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Album cover parody of Super Trouper by ABBA
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The members of the band Abba must be getting old (They were formed in 1971). Agnetha Faltskog wanted to sing the song "Waterloo", but she forgot the lyrics. She forgot the words, but she was a pro about it. When she started to sing, she sang "Doo-ba-doo, doo-ba-doo-ba doo-ba-doo-ba-doo-ba-doo"
Submitted by: Jeff Williams

Band Name Origins:

  • Abba was originally named because of their four member's names (Anni-Frid, Bjorn, Benny and Agnetha). But they first had to ask permission from a seafood company whose name was Abba. (Yes it's true! If you don't believe me, look it up!) Submitted by: KRAZYMAN
  • Originally Stig Anderson came up with the four names - Bjorn, Benny, Anna and Frida. (Anna short for Agnetha and Frida short for Anni-Frid) He decided to shorten the name before the 1974 Eurovision song contest to one that was easy to handle all around Europe. He Opted for the 4 band members initials A B B A. However they first had to ok this with a fish canning company in Sweden called Abba who agreed - just so long as the band behaved themselves. Just think - 1 trashed hotel room and it could have all benn different! Submitted by: Alan Lamprell

Stupid Band Names:

  • If you say it often enough, it sounds like you're having a fit of some sort. Submitted by: Timwi

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
FABBA pronounceable acronym for the 'Frida' referenceDyan Cannonball
ABBF (or FBBA)since Anni-Frid was more known as FridaRoger
FatherFrom the Biblical Aramaic wordRobert D. Arndt Jr.

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Nanna Nia""Mamma Mia"Weamon
"I Pee On Cream""I Have A Dream"Weamon
"Haha, Heea""Mamma Mia"Weamon
"Does Your Father Know""Does Your Mother Know"Elon Muskrat
"Dancing Yeen""Dancing Queen"Sarah

There are additional ABBA new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Summer Night City,"There's no city with that nameKerry
"Dancing Queen,"Not impossible; a queen CAN DANCE.Editor's note
"I Am the City,"People aren't citiesWanda Pierce
"Kisses Of Fire,"Kisses can't be composed of fire.Heather Brockwell
"I'm A Marionette,"Marionettes aren't sentient.GlamRockNinjaLord

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Where's The Party?," Madonna"Summer Night City," ABBA
"Natural Born Killer," Jason C. Miller"Tiger," ABBA
"Come Dancing," The Kinks"Dancing Queen," Abba
"Slime Creatures From Outer Space," Weird Al Yankovic"Under Attack," ABBA
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Mama Mia" originally "Mamma Mia"
Same pronunciation, but with 1 'm' removed
"Happy New Ear" originally "Happy New Year"
Candy Welty
"Does Your Other Know" originally "Does Your Mother Know"
Candy Welty
"Does Our Mother Know" originally "Does Your Mother Know"
Candy Welty
"The Inner Takes It All" originally "The Winner Takes It All"
The inner what?
Daisy Pappus

There are additional ABBA song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Take A Chancre On Me" originally "Take A Chance On Me"
Victoria Abbot
"Happy News Year" originally "Happy New Year"
(This is not a plural!)
Candy Welty
"Happy Newt Year" originally "Happy New Year"
Candy Welty
"Supper Trouper" originally "Super Trouper"
Naomi Swanson
"Superb Trouper" originally "Super Trouper"
Candy Welty

There are additional ABBA song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Hernando" originally "Fernando"
Hernando: a county in Florida north of Pasco Count
"The Name Or The Game" originally "The Name Of The Game"
What's it going to be?
"Liger" originally "Tiger"
Liger-Cross between a male lion & a female tiger.
"Sappy New Year" originally "Happy New Year"
Candy Welty
"Happy Pew Year" originally "Happy New Year"
Candy Welty

There are additional ABBA song titles with a letter changed available.


Mar 22
a parody of "The Winner Takes It All" by Abba
Parody of Abba's 'The Winner Takes It All'; a tribute to the great institution of strip clubs.
SoundClick: (Mp3)
Oct 15
a parody of "Fernando" by ABBA
"The Governator" sings about the joys and pitfalls of going without underwear.
SoundClick: (Mp3)
May 19
a parody of "Ring Ring" by Abba
The missing song from the Prancing Pony scene! (mp3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Thank You for the Music""ABBA Megamix"Glynn Leaney
"Waterloo...""ABBA Megamix"Glynn Leaney
"Mamma Mia""Colon Cleaning"Dan Creeden
"Dancing Queen""Modern Queen"The Parody Author
"Waterloo""Paddington!"The Parody Author
"The Winner Takes It All""The Sinner Leads Them All"65th Beatle
"Dancing Queen""Flashing Green"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Money, Money. Money""Cruddy, Cruddy, Cruddy"SwimPuff165
"Money, Money, Money""Needy, Needy, Needy"SwimPuff165

