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Barnaked Ladies


Where did the Religious Instruction Teacher send the little girl after over hearing her say Barenaked Ladies?
Submitted by:

Band Name Origins:

  • Steve Page and Ed Robertson came up with the name at a Bob Dylan concert. Submitted by: Ironlung
  • Steve and Josh were at a Bob Dylan concert and making fun of bands. They were saying various names, then they said, "Barenaked ladies" So that's how they got their name. Submitted by: Hefner

Stupid Band Names:

  • They're not even women. And the thought of them barenaked, (shivers). Submitted by: Stockton

Better Off Solo?:

New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Stephen Page""The band broke it off with him because he had become addicted to drugs." - Celeste
"Stephen Page""Stephen didn't leave the band. The band left him because of Stephen's drug conviction.

Stephen says that because he and Ed Robinson are no longer on speaking terms he won't play If I Had A Million Dollars live anymore."
- Celeste
"Steven Page""On February of 2009, Steve Page left The Barenaked Ladies to pursue a solo career. " - Paul Warren

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Conventioneers"Does this song even have anything to do with conventioneers? - Doommaster1994
"Four seconds"They do say four but not four seconds - Hefner
"Straw hat and old dirty hank"they dont even use the title in the song at all - Hefner
"Stomach vs. Heart"They do mention stomach and heart, but not stomach vs. heart. - Paul Warren
"Little Tiny Song"Should be known as 'Hey, I'm a Cow'. - Paul Warren

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Barenaked LaddiesThey're all guys!Francine Harper
Fully Dressed GentlemenThe opposite of the name is purely accurate.Darby Hen
Fullyclothed GentlemenWell they aren't ladies and they aren't naked. They are fully clothed guys.Biteme Wokhead

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"One Mink""One Week"Elon Muskrat
"My Big Blister""My Big Sister"Alice Spoonerism
"It's All Been Bummed""It's All Been Done"Marina
"Some Apples""These Apples"Hefner
"The King Of Badside Manor""The King Of Bedside Manor"Josh Hefner

There are additional new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Everything Old Is New Again,"The aging process makes this impossible.Joe-Blow

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"An Idea For A Movie," The Vandals"It's All Been Done," Barenaked Ladies
"How Long," Ace"Four Seconds," Barenaked Ladies
"Love's Grown Deep," Kenny Nolan"Maybe You're Right," Barenaked Ladies
"I Think We're Alone Now," Tommy James and the Shondells"Maybe You're Right," Barenaked Ladies
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Lovers In A Dangerous Tie" originally "Lovers In A Dangerous Time"
Alyssa Jayne
"Inch Me" originally "Pinch Me"
"Everything Old Is New Gain" originally "Everything Old Is New Again"
Regina Olsen
"Wrap Our Arms Around Me" originally "Wrap Your Arms Around Me"
Amber Wayland
"Ho Needs Sleep" originally "Who Needs Sleep"
Ava Rice

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"It's All Been Drone" originally "It's All Been Done"
"Plovers In A Dangerous Time" originally "Lovers In A Dangerous Time"
Alyssa Jayne
"Clovers In A Dangerous Time" originally "Lovers In A Dangerous Time"
Alyssa Jayne
"Glovers In A Dangerous Time" originally "Lovers In A Dangerous Time"
Alyssa Jayne
"Pinch Meg" originally "Pinch Me"
Alyssa Jayne

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Rovers In A Dangerous Time" originally "Lovers In A Dangerous Time"
Alyssa Jayne
"Movers In A Dangerous Time" originally "Lovers In A Dangerous Time"
Alyssa Jayne
"Lovers In A Dangerous Tide" originally "Lovers In A Dangerous Time"
Alyssa Jayne
"Loners In A Dangerous Time" originally "Lovers In A Dangerous Time"
Alyssa Jayne
"Losers In A Dangerous Time" originally "Lovers In A Dangerous Time"
Alyssa Jayne

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.


