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Dec 8

One Week Notice is a challenge where we all agree to parody the same song on the same day. It's fun, you should try it. This week, another fun pop Christmas single that has not been parodied on Amiright. (Comments & Parodies)

Dec 5
ONE WEEK NOTICE "This Time Of Year"

Merry Christmas Amiright! Come on down and parody a fun little ska tune by the band Mighty Mighty Bosstones and submit it this Friday, December 8th and join in our little weekly lovefest. This week's tune is "This Time Of Year" and anybody is welcome to join in on the festivities! (Comments & Parodies)

Dec 3
November AmiRight Top Ten Voting Thread

Hello Friendo! Do you think there are parodies here at AmiRight that deserve special recognition? Then visit the messageboard and participate in the Top Ten Voting! Details at the link, deadline is Thursday, Dec 7th! ALL AmiRighters on the Author List are encouraged to vote! (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

Waylon Jennings', "I Ain't Living Long Like This"
The Lyrics:
I live with Angel, she's a roadhouse queen
Makes Texas Ruby look like Sandra Dee.
Who They Mention:
Sandra Dee
Submitted by: Bob

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Songs That Mention a Product -> Latest Entries

George Jones', "Pretty Little Lady From Beaumont Texas"
The Lyrics:
All that stock in Texas gold
Don't mean a thing to me
I buy my oil a K-Mart
I buy one and get one free
Product Brand Name:
Submitted by: Tarzan

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Songs That Mention Other Songs -> Latest Entries

John Stewart's, "Gold"
The Song Lyrics:
Ah the California girls are the greatest in the world
Song They Mention:
"California Girls" originally recorded by the Beach Boys and then later covered by David Lee Roth (after he left Van Halen)
Submitted by: Freida Spirit

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Dated Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Franz Ferdinand's, "The Dark of the Matinee"
The dated Lyrics:
So I'm on BBC2 now,
telling Terry Wogan how I've made it.
Why They're dated:
Terry Wogan died in 2016.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

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

Ella Fitzgerald's, "Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney"
The dirty Lyrics:
Santa Claus got stuck in my chimney
Why They're dirty:
Younger generations of kids won't understand the meaning of the song, but the word "chimney" is actually a 1950's euphemism for vagina. That song is also about someone having intercourse with a female partner.
Submitted by: Xmas3

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Funny Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Weird Al Yankovic's, "Wanna B Ur Lover"
The Funny Lyrics:
Say, has anyone ever told you you've got Yugoslavian hands?
No, of course not, that would be stupid.
Why They're funny:
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

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Repetitive Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Sting's, "When the Angels Fall"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
When the Angels Fall
Why They're Repetitive:
it's said at the end at least 6 times, then after a drum beat Sting says, "Good night".
Submitted by: Roxanne's Boyfriend

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Nonsensical Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Tom Jones', "It's Not Unusual"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
It's not unusual to go out at any time,
But when I see you out and about it's such a crime.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Is either the singer or the addressee or both an escaped convict? No such thing is implied by any other part of the song, but that is pretty much what it would take for any crime to be implied in the addressee's being out and about or the singer's being out and about to see the addressee out and about. The crime in that cad would be breaking out of prison, bot nothing about the song makes sense of any such inference, so the lines are for that reason nonsensical.
Submitted by: Karen Smith

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Insincere Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Beatles', "Don't Let Me Down"
The Insincere Lyrics:
I'm in love for the first time,
Don't you know it's gonna last?
Why They're Insincere:
Assuming that "I" was from John's point of view, expressing his feelings about being with Yoko: although his love for her actually did last until his eventual death a decade later, what did being with Cynthia mean to him then!?
Submitted by: Chowder

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Misrhymed Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

N.W.A's, "F**k Tha Police"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Searching my car, looking for the product
Thinking every ni**a is selling narcotics
Why They're Misrhymed:
"Product" and "narcotics" don't normally rhyme, and it kinda' grinds my gears ever since I first listened to this song.
Submitted by: LPG-Unit

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Insulting Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Green Day's, "Nobody Likes You (Part 3 of Homecoming)"
The Insulting Lyrics:
Nobody likes you
Everyone left you
They're all out without you
Having fun
Why They're Insulting:
It seems to rub in the rejection of the person being sung to. That can't be good.
Submitted by: Ezma

