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Band Name Origins:

  • Jim Kerr changed the name of the group from Johnny And The Self Abusers to Simple Minds. simply because of tensions between himself & certain members of the afore mentioned Johnny And The Self Abusers Submitted by: Bigg Yinn
  • Taken from a Bowie lyric Submitted by: David Murphy

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Complicated MindsIf they're not simple, they're complicated!Larcen Tyler

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Alive And Clicking""Alive And Kicking"Tiffany Llewellyn-Affit
"Alive And Kissing""Alive And Kicking"Tiffany Llewellyn-Affit
"Don't you (dare to remember me)""Don't you (forget about me)"Boomer
"I Like the Chiken""Alive and Kickin"John Plante

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Today I Died Again,"Can die only once and can't sing after dyingSteve Losewood

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Forget You," Cee-Lo Green"Don't You Forget About Me," Simple Minds
"Memory," Barry Manilow"Don't You Forget About Me," Simple Minds
"Are You Dead Yet?," Children Of Bodom"Alive And Kicking," Simple Minds
"Forget About Me," Bellamy Brothers"Don't You Forget About Me," Simple Minds
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Don't You (Forge About Me)" originally "Don't You (Forget About Me)"
Naomi Swanson
"Don't You (Forget About E)" originally "Don't You (Forget About Me)"
Remember every letter of the alphabet.
Naomi Swanson
"Don't You (Forget About M)" originally "Don't You (Forget About Me)"
Remember every letter of the alphabet.
Naomi Swanson
"Live And Kicking" originally "Alive And Kicking"
Pretty much the same meaning
Karen Smith
"Host Dancing" originally "Ghost Dancing"
Dionne Peacewick

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Don't You Forget About Med" originally "Don't You Forget About Me"
Remember to take your medicine when sick!
Stu L. Pigeon
"Today I Dined Again" originally "Today I Died Again"
New title is literally possible, unlike original.
Reese Witherfork
"Today I Dried Again" originally "Today I Died Again"
The new title is literally possible.
Natalie Stonecipher
"Don't You Forget About Men" originally "Don't You Forget About Me"

Change a Letter:

"Don't You Forget About Ma" originally "Don't You Forget About Me"
Ava Murphy
"Won't You Forget About Me" originally "Don't You Forget About Me"
"Alive And Ticking" originally "Alive And Kicking"
"Today I Diet Again" originally "Today I Died Again"
Reese Witherfork
"Today I Dyed Again" originally "Today I Died Again"
How many hair colors has the singer been through?
Dionne Peacewick

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Don't You (Forget About Me)""Why'd That (Faucet Torture Me)"Matthias
"Don't You (Forget About Me)""No Thanks (Headset's Not For Me)"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Don't You Forget About Me""Don't You Go Unabomb Me"Annie
"Don't You Forget About Me""Don't You Crap All Over Me"Annie
"Don't You Forget About Me""Don't You Forget About Richard Vernon"Chris Bodily TM
"Don't You Forget About Me""Leftards Don't Know How To Read"Sarcastic Paranoid
"Don't You (Forget About Me)""Don't You (Two Fret About Me) The No More Wonderin"Malcolm Higgins
"Alive and Kicking""I'll Jerk the Chicken"MrMacphisto
"(Don't You) Forget About Me""(Some Guy) Ripped Off My TV"Kyle B.
"Don't You Forget About Me""Don't You Talk ___ About Me"Elena M.

There are additional song parodies available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Don't You Forget About MeAlzheimer's Disease Support GroupEd
Alive and KickingFuneral ParlorLarcen Tyler
Don't You (Forget About Me)Memory Loss HotlineLarcen Tyler

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Opus 17 (Don't You Worry 'Bout Me)
   The 4 Seasons
Don't You Forget About Me
   Simple Minds
Opus 17 (Don't You Forget About Me)
   Larry Gatlin And The Gatlin Brothers
   Simple Minds
Houston Rockets
NBA basketball team
Born To Be Alive
   Patrick Hernandez
Alive And Kicking
   Simple Minds
Born To Be Alive And Kicking
If I Die Young
   The Band Perry
Don't You Forget About Me
   Simple Minds
If I Die Young, Don't You Forget About Me
I won't I promise!
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

The Simple Open Minds
The Open Mind combined with Simple Minds
Submitted By: Donna Gelpigi
The Open Simple Minds
The Open Mind combined with Simple Minds
Submitted By: Donna Gelpigi
Modern Minds
Modern English combined with Simple Minds
Submitted By: Evan
Simple English
Simple Minds combined with Modern English
Submitted By: Evan

