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Album cover parody of Asia by Asia
Parody album cover
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This is the most recent information about Asia that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Asia, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).


Band Name Origins:

  • They wanted something beginning with A. So record-store browsers would come across it first thing. Submitted by: Jerry Petersen
  • According to Asia's offical website,, the name was a suggestion of then-manager Brian Lane. Submitted by: EJSawyer

Stupid Band Names:

  • It's a bunch of white, British guys. I shouldn't have to explain any more. Submitted by: GlamRockNinjaLord
  • Not a single member is from Asia. They're all British. Does that make any sense? Submitted by: Paul Bear

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
BritainAll the band members are British, not Asian!GlamRockNinjaLord

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Tweet Of The Moment""Heat Of The Moment"D. Melody Dole, M.D.
"Heat Of The Monument""Heat Of The Moment"Blake DeKalb
"Only Thyme Will Smell""Only Time Will Tell"Lefty Lucy
"Only Thyme Will Tell""Only Time Will Tell"H. Tim Smith

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Only Time Will Tell,"And which mouth will Time use to tell us what?Peter
"The Smile Has Left Your Eyes,"Eyes don't smile. Mouths do.Candy Welty
"Heat of the Moment,"A moment is an idea; it doesn't give off heat.Fifi McFeef
"Countdown To Zero,"Who counts down to zero? Isn't it BLAST OFF!ThatAwesomeGuy

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Will The Wolf Survive?," Los Lobos"Only Time Will Tell," Asia
"Life On Mars?," David Bowie"Only Time Will Tell," Asia
"How The Story Ends," All Time Low"Only Time Will Tell," Asia
"She Will Be Loved," Maroon 5"Only Time Will Tell," Asia
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Only Tie Will Tell" originally "Only Time Will Tell"
Natalie Merchant's Milpond
"Only Tim Will Tell" originally "Only Time Will Tell"
Consuela Sanchez
"Hat Of The Moment" originally "Heat Of The Moment"
"Eat Of The Moment" originally "Heat Of The Moment"
Joe King
"Different Words" originally "Different Worlds"

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Bride Easy" originally "Ride Easy"
Candy Welty
"Wheat Of The Moment" originally "Heat Of The Moment"
Hard to come up with a new wheat each moment.
Valerie Cameron
"Cheat Of The Moment" originally "Heat Of The Moment"
Someone's cheating somewhere most every moment.
Valerie Cameron
"Heart Of The Moment" originally "Heat Of The Moment"

Change a Letter:

"Rode Easy" originally "Ride Easy"
Candy Welty
"Ride East" originally "Ride Easy"
Candy Welty
"Rice Easy" originally "Ride Easy"
Candy Welty
"Rise Easy" originally "Ride Easy"
Candy Welty
"Only Mime Will Tell" originally "Only Time Will Tell"
Only if we force it out of them?

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

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Wildest Dreams""Childish Tweets"Jeff in Richmond VA
"Only Time Will Tell""Facing the Triwizard Tournament"Scotty Dangerously
"Heat of the Moment""Heat of the Goblet"Scotty Dangerously
"Heat Of The Moment""Meat Of A Rodent"MysteryGoat
"Voice Of America""Girl Named Princess Zelda"Scotty Dangerously
"Heat of the Moment""There's No Global Warming"Joe Haynes
"Heat Of The Moment""Heat Of Miami"Tokusou Sentai Blessranger
"Heat of the Moment""Day of Atonement"pkbites
"Heat Of The Moment""Beat On The Donuts"Ashkicksass and Arwen and Johnny D
"Heat of the Moment""The Sigfried and Roy Show"Joe Haynes

There are additional Asia song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Only Time Will TellTimex WatchesEd

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
GoThe Labour cabinetPickle
Only Time Will TellProcrastinators HotlineMike engle
Heat Of The MomentHeat Stroke Prevention HotlineMike engle

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Believe It Or Not
   Joey Scarbury
Only Time Will Tell
Believe It Or Not, Only Time Will Tell
Wait and see.
In The Heat Of The Night
   Ray Charles
Heat Of The Moment
In The Heat Of The Moment
Only The Lonely
   The Motels
Only Time Will Tell
Only Time Will Tell The Lonely
The Rhythm Of The Heat
   Peter Gabriel
Heat Of The Moment
The Rythm Of The Heat Of The Moment
Jake Small
There are additional Asia duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

