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Possible Misspelled Names:

These are the alternate spellings of the performer's name we've had to correct in submissions to amIright.

Don Henly, Don Henley/The Ataris, Don Henley and Bruce Hornsby


I'd rather eat my vomit.-Don Henley when asked about an Eagles reunion. (Often misquoted as "I'd rather choke on my own vomit.")
Submitted by: Rock Maninoff

Weird Names of Music Performer's Children:

  • Kira Henley - Don's last-born child, she wasn't born until her dad was nearly fifty. That means she was born in 1997. Yeesh! She's only like five or six! And her dad is 55 going on 56! Also, Don recently wrote a song called "Kira" and the song will soon be on Don's next album. Submitted by: Aaerni

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"A Month Of Sundays"You never hear the title once in the song, but you can feel the metaphorical theme in the lyrics. It's almost like a story written like a song. - Larcen Tyler

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Driving With Your Mouth Closed""Driving With Your Eyes Closed"Isac
"Talking With Your Mouth Full""Driving With Your Eyes Closed"Stupid SpongeBob
"Damn It, Jerry""Damn It, Rose"Mickey D.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"The End Of The Innocence ,"There will always be innocent people or things.Peter
"Driving With Your Eyes Closed,"That's pretty much the same as driving drunk!Candice Disagree
"A Month Of Sundays,"There's more than just Sunday in a month.Larcen Tyler

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"The Girls of Summer," Neal McCoy"The Boys of Summer," Don Henley
"How Long," Ace"New York Minute," Don Henley
"Who's In The Strawberry Patch With Sally?," Tony Orlando and Dawn"The Boys Of Summer," Don Henley
"Who Can It Be Now?," Men At Work"The Boys Of Summer," Don Henley
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Jonny Can't Read" originally "Johnny Can't Read"
Candy Welty
"Diving With Your Eyes Closed" originally "Driving With Your Eyes Closed"
I recommend against performing both titles
Candice Disagree
"Sunset Gill" originally "Sunset Grill"
Candy Welty
"Unset Grill" originally "Sunset Grill"
Candy Welty
"Sunset Rill" originally "Sunset Grill"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Sunset Grille" originally "Sunset Grill"
Candy Welty
"The Hearth Of The Matter" originally "The Heart Of The Matter"
"Johnny Can't Tread" originally "Johnny Can't Read"
"The Buoys Of Summer" originally "The Boys Of Summer"
Cape Canaveral Lavigne
"The Mend Of The Innocence" originally "The End Of The Innocence"
George Straitjacket

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Sunset Frill" originally "Sunset Grill"
Candy Welty
"Sunset Trill" originally "Sunset Grill"
Candy Welty
"Subset Grill" originally "Sunset Grill"
Candy Welty
"The Past Worthless Evening" originally "The Last Worthless Evening"
Alyssa Jayne
"The Vast Worthless Evening" originally "The Last Worthless Evening"
Alyssa Jayne

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Dirty Laundry""Brian Laundrie"CryHavoc
"The End of the Innocence""The Start of the Culture War"Arch Vile
"Dirty Laundry""Fardeen Aly"Darius Whitehead
"Dirty Laundry""Archie Bunker"Hu’s On First
"Sunset Grill""Sunset Grill Redux"lucilleball1290
"All She Wants To Do Is Dance""All She Wants To Do Is Twerk"BJ Thunder
"Boys of Summer""Chores of Summer"John Linen
"Dirty Laundry""Dirty Laundry"Tiffanie Faith
"Dirty Laundry""Willard Romney"Jeff in Richmond VA
"The End Of The Innocence""An End To "Amphibian""Hu's On First

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Dirty LaundryTide (or any other laundry detergent)Jammer
Dirty LaundryNational EnquirerTraf Gib
The Boys Of SummerMajor League BaseballMatt Donnelly

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
All She Wants To Do Is DanceTik Tok's Charli D'Amelio's voice mailLance Crackers
Dirty Laundry Commercial Laundry or Dry CleanersDonna W
You Don't Know Me At AllMultiple Personality Disorder HotlineLarcen Tyler
All She Wants To Do Is DanceDance ClubLarcen Tyler
Johnny Can't ReadSchoolLaurel
There are additional on hold music ideas available.

