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Fun Music Information -> Ray Charles

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Possible Misspelled Names:

These are the alternate spellings of the performer's name we've had to correct in submissions to amIright.

Ray Charles (with Blues Brothers), Ray Charles, and others, Ray Charles and Julie Rinker

Jokes:

Hey, have you seen Ray Charles' first piano? Neither has he!
Submitted by: Joe
Why can't Ray Charles read?
Because he's dead.
Submitted by: LucidLupin
There are additional music jokes available.

Stupid Band Names:

  • His name isn't stupid, but what *is* stupid is that he first hit the charts two years after a group called The Ray Charles Singers (which this Ray Charles had nothing to do with, and which were led by a different person named Ray Charles) first did. In fact, Ray Charles and The Ray Charles Singers had simultaneous hits in 1964, which probably led some people to believe that solo singer Ray Charles also led The Ray Charles Singers. Solo singer Ray Charles should have used a different name, especially since this was only *part* of his real full name (Ray Charles Robinson). Submitted by: Candy Welty

Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: Charles Raymond Offenberg. Submitted by: Barry Disbrow

Also known as: Ray Charles Robinson. Submitted by: Cara Miles

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: The Genius of Soul. Submitted by: Martha Hankins

Known informally as: Brother Ray. Submitted by: Martha Hankins

Singers Who Act:

Notable Acting Credits
Comments & Submitter Name
"The Blues Brothers"Ray played the music store owner - Tim Hall

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Florida On My Mind""Georgia On My Mind"Isac
"Take These Shackles From My Pancreas""Take These Chains From My Heart"Lauren Overstreet
"Take These Chains From My Liver""Take These Chains From My Heart"Regina Haniger

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Moon Over Miami,"The Moon shines everywhere, not just Miami.Opie M.
"You Are My Sunshine,"No one can be anyone's sunshine.Reggie Pillbox
"That Lucky Old Sun,"The sun is incapable of having luck.Yvette Bristle
"Take These Chains From My Heart,"With chains on his heart, he wouldn't be singing.Kristin Hadley's Boyfriend
"My Heart Cries For You,"Hearts don't have tear ducts.Peter

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Rainy Night In Georgia," Brook Benton"Georgia On My Mind," Ray Charles
"Where I Wanna Be," Donell Jones"Smack Dab In The Middle," Ray Charles
"Today's Teardrops," Rick Nelson"Crying Time," Ray Charles
"Rockin' At Midnight," The Honeydrippers"(Night Time Is) The Right Time," Ray Charles
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"But On The Other And Baby" originally "But On The Other Hand Baby"
Candy Welty
"I Hose To Sing The Blues" originally "I Chose To Sing The Blues"
Won't sing the blues in an unhosed area?
Wendy Torrance
"Let's Go Get Toned" originally "Let's Go Get Stoned"
Candy Welty
"You're Just About To Lose Our Clown" originally "You're Just About To Lose Your Clown"
Candy Welty
"Them That Go" originally "Them That Got"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Butt On The Other Hand, Baby" originally "But On The Other Hand, Baby"
Same sound, different meaning!
Regina Olsen
"Bust On The Other Hand Baby" originally "But On The Other Hand Baby"
Candy Welty
"But On The Mother Hand Baby" originally "But On The Other Hand Baby"
Candy Welty
"Abut On The Other Hand Baby" originally "But On The Other Hand Baby"
Candy Welty
"But On The Bother Hand Baby" originally "But On The Other Hand Baby"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"But On The Other Hank Baby" originally "But On The Other Hand Baby"
Amanda Svenson
"But On The Otter Hand Baby" originally "But On The Other Hand Baby"
Amanda Svenson
"Smack Dad In The Middle" originally "Smack Dab In The Middle"
Regina Olsen
"Smack Dab In The Fiddle" originally "Smack Dab In The Middle"
Regina Olsen
"Smack Dan In The Middle" originally "Smack Dab In The Middle"
Regina Olsen

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Hit the Road, Jack""Give Me No Facts"John A. Barry
"Busted""Busted!"Bob Gomez
"Busted""Busted!"Bob Gomez
"Hit the Road, Jack""Lick the Toad’s Back"John A. Barry
"Cryin' Time""Whinin’ Time"Fox News Team
"Hit The Road Jack""Hit The Road Chad"No Nickelback
"Crying Time""Mayan Time"Timmy1000
"Hit The Road, Jack""Hit The Road, Jack"Calmmelennnie
"Busted""Busted"Linda Koski
"Side By Side""Ride High Tide (OWS movement)"Barry J. Mitchel

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
One Mint JulepKentucky DerbyJob Lowe

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
BustedHomeless shelterDavid
BustedMel Gibson's Answering ServiceGlenn
Crying TimeDepression HelplineDiddims
What'd I Say?Phonak (Hearing Aids)Don

