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Band Name Origins:

  • Real Name: Tony Smith. Tone is short for Tony. The Loc comes from the Spanish word for crazy, loco. Submitted by: Augustus Del Monte

Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: Anthony Smith. Submitted by: rapper

Singers Who Act:

Notable Acting Credits
Comments & Submitter Name
"Car 54 Where Are You?, Freedom Strike, The Code Hunter, They Crawl, Titan A.E., Heat, Blank Check, Surf Ninjas, Posse, Poetic Justice, Rhapsody " - Michael Prymula

Vainity Songs:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Loc'ed After Dark"The title track from his debut album, released in 1988. There is also another track on the album, entitled "Loc'in on the Shaw." Neither track was released as a single; only those who actually have copies of the album will know 'em. - Joe

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Tone LockUsed to think it meant voice locked into one tone!Sophia Borden
Tone BlokeWhat he might be if he visited Australia.Bob

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Wild Thong""Wild Thing"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Wilding""Wild Thing"Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Can I Buy You A Drink?," Hoobastank"Funky Cold Medina," Tone-Loc

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Funky Cold Media" originally "Funky Cold Medina"
Lucinda Blair
"Funky Cod Medina" originally "Funky Cold Medina"
Lucinda Blair
"Funky Old Medina" originally "Funky Cold Medina"
poppy

Change a Letter:

"Funky Bold Medina" originally "Funky Cold Medina"
Tara Gilmer
"Funny Cold Medina" originally "Funky Cold Medina"
Tara Gilmer

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Funky Cold Medina""Funky Cool Madonna"2LD4U
"Funky Cold Medina""Flunky-Cult Latina"L.D. Obblo
"Funky Cold Medina""Punk-Rock Golden Era"Stuart McArthur
"Wild Thing""(American) Idol Thing"Zak Randall

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Wild ThingSperm BankCornpuffin's

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
My Name Is
   Eminem
Funky Cold Medina
   Tone-Loc
My Name Is Funky Cold Medina
Jonathan
Mama Tried
   Merle Haggard
Funky Cold Medina
   Tone Loc
Mama Tried Funky Cold Medina
Love Potion #9 didn't work, so she sought out something stronger
crazydon
Funky Cold Medina
   Tone Loc
Monkey Wrench
   The Foo Fighters
Funky Monkey Wrench
Jen
Wild Thing
   Tone Loc
Born To Be Wild
   Steppenwolf
Born To Be A Wild Thing
Lee Rasiel

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Cleftone Loc
The Cleftones combined with Tone Loc
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Monotone Loc
The Monotones combined with Tone Loc
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Quin-Tone Loc
The Quin-Tones combined with Tone Loc
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Cretone Loc
The Cretones combined with Tone Loc
Submitted By: Candy Welty

There are additional Tone Loc Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Wild Thing"
Misheard Lyrics:
Workin' all week 95 for my mommy
Original Lyrics:
Workin' all week 9 to 5 for my money
"Funky Cold Medina"
Misheard Lyrics:
Funky kong Mikita
Original Lyrics:
Funky cold medina
"Funky Cold Medina"
Misheard Lyrics:
Funkin' called Medina
Original Lyrics:
Funky Cold Medina
"Funky Cold Medina"
Misheard Lyrics:
Funky Colwyn cleaner
Original Lyrics:
Funky cold Medina
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Funky Cold Medina"
Misheard Lyrics:
Funky coloured peanut
Original Lyrics:
Funky cold Medina

Story about this misheard lyric by: Rene Ferreira

I was at a party, and this song started playing. We were all dancing and on the chorus when I sang 'funky coloured peanut'. Everyone else thought I was off my rocker!! My friends now call me FCP - Funky coloured peanut ;).

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Funky Cold Medina"
The Funny Lyrics:
But when she got undressed, It was a big ol' mess.
Sheena was a man!
Why They're Funny:
The whole song is funny, but this line in particular cracks me up every time; finding out someone is posing under the opposite gender.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
 

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Funky Cold Medina"
The Dated Lyrics:
You know, AinĀ“t no plans with a man,
This is the 80s and I'm down the ladies,
Why They're Dated:
Ah...it's 2006, need I say more
Submitted by: RM
"Funky Cold Medina"
The Dated Lyrics:
this is the 80s and I'm down the ladies
Why They're Dated:
It is no longer the 1980s.
Submitted by: Red Ant

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Don't Get Close"
The Lyrics:
You know it's whack, because Mike told ya
And I'm pricin hard like Tyson
Who They Mention:
Boxing champ Mike Tyson
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
"Loc'ed After Dark"
The Lyrics:
But like an uzi on the mic they call me Tone Capone
...
I'll make you see why Stevie had to Wonder
Who They Mention:
Gangster Al Capone, singer/musician Stevie Wonder.
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
There are additional celebrity lyrics available.

How to Pronounce a Band Name:

"Tone Loke
His "last" name is short for "Loco", which means crazy in Spanish.
Submitted by: Ed

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Loc'ed After Dark"
The Lyrics:
But like an Uzi on the mic they call me Tone Capone
...
When I leave the house, insured by Smith and Wesson
Product Brand Name:
Uzi (brand of submachine gun), Smith and Wesson (brand of pistol).
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
"Funky Cold Medina"
The Lyrics:
I got every dog in my neighborhood breakin' down' my door
I got Spuds McKenzie, Alex from Stroh's
Product Brand Name:
Stroh's beer. Also, Spuds McKenzie was the Bud Lite mascot for a while in the '80s.
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
There are additional product lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Funky Cold Medina"
The Song Lyrics:
Back in the saddle, lookin' for a little affection
Song They Mention:
"Back in the Saddle" by Aerosmith
Submitted by: Cassandra
"Funky Cold Medina"
The Song Lyrics:
But like Mick Jagger said
I can't get no satisfaction
Song They Mention:
'(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction' by the Rolling Stones
Submitted by: crazydon

Boasting in Song Lyrics:

"Loc'ed After Dark"
The Boasting Lyrics:
The ace contender will never surrender
Comments:
Haven't heard much from Tone Loc in the last decade or two. I think he surrendered.
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
 

Band Name Anagrams:

To Clone Submitted by: Olivia Tame
One Clot Submitted by: Claire Annette Player
Lone Cot Submitted by: Claire Annette Player
One Colt Submitted by: Alexis

Song Title Anagrams:

"Funny Mild Coke Ad" originally "Funky Cold Medina"
Submitted by: Joe
"I Mocked Funny Lad" originally "Funky Cold Medina"
Submitted by: Joe
"Demand Funky Coil" originally "Funky Cold Medina"
Submitted by: Gus
"Unfold Candy, Mike." originally "Funky Cold Medina"
Might be possible if it's taffy?
Submitted by: Gus
"Funky Cold Maiden" originally "Funky Cold Medina"
Submitted by: Anna Graham

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Don't Get Close"
The Lyrics:
I do shows from here to Nova Scotia
Why:
Canadian province of Nova Scotia
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
 

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Collapses on Stage"
Rapper Tone Loc didn't want to be hospitalized after collapsing on stage during a perfromance in Iowa. Loc, whose real name is Anthony T. Smith, collapsed after finishing a song during a night concert in Des Moines, on a bridge. The concert ended abruptly while the 47 year old was treated. Paramedics responded but he refused to go to the hospital. Authorites say that he apparently overheated...
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics:

"Funky Cold Medina"
The Lyrics:
Back in the saddle
Lookin' for a little affection
I took a shot as a contestant
On the Love Connection
Why:
"Love Connection," a dating show hosted by Chuck Woolery
Submitted by: crazydon
 

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