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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?:

Name
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
"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

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"What's The Matter Here?," 10,000 Maniacs"You Dropped A Bomb On Me," The Gap Band
"Trouble Me," 10,000 Maniacs"Don't Bother Me," The Beatles
"What's The Matter Here?," 10,000 Maniacs"You Don't Want Me Anymore," Steel Breeze
"What's The Matter Here?," 10,000 Maniacs"Not Myself Tonight," Christina Aguilera
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.
Peter
"Karina's Fair" originally "Katrina's Fair"
Richard
"Katrina's Air" originally "Katrina's Fair"
Grillzforlife

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

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

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Bat For Two" originally "Eat For Two"
Use two pinch-hitters?
Jen
"Like The Heather" originally "Like The Weather"
Heather can be a girl's name, or a certain plant.
Serafina
"Like The Feather" originally "Like The Weather"
Serafina
"Like The Leather" originally "Like The Weather"
Serafina
"These Are Dams" originally "These Are Days"
Sam Bucus the elder

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
Company/Organization
Submittor
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
Submittor
They
   Jem
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!
Lindy
My Name Is
   Eminem
Hey Jack Kerouac
   10,000 Maniacs
Hey, My Name Is Jack Kerouac
Raphael
Zero
   Smashing Pumpkins
Tolerance
   10,000 Maniacs
Zero Tolerance
Now this I gotta see!
Leon
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

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
RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!!!
Submitted By: Cat
9,995 Maniacs
10,000 Maniacs combined with The Minus 5
Submitted By: Keira Dayley
11,000 Maniacal Clowns
10,000 Maniacs combined with 1,000 Clowns
Submitted By: Cassandra

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

Misheard Lyrics:

"Like the Weather"
Misheard Lyrics:
Out of this four poster delta bed
Folding downward
Original Lyrics:
Out of this four poster dull torpor
Pulling downward
"What's The Matter Here?"
Misheard Lyrics:
That young boy, a balcony
Original Lyrics:
That young boy without a name
"Trouble Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Because my fear means a storm is swell and
Original Lyrics:
The calm I feel means a storm is swellin'.
"Gold Rush Brides"
Misheard Lyrics:
Her counts of madness, childbirth, loneliness and greed.
Original Lyrics:
Accounts of madness, childbirth, loneliness and grief.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Because The Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
De la chida, de la chida
Cadda chino-o-o
Be-bop anay, banosi wa-ah
Be-bop anay, banosi wuh.
Original Lyrics:
Can't hurt you now, can't hurt you now
Can't hurt you now
Because the night belongs to lovers
Beause the night belongs to us.

Story about this misheard lyric by: The Dormouse

This used to play on the radio when I was around 7-8, and I was convinced the whole song was gibberish. I also inexplicably thought it was by Madonna, which made it *really* hard to figure out what it was once I got older.

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...
Comments:
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.
Comments:
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)
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:

"Tea For Two" originally "Eat For Two"
Submitted by: Kara Oke
"Fat Tore--Ow!" originally "Eat For Two"
Submitted by: Kara Oke
"We Raft Too" originally "Eat For Two"
Submitted by: Kara Oke
"Far Toe Two" originally "Eat For Two"
Submitted by: Kara Oke
"Foot Water" 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

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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