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Fun Music Information -> Harry Chapin

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Harry Chaplin


I am a greedy, selfish bastard. I want the fact that I existed to mean something.
- Harry Chapin
Submitted by: LucidLupin

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Sniper"Though the song is nearly ten minutes long and is based on a tower shooting at the University of Texas in 1966, the word "sniper" never appears in the lyrics. - Dave H
"Dreams Go By"He mentions years going by and dreams flying away and coming and going, but he never says "Dreams Go By" in the song - Raphael

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Seal""Sequel"Elon Muskrat
"Leads Go By""Dreams Go By"Elon Muskrat
"Squeal""Sequel"Regina Haniger
"Dance Banned on the Titanic""Dance Band on the Titanic"Sutch
"W.A.S.P.""W.O.L.D."Paul Warren

There are additional new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"You Are The Only Song,"People aren't songs.Yvette Bristle
"She Is Always Seventeen,"You're only 17 years of age for one year.Yvette Bristle

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Turn Up the Radio," Autograph"W.O.L.D.," Harry Chapin
"Vehicle," The Ides Of March"Taxi," Harry Chapin
"W.O.L.D.," Harry Chapin"Old Time Rock and Roll," Bob Seger
"Taxi," Harry Chapin"Take Me Home Tonight," Eddie Money
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Same Sad Singe" originally "Same Sad Singer"
Karen Smith
"Sam Sad Singer" originally "Same Sad Singer"
Karen Smith
"Same Ad Singer" originally "Same Sad Singer"
Candy Welty
"Tax" originally "Taxi"
"30,000 Ponds of Bananas" originally "30,000 Pounds of Bananas"
Yvonne Sindri

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Same Sad Stinger" originally "Same Sad Singer"
Karen Smith
"Same Sad Slinger" originally "Same Sad Singer"
Karen Smith
"Same Shad Singer" originally "Same Sad Singer"
Karen Smith
"Shame Sad Singer" originally "Same Sad Singer"
Karen Smith
"Same Sand Singer" originally "Same Sad Singer"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Same Sad Sinner" originally "Same Sad Singer"
Karen Smith
"Same Sad Sinker" originally "Same Sad Singer"
Karen Smith
"Tame Sad Singer" originally "Same Sad Singer"
Karen Smith
"Name Sad Singer" originally "Same Sad Singer"
Karen Smith
"Game Sad Singer" originally "Same Sad Singer"
Karen Smith

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Cat's in the Cradle""Cat's on the Table"Rick Duncan
"Circles""The Ballad of John Venn"Jeff "Dr Chordate" Moran
"Cat's in the Cradle""Rat in the Ladle"Susanna Viljanen
"W.O.L.D.""Banished from the Studio"John Davison
"Cat's In The Cradle""Cat's In The Kitchen"John Lomain
"Cat’s In The Cradle""What’s In The Tenny?"Merry & Pippin
"Cat's in the Cradle""Cat is Unstable"Dan Creeden
"30,000 Pounds of Bananas""If Harry Chapin Wrote "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald""Michael Pacholek
"Taxi""Taxi To Disaster"Richard Murphy
"Cat's In the Cradle""Barack's in the White House"Rich Murphy

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Cat's In The CradleKitten ChowOdie Garfield
Cat's In The CradleKitten ChowOdie Garfield
TaxiCab Serviceoldrock
Cat's In The CradleGeorge W. Bushfoooooo

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Cat's in the CradleNational Fatherhood Initiativeshannon train
Cats In The CradleChild Custody/Divorce AttorneyAlexander Rice-Khouri
Cat's In The CradleNational Fatherhood InstituteShawn Eni

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
All She Wants Is
   Duran Duran
30,000 Pounds Of Bananas
   Harry Chapin
All She Wants Is 30,000 Pounds Of Bananas
What is she going to do with them?!
Black Cat
   Janet Jackson
Cats In The Cradle
   Harry Chapin
Black Cats In The Cradle
Odie Garfield
Foolish Pride
   Daryl Hall
Cat's In The Cradle
   Harry Chapin
Foolish Cat's Pride
How can cat litter be foolish?
The Year Of The Cat
   Al Stewart
Cats In The Cradle
   Harry Chapin
The Year Of The Cat In The Cradle
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Deborah Harry Chapin
Deborah Harry combined with Harry Chapin
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Harry Chapin Carpenter
Harry Chapin combined with Mary-Chapin Carpenter
Submitted By: Sarah Topsian

Misheard Lyrics:

Misheard Lyrics:
It took a mile
Original Lyrics:
It took a while
"Cat’s in the Cradle"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know we’ll have a food fight then
Original Lyrics:
You know we’ll have a good time then
Misheard Lyrics:
It was a Santa’s smile, just the same
Original Lyrics:
It was a sad smile, just the same
Misheard Lyrics:
OK horny, I see
Original Lyrics:
OK honey, I see
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

Misheard Lyrics:
And I took off to find this guy
Original Lyrics:
And I took off to find the sky

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

I could have sworn it had to do with Jimi Hendrix!

