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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

Kylie Minogue's, "I Should Be So Lucky"
The Boasting Lyrics:
I should be so lucky in love
indicates she feel entitled to get whatever she wants.
Submitted by: mads.

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Songs That Mention a Celebrity -> Latest Entries

Bruno Mars & Cardi B's, "Finesse (2010s)"
The Lyrics:
Hit the Lil Jon, okay (okay), okay (okay)
Who They Mention:
Lil Jon
Submitted by: JohnHowarth

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Songs That Mention a Product -> Latest Entries

Kids Praise's, "Fix It!"
The Lyrics:
Alka-Seltzer, hurry quick!
Oh, I think I’m getting sick.
Product Brand Name:
Submitted by: Maryellen Larkin

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Songs That Mention Other Songs -> Latest Entries

Alan Jackson's, "I Don't Even Know Your Name"
The Song Lyrics:
So I ordered straight tequila
A little courage in a shot
Song They Mention:
Tequila - The Champs
Submitted by: Isac

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Dated Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Michelle Gayle's, "Happy Just To Be With You"
The dated Lyrics:
From ‘79 to ‘95, old to the new style.
Why They're dated:
This song was recorded and released in 1995, so the new style being referred to certainly isn't new anymore!
Submitted by: Jacynthia Maries

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

Beyonce's, "Partition"
The dirty Lyrics:
Driver roll up the partition please I don't need you seeing Yonce on her knees ... Monica lewinskied all on my gown
Why They're dirty:
They so naaasty
Submitted by: Drew

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Funny Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Weird Al Yankovic's, "Another One Rides The Bus"
The Funny Lyrics:
Ridin' in the bus down the boulevard, and the place was pretty packed.
Couldn't find a seat, so I had to stand with the perverts in the back.
We're already packed in like sardines, but we're stopping to pick up more.
Another one rides the bus (x2)
And another comes on, and another comes on,
Another one rides the bus.
Hey! He's gonna sit by you!
Another one rides the bus.
Why They're funny:
First he indicates that the bus had no seats available, yet when he gets to the chorus (refrain) he implies that the newcomers suddenly have seats to choose from? This is inconsistent. Sure, the bus can receive newcomers, even if it's packed, but where will they sit in such a situation?
Submitted by: Quyjibo

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Repetitive Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Eiffel 65's, "Dub In Life"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Everyone Is looking for the dub in this life Everyone Just keep on asking why why why What is dub in this life
Why They're Repetitive:
this verse is all lyrics in the song!
Submitted by: mads.

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Nonsensical Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Jan And Dean's, "Surf City"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I bought a '30 Ford wagon and we call it a woodie.
(Surf City, here we come)
You know it's not very cheery, it's an oldie but a goodie.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Wouldn't it need to be more cheery to really qualify it as a "goodie"?
Submitted by: Karen Smith

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Insincere Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Cats Can Fly's, "Lies Are Gonna Get You"
The Insincere Lyrics:
Lies are gonna get ya,
But the truth is gonna set you free.
Why They're Insincere:
Apparently, the band didn't worry about the lie in its own name! Incidentally, the whopping big cliche that "the truth will set you free" started with a saying of Jesus in the gospel of John. In the context, Jesus was addressing what he presented as a very specific truth, the truth of where salvation comes from, according to his teachings. He was not talking about truth in general. But those who have turned his saying into a runaway cliche present it out of context, as if it applied to truth in general. Ironically, among the prominent perpetrators of this runaway cliche are folks who couldn't hate Christianity more.
Submitted by: Beverly Stiles

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Misrhymed Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

The Flaming Lips', "She Don't Use Jelly"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
But she don't use nothing that you buy at the store.
She likes her hair to be real orange.
Why They're Misrhymed:
"Orange" doesn't rhyme with "store"...or anything else for that matter.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

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Insulting Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Better Than Ezra's, "Desperately Wanting"
The Insulting Lyrics:
Whoa the letters have dropped off, though they say you got them all
I finally figured out some things you'll never know
Why They're Insulting:
It seems rather cruel and very insulting to brag and say "I figured out some things you'll never know". Why insult a person to say you figured out "things" that the person will never know instead of confessing and sharing them? It's mean to rub it in!
Submitted by: David Pratter

