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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:

  • 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: inthe80s.com

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Mars""Cars"kayle
"Scars""Cars"kayle

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Obsession," Animotion"Cars," Gary Numan
"Where's Captain Kirk?," Spizzenergi"Down In The Park," Gary Numan
"Rock And Roll Band," Boston"Cars," Gary Numan
"I Know What Boys Like," The Waitresses"Cars," 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"
Grace
"Czars" originally "Cars"
Genevieve

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""Mars"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Cars""Mars"Porfle Popnecker
"Cars""Dude, Where's My Car?"Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd
"Cars""Guts"Andria
"Cars""Czars"metaphorsbwithu
"Cars""Bourne"Random Little Writer
"Cars""Beaters"Silver Power
"Cars""Trucks"Dylan Baranski
"Cars""(Chinese) Parts"Malcolm Higgins
"Cars""Low-Tar"Jason

There are additional song parodies available.

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

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

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
CarsGreyhound Bus Companyrocky
Dominion Day First Christian Church Ray Pissed
CarsAmtrakrocky
CarsAirlinesrocky
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
Submittor
Yellow
   Coldplay
Cars
   Gary Numan
Yellow Cars
Many of which are taxicabs
Joe
The Model
   Kraftwerk
Cars
   Gary Numan
The Model Cars
Peter Paul Mounds
Automatic
   The Pointer Sisters
Cars
   Gary Numan
Automatic Cars
As opposed to manual ones.
Edward
Listen To Your Heart
   Roxette
Cars
   Gary Numan
Listen To The Cars
Everyone should like my favorite band!
Cat
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Are 'Friends' Electric?"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's a man outside
And a local greyhound smoking a cigarette
Original Lyrics:
There's a man outside
In a long coat, grey hat, smoking a cigarette
"Cars"
Misheard Lyrics:
Someday we'll all live
In cars
Original Lyrics:
It's the only way to live
In cars
"It Must Have Been Years"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't you sit in the lighthouse
Original Lyrics:
Don't you see they're not like us
"Telekon"
Misheard Lyrics:
You are the Real One
You are the Real One
Original Lyrics:
You end on reel one
You end on reel one
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Telekon"
Misheard Lyrics:
You are the Real One
You are the Real One
Original Lyrics:
You end on reel one
You end on reel one

Story about this misheard lyric by: Lewis

Gary Numan's output from the early eighties was sometimes difficult to understand lyrically. From 1980's "Telekon" through to 1981's "Dance" and 1982's "I, Assassin" it is sometimes hard to tell what he is singing about. The misheard lyric that I have submitted is the 1980 title track of "Telekon". My friend, also a Numanoid, pointed this out to me. Doesn't stop me loving Numan's music.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Cars"
Opening Lines:
Here in my car, I feel safest of all.
Comments:
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:

"Cars"
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

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