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"Bad Girl" by The Miracles

She's not a bad girl because
she made me see how, how love can be
Submitted by: Aaron Snead

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Singers Who Act -> Latest Entries

Aileen Quinn appeared in: Annie
Besides having singing parts as the title character in the 1982 musical, she also later fronted a rockabilly band named "The Leapin' Lizards", after her character's signature catchphrase.
Submitted By: Sally Shine
Phil Collins appeared in: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Before becoming famous as the lead singer of Genesis, growing up in England Phil Collins was a child performer doing some theatre as well appearing in some movies and TV shows. I just heard recently he played one of the banished children in the village of the fictional country of Vulgaria in the 1968 movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. But the scene(s) he was in were edited out of the final cut of the movie. So maybe that shouldn't count but I still think it's interesting.
Submitted By: Edward

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Celebrities Who Sing -> Latest Entries

Wilford Brimley performed: This Time The Dream's On Me
Yes, the actor best known for his roles in the movie Cocoon and the TV sitcom Our House actually sings. And surprisingly he's got a good singing voice. This Time The Dream's On Me was an album of jazz standard covers he released and he's also released a few other albums too. And he's also collaborated with some other groups on their albums (Riders In The Sky for one). I highly recommend you check out his stuff.
Submitted By: Edward
Cheryl Ladd performed: Just Another Lover Tonight
Submitted By: Tarzan

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Better Off Solo -> Latest Entries

Tom Morello from Rage Aginst the Machine
He has played in the supergroup Audioslave, released solo acoustic albums under the moniker 'The Nightwatchman', gives tutorials on Youtube about how he makes those innovative-crazy sounds on his electric 6-string ('You Too Can Be a Guitar God!') and on top of that - around 2014 when Little Steven Van Zandt was contractually involved in a movie project, Tom played guitar on the Bruce Springsteen 'High Hopes' album (some tracks, not all) and I saw him sub for Little Steven on that tour. During the band intros tom played a wacky guitar workout. Since it was 2014, the 'Year of the Beatles' (50th anniversary of them 'invading' America, which meant that nearly every band I saw that year played a Beatles song - TRUE), it was find of 'funny' to see Tom Morello w/ Nils Lofgren sharing a mic singing a Beatles song, as well as other NON-PROTEST popular classic gems that Bruce often does near the end of his 4 hour shows.
Submitted By: 2 Guitar Heros Are Better Than 1
Peter Cetera from Chicago
Peter broke it off with Chicago describing his experience with the band as being like a marriage. They divorced.
Submitted By: Celeste

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Former Occupations of Performers -> Latest Entries

Johnny Cash from Johnny Cash: spy
He served as a Morse Code operator intercepting Soviet Army transmissions in the Air Force as a part of the US Air Force Security Service in Landsberg, Germany.
Submitted By: Tarzan
Henson Cargill from Henson Cargill: police officer
He was an Oklahoma County deputy sheriff.
Submitted By: Tarzan

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Performer's New Career Entries -> Latest Entries

Eddie Zeeman from Cats Can Fly: Hairdresser
After Cats Can Fly disbanded, Zeeman pursued a career in hairdressing and currently owns his own hair salon in Schomberg, Ontario called Eddie's on Main.
Submitted By: Harderman61
Gordon Deppe from Spoons: Music Programmer
Gordon was the Music director Galaxie, now Stingray, music.
Submitted By: Celeste

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Songs That Are Banned -> Latest Entries
"Maybe I Mean Yes," Holly Dunn - Submitted By: JohnFedorchak
"God Damn Evil," Stryper - Submitted By: Gimme Real Honest Music Anyday!

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Super Long Pop Songs -> Latest Entries
"Sex (I'm A...) (Extended 12" Version)," Berlin Length:8:09 - Submitted By: Joey F.
"Faith and Decision," Versailles Length:16:27 - Submitted By: Todd W. Zimmerman

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Super Short Pop Songs -> Latest Entries
"Stop," Pink Floyd Length:0:30 - Submitted By: Aaron Evans
"26 Second Song," Shel Silverstein Length:26 seconds - Submitted By: Jim Kolb

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Song Lawsuits -> Latest Entries
"Thinking Out Loud," Ed Sheeran
Ed Townsend's estate sued Sheeran for plagiarising elements off Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On". The melodies are indeed eerily similar (and it didn't help that Sheeran would occasionally mash up the two songs in his concerts either), but the courts initially dismissed it in 2016. Structured Asset Sales however brought out another lawsuit worth $100 million. - Submitted By: Maryellen Larkin
"band name," J. Band
The reunited J. Geils Band with Peter Wolf back as frontman, had scheduled several dates in many cities but were forced to cancel the tour due to a lawsuit by J. Geils himself. After all, how could these guys call themselves the "J. Geils Band" if guitarist Geils himself ain't in it? He's 70 years old and he's been on the road with another band but promoting himself and using his name "J. Geils" alone - no "Band". - Submitted By: Leader Of The Band

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Crime Records -> Latest Entries
Jonathan King: "Molesting Young Boys" - Submitted By: Green
Geri Halliwell: "Shoplifitng" - Submitted By: mads.

