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Reo Speedwagon

Band Name Origins:

  • R. E. Olds was born in the Geneva-on-the-Lake area of Northern Ohio. His company made the REO Speedwagon truck which was popular for hauling fire fighting equipment and other things during the late 40s to the early 60s. I saw an REO Speedwagon truck in the Canadian Automotive Museum in Oshawa, Ontario. A placard near the truck explained all this and it also said that the American band took its name from this vehicle. Submitted by: MyWheels Have Turned Towards Oshawa
  • In HIgh School the band was in search of a name. When they walked into one of their classes the words REO Speedwagon was written in huge letters across the board. They thought it sounded cool and adopted the name. Submitted by: bribri

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: REO Fagwagon. Submitted by: Time 2 Grow Up

Known informally as: REO. Submitted by: rocky

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Mario SpeedwagonWhat I misheard the band's name asIsac

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Keep on Leaving You""Keep on Loving You"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Entertainment Tonight""Variety Tonight"MOR
"Roll With Some Angels""Roll With the Changes"Sutch
"Parity Tonight""Variety Tonight"Rocky
"Can't Control My OCD""Can't Fight This Feeling"Larcen Tyler

There are additional new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Follow My Heart,"You can't follow something already in your body.Rock Maninoff
"Ridin' The Storm Out,"You'd need a bigger saddle.Red Ruffcorn
"Can't Fight This Feeling,"How do you fight with a feeling to begin with?Larcen Tyler

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"What Do I Have To Do?," Stabbing Westward"Keep The Fire Burning," REO Speedwagon
"Time For Livin'," The Association"Live Every Moment," REO Speedwagon
"Riders On The Storm," The Doors"Riding The Storm Out," REO Speedwagon
"Leaving On A Jet Plane," John Denver"Time For Me To Fly," REO Speedwagon
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Sweet Tim" originally "Sweet Time"
Candy Welty
"Olden Country" originally "Golden Country"
Serafina
"Golden County" originally "Golden Country"
Serafina
"Can't Fight His Feeling" originally "Can't Fight This Feeling"
Eileen Wright

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Time For Moe To Fly" originally "Time For Me To Fly"
Yvette Bristle
"Time For Me To Flay" originally "Time For Me To Fly"
Yvette Bristle
"Time For Men To Fly" originally "Time For Me To Fly"
Yvette Bristle
"Any Kind Of Clove" originally "Any Kind Of Love"
Candy Welty
"Any Kind Of Lover" originally "Any Kind Of Love"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Bark On The Road Again" originally "Back On The Road Again"
Isac
"Back Of The Road Again" originally "Back On The Road Again"
As in a dead end?
Isac
"Back On The Toad Again" originally "Back On The Road Again"
Makes no sense, unlike the original title
Isac
"Back In The Road Again" originally "Back On The Road Again"
Get out of the road before you get runned over!
Isac
"Time For Ma To Fly" originally "Time For Me To Fly"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Keep On Loving You""Keep Restarting You"Chris Caillouet
"Can't Fight This Feeling""I Don't Love This Country Anymore"Hu's On First
"Can't Fight This Feeling""Pluto's Not A Planet"Hu's On First
"Can't Fight This Feeling""Don't Have A Penis"Hu's On First
"Time For Me To Fly""Time For You To Die"Hu's On First
"Take It On The Run""Slippin' Me The Tongue"Lionel Mertens
"Can't Fight this Feeling""A Blight, This Pealing"Merry & Pippin
"Take It On the Run""The Flu Song"Pyth
"Take It On the Run""Break Wind--Lots of Fun"Harry
"Can't Fight This Feeling""2009 Stater Bros 300 (NNS) Recap Song"Jay Jianoran

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Can't Fight This FeelingDiarrhea Medicationanonymissny
Can't Fight This FeelingHallmark Gifts & CardsLarcen Tyler
Take It On The RunMcDonald's Big MacMikeRa
Shakin' It LooseEx-lax laxativesTunaTrot
Hey Wait A MinuteAllstar Taxi ServiceTunaTrot
There are additional commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Time For Me To FlyAmerican AirlinesLarcen Tyler
Can't Fight This FeelingAnger ManagementCherry
Take It On The RunKaopectate MakersScott Young
Can't Fight This FeelingObsessive Compulsive Disorder HotlineLarcen Tyler
Ridin' The Storm OutNational Weather ServiceMatt Donnelly
There are additional on hold music ideas available.