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Inappropriate Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Oh What A Lovely War's, "They Were Only Playing Leapfrog"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
One fat flea flew up the flue as another fat flea flew down.
Why They're Inappropriate:
Contrary to an apparently popular belief, which must have inspired this line, fleas have no wings and cannot fly. The name of the taxonomic order to which they belong is 'Siphonaptera', meaning wingless suckers, reflecting their flightlessness. They can jump considerable distances, perhaps contributing to an illusion that they fly.
Submitted by: Valerie Cameron

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Spelling Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

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
Pink, "True Love"
The Words:
Repeat after me now / R-O-M-A-N-C-E-E-E (she says the E three times to complete the line, I guess)
Submitted By: Ariana Grande Mocha Swirl

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Made Up Words Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

(Hed) P.E., "Schpamb"
The Made Up Words:
Submitted By: Rhonda Hindle
Gorillaz, "Fire Coming Out of the Monkey's Head"
The Made Up Words:
Submitted By: soph

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

Oasis, "Songbird"
Lyrics it Opens With:
Talking to the songbird yesterday.
Submitted By: Brian Kelly
Pozo-Seco Singers, "Excuse Me Dear Martha"
Lyrics it Opens With:
Excuse me dear Martha, I got lost along the way
Submitted By: Leda Metro

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Scary Lyrics -> Latest Entries

The Vogues', "Turn Around, Look At Me"
The Lyrics:
There is someone walking behind you
turn around, look at me
There is someone watching your footsteps
turn around, look at me.
It's the BOOGIE MAN! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This about stalking.
Submitted by: You Better Run Like Hell

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Bad Grammar in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Rythm Syndicate's, "P.A.S.S.I.O.N."
The Lyrics:
I try to cool the fire, fire! Like I oughta should, but it's too late to turn back, the S-E-X is just too good.
I'm not usually one to complain about grammar in song lyrics but this one really bugs me and sticks out like a sore thumb. Never mind I think it's weird they repeat the word "fire" in this line. But then they have this awful "oughta should" in there. Number one, ought and should basically mean the same thing so that's redundant. Number two, "Like I know I should" would've worked just fine and been grammatically correct. I can't figure out why they went with saying "oughta should" that just makes it sound like it was written by a 10 year old. But whatever I've never liked the song anyways.
Submitted by: Edward

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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

Emilie Ramirez's, "Tranquilizer"
The Lyrics:
Tranquilizer tranquilizer
Emilie always mispronounces "tranquilizer" as "trankalizer"
Submitted by: Courtney Windexer

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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

Enya's, "Even In The Shadows"
The Lyrics:
Even in the shadows I turn around To find you walk away
I could fall and keep on falling
I could call and keep on calling
Wonder why this love is over
Wonder why it's not forever
This entire song has a fast, lively beat, but it is about breaking up with a lover.

(NOTE: I know the dropdown box does not have a proper listing for songs after 2009, but I suggest using "Country" because that's the next one on the list. Also, PLEASE remember to use BR tags between consecutive lines, otherwise it'll show up as a big long paragraph.)
Submitted by: Julian

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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 Four Seasons', "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)"
The Lyrics:
What a very special time for me!
What a very special mime for tea!
Submitted by: Marlene L. Ram

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Lyrics Alliteration -> Latest Entries

Garbage's, "Only Happy When It Rains"
The Lyrics:
I only listen to the sad, sad songs.
The letter S.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

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TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

David Frizzell's, "I'm Gonna Hire A Wino To Decorate Our Home"
The Lyrics:
There'll be Monday Night Football, on T.V. above the bar.
And a pay phone in the hallway, when your friends can't find their car.
Monday Night Football
Submitted by: Bob

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Bad Ringtone Choices -> Latest Entries

Enya's, "The Spirit of Christmas Past"
The Lyrics:
Tomorrow will be Christmas Day...
These lyrics are repeated about 10 times in the song, which would make it a very awkward ringtone on any day other than Christmas Eve.
Submitted by: Julian

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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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