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amIright Events -> Latest Entries

July 20
ONE WEEK NOTICE - "I Wanna Get Better"

One Week Notice is our weekly challenge for as many people as possible to write and submit a parody of the same song on the same day! This week-- "I Wanna Get Better" by Bleachers due for July 27 publication. Lyrics, YouTube video and details in link. (Comments & Parodies)

July 13
ONE WEEK NOTICE "Only in America" (Due July 20)

On Friday July 20th 2018 there will be a parody from me on the front page of Amiright. On Friday July 20th 2018 there will be a parody from me on the front page of Amiright. (Comments & Parodies)

July 6

One Week Notice is our weekly challenge for as many people as possible to write and submit a parody of the same song on the same day! This week-- "Matilda Mother" by Pink Floyd, due for July 13 publication. Lyrics, YouTube video and details in link. (Comments & Parodies)

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Songs That Mention a Boasting -> Latest Entries

Dan Hartman's, "We Are The Young"
The Boasting Lyrics:
we are the ones who can improwise
let's assume he means young people can improvise and we old cannot...(what else?)
Submitted by: mads

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Songs That Mention a Celebrity -> Latest Entries

Taryn Southern & Ross Everett's, "Everyone's Just A Little Gay"
The Lyrics:
Whether you're a guy
Or girl
Or in between
Everyone's a little Liberace
Who They Mention:
Submitted by: Tarzan

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Songs That Mention a Product -> Latest Entries

Shawn Wasabi's, "Otter Pop"
The Lyrics:
This is how we Otter Pop
Product Brand Name:
Otter Pops
Submitted by: Brionna Secret

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Songs That Mention Other Songs -> Latest Entries

Queen's, "Bohemian Rhapsody"
The Song Lyrics:
Mamma Mia, Mamma Mia,
Mamma Mia, let him go
Song They Mention:
Mamma Mia (by ABBA) which was a hit shortly before this song came out.
Submitted by: Mark K

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Dated Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Merle Haggard's, "Okie From Muskogee"
The dated Lyrics:
We don't smoke marijuana in Muskogee
We don't take our trips on LSD
We don't burn our draft cards down on Main Street
We like livin' right and bein' free
Why They're dated:
The draft was replaced with the all-volunteer approach to military service in 1973...
Submitted by: Tarzan

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

Aerosmith's, "Come Together"
The dirty Lyrics:
Come together, right now
Over me.
Why They're dirty:
I hope Steven or Joe never have adult minds, but Aerosmith couldn't tell people to come together over him, right now, couldn't they?
Submitted by: Darius Whitehead

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Funny Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Madonna's, "Beautiful Stranger"
The Funny Lyrics:
Dah-dah-dah-de dah-de-dah-de dah dah dah- dah-dum
Beautiful stranger
Why They're funny:
Every time I hear scat filler lines, like this, I can't help but think, was the singer really unsure how to fill up that part of the song? That especially applies to this particular song...but in a sense I actually enjoy it.
Submitted by: Orville Beddenrocker

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Repetitive Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Radiohead's, "Sit Down. Stand Up"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
And the rain drops [x47]
Why They're Repetitive:
I get repetitive lyrics, but 47 repeats is just fucking overkill.
Submitted by: duncandoolittle

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Nonsensical Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Toto's, "Africa"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
The wild dogs cry out in the night
As they grow restless, longing for some solitary company
Why They're Nonsensical:
'Solitary' means without company. Maybe they meant 'singular.'
Submitted by: Nickster

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Insincere Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Led Zeppelin's, "D'yer Mak'er"
The Insincere Lyrics:
When I read the letter you wrote me, it made me mad mad mad,
When I read the words that it told me, it made me sad sad sad.
Why They're Insincere:
The letter that this girl wrote made him get mad, but the words had made him feel sad.
Submitted by: Darius Whitehead

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Misrhymed Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Allan Sherman's, "Sarah Jackman"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
How's your cousin Bentley?
Feeling better ment'ly.
Why They're Misrhymed:
That's a stretch, Allan, changing "mentally " to "ment'ly" to make it rhyme and scan.
Submitted by: Doug Montgomery

