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June 15

On Friday June 22th 2018 there will be a parody from me on the front page of Amiright. As this week's One Week Notice host I'm now inviting you (Yes, that means YOU!) to write one too. (Comments & Parodies)

June 8
ONE WEEK NOTICE - "Happy Birthday" - Weird Al

My 30th Birthday is coming up very quickly: June 9th to be exact. Come and celebrate along with me by parodying one of Weird Al's more depressing original tunes: "Happy Birthday". Perhaps we can turn his song about violence and depravity into something a little bit more upbeat. This is very punk (lyrically) for a Weird Al song as well. One of his earliest songs from his 1st album and it's starting to show it's age. Of course I wanted to go with Weird Al Yankovic for this round because Weird Al remains to this day to be my favorite artist of all time. (Comments & Parodies)

June 1

On Friday June 08th 2018 there will be a parody from me on the front page of Amiright. As this week's One Week Notice host I'm now inviting you (Yes, that means YOU!) to write one too of the same original song. (Comments & Parodies)

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Songs That Mention a Boasting -> Latest Entries

Bruce Springsteen's, "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)"
The Boasting Lyrics:
Running down the beach at night with my boss's daughter
Well he ain't my boss no more, Sandy
He's bragging about another girl to Sandy. Just what Sandy wants to hear!
Submitted by: I've Seen Bruce Springsteen Live 4X!

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Songs That Mention a Celebrity -> Latest Entries

Taryn Southern & Ross Everett's, "Everyone's Just A Little Gay"
The Lyrics:
Whether you're a guy
Or girl
Or in between
Everyone's a little Liberace
Who They Mention:
Submitted by: Tarzan

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Songs That Mention a Product -> Latest Entries

Shawn Wasabi's, "Otter Pop"
The Lyrics:
This is how we Otter Pop
Product Brand Name:
Otter Pops
Submitted by: Brionna Secret

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Songs That Mention Other Songs -> Latest Entries

Toad The Wet Sprocket's, "All I Want"
The Song Lyrics:
It won't trouble me.
Song They Mention:
"Trouble Me" - 10,000 Maniacs (1989)
Submitted by: Charles

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Dated Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Merle Haggard's, "Okie From Muskogee"
The dated Lyrics:
We don't smoke marijuana in Muskogee
We don't take our trips on LSD
We don't burn our draft cards down on Main Street
We like livin' right and bein' free
Why They're dated:
The draft was replaced with the all-volunteer approach to military service in 1973...
Submitted by: Tarzan

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

My Chemical Romance 's, "I Never Told You What I Do For A Living"
The dirty Lyrics:
A stain that never comes off the sheets, Clean me off, I'm so dirty babe
Why They're dirty:
A stain that never comes off the sheets : someone has some fun and got 'white stuff' on their sheets. Clean me off, I'm so dirty babe : the line sounds like someone is asking their S/O to lick something off them. :/
Submitted by: Dan

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Funny Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Dusty Springfield's, "Wishin' And Hopin'"
The Funny Lyrics:
Wear your hair just for him.
Why They're funny:
So if it weren't for "him", would hair be a nuisance one would be better off without? Maybe that explains why, decades later, Britney Spears once cut off all her hair. Maybe at the time she had no "him" to wear it just for!
Submitted by: Karen Smith

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Repetitive Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Radiohead's, "Sit Down. Stand Up"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
And the rain drops [x47]
Why They're Repetitive:
I get repetitive lyrics, but 47 repeats is just fucking overkill.
Submitted by: duncandoolittle

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Nonsensical Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Weird Al Yankovic's, "I Lost On Jeopardy"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Next weekend on The Price is Right
Why They're Nonsensical:
The Price is Right only airs on weekdays. And I'm pretty sure it did even at the time this song was made.
Submitted by: Spindini

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Insincere Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Eagles', "Victim of Love"
The Insincere Lyrics:
You know I may be wrong, but I'm not. No, I'm not.
Why They're Insincere:
Which is it now? Sounds kind of smug to me.
Submitted by: Demolition Man

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Misrhymed Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Duran Duran 's, "Hold Back the Rain"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
So what if the words ain't rhyming
Did you think that it's just a game
I probably didn't even say that right
And I really don't give a damn
Why They're Misrhymed:
Actually, the verses don't have any rhymes anywhere, but the above example shows that Simon Le Bon KNOWS that his lyrics ain't rhyming (let alone making sense at all) , but damnit - he don't give a DAMN. Just listen to the song and dance to it if you'd like to because it's so GOOD!
Submitted by: Rio Is My Girlfriend

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Insulting Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

The Guess Who's, "American Woman"
The Insulting Lyrics:
Don't come hangin' around my door;
I don't want to see your face no more.
Why They're Insulting:
Self-explanatory. In fact, many of the lines in the rest of the song are of an insulting nature.
Submitted by: Mr. Critic

