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Album cover parody of Keep Moving by Madness
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This is the most recent information about Madness that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Madness, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).

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Jokes:

I see Suggs is now campaigning for human rights...
It's Madness gone Politically Correct I tell you!
Submitted by: Kics
Q: What's the first sign of madness?
A: Suggs walking up your driveway.
Submitted by: LucidLupin LeeBee

Band Name Origins:

  • They took this name from a classic Prince Buster song. Submitted by: Bobo

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: The Nutty Boys. Submitted by: Todd W. Zimmerman

Vainity Songs:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Madness (Is All In The Mind)"From their 1983 album 'The Rise And Fall.' It should not be confused with another song of theirs, simply titled "Madness", from their 1979 debut. - nally
"Madness"Yes, the group best known for "Our House" and "One Step Beyond" also had a self titled song. This one was from their 1979 debut album. It should not be confused with "Madness (Is All In The Mind)", a later track of theirs. - nally

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Shut Up!"Now pass the blame and don't blame me Just close your eyes and count to three (One two three) Then I'll be gone and you'll forget The broken window, t.v. set - Ashley Martin
"Cardiac Arrest"Between '79 and '83 Madness had 15 top 10 hits. Cardiac Arrest was one of only two singles during that period not to get in the top 10. (The other being The Prince). - Nick Brown

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Small Mouse""Our House"John C
"Outhouse""Our House"Elle

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Where's The Party?," Madonna"Our House," Madness
"Where It's At," Beck"Our House," Madness
"One Step Up," Bruce Springsteen"One Step Beyond," Madness
"Where's Captain Kirk?," Spizzenergi"Our House," Madness
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Hose Of Fun" originally "House Of Fun"
Angelica Monaghan
"I Must Be Love" originally "It Must Be Love"
Thinking oneself the very embodiment of love
Doug Wells
"Our Hose" originally "Our House"
Kirsten Abercrombie
"Wigs Of A Dove" originally "Wings Of A Dove"
Quark

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Sour House" originally "Our House"
Bluestar
"It Must Be Loved" originally "It Must Be Love"
Especially if it is a living thing.
Serafina
"House Of Funk" originally "House Of Fun"
Taylor Dadsen
"Dour House" originally "Our House"
Candy Welty
"Your House" originally "Our House"
Surprised this one wasn't up here yet
Captain Irk

There are additional Madness song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Our Louse" originally "Our House"
Candy Welty
"Our Douse" originally "Our House"
Candy Welty
"Our Mouse" originally "Our House"
I'm surprised this wasn't here already!
mandylee
"House Of Fur" originally "House Of Fun"
Wanda Ruppendown
"House Of Nun" originally "House Of Fun"
That would be an abbey.
Quark

There are additional Madness song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Our House""Loud House"mouselover
"Our House""Loud House"PikaJoe
"Our House""Old House"Glen Ashbury
"It Must Be Love""My Shoes Are Snug"Blaydeman
"Our House""GET OUT!"Abbott Skelding
"House Of Fun""House Of Buns"Agrimorfee
"Our House""Damn Mouse"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Never Knew Your Name""Never Flew A Plane"Matthias
"Our House""The Maus"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Our House""Our Mosque"Susanna Viljanen

There are additional Madness song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Yesterday's MenOld Folks HomeBeef Wang, BobyBird's Trusty Boxer Dog! :0P
Baggy TrousersDrop-downsBeef Wang, BobyBird's Trusty Boxer Dog!
Cardiac Arrest'Something's Gotta Give' Movie Promopickle*
Our HouseNationwide Building SocietyRappa
Our HouseReal Estate Companiespengwin1225

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
EmbarrassmentThe White HouseDJ
EmbarrassmentTeenage Pregnancy HelplineRosie
Baggy TrousersSchoolClarinetMad
Our HouseHomeless shelterDrewzi

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
1, 2 Step
   Ciara
One Step Beyond
   Madness
1, 2 Steps Beyond
Kyla
Burning Down The House
   Talking Heads
Our House
   Madness
Burning Down Our House
Someone call the fire department!
Raphael Bivas
My Name Is
   Eminem
Michael Caine
   Madness
My Name Is Michael Caine
A Maurice Micklethwaite Production?
Grimley Fieendish
I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
   Elvis Costello
Baggy Tousers
   Madness
I Can't Stand Up For Baggy Tousers Falling Down
chris
There are additional Madness duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

