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May 3
Return of OWN-Week 7 -"Old Town Road"(Lil Nas X)

This week we're taking a look at the popular "Country?" / "Rap?" song "Old Town Road" performed by the 20-year-old Lil Nas X and his buddy Billy Ray Cyrus who hasn't been relevant in 20 years! Due = 5-10-2019 (Comments & Parodies)

Apr 26
Return of O.W.N. - Week 6 - "Sunflower"

This week we're taking a look at a great song from one of the best animated movies of 2018 - "Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse" (Comments & Parodies)

Apr 19
Return of O.W.N. - Week 5 = "Hold Me Tight"

This week we're discovering the little talked about classic rock band from the U.K. called "The Beatles". Don't know why they decided to name themselves after a bunch of bugs but maybe Papa Roach knows... This is a classic Beatles number but has only been parodied twice so far on (Maybe we'll find out why) (Comments & Parodies)

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Same Title, Different Song -> Latest Entries

"Lost" by The Cure

I can't find myself
I can't find myself
Submitted by: Joe Pearson

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Singers Who Act -> Latest Entries

Adriana Caselotti appeared in: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
She unfortunately turned up to be a one-note actress, as she was contractually barred from making any further starring/voice roles as Walt Disney wanted to stick to a kayfabe of sorts, leaving their early voice talents uncredited. Caselotti did appear in "The Wizard of Oz" and "It's a Wonderful Life", albeit in bit roles.
Submitted By: Maryellen Larkin
Ice Seguerra appeared in: Super Inday and the Golden Bibe, Enteng Kabisote, Eat Bulaga
Ice was previously known for his roles as a child actor after he rose to prominence in Eat Bulaga's "Little Miss Philippines" child pageant segment, and prior to him coming out as a lesbian and later transition to being a trans man.
Submitted By: Maryellen Larkin

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Celebrities Who Sing -> Latest Entries

Ewan McGregor performed: Come What May, Elephant Love Medley
This Scottish actor, made famous by "Trainspotting" and the Star Wars series, featured in Baz Luhrmann's "Moulin Rouge!" as the author Christian. He sings many songs in the film, and actually has pretty good pipes!
Submitted By: Joe Pearson
Milla Jovovich performed: Gentleman Who Fell
Jovovich, famous for the "Resident Evil" series, released a full album of soft alternative rock in 1994, called "The Divine Comedy". "Gentleman Who Fell" was the first single and video. It managed to chart on the Modern Rock Tracks Chart.
Submitted By: Joe Pearson

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Better Off Solo -> Latest Entries

Harry Styles from One Direction
Oh, he's very good solo, especially considering the number of hits he's gotten from his second album! He's known for tracks like "Adore You" and "Watermelon Sugar", both of them bops! One Direction was definitely holding Harry back!
Submitted By: Taylor Swift like a fox
Sayumi Michishige from Morning Musume
Sayumi was a good member during her run with her fellow bandmates at Morning Musume. Hopefully, she's a great soloist now.
Submitted By: Ant Ko

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Former Occupations of Performers -> Latest Entries

Terri Nunn from Berlin: Actress
Before she was the lead singer of Berlin, Terri Nunn acted. She appeared on episodes of Lou Grant and T.J. Hooker among other shows. She even auditioned for the role of Princess Leia in Star Wars which of course as we all know went to Carrie Fisher.
Submitted By: Edward
Aaron Neville from The Neville Brothers; Aaron Neville: Stevedore (cargo handler) on New Orleans, LA, harbor docks
Linda Ronstadt, before Parkinson's disease ruined her own singing career, noted, when Aaron Neville's album "Warm Your Heart," one of whose music producers she also was, that Mr. Neville had never made much money from his recordings. Even when "Tell It Like It Is" was charting, she remarked in an interview for a magazine, Mr. Neville still remained financially unable to resign from "loading coffee onto ships," which was the example Ms. Ronstadt cited.
Submitted By: Parker Gabriel

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Performer's New Career Entries -> Latest Entries

Rick Tippe from Rick Tippe: Owns a truck repair business with his sons in their hometown of Maple Ridge, British Columbia
Submitted By: Sundog
Paul King from King: TV presenter
not many years after King split, Paul ended his singing career and became a tv-presenter mostly for song-related stuff(like the album Superhits Of The 80s which includes their hit, Love And Pride).
Submitted By: mads.

