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Album cover parody of Flat Chat by Midnight Oil
Parody album cover
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Band Name Origins:

  • "Burning The Midnight Oil" means working as hard as you can. Even continue working at night. Submitted by: Flo

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: The Oils. Submitted by: Blue Sky Miner

New Career:

Name
New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Politician"Peter Garrett was nominated of the Minister of Environment of Australia in November 2007. - Susanna Viljanen

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Midnight PetrolEuropean versionRobert D. Arndt Jr.
Noon FuelOther 12:00 time / synonym for oilCraig

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Sheds Are Burning""Beds Are Burning"Dawn Anwad
"Sleds Are Burning""Beds Are Burning"Dawn Anwad
"The Dead Art""The Dead Heart"Regina Olsen
"The Red Heart""The Dead Heart"Regina Olsen
"The Wed Heart""The Dead Heart"Regina Olsen

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Where's Captain Kirk?," Spizzenergi"Blue Sky Mine," Midnight Oil
"What's Going On?," Marvin Gaye"Beds Are Burning," Midnight Oil
"If I Had A Rocket Launcher," Bruce Cockburn"Put Down That Weapon," Midnight Oil
"Tell Me The Truth," Midnight Oil"I'd Lie," Taylor Swift

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"The Dead Heat" originally "The Dead Heart"
A tie for first place at the finish line.
Yvette Bristle
"The Dead Hart" originally "The Dead Heart"
Yvette Bristle
"The Dead Hear" originally "The Dead Heart"
No they don't.
Yvette Bristle
"Eds Are Burning" originally "Beds Are Burning"
Why burn guys named Ed?
Peter
"The Dead Heat" originally "The Dead Heart"
Dead heat = a tie for 1st place in a race
Alyssa Jayne

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"The Dead Hearth" originally "The Dead Heart"
Yvette Bristle
"The Dread Heart" originally "The Dead Heart"
Yvette Bristle
"The Dead Hearth" originally "The Dead Heart"
Samantha Wayland
"The Dread Heart" originally "The Dead Heart"
Samantha Wayland
"Powder And The Passion" originally "Power And The Passion"
Lindsay Doyle

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Beds Ate Burning" originally "Beds Are Burning"
As if beds weren't hard put enough to eat already!
Jessica Childress
"Bens Are Burning" originally "Beds Are Burning"
People named Ben are on fire?
Newt Gingpoor
"Teds Are Burning" originally "Beds Are Burning"
Why would guys named Ted be burned?
Peter
"Blue Sky Line" originally "Blue Sky Mine"
Chandra
"Blue Sky Fine" originally "Blue Sky Mine"
Ed

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Beds Are Burning""The Anti-AVID Song"Mr. Autistic
"Beds are Burning""Betten und Feur"Feurzeug
"Beds Are Burning""Reds Are Turning"Malcolm Higgins
"Beds Are Burning""Checks Are Churning"BeeDee

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
When The Generals TalkPentagonFussBudgetVanPelt
The Dead HeartDr Christian Barnaard's answering machineFussBudgetVanPelt
Beds Are BurningFire BrigadeFussBudgetVanPelt

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?
   Shania Twain
Beds Are Burning
   Midnight Oil
Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Burning Under?
Bubble-edged Sword
Moody River
   Pat Boone
Beds Are Burning
   Midnight Oil
Moody Riverbeds Are Burning
Miranda Turner
Mr. Blue Sky
   Electric Light Orchestra
Blue Sky Mine
   Midnight Oil
Mr. Blue Sky Mine
CJE
Mr. Blue
   Bobby Vincent (also Garth Brooks and many others)
Blue Sky Mine
   Midnight Oil
Mr. Blue Sky Mine
CJE
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Breathe Midnight Oil
Breathe combined with Midnight Oil
Submitted By: Yvette Bristle
Midnight Kid Creole And The Coconut Oil
Kid Creole And The Coconuts combined with Midnight Oil
Submitted By: Jessica Albatross
Dexy's Midnight Oil Runners
Dexy's Midnight Runners combined with Midnight Oil
Submitted By: Maddie's The Boss
Midnight Jimmy Castor Oil
Midnight Oil combined with Jimmy Castor
Submitted By: Gretchen Wieners

