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Album cover parody of The Definitive Collection by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
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Band Name Origins:

  • A combination of band members' last names and the trucker's magazine "Overdrive". They were originally called BRAVE BELT, then BACHMAN-TURNER, then the final name. Submitted by: Bobo

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: BTO. Submitted by: Rocky

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Goin' Out of Business""Takin' Care of Business"Ed

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"The Everyday Working Man," Ginette Reno"Takin' Care Of Business," Bachman-Turner Overdrive
"9 To 5," Dolly Parton"Takin' Care Of Business," Bachman-Turner Overdrive
"Let's Work," Mick Jagger"Takin' Care Of Business," Bachman-Turner Overdrive
"Let's Work Together," Canned Heat"Takin' Care Of Business," Bachman-Turner Overdrive
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Let It Pride" originally "Let It Ride"
Let something pride itself (in something)?
Vicky Norton
"Lest It Ride" originally "Let It Ride"
Chelsea Dunn
"Let Kit Ride" originally "Let It Ride"
Chelsea Dunn
"Let Wit Ride" originally "Let It Ride"
Chelsea Dunn

Change a Letter:

"Let It Rise" originally "Let It Ride"
"Let It Hide" originally "Let It Ride"
Cape Canaveral Lavigne
"You Ain't Seen Notting Yet" originally "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"
Like Notting Hill, as in the movie.
Bill S
"You Ain't Been Nothing Yet" originally "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"
"You Ain't Seen Nothing Wet" originally "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"


May 4
a parody of "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" by Bachman Turner Overdrive
This is a parody about a poor shmuck with a nervous stutter, whose girlfriend keeps yelling out different names during sex but, none of them are his. I submitted the parody to Amiright five years ago but, just got around to recording it.
SoundClick.Com: (Mp3)
Apr 23
a parody of "Takin' Care of Business" by Bachman Turner Overdrive
HandFart enhanced tribute to all Numb Skulls.
YouTube: (Video)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Takin' Care of Business""Craving: Stable Ingress"John A. Barry
"Takin' Care of Business""Craving: Stable Bigness"John A. Barry
"Takin' Care of Business""'Very Stable Genius'"John A. Barry
"You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet""You Ain't Seen Solid Snake"Dylan Baranski
"Takin' Care of Business""Takin' Care of Bitmaps"Plumb Bob
"Takin' Care of Business""Breakin' This Game's Physics"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Takin' Care of Business""Yogi Berra's Wisdom"Giorgio Coniglio's Grandson
"Takin' Care of Business""Signin' Up For Healthcare"Bob Gomez
"Taking Care of Business""Tired of Miley Cyrus"Abbott Skelding
"Takin' Care of Business""Taken Out of Context"John A. Barry

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet'I Claudius' repeats on BBC-4Pickle

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Takin' Care Of BusinessOffice Depot/Office Max/Staplesrocky

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Blue Rose Is
   Pam Tillis
Takin' Care Of Business
   Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Blue Rose Is Takin' Care Of Business
I'll Be
   Edwin McCain
Taking Care Of Business
   Bachman-Turner Overdrive
I'll Be Taking Care Of Business
Some Heads Are Gonna Roll
   Judas Priest
Roll On Down The Highway
   Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Some Heads Are Gonna Roll On Down The Highway
Takin' Care Of Business
   Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Take It On The Run
   REO Speedwagon
Takin' Care Of Business On The Run
...Care of Business, Everyday, Your under the gun
Tasha Yar
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

B.T.O. Express
B.T. Express combined with Bachman-Turner Overdrive
The second band was commonly referred to by its initials, so combining it with the other band seems rather appropriate.
Submitted By: Roger
Ten Wheel Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Ten Wheel Drive combined with Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Submitted By: Gretchen Wieners
Catherine Bachman Wheel Turner Overdrive
Catherine Wheel combined with Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Submitted By: Renee Sutton
Asleep At The Bachman Wheel Turner Overdrive
Asleep At The Wheel combined with Bachman Turner Overdrive
Submitted By: Bethany Byrd

There are additional Bachman-Turner Overdrive Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Taking Care of Business"
Misheard Lyrics:
Take good care of Princess
Original Lyrics:
Takin' care of business.
"Let It Ride"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hoo boy, jai alai.
Original Lyrics:
Goodbye hard life
"Let It Ride"
Misheard Lyrics:
And would you cry if I throwed it down the line?
Original Lyrics:
And would you cry if I told you that I lied?
"You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"
Misheard Lyrics:
And then she looked at me with her big brown eye, and said
Original Lyrics:
And then she looked at me with big brown eyes, and said
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Take It Like a Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm gonna get that hairy woman!
Get that hairy woman!
Get that hairy woman!
Make it stand; I'm gonna take it like a man!
Original Lyrics:
I'm gonna get back where they want me!
Get back where they want me!
Get back where they want me!
Make a stand... I'm gonna take it like a man!

