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amIright Events -> Latest Entries

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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Songs That Mention a Boasting -> Latest Entries

New Kids On The Block's, "Games"
The Boasting Lyrics:
Somebody said somebody wouldn't last too long
Somebody keeps going strong
Somebody said everybody was all up front
Somebody's still talking junk
They made it. Even though the critics said they wouldn't be the success that they are these days.
Submitted by: Celeste

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Songs That Mention a Celebrity -> Latest Entries

Everything but the Girl's, "Boxing and Pop Music"
The Lyrics:
Lying in bed in the afternoon
Listening to Frankie Lymon tunes
Who They Mention:
Frankie Lymon
Submitted by: Bob

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Songs That Mention a Product -> Latest Entries

Jo Dee Messina's, "Heads Carolina, Tails California"
The Lyrics:
We're gonna get outta here if we gotta ride a Greyhound bus
Product Brand Name:
Submitted by: Tarzan

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Songs That Mention Other Songs -> Latest Entries

Journey's, "Where Were You"
The Song Lyrics:
Where were you little darlin'
When you said to pick you up after school?
Song They Mention:
Little Darlin' - The Diamonds
Submitted by: Isac

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Dated Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Fabulous Thunderbirds', "Tuff Enuff"
The dated Lyrics:
I'd climb the Empire State Building, fight Muhammad Ali.
Why They're dated:
Muhammad Ali died in 2016.
Submitted by: Bob

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Dirty Song You Didn't Know Is Dirty -> Latest Entries

Rolling Stones', "Little T & A"
The dirty Lyrics:
She's my little rock-and-roll
My tits and ass, with soul
She's my little rock-and-roll! Yah!
Why They're dirty:
I think this says everything. Keith Richards takes the lead singing on this number and Mick Jagger snarls the background vocals.
Submitted by: I Got Stoned 2X At Ohio State University!

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Funny Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Electric Light Orchestra's, "Don't Bring Me Down"
The Funny Lyrics:
Don't bring me down, Bruce!
Why They're funny:
So who is this Bruce person? Bruce is a male name, but these guys are singing to a female entity throughout this song. I don't get it.
Submitted by: Quyjibo

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Repetitive Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Kylie Minogue's, "Fine"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
"run" and "sun"
Why They're Repetitive:
mentioned 6 times in the chorus.
Submitted by: mads.

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Nonsensical Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Freddie Mercury's, "Living On My Own"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Dee do de de
Why They're Nonsensical:
What's that supposed to mean?
Submitted by: mads.

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Insincere Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Morning Musume's, "Naichau Kamo"
The Insincere Lyrics:
Kizukanai FURI wo shite itsu made mo
Dakishimerarete iyou kana
Why They're Insincere:
Considering how those lyrics could be interpreted by some people as glorifying chokeholds, this song may sound insincere.
Submitted by: Ant Ko

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Misrhymed Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Puscifer's, "Potions"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Selling promises and potions that could take our memories away
Help forget I ever met you
Give me a baker's dozen, please
Wrap me up to go away
Why They're Misrhymed:
You can't rhyme the same word. In this case, "away".
Submitted by: All-Starr

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Insulting Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

New Kids On The Block's, "Dirty Dawg"
The Insulting Lyrics:
Chuck Wagon for the dawg in you
Ken-L-Ration and the Alpo too
Why They're Insulting:
I don't think anybody male/female wants to have lyrics like this thrown at them.
Submitted by: Celeste

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Inappropriate Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Weird Al Yankovic's, "Airline Amy"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Airline Amy, this is my new mission
Gotta get you in an upright locked position
Why They're Inappropriate:
I hate to say this, but in this particular group of lyrics, the 'upright locked position' is referring to having sex.
Submitted by: Joe Penner

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Spelling Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Allan Sherman, "Ratt Fink"
The Words:
This was the parody Allan Sherman did of “Ragg Mopp”.
Submitted By: Princess J
Meghan Trainor, "Genetics"
The Words:
It's the answer to questions like "How you get that bod?" and "How you get that bass?".
Submitted By: Maths -Angelic Version-

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Made Up Words Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Hall and Oates, "Rockability"
The Made Up Words:
The girl got rockability.
Rockability isn't a real word. But I think in the song it's their way of saying she's cool, sexy or attractive I guess.
Submitted By: Edward
Tom Waits, "Swordfishtrombone"
The Made Up Words:
"He went and took up with a Salvation Army band girl
Who played dirty water on a swordfishtrombone."
-- are the lyrics that have the title word in context. Neither the word nor its overall context in the song make its meaning very self-explanatory. I googled the word and tried to look up a definition, to make sure it wasn't a pre-existing word. I found nothing to suggest it to be anything other than the song's invention. It seems an obscure, not clearly definable term, just a juxtaposition of two dissimilar entities.
Submitted By: Natalie Lundgren

