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Possible Misspelled Names:

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Eric Crapton, Eric Clapton (Unplugged Version), Eric Clapton and B.B. King, Eric Clapron, Ecric Clapton


"Every time you pick up your guitar to play, play as if it's the last time."
Submitted by: Slowhand God
It's been very important throughout my career that I've met all the guys I've copied, because at each stage they've said, 'Don't play like me, play like you.'
- Eric Clapton

I've felt that the only way to survive was with dignity, pride and courage.
- Eric Clapton

It sounds strange for me to be saying this, but I've come around to the idea that sex really is for procreation.
- Eric Clapton (You! Magazine Aug 1995)

Submitted by: LucidLupin


Today Eric Clapton (AKA "God") turns 71. He was born on March 30, 1945. This is also the birthday (1968) of Celine Dion. Picture this: A musical icon nicknamed "God" celebrates his birthday today and a musical Antichrist also has hers on the same day!
Submitted by: They Say It's Your Birthday
Why does Eric Clapton use a Mac? Because Windows killed his son.
Submitted by: greg
There are additional music jokes available.

Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: Eric Patrick Clapton. Submitted by: Annabelle

Also known as: Eric Clapp. Submitted by: Eric Thomas

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: Slowhand/God. Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Known informally as: God. Submitted by: Buckeye John

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Before You Excuse Me""Before You Accuse Me"Tess O. Gosset
"They Call Me Febreze""They Call Me The Breeze"D. Melody Dole, MD
"No Lullabies""No Alibis"Regina Haniger
"Compromises""Promises"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Mainline Georgia""Mainline Florida"Isac

There are additional new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Walkin' Blues,"Shades of a color don't walk on their own.Peter
"I've Got A Rock And Rock Heart,"Rock-and-roll isn't a type of heart.Obi Lame Kenobi
"Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out,"Your own self knows you, at least.Yvette Bristle
"I've Got A Rock 'n' Roll Heart,"Nobody's heart is made out of a style of music.Peter
"Forever Man,"Men don't live forever.Yvette Bristle

There are additional literally impossible song titles available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Dance Tonight," Lucy Pearl"After Midnight," Eric Clapton
"Roll Over Beethoven," Chuck Berry"Before You Accuse Me," Eric Clapton
"They Call The Wind Maria," The Kingston Trio"They Call Me The Breeze," Eric Clapton
"Rockin' At Midnight," Roy Brown"After Midnight," Eric Clapton
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"The Ore" originally "The Core"
"Albert" originally "Alberta"
"He's Waiting" originally "She's Waiting"
Candy Welty
"Change the Word" originally "Change the World"
Like all the folks right here do!
"Hellhound On My Tail" originally "Hellhound On My Trail"
Much closer still.
Jamie Burke

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"The Score" originally "The Core"
"Before You Accused Me" originally "Before You Accuse Me"
"It Can't Stand It" originally "I Can't Stand It"
Candy Welty
"Play Down Sally" originally "Lay Down Sally"
"Sneakin' Sally Through The Valley" originally "Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley"
Dyan Cannonball

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Nobody Knows Lou When You're Down And Out" originally "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out"
Yvette Bristle
"Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Put" originally "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out"
Yvette Bristle
"Nobody Knows You Then You're Down And Out" originally "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out"
Yvette Bristle
"Nobody Knows You When You're Sown And Out" originally "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out"
Yvette Bristle
"Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Cut" originally "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out"
Yvette Bristle

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.


Mar 23
a parody of "Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton
Inspired by Man vs. Food on the Travel Channel with Tire Pump and HandFart accompaniment.
YouTube: (Video)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Lay Down Sally""Lay Down Molly"giblet o'sarcasm
"Cocaine""Covfefe"Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd
"Let It Grow""Reddit Room"Porfle Popnecker
"Cocaine""Rogaine"Brad "Duke" Snyder
"Cocaine""Caffeine"Slightly Strange Al
"Blue Eyes Blue""Blue States Red"John Lomain
"Cocaine""TrumpCaine"Robert J. Pagliaro
"Cocaine""Dean Cain"girlypink66
"Cocaine""Skydive"Susanna Viljanen

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Tears In HeavenFuneral HomesMayfiled62
Motherless ChildrenGrief CounsellingJustin
Tears In HeavenSuicide HotlineTaylor
CocaineAnti-drug adPF4Eva