March Madness
Little Peggy March combined with Madness
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Madness Lads
Madness combined with The Mad Lads
Submitted By: Candy Welty

Misheard Lyrics:

"Our House"
Misheard Lyrics:
Father haves his someday mess
Mother's tired she needs a rest
The kids are playing up those stairs
Sister staying in those s***s
Original Lyrics:
Father wears his Sunday best
Mother's tired she needs a rest
The kids are playing up downstairs
Sister's sighing in her sleep
"Our House"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bauhaus, in the middle of our street
Original Lyrics:
Our house, in the middle of our street
"Our House"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bauhaus, in the middle of Auschwitz
Original Lyrics:
Our house, in the middle of our street
"Our House"
Misheard Lyrics:
Our house is in the middle of our streak
Original Lyrics:
Our house is in the middle of our street
There are additional Madness misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Yesterday's Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ancilla spec of you
Original Lyrics:
An insolent spec of youth

Story about this misheard lyric by: Carl Humphreys

I was that impressed that Madness could speak Latin. I could never understand why 'Ancilla spec' (Latin) or 'The Slave girl saw' (translation), never quite fitted with the song!

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Our House"
The Funny Lyrics:
Our house, in the middle of our street
Why They're Funny:
What the...? Why would a house be in the middle of a street? What, do cars come swerving round it? Or is it on an island? If so, then that would probably make sense!
Submitted by: Ripp
"Shut Up"
The Funny Lyrics:
I'm as honest as the day is long -
The longer the daylight, the less I do wrong.
Why They're Funny:
In Britain, it's quite common to say that someone is "as honest as the day is long" as a compliment. But this song twists the meaning around because it's about a thief who operates at night - so although he is indeed "as honest as the day is long", that's not saying much!
Submitted by: Tha Boz Boz
There are additional Madness Funny lyrics available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Our House"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Our house in the middle of the street
Why They're Repetitive:
Repeats ad nauseum.
Submitted by: Aaron Brassner
 

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Our House"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
The kids are playing up downstairs
Why They're Nonsensical:
This may seem nonsensical at first glance (because of the words "up" and "downstairs" together), but it isn't nonsensical in British English. When children 'play up', they are misbehaving. So when the kids are playing up downstairs, it just means they are misbehaving downstairs.
Submitted by: Celeste
 

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"House Of Fun"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Welcome to the lion's den
Why They're Inappropriate:
What has the lion's den got to do with this song?
Submitted by: sonikal
"Our House"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Our house, that was where we used to sleep.
Why They're Inappropriate:
The entire rest of the song is sung in the present tense, going on and on about the house they currently live in and the other family members who live there. Then at the end, it becomes the house 'where we used to sleep'. All of a sudden, they moved out?
Submitted by: Michael S.

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Driving in My Car"
The Lyrics:
I've been driving in my car
It's not quite a Jaguar

It says Morris on the door
The G.P.O. owned it before
Product Brand Name:
2 car makes: Jaguar & Morris
Submitted by: Andy Primus
"Sugar & Spice"
The Lyrics:
We bought a flat in Golders Green
A second hand fridge and washing machine
You found a job in Marks & Spencers
Filling shelves, sure it was pretty senseless
Product Brand Name:
Marks & Spencers - a UK department store
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
There are additional Madness product lyrics available.

Band Name Anagrams:

Mass End Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Send Sam Submitted by: Candy Welty
End Mass Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
Sam's Den Submitted by: Regina Haniger
Dan Mess Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Song Title Anagrams:

"Ragu and Pisces" originally "Sugar and Spice"
Submitted by: Natalie Snortman
"Ragu and Spices" originally "Sugar and Spice"
Submitted by: Natalie Snortman

Song Title Acrostics:

US: "Uncle Sam"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
OH: "Our House"
Submitted by: Millie Verst

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"One Step Ye Bond" originally "One Step Beyond"
Submitted by: Blake DeKalb
"Med And Breakfast Ban" originally "Bed And Breakfast Man"
Issued by the food and drug administration
Submitted by: Bridget Andrews

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