The Continents
Europe combined with Asia
Since these are the only two known bands named after specific continents.
Submitted By: Mitch
Sonic Youth 'n' Asia
Sonic Youth combined with Asia
That would do anything BUT put us out of our misery.
Submitted By: neptunevsmars
Europe combined with Asia
The continents of Europe and Asia, are really one giant land mass, and it's sometimes referred to as Eurasia. So why not a rock band with that name?
Submitted By: Paul Warren

Misheard Lyrics:

"Heat of the Moment"
Misheard Lyrics:
The Disco Hut holds all the charms for you.
Original Lyrics:
The disco hot spots hold no charm for you
"Don't Cry"
Misheard Lyrics:
But little darling fleas
Original Lyrics:
But little darling please
"Heat of the Moment"
Misheard Lyrics:
It was the beat of the drumming
Original Lyrics:
It was the heat of the morning
"Only Time Will Tell"
Misheard Lyrics:
You think that I wouldn't know by now
Original Lyrics:
You think that I would have known by now
There are additional Asia misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Here Comes the Feeling"
Misheard Lyrics:
Here comes the villain
Here comes the same old villain,
Original Lyrics:
Here comes the feeling,
Here comes the same old feeling

Story about this misheard lyric by: danny

Always used to think this was what the band were trying to say instead plus it makes for a great back story about villains.

There are additional Asia misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Heat of the Moment"
Better Lyrics:
It was the beat of Phil Collins
Ace drummer from Genesis
The beat of Phil Collins
Was the band's pride
Original Lyrics:
It was the heat of the moment
Telling me what your heart meant
The heat of the moment
Showed in your eyes
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Only Time Will Tell"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Now, sure as the sun will cross the sky, this lie is over
Lost, like the tears that used to tide me over
Why They're Misrhymed:
Another classic example of a word rhyming with itself.
Submitted by: R.S.K.

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Heat of the Moment"
The Dated Lyrics:
And now you find yourself in '82, the disco hotspot holds no charm for you
Why They're Dated:
It's way past 1982, and disco is so dead
Submitted by: Tina
"Heat of the Moment (Live)"
The Dated Lyrics:
And Now You find Yourself in '83,
The Disco Hotspots Hold no charm for thee
Why They're Dated:
The lyrics say it all really
Submitted by: Doodluv
There are additional Asia dated lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Summer Can't Last Too Long"
The Song Lyrics:
Sunshine on my shoulders
Song They Mention:
"Sunshine On My Shoulders" by John Denver
Submitted by: SunStar

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"You're the Stranger"
Opening Lines:
Don't hang that sign on me, you're the stranger
Submitted by: Joe Pearson

Song Title Space Change:

"Only Tim E Will Tell" originally "Only Time Will Tell"
Submitted by: Peter

Band Name Anagrams:

As Ai Submitted by: Kimberly Townsend
Ai = a species of sloth of northern South America
As A.I. Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
A.I.= Artificial Intelligence
'A' Is 'A' Submitted by: Justin Burr
depending on what the meaning of the word "is" is
Is Aa Submitted by: Norman Cornelius
Aa = blocky, slow-flowing lava

Song Title Anagrams:

"Theme Of That Omen" originally "Heat Of The Moment"
Submitted by: Ed
"Little In Mellowly" originally "Only Time Will Tell"
Submitted by: Lefty Lucy

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

The Lyrics:
The British band Asia (known for the 1980's Classic Rock/hit songs such as "Heat Of The Moment" and "Only Time Will Tell" -- both from the 1982 lp also entitled, "Asia") is named after the real continent entitled, Asia.
Submitted by: Peter

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"The Mile Has Left Your Size" originally "The Smile Has Left Your Eyes"
What a drastic reduction in size!
Submitted by: Sarah Propst
"The Mile Has Left Your Sighs" originally "The Smile Has Left Your Eyes"
Submitted by: Sarah Propst
"Only Time 'Til Well" originally "Only Time Will Tell"
Submitted by: Marge Pegram

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Say Uh originally "Asia"
Submitted by: Sutch

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Predicting the Future"
In "Wildest Dreams" there are references to wars being broadcast live on TV by the "VJs". Asia the band formed in 1981 and this prediction occured 10 years later when the 1st Iraq War was on all TV channels 24/7. The lyrical reference to "in the evening we watch" what the VJs show is a reference to wars being broadcast as entertainment for airchair warriors. Asia predicted this sick sad phenomenae years before it reared its ugly head.
Submitted by: War Is Not A Game

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Travelling Asia
I have always wanted to travel Asia.
Submitted by: Travis

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