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Fun Music Information -> Grand Funk Railroad

This is the most recent information about Grand Funk Railroad that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Grand Funk Railroad, 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.

Grand Funk Railroad/Joss Stone, Grand Funk

Band Name Origins:

  • Taken from the Grand Trunk Railroad in Michigan. Submitted by: Dee Alan
  • A mutation of the Grand Trunk Railroad, a Michegan landmark. Submitted by: Bobo

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Time Machine,"No machine can take you to the past or future.Yvette Bristle

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Lonely Life," Jackie Wilson"Ain't Got Nobody," Grand Funk Railroad
"Too Much Water," Belinda Carlisle"Rain Keeps Fallin'," Grand Funk Railroad
"Lit Up," Buckcherry"Shinin' On," Grand Funk Railroad
"America," Neil Diamond"We're An American Band," Grand Funk Railroad
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Close To Home" originally "Closer To Home"
Candy Welty
"Closer To Hoe" originally "Closer To Home"
Candy Welty
"Loser To Home" originally "Closer To Home"
Candy Welty
"Some Kid Of Wonderful" originally "Some Kind Of Wonderful"
How a couple might feel about their first child.
oldiesfan

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Closer To Homer" originally "Closer To Home"
Cheryl Jordan
"We're An American Brand" originally "We're An American Band"
A way the car industry could advertise?
George Straitjacket

Change a Letter:

"Some Mind Of Wonderful" originally "Some Kind Of Wonderful"
Alex
"Closer To Hose" originally "Closer To Home"
Candy Welty
"Closer To Dome" originally "Closer To Home"
Candy Welty
"Same Kind Of Wonderful" originally "Some Kind Of Wonderful"
Serafina
"Some Wind Of Wonderful" originally "Some Kind Of Wonderful"
oldiesfan

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Rock & Roll Soul""Rocky Road Soul"Dylan Baranski
"Bad Time""Slow Time"Stephen Harrington
"We’re an American Band""We Are American Trash"Merry & Pippin
"The Loco-Motion""The Bloke-o-Motion"Merry & Pippin
"Closer To Home""Captain Morgan's Revenge"blackjack21
"We're An American Band""Where's My American Land?"Guy DiRito
"We're An American Band""It's the Republican Plan"Stormin Norman
"We're An American Band""I'm In America Land"Andy Primus
"We're An American Band""I'm In A Mexican Band"Andy Primus
"Loco Motion""Local Weather"The Jessy Leppert Band

There are additional song parodies available.

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Some Kind Of Wonderful
   Grand Funk Railroad
Wonderful Christmastime
   Paul McCartney
Some Kind Of Wonderful Christmastime
Serafina
Some Kind Of Wonderful
   Grand Funk Railroad
American Idiot
   Green Day
Some Kind Of American Idiot
Jen
We're An American Band
   Grand Funk Railroad
Band On The Run
   Paul McCartney & Wings
We're An American Band On The Run
crazydon
Some Kind Of Wonderful
   Grand Funk Railroad
There's A Kind Of Hush
   Herman's Hermits
There's Some Kind Of Wonderful Hush
helena

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Grand Canyon Funk
Grand Canyon combined with Grand Funk Railroad
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Ariana Grande Funk Railroad
Ariana Grande combined with Grand Funk Railroad
Submitted By: Odie Garfield
Grand Funk Railroad Apples
Road Apples combined with Grand Funk Railroad
Submitted By: Gretchen Wieners
The Third Grand Funk Railroad
The Third Rail combined with Grand Funk Railroad
Submitted By: Candy Welty

There are additional Grand Funk Railroad Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"We're An American Band"
Misheard Lyrics:
We're comin' to your top We'll help your body adopt
Original Lyrics:
We're comin' to your town We'll help you party it down.
"We're an American Band"
Misheard Lyrics:
We're in America, man!
Original Lyrics:
We're an American Band
"I'm Your Captain (Closer to Home)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?
Or am I all alone?
You will tell me to my bone.
I will kissed you...
Original Lyrics:
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?
Or am I all alone?
If you return me to my home port.
I will kiss you Mother Earth.
"Bad Time"
Misheard Lyrics:
A bad time to pee alone. To pee alone.
Original Lyrics:
A bad time to be in love. To be in love.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"We're An American Band"
Misheard Lyrics:
We're comin' to your top We'll help your body adopt
Original Lyrics:
We're comin' to your town We'll help you party it down.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Suzanne

I thought this was the lyric until I was in my 40's until my husband set me straight.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Closer To Home"
Better Lyrics:
He's getting closer to his phone
Original Lyrics:
I'm getting closer to my home
Submitted by: Mickey D.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"I'm Your Captain/Closer To Home"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
I'm getting closer to my home ...
Why They're Repetitive:
Not only is the verse "I'm getting closer to my home," said eight times, but this part of the song has a duration of 5:22!
Submitted by: JC Foster
"I'm Your Captain (Closer to Home)"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
I'm getting closer to my home
Why They're Repetitive:
They repeat this line for so long at the end, it makes you think they're really lost.
Submitted by: Sheridan

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"We're An American Band"
The Lyrics:
Up all night with Freddie King
I got to tell you, poker's his thing
Who They Mention:
Freddie King
Submitted by: rocky
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Are You Ready?"
Opening Lines:
Are you ready? You can trust me all the way.
Comments:
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
 

Song Title Space Change:

"So, Me Kind Of Wonderful?" originally "Some Kind Of Wonderful"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

Band Name Anagrams:

Grand Dunk For A Lair Submitted by: Cheryl Jordan
How does one dunk a lair?
Grand Dunk For A Liar Submitted by: Cheryl Jordan
Grand Dunk For A Rail Submitted by: Cheryl Jordan
Grand Flunk Air Road Submitted by: Cheryl Jordan
Dora Drank Fun Grail Submitted by: Gordy N. Knott

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"An American Barn Weed" originally "We're An American Band"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"American Bean Warden" originally "We're An American Band"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"True Pest" originally "Upsetter"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Put Trees" originally "Upsetter"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Pure Test" originally "Upsetter"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"We're An American Band"
The Lyrics:
"Last night in Little Rock"
Why:
"Sweet Sweet Connie" was Connie Hamzy, a famous groupie who lived in Little Rock.
Submitted by: k
"Were an American Band"
The Lyrics:
Lights out in Little Rock...
Why:
Anybody want to buy some slightly used T-shirts left over from the Clinton administration?
Submitted by: princejellyfish

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Inside Looking Out" Length: 9:55
The sample of this song was used in Beck's "High 5 (Rock The Catskills)"
Submitted by: Mickey D.
"Hooked On Love" Length: 7:10
The second longest song off of Grand Funk's "Closer To Home" album, released in 1970.
Submitted by: Rock Maninoff
"I'm Your Captain (Closer To Home)" Length: 10:00
Still a rock classic, although 5 minutes of "I'm getting closer to my home" is quite exhausting.
Submitted by: Rock Maninoff

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Rand Gunk Frailroad originally "Grand Funk Railroad"
Retaining another 'r' makes more exact spoonerism
Submitted by: Lydia Helton
Rand Gunk Failroad originally "Grand Funk Railroad"
Submitted by: dizzymojo

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Some Kind of Wonderful"
1987 John Hughes film w/ Eric Stoltz
Submitted by: Leo

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