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Songs That Are Banned -> Latest Entries
"Monkey Wrench," Foo Fighters - Submitted By: Phooey On Radio Programmers!
"Strangers Like Me," Cassandra Grandstaff - Submitted By: StayInTheYard

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Super Long Pop Songs -> Latest Entries
"Bars," Spiritualized Length:6:16 - Submitted By: Spirit
"Bars," Spiritualized Length:6:16 - Submitted By: Spirit

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Super Short Pop Songs -> Latest Entries
"Heart and Soul," Cleftones Length:1:52 - Submitted By: Bob
"Playground For A Wedgless Firm," The Chemical Brothers Length:2:31 - Submitted By: All-Starr

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Song Lawsuits -> Latest Entries
"In da Club," 50 Cent
Former 2 Live Crew manager Joseph Weinberger attempted to sue 50 Cent for the use of the line "it's your birthday", alleging that it was taken off the second track from 2 Live Crew member Luther Campbell's album Freak for Life. Unfortunately for Weinberger, who owned the rights to the rap group's back catalog, the judge ruled in favor of Curtis Jackson, whose use of the "birthday" line was glaringly common and ineligible for copyright. - Submitted By: Queen Elsa of Arendelle
"Let It Go," Idina Menzel
Jaime Ciero sued Disney, Idina Menzel, and Demi Lovato in 2017, alleging similarities between "Let It Go" and Ciero's 2008 song "Volar". Ciero backed out of the suit in 2019. - Submitted By: LPG-Unit

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Crime Records -> Latest Entries
Tory Lanez: "Megan Thee Stallion shooting case" - Submitted By: POWERStarz2004
Tory Lanez: "Megan Thee Stallion shooting case" - Submitted By: POWERStarz2004

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Performers with Handicaps -> Latest Entries
Stevie Van Zandt: Disfigurement - Submitted By: Disciple of Soul
Marty Balin: Autism - Submitted By: Parker Gabriel

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"Phil Is On Ark 2," Phil Collins - Submitted By: Sussudio's Boyfriend
"'Hu', not 'Who'," The Hu - Submitted By: WHO OR WHAT ARE YOU?

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Hidden Tracks -> Latest Entries
"Her Majesty," The Beatles. On vinyl I was listening to abbey road and the song "The End" finished so I sat up and I was about to turn of my vinyl player but the needle was still going and I turned my vinyl player full volume and the loud guitar at the start of her majesty played - Submitted By: Clever Name
"Hidden Track," John Flansburgh. It explains itself. If you go back enough, track 0 will play. Guess what? Track 0 IS Hidden Track! - Submitted By: All-Starr

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Hidden Messages -> Latest Entries
"Hey Jude," The Beatles: "In the middle of the song you can hear someone faintly say "F**king he’ll"" - Submitted By: Clever Name
"Yellow Submarine," The Beatles: "During the instrumental with all the SFX you can hear Lennon say "Paul's a queer" instead of "all is clear."" - Submitted By: Jim Y

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Backwards Messages -> Latest Entries
"Dance, Dance," Fall Out Boy: "The whisper before the first chorus says "Joe Trohman is lame". Joe Trohman is the band's guitarist." - Submitted By: Tommy
"Blue (Da Ba Dee)," Eiffel 65: "The "da ba dee da ba daa" melody when played reversed sounds like "Hide the body, eat the body"." - Submitted By: Aaron

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Featured in warning video of a suicide bomber - Petula Clark
To greet the Christmas Morn on December 25, 2010, Anthony Quinn Warner set up an infamous and mysterious suicide bombing in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. A part of the ongoing mystery is how he sought (successfully) to minimize human casualties other than his own, by having the RV, containing his bombs, play a loud warning audio, warning people to evacuate the area because the vehicle was about to explode. He set it up so that in the background of his audio, "Downtown" by Petula Clark was playing. Among the few clues to emerge early on as to his motive is a report that he had a long-standing hatred for police. The event corresponds in time to the near-end to a year in which fierce protests against police actions were common nationwide. How ironic, since a noteworthy result of his act has been how several local police officers were hailed for their heroism in expediting the evacuation! - Submitted By: Karen Smith
TV background music - Deer Mother
One of their most popular songs "Danger" was used as background music in the Freeform dramas "Switched at Birth" and "The Fosters," as well as an episode of the Disney Channel series "Stuck in the Middle," and the MTV drama "Finding Carter." - Submitted By: The Skuz

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Music With a Warning Label -> Latest Entries
"Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars (Clean)," Fatboy Slim
On the bottom right corner of the cover, it says "Kiddies Clean Version"
"Gabriel Garza I," Gabriel Garza
On the debut album from this Canadian hip hop artist, a warning is on the front cover: "This album is not for the faint of heart."
Cassie Grandstaff
"Dark & Wild," BTS
On the front album cover, it reads: "WARNING: Love hurts. It causes anger, jealousy, obsession. Why don't u love me back?"
Ariana Naira
"Jazz From Hell," Frank Zappa
In one of perhaps the stupidest examples of prior censorship, "Jazz From Hell" got slapped with an "explicit lyrics" label even though its content is PURELY INSTRUMENTAL!!! That meant it had NO lyrics at ALL. But then, Frank Zappa HATED absolutely EVERYTHING for which the badly-misnamed "Parents's Music Resources Center" stood anyway; one of his later albums was titled "Frank Zappa Meets The Mothers Of PREvention.' His best-remembered musical team, of course, was called "The Mothers Of INvention.'
Parker Gabriel
"Get Up Off Your Knees," Various Artists
The back cover of the CD says "Warning: Much of the content is sexual in nature and may not be suitable for the young and the sensitive."
Robert Jon Brown
"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.

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