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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.

James Taylor Version, James Taylor and Carly Simon

Quotes:

I would advise you to keep your overhead down; avoid a major drug habit; play everyday, and take it in front of other people. They need to hear it, and you need them to hear it.
Submitted by: LucidLupin
 

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: Sweet Baby James. Submitted by: Martha Hankins

Singers Who Act:

Notable Acting Credits
Comments & Submitter Name
"Two-Lane Blacktop" - oldsongs

Vainity Songs:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Sweet Baby James"The title track from his 1970 album. Not about him, but about his brother Alex's son (who was named for him). - Tiffany

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"You've Got A Fringe""You've Got A Friend"H. Tim Smith
"You've Got A Facebook Friend""You've Got A Friend"Regina Haniger
"Your Stinky Feet""Your Smiling Face"Isac
"Texaco""Mexico"whistle
"Shower the People you Love with Gloves""Shower the People you Love with Love"Heidi P

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Never Die Young,"Some people do die young.Yvette Bristle
"One Man Parade,"Parades have more than one person.Candy Welty
"Carolina In My Mind,"That ain't where Carolina is.Pam Tabor

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Cars," Gary Numan"Traffic Jam," James Taylor
"Why Can't We Be Friends?," War"You've Got A Friend," James Taylor
"Maps," Maroon 5"Mexico," James Taylor
"When Does Linda Cry?," The Gestures"Everyday," James Taylor
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Country Rod" originally "Country Road"
Serafina
"County Road" originally "Country Road"
Serafina
"Ire And Rain" originally "Fire And Rain"
How'd this one get missed?
Frank
"You've Got A Fried" originally "You've Got A Friend"
A fried what?
Edward
"Fir And Rain" originally "Fire And Rain"
Fir trees do need rain.
Mark Richardson

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Never Died Young" originally "Never Die Young"
Peter
"Don't Let Mae Be Lonely Tonight" originally "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight"
Serafina
"Don't Let Meg Be Lonely Tonight" originally "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight"
Serafina
"Don't Let Mel Be Lonely Tonight" originally "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight"
Serafina
"Don't Let Moe Be Lonely Tonight" originally "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight"
Serafina

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Never Dip Young" originally "Never Die Young"
Candy Welty
"Never Dig Young" originally "Never Die Young"
Candy Welty
"Never Did Young" originally "Never Die Young"
Candy Welty
"Never Tie Young" originally "Never Die Young"
Candy Welty
"Never Vie Young" originally "Never Die Young"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Recordings:

Mar 13
a parody of "Fire and Rain" by James Taylor
Ex-con is an analyst for the mentally insane.
YouTube: (Video)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Mexico""James Taylor Sings Nessun Dorma"Giorgio Coniglio's Grandson
"Shower The People""Shower The People"Airfarcewon
"Sweet Baby James""Baby James Suite"Giorgio Coniglio
"Carolina In My Mind""Guys In Carolina Lost Their MInds"Warren Baker
"You've Got a Friend""You're Round the Bend"Lifeliver
"Handy Man""Unhandy Man"Warren Baker
"The Water is Wide (Traditional)""The Mayans Were Right"Chris Bodily TM
"Your Smiling Face""No Nancy Grace!"Arwen
"Steamroller Blues""Otherkin Blues"Hu's On First
"Carolina In My Mind""Off To Prison For His Crimes"Hu's On First

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
MexicoTexacobreezechic64
Your Smiling FaceCrest Whitening StripsLarcen Tyler
You've Got A FriendSuicide HotlineReese

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Traffic JamDepartment of TransportationRusty

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Kisses Of Fire
   ABBA
Fire And Rain
   James Taylor
Kisses Of Fire And Rain
Edward
Fire On The Mountain
   The Marshall Tucker Band
Fire And Rain
   James Taylor
Fire And Rain On The Mountain
The rain would put out the fire just like that!
Isac
Sweet Caroline
   Neil Diamond
Carolina In My Mind
   James Taylor
Sweet Carolina In My Mind
Wendy Torrance
I Walk The Line
   Johnny Cash
Copperline
   James Taylor
I Walk The Copperline
Ashley Michelle McGowan
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Tommy James Taylor and the Shondells
Tommy James and the Shondells combined with James Taylor
Submitted By: Gus
Rick James Taylor
Rick James combined with James Taylor
Submitted By: Gus
Lorde and Taylor
Lorde combined with James Taylor
An upscale clothing store.
Submitted By: Brian Kelly
Etta James Taylor
Etta James combined with James Taylor
Submitted By: Candy Welty

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

Misheard Lyrics:

"Country Road"
Misheard Lyrics:
Come all in pieces, you can have your own toys
Original Lyrics:
I'm all in pieces, you can have your own choice
"How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You"
Misheard Lyrics:
With sweet love and a potion
Original Lyrics:
With sweet love and devotion
"Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
Go away, D'artagnan.
Original Lyrics:
Go away then, d*** you.
"Fire and Rain"
Misheard Lyrics:
I just can't remember who's the sand and tune
Original Lyrics:
I just can't remember who to send it to
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Sweet Baby James"
Misheard Lyrics:
Goodnight, You'll like ladies
Original Lyrics:
Goodnight, you moonlight ladies

