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Album cover parody of Mr Brightside 1 by Killers
Parody album cover
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Band Name Origins:

  • Actually, it the name was on the drum set in New Order's 'Touched By the Hand Of God' video, the one where the band is parodying the hair-metal bands popular at the time. Submitted by: 59052
  • The Killers took their name from a fictional band name written on the drum in New Order's "Crystal" video. Submitted by: Clair

Stupid Band Names:

  • Not an Iron Maiden tribute band...a post-punk revival group, who do not play very violent music... Submitted by: G
  • What are they killing? And why are they doing so? Submitted by: CJ
  • The name just seems like it's a lame attempt to seem threatening... if not, then perhaps it's a reference to Jerry Lee Lewis. Submitted by: The Skuz

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
The PacifistsThey don't kill anything, so this makes sense.G
The SlayersIt means the same, and "slayer" sounds cooler.Nads
The ThrillersTheir name would sound less threatening.Dongquan

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Lower East Side""Mr. Brightside"Holden
"Norman Whiteside""Mr. Brightside"Isaac Hunt
"Nobody Told Me""Somebody Told Me"Isaac Hunt
"On The Right Side""Mr. Brightside"Nina Cayley
"Mr. Darkside""Mr. Brightside"rocky

There are additional new song names available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Just A Girl," No Doubt"Just Another Girl," The Killers
"What Have You Done?," Within Temptation"All These Things That I've Done," The Killers
"She's Not There," The Zombies"Where Is She?," The Killers
"If Somebody Told You," Anna King"Somebody Told Me," The Killers
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Losing Ouch" originally "Losing Touch"
Peter
"Jenny Was A Fiend Of Mine" originally "Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine"
Peter
"Jenny As A Friend Of Mine" originally "Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine"
Isabella
"I Can't Say" originally "I Can't Stay"
Yvette Bristle
"Mr. Rightside" originally "Mr. Brightside"
Doug Wells

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Jenny Wash A Friend Of Mine" originally "Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine"
Donna Gelpigi
"Jenny Was A Friend Of Maine" originally "Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine"
Some have been seen as friends of a whole state.
Donna Gelpigi
"Jenny Was A Friend Of Miner" originally "Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine"
Explaining her black lung disease?
Peter
"Lousing Touch" originally "Losing Touch"
Keep that lousing touch to yourself!
Dionne Peacewick
"Boners" originally "Bones"
Joey Lawrence (no, not the actor)

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Denny Was A Friend Of Mine" originally "Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine"
Might or might not be a gender change
Isac
"Penny Was A Friend Of Mine" originally "Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine"
Penny can also be a girl's name.
Isac
"Kenny Was A Friend Of Mine" originally "Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine"
Another sex-change by changing a letter
Isac
"Jenny Has A Friend Of Mine" originally "Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine"
Also entitled, Jennny The Kidnapper?
Peter
"The World We Jive In" originally "The World We Live In"
Amanda

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Recordings:

Apr 29
a parody of "Bones" by The Killers
Don't you wanna come with me, don't you wanna grab a traffic cone and take it home.....it's only natural!
you Tube: (all)
Apr 28
a parody of "Mr Brightside" by The Killers
Zit City....turning my face to misery, oh my god no!
you tube: (all)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Human""Stupid"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Mr. Brightside""Mr. Blind Guide"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Somebody Told Me""I'm On A Yoshi"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Mr. Brightside""M'Lady (Tips Fedora)"RADDman
"The Ballad Of Micheal Valentine""The Ballad Of Mecha Pinkie Pie"Pinkie Apple Pie
"Mr Brightside""Mr Bobbitt"Fack Sabbath
"Mr Brightside""It's the Zeitgeist"Phil Alexander
"All These Things That I've Done""All These Drinks That I've Drunk"Christopher McKenna
"Somebody Told Me""Somebody Told Me (remix)"The P.A.K
"Mr.Brightside""Mr.Cross-Eyed"CrashMatt

There are additional Killers song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Bones"Grim Adventures Of Billy and Mandy" promosDr Music
Mr. BrightsideDepression MedicationSamantha
Mr. BrightsideAnti-Depressant--
Smile Like You Mean ItAny Royal Walkabout Taken By The Queenpickle*
Glamourous Indie Rock n' RollRecord CompanyNat
There are additional Killers commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
This River is WildChurchXpunkbassist
Smile Like You Mean ItDomestic Violence CounsellingDongquan
All These Things That I've DonePrisonDongquan
When You Were YoungChurchDongquan
Everything Will Be AlrightPolice DepartmentSteph

