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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.

Tom Petty With George Harrison, Tom Petty (Tommy Tsunami)

Quotes:

'I don't know if you've had anybody try to kill you, but it's a really weird feeling.'
Submitted by: Camellia H.
 

Weird Names of Music Performer's Children:

  • Adria - This is a BEAUTIFUL name. Great choice. (Guess I am biased.) Submitted by: Adria
  • Adria - Submitted by: Eric Andrews

Singers Who Act:

Notable Acting Credits
Comments & Submitter Name
"The Postman"Ok - Candace

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Free Lovin'""Free Fallin'"Nick Polowy
"Slamballin'""Free Fallin'"Static
"Free Ballin'""Free Fallin'"Steve Livingston
"free ballin""free fallin"suicidebysafetypin

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Mind With A Heart of Its Own,"One's mind has no heart.Mike
"Free Falling,"I didn't know you had to pay everytime you fell!Danielle
"Learning To Fly,"Not without wings you can't, Tom.Peter
"Flirting With Time,"How does one flirt with time, Tom? Peter
"Zombie Zoo,"Never heard of this zoo, & zombies don't exist. Peter

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me," Gladys Knight & the Pips"You Don't Know How It Feels," Tom Petty
"Advice," Christina Grimmie"Don't Come Around Here No More," Tom Petty
"Get Lucky," Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams"You Got Lucky," Tom Petty
"Am I Evil?," Diamond Head"Yer So Bad," Tom Petty
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"A Face In The Crow" originally "A Face In The Crowd"
Janice Ferrell
"What Are You Doin' In My Lie?" originally "What Are You Doin' In My Life?"
A question common to President Richard M. Nixon
Peter
"Don't Come Around Her No More" originally "Don't Come Around Here No More"
She doesn't want to see you again.
Serafina
"Reels" originally "Rebels"
Serafina
"Night River" originally "Night Driver"
Bob

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Pout In The Cold" originally "Out In The Cold"
Ed
"Wallis" originally "Walls"
A variant spelling of the name Wallace.
Serafina
"Don't Dot Me Like That" originally "Don't Do Me Like That"
Serafina
"It Won't Back Down" originally "I Won't Back Down"
changing the point of view
Serafina
"Salving Grace" originally "Saving Grace"
Peter

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Mary Jane's Mast Dance" originally "Mary Jane's Last Dance"
I hope she didn't sink the boat!
Peter
"Mary Jane's Cast Dance" originally "Mary Jane's Last Dance"
It brought down the show?
Peter
"Mary Jane's Lust Dance" originally "Mary Jane's Last Dance"
Samantha Wayland
"Mary Jane's List Dance" originally "Mary Jane's Last Dance"
Important on some list?
Samantha Wayland
"Mary Jane's Last Dunce" originally "Mary Jane's Last Dance"
John

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Refugee""Don't Have To Pick On The Refugees"EWOP
"I Won't Back Down""Slime ’ho’s Backed Down"John A. Barry
"Free Fallin'""Freeballin'"Blaydeman
"Into the Great Wide Open""Infrastructure Is Broken"John A. Barry
"Free Fallin'""Feet Maulin’"John A. Barry
"Free Fallin'""He’s All In"John A. Barry
"Learning to Fly""Germanicized"John A. Barry
"Free Falling""I'm Broken"Ryan Branco
"Free Fallin'""Mom's Callin'"Warren Baker
"Free Fallin""Meat's Appalling"Vegan Minstrel

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Night DriverXenon HeadlightsRich
The WaitingEarly Pregnancy TestMichael E Cormier
Honey BeeSue Bee HoneyTraf Gib
Free Fallin'Skydiving LessonsRachael
Free Fallin'Bungee JumpingRiot
There are additional commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
You Got LuckyPittsburgh SteelersBrowns fan
Free Fallin'Acrophobia HotlineGlenn
You Don't Know How It FeelsVirgin HotlinePayne
Last Dance With Mary JaneDrug Rehab ClinicmeQal
The Waiting Is The Hardest PartAny Company That Puts You On HoldRichard
There are additional on hold music ideas available.

