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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!
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

Lobo's, "Rings"
The Lyrics:
Ring, ring, doorbell ring
Baby, come on in
Got the Allman Brothers on the stereo.
Who They Mention:
The Allman Brothers
Submitted by: Not the Same Bob

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Songs That Mention a Product -> Latest Entries

Moymoy Palaboy's, "Rugby Boy"
The Lyrics:
I'm a Rugby boy
Natambay sa Circle
Product Brand Name:
Rugby, a brand of toluene-based rubberised contact cement commonly used by destitute youths as an inhalant in impoverished parts of the Philippines.
Submitted by: Maryellen Larkin

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Songs That Mention Other Songs -> Latest Entries

Rod Stewart's, "Forever Young"
The Song Lyrics:
Build a stairway to Heaven with a prince or a vagabond
Song They Mention:
Stairway To Heaven by Neil Sedaka (different song than the one by Led Zeppelin). Lyrics cited above might reference either song equally. Funny how such an allusion to a song title might allude equally to two songs of same title.
Submitted by: michelle (hell in mice)

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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

ABBA's, "Kisses Of Fire "
The dirty Lyrics:
Touch my lips close your eyes and see with your fingertips
Why They're dirty:
Submitted by: Miley

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Funny Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Dua Lipa's, "Levitating (2020s)"
The Funny Lyrics:
I'm feeling so electric, dance my ass off
Why They're funny:
I don't know what to make of this. It just cracks me up when I hear it.
Submitted by: Alex Blayne Lader

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Repetitive Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

The Black Sorrows', "Bitter Cup"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Over again, over and over
Why They're Repetitive:
Way too fitting for repetitive lyrics.
Submitted by: Tom

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Nonsensical Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Cracker's, "Low"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Blue blue is the sun
Brown brown is the sky
Why They're Nonsensical:
Uhm...last time I checked, those things aren't those respective colors. Makes me wonder what these guys were thinking when they wrote this.
Submitted by: Teddison

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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

Game Themes', "Mario Drawing Song"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Take a page and a pen
Draw a big mushroom
Add an egg, then two more
Draw a cloud under here
Now we'll add some coins
One, two, three
One, two, three
Draw a hill at the back
With a rising sun
Add a little bird and then
It's me Mario
Why They're Misrhymed:
None of these lyrics rhyme. They're instructions for drawing Mario, the Nintendo character.
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

Sarah McLachlan's, "Adia"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
There's no one left to finger
There's no one here to blame
Why They're Inappropriate:
Well, the first line sounds inappropriate if taken out of context. The second line should make it clear what Sarah really meant...hopefully.
Submitted by: Hu's On First

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Spelling Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Hailee Steinfeld, "End This (L.O.V.E.)"
The Words:
E-N-D, L-O-V-E, L-O-V-E-N-D
"L is for the way you lied to me O is I'm the only one who sees that V, you're so vindictive, so I'll be vicious And E-N-D this L-O-V-E, love, love Love (ooh) L-O-V-E-N-D this love (ooh)" (L-O-V-E-N-D is just the words 'love' and 'end' merged together. It's also interesting to note that when you consider the subjects of the first 4 lines and exclude the word 'and', it spelled L-O-V-E.)
Submitted By: QilahOren
NewJeans, "Attention"
The Words:
A-T-T-E-N-T-I-ON, Attention is what I want (This is repeated towards the end of the song)
Submitted By: QilahOren

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Made Up Words Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

AronChupa, "I’m an Albatraoz"
The Made Up Words:
Weird spelling and pronunciation of “albatross” there.
Submitted By: BrilliantJ8
Frankie Miller, "Darlin'"
The Made Up Words:
Made up to rhyme with 'lonesome'
Submitted By: Robert Sissons

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

Blue's Clues, "Healthy Snacks"
Lyrics it Opens With:
Healthy snacks, healthy snacks
Submitted By: JohnHowarth
Blue's Clues, "Up A Mountain"
Lyrics it Opens With:
Up a mountain and over a bridge
Submitted By: JohnHowarth

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Scary Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Lady Gaga's, "Teeth"
The Lyrics:
Don't be scared I've done this before
That is really reassurring
Submitted by: RAT

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Bad Grammar in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Global Octopus 's, "Matisse Fleece"
The Lyrics:
I'mma make it to eleventy seven
The standard name of the number "eleventy seven" is "one hundred seventeen".
Submitted by: JohnHowarth

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Real Places Mentioned in Songs -> Latest Entries

Weird Al Yankovic's, "Smells Like Nirvana"
The Lyrics:
A garage band from Seattle
Seattle, Washington state
Submitted by: JohnHowarth

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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
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

Jack Stauber's, "Curl"
The Lyrics:
Capere boni temporu Vide humanitas Illud dimittis
Although there is English lyrics in-between those lyrics it’s still Latin. It means: Catch a good time See humanity You let it go
Submitted by: Clever Name

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Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Feeder's, "Just a Day"
The Lyrics:
Waking up at 12 in my clothes again
Feel my head explode from a night of gin
Another night out late
I don't wanna drink, don't wanna be a clown
Gotta get my feet back on the ground
Before it pulls me in
An upbeat rock track about feeling like a liability to one's friends due to alcoholism and depression.
Submitted by: Nat

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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
'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
And I will fumble and stall
Submitted by: Polly Etheline

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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

Shania Twain's, "Rock This Country!"
The Lyrics:
Gotta really go psycho
The 1960 Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho
Submitted by: Cody Finke

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

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