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amIright Events -> Latest Entries

Aug 10

This week's One Week Notice is "Shoehorn With Teeth" by They Might Be Giants. Test your parody writing skills with this tiny little tune and submit it on August 16 for August 17 publication! Details in link (Comments & Parodies)

Aug 6
ONE WEEK NOTICE (Due Aug 10) "Well alright"

On Friday August 10th 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, then post it for the same day. (Comments & Parodies)

July 23

CORRECTED FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 20th - JULY 27th = One Week Notice is our weekly challenge for as many people as possible to write and submit a parody of the same song on the same day! This week-- "Hey Girl" by O.A.R. due for July 27 publication. Lyrics, YouTube video and details in link. (Comments & Parodies)

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Songs That Mention a Boasting -> Latest Entries

Dan Hartman's, "We Are The Young"
The Boasting Lyrics:
we are the ones who can improwise
let's assume he means young people can improvise and we old cannot...(what else?)
Submitted by: mads

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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

Beastie Boys', "Three MC's and One DJ"
The Song Lyrics:
I wanna get next to you like Rose Royce
Song They Mention:
A direct reference to "I Wanna Get Next To You", a 1976 hit by Rose Royce (follow-up single to "Car Wash")
Submitted by: Megan

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Dated Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Wilbert Harrison's, "Kansas City"
The dated Lyrics:
Gonna be standing on the corner
Twelfth Street and Vine.
Why They're dated:
In Kansas City, Missouri, the intersection of 12th Street and Vine Street hasn't existed since at least 1990.
Submitted by: Bob

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

Maroon 5's, "Misery"
The dirty Lyrics:
Your salty skin, and how
it mixes in with mine
The way it feels to be
completely intertwined.
Why They're dirty:
They are clearly sweaty and their bodies are “intertwined” so either they are having sex or this is very misleading
Submitted by: McKenna Varao

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Funny Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Linkin Park's, "A Place For My Head"
The Funny Lyrics:
The sun doesn't give life to the moon
assuming the moon's gonna owe it one.
Why They're funny:
Oh dear god this is the most pitiful lyric I have ever heard. It just cracks me up. It's the way they take it so seriously...
Submitted by: Adam

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Repetitive Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Talking Heads', "Once In A Lifetime"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Same as it ever was, same as it ever was Same as it ever was, same as it ever was Same as it ever was, same as it ever was Same as it ever was, same as it ever was
Why They're Repetitive:
Would you believe me if I said this is the song’s entire bridge, because it actually is. I mean wow, did the singer just give up on using different words halfway though and just decide to repeat himself? (Editor: The band is just called "Talking Heads", no "The".)
Submitted by: Jack

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Nonsensical Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Toto's, "Africa"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
The wild dogs cry out in the night
As they grow restless, longing for some solitary company
Why They're Nonsensical:
'Solitary' means without company. Maybe they meant 'singular.'
Submitted by: Nickster

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Insincere Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Led Zeppelin's, "D'yer Mak'er"
The Insincere Lyrics:
When I read the letter you wrote me, it made me mad mad mad,
When I read the words that it told me, it made me sad sad sad.
Why They're Insincere:
The letter that this girl wrote made him get mad, but the words had made him feel sad.
Submitted by: Darius Whitehead

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Misrhymed Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Steel Panther's, "Gold Digging Whore"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
She's a gold digger, she's a gold digger
F**king all the white guys and all the Persians
Why They're Misrhymed:
This one is actually misrhymed for a good reason. You start off with a lump in your throat because you think they're going to rhyme it with the N-word, but that's too offensive even for Steel Panther.
Submitted by: Amanda

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Insulting Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Led Zeppelin's, "Heartbreaker"
The Insulting Lyrics:
Go away, you heartbreaker!
Why They're Insulting:
Never tell a girl to go away just because she broke your heart for nothing!
Submitted by: Darius Whitehead

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Inappropriate Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Adam Sandler's, "The Hanukkah Song"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
So drink your gin and tonica,
And smoke your marijuanica
Why They're Inappropriate:
Never mind that he twisted the M-word to make it rhyme with Hanukkah (which I find funny), but I don't think he should be encouraging any listeners to go as far as to get high on it.
Submitted by: Orville Beddenrocker

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Spelling Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Marshmello,Anne Marie, "Friends"
The Words:
Want me to spell it out for you, F-R-I-E-N-D-S
Submitted By: playinwitme
Oscar Hammerstein, "Oklahoma"
The Words:
We're only saying you're doing fine Oklahoma, Oklahoma O K L A H O M A
Submitted By: EF

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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

Eiffel 65, "Living In A Bubble"
Lyrics it Opens With:
living in a bubble, baby
Submitted By: mads
Bobby Freeman, "Betty Lou Got A New Pair Of Shoes"
Lyrics it Opens With:
Betty Lou got a new pair of shoes [4 times] Betty Lou-wah-oo-wah-oo-wah-oo, Betty Lou got a new pair of shoes
Submitted By: Yvette Bristle

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Scary Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Milford's, "Switchfoot - This is your life"
The Lyrics:
Yesterday is a kid in the corner Yesterday is dead and over
....Well that's an extremely negative way to describe it. What makes it worse is that they say KID in the corner of all things, as if they thought they'd get away with singing about the death of minors.
Submitted by: Tom Tomlington

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Bad Grammar in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Tammy Wynette's, "Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad"
The Lyrics:
Your good girl's gonna go bad, I'm gonna be the swingingest swinger you've ever had.
"Swingingest" is not a word. It should probably be "I'm gonna be the most swinging swinger you've ever had".
Submitted by: Edward

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Real Places Mentioned in Songs -> Latest Entries

Waylon Jennings', "I Ain't Living Long Like This"
The Lyrics:
Grew up in Houston off of Wayside Drive.
Wayside Drive in Houston, Texas.
Submitted by: Bob

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Lyrics Pronunciation -> Latest Entries

Katy Perry's, "Unconditionally"
The Lyrics:
Unconditional, unconditionally
I will love you unconditionally
She puts the emphasis on the wrong syllables: "uncondi-SHUH-nal" and "I will love you un-CON-di-SHUH-nally".
Submitted by: metalkitchen

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Foreign Language in English Songs -> Latest Entries

Scorpions', "Destin"
The Lyrics:
Mon destin inscrit en toi
The French line means 'My fate inscribed in you'
Submitted by: Joey F.

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Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Bon Jovi's, "You Give Love A Bad Name"
The Lyrics:
Shot through the heart, and you're to blame,
You give love a bad name.
Self explanatory. The verses even explain to the subject woman why she ain't so good.
Submitted by: Joe

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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:
Many times I've been alone, and many times I've cried.
Many times I've been a crone, and many times I've lied.
Submitted by: Sir Ron Norris

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Lyrics Alliteration -> Latest Entries

The Beatles', "Revolution"
The Lyrics:
We all want to change the world.
We, Want, World: 3 Words That Start With W
Submitted by: Darius Whitehead

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TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Larry Gatlin's, "Ode To The Road"
The Lyrics:
Wherever you are, Mr. Serling,
I believe that I'm a sterling example of the Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
Submitted by: Bob

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Bad Ringtone Choices -> Latest Entries

Alice Cooper's, "School's Out For Summer"
The Lyrics:
School's been blown to pieces.
School's not really blown to pieces but you can't have this ringtone come off and tell a teacher that some student has blown the school to pieces.
Submitted by: Darius Whitehead

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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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