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Album cover parody of Stranger In A Strange Land [7 by Iron Maiden
Parody album cover
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What should you do if your date insults Iron Maiden? Run to the hills.
Submitted by: Amanda
Why did Nicko NcBrain go christian? Because god doesn't judge his nose.
Submitted by: Harvey Blackwelle
There are additional music jokes available.

Band Name Origins:

  • Hey, Bruce Dickensen is from Manor Park, East London, and a avid West Ham fan. They chose the name because West Ham Utd are known as the IRONS (also the hammers) and IRON MAIDEN sounded like a good metal name, incorporating "the Irons". Submitted by: Geforce
  • Although there was a torturing device kown as the iron maiden, the band's name was more directly taken from the 1939 movie "The Man In The Iron Mask." (Source: alt.rock-n-roll.metal.ironmaiden FAQ) Submitted by: Bill M.

Stupid Band Names:

  • I wouldn't want to be known as a medieval torture device Submitted by: Rychendroll

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: The Beast. Submitted by: PeartNeal

Vainity Songs:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Iron Maiden"and the album it was on was named "Iron Maiden" too! No fooling. - Chandi

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"The Prisoner"The word "prisoner" is mentioned several times throughout the song. However, even though the word "prisoner" is preceded by "the" in the title, in the song it is preceded by "a." - Isac
"Dance of Death"'Dance of the dead' is said once. 'Dance of death' is said 0 times. - Evan

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Bored Of The Flies""Lord Of The Flies"Richard Wetfuss
"Lord Of The Spies""Lord Of The Flies"Richard Wetfuss
"Women In Unicorn""Women In Uniform"D. Melody Dole, MD
"Revolutions""Revelations"Marlene L. Ram
"Run To The Pills""Run To The Hills"heavy metal

There are additional new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"The Number Of The Beast,"Beasts aren't given numbers.Peter
"Dance Of Death,"If you are dead you don't dance. Peter
"Remember Tomorrow,"You can't remember something that hasn't happenedStephen Harris

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Where's Captain Kirk?," Spizzenergi"Caught Somewhere In Time," Iron Maiden
"Feel Like a Number," Bob Seger"The Prisoner," Iron Maiden
"Watching TV," Roger Waters"The Prisoner," Iron Maiden
"Warrior," Wishbone Ash"Genghis Khan," Iron Maiden
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Fear Of The Ark" originally "Fear Of The Dark"
Yvette Bristle
"Can I Lay With Madness" originally "Can I Play With Madness"
"Can I Ply With Madness" originally "Can I Play With Madness"
"Can I Pay With Madness" originally "Can I Play With Madness"
"Run To The Ills" originally "Run To The Hills"
Dr. Who Am I

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Lord Of The Fliers" originally "Lord Of The Flies"
Natalie Lundgren
"Stranger In A Strangle Land" originally "Stranger In A Strange Land"
Iris Green
"The Wicker Moan" originally "The Wicker Man"
"Run To The Chills" originally "Run To The Hills"
"Runt To The Hills" originally "Run To The Hills"

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"The Wicket Man" originally "The Wicker Man"
Does he play croquet?
"Hallowed Be Thy Fame" originally "Hallowed Be Thy Name"
"Hallowed Be Thy Game" originally "Hallowed Be Thy Name"
"Hollowed Be Thy Name" originally "Hallowed Be Thy Name"
"Stronger In A Strange Land" originally "Stranger In A Strange Land"
Lydia Helton

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"2 Minutes to Midnight""Who Visits at Midnight?"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"The Number of The Beast""Coast City Comics"Goggleboy
"The Trooper""The Scooper"Luis Matias
"2 Minutes to Midnight""2 Minutes to Christmas"Dylan Baranski
"Fear of the Dark""Fear of the Duck"Grandpa
"Hallowed Be Thy Name""Harold Be Thy Name"Grandpa (artist formerly known as Rik Goldsmith)
"Run To The Hills""Run To The Drills"Fack Sabbath
"The Trooper""The Vigilante"Dylan Baranski
"Fear Of The Dark""Type In The Dark"Gunrayne
"Hallowed Be Thy Name""Harold Be Thy Name"Rik Goldsmith

