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Mick Hucknall ("Red"): when I meet a girl after the show, I spend more time with her - take her out to dinner, and we get to know a little about each other. I don't fuck women, I make love to them.
Submitted by: I Chase Redhead Girls!
Mick Hucknall ("Red"): I know some critics and music journalists have these descriptive labels to describe what your band's style sounds like, but that can lead to some people saying that they listen to jazz or heavy metal and nothing else. Recently at Glasgow I saw a couple of guys in AC/DC T-shirts at the edge of the stage cheering, "Yeah, go Red!" That's what I like to see, people breaking barriers set up by these stupid fucking labels.
Submitted by: I Chase Red Head Girls!


Mick Hucknall was arrested for having sex with an underage rabbit last night.
Apparently he was ''holding back the ears'' and the ''bunny was too tight to mention''......
Submitted by:

Band Name Origins:

  • Saw a brief interview of the band before a concert many years ago, in which the interviewer asked Hucknall where they got their name. Hucknall replied "simply due to the fact that we are socialists" (red being the associated colour of solialism). Later claims that it is down to his hair colour comes from the fact that he is now extremely wealthy, which goes against the principles of Socialism. Loser. Submitted by: BigDog
  • Mick Hucknell is a big Mnchester United support. (I saw him leave an interview early because he had to go to a Manchester United football match.) Manchester United lay in red and their supporters call themsleves 'Reds', Mick Hucknell, therefore, is a Red. This, along with his hair colour gives the bands name. ( Submitted by: Paulmarkj

Vainity Songs:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Night Nurse""This heart is broken in two, tell her it's a case of emergency, there's a patient by the name of Mickey." Mick Hucknall is the lead singer of Simply Red. From the album titled "Blue." - Martha Hankins

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Simply DeadBecause they couldn't make any more music.tomario

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Holding Back My Ears""Holding Back The Years"ben johnson

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Holding Back The Years,"Time waits for no manGarry Davenport

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Remembering The First Time," Simply Red"Feels Like The First Time," Foreigner

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Remembering The Fist Time" originally "Remembering The First Time"
Karen Smith
"Remembering The First Tie" originally "Remembering The First Time"
Karen Smith
"Remembering The First Tim" originally "Remembering The First Time"
Karen Smith
"A New Fame" originally "A New Flame"
"Holding Back the Ears" originally "Holding Back the Years"

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Monkey's Too Tight To Mention" originally "Money's Too Tight To Mention"

Change a Letter:

"Money's Too Right To Mention" originally "Money's Too Tight To Mention"
"So Hot Over You" originally "So Not Over You"
hot in terms of temperature
"No Not Over You" originally "So Not Over You"
as in, 'No, not over you (just yet)'
"So Now Over You" originally "So Not Over You"
"Holding Back The Yeats" originally "Holding Back The Years"
I'm still trying to study Shakespeare!
Rafeal De La Ghetto

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"If You Don't Know Me By Now""If You Don't Know Meat By Cow"zvoidx
"If You Don't Know Me by Now""If You Don't Know Memes by Now"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Sunrise""Bake Pies"Rick L.
"If You Don't Know Me By Now""If I Ain't Blown You By Now"Sister Amnesia
"For Your Babies""For Your Anus"Joe
"A New Flame""A New Name"Merry & Pippin
"If You Don't Know Me By Now""If You Don't Save Us By Now"Freddie C.
"Money's To Tight To Mension""Honey's To Sweet Demensia"Sarah Swanson
"Holding Back The Years""Throwing Up Your Beers"Malcolm Higgins

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Holding Back The YearsCouncil On AgingMartha Irvin
I'll Keep Holding OnTelephone CompanyPerry R. Cross
No DirectionDirectory InquiriesMarv
Look At You NowPlastic SurgeonMarv
Money's Too Tight To MentionSavings and LoanMarv
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
   Kylie Minogue
For Your Babies
   Simply Red
Chocolate For Your Babies
Jacynthia Maries
Toy Soldiers
For Your Babies
   Simply Red
Toy Soldiers For Your Babies
Hope they enjoy playing with them!
Jacynthia Maries
For Your Babies
   Simply Red
Milk For Your Babies
Keep them strong and healthy!
Jacynthia Maries
   Shawn Mullins
For Your Babies
   Simply Red
Lullaby For Your Babies
Jacynthia Maries
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Simple Red Minds
Simple Minds combined with Simply Red
or Simply Red Minds.
Submitted By: Eac Zeffron
Simply Purple
Blue combined with Simply Red
Simple:red and blue make purple.
Submitted By: Natasha
Simply Red Tide
Simply Red combined with Red Tide
Red Tide was a thrash metal band, mainly active in the 90's and early 2000's. They didn't have much success.
Submitted By: Hector
Simply Redgum
Simply Red combined with Redgum
Submitted By: Ralph

