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Latest Site Additions -> January 16, 2017

This is everything that was reviewed and approved for amIright on January 16, 2017. These are not items submitted on January 16, 2017, but rather items that were reviewed that day by site editors.

Song Parody Lyrics -> Latest Entries

"MLB" by Rocker, Metalhead, Greaser, Redneck, and Skinhead
    a parody of "TNT," AC/DC
"Mystery U" by Robert D. Arndt Jr.
    a parody of "I Love You," Barney and the Backyard Gang
"Donald in the White House with Putin" by Adam Bernstein
    a parody of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," Beatles
"Warm and Golden Showers" by The Offenders
    a parody of "Artificial Flowers," Bobby Darin
"Negatively 5th Avenue" by Michael Pacholek
    a parody of "Positively 4th Street," Bob Dylan
"I Want Chili" by Robert D. Arndt Jr.
    a parody of "I Want Candy," Bow Wow Wow
"Donald's Troubles" by Robert D. Arndt Jr.
    a parody of "Tiny Bubbles," Don Ho
"Clean Up The Hill" by CryHavoc
    a parody of "Run To The Hills," Iron Maiden
"Hit Yourself" by the_conqueror_of_parodies
    a parody of "Love Yourself," Justin Bieber
"Brachiation" by Jeff "Dr Chdate" Moran
    a parody of "Fascination," Nat KIng Cole
"Terminator's Next Battle" by Logan Maxwell
    a parody of "Message in a Bottle," The Police
"Putin Wants a Blitz" by Robert D. Arndt Jr.
    a parody of "Puttin' On the Ritz," Taco
"Inauguration (Comrades Forever)" by EWOP
    a parody of "Graduation (Friends Forever)," Vitamin C

Misheard Lyrics Stories -> Latest Entries

"Take On Me," A-ha
Misheard Lyrics:
Stumbling on the little fight as a cake
Original Lyrics:
Slowly learning that life is okay
Story about this misheard lyric by: Akid Danial: I heard he said OK, but it sounds like cake.
"Bat Country," Avenged Sevenfold
Misheard Lyrics:
Come here in a foreign place
Original Lyrics:
Caught here in a fiery blaze
Story about this misheard lyric by: Raphael: In my accent (I'm from the northeastern U.S.) I pronounce the word "foreign" differently than most Americans do. I pronounce it like FAR-in, unlike most Americans, who say FOR-in. Now, when the singer says fiery, he does something that is often done in rock and metal, which is that he changes the "long i" sound so it sounds like "ahh...". So when he sings "fiery" sounds kind of like FAR-ih, which made me think he was saying "foreign". I shouldn't need to explain the confusion between place and blaze, because they sound similar enough to each other that, once I'd misheard "fiery" as "foreign", I figured he was saying "place" when he was really saying "blaze".
"Sealed with a Kiss," Brian Hyland
Misheard Lyrics:
I want to tenderly hold you.
But darling you won't be there.
Original Lyrics:
I'll run to tenderly hold you.
But darling you won't be there.
Story about this misheard lyric by: Wisnu Aji: Hyland more want to tenderly hold the hand of a woman rather than run to tenderly hold the hand of a woman because he was want to place it rather than run to place it.
"Long Time Gone," Dixie Chicks
Misheard Lyrics:
No I ain't shucked a corn since I don't know when
Original Lyrics:
No, I ain't honked the horn since I don't know when.
Story about this misheard lyric by: Kayo: What does honking horns have to do with rural living? I think shucking corn makes more sense....
"My Ancestors," Jimmy Cliff
Misheard Lyrics:
Hawaiian Sisters
Mayan Sisters
Original Lyrics:
My Ancestors
Story about this misheard lyric by: Tom: Jimmy Cliff's work is rich in political and social commentary. When I first heard it on a Jimmy Cliff playlist, I thought it was an homage to Hawaiian Reggae but the date of the song and the popularity of reggae in Hawaii didn't line up.
Then I thought it might be in reference to and in solidarity with the independence movements in British Honduras (now Belize) where Mayan civilization was located. The independence movements in the British colonies throughout the Caribbean were happening around that time. But it didn't align with the rest of the song lyrics and was a really obtuse reference to New World pre-Columbiana culture.
"Thoughts for a Friend," Matthews' Southern Comfort
Misheard Lyrics:
His mild approach was more a way of life
His way of living just evolved
or
His mild approach was more a way of life
His way of living - just avoid
Original Lyrics:
His mild approach was more a way of life
His way of living just a ball
Story about this misheard lyric by: Robert Woodrow: Two versions - same verse (equally valid).

Backwards Messages -> Latest Entries

This song has a secret message that basically says, "What are you looking for? Turn the needle back and play this thing forward." ELO has made several backwards messages on their previous albums (none of them the rumored 'Christ infernal' message - it was never made), and the 1983 'Secret Messages' is peppered with just that. Other messages on this LP include counting numbers, cheering for the Birmingham Bluebirds Football (Soccer) Club, marching chants and a shout of BEATLES FOREVER! Not very Satanic, is it?
Submitted by: Evil Man

Song Title Spoonerisms -> Latest Entries

"Bet On the Gus" originally "Get On the Bus" by 54 Nude Honeys
Submitted by: Caroline

Names as a Word Bank -> Latest Entries

No sand in the marina from Marina and the Diamonds Submitted by: Lefty Lucy

Movies Named After Song Titles -> Latest Entries

2015 animated film
Submitted by: That Man Over There