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Album cover parody of Big Yellow Taxi by Counting Crows
Parody album cover
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Counting Crows. Vannesa Carlton, Counting Crows & Vanessa Carlton, Counting Crows f. Vanessa Carlton, Counting Crow


Suck Less.
- Adam Duritz - on performance goals.

Submitted by: LucidLupin

Band Name Origins:

  • As much as I believe the story about Counting Crows, I'd like to dispell the myth about Counting Crows. One for sorry is when we count magpies, not crows. I am British born and lived in England for my entire life and have never heard the "divination" thing either and doubt if it is true, it may have been just put in the movie for effect (like the royale with cheese thing in "Pulp Fiction"...not true but makes the movie look good.) Submitted by: No, One Nose!
  • Adam Duritz mentioned in one interview that "It just refers to this rhyme wherein you count crows and you can tell your fortune by that: "One for sorrow, two for joy. Three for girls, four for boys."" It actually comes from a movie one of his best friends was in called Signs of Life. He was watching it while compiling a list of names for the band. There's this scene where these two guys are standing on a hillside trying to decide what to do with their lives, and a flock of crows flies by, and one of the guys said, "What was that line that your grandmother used to tell us about counting crows?" Submitted by: beankurdt

Stupid Band Names:

  • Hmmm. Nothing to do here but smoke my joint and count all these crows in my yard. Hey, I got it! Let's call our manager dude....... Submitted by: Christopher Dumas

Vainity Songs:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"A Murder of One"" you stood there counting crows" was used in the album "August and Everything After" - Mickey D.

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"A Murder Of One"All your life is just a shame, shame, shame./All your love is just a dream, dream, dream. (Note: While the song doesn't feature its own name, it does feature that of the band.) - Brian Kelly

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Counting ChangeLet's hope they have enough coins to last until their next album.newschool

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Snow Queen""Rain King"Regina Haniger
"Hail Princess""Rain King"Regina Haniger
"Sleet Count""Rain King"Regina Haniger
"Fog Duke""Rain King"D. Melody Dole, MD
"Mist Prince""Rain King"D. Melody Dole, MD

There are additional new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Rain King,"Rain is not a monarchy.Yvette Bristle
"Accidentally In Love,"You cannot love by accident.Odie Garfield

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Me And Mrs. Jones," Billy Paul"Mr. Jones," Counting Crows
"Who Let The Dogs Out?," Baha Men"Mr. Jones," Counting Crows
"Teacher," Jethro Tull"Mr. Jones," Counting Crows
"Who Can It Be Now?," Men At Work"Mr. Jones," Counting Crows
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Four Ears Old" originally "Four Years Old"
Samantha Wayland
"For Years Old" originally "Four Years Old"
Samantha Wayland
"Round Her" originally "Round Here"
Courtney (about as bad as tennis elbow)
"Holiday In Pain" originally "Holiday In Spain"
Puts a crimp in one's holiday!
Sam Bucus the elder

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Brain King" originally "Rain King"
Regina Olsen
"Train King" originally "Rain King"
Regina Olsen
"Grain King" originally "Rain King"
Regina Olsen
"Drain King" originally "Rain King"
Regina Olsen
"Rainy King" originally "Rain King"
Regina Olsen

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Rain Kine" originally "Rain King"
Kine = archaic word for cattle
Rhonda Blankenship
"Hound Here" originally "Round Here"
Samantha Wayland
"Round Herb" originally "Round Here"
Jessica Junderworth
"Found Here" originally "Round Here"
"Mr. Jonas" originally "Mr. Jones"
Might refer to any member of the Jonas Brothers?

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Round Here""Out There"Arch Vile
"Big Yellow Taxi""Walter Elias Disney"Darius Whitehead
"Mr. Jones""Mr. Bob"Darius Whitehead
"Mr. Jones""Mr. Jones, Dentist"Larry Hensley
"Walkways""Takeaways"Fack Sabbath
"A Long December""A Long November"Fack Sabbath
"Round Here""Top Gear"Brian Kelly
"Mr. Jones""Derpy Hooves"SpencerTheGriffinator
"American Girls""That Damn Flying Squirrel"Paul Robinson
"Accidentally in Love""Accidentally Evil"I Fake It

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Ghost TrainAmtrak TrainsAn obsessive guy
Big Yellow TaxiTaxi Cab ServiceLydia

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Big Yellow TaxiForest PreservationKa
I'm Not SleepingInsomniacs HelplineSisterGirl
Raining In BaltimoreBaltimore Tourist AgencySisterGirl
Have You Seen Me Lately?Missing Child HotlineSisterGirl

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
French Kissin' In The USA
   Deborah Harry
American Girls
   Counting Crows
French Kissin' American Girls In The USA
Jacynthia Maries
Mr. Lee
   The Bobbettes
Mr. Jones
   Counting Crows
Mr. Lee Jones
Lee can be a first name as well as a surname
Excuse Me Mr.
   No Doubt
Mr. Jones
   Counting Crows
Excuse Me Mr. Jones
Joe Siebert
   Alan Jackson
   Counting Crows
Dallas Cowboys
NFL football team
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Sheryl Counting Crows
Sheryl Crow combined with Counting Crows
Submitted By: Edward
Stone the Counting Crows
Stone the Crows combined with Counting Crows
Submitted By: Sutch
Counting Sheryl's Crows
Sheryl Crow combined with Counting Crows
Submitted By: Fred
Counting Crowns
Casting Crowns combined with Counting Crows
Submitted By: Stan E. Cox-Hyde

