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Album cover parody of Candy-O (US Release) by The Cars
Parody album cover
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Band Name Origins:

  • In conjunction with a Boston radio station, the listeners were given several potential band names and asked to vote for their favorite. But when the results came in, the guys picked the least popular name. Submitted by: nate
  • Pretty simple actually. Elliott Easton, the guitarist, once said that they picked that name because a car is a symbol of teenage spirit and nightlife, which was the image the band wanted to convey. Although there's a great urban legend that says they got their name from a concert they played in the South where audience members were placing bets on how long it would take for them to smash up this beaten-down car they found lying around. They did play that concert, but they were called The Cars prior to that, so alas, the rumor is untrue. Submitted by: Cat

Stupid Band Names:

  • Cars don't sing. If this makes sense as a band name, then maybe they should make a car called a Tenor. Submitted by: Joanna Hawthorne

Vainity Songs:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Drive"I consider this to be somewhat of a 'vain' song because "Drive" is what you do with a Car, right? This was one of the band's biggest hits from the 80's (and one of their softer-sounding ones, too), with Ben Orr on lead vocals. - Khodor

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
DrivenThat's what OLD cars have been!Robert D. Arndt Jr.
The ClunkersFor people that hate their old music!Robert D. Arndt Jr.
The New CarsReal example; two original Cars members formed it.Timmy O'Toole
The MinivansTime for an upgrade, don'tcha think?Mitch

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Candy-Corn""Candy-O"SusanG
"It's The Night Now ""It's Not The Night"MOR
"Sloth""Drive"newave
"Let's Blow""Let's Go"OK
"Tow""Drive"smittykins

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Heartbeat City,"There is no city with that name.Peter Paul Mounds
"Sad Song,"A song cannot feel emotions.GlamRockNinjaLord
"Good Times Roll,"How does a time become good or even roll? Peter
"Moving In Stereo,"How do you move in stereo?Wimpy

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Relax," Frankie Goes To Hollywood"It's All I Can Do," The Cars
"Couple Days Off," Huey Lewis and The News"Just What I Needed," The Cars
"Disco Lady," Johnnie Taylor"Shake It Up," The Cars
"Are You Ready?," Pacific Gas & Electric"Let's Go!," The Cars
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Since You're One" originally "Since You're Gone"
Peter
"Just Hat I Needed" originally "Just What I Needed"
Dierdre Collins
"Good Ties Roll" originally "Good Times Roll"
Naomi Swanson
"My Best Fiend's Girl" originally "My Best Friend's Girl"
Calop
"Good Tims Roll" originally "Good Times Roll"
Peter

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Why Can't I Shave You?" originally "Why Can't I Have You?"
Joanna Hawthorne
"Just What I Needled" originally "Just What I Needed"
Logan
"Driver" originally "Drive"
Rychendroll
"My Beast Friend's Girl" originally "My Best Friend's Girl"
Nora Aaron
"Why Can't I Halve You?" originally "Why Can't I Have You?"
Jason Voorhies' love song
Rocky Balboa Constrictor

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Bust What I Needed" originally "Just What I Needed"
Ed
"Since You're Gore" originally "Since You're Gone"
You keep reliving the 2000 election?
Peter
"Since You've Gone" originally "Since You're Gone"
Serafina
"Good Tires Roll" originally "Good Times Roll"
They sure do...
James
"Roving In Stereo" originally "Moving In Stereo"
Gail McFarland

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"I'm Not the One""Please Don't Hit Me"Z-Police Productions, Inc.
"Just What I Needed""Just Overheated"Randy Hearn
"Just What I Needed""Just Like A Penis (Peter Peppers)"Hu's On First
"Just What I Needed""Just Like A Penis"Hu's On First
"My Best Friend's Girl""She Is Now A Girl (But Once Was A Guy)"Hu's On First
"Shake It Up""Wake IT Up"Rick Duncan
"You Are The Girl""You Are The Feral"Wild Child JIN
"Just What I Needed""You Sucked My Neck When It Bleeded"Matthias
"Up and Down""Dressing Down"Below Average Dave
"Just What I Needed""Just What Have I Eaten?"Agrimorfee

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
DriveChevroletRychendroll
DriveTaxicab ServiceEd

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Shake It UpPepsi/Coca Cola productsEdward
Shake It UpShaken Baby Syndrome HotlineHenry
My Best Friend's Girl Relationship CounselingFussBudgetVanPelt
Shake It UpSan Fransisco Tourist BoardPumpkin

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Heartbreak Beat
   Psychedelic Furs
Heartbeat City
   The Cars
Heartbreak City Beat
Same as the last entry with two words switched.
Odie Garfield
Heartbreak Beat
   Psychedelic Furs
Heartbeat City
   The Cars
Heartbreak Beat City
Odie Garfield
The Touch
   Stan Bush
Magic
   The Cars
The Magic Touch
GlamRockNinjaLord
You Got It All
   The Jets
All Mixed Up
   The Cars
You Got It All Mixed Up
A variation of my previous submission.
Keira Dayley
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Madison Park Cars
Madison Park combined with The Cars
Is Madison a valet?
Submitted By: Sonia Rinzaimayor
Blue Cars
Blue combined with The Cars
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Fixx Cars
The Fixx combined with The Cars
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Counting Cars
Counting Crows combined with The Cars
Used in a later episode of "Full House", when Michelle wants to go with her sisters to see the first band in concert. She flubs their name several times, getting the second word wrong each time. This is one of the "wrong" names she calls the band, and it happens to have another band's name in it, so, it must be a combination!
Submitted By: nally

