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Band Name Origins:

  • Singer Gary Cherone and drummer Paul Geary had been in a band named "the Dream" together. When "the Dream" broke up the were 'ex-Dream' members, thus "Extreme" was born. Submitted by: Anne
  • Unconfirmed origin: some of the members which formed Extreme were from a band called The Dream. Ex-Dream. Extreme. Submitted by: fondu

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Ex-BandBecause they are no longer a band, not that they ever were one.rocknrock

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"What Do I Have To Do?," Stabbing Westward"Play With Me," Extreme
"Action," Sweet"More Than Words," Extreme
"Red Rubber Ball," Cyrkle"Play With Me," Extreme
"Rubber Ball," Bobby Vee"Play With Me," Extreme
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"More Tan Words" originally "More Than Words"
And fewer words of some other color?
Gail McFarland
"Get The Fun Out" originally "Get The Funk Out"
"Hole Heated" originally "Hole Hearted"
Hayley Spalding

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Stomp The World" originally "Stop The World"
Wanda Ruppendown
"More Than Worlds" originally "More Than Words"
Cynthia Avery
"More Than Swords" originally "More Than Words"
Amber D'Allesio

Change a Letter:

"Get The Funt Out" originally "Get The Funk Out"
Don't smile, you're no longer on 'Candid Camera.'
"Get The Junk Out" originally "Get The Funk Out"
Changing another letter would be too offensive.
Joe Siebert
"Rest In Peach" originally "Rest In Peace"
Regina Olsen
"Rent In Peace" originally "Rest In Peace"
Regina Olsen
"Rest In Place" originally "Rest In Peace"

There are additional Extreme song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"More Than Words""More Homework"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"More Than Words""ASS-CAP TURDS"Gari J
"Play With Me""Family Circus Is Here"Tokusou Sentai Blessranger
"Get The Funk Out""Swiff That Fart Out"Eriecola103
"More Than Words""Boring Words"Red Ant
"Hole Hearted""Who Farted?"Silly Willie
"More Than Words""More Than Flesh"Royce Miller
"Hole Hearted""Hole Headed"Earl S. Garber

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Mutha (Don't Wanna Go To School Today)SchoolAndrew
Little GirlsChild Abuse HotlineIndomitus

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Mama Used To Say
More Than Words
Mama Used To Say More Than Words
She said numbers (as in really big ones) too?
More Than I Can Say
   Leo Sayer
More Than Words
More Words Than I Can Say
No More Words
More Than Words
No More Than Words
Newt Gingpoor
   Pearl Jam
Hole Hearted
Black Hole Hearted
There are additional Extreme duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Extreme Heat Wave
Extreme combined with Heatwave
Submitted By: Jen
Extreme Sports
Extreme combined with The Sports
Performing while bungee jumping would be just a little difficult...
Submitted By: neptunevsmars
Extremely Bad English
Extreme combined with Bad English
Submitted By: Red Ant
Extreme Bad Religion
Extreme combined with Bad Religion
Submitted By: Edyth Bowen

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

Misheard Lyrics:

"Hole Hearted"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh golly
Original Lyrics:
Hole Hearted
"More Than Words"
Misheard Lyrics:
Movie words is all you have to do to make the reel
Original Lyrics:
More than words is all you have to do to make it real
"More Than Words"
Misheard Lyrics:
Smokin' more
Original Lyrics:
More than words
"More Than Words"
Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause I'd already go
Original Lyrics:
'Cause I'd already know
There are additional Extreme misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"More Than Words"
Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause I'm a radio
Original Lyrics:
'Cause I'd already know

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

That's kind of what it sounds like!

There are additional Extreme misheard stories available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"More Than Words"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
La Da Da La De Da De Da Da Da.... More Than Words
Why They're Repetitive:
Twice during the chorus is okay, but they repeat that like 10 or more times as the song closes
Submitted by: RexTyler

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Hole Hearted"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
A circle can't fit where a square should be.
Why They're Nonsensical:
No kidding.
Submitted by: Celeste
"Hole Hearted"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
If I'm not blind, why can't I see?
Why They're Nonsensical:
If you're not blind, then you can see.
Submitted by: Celeste
There are additional Extreme nonsensical lyrics available.

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"More Than Words"
The Dirty Lyrics: easy, it would be to show me how you feel
more than words is all you have to do to make it real
then you wouldn't have to say that you love me
coz I already know.
Why They're Dirty:
The whole song is about a guy (or a girl, I'm not going to be sexist) trying to pressurize his/her sweetheart into having sex. Listen to the words very carefully and you'll get it.
Submitted by: Waterbabe

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"More Than Words"
The Song Lyrics:
More than words is all you have to do to make it real.
Song They Mention:
"Make It Real" by the Jets.
Submitted by: Joe
"Rest In Peace"
The Song Lyrics:
Someone said, 'Give peace a chance'
And that's all that we're saying
Song They Mention:
A direct reference to "Give Peace A Chance" by John Lennon
Submitted by: Cassandra

Song Title Space Change:

"Hole Heart Ed" originally "Hole Hearted"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Whole Hearted"
The Lyrics:
If I'm not blind, why can't I see,
A circle can't fit where a square should be?
Assuming the circle is the same size as the square, the circle should fit just fine. It's not often you see a geometric error, but this is a big one.
Submitted by: Mark Brown
"More Than Words"
The Lyrics:
Saying I love you is not the words I want to hear from you.
Its not that I want you not to say....
More than words is all you have to do to make it real....
This song is a grammatical nightmare, with awful sentence structure; these are just some of the lyrics to show it. Gerund-verb agreement, subject-verb agreement, phrasing, and missing pronouns in this song are all atrocious! What were they thinking when they wrote this? Elementary students compose better sentences than this band can!
Submitted by: Mario

Band Name Anagrams:

Meet Rex Submitted by: Alexis
Mex Tree Submitted by: Rocco
"Mex" is short for Mexican.
Meter Ex Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
as in Ex Meter Maid
Exert Me Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Ex-Meter Submitted by: Rocky

Song Title Anagrams:

"Worms Don't Hear" originally "More Than Words"
This is in fact true; they do not have ears.
Submitted by: Alexis
"Howard's Mentor" originally "More Than Words"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Ed Moran Throws" originally "More Than Words"
What does he throw?
Submitted by: Alexis
"Throw More Sand" originally "More Than Words"
What for?
Submitted by: Alexis
"Mr. Howard Stone" originally "More Than Words"
There could be a guy with this name
Submitted by: Alexis

There are additional Extreme Song Title Anagrams available.

Super Long Pop Songs:

"More Than Words" Length: 5:40
"More Than Words" was released in 1991. It reaching #1 on Billboard's Pop Chart, making them one of their biggest hit singles.
Submitted by: Wisnu Aji

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"May With Plea" originally "Play With Me"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
"May With Plea" originally "Play With Me"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
"Pest In Reese" originally "Rest In Peace"
Submitted by: Margaret (less massive than my name backwards)

Music With a Warning Label:

Extreme's most successful album originally had a "Parental Advisory" sticker on the cover until "More Than Words" became a hit. Then it was removed from future printings. Actually, the only thing obscene about the album was its title.
Submitted by: Rocky

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Extreme Sports
Bungee Jumping, Skydiving, etc
Submitted by: Rychendroll

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