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Inappropriate Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Billy Murray's, "In My Merry Oldsmobile (1900s)"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
You can go as far as you like with me
In My Merry Oldsmobile.
Why They're Inappropriate:
Wasn't this song written when it was more likely that the guy's footprints would be found upside down on the dashboard of a horse-drawn buggy? Maybe I should get my mind out of the gutter. :D
Submitted by: Doug Montgomery

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Spelling Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Eric B. & Rakim, "Microphone Fiend"
The Words:
E-F-F-E-C-T, a smooth operator operating correctly
Submitted By: Tommy
One Direction, "Rock Me"
The Words:
R-O-C-K me again / R-O-C-K me again / R-O-C-K me again, yeah
Submitted By: Ariana Grande Mocha Swirl

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Made Up Words Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Pat Boone, "The Wang Dang Taffy-Apple Tango"
The Made Up Words:
wang dang
Submitted By: Musiclover
Electric Light Orchestra, "Don't Bring Me Down"
The Made Up Words:
According to the liner notes of the ELO compilation Flashback and elsewhere, Lynne has explained that he was singing that made-up word "Grooss", which some have suggested sounds like the German expression "Gruß" (Gruss). After the song's release, so many people had misinterpreted the word as "Bruce" that Lynne actually began to sing the word as "Bruce" for fun at live shows.
Submitted By: Joey F.

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

lovelytheband, "broken"
Lyrics it Opens With:
I like that you're broken.
Lowercase is intentional on the part of the band.
Submitted By: Brian Kelly
Bastille, "Quarter Past Midnight"
Lyrics it Opens With:
It's a quarter past midnight as we cut through the city.
Submitted By: Brian Kelly

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Scary Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Dan Hartman's, "Shy Hearts"
The Lyrics:
There are hearts that wait forever
no owner of such a heart could literally be alive...
Submitted by: mads?.

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Bad Grammar in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Seether's, "Misunderstood"
The Lyrics:
Observing all your weakness Puddles have more deepness Empty vessels clamouring across the sea
Gramatically, this is a mess. It should be "puddles are deeper", but, as that would mess up the rhythm of the song, Shaun had to resort to this unfortunate phrase.
Submitted by: Angela

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Real Places Mentioned in Songs -> Latest Entries

Gene Loves Jezebel's, "Jealous"
The Lyrics:
I spot two lovers on the Old Brompton Road
Old Brompton Road is a major street in the South Kensington district of London.
Submitted by: Brit Boxx

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Lyrics Pronunciation -> Latest Entries

Kate Nash's, "Foundations"
The Lyrics:
You said I must eat so many lemons, cause I'm so bitter
I said i'd rather be with your friends mate cause there much fitter
She pronounces bitter as "bit-TAR", and fitter as "fit-TAR"
Submitted by: Secret

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Foreign Language in English Songs -> Latest Entries

Cat Stevens', "Rubylove"
The Lyrics:
Original Greek Ρούμπι γλυκιά
Έλα ξανά, έλα ξανά κοντά μου
Έλα πρωί, με την αυγή
εσύ ήσουν σαν ήλιου ακτίδα
Ρούμπι μου μικρή
Transliteration Ruby glykia
Ela xana, ela xana konta mou
ela pro-ee, me tin av-ghee
esy isoun san illy-ou aktida
Ruby mou mikri
Sweet Ruby
Come back, come back to me
Come in the morning, with the dawn
you are like the sun shine
My little Ruby
Rubylove has a greek verse, and is in 7/8 time (which is typical of many traditional greek dances). Cat Stevens has Greek heritage.
Submitted by: Kokkinomalli

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Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics -> Latest Entries

The Doobie Brothers', "Take Me In Your Arms"
The Lyrics:
I'll never, never see your smilin' face no more
I'll never, never hear your knock upon my door
Before you leave me Leave me behind
Please let me feel happy one more time
It is a very peppy song about a relationship that is ending.
Submitted by: David

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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

The Beatles', "The Long And Winding Road"
The Lyrics:
Lead me to your door.
Deed me to your lore.
Submitted by: Lori Tirol

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Lyrics Alliteration -> Latest Entries

REM's, "Cuyahoga"
The Lyrics:
This river runs red over it.
Three R's in rapid succession.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

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TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

The Jets', "Rocket 2 U"
The Lyrics:
Your TV set is acting up and you don't understand.
You're so upset because you can't watch "All My Children" and...
"All My Children", a daytime soap.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

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Bad Ringtone Choices -> Latest Entries

Green Day's, "F*** Time"
The Lyrics:
Oh, Amanda Jones, your holy grace, I want to choke you 'til you're blue in the face, Got dirty thoughts in a dirty mind, Ahhhh, Oh baby, baby, it's f*** time, You know I really want to make you mine, Oh baby, baby, it's f*** time, There's nothing left to say, yeah
This would be awkward anywhere: in the store, picking your kid up from school, in line at McDonald's... All with your phone loudly announcing your great desire for sex (and rough sex at that!)
Submitted by: Angela

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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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