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Fun Music Information -> James Brown

Album cover parody of Godfather of Soul by James Brown
Parody album cover
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This is the most recent information about James Brown that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about James Brown, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).

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Quotes:

I taught them everything they know, but not everything I know.

I'm not going to be joining ZZ Top. You know they can't play my stuff. It's too complicated.

I've outdone anyone you can name - Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Strauss. Irving Berlin, he wrote 1,001 tunes. I wrote 5,500.

When I'm on stage, I'm trying to do one thing: bring people joy. Just like church does. People don't go to church to find trouble, they go there to lose it.
- James Brown

Submitted by: LucidLupin
I've outdone anyone you can name ' Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Strauss. Irving Berlin - he wrote 1,001 tunes. I wrote 5,500.
- James Brown
Submitted by: LucidLupin

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: Soul Brother Number One. Submitted by: Martha Hankins

Known informally as: The Hardest Working Man In Show Business. Submitted by: Martha Hankins

Weird Names of Music Performer's Children:

  • Yamma - Submitted by: Robby

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Living in Siberia""Living in America"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Say It Loud (I Like Sam McCloud)""Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)"soul

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Sex Machine,"No machine can have sex.Phillip 'Screw' Driver
"Mother Popcorn,"Popcorns do not have mothers.Dave Shavoo

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit-Bag," Spike Jones And His City Slickers"Papa's Got a Brand New Bag," James Brown
"Where Are You Now?," Jimmy Harnen w/ Synch"Living In America," James Brown
"Invisible," Alison Moyet"Out Of Sight," James Brown
"Tell Me Something Good," Rufus"I Got You (I Feel Good)," James Brown
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Word" originally "World"
Candy Welty
"Ring It Up" originally "Bring It Up"
Candy Welty
"Get Up Off That Thing" originally "Get Up Offa That Thing"
Alyssa Jayne
"There Was A Tie" originally "There Was A Time"
Alyssa Jayne
"Here Was A Time" originally "There Was A Time"
Yvette Bristle

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Bring Wit Up" originally "Bring It Up"
Candy Welty
"Bring Kit Up" originally "Bring It Up"
Candy Welty
"Bring Bit Up" originally "Bring It Up"
Candy Welty
"Super Bard" originally "Super Bad"
Alyssa Jayne
"Super Band" originally "Super Bad"
Alyssa Jayne

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Papa Don't Make No Mess" originally "Papa Don't Take No Mess"
Otherwise known as "The Incontinence Song"?
Peter
"Host Someone" originally "Lost Someone"
Candy Welty
"Last Someone" originally "Lost Someone"
Candy Welty
"Cost Someone" originally "Lost Someone"
Candy Welty
"List Someone" originally "Lost Someone"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Papa's Got A Brand New Bag""Pluto's Got A Brand New Moon"Hu's On First
"Living In America""Reviewers of Kickassia"Monstermaster13
"Papa's Got A Brand New Bag""Dubya's Hit A Brand New Snag"William Tong
"Papa's Got A Brand New Bag""Papa's Got A Brand New Bug"Parody Pete
"Living In America""Betty and Veronica"Tokusou Sentai Blessranger
"Living In America""Living In Antarctica lll"Max Power
"Living in America""Living in America (The Horribly Misheard Version)"2:49 AM
"Living in America""Living in Antarctica"Merry & Pippin
"I Got You (I Feel Good)""I'm Not Dead"Rex Ungericht
"Papa's Got a Brand New Bag""Papa's Got Some Brand New Wings"Michael Pacholek

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Please, Please, PleaseToys In Run-up To ChristmasPickle
Papa's Got A Brand New BagCondomsPerzin Pen18
Sex MachineViagraMac User
Papa's Got A Brand New BagLuggageAtchina
Papa's Got A Brand New BagdouchesIndy Gent

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Living In AmericaImmigration DepartmentFbug
Lickin' StickDomestic Abuse HotlineTroy
It's A Man's WorldAny Feminist OrganizationmeQal

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Rules For Living
   Blondie
Living In America
   James Brown
Rules For Living In America
Edward
Living On My Own
   Freddie Mercury
Living In America
   James Brown
Living On My Own In America
Frank
Kids In America
   Kim Wilde
Living In America
   James Brown
Kids Living In America
Serafina
Oh My Papa
   Eddie Fisher
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
   James Brown
Oh My Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
Wouldn't that have been an interesting duet?
MOR
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Tommy James Brown and the Shondells
Tommy James and the Shondells combined with James Brown
Submitted By: Gus
Ray, Goodman & James Brown
Ray, Goodman & Brown combined with James Brown
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Etta James Brown
Etta James combined with James Brown
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Hodges, James Brown And Smith
Hodges, James And Smith combined with James Brown
Submitted By: Candy Welty

There are additional James Brown Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Living in America"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hard-earned roll.
Original Lyrics:
Hard roll.
"The Payback"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don't know karate, but I know ka-razee
Original Lyrics:
I don't know karate, but I know ka-razor
"Papa's Got a Brand New Bag"
Misheard Lyrics:
Papa's got a brand new van.
Original Lyrics:
Papa's got a brand new bag.
"Living In America"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bitch in the kitchen!
Original Lyrics:
Station to station!
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Living in America"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hard-earned roll.
Original Lyrics:
Hard roll.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Doommaster1994

I don't think anyone would want to come to America if you had to work hard just to get a roll.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Living in America "
Better Lyrics:
When theres a glass ceiling- gals reach hard
Hillary's on her way, so those cracks might lead to shards...

