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Band Name Origins:

  • They were called "Mickey Ratt", but shortened it to just Ratt in the early '80s. Submitted by: El Duderino

Stupid Band Names:

  • It is supposed to be an acronym for Rock All The Time, but clearly the band members forgot to put the periods after each letter... so the name resembles a certain kind of rodent instead Submitted by: GlamRockNinjaLord
  • I don't really know the point of adding an extra letter to the word "rat". It's still the same pronunciation and it doesn't sound much cooler. Submitted by: G

Vainity Songs:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Wanted Man"Lyrics contain: "it's your neck, from this Ratt gang" - GlamRockNinjaLord

Better Off Solo?:

Name
New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Jake E. Lee""Jake E. Lee was in Ratt very briefly, then he was in Rough Cutt even more briefly, then he joined Ozzy Osbourne's band after the death of Randy Rhoads. He remained Ozzy's lead guitarist for 4 years and later formed the underrated group, Badlands. As of 2014, he has a new band, Red Dragon Cartel" - GlamRockNinjaLord
"Robbin Crosby""Aside from Ratt, Robbin Crosby played guitar on Jon Bon Jovi's solo album, "Blaze Of Glory". He also played on an album by a band called Rumbledogs. Unfortunately, his career was cut short by HIV. " - GlamRockNinjaLord
"Warren DeMartini""He was a sick guitar player, Ratt was a little bit...well, limiting for his abilities IMO..." - Yo Momma
"Warren DeMartini""Warren showed his talent on lead guitar and obviously should have been playing more complex, substantial music." - Matt

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Evasion Of Your Piracy""Invasion Of Your Privacy"Linda Radnil
"Invasion Of Your Piracy""Invasion Of Your Privacy"Linda Radnil

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Circles," Atlantic Starr"Round And Round," Ratt
"Problem," Ariana Grande"Lack Of Communication," Ratt
"Problems," The Sex Pistols"Lack Of Communication," Ratt
"I Shot The Sheriff," Bob Marley"You're In Trouble," Ratt
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Intro To Shae" originally "Intro To Shame"
Like maybe Shae, 'Game Of Thrones' character
Karen Smith
"Intro To Sham" originally "Intro To Shame"
Sarah Topsian
"Intro To Same" originally "Intro To Shame"
Sarah Topsian

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Intron To Shame" originally "Intro To Shame"
Intron = non-coding section of DNA or RNA molecule
Regina Olsen
"I Want Ax Woman" originally "I Want A Woman "
Careful what you want!
Regina Olsen

Change a Letter:

"Intro To Shade" originally "Intro To Shame"
Regina Olsen
"Intro To Shake" originally "Intro To Shame"
Regina Olsen
"Intro To Shale" originally "Intro To Shame"
Shale = submicroscopic-grained sedimentary rock
Regina Olsen
"Intro To Shape" originally "Intro To Shame"
Regina Olsen
"Intro To Share" originally "Intro To Shame"
Regina Olsen

There are additional Ratt song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"You Should Know By Now""You Owe Hu Jintao"Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd
"Round And Round""Surround Sound"Matthias
"You Should Know By Now""You Should Ho By Now!"Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd
"You're In Love""Where's The Glove?"Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd
"You're in Love""You're on Drugs"Floyd's Garage
"Round & Round""Lightning Round"Arcade Junkie
"You're Giving Yourself Away""You're Smoking Yourself A J"Johnny Pyro
"Round And Round""Round And Round"Mark Rakes

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Round & RoundNASCARcrazydon

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
I Want A WomanGay BarDiddims
I Want A WomanDating ServiceDanielle
Round And RoundOvereaters AnonymousDanielle

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Do You Want To
   Franz Ferdinand
Tell The World
   Ratt
Do You Want To Tell The World?
GlamRockNinjaLord
Get Back
   The Beatles
Back For More
   Ratt
Get Back For More
GlamRockNinjaLord
You Spin Me Round
   Dead Or Alive
Round And Round
   Ratt
You Spin Me Round And Round And Round
No wonder I'm so dizzy!
Ed
I Want A Woman
   Ratt
This Woman
   K.T. Oslin
I Want This Woman
Tarzan
There are additional Ratt duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Da Bratt
Da Brat combined with Ratt
Essentially doubles the last letter in the solo rapper's name.
Submitted By: Ed
Bonnie Ratt
Bonnie Raitt combined with Ratt
Submitted By: Gretchen Wieners
Boomtown Ratt
Boomtown Rats combined with Ratt
Submitted By: neptunevsmars
Ratt Poison
Ratt combined with Poison
Too bad the rats got sick.
Submitted By: music man

