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Album cover parody of Head Games by Foreigner
Parody album cover
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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.

Foriegner, Foreinger, Foreginer

Jokes:

Lou Gramm of Foreigner dies, goes to Heaven and meets God. God tells him he can have the answer to any one question he asks. Lou says "I Want To Know What Love Is."
Submitted by: GlamRockNinjaLord
 

Band Name Origins:

  • Because om the original line up, Mick Jones, Al Greenwood and Ian McDonald are from England and Lou Gramm, Dennis Elliot,and Ed Gagliardi are from America. Half the band members would be considered foreigners in England and the other half would be foreigners in America. They then decided to name themselves Foreigner. Submitted by: Some Guy
  • The band selected this name because, of the original six members, half were British and the other half were American. Also, former lead singer Lou Gramm is a native of Rochester, New York and presently lives in the neighboring city of Webster. Submitted by: Miss M

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Atlantic SpannersThey're from US and UK - both sides of the pondGai-Gin Man
ImmigrantForeigners who become natural citizens.Rock Quarry
NativeWhat the band would be in its home country.George E.

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"I Don't Want to Drink Mountain Dew""I Don't Want to Live Without You"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Soapbox Hero""Jukebox Hero"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Clean Black Girl""Dirty White Boy"Opposites Attract
"I Wanna Know What Rough Is"" I Want To Know What Love"Rob
"Cold Blooded""Hot Blooded"Kaylie

There are additional Foreigner new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Heart Turns To Stone,"Hearts don't become stone.Yvette Bristle
"Blue Morning, Blue Day,"A day cannot actually be coloredNoskcaj
"Double Vision,"Can you actually see double?O.J. Chamberlain

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Fever," Peggy Lee"Hot Blooded," Foreigner
"Too Drunk," Buckcherry"Double Vision," Foreigner
"A Thousand Miles," Vanessa Carlton"Long Long Way From Home," Foreigner
"You Don't Know What Love Is," The White Stripes"I Want To Know What Love Is," Foreigner
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Oman Oh Woman" originally "Woman Oh Woman"
Candy Welty
"Woman O Woman" originally "Woman Oh Woman"
Candy Welty
"Woman Oh Oman" originally "Woman Oh Woman"
Candy Welty
"Rev On The Red Lie" originally "Rev On The Red Line"
Makes no more sense than the original title
Isac
"Had Games" originally "Head Games"
...but I don't have them anymore ;)
Serafina

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

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Juke Box Herod" originally "Juke Box Hero"
Evan
"Dirty White Buoy" originally "Dirty White Boy"
Alyssa Jayne
"Woman Ooh Woman" originally "Woman Oh Woman"
Candy Welty
"Rev On The Red Liner" originally "Rev On The Red Line"
Isac
"Rev On The Red Linen " originally "Rev On The Red Line"
Impossible, unlike the original title
Isac

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

Change a Letter:

"Dead Games" originally "Head Games"
David Jones
"Dirty White Soy" originally "Dirty White Boy"
Alyssa Jayne
"Dirty White Bay" originally "Dirty White Boy"
Alyssa Jayne
"Dirty White Joy" originally "Dirty White Boy"
Alyssa Jayne
"Dirty White Roy" originally "Dirty White Boy"
Alyssa Jayne

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

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Hot Blooded""Hot Farted"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Hotblooded""Hungover"Larry Hensley
"Hot Blooded""YEW-phoric"Giorgio Coniglio's Grandson
"Waiting for a Girl Like You""Gonna Miss An Earth Like You"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"I Want To Know What Love Is""How Do I Pad This Song Out?"John Lomain
"Hot Blooded""Hot Bunking"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Hot Blooded""Cold Blooded"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Jukebox Hero""Backed-up Toilet"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Jukebox Hero""Took Spock's Gyro"Dr. Oliver Clozoff
"Hot Blooded""300"the_conqueror_of_parodies

There are additional Foreigner song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Cold As IceDisney's Frozen movie promosAndrew
I Want To Know What Love IseHarmonyCorneliustheamoeba
Cold As IcePopsiclesC

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Can't Slow DownToyota Recall HotlineGlenn
Double VisionLensCraftersKristi
Hot BloodedAir Conditioning RepairJoz
Double VisionOptometrist's OfficeChase Waggoner
Double VisionAny Liquor StoreBig Mark
There are additional Foreigner 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
Submittor
This Love
   Maroon 5
Love Has Taken Its Toll
   Foreigner
This Love Has Taken Its Toll
The lyrics to the first song!
Ariana Crowne
Robert DeNiro's Waiting
   Bananarama
Waiting For A Girl Like You
   Foreigner
Robert DeNiro's Waiting For A Girl Like You
Suth
We're Waiting
   Boz Scaggs
Waiting For A Girl Like You
   Foreigner
We're Waiting For A Girl Like You
Sutch
Who'll Stop The Rain?
   Creedence Clearwater Revival
Head Games
   Foreigner
Who'll Stop The Head Games?
Evarce
There are additional Foreigner duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

