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Stupid Band Names:

  • Most people who hear this name but haven't seen it in print will think there is an ampersand or the word "and" instead of a plus sign. The plus sign in this name stands for "and." Submitted by: Candy Welty

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Silent Running"Can you hear me? Can you hear me running? Can you hear me running? Can you hear me calling you? - Brian Kelly

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Mike & The MechanicsSo that it'll be read as Mike AND the MechanicsCassandra

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"The Living Beers""The Living Years"Toni Minot
"The Living Steers""The Living Years"Toni Minot
"The Living Deers""The Living Years"Toni Minot
"The Living Jeers""The Living Years"Toni Minot
"The Living Piers""The Living Years"Toni Minot

There are additional new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Silent Running,"Everyone makes a noise when running.Opie M.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"What You Need," INXS"All I Need Is A Miracle," Mike + The Mechanics
"So Whatcha Want?," Beastie Boys"All I Need Is A Miracle," Mike + The Mechanics
"The Living Years," Mike + The Mechanics"All Those Years Ago," George Harrison
"All I Need Is A Miracle," Mike + The Mechanics"Miracle Of Love," Eileen Rodgers
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"The Living Ears" originally "The Living Years"
Hayley Spalding

Change a Letter:

"The Liking Years" originally "The Living Years"
Cheryl Jordan
"The Living Gears" originally "The Living Years"
Cheryl Jordan
"The Living Lears" originally "The Living Years"
Descendants of King Lear?
Cheryl Jordan
"The Living Pears" originally "The Living Years"
Melanie Bianca Green
"The Living Rears" originally "The Living Years"
Melanie Bianca Green

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"All I Need is a Miracle""Trump Needed a Miracle"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Over My Shoulder""Turd On My Shoulder"Jakko Wakko
"Silent Running""Acne Treating"Parker Gabriel

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Another Cup Of CoffeeSter Century Senior Screenpickle*
All I Need Is A MiracleLotteryJosh

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
The Living YearsSuicide Hotlinetja2729
Now That You've GoneRoine Stolt of the Flower Kings' answering machinepickle*
Perfect ChildBrad Pitt's Answering Machinepickle*
Silent RunningHearing Aid ManufacturerMartha Irvin

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Cool
   Gwen Stefani
Silent Running
   Mike + The Mechanics
Silent Cool Runnings
Gwen makes out with the Jamaican bobsled team.
shepop
The Sound Of Silence
   Simon And Garfunkel
Silent Running
   Mike + The Mechanics
The Sound Of Silent Running
Martha Irvin

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Mike & The Diesel Mechanics
Mike & The Mechanics combined with Diesel
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Mike & The Car Mechanics
Mike & The Mechanics combined with The Cars
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Mike & The Manics
Mike & The Mechanics combined with Manic Street Preachers
If you tolerate this, then a Genesis reunion will be next.
Submitted By: neptunevsmars
Mike + The Mechanics' Fixx
Mike + The Mechanics combined with The Fixx
Submitted By: Joe Momma

Misheard Lyrics:

"All I Need Is a Miracle"
Misheard Lyrics:
All I need is America
Original Lyrics:
All I need is a miracle
"Nobody's Perfect"
Misheard Lyrics:
It must be hard being a ninja
Original Lyrics:
It must be hard being an angel
"Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's a girl in Ammunitions
Just inside the doorway
Use her only in emergencies
Original Lyrics:
There's a gun and ammunition
Just inside the doorway
Use it in emergencies
"The Living Years"
Misheard Lyrics:
I know that I'm a prisoner
To all my father Hansel did
Original Lyrics:
I know that I'm a prisoner
To all my father held so dear
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's a girl in Ammunitions
Just inside the doorway
Use her only in emergencies
Original Lyrics:
There's a gun and ammunition
Just inside the doorway
Use it in emergencies

Story about this misheard lyric by: Mitch45

I've loved this song for 30+ years. It's clearly about a war, and I really thought the singer was telling us that there is a girl who works in Ammunitions, and that you should only "use" her, i.e., put moves on her, in emergencies, i.e., when you get really lonely.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"All I Need is a Miracle"
Better Lyrics:
Trump- he needed a miracle, got 292
Trump- he needed a miracle, flipped states Red from Blue
Trump- he needed a miracle, there's so much to do...
Original Lyrics:
All I need is a miracle, all I need is you
All I need is a miracle, all I need is you
All I need is a miracle, all I need is you
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"The Living Years"
Better Lyrics:
John Farnham has been shot
For singing for too long
John Mayer's a drug dealer
To the infamous Kate Moss
Original Lyrics:
So we open up a quarrel
Between the present and the past
We only sacrifice the future
It’s the bitterness that lasts
Submitted by: Anna
"Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)"
Better Lyrics:
Steady you should crazy (ci)gar
The father in hysterics
or
The father and the starrots
Original Lyrics:
Better you should pray to God
The father and the spirit
Submitted by: Mike Hack

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"All I Need Is A Miracle"
The Insincere Lyrics:
Though I treated you like a child
I'm gonna love you for the rest of my life
All I need is a miracle, all I need is you
Why They're Insincere:
First you admit treating her like a little girl, then you say if she comes back to you you will love her from then on. Why didn't you truly love her and accept her as an adult the first time around? You tell her you need her now. You think she's going to buy that? You think she'll come back for more abuse and crap?
Submitted by: Get 86'ed
 

How to Pronounce a Band Name:

"Mike and the Ma-KAN-iks
Even though the name contains a plus sign, they say "and". Many people who hear the name before first seeing it in print are bound to assume there's an ampersand or the word "and" and not a plus sign.
Submitted by: Dyan Cannonball

Song Title Anagrams:

"Allies Led In America" originally "All I Need Is A Miracle"
Submitted by: Anna Graham
"All I Need Is A Car Mile" originally "All I Need Is A Miracle"
Solution: drive your car for 1 mile!
Submitted by: Anna Graham
"All I Need Is Clear Aim" originally "All I Need Is A Miracle"
Submitted by: Anna Graham
"They Gain Silver" originally "The Living Years"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Enter His Gal, Ivy" originally "The Living Years"
Ivy can be a girl's name.
Submitted by: Alexis

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"The Living Years"
The Lyrics:
I wasn't there that morning when my father passed away
I didn't get to tell him all the things I had to say
I think I caught his spirit, later that same year
I'm sure I heard his echo in my baby's newborn tears
Why:
This version of the song was initially promoted to give the impression about the disagreements between Mike Rutherford and his father, who had recently died. In an interview with Rutherford, he said:

"The lyrics were written by BA [Robertson] and the song is about something he went through. He lost his Dad and it's about the lack of communication between him and his father before he died. There's also the irony of him having a baby just after losing his father." Source: Wikipedia.org
Submitted by: Isac
 

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

AutoZone
Submitted by: Future Backer

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