Jan 15
a parody of "One Week" by Barenaked Ladies
Co-Winner of the AmIRight Idol Epic Round, Written by Gianni, Sang by Below Average Dave (mp3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"If I Had One Million Dollars""If The Pentagon Paid It Back"Arch Vile
"Big Bang Theory Theme""Big Bang!"Abbott Skelding
"Brian Wilson""Brian Williams"Matt Bussa
"Did I Say That Out Loud?""Did I Say That Out Loud?"Blaydeman
"One Week""IMDB"Agrimorfee
"Big Bang Theory Theme""Slick Slang"Matthias
"One Week""Taste-tester Song"Bob O'Mara
"One Week""Big Teeth"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"One Week""One Week of the Internet"Tyler Zahnke

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Running Out of InkPensLefty Lucy
If I Had A Million DollarsInvestment BrokersMOR
If I Had A Million Dollars"Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" PromoThe Nerd
Another PostcardHallmark Greeting CardsLaurel
If I Had A Million DollarsPublishers Clearing House SweepstakesLaurel
There are additional commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Another PostcardA company that sells monkey postcards.JeReMy
If I Had A Million DollarsCredit CardsMOR
If I Had A Million DollarsFinance and Loans Companyivanhoe fats
Light Up My RoomElectric Companytckma
Call Me CalmlyOnline Dating Services/Chat roomsAVM
There are additional 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
Pandora's Box
   Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
Shoe Box
   Barenaked Ladies
Pandora's Shoe Box
Opie M.
Everybody Wants To Rule The World
   Tears For Fears
Rule The World With Love
   Barenaked Ladies
Everybody Wants To Rule The World With Love
   Ed Sheeran
Pinch Me
   Barenaked Ladies
Don't Pinch Me
It hurts.
Hooray For Hazel
   Tommy Roe
Life In A Nutshell
   Barenaked Ladies
Hooray For Life In A Hazel Nut Shell
Britney Spears into pruning hooks
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Bobby Barenaked Ladies
Bobby Bare combined with Barenaked Ladies
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Simple Barenaked Plan
Simple Plan combined with Barenaked Ladies
Submitted By: Erica
Bif Barenaked Ladies
Bif Naked combined with Barenaked Ladies
Or Barenaked Bif Ladies...or Bifnaked Ladies!
Submitted By: Nude Yogi Bear
Our Barenaked Ladies Peace
Our Lady Peace combined with Barenaked Ladies
Submitted By: Peter

There are additional Bare Naked Ladies Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Seven Little Monsters Theme Song"
Misheard Lyrics:
They cause trouble whenever they go
Original Lyrics:
They cause trouble wherever they go
"One Week"
Misheard Lyrics:
Trying hard not to smile for a fuel man
Original Lyrics:
Trying hard not to smile, though I feel bad
"Lovers In A Dangerous Time"
Misheard Lyrics:
Blubber in a dangerous time
Original Lyrics:
Lovers in a dangerous time
"Pinch Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Out your trombone
Original Lyrics:
Out your front door
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"One Week"
Misheard Lyrics:
Trying hard not to smile for a fuel man
Original Lyrics:
Trying hard not to smile, though I feel bad

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

I thought he could have dealt with a fuel man, like someone delivering fuel oil to your home or even the attendant at the gas station.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Sell Sell Sell"
Better Lyrics:
Lie Lie Lie Lie
H*ll H*ll H*ll
Let's see you earn
What you deserve
Who's Moe & Who is Jed?
We'll know them both in the end
Original Lyrics:
Buy Buy Buy Buy
Sell Sell Sell
How well you learn
To not discern
Who's foe & who is friend
We'll own them all in the end
Submitted by: The Man Of GTA
"Pinch Me"
Better Lyrics:
I could walk but I'll just drive
I like to pollute the air outside
Original Lyrics:
I could walk but I'll just drive
It's colder than it looks outside
Submitted by: brickhouse
"If I Had A Million Dollers"
Better Lyrics:
If I had a million callers (If I had a million Callers)
I would disect all their Membranes (all their membranes)
If I had a million callers (If I had a million Callers)
I would break the phone and go insane
Original Lyrics:
If I had a million Dollars (If I had a million Dollars)
I would buy you a house (I would buy you a house)
If I had a million Dollars (If I had a million dollars)
I'd Buy you furniture for your house
Submitted by: Lobster

