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New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Learning Japanese""Turning Japanese"D. Melody Dole, MD

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Turning Japanese,"You can only be born Japanese, you can't become itNed Riley
"Turning Japanese,"Either ya is or ya isn't, pal!Offender

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"What's Your Name?," Lynyrd Skynyrd"Jimmie Jones," The Vapors

Change a Letter:

"Turning Javanese" originally "Turning Japanese"
Courtney (about as bad as tennis elbow)
"Burning Japanese" originally "Turning Japanese"
Fussbudget

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Turning Japanese""Turning Into Freaks"Immoral Liberal
"Turning Japanese""Learning Japanese"Rex Ungericht
"Turning Japanese""Spurning Japanese"John A. Barry
"Turning Japanese""Buying Japanese"Malcolm Higgins
"Turning Japanese""Turning Wapanese"KintarosTiger
"Turning Japanese""Turban Has Got Fleas"John A. Barry
"Turning Japanese""Turbinado, Please"John A. Barry
"Turning Japanese""Burning Japanese"wannabemustangjockey
"Turning Japanese""Turning Cartoonesque"Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd
"Turning Japanese""Never Spoke Chinese"Tokusou Sentai Blessranger

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Turning JapaneseMazdaFranz Chong
Turning JapaneseBenihanaEminerd

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Turning JapaneseSex addiction clinicPeter
Turning JapaneseChinese ResturantTemari
Turning JapaneseJapanese American Citizens Leaguesatrain
Turning JapaneseAsian-Americans Against DiscriminationLeah Lockhart

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Tossin' and Turnin'
   Bobby Lewis
Turning Japanese
   The Vapors
Tossin' and Turnin' Japanese
rocky
She's Got You
   Patsy Cline
Turning Japanese
   Vapors
She's Got You Turning Japanese
Ashley Michelle McGowan
All Star
   Smash Mouth
Turning Japanese
   Vapors
Turning Into A Japanese All Star
Some of the newer "Talent" could do with listening perhaps?
ImmobileLobster
Lose Yourself
   Eminem
Turning Japanese
   The Vapors
Lose Yourself Turning Japanese
If you are not Japanese, you would lose yourself changing so.
Eminerd

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Natural Gas Vapors
Natural Gas combined with The Vapors
Submitted By: Candy Welty

Misheard Lyrics:

"Turning Japanese"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everyone around me is a psyched Lone Ranger.
Original Lyrics:
Everyone avoids me like a Cyclone ranger.
"Turning Japanese"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm Chubby Checker knees, I think I'm Chubby Checker knees, a man needs insoles
Original Lyrics:
I'm turning Japanese, I think I'm turning Japanese, I really think so
"Turning Japanese"
Misheard Lyrics:
...cyclone ranger
Original Lyrics:
...psyched lone ranger
"Turning Japanese"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everyone avoids me like I'm psycho danger
Original Lyrics:
Everyone avoids me like a Cyclone ranger.
There are additional Vapors misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Turning Japanese"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm Chubby Checker knees, I think I'm Chubby Checker knees, a man needs insoles
Original Lyrics:
I'm turning Japanese, I think I'm turning Japanese, I really think so

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

I seriously thought that's what they said when I first heard the song!

There are additional misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Turning Japanese"
The Funny Lyrics:
Everyone around me is a total stranger,
Everyone avoids me like a psyched Lone-Ranger,
Everyone.
Why They're Funny:
Everyone who hears this song is obssesed on to whether or not it has to do with wanking, so they miss this rip-roaring couplet. I wonder what 'psyched Lone-Ranger' would look like.
Submitted by: Khalil
 

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Turning Japanese"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Turning Japanese, I think I'm turning Japanese
I really think so
(Repeated 1000 times)
Why They're Repetitive:
That's basically the entire chorus. You would think that if the singer was really turning Japanese he'd stop talking about it and just turn Japanese

[Ed's note: Given my understanding of the 'real' meaning of the song, you can only 'turn Japanese' for so long until you revert. Following a small (or long) refractory period (look it up, heh heh) you can 'turn japanese' again for a litle while!]
Submitted by: Celeste
"Turning Japanese"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
I think I'm turning Japanese
I think I'm turning Japanese
I really think so
Why They're Repetitive:
We know the title of the song already. Give it a rest.
Submitted by: Stefan

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Turning Japanese"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Everyone avoids me like a cyclone ranger
Why They're Nonsensical:
Oh really. Huh? What in the world does that even mean?! In what language does that make any sense? Even if you try to turn it into a metaphor for something it still doesn't make any sense. There's no such thing as a cyclone ranger and furthermore why would people be avoiding you? The whole song is total nonsense but this line really takes the cake! It doesn't even in any way relate to the rest of the song. It's so stupidly ridiculous it's almost funny. What were they on when they wrote this line anyways?
Submitted by: Edward
"Turning Japanese"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I want a doctor to take your picture
So I can look at you from inside as well
Why They're Nonsensical:
Like many of you, I've had to take biology at some point or another, and I still can't imagine those pictures of such wonders as the digestive track and circulatory system I was forced to look at in those classes could be part of a very lovely person (male or female). Beauty really *is* only skin deep.
Submitted by: tifa

Band Name Anagrams:

Pat Hovers Submitted by: Foley Cassid
Spa Throve Submitted by: Lucille Ball sized hail
Harps Vote Submitted by: Lucille Ball sized hail
Have Ports Submitted by: Lucille Ball sized hail
Asp Throve Submitted by: Lucille Ball sized hail

Song Title Anagrams:

"Sage Nan Ruin Jet" originally "Turning Japanese"
Submitted by: Peter

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Turning Japanese"
The Lyrics:
I'm turning Japanese I think I'm turning Japanese I really think so
Why:
The New Wave band, The Vapors "Turning Japanese" was a minor hit in the early 1980's (became better known after that time period). Japanese live in Japan.
Submitted by: Peter
 

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