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Fun Music Information -> Jim Croce

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Jim Croche

Vainity Songs:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"You Don't Mess Around With Jim"Title track from his 1972 album. - Floyd DeBarber

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Working At McDonald's Blues""Working At The Car Wash Blues"MOR
"I'll Have To Say I Hate You In A Song""I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song"Aaerni

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Time In A Bottle,"You can't place time inside a bottleAlan the Ottoman

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Who's Holding Donna Now?," DeBarge"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown," Jim Croce
"Bad To The Bone," George Thorogood and The Destroyers"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown," Jim Croce
"Whom Will You Run To?," Heart"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown," Jim Croce
"Say It With Music," Paul Whiteman"I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song," Jim Croce
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Ox # 10" originally "Box # 10"
Lindsay Lowhound
"Tie In A Bottle" originally "Time In A Bottle"
Why would someone put a tie in a bottle?
Peter
"Tim In A Bottle" originally "Time In A Bottle"
Erika Clarkson

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Timer In A Bottle" originally "Time In A Bottle"
Krystal
"Bad Brad Leroy Brown" originally "Bad Bad Leroy Brown"
Leroy would actually be the man's middle name!
Edward
"Workin' At The Czar Wash Blues" originally "Workin' At The Car Wash Blues"
Bob
"Workin' At The Cart Wash Blues" originally "Workin' At The Car Wash Blues"
Jen
"Bad Bard Leroy Brown" originally "Bad Bad Leroy Brown"
Yvonne Sindri

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Time On A Bottle" originally "Time In A Bottle"
Never thought of bottle clocks before!
Alan the Ottoman
"Tame In A Bottle" originally "Time In A Bottle"
Penny Nichols
"Dime In A Bottle" originally "Time In A Bottle"
Penny Nichols
"Tile In A Bottle" originally "Time In A Bottle"
Penny Nichols
"Phonographs And Memories" originally "Photographs And Memories"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown""Mad, Mad Charlie Brown"Robert D.Arndt Jr.
"I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song""I'll Have To Reelect You In A Song"Bob Gomez
"I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song""I'll Have to Smoke Some Buds in a Bong"Tony Wiseguy
"Bad Bad Leroy Brown""Bad Bad Charlie Brown"Jonathan
"Time In A Bottle""Pills In A Bottle"Pillicothe Guy
"Time in a Bottle""Tighten the Wattle"John A. Barry
"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown""Bad, Bad Barack O"Michael Pacholek
"Bad Bad Leroy Brown""Fat Cats Pound For Pound"Guy DiRito
"I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song""I'll Have to Say I Love You With a Snog"Bilbopooh
"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown""Bad, Bad Leech-Boys Town"John A. Barry

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Photographs And MemoriesAntiques storeEdward

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
New York's Not My HomeSenator Hillary Clinton's Officehec

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Love And Memories
   O.A.R.
Photographs And Memories
   Jim Croce
Love, Photographs And Memories
Donald Trumped-Up Charges
Genie In A Bottle
   Christina Aguilera
Time In A Bottle
   Jim Croce
Genie's Time In A Bottle
Impossible, as Croce died before Aguilera was born
Mister X
Smooth Operator
   Sade
Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels)
   Jim Croce
Smooth Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels)
Isac
Tulsa Time
   Don Williams
Time In A Bottle
   Jim Croce
Tulsa Time In A Bottle
Bob
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown"
Misheard Lyrics:
He had a raisin in his shoe
Original Lyrics:
He had a razor in his shoe
"Operator"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can you help me fix this cough?
Original Lyrics:
Can you help me place this call?
"Time in a Bottle"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've looked around no to no
Original Lyrics:
I've looked around enough to know
"Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm overcome with glow.
Original Lyrics:
I've overcome the blow.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown"
Misheard Lyrics:
He had a raisin in his shoe
Original Lyrics:
He had a razor in his shoe

