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Fun Music Information -> Linda Ronstadt

Album cover parody of Dedicated to the One I Love by Linda Ronstadt
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Possible Misspelled Names:

These are the alternate spellings of the performer's name we've had to correct in submissions to amIright.

The Stone Poneys, Linda Ronstat, Linda Ronstadt/Neil Young, Linda Ronstadt & James Ingram, Linda Rondstadt

Jokes:

Why is Linda Ronstadt's commode surrounded by hand rails? Because it's so easy to fall in, love.
Submitted by: Greg Hulak
 

Singers Who Act:

Notable Acting Credits
Comments & Submitter Name
"The Pirates of Penzance"Ronstadt would later do the Broadway Series of this film. - Paul Warren

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"When Can I Make Love?""When Will I Be Loved?"Paul Warren

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Sorrow Lives Here,"Sorrow is not a living thing.Yvette Bristle
"Cry Like A Rainstorm,"Storms don't cry.Yvette Bristle
"Mr. Radio,"Radios don't have a gender.Yvette Bristle
"Love Is A Rose,"Love is an emotion, not a flower.Yvette Bristle
"Heart Like A Wheel,"A heart isn't round, so it can't be like a wheel.Peggy Dishwasher

There are additional literally impossible song titles available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Running Up That Hill," Kate Bush"It's So Easy," Linda Ronstadt
"Why Can't I Have You?," The Cars"You're No Good," Linda Ronstadt
"Without You In My Life," Tyrone Davis"Hurt So Bad," Linda Ronstadt
"Martie, Emily, And Natalie," Cledus T. Judd"You're No Good," Linda Ronstadt
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Lose Gain" originally "Lose Again"
Candy Welty
"Poor Poor Pitiful M" originally "Poor Poor Pitiful Me"
As in 'M' of James Bond movies.
Naomi Swanson
"You're No God" originally "You're No Good"
Terror Reid

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Loser Again" originally "Lose Again"
Candy Welty
"Close Again" originally "Lose Again"
Candy Welty
"Louse Again" originally "Lose Again"
Candy Welty
"You're Not Good" originally "You're No Good"
Means pretty much the same thing as original title
Joe Siebert
"You're Now Good" originally "You're No Good"
A possible sequel to the original song title?
Serafina

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Baby You've Been On My Rind" originally "Baby You've Been On My Mind"
Yvette Bristle
"Baby You've Been On My Mink" originally "Baby You've Been On My Mind"
Yvette Bristle
"Baby You've Been On My Mine" originally "Baby You've Been On My Mind"
Yvette Bristle
"Baby You've Been In My Mind" originally "Baby You've Been On My Mind"
Yvette Bristle
"Baby You've Been On My Mint" originally "Baby You've Been On My Mind"
Yvette Bristle

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"When will I be loved""When will I get off"Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd
"When Will I Be Loved?""When Did I Get Old?"Rex Ungericht
"When Will I Be Loved""Why Was I Not Loved"Scribbling Monkey Collective
"You're No Good""It's No Good"mouselover
"Blue Bayou""Blue Danube"Warren Baker
"When Will I Be Loved""Man, Aren't My Jeans Snug?"Warren Baker
"You're No Good""You're Not Wood"Alvin Rhodes
"Different Drum""Hillary for...President?"Paul Warren
"You're No Good""You're So Good"Lionel Mertens
"Hurts So Bad""Smells So Bad"Rick Duncan

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Somewhere Out ThereTributes To Overseas Solders In IraqWhizkidF

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
You're No GoodSelf-Esteem HelplineNatalie Stonecipher

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Somebody Told Me
   The Killers
You're No Good
   Linda Ronstadt
Somebody Told Me You're No Good
Edward
The Goodbye
   Liesel Matthews
Winter Light
   Linda Ronstadt
Goodbye, Winter Light
Saying goodbye to the winter light before welcoming the light of spring. Nice thought, no?
Sheogorath
Pour Me
   Trick Pony
Poor Poor Pitiful Me
   Linda Ronstadt
Pour Poor Poor Pitiful Me
Britney Spears into pruning hooks
Love Is Blue
   Paul Mauriat
Blue Bayou
   Linda Ronstadt
Love Is In The Blue Bayou
...but I drowned before I could find it!
Paul Warren
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

