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Album cover parody of Love Among the Ruins by 10,000 MANIACS
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This is the most recent information about 10,000 Maniacs that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about 10,000 Maniacs, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).

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Band Name Origins:

  • extension of an old horror movie called "2000 Maniacs" Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
  • The band was named after the cult classic horror film 2000 Maniacs, before that they went by the name Still Life, and also Burn Victims Submitted by: Patrick

Stupid Band Names:

  • The list of all current and former members of this band adds up to way, way under 10,000. And why would they expect it to be appealing to call themselves maniacs? Submitted by: Dorothy Jansen
  • No band can possibly have that many members. Maybe they didn't know how to count? Submitted by: Barb Dwyer
  • Are there really 10 thousand? I don't think they will have enough space on stage. Using a high number for quantitative purposes in your band name is too problematic. Submitted by: Sonny

Better Off Solo?:

New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Natalie Merchant""Natalie was 10,000 Maniacs. so the transition to solo artist was a smooth one. She has continued to make great issues-oriented music, while not having to worry about commercial success." - Ed

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"You Happy Puppet"Even though it says "YOU Happy Puppet" in the title, Natalie Merchant says "*A* happy puppet." - Isac
"Candy Everybody Wants"Although Natalie Merchant repeats 'candy' and the phrase, 'Give 'em what they want' several times during the song, the whole title is nowhere to be seen. - Vivian Advance

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Bubble Me""Trouble Me"Linda Radnil
"You Crappy Puppet""You Happy Puppet"D. Melody Dole, MD
"You Snappy Puppet""You Happy Puppet"D. Melody Dole, MD

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Candy Everybody Wants,"Not everybody wants candy (believe it or not).Viola Player

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Cool," Gwen Stefani"Like The Weather," 10,000 Maniacs
"Too Hot," Kool And The Gang"Like The Weather," 10,000 Maniacs
"What's The Matter Here?," 10,000 Maniacs"Don't Wanna Know," Maroon 5
"What's The Matter Here?," 10,000 Maniacs"Somebody's Crying," Chris Isaak
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Hat's The Matter Here?" originally "What's The Matter Here?"
Joanna Hawthorne
"Katrina's Far" originally "Katrina's Fair"
That's what Bush administration thought in 2005.
"Karina's Fair" originally "Katrina's Fair"
"Katrina's Air" originally "Katrina's Fair"

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Liked The Weather" originally "Like The Weather"
Changes a preposition into a past-tense verb.
"Katrina's Fairy" originally "Katrina's Fair"
"Katrina's Flair" originally "Katrina's Fair"
Norman Cornelius
"Troubled Me" originally "Trouble Me"
As in: poor, troubled me...
"Trouble Men" originally "Trouble Me"

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"These Are Rays" originally "These Are Days"
"These Are Jays" originally "These Are Days"
"These Are Ways" originally "These Are Days"
"These Are Bays" originally "These Are Days"
"Hat For Two" originally "Eat For Two"
Would it be double-wide?

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Candy Everybody Wants""Granny Everybody Wants"MrMacphisto
"These are Days""You Got Tased"MrMacphisto
"Because The Night""He Once Could Bite"The Comedian
"Like the Weather (Live Version)""Strike the Leather"MrMacphisto
"Because the Night""Because The Flight"Ethan Mawyer

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Trouble MeHyundai dealership service departmentCapitalE

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Sex And Candy
   Marcy Playground
Candy Everybody Wants
   10,000 Maniacs
Sex And Candy Everybody Wants
Frosty The Cat
Like The Weather
   10,000 Maniacs
They Like The Weather
(The word 'like' changes from preposition to verb)
Newt Gingpoor
So Many Things
   Sarah Brightman
Trouble Me
   10,000 Maniacs
So Many Things Trouble Me
Aw, poor baby!
My Name Is
Hey Jack Kerouac
   10,000 Maniacs
Hey, My Name Is Jack Kerouac
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

10,000 Beatlemaniacs
The Beatles combined with 10,000 Maniacs
I know that isn't all of them.
Submitted By: Odie Garfield
15,000 Volt Maniacs
5000 Volts combined with 10,000 Maniacs
This band redefine the term "shock rock".
Submitted By: neptunevsmars
10,000 Maniacal Killers
The Killers combined with 10,000 Maniacs
Submitted By: Cat
10,000 Maniacs combined with 10cc
Submitted By: Cody Finke

