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So I was walking through a desert in America with my friend when I saw a horse. I tried to call it, but it wouldn't come, so I said, "What do you think the horse is called?" My friend said, "It's America. The horse has no name!"
Submitted by: Amy Jolliffe

Band Name Origins:

  • The band's name developed from many sources, including a deep homesickness for the USA. When they noticed a jukebox with the "Americana" label, they discovered (at least in part) their permanent name. Taken from the biography "America: A Short History". Submitted by: Brenna McAdow
  • Three boys in England performed their pop/folk rock songs at pubs in England where their fathers were stationed (American servicemen). Locals began calling the the Americans. Not to be confused with "Jay & the Americans" they simply decided on America for their name/ Submitted by: Bill Stoner

Stupid Band Names:

  • Naming a band after a continent is both ridiculous and excessive. The same goes for Asia and Europe. Submitted by: Jonathan S.
  • They're cockneys. Is that good enough? Submitted by: Bobo

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Rainbow Song"The only mention of the word "rainbow" is in the lyric "I am asleep on a rainbow," but nowhere in the song is the word "rainbow" followed by the word "song." - Isac

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"A Horse With No Clavicles""A Horse With No Name"D. Melody Dole, MD
"A Horse With No Gallbladder""A Horse With No Name"D. Melody Dole, MD
"A Name With No Horse""A Horse With No Name"D. Melody Dole, MD

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"You Can Do Magic,"Some people actually CAN; others can't.Quarkfetch
"You Can Do Magic,"Nope. Tried it. Couldn't do it. :-(Isac
"You Can Do Magic,"It's just an illusionMOR
"Tin Man,"FussBudget

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Casting A Spell," Robert Palmer"You Can Do Magic," America
"Highway Song," Blackfoot"Ventura Highway," America
"Who Are You?," The Who"Sister Golden Hair," America
"When," Kalin Twins"Today's The Day," America
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Sister Olden Hair" originally "Sister Golden Hair"
Carolyn Morgenstern
"All Round" originally "All Around"
Yvette Bristle
"The Order" originally "The Border"
Candy Welty
"Tree Roses" originally "Three Roses"
Roses can and do grow on trees
"Thee Roses" originally "Three Roses"
No idea what that means!

There are additional America song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Three Rosies" originally "Three Roses"
O'Donnell, Perez, and Jones
"Only In Your Hearth" originally "Only In Your Heart"
Candy Welty
"Tin Mane" originally "Tin Man"
On a tin horse with no name
Ashley Michelle McGowan
"Sister Golden Chair" originally "Sister Golden Hair"
"Twin Man" originally "Tin Man"
Pam Tabor

There are additional America song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Umber Cascades" originally "Amber Cascades"
Cascades of another color
Naomi Swanson
"Ember Cascades" originally "Amber Cascades"
Might make sense in some situation
Naomi Swanson
"All Ground" originally "All Around"
Yvette Bristle
"Ale Around" originally "All Around"
Yvette Bristle
"Awl Around" originally "All Around"
Yvette Bristle

There are additional America song titles with a letter changed available.


Oct 3
a parody of "Daisy Jane" by America
One day you gotta believe that all this will be over. Believe that the fighting will be done. Believe that we'll be out playing in the streets. But for now, we can only hope; that Christians love Muslims, that Muslims love Christians. That Feisal loves u.s. as much as Daisy. In a perfect world... this would be his love song . . .
Youtube: (mpg)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"You Can Do Magic""Try To Do Magic"card
"A Horse with No Name""Our General in Ukraine Got Bullet in Brain"Susanna Viljanen
"You Can Do Magic""Try To Do Magic"yldcard
"You Can Do Magic""Try To Do Magic"Wildcard
"A Horse with No Name""His Shorts Are His Fame"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Sister Golden Hair""Sister's Golden Hair"Dr. Oliver Clozoff
"You Can Do Magic""She Can Go Shopping"Erik "Taz" Mokracek
"You Can Do Magic""Try To Do Magic"wildcard
"Horse With No Name""We Went to the Big Beach On Our Asses One Day"Cactus Impersonator
"Sister Golden Hair""Not A Virus Song"Rex Ungericht

There are additional America song parodies available.

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

Song Name
You Can Do MagicPenn and Teller: Fool Us (TV show)Edward
You Can Do MagicPenn and Teller: Fool Us (TV show)Edward
You Can Do MagicLance Burton's Las Vegas magic showEdward
You Can Do MagicMagic ShopEdward

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
A Horse With No NameAnimal Welfare SocietySusanna Viljanen

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Transistor Sister
   Freddy Cannon
Sister Golden Hair
Transistor Sister Golden Hair
Ashley Bryant
I Need A Man
   Grace Jones
Tin Man
I Need A Tin Man
Dr. Funny
All The Tired Horses
   Bob Dylan
A Horse With No Name
All The Tired Horses With No Names
Alicia Sturdivant
I Don't Believe
   Stabbing Westward
You Can Do Magic
I Don't Believe You Can Do Magic
It's all an illusion.
There are additional America duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Amerie combined with America
Could be interpreted as a misspelling of the second act's name.
Submitted By: Larry
America's Presidents
America combined with The Presidents
Submitted By: Candy Welty
American Cars
America combined with The Cars
Ford and GM, to name a few.
Submitted By: pfannes

Misheard Lyrics:

"Sister Golden Hair"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well, I tried to make you something
Original Lyrics:
Well, I tried to make it Sunday
"Ventura Highway"
Misheard Lyrics:
And a Gaylord lizard in the air
Original Lyrics:
Alligator lizards in the air
"I Need You"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm in you
Original Lyrics:
I need you
"I Need You"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'll meet you
Original Lyrics:
I need you
There are additional America misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Ventura Highway"
Misheard Lyrics:
And a Gaylord lizard in the air
Original Lyrics:
Alligator lizards in the air

Story about this misheard lyric by: Gilbert Green

Until this morning I thought there were gay lizards flying around the Ventura Highway. It made no sense but I liked the song.