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Good Ol' Boys
   Waylon Jennings
The Boys Of Summer
   Don Henley
The Good Ol' Boys Of Summer
Alicia Sturdivant
Country Boy
   Aaron Lewis
The Boys Of Summer
   Don Henley
The Country Boys Of Summer
K.N. Pepper
Prince Johnny
   St. Vincent
Johnny Can't Read
   Don Henley
Prince Johnny Can't Read
Pete Worst
Groove Is In The Heart
The Heart Of The Matter
   Don Henley
Groove Is In The Heart Of The Matter
A combo of 1990 hits
Orville Beddenrocker
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Framing Henley
Framing Hanley combined with Don Henley
Submitted By: Random Madeupperson
Don Hedley
Don Henley combined with Hedley
If we had change a letter for band/artist names, this would work.
Submitted By: Quyjibo
Henley Lee Summer
Don Henley combined with Henry Lee Summer
Popular in China.
Submitted By: Polly Cracker

Misheard Lyrics:

"Sunset Grill"
Misheard Lyrics:
Down at the Sunset Strip
Original Lyrics:
Down at the Sunset Grill
"New York Minute"
Misheard Lyrics:
In a New York minute, things can get pretty straight
Original Lyrics:
In a New York minute, things can get pretty strange
"The End of the Innocence"
Misheard Lyrics:
This is the end of Innerspace
Original Lyrics:
This is the end of the innocence
"All She Wants to Do Is Dance"
Misheard Lyrics:
Howdy wants to Doody dance
Original Lyrics:
All She Wants to Do Is Dance
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"All She Wants to Do Is Dance"
Misheard Lyrics:
She wants a Barbie
Original Lyrics:
She wants to party

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

I was like "She wants a Barbie doll".

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Boys of Summer"
Better Lyrics:
Chores of Summer

Nobody ran the load
Nobody found the bleach
I smell it in the air
The laundry’s out of bleach
Thought I knew were clorox was
What did i know
Those clothes will stink forever
I should just throw them out, but

I can wash you
Your brown skid washin’ in the suds
You got that lid pulled back
And the rinse cycle on, baby
I can tell you
Our clothes will not smell strong
After the chores of summer are done
Original Lyrics:
Nobody on the road
Nobody on the beach
I feel it in the air
The summer's out of reach
I thought I knew what love was
What did I know?
Those days are gone forever
I should just let them go but-

I can see you-
Your brown skin shinin' in the sun
You got your hair combed back and your sunglasses on, baby
And I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone
Submitted by: John Linen
"The Genie"
Better Lyrics:
You can't pour the Pepsi back in the bottle
Original Lyrics:
You can't take the genie back in the bottle
Submitted by: Mickey D.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Dirty Laundry"
The Funny Lyrics:
Kick 'em when they're up
Kick 'em when they're down
Kick 'em when they're up
Kick 'em when they're down
Kick 'em when they're up
Kick 'em when they're down
Kick 'em when they're stiff
Kick 'em all around
Why They're Funny:
The way he says 'Kick 'em when they're up' sounds like Pee-Wee Herman. During 'kick 'em when they're stiff', it was the telephone ringing sound effects I like.
Submitted by: Mike Hack

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"All She Wants to Do Is Dance"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
All she wants to do is, all she wants to do Is dance.
Why They're Repetitive:
The title, or some variation of it, appears 14 times throughout the song.
Submitted by: Bob

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"All She Wants To Do Is Dance"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Well we barely made the airport for the last plane out
Why They're Nonsensical:
Hello? Barely making the airport makes the average person run late for the flight, and likely not catching the plane.
Submitted by: Mike Hack
"Dirty Laundry"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
It's interesting when people die,
Give us dirty laundry
Why They're Nonsensical:
How so? Sometimes it can be, but the wording of this, and the song in general, seems confusing.
Submitted by: Josh 555

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Gimme What You've Got"
The Dirty Lyrics:
All those Trumped up towers are just golden showers
Where are people supposed to live?
Why They're Dirty:
Do you know what a "Golden Shower" is?
Submitted by: RIP Glenn Frey

