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Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: Charles Hatcher. Submitted by: ideal

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"How Long," Ace"25 Miles," Edwin Starr
"The Distance," Cake"25 Miles," Edwin Starr
"Raised On Radio," Journey"H.A.P.P.Y. Radio," Edwin Starr
"The Name Of The Game," ABBA"War," Edwin Starr
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"I'm Still A Struggling Ma" originally "I'm Still A Struggling Man"
Crystal Paisley
"Headline New" originally "Headline News"
It's a brand new headline, not an old one.
Crystal Paisley
"Top The War Now" originally "Stop The War Now"
"Top", as in surpass
Duncan Moore
"Ain't It Hell Up In Harem" originally "Ain't It Hell Up In Harlem"
Karen Smith

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Ward" originally "War"
Cassandra
"Hello Up In Harlem" originally "Hell Up In Harlem"
Samantha Wayland
"Headline Newts" originally "Headline News"
Wendy Torrance
"Headliner News" originally "Headline News"
Wendy Torrance
"Warp" originally "War"
Duncan Moore

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"25 Milks" originally "25 Miles"
Sabrina Flowe
"25 Mules" originally "25 Miles"
Sabrina Flowe
"25 Piles" originally "25 Miles"
Sabrina Flowe
"25 Tiles" originally "25 Miles"
Sabrina Flowe
"25 Mimes" originally "25 Miles"
Sabrina Flowe

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"WAR!""KONG!"Callmelennie
"War""Pubs"Fack Sabbath
"Twenty-Five Miles""Twenty-Two Runs"Mark Scotti
"Twenty-Five Miles""Twenty-Five Percent"Michael Pacholek
"War""Mets"Michael Pacholek
"War""Baugh"David Calleja
"War""War"Steve Kalafut
"War""Bush"Tim Hall
"25 Miles to Go""25 Songs to go"Syncronos
"War !""Bush !"SiLLy BoNeZ

There are additional song parodies available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
WarArmyEgo
WarThe PentagonRenata Ramona

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
A Thousand Miles
   Vanessa Carlton
25 Miles
   Edwin Starr
1,025 Miles
Richard
Lose Yourself
   Eminem
War
   Edwin Starr
Lose the War
Max Maxter
25 Miles
   Edwin Starr
26 Miles
   The Four Preps
51 Miles
Add 'em up!
Megan
I'm Still A Struggling Man
   Edwin Starr
The Man With The Bag
   Kay Starr
I'm Still A Struggling Man With The Bag
An all Starr duet!
Donna Rand Blitzen

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Edwin Five Starr
Edwin Starr combined with Five Star
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Edwin Stargard
Edwin Starr combined with Stargard
Submitted By: Gretchen Wieners
Edwin Starbuck
Edwin Starr combined with Starbuck
Submitted By: Gretchen Wieners
Edwin Starpoint
Edwin Starr combined with Starpoint
Submitted By: Candy Welty

Misheard Lyrics:

"War"
Misheard Lyrics:
What is a cure for?
Original Lyrics:
What is it good for?
"H.A.P.P.Y. Radio"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm on a magical run
OR
We're on a magical run
OR
I'm on a magical ride
OR
We're on a magical ride
Original Lyrics:
An automatic alarm
"War"
Misheard Lyrics:
War, hungh, jail
Original Lyrics:
War, hungh, yeah
"H.A.P.P.Y. Radio"
Misheard Lyrics:
AC-DC Rock
Original Lyrics:
H-A-P-P-Y
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"War"
Misheard Lyrics:
Walk through the woods!
Yeah, what is it good for?
Original Lyrics:
War, uhhh! Good God
Yeah, what is it good for?

Story about this misheard lyric by: Janet

This is my friend's mistake. He thought that was the lyric for years. One night I was at a two-day meeting and my friend did not attend dinner with the rest of us. I told one of our colleagues to ask at the meeting the next day, 'Walk through the woods, what is it good for? ' He did so with a very straight face and we all cracked up!

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Twenty-Five Miles "
Opening Lines:
Twenty-five miles from home, girl.
Comments:
Submitted by: Bob
"War"
Opening Lines:
War ... huh ... yeah What is it good for?
Comments:
"War" from Edwin Starr was one of the few Motown protest songs about the Vietnam War. "War" was a #1 song for Starr (his only) back in the summer of 1970 for three weeks. It is also a great dance song to boot. "War" has been covered by none other than Bruce "The Boss" Springsteen. Starr was born Charles Edwin Hatcher in Nashville, Tennessee on January 21, 1942 and would be produced at Motown by Norman Whitfield. After having a top ten hit with "25 Miles" in 1968, Starr would go onto greater fame with "War". Starr later moved to Europe and continued to have success in Europe. Starr died on April 2, 2003 at his home in Beeston, England of a heart attack.
Submitted by: Peter

Band Name Anagrams:

Drear Twins Submitted by: Harry Truman Capote
Win Red Star Submitted by: Karen Smith
Inward Rest Submitted by: Sally Kedoula
Tin Drawers Submitted by: Sally Kedoula
Answer Dirt Submitted by: Sally Kedoula
What is it asking?

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Slimy Event If Wet" originally "Twenty Five Miles"
Submitted by: Waldo D. Law
"Few Envy Slime Tit" originally "Twenty Five Miles"
Submitted by: Waldo D. Law
"New Elm Festivity" originally "Twenty Five Miles"
Submitted by: Waldo D. Law
"Raw" originally "War"
That's what war is.
Submitted by: Peter

Songs That Are Banned:

"War"
Banned by the BBC during the Gulf War
Submitted by: Evan

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Raw" originally "War"
How ironic!
Submitted by: Slow Motion Walter, The Fire Engine Guy

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"War"
The Lyrics:
(War) It ain't nothing but a heartbreaker
(War) Friend only to the undertaker
War is the enemy of all mankind
The thought of war blows my mind
War has caused unrest within the younger generation
Induction then destruction
Who wants to die
Why:
"War" by Edwin Starr was one of most interesting releases by the Motown record company. Released in 1970 and a #1 song for three weeks in that fall, it addressed the growing unrest that many people felt about the continuing, and by President Nixon expanding throughout Southeast Asia, Vietnam War. Made more interesting is how just three years earlier, in 1967, Motown's Barry Gordy was still releasing records that supported the war (despite growing protests back then; most of those pro-Vietnam War songs did not sell). "War" was written by Norman Whitfield, who at first was hestitant to have it released as a single thinking it might be too depressing, but when he heard Edwin Starr and after much convincing and prodding, Whitfield gave it to Starr. Starr turned the tune into a very upbeat tempo dance tune, but with one of the most blunt of messages against the Vietnam War. In the 1980's, Bruce Springsteen would release a live remake of the tune.
Submitted by: Peter
 

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Stead Win R originally "Edwin Starr"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
Wed In Star originally "Edwin Starr"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger

Missing Parts:

"25 Miles"
Why did he skip 1-24? Did he cheat?
Submitted by: Soul

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