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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:

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
"Leaving On A Jet Plane," John Denver"Time For Me To Fly," REO Speedwagon
"Leaving On A Jet Plane," Peter, Paul & Mary"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"
"Golden County" originally "Golden Country"
"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"
"Back Of The Road Again" originally "Back On The Road Again"
As in a dead end?
"Back On The Toad Again" originally "Back On The Road Again"
Makes no sense, unlike the original title
"Back In The Road Again" originally "Back On The Road Again"
Get out of the road before you get runned over!
"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
"Can't Fight This Feeling""Can't Fight Sick Feelings"Kim McCarthy
"I Can't Fight This Feeling Anymore""I Can't Fight This Anger Anymore"Erik "Taz" Mokracek
"Can't Fight This Feeling Anymore""Can't Fight This Covid Anymore"The Offenders
"Take It On The Run""Make Too Many Puns"Jeff Reuben
"I Don't Want to Lose You""I Don't Want to Use Tools"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"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

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
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
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
Can't Stop The Feeling
   Justin Timberlake
Can't Fight This Feeling
   REO Speedwagon
Can't Stop Fighting This Feeling
No Time
   The Guess Who
Time For Me To Fly
   REO Speedwagon
No Time For Me To Fly
K.N. Pepper
Baby Got Back
   Sir Mix-A-Lot
Back On The Road Again
   REO Speedwagon
Baby Got Back On The Road Again
My Boyfriend's Back
   The Angels
Back On The Road Again
   REO Speedwagon
My Boyfriend's Back On The Road Again
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Imagine REO SpeeDragons
Imagine Dragons combined with REO Speedwagon
Submitted By: Xuen
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

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

Misheard Lyrics:

"Here with Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
We can erase the NBA
Original Lyrics:
We can erase the emptiness
"Can't Fight This Feeling"
Misheard Lyrics:
Baby, I can't eat this spinach anymore
Original Lyrics:
Baby, I can't fight this feeling anymore
"Keep on Loving You"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don't wanna scream
Original Lyrics:
I don't wanna sleep
"Take It on the Run"
Misheard Lyrics:
BK on the run, baby
Original Lyrics:
Take it on the run, baby
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Keep On Loving You"
Misheard Lyrics:
You played dead but you never lived
Original Lyrics:
You played dead but you never bled

Story about this misheard lyric by: Melissa

Since I heard it in Vice City, guess I was too concentrated on driving and less on song lyrics :D

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:
Submitted by: crazydon

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"In Your Letter"
Opening Lines:
In your letter, oooh, in your letter
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.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Made Up Words in Songs:

"Time for Me to Fly"
The Made Up Words:
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:

"Take In One Truth" originally "Take It On The Run"
Submitted by: Jen
"Tune To A Thinker" originally "Take It On The Run"
Submitted by: Jen
"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

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)
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:

"Leap On Coving You" originally "Keep On Loving You"
Submitted by: Keira Farnell
"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

There are additional Song Title Spoonerisms available.

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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