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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)

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Songs That Mention a Boasting -> Latest Entries

AJR's, "I'm Not Famous"
The Boasting Lyrics:
You've never heard of me
Or the weird shit I do and say
That's my favorite thing
That I'm not famous, no
And I'm never on TV
Throwing up on an LA street
Nobody judges me
Cause I'm not famous, no
Comments:
While AJR might have not been famous when they wrote this song, they're boasting about the fact they're not famous
Submitted by: dayna

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Songs That Mention a Celebrity -> Latest Entries

Police's, "Don't Stand So Close to Me"
The Lyrics:
Just like the old man in that book by Nabokov
Who They Mention:
Vladimir Nabokov, the writer of Lolita. which is about a minor in a sexual relationship with a much older man and one of the grossest books I have ever read.
Submitted by: Dayna

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Songs That Mention a Product -> Latest Entries

Red Simpson's, "I'm a Truck"
The Lyrics:
Oughta tell 'em how he missed a gear
And that Volkswagen bus full of hippies
Passed us like I was sittin' up on jacks.
Product Brand Name:
Volkswagen
Submitted by: Not the Same Bob

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Songs That Mention Other Songs -> Latest Entries

Marcy Playground's, "Sex and Candy"
The Song Lyrics:
Like disco superfly
Song They Mention:
"Superfly" by Curtis Mayfield
Submitted by: Cody Finke

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Dated Song Lyric -> Latest Entries

Daft Punk's, "Harder Better Faster Stronger"
The dated Lyrics:
Our work is never over
Why They're dated:
Daft Punk broke up… their work is over btw the security code was “PS5” lol
Submitted by: Clever Name

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

Mimi Webb's, "Before I Go"
The dirty Lyrics:
Before I go
Won't you lay me down put your hands all on me?
Why They're dirty:
Sounds like she wants some satisfaction before she goes somewhere.
Submitted by: Dongquan

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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

Ben Pollack's, "Got The Jitters"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Got the jitters, got the jitters, got the jitters, got the jitters, got the jitters.
Why They're Repetitive:
This is how Nappy Lamare (Ben Pollack's guitarist) opens the song. The song’s title is sung FOURTEEN times!!
Submitted by: A Kansan

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Nonsensical Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Sheryl Crow's, "Anything But Down"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I bring you apples from the vine.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Apples grow on trees, not on vines.
Submitted by: S. Tim Wood

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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

Ylvis', "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Big blue eyes, pointy nose
Chasing mice and digging holes
Why They're Misrhymed:
Nose and holes don't rhyme.
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

Kasabian, "Reason Is Treason"
The Words:
Kill
Comments
Tell his family that he won't be okay, K-I-L-L
Submitted By: Nat
Rage Against The Machine, "Know Your Enemy"
The Words:
Defiance
Comments
With the D, the E, the F, the I, the A, the N, the C, the E, mind of a revolutionary
Submitted By: Nat

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Made Up Words Song Lyrics -> Latest Entries

SSQ, "Synthicide"
The Made Up Words:
Synthicide
Comments
There's a line in the song that goes "killing the pain, synthicide". So I think it's saying that listening to synthesizer music or synthpop music will help get rid of you sadness, hurt and other negative emotions. But "synthicide" is definitely not a real word. To me, the word implies murdering somebody with a synthesizer (beating them to death with it I guess LOL) or that you've killed a synthesizer, LOL. The song's from the 80s but definitely wasn't a hit. But the lead singer of SSQ was a young Stacy Q., who would a few years later have a hit with and become a "one hit wonder" with her catchy song Two Of Hearts. Synthicide's an OK song but I think the title and lyrics hurt it somewhat and that's why it wasn't a hit, but yeah I've definitely heard better.
Submitted By: Edward
Yung Gravy, "Oops!"
The Made Up Words:
Supercalifragilisticexpialidopesh*t, supercalifragiliyourexbeonsomeh**sh*t
Comments
He’s just making up rude words out of another made-up word “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”!
Submitted By: BrilliantJ8

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

Bill Withers, "Watching You Watching Me"
Lyrics it Opens With:
Watching you watching me C; It's so easy to see
Comments
Submitted By: Doug N.
Bill Withers, "Whatever Happens"
Lyrics it Opens With:
Whatever happens C; We'll have some love along the way
Comments
Submitted By: Doug N.

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Scary Lyrics -> Latest Entries

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

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Bad Grammar in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Jack Stauber's, "Oh Klahoma"
The Lyrics:
I hear those eyes and I see your cries
Why:
You can’t… hear eyes
Submitted by: Clever Name

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Real Places Mentioned in Songs -> Latest Entries

George Ezra's, "Manila"
The Lyrics:
No flights to Manila
Lockdown Cinderella
Why:
Manila is the capital of the Philippines.
Submitted by: Sharoana

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Lyrics Pronunciation -> Latest Entries

Kevin Lyttle's, "Turn Me On"
The Lyrics:
Girl, wine all around me.
[Later]
Kiss and caress me.
Why:
In the part “Girl, wine all around me”, he pronounces the word “around” as “arond” in which I misheard the whole lyric as “go right harder on me”. In “kiss and caress me” he simply says “kizz and carezz meh”.
Submitted by: BrilliantJ8

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Foreign Language in English Songs -> Latest Entries

Jack Stauber's, "Curl"
The Lyrics:
Capere boni temporu Vide humanitas Illud dimittis
Why:
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

The Bee Gees', "Stayin' Alive"
The Lyrics:
Life goin' nowhere
Somebody help me
Somebody help me, yeah
Life goin' nowhere
Somebody help me, yeah
I'm stayin' alive
Why:
I wouldn't call the rest of the song uplifting lyrically but the bridge and outro make no bones about the bleak and nihilistic themes of the song and the movie it was written for. Can we every truly understand the New York Times effect on man?
Submitted by: Deedee

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Onomatopoeia in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

SeeMore's Playhouse's, "Turn Off the Sink"
The Lyrics:
If you hear plink plink plink, turn off the sink
Why:
Plink sounds like water dripping
Submitted by: Brionna Secret

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Lyrics Spoonerisms -> Latest Entries

Traditional's, "Shall We Gather By The River"
The Lyrics:
Gathered with the Saints by the river,
The beautiful river of God.
Why:
Gathered with the Saints by the river,
The beautiful giver of rod.
Submitted by: Richard Wetfuss

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Lyrics Alliteration -> Latest Entries

Alan Jackson's, "Tall Tall Trees"
The Lyrics:
I'll buy you tall tall trees
Why:
Look at the title, it's obvious.
Submitted by: Edward

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TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics -> Latest Entries

Irving Aaronson and his Commanders', "Flirtation Walk"
The Lyrics:
I always knew, someday I’d accompany you,
Along Flirtation Walk,
A dream foretold, a story that you'd unfold,
That lives forever and never grows old,
I always felt, that your little heart would melt.
Why:
Bandleader Aaronson's first recording for the Columbia label in Summer 1934 references the 1934 First National film, “Flirtation Walk“.
Submitted by: Randy Skretvedt

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Bad Ringtone Choices -> Latest Entries

Jack Stauber's, "Pavlov"
The Lyrics:
I got a show
You are alone, good
I thought you sound good
Pretend you saved me.
Why:
It sounds fine doesn’t it… except the song lyrics are screamed at the top of his lungs and are basically not understandable. You actually can’t hear a single lyric. Unless you want to look crazy, this might be better for an alarm.
Submitted by: Clever Name

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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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