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Fun Music Information -> Gary Numan

Album cover parody of Exposure: The Best of Gary Numan 1977-2002 by Gary Numan
Parody album cover
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This is the most recent information about Gary Numan that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Gary Numan, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).

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Possible Misspelled Names:

These are the alternate spellings of the performer's name we've had to correct in submissions to amIright.

Gary Newman, Gary Neuman

Band Name Origins:

  • Gary Webb wanted a showbiz but futuristic name. 'Gary Numan' is a spelling change to reflect the sci-fy/cyberpunk idea of a 'new man', so his stage name 'Numan' is really a spelling of 'New Man'. And he plays synthesizers which in 1980 was a trait of a 'new wave' of rock'n'roll. Submitted by: I Drive Cars
  • Born Gary Webb, he wanted to change his name to something more show-biz. On the first Tubeway Army single he was credited as "Valerian" (a rare flower, apparently) but didn't like it. He was looking through the London Yellow Pages when he saw an advert for a company called NEUMANN. He didn't want it to be too Germanic or else he'd be accused of stealing ideas from Bowie who was recording in Berlin, so he dropped the E and an N to make it NUMAN. Submitted by: Pete

Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: Gary Anthony James Webb. Submitted by:

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"That Smell," Lynyrd Skynyrd"Cars," Gary Numan
"Slow Ride," Foghat"Cars," Gary Numan
"Obsession," Animotion"Cars," Gary Numan
"Where's Captain Kirk?," Spizzenergi"Down In The Park," Gary Numan
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Cy, The Clock Said" originally "Cry, The Clock Said"
Clock called someone named "Cy" by name?
Tim Panuchus
"Cry, The Cock Said" originally "Cry, The Clock Said"
Fiona Montrose
"Cry, The Lock Said" originally "Cry, The Clock Said"
Fiona Montrose

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Cory, The Clock Said" originally "Cry, The Clock Said"
Clock called someone named "Cory" by name?
Tim Panuchus
"Cary, The Clock Said" originally "Cry, The Clock Said"
Clock called someone named "Cary" by name?
Tim Panuchus
"Carls" originally "Cars"
Multiple people named Carl
Candy Welty
"Chars" originally "Cars"
Charred substances, or shorthand for "characters"
"Czars" originally "Cars"

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Cry, The Flock Said" originally "Cry, The Clock Said"
Tim Panuchus
"Cry, The Cluck Said" originally "Cry, The Clock Said"
Fiona Montrose
"Cry, The Click Said" originally "Cry, The Clock Said"
Fiona Montrose
"Cry, The Cloak Said" originally "Cry, The Clock Said"
Fiona Montrose
"Cry, The Crock Said" originally "Cry, The Clock Said"
Fiona Montrose

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Cars""Carbs"Jonathan Spurlock
"Cars""Mars"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Cars""Mars"Porfle Popnecker
"Cars""Dude, Where's My Car?"Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd
"Cars""Bourne"Random Little Writer
"Cars""Beaters"Silver Power
"Cars""Trucks"Dylan Baranski
"Cars""(Chinese) Parts"Malcolm Higgins

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
CarsCar InsuranceDavid
Cars'Cars' promoAndrea Huckstep
CarsCar dealership/ Rent-a-carbritrock

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
CarsGreyhound Bus Companyrocky
Dominion Day First Christian Church Ray Pissed
CarsMotorcycle Dealershiprocky
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
Lucky Star
   Gary Numan
Lucky Star Cars
Scotty Dangerously
   Taylor Swift
   Gary Numan
22 Cars
The Model
   Gary Numan
The Model Cars
Peter Paul Mounds
   The Pointer Sisters
   Gary Numan
Automatic Cars
As opposed to manual ones.
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Gary Numan's Gang
Gary's Gang combined with Gary Numan
Submitted By: nally
Numan League
Gary Numan combined with Human League
Gary would simply change the first letter in the band's name if he joined!
Submitted By: Megan

Misheard Lyrics:

"War Songs"
Misheard Lyrics:
I like my something but I'm barely alive
I like myself and but I'm barely alive
Original Lyrics:
I like my sunbed but it burns me alive
"War Songs"
Misheard Lyrics:
Will you remember when Spot lies down
Original Lyrics:
Will you remember when the sparkle dies down
Misheard Lyrics:
Hear my iPod
Hear my iPhone
Original Lyrics:
Here in my car
Misheard Lyrics:
BMW car
Original Lyrics:
Here in my car
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

Misheard Lyrics:
BMW car
Original Lyrics:
Here in my car

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

I swear he could have worked for BMW!

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

The Lyrics:
My Mallory heart is sure to fail.
Product Brand Name:
Mallory Batteries, Ltd., an Irish company that produced Ever Ready batteries.
Submitted by: Brit Boxx

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

Opening Lines:
Here in my car, I feel safest of all.
The plural version is never used, so the singular version is the closest.
Submitted by: Larcen Tyler

Band Name Anagrams:

Nun May Rag Submitted by: Quyjibo
Arm Guy, Ann Submitted by: Eric
Gay Urn Man Submitted by: Mister X
Amy Ran Gun Submitted by: Rachel
Gray Nun, Ma Submitted by: Rachel

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Arcs" originally "Cars"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Scar" originally "Cars"
I wonder if he felt safe in his scar?
Submitted by: Peter

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Cry, The Clock Said" Length: 9.56
Submitted by: C

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Pin A Dark Lace" originally "In A Dark Place"
Submitted by: Helen Football

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Mary Gooman originally "Gary Numan"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger

Performers with Handicaps:

"Asperger's Syndrome"
A pervasive developmental disorder, Asperger syndrome is distinguished by a pattern of symptoms rather than a single symptom. It is characterized by qualitative impairment in social interaction, by stereotyped and restricted patterns of behavior, activities and interests, and by no clinically significant delay in cognitive development or general delay in language.[24] Intense preoccupation with a narrow subject, one-sided verbosity, restricted prosody, and physical clumsiness are typical of the condition, but are not required for diagnosis.
Submitted by: Joe Kavanagh

Movies Named After Song Titles:

2006 Disney/Pixar film
Submitted by: JohnHowarth

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