There are additional Counting Crows Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Accidentally in Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gobble, gobble
Original Lyrics:
Come on, come on
"A Long December"
Misheard Lyrics:
A royal December and there's reason to the king
Original Lyrics:
A long December and there's reason to believe
"Big Yellow Taxi"
Misheard Lyrics:
You big paradise! You put up with f***in’ lies!
Original Lyrics:
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
"Mr. Jones"
Misheard Lyrics:
I pull myself and play guitar
Original Lyrics:
I bought myself a gray guitar.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Big Yellow Taxi"
Misheard Lyrics:
You big paradise! You put up with f***in’ lies!
Original Lyrics:
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot

Story about this misheard lyric by: Alexander Moir

I couldn’t get over the idea that they were allowing the f word on the radio in a pop song.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"A Long December"
Better Lyrics:
La de da da La de da de da de da da da La de da da...yeah
Original Lyrics:
Na na na na Na na na na na na na na na Na na na na...yeah
Submitted by: Mike Hack

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Holiday In Spain"
The Funny Lyrics:
Someone stole my shoes but there's a couple of bananas and a bottle of boose.
Why They're Funny:
bananas, boose, bare feet. enough said.
Submitted by: allison
"St. Robinson And His Cadillac Dream"
The Funny Lyrics:
'i was born on the shores of the chesapeake bay maryland and virginia have faded away...'
Why They're Funny:
a lot of you might not understand or believe this, but i found out somewhere that 'on the shores of the chesapeake bay' is a reference to some beer or drink like that. 'brewed on the shores of the chesapeake bay'
Submitted by: hi im dum
There are additional Funny lyrics available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Accidentally In Love"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Think about it
Every time I think about it
Can't stop thinkin' 'bout it...
Why They're Repetitive:
You think?
Submitted by: Michael S.
"Big Yellow Taxi"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
Why They're Repetitive:
O.K., we get the point, they paved paradise and put up a parking lot, you don't have to say it on half of the lines unless there are only 2. I can't believe this song isn't called 'They paved paradise'. I'm blaming this on Joni Mitchell.
Submitted by: my name is none of your business
There are additional repetitive lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Mr. Jones"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Believe in me, 'cause I don't believe in anything.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Don't believe in ANYTHING?!! You gotta be kidding me. Then how are you supposed to interact with the world? You gotta believe in *something*, Adam!
Submitted by: Cassandra
"A Long December"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
And it's one more day up in the canyon
Why They're Nonsensical:
I have a strong feeling that this was actually intended to be ironic, especially since it's in the chorus (and hence repeated). But still...up in the canyon? As others have said, it's baffling!
Submitted by: kelpylion
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"John Appleseed's Lament"
The Lyrics:
I say a prayer, I say a prayer,
I say a prayer to Pocahontas
I pray to John Appleseed
Oh I cigarette the winter air,
then I Fred Astaire my way down seventh street
Who They Mention:
Pocahontas ( a Virginian Indian associated with the first colony at Jamestown), John Appleseed (born John Chapman, but known as Johnny Appleseed - an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large areas of USA - and also the name given to the character Apple have been using to demo their iPhone and other devices in the keynotes) and Fred Astaire (famous dancer, singer and actor).
Submitted by: Adrian Smith
"When Elvis Went To Hollywood"
The Lyrics:
When Elvis went to Hollywood
That's when everything went wrong
Who They Mention:
Elvis Presley
Submitted by: Adrian Smith
There are additional celebrity lyrics available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Miller's Angels"
Opening Lines:
Miller's angels in black and white.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"Children In Bloom"
Opening Lines:
Children in bloom cooking in the sun.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"Tim E. And Tim E. Again" originally "Time And Time Again"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Time And Time: A Gain" originally "Time And Time Again"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Hang In A Round" originally "Hanginaround"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Hangin' A Round" originally "Hanginaround"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Hangin' Around" originally "Hanginaround"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

There are additional Song Title Space Change available.

Band Name Anagrams:

Won Stucco Ring Submitted by: Anna Graham
How peculiar!
Count Cow Rings Submitted by: Joanna Hawthorne
Cut Crow In Song Submitted by: Genevieve
Grow Stucco Inn Submitted by: Eugene
Now Ring Stucco Submitted by: Randy

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Iran King" originally "Rain King"
In former times, that was the shah.
Submitted by: Chelsea Dunn
"I Rang Kin" originally "Rain King"
Submitted by: Chelsea Dunn
"I Rank Gin" originally "Rain King"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Rag In Ink" originally "Rain King"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"A Kin Grin" originally "Rain King"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

The Lyrics:
Somewhere in middle America
Omaha (city in Nebraska)
Submitted by: Adrian Smith

Song Title Acrostics:

AIL: "Accidentally in Love"
Submitted by: Winter Pepper
RIB: "Raining In Baltimore"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
HIS: "Holiday In Spain"
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
AIL: "Accidentally In Love"
Submitted by: Edyth Bowen

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Cane Ring" originally "Rain King"
Submitted by: Weamon
"Hound Rear" originally "Round Here"
Submitted by: Peter

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Anna Begins"
The Lyrics:
Her kindness bangs a gong.
It's moving me along and Anna begins to fade away.
It's chasing me away. She disappears and
Oh lord, I'm not ready for this sort of thing.
I have no idea what this song is about and I still find that part depressing.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Crowing Counts originally "Counting Crows"
Crows that turn into vampires.
Submitted by: No 1 In Particular

Hidden Tracks:

"Big Yellow Taxi"
After the last track on 'Hard Candy', there's a short silence, and the hidden track "Big Yellow Taxi" comes on. It's stupid how the secret track on the album is their most famous single, it's like Mika hiding "Grace Kelly" or Rihanna hiding "Umbrella"..........
Submitted by: rock music

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Sesame Street
They could even go on and help with the counting.
Submitted by: Peter

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Mr. Jones"
1993 film w/Richard Gere and Lena Olin.
Submitted by: Mickey D.

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