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Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: Janis Eddy Fink. Submitted by: MOR

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Society's Chilled""Society's Child"Toni Minot
"At Seven""At Seventeen"Sutch
"At Seven Drinks ""At Seventeen"MOR

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Tonight Will Last Forever,"Tonight will be over when morning comes.Yvette Bristle

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"What Child Is This?," Traditional"Society's Child," Janis Ian

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"A Seventeen" originally "At Seventeen"
Ahem, no comment!
"Jane's Lues" originally "Jane's Blues"
Again, lues are another term for syphilis.
"Jane's Blues" originally "Janey's Blues"

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Mat Seventeen" originally "At Seventeen"
Candy Welty
"Vat Seventeen" originally "At Seventeen"
Candy Welty
"Bat Seventeen" originally "At Seventeen"
Candy Welty
"Act Seventeen" originally "At Seventeen"
Sorry, duplicate entries are not allowed.
The Editor
"Ate Seventeen" originally "At Seventeen"
What did you eat 17 of?
Hilary Duffelbag

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Ad Seventeen" originally "At Seventeen"
Penny Olivia Tyler
"Ax Seventeen" originally "At Seventeen"
Penny Olivia Tyler
"Janey's Glues" originally "Janey's Blues"
Carmen Stokes
"Janet's Blues" originally "Janey's Blues"
Carmen Stokes
"Janey's Clues" originally "Janey's Blues"
Carmen Stokes

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"At Seventeen""At Seventy"Merry & Pippin
"At Seventeen""At Halloween"B Alcorn
"At Seventeen""At 115(MPH)"Scathe
"At Seventeen""At 33"Susanna Viljanen
"At Seventeen""At Thirty-three"Stuart McArthur
"At Seventeen""The Batmobile"Merry & Pippin
"At Seventeen""At Thirty-Three"Royce Miller
"At Seventeen""At Twenty-Seven"Jules
"Society's Child""I Can't Watch You Anymore"Sammy Reed
"At Seventeen""At Thirty-Two"Doug Raiden

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Fly Too HighIcarus' Answering MachineFussBudgetVanPelt

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
You're Making Me High
   Toni Braxton
Fly Too High
   Janis Ian
You're Making Me Fly Too High
I Believe I Can Fly
   R. Kelly
Fly Too High
   Janis Ian
I Believe I Can Fly Too High
I'll run out of oxygen at that height!
Liz "Purrina" Richardson
Tired of Being Blonde
   Carly Simon
At Seventeen
   Janis Ian
Tired of Being Blonde at Seventeen
When A Child Is Born
   Charlotte Church
At Seventeen
   Janis Ian
When a Child is Born At Seventeen
Now that WOULD be an amazing birth.
Stephanie Craddock
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Janis Ian Joplin
Janis Joplin combined with Janis Ian
Wonder why it isn't on here yet.
Submitted By: Spraychel Spray
Janis Ian Whitcomb
Janis Ian combined with Ian Whitcomb
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Janis Ian Ball
Janis Ian combined with Ian Ball
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Janis Ian Matthews
Janis Ian combined with Ian Matthews
Submitted By: Candy Welty

There are additional Janis Ian Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"At Seventeen"
Misheard Lyrics:
And table for the elderly
Original Lyrics:
And haven for the elderly
"At Seventeen"
Misheard Lyrics:
Destiny remains at home
Original Lyrics:
Desperately remained at home
"At Seventeen"
Misheard Lyrics:
I learned the truth of seven seas
Original Lyrics:
I learned the truth at seventeen
"Society's Child (Baby I've Been Thinking)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Until they churn and say
Original Lyrics:
Until they turn and say
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"At Seventeen"
Misheard Lyrics:
And those of us with added faces
Original Lyrics:
And those of us with ravaged faces

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

Who could have been Picasso? Adding faces?

There are additional misheard stories available.

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"At Seventeen"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
And high-school girls with clear-skinned smiles
Who married young and then retired.
Why They're Misrhymed:
That's a pretty lame effort, Ms. Ian.
Submitted by: Doug Montgomery

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Murdering Stravinsky"
The Lyrics:
We're murdering Stravinsky
Shooting at Ravel
Burying Picasso
Slaughtering Caetano
at the gates of hell
We're bringing down The Beatles
Dylan and his pals
We're working very hard
to be the avante garde
Murdering Stravinsky
Who They Mention:
Composers: Igor Stravinsky, Maurice Ravel, and Caetano Veloso
Artist: Pablo Picasso
The Beatles
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
"Boots Like Emmy Lou's"
The Lyrics:
If I had boots like Emmy Lou's
I'd wear my hair like Loretta used to do
I'd sing like Patsy Cline
And Kitty Wells combined
I'd buy my clothes from Nudie
Have fingernails like Tammy
Tease my hair like Dolly
Who They Mention:
Emmy Lou Harris
Loretta Lynn
Patsy Cline
Kitty Wells
Tammy Wynette
Dolly Parton
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
There are additional celebrity lyrics available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"At Seventeen"
Opening Lines:
I learned the truth at seventeen, that love was meant for beauty queens
Submitted by: Candy Welty
Opening Lines:
Jesse, come home
Submitted by: Sutch

Band Name Anagrams:

Jan Is Ian Submitted by: Pete & Repete
Hey, this is a space change for artist names!
Sinai Jan Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
I As Ninja Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
Ani Is Jan Submitted by: Sutch
Is A Ninja Submitted by: Lucinda Blair

Song Title Anagrams:

"At Even Teens" originally "At Seventeen"
14, 16, or 18 years old
Submitted by: Multiplication Table Tennis Elbow Macaroni Penguin
"The Covered Runs" originally "Under The Covers"
Submitted by: Allisa Casilla

Songs That Are Banned:

"See It Through"
Banned in Germany
Submitted by: Bud Manning
"Society's Child"
This song about interracial dating was widely banned because the subject was considered extremely offensive to many in 1967 (and still is today, to a much lesser extent). I've heard that a disc jockey in Louisiana was shot for playing it.
Submitted by: Jeffrey

Lyrics Pronunciation:

"At Seventeen"
The Lyrics:
And debentures of quality
And dubious integrity
She pronounces "debentures" as "DEB-en-churs", not "duh-BEN-churs", the correct pronunciation.
Submitted by: crazydon

Song Title Acrostics:

AS: "At Seventeen"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"A character in the movie MEAN GIRLS named for her."
In the Movie MEAN GIRLS, there is a character named Janis Ian, an obvious allusion to this singer. In fact, in one scene of the movie Janis Ian's (the singer's) song "At Seventeen" is heard playing in the background, even though Janis Ian (the character) is not in that scene. The song could well allude to the high school angst that the movie addresses with regard to various characters therein. Incidentally the singer Janis Ian has been reported to be a lesbian, while, interestingly the movie character named for her is widely rumored to be a lesbian throughout the movie, but in the end she proves otherwise.
Submitted by: michelle (hell in mice)

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Between The Lines"
Joan Micklin Silver's 1977 cult classic
Submitted by: Sutch

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