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Jokes:

Q: What were Ian Curtis's last words? A: CKH-CKH-CKH-K-K-K-K-K!!!!!!!!
Submitted by: Annie
How did Ian Curtis's mother get Joy Division to stop practising?
Flick the lights on and off.
Submitted by: LucidLupin
There are additional music jokes available.

Band Name Origins:

  • The band started in 1977, after the Sex Pistols played their first gig in Manchester. Guitarist Bernard Albrecht and bassist Peter Hook met while at the show and later formed Stiff Kittens; they placed an ad through a Manchester record store for a singer, and so added Ian Curtis and drummer Steve Brotherdale. Renamed Warsaw [from David Bowie's "Warszawa"], they made their live debut the May after, supporting both Buzzcocks and Penetration at Manchester's Electric Circus. They recorded several demos, then Brotherdale quit the group in August 1977, so came Stephen Morris. The name change to Joy Division in 1977 [because a punk band called 'Warsaw Pakt' existed already] was inspired by the World War II novel, Karol Cetinsky's "The House of Dolls". [In her book, the term "joy division" is used as slang for concentration camps where female inmates were forced to prostitute themselves for the Nazi soldiers]. Submitted by: +samantha+
  • The Joy Division was the corps of young women kept in the camp for the pleasure of Nazi officers on leave. Partly due to the name, Joy Division (and later New Order) often had problems with Nazi accusations spreading around in the press. These both puzzled and angered the band, and they did not wish to dignify them with a reply. Far from containing Nazi propaganda, their lyrics preach quite the contrary message. Many other punk bands used much more direct Nazi symbolism with much less press comment. Submitted by: ank

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Gloom MultiplicationReverses the mood and arithmetic processLouisa Ferncliff
Joy DavidsonI mistook the original band name as this one.Archie C.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"I Remember Nothing,"They obviously remember the words to this song!Candy Welty
"Love Will Tear Us Apart,"So, now love is causing physical harm to you?Peter

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Is There Something I Should Know?," Duran Duran"Love Will Tear Us Apart," Joy Division
"How Long," Ace"Twenty Four Hours," Joy Division
"Love Will Keep Us Together," Captain & Tennille"Love Will Tear Us Apart," Joy Division
"Twenty Four Hours," Joy Division"All Day And All Of The Night," The Kinks

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Love Will Tar Us Apart" originally "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
Won't even let us be together as we're tarred!
Wendy Torrance
"Shadowpay" originally "Shadowplay"
Evan

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Then Eternal" originally "The Eternal"
Veruca Pepper
"Twenty Flour Hours" originally "Twenty Four Hours"
Louisa Ferncliff
"The External" originally "The Eternal"
Alison Runyon

Change a Letter:

"Twenty Dour Hours" originally "Twenty Four Hours"
Louisa Ferncliff
"Twenty Sour Hours" originally "Twenty Four Hours"
Louisa Ferncliff

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Love Will Tear Us Apart""Never Work At Wal-Mart Again"Agrimorfee
"Transmission""Emissions"Jim A
"Love Will Tear Us Apart""Shrub Will Take Us To War"Jim A

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
She's Lost ControlBladder Specialist, MD.Jason C. Reeher

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Tornado Of Souls
   Megadeth
Dead Souls
   Joy Division
Tornado Of Dead Souls
GlamRockNinjaLord
The Power Of Love
   Huey Lewis And The News
Love Will Tear Us Apart
   Joy Division
The Power Of Love Will Tear Us Apart
GlamRockNinjaLord
No Ordinary Love
   Sade
Love Will Tear Us Apart
   Joy Division
No Ordinary Love Will Tear Us Apart
James
Muskrat Love
   Captain and Tennille
Love Will Tear Us Apart
   Joy Division
Muskrat Love Will Tear Us Apart
Maybe things aren't going so well with Muskrat Suzy and Muskrat Sam.
KooKooDee
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Floy Joy Division
Floy Joy combined with Joy Division
Submitted By: Jerry
The Mighty Clouds of Joy Division
The Mighty Clouds of Joy combined with Joy Division
Uplifting and depressing at the same time.
Submitted By: Christian

Misheard Lyrics:

"Love Will Tear Us Apart"
Misheard Lyrics:
Love grows great in the dark again
Original Lyrics:
Love...Love will tear us apart again
"Love Will Tear Us Apart"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lovers play in the park again
Original Lyrics:
Love will tear us apart again
"Interzone"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now the dogs beat the houses
Look the same, I walk round and round, nearly to a tree
Original Lyrics:
Down the dark streets the houses looked the same
I walked round and round
Nail me to a train
"Auto-Suggestion"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dear, dear,
Every fish is by design
Original Lyrics:
Here, here,
Everything is by design
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Love Will Tear Us Apart"
Misheard Lyrics:
Love grows great in the dark again
Original Lyrics:
Love...Love will tear us apart again

Story about this misheard lyric by: Jason Mills

I heard 2 different versions, one with a female lead (Lovers play in the park) and this one. Finally I heard a 3rd version on an independent station, heard the words clearly, and recognized the tune.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Love Will Tear Us Apart"
Better Lyrics:
Lev...Level Terrace Apart-a-ments
Original Lyrics:
Love...Love will tear us apart, again
Submitted by: nally

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Love Will Tear Us Apart"
The Funny Lyrics:
Why is the bedroom so cold?
Why They're Funny:
Chances are you left the air conditioner on too long.
Submitted by: Cassandra
 

Song Title Space Change:

"At Mo Sphere" originally "Atmosphere"
Didn't know Mo had his own sphere.
Submitted by: Peter

Band Name Anagrams:

I Void In Joys Submitted by: Honey Mustard Plaster Of Paris Hilton
I'd So Join Ivy Submitted by: Honey Mustard Plaster Of Paris Hilton
I Join Ivy Sod Submitted by: Honey Mustard Plaster Of Paris Hilton
I'd Vision Joy Submitted by: Honey Mustard Plaster Of Paris Hilton
I Vision Jody Submitted by: Honey Mustard Plaster Of Paris Hilton

Song Title Anagrams:

"I Sat On Oil" originally "Isolation"
Submitted by: Kara Oke
"Is Al In, Too?" originally "Isolation"
Submitted by: Kara Oke
"Oil In Oats" originally "Isolation"
Submitted by: Kara Oke
"Oil In Oats" originally "Isolation"
Submitted by: Kara Oke
"I Soot Nail" originally "Isolation"
Submitted by: Kara Oke

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Super Long Pop Songs:

"The Eternal" Length: 6:04
A slow, creepy song
Submitted by: Ra'akone

Song Title Acrostics:

TOM: "The Only Mistake"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Love Will Pair Us A Tart" originally "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
Submitted by: michelle (hell in mice)

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Love Will Tear Us Apart"
The Lyrics:
When the routine bites hard and ambitions are low
And the resentment rides high but emotions won't grow
And we're changing our ways, taking different roads
Then love, love will tear us apart again
Why:
The lyrics are pretty self-explanatory, and the most remarkable thing about this song in general is the poppiness of the music—in general, Joy Division's songs are very gloomy.
Submitted by: Cat
 

Names as a Word Bank:

Dido Joins Ivy Submitted by: Evan

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Hooked On Math
Product should teach one to do division with joy!
Submitted by: Justin B. Burr

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