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Band Name Origins:

  • I had heard in an interview with the band that their "gimmick" was to dress like someone they idolized. Because they were using images, they were performing a "Cheap Trick" Submitted by: Gomez
  • They asked a Ouiji board what they should call their band. Submitted by: Equus

Stupid Band Names:

  • How much did the trick cost? Submitted by: Travis

Former Career:

Name
New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Robin Zander""Lounge Singer"He was in the choir in high school. He had a one-year contract as a parlor entertainer in Wisconsin and was asked by a band in Rockford, Illinois to join them at the end of his contract. He did so. - He Wants Us To Want HIM!

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Expensive TrickTheir CD I bought was not cheap at all.Travis

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Never Had Squat To Lose""Never Had A Lot To Lose"Regina Haniger
"La Llama""The Flame "odalis
"Retreat""Surrender"Jon Ace
"The Ember""The Flame"old

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Dream Police,"When did these police get into my head?Peter
"Everything Works If You Let It,"No. Some things break and must be repaired to workYvette Bristle

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Tell Me What You Want," Hall and Oates"I Want You To Want Me," Cheap Trick
"So Lonely," The Police"I Want You To Want Me," Cheap Trick
"Take It Or Leave It," Sublime With Rome"I Can't Take It," Cheap Trick
"White Wedding," Billy Idol"Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace," Cheap Trick
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Stop His Game" originally "Stop This Game"
Serafina
"Speak Now Or Forever Hold Our Peace" originally "Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace"
Ashley Michelle McGowan
"Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Pace" originally "Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace"
Ashley Michelle McGowan
"He's Tight" originally "She's Tight"
Candy Welty
"Top This Game" originally "Stop This Game"
Cassandra

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Never Had A Lot To Loose" originally "Never Had A Lot To Lose"
Naomi Swanson
"Stop His Game" originally "Stop This Game"
Joe
"Never Had A Lot To Close" originally "Never Had A Lot To Lose"
Alyssa Jayne
"Never Had A Slot To Lose" originally "Never Had A Lot To Lose"
Alyssa Jayne
"Never Had A Clot To Lose" originally "Never Had A Lot To Lose"
Alyssa Jayne

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Never Had A Lot To Love" originally "Never Had A Lot To Lose"
Naomi Swanson
"Lever Had A Lot To Lose" originally "Never Had A Lot To Lose"
Naomi Swanson
"Never Had A Loo To Lose" originally "Never Had A Lot To Lose"
Naomi Swanson
"Never Had A Rot To Lose" originally "Never Had A Lot To Lose"
Naomi Swanson
"Never Had A Lox To Lose" originally "Never Had A Lot To Lose"
Lox = a type of cured fish
Naomi Swanson

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Surrender""Defender"K. Letterman
"If You Want My Love""If You Want My Vote"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"I Want You to Want Me""I Want You to Want Meat"Bob Gomez
"Surrender""Offender"Wild Child JIN
"I Want You to Want Me""I Want You in the Army"mouselover
"If You Want My Love""Oh Drac Vants To Suck Your Blood Now"Phil Nelson
"Surrender""Rear Ender"Mark Scotti
"Dream Police""Thought Police"Malcolm Higgins
"Dream Police""Cream of Wheat"Dr. Oliver Clozoff
"I Want You To Want Me""I Walked To Milwaukee"Dr. Oliver Clozoff

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Gonna Raise HellRay's Hell BurgerTwo Time Trickster
The FlameHeartburn ReliefTravis
I Want You To Want MeU.S. ArmyJoeKing
SurrenderFrench importsSomeone

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Auf WiedersehenSuicide Prevention Hotlinekernalsanders
I Want You To Want MeMichael Jackson's Neverland RanchLady Mondogreen
I Want You To Want MePriestMelhi

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Potato Clock
   The Scaffold
Clock Strikes Ten
   Cheap Trick
Potato Clock Strikes Ten
Wendy Torrance
I Just Wanna Stop
   Gino Vannelli
Stop This Game
   Cheap Trick
I Just Wanna Stop This Game
Not really
Odie Garfield
One Way Or Another
   Blondie
I Want You To Want Me
   Cheap Trick
One Way Or Another I Want You To Want Me
Edward
Wind Beneath My Wings
   Bette Midler
Mighty Wings
   Cheap Trick
Wind Beneath My Mighty Wings
From the soundtrack to "Top Gun Beaches".
MOR
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Cheap Girls' Trick
Cheap Girls combined with Cheap Trick
Of course, both bands consist entirely of guys.
Submitted By: Phil
Chic Trick
Chic combined with Cheap Trick
The Donald always knows his ho's.
Submitted By: Andy
Cheap Trickster
Cheap Trick combined with Trixter
Submitted By: GlamRockNinjaLord
Cheap Trick Pony
Cheap Trick combined with Trick Pony
Submitted By: Carmen Nunki

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

Misheard Lyrics:

"In the Street (theme from That '70s Show)"
Misheard Lyrics:
The music's wow
Original Lyrics:
The music's loud
"Dirty Deeds"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dirty deeds under cheese
Original Lyrics:
Dirty deed done dirt cheap
"I Want You to Want Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tina, Tina, Tina, see you crying
Original Lyrics:
Didn't I, didn't I, didn't I see you crying?
"Dream Police"
Misheard Lyrics:
And this room isn't nice
Original Lyrics:
And those rumors ain't nice
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Dirty Deeds"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dirty deeds under cheese
Original Lyrics:
Dirty deed done dirt cheap

Story about this misheard lyric by: Marr Evans

It was actually my friend who was singing it like this. She had just started dating the man who later became her husband and he heard her singing it and cracked up!