The Linda Ronstadtler Brothers
Linda Ronstadt combined with The Statler Brothers
Submitted By: Iris Green
The Linda Rheostatics
Linda Ronstadt combined with The Rheostatics
Submitted By: Joanna Whitmire

Misheard Lyrics:

"Ooo Baby Baby"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm just a brown-out in enema row
Original Lyrics:
I'm just about at the end of my rope
"You're No Good"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm telling you, damn baby, cuz I'm going my way
Original Lyrics:
I'm telling you now baby and I'm going my way
"Blue Bayou"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm going back someday, come with me to blue by you.
Original Lyrics:
I'm going back someday, come what may to blue bayou
"Poor, Poor, Pitiful Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Floorboard Symphony
Original Lyrics:
Poor poor pitiful me.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Ooo Baby Baby"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm just a brown-out in enema row
Original Lyrics:
I'm just about at the end of my rope

Story about this misheard lyric by: Jason

That's the way I always heard it.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Love is a Rose"
Better Lyrics:
Love is a nose and you'd better not pick it.
Original Lyrics:
Love is a rose and you'd better not pick it.
Submitted by: Reg Smith

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Blue Bayou"
The Funny Lyrics:
Since I left my baby behind on Blue Bayou
Why They're Funny:
Every time I hear this, it is difficult restraining my laughter, if I'm in a situation where that is prudent. Maybe I learned an obscure term from my mother who once worked in a sewing room. She told me that in that sewing room, the term 'baby behind' was used for a certain anatomical feature. It is the anatomical feature that I've since discovered to be more commonly referred to as 'cleavage'.
Submitted by: Trina Lufkin
 

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"You're No Good"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
You're no good
You're no good
You're no good
Baby, you're no good
Why They're Repetitive:
This song is so arrrgh, and Linda's last name was misspelled two times already. Ronstadt is the correct spelling.
Submitted by: Erik
 

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Silver Threads And Golden Needles"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
And I cannot drown my sorrows in the warm glow of your wine.
Why They're Nonsensical:
When or where does wine glow warmly? Maybe in a wine cellar in Chernobyl? Actually, I suspect it would take much more radiation than that to make wine glow!
Submitted by: Karen Smith
 

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"Poor Poor Pitiful Me"
The Insincere Lyrics:
Yes, he really worked me over good
He was a credit to his gender
He put me through some changes Lord
, sorta like a Waring blender
Why They're Insincere:
Couldn't think of anything better to rhyme with gender?
Submitted by: Lorraine
 

Insulting Song Lyrics:

"It Doesn't Matter Anymore"
The Insulting Lyrics:
And you won't matter anymore.
Why They're Insulting:
It sounds like Linda wants the person she's singing to (not the listener, otherwise she'd be breaking the fourth wall) out of her sight and out of her life.
Submitted by: Hank E. Panky
"You're No Good"
The Insulting Lyrics:
Now I see how you really are.
You're no good, you're no good, you're no good,
baby you're no good
I'm gonna say it again
You're no good, you're no good, you're no good,
baby you're no good
Why They're Insulting:
She's obviously telling the guy how she really feels about him.
Submitted by: Celeste

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Poor Poor Pitiful Me"
The Lyrics:
Just like Jesse James
Who They Mention:
Jesse James
Submitted by: Darrell Wilhelm
 

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Poor Poor Pitiful Me"
The Lyrics:
Well, he really worked me over good He was a credit to his gender He really worked me over good Sort of like a Waring blender
Product Brand Name:
Waring blender. This song was written and also recorded by Warren Zevon, known for his sardonic wit.
Submitted by: Martha Hankins
"Poor Poor Pitiful Me"
The Lyrics:
Yes, he really worked me over good
He was a credit to his gender
Took me through some changes
Lord, sorta like a Waring blender
Product Brand Name:
Waring
Submitted by: crazydon

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Skylark"
Opening Lines:
Skylark, have you anything to say to me? Won't you tell me where my love can be?
Comments:
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Love Is A Rose"
Opening Lines:
Love is a rose but you better not pick it. Only grows when it's on the vine.
Comments:
Submitted by: Candy Welty
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Scary Song Lyrics:

"Different Drums"
The Lyrics:
We'll both live a lot longer
If you live without me.
Why:
Unless there is an implied threat of a murder / suicide here, she's presuming to know way too much about both of their life expectancies!
Submitted by: Amber Wayland
 

