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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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Songs That Mention a Boasting -> Latest Entries

Tone Loc's, "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

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Songs That Mention a Celebrity -> Latest Entries

MC Frontalot's, "Final Boss"
The Lyrics:
Final boss is the be-all end-all class of society:
very exclusive but not higher than me. All the sobriety
of the day and age might prove indecent,cause me to find and strangle the baby of Jackie Gleason.
Who They Mention:
20th century actor, Jackie Gleason, most notable for the comedy series "The Honeymooners" or the movie "Smokey and the Bandit"
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube

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Songs That Mention a Product -> Latest Entries

Tone Loc's, "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

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Songs That Mention Other Songs -> Latest Entries

Madonna's, "Beautiful Stranger"
The Song Lyrics:
You're the devil in disguise, that's why I'm singing this song
Song They Mention:
"(You're The) Devil In Disguise" by Elvis Presley
Submitted by: nally

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Dated Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Pat Boone's, "Speedy Gonzalez"
The dated Lyrics:
[Spoken lines:] Hey, Rosita -- come quick; down at the cantina
They're giving green stamps with tequila!
Why They're dated:
Trading stamps were something that were a household word from sometime after their first appearances in the 1920s up through the 1970s or so. But by the 1980s they were dying out. One of the best known brands of trading stamps in their day were H&S Green Stamps, probably referred to in the "green stamps" reference here. But H&S Green Stamps were discontinued by the late 1980s. When the song came out in the 1060s, hearers would have generally recognized the reference as something very familiar. But today's younger set could hear this song and often have no idea of what was being referred to. In their day, trading stamps were something that grocery stores and other business gave out to customers, the number of stamps being proportional to the amount of a purchase. Those who collected such stamps would paste them into books provided. When collectors thereof filled enough books, they were redeemable for merchandise at the stamp company's stores. One friend has told me how his mother once redeemed about three books of trading stamps for a pair of hair clippers. He had seen in the catalogue how other products could be obtained in exchange for various numbers of books of such stamps. He had his hopes set on a movie projector in the catalogue which could be obtained for somewhere between ten and twenty books of stamps, as he best remembered. He hoped to someday save enough of the stamps to get his movie projector, but never did.
Submitted by: Karen Smith

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Dirty Song You Didn't Know Is Dirty -> Latest Entries

The Beatles', "I Am The Walrus"
The dirty Lyrics:
Crabalocker fishwife, pornographic priestess
Why They're dirty:
How is that not dirty?
Submitted by: Pedro

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Funny Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
The Funny Lyrics:
He says, "Son can you play me a memory?
I'm not really sure how it goes.
But it's sad and it's sweet
And I knew it complete
When I wore a younger man's clothes."
Why They're funny:
Some might recognize the REACHING metonymy here, but to others --- Guess the younger man took back his clothes!
Submitted by: Kayla McSwain

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Repetitive Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Charlie Major's, "I Do It For the Money"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
I do it I do it I do it for money
I do it I do it I do it for money
I do it I do it I do it for money
Hey that's what I do it for. For the money.
Why They're Repetitive:
That consists of most of the song. -_-
Submitted by: Annie

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Nonsensical Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Neil Diamond's, "Song Sung Blue"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Song sung blue -- every garden grows one.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Gardens DON'T grow songs!
Submitted by: Karen Smith

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Insincere Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Meryn Cadell's, "The Sweater"
The Insincere Lyrics:
Anything other than that, and you know you're dealing with someone who's different
And different is NOT what you're looking for
Why They're Insincere:
The songwriter is really implying they should be looking for someone different.
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube

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Misrhymed Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Eve 6's, "Situation Infatuation"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
We have a situation infatuation
We haven't even had a conversation
And I'm lying awake and picturing you naked
I already feel I owe an explanation
Why They're Misrhymed:
Is "naked" supposed to be rhyming with "explanation" or "awake and"? In either case, it doesn't rhyme.
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube

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Insulting Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

The Cure's, "Friday I'm In Love"
The Insulting Lyrics:
Thursday, I don't care about you.
Why They're Insulting:
Why would Robert Smith not care about his (assumed) girlfriend on one particular day of the week? This comes across as insulting.
Submitted by: Charles

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Inappropriate Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Johnny Cash's, "Folsom Prison Blues"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
But I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die
Why They're Inappropriate:
This has to be the sickest line of all time. how can anyone feel sympathy for the song's protagonist after hearing this? This makes the "morbid curiosity" explanation seem like just cause. He should have told this to the judge so the song would be called "firing squad blues" or burning in hell blues". Johnny Cash really should have kept this side to himself. We didn't need to hear about this thought, especially in the "innocent" 1950's.
Submitted by: Mark