There are additional ABBA song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Under AttackArmyJordan Alexander
Honey, HoneyAny brand of honeyAaron E
Dancing QueenDance Moms promosAndrew
Super TrouperSuper Trouper stage lightsSlick
Mamma Mia!Super Mario Bros.Andrea Huckstep
There are additional ABBA commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
The Winner Takes it AllDivorce mediatorDavid R
Dancing QueenRepublic (British pressure group)Kerry
Money, Money, MoneyDebt Collection AgencyBrian
Money, Money, MoneyWario Ware, IncIchigo Sneasel
Money, Money, MoneyAny charityLiz
There are additional ABBA on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
   Elton John
The Politics Of Dancing
Dancing Queen
The Politics Of The Dancing Queen
Britney Spears into pruning hooks
Suck My Kiss
   Red Hot Chili Peppers
Kisses Of Fire
Suck My Kisses Of Fire
Erica Tetralix
Candy Kisses
   George Morgan
Kisses Of Fire
Candy Kisses Of Fire
There are additional ABBA duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Paula Abbadul
Paula Abdul combined with ABBA
Submitted By: Cody Finke
Frank Zappa combined with ABBA
Dancing Queens and Dancin' Fools unite!
Submitted By: neptunevsmars
Mick Jagger combined with ABBA
Looks as though that middle-age spread is getting just a little out of hand...
Submitted By: Kurt Vile
ABBA combined with ABC
Submitted By: Lindz

There are additional ABBA Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"When All Is Said and Done"
Misheard Lyrics:
We are lions, snakes, monkeys
We are flies, snakes, monkeys
Original Lyrics:
We fly instinctively
"When All Is Said And Done"
Misheard Lyrics:
We are lions, snakes, monkeys or We are flies, snakes, monkeys
Original Lyrics:
We fly instinctively
"When All Is Said And Done"
Misheard Lyrics:
They're all cabbage, you and me
See lions differently
Standing calmly at the crossroads, lonely side of town
Original Lyrics:
Birds of passage, you and me
We fly instinctively
Standing calmly at the crossroads, no desire to run
Misheard Lyrics:
How the heartaches come and they go
And you start believing
Original Lyrics:
How the heartaches come and they go
And the scars they're leaving
There are additional ABBA misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Take me through the daftness to the break of the day
Original Lyrics:
Take me through the darkness to the break of the day

Story about this misheard lyric by: Timi Zhuo

The full title of this song has exclamation marks after each instance of the word Gimme; and the phrase "A Man After Midnight" in parentheses. Please don't submit anything variant; we must be consistent when identifying the title of this song. Thank you for your cooperation.

There are additional ABBA misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

Better Lyrics:
Where's the Loo? - Diarrhea, must get to the door!
Where's the Loo? - To a stall before poop is on the floor!
Where's the Loo? - Couldn't hold it if I wanted to!
Where's the Loo? - Number 3, part Number 1, Number 2!
Where's the Loo? - A triple flush, crapped out so much poo!!!
Original Lyrics:
Waterloo - I was defeated, you won the war
Waterloo - Promise to love you for ever more
Waterloo - Couldn't escape if I wanted to
Waterloo - Knowing my fate is to be with you
Waterloo - Finally facing my Waterloo
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Money Money Money"
Better Lyrics:
Money, money, money
That's my honey
In this ConDems' world
Money, money, money
Must be funny
In this ConDems' world
All the work I could do
If I had just enough money
It's the ConDems' world
Original Lyrics:
Money, money, money
Must be funny
In the rich man's world
Money, money, money
Always sunny
In the rich man's world
All the things I could do
If I had a little money
It's a rich man's world
Submitted by: Sheogorath
"Thank You for the Music"
Better Lyrics:
So I say
No thanks to the adverts, the ones I'm watching
With ADR and lip-synch matching
We can live without them, I state in all honesty
What could life be
Without such crap being shown on TV?
So I say no thanks to dubbed adverts
Don't foist them off on me
Original Lyrics:
So I say
Thank you for the music, the songs I'm singing
Thanks for all the joy they're bringing
Who can live without it, I ask in all honesty
What would life be?
Without a song or a dance what are we?
So I say thank you for the music
For giving it to me
Submitted by: Sheogorath
There are additional ABBA parody fragments available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"I Am Just a Girl"
The Funny Lyrics:
I am just a girl
Why They're Funny:
Consider that the male members of ABBA also sang that line. Think about it for a moment.
Submitted by: Brendan Richards
"King Kong Song"
The Funny Lyrics:
We do the King Kong Song
You gotta sing along
Listen to the music and it couldn't go wrong!
Why They're Funny:
This isn't the sort of song ABBA would flower on, even if it's on the same album as 'Waterloo'. A dolly attempt to sound hard and funky, the whole song is juvenile. But the real fun is that they got sidetracked just at this point. Bjorn Ulvaeus has told the story of a show in Stockholm Concert Hall in '74: "In the middle of 'King Kong Song' there's a kind of percussion break, and then the girls shout Aaaarggh! and the chorus returns. Now, at that point one of the girls got in screaming two beats too early, and half the musicians followed her, and us others went on as it was supposed to be. From then on we couldn't hook up again. The song just ran away and petered out..."
Submitted by: Alex
There are additional ABBA Funny lyrics available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
I love you...
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do.
Why They're Repetitive:
Okay, you love me. I get the picture. Fpur times would have been plenty.
Submitted by: Gino