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Let's Pretend There's A Moon
   Russ Columbo
Moon Over Miami
   Ray Charles
Let's Pretend There's A Moon Over Miami
Old Man Edgar Winter
Albany
   Roger Whittaker
Georgia On My Mind
   Ray Charles
Albany, Georgia, On My Mind
Ashley Michelle McGowan
Big Girls Don't Cry
   The 4 Seasons
I Can't Stop Loving You
   Ray Charles
Big Girls Don't Cry I Can't Stop Loving You
Eric Andrews
Somebody Told Me
   The Killers
Hit The Road Jack
   Ray Charles
Somebody Told Me Hit The Road Jack
That would be a weird duet though.
Huff
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Sonny Ray Charles
Sonny Charles combined with Ray Charles
Submitted By: Floyd DeBarber
Johnnie Ray Charles
Johnnie Ray combined with Ray Charles
Submitted By: Gus
Bobby Ray Charles
Bobby Charles combined with Ray Charles
Submitted By: Christina
Gamma Ray Charles
Gamma Ray combined with Ray Charles
Submitted By: Candy Welty

There are additional Ray Charles Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Take These Chains from My Heart"
Misheard Lyrics:
Take this cheese from my eyes and let me see.
Original Lyrics:
Take these tears from my eyes and let me see.
"In the Heat of the Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Must be a headache, whoa-oa!
Original Lyrics:
Must be an ending to us all
"America the Beautiful"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sweep America
Original Lyrics:
Sweet America
"Diet Pepsi"
Misheard Lyrics:
You got the white one baby
Original Lyrics:
You got the right one baby
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"In the Heat of the Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Must be a headache, whoa-oa!
Original Lyrics:
Must be an ending to us all

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

The theme song featured in the 1967 film In the Heat of the Night, later covered by Bill Champlin for the 1988-1995 TV series.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Hit the Road Jack"
Better Lyrics:
Hit the road, Jack, and don't you come back
Unless Jobcentre tells you to
Hit the road, Jack, and don't you come back, wage slave
Original Lyrics:
Hit the road, Jack, and don't you come back
No more, no more, no more, no more
Hit the road, Jack, and don't you come back no more
Submitted by: Sheogorath

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Hit the Road Jack"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Hit the road Jack and don't you come back no more, no more, no more, no more. Hit the road Jack and don't you come back no more.
Why They're Repetitive:
They say this plenty of times throughout the song.
Submitted by: Steve
"What'd I say, Pts. 1 & 2"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Hey (hey) Ho (ho)
Why They're Repetitive:
Ray and his backup girls, the Raeletts (who sing what's in parentheses), sing these lines about 9 times in part 2, yet it's a good song. When Ludwig van Beethoven (John Belushi) did it on Saturday Night Live, it was much shorter - only three times
Submitted by: The Rev. A. Palgut

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"Wichita Lineman"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
But I need you more than want you
And I want you for all time
And the Wichita Lineman
Is still on the line
Why They're Inappropriate:
The Wichita Lineman, besides being the name of the song, has nothing to do with the rest of the lyrics...
Submitted by: BernaLions
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Busted"
Opening Lines:
My bills are all due and the baby needs shoes and I'm busted.
Comments:
Submitted by: Odie Garfield
"My Heart Cries For You"
Opening Lines:
My heart cries for you, sighs for you, dies for you
Comments:
Submitted by: Candy Welty
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"Stick, Sand, Stones" originally "Sticks And Stones"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Care Less Love" originally "Careless Love"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"What Di Say" originally "What'd I Say"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"Bust Ed" originally "Busted "
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Hit the Road Jack"
The Lyrics:
Hit the road Jack and don't you come back no more.
Why:
It should be "Hit the road Jack and don't you come back anymore.
Submitted by: Steve
 

Band Name Anagrams:

Harry's Alec Submitted by: Paul
An actor named Harry plays a character named Alec
Cars, Harley. Submitted by: Joe
Cry 'Shear, Al!' Submitted by: Orville Beddenrocker
Cry 'Share, Al!' Submitted by: Orville Beddenrocker
Shyer Carla Submitted by: Melissa

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"What I'd Say" originally "What'd I Say"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Wake Me In Hoop" originally "Makin' Whoopee"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"'Hike' Now A Poem" originally "Makin' Whoopee"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Whoop, Meek Ian!" originally "Makin' Whoopee"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"How I Keep No Ma" originally "Makin' Whoopee"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Swanee River Rock"
The Lyrics:
Do you know, way down, way down upon the Swanee River
Why:
"Swanee River Rock" is a variation of "Old Folks at Home," whose composer, Stephen Foster, misspelled Suwannee River. This major river runs through southern Georgia and northern Florida.
Submitted by: Kathy
"California, Here I Come"
The Lyrics:
California, here I come
Why:
The four main cast members of "I Love Lucy" sing this song in one episode as they make a cross-country road trip from New York City to California, where Ricky plans to make a movie.
Submitted by: Kathy
There are additional Real Places Mentioned in Songs available.

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Come Shane Or Come Ryan" originally "Come Rain Or Come Shine"
Who knew?
Submitted by: Reggie Pillbox
"Linen Jute Mop" originally "One Mint Julep"
Submitted by: Ned MacCamden
"Teen Lion Jump" originally "One Mint Julep"
Submitted by: Ned MacCamden

Lyrics Spoonerisms:

"Carry Me Back To Old Virginny"
The Lyrics:
There's where I labored so hard for old master
Day after day in the fields of yellow corn.
Why:
There's where I labored so hard for old master
Day after day in the yields of fellow corn.
Submitted by: Waldo D. Law

Performers with Handicaps:

"Blind"
He lost all of his sight by age 7. He didn't know the cause of his blindness, but some sources point to glaucoma.
Submitted by: Singit

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