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Album cover parody of I Robot by The Alan Parsons Project
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Allan Parsons Project

Band Name Origins:

  • Eric Woolfson had an idea for an album based around the stories of Edgar Alan Poe. He made a fesw stabs at it, but couldn't get the sound he wanted until he hooked up with producer Alan Parsons, who had just finished Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. Parsons gave Woolfson the sound he wanted, and they used mostly studio musicians to record the album. After it was finished, Woolfson wanted to call it simply "Tales of Mystery and Imagination, Edgar Alan Peo," but the label said they had to have a band name so the record stores would know where to stock it. Since their long effort had been known in the studio as "Alan Parsons' Project" they decided to use that as the name, and the album was such a success that the name stuck. Submitted by: Greg McGann

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: APP. Submitted by: Lucifer

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"The Tell-Tale Heart"From their first album based on the works of Edgar Alan Poe, "Tell-Tale Heart" is never used although the word "heart" does appear once in the lyrics. - Doug N.

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Dancing On A Highway""Dancing On A Highwire"Richard Wetfuss
"Dancing On A Haywire""Dancing On a Highwire"Renee Keener
"Pneumonia Avenue""Ammonia Avenue"britrock
"Eye In My Fly""Eye In The Sky"literock

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Ammonia Avenue,"No road exists with that name.Rock Maninoff
"Children Of The Moon,"The Moon is incapable of having children.Isac
"Eye In The Sky,"Must be a hurricaneIsac
"The Turn Of A Friendly Card,"Cards can't exhibit friendliness.Yvette Bristle
"I Robot,"No. You stupid.ThatAwesomeGuy

There are additional literally impossible song titles available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"When I Call Your Name," Vince Gill"Don't Answer Me," The Alan Parsons Project
"What Do You Want Me To Do?," The Waterboys"Don't Answer Me," Alan Parsons Project
"Advice," Christina Grimmie"Don't Answer Me," Alan Parsons Project
"The Conversation," Waylon Jennings & Hank Williams Jr."Let's Talk About Me," Alan Parsons Project
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Closer To Haven" originally "Closer To Heaven"
Melanie Bianca Green
"Closer To Heave" originally "Closer To Heaven"
Melanie Bianca Green
"Loser To Heaven" originally "Closer To Heaven"
In what competition did someone lose to Heaven?
Melanie Bianca Green
"The Rave" originally "The Raven"
Candy Welty
"Prime Tim" originally "Prime Time"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Let's Talk About Men" originally "Let's Talk About Me"
Alyssa Jayne
"Let's Talk About Moe" originally "Let's Talk About Me"
Alyssa Jayne
"Let's Talk About Mae" originally "Let's Talk About Me"
Alyssa Jayne
"Let's Talk About Mel" originally "Let's Talk About Me"
Alyssa Jayne
"Let's Talk About Meg" originally "Let's Talk About Me"
Alyssa Jayne

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Dye In The Sky" originally "Eye In The Sky"
"Let's Talk About Ma" originally "Let's Talk About Me"
Alyssa Jayne
"The Ramen" originally "The Raven"
Candy Welty
"The Haven" originally "The Raven"
Candy Welty
"Pride Time" originally "Prime Time"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Ammonia Avenue""Diplomas Are Not True"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Don't Answer Me""Don't Cancel Me"Arch Vile
"Eye In The Sky""The UT Eye"Chris Caillouet
"Eye In The Sky (album)""Guy Who Won't Die (album)"Scotty Dangerously
"Gemini""One! Two! Freddy's Coming For You!"Scotty Dangerously
"The Raven""The Walken"Monstermaster13
"What Goes Up...""What Blows Up..."Porfle Popnecker
"Ammonia Avenue (album)""Willy Wonka Avenue (album)"Scotty Dangerously
"Ammonia Avenue""Willy Wonka Avenue"Scotty Dangerously
"You Don't Believe""Ballad of Mike Teavee"Scotty Dangerously

There are additional song parodies available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
I Wouldn't Want to Be Like YouPeer counseling hotlineDavid R
A Man I'll Never BeKryten's answering machinepickle
A Man I'll Never BeTransgender clinicpickle
Eye in the SkyAlien Abductees Support GroupLaurel
PyramaniaCairo Tourism BureauStephen H.
There are additional on hold music ideas available.