American Foreigner Breed
American Breed combined with Foreigner
Submitted By: Donna Gelpigi
Foreign Tourists
Foreigner combined with The Tourists
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Foreign Diplomats
Foreigner combined with The Diplomats
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Foreign Cars
Foreigner combined with The Cars
Toyota, Honda and VW to name a few.
Submitted By: Spraychel

Misheard Lyrics:

"Say You Will"
Misheard Lyrics:
Say you will, say you want to make up your mind tonight.
Say you do, say you don't want to be mine.
Say you will, say you want to make up your mind this time.
Original Lyrics:
Say you will, say you won't make up your mind tonight.
Say you do, say you don't want to be mine.
Say you will, say you won't make up your mind this time.
"I Want to Know What Love Is"
Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna be sedated.
Original Lyrics:
I want to know what love is.
"I Want To Know What Love Is"
Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna love a novice
Original Lyrics:
I want to know what love is
"Urgent"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well I'm not looking for a yellow lab
Original Lyrics:
Well I'm not looking for a love that'll last
There are additional Foreigner misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Say You Will"
Misheard Lyrics:
Say you will, say you want to make up your mind tonight.
Say you do, say you don't want to be mine.
Say you will, say you want to make up your mind this time.
Original Lyrics:
Say you will, say you won't make up your mind tonight.
Say you do, say you don't want to be mine.
Say you will, say you won't make up your mind this time.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Wisnu Aji

After "Think About the Times" one week ago on rock radio program, I'll hear this program in this week with different playlist and I get "Say You Will" as the next misheard lyrics. It sounding like he want to make up her mind instead of what he won't make up her mind. "Think About the Times" was only the title that I hear and not in the lyrical content but finally "Say You Will" was in the lyrical content when I hear this program that playing this song. I requesting Cutting Crew's "(I Just) Died in Your Arms" as the next song on this program. I like this song but I'll cry if I hear they playing their guitar solo near the end of the song. About this song: It was "Say You Will", its 1987 single from the sixth studio album, "Inside Information", released on 8 December 1987. It was written by Mick Jones and Lou Gramm. The album "Inside Information" was including the singles "Can't Wait", "Say You Will" (released on 5 December 1987 and reaching #6 on Billboard's Pop Chart), "I Don't Want to Live Without You" (released in the first three month of 1988 and sizable for pop and adult contemporary radio stations with reaching #5 and #1 on Billboard's Pop Chart and the Adult Contemporary Chart respectively and their upbeat rock material from "Inside Information" would be their last major pop hit to date).

There are additional Foreigner misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Hot Blooded"
Better Lyrics:
Got a fever of 73

I don't think it's possible to have a fever of 73.
Original Lyrics:
Got a fever of 103

Now THAT'S one high fever!
Submitted by: Isac

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Hot Blooded"
The Funny Lyrics:
Are you hot mama?
You sure look that way to me!
Are you old enough?
Why They're Funny:
Yes, I want to take advantage of you, but not if you're jailbait.
Submitted by: Mr. Jellybean
"Hot Blooded"
The Funny Lyrics:
I'm hot blooded, check it and see.
Why They're Funny:
Depends on the type of thermometer you want me to use.
Submitted by: Alex
There are additional Foreigner Funny lyrics available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Hot Blooded"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Yeah Im hot blooded, check it and see
Feel the fever burning inside of me.
Yeah Im hot blooded hot blooded hot blooded

repeat ad infinitum...
Why They're Repetitive:
I think we get it. You're a mammal. Still not as bad as Bad Company's 'Feel like making love.'
Submitted by: William Walden
"I Want To Know What Love Is"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
I want to know what love is
I want you to show me
I want to feel what love is
I know you can show me
Why They're Repetitive:
These are the only words that they say for two minutes straight! Don't get me wrong, I love the song, but I would say that almost half of the song is composed solely of these words!
Submitted by: Inferno714

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"I Want To Know What Love Is"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
This mountain I must climb
Feels like the world upon my shoulders
Why They're Nonsensical:
Such methodically muddled mixed metaphors!
Submitted by: Princess Ana
 

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Blue Morning, Blue Day"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Out in the street it's 6 am
Another sleepless night
Three cups of coffee
But I can't clear my head
From what went down last night
Why They're Misrhymed:
(1) No word ever rhymes with itself; (2) 'sleepless' and 'last' don't rhyme at all
Submitted by: R.S.K.
"Hot Blooded"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
You don't have to read my mind,
To know what I have in mind.
Why They're Misrhymed:
This one kills me. I can just see them sitting on the couch, probably wasted. 'Hey dude, what rhymes with mind?' 'Uhhh, how about mind?' 'Ya thanks dude, your a regular Albert Einstein!'
Submitted by: Mike Robinson

