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Fun Music Information -> John Fogerty

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John Fogerty (Creedence)

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"The Old Man Down The Road"According to LyricsFreak, he sings "The old man's down the road" and at the end, "The old man is down the road". And I think Fogerty got sued because this song sounded too much like "Run Through The Jungle", a song he had relinquished the rights for. He won the suit, then countersued to recover legal fees and costs, and won that too. Moral: sue the bastages!!! - Greg Hulak

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Rockin' All Over The World,"Not everywhere.Yvette Bristle

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me)," Tom Waits"It Ain't Right," John Fogerty
"She Don't Use Jelly," The Flaming Lips"It Ain't Right," John Fogerty
"Who's Johnny?," El DeBarge"The Old Man Down The Road," John Fogerty
"My Girlfriend's Boyfriend Isn't Me," Autograph"It Ain't Right," John Fogerty
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"You Got The Magi" originally "You Got The Magic"
Yvette Bristle
"Big Rain (From Memphis)" originally "Big Train (From Memphis)"
Genevieve

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"The Bold Man Down The Road" originally "The Old Man Down The Road"
Yvette Bristle
"Frockin' All Over The World" originally "Rockin' All Over The World"
jonny
"The Old Moan Down The Road" originally "The Old Man Down The Road"
oldiesfan
"The Gold Man Down The Road" originally "The Old Man Down The Road"
I want to live next to that man!
oldiesfan
"The Cold Man Down The Road" originally "The Old Man Down The Road"
oldiesfan

Change a Letter:

"You Get The Magic" originally "You Got The Magic"
Chelsea Dunn
"You Gut The Magic" originally "You Got The Magic"
Chelsea Dunn
"You Rot The Magic" originally "You Got The Magic"
Chelsea Dunn
"Lou Got The Magic" originally "You Got The Magic"
Chelsea Dunn
"Charge In The Weather" originally "Change In The Weather"
Sutch

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Centerfield""President"Richard Murphy
"Center Field""April Fool"Michael Pacholek
"Center Field""Center Field (Literal Video Version)"Michael Pacholek
"Centerfield""Disney Field"Phil Nelson
"The Old Man Down the Road""The Apple Pie Ala Mode"Tony Wiseguy
"Centerfield""Frozen Field"blackjack21
"Center Field""Never Yield"Michael Pacholek
"Rock 'n' Roll Girls""Let's Eradicate the Polio"Susanna Viljanen
"The Old Man Down the Road""The Old Man Down the Slope"Michael Pacholek
"Change In The Weather""Change In The Weather 2005"Steve Kalafut

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
CenterfieldMajor League BaseballPeg

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Cool Change
   Little River Band
Change In The Weather
   John Fogerty
Cool Change In The Weather
The arrival of cooler weather in the fall?
Wonder Man
Centerfold
   J. Geils Band
Centerfield
   John Fogerty
The Centerfold In Centerfield
No wonder your baseball team is playing so lousy!
Ed
Fat Bottomed Girls
   Queen
Rock and Roll Girls
   John Fogerty
Fat Bottomed Rock and Roll Girls
David
The Old Man Down The Road
   John Fogerty
Maneater
   Hall And Oates
The Old Maneater Down The Road
Edward

Misheard Lyrics:

"Centerfield"
Misheard Lyrics:
Put me in cold,
Original Lyrics:
Put me in, Coach
"My Toot Toot"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't tread on my toe, toe
Original Lyrics:
Don't mess with my Toot-Toot
"Centerfield"
Misheard Lyrics:
Put me in, cobra
Original Lyrics:
Put me in, coach
"Centerfield"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can be set afield
Original Lyrics:
I can be centerfield
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Centerfield"
Misheard Lyrics:
Put me in cold,
Original Lyrics:
Put me in, Coach

Story about this misheard lyric by: NH

This lyric has always bugged me one way or another. So, after listening to Dream On and seeing if anyone else (via Google link to here!) heard "Sing Women" rather than "Sing With Me" on Dream On, Mr Fogerty came on.

I had to settle if he was being put in 'cold' (w/o warm-up, like many baseball hero movies where the Good Guy Underdog gets put in at the last minute to save the day), or if he was just talking to the Coach. ;)

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Centerfield"
Better Lyrics:
This may sound dumb, but on the phone
The team just called to say
They picked me and I’m to go to the field.
Now roundin’ third, and headin’ for home
I’m just about out of breath,
The coach knows but the owner’s ego won’t yield.

(chorus)
‘Don’t put him in, coach,” the fans they all say. No wa-ay!
If he goes in coach, no catch will be made. Today.
We can see he just can’t play the field.
Original Lyrics:
Well, beat the drum and hold the phone - the sun came out today!
We’re born again, there’s new grass on the field.
A-roundin’ third, and headed for home, it’s a brown-eyed handsome man;
Anyone can understand the way I feel.

