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Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Me Or Him," Roger Waters"Him," Rupert Holmes
"Who's Johnny?," El DeBarge"Him," Rupert Holmes
"Telephone Line," Electric Light Orchestra"Answering Machine," Rupert Holmes
"Him Or Me - What's It Gonna Be?," Paul Revere & The Raiders"Him," Rupert Holmes
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Hi" originally "Him"
as in, ''Hello!''

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Mourning Man" originally "Morning Man"
Candy Welty
"Whim" originally "Him"

Change a Letter:

"Rim" originally "Him"
"Aim" originally "Him"
"His" originally "Him"
Changes objective pronoun to possessive.
"Moaning Man" originally "Morning Man"
Candy Welty
"Hip" originally "Him"
Orville Beddenrocker

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Him""HIM"Joseph Little
"Escape""No Escape"Jeff in Richmond VA
"Escape (Pina-Colada)""Bark (Why i oughta)"Rupert Holmes
"Escape (The Piña Colada Song)""Escape (The Piña Colonic Pong)"John A. Barry
"Escape (The Pina Colada Song)""Escape (The Trapped By Cannibals Song)"Arwen
"Escape (The Pina Colada Song)""I Hate the Pina Colada Song!"Michael Pacholek
"Escape (The Pina Colada Song)""Escape (The Spanish Armada Song)"Michael Pacholek
"Him""Swim"Malcolm Higgins
"Escape (the Pina Colada Song)""Next Ape ( The Zookeeper Ballad)"Malcolm Higgins

There are additional song parodies available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Escape (The Pia Colada Song)Alcoholics Anonymouscrazydon
Escape (The Pina Colada Song)PrisonFussBudgetVanPelt

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
I Know
   Dionne Farris
   Rupert Holmes
I Know Him
   Elvis Costello
   Rupert Holmes
She And Him
That's bad grammar (I think)
I Don't Want To Be
   Gavin DeGraw
   Rupert Holmes
I Don't Want To Be Him
Fire Escape
Escape (The Piña Colada Song)
   Rupert Holmes
Fire Escape (The Piña Colada Song)
Kristin Hadley's Boyfriend
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

Misheard Lyrics:
It's meek and it's slim
Original Lyrics:
It's me or it's him
"Escape (The Pina Colada Song)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Like Wal-Mart's recording of a favorite song
Original Lyrics:
Like a worn-out recording of a favorite song
"Morning Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
With a mobile reach out for the phone
Original Lyrics:
With a moan I reach out for the phone
"Answering Machine"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I'm foreign
Original Lyrics:
And the phone went...
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Escape (The Pina Colada Song)"
Misheard Lyrics:
If you're not into robots,
If you have half a brain.
Original Lyrics:
If you're not into yoga,
If you have half a brain

Story about this misheard lyric by: Karen Smith

I was sitting in the lobby of an establishment, waiting to meet somebody, when this song came up on the playlist. On hearing these lines, I perceived the apparent "robots" reference. I thought, "I don't remember that part of the song." On looking up the words on a lyrics site, I remembered the "yoga" reference and some previous misheard lyrics cited for it.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Escape (The Piña Colada Song)"
Better Lyrics:
I am just a hypochondriac.

I am into sham pain.
Original Lyrics:
I am not into health food.

I am into champagne.
Submitted by: Richard Wetfuss
"Escape (The Pina Colada Song)"
Better Lyrics:
If you like bean enchiladas,
and eating steak til you're well fed
If you're not into yoghurt
you can have pudding instead
If you like eating food at midnight
And through the rest of the day
Meet me at Burger King tomorrow
we'll eat and have it our way!
Original Lyrics:
If you like Pina Coladas
And getting caught in the rain
If you're not into yoga
If you have half a brain
If you like making love at midnight
In the dunes of the cape
I'm the lady you've looked for
Write to me and escape
Submitted by: Caro

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Answering Machine"
The Funny Lyrics:
So I stepped out to buy some dog food for the cat.
Why They're Funny:
Don't forget to get some cat food for the dog. lol
Submitted by: little Jen

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I know who left those smokes behind
Why They're Nonsensical:
In the second stanza, he sings "Don't know what he looks like, don't know who he is"; therefore, in actuality, how could he have known?
Submitted by: RJSchex
"Escape (The Pina Colada Song)"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
If you have half a brain
Why They're Nonsensical:
Why would anyone want to date someone with half a brain? That's gross.
Submitted by: Mr. Critic
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"I Don't Need You"
Opening Lines:
I don't need you, I don't need you half as much as you need me
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Song Title Space Change:

"Hi M" originally "Him"
How James Bond addresses his boss?
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

The Lyrics:
It's goodbye to he and I
Object of a preposition ("to", in this case) requires the objective case; should be " HIM and ME"
Submitted by: RJSchex

Band Name Anagrams:

Shorter Mel Up Submitted by: Boy George Washington Post Office Depot
Result Or Hemp Submitted by: Boy George Washington Post Office Depot
Her Super Molt Submitted by: Christina
Leper Shot Rum Submitted by: Quyjibo
Short Pure Mel Submitted by: Russ

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Acrostics:

AM: "Answering Machine"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Lyrics Spoonerisms:

"Escape (The Piña Colada Song)"
The Lyrics:
If you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain
If you like piña coladas and getting wrought in the cain
Submitted by: Ned MacCamden

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Hupert Rolmes originally "Rupert Holmes"
Submitted by: Weamon

Backwards Messages:

"Escape (The Pina Colada Song)"
When reversed, one part of the song sounds similar to "Yes, an alien must know," which is followed by "Ah, I'm sure you'd believe that;" almost a subliminal jab at conspiracy theorists who believed in backwards masking.
Submitted by: Jessicarayy

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