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

The Nonsensical Lyrics:
There's no regret
If I had to do the same again
I would, my friend, fernando
Why They're Nonsensical:
This lyric always gets me. It make no sense. She's saying that basically she has no regrets and would do it all again... but if she HAD to do the same again then she would have no choice in the matter. If I HAD to do the same again means she if being forced to do it- so saying you would, my friend, is pointless- you're being forced to do it again!! It's not much of a gesture or very profound saying "I'd do it all again if somebody forced me too" Arrghh.
Submitted by: Jim Smith
"Nina, Pretty Ballerina"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Just another woman with no name
Why They're Nonsensical:
So her name isn't, like, 'Nina' then?
Submitted by: Brendan Richards
There are additional ABBA nonsensical lyrics available.

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"Money, Money, Money"
The Insincere Lyrics:
I work all night, I work all day
To pay the bills I have to pay, ain't it sad?
And still there never seems to be
A single penny left for me, that's too bad
Why They're Insincere:
Perhaps she should charter the jet next time...
Submitted by: iodmys

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Head Over Heels"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
She's a girl, with a taste for the world.
Each time when he speaks his mind, she pets his
head and says that's all very fine.
Why They're Misrhymed:
If you look at the lyrics better you will find out that practicly whole song is misrhymed.
Submitted by: Gabrijela
"Dum Dum Diddle"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
You're only smilin'
When you're playing your violin
Why They're Misrhymed:
If this isn't the worst rhyme ever, I don't know what is. Did these guys even know English?
Submitted by: ZMark
There are additional ABBA misrhymed lyrics available.

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"Voulez Vous"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Now we're back to get some more, you know what I mean.
voulez vous.....
Why They're Inappropriate:
Well...If you know what "voulez vous coucher avec moi ce soir" means then you are on the ball!
Submitted by: Eva
"Take A Chance On Me"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
All the pretty birds have flown
Baby I'm still free
Why They're Inappropriate:
Look at those women singing. There's two "pretty birds" who haven't flown away yet...
Submitted by: Please use a name that DOESN'T relate to the music
There are additional ABBA inappropriate lyrics available.

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Happy New Year"
The Dated Lyrics:
What lies waiting down the line
In the end of eighty-nine.
Why They're Dated:
Because Happy New Year was written in the year 1979 for ABBA's Super Trouper album and the lyrics refer to the end of a decade (the end of the 1970's) and then looks ahead to the end of 1989. So it now seems dated to hear that song with those lyrics.
Submitted by: ClarinetMad

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Kisses Of Fire "
The Dirty Lyrics:
Touch my lips close your eyes and see with your fingertips
Why They're Dirty:
Submitted by: Miley
"When All Is Said And Done"
The Dirty Lyrics:
Slighty worn, but dignified and not to old for sex
Why They're Dirty:
Whoa.... Do they know that CHILDREN listen to this?
Submitted by: ABBA Fan
There are additional ABBA dirty lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

The Lyrics:
My my,
at Waterloo
Napoleon did surrender
Who They Mention:
Napoleon Bonaparte
Submitted by: Wendy Torrance
"Me And I"
The Lyrics:
Sometimes I have toyed with ideas
That I got from good old Dr Freud
Who They Mention:
Sigmund Freud
Submitted by: Raphael

How to Pronounce a Band Name:

The name is an acronym derived from the first letter of each member's first names.
Submitted by: She

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Does Your Mother Know?"
The Song Lyrics:
Take it easy, take it easy,
Better slow down, girl.
Song They Mention:
"Take It Easy" by the Eagles (1972).
Submitted by: Megan

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Summer Night City"
Opening Lines:
Summer night city... Summer night city...
Submitted by: Alex Bury
Opening Lines:
Can you hear the drums, Fernando? I remember long ago another starry night like this.
Submitted by: Candy Welty
There are additional ABBA spelling lyrics available.

