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Possible Misspelled Names:

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Wall of Voodoo

Stupid Band Names:

  • A whole wall of Voodoo... wouldn't that just be an interesting site to see? Is it anywhere near the Great Wall of China or was it near the old Berlin Wall? Submitted by: Peter

Better Off Solo?:

New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Stan Ridgeway""This guy was obviously the brains of that outfit. A fantastic lyricist, who only needed a drum machine and a synth. anyway, his material after he left W.O.V. is far more interesting." - princejellyfish

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Hall Of VoodooAs in the Voodoo Hall of Fame, if there was one.Rock Maninoff
Fall of VoodooCursed to obscurity... not even on Mexican Radio! Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Wall Of DoodooThis would work for change a letter in a band nameAmy Vodkahaus

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Mexican Rodeo""Mexican Radio"Allison O'Silla

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Mexican Radio,"Radios have no nationality.Steve

Change a Letter:

"Mexican Ratio" originally "Mexican Radio"
Eac Zeffron

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Mexican Radio""Lexington Radio"David Shobe
"Far Side of Crazy""Far Side of Lazy"CryHavoc
"Mexican Radio""Mexican Restaurant"IsleOfLucy
"Mexican Radio""Supremacist Radio"Hu's On First
"Mexican Radio""Mexican Rodeo"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Mexican Radio""Mexican Diet Pills"Dan Creeden
"Mexican Radio""Pirate Radio"David Tanny
"Mexican Radio""The Great Cornholio"The Pretty-Good Cornholio
"Mexican Radio""Olbermann's Stupid Show"Sarcastic Paranoid
"Mexican Radio""Ron Mexico"Steve Kalafut

There are additional song parodies available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Far Side of CrazyMental hospitalEvan
Far Side of CrazyMental hospitalEvan

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Don't Mess With The Radio
Mexican Radio
   Wall Of Voodoo
Don't Mess With The Mexican Radio
I Heard Santa On The Radio
   Hilary Duff
Mexican Radio
   Wall Of Voodoo
I Heard Santa On The Mexican Radio
She's Got Nothing On (But The Radio)
Mexican Radio
   Wall Of Voodoo
She's Got Nothing On But The Mexican Radio
Portable Radio
   Hall And Oates
Mexican Radio
   Wall Of Voodoo
Portable Mexican Radio
One that was manufactured in Mexico.
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Voodoo Gurus
Hoodoo Gurus combined with Wall Of Voodoo
I thought this was the name of the Hoodoo Gurus at first and MVP Baseball 2004 misspelled it.
Submitted By: JeReMy
Big Bad Wall of Voodoo Daddy
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy combined with Wall Of Voodoo
Submitted By: nally
Firefall combined with Wall Of Voodoo
Submitted By: Dean Martini
Paul Wall Of Voodoo
Paul Wall combined with Wall Of Voodoo
Paul's got some barbecued iguana stuck between his grills.
Submitted By: Nigel Shave Cream

There are additional Wall Of Voodoo Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Mexican Radio"
Misheard Lyrics:
I bought a Mexican radio
I bought a Mexican, whoa-oa, radio.
Original Lyrics:
I'm on a Mexican radio
I'm on a Mexican, whoa-oa, radio.
"Mexican Radio"
Misheard Lyrics:
I got an itch from south of the Boulder.
Original Lyrics:
I dial it in from south of the Border.
"Mexican Radio"
Misheard Lyrics:
I brought the Aerobid to the station.
Original Lyrics:
I dial it in and tune the station.
"Mexican Radio"
Misheard Lyrics:
Leave it on when in a bed of lumber
Original Lyrics:
Leave it on when in bed I slumber
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Mexican Radio"
The Funny Lyrics:
I wish I was in Tiajuana, eating barbecued iguana
Why They're Funny:
What's funny is the way he mispronounces Tijuana (hence my misspelling of it above). There is no "a" or any other vowel between the "i" and "j", therefore the proper pronunciation is "tee-HWAH-nah" (three syllables, not four).
Submitted by: Vanessa

Song Title Space Change:

"Dark As A Dung Eon" originally "Dark As A Dungeon"
Submitted by: Larry The Babel Guy

Band Name Anagrams:

Lo, Do A Fool Vow Submitted by: Larry The Babel Guy

Song Title Anagrams:

"Anorexic Maid" originally "Mexican Radio"
Submitted by: Joe
"Nice Radio, Max!" originally "Mexican Radio"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"A Corn Mix Idea" originally "Mexican Radio"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Rice And Axiom" originally "Mexican Radio"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"A Can-Rim Oxide" originally "Mexican Radio"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Mexican Radio"
The Lyrics:
I wish I was in Tijuana, eatin' barbecued iguana
Tijuana, Mexico
Submitted by: hamburger456
"Mexican Radio"
The Lyrics:
I dial it in and tune the station They talk about the U.S. inflation I understand just a little No comprendo, it's a riddle
I'm on a Mexican radio I'm on a Mexican radio
I wish I was in Tiajuana Eating barbequed iguana
The L.A. New Wave band, Wall Of Voodoo's "Mexican Radio" was a minor national hit (reaching into the Top 50 on Billboard Magazine's HOT 100 charts) in 1983. Listed above is the second verse, the second chorus and the first two lines of the third verse. In this section we have shoutouts to the U.S. which is the United States, Mexico (through Mexican, which is also in the title) and the Mexican city of Tiajuana, where the lead singer wanted to eat barbequed iguana.
Submitted by: Peter

Foreign Language in English Songs:

"Mexican Radio"
The Lyrics:
No comprendes, it's a riddle.
"No comprendes" means don't understand in spanish.
Submitted by: Celeste
"Mexican Radio"
The Lyrics:
I dial it in and tune the station They talk about the U.S. inflation. I understand just a little
No comprendo, it's a riddle.
The "no comprendo" is Spanish with a Mexican accent. Back in 1983, the band Wall Of Voodoo, was a Los Angeles New Wave band that was the music critics darlings. But alas, Wall Of Voodoo, were to have very little commercial success on the charts, with "Mexican Radio" reaching up into the Top 50 of the Billboard HOT 100 charts. But "Mexican Radio" is still fondly remembered by a lot of New Wave audiences with it's classic vocals by lead singer, Stan Ridgeway, and it still gets a lot of airplay on several radio stations across the country that have retro New Wave shows or play that kind of music (two of my favorites to play the tune are Atlanta GA's 99X and Victoria, BC's 100.3 The Q! -- and several later artists were influenced by Wall Of Voodoo's sound on "Mexican Radio" including R.E.M.). "Besides the second verse with it's "no comprendo" line, as written here, you can also here on the recording and on the video (that got a lot of airplay back in 1983 on MTV) a Mexican sounding dj that is an actual one-time dj, Stan Ridgeway. New Wave audiences and critics a like still love the line from the song that Ridgeway sings of, "I wish I was in Tijuana eating barbequed iguana."
Submitted by: Peter

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