Chorus:
Oh, put me in, coach - I’m ready to play today;
Put me in, coach - I’m ready to play today;
Look at me, I can be centerfield.
Submitted by: Doug Baseball

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Creedence Song"
The Lyrics:
Hey you can't go wrong
if you play a little bit of that Creedence song
Who They Mention:
Fogerty's old band Creedence Clearwater Revival
Submitted by: I Dig Rock'n'Roll Girls!
"Long Dark Night"
The Lyrics:
Georgie's in the jungle
Knockin' on the door
Come to get your children
Wants to have a war ...
Rummie's in the kitchen
Messin' with the pans
Dickie's in the back
Stealin' everything he can ...
Running down the highway
Shoutin' to the LORD
Georgie's got religion
And you know we can't afford more years
Who They Mention:
George Walker Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, and God
Submitted by: GWB Is the Worst Prez EVAH!
There are additional celebrity lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Hot Rod Heart"
The Lyrics:
Ooh, let's go ridin'
Cruisin' down the open road
We can put the top down
Listen to the radio
Big ol' Buick
And a big ol' sky
Wheels on fire
And I'll tell you why
I got a hot rod heart

Ooh, let's go prowlin'
Sneakin' like we used to do
way back in the country
cut across the cornfields too
Big ol' Harley
And a big ol' moon
Big ol' gator
puttin' on the zoom
I got a hot rod heart
Product Brand Name:
Buick
Harley Davidson
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
"I Saw It On T.V."
The Lyrics:
The coonskin caps Yankee bats
The Hound Dog Man's big start
The A-Bomb fears, Annette had ears
I lusted in my heart
Product Brand Name:
The Yankees
Submitted by: Tania WYEP

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Rock And Roll Girls"
The Song Lyrics:
If I had my way
I'd shuffle off to Buffalo
Song They Mention:
"Shuffle Off To Buffalo" from the 1933 musical "42nd Street".
Submitted by: Lance Crackers
"Centerfield"
The Song Lyrics:
Roundin' third and headin' for home
Is a brown-eyed handsome man
Song They Mention:
"Brown-Eyed Handsome Man" by Chuck Berry
Submitted by: crazydon
There are additional Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"Rock In All Over The World" originally "Rockin' All Over The World"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

Band Name Anagrams:

Frog, Then Joy Submitted by: dxman
Get the frog before you are happy?

Song Title Anagrams:

"Decent Filer" originally "Centerfield"
Submitted by: Anna Graham
"Elf Ten Cried" originally "Centerfield"
Submitted by: Allisa Casilla
"Nerd Left Ice" originally "Centerfield"
Submitted by: Allisa Casilla
"Nicer Elf Ted" originally "Centerfield"
Submitted by: Allisa Casilla
"Eric Fled Net" originally "Centerfield"
Submitted by: Allisa Casilla

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"I Saw It On TV"
The Lyrics:
A young man from Boston
Set sail the New Frontier
And we watched the dream
Dead-end in Dallas
They buried innocence that year
Why:
Boston, MA
Dallas, TX
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
"Rock and Roll Girls"
The Lyrics:
If I had my way
I'd shuffle off to Buffalo
Sit by the lake
And watch the world go by
Why:
Buffalo, NY
Submitted by: Tania WYEP

Songs That Are Banned:

"The Old Man Down The Road"
Saul Zaentz owns both Tolkien Enterprises and Fantasy Records, which in turn owns the rights to the Creedence Clearwater Revival catalog. In the mid-'80s, former CCR frontman John Fogerty released a single called "The Old Man Down the Road," which Zaentz felt had the same chorus as CCR's "Run Through the Jungle" (also written by Fogerty). Fantasy sued, and Fogerty won, since the songs really aren't all that similar.
Submitted by: Mickey D.

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Ten Fur Sealed" originally "Centerfield"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
"Ten Fur Sealed" originally "Centerfield"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
"Tensor Field" originally "Centerfield"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
"Ty Can't Make It No Ore" originally "I Can't Take It No More"
Submitted by: Waldo D. Law
"Ty Can't Ache It No More" originally "I Can't Take It No More"
Submitted by: Waldo D. Law

There are additional Song Title Spoonerisms available.

Song Lawsuits:

"The Old Man Down The Road"
The Fantasy Records label's tyrant, the evil Saul Zaentz, claimed (falsely!) that "The Old Man Down The Road," from John Fogerty's album "Centerfield," shared too much of its refrain with "Run Through The Jungle," one of Fogerty's selections as leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival, to which Zaentz had bullied Fogerty into forfeiting the copyright as a condition of releasing him from his label contract. Zaentz litigated against Fogerty, in a petition titled "Fantasy Incorporated V. Fogerty," but Fogerty won that case. Fogerty then cross-petitioned against Zaentz, seeking the costs of his successful defense against Fantasy Incorporated's original petition; in 1993, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned lower-court rulings, and Fogerty won outright.
Submitted by: Parker Gabriel
"Vanz Kant Dantz (or Zantz Kant Dantz)"
During the whole episode with Saul Zaentz, John wrote this song about him that depicts him as a pig who "can't dance, but he'll steal your money, watch him or he'll rob you blind." Zaentz then filed a lawsuit against Fogerty and he was forced to revise the song and change the title to Vantz Kant Dance instead of Zantz Kant Dance.
Submitted by: Jason
"Old Man Down The Road"
Fogerty was actually sued by Saul Zaentz, the owner to the rights of Credence Clearwater Revival songs, for plagiarizing "Run Through The Jungle"--a song which John Fogerty wrote.
Submitted by: Agrimorfee

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