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
The Long and Winding Road
   The Beatles
Love Is A Long Long Road
   Tom Petty
Love Is a Long Long and Winding Road
Where DOES it lead to?
Full Moon Explorer
I've Just Seen A Face
   The Beatles
A Face In The Crowd
   Tom Petty
I've Just Seen A Face In The Crowd
Serafina
Latin Girls
   The Black Eyed Peas
American Girl
   Tom Petty
Latin American Girl
Pessimessed
Bye Bye Boyfriend
   Fefe Dobson
Even The Losers
   Tom Petty
Bye Bye, Losers
Pessimessed
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Katy Petty
Katy Perry combined with Tom Petty
Submitted By: Gus
Tommy Petty Cash
Tommy Cash combined with Tom Petty
Submitted By: Gretchen Wieners
Tom Tom Petty Club
Tom Tom Club combined with Tom Petty
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Buffalo Tom Petty
Buffalo Tom combined with Tom Petty
...with or without the Heartbreakers.
Submitted By: Ed

There are additional Tom Petty Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Free Falling"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's got shiny bright elbows
Original Lyrics:
She's crazy 'bout Elvis
"Runnin' Down a Dream"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was sublime
AND
I put the pedal down to make a new start
Original Lyrics:
I was drivin'
AND
I put the pedal down to make some time
"Free Fallin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a free foreign
Original Lyrics:
I'm-a free fallin'
"Free Fallng"
Misheard Lyrics:
Phil phil collins
Original Lyrics:
Free free falling
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Free Falling"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's got shiny bright elbows
Original Lyrics:
She's crazy 'bout Elvis

Story about this misheard lyric by: Scott Lundquist

I was driving with my daughter, and Free Falling came on. When the "crazy 'bout Elvis" line came up, she asked me, "what are shiny bright elbows?"

There are additional misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Walls"
The Funny Lyrics:
You've got a heart so big, it could crush this town
and I can't hold out forever, even walls fall down
Why They're Funny:
I originally thought he said 'waltz far down' instead of 'walls fall down.' I was thinking, Why the hell does this guy care about dancing if his towns being crushed by a giant heart?
Submitted by: Mike Florio
 

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Free Fallin"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
And I'm free, I'm free fallin'
Why They're Repetitive:
Tell me when he hits the ground please.
Submitted by: Meshy
"Free Fallin'"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
And I'm free, I'm free fallin'
Why They're Repetitive:
Whatever happened to the standard four line chorus having more than one phrase.. talk about beating the phrase home.
Submitted by: ChuckyG

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Walls"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Part of me is ocean, part of me is sky
Why They're Nonsensical:
I wonder how someone would look if part of them was ocean and part of them was sky. Perhaps Tom means this in a figurative sense, but too many people might take this literally.
Submitted by: Mike Florio
"Free Fallin'"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
It's a long day, livin' in Reseda.
There's a freeway runnin' through the yard.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Geography fail: no freeways run through the L.A. city district of Reseda (which is in the San Fernando Valley portion of L.A.). To the north, route 118 passes through Northridge; to the south, U.S. highway 101 passes through Tarzana; and to the east, there is I-405 which passes through Van Nuys. (Btw, Tom makes a few other references to the San Fernando Valley in this song.)
Submitted by: nally
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Into The Great Wide Open"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Eddie waited til' he finished high school
He went to Hollywood, got a tattoo
Why They're Misrhymed:
How exactly do 'school' and 'tattoo' rhyme? Yes, they both have two o's, but that's it
Submitted by: sXe LeXi 5X2
"Don't Do Me Like That"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Then he said, 'You better watch your step
Or you're gonna get hurt yourself.'
Why They're Misrhymed:
Poor Tom tries to finesse the rhyme when he sings it -- something like 'Gonna get hurt yoursef.' But, um, that still doesn't rhyme with 'step,' y'know?
Submitted by: Brian D. Smith

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"Free Fallin'"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
It's a long day, livin' in Reseda
There's a freeway running thru the yard
Why They're Inappropriate:
Geography fail. I happen to live in Reseda, which, for those of you who don't know, is a community located in the San Fernando Valley portion of Los Angeles. No freeway runs through Reseda, but freeways do run through the nearby communities of Tarzana and Van Nuys (US 101 and I-405, respectively). Seems like Mr. Petty needs to look at a street map of Los Angeles and see for himself!
Submitted by: Zella
"Free Fallin'"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
All the vampires walkin' through the valley
Why They're Inappropriate:
Wait a second, Tom. What do vampires have to do with anything?
Submitted by: Arianna
There are additional inappropriate lyrics available.