There are additional misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Cat's In The Cradle"
The Funny Lyrics:
My child arrived just the other day
He came into the world in the usual way
Why They're Funny:
As opposed to the unusual way (whatever that is)??
Submitted by: Alexis

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Cat's In The Cradle"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
What I'd really like, dad is to borrow the car keys.
See you later, can I have them please?
Why They're Nonsensical:
Shouldn't he say, "See you later" after he gets the car keys? What if his dad says no, then where's he going?
Submitted by: Doommaster1994
"Cat's In The Cradle"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
My son turned 10 just the other day
He said 'thanks for the ball dad, come on let's play
Can you teach me to throw...'
Why They're Nonsensical:
Your kid is 10 and he doesn't know how to throw a ball?
Submitted by: Bob

How to Pronounce a Band Name:

"Hairy Chay-pin
The surname has a long-A sound.
Submitted by: Lori Blonde

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

The Lyrics:
It was somewhere in a fairy tale
I used to take her home in my car
We learned about love in the back of the Dodge
The lesson hadn't gone too far
Product Brand Name:
Submitted by: FussBudget

Song Title Space Change:

"Sunday Morning Sun, Shine!" originally "Sunday Morning Sunshine"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Cat Sin The Cradle" originally "Cat's In The Cradle"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Band Name Anagrams:

Pinch A Harry Submitted by: Orville Greenenbacher
Char Hip Yarn Submitted by: Ed
Any Harp, Rich Submitted by: Joseph
Rip Ranch Hay Submitted by: Oliver South
A Pinch, Harry Submitted by: Joe

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Ax It" originally "Taxi"
Submitted by: Megan Tereon
"Same DAs Resign" originally "Same Sad Singer"
D.A.: District Attorney
Submitted by: Christina Caraway
"Sad Mesa Singer" originally "Same Sad Singer"
Submitted by: Christina Caraway
"Managers' Sides" originally "Same Sad Singer"
Submitted by: Anna Graham
"Assign Sam Reed" originally "Same Sad Singer"
Submitted by: Anna Graham

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"30,000 Pounds of Bananas"
The Lyrics:
It was just after dark when the truck started down The hill that leads into Scranton Pennsylvania Carrying thirty thousand pounds of bananas.
Scranton, PA
Submitted by: Cheeseburger in Parodies
The Lyrics:
So I drifted down to Tulsa, Oklahoma to do me a late night talk show.
Now I worked my way back home again, via Boise, Idaho.
Tulsa, Oklahoma and Boise, Idaho.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

Super Long Pop Songs:

"W.O.L.D." Length: 23:56
Submitted by: JO67
"Taxi" Length: 6:44
1972 song about a meeting in a San Francisco between a man named "Harry" and his ex-lover Sue. He recorded a 1980 sequel (entitled "Sequel") where Harry and Sue meeting ten years later. (it's about as long as the original, with the similar style and music.)
Submitted by: MOR

Song Title Acrostics:

FAR: "Flowers Are Red"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Beams Go Dry" originally "Dreams Go By"
Submitted by: Rick O'Shea

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Cat's in the Cradle"
The Lyrics:
Well, I've long since retired, my son's moved away, I called him up just the other day.
I said, "I'd like to see you, if you don't mind".
He said, "I'd love to dad, if I can find the time.
You see my new job's a hassle and the kids have the flu,
but it was sure nice talking to you dad, it's sure nice talking to you".
And as I hung up the phone, it occurred to me,
he's grown up just like me,
my boy was just like me.
The entire song is about a father and son who can't find time to slow down. The father had to run around in the first two verses, then the son became busier than him!
Submitted by: Paul Warren
"Dreams Go By"
The Lyrics:
You say you should have been a ballerina babe
There are songs I should have sung
But I guess are dreams have come and gone
You've got to dream when you are young
And so you and I
We've watched our years go by
We've watched our sweet dreams fly far away
This song has an upbeat tempo and a pleasant clarinet part, but the song is about missed opportunities, compromising on ambitions, and regret.
Submitted by: Raphael

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Cherry Pay Hen originally "Harry Chapin"
Submitted by: Nicole Velocin
Cherry Pay Hen originally "Harry Chapin"
Submitted by: Nicole Velocin
Harry Pay Chin originally "Harry Chapin"
Submitted by: Nicole Velocin

Movies Named After Song Titles:

1993 film with Tom Berenger
Submitted by: Sutch

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