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running coach 01-23-2019 10:11 AM

Iconic song titles...diminished
 
Alter the title of a well known song (any genre) to a lesser version. Try to keep as much of the original title as possible.

"I Left My Heart In San Mateo"
"Frontage Road To Hell"
"Standby Tickets To Paradise"

For one or two word titles, see if you can keep the original "flavor".

"Bluefin Tuna"
SPOILER:
"Barracuda"


Bonus points for matching lyrics or atrocious puns.

blondebear 01-23-2019 11:04 AM

Senses Working Part Time (XTC)

Thin Ice 01-23-2019 11:11 AM

Sixteen Pounds (Tennessee Ernie Ford)

Knowed Out 01-23-2019 11:17 AM

Sunday Slight Cuts and Abrasions Sunday (U2)

MrKnowItAll 01-23-2019 11:48 AM

"I Can't Drive 35"
"Hop"
"Escalator to Heaven"
"Eye of the Ocelot"
"Scenes from an Italian Food Truck"

Knowed Out 01-23-2019 12:32 PM

Don't Go Causing Myochardial Damage to My Heart - Elton John
Don't Be Apprehensive About the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
Lavender Haze - Jimi Hendrix
You Induced an Agitated State In Me All Night Long - AC/DC
Rock Me Like a Tropical Depression - Scorpions

blondebear 01-23-2019 12:35 PM

Might Get Fooled Again

Thin Ice 01-23-2019 12:40 PM

Heartache Motel (Elvis)

Thudlow Boink 01-23-2019 12:45 PM

Arroyo by Duran Duran

Annie-Xmas 01-23-2019 12:50 PM

Jesus Christ, Pretty Nice Guy
Stop That Damn Whining, Argentina

running coach 01-23-2019 01:10 PM

Yellow Submersible
Eight Days A Year
Can't Buy Me Like
When I'm Thirty Eight

running coach 01-23-2019 01:21 PM

Don't Fear The Harvester
Welcome To The Overgrowth
Amble This Way

boson 01-23-2019 01:27 PM

12th Street Snag

Bohemian Requiem

running coach 01-23-2019 01:40 PM

Hotel Alabama
Sweet Home, North Dakota
Summer In The Suburbs
Another Part Of The Wall
He Stopped Loving Her Right Away

Knowed Out 01-23-2019 02:16 PM

The Bob Dylan wing

- Mr. Alembic Cymbal Man
- Tangled Up in Mauve
- Boots of Albanian Leather
- Ringing Heaven's Doorbell

blondebear 01-23-2019 02:19 PM

On a classical note, The Meh Gates of Kiev.

running coach 01-23-2019 02:22 PM

The Sounds Of Susurration
Born To Be Mild
Great Balls Of Embers
Bridge Over Ruffled Water
(Sittin' Under) The Dock Of The Bay

Hoopy Frood 01-23-2019 03:31 PM

Ridin' the Mist Out

penultima thule 01-23-2019 03:37 PM

Loose Melody
Money for Jam
Downtown Slut
MacArthur's Cake

Intergalactic Gladiator 01-23-2019 03:39 PM

Which individual is responsible for granting the canines a point of egress?


Wait, that's not right.

panache45 01-23-2019 04:31 PM

I've got - something - under my skin.

Mussorgsky: Night on Blueberry Hill

panache45 01-23-2019 04:48 PM

Tchaikovsky: Pigeon Lake Ballet

Thin Ice 01-23-2019 07:53 PM

(I Can't Get No) Contentment

Ethilrist 01-23-2019 08:05 PM

Somewhere Over in the Next County

running coach 01-23-2019 08:09 PM

Take Me Home, Urban Roads
It's Still Chamber Music To Me
My Multi-Colored Coat
Riders On The Squall

running coach 01-23-2019 08:17 PM

We Will Sway You
We Are The Runner-Ups

blondebear 01-23-2019 08:22 PM

Six-and-a-half Days A Week
8th Avenue Pretty Cold Out

Kent Clark 01-23-2019 08:47 PM

From the Beatles collection

Penny Court
Strawberry Gardens Forever
A Moment in the Life
A Hard Day's Twilight
Some of What You Need Is Love
Maxwell's Pewter Hammer
I Want to Lightly Touch Your Hand
Revolution #4.5
Excuse Me, Jude?
Norwegian Plywood

Ethilrist 01-23-2019 09:10 PM

We're Probably Not Gonna Take It

Thudlow Boink 01-23-2019 09:13 PM

You Sorta Got Me

Pork Rind 01-23-2019 09:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Intergalactic Gladiator (Post 21448260)
Which individual is responsible for granting the canines a point of egress?