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

Misheard Lyrics:

"Just What I Needed"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's not the curfew that you wear
It's not the lemons in your hair
Original Lyrics:
It's not the perfume that you wear
It's not the ribbons in your hair
"Drive"
Misheard Lyrics:
Who's gonna pluck your ears when you stream?
Original Lyrics:
Who's gonna plug your ears when you scream?
"Shake It Up"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't you worry bout Jean Lafitte
Original Lyrics:
Don't you worry 'bout two left feet.
"Drive"
Misheard Lyrics:
Nothing's wrong, pork pie
Original Lyrics:
Nothing's wrong, but bye,
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"You Might Think"
Misheard Lyrics:
But I think that you're one
Beside me is some Shawn
Original Lyrics:
But I think that you're wild
Inside me is some child

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

This is how I thought those really were the words!

There are additional misheard stories available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Good Times Roll"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
If the illusion is real, let them give you a ride.
Why They're Nonsensical:
If the illusion is real, then it's not an illusion. That phrase contradicts itself. An illusion, by definition, is something that's not real, so if you say that an illusion IS real, then that's an oxymoron.
Submitted by: Peggy Dishwasher
"Magic"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Uh-oh it's magic,
when I'm with you.
Uh-oh it's magic.
Uh-oh it's magic.
When I'm with you.
Why They're Nonsensical:
That has got to be one of the cheesiest pick up lines in history.
Submitted by: Celeste
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Let's Go"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
She's got wonderful eyes
And a risque mouth
And when I asked her before
She said she's holding out
Why They're Misrhymed:
Technically the use of similar vowel sounds as opposed to straight rhyming is called assonance. And I have no problem with that, but since there are rhymes earlier in the song ('fire' with 'desire,' for instance) 'mouth' with 'out' just doesn't cut it. Though The Cars are still my favorite band, and I am by no means doubting Ric Ocasek's songwriting integrity.
Submitted by: Cat
 

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Touch And Go"
The Dirty Lyrics:
And it felt so right
Just like the hush of midnight
And you said
With me it's touch and go
Why They're Dirty:
I found out on the internet that 'touch and go' is a euphemism for masturbation, I really should have known with the 'I touched your star' lyric earlier on...God, I've been living under a rock! And this is coming from a huge Cars fan, mind you.
Submitted by: Cat
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"It's Not The Night"
Opening Lines:
It's not the night for fooling
Comments:
From their album Heartbeat City
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
"Got A Lot On My Head"
Opening Lines:
I got a lot on my head
Comments:
From their album Candy-O
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"Just What I Need, Ed" originally "Just What I Needed"
Submitted by: Samantha Wayland
"That Sit" originally "That's It"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"It Snot The Night" originally "It's Not The Night"
Submitted by: Orel Hershyster
"Ad Ream Away " originally "A Dream Away"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"Since You Reg One" originally "Since You're Gone"
So, there's a Reg Two?
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

There are additional Cars Song Title Space Change available.

Band Name Anagrams:

Chaster Submitted by: Lorraine Thoanjer
The Arcs Submitted by: Alexis
Cher Sat Submitted by: George Straitjacket
Has Cert Submitted by: George Straitjacket
Her Cast Submitted by: George Straitjacket

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Then, Emotion" originally "I'm Not the One"
Submitted by: Evan
"Cony Ad" originally "Candy-O"
Cony = name variously applied to pika or hyrax
Submitted by: Natalie Merchant's Millpond
"Day Con" originally "Candy-O"
Submitted by: Natalie Merchant's Millpond
"Coy Dan" originally "Candy-O"
Submitted by: Natalie Merchant's Millpond
"Any Cod" originally "Candy-O"
Submitted by: Alexis

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Lyrics Pronunciation:

"Bye Bye Love"
The Lyrics:
It's just a broken lullaby
Why:
I've listened to this over and over, and still sounds like, "It's just a f---ing alibi!"
Submitted by: Ken
"You Might Think"
The Lyrics:
But you kept it going 'til the sun fell down
You kept it going.
Why:
On the second line, Ric Ocasek pronounces "kept" as "kep". Done anyone know what "kep" means?
Submitted by: Rocky

Song Title Acrostics:

HA: "Hello Again"
Folgers in your HA!
Submitted by: Mickey D.
TAG: "Touch And Go"
You're it.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Bart Heat City" originally "Heartbeat City"
Submitted by: Dawn Anwad
"Bart Heat City" originally "Heartbeat City"
Submitted by: Dawn Anwad
"Heart Seat Bitty" originally "Heartbeat City"
Submitted by: Dawn Anwad
"Good Rhymes Toll" originally "Good Times Roll"
Submitted by: Tess O. Gosset
"Sod Sang" originally "Sad Song"
Singing dirt, what a concept.
Submitted by: New But Old

There are additional Song Title Spoonerisms available.

Lyrics Alliteration:

"I'm In Touch With Your World"
The Lyrics:
You get the force fed future
Why:
3x F "force fed future"
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
 

Band Name Spoonerisms:

The Rocks originally "The Cars"
Submitted by: Coll Phillins

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Drive"
2011 Ryan Gosling film. Looks cool.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"My Best Friend's Girl"
2008 comedy with Dane Cook & Kate Hudson
Submitted by: 80s music

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