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
On Top Of The World
   Imagine Dragons
The World We Live In
   The Killers
On Top Of The World We Live In
Dongquan
Fifteen
   Taylor Swift
Bones
   The Killers
Fifteen Bones
Dongquan
Kill Your Pretty Face
   W.A.S.P.
All The Pretty Faces
   The Killers
Kill All Your Pretty Faces
GlamRockNinjaLord
My Name Is
   Eminem
Mr. Brightside
   The Killers
My Name Is Mr. Brightside
I hate both artists so this duet would suck!
Ed
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

A Band of Killer Bees
A Band of Bees combined with The Killers
The first group is known simply as 'The Bees' in their native homeland, the UK, but in the US they are known as A Band Of Bees (but I'm not sure why).
Submitted By: Mike
The All-American Killers
The All-American Rejects combined with The Killers
Submitted By: Dongquan
Pussycat Killers
Pussycat Dolls combined with The Killers
If you don't like them....
Submitted By: Dongquan
Secondhand Killers
Secondhand Serenade combined with The Killers
If nobody likes secondhand stuff....
Submitted By: Dongquan

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

Misheard Lyrics:

"All These Things That I've Done"
Misheard Lyrics:
I got soap and I'm not a soldier
Original Lyrics:
I got soul, but I'm not a soldier.
"Mr. Brightside"
Misheard Lyrics:
Jealousy turning sinks into the sea
Original Lyrics:
Jealousy turning saints into the sea.
"Mr. Brightside"
Misheard Lyrics:
Banana
Original Lyrics:
I never
"Somebody Told Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
That I had in Fairview, where we were last year.
Original Lyrics:
That I had in February of last year.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Bling (Confession Of A King)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Porn is high, but boy, they live.
Original Lyrics:
Poor and tired, but more than this

Story about this misheard lyric by: Katie

I have no idea why I thought it was "porn is high" I just misheard it and one day when I actually looked up the lyrics I realized. Why would this song have to do with porn?

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"All These Things That I've Done"
Better Lyrics:
I got a loon but I'm not a lunatic
Original Lyrics:
I got soul but I'm not a soldier
Submitted by: Alan the Ottoman

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Somebody Told Me"
The Funny Lyrics:
Somebody told me that you had a boyfriend
who looked like a girlfriend...
Why They're Funny:
Ha! Is her boyfriend a transvestite?
Submitted by: sXe LeXi 5X2
"Somebody Told Me"
The Funny Lyrics:
Well somebody told me
That you had a boyfriend
Who looked like a girlfriend
That I had in February of last year
Why They're Funny:
Ooh, this is such a nice little catty slight, isn't it? But I'm really not sure who to...It's either to the person Brandon Flowers is singing to, or the boyfriend, or the girlfriend. Maybe it's a general slight to all of them.
Submitted by: Whatever
There are additional Funny lyrics available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Somebody Told Me"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Somebody told me You had a boyfriend
Who looked like a girlfriend
That I had in February of last year
It's not confidential
I've got potential
A rushin', a rushin' around
Why They're Repetitive:
More than half the song. Five Times. Omit 'a rushin' a rushin' around' first time. First three after each verse. Third time: Repeat twice more in a row.
Submitted by: Alan the Ottoman
"All these things that I've done"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
I got soul, but I'm not a soldier... (x10)
Why They're Repetitive:
We hear this solitary line ten times in this song. That is more than 'you know you've gotta help me out, yeah' which is repeated six times in the song.
Submitted by: Alan the Ottoman
There are additional Killers repetitive lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Human"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Are we dancer
or are we human?
Why They're Nonsensical:
The missing "s". Or more of them. But even if it were 'dancers' or 'humans' or even both I'm not sure whether that would make any sense. As a critic put it: It is 'classical Killer's nonsense'.
Submitted by: A. Person
"Somebody Told Me"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Pace yourself for me,
I said maybe, baby, please.
But I just don't know know,
when all I wana do is try.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Don't get me wrong, I love the Killers. But this just made me think hmm....what exactly are you trying to say here, guys?
Submitted by: No One In Particular
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Mr. Brightside"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Now they're going to bed
And my stomach is sick
And it's all in my head
But she's touching his chest
Why They're Misrhymed:
Well what OTHER body part of his could she be touching that might rhyme a BIT better with "sick"? O:-)
Submitted by: Liz
 

