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Notable Singing Credits
Comments & Submitter Name
"MacArthur Park"Before he was in Harry Potter and during the time he was in Camelot, Richard Harris sang the 7-minute epic called MacArthur Park. Now considered one of the worst songs ever recorded. - Paul Warren

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Paper Chase,"Paper is incapable of chasing.Yvette Bristle
"The Yard Went On Forever,"No plot of land goes on forever.Yvette Bristle

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Where's The Party?," Madonna"MacArthur Park," Richard Harris
"Where's the Playground, Susie?," Glen Campbell"MacArthur Park," Richard Harris

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"MacArthur Par" originally "MacArthur Park"
Does the park have a golf course?
Valerie Cameron

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"MacArthur Parka" originally "MacArthur Park"
Naomi Swanson
"MacArthur Spark" originally "MacArthur Park"
Naomi Swanson

Change a Letter:

"Didn't He" originally "Didn't We"
Candy Welty
"MacArthur Pack" originally "MacArthur Park"
"MacArthur Part" originally "MacArthur Park"
"MacArthur Pork" originally "MacArthur Park"

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"MacArthur Park""Shakira Fans Are Sleepless In The Dark"Weird Aaron
"MacArthur Park""These Cards Are Marked"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"MacArthur Park""Trump's Heart Is Dark"Michael Pacholek
"MacArthur Park""McUther Drive"Plumb Bob
"MacArthur Park""King Alfred's Mark"Andy Primus
"MacArthur Park""MacBarfer's Lark"Troll Survivor
"MacArthur Park""If Jimmy Webb Wrote "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald""Michael Pacholek
"MacArthur Park""Jay Hawkins' Spell"Patrick McWilliams
"Camelot""Twitterverse"Dan Creeden
"Camelot""Cameltoe"Dan Creeden

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
MacArthur ParkBetty Crocker cake mixChad

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
MacArthur ParkBakeryLittle Lion

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Saturday In The Park
Macarthur Park
   Richard Harris
Saturday In Macarthur Park
A Walk In The Park
   Nick Straker Band
MacArthur Park
   Richard Harris
A Walk In MacArthur Park
Dylan Baranski

Misheard Lyrics:

"MacArthur Park"
Misheard Lyrics:
The coffee pot is melting
Original Lyrics:
MacArthur's Park is melting
"MacArthur Park"
Misheard Lyrics:
And after all the hugs of my life
Original Lyrics:
And after all the loves of my life
"MacArthur Park"
Misheard Lyrics:
Someone let the cake out in the rain
Original Lyrics:
Someone left the cake out in the rain
"MacArthur Park"
Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause it brought me home the bacon
Original Lyrics:
'Cause it took so long to bake it
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"MacArthur Park"
Misheard Lyrics:
I will have the things that I desire.
And my passion flow like rivers through the sky.
And after all the loves of my life.
After all the loves of my life.
I will sing but you.
Original Lyrics:
I will have the things that I desire.
And my passion flow like rivers through the sky.
And after all the loves of my life.
After all the loves of my life.
I'll be thinking of you.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Wisnu Aji

