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Sep 10
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Even the nights are better now that it's the Air Supply round. Come and join us! Everybody who has an Air Supply song already written or chooses to write one for this contest can enter. You don't need to be a member or anything special like that as long as you want to join in feel free! :-) (Comments & Parodies)

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Same Title, Different Song -> Latest Entries

"Invincible" by Kelly Clarkson

You know I was broke down, I had hit the ground
I was crying out, couldn't make no sound
Submitted by: nally

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Singers Who Act -> Latest Entries

Mary J. Blige appeared in: Rock of Ages, Black Nativity, Empire, The Ghost Whisperer
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004763/?ref_=nv_sr_3#actress Blige held her own well.
Submitted By: Piper
Sarah Shannon (Velocity Girl) appeared in: The Adventures of Pete & Pete
Sarah played as a grocery clerk who sells one of the Pete's some expired food so he can fake an illness, in the episode "Sick Day," and actually insisted that her uniform contains a nametag with her real name.
Submitted By: The Skuz

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Celebrities Who Sing -> Latest Entries

Dove Cameron performed: Better in Stereo, Say Hey, others
Plenty of Disney Channel starlets have additional musical careers, but as of this writing Dove Cameron beat them all. She was doing a song used for an episode of "Shake It Up," before "Liv and Maddie" premiered, and Kyle Newman even posted a vine of her doing a dead-on impersonation of Snow White (https://instagram.com/p/grjOxIlszs/)!
Submitted By: The Skuz
Elaine Stritch performed: Zip, The Ladies Who Lunch
Starred in the musicals "Pal Joey", Company", "Follies" and many more, as well as her own Emmy-award winning stage show. Remembered best as a stage and TV actress
Submitted By: KL Fan

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Better Off Solo -> Latest Entries

Dave Mustaine from Metallica
Dave has been the frontman and guitarist for Megadeth for the last 30 years or so.
Submitted By: GlamRockNinjaLord
Steve Vai from Whitesnake
Let's face it, no one would know his name if not for his solo stuff!
Submitted By: GlamRockNinjaLord

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Former Occupations of Performers -> Latest Entries

James "J.T." Taylor from Kool and the Gang: School Teacher
He's the singer for Kool + the Gang and he helped steer this group of funkateers to mega-sucess during the Eighties.
Submitted By: Overpowered By Funk
Madonna Louise Ciccone from Madonna: Dunkin Donuts worker
It was her very first job and she got the boot on her very first day for squirting icing on a customer. You didn't think it was some other kind of work, didja? Well, didja?
Submitted By: Lucky Star Explorer

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Performer's New Career Entries -> Latest Entries

Vanilla Ice from Vanilla Ice: Reality TV Host
He hosts a home improvement reality TV show on the DIY network. It's been going on for 4 seasons already.
Submitted By: Believe It Or Not!
Greg Norton from Husker Du: Restaurantier
He's been a chef and restaurantier in Chicago since the band imploded in early 1988.
Submitted By: Whitney Harrison

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Songs That Are Banned -> Latest Entries
"Something's Gotta Give," All Time Low - Submitted By: ILoveMusic
"See It Through," Janis Ian - Submitted By: Bud Manning

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Super Long Pop Songs -> Latest Entries
"The Gates of Delirium," Yes Length:21:55 - Submitted By: RevengeFromMars YouTube
"Station to Station," David Bowie Length:10:14 - Submitted By: Lee

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Super Short Pop Songs -> Latest Entries
"Race Car Ya-Yas," Cake Length:1:21 - Submitted By: RevengeFromMars YouTube
"Lukin," Pearl Jam Length:1:02 - Submitted By: RevengeFromMars YouTube

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Song Lawsuits -> Latest Entries
"Revolution," The Beatles
In 1987, "Revolution" became the first Beatles recording to be licensed for use in a television commercial. Nike paid $500,000 for the right to use the song for one year, split between recording owner Capitol-EMI and song publisher ATV Music Publishing (owned by Michael Jackson). Commercials using the song started airing in March 1987.

The three surviving Beatles, through their record company Apple, filed in July 1987 objecting to Nike's use of the song. The suit was aimed at Nike, its advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy, and Capitol-EMI Records. Capitol-EMI said the lawsuit was groundless because they had licensed the use of "Revolution" with the "active support and encouragement of Yoko Ono Lennon, a shareholder and director of Apple." Ono had expressed approval when the commercial was released, saying the commercial "is making John's music accessible to a new generation".

The "Revolution" lawsuit and others involving the Beatles and EMI were settled out of court in 1989, with the terms kept secret. The financial website TheStreet.com included the Nike "Revolution" advertisement campaigh in its list of the 100 key business events of the 20th century, as it helped "commodify dissent". Source: Wikipedia.org - Submitted By: Isac
"Best I Ever Had," Drake
In a lawsuit filed June 24th, 2010, Playboy Enterprises sued Drake for copyright infringement by over alligations that his breakout smash "Best I Ever Had" sampled "Fallin' in Love" by Hamilton Joe, Frank & Reynolds, without attribution or permission.

