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Feb 16
ONE WEEK NOTICE: "This Is Me"

Come one, come all, to the greatest challenge on earth! Parody the Oscar nominated hit song: "This Is Me" from The Greatest Showman! Everybody's invited! (Comments & Parodies)

Feb 9
ONE WEEK NOTICE "Malibu" 2.0 (For February 16)

The core of One Week Notice is this: We all write parodies of the same original song - and then we post them on the same day! (Comments & Parodies)

Feb 2
ONE WEEK NOTICE "Malibu"

Come and join us again in our One Week Notice competition! It's Miley Week, with her brand new hit "Malibu" from 2017! (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
Comments:
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

"Weird Al" Yankovic's, "eBay"
The Lyrics:
Tell me why (I bid on Shatner's old toupee)
Who They Mention:
William Shatner, best known for playing Captain Kirk on Star Trek.
Submitted by: EF

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Songs That Mention a Product -> Latest Entries

Lana Del Rey's, "Diet Mountain Dew"
The Lyrics:
Diet Mountain Dew, baby New York City
Product Brand Name:
Diet Mountain Dew . It seems like Lana really likes soda, as she also mentioned Pepsi in another song
Submitted by: me

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Songs That Mention Other Songs -> Latest Entries

Coolio's, "Fantastic Voyage"
The Song Lyrics:
Wanna take you there like the Staple Singers
Song They Mention:
A semi-direct reference to "I'll Take You There" by the Staple Singers.
Submitted by: nally

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Dated Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Flip Quit's, "Movie Night"
The dated Lyrics:
Brand new, Nightmare on Elm Street 1, Friday the 13th: Final Chapter!
Why They're dated:
Both movies were new when this came out in 1984.
Submitted by: The Daily Supergazzete

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

Debbie Gibson's, "Cougar"
The dirty Lyrics:
Give mama some sugar
So what? Call me a cougar
Why They're dirty:
Debbie's referring to ejaculation.
Submitted by: Tarzan

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Funny Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Weird Al Yankovic's, "King Of Suede"
The Funny Lyrics:
30 years in the same location, I have stayed.
Why They're funny:
Ironic, considering he was less than 30 years old (i.e., still in his mid-20s) when he wrote and recorded this parody in 1984. He didn't turn 30 until 1989.
Submitted by: Liza Lott

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Repetitive Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Eminem's, "My Name Is"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
My Name is (ah) ×2 My Name is (Wakawaka)
Why They're Repetitive:
Your Name is Eminem, and YOU must know that!
Submitted by: Heyitsgalaxycreeper

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Nonsensical Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Tom Tom Club's, "Genius Of Love"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
iscup handra huta hishki
icup handra huta hi
icup hanti husic handra huta hila
kosaba handro uish kindro aya
- or -
iko pa handra hoo kuh-haish kay
iko pa handra hoo kuh hay
iko pantsee hootsee kandra roo hoota ra hindra
ko saba handa ruish kendro wya
Why They're Nonsensical:
The above is the reason these lyrics don't make any sense. What language is this? And what do these words mean? This part of the song -- spoken at about the 3-minute mark -- has baffled me for years, and I'm sure other people wonder about it as well. Still, I find it rather laughable in a sense. (Note to the editor: This is not spam; these are just two possible transcriptions of the lyrics which I got from songfacts.com.)
Submitted by: Quyjibo

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Insincere Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Eagles', "Victim of Love"
The Insincere Lyrics:
You know I may be wrong, but I'm not. No, I'm not.
Why They're Insincere:
Which is it now? Sounds kind of smug to me.
Submitted by: Demolition Man

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Misrhymed Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Brian Davies', "Sixteen Going on Seventeen"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Totally unprepared are you to face a world of men
Timid and shy and scared are you of things beyond your kin
Why They're Misrhymed:
"Men" and "Kin" don't rhyme.
Submitted by: EF

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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

Tom Tom Club's, "Genius Of Love"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Oops! Your mama said uh
Oops! Your mama said uh
Oops! Your mama said uh
Oops! Your mama
Why They're Inappropriate:
Muttered during the interlude between the second and third verses. I don't see how it relates to the rest of the song.
Submitted by: Quyjibo

