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Fun Music Information -> James

This is the most recent information about James that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about James, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).


Band Name Origins:

  • NOT named after James Joyce.# Quote from 'folklore-the official history' Submitted by: stewtee
  • Tribute to the Irish writer James Joyce Submitted by: phildo

Stupid Band Names:

  • 1) It implies a solo male artist, but it's a group. 2) If you try searching for them online, you'll get all the performers with James (either as a first or last name) in them, as another submitter has explained. Submitted by: Mr. Critic
  • Not particularly easy to remember, gets confused with James Taylor, James Dean, Etta James, anyone with the first or last name "James", any place names, any companies, etc.. it's very hard to search for on the Internet! And there's six of them as well. Ask a James fan "What do you think of him?" and he'll punch you! Submitted by: Dan Abnormal

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Walk Right In," The Rooftop Singers"Sit Down," James

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Lad" originally "Laid"
"Lid" originally "Laid"
Joanna Whitmire
"Aid" originally "Laid"
Joanna Whitmire

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Spit Down" originally "Sit Down"
Doug Graves
"Plaid" originally "Laid"
Joanna Whitmire

Change a Letter:

"Lair" originally "Laid"
Joe Siebert
"Said" originally "Laid"
Joe Siebert
"Paid" originally "Laid"
"Lard" originally "Laid"
Lucy Crosland
"Land" originally "Laid"
Lucy Crosland

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Laid""Late"Fack Sabbath

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

Song Name
LaidTrojan CondomsJordie!

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
LaidNymphomaniacs AnonymousLeah Lockhart

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
I Got You
   Split Enz
I Got You Laid
Sit Down
Shut Up
   Black Eyed Peas
Sit Down And Shut Up
Now you listen to me, alright?
Didrick Namtvedt

Misheard Lyrics:

Misheard Lyrics:
Original Lyrics:
"Sit Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hose me down
Original Lyrics:
Oh, sit down
"She's a Star"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's a stoat.
Original Lyrics:
She's a star.
"Sit Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
If I hadn't seen such Richard's I could live with being Paul
Original Lyrics:
If I hadn't seen such riches I could live with being poor
There are additional James misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Getting Away with It (All Messed Up)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Getting away with an old man's stuff.
Original Lyrics:
Getting away with it all messed up.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Alba

I heard this song first on the radio while I was sitting in a bus to Melbourne, and I remember that I thought "Oh wow, these lyrics are so philosophical!" It took a long time until I found that song in the WWW...

There are additional James misheard stories available.

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