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Band Name Origins:

  • In 1979, The Alarm were called Seventeen, after the Sex Pistols song of the same name. After a disasterous tour with Dexy's Midnight runnersin 1980, they broke-up, only to reform a few weeks later with some new ideas and songs. The decided to call themselves "Alarm Alarm", named after the first song Mike Peters (lead vocalist) had written in his first punk band named The Toilets. On the way to their first gig as The Alarm in June 1981, they were listening to the John Peel show on BBC Radio 1. They had sent hi ma letter asking him to read it on the air to In 1979, The Alarm were a band named Seventeen, (from the Sex Pistols song of the same name). After a disastrous tour with Dexy's Midnight runners in 1980, they broke-up, only to reform a few weeks later with some new ideas and songs. The decided to call themselves "Alarm Alarm", named after the first song Mike Peters (lead vocalist) had written in his first punk band named The Toilets. On the way to their first gig as The Alarm in June 1981, they were listening to the John Peel show on BBC Radio 1. They had sent hi ma letter asking him to read it on the air to advertise their first gig. John Peel read the letter, and the said "Hmm, Alarm Alarm. We have Duran Duran, Talk Talk, and now Alarm Alarm. I think I'll change my name to John Peel John Peel". At that instant, the band decided to simply call themselves "The Alarm". Another quick note. A country/western band from the 60's was also named "The Alarm". IRS records had to buy the name from old band so The Alarm could release their first record. I'm the web master for the official web site for The Alarm (www.thealarm.com). Mike Peters from The Alarm has personally told me this story several times. Submitted by: Steve Fulton

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Summer Rain," Johnny Rivers"Rain In The Summertime," The Alarm
"Weatherman Says," Jack Wagner"Rain In The Summertime," The Alarm

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Ran In The Summertime" originally "Rain In The Summertime"
Naomi Swanson

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Rainy In The Summertime" originally "Rain In The Summertime"
Yvette Bristle
"Drain In The Summertime" originally "Rain In The Summertime"
Yvette Bristle
"Grain In The Summertime" originally "Rain In The Summertime"
Samantha Wayland
"Train In The Summertime" originally "Rain In The Summertime"
Samantha Wayland
"Brain In The Summertime" originally "Rain In The Summertime"
Eac Zeffron

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Gain In The Summertime" originally "Rain In The Summertime"
Yvette Bristle
"Raid In The Summertime" originally "Rain In The Summertime"
Yvette Bristle
"Ruin In The Summertime" originally "Rain In The Summertime"
Candy Welty
"Pain In The Summertime" originally "Rain In The Summertime"
Dobbs
"Prison Without Poison Bars" originally "Prison Without Prison Bars"
Naomi Swanson

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Cool Rain
   Amy Sky
Rain In The Summertime
   The Alarm
Cool Rain In The Summertime
Edward
Hot Fun In The Summertime
   Sly & The Family Stone
Rain In The Summertime
   The Alarm
Hot Fun In The Rain In The Summertime
david
Hot Fun In The Summertime
   Sly And The Family Stone
Rain In The Summertime
   The Alarm
Hot Fun In The Rain In The Summertime
Bob
Winter Rain
   Shadow Chaser (w. Elijah Taylor)
Rain In The Summertime
   The Alarm
Winter Rain In The Summertime
Or "Snowballs In The Freezer 'Til Summertime"!
pop

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Police Alarm
The Police combined with The Alarm
Submitted By: Chris Caldwell
The Alarm After The Fire
The Alarm combined with After The Fire
Submitted By: Candy Welty
The Alarm Bells
The Alarm combined with The Bells
Submitted By: Candy Welty

Misheard Lyrics:

"The Road"
Misheard Lyrics:
I tried to wipe my eyes, my mouth full of beans
The wind is screaming into my six-string
Original Lyrics:
I drive awake my eyes are on full beam
The wind is screaming into my slipstream
"The Road"
Misheard Lyrics:
The road and the tough
Original Lyrics:
The road opens up.
"Prison Without Prison Bars"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm trapped in a prison with the principal.
Original Lyrics:
I'm trapped in a prison without prison bars.
"Sold Me Down The River"
Misheard Lyrics:
Soldiers got the rhythm.
Original Lyrics:
Sold me down the river.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"Sold Med, Own The River" originally "Sold Me Down The River"
As in medication.
Submitted by: British Bullcrap

Band Name Anagrams:

Heal Tram Submitted by: Linda
Harm Tale Submitted by: Heather Brockwell
A Thermal Submitted by: Heather Brockwell
Male Hart Submitted by: Heather Brockwell
The Marla Submitted by: Rachel

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"The Road"
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

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