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Songs That Mention a Boasting -> Latest Entries

Herbie Kay & His Orchestra's, "Rhythm Steps"
The Boasting Lyrics:
If you’re not a dunce,
You’ll catch on at once,
Simple as ABC,
It’s the Rhythm Steps, whoa!
Simple as the day is long!
Comments:
Yes, the original song is really THAT boastful. First of all, it insults the people who refuse to “dance the Rhythm Steps” by calling them dunces. Second, it calls the dance “simple as ABC”, and uses the exclamation “whoa!” in describing it. And to top it all off the singers exclaim “Simple as the day is long!!” as the very last lyrics that are sung, right before the end, which is completely irrelevant to the topic at hand. A comparison between the length of the day and this obscure dance (two steps forward, one step back) does not tell the 21st-century listener ANYTHING useful about how to actually dance to it. Maybe at the time it was exciting. Nowadays this song is just perfect fodder for AmIRight.
Submitted by: George&GermaineBriantFan

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Songs That Mention a Celebrity -> Latest Entries

Weird Al Yankovic's, "eBay"
The Lyrics:
Tell me why I bought Shatner's old toupee, they had it on eBay!
Who They Mention:
Actor William Shatner, who's best known for playing Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek franchise.
Submitted by: Edward

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Songs That Mention a Product -> Latest Entries

Aaron Tippin's, "There Ain't Nothin' Wrong with the Radio"
The Lyrics:
She ain't a Cadillac and she ain't a Rolls, but there ain't nothin' wrong with the radio.
Product Brand Name:
Luxury car brands Cadillac and Rolls-Royce.
Submitted by: Edward

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Songs That Mention Other Songs -> Latest Entries

Belinda Carlisle's, "I Plead Insanity"
The Song Lyrics:
Oooooh I'm so mad about you, I plead insanity.
Song They Mention:
Belinda mentions her own song Mad About You.
Submitted by: Edward

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Dated Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

B. J. Thomas', "Help Me Make It (To My Rockin' Chair)"
The dated Lyrics:
Hey would you help me make it to my rockin' chair
Love me all of my life
Don't wanna grow old without ya
Don't wanna be out in the cold without ya
No more
Why They're dated:
B. J. Thomas died in 2021, so his rocking chair phase has come and gone.
Submitted by: Not the Same Bob

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

Katy Perry's, "Ur "
The dirty Lyrics:
You're so gay and you don't even like boys
No you don't even like
No you don't even like
No you don't even like... penis
Why They're dirty:
It is a generally rude and homophobic song, but this outro is...
Submitted by: Axolotl_Warrior

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Funny Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Fastball's, "The Way"
The Funny Lyrics:
But where were they going without ever knowing the way?
Why They're funny:
Possibly through a maze?
Submitted by: Quyjibo

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Repetitive Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Hexstatic's, "Toys Are Us"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Toys are us
Why They're Repetitive:
Repeated several times
Submitted by: JohnHowarth

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Nonsensical Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Sting's, "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
If you wanna keep something precious, gotta lock it up and throw away the key
Why They're Nonsensical:
If you lock something precious up and throw away the key - how will you get it unlocked when you want to access it? Who would choose to throw away the key? Most people would just keep the key out of reach away from others where no one can find or access it. Some people lock up items in a safe with a combination lock that doesn't even have a key. If you lock something up in a safe deposit box at your bank and then you lose (or clumsily throw away as he is saying) the key - your bank will charge you a HUGE fee to get the lock drilled out and replaced!
Submitted by: David Pratter

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Insincere Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

INXS's, "What You Need"
The Insincere Lyrics:
I'll take you where you really need to be, whoa oh
Why They're Insincere:
The lyrical line refers to living at group homes, staying at mental hospitals, going to grade schools, staying in prisons, staying in jails, living in residential schools, moving to different homes that's 1000 miles away from parents' homes, and any place where anyone is being held-captive by kidnappers
Submitted by: Mike Hack

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Misrhymed Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Sesame Street (TV)'s, "Soul H"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Or add an "ip"
Or add an "ey"
Or add an E, and then an L
And then the letter P
Why They're Misrhymed:
"Ey" doesn't rhyme with "P".
Submitted by: JohnHowarth

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Insulting Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Circa Survive's, "Holding Someone's Hair Back"
The Insulting Lyrics:
It's nothing personal, you're an embarrassment
Why They're Insulting:
Calling someone an embarrassment seems pretty insulting to me (even if it's preceded by "It's nothing personal")
Submitted by: Nat