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Video Games
   Lana Del Rey
Games People Play
   Alan Parsons Project
Video Games People Play
Joe Siebert
The Sound Of Silence
   Simon & Garfunkel
Silence And I
   The Alan Parsons Project
The Sound Of Silence And I
Like a Virgin
Closer to Heaven
   The Alan Parsons Project
Like a Virgin Closer to Heaven
Scotty Dangerously
Like a Virgin
Dancing on a Highwire
   The Alan Parsons Project
Like a Virgin Dancing on a Highwire
Scotty Dangerously
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Alan Parsons Of Champlin Project
Alan Parsons Project combined with Sons Of Champlin
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Captain Alan Parsons Hollywood Project
Alan Parsons Project combined with Captain Hollywood Project
I've never known a captain by the name of Alan Parsons, and unlike the Alan Parsons Project, the Captain Hollywood Project didn't exist in the 70s.
Submitted By: Isac
Alan Parson's Hole
Alan Parson's Project combined with Hole
Submitted By: Spike in Atlanta
The Alan Parsons Dokken Project
The Alan Parsons Project combined with Dokken
A progressive/art metal band.
Submitted By: raddog20002002

There are additional Alan Parsons Project Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"(The System of) Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether"
Misheard Lyrics:
Find the end of the radar
Original Lyrics:
Find the end of the rainbow
"I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You"
Misheard Lyrics:
If I wear eyeglasses
Original Lyrics:
If I was high class
"Damned If I Do"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can't sleep at all at night
Original Lyrics:
Can't sleep alone at night
"Don't Answer Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Stay on your hiney
Original Lyrics:
Stay on your island
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Games People Play"
Misheard Lyrics:
All of the children have porno
Original Lyrics:
All of the children have grown up

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

Pretty inappropriate for kids!

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"You're Gonna Get Your Fingers Burned"
Better Lyrics:
You're gonna get your ass spanked
Original Lyrics:
You're gonna get your fingers burned
Submitted by: Eye in the Sky

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Don't Answer Me"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Don't answer me, don't break the silence
Don't let me win
Don't answer me, stay on your island
Don't let me in
Run away and hide from everyone
Can you change the things we've said and done?
Why They're Repetitive:
If he doesn't want the other person to answer him, why does he keep trying to speak to the person?
Submitted by: oldrock
"The Raven"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Quoth the raven, nevermore.
Why They're Repetitive:
Edgar Allan Poe is turning in his grave (if he hadn't done so before Alan Parsons' musical butchering job of his poem).
Submitted by: brit

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Eye In The Sky"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
The sun in your eyes
Made some of the lies worth believing
Why They're Nonsensical:
Very funny, but just how does the sun in one's eyes make some of his or her lies worth believing?
Submitted by: Isac

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"Don't Answer Me"
The Insincere Lyrics:
Don't answer me
Why They're Insincere:
If you don't want to hear the answer, don't ask the question!
Submitted by: Andre Engels

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"What Goes Up"
Opening Lines:
What goes up, must come down C; What must rise, must fall C; And what goes on in your life C; Is writing on the wall
Submitted by: Doug N.
Opening Lines:
Time. Flowing like a river.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Eye In The Sky"
The Lyrics:
Don't leave false illusion behind
"False illusion" is redundant.
Submitted by: RJSchex

Song Title Anagrams:

"Anser Don't Mew" originally "Don't Answer Me"
Anser = a genus of geese. They're not like kittens
Submitted by: Karen Smith
"Wanted Sermon" originally "Don't Answer Me"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Sent Me Onward" originally "Don't Answer Me"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Rated Snowmen" originally "Don't Answer Me"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Men Don't Swear" originally "Don't Answer Me"
Oh, really?
Submitted by: Anna Graham

Super Long Pop Songs:

"La Sagrada Familia" Length: 8:47
All the songs on this album are fairly long, but this one is the longest. It is was inspired by the unfinished Barcelona cathedral designed by architect Antonio Gaudi.
Submitted by: Robert Ballinger
"Silence and I" Length: 7:20
One of APP's best songs, 'Silence and I' has an extended instrumental middle section featuring a big orchestral sound.
Submitted by: Robert Ballinger
"The Turn Of A Friendly Card" Length: 16:15
Basically, a medley with a theme. But still one long song.
Submitted by: Rotahn

Song Title Acrostics:

DAM: "Don't Answer Me"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Time Prime" originally "Prime Time"
Submitted by: Lisa Basil
"Sky In The Eye" originally "Eye In The Sky"
Totally reverses the title & meaning of the song.
Submitted by: Peter

Foreign Language in English Songs:

"La Sagrada Familia"
The Lyrics:
La Sagrada Familia
'La Sagrada Familia' is a cathedral in Barcelona designed by architect Antonio Gaudi. The name of the cathedral (and the title of this song) is repeated many times throught the song. "La Sagrada Familia' means 'The Holy Family.'
Submitted by: Robert Ballinger

Band Name Spoonerisms:

The Pal In Arsons Project originally "The Alan Parsons Project"
Submitted by: Sir Ron Norris

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Snake Eyes"
1998 crime thriller starring Nicolas Cage
Submitted by: Joey F.
"Eye In The Sky"
2015 film with Helen Mirren & Alan Rickman
Submitted by: Sutch
"I Robot"
"I Boo Rot" There's an anagram for ya!
Submitted by: princejellyfish
"Games People Play"
1980 hit; 2004 film; also an early 1980's TV show
Submitted by: Peter

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