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
No AlibisLawyer's officeFrank Hotdog
When Somebody Thinks You're WonderfulJobcentre Pluspickle
Tears In HeavenSuicide Hot LineKjersti
I Shot The SheriffDick Cheney's OfficeGlenn
Motherless ChildrenGrief counsellingJustin
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
Tears Of The Earth
   David Hallyday
Tears In Heaven
   Eric Clapton
Tears Of The Earth In Heaven
Britney Spears into pruning hooks
Let The Day Begin
   The Call
After Midnight
   Eric Clapton
Let The Day Begin After Midnight
The calendar day actually begins at midnight.
Rock Maninoff
I Shot Mr. Lee
   The Bobbettes
I Shot The Sheriff
   Eric Clapton
I Shot Mr. Lee The Sheriff
Lay It On The Line
Lay Down Sally
   Eric Clapton
Lay It Down On The Line, Sally
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

The Eric-Shauns
Eric Clapton combined with Shaun Cassidy
A real Stand-up group
Submitted By: Rick Duncan

Misheard Lyrics:

Misheard Lyrics:
Everybody knows tone loc can't play.
Original Lyrics:
Everybody knows strong love can't fail
Misheard Lyrics:
I tried to keep you constellation.
When your old man select you down.
Like a fool, I fell in love with you.
Original Lyrics:
I tried to give you consolation.
When your old man had let you down.
Like a fool, I fell in love with you.
Misheard Lyrics:
She gonna buy, she gonna buy, she gonna buy... cocaine
Sheep go baa, sheep go baa, sheep go baa... cocaine
Original Lyrics:
She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie, cocaine.
"Lay Down Sally"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lay down Sally
The misty midnight hour
Original Lyrics:
Lay down Sally
And rest you in my arms
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

Misheard Lyrics:
I tried to keep you constellation.
When your old man select you down.
Like a fool, I fell in love with you.
Original Lyrics:
I tried to give you consolation.
When your old man had let you down.
Like a fool, I fell in love with you.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Wisnu Aji

This song originally recorded in 1970 by his band, The Dominos. The mondegreen is for his own version released on 25 August 1992 from his acoustic album that more relaxing than anything from his previous works. About this song: "Layla" is track #13 on their only studio album, "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs", released on 9 November 1970. The power ballad as performed by The Dominos is 7 minutes and 11 seconds. On its initial release, this song in a radio edit version without the piano coda lasting at 2 minutes and 43 seconds was received moderately on radio stations and just reaching #51 on Billboard's Pop Chart. When this song was released again as a single by using an album version with the piano coda taken from the album, "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs", lasting at 7 minutes and 11 seconds, it was faring better and more ultimately to radio stations with reaching #7 on the UK Singles Chart and #10 on Billboard's Pop Chart. With good sales figures, the Billboard magazine was able to rank the Rock single as the 60th best-selling song in 1972. In 1982, this song was released again as a single and reaching #4 on the UK Singles Chart. This time, the whole 7 minute single charting here, containing the trailing two-thirds which is instrumental only. This song received positive from music critics and later included on many lists of top greatest songs and most recommended songs of all time by music critics. It also making this song the longest power ballad coda ever to reaching the Top 10 and didn't done by other power ballads that sounding like a melodic rock song. Another version of this song is my remix version lasting at 11 minutes and 41 seconds to 11 minutes and 45 seconds. The duration of this song is depending on the tape speed of the coda. It was more than a sad song that didn't hear on any Dominos records. However, it never published to public until published by myself. The lyrics of this song is about unrequited love. Eric himself later recorded this song in 1992 for his acoustic album and reaching #12 on Billboard's Pop Chart and #45 on the UK Singles Chart. With two versions charting internationally, the first in 1972 with the piano coda lasting at 7 minutes and 11 seconds and the second in an acoustic version without the piano coda 20 years later, "Layla" become a standard to date.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"I Can't Stand It"
Better Lyrics:
I can't stand it

He's clicking his tongue, I can't stand it

You're telling me what to do, I won't stand it

Making his noises in my ear
Original Lyrics:
I can't stand it

You're fooling around, I can't stand it

You're running around, I won't stand it

You're playing around with my heart
Submitted by: Mickey D.
"I've Got a Rock and Roll Heart"
Better Lyrics:
I've got a feeling tonight is a good good night
Original Lyrics:
I've got a feeling we could be serious, girl
Submitted by: Mike Hack
"I Shot The Sheriff"
Better Lyrics:
I ate the carrots
But I did not touch the broccoli
Original Lyrics:
I shot the sheriff
But I did not shoot the deputy
Submitted by: Bill S
There are additional parody fragments available.

