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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

Mel McDaniel's, "Stand on It"
The Lyrics:
Well now Columbus he discovered America even though he hadn't planned on it
He got lost and woke up one morning when he's about to land on it
He wouldn't of got out of Italy, man that's for sure,
Without Queen Isabella standing on the shore
Shouting "Stand on it, go ahead man, stand on it"
Who They Mention:
Christopher Columbus and Queen Isabella of Spain
Submitted by: Bob

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Songs That Mention a Product -> Latest Entries

Genesis', "Broadway Melody of 1974"
The Lyrics:
There's Howard Hughes in blue suede shoes Smiling at the majorettes smoking Winston cigarettes
Product Brand Name:
Winston cigarettes
Submitted by: Nickster

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Songs That Mention Other Songs -> Latest Entries

Ed Sheeran's, "Thinking Out Loud (2010s)"
The Song Lyrics:
People fall in love in mysterious ways
Song They Mention:
"Mysterious Ways" by U2.
Submitted by: David

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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

Falco's, "Cyberlove"
The dirty Lyrics:
computersex im onlinenet
Why They're dirty:
it's about having onlinesex...
Submitted by: mads.

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Funny Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Amy Grant's, "Lucky One"
The Funny Lyrics:
Doot-doo, doot-doo-n-doo-doo
Doot-doo, hey, I'm the lucky one.
Doot-doo, doot-doo-n-doo-doo
Ah, my, my, my baby
Doot-doo, doot-doo-n-doo-doo
Doot-doo, the lucky one.
Doot-doo, doot-doo-n-doo-doo
Hey I'm the lucky one.
Why They're funny:
Nothin' like a bunch of scat lines to fill out the outro. (Although in at least one instance she says "baby" instead of "hey".)
Submitted by: C.J.

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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

Elton John's, "Rocket Man"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kids,
in fact, it's cold as hell.
And there's no one there to raise them
If you did.
Why They're Nonsensical:
This is so packed with nonsense it's funny. It's not cold in hell and the "if" condition is an impossibility ("if you did" raise the kids on Mars) because Elton already established that there's nobody to raise them there.
Submitted by: Char

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Insincere Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Annie (The Musical)'s, "Let's Go To The Movies"
The Insincere Lyrics:
Only happy endings
That's our recipe
Why They're Insincere:
Greta Garbo's character in "Camille" died, not to mention that the line contradicts with "And Greta Garbo is probably crying/While Robert Taylor is locked in her dying embrace". Grace Farrell wouldn't be sobbing in that theatre scene for nothing.
Submitted by: Maryellen Larkin

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Misrhymed Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Kenny Rogers', "Lucille"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
His big hands were calloused,
He looked like a mountain.
Why They're Misrhymed:
"Calloused" and "mountain" don't rhyme.
Submitted by: Richard Wetfuss

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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

Squeeze's, "Touching Me, Touching You"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
I'm always touching myself
Why They're Inappropriate:
OK, Glenn, you can stop right there! That's way more than I needed to know!
Submitted by: Amanda

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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

Aaron Carter, "Crazy Little Party Girl"
Lyrics it Opens With:
Crazy little party girl
Submitted By: mads.
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers, "Roadrunner"
Lyrics it Opens With:
Roadrunner, roadrunner. Going faster miles an hour.
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

Elle King's, "Ex's and Oh's"
The Lyrics:
Now, there's one in California who's been cursin' my name
'Cause I found me a better lover in the UK
I had a summer lover down in New Orleans
She references different places her ex-boyfriends are from. Including California (US), UK (the United Kingdom) and New Orleans, Louisiana.
Submitted by: Brionna Secret

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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

Bing Cosby's, "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas"
The Lyrics:
A pair of hop-a-long boots and a pistol that shoots
A bear of pop-a-long hoots and a pistol that shoots
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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  Lyrics Quiz #75 - Average score 44% with 94 participants.

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