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Band Name Origins:

  • The band Wilco hails from Illinois. Shortly after you enter the town of Chrisney, Indiana there is a gas station and the brand name is "Wilco". The sign is made like that of Arco stations in other Mid-Western states. Arco is a division of Atlantic-Richfield Petroleum and it seems that Wilco is another division as well. Submitted by: Buckeye Traveller
  • WILCO is the name of a truck rental company in an advertisement on a park bench in the beginning of the Robert Altman film "Nashville". This is mentioned by Ken Coomer in an "Austin City Limits" interview, along with a few other reasons. Submitted by: Julie K

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"When This Song Gets Really Old""When You Wake Up Feeling Old"Bobo

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"I'm A Wheel,"No you're not. Wheels aren't living beings.Amy Grunt
"Handshake Drugs,"Drugs don't shake hands, but they make them shake.Jake

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"I Wish I Were A Princess," Little Peggy March"Wishful Thinking," Wilco
"Are You Real?," KJ-52"Wishful Thinking," Wilco
"I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday," Fats Domino"I'm A Wheel," Wilco
"What Do They Know?," Mindless Self-Indulgence"Less Than You Think," Wilco

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Jess, Etc." originally "Jesus, Etc."
Tiffany Carriker
"Heavy Meal Drummer" originally "Heavy Metal Drummer"
Tiffany Carriker
"Can't Sand It" originally "Can't Stand It"
Tiffany Carriker
"I'm a Heel" originally "I'm a Wheel"
Odd thing to admit
Raphael

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"The Slate Greats" originally "The Late Greats"
Amber D'Allesio
"The Later Greats" originally "The Late Greats"
Amber D'Allesio
"Heavy Mental Drummer" originally "Heavy Metal Drummer"
Tiffany Carriker

Change a Letter:

"Heavy Fetal Drummer" originally "Heavy Metal Drummer"
That's learning drumming early!
Karen Smith
"Heavy Petal Drummer" originally "Heavy Metal Drummer"
Tiffany Carriker
"Heavy Medal Drummer" originally "Heavy Metal Drummer"
Tiffany Carriker
"Heave Metal Drummer" originally "Heavy Metal Drummer"
Tiffany Carriker

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Hummingbird""Blockbusters"Johnny Nguyen
"War on War""You're In the Galaxy"Johnny Nguyen
"Can't Stand It""Jonathan King"Fack Sabbath
"War On War""Woo On Moo"Fack Sabbath
"Jesus Etc""Yeesus Etc"Fack Sabbath
"I'm A Wheel""I'm A Seal"Agrimorfee
"I'm The Man Who Loves You""I'd Subsist on Junk Food"Jim A

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Roger Wilco
Roger Troutman combined with Wilco
Over and out.
Submitted By: Brian Kelly
PSY-co
PSY combined with Wilco
Norman Bates doin' it Gangnam style.
Submitted By: Opie M.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Whole Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ho love, ho love.
Ho love, ho love.
Ever f***in' high.
Original Lyrics:
Whole love, whole love.
Whole love, whole love.
Never forget how.
"I'm the Man Who Loves You"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm the man who loves Sue.
Original Lyrics:
I'm the man who loves you.
"Can't Stand It"
Misheard Lyrics:
As Scott's love
Original Lyrics:
As God's love
"Jesus, Etc."
Misheard Lyrics:
Out of, is all we have.
Original Lyrics:
Our love, is all we have.
There are additional Wilco misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"I'm the Man Who Loves You"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm the man who loves Sue.
Original Lyrics:
I'm the man who loves you.

Story about this misheard lyric by: yoda

Jeff Tweedy has been known to sing this in live performances (his wife's name is Sue).

There are additional Wilco misheard stories available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"What Light"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Because there’s a light (what light)
There’s a light (one light)
There’s a light (white light)
There’s a light (what light)
There’s a light (one light)
There’s a light (white light)
There’s a light (what light)
There’s a light (one light)
There’s a light (white light)
There’s a light (what light)
There’s a light (one light)
There’s a light (white light)
Inside of you
Why They're Repetitive:
Another entry for one of the most repetitive bands of all time!
Submitted by: Gregg
"Misunderstood"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
I'd like to thank you all for
Nothing!
Nothing!
Nothing!
Nothing!
Nothing at all...
Nothing!
Nothing!
Nothing!
Nothing at all...
Why They're Repetitive:
Well... that's one word repeated lots of times. It goes on much longer in live versions, too...
Submitted by: Dominic L.
There are additional Wilco repetitive lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Heavy Metal Drummer"
The Lyrics:
I miss the innocence I've known
Playing Kiss covers
Beautiful and stoned
Who They Mention:
The band Kiss
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
 

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Ashes of American Flags"
The Lyrics:
I could spend three dollars
And sixty-three cents
On Diet Coca-Cola [sic]
And unlit cigarettes
Product Brand Name:
Diet Coke
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
"I Am Trying to Break Your Heart"
The Lyrics:
Take off your Band-Aid cuz I don't believe in touchdowns
What was I thinking when we said hello
...
Disposable Dixie Cup drinker
I assassin down the avenue
I've been hiding out in the big city blinking
What was I thinking when I let go of you
Product Brand Name:
Band-Aid bandages
Dixie Cups
Submitted by: Tania WYEP

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Box Full Of Letters"
Opening Lines:
Got a box full of letters. Some things that you might like to see.
Comments:
Submitted by: Mr. Oblivious
 

Song Title Space Change:

"Jesu Sect" originally "Jesus, Etc."
Technically also an anagram, as previously posted.
Submitted by: The Quirkfetch Kid
"Wishful Thin King" originally "Wishful Thinking"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Wishful Thin King" originally "Wishful Thinking"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"She's Ajar" originally "She's A Jar"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"As Hot In The Arm" originally "A Shot In The Arm"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

Song Title Anagrams:

"Jesu Sect" originally "Jesus, Etc."
Jesu = Latin for Jesus
Submitted by: Miss Elanius
"Mad Eve Myrrh Amulet" originally "Heavy Metal Drummer"
Submitted by: Roy R. Pryor

Song Title Acrostics:

IF: "I'll Fight"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Lox Bull Of Fetters" originally "Box Full Of Letters"
Submitted by: Lynne O'Leahy-Cassid
"Fox Bull Of Letters" originally "Box Full Of Letters"
Submitted by: Lynne O'Leahy-Cassid
"My Sighing Flosser" originally "My Flying Saucer"
Submitted by: Janice Ferrell

Names as a Word Bank:

Wow, Cool Colic Submitted by: Hannah Bullecter
When is colic cool?
Wool Cow Colic Submitted by: Evil Olive

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Kill Woe originally "Wilco"
Submitted by: Rocky

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Heavy Metal Drummer"
2005 short film
Submitted by: Alex

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