Originally, I posting "It's Alright, It's OK" by Ashley Tisdale, "Goodbye to You" by Michelle Branch, and Nivea commersial. But, because I was lucky thrice (afternoon, evening, and evening before the night) and Johnny Farnham (later renamed him as John Farnham when "You're the Voice" success) requesting "MacArthur Park" including on this site, finally, I posting it. Fortunately, Ashley, who fame with "It's Alright, It's OK", this time is not to come for unknown reason. I will thank you to Johnny for requesting "MacArthur Park" including here. For the lyrical content of "MacArthur Park", it sounding like that Richard will singing this song without his lover instead of he will be thinking of her. Everybody left the cake out in the rain, here comes July wet! About this song: Richard was known uncontroller when he was drinking black water instead of white water that make it more fresh and clean. The story of "MacArthur Park" before Richard version popular in 1968 began with the composer of this song Jimmy Webb's failure relationship with Susie Horton. Jimmy initially help from "Windy" fame The Association to recorded "MacArthur Park", but the group rejected it. The title of this song come from a park in L.A. where the two enjoying their summer in MacArthur Park. At that time (the middle of 1965), Susie worked for a life insurance company whose offices were located just across the street from the park. The idea to write and compose a classically structured song with several movements that could be played on the radio came from a challenge by music producer Bones Howe, who produced recordings for The Association. The song begins as a poem about love, then moves into a lover's lament. The song consists of four sections or movements: A mid-tempo introduction and opening section, a slow tempo and quiet section follows, an up-tempo instrumental section (sometimes if I creating a version of this song with 18 minutes long instrumental section to make rock and pop radio stations fit to playing this lengthly song, it would be rival to Iron Butterfly's "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" or Rare Earth's "Get Ready" or sometimes more lengthly again like Metallica's "One" or Outlaws' "Green Grass & High Tides"), and a mid-tempo reprise of the first section. It also make progressive rock stars like Yes, Genesis, and The Moody Blues influenced by "MacArthur Park". Originally recorded for The Association, whose members rejected it because they're fear with its length, complex structure, and unorthodox lyrics that make listeners get boring and will close their ears. The last chance for Jimmy was giving to Richard for his pop music debut with "MacArthur Park". "MacArthur Park" is track #10 on Richard's debut studio album, "A Tramp Shining", released in 1968 and selected for release as a single in April 1968, an unusual choice, given the song's length (lasting at 7 minutes and 30 seconds and at least 28 minutes with several seconds silence for my remix version that I made) and complex structure. The result of this reason was a major hit for Richard with reaching the Top 10 on Australia chart, Canada chart (both were topping on these charts), Ireland chart (#9), the UK Singles Chart (#4), and Billboard's Pop Chart (#2). It has been covered by Waylon Jennings, Donna Summer, Four Tops, and Andy Williams. Listeners think that at the time who singing "MacArthur Park" originally was Andy Williams, but actually Richard was the first artist who singing "MacArthur Park". There is also a question of "MacArthur Park" that what is rarely commented on is that Richard sings the lines "MacArthur's Park" rather than "MacArthur Park".

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Macarthur Park"
The Funny Lyrics:
I left the cake out in the rain,
And I worked so hard to make it,
And it took so long to bake it,
And I'll never have that recipe again, oh no!
Why They're Funny:
Believe it or not, this is supposed to be a metaphor about love-and the song itself isn't a novelty song (like 'Flying Purple People-Eater') but is intended to be taken seriously! Really. Unsurprisingly, when columnist Dave Barry did a survey about which rock songs were the worst ever (which excluded deliberately silly novelty songs), 'MacArthur Park' was number one in votes.
Submitted by: Tom Radigan

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"MacArthur Park"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark,
all the sweet green icing flowing down,
Someone left the cake out in the rain,
and I don't think I can take it,
cause it took so long to bake it,
and I'll never have that recipe again, oh nooooo...
Why They're Nonsensical:
This song makes absolutely no sense to me. What does leaving a cake out in the rain have to do with anything? How can a park 'melt'?
Submitted by: Michael Eshom

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"MacArther Park"
The Insincere Lyrics:
Someone left the cake out in the rain,
And I don't think I can take it, coz it took so long to bake it,
And I'll never have that recipe again, oooohh nooooo!!!!
Why They're Insincere:
This is supposed to be metaphoric for love. Who's he trying to fool??
Submitted by: Susan

Song Title Anagrams:

"Ram A Harp Truck" originally "MacArthur Park"
Guess trucks are needed to transport harps.
Submitted by: Twila Paris Hilton

Super Long Pop Songs:

"MacArthur Park" Length: 7 Minutes, 20 Seconds
This is also known as 'One of the worst songs ever recorded!'
Submitted by: Paul Warren

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Pack Arthur Mark" originally "MacArthur Park"
Submitted by: Twila Paris Hilton

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"MacArthur Park"
The Lyrics:
MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark, all the sweet green icing flowing down. Someone left the cake out in the rain. I don't think that I can take it, 'cause it took so long to bake it. And I'll never have that recipe again.
This song mentions about a man who loves a girl, but she wants something else. Donna Summer later released a Disco version of this which is more upbeat, but the lyrics are still depressing.
Submitted by: Paul warren

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