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"If You Want My Love"
Better Lyrics:
If you want our state, forget it
If you need our votes, forget it
O' surrogate
Vote for Hillary? No way! Noooo!!!
Original Lyrics:
If you want my love, you got it
If you need my love, you got it
I won't hide it
I won't throw your love away, ooh...
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Surrender"
The Funny Lyrics:
Then I woke up, Mom and Dad are rolling on the couch
Rolling numbers, rock n rollin
Got my kiss records out
Why They're Funny:
Actually, the whole song is funny. But this part just cracks me up. Anyone who's ever seen Rick Nielsen on stage knows he's a riot. But just imagining what his parents must've been like...and knowing they were both opera singers...I don't know. Just the idea of two opera singers having sex on the couch at 3 am while listening to kiss cracks me up!
Submitted by: Cassie Nielsen
 

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Lookout"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
See you over yonder where the rights are read your name
You search for the riddle to the clue to the river she came...
Why They're Nonsensical:
This entire verse doesn't even pretend to make any sense...
Submitted by: Gary Storrick
 

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Surrender"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Mother told me, yes, she told me I'd meet girls like you.
She also told me, 'Stay away, you'll never know what you'll catch.'
Just the other day I heard a soldier falling off
some Indonesian junk that's going round.
Why They're Misrhymed:
Ok, bascially most of the song doesn't rhyme. I know it doesn't HAVE to but it just sounds weird. I like the song though.
Submitted by: Lalibaba
 

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Taxman Mr. Thief "
The Dated Lyrics:
Taxman, Mr. Heath (he's a thief)
He's looking for run-in, yeah
Why They're Dated:
Edward Heath was no longer Prime Minister of Great Britain in 1977, when this Cheap Trick song came out. James Callaghan was then the PM ; Furthermore, as Americans Cheap Trick would not have reason to worry about the UK tax system. The song was a tribute to the Beatles' 'Taxman', which did mention Heath (then Leader of the Opposition).
Submitted by: Mike Gold
 

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"ELO Kiddies"
The Lyrics:
ELO kiddies, ELO kiddies
Who They Mention:
Look at the spelling. It's pronounced as "eh-lo" but it's an indirect reference to Electric Light Orchestra.
Submitted by: Three Time Trickster
 

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"She's Tight"
The Song Lyrics:
She's tight. She's a calendar girl.
Song They Mention:
"Calendar Girl" by Neil Sedaka
Submitted by: Beatle Bomb
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"If You Want My Love"
Opening Lines:
If you want my love, you got it.
Comments:
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"Dream Police"
Opening Lines:
The dream police, they live inside of my head. The dream police, they come to me in my bed.
Comments:
Off of their album "Dream Police".
Submitted by: rocky
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"Dre Am Pol Ice" originally "Dream Police"
Dr Dre is ice cold? But what kind of Pol?
Submitted by: Peter
"Dre Am Pol Ice" originally "Dream Police"
Dr Dre is ice cold? But what kind of Pol?
Submitted by: Peter
"Dre Am Po Lice" originally "Dream Police"
Dr Dre is the lice in a river in Italy?
Submitted by: Peter
"Dre Am Police" originally "Dream Police"
Dr Dre is the police, now? Interesting.
Submitted by: Peter

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"I Want You To Want Me"
The Lyrics:
I'd love you to love me
Why:
I'm surprised this one hasn't been submitted yet. I like this song--but for crying out loud, it should be "I'd love FOR you to love me."
Submitted by: Jonathan S.
 

Band Name Anagrams:

Patch Erick Submitted by: Cape Canaveral Lavigne
Ticker Chap Submitted by: Cape Canaveral Lavigne
I Peck Chart Submitted by: Liza Lott
Tick Preach Submitted by: Avatarred And Feathered
Pick Her Cat Submitted by: Candy Welty

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Claimed Rope" originally "Dream Police"
Submitted by: Cynthia
"Feel Math" originally "The Flame"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Dome Replica" originally "Dream Police"
Submitted by: Alina
"Remedial Cop" originally "Dream Police"
Submitted by: Alina
"Mediocre Pal" originally "Dream Police"
Submitted by: Alina

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Super Short Pop Songs:

"Hot Love" Length: 2:30
I like Cheap Trick no matter how long or short their songs are.
Submitted by: Travis

Song Title Acrostics:

BE: "Big Eyes"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
HAW: "He's A Whore"
Submitted by: Travis

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"I Want Moo To Want Ye" originally "I Want You To Want Me"
Submitted by: Carrie Dawn Knight-Lee
"Everything Lurks If You Wet It" originally "Everything Works If You Let It"
Submitted by: Billy Reuben

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Cheek Trip originally "Cheap Trick"
Submitted by: Josh
Trip Cheek originally "Cheap Trick"
Submitted by: Rocky

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

"Insane popularity in Japan"
In Japan, Cheap Trick are often called the American Beatles. I also shouldn't have to say it, but "Live At Budokan" was originally a Japan-only release. And their only official compilation album has an extra disc on the Japanese version.
Submitted by: GlamRockNinjaLord
"Suffering For One's Art"
It's a known fact that Paul McCartney screamed the lyrics to the Beatles classic "Hey Jude" so hard he passed out. Robin Zander of Cheap Trick was singing with all his heart the last line to "So Good To See You" in the studio. It goes "so glad you're going to stayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy..." and when he reached the crescendo the force was so intense that Robin peed his pants!
Submitted by: Cheep Cheep

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Big Eyes"
Tim Burton's 2014 film
Submitted by: Sutch

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