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Fun Music Information -> OMD

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


Band Name Origins:

  • A contraction of "Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark" - a track from an early album issued under a different name (LXCVI, I think - that one was taken from a diagram on a Kraftwerk album cover). Albums typically carried the full name with the letters "OMD", or the full name only. Note that the correct spelling "Manoeuvres" (and not the incorrect "Maneuvers") is used. Submitted by: fooooo

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Enola Gay""Payola Way"Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd
"Enola Gay""Elton's Gay"I am stupid.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Enola GayHiroshima Tourist Office / CND HQRichard Davies

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

Misheard Lyrics:
And menstruation is this plan of yours
To ensure I don't forget
Original Lyrics:
It makes it worse is this a plan of yours
To ensure I don't forget

Story about this misheard lyric by: Neil

I just learned the real lyrics, but I kind of like mine better!

There are additional OMD misheard stories available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Enola Gay"
Opening Lines:
Enola Gay, you should have stayed at home yesterday.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"If You Leave"
Opening Lines:
If you leave, don't leave now.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

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