The suit names Drake, as well as Cash Money Records and Universal Music Group, and asserts that Playboy "has suffered, and will continue to suffer irreparable injury" from the alleged infringement. The lawsuit demands that "all infringing works be recalled and destroyed."

As part of its claim, Playboy also alleges that "each defendant either knew, or should have reasonably known, that the sound recording was protected by copyright." Source: Wikipedia.org - Submitted By: Isac

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Crime Records -> Latest Entries
Axl Rose: "Causing A Riot" - Submitted By: Celeste
Lostprophets: "Child Pornography" - Submitted By: Tommy

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Performers with Handicaps -> Latest Entries
Bono: Glaucoma - Submitted By: Celeste
Sylvain Sylvain: Dyslexia - Submitted By: DollSteakTestMeat

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"The Intergalatic Laxative," Donovan - Submitted By: KL Fan
"True Colors," Cyndi Lauper/Yoko Ono - Submitted By: All We Are Saying Is Give Performance Art A Chance

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Hidden Tracks -> Latest Entries
"Already There," K's Choice. On the "Almost Happy" album the last song titled "All" has a hidden acapella track entitled "Already There". - Submitted By: Rad
"Meet My Maker/Falling Away," Good Charlotte. In The Chronicles of Life and Death album there is a hidden track found in the last song. In the Life version is is found at the end of "Falling Away" and in the Death version it is found at the end of "Meet My Maker" Its a few minutes after the song and the hidden track is called "Wounded" - Submitted By: Elizabeth

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Hidden Messages -> Latest Entries
"Dangerous," Roxette: "This song is a single from the duo's smash hit album Look Sharp! Right at the end of the song as it's fading out, if you listen carefully, you'll hear Per Gessle saying, "Due to the exceptional weakness of this song, play loud". Funny." - Submitted By: Edward
"Live Life Loud," Hawk Nelson: "About 1 minute and 15 seconds into the song, you can hear someone say "Turn that music down or I'm calling the police"" - Submitted By: JeReMy

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Backwards Messages -> Latest Entries
"Love Bites," Judas Priest: "In actuality, the backmasked "message" played over the verse is just the verse played backwards." - Submitted By: Evan
"Prophet Song ," Queen: "In the part that goes " now I know" over and over, backwards of course it says "won I won". The song has many tricks in it like that....I always wondered if there wasn't some competition going on between engineers or whomever." - Submitted By: Kurt Finguerra

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Mocking Christ - Madonna
On her 2006 tour Madonna did some provocative acts, as always. On the hit "Live to Tell" she is hoisted and strapped on a blue cross sculpture and wears a fake crown of thorns in imitation of the execution of Jesus Christ. This caused severe controversy all over the world. In Rome the Vatican and the local Muslim council wrote an open letter to her asking her not to reenact the Crucifixion scene. Madonna wrote back inviting Pope Benedict XIV to see her do it at the show. She did it anyway. After the tour ended it was figured to be the highest grossing tour revenue by a female star. She also said that the cross scenario was done to raise awareness of poor African children. Wellll.... - Submitted By: It's Put Up Or Shut Up Time, Baby
The Surgery Tour - REM
REM's 1994 Monster Tour was affectionately dubbed as The Surgery Tour due to Bill Berry's brain surgery, Michael Stipe's hernia surgery, and Mike Mills' appendectomy. - Submitted By: Celeste