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Headknocker"
The Lyrics:
Swears James Dean isn't dead
Who They Mention:
James Dean
Submitted by: Mickey D.
"Headknocker"
The Lyrics:
Swears James Dean isn't dead
Who They Mention:
James Dean
Submitted by: rocky

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Headknocker"
The Lyrics:
He drives a '57 coupe, walks with a stoop
Product Brand Name:
1957 Chrysler coupe
Submitted by: Mickey D.
"Headknocker"
The Lyrics:
He's got an old Fender Strat
Product Brand Name:
Fender guitars
Submitted by: rocky
There are additional Foreigner product lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Say You Will"
The Song Lyrics:
I can't sleep, I keep dreaming I'm losing you
Song They Mention:
"I Can't Sleep" by Wang Chung; "I'm Losing You" by John Lennon
Submitted by: Mickey D.
"Growing Up The Hard Way"
The Song Lyrics:
While the city sleeps he wanders alone
Song They Mention:
'While The City Sleeps' by Chicago
Submitted by: Mickey D.
There are additional Foreigner Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs lyrics available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Hot Bloodied"
Opening Lines:
Well, I'm hot blooded check it and see I got a fever of a hundred and three.
Comments:
First he was "Cold As Ice" then he was "Hot Bloodied", I'm surprised it's not snowing inside of him.
Submitted by: Peter
"Say You Will"
Opening Lines:
Say you will, say you won't. Make up your mind tonight.
Comments:
The music and the vocals start simultaneously.
Submitted by: A Wreath O'Franklins
There are additional Foreigner spelling lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"Back Where You Be Long" originally "Back Where You Belong"
Submitted by: Cheryl Jordan
"Turgen" originally "Urgent "
A song about a village in southeastern Kazakhstan?
Submitted by: Peter
"Hot Blood Ed" originally "Hot Blooded"
Surprised this wasn't up here, yet.
Submitted by: Peter
"He Ad Games" originally "Head Games"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"Dow Hat You Like" originally "Do What You Like"
Submitted by: Wimpy

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

""Blue Morning, Blue Day""
The Lyrics:
"You hear me talk, but you don't hear what I say.
I guess it don't even matter."
Why:
It don't even matter should be it doesn't even matter. I suppose they needed three syllables in there - don't even- but wouldn't it have worked just as well to say "it doesn't matter" and drag the doesn't out a little bit to make up for the third syllable. There's never any good reason to say "it don't matter" unless you are trying to sound like an uneducated hick.
Submitted by: Debra High
 

Band Name Anagrams:

Foe Erring Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Fire Goner Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Fine Roger Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Finer Ogre Submitted by: Ashley Michelle McGowan
Reign Fore Submitted by: Rocky

Song Title Anagrams:

"You Like Writing For Gail A." originally "Waiting For A Girl Like You"
Submitted by: Calop
"A Tin Wig For A Girl Like You" originally "Waiting For A Girl Like You"
Submitted by: Calop
"Nun Ale" originally "Luanne"
Submitted by: Loree Dare
"Shade Game" originally "Head Games"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Gems Ahead" originally "Head Games"
Submitted by: Alexis

There are additional Foreigner Song Title Anagrams available.

Songs That Are Banned:

"Head Games (album)"
The cover of this 1979 album was banned in the southern U.S. states (the so-called "Bible belt"). The album showed a young girl (in her teens or 20s maybe) wearing a short dress in a men's restroom (there are urinals on the wall). Also, even though the title track is about lovers' spats the word "head" suggests another meaning with the cover picture. On top of that "head" is U.S. Navy jargon for "restroom".
Submitted by: Dirty White Boy

Song Title Acrostics:

IFFY: "I'll Fight For You"
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
TAN: "Tooth And Nail"
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Yay, Sue Will" originally "Say You Will"
Submitted by: Mary Byram

Foreign Language in English Songs:

"Girl on the Moon"
The Lyrics:
Why:
Means "Girl on the moon" in French.
Submitted by: Dbear
 

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Or Infer originally "Foreigner"
Submitted by: Reese Witherspoonerism
Nor in Fur originally "Foreigner"
Submitted by: Reese Witherspoonerism
Roarin' Fur originally "Foreigner"
Submitted by: Rocky

Lighter Side of Serious Bands:

"4 (album)"
It's the band's 4th album, there were 4 members in the lineup, the first hit "Urgent" peaked at #4, and along with "Waiting For a Girl Like You", "Juke Box Hero" and "Break It Up" - count them, 4 Top 40 hits! - a fifth hit single from the 4 album, "Luanne" also charted in the lower reaches of the Hot 100.
Submitted by: This Entry is Brought to You By the Number 4

Missing Parts:

"4 (album)"
What happened to 1-3?
Submitted by: Rocky

Bad Ringtone Choices:

"Hot Blooded"
The Lyrics:
Well I'm hot blooded, check it and see I got a fever of a hundred and three
Why:
This will probably not be an appreciated ringtone if the bird flu or some other disease becomes the next big worldwide health crises.
Submitted by: Peter
 

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