There are additional Simple Minds Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Alive And Kicking"
Misheard Lyrics:
I love the ticket
Original Lyrics:
Alive & kicking
"Belfast Child"
Misheard Lyrics:
When the breakfast child sings again
Original Lyrics:
When the Belfast Child sings again
"Sanctify Yourself"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sacrifice yourself
Original Lyrics:
Sanctify Yourself
"Don't You (Forget About Me)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rain keeps coming
Rain keeps going
Original Lyrics:
Rain keeps falling
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Sanctify Yourself"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sacrifice yourself
Original Lyrics:
Sanctify Yourself

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

It sounded like “sacrifice”.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Sanctify Yourself"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Sanctify, sanctify yourself
Why They're Repetitive:
Every choruses for no reason.
Submitted by: Mike Hack
"Don't You (Forget About Me)"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
La La La La La La
Why They're Repetitive:
Okay, they do this for like 2 minutes right in the middle of the song, did the forget the words or something?
Submitted by: Steph

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Murder Story"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
You say to me things should soon be allright,
I get so scared if I don't get out at night
It wasn't me, it wasn't me,
she was my sister, she was my sister,
it wasn't me, it was me, it was me.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Most common thing would be to be scared of getting out at night, unless you are psychotic... Make up your mind, was it you who murdered her or wasn't it?
Submitted by: Liliana
"Today I Died Again"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Today I died again
I died today
Why They're Nonsensical:
Hmm, if you did, how long's it been since last time?
Submitted by: Mary

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"Don't You Forget About Me"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Rain keeps fallin',
rain keeps fallin' down
Why They're Inappropriate:
And what, pray tell, does this have to do with the rest of the song?
Submitted by: Gus

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Up On The Catwalk"
The Lyrics:
One thousand names that spring up in my mind
Like Deodata, Michaelangelo, Robert de Niro, so many others
Nastassja Kinski and Martin Luther - there's room for others, away from me
Who They Mention:
Loads, as you can see....
Submitted by: Igor Molotov

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Once Upon A Time"
The Song Lyrics:
You raise me up when I know you're around
But God only knows, what God only knows
You lift me up and you spin me around
God only knows, but God only knows
Song They Mention:
"God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys, and "You Spin Me Around" by Dead Or Alive
Submitted by: Mickey D.
"Don't You (Forget About Me)"
The Song Lyrics:
Won't you come see about me?
Song They Mention:
Come See About Me by The Supremes
Submitted by: jonny

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Promised You A Miracle"
Opening Lines:
Promised you a miracle. Belief is a beauty thing.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Song Title Space Change:

"Don't You Forge Tab Out Me" originally "Don't You Forget About Me"
Wouldn't know how if I wanted to!
Submitted by: Dogniss Everdeen
"Upon The Cat Walk" originally "Up On The Catwalk"
Geez -- poor kitty!
Submitted by: Hannah Bullecter

Band Name Anagrams:

Mindless Imp Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Miss Pin Meld Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Song Title Anagrams:

"Goodbye to a Fun Tutor: Me" originally "Don't You Forget About Me"
Submitted by: Ed
"Tory's Red Rum" originally "Murder Story"
Submitted by: Hannah Bullecter
"Slab Ditch Elf" originally "Belfast Child"
Submitted by: Lydia Idyl
"Child Stab Elf" originally "Belfast Child"
Submitted by: Lydia Idyl
"Child Lab Fest" originally "Belfast Child"
Submitted by: Lydia Idyl

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Belfast Child"
The Lyrics:
Some say troubles abound
Some day soon they're gonna pull the old town down
One day we'll return here
When the Belfast child sings again
This song clearly is about 'the Troubles' in Northern Ireland, lasting for three decades, the Catholics, who wanted a united Ireland as a republic and the Protestants, wanting to stay within the UK. Thus, as has always been the case throughout history, religion and politics were intertwined.
Submitted by: James Joyce
"Ghost Dancing"
The Lyrics:
You talk about the Lebanon
You tell me 'bout the Dawn in Eden
You talk about South Africa
I tell you about the Irish children
You say one more Polish Knight could come
and blow away the doors to Freedom
And if Mother Ethiopia could blow away the tears that we see run
Polish Knight sounds like the knight originally from Poland. By the way, what does it have to do with "Dawn in Eden"
Submitted by: Mickey D.
There are additional Real Places Mentioned in Songs available.

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Don't You (Forget About Me)" Length: 6:32
"Don't You (Forget About Me)" was released in 1985. It reaching #1 on Billboard's Pop Chart, making them one of their biggest hit singles. Note that the version that lasting at 6 minutes and 32 seconds is the extended version of this song.
Submitted by: Wisnu Aji

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

"Complete Idiot's Guide to ______" books
Perfect target audience for those books.
Submitted by: Psycho Librarian

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Don't You (Forget About Me)"
Minus brackets, 2009 docu about John Hughes
Submitted by: Joey F.

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