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Music With a Warning Label -> Latest Entries
"Low DVD EP," Foo Fighters
A sticker was added below the usual warning (from the content in the "Low" video that got it banned from MTV) so that it can read "Parental Advisory Warning: Explicit Content ...and also big trucks."
Archie
"eMotive," A Perfect Circle
On the actual CD ( not the case), there is the longest anti-illegal music downloading warning I have ever seen. I'm not even going to bother putting it here, but it's worth seeing if you own the album.
G
"Prisoners In Paradise," Europe
It's a goofy little thing at the end of the lyrics in the CD booklet...Europe will not be held responsible for...then it lists like 4 hilarious effects the music may cause.
G
"Broken," Nine Inch Nails
In the liner notes, there is a warning reading, "Caution: Not for use with mono devices." The reason for this being is that Trent stated the songs do not sound right when being played through mono devices.
eg: Mike Smith
"Amnesiac," Radiohead
The back cover says "Radiohead. Amnesiac. Store away from direct sunlight, preferably in a dark drawer with your secrets. See inside for details."
Lee
"Live Era '87-'93," Guns N' Roses
Look very closely at the cover, just below the 2nd poster on the top row. It says "Warning: The Surgeon General Has Determined That Hollywood Rose Is Bad For Your Health (but worth the risk)". You might need a big LP to see it because the writing is very small.
Lee
"Primitive Enema," Butt Trumpet
This is what the lyric sheet says concerning the lyrics to "The Grindcore Song": We've decided not to give you the lyrics to this song because we are sure they would entice you to do nasty things to yourself and to others and we don't wish to be held responsible for it. Hail Satan.
F*ck the PMRC
"Tin Machine II," Tin Machine
The second album from David Bowie's hard rock band Tin Machine was released in 1991. The cover art has 4 ancient Greek statues, of NUDE men (oh no). The morals of our Grand Republic were saved and for the U.S. release the genetilia of the statues were "airbrushed" off. They did a lousy job - it looks more the statues had their ding dongs torn off. Oh but the morality police saved the day again (NOT).
Ain't That America? Home Of the Free
"Muscle of Love," Alice Cooper
The cover says "Attention: This Carton Contains (1) Alice Cooper Muscle of Love" and also says "Fragile".
Lee
"Appetite for Destruction," Guns N' Roses
On the back cover of the CD version - it says "The music on this compact digital disc was originally recorded on analog equipment. We have attempted to perserve, as closely as possible, the sound of the original recording. Because of it's high resolution, however, the compact disc can reveal limitations of the source tape."
Lee
"Gizmode," Zombie Nation
There is a sticker on it that says- "Okay! Get into gizmode! Be a filter jerk! Or a zombie nerd! This record has a lifetime warranty."
Camerabob
"Devils and Dust," Bruce Springsteen
There's the track "Reno" which is a story about someone who visits a flophouse in Reno. The hooker names her prices for certain sex acts ( you pay more to put it "up the *ss"). Then there's a reference to fellatio (maybe). In either case there's no "Parental Advisory" emblem on the CD but on the back cover there is a brief warning statement that says there's "adult content".
They Call Him Bruce
"Elephant Shoe," Arab Strap
Not exactly a warning label, though I am sure this fits here. Arab Strap left Chemikal Underground in 1999 to go to Go Beat! At the time, there were small forms in all UK music releases for mailing list purposes. Normally it was are you Male/Female? The Strap decided to change it to- Do You Have A Cock/A Fanny? (British meaning). The new record company were not amused and pulled the form before release. There is a photocopy and this reference within the sleeve notes for 'Ten Years of Tears', released by Chemikal Underground around 2008.
Kenny McDonald
"Sweet Time (single)," REO Speedwagon
During the autumn of 1982 the economy was still suffering big time from the post-Vietnam War era recession, which was the worst economic situation since the Great Depression (sound familiar?). November had Congressional elections and Reaganomics hadn't really made an effect yet. Pres. Reagan's GOP cohorts in Congress generally took a "midterm" election trouncing because of this (deja vu ?). Other people deviced ways to beat the inflationary doldrums. One method was for record labels to issue 1-sided 45s. The single would cost about 1/2 that of the normal 2-sided variety. The B-side (flip) simply said "Do not play this side". Only a handful of 1-sided 45s were even issued. One of them was a Go-Gos hit and another notorious "recession buster" was "Sweet Time" by REO Speedwagon which peaked at #26. As the economy improved in 1983 this brief trend was squelched.
Everything That Comes Around Goes Around...
"Monster Movie," Can
On some LP pressings, the front cover bore the words "Made in a castle with better equipment."
Glenn Rousseau
"Stop Drop and Roll!!!," Foxboro Hot Tubs
On the actual CD it says "Side A, Warning Do Not Play Side B" - this is because the album is made to look like a vinyl record and if you play side b all the paint might come of the so-called 'Side A'.
Lee
"Amarok," Mike Oldfield
On the back there is a label saying " HEALTH WARNING - This record could be hazardous to the health of cloth-eared nincompoops. If you suffer from this condition, consult your Doctor immediately ".
A Stranger
"Procrastinators Of The Apocalypse," Cirque Du So What?
[Note to editor: Am resubmitting this due to a typo in the original!] "Parental Advisory: Contains lots of the usual raunchy words, and we even made up a few new ones." This is a new supergroup composed of ShoEboX (of Worm Quartet), Chris Mezzolesta (of Power Salad), Devo Spice (formerly Sudden Death) and The Great Luke Ski. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM8e8uCsqac
Jonathan S.
"Procrastinators Of The Apocalypse," Cirque Du So What?
"Parental Advisory: Contains lots of the usual raunchy words, and we even made up few new ones." This is a new supergroup composed of ShoEboX (of Worm Quartet), Chris Mezzolesta (of Power Salad), Devo Spice and The Great Luke Ski. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM8e8uCsqac
Jonathan S.
"So Far So Good," Bryan Adams
The "warning" is really on the CD itself. It's a picture disc made up to resemble a truck tire in appearance (a monster tire is on the cover too). There's the artist and album names, the track list and copyright info, written in a circumscribe format. After the record label credits and warning (copying prohibited, ...) there's a simple sentence: Do not inflate above 50 p.s.i. This "warning" is an example of humor more than anything else.
Anyday I'm Gonna Make Her Mine!

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