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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)

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Same Title, Different Song -> Latest Entries

"The Space Between" by Dove Cameron & Sofia Carson

I didn't know what you were going through
I thought that you were fine
Submitted by: Nathan

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Singers Who Act -> Latest Entries

Anna Maria Alberghetti appeared in: Cinderfella
She starred with Jerry Lewis.
Submitted By: Sheila Oh
Aretha Franklin appeared in: The Blues Brothers
She played the long-suffering wife of one of the band members.
Submitted By: Sheila Oh

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Celebrities Who Sing -> Latest Entries

Larry Hagman performed: My Favorite Sins, Ballad of a Good Luck Charm
He recorded these songs while he was playing J.R. Ewing on "Dallas".
Submitted By: Lance Crackers
Anne Hathaway performed: "I Dreamed A Dream" from "Les Miserables"
In the film version of the stage musical version of "Les Miserables," Anne Hathaway sings "I Dreamed A Dream" in character as the doomed harlot Fantine--but hers is NOT a beauty-oriented version; Fantine, mournful and bitter, sings that show-stopper with so much grief and rage that when I heard it, I was STUNNED at how PASSION-filled it was!!! That poor girl sounded as though she were surrendering her soul to her inevitable death!!! In toto, her performance was a tour de force that warns you NEVER to under-estimate Ms. Hathaway.
Submitted By: Parker Gabriel

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Better Off Solo -> Latest Entries

Dallas Green from Alexisonfire
His solo project City and Colour has seen a lot more success than Alexisonfire ever did.
Submitted By: Nat
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

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Former Occupations of Performers -> Latest Entries

Brian Prout from Diamond Rio: Bus Driver
Brian worked as a tour bus driver, while the band was performing at Opryland USA as the Tennessee River Boys.
Submitted By: Sundog
Gene Johnson from Diamond Rio: Carpenter
He worked as a carpenter on the side, prior to Diamond Rio landing their record deal.
Submitted By: Sundog

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Performer's New Career Entries -> Latest Entries

Kira Roessler from Black Flag: Dialog Editor
The bassist for the band BlackFlag ,Kira Roessler later became a wo-time Emmy award winning dialog editor.
Submitted By: Robert Brown
Bob Rusay from Cannibal Corpse: Golf Instructor
He was fired during the recording of an album and severed all ties with the band.
Submitted By: Tommy

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Songs That Are Banned -> Latest Entries
"Too Much Blood," Rolling Stones - Submitted By: I Got Stoned 2X at Ohio State University
"Undercover of the Night," Rolling Stones - Submitted By: I Got Stoned 2X at Ohio State University

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Super Long Pop Songs -> Latest Entries
"Nikki Adams," Calvin Wilkerson Length:26:05 - Submitted By: Burger King Corporatiom
"Not That Funny," Fleetwood Mac Length:9:04 - Submitted By: Jeffrey Kasten

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Super Short Pop Songs -> Latest Entries
"17," Smashing Pumpkins Length:0:17 - Submitted By: Opie M.
"Interlude: The Non-Conformist Oath," Gorillaz Length:0:22 - Submitted By: Clever Name

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Song Lawsuits -> Latest Entries
"Stairway To Heaven," Led Zeppelin
It has been alleged that Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin used the descending guitar-figure from "Taurus" for Led Zeppelin's signature song "Stairway to Heaven". Led Zeppelin had opened for Spirit in an early American tour, providing the possibility that Led Zeppelin had heard the Spirit song before "Stairway to Heaven" was written. In the liner notes to the 1996 reissue of Spirit's debut album, Randy California wrote: People always ask me why "Stairway to Heaven" sounds exactly like "Taurus", which was released two years earlier. I know Led Zeppelin also played "Fresh Garbage" in their live set. They opened up for us on their first American tour. Randy California, born Randy Wolfe, died in 1997. In 2014, the musician's estate filed a copyright infringement suit seeking a co-writing credit for California on "Stairway to Heaven." In April 2016, District Judge Gary Klausner ruled that there were sufficient similarities between the songs to call for Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, credited as co-writers of "Stairway to Heaven", to stand trial by jury for copyright infringement. The trial began on June 14, 2016. On June 15, 2016, Jimmy Page spent hours on the witness stand testifying. By law, the jury was not allowed to hear original recordings of the songs; instead, they heard an expert perform both songs in court using original sheet music. The trial concluded on June 23, 2016, with the jury, after one hour of deliberation, finding that Led Zeppelin was not guilty of copyright infringement, determining that while Plant and Page had access to "Taurus", the song's riff was not "intrinsically similar" to the opening of "Stairway to Heaven." The Wolfe estate filed an appeal, and in September 2018, a three judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, California, citing a series of errors by the previous case's judge, threw out by a 3–0 ruling the 2016 district court's decision. According to the appeals court decision, the 2016 trial judge erred in failing to instruct jurors that the trustee could prevail if Wolfe had created a "sufficiently original combination" of "otherwise unprotectable music elements," and also in instructing jurors about the copyrighting of music elements in the public domain. In March 2020, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals sitting en banc, voted 9 to 2 to let stand the 2016 jury verdict in favor of Led Zeppelin. In October 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States refused to hear the case, leaving the Ninth Circuit's decision in place and effectively ending the dispute. Taken From Wikipedia - Submitted By: Clever Name
"Amish Paradise," Weird Al Yankovic
A classic case of misunderstanding: Coolio's label gave Yankovic the impression that Coolio had granted permission to record the parody, but Coolio maintains that he never did. While Coolio claimed he was upset, legal action never materialized, and Coolio accepted royalty payments for the song. After this controversy, Yankovic has always made sure to speak directly with the artist of every song he parodied. At the XM Satellite Radio booth at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show Yankovic and Coolio made peace. On his website, Yankovic wrote of this event, "I don't remember what we said to each other exactly, but it was all very friendly. I doubt I'll be invited to Coolio's next birthday party, but at least I can stop wearing that bulletproof vest to the mall." In an interview in 2014, Coolio extended his apology for refusing his permission, stating that at the time "I was being cocky and sh*t and being stupid and I was wrong and I should've embraced that sh*t and went with it", and that he considered Yankovic's parody "actually funny as sh*t." (from Wikipedia) - Submitted By: PJ