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Inappropriate Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Michael Jackson's, "Smooth Criminal"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Annie are you okay,
Are you okay,
Are you okay Annie?
Why They're Inappropriate:
She's not OK if she was just struck by someone, as indicated earlier in the song.
Submitted by: Stu L. Pigeon

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Spelling Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Talking Heads, "Girlfriend Is Better"
The Words:
O U T! But no hard feelings
Submitted By: holden
Boney M., "Dizzy"
The Words:
Spelled out right at the beginning and is repeated many times during the song
Submitted By: Sam

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Made Up Words Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Ethel Merman, "It's De-Lovely"
The Made Up Words:
Lovely is a word but de-lovely isn't.
Submitted By: Old Man Edgar Winter
Massive Attack, "Karmacoma"
The Made Up Words:
In line of chorus: "Karmacoma, jamaica an' roma"
Submitted By: Farlow Maitland

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

Roxette, "Milk And Toast And Honey"
Lyrics it Opens With:
Milk and toast and honey make it sunny on a rainy Saturday
Rest in peace, Marie.
Submitted By: Joey F.
Vampire Weekend, "2021"
Lyrics it Opens With:
(Boy, boy.) 2021, will you think about me?
Submitted By: Brian Kelly

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Scary Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Dan Hartman's, "Rage to Live"
The Lyrics:
push more than you can push
sound very dictatorially telling us to do something literally impossible(especially with that hardcore vocal melody)...
Submitted by: mads.

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Bad Grammar in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Blue Oyster Cult's, "Burning For You"
The Lyrics:
Burn out the day, burn out the night
I can't see no reason to put up a fight .
"can't see no" is a double negative. Proper diction would be "I can't see a reason" or "I see no reason."
Submitted by: Bob

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Real Places Mentioned in Songs -> Latest Entries

Cast of "Frozen"'s, "That Time of Year"
The Lyrics:
Bake a giant cookie in the wavy shape of Norway
The country of Norway, which the Frozen mythos is largely inspired by.
Submitted by: LPG-Unit

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Lyrics Pronunciation -> Latest Entries

Industry's, "State Of The Nation"
The Lyrics:
They always have to fight the alienation
Alienation sounds like "Al-ienation," wherein Al rhymes with pal.
Submitted by: Joey F.

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Foreign Language in English Songs -> Latest Entries

Post Malone ft. 21 Savage's, "rockstar"
The Lyrics:
And now she screamin' out, "no más" (yeah, yeah, yeah)
"no más" means "no more" in Spanish
Submitted by: Alex Caspian

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Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Engelbert Humperdinck's, "Release Me"
The Lyrics:
Please release me let me go.
For I don't love you any more.
It has a grandiose lilting melody, but the message is about feeling trapped in a failed love.
Submitted by: Henrietta Caroleen Ellenboro

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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

Lobo's, "Me And You And A Dog Named Boo"
The Lyrics:
Me and you and a dog named Boo,
How I love bein' a free man.
Me and you and a dog named Boo,
How I love me 'n' a bee, Fran.
Submitted by: Richard Wetfuss

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Lyrics Alliteration -> Latest Entries

The Cranberries', "I Just Shot John Lennon"
The Lyrics:
What a sad and sorry and sickening sight.
What a sad and sorry and sickening night.
The letter "S", used four times in the first line and three in the second.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

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TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Nena's, "99 Balloons"
The Lyrics:
Ninety-nine jet aviators
Everyone was a great warrior
Holding themselves for Captain Kirk
A reference to "Star Trek T.O.S".
Submitted by: Tarzan

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Bad Ringtone Choices -> Latest Entries

Michael Jackson 's, "Shake Your Body"
The Lyrics:
Shake your body down to the ground
This would be a terrible song to have if someone is having a seizure.
Submitted by: Oscar Appelhans

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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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