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Mar 16
ONE WEEK NOTICE "Girls gone wild" (For March 23)

The core of One Week Notice is this: We all write parodies of the same original song - and then we post them on the same day! (Comments & Parodies)

Mar 9

ONE WEEK NOTICE CHALLENGE (3/9-3/16 2018), "Superhero Jagganath". Ever do a parody by a Swedish progressive metal band? If not, here's your chance! Details in link. (Comments & Parodies)

Mar 6
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Songs That Mention a Boasting -> Latest Entries

Bruce Springsteen's, "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)"
The Boasting Lyrics:
Running down the beach at night with my boss's daughter
Well he ain't my boss no more, Sandy
He's bragging about another girl to Sandy. Just what Sandy wants to hear!
Submitted by: I've Seen Bruce Springsteen Live 4X!

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Songs That Mention a Celebrity -> Latest Entries

"Weird Al" Yankovic's, "eBay"
The Lyrics:
Tell me why (I bid on Shatner's old toupee)
Who They Mention:
William Shatner, best known for playing Captain Kirk on Star Trek.
Submitted by: EF

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Songs That Mention a Product -> Latest Entries

Lana Del Rey's, "Diet Mountain Dew"
The Lyrics:
Diet Mountain Dew, baby New York City
Product Brand Name:
Diet Mountain Dew . It seems like Lana really likes soda, as she also mentioned Pepsi in another song
Submitted by: me

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Songs That Mention Other Songs -> Latest Entries

Color Me Badd's, "The Earth, The Sun, The Rain"
The Song Lyrics:
I was alone, dreaming of you
Song They Mention:
"Alone" by Heart; "Dreaming Of You" by Selena
Submitted by: Orville Beddenrocker

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Dated Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Hank Williams, Jr's, "The New South"
The dated Lyrics:
Last fall we elected the man from Plains
Why They're dated:
This line refers to Jimmy Carter having been elected President in 1976..
Submitted by: Tarzan

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

The Bealtes', "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
The dirty Lyrics:
And when I touch you I feel happy inside It's such a feelin' that my love I can't hide I can't hide I can't hide
Why They're dirty:
Can't hide what is going on in your kecks can you?
Submitted by: Beeryii

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Funny Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Jessica Simpson's, "What's It Gonna Be?"
The Funny Lyrics:
We've been kicking it for a while
Why They're funny:
Kicking what? A ball? Some other item? She doesn't specify what "it" is.
Submitted by: Stu L. Pigeon

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Repetitive Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Janieck's, "Does It Matter"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Do you think you're better off alone?
Why They're Repetitive:
This line repeats 4 times because this song samples Alice deejay's track "Better Off Alone".
Submitted by: AlexCaspian

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Nonsensical Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Grandmaster Flash's, "White Lines (Don't Do It)"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
He got out 3 years from now
Why They're Nonsensical:
Inconsistent tense; this line shifts from past ("got out") to future ("3 years from now).
Submitted by: Mr. Critic

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Insincere Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Eagles', "Victim of Love"
The Insincere Lyrics:
You know I may be wrong, but I'm not. No, I'm not.
Why They're Insincere:
Which is it now? Sounds kind of smug to me.
Submitted by: Demolition Man

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Misrhymed Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Brian Davies', "Sixteen Going on Seventeen"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Totally unprepared are you to face a world of men
Timid and shy and scared are you of things beyond your kin
Why They're Misrhymed:
"Men" and "Kin" don't rhyme.
Submitted by: EF

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Insulting Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Weird Al Yankovic's, "Taco Grande"
The Insulting Lyrics:
(spoken) Entiendes lo que digo, gringo estupido tonto?
Why They're Insulting:
This part, which is actually spoken by comedian Cheech Marin, is Spanish for "Do you understand what I'm saying, you really stupid gringo?" This is insulting in two ways. First of all, 'gringo' is often a disparaging term for an English-speaking Hispanic person. The second way is going a step further by calling the addressee stupid. So it's a double-insult.
Submitted by: Quyjibo

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Inappropriate Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Tom Tom Club's, "Genius Of Love"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Oops! Your mama said uh
Oops! Your mama said uh
Oops! Your mama said uh
Oops! Your mama
Why They're Inappropriate:
Muttered during the interlude between the second and third verses. I don't see how it relates to the rest of the song.
Submitted by: Quyjibo

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Spelling Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Eric B. & Rakim, "Microphone Fiend"
The Words:
E-F-F-E-C-T, a smooth operator operating correctly
Submitted By: Tommy
One Direction, "Rock Me"
The Words:
R-O-C-K me again / R-O-C-K me again / R-O-C-K me again, yeah
Submitted By: Ariana Grande Mocha Swirl

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Made Up Words Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Gwen Stefani, "Hollaback Girl"
The Made Up Words:
There's no such word.
Submitted By: Sheila Oh
(Hed) P.E., "Schpamb"
The Made Up Words:
Submitted By: Rhonda Hindle

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

Frank Sinatra, "Close to You"
Lyrics it Opens With:
Close to you, I will always stay.
Submitted By: Brian Kelly
Kevin Morby, "Harlem River"
Lyrics it Opens With:
Harlem River, talk to me.
I found out about this song because of the Volvo commercial.
Submitted By: Brian Kelly

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Scary Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Dan Hartman's, "Shy Hearts"
The Lyrics:
There are hearts that wait forever
no owner of such a heart could literally be alive...
Submitted by: mads?.