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Crime Records -> Latest Entries
Phil Rudd: "Drug possession and intent to kill" - Submitted By: dayna
Silento: "Murder" - Submitted By: Maryellen Larkin

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Performers with Handicaps -> Latest Entries
Stevie Wonder: Blindness - Submitted By: dayna
Niall Horan: Colour blindness - Submitted By: dayna

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"CD tray picture," Men At Work - Submitted By: Underground Listener
"Alex’s Song," Blur - Submitted By: Clever Name

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Hidden Tracks -> Latest Entries
"Master/Slave," Pearl Jam. Ten features a two-part track entitled "Master/Slave" that both opens and closes the album. The first part begins the album, before "Once" starts, and the second part closes the album, after "Release". It begins about ten seconds after the album's closer "Release" as a hidden track, but both count as one track on the CD. The song is entirely instrumental (except for random unintelligible words Vedder utters throughout) with a dominant fretless bass line making up the core of the song (which Ament referred to in a 1994 Bass Player magazine interview as "my tribute to (fretless bass instrumentalist) Mick Karn"),[24] along with some guitar and sounds that seem to come from the drums. Producer Rick Parashar stated in 2002, "As I recall, I think Jeff had, like, a bass line...I heard the bass line and then we kind of were collaborating on that in the control room, and then I just started programming on the keyboard all this stuff; he was jamming with it and it just kind of came about like that." Taken From Wikipedia - Submitted By: Clever Name
"Writer’s Block," Pearl Jam. Vedder has admitted that while working on the album he suffered from writer's block, which made it difficult for him to come up with lyrics. This inspired the hidden track "Writer's Block" - which consists of the sounds of a typewriter - that appears at the end of the album, starting at 6 minutes and 50 seconds on the track "Parting Ways". Taken from Wikipedia - Submitted By: Clever Name

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Hidden Messages -> Latest Entries
"Only If," Enya: "Although the lyrics are apparently ' Ooh go doe bay mwa', it sounds more like 'Abandonnez-moi' ('abandon me' or 'leave me alone' in French). Enya does sing in French for part of this song too. Considering her problems with a stalker and a car crash (exactly 7 weeks before Princess Diana's death) in the late 1990s, no wonder Enya simply wanted to be left alone at the time. Also Only If played backwards sounds even more French - mentions of 'Bordeaux' and 'merci' (a town in France and 'thank you'). " - Submitted By: Tel_dis_music
"First of the Year (Equinox)," Skrillex: "The main vocal in this track is an edited sample taken from the song "Equinox" that Skrillex released under his real name, Sonny Moore, a few years earlier. The specific lyrics are "For you I give and give away my unhappiness in colour, for the abandoned hearts to see them." You'll have to reverse and slow down the track if you want to hear them clearly." - Submitted By: Nat

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Backwards Messages -> Latest Entries
"Blinding Lights," The Weeknd: "Forwards: "Oh I can't sleep until I feel your touch", Backwards: "Trust and believe now and serve the Satan" Creepy right?" - Submitted By: 64Gamer
"For The First Time In Forever," Frozen: "Forward Lyric, "Why have a ballroom with no balls?", Backwards Lyric, "Dark One, give me walls of Hell." Anna's Satanic" - Submitted By: 64Gamer

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Alcohol abuse, having been raped as a girl - Jessica Simpson
In her autobiography, "Open Book," Jessica Simpson acknowledged both, first, having been repeatedly sexually abused (read: raped) by a female friend when she was a girl (rapes from which she was able to protect her younger sister Ashlee) and, second, having abused alcohol for years afterwards, probably to dull the trauma from which she most likely still suffers even years afterwards. - Submitted By: Parker Gabriel
A relative working in medicine--on television - Kevin DuBrow of Quiet Riot
When the late Kevin DuBrow, lead singer of Quiet Riot, died in 2007, he left behind, as one of his known survivors, his younger brother Dr. Terrence DuBrow, M.D., a cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon who, and whose partner in their California-based clinic Dr. Paul Nassif, M.D., are observed documentees on the E! Entertainment Television program "Botched." - Submitted By: Parker Gabriel

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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"
All-Starr
"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
Adam
"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.
Lee
"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...
GlamRockNinjaLord
"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"
GlamRockNinjaLord
"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".
GlamRockNinjaLord
"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.
GlamRockNinjaLord
"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."
GlamRockNinjaLord
"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."
GlamRockNinjaLord
"Erotica," Madonna
Some of the album covers have Parental Advisory Ratings but everything bad on the CD is probably censored
William
"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.
S
"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."
Archie
"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.
G

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