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Fun Music Information -> Tracy Chapman

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New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Lukewarm Feet""Cold Feet"Sir Ron Norris

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Vehicle," The Ides Of March"Fast Car," Tracy Chapman
"Give Me The Reason," Luther Vandross"Give Me One Reason," Tracy Chapman
"Love Me For A Reason," The Osmonds"Give Me One Reason," Tracy Chapman
"If I Had A Heart," Joni Mitchell"Remember The Tinman," Tracy Chapman
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Cold Fee" originally "Cold Feet"
When is a fee cold?
Norman Cornelius
"Old Feet" originally "Cold Feet"
Wendy Torrance
"Cod Feet" originally "Cold Feet"
Now THERE's a literally impossible title.
Shannon Ingrid Travis
"Fat Car" originally "Fast Car"
Amber Malone

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Fast Cart" originally "Fast Car"
Greg
"Give Men One Reason" originally "Give Me One Reason"
kozar
"Fast Carl" originally "Fast Car"
as in Carl Edwards, a NASCAR driver
Serafina
"Fast Care" originally "Fast Car"
Very important for hospitals.
Serafina
"Fast Card" originally "Fast Car"
I've never known a card to be fast
Hot D

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Fast Ear" originally "Fast Car"
Can hear fast talk well?
Polly Cannon
"Cast Car" originally "Fast Car"
Polly Cannon
"Vast Car" originally "Fast Car"
Polly Cannon
"Fast Cur" originally "Fast Car"
Polly Cannon
"Fast Oar" originally "Fast Car"
Rows the boat rapidly
Polly Cannon

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Talkin' 'Bout A Revolution""Talkin' 'Bout The Reformation"Hu's On First
"Talkin' 'Bout A Revolution""Talkin' 'Bout A Referendum"Serevi
"Fast Car""Fast Trike"Julian
"Talkin' Bout A Revolution""Talkin' Bout The Constitution"Ryan Quinn
"Give Me One Reason To Stay Here""Give Me One Reason To Work Here"2LD4U
"Fast Car""Bad Car"Chris Bodily TM

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Fast CarNASCARCapitalE

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Bang Bang BangNRABrett
Fast CarAny Tow Truck CompanymeQal
Fast CarHighway Patrolfolk

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Chasing Cars
   Snow Patrol
Fast Car
   Tracy Chapman
Chasing Fast Cars
Not easy to do unless you're a motorcycle officer.
Charles
Ode To My Car
   Adam Sandler
Fast Car
   Tracy Chapman
Ode To My Fast Car
Kareem Abdul-Montana
Drive My Car
   The Beatles
Fast Car
   Tracy Chapman
Drive My Fast Car
But is it really fast?
Cassandra
Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet?
   The Everly Brothers
Cold Feet
   Tracy Chapman
Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty, Cold Little Feet?
Marian
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Give Me One Reason"
Misheard Lyrics:
Give me one reason too sticky
Original Lyrics:
Give me one reason to stay here
"Fast Car"
Misheard Lyrics:
Season 1, Season 1
Original Lyrics:
Be someone, be someone
"Fast Car"
Misheard Lyrics:
N!gg3r in a fast car
Original Lyrics:
You've got a fast car
"Fast Car"
Misheard Lyrics:
You've got a fat ass car
Original Lyrics:
You've got a fast car
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Before Easter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Someday people Easter comes
And I won't let Jesus by me.
Original Lyrics:
Someday before Easter comes
And I won't let Jesus find me.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Liz Liz Simmons Simmons

Hey! This is serious! I was going to use this in a sermon (Easter Sunday), about how this prostitute was ashamed of what she did. But she knew Easter would be there soon, and she could turn to Jesus and be forgiven. Then I made the mistake of looking up the lyrics, and now I'm up a sermon without a paddle.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Fast Car"
Better Lyrics:
I had it feeling like a piece of wood.
Original Lyrics:
I had a feeling I could Be someone
Submitted by: ZelRiptha

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Fast Car"
Opening Lines:
You've got a fast car, I want a ticket to anywhere, Maybe we make a deal, maybe together we can get somewhere.
Comments:
"Fast Car" was a #8 hit for Tracy Chapman in the summer/fall 1988, but was a big seller on more charts than the pop charts. "Fast Car" was also a hit in the album rock, folk, alternative rock and soul charts which was a very unusual and at the time unheard of thing for a record to do -- to make it big in all five of those charts. In many ways, Gnarls Barkley's 2006 hit, "Crazy" owes a debt of gratitude to Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car" in that many different audiences would be open to the idea of listening and buying and asking radio stations to play the same song. And it almost didn't happen that way for Tracy Chapman or "Fast Car". Tracy Chapman, who owes a debt of gratitude to Joan Armatrading (a darling of critics in the 1970's and 80's, but never a big seller of records) for the record companies to be open to the idea of allowing a black artists (and especially a black folk artists) such a Tracy and Joan to be able to sell songs and lp's. Elektra records waited a very long time though to release a first lp for Tracy, entitled just, "Tracy Chapman", unsure as to actually how or in which category her songs belonged (they are generally very folk, but with some rock and elements of soul mixed in) to. And Tracy wrote many songs that were on the self-titled 1988 debut as far back as 1982. And at first Elektra had very little faith in "Fast Car", but when first alternative and hard rock stations both started playing the tune it took off from there (as what would happen with Gnarls Barkley's tune in 2006) with pop and then soul and then easy listening stations playing it (it was also one of the earliest pop tunes heard reviewed on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered", introducing Tracy Chapman to even more wider audiences) and reached legendary status. "Fast Car" (as well as the whole debut lp) is said to have appealed to a need many felt that much of the citizens of the U.S. and the world had been left behind and to needs in all of us for something more. Tracy Chapman would also win the Best New Artists Grammy for "Fast Car" and CBS-TV went out of their way to promote Tracy Chapman singing the song live on the Grammies that year.
Submitted by: Peter
 

Song Title Anagrams:

"Overage Nominees" originally "Give Me One Reason"
Submitted by: Anna Graham
"Someone I Engrave" originally "Give Me One Reason"
Submitted by: Newt Gingpoor
"Fat Cars" originally "Fast Car"
Submitted by: Kara Oke
"Cast Far" originally "Fast Car"
Submitted by: Kara Oke
"Fast Arc" originally "Fast Car"
Submitted by: Kara Oke

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Super Short Pop Songs:

"Behind The Wall" Length: 1:47
There was no music in this song, only Tracy's vocals.
Submitted by: Mickey D.

Song Title Acrostics:

FAD: "For A Dream"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
BE: "Before Easter"
Submitted by: Meredith Corpening

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"He Wined The Ball" originally "Behind The Wall"
Submitted by: Angie O'Plasty
"We Bind The Hall" originally "Behind The Wall"
Submitted by: Angie O'Plasty
"Cast Far" originally "Fast Car"
Someone threw somwthing far away.
Submitted by: Toni Minot
"Fat Scar" originally "Fast Car"
Submitted by: Lydia Idyl

Lyrics Spoonerisms:

"Give Me One Reason"
The Lyrics:
Give me one reason to stay here
And I'll turn right back around.
Why:
Give me one reason to hay steer
And I'll burn right tack around.
Submitted by: Sheila Oh

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Macy Trap Chan originally "Tracy Chapman"
Submitted by: Ava Rice
Chasey Trapman originally "Tracy Chapman"
Submitted by: Peter

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