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

Misheard Lyrics:

"Kosciusko"
Misheard Lyrics:
No stranger to blue comedy
Now they'd like to be someone else
Original Lyrics:
No stranger to brutality
Now they'd like to be someone else
"Read About It"
Misheard Lyrics:
The bombs never hit you when they bounce, oh no
Original Lyrics:
The bombs never hit you when you're down so low
"Short Memory"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tongue twisted out of Mexico
Original Lyrics:
Conquistador of Mexico
"Only the Strong"
Misheard Lyrics:
Backwards four at the point of no return
Original Lyrics:
Back once more at the point of no return
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Blue Sky Mine"
Misheard Lyrics:
There'll be pee in your pocket tonight
Original Lyrics:
There'll be pay in your pocket tonight

Story about this misheard lyric by: Davo

Peeing in someone's pocket means almost the same thing as the original lyrics did anyway

There are additional misheard stories available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Beds Are Burning"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
How can we dance when our earth is turning?
How do we sleep when our beds are burning?
Why They're Nonsensical:
Um, well, first of all, if you're going to wait for the earth to stop turning to dance, you're going to have a long wait. (That's because the earth CONSTANTLY turns. Any astronomer will tell you that.) And secondly, if your bed is on fire and all you're worried about is how you're going to sleep in it, you need to re-evaluate your priorities.
Submitted by: Sorcha Ravenschild
 

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Mountains of Burma"
The Dated Lyrics:
The mountains of Burma
The road to Mandalay
The mountains of Burma
Light-years away.
Why They're Dated:
A violent military coup toppled the isolationist regime ruling Burma in September 1988. The new junta changed the nation's name to Myanmar the following year. When this song came out in 1990 "Burma" was already "Myanmar". New name, old oppression.
Submitted by: Blue Sky Miner 1990
 

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"U. S. Forces"
The Lyrics:
L Ron Hubbard can't save your life
Superboy takes a plutonium wife
In the shadow of ban the bomb we live
Who They Mention:
L Ron Hubbard
Submitted by: FussBudget
"Power And The Passion"
The Lyrics:
'Cos Gough was tough til he hit the rough
Hey, Uncle Sam and John were quite enough
Who They Mention:
John F Kennedy
Submitted by: FussBudget
There are additional celebrity lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Power And The Passion"
The Lyrics:
Dad's so bad he lives in the pub It's a underarms and football clubs
Flat chat, pine gap, in every home a Big Mac
And no one goes outback, that's that
Product Brand Name:
Big Mac
Submitted by: FussBudget
"Beds Are Burning"
The Lyrics:
Out where the river broke
The bloodwood and the desert oak
Holden wrecks and boiling diesels
Steam in forty five degrees
Product Brand Name:
General Motors Holden
Submitted by: FussBudget

Song Title Space Change:

"Wedding Cake Is Land" originally "Wedding Cake Island"
No, it's an edible object.
Submitted by: Peter

Band Name Anagrams:

Lion Id Might Submitted by: Sheila Evans
If lions have ids, their ids are likely mighty
I'm No Id Light Submitted by: Anita Grade
I Hit Molding Submitted by: Josh

Song Title Anagrams:

"Unsigned Barber" originally "Beds Are Burning"
Submitted by: Quyjibo

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Mountains of Burma"
The Lyrics:
The mountains of Burma
The road to Mandalay
The mountains of Burma
Light-years away
Why:
This song mentions the country of Burma as well as Mandalay, a city in Burma.
Submitted by: Blue Sky Miner
"Mountains of Burma"
The Lyrics:
The mountains of Burma
The road to Mandalay
The mountains of Burma
Light-years away
Why:
It refers to Burma and the lyrics mention the city of Mandalay. Burma's government changed the country's name to Myanmar in 1989.
Submitted by: Midnight Train Rider

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Ed's Bar Burning" originally "Beds Are Burning"
Submitted by: Carmen Nunki

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Id Night Moil originally "Midnight Oil"
Submitted by: Natalie Snortman

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