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
My Boyfriend's Back
   The Angels
Back On The Road Again
   REO Speedwagon
My Boyfriend's Back On The Road Again
Edward
Closing Time
   Semisonic
Time For Me To Fly
   REO Speedwagon
Closing Time For Me To Fly
Edward
I Believe I Can Fly
   R Kelly
Time For Me To Fly
   REO Speedwagon
I Believe It's Time For Me To Fly
The lyrics to the 2nd song!
Isac
We're Not Gonna Take It
   Twisted Sister
Take It On The Run
   REO Speedwagon
We're Not Gonna Take It On The Run
Amanda
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Diamond REO Speedwagon
Diamond Reo combined with REO Speedwagon
Yes, there was a band called Diamond Reo (as opposed to Diamond Rio) who had a hit called "Ain't That Peculiar" in 1975.
Submitted By: Candy Welty
RE YO-YO Mawagon
Yo Yo Ma combined with REO Speedwagon
Cello with 80's rock
Submitted By: Tasha The Captain
Diamond-Reo Speedwagon
Neil Diamond combined with REO Speedwagon
The REO Motor car company merged with Diamond T trucks in 1967 to become Diamond-Reo Trucks Inc. (Reo is the correct capitalization for Diamond-Reo)
Submitted By: Dylan Baranski
REM Speedwagon
REM combined with REO Speedwagon
Not original, but still funny!
Submitted By: David

There are additional REO Speedwagon Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Take It on the Run"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're under the girl so you take it on the run
Original Lyrics:
You're under the gun so you take it on the run
"Keep On Loving You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Curled up in his scent
Original Lyrics:
Coiled up and hissin'
"Keep On Loving You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Instead you left stealing the grass, from a point up in Houston
Original Lyrics:
Instead you lay still in the grass, all coiled up and hissing
"Take It on the Run"
Misheard Lyrics:
Pack it up and run
Original Lyrics:
Take it on the run
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Keep On Loving You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cut it up in hissin'
Original Lyrics:
Coiled up and hissin'

Story about this misheard lyric by: Anonymous

Never realized until now that he's comparing her to a snake

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Take It On The Run"
Better Lyrics:
When you stuff toilet paper under your behind

I got the inspiration for this lyric from the lyric following the real lyrics (That I don't think it's true babe) because it reminds me of me stuffing toilet paper under my behind, buy my grandfather (who died January 11, 1994) told me not to say the above lyrics.
Original Lyrics:
And even if it is, keep this in mind
Submitted by: Isac

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Can't Fight This Feeling"
The Funny Lyrics:
And if I have to crawl upon the floor
Or come crashing through your door
Why They're Funny:
I can understand someone crawling upon the floor when they're deep in love, but crashing through someone's door? Now that's a new one on me!
Submitted by: Larcen Tyler
"Take It On The Run"
The Funny Lyrics:
Heard it from a friend who,
heard it from a friend who,
heard it from another
you've been messing around
Why They're Funny:
What an immoral pleasure seeker!
Submitted by: Michael

How to Pronounce a Band Name:

"Are-ee-oh Speedwagon
Please note that the REO is not pronounced "Rio" at all. The band members themselves would even confirm this.
Submitted by: Ken

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Don't Let Him Go"
The Lyrics:
He drives women wild
Then he drives off in a Mercedes-Benz
Product Brand Name:
Mercedes-Benz
Submitted by: crazydon
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"In Your Letter"
Opening Lines:
In your letter, oooh, in your letter
Comments:
The obvious pun "N. Yoletta" was credited as co-writer along with REO member Gary Richrath.
Submitted by: Rocky
"Keep The Fire Burnin'"
Opening Lines:
Keep the fire burnin'. Let it keep us warm.
Comments:
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Made Up Words in Songs:

"Time for Me to Fly"
The Made Up Words:
Intoleration
Comments:
Ok I love this song as the essential break up anthem, but honestly, intoleration? You guys could do better than that!
Submitted by: PastTiger
 

Song Title Space Change:

"Keep Push In" originally "Keep Pushin'"
Submitted by: Sutch
"Keep The Fire Burn In" originally "Keep The Fire Burnin'"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

Band Name Anagrams:

Aged-Owner Pose Submitted by: Robert
Spewed Oregano Submitted by: Russell Shaddox
Good Apes Renew Submitted by: Josh
Renegade Swoop Submitted by: Larcen Tyler

Song Title Anagrams:

"I Tag Oven Thirty" originally "Variety Tonight"
Submitted by: Joy Stick
"Hog Tint Variety" originally "Variety Tonight"
Submitted by: Joy Stick
"Thirty Gain Vote" originally "Variety Tonight"
Submitted by: Joy Stick
"No Tight Variety" originally "Variety Tonight"
Submitted by: Joy Stick
"Airy Vet Tonight" originally "Variety Tonight"
Submitted by: Joy Stick

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Lyrics Pronunciation:

"Don't Let Him Go"
The Lyrics:
He's got plenty of cash, he's got plenty of friends
He drives women wild as he drives up in the Mercedes Benz
He's a candle with a sick at both ends (he's hot)
Why:
Kevin Cronin does this with any songs he sings; he pronounces words with a short "e" by adding a long "a'" sound to a one syllible word gives it two syllibles. In this song, Benz as "bay-ends" and ends as "a-ends". I hate it when he does that.
Submitted by: Odie Garfield
 

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Dead At Last" Length: 10:07
Taken from their 1971's self-titled debut "REO Speedwagon."
Submitted by: Mickey D.

Song Title Acrostics:

LIAR: "Love Is A Rock"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
LEM: "Live Every Moment"
LEM = Lunar Excursion Module
Submitted by: Meredith Corpening

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Mime For Flea To Tie" originally "Time For Me To Fly"
Submitted by: Rocky Rhodes
"Hollow My Fart" originally "Follow My Heart"
Submitted by: Nutmeg Ryan
"Don't Get Him Low" originally "Don't Let Him Go"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
"Peep Cushion" originally "Keep Pushin'"
Whatever a peep cushion would be!
Submitted by: Logarithm and Blues
"Rake It On The Ton" originally "Take It On The Run"
Submitted by: Peter

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Spario Weed Raggin' originally "REO Speedwagon"
Submitted by: Robin Meade Organizer

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Little Rascals Reenactment"
At the beginning of the song 'Tough Guys' there's a sampled snippet of a Little Rascals episode where Alfalfa is having a picnic with a girl. Sparky asks Alfalfa about him being in their 'He-Man Woman Hater's Club' and the latter says 'I'm sorry but I have to live my own life'. On stage live singer Kevin Cronin and the guitarist re-enact and lip-synch the dialog before the music starts up, just like on the 'High Infidelity' album.
Submitted by: I've Seen the Truck + I've Seen the Band!

Music With a Warning Label:

"Sweet Time (single)"
During the autumn of 1982 the economy was still suffering big time from the post-Vietnam War era recession, which was the worst economic situation since the Great Depression (sound familiar?). November had Congressional elections and Reaganomics hadn't really made an effect yet. Pres. Reagan's GOP cohorts in Congress generally took a "midterm" election trouncing because of this (deja vu ?). Other people deviced ways to beat the inflationary doldrums. One method was for record labels to issue 1-sided 45s. The single would cost about 1/2 that of the normal 2-sided variety. The B-side (flip) simply said "Do not play this side". Only a handful of 1-sided 45s were even issued. One of them was a Go-Gos hit and another notorious "recession buster" was "Sweet Time" by REO Speedwagon which peaked at #26. As the economy improved in 1983 this brief trend was squelched.
Submitted by: Everything That Comes Around Goes Around...

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