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Insulting Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Led Zeppelin's, "Heartbreaker"
The Insulting Lyrics:
Go away, you heartbreaker!
Why They're Insulting:
Never tell a girl to go away just because she broke your heart for nothing!
Submitted by: Darius Whitehead

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Inappropriate Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Men Without Hats', "Safety Dance"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
We can dress real neat, from our hats to our feet
Why They're Inappropriate:
I feel this line is considered inappropriate given the name of this band. If they are "without hats", as their name states, then they shouldn't even have any in the song! Therefore, this line contradicts the name of the band. Did they not realize that when they wrote this line??
Submitted by: Joe

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Spelling Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Oscar Hammerstein, "Oklahoma"
The Words:
We're only saying you're doing fine Oklahoma, Oklahoma O K L A H O M A
Submitted By: EF
Eric B. & Rakim, "Microphone Fiend"
The Words:
E-F-F-E-C-T, a smooth operator operating correctly
Submitted By: Tommy

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Made Up Words Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Pat Boone, "The Wang Dang Taffy-Apple Tango"
The Made Up Words:
wang dang
Submitted By: Musiclover
Electric Light Orchestra, "Don't Bring Me Down"
The Made Up Words:
According to the liner notes of the ELO compilation Flashback and elsewhere, Lynne has explained that he was singing that made-up word "Grooss", which some have suggested sounds like the German expression "Gruß" (Gruss). After the song's release, so many people had misinterpreted the word as "Bruce" that Lynne actually began to sing the word as "Bruce" for fun at live shows.
Submitted By: Joey F.

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

Gladys Knight & The Pips, "Operator"
Lyrics it Opens With:
Operator, are you sure?
Submitted By: Joey F.
Eloy, "Hero"
Lyrics it Opens With:
Hero! Tearing down every wall
Submitted By: Joey F.

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Scary Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Eiffel 65's, "Another Race"
The Lyrics:
We can't communicate
If nobody could communicate it'd be dangerous...(it's why we have folk tales too...)
Submitted by: mads.

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Bad Grammar in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Black Sabbath's, "Paranoid"
The Lyrics:
Make a joke and I will sigh and you will laugh and I will cry.
Happiness I cannot feel and love to me is so unreal.
There Shouldn't Be an "And" there as in "and you will laugh and I will cry." If We Were To Remove An And, It'd Say, "You Will Laugh and I Will Cry".
"happiness I cannot feel" should probably be "I Cannot Feel Happiness".
Submitted by: Darius Whitehead

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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

Kate Nash's, "Foundations"
The Lyrics:
You said I must eat so many lemons, cause I'm so bitter
I said i'd rather be with your friends mate cause there much fitter
She pronounces bitter as "bit-TAR", and fitter as "fit-TAR"
Submitted by: Secret

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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

The Doobie Brothers', "Take Me In Your Arms"
The Lyrics:
I'll never, never see your smilin' face no more
I'll never, never hear your knock upon my door
Before you leave me Leave me behind
Please let me feel happy one more time
It is a very peppy song about a relationship that is ending.
Submitted by: David

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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 Beatles', "The Long And Winding Road"
The Lyrics:
Many times I've been alone, and many times I've cried.
Many times I've been a crone, and many times I've lied.
Submitted by: Sir Ron Norris

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Lyrics Alliteration -> Latest Entries

The Beatles', "Revolution"
The Lyrics:
We all want to change the world.
We, Want, World: 3 Words That Start With W
Submitted by: Darius Whitehead

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TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

The Jets', "Rocket 2 U"
The Lyrics:
Your TV set is acting up and you don't understand.
You're so upset because you can't watch "All My Children" and...
"All My Children", a daytime soap.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

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Bad Ringtone Choices -> Latest Entries

Green Day's, "F*** Time"
The Lyrics:
Oh, Amanda Jones, your holy grace, I want to choke you 'til you're blue in the face, Got dirty thoughts in a dirty mind, Ahhhh, Oh baby, baby, it's f*** time, You know I really want to make you mine, Oh baby, baby, it's f*** time, There's nothing left to say, yeah
This would be awkward anywhere: in the store, picking your kid up from school, in line at McDonald's... All with your phone loudly announcing your great desire for sex (and rough sex at that!)
Submitted by: Angela

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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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