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Inappropriate Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Savage Garden's, "The Animal Song"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
I want to run through the jungle
the wind in my hair and the sand on my feet
Why They're Inappropriate:
From what I've seen of the jungle (and believe me, I have been there) there isn't really wind or sand. It's too humid for much wind, and since a lot of the ground is clay, it doesn't make for very good sand.
Submitted by: Cassie Nielsen

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Spelling Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Westlife, "L.O.V.E."
The Words:
Love
Comments
That's how you know this is love L-O-V-E, love (Spelling is repeated in chorus as well as towards the end of the song)
Submitted By: QilahOren
RedHot Chili Peppers, "Suck My Kiss"
The Words:
Kissing
Comments
"K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Chicka chicka dee Do me like a banshee"
Submitted By: Jay

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Made Up Words Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Hanson, "Mmmbop"
The Made Up Words:
Mmmbop
Comments
Submitted By: mac
Tom & Jerry (TV), "The Itch"
The Made Up Words:
Dirtsy
Comments
Dirty doesn't rhyme with curtsy.
Submitted By: JohnHowarth

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

George Thorogood And The Destroyers, "I Drink Alone"
Lyrics it Opens With:
I drink alone, yeah, with nobody else.
Comments
Submitted By: Brian Kelly
Sue Nicholls , "Where Will You Be "
Lyrics it Opens With:
Where Will You Be, When I need You...
Comments
Submitted By: Rick Payne

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Scary Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Oomph!'s, "Seine Seele"
The Lyrics:
Sie sagte, "Gott, ich hab’ ihn ausgeweidet Und ich wollte, dass er leidet, Doch scheinbar war sein Körper nie beseelt
Why:
Dero's delivery of these lines is already creepy enough, but when you translate it into English you get something like this: She said, "God, I've ripped his intestines out, And I wanted him to suffer, But, apparently, his body never had a soul."
Submitted by: Jay

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Bad Grammar in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Taylor Swift's, "Karma"
The Lyrics:
Me and karma vibe like that
Why:
It should be "Karma and I vibe like that", since the line should still make sense if "karma" is taken out of it.
Submitted by: Nat

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Real Places Mentioned in Songs -> Latest Entries

Tim McGraw's, "Refried Dreams"
The Lyrics:
Down to my last dime and coming apart at the seams, I'm messed up in Mexico living on refried dreams.
Why:
The country of Mexico.
Submitted by: Edward

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Lyrics Pronunciation -> Latest Entries

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers', "Breakdown "
The Lyrics:
Say there ain't no sense in pretending
Your eyes give you away
Why:
Tom pronounces the word "away" as "a way" with both words with long "a" sounds.
Submitted by: Rock Maninoff

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Foreign Language in English Songs -> Latest Entries

Jim Reeves', "Adios Amigo"
The Lyrics:
Adios amigo, adios my friend.
Why:
Adios amigo is Spanish for "goodbye friend".
Submitted by: Edward

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Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Goldfinger's, "Superman"
The Lyrics:
So here I am
Doing everything I can
Holding on to what I am
Pretending I'm a superman
Why:
Despite its lively ska melody and that it was featured in the Tony Hawk games, the lyrics are quite melancholic and depressing.
Submitted by: Maryellen Larkin

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Onomatopoeia in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

The Cure's, "10:15 Saturday Night"
The Lyrics:
And the tap drips:
Drip, drip, drip, drip, drip
Drip, drip, drip, drip, drip
Why:
'Drip' is the sound a tap makes when it's leaking water
Submitted by: Nat

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Lyrics Spoonerisms -> Latest Entries

A Great Big World's, "Say Something"
The Lyrics:
And I will stumble and fall
Why:
And I will fumble and stall
Submitted by: Polly Etheline

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Lyrics Alliteration -> Latest Entries

They Might Be Giants', "Don't Let's Start"
The Lyrics:
Deputy Dawg dog a ding dang depadepa
Deputy Dawg dog a ding dang depadepa
Why:
Almost entirely Ds
Submitted by: All-Starr

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TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Mary Chapin Carpenter's, "Passionate Kisses"
The Lyrics:
Is it too much to demand
I want a full house and a rock and roll band?
Why:
The sitcom Full House.
Submitted by: Edward

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Bad Ringtone Choices -> Latest Entries

Oingo Boingo's, "Little Girls"
The Lyrics:
I....., I love little girls! They make me feel so good!
Why:
Would raise the eyebrows of a cop if this was your ringtone, and it plays while being pulled over.
Submitted by: Steve

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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%
Coldplay:16.7%
Walk The Moon: 25.0%
Crowded House : 8.3%
Total Responses: 12

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