There are additional Simply Red Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Never Never Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
When you're not so lonely anymore
Original Lyrics:
When you're not below me anymore
"Never Never Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
When you're not baloney anymore
Original Lyrics:
When you're not below me anymore
"Money's Too Tight (To Mention)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Money's too tight dementia.
Original Lyrics:
Money's too tight to mention.
Misheard Lyrics:
Was the feeling that you ate bacon
Original Lyrics:
Was the feeling that you ain't faking
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"If You Don't Know Me By Now"
Misheard Lyrics:
If you don't know, leave my town
Original Lyrics:
If you don't know me by now

Story about this misheard lyric by: Angel N.

I used to listen to this song when I was a kid. They played it on Smooth Jazz 96.7 in Fresno. I used to think it was a song about a mayor asking someone who didn't know an answer to a question to leave his town. Quite funny, actually.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Home Loan Blues"
Better Lyrics:
You can't have me at all
Cause you gave me a damn sore leg
Original Lyrics:
You can have it all
But youv'e got to pay
Submitted by: Alana

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Holding Back The Years"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Holding back the years,
Thinking of the fear I've had for so long.
When somebody hears,
Listen to the fear that's gone.
Why They're Misrhymed:
No comments.
Submitted by: Mike Hack

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"The Right Thing"
The Dirty Lyrics:
Gonna move you slow, much harder though
Sexily so, I'm gonna do the right thing
Feelin' hot, I ain't never gonna stop
To get what you got, you better take what I bring
Feel it now, much harder now
More than any old how, say you feel the pain
Why They're Dirty:
The entire song as connotations of getting with his girl (or guy)
Submitted by: Hallaow!

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Money's Too Tight To Mention"
The Lyrics:
We're talking 'bout the dollar bill And that old man who's over the hill Now what are we all to do When money's got a hold on you?
Who They Mention:
Ronald Reagan. "Reaganomics" is also mentioned earlier in the lyrics. At the end of the song, they repeat "I'm talking 'bout Ronnie, Ronnie" and "Did the earth move for ya, Nancy?"
Submitted by: Martha Hankins

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Holding Back The Years"
Opening Lines:
Holding back the years, thinking of the fear I've held for so long.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"If You Don't Know Me By Now"
Opening Lines:
If You Don't Know Me By Now, you will never never never know me.
Yeah I know it was done originally by Harold Melvin and the Blues, but I'll always prefer the Simply Red version. If only because I'm an 80's child!
Submitted by: Larcen Tyler

Song Title Space Change:

"Holding Back They Ears" originally "Holding Back The Years"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Band Name Anagrams:

Reds Imply Submitted by: Roxanne Drake
Milder Spy Submitted by: Roy R. Pryor
Rip My Sled Submitted by: Roger
My Red Lips Submitted by: Roy R. Pryor
Sly Red Imp Submitted by: Jan

Song Title Anagrams:

"Hereby Holding A Stack" originally "Holding Back The Years"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Thereby Holding A Sack" originally "Holding Back The Years"
Submitted by: Alexis

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Oh, Snot Over You" originally "So Not Over You"
Submitted by: Lucy Crosland
"The Tight Ring" originally "The Right Thing"
Submitted by: Greg
"Yo Not Over Sue" originally "So Not Over You"
Submitted by: Anonymous

Bad Ringtone Choices:

"So Not Over You"
The Lyrics:
Everywhere I go, there's a love song, that reminds of you
And even though I knew I had to be strong, I was still not over you.
And I still believed, and I can see, there was nothing left of you and me
that time is over...
But I'm so not over you.
Imagine having this play at your divorce hearing. It could make your wife have second thoughts.
Submitted by: JC Foster

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