Wait, that's not right.

Who took the dogs for a brisk walk?

Knowed Out 01-24-2019 07:39 AM

You Cannot Aspire to This - MC Hammer
Polaroids at an Exhibition - Mussoursky
Ignite My Flame - The Doors

Thin Ice 01-24-2019 07:42 AM

House of the Predawn Hours

blondebear 01-24-2019 09:09 AM

Let The So-So Times Roll

Annie-Xmas 01-24-2019 09:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Knowed Out (Post 21448020)
The Bob Dylan wing

- Mr. Alembic Cymbal Man
- Tangled Up in Mauve
- Boots of Albanian Leather
- Ringing Heaven's Doorbell

Blowing Out Your Ass

Annie-Xmas 01-24-2019 12:43 PM

Queen edition:

Bohemian Razzberry
Another Pee In The Dust
We Will Pop You

running coach 01-24-2019 12:56 PM

Elvirus
Slightly Risky Zone
It's 12 O'Clock Somewhere
Apartment Of The Rising Sun
Thank You For The Muzak (ABBA)

Dendarii Dame 01-24-2019 01:12 PM

Sunshine on My Shoulder Pads
Rocky Mountain High Five

Thin Ice 01-24-2019 02:23 PM

Little Bit of Rosie
Purgatorys Bells

DCnDC 01-24-2019 02:33 PM

Knockin' on Limbo's Door
Irrationally Anxious (Paranoid)
War Piglets
Raindrops Keep Falling On My Umbrella
Smells Like Teens
Motel California
Heartbreak Hostel
Mediocre Vibrations

Gatopescado 01-24-2019 02:40 PM

While My Guitar Gently Seeps

I'm Average, I'm Local

Smells Like Teen Breath

Hoopy Frood 01-24-2019 03:03 PM

Summertime Ennui

Happy Lendervedder 01-24-2019 03:03 PM

Christmas songs:

We Three City Councilmen
Slightly-muffled Night
We Wish You an OK Christmas
2 Days of Christmas
Santa Claus Could Be Coming to Town
All I Want for Christmas is Someone with a Pulse
Deck the Wall
Hark! The Herald Angels Hum
Gray Christmas
Baby, It's Mildly Pleasant Outside
Aluminum Bells

Typo Negative 01-24-2019 03:27 PM

Annoy the King
Screaming to Get Even
Born to be Mild
Highway Celestial Body
Rock you like a Highly Windy Day

Gatopescado 01-24-2019 06:56 PM

Christmas Card From a Hooker in Peoria

penultima thule 01-24-2019 08:09 PM

Wind beneath my belt line
Araldite beneath my wings
Wind above my beanie
Tornado blew off my wings
Updraft below my hemline

running coach 01-24-2019 08:37 PM

Time In a Container
I Might Say I Like You In A Song
You Don't Annoy Jim
Naughty, Naughty Leroy Brown

Missed The Last Train To Clarksville
I'm A Skeptic
Pleasant Valley Hump Day


Sweet Climbing Vine
Brother Love's Stranded Salvation Show
Thank The Lord For The Overtime
Sometimes In Blue Jeans
Longfellow Lemonade
Heart Sconce

blondebear 01-24-2019 09:34 PM

An Infinitesimal Bit Me, An Infinitesimal Bit You
92 Bottles Of Beer On The Wall
Not Gone For Very Long

Kent Clark 01-24-2019 09:52 PM

Stairway to Purgatory
Inexpensive Bird
Carry on My Misdirected Son
Vape on the Water
Don't Stop Being Pretty Sure
Sympathy for the Bad Guy
Don't Fear the Hay Baler
Bohemian Music
Unimproved Road to Hell
All Along the Overlook

Dropo 01-24-2019 10:54 PM

Sunshine of your Fondness
Frog-jumpin’ Jack Flash
The Passing Fancy is Gone
Less than Friendly Town Blues (Johnny Winter)
More than a Numbing Sensation
Disputed Region between India and Pakistan
Hey Dude (Beatles)
Born to Skedaddle
Structure Allowing Translocation over a Metaphorical Body of Liquid Meant to Symbolize Difficult Life Circumstances
It Commonly Happens (Tom Jones)
Personal Method of Doing Things (Frank Sinatra)


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