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Songs That Open With It's Title Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Milli Vanilli, "Take It as It Comes"
Lyrics it Opens With:
Take it as it comes, girl.
Submitted By: Bob
Everything But the Girl, "Meet Me in the Morning"
Lyrics it Opens With:
Meet me in the morning, I'll have the motor running
Submitted By: Bob

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Scary Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Ray Stevens', "It's Me Again Margaret"
The Lyrics:
And when I get out, Margaret I'm going to come over there with an egg beater
And a live chicken, and some peach preserves. We'll have a good old time, Margaret.
What a disappointment this song was to me. I was lured into listening to it, supposing it had some tie-in to the book "Are You There, God? It's Me Again, Margaret."
Submitted by: Julia Farda

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Bad Grammar in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Rod Stewart's, "Every Picture Tells a Story"
The Lyrics:
Every picture tells a story, don't it?
This should be - Every picture tells a story, doesn't it?
Submitted by: Bob

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Real Places Mentioned in Songs -> Latest Entries

Shawn Mullins', "Lullaby"
The Lyrics:
It's kind of like Nashville with a tan.
Nashville Tennessee.
Submitted by: Edward

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Lyrics Pronunciation -> Latest Entries

Tom Petty And The Hearbreakers', "Refugee"
The Lyrics:
You don't have to live like a refugee
(Don't have to live like a refugee)
On the parenthetical line, the back-up singers pronounced "refugee" as "ref-yoo-jay". Why? I have no idea.
Submitted by: Rock Maninoff

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Foreign Language in English Songs -> Latest Entries

Joker Bra feat. VIZE's, "Baby"
The Lyrics:
Бэби, мы танцуем, как красиво светит луна
Бэби, мы танцуем, на-на-на, на-на-на-на-на
Translation from Russian:
Baby, we dance how the moon shines beautiful
Baby, we dance, na-na-na, na-na-na-na-na
Submitted by: Alex Caspian

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Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics -> Latest Entries

The Cure's, "Cut Here"
The Lyrics:
I should've stopped to think, I should've made the time;
I could've had that drink, I could've talked a while.
I would've done it right, I would've moved us on,
But I didn't, and now it's all too late;
It's over and you're gone.
Robert Smith wrote this dancey number about his friend Billy MacKenzie (from The Associates), who died by suicide - it's about how Smith regrets not spending more time with him while he had the chance.
Submitted by: Nat

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Onomatopoeia in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Nicki Minaj's, "Super Bass"
The Lyrics:
Yeah, that's that super bass
That's the sound of a bass, or as Nicki compares it, a heartbeat
Submitted by: Ariana Grande Mocha Swirl

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Lyrics Spoonerisms -> Latest Entries

Brenda Lee's, "Rocking Around The Christmas Tree"
The Lyrics:
You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear
You will get a sentimental healing when you fear
Submitted by: Richard Wetfuss

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Lyrics Alliteration -> Latest Entries

Alan Jackson's, "Tall Tall Trees"
The Lyrics:
I'll buy you tall tall trees
Look at the title, it's obvious.
Submitted by: Edward

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TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Girl In Red's, "Say Anything"
The Lyrics:
I'll teach you how to drive
Your stick shift car into the night
Like say anything
Like in say anything
It's an old movie
You probably don't know
But my mother showed me it years ago
So say anything
Mentions the movie "Say Anything" from 1989, references a scene from the same movie..
Submitted by: Anakin Skywalker

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Bad Ringtone Choices -> Latest Entries

ABBA's, "Under Attack"
The Lyrics:
Under attack, I'm taking cover
It would be pretty stupid to have your phone go off with this ringtone during a school shooting.
Submitted by: Jordan Alexander

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Real Lyrics Quiz

Who sang:
"I’m tired of listening to you talking in rhymes"

Yesterday's Results

The lyrics to identify were:
"Tomorrow some new building will scrape the sky"

The correct answer was:
Passion Pit, "Take A Walk"

How people responded:
Passion Pit: 50.0%
Walk The Moon: 25.0%
Crowded House : 8.3%
Total Responses: 12

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  Lyrics Quiz #75 - Average score 43% with 95 participants.

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