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Honey Bee"
The Dirty Lyrics:
She like to buzz around my tree
Why They're Dirty:
I'm pretty sure he doesn't mean an actual tree.
Submitted by: Amanda
 

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Down South"
The Lyrics:
Create myself down south
Impress all the women
Pretend I'm Samuel Clemens
Wear seersucker and white linens
Who They Mention:
author Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
"Swingin'"
The Lyrics:
We went down swingin'
Like Benny Goodman
...
She went down swingin'
Like Glenn Miller
Yeah, she went down swingin'
Like Tommy Dorsey
Yeah, she went down swingin'
Like Sammy Davis
She went down swingin'
Who They Mention:
Benny Goodman
Glenn Miller
Tommy Dorsey
Sammy Davis Jr.
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
There are additional celebrity lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Honey Bee"
The Lyrics:
She gave me her monkey hand
And a Rambler sedan
I'm the king of Milwaukee
Product Brand Name:
Dodge Rambler sedan
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
 

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Running Down a Dream"
The Song Lyrics:
Me and Del were singing
a little Runaway...
Song They Mention:
"Runaway" by Del Shannon
Submitted by: ModiinJerry
"Running Down a Dream"
The Song Lyrics:
Me and Del were singing
'Little Runaway'
Song They Mention:
'Little Runaway' by Del Shannon
Submitted by: ChuckyG

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"I Won't Back Down"
Opening Lines:
Well, I won't back down. No, I won't back down.
Comments:
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
 

Song Title Space Change:

"You Don't Know Ho Wit Feels" originally "You Don't Know How It Feels "
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"Free Fall In" originally "Free Fallin'"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"Yer Sob Ad" originally "Yer So Bad"
Submitted by: Josh

Band Name Anagrams:

My Tet Pot Submitted by: Evangeline York
Tet = Vietnamese New Year
My Top Tet Submitted by: Evangeline York
Tet = Vietnamese New Year
Top My Tet Submitted by: Evangeline York
Tet = Vietnamese New Year
Met Potty Submitted by: Evangeline York
Potty, Tom. Tom, Potty
Pet My Tot Submitted by: Josh
Ummm... no, thanks.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Seen The Lovers" originally "Even The Losers"
Submitted by: Susan
"The Seven Roles" originally "Even The Losers"
Submitted by: Susan
"Barked Now" originally "Breakdown"
Submitted by: Carrie Overwood
"No Dark Web" originally "Breakdown"
Submitted by: Sammy
"Bowed Rank" originally "Breakdown"
Submitted by: Sammy

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Crawling Back to You"
The Lyrics:
Waiting by the side of the road
For day to break so we could go
Down into Los Angeles
With dirty hands and worn out knees
Why:
Los Angeles, CA
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
"Honey Bee"
The Lyrics:
She gave me her monkey hand
And a Rambler sedan
I'm the king of Milwaukee
Her juju beads are so nice
She kissed my third cousin twice
I'm the king of Pomona
And I've got something to say
Why:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Pomona, CA
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
There are additional Real Places Mentioned in Songs available.

Songs That Are Banned:

"You Don't Know How It Feels"
Not exactly banned per se. On MTV, they reversed the word "joint" in the line, "Let's roll another joint".
Submitted by: Beth
"You Don't Know How It Feels"
Banned for the line "Let's roll another joint." MTV reversed the word "joint" when it aired the music video.
Submitted by: dxman

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Jerry Lane's Mast Dance" originally "Mary Jane's Last Dance"
On a ship's mast?
Submitted by: Sir Ron Norris
"Larry Jane's Mast Dance" originally "Mary Jane's Last Dance"
On a ship's mast?
Submitted by: Sir Ron Norris

Onomatopoeia in Lyrics:

"Ankle Deep"
The Lyrics:
The field hand hit the switch and stumbled
Outside the big engine roared and rumbled
The stolen horse spooked and tumbled
She didn't speak for a week, just kind of mumbled
Why:
The engine roared and rumbled
She just mumbled
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
"Night Driver"
The Lyrics:
High tide rumbles PCH
My tires losing tread
Helicopter circling
White beam overhead
Why:
High tide is rumbling
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
There are additional Onomatopoeia in Lyrics available.

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Pom Teddy originally "Tom Petty"
Submitted by: Peter

Hidden Tracks:

"Attention CD listeners"
On Tom Petty's Full Moon Fever, there is an extra track after "Running Down A Dream", with Tom Petty announcing that this would have been the space where tape cassette and vinyl LP owners would have to stop what they were doing and turn the record/tape over. He is accompanied by various unidentified persons imitating barnyard animals.
Submitted by: Agrimorfee

Music With a Warning Label:

"Full Moon Fever"
On the back cover of the CD version - it says "The music on this compact digital disc was originally recorded on analog equipment. We have attempted to perserve, as closely as possible, the sound of the original recording. Because of it's high resolution, however, the compact disc can reveal limitations of the source tape."
Submitted by: GlamRockNinjaLord

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