Story about this misheard lyric by: James

I purchased my first cassette, Def Leopard's Pyromania, in the mid 80s. But when I played it, it turned out to be the Best of Bachman Turner Overdrive! I used to belt out, all through my early teens, "Get that hairy woman!" revealing my true fetish (as the age of waxing and landing strips were not yet upon us). When I told my mom I wanted to move from the Northeast to Portland after college, she exclaimed, "No, it's all because of that song you used to sing." But how did my mom know that the Northwest was full of hairy hippies?

There are additional misheard stories available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Let It Ride"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
try try try to let it ride (repeated about a dozen times)
Why They're Repetitive:
ok,ok we will let it ride already.
Submitted by: hross
"Takin' Care of Business"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Takin' care of business ...
Why They're Repetitive:
Let's see, they say it four times in each chorus, then repeat it ad infinitum at the end (which once prompted me to ask a friend, 'Hey, what was the name of that bto song they just played?'). No wonder I once heard them called Bathroom Toilet Overflush.
Submitted by: Brian D. Smith

Insulting Song Lyrics:

"Takin' Care Of Business"
The Insulting Lyrics:
And if your train's on time
You can get to work by 9
And start your slaving job and get your pay.
If you ever get annoyed
Look at me, I'm self-employed
I love to work at nothing all day
Why They're Insulting:
Doesn't this passage sound a bit on the smug side?
Submitted by: Joe
"Takin' Care of Business"
The Insulting Lyrics:
And the girls who try to look pretty
Why They're Insulting:
He's suggesting that the girls are trying, but not succeeding, at looking pretty.
Submitted by: Kathy

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"Taking Care Of Business"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
I'm taking care of my business! (the part spoken during the interlude)
Why They're Inappropriate:
When I was a kid "business" was a "polite" word in my family to refer to your ding dong. Therefore, in this portion of the song "taking care of one's business", could be a hidden reference to polishing your sex pistol or to something else?
Submitted by: Rocket

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"
The Dirty Lyrics:
She took me to her doctor
And he gave me the cure
He said "Any loving is good loving".
So I took what I could get, yes I took what I could get
And then she looked at me with those big brown eyes, and she said -
"You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"...
Why They're Dirty:
This looks like one of the first rock songs to mention someone getting the CLAP. After treatment he comes back to the girl for more!
Submitted by: Nebula Dust Pirate

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Hey You"
Opening Lines:
Hey you, you say you wanna change the world
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"
The Lyrics:
You ain't seen nothing yet.
I know that they at least USED TO teach in school that "ain't" is not a grammatically correct word. Its use has increased nonetheless. But even if it has been gramatically sanctioned by now, "ain't seen nothing" is still a double negative. making it incorrect English. Another issue to consider is whether the word "ain't' in its increasing acceptedness should be allowed to cover the territory of "haven't" as well as that of "isn't", "aren't" or "am not". The usual colloquial function of "ain't" is as a negative form of the verb "to be". But in a few phrases, like in this song's title line, it becomes a negative form of the verb "to have", since the standard way of stating the line is "You haven't seen anything yet", not "You aren't seen anything yet". So it is fair to question, however acceptable "ain't" becomes in lieu of "am not", "aren't" or "isn't", should it be further stretched to sometimes mean "haven't" or "hasn't"?
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale

Band Name Anagrams:

Rather Brave Conniver, Mud Submitted by: dxman
So mud is keeping BTO out of the RRHOF?

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Blue Collar"
Paul Schrader's 1978 classic
Submitted by: Sutch
"Let It Ride"
1989 comedy with Richard Dreyfus and Teri Garr
Submitted by: Rocky
"Taking Care Of Business"
1990 comedy with Jim Belushi and Charles Grodin.
Submitted by: Rocky

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