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
The Wicker ManBasket Weavingtictacs941
Run To The HillsSport ShoesWorawat
Aces HighAny CasinoBig Mark
No More Lies/No More LiceBug RepellantDr. Angelo
The Number Of The BeastOccult Storedried flowers
There are additional commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Run to the HillsNative American Reservationweathergirl123
Fear Of The DarkLighting Repairbrainstem
Number of the BeastChurchnightrain express
Run To The HillsTeletubbiesMewtwo
VirusMicrosoftAnna Buehnenheim
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
You Better Run
   Pat Benatar
Run To The Hills
   Iron Maiden
You Better Run To The Hills
Sheila Oh
Keep On Running
Run To The Hills
   Iron Maiden
Keep On Running To The Hills
Spice Up Your Life
   Spice Girls
Aces High
   Iron Maiden
Spice Up Your Aces High
British dance pop + British heavy metal - A match!
Scotty Dangerously
Born To Run
   Bruce Springsteen
Run To The Hills
   Iron Maiden
Born To Run To The Hills
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Iron Butterfly Maiden
Iron Butterfly combined with Iron Maiden
Submitted By: Donna Gelpigi
Iron Wine and a Maiden
Iron and Wine combined with Iron Maiden
Instant fun!
Submitted By: Damian
Five Iron Maiden Frenzy
Five Iron Frenzy combined with Iron Maiden
Submitted By: Chris Caldwell
Molly Maiden
Molly Hatchet combined with Iron Maiden
Heavy metal housekeepers.
Submitted By: Rob

There are additional Iron Maiden Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Fear Of The Dark"
Misheard Lyrics:
Philip the dog
Original Lyrics:
Fear of the dark
"Children of the Damned"
Misheard Lyrics:
You turn into a bat
You're burning in a hat
Original Lyrics:
You turn into the light
You're burning in the night
"Can I Play With Madness?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can I play with mayonnaise?
Original Lyrics:
Can I play with madness?
"Hallowed Be Thy Name"
Misheard Lyrics:
jams Bond require my dying
Original Lyrics:
Tears flow, but why am I crying
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Aces High"
Misheard Lyrics:
There goes the sound of the guns sending f**k
Original Lyrics:
There goes the sound of the guns sending flak

Story about this misheard lyric by: Ivan

This one heard at jooq and youtube I hear this misheard lyrics too

There are additional misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"22 Acacia Avenue"
The Funny Lyrics:
Stop all this screwing!
Why They're Funny:
Basically this whole song is directed at Charlotte the Harlot, a prostitute and trying to get her to 'mend her ways', so to speak. It's just a very funny line.
Submitted by: Metalgirl162002

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Run to the Hills"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Run to the Hills, Run for your lives
Why They're Repetitive:
For the first, last, and ONLY time, this is not a damn Megadeth song!!!!!
Submitted by: ironman
"Out Of The Silent Planet"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Out of the silent planet
Why They're Repetitive:
Fair enough it's a good song, but it has surely the king of all repetitive lyrics. In the space of 6 and a half minutes, Bruce manages to sing 'Out of the silent planet' at least 34 times...
Submitted by: Will Garner
There are additional repetitive lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Can I Play With Madness"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
You're blind, too blind to see
Why They're Nonsensical:
Being unable to see is sort of covered by blind
Submitted by: scrumpton
"Wasted Years"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Ain't it funny how it is,
you never miss it 'til it's one away
Why They're Nonsensical:
It's not funny at all - of course you don't miss things before they go away. Do you miss things you still have??
Submitted by: Will Garner

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Hallowed Be Thy Name"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
As The Guards March Me out To The Courtyard
Somebody Cries From A Cell 'God Be With You'
Why They're Misrhymed:
it doesnt rhyme
Submitted by: AMiRONG8

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Holy Smoke"
The Lyrics:
Think they'll have a Lincoln for their bed
Product Brand Name:
Submitted by: Mihir