Story about this misheard lyric by: Kate

I was around 4. I figured having a raisin in his shoe made him mad, which made him act all bad.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Operator"
The Funny Lyrics:
She's living in L.A.,
with my old ex-best friend Ray,
I guy she said she knew well but sometimes hated.
Why They're Funny:
What could be more grating than seeing your lover run-off with your best friend, except perhaps her once having hated the guy? Jim is slicing the irony real thick here.
Submitted by: Cesare
 

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Bad Bad Leroy Brown"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
And it's bad bad,
Leroy Brown.
The baddest man
in the wole damned town
Badder than old King Kong
Meaner than a junkyard dog
Why They're Repetitive:
I don't know how many times he repeats this lyric in one stanza but once is enough.
Submitted by: Celeste
 

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Operator"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Give me the number if you can find it,
so I can call just to tell 'em I'm fine
Why They're Nonsensical:
This is a case where repeating the chorus throughout a song completely throws off the story. The first time he sings these lines, it makes complete sense. Then he sings them again after the operator gave him the number (hence he already knows she can find it). Finally he sings them again after declaring he no longer wants to make the call!
Submitted by: Michael S.
 

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Badder than an-ol' King Kong
Meaner than a junkyard dog.
Why They're Misrhymed:
How sad that Jim had to pass on before he could add the 'n' to 'dog'.
Submitted by: MOR
"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Well, the two men took to fightin',
and when they pulled them from the floor,
Leroy looked like a jigsaw puzzle with a couple of pieces gone.
Why They're Misrhymed:
I am dismayed that Croce couldn't have come up with a better effort to rhyme than 'floor' and gone.' Especially since he did so well with just about all the rest of his music...
Submitted by: Doug Montgomery

How to Pronounce a Band Name:

"Jim KRO-chee
I know, it looks like it should be "kroass" (rhyming with gross), but he had Italian ancestry.
Submitted by: Alex

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Rapid Roy (That Stock Car Boy)"
The Lyrics:
But every Sunday afternoon, he is a dirt track demon
In a '57 Chevrolet
Product Brand Name:
Chevrolet
Submitted by: oldsongs
"Bad Bad Leroy Brown"
The Lyrics:
He got a custom Continental
He got an El Dorado too
He got a 32 gun in his pocket for fun
He got a razor in his shoe
Product Brand Name:
Cadillac El Dorado
Submitted by: FussBudget
There are additional product lyrics available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Operator"
Opening Lines:
Operator, oh could you help me place this call?
Comments:
Submitted by: MOR
"Time In A Bottle"
Opening Lines:
If I could save time in a bottle
Comments:
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Song Title Space Change:

"Tim E. In A Bottle" originally "Time In A Bottle"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Bad Bad Leroy Brown"
The Lyrics:
Baddest man in the whole damn town
Badder than old King Kong
Why:
There's no such word as BADDER or BADDEST. Everybody knows that the comparative of BAD is WORSE and the superlative of BAD is WORST.
Submitted by: Isac
 

Song Title Anagrams:

"Item In A Bottle" originally "Time In A Bottle"
Submitted by: Alina
"Mini Toe Battle" originally "Time In A Bottle"
Submitted by: Josh
"Wobbly Nerd Abroad" originally "Bad Bad Leroy Brown"
Submitted by: Roy R. Pryor
"Ambient Toilet" originally "Time In A Bottle"
Submitted by: No One In Particular

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown"
The Lyrics:
Well the south side of Chicago Is the baddest part of town And if you go down there You better just beware Of a man named Leroy Brown
Why:
I'm a little surprised that no one had yet posted this classic hit from the summer of 1973 from the late great Jim Croce (who died far too young). Of course from the opening verse the setting for this song about Leroy Brown, that women called "treetop lover" and the men just got out of the way from, is in Chicago (Illinois).
Submitted by: Peter
 

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Bad Lad, Be Roy Brown" originally "Bad Bad Leroy Brown"
Submitted by: Job Lowe
"Bomb In A Title" originally "Time In A Botlle"
Submitted by: Veronica Krumpfelhagen

Missing Parts:

"Box #10"
Where are boxes #1-9?
Submitted by: hamburger456

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