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Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Weatherman Says," Jack Wagner"Heat Wave," Martha & The Vandellas
"Rock And Roll Band," Boston"Heat Wave," Martha & The Vandellas
"A Question Of Temperature," The Balloon Farm"Heat Wave," Martha & The Vandellas
"I Can't Escape From You," Bing Crosby"Nowhere To Run," Martha & The Vandellas
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Change a Letter:

"Nowhere To Pun" originally "Nowhere To Run"
Obviously the group needs to come to
Ugly Betty Rubble

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Jimmy Mack""Kitty Kat"Lionel Mertens
"Dancing In The Street""Glancing In The Screen"The Comedian
"Jimmy Mack""Chili-Mac"Guy DiRito
"Dancing In The Street""Dancing In The Suite"William Tong

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Heat WaveSummer of 2006 Weather InformationToto2

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Dancin' In The Street"
The Dated Lyrics:
There will be swingin', swayin', and records playin'.
Why They're Dated:
Records have been obsolete for 20 years, this song is now played on iPods.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Nowhere To Run"
Opening Lines:
Nowhere to run, baby Nowhere to hide (ooh) Got nowhere to run, baby Nowhere to hide (ooh)
"Nowhere To Run" was a #8 hit for Motown's Martha & the Vandellas. Another one of the Motown hits written by the songwriting team of Holland, Dozier, Holland, "Nowhere To Run" was thought to be too earthy for the more well-polished Supremes to sing. Of course it was well known by this point that Motown founder, Barry Gordy was much more favorable to the Supremes than Martha Reaves and her Vandellas. But Martha & the Vandellas' tunes probably had more spins on the dance floors across America (just my opinion).
Submitted by: Peter

Songs That Are Banned:

"Dancing In The Street"
Temporarily banned on many stations after 9/11.
Submitted by: Barry Disbrow

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Row Here To Nun" originally "Nowhere To Run"
Submitted by: Peter

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Nowhere To Run"
The Lyrics:
Nowhere to run, baby, nowhere to hide
Got nowhere to run to, baby, nowhere to hide
It's not love I'm running from
It's the heartbreak I know will come
Martha & the Vandellas were a Motown group that several top ten hits in the mid-1960's, led by lead singer Martha Reeves, but without the huge success of the Supremes. Most critics and audiences feel that Martha & her Vandellas were more earthy feel to their music than the Supremes, although as with "Nowhere To Run" they shared the Supremes songwriting trio of Holland/Dozier/Holland. "Nowhere To Run" was a top five hit for the group in the first half of 1965 and had a very uptempo dance beat, but the lyrics are quite depressing, or at least distressing if you think about them and read them, because Martha is doing nothing but running from love or the heartbreak that might come as with the first verse posted here by me. And later in the song it appears Martha feels the guy who is trying to win her love is nothing but a stalker, especially when she sings the lines about how everyplace she goes she sees him standing there.
Submitted by: Peter

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