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Performers with Handicaps -> Latest Entries
John Mann (Spirit Of The West): Altziemers - Submitted By: Celeste
Nonoy Zuñiga: Amputee - Submitted By: Maryellen Larkin

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"I'm In Love With My Car," Queen - Submitted By: Amanda
"Official Sex Toy," Marilyn Manson - Submitted By: Words Fail Mee

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Hidden Tracks -> Latest Entries
"Swatting Flies In Wanker County," Vixen. From 1998 album "Tangerine." An instrumental, it's not on the album itself, but is listed as track 12 on music websites. - Submitted By: Joey F.
"Next To You," The Offspring. A few minutes after the last song in their Greatest Hits CD (Cant Get My) Head Around You, a cover version of Next To You by the Police will play. It is unlisted in the track list, and is actually the last part of the Head Around You track after a few minutes of silence. - Submitted By: Chris Giles

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Hidden Messages -> Latest Entries
"Concrete and Gold," Foo Fighters: "Right at the end of the title track, which closes the CD - there is a few seconds of silence and then Dave Grohl shouts out, 'F*** you, Darrell!'. This seems to be a playful jab at Darrell Thorp, who helped record the album. He said that the Foo Fighters were fun to work with, so that indicates that little outburst is really just a studio joke." - Submitted By: Shout It Out Loud, Brotha!
"O Come All Ye Faithful," Benedictines Of Mary, Queen Of Apostles: "I Bought the CD "Caroling At Ephesus" by this group. This familiar carol is the 24th and last track on this generally melodious and well preformed collection. The first time I played the disc, I was sure I was hearing one of more dogs barking outside at what I eventually noted to be 20 seconds and 49 seconds into the track. On playing it the second time I noted that, coincidentally dogs seemed to be barking outside again. The third time I still at first thought that dogs were barking outside then quickly realized it seemed too much of a coincidence. So I played it, listening close to the speakers to note where the barking sound was coming from, and found it to be definitely on the disc, not coming from outside. It was only after noting all this that I first noticed that the CD cover shows a dog in front of these singing nuns. So maybe it was dog barking heard on the track. But I sort of thought the sound resembled somewhat the barking of a smaller dog than the one pictured. After the two background barking-like sounds on the track, I heard on listening closely and noted other extraneous background sounds, some resembling human speech, some more obscure. In any event no such extraneous sounds, whether from dogs, people, or whatever, seem to do anything to enhance the musical quality of the track. And I found no similar background sounds on any other track of the disc." - Submitted By: Karen Smith

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Backwards Messages -> Latest Entries
"Rocky Mountain High," John Denver: "If you play part of the lyric "He left yesterday behind him, you might say he-" it will sound something like "Yes, someday he'll be the Satan!" or "Yes, someday now be the Satany!"" - Submitted By: Hunter Sullivan
"!aaaH-aH ,yawA eM ekaT oT gnimoC er'yehT," Napoleon XIV: "The B-side to his 1966 single “They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!” is basically the song played backwards! Kinda weird if you think about it..." - Submitted By: Aaron Evans

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Tours with some of Europe's best bands - Vixen
These four female rockers played live as a supporting act for (West) Germany's Scorpions and Sweden's Europe in 1989, and England's Deep Purple in 1991. Later, in 2005, they coheadlined with their fellow female quartet, Girlschool, also from England, for some performances there. - Submitted By: Joey F.
An incident while appearing on Top of the Pops - All About Eve
In early August 1988, the band were about to perform their biggest hit on live television (at the time, the BBC had a rule on Top of the Pops that all artists mimed), but a technical fault meant that although the song could be heard by the studio audience and the millions of viewers in their homes, the band's stage speakers were turned off meaning for the majority of the performance they were just sitting and smiling at the camera. The following week, the band were invited back and singer Julianne Regan chose to sing live; this was rare for an artist to do at the time. - Submitted By: Joey F.

