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Fun Music Information -> Nick Lowe

This is the most recent information about Nick Lowe that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Nick Lowe, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).

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Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: Basher. Submitted by: I Saw Nick in 2019, FINALLY!

Known informally as: Jesus of Cool. Submitted by: I Saw Nick This Year - Finally!

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Switchboard Boozin'""Switchboard Susan"Lori Tirol

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Cruel To Be Kind,"This is very contradictory; you can't be both.Peter
"All Men Are Liars,"I've known truthful & lying members of both sexes!Lucy Crosland

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Pouring Petrol On A Burning Man," Paul Kelly"Cruel To Be Kind," Nick Lowe
"Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? ," Culture Club"Cruel To Be Kind," Nick Lowe
"Cruel To Be Kind," Nick Lowe"Don't Be Cruel," Elvis Presley

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Cruel To Be Kin" originally "Cruel To Be Kind"
Some family members seem that way.
"Cruel To Be Kid" originally "Cruel To Be Kind"
As in Billy the Kid?
Miranda Turner

Change a Letter:

"Gruel To Be Kind" originally "Cruel To Be Kind"
Eating hot gruel in winter might be kind.
"Cruel To Be King" originally "Cruel To Be Kind"
Jodie Gloster

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Cruel To Be Kind""Hip To Be Square"Hu's On First
"Cruel to be Kind""Mute to be Mime"Warren Baker
"Cruel To Be Kind""Cruel To My Spine (An ode to my chiropractor)"MasonR
"Cruel to Be Kind""Cruel to Be Kine"Rick Duncan
"Cruel To Be Kind""Fool Who Was Blind"William Tong

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

Song Name
I Read A LotITV Saturday night schedule promopickle

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Little HitlerDonald Trump Campaign OfficeI Saw Nick Lowe - Finally!
I Love The Sound Of Breaking GlassWindow Repair ShopGreg Hulak

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
I Just Called To Say I Love You
   Stevie Wonder
I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass
   Nick Lowe
I Just Called To Say I Love The Sound Of You Breaking Glass
There's just something so romantic about it.
Jacynthia Maries
Don't Be Cruel
   Elvis Presley
Cruel To Be Kind
   Nick Lowe
Don't Be Cruel To Be Kind
I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass
   Nick Lowe
Because I Got High
I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass Because I Got High
It's like sweet music to my ears!
Jacynthia Maries
Cruel To Be Kind
   Nick Lowe
Kind And Generous
   Natalie Merchant
Cruel To Be Kind And Generous
Makes no more sense than the first song title
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

The Nickerbockers
The Knickerbockers combined with Nick Lowe
Submitted By: Odie Garfield
Nick Lowe Back
Nick Lowe combined with Nickelback
Submitted By: Ed
Lowe Rider
Nick Lowe combined with Red Rider
Submitted By: Todd W. Zimmerman

Misheard Lyrics:

"Cruel to Be Kind"
Misheard Lyrics:
You gotta be cool to be kind
Original Lyrics:
You gotta be cruel to be kind
"Cruel to Be Kind"
Misheard Lyrics:
But you still missed the fight
Original Lyrics:
But you still mystify
"They Called It Rock"
Misheard Lyrics:
The drummer is a bookie, the singer is a whore
The bass player's Santa Clausing never won the war
Original Lyrics:
The drummer is a bookie, the singer is a whore
The bass player's selling clothes he never would have wore
"Cruel To Be Kind"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's cool to be kind, in the right measure.
Original Lyrics:
You got to be cruel to be kind in the right measure.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Cruel To Be Kind"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
You gotta be cruel to be kind, in the right measure,
Cruel to be kind, it's a very good sign
Cruel to be kind, it means that I love you,
Baby, you gotta be cruel to be kind.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Well, the title itself is contradictory (see the Literally Impossible song titles section), so each time he mentions it in the chorus (listed here), I think "What the (****)?!" Why does he want his other to be unkind in order to be the opposite? Doesn't make a whole lotta sense.
Submitted by: Peter

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"Switchboard Susan"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
When I'm with you, girl, I get an extension
and I don't mean alexander graham bell's invention
Why They're Inappropriate:
Would you really tell that to a girl?
Submitted by: Ez Operator