Misheard Lyrics:

"Wanted Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
You make a move, I'll make you feel like
You've been talking, in my eyes
Original Lyrics:
You make a move, I'll make you feel like a
Human target, in my eyes
"Round and Round"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tied to the bills, of business sales
Original Lyrics:
Tighten our belts, abuse ourselves
"Round and Round"
Misheard Lyrics:
I knew rock from the beginning
Original Lyrics:
I knew right from the beginning
"Round and Round"
Misheard Lyrics:
I knew right from the beginning
That you were in love with him
Original Lyrics:
I knew right from the beginning
That you would end up winning
There are additional Ratt misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Wanted Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
You make a move, I'll make you feel like
You've been talking, in my eyes
Original Lyrics:
You make a move, I'll make you feel like a
Human target, in my eyes

Story about this misheard lyric by: Craig Johnson

I misheard this lyric for decades and didn't figure out the real words until just several years ago. :-O

There are additional Ratt misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Round And Round"
Better Lyrics:
1. I knew right from the beginning

That you were in the wedding

2. Trilingual bells, a pizza sells

Get in our way, we'll put you on your shelf
Original Lyrics:
1. I knew right from the beginning

That you would end up winning

2. (I truly do not know what that line is)
Get in our way, we'll put you on your shelf
Submitted by: russ

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Givin' Yourself Away"
The Funny Lyrics:
Hey! You're givin' yourself away
It's there in every move you make Hey! It's something you don't have to say
It's written in the tears on your face
I see through the part that you play
Why They're Funny:
Before I heard this song in its entirety, I thought it was about a prostitute. Once I heard it though...I mean, for one, you don't hear too many power ballads about whores, and also, it becomes apparant that the song is really about someone trying unsuccessfully to hide their feelings. But then again...maybe the prostitute fell in love...
Submitted by: Chris DeNicola
 

How to Pronounce a Band Name:

"Rat
Submitted by: GlamRockNinjaLord

Band Name Anagrams:

Tart Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Toe Ham Intros" originally "Intro To Shame"
Submitted by: Sarah Topsian
"Hoe Mat Intros" originally "Intro To Shame"
Submitted by: Sarah Topsian

Songs That Are Banned:

"Invasion Of Your Privacy (Album)"
Ratt's sophomore full-length album was given a "Parental Advisory" sticker from the PMRC, due to both the title and album cover being a reference to voyeurism, which the PMRC viewed as an inappropriate topic. The sticker has since been removed.
Submitted by: GlamRockNinjaLord

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Back For More (EP Version)" Length: 5:16
This song would also appear in a different, shorter form on the band's full-length debut album, "Out Of The Cellar".
Submitted by: GlamRockNinjaLord
"We Don't Belong" Length: 6:11
Submitted by: weirdkid106

Super Short Pop Songs:

"Take It Anyway" Length: 2:33
Submitted by: weirdkid106
"Intro to Shame" Length: 0:55
Submitted by: weirdkid106

Song Title Acrostics:

LID: "Lay It Down"
Submitted by: Meredith Corpening

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Toddy Balk" originally "Body Talk"
Submitted by: Condoleezza Rice Pilaf
"Lip Of The Slip" originally "Slip Of The Lip"
Submitted by: hardrock

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Tar originally "Ratt"
Submitted by: Rock Maninoff

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

"Starting an album cover trend"
Ratt were the first Glam Metal band to hire Playboy models to appear on their album covers. A lot of other bands copied this idea, and it became one of the iconic things about 1980's music.
Submitted by: GlamRockNinjaLord

Music With a Warning Label:

"Invasion Of Your Privacy"
Ratt's sophomore full-length release got a "Parental Advisory" sticker, due to the title and album cover being references to voyeurism, a topic the PMRC viewed as inappropriate. The sticker has since been removed.
Submitted by: GlamRockNinjaLord

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