Boasting in Song Lyrics:

"On and On and On"
The Boasting Lyrics:
Then I took advantage of the fact that I'm a star,
Shook my hair and took a casual stroll up to the bar.
Well, She's proclaiming that she's a star (which is quite true) but doesn't necessarily need to be said
Submitted by: DannyP

Song Title Space Change:

"I'm Amarion Ette" originally "I'm A Marionette"
Submitted by: Alice Spoonerism
"I'm A Marion Ette" originally "I'm A Marionette"
Submitted by: Alice Spoonerism
"Fern And O" originally "Fernando"
Possibly "O" as in movie "Story Of O"?
Submitted by: Arlene Titshaw
"Mean Di" originally "Me And I"
Di, as in short for 'Diana'
Submitted by: Kirsten Abercrombie

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

The Lyrics:
At Waterloo, Napoleon did surrender.
No-one said he didn't! It should be "At Waterloo, Napoleon surrendered". But then we wouldn't have Abba...
Submitted by: Neil Harrison
"Money Money Money"
The Lyrics:
Money, money, money
Must be funny
In the rich man's world
Two errors here. Firstly, "funny" can mean either amusing or peculiar, but never "fun", which is clearly the intended meaning here. Secondly, "the rich man's world" is a clumsy and pretentious construct compared with "a rich man's world". Not strictly wrong, but odd. Funny, if you like...
Submitted by: Simon Beck
There are additional ABBA Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics available.

Band Name Anagrams:

BAAB Submitted by: Jeffrey
As spoofed on a 'Pinky & The Brain' episode.
BaBa Submitted by: Ladyfish

Song Title Anagrams:

"I'm Anette Mario" originally "I'm A Marionette"
Submitted by: Dorothy Jansen
"Don A Fern" originally "Fernando"
To start a "going green" fashion trend?
Submitted by: Edith
"Angel's Eye" originally "Angel Eyes"
Submitted by: Gladys
"Check On A Manatee" originally "Take A Chance On Me"
Submitted by: Calop
"Taken A Chance, Moe?" originally "Take A Chance On Me"
Submitted by: Calop

There are additional ABBA Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Money, Money, Money"
The Lyrics:
So I must leave
I’ll have to go To Las Vegas or Monaco
And win a fortune in a game
My life will never be the same
Cities famous for having casinos
Submitted by: Hugh Littlejohn
"Santa Rosa"
The Lyrics:
I'd give anything to be back home in Santa Rosa
How I wish this road would take me home where I belong
Santa Rosa is a city/town in California, USA.
Submitted by: byronmarkanthony
There are additional ABBA Real Places Mentioned in Songs available.

Song Title Acrostics:

COY: "Crying Over You"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
ID, ID, ID ID, ID: "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do"
Submitted by: Meredith Corpening

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Quancing Dean" originally "Dancing Queen"
Submitted by: Glenn O'Brien
"Bree Is Your Hover" originally "He Is Your Brother"
Submitted by: Rosie
"The Inner Wakes It Tall" originally "The Winner Takes It All"
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
"Sanding Queen" originally "Dancing Queen"
Submitted by: Allison O'Silla
"Ticky Cheetah" originally "Chiquitita"
Submitted by: Amber Malone

There are additional Song Title Spoonerisms available.

Foreign Language in English Songs:

The Lyrics:
La question c'est voulez-vous.
The title itself is French for "Would you"; the line in full translates as "The question is - would you?"
Submitted by: Brendan Richards

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"On and On and On"
The Lyrics:
I was at a party
And this feller said to me
Something bad is happening
I'm sure you do agree
People care for nothing
No respect for human rights
Evil times are coming
We are in for darker nights?
These are dark, quasi-apocalyptic lyrics over perhaps the catchiest beat possible.
Submitted by: Sadie
"Angel Eyes"
The Lyrics:
Look into his angel eyes
One look and you're hypnotized
He'll take your heart and you must pay the price
Look into his angel eyes
You'll think you're in paradise
And one day you'll find out he wears a disguise
Don't look too deep into those angel eyes
Oh no no no no
It's about finding out that a good-looking person is not what he may seem like at first. The next verse is about the narrator's own experience.
Submitted by: Quyjibo

Names as a Word Bank:

Baa-baa-baa-baa! Submitted by: Rachel Blattington
One sheepish entry deserves another.

Lyrics Spoonerisms:

"Dancing Queen"
The Lyrics:
You're in the mood for a dance.
You're in the food, more a dance.
Submitted by: Rhoda Dohr

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Super Trouper"
2001 Film Super Troopers
Submitted by: Kelly Black
"Mamma Mia"
2008 musical with Meryl Streep, based on play
Submitted by: MOR

TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics:

"The Day Before You Came"
The Lyrics:
There's not, I think, a single episode of Dallas that I didn't see
Mentions the TV show "Dallas"
Submitted by: Brendan Richards

Bad Ringtone Choices:

"Under Attack"
The Lyrics:
Under attack, I'm taking cover
It would be pretty stupid to have your phone go off with this ringtone during a school shooting.
Submitted by: Jordan Alexander

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