers to a type of cartridge used in weaponry. Sometimes the band has written its name without a decimal point, so that no one is confused as to how to read the number.
Submitted by: Joe

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Little Sheba"
The Lyrics:
Girls on the dance floor wrestling in Jell-O
Product Brand Name:
Submitted by: Papa John Polo

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Back Where You Belong"
The Song Lyrics:
I know that love
It don't come easy
Song They Mention:
"It Don't Come Easy" - Ringo Starr
Submitted by: Isac
"Hold on Loosely"
The Song Lyrics:
You see it all around you
Good lovin' gone bad
Song They Mention:
"Good Lovin' Gone Bad" - Bad Company
Submitted by: Rick Winters

Song Title Anagrams:

"Cheater, Cheater" originally "Teacher, Teacher"
Submitted by: Ralph
"Arm Lice Man" originally "Miracle Man"
Ewwww! Tell him to stay away from me!
Submitted by: Peter

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Pack To Bare A Dice" originally "Back To Paradise"
Submitted by: Sonya Raynos
"Tack Boo Paradise" originally "Back To Paradise"
Submitted by: Sonya Raynos
"Knockin' Into The Rite" originally "Rockin' Into The Night"
Submitted by: Holly Stefan
"Knockin' Into The Right" originally "Rockin' Into The Night"
Submitted by: Holly Stefan
"20th Ten Fury Socks" originally "20th Century Fox"
Submitted by: Marlene L. Ram

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Chart Peak Position = Number in Band Name"
During the autumn of 1982 the band .38 Special scored another hit on the Hot 100. "You Keep Running Away" peaked at #38 on the countdown. Coincidence or what?
Submitted by: Wesson Smith

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

.38 Guns
Thats what they named themselvs after, so why not?
Submitted by: Travis
Smith & Wesson
Since they stole the name of the company's product
Submitted by: Peter

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