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Roy Orbison & Nazereth, Roy Orbison Featuring Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne & Elvis Costello, Roy Orbinson


I may be a living legend but that sure don't help when I've got to change a flat tyre.
- Roy Orbison

Submitted by: LucidLupin

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: Roy O. Submitted by: Wilbury 1988

Known informally as: The Big 'O'. Submitted by: RogerL

Singers Who Act:

Notable Acting Credits
Comments & Submitter Name
"Fastest Guitar Alive (1967)"How about a quick draw, repeating guitar. - Foster J.

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Mean Woman Blues"Well, I got a woman... Mean as she could be. - rich connelly

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Pregnant Woman""Pretty Woman"Natasha Kershaw

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Blue Rain,"Rain doesn't have color, and doesn't have emotionYvette Bristle

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"I Want It All," Queen"You Got It," Roy Orbison
"Working At The Car Wash Blues," Jim Croce"Working For The Man," Roy Orbison
"I Need A Beat," LL Cool J"You Got It," Roy Orbison
"We Got Love," Bobby Rydell"You Got It," Roy Orbison
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Workin' For He Man" originally "Workin' For The Man"
As in He-Man, a famous fictional superhero
"Dream Bay" originally "Dream Baby"
"Ream Baby" originally "Dream Baby"
Flora Rolf
"Petty Paper" originally "Pretty Paper"
Renee Keener
"Oh, Pretty Oman" originally "Oh, Pretty Woman"
Never been there, but maybe it's a pretty country.
Rhoda Dohr

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Cast Irony Arm" originally "Cast Iron Arm"
Whatever that would be!
Lorraine Thoanjer
"Wit's Over" originally "It's Over"
Alyssa Jayne
"It's Rover" originally "It's Over"
Alyssa Jayne
"Pretty Pauper" originally "Pretty Paper"
Mary Ann Brite
"Working For The Moan" originally "Working For The Man "

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Pretty Gaper" originally "Pretty Paper"
Ruby Gillespie
"Cast Iron Ark" originally "Cast Iron Arm"
Probably would've been quite rusty by end of flood
Sarah Tonin
"Too Soon To Snow" originally "Too Soon To Know"
"Yeah" originally "Leah"
Candy Welty
"Oh Pretty Roman" originally "Oh Pretty Woman"
Italian women are beautiful :)

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.


May 22
a parody of "Only The Lonely" by Roy Orbison
A whimsical adaptation of Roy Orbison's "Only The Lonely"
YouTube: (Peter Burns)
Feb 14
a parody of "Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison
Ode to the Couch Potato.
YouTube: (Video)
Apr 1
a parody of "Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison
A song inspired by the credo of the TV show House: "Everyone lies." (Mp3)
Oct 13
a parody of "Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison
Prehisteria in song form.
Soundclick: (mp3)
Dec 15
a parody of "You Got It" by Roy Orbison
Maybe we could bring in a gold-plated toilet to make Saddam feel more at home.... - Robert Lund (MP3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel)""Full of Baloney (Justin Trudeau)"G_RandomPerson
"Only the Lonely""Only Baloney"card
"It's Over""Come Over"Glynn Leaney
"It's Over""Slick Over"John A. Barry
"Only the Lonely""Only Baloney"yldcard
"I Drove All Night""I Cy All Night"Glynn Leaney
"You Got It""I Get It"Glynn Leaney
"It's Over""Come Over"Glynn Leaney
"Mean Woman Blues""I Had a Woman"Glynn Leaney
"Running Scared""I Just Don't Care"Glynn Leaney

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Pretty WomanBeauty productsNatasha Kershaw

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
House Without WindowsMicrosoftPickle
Only The LonelySingles HotlineBeichan
Pretty WomanRichard Gere's Answering MachineRichard Davies
Running ScaredWitness Protection AgencyGretchen Seitz
You Got ItDisease Diagnosis LabAlison Runyon

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Pretty Little Angel Eyes
   Curtis Lee
Eyes Of Texas
   Roy Orbison
Pretty Little Angel Eyes Of Texas
Ashley Michelle McGowan
The Man With The Bag
   Kay Starr
Pretty Paper
   Roy Orbison
The Man With The Pretty Paper Bag
Bob Oldhart
Blue Rose Is
   Pam Tillis
   Roy Orbison
Blue Rose Is Crying
Who's That Girl?
Mystery Girl
   Roy Orbison
Who's That Mystery Girl?
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Siegfried & Roy Orbison
Siegfried combined with Roy Orbison
If Roy Orbison decided to add live animals to his act. Especially if he'd lived longer... since the band Siegfried was formed in 1998, ten years after Roy passed away. :(
Submitted By: Robert Ballinger