There are additional 10,000 Maniacs Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Hey Jack Kerouac"
Misheard Lyrics:
Shark of the world
Original Lyrics:
Shock of the world
"Because the Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Peacocks alive, and monster mamas
Original Lyrics:
Because the night belongs to lovers
"Stockton Gala Days"
Misheard Lyrics:
We had wildfire beaver
We had wildfire fever
Original Lyrics:
We had wildflower fever
"Hey Jack Kerouac"
Misheard Lyrics:
Vagina town howling at night
Original Lyrics:
In Chinatown howling at night
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Hey Jack Kerouac"
Misheard Lyrics:
Shark of the world
Original Lyrics:
Shock of the world

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

I clearly thought it WAS the shark of the world

There are additional misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"What's The Matter Here?"
The Funny Lyrics:
Threats like if you don't mind,
I will beat on your behind
Slap you, slap you silly.
Why They're Funny:
The song, itself, isn't funny. However, this line is amusing to me because the first several times I heard it, I didn't think mind as in 'listen to me.' I heard the song saying, 'If it's okay with you, I will beat on you.' Now, I find this portion amusing.
Submitted by: Jennifer

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Hey, Jack Kerouac"
The Lyrics:
Hey Jack Kerouac,
I think of your mother
Who They Mention:
Jack Kerouac
Submitted by: MOR
"Hey Jack Kerouac"
The Lyrics:
Allen, baby, why so jaded?
Have the boys all grown up,
And their beauty faded?
Billy, what a saint they've made you,
You're just like Mary down in Mexico,
On all Soul's Day
Who They Mention:
Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsburg, William S 'Billy' Burroughs, The Virgin Mary
Submitted by: Jess

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Hey Jack Kerouac"
Opening Lines:
Hey Jack Kerouac, I think of your mother And the tears she cried...
The rest of the opening line: "And that dared to drag him down." "Hey Jack Kerouac" was from 10,000 Maniacs 1987 breakthrough lp (a breakthrough because it was the first lp for this Buffalo, NY group led by then lead vocalist, Natalie Merchant that had national sales and hit the Top 200 list on Billboard Magazine's album chart), "In My Tribe". Although, "Hey Jack Kerouac" is not as well known as two other songs from "In My Tribe", "Like The Weather" and 10,000 Maniacs reworking of Cat Stevens' "Peace Train", many of 10,000 Maniacs fans consider, "Hey Jack Kerouac" one of their most thought provoking and best works. Of course, Jack Kerouac" referred to in the title and the lyrics is the late great beatnik poet.
Submitted by: Peter
"These Are Days "
Opening Lines:
These are These are days, you'll remember.
The 1992 sleeper hit, "These Are Days" is taken from 10,000 Maniacs' final studio lp that Natalie Merchant sang lead in the group before she went solo. "These Are Days" was so successful that in President Clinton's re-election campaign of 1996, Clinton jettisoned Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop" (his 1992 campaign theme) for 10,000 Maniacs' "These Are Days" for the re-election theme. "These Are Days" has a real cool video, as well, with shots of Natalie Merchant looking as though she's dancing in the skies of New York City.
Submitted by: Peter
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"Can Dye Very Body Wants" originally "Candy Everybody Wants"
Submitted by: Selena Stopmez
"Candy Every Body Wants" originally "Candy Everybody Wants"
Submitted by: Sutch

Band Name Anagrams:

Aim 10,000 Cans Submitted by: Margaret (less massive than my name backwards)
10,000 In A Scam Submitted by: Marcia Todd
I Am 10,000 Cans Submitted by: Doug Graves
No less maniacal sounding
10,000 Caimans Submitted by: Doug Graves
Caiman = an alligator-like reptile

Song Title Anagrams:

"Like Wheat There" originally "Like The Weather"
'Like' remains ambiguous -- Verb or preposition?
Submitted by: Joanna Hawthorne
"Butler Moe" originally "Trouble Me"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Bluer To Me" originally "Trouble Me"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Blue Metro" originally "Trouble Me"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Tore Fat--Ow!" originally "Eat For Two"
Submitted by: Kara Oke

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Song Title Acrostics:

New: "National Education Week"
Submitted by: Grillzforlife

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Who, Yappy Puppet?" originally "You Happy Puppet"
Submitted by: Tess O. Gosset
"What's The Hatter Mere?" originally "What's The Matter Here?"
Submitted by: Winter Pepper

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Psychiatric Hospitals
Where else would you put all those maniacs?
Submitted by: Psycho Librarian

Missing Parts:

"Human Conflict Number Five"
wheres 1-4
Submitted by: Grillzforlife

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