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Bad Grammar in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Neil Diamond's, "Cracklin' Rosie"
The Lyrics:
Oh, I love my Rosie child.
She got the way to make me happy.
You and me, we go in style.
Cracklin' Rose, you're a store bought woman.
You make me sing like a guitar hummin'.
So hang on to me, girl,
Our song keeps runnin' on.
The most distinctly grammatical error here is in the second line above, which ought to be "She has the way to make me happy." A usual grammatically incorrect substitution for "He has" or "She has", etc., is "He's got" or "She's got", etc., which sometimes get transformed still more by omitting the apostrophe and "s", as in the second line above. But more grammatically confusing in this whole passage is the sudden shift from singing of the title character in the third person in the first two lines above to addressing someone in the second person thereafter. Technically the third line above is ambiguous as to whom he's addressing, because "You" in that line has no antecedent. In the fourth line he calls the addressee by name, so I guess listeners are meant to assume in retrospect that he was already addressing her in the third line. But that is technically ambiguous since immediately before the third line he was referring to her in the third person.
Submitted by: Karen Smith

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Real Places Mentioned in Songs -> Latest Entries

Gene Loves Jezebel's, "Jealous"
The Lyrics:
I spot two lovers on the Old Brompton Road
Old Brompton Road is a major street in the South Kensington district of London.
Submitted by: Brit Boxx

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Lyrics Pronunciation -> Latest Entries

Tom Lehrer's, "The Elements"
The Lyrics:
These are the only ones of which the news has come to Harvard,
And there may be many others, but they haven't been discovered.
The words Harvard and Discovered are both mispronounced in order to make this rhyme.
Submitted by: EF

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Foreign Language in English Songs -> Latest Entries

Cat Stevens', "Rubylove"
The Lyrics:
Original Greek Ρούμπι γλυκιά
Έλα ξανά, έλα ξανά κοντά μου
Έλα πρωί, με την αυγή
εσύ ήσουν σαν ήλιου ακτίδα
Ρούμπι μου μικρή
Transliteration Ruby glykia
Ela xana, ela xana konta mou
ela pro-ee, me tin av-ghee
esy isoun san illy-ou aktida
Ruby mou mikri
Sweet Ruby
Come back, come back to me
Come in the morning, with the dawn
you are like the sun shine
My little Ruby
Rubylove has a greek verse, and is in 7/8 time (which is typical of many traditional greek dances). Cat Stevens has Greek heritage.
Submitted by: Kokkinomalli

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Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Eurythmics', "Would I Lie To You?"
The Lyrics:
I won't be here anymore,
I've packed my bags, cleaned the floor,
Watch me walking, walking out the door.
It's basically a song about a person breaking up with their significant other and just flat out leaving for good.
Submitted by: nally

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Onomatopoeia in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Nicki Minaj's, "Super Bass"
The Lyrics:
Yeah, that's that super bass
That's the sound of a bass, or as Nicki compares it, a heartbeat
Submitted by: Ariana Grande Mocha Swirl

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Lyrics Spoonerisms -> Latest Entries

The Shirelles', "Baby, It's You"
The Lyrics:
I Sit Alone At Home And Cry
I Sit At Chrome Alone And High
Submitted by: Mae Beam

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Lyrics Alliteration -> Latest Entries

The Smiths', "Shoplifters of the World"
The Lyrics:
A heartless hand on my shoulder
I was bored before I even began
"h" e "b" each twice
Submitted by: Oliveira

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TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Frank Zappa's, "You Are What You Is"
The Lyrics:
A foolish young man
From a middle class family
Started singin' the blues
'Cause he thought it was manly
Now he talks like the Kingfish
From Amos 'n' Andy
Amos 'n' Andy
Submitted by: Tarzan

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Bad Ringtone Choices -> Latest Entries

The Sweet's, "Ballroom Blitz"
The Lyrics:
And the girl in the corner
Is everybody's woman
She could kill you with a wink of her eye.
Wow, not the kind of ringtone you want going off when you're filling out a police report.
Submitted by: Celeste

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Real Lyrics Quiz

Who sang:
"I’m tired of listening to you talking in rhymes"

Yesterday's Results

The lyrics to identify were:
"Tomorrow some new building will scrape the sky"

The correct answer was:
Passion Pit, "Take A Walk"

How people responded:
Passion Pit: 50.0%
Walk The Moon: 25.0%
Crowded House : 8.3%
Total Responses: 12

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