Misheard Lyrics:

"Blue Bayou"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm going back Sunday
Original Lyrics:
I'm going back someday
"Oh, Pretty Woman"
Misheard Lyrics:
Come do me, baby
Original Lyrics:
Come to me, baby
"Pretty Paper"
Misheard Lyrics:
Pretty baker, pretty ribbons of you
Original Lyrics:
Pretty paper, pretty ribbons of blue
"Only the Lonely"
Misheard Lyrics:
Phony baloney
Original Lyrics:
Only the lonely
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Blue Bayou"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm going back Sunday
Original Lyrics:
I'm going back someday

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

Once again, why we mishear "someday" as "Sunday" and vice versa.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Blue Bayou"
The Funny Lyrics:
Where you sleep all day, and the catfish play
Why They're Funny:
Since when do fish play?
Submitted by: Rich

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Oh, Pretty Woman"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I can't believe you; you're not the truth.
Why They're Nonsensical:
A statement is either a truth or a falsehood. A person is neither. So it makes no sense to say that a person either is or in not "the truth".
Submitted by: Karen Smith

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"You Got It"
The Song Lyrics:
One look from you,
I drift away
Song They Mention:
"Drift Away" by Dobie Gray
Submitted by: nally
"In Dreams"
The Song Lyrics:
A candy-colored clown they call "The Sandman"
Tiptoes to my room every night,
Just to sprinkle stardust and to whisper,
"Go to sleep, everything is alright."
Song They Mention:
Stardust, by various artists
Submitted by: Gretchen Wieners

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Running Scared"
Opening Lines:
Just running scared, each place we go
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Pretty Woman"
Opening Lines:
Pretty woman walking down the street,
Submitted by: Larcen Tyler
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Made Up Words in Songs:

"Ooby Dooby"
The Made Up Words:
Ooby dooby
"When you do the ooby dooby, I just gotta be near." A single from early in Orbison's career, it apparently is the name of a dance.
Submitted by: Martha Hankins

Song Title Space Change:

"Penny Arc Ade" originally "Penny Arcade"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Shy A Way" originally "Shy Away"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Running Scar Ed" originally "Running Scared"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"Born Eon The Wind" originally "Borne On The Wind"
Submitted by: Bruce Curb
"On Lythe Lonely" originally "Only The Lonely"
Lythe is a village in Yorkshire, England.
Submitted by: U. Carrie Oats

There are additional Song Title Space Change available.

Band Name Anagrams:

Boys Or Iron Submitted by: Kara Oke
No Boy Or Sir Submitted by: Kara Oke
I Sob On Rory Submitted by: Kara Oke
Sorry, No Bio Submitted by: Kara Oke
I Or Nosy Rob Submitted by: Kara Oke

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Sacred Running" originally "Running Scared"
Submitted by: Steve Losewood
"Running Sacred" originally "Running Scared"
Submitted by: Steve Losewood
"Send A Rim" originally "In Dreams"
Submitted by: Kara Oke
"Dam Siren" originally "In Dreams"
Submitted by: Kara Oke
"I Send Ram" originally "In Dreams"
Submitted by: Kara Oke

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Song Title Acrostics:

LIT: "Love In Time"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
ID: "In Dreams"
Submitted by: oldrock

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Fur King Wore The Man" originally "Working For The Man"
Submitted by: Dogniss Everdeen
"Myrrh King Wore The Fan" originally "Working For The Man"
Submitted by: Dogniss Everdeen
"Murking Wore The Fan" originally "Working For The Man"
Submitted by: Dogniss Everdeen
"Your Guy Merle" originally "You're My Girl"
Submitted by: Karen Smith
"Thorn Won Bee End" originally "Borne On The Wind"
Submitted by: Bruce Curb

There are additional Song Title Spoonerisms available.

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"In Dreams"
1999 film starring Annette Bening
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
"Pretty Woman"
1990 movie starring Julia Roberts.
Submitted by: Dylan Baranski
"Running Scared"
Two movies with that title, in 1986 and 2006.
Submitted by: crazydon
"Only The Lonely"
Sappy '80s movie with John Candy
Submitted by: Agrimorfee

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