There are additional America misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Sister Golden Hair"
Better Lyrics:
Dirty underwear surprise.
(That's for the chorus.)
Original Lyrics:
Sister golden hair surprise
Submitted by: R.W. Smith

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Tin Man"
The Funny Lyrics:
And cause never was the reason for the evening
Or the tropic of Sir Galahad
So please, believe in me
When I say I'm spinnin' round round,
Smoke glass stained bright colors
Image going down, down, down, down
Soapsuds green like bubbles
Why They're Funny:
It's a great tune...but these lyrics really don't make any sense!!! :)
Submitted by: Kathy
"Ventura Highway"
The Funny Lyrics:
Seasons crying, no despair,
Alligator lizards in the air,
In the air!
Why They're Funny:
Alligator lizards in the AIR!? Must be some weird kind of pterodactyl. Makes me wonder what these guys were smoking when they wrote this...
Submitted by: Ed
There are additional America Funny lyrics available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Only In Your Heart"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Mary, have you seen better days?
Why They're Repetitive:
This line is sung over and over. Hey Mary, answer that question already!
Submitted by: JD

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Tin Man"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Oh, Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man
That he didn't, didn't already have.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Think a triple negative (which implies a negative) is bad? Try this quadruple negative, the summit of horrible grammar. But at least the meaning is decipherable.
Submitted by: Tommy
"Rainbow Song"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I fell asleep on a rainbow.
Why They're Nonsensical:
No one can sleep on a rainbow. A rainbow is just an illusion, therefore, nobody can even touch one. Therefore, this lyric describes something that is literally impossible.
Submitted by: Darlene
There are additional America nonsensical lyrics available.

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"Sister Golden Hair"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Well, I keep on thinkin' 'bout you, Sister Golden Hair surprise
And I just can't live without you; can't you see it in my eyes?
I been one poor correspondent, and I been too, too hard to find
But it doesn't mean you ain't been on my mind
Why They're Inappropriate:
The last two lines above are pretty typical of the song's overall message. The singer is telling the title character about how he keeps failing to get around to see her. But that pretty much refutes his claim of 'I just can't live without you', and as for 'can't you see it in my eyes?', well, duh! How is she to see anything in his eyes if he never comes around?
Submitted by: Ashley Michelle McGowan
"I Need You"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Like the winter needs the spring,
You know I need you
Why They're Inappropriate:
Since the coming of spring puts an end to winter, it is hard to see how the winter can need the spring.
Submitted by: Alison Runyon
There are additional America inappropriate lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Right Before Your Eyes"
The Lyrics:
And then just like Greta Garbo, you stare like there's no tomorrow.
Who They Mention:
Movie actress Greta Garbo.
Submitted by: Edward

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"All My Life"
Opening Lines:
All my life, without a doubt I give you all my life
From Silent Letter (1979).
Submitted by: Joey F.
"Lonely People"
Opening Lines:
This is for all the lonely people, thinking that life has passed them by.
Many people believe the song is titled "Drink From The Silver Cup".
Submitted by: Odie Garfield
There are additional America spelling lyrics available.

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Horse with No Name"
The Lyrics:
In the desert you can remember your name 'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain
Double negative.
Submitted by: John Barry
"A Horse With No Name"
The Lyrics:
In the desert you can remember your name
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain
Do I really have to point out the problem here? "for to give you no pain"? I mean, no one talks like that. I think the desert heat has gotten to him.
Submitted by: MDSmiff

Band Name Anagrams:

Ma Erica Submitted by: Stephanie Craddock
Marcia E. Submitted by: Gail McFarland
Marcie A. Submitted by: Susie Creamcheese
Air Came Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
Mica Era Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne

There are additional America Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Ay, Sin, Jade" originally "Daisy Jane"
Submitted by: Natalie Lundgren
"Cede A Crab Mass" originally "Amber Cascades"
Submitted by: David
"Embed A Carcass" originally "Amber Cascades"
No thank you; sounds too disgusting!
Submitted by: Quyjibo
"Ad Became Crass" originally "Amber Cascades"
Submitted by: Anna Graham
"Bad Mare Access" originally "Amber Cascades"
Submitted by: Quyjibo

There are additional America Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Ventura Highway"
The Lyrics:
Ventura Highway in the sunshine
A highway to Ventura is referred to. And it's a pretty safe bet it means Ventura, California. the best known Venura in the U.S. at least. After all, California and places therein enjoy many references in songs.
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Sadie Jane" originally "Daisy Jane"
Submitted by: Lance Crackers
"J.D. Zane" originally "Daisy Jane"
Submitted by: Nell Allen
"Jay D. Zane" originally "Daisy Jane"
Submitted by: Nell Allen
"Jay Z. Dane" originally "Daisy Jane"
Submitted by: Nell Allen
"J.Z. Dane" originally "Daisy Jane"
Submitted by: Nell Allen

There are additional America Song Title Spoonerisms available.

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