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Roy Orbison & Nazereth, Roy Orbison Featuring Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne & Elvis Costello, Roy Orbinson

Quotes:

I may be a living legend but that sure don't help when I've got to change a flat tyre.
- Roy Orbison

Submitted by: LucidLupin
 

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: Roy O. Submitted by: Wilbury 1988

Known informally as: The Big 'O'. Submitted by: RogerL

Singers Who Act:

Notable Acting Credits
Comments & Submitter Name
"Fastest Guitar Alive (1967)"How about a quick draw, repeating guitar. - Foster J.

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Pregnant Woman""Pretty Woman"Natasha Kershaw

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Blue Rain,"Rain doesn't have color, and doesn't have emotionYvette Bristle

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"We Got Love," Bobby Rydell"You Got It," Roy Orbison
"I Ran (So Far Away)," Flock Of Seagulls"Running Scared," Roy Orbison
"Sad Mood," Sam Cooke"Crying," Roy Orbison
"Sad Eyed Lady," The Baskerville Hounds"Crying," Roy Orbison
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Workin' For He Man" originally "Workin' For The Man"
As in He-Man, a famous fictional superhero
Ed
"Dream Bay" originally "Dream Baby"
Grace
"Ream Baby" originally "Dream Baby"
Flora Rolf
"Petty Paper" originally "Pretty Paper"
Renee Keener
"Oh, Pretty Oman" originally "Oh, Pretty Woman"
Never been there, but maybe it's a pretty country.
Rhoda Dohr

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Cast Irony Arm" originally "Cast Iron Arm"
Whatever that would be!
Lorraine Thoanjer
"Wit's Over" originally "It's Over"
Alyssa Jayne
"It's Rover" originally "It's Over"
Alyssa Jayne
"Pretty Pauper" originally "Pretty Paper"
Mary Ann Brite
"Working For The Moan" originally "Working For The Man "
Peter

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Cast Iron Ark" originally "Cast Iron Arm"
Probably would've been quite rusty by end of flood
Sarah Tonin
"Too Soon To Snow" originally "Too Soon To Know"
Peter
"Yeah" originally "Leah"
Candy Welty
"Oh Pretty Roman" originally "Oh Pretty Woman"
Italian women are beautiful :)
Edward
"Crawling Jack" originally "Crawling Back"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Recordings:

May 22
a parody of "Only The Lonely" by Roy Orbison
A whimsical adaptation of Roy Orbison's "Only The Lonely"
YouTube: (Peter Burns)
Feb 14
a parody of "Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison
Ode to the Couch Potato.
YouTube: (Video)
Apr 1
a parody of "Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison
A song inspired by the credo of the TV show House: "Everyone lies."
Soundclick.com: (Mp3)
Oct 13
a parody of "Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison
Prehisteria in song form.
Soundclick: (mp3)
Dec 15
a parody of "You Got It" by Roy Orbison
Maybe we could bring in a gold-plated toilet to make Saddam feel more at home.... - Robert Lund
Spaff.com: (MP3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Only The Lonely""Joanie's Spumoni"Plumb Bob
"Oh, Pretty Woman""Those Ugly Women"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Things Go Better with Coca Cola""Things Go Better with Body Cameras"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"In Dreams""In Streams"Plumb Bob
"Pretty Woman""Ugly Woman"Jonathan
"Only The Lonely""Loan-Repo Towing"Plumb Bob
"Only The Lonely""I'm Oh So Lonely"Glynn Leaney
"Crying""Lying (The Brian Williams Song)"TJC
"You've Got It""You Fluff It"Glynn Leaney
"It's Over""It's Dover"Levvo

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Pretty WomanBeauty productsNatasha Kershaw

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
House Without WindowsMicrosoftPickle
Only The LonelySingles HotlineBeichan
Pretty WomanRichard Gere's Answering MachineRichard Davies
Running ScaredWitness Protection AgencyGretchen Seitz
You Got ItDisease Diagnosis LabAlison Runyon

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Who's That Girl?
   Madonna
Mystery Girl
   Roy Orbison
Who's That Mystery Girl?
Edward
My Kind Of Girl
   Collin Raye
Mystery Girl
   Roy Orbison
My Kind Of Mystery Girl
Edward
You Are The Girl
   The Cars
Mystery Girl
   Roy Orbison
You Are The Mystery Girl
Edward
They Say
   Scars On Broadway
You Got It
   Roy Orbison
They Say You Got It
Most mismatched artist combo?
GlamRockNinjaLord
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Siegfried & Roy Orbison
Siegfried combined with Roy Orbison
If Roy Orbison decided to add live animals to his act. Especially if he'd lived longer... since the band Siegfried was formed in 1998, ten years after Roy passed away. :(
Submitted By: Robert Ballinger

