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

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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.

Run DMC ft Jason Nevins, Run D.M.C. featuring Aerosmith, Run DMC and Aerosmith

Band Name Origins:

  • Named after their nicknames Jospeh Simmons (Run) and Darryl McDaniels (DMC) Submitted by: GXD

Singers Who Act:

Notable Acting Credits
Comments & Submitter Name
"Roll Bounce, Who's The Man, Red Dragon, Tougher Than Leather, Grounded For Life" - Michael Prymula

Vainity Songs:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"It's Like That"At 2:47 "It's Run DMC, Jam Master Jay" several times - Ronald Lammers

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"What Is Life?," George Harrison"It's Tricky," Run DMC
"Funny How Love Is," Queen"It's Tricky," Run DMC
"Stayin' In," Bobby Vee"I'm Not Going Out Like That," Run DMC
"Why Can't I See Over You?," Les Payne"You're Blind," Run-D.M.C.
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Peter Pier" originally "Peter Piper"
Strange naming a pier "Peter"
Patricia McClure
"Pete Piper" originally "Peter Piper"
Wendy Torrance
"Peter Pipe" originally "Peter Piper"
Wendy Torrance
"It's Ricky" originally "It's Tricky"
Veronica Krumpfelhagen

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Christmas in Hollies" originally "Christmas in Hollis"
Victoria Abbot
"Pewter Piper" originally "Peter Piper"
Heather Brockwell
"Pester Piper" originally "Peter Piper"
Sheila Koffel
"You Be Willin'" originally "You Be Illin'"
... willing to do what??
"You Be Tillin'" originally "You Be Illin'"
Fancy way to say working at the cashier Till?

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Peter Pipes" originally "Peter Piper"
Regina Olsen
"Peter Piped" originally "Peter Piper"
Regina Olsen
"Peter Paper" originally "Peter Piper"
Regina Olsen
"Dawn With The King" originally "Down With The King"
She took Four Seasons' advice & went away.
Victoria's Secret Agent Orange Marmalade


Apr 19
a parody of "It's Tricky" by Run-DMC
A life without TV is meaningless.
YouTube: (YouTube Video)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"You Be Illin'""You Be Drillin'"Demolition derby Ford Pinto
"It's Tricky""Hickey"Dr. K
"It's Like That""It's Like That (Run DMC vs Selena Gomez)"Weird Aaron
"You Talk Too Much""You're Taciturn!"Lionel Mertens
"Hard Times""Fun Times"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"It's Tricky""Flippin'"Rodney Ohebsion
"It's Tricky""It's Tenchi"Becca

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Dumb GirlBritney Spears' answering machineUse the Head On Your Neck, OK?
Dumb GirlParis Hilton's answering machineUse the Head On Your Neck, OK?
Dumb GirlSarah Palin's answering machineUse the Head On Your Neck, OK?
King Of RockGracelandBill Stewart

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Down With The King
   Run DMC
King Of Rock
   Run DMC
Down With The King Of Rock
Two songs by the same group!
Hail To The King
   Avenged Sevenfold
King Of Rock
   Run DMC
Hail To The King Of Rock
If My Pillow Could Talk
   Connie Francis
Down With The King
If My Down Pillow Could Talk With The King
Jacqui O'Day
Runnin' With The Devil
   Van Halen
My Adidas
   Run DMC
Runnin' With The Devil In My Adidas
Ryan Massengill
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Tenacious DMC
Tenacious D combined with Run DMC
Submitted By: GlamRockNinjaLord
Run-D.M.C. combined with OMC
Submitted By: Cody Finke
Run-DMC combined with DMX
Submitted By: Little Old Lady Hu
Run DMC combined with Dave Matthews Band
DMB is a commonly used initialism for Dave Matthews Band.
Submitted By: Brian Kelly

