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Band Name Origins:

  • The earliest record of the phrase is from the liner notes of the Tubes' 1976 album "Young and Rich". If "the Hip" were not aware of this album I would be very surprised. Submitted by: David Bruce
  • You're both half-right. Mike Nesmith's Video (Elephant Parts) is something like today's Saturday Night Live or Kids in the Hall shows. One of the sketches involved T"he Foundation for the Tragically Hip": Poor, afflicted people in need of jacuzzis, Lamborghinis, and cocaine. Submitted by: Erik

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"The Sky Is Falling""New Orleans Is Sinking"Enzo
"7 Inch Wall""700 ft. Ceiling"aldrAea

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Queen Of The Furrows,"The furrows are not a monarchy.Yvette Bristle
"Queen Of The Furrows,"Furrows are not a monarchy.Yvette Bristle

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"New Orleans Is Inking" originally "New Orleans Is Sinking"
Adrienne Ramseur
"Tree Pistols" originally "Three Pistols"
Violent trees are tired of being cut down!
Peter
"The Lonely End Of The Ink" originally "The Lonely End Of The Rink"
Peter

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"The Lonely End of the Drink" originally "The Lonely End of the Rink"
Rob
"Locked In The Trunk Of A Czar" originally "Locked In The Trunk Of A Car"
Peter
"Clocked In The Trunk Of A Car" originally "Locked In The Trunk Of A Car"
Peter
"Blocked In The Trunk Of A Car" originally "Locked In The Trunk Of A Car"
Peter
"New Orleans Is Stinking" originally "New Orleans Is Sinking"
Terror Reid

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Queen Of The Burrows" originally "Queen Of The Furrows"
Camilla Talking Bird
"The Lonely End Of The Risk" originally "The Lonely End Of The Rink"
Julia Farda
"The Lovely End Of The Rink" originally "The Lonely End Of The Rink"
Julia Farda
"Twist My Art" originally "Twist My Arm"
Tiffany Carriker
"Twist My Aim" originally "Twist My Arm"
Taylor Dadsen

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Ahead By A Century""Ahead With The Registry( The Bridal Song)"Malcolm Higgins
"Courage (My Word)""Marriage (My Word)..the Gay Nuptuals Song"Malcolm Higgins
"Boots Or Hearts""Newt's A Start (political)"Malcolm Higgins
"Courage.. My Word""Slurring.. My Words"Malcolm Higgins
"Ahead By A Century""In Bed With A Centipede"Malcolm Higgins
"It's A Good Life If You Don't Weaken""It's A Good Life If You Don't CS"Seizurebleak

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Ahead By A CenturyApple ComputerMatt
Ahead By A CenturyMicrosoft, Sonyandie
The Last Of The Unplucked GemsDeBeersandie
Yawning Or SnarlingNon-Habit Forming Sleep-Aidsandie

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Wheat KingsSaskatchewan/Manitoba Tourist AgencyAnonymous Bob
New Orleans Is SinkingNew Orleans Tourist Board.ACY
Ahead By A CenturyTimexACY

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Veronica
   Elvis Costello
Lake Fever
   Tragically Hip
Veronica Lake Fever
Julia Cox
Blowin' Me Up
   JC Chasez
Blow At High Dough
   The Tragically Hip
Blowin' Me Up At High Dough
Dantana
My Heart Will Go On
   Celine Dion
Locked In The Trunk Of A Car
   The Tragically Hip
My Heart Will Go In The Trunk Of A Car
Drake Azuma
Dancing On The Ceiling
   Lionel Richie
700 ft. Ceiling
   The Tragically Hip
Dancing On The 700 ft. Ceiling
Anyone afraid of heights?
Kixxy 6
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Ahead By a Century"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tonight we smoke good pot
Original Lyrics:
Tonight we smoke them out
"Ahead By A Century"
Misheard Lyrics:
You are a headless sentry.
Original Lyrics:
You are ahead by a century.
"Fifty Mission Cap"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fifth edition cap
Original Lyrics:
Fifty Mission Cap
"100th Meridian"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm an angry Canadian
Original Lyrics:
At the hundreth Meridian
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Fifty Mission Cap"
Misheard Lyrics:
Nifty Fishing Cap
Original Lyrics:
Fifty Mission Cap

Story about this misheard lyric by: Heidi Overhill

The DJ on the radio (107 Toronto) announced the song as "Nifty Fishing Cap". I think this DJ must have a Learning Disability known as Central Auditory Processing Disorder.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Music At Work"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
In a sinkful of Ganges I'd remain
Why They're Nonsensical:
So you have a small bit of water from a river, and decide to stay there? In a sink. Do you fit?
Submitted by: dave miller- manny
 

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Looking For a Place to Happen"
The Lyrics:
Jacques Cartier, right this way
I'll put your coat on the bed
Hey man you've got a real bum's eye for clothes
Who They Mention:
Jacques Cartier, a french explorer who claimed what is now Canada for France. Not a designer as stated by Tania WYEP.
Submitted by: randy boogaard
"Looking For a Place to Happen"
The Lyrics:
Jacques Cartier, right this way
I'll put your coat on the bed
Hey man you've got a real bum's eye for clothes
Who They Mention:
designer Jacques Cartier
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
There are additional celebrity lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Wheat Kings"
The Lyrics:
In his Zippo lighter, he sees the killer's face
Maybe it's someone standing in a killer's space
Product Brand Name:
Zippo Lighters
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
"Something On"
The Lyrics:
"And one of em's interconnecting
With my Chevrolet Caprice."
Product Brand Name:
Chevrolet Caprice, a large 4-door car.
Submitted by: S.G. Hodges
There are additional product lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"New Orleans Is Sin King" originally "New Orleans Is Sinking"
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Three Pistols"
The Lyrics:
Three pistols came and three people went, on their way
Why:
It should be "Three pistols came and three persons went, on their way". The plural of "person" is "persons" when there is a preceding number.
Submitted by: H.R.C
 

Band Name Anagrams:

Thy Garlic Pail Submitted by: Deirdre Collins
A Playgirl Itch Submitted by: Regina Haniger

Songs That Are Banned:

"New Orleans Is Sinking"
Banned from countless radio stations after Katrina. Strange when you consider that the song was recorded a good 16 years before the notorious hurricane. The song was about how N.O. is built below sea level, and was a timely warning about the inevitable. Shoot the freakin' messenger...
Submitted by: royal pfizbin

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"The Only End Love The Rink" originally "The Lonely End Of The Rink"
Submitted by: Margo Gram
"The Only Rend Of The Link" originally "The Lonely End Of The Rink"
Submitted by: Margo Gram
"The Only Lend Of The Rink" originally "The Lonely End Of The Rink"
Submitted by: Margo Gram
"Fake Lever" originally "Lake Fever"
Submitted by: Regina Olsen

Names as a Word Bank:

I, a tart apple pie, get cats at the city Gap. Submitted by: hamburger456
Huh?

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

"nickname for fans"
"Hip Heads" or sometimes "Hipsters". The former nickname especially is used since the Tragically Hip is often considered to be the Canadian answer to the Grateful Dead.
Submitted by: Heads Up! 7Up!

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