Story about this misheard lyric by: Eric

Heard this song growing up and never figured out what the actual line was until I looked online.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)"
Better Lyrics:
How sweet it is to shove bread in my mouth

I got the inspiration for these lyrics because the original lyrics reminded me of shoving a piece of homemade bread in my mouth and being told not to do so
Original Lyrics:
How sweet it is to be loved by you
Submitted by: Isac

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"The Letter"
The Funny Lyrics:
aint it kinda of funny that he cant see what he did with out you come to live with hell- be comin out the door we wont talk about him anymore
Why They're Funny:
him saying aint it kinda of funny he cant he must have been a blindman i would sing that one about William Moseley
Submitted by: Evan
"Fire And Rain"
The Funny Lyrics:
Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground
Why They're Funny:
the name of his first band was 'James Taylor 'The Flying machine'.
Submitted by: Lovisa
There are additional Funny lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Handy Man"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Comma comma comma comma com-com.
Yeah...yeah, yeah.
Why They're Nonsensical:
He repeats these lines over and over during the end of the song. Why?? What do they mean?? Did he just decide to use a random filler or something?
Submitted by: Quyjibo
"Shower the People"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
When you're all by yourself alone
Why They're Nonsensical:
Can you be all by yourself together? (This line is a tautology - a phrase from the department of redundancy department!)
Submitted by: Joe
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"You'll Never Find"
The Insincere Lyrics:
You'll never find, as long as you live, someone who loves you like I do...
Now I'm not braggin' on myself baby...
Now I'm not wishin' you no bad luck baby...
Now I'm not tryin' to make you stay baby
Why They're Insincere:
Then what the hell is the point of your song, mister?
Submitted by: Tom Radigan
 

Dated Song Lyrics:

"The Promised Land"
The Dated Lyrics:
Los Angeles give me Norfolk, Virginia,
tidewater four-ten-O-nine.
Why They're Dated:
A five digit telephone number makes this song pretty dated.
Submitted by: cygna
 

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Line 'Em Up"
The Lyrics:
I remember Richard Nixon back in '74
And the final scene at the White House door
And the staff lined up to say good-bye
Tiny tear in his shifty little eye
Who They Mention:
President Richard Nixon
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
 

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Enough To Be On Your Way"
The Lyrics:
The last time I saw Alice
She was leaving Santa Fe
With a bunch of round-eyed Buddhists
In a killer Chevrolet
Said they turned her out in Texas
Yeah she burned 'em down back home
Product Brand Name:
Chevrolet cars
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
 

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"That's Why I'm Here"
The Song Lyrics:
Oh, fortune and fame's such a curious game
Perfect strangers call you by name
Pay good money to hear "Fire and Rain"
Again and again and again
Song They Mention:
Fire and Rain (one of his own songs from early in his career--a huge hit to boot)
Submitted by: Peter O
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Believe It or Not"
Opening Lines:
Believe it or not, I've been waiting for you to come through.
Comments:
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"Your Smiling Face"
Opening Lines:
Whenever I see your smiling face, I have to smile myself, because I love you.
Comments:
Submitted by: Larcen Tyler

Boasting in Song Lyrics:

"Handy Man"
The Boasting Lyrics:
I'm handy with love and I'm no fool.
(also)
I whisper sweet things; you tell all your friends;
They'll come running to me.
Comments:
You would have to be quite impressed with yourself to believe girls will come running to you because you're "handy with love."
Submitted by: Kathy
 

Song Title Space Change:

"Show 'Er The People " originally "Shower The People"
"Show her the people" with a Cockney accent.
Submitted by: MOR

Band Name Anagrams:

Mary Jo Tales Submitted by: Lefty Lucy
Jay T. Morales Submitted by: Calvin Amari
Whoever that is...
Jolts My Area Submitted by: John
A Major Style Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Mayoral Jets Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Pipe Cloner" originally "Copperline"
Submitted by: Terror Reid
"Clip Opener" originally "Copperline"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Cripple One" originally "Copperline"
Submitted by: Alexis
"One Clipper" originally "Copperline"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Show People There" originally "Shower The People"
Submitted by: Alexis

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Enough To Be On Your Way"
The Lyrics:
The last time I saw Alice
She was leaving Santa Fe
With a bunch of round-eyed Buddhists
In a killer Chevrolet
Said they turned her out in Texas
Yeah she burned 'em down back home
Why:
Santa Fe, NM
Texas
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
"Mexico"
The Lyrics:
Oh Mexico. I've never really been but I'd sure like to go.
Oh... Mexico ...Guess I'll have to go now.
Why:
Mexico
Submitted by: Special K
There are additional Real Places Mentioned in Songs available.

Lyrics Pronunciation:

"Shower the People"
The Lyrics:
Shower the people
Why:
Taylor consistently pronounces 'the' as 'thee' in the title lyric throughout the song. 'The' should only be pronounced 'thee' in front of a word beginning with a vowel. 'People' does not begin with a vowel. Drives me nuts.
Submitted by: Zella
 

Song Title Acrostics:

FAR: "Fire And Rain"
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Tames Jailer originally "James Taylor"
Submitted by: Ingrid McCannless

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