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"The Boys Of Summer"
The Lyrics:
Out on the road today I saw a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac.
Product Brand Name:
Luxury car brand Cadillac.
Submitted by: Edward
"The Boys of Summer"
The Lyrics:
I saw a deadhead sticker on a Cadillac
Product Brand Name:
Cadillac (Automobile)
Submitted by: Cody Finke
There are additional product lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"No, Thank You (2010s)"
The Song Lyrics:
I've been carrying my load down this same old rocky road
Song They Mention:
"Take It Easy", The Eagles (Don's band!)
Submitted by: Zach
"A Younger Man (2010s)"
The Song Lyrics:
You're lookin' for a younger man - not me
Song They Mention:
An indirect reference to the K.T. Oslin song "Younger Men" in which she sings "I'm gonna give a younger man a try, because younger men are starting to catch my eye".
Submitted by: Tarzen

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Sunset Grill"
Opening Lines:
Let's go down to the Sunset Grill.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"All She Wants To Do Is Dance"
Opening Lines:
They're picking up the prisoners, putting them in a pen, and all she wants to do is dance, dance, dance.
Submitted by: Larcen Tyler

Made Up Words in Songs:

"Johnny Can't Read"
The Made Up Words:
Gain fans, gobble gangs, wonka wonka wonka
There's no such word as "wonka," unless Henley is referring to Willy Wonka, which is doubtful, since the song has nothing to do with Willy Wonka. The song focuses upon reading illiteracy, and it also reflects Henley's respect for reading and his reading background.
Submitted by: Isac

Song Title Space Change:

"A Month Of Sun Days" originally "A Month Of Sundays"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Johnny Can Tread" originally "Johnny Can't Read"
Submitted by: Candace Troy Powers

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Johnny Can't Read"
The Lyrics:
Well, he went and did something
That he shouldn't oughta done
The word "ought" must never be used with "had" or "should"; it should read "That he shouldn't have done."
Submitted by: RJSchex

Band Name Anagrams:

Lend Honey Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Heed Nylon Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Netosha Didn't Allow Cases" originally "All She Wants To Do Is Dance"
Submitted by: Ed
"The Matter Of The Earth" originally "The Heart Of The Matter"
Submitted by: Anna Graham
"Turn Dry Daily" originally "Dirty Laundry"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Laundry: Dry It" originally "Dirty Laundry"
Submitted by: Alexis
"She Wants All Soda, Not Dice" originally "All She Wants To Do Is Dance"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Ram Dittos" originally "Damn It, Rose"
Submitted by: Kirsten Abercrombie
"Ram It; Doze" originally "Damn It, Rose"
Submitted by: Kirsten Abercrombie
"Ram It; Doze" originally "Damn It, Rose"
Submitted by: Kirsten Abercrombie
"Soys Of Bummer" originally "Boys Of Summer"
Submitted by: Kirsten Abercrombie
"The Hat Of The Martyr" originally "The Heart Of The Matter"
Submitted by: Alicia Sturdivant

There are additional Song Title Spoonerisms available.

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"The Last Worthless Evening"
The Lyrics:
I know you broke up with him and your heart's still on the shelf
It's been over two years for me, and I'm still not quite myself
You can't be with someone else, and you can't go back to him
You're beginning to realize that it's sink or swim
The general song is depressing but the rhythm is very upbeat.
Submitted by: Larcen Tyler

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Boys Of Summer originally "Don Henley"
Soys Of Bummer
Submitted by: Kirsten Abercrombie

Lighter Side of Serious Bands:

"Sit Down, You're Rockin' The Boat"
Don Henley is best known as the front man of the Eagles, whose music was known for its sometimes poetic style. Mr. Henley took that style to a successful solo career in which he recorded several songs with social commentary. Then sometime in the early '90s, he recorded a laid-back rendition of this lighthearted tune from the classic musical 'Guys & Dolls,' and it got a surprising amount of radio play.
Submitted by: Raphael

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

"Crude remarks about Glenn Frey and vomit"
Before The Eagles reunited in 1994, Henley was asked during a news conference if he would ever work with Frey again. His response was: "I'd rather eat my own vomit."
Submitted by: Rocky

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"New York Minute"
2004 comedy with the Olsen twins and Eugene Levy.
Submitted by: MOR
"Sunset Grill"
1985 hit; 1993 movie w/Peter Weller
Submitted by: Mickey D.

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