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This is the most recent information about Public Enemy that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Public Enemy, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).

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Band Name Origins:

  • Everything is correct from the above user. However E-Love, LL Cool J's right hand man (the hype man or guy who carried L's radio) in the 80's was the silhouette in the logo. Submitted by: Cory
  • Chuck D picked this name becuse it refers to the black man in the US being "public enemy number 1" to the us government. The band logo is a picture of band member Flava Flav in the crosshairs of a scope. This is used to symbolize this sentiment . to sysbolized this. Submitted by: zoemills

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Private FriendChange both words to their respective opposites.Andrew
Public NuisanceThey make nuisances of themselves in public.rap city

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Fight The President""Fight The Power"Kassi5 (doesn't like bush)
"Fight Public Enemy""Fight The Power"rap city

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Bring The Noise,"Noise can't be transported.Heather Brockwell
"911 Is A Joke,"If it is a joke, then it's not very funny.Reggie Pillbox

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Block Rockin' Beats," The Chemical Brothers"Bring The Noise," Public Enemy
"What Do I Have To Do?," Stabbing Westward"Fight The Power," Public Enemy
"Silent All These Years," Tori Amos"Bring The Noise," Public Enemy
"Fight The Power," Public Enemy"Rebel," Hello
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Bring The Nose" originally "Bring The Noise"
Eileen Wright

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"911 Is A Joker" originally "911 Is A Joke"
Heather Brockwell
"Fight The Powder" originally "Fight The Power"

Change a Letter:

"You're Gonna Wet Yours" originally "You're Gonna Get Yours"
"Fight The Tower" originally "Fight The Power"
"Bring The Noose" originally "Bring The Noise"
Eileen Wright
"Bring The Poise" originally "Bring The Noise"
Eileen Wright
"Prophets of Ragu" originally "Prophets of Rage"
Chuck D endorses spaghetti sauce?

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Public Enemy No. 1""My Worst Enemy...So, Which One?"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"911 Is A Joke""Freedom Of Speech Is A Joke"JD1611
"Bring the Noise""Bring the Toys"My name is Kenny
"Fight the Power""Fight Bin Laden"Michael Flynn

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
911 Is A Joke911 OperatorMark
Bring The NoiseLibraryCharlie Decker
Rebel Without A PauseVideo Game HotlineGreg Boize
911 Is A Joke911Entil'Zha

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Bring The Boys Home
   Freda Payne
Bring The Noise
   Public Enemy
Bring The Noise Home
Eileen Wright
   Bowling for Soup
911 Is A Joke
   Public Enemy
1985 Is A Joke
DR. Blade
911 Is A Joke
   Public Enemy
The Joker
   Steve Miller Band
911 Is A Joker
Stu L. Pigeon
911 Is A Joke
   Public Enemy
867-5309 (Jenny)
   Tommy Tutone
867-5309 Is A Joke
Jenny doesn't have that number anymore.
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Public Enemy, Ltd.
Public Image, Ltd. combined with Public Enemy
Submitted By: Patrick
One Republic Enemy
One Republic combined with Public Enemy
Too late to apologize for Flava Flav.
Submitted By: Scott Irish
General Public Enemy
General Public combined with Public Enemy
Submitted By: nally
Public Arch Enemy
Public Enemy combined with Arch Enemy
Submitted By: Lisa Rose

Misheard Lyrics:

"Shut 'Em Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
But look around, here go the sound of the record playin'
Original Lyrics:
But look around, here go the sound of the wreckin' ball
"Fight the Power"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fight the power
(Hit me in the face)
Fight the powers that be
Original Lyrics:
Fight the power
(Let me hear you say)
Fight the powers that be
"Bring the Noise"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sole on a troll but you treat it like soap on a rope
'Cause of the beats and tell lies & sell dope
Original Lyrics:
Soul on a roll, but you treat it like soap on a rope
'Cause the beats in the lines are so dope
"Don't Believe The Hype"
Misheard Lyrics:
They p***ed their pants
I snapped 'cause I'd had it.
Original Lyrics:
Their pens and pad
I snatch 'cause I've had it.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Bring the Noise"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sole on a troll but you treat it like soap on a rope
'Cause of the beats and tell lies & sell dope
Original Lyrics:
Soul on a roll, but you treat it like soap on a rope
'Cause the beats in the lines are so dope

Story about this misheard lyric by: Craig Johnson

I first heard the song when Anthrax and Public Enemy collaborated with it in 1992; I misheard this lyric from 1992 until just a couple of years ago (it's is early-2017 now). :-O

Dated Song Lyrics:

"fight the power"
The Dated Lyrics:
1989 a number, another summer,
get down to sound of the funky drummer.
Why They're Dated:
it is now 2006
Submitted by: ricky brown

Band Name Anagrams:

Pubic Enemy L Submitted by: Victoria Abbot
The 50th in a lineage of pubic enemies.
Buy Me Pencil Submitted by: Dionne Peacewick
Can't they afford their own pencils?

Song Title Anagrams:

"Throw Pee Fight" originally "Fight the Power"
There's a fight I NEVER want to be part of!
Submitted by: Josh
"Duh! Mets Won" originally "Shut Em Down"
Submitted by: Josh
"Doom Helmet Tower Erector" originally "Welcome to the Terrordome"
Submitted by: Josh

Songs That Are Banned:

"Hazy Shade Of Criminal"
MTV refuses to air Public Enemy's video for "Hazy Shade Of Criminal" because it violates the network's standards for violence.
Submitted by: Peter

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