Insulting Song Lyrics:

"Somebody Told Me"
The Insulting Lyrics:
Somebody told me that you had a boyfriend who looked like a girlfriend
Why They're Insulting:
That doesn't say much about your boyfriend, does it?
Submitted by: David Johnson
 

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"On Top"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
We bring the bump to the grind, uh oh
I don't mind, we're on top
Why They're Inappropriate:
This seems to symbolize sex. But Brandon Flowers says its his feelings about where the band is at the moment.
Submitted by: Laura
"Somebody Told Me"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Somebody told me you had a boyfriend who looked like a girlfriend that I had in February of last year it's not confidential I've got potential russing and russing around
Why They're Inappropriate:
First off what the hell does this 'somebody' mean when he says that another 'somebody' had a boyfriend that looked like a girlfriend which is totally sexist. And than he says that a third 'somebody' had a girlfriend who looked just like the byfriend which is yet again sexist. And who has potential in that quote. What's so confidential is the first 'somebody' cheating. And to top it all off why are you russing aroud so much hmmmmmmmmnmm.
Submitted by: hamp

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Mr. Brightside"
The Dirty Lyrics:
Now they're going to bed
And my stomach is sick
And it's all in my head
But she's touching his...chest
Why They're Dirty:
thats just dirty ...talking about having sex...but i really love this part cuz "...stomach is sick....shes touching his....." the lyrics say "chest" but come on what rhymes with "sick"
Submitted by: Diana
 

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"The Ballad of Michael Valentine"
The Lyrics:
But I've got the buzz Like Greta Garbo Walking forward to the sun
Who They Mention:
Greta Garbo was an actress.
Submitted by: xpunkbassist
"The Ballad of Michael Valetine"
The Lyrics:
But I've got the buzz Like Marlon Brando
Who They Mention:
Marlon Brando is an actor.
Submitted by: xpunkbassist
There are additional Killers celebrity lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"The Way It Was (2010s)"
The Song Lyrics:
Elvis singing "Don't Be Cruel".
Song They Mention:
"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Be Still"
Opening Lines:
Be still. And go on to bed.
Comments:
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"A Dustland Fairytale"
Opening Lines:
A Dustland fairytale beginning.
Comments:
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Song Title Space Change:

"Andy, You're As Tar" originally "Andy, You're A Star"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"When You Were Young"
The Lyrics:
"every once and a while"
Why:
it should be "every once IN a while"
Submitted by: Matt
 

Band Name Anagrams:

Hell's Trike Submitted by: Evan
Her Skillet Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Hell Strike Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Hiker Tells Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
There's Kill Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"You Filthier Sis" originally "This Is Your Life"
Submitted by: Josh
"Boldest, Moody Me" originally "Somebody Told Me"
Submitted by: Sir David Grady III

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Mum Body Sold Tea" originally "Somebody Told Me"
Submitted by: Sonia Rinzaimayor
"Somebody Mold Tea" originally "Somebody Told Me"
Submitted by: Lizzie

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Under The Gun"
The Lyrics:
Because Heaven sends and Heaven takes.
He's crashing cars in his brain.
Keep him tied up to a dream.
And only she can set him free.
And he says to me.
Kill me now, kill me now, kill me now, kill me now.
Kill me now, kill me now, kill me now, kill me now.
Why:
The song is about a guy who loves a woman who doesn't love him back.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
 

Band Name Spoonerisms:

The Lickers originally "The Killers"
Submitted by: Jim Class

Hidden Tracks:

"Mr. Brightside (Jacques Lu Cont's...)"
In the 10 minute-plus remix of "Mr. Brightside" on the album Tranquilize, there is a 30 second-ish snippet at the end. It is titled "Conversations with the Captain".
Submitted by: Bobbie Souffle

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Raid Bug Killer
Isn't it obvious?
Submitted by: Rocky
Lysol
Lysol kills germs.
Submitted by: Rocky
Pianos
Jerry Lee Lewis was "The Killer" and played piano.
Submitted by: rocky

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