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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
"Chappaquiddick""Chiquitata "Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Super Stupor""Super Trouper"D. Melody Dole, MD
"Super Grouper""Super Trouper"D. Melody Dole, MD
"Pooper Scooper""Super Trouper"D. Melody Dole, MD
"Super Duper""Super Trouper"D. Melody Dole, MD

There are additional Abba new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"I'm A Marionette,"Marionettes aren't sentient.GlamRockNinjaLord

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"What Do I Have To Do?," Stabbing Westward"Take A Chance On Me," ABBA
"Do You Wanna Touch Me?," Joan Jett"I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do," ABBA
"Do You Love Me?," Contours"I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do," ABBA
"Think About Your Children," Mary Hopkin"I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do," ABBA
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"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
"When All Is Sad And Done" originally "When All Is Said And Done"
Greg

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"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
"Mammal Mia" originally "Mamma Mia"
Frank

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

Change a Letter:

"Sappy New Year" originally "Happy New Year"
Candy Welty
"Happy Pew Year" originally "Happy New Year"
Candy Welty
"Hippy New Year" originally "Happy New Year"
Candy Welty
"Happy Net Year" originally "Happy New Year"
Candy Welty
"Hoppy New Year" originally "Happy New Year"
Candy Welty

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

Recordings:

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!
http://www.nagrom.net: (mp3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Mama Mia""Alopecia"John A. Barry
"Waterloo""July 1st"Paul Warren
"fernando""Nando's"jj lucia-wright
"Whats The Name Of The Game""Why Snakes On A Plane?"jj lucia-wright
"Chiquitita""Shitty Pizza"jj lucia-wright
"The Winner Takes It All""The Taxman Takes It All"Glynn Leaney
"Waterloo""Porterloo"Glynn Leaney
"Waterloo""Slaughter You"Sue Donym
"Super Trouper""Super Walker"Sue Donym
"Fernando""Geraldo"Jaun'-Gall Satire

There are additional Abba song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Super TrouperSuper Trouper stage lightsSlick
Mamma Mia!Super Mario Bros.Andrea Huckstep
Dancing QueenDancing Queens Polly PocketsExtraSpecial
The Winner Takes It AllGame Show NetworkEd
The Winner Takes It AllState LotteryEd
There are additional Abba commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Money, Money, MoneyMr. Krabs's Answering Machinecarly_carlz
Money Money MoneyATMS, cash machines, etc.Dongquan
Money, Money, MoneyWario Ware, IncIchigo Sneasel
Money, Money, MoneyAny charityLiz
I Have A DreamSleep ClinicLiz
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
Submittor
Hot In The City
   Billy Idol
Summer Night City
   ABBA
Hot In The Summer Night City
Edward
We Built This City
   Starship
Summer Night City
   ABBA
We Built This Summer Night City
Edward
You Belong To The City
   Glenn Frey
Summer Night City
   ABBA
You Belong To The Summer Night City
Edward
Turkish Disco
   Fugazi
Dancing Queen
   ABBA
Turkish Disco Dancing Queen
GlamRockNinjaLord
There are additional Abba duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

ZABBA
Frank Zappa combined with ABBA
Dancing Queens and Dancin' Fools unite!
Submitted By: neptunevsmars
Mick JABBA
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 Ranks
ABBA combined with Shabba Ranks
Submitted By: Rappa
Abba and Costello
Abba combined with Elvis Costello
Okay, I stole this idea, but it had to be on the list.
Submitted By: Rick Duncan

Misheard Lyrics:

"Dancing queen"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dancing queen Feed the bean from the tangerine
Original Lyrics:
Dancing queen Feel the beat from the tambourine
"Dancing Queen"
Misheard Lyrics:
When Dave play the white music.
Original Lyrics:
Where they play the right music.
"Does Your Mother Know"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well I can dance with you honey, if you think it's phoney
Original Lyrics:
Well I can dance with you honey, if you think it's funny
"Chiquitita"
Misheard Lyrics:
Take your teeth out and tell me what's wrong
Original Lyrics:
Chiquitita, tell me what's wrong.
There are additional Abba misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Fernando"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can you hear the drums, Phil Dando?
Original Lyrics:
Can you hear the drums, Fernando?

Story about this misheard lyric by: Karina

Phil Dando was a former international soccer player around the time of the songs release. My father always sung the song this way we thought it fitted well!

There are additional Abba misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"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
Aha-ahaaa
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
Aha-ahaaa
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
"The visitors"
Better Lyrics:
None of my friends would be so stupidly impatient
They know I'm slow a little, every time I
Have to open this front door
I always drag myself to hallway
Always
Original Lyrics:
None of my friends would be so stupidly impatient
And they don't dare to come here anymore now
But how I loved our secret meetings
We talked and talked in quiet voices
Smiling
Submitted by: Gabrijela
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:

"Fernando"
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:

"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
"Waterloo"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
At Waterloo, Napoleon did surrender
Woah yeah! And I have met my destiny in quite a similar way
Why They're Inappropriate:
No you haven't.
Submitted by: Jenny Turner
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:

"Andante, Andante"
The Dirty Lyrics:
Make you fingers soft & light.
Let your body be the velvet of the night.
Why They're Dirty:
Sounds like she's sleeping with someone.
Submitted by: Dylan
"Honey Honey"
The Dirty Lyrics:
Honey, honey, let me feel it....
Honey, honey don't conceal it...
Why They're Dirty:
Let me feel what exactly?!?! and don't conceal what you flithy women?!?!?!
Submitted by: Kipper
There are additional Abba dirty lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Waterloo"
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:

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

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Fernando"
Opening Lines:
Can you hear the drums, Fernando? I remember long ago another starry night like this.
Comments:
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Waterloo"
Opening Lines:
My my, at Waterloo, Napoleon did surrender
Comments:
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.
Comments:
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:

"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:

"Money Money Money"
The Lyrics:
Money, money, money
Must be funny
In the rich man's world
Why:
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
"Does Your Mother Know"
The Lyrics:
Well, you can dance with me, honey
If you think it's funny
Why:
"Funny" means amusing or hilarious, not fun. Why would somebody think that dancing with anyone would be amusing? Apart from my own inability to dance...
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:

"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
"Keen Cacao Anthem" originally "Take A Chance On Me"
Submitted by: Calop
"He Is The New Teacher, Kids!" originally "When I Kissed The Teacher"
Submitted by: Claire Grayson
"When I Kissed The Cat Here" originally "When I Kissed The Teacher"
Submitted by: Claire Grayson

There are additional Abba Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"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
Why:
Santa Rosa is a city/town in California, USA.
Submitted by: byronmarkanthony
"Our Last Summer"
The Lyrics:
The feeling right, the paris night
And strolling down the Elysée
Walks along the Seine, laughing in the rain
And we sat down in the grass By the Eiffel Tower
In the tourist jam, round the Notre Dame
Why:
Paris, Elysée, Seine, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame
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:

"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
"The Tenor Wakes It All" originally "The Winner Takes It All"
Submitted by: Naomi Swanson

Foreign Language in English Songs:

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

Names as a Word Bank:

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

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
Why:
Mentions the TV show "Dallas"
Submitted by: Brendan Richards

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