Song Title Space Change:

"Bring Your Daughter Tot -- He's Laughter" originally "Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter"
Submitted by: Iris Green
"Die With Your Boot, Son" originally "Die With Your Boots On"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Bring Your Daughter Tot -- He Slaughter" originally "Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter"
Submitted by: Ruby Spinel
"Runt O' The Hills" originally "Run To The Hills"
Submitted by: Natasha Bly

Band Name Anagrams:

Do Nine, Irma Submitted by: Joanna
Ned Moran II Submitted by: Alexis
The second in a lineage of guys named Ned Moran
Ron Medina I Submitted by: Alexis
The first in a lineage of guys named Ron Medina
Marnie Dion Submitted by: Valerie Cameron
I Mar Donnie Submitted by: Valerie Cameron

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Life Of Lord Seth" originally "Lord Of The Flies"
Submitted by: Rachel Stedman
"The Numbers Of The Beat" originally "The Number Of The Beast"
Submitted by: Quyjibo
"Noise Travel" originally "Revelations"
Submitted by: James D
"Saw Yard Tees" originally "Wasted Years"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Sad Wet Years" originally "Wasted Years"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"22 Acacia Avenue"
The Lyrics:
If you're feeling down, depressed and lonely, I know a place that we can go, 22 Acacia Avenue, Meet a lady that I know.
Acacia Avenue/Road/Street etc. is a term used to describe a typical London suburb (e.g. Bananaman lived at 29 Acacia Road.) The person in the song was a friend of Bruce Dickinson, Maiden's lead singer, and a, er, prostitute.
Submitted by: Jakko Wakko

Songs That Are Banned:

"Sanctuary (single)"
The original cover art showed the band's mascot, Eddie, attacking Margaret Thatcher. The artwork was quickly edited to have Thatcher's eyes censored by a black bar, by request of record label, EMI.
Submitted by: GlamRockNinjaLord

Super Long Pop Songs:

"When the Wild Wind Blows" Length: 10:59
Submitted by: Evan
"The Man Who Would Be King" Length: 8:28
Submitted by: Evan
"The Talisman" Length: 9:03
Submitted by: Evan
"Starblind" Length: 7:48
Submitted by: Evan
"Isle Of Avalon" Length: 9:06
Submitted by: Evan

There are additional Super Long Pop Songs available.

Song Title Acrostics:

POM: "Piece Of Mind"
Submitted by: Hardrock

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Floored Of The Lies" originally "Lord Of The Flies"
Submitted by: Margo Gram
"Thine Of Sea Cross" originally "Sign Of The Cross"
Submitted by: Janis Ian Fleming

Names as a Word Bank:

I ran in a Maids Diamond Den Submitted by: Chazm
Mean mad red midair demon moaned in inane manner in one reindeer ear; made eerie din. Submitted by: Meredith Corpening
I earn maiden Submitted by: Jonathan S.
See, they attract girls and "I earn" sounds like..

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Iron Damon originally "Iron Maiden"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
Iron Damon originally "Iron Maiden"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger

Hidden Messages:

"The Number of the Beast"
Another Derek Riggs addition on the cover. Look very closely at the people dancing in the flames--Not all are dancing. There are quite a few there in various sexual positions.
Submitted by: Heather Loeffler
The old Derek Riggs Maiden covers always have something hidden. The Powerslave cover has Mickey Mouse in the hieroglyphs. You have to look very closely and carefully for it. It is located in the bottom right corner just above the sphinx on the left and beneath the first jackal. Either check it out on the original vinyl or on the cd cover (you'll need good eyes or a magnifying glass). You might see it on a very good scan on the web.
Submitted by: Heather Loeffler

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

"Being a punchline in a movie."
In "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure", the titular pair are in medieval England when they're captured by the King's men. The king orders that they be put in the iron maiden. Thinking he means the band, Bill and Ted yell "Excellent!"
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Irons or Maid Service
Submitted by: Hardrock

Missing Parts:

"22 Acacia Avenue"
No mention of other addresses
Submitted by: Rychendroll

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