There are additional Run DMC Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"It's Tricky"
Misheard Lyrics:
We drinkin', we rock around
We rock around the clock around just drinkin'
Original Lyrics:
It's tricky to rock a rhyme
To rock a rhyme that's right on time
It’s tricky
"It's Tricky"
Misheard Lyrics:
Just drinkin'
Just drink and drink and drink and drink
Original Lyrics:
It's tricky
It’s tricky tricky tricky tricky
"It's Like That"
Misheard Lyrics:
Whatever happened to you, Nestle?
Whatever happened to you, Nestea?
Original Lyrics:
Whatever happened to unity?
"It's Like That"
Misheard Lyrics:
What's going on across the sea?
It's soldiers killing the entity
Whatever happened to you, Nessie?
Original Lyrics:
War's going on across the sea
Street soldiers killing the elderly
Whatever happened to unity?
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Jam Master Jammin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
The three of us are here, so have no fear,
De-pah-nit-dee-dee-pah, de-pah-nit-dit-dit clear.
Original Lyrics:
The creed is to hear, so have no fear,
Definition defined, the position is clear.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Brian

I had no freaking clue what the heck Run was spitting on that line! We were all sure there were words there, but what they were...? NO idea.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"King of Rock"
Better Lyrics:
I'm the king of pot, what gets me higher?
Smoke it in a bowl when it gets a little dryer,
To keep on smokin, I'm gonna need fire,
I won't stop smokin till I get higher!
Original Lyrics:
I'm the king of rock, there is none higher
Sucker MC's should call me sire
To burn my kingdom, you must use fire
I won't stop rockin till I retire
Submitted by: XERQ GRANITE
"King Of Rock"
Better Lyrics:
I'm the king of crack
Nothin' gets you higher
Original Lyrics:
I'm the king of rock
There is none higher
Submitted by: Bill S

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"It's Tricky"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
It's tricky to rock a rhyme
To rock a rhyme thats right on time
It's tricky, tricky, tricky, tricky, tricky, tricky
Why They're Repetitive:
The tricky part is to decipher the lyrics.
Submitted by: rappa

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"You Talk Too Much"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Twenty-five hours, eight days a week,
Thirteen months of the year is when you speak.
Why They're Nonsensical:
There are only twenty-four hours in a day, seven days in a week and twelve months in a year.
Submitted by: Poralee Rhodes

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"You Talk Too Much"
The Lyrics:
You told the cavity creeps to watch out for Crest.
Product Brand Name:
Crest Toothpaste
Submitted by: Poralee Rhodes
"My Adidas"
The Lyrics:
My Adidas only bring good news
Product Brand Name:
Submitted by: Collin
There are additional product lyrics available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Dumb Girl"
Opening Lines:
Dumb Girl! Dumb dumb dumb...
They conclude with an interjection: STUPID AS CAN BE!
Submitted by: Lemme Tell Ya, Them Guys Ain't Dumb
"Rock Box"
Opening Lines:
Run DMC! Rock box!
They also leave no doubt as to who's performing the song.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Song Title Space Change:

"Ghost Busters" originally "Ghostbusters"
Submitted by: Flora Rolf
"Christ Ma's in Hollis" originally "Christmas in Hollis"
Wherever Hollis is?
Submitted by: Mark Chestnut Roasting On An Open Fire
"You Be Ill In" originally "You Be Illin'"
Better to be ill inside than outside.
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Band Name Anagrams:

Run MDC Submitted by: Victoria Abbot
The 1600th run
Run MCD Submitted by: Victoria Abbot
The 1400th run

Song Title Anagrams:

"Did As Amy" originally "My Adidas"
Submitted by: Jessica Bielzebub

Song Title Acrostics:

it: "It's Tricky"
Submitted by: weirdkid106

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Ghost Stubbers" originally "Ghostbusters"
Submitted by: Allison O'Silla
"Bach Rocks" originally "Rock Box"
Submitted by: Flora Rolf
"Bach Rocks" originally "Rock Box"
Submitted by: Flora Rolf
"Ring Of Cock" originally "King Of Rock"
Submitted by: Reese Witherspoonerism

Song Lawsuits:

"It's Tricky"
In 2007, The Knack sued Run-DMC (and all the online distributors carrying the song) for illegally sampling their 1978 hit "My Sharona" in 1986's "It's Tricky," which the Knack claims to have only heard in 2005. The suit has not been settled yet.
Submitted by: dxman

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Running shoes
Do I have to draw a diagram?
Submitted by: Psycho Librarian

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