Song Title Space Change:

"You Reno Good" originally "You're No Good"
Does Linda mean the city former Attorney General?
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Band Name Anagrams:

Tristan Donald Submitted by: Lefty Lucy
Roland Distant Submitted by: Lefty Lucy
Standard In Lot Submitted by: Lefty Lucy
Distant Ronald Submitted by: Lefty Lucy

Song Title Anagrams:

"Love Is A Sore" originally "Love Is A Rose"
Submitted by: Melanie Black
"May Get Rain" originally "Try Me Again"
Submitted by: Joy Stick
"Granite Yam" originally "Try Me Again"
Submitted by: Joy Stick
"Many Tie Rag" originally "Try Me Again"
Submitted by: Joy Stick
"Gain My Tear" originally "Try Me Again"
Submitted by: Joy Stick

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Back In The U.S.A."
The Lyrics:
New York, Los Angeles,
Oh how I yearn for you.
Detroit, Chicago, Chattanooga, Baton Rouge.
God, I long to be at my home back in old St Lou.
Why:
Refers to several U.S. cities: New York, New York; Los Angeles, California; Detroit, Michigan; Chicago, Illinois; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and St. Louis, Missouri.
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
"Back In The U.S.A."
The Lyrics:
I'm so glad I'm living in the U.S.A.
Why:
Refers to the United States of America.
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale

Song Title Acrostics:

LIAR: "Love Is A Rose"
Submitted by: Edyth Bowen

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Ruff Is A Lows" originally "Love Is A Rose"
Submitted by: The Mole
"Burt So Had" originally "Hurt So Bad"
Burt so had what?
Submitted by: Leanne Cantrell(not to fret; relling is overrated)

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Different Drum"
The Lyrics:
So goodbye I'll be leaving
I see no sense in this crying and grieving
Why:
It's a flowing and happy-sounding song, but it's all about not being interested in this guy! or not wanting a monogamous relationship with him...
Submitted by: Amy Lamborn
"Different Drum"
The Lyrics:
You and I, travel to a beat of a different drum,
Can't you tell by the way I run, every time you lay eyes on me.
Why:
Major key, cheerful harpsichord solo, a baroque-style string arrangement, but the song is about a woman who dumps her man saying, "It isn't you, It's me." concept.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

Lyrics Spoonerisms:

"Silver Threads And Golden Needles"
The Lyrics:
I don't want your lonely mansion with a tear in every room.
Why:
I don't want your lonely mansion with a rear in every tomb.
Submitted by: Allison O'Silla
 

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Rhonda Linstadt originally "Linda Ronstadt"
Could work, eh?
Submitted by: Raphael
Rinda Lonstadt originally "Linda Ronstadt"
Submitted by: Carrie Blunderwood

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

"Her Romances with Jerry Brown and George Lucas"
Beginning in the mid-1970s, Linda Ronstadt's private life was given major publicity. It was fueled by a relationship with then-Governor of California Jerry Brown, a Democratic presidential candidate. They shared a Newsweek magazine cover in April 1979. They also made the cover of Us Weekly magazine. Ronstadt and Brown took a trip to Africa which became fodder for the international press, and they made the cover of People magazine. In the mid-1980s, Ronstadt was engaged to Star Wars director George Lucas.
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Getting Banned in Vegas"
Clean-cut Linda Ronstadt would seem to be the last person to get ousted from Sin City, but indeed she was. The grounds: during one of her shows, she dedicated a performance of her hit song, "Desperado" (originally by the Eagles), to radical leftist author and documentarian Michael Moore. While this gesture, considering the lyrics of the song, was probably tongue-in-cheek, the conservative local business-owners didn't find it funny, so they banned her.
Submitted by: Raphael

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Heart Like A Wheel"
1983 biopic of woman drag racer Shirley Muldowney
Submitted by: Country

Bad Ringtone Choices:

"You're No Good"
The Lyrics:
Now I see how you really are
You're no good, you're no good
you're no good, baby you're no good
Why:
Imagine how horribly ironic, and embarrassing, it would be if you were in bed with your husband/wife/signifficant other and your phone went of?
He/She might think that you intended to tell him/her that they're bad at doing the deed.
Submitted by: Celeste

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