Misheard Lyrics:

"Only the Lonely"
Misheard Lyrics:
Holy Maloney
Original Lyrics:
Only the lonely
"You Got It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Every time I look into your lovin' ass
Original Lyrics:
Every time I look into your lovin' eyes
"Oh, Pretty Woman"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don't believe you, you must be true.
Original Lyrics:
I don't believe you, you're not the truth.
"Only the Lonely"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tony Baloney
Original Lyrics:
Only the lonely
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"You Got It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Every time I look into your lovin' ass
Original Lyrics:
Every time I look into your lovin' eyes

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

One of the last songs Roy Orbison recorded prior to his death on December 6, 1988; his last album he recorded, Mystery Girl, which features this song, was released two months after his death on February 7, 1989, although it was not his last studio album released; his album King of Hearts, which features the first recording of "I Drove All Night" (recorded in 1987) was released on October 20, 1992, nearly four years after his death.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Blue Bayou"
The Funny Lyrics:
Where you sleep all day, and the catfish play
Why They're Funny:
Since when do fish play?
Submitted by: Rich
 

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Oh, Pretty Woman"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I can't believe you; you're not the truth.
Why They're Nonsensical:
A statement is either a truth or a falsehood. A person is neither. So it makes no sense to say that a person either is or in not "the truth".
Submitted by: Karen Smith
 

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"You Got It"
The Song Lyrics:
One look from you,
I drift away
Song They Mention:
"Drift Away" by Dobie Gray
Submitted by: nally
"In Dreams"
The Song Lyrics:
A candy-colored clown they call "The Sandman"
Tiptoes to my room every night,
Just to sprinkle stardust and to whisper,
"Go to sleep, everything is alright."
Song They Mention:
Stardust, by various artists
Submitted by: Gretchen Wieners

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Running Scared"
Opening Lines:
Just running scared, each place we go
Comments:
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Pretty Woman"
Opening Lines:
Pretty woman walking down the street,
Comments:
Submitted by: Larcen Tyler
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Made Up Words in Songs:

"Ooby Dooby"
The Made Up Words:
Ooby dooby
Comments:
"When you do the ooby dooby, I just gotta be near." A single from early in Orbison's career, it apparently is the name of a dance.
Submitted by: Martha Hankins
 

Song Title Space Change:

"Penny Arc Ade" originally "Penny Arcade"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Shy A Way" originally "Shy Away"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Running Scar Ed" originally "Running Scared"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"Born Eon The Wind" originally "Borne On The Wind"
Submitted by: Bruce Curb
"On Lythe Lonely" originally "Only The Lonely"
Lythe is a village in Yorkshire, England.
Submitted by: U. Carrie Oats

There are additional Song Title Space Change available.

Band Name Anagrams:

Boys Or Iron Submitted by: Kara Oke
No Boy Or Sir Submitted by: Kara Oke
I Sob On Rory Submitted by: Kara Oke
Sorry, No Bio Submitted by: Kara Oke
I Or Nosy Rob Submitted by: Kara Oke

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Sacred Running" originally "Running Scared"
Submitted by: Steve Losewood
"Running Sacred" originally "Running Scared"
Submitted by: Steve Losewood
"Send A Rim" originally "In Dreams"
Submitted by: Kara Oke
"Dam Siren" originally "In Dreams"
Submitted by: Kara Oke
"I Send Ram" originally "In Dreams"
Submitted by: Kara Oke

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Song Title Acrostics:

LIT: "Love In Time"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
ID: "In Dreams"
Submitted by: oldrock

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Fur King Wore The Man" originally "Working For The Man"
Submitted by: Dogniss Everdeen
"Myrrh King Wore The Fan" originally "Working For The Man"
Submitted by: Dogniss Everdeen
"Murking Wore The Fan" originally "Working For The Man"
Submitted by: Dogniss Everdeen
"Your Guy Merle" originally "You're My Girl"
Submitted by: Karen Smith
"Thorn Won Bee End" originally "Borne On The Wind"
Submitted by: Bruce Curb

There are additional Song Title Spoonerisms available.

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"In Dreams"
1999 film starring Annette Bening
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
"Pretty Woman"
1990 movie starring Julia Roberts.
Submitted by: Dylan Baranski
"Running Scared"
Two movies with that title, in 1986 and 2006.
Submitted by: crazydon
"Only The Lonely"
Sappy '80s movie with John Candy
Submitted by: Agrimorfee

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