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Spelling Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Nerf Herder, "Johnathan"
The Words:
girlfriend
Comments
"If he had a girlfriend / A G-I-R-L-F-R-E-N" Just like the song from The Modern Lovers this references, they misspell "girlfriend".
Submitted By: RevengeFromMars YouTube
The Modern Lovers, "Girlfriend"
The Words:
girlfriend
Comments
"Said G-I-R-L-F-R-E-N / That's a girlfriend, baby". Yes, the song spells it out incorrectly.
Submitted By: RevengeFromMars YouTube

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Made Up Words Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Zebrahead, "In My Room"
The Made Up Words:
shapow, shazam, shaquick
Comments
"Shapow! / How do you like me now? / Shazam! / I don't think you understand / Shaquick! / Hey, I got a ten inch...tv screen"
Submitted By: RevengeFromMars YouTube
Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Deep Kick"
The Made Up Words:
brothersbloodcomradespartnerfamilycuzz
Comments
The brothersbloodcomradespartnerfamilycuzz was impenetrable
Submitted By: RevengeFromMars YouTube

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Songs That Open With It's Title Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Green Day, "Rotting"
Lyrics it Opens With:
I'm rotting inside
Comments
From their 2002 album "Shenanigans" or a previous b-side
Submitted By: RevengeFromMars YouTube
ABBA, "Summer Night City"
Lyrics it Opens With:
Summer night city... Summer night city...
Comments
Submitted By: Alex Bury

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Scary Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Johnny Cash's, "Ring of Fire"
The Lyrics:
I fell into a burnin' ring of fire
I went down, down, down
And the flames went higher
Why:
When I heard this as a kid, I thought he was singing about physically burning.
Submitted by: VitaminB6

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Bad Grammar in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Phil Collins', "I Don't Care Anymore"
The Lyrics:
You listening? I don't care no more
Why:
I think you mean you don't care any more. You got it right in the song title, why mess it up later?
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube

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Real Places Mentioned in Songs -> Latest Entries

Mel Tillis', "Send Me Down To Tucson"
The Lyrics:
Go on and send me down to Tucson and I’ll get the job done.
Why:
Tucson, Arizona
Submitted by: Bob

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Lyrics Pronunciation -> Latest Entries

Eve 6's, "Trust Me"
The Lyrics:
I got the friends in Dubai
I got the place in Hawaii
Why:
The singer pronounces Hawaii as "ha-why" instead of "ha-why-ee" to make the rhyme with Dubai work.
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube

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Foreign Language in English Songs -> Latest Entries

Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz's, "Talk Dirty"
The Lyrics:
Dos Cadenas, close to genius
Why:
"Dos Cadenas" literally means "two chains" in Spanish. You don't say.
Submitted by: <3

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Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Tee Set's, "Ma Belle Amie"
The Lyrics:
Ma belle amie,
You were a child of the sun and the sky and the deep blue sea.
Ma belle amie,
Apres tous les beaux jours
Je te dis, "Merci. merci".
You were the answer to all my questions. Before we're through,
I want to tell you that I adore you and always do;
That you amaze me by leaving me now to start anew.
Ma belle amie I'm in love with you!
Why:
I had heard this song several times, thinking it might be a happy, upbeat love song. Then I was positively shocked on noticing for the first time the line "That you amaze me by leaving me now to start anew", which transforms the song into a lament over a lost love. A few other lines, in what I guess could be called the chorus, also somewhat betray the sadness of the song, bot those lines are harder to understand.
Submitted by: Meredith Corpening

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Onomatopoeia in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Zebrahead's, "I'm Money"
The Lyrics:
Don't try to hang cuz I'm out with a big bang.
Why:
"bang" is an explosion sound.
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube

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Lyrics Spoonerisms -> Latest Entries

Adele's, "Don't You Remember"
The Lyrics:
I know I have a fickle heart and bitterness.
Why:
I know I have a nickel heart and fitter, Bess.
Submitted by: Allison O'Silla

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Lyrics Alliteration -> Latest Entries

Ugly Kid Joe's, "Madman '92 Remix"
The Lyrics:
I'm a mad mother and I'm loose!... in Disneyland!
Why:
2x M alliteration "mad mother"
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube

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TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Eve 6's, "Bang"
The Lyrics:
Big bang little girl run away with me
And be my Thelma & Louise
Why:
1991 movie "Thelma & Louise"
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube

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Bad Ringtone Choices -> Latest Entries

Rolling Stones', "Too Much Blood"
The Lyrics:
Too much, too much BLOOD! Too much, too much BLOOD! YAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!
Why:
If you're in a war zone and you see a lot of dead bodies strewn across a dead end street then you may not want to have this comical horror movie song as a ringtone.
Submitted by: Turn It Off If You Want To

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Real Lyrics Quiz

Who sang:
"On Thursday night she looked a fright"

Yesterday's Results

The lyrics to identify were:
"A slim chance in tight pants"

The correct answer was:
Paul Carrack, "Don't Shed A Tear"

How people responded:
Corey Hart: 17.6%
Paul Carrack:37.3%
Dead Or Alive: 31.4%
John Waite : 13.7%
Total Responses: 51

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