Dated Song Lyrics:

"(I Wanna Build A) Jumbo Ark"
The Dated Lyrics:
Don't say that it can't be done
'Cause we're living in the 80's
Why They're Dated:
When this song came out it was already 1990!
Submitted by: Pub Roqr Man

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Love So Fine"
The Dirty Lyrics:
She’s got a pair of tits that just won't quit
Why They're Dirty:
Submitted by: Jonathan M
"Born Fighter"
The Dirty Lyrics:
Well here she comes again
Blowing everybody's circuits
Girls like that bring a lump to my pocket
Why They're Dirty:
He sees her. She's coming closer now. Boing! What's that next to your pocket? Your rocket is up up UP. Need I say more?
Submitted by: Labo(u)rer of Lust

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Marie Provost"
The Lyrics:
She was a winner (ahhhh-haaa)
that became a doggie's dinner
She never meant that much to me
Poor Marie, poor Marie
Who They Mention:
Canadian silent-film star Marie Provost. Yes this did happen for real, and it has happened for real in a town in my home state.
Submitted by: I Made an American Squirm
"Rollers Show"
The Lyrics:
Rollers Show
Who They Mention:
The Bay City Rollers, of course.
Submitted by: Du U Remember?

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"All Men Are Liars"
The Song Lyrics:
Now have you heard about Rick Astley?
(check check dit-dit-dit-dit)
He had a bit fat hit that was ghastly
(check check dit-dit-dit-dit)
He said, "I'm never gonna give you, never gonna let you down"
Song They Mention:
A direct reference to "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley
Submitted by: Miracle Man

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"(I Made An) American Squirm"
Opening Lines:
I made an American squirm, and it felt so right...
I'll bet you did, Nick!
Submitted by: Lust Labo(u)rer

Boasting in Song Lyrics:

"(I Made An) American Squirm"
The Boasting Lyrics:
I made an American squirm
And it felt so right
See above. He's bragging about how he made love to an American woman. By George, he's got it!
Submitted by: Lust Labo(u)rer
"Love So Fine"
The Boasting Lyrics:
She's got a pair of tits
She won't call it quits
OK, OK, Nick, your girl has some great physical and sexual qualities to her. The great 1979 album that features this song is so well crafted and witty and got high critical praise across the board. Ain't it better to boast about that?
Submitted by: Lust Labo(u)rer

Band Name Anagrams:

Know Lice Submitted by: Loree Dare
Lone Wick Submitted by: Loree Dare
Elk In Cow Submitted by: Loree Dare
We Lick On Submitted by: Loree Dare
Knew Coil Submitted by: Loree Dare

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Don't Be Luckier" originally "Cruel To Be Kind"
Submitted by: Anna Graham
"Unblock Red Tie" originally "Cruel To Be Kind"
Submitted by: Anna Graham
"Unlocked Tribe" originally "Cruel To Be Kind"
Submitted by: Anna Graham
"Unblocked Tire" originally "Cruel To Be Kind"
Submitted by: Anna Graham
"Unblocked Rite" originally "Cruel To Be Kind"
Submitted by: Anna Graham

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Tool Crew Be Kind" originally "Cruel To Be Kind"
Submitted by: Rhoda Dohr
"Tool Crew Key Bind" originally "Cruel To Be Kind"
Submitted by: Evil Olive
"Switch Sword Boozin'" originally "Switchboard Susan"
Submitted by: H. Tim Smith

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Marie Provost"
The Lyrics:
She was a winner that became a doggie's dinner
She never meant that much to me
Very uptempo song about an actress who died poor and alone with her dog. Based on a real person. (note: Resubmission to file the artist's name correctly)
Submitted by: CG

Names as a Word Bank:

We Own No One No Nickel. Submitted by: Cheryl Jordan

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Lick No originally "Nick Lowe"
No, Fido, lick, no!
Submitted by: British Bullcrap

Lighter Side of Serious Bands:

"Album titles LOW and BOWI"
In early 1977 David Bowie released his classic album "Low". Later that year Nick LOWE released his debut solo EP, he named it BOWI (no E at the end). Geddit?
Submitted by: Du U Get The Joke Here?

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Skin Deep"
1989 film with John Ritter
Submitted by: Sutch

Other Artists:

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