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Spelling Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Eric B. & Rakim, "Microphone Fiend"
The Words:
effect
Comments
E-F-F-E-C-T, a smooth operator operating correctly
Submitted By: Tommy
One Direction, "Rock Me"
The Words:
rock
Comments
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

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Made Up Words Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Gwen Stefani, "Hollaback Girl"
The Made Up Words:
hollaback
Comments
There's no such word.
Submitted By: Sheila Oh
(Hed) P.E., "Schpamb"
The Made Up Words:
Schpamb
Comments
Submitted By: Rhonda Hindle

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

Peter Gabriel, "Father, Son"
Lyrics it Opens With:
Father, son, locked as one.
Comments
Submitted By: Brian Kelly
Three Dog Night, "One"
Lyrics it Opens With:
One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do.
Comments
Submitted By: Brian Kelly

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Scary Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Flip Quit's, "I Sung Myself"
The Lyrics:
Better go see Jason drown -or- Better go see Mrs. Voorhees kill
Why:
FRIDAY. THE. 13TH. PART. ONE.
Submitted by: Alexa

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Bad Grammar in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Neil Diamond's, "Cracklin' Rosie"
The Lyrics:
Oh, I love my Rosie child.
She got the way to make me happy.
You and me, we go in style.
Cracklin' Rose, you're a store bought woman.
You make me sing like a guitar hummin'.
So hang on to me, girl,
Our song keeps runnin' on.
Why:
The most distinctly grammatical error here is in the second line above, which ought to be "She has the way to make me happy." A usual grammatically incorrect substitution for "He has" or "She has", etc., is "He's got" or "She's got", etc., which sometimes get transformed still more by omitting the apostrophe and "s", as in the second line above. But more grammatically confusing in this whole passage is the sudden shift from singing of the title character in the third person in the first two lines above to addressing someone in the second person thereafter. Technically the third line above is ambiguous as to whom he's addressing, because "You" in that line has no antecedent. In the fourth line he calls the addressee by name, so I guess listeners are meant to assume in retrospect that he was already addressing her in the third line. But that is technically ambiguous since immediately before the third line he was referring to her in the third person.
Submitted by: Karen Smith

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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
Why:
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

Tom Lehrer's, "The Elements"
The Lyrics:
These are the only ones of which the news has come to Harvard,
And there may be many others, but they haven't been discovered.
Why:
The words Harvard and Discovered are both mispronounced in order to make this rhyme.
Submitted by: EF

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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
Why:
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

Eurythmics', "Would I Lie To You?"
The Lyrics:
I won't be here anymore,
I've packed my bags, cleaned the floor,
Watch me walking, walking out the door.
Why:
It's basically a song about a person breaking up with their significant other and just flat out leaving for good.
Submitted by: nally

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Onomatopoeia in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Nicki Minaj's, "Super Bass"
The Lyrics:
Boom-ba-doom-boom-boom-ba-doom-boom-boom
Yeah, that's that super bass
Why:
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 Shirelles', "Baby, It's You"
The Lyrics:
I Sit Alone At Home And Cry
Why:
I Sit At Chrome Alone And High
Submitted by: Mae Beam

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Lyrics Alliteration -> Latest Entries

The Smiths', "Shoplifters of the World"
The Lyrics:
A heartless hand on my shoulder
I was bored before I even began
Why:
"h" e "b" each twice
Submitted by: Oliveira

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TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Weird Al Yankovic's, "eBay"
The Lyrics:
Tell me why I got that Alf alarm clock
Why:
Alf is a TV series which showed from 1986 to 1990.
Submitted by: EF

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Bad Ringtone Choices -> Latest Entries

The Sweet's, "Ballroom Blitz"
The Lyrics:
And the girl in the corner
Is everybody's woman
She could kill you with a wink of her eye.
Why:
Wow, not the kind of ringtone you want going off when you're filling out a police report.
Submitted by: Celeste

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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%
Coldplay:16.7%
Walk The Moon: 25.0%
Crowded House : 8.3%
Total Responses: 12

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