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"Wonderful Tonight"
The Insincere Lyrics:
The entire song.
Why They're Insincere:
I heard the same as the above, except that the interview in which Clapton himself discussed the issue REALLY toned down the truth of it. Clapton said that he was merely peeved at how long his wife was taking to get ready. In other words, this interview was insincere, too. I'm making this additional listing because I'd like to address all the 'light rock' music stations who have played this song incessantly, making the song seem merely nauseating and insipid when it is really nauseating and ironic. The bottom line is that it's nauseating no matter what context it's in. I wish this song would be deleted from everyone's playlist, and I wish I could tear Mr. Clapton a new one for subjecting all of us to his excess bile (and subpar music).
Submitted by: Alberta Rosenfield
"I've Got A Rock And Roll Heart"
The Insincere Lyrics:
I get off on electric guitars
Why They're Insincere:
Ahem...there are no electric guitars in this song (or at least no really prominent ones) and the song is so wimpy that calling it rock and roll would be a crime! If you're gonna sing the praises of rock, Eric, at least make your music match.
Submitted by: Cat
There are additional insincere lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Change The World"
The Song Lyrics:
But for now I find
It's only in my dreams
That I can...change the world
Song They Mention:
"Only In My Dreams" by Debbie Gibson. Not exactly a mention, per se, but this phrase is common as the title of a particular song that was made roughly a decade before this one came out.
Submitted by: nally

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"After Midnight"
Opening Lines:
After midnight, we're gonna let it all hang down.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"It's In The Way That You Use It"
Opening Lines:
It's in the way that you use it, it comes and goes.
Used in the 1986 movie The Color Of Money, the sequel to The Hustler, featuring Paul Newman and Tom Cruise.
Submitted by: Vic George

Song Title Space Change:

"I Taint Right" originally "It Ain't Right"
Submitted by: Kara Oke
"The Shape You Rein" originally "The Shape You're In"
Especially after the holidays.
Submitted by: Peter
"Le Tit Rain" originally "Let It Rain"
Submitted by: Peter
"Albert A." originally "Alberta"
Submitted by: American Idle
"Tear Sin Heaven" originally "Tears In Heaven"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Before You Accuse Me"
The Lyrics:
Your Mama said "Son,
Don't call my daughter no more."
"Don't", then "no more" - double negative.
Submitted by: Chowder
The Lyrics:
She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie... cocaine.
The word "doesn't" should be used because "don't" is restricted to plurals, "I", and "you".
Submitted by: Tommy
There are additional Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics available.

Band Name Anagrams:

Clarinet Cop Submitted by: Joe
A police officer who is also a musician?
Patric N. Cole Submitted by: Lorraine Thoanjer
Clone Patric Submitted by: Lorraine Thoanjer
Crap, Nicole T. Submitted by: Lorraine Thoanjer
Centric Opal Submitted by: Alexis

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Haven't Seen Air" originally "Tears In Heaven"
Of course not! Air is not actually visible.
Submitted by: Alexis
"Latched Her Gown" originally "Change The World"
Submitted by: Gladys
"Fan Timed Right" originally "After Midnight"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Find Right Mate" originally "After Midnight"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Find Right Team" originally "After Midnight"
Submitted by: Alexis

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Songs That Are Banned:

"I Shot The Sheriff"
Banned by the BBC during the Gulf War
Submitted by: Evan

Song Title Acrostics:

ROT: "River Of Tears"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
SOB: "Same Old Blues"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
AM: "After Midnight"
Submitted by: Peter

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Sleigh Down Alley" originally "Lay Down Sally"
Submitted by: Dawn Anwad
"Gil Prim" originally "Pilgrim"
Submitted by: Sutch

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Cleric Tappin' originally "Eric Clapton"
Submitted by: Allison O'Silla

Bad Ringtone Choices:

The Lyrics:
If you wanna get down, down on the ground, cocaine
This would be very, very bad if you've been stopped by law enforcement.
Submitted by: Martha Hankins

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