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Music With a Warning Label -> Latest Entries
"Thriller," Michael Jackson
The title tracks music video reads "Due to my strong personal convictions, I wish to stress that this film in no way endorses a belief in the occult'' ~Michael Jackson
"The Singular Adventures Of ....," Style Council
The inner liner notes of this best-of CD has some kooky story about a "Cappuccino Kid" and his "literature". On the bottom of this page is the proud announcement keeping in tune with the UN sanctions on the apartheid regime of South Africa (this album was put out in 1989): THIS RECORDING IS NOT FOR SALE IN SOUTH AFRICA.
Ain't Gonna Play Sun City Either
"Guilty Pleasure," Ashley Tisdale
The CD and back cover contains a FBI Anti-Piracy warning notice which had "FBI Anti-Piracy Warning: Unauthorized Copying is Punishable Under Federal Law" (like the ones shown on Blu-ray Discs and DVDs currently released by Lions Gate Home Entertainment including Grace Unplugged). But if you try to copy/rip a MP3 file from a CD using a program (or download a MP3 file online) without prior licensing, you'll be punished immediately.
Brandon Reina
"The Great Escape," Blur
In the booklet, there is a picture of Neuschwanstein Castle (the same photo as on the Country House single cover) and underneath this photo it says "Warning: Private Property". This doesn't mean anything as such and is just a quirk in the packaging.
"Greatest Hits," Devo
The CD itself (not the case) has a picture of someone sticking a fork into a toaster. I figure it's a "what not to do" sort of thing...
"The Last In Line," Dio
Though there are no lyrics in the booklet, the back cover of this album has some lyrics from the title track written in fancy medieval-looking font. "We'll know for the first time, if we're evil or divine. We're the last in line. - RJD"
"Sex (single)," Motley Crue
Motley Crüe's single "Sex", released prior to their 2012 tour with KISS, has a front cover design in the style of and parodying the "Parental Advisory" stickers. The top and bottom of the cover feature the words "Mötley" and "Crüe" respectively, while the middle part just says the word "SEX".
"Invasion Of Your Privacy," Ratt
Ratt's sophomore full-length release got a "Parental Advisory" sticker, due to the title and album cover being references to voyeurism, a topic the PMRC viewed as inappropriate. The sticker has since been removed.
"Full Moon Fever," Tom Petty
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."
"Mechanical Resonance," Tesla
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."
"Erotica," Madonna
Some of the album covers have Parental Advisory Ratings but everything bad on the CD is probably censored
"The Hits (1993 - 2003)," Marty Dread
This reggae hits compilation has the usual "Unauthorized duplication is a violation of the laws of ..." but it doesn't say "federal copywrite laws". Instead it says that unauthorized duplication is a violation of the laws of the "King of Kings Jah Rastafari". Honest!
Don't Piss Off Haile Selassie
"As Good As Dead," Local H
On the album's sticker, it reads: "Yeah mom, the 'F Word' is in it", a parody of the explicated lyrics sticker.
"Low DVD EP," Foo Fighters
A sticker was added below the usual warning (from the content in the "Low" video that got it banned from MTV) so that it can read "Parental Advisory Warning: Explicit Content ...and also big trucks."
"eMotive," A Perfect Circle
On the actual CD ( not the case), there is the longest anti-illegal music downloading warning I have ever seen. I'm not even going to bother putting it here, but it's worth seeing if you own the album.
"Prisoners In Paradise," Europe
It's a goofy little thing at the end of the lyrics in the CD booklet...Europe will not be held responsible for...then it lists like 4 hilarious effects the music may cause.
"Broken," Nine Inch Nails
In the liner notes, there is a warning reading, "Caution: Not for use with mono devices." The reason for this being is that Trent stated the songs do not sound right when being played through mono devices.
eg: Mike Smith
"Amnesiac," Radiohead
The back cover says "Radiohead. Amnesiac. Store away from direct sunlight, preferably in a dark drawer with your secrets. See inside for details."
"Live Era '87-'93," Guns N' Roses
Look very closely at the cover, just below the 2nd poster on the top row. It says "Warning: The Surgeon General Has Determined That Hollywood Rose Is Bad For Your Health (but worth the risk)". You might need a big LP to see it because the writing is very small.
"Primitive Enema," Butt Trumpet
This is what the lyric sheet says concerning the lyrics to "The Grindcore Song": We've decided not to give you the lyrics to this song because we are sure they would entice you to do nasty things to yourself and to others and we don't wish to be held responsible for it. Hail Satan.
F*ck the PMRC

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Album Cover Parodies

Album cover parody of The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico
Hugh Reed and the Velvet Underpants
"Take A Walk On The Clydeside"
Submitted by: Paul Brookes

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