New Hope in America- no more guys, gender elation
New Hope in America- time to stand, female vote taking
New Hope in America- Feminist identification

Watch her go!!!

Damn Trump and his misogynistic inclinations...
Original Lyrics:
When theres no destination-that's too far
And somewhere on the way, you might find out who you are

Livin' in America-eye to eye, station to station
Livin' in America-hand to hand,across the nation
Livin in America-got to have a celebration

Rock my soul
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Living in America "
Better Lyrics:
Dying in America
Most survive, paycheck to paycheck
Dying in America
Hand to mouth, for homeless nation
Dying in America
Soon to face more devastation, lost its soul, lost too much
Original Lyrics:
Living in America
Eye to eye, station to station
Living in America
Hand in hand, across the nation
Living in America
I got to have a celebration, rock my soul, huh, aw, huh
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Living in America"
Better Lyrics:
Livin' in Hysteria-people die, across the nation
Livin' in Hysteria-man to man, psycho obsessions
Livin in Hysteria-talk of more gun legislation!
Original Lyrics:
Livin' in America-eye to eye, station to station
Livin' in America-hand to hand, across the nation
Livin in America-got to have a celebration
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"This Is A Man's World"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Man made the electrolyte, to take us out of the dark...
Why They're Nonsensical:
duh...James, electrolytes are essential to the bodies equilibrium...I think you mean 'electric light'!
Submitted by: joel berkeley
 

Made Up Words in Songs:

"Get Up Offa That Thing"
The Made Up Words:
offa
Comments:
Submitted by: Loree Dare
"Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose"
The Made Up Words:
turnit
Comments:
In the original 1969 hit version of this song, "turnit" appears on the record label and in the song lyrics. A later version was called "Give It Up Or Turn It Loose".
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

Song Title Space Change:

"I Got The Feel In" originally "I Got The Feelin'"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Get Up If Eel Like Being Like A Sex Machine" originally "Get Up I Feel Like Being Like A Sex Machine"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Three Hearts In At Angle" originally "Three Hearts In A Tangle"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Three-Heart Sin: A Tangle" originally "Three Hearts In A Tangle"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Be Wilder, Ed!" originally "Bewildered"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

There are additional Song Title Space Change available.

Band Name Anagrams:

Mrs. A.J. Bowen Submitted by: Alexis
Ms. A.J. Browne Submitted by: Alexis
Swarm On Jeb Submitted by: Alexis
Poor Jeb!
Jamb Owners Submitted by: Alexis
Would those be doors?

Song Title Anagrams:

"Tommy Had His Sun" originally "Shout And Shimmy"
hopefully not too much to the point of sunburn :(
Submitted by: Calop
"Humid Tony's Mash" originally "Shout And Shimmy"
Submitted by: Roz
"Mason Hid Thymus" originally "Shout And Shimmy"
Submitted by: Boy George Harrison Ford Escort
"Hush Nomad, Misty!" originally "Shout And Shimmy"
Submitted by: Joe
"Miss Handy Mouth" originally "Shout And Shimmy"
Submitted by: Joe

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Blues and Pants" Length: 9:41
Submitted by: Rory

Song Title Acrostics:

HA: "Hey America"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
IS: "I'm Shook"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
TOTS: "Top Of The Stack"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
SOB: "Shades Of Brown"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"I Bought A Gag Of My Own" originally "I Got A Bag Of My Own"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
"I Bought A Gag Of My Own" originally "I Got A Bag Of My Own"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
"I Got A Bag Of "I Moan"" originally "I Got A Bag Of My Own"
Can "I moan" be put in a bag?
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
"Papa's Bought A Grand New Bag" originally "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag"
Submitted by: Lou Quilson
"Papa's Bought A Brand New Gag" originally "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag"
Submitted by: Lou Quilson

Crime Records:

"Weapons Offenses"
James Brown lead the Georgia police on a high speed car chase after he waved a gun at a tourist who he thought had used his bathroom. He lead the chase over several states before he started racing on his tire rims. He was charged with one count of carrying a concealed weapon and one count of dangerous driving.
Submitted by: Celeste

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

"Leaving the Stage "
On occasions, James Brown wouls start singing and he would collapse. Then someone grabs him a robe to drape on him and he would take it off and sing again, but then he would collapse and the same guy would take him offstage with the same robe.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

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