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Grade Nine"
The Funny Lyrics:
Well half my friends are crazy and the others are depressed
None of them can help me study for my math test
I got into the classroom but my knowledge was gone
I guess I should have studied instead of watching 'Wrath of Kahn!'
Why They're Funny:
This line could be about my life! I've gone into tests with nothing going through my head but, 'Kaaahhhhnn!'
Submitted by: Charlie D
"Pinch Me"
The Funny Lyrics:
Maybe I'll hide out under there-
I just made you say underwear
Why They're Funny:
Under where? I actually fell for that the first time I heard the song. Seems that he purposely wrote the song this way, prompting the listener to say or even think "Under where?" (would this be considered fourth-wall breakage?).
Submitted by: Harlow Goobley
There are additional Funny lyrics available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Why Say Anything Nice?"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Frankly, I'd be on my own
Why They're Repetitive:
They say it at the beginning of each paragraph
Submitted by: Shrek Hefner
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Frankly, I'd be on my own
Why They're Repetitive:
They say frankly at the beginning of each paragraph
Submitted by: Shrek Hefner
There are additional repetitive lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"If I Had A Million Dollars"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
If I had a million dollars
I'd be rich!
Why They're Nonsensical:
No kidding?
Submitted by: Celeste
"If I Had A Million Dollars"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I'd buy you a green dress
(But not a real green dress, that's cruel)
Why They're Nonsensical:
What the heck is so cruel about a green dress? Unless it, too, was made from animals (like the fur coat, which is mentioned earlier, and also described as 'cruel'), but how many green animals are there, besides frogs? I'm baffled.
Submitted by: Chad
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Insincere Song Lyrics:

The Insincere Lyrics:
I wrote a letter,
she should have got it yesterday,
What can be better by being together
is what I cannot explain to Jane.
Why They're Insincere:
You can't blame Stephen Page for trying to get the girl that he loves. That's what makes this whole song so insincere.
Submitted by: Celeste
The Insincere Lyrics:
Jane doesn't think a man could ever be faithful.
Jane isn't giving me a chance to be shameful.
Why They're Insincere:
Oh yeah Stephen. Mmm-hmm! That's really sincere.
Submitted by: Celeste
There are additional insincere lyrics available.

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"One Week"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
I have a tendency to wear my mind on my sleeve
I have a history of taking off my shirt
Why They're Misrhymed:
no comments.
Submitted by: metallica_hater

Insulting Song Lyrics:

"Why Say Anything Nice"
The Insulting Lyrics:
Why say anything nice when you could say nothing at all
Why They're Insulting:
If you can't say something nice, the thing to do would be to not say anything at all. This line contradicts that.
Submitted by: Josh Hefner

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"Pinch Me"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
I just made you say 'underwear'
Why They're Inappropriate:
To me it just seems like an excuse to put in a 'Beavis & Butthead' line.
Submitted by: Tarquin
"One Week"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Chickity China the Chinese chicken
(a few lines later...)
Gotta get in tune with Sailor Moon
Cause that cartoon has got the boom anime babes
Why They're Inappropriate:
The whole song is dumb in my opinion, but these lines really do it. First they insert this line about a chicken, then they just mention something about Sailor Moon, a Japanese anime cartoon, as if they have some fascination with it. Can this get any dumber?
Submitted by: Armando

Dated Song Lyrics:

"'Never is Enough'"
The Dated Lyrics:
I can go to Europe, travel with my friends
I can blow a thousand Deutsche Marks
Why They're Dated:
The Deutsche Mark was replaced by the Euro in 1999 -- one year after this song appeared on the album Stunt.
Submitted by: Claire
The Dated Lyrics:
It's so nineteen-ninety.
Now, it's nineteen-ninety-four.
Why They're Dated:
This is probably the first dated lyric to mention something else as dated.

Ed Note: I believe it is.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Never Do Anything"
The Dirty Lyrics:
Let's Play Tic-tac-toe.
I'll be X, you can be the O.
Why They're Dirty:
Of Course! Men don't have O's and Women don't have X's if you know what I mean!
Submitted by: Paul Warren

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

The Lyrics:
A is for Adam, which is how I sometimes feel;
Like I'm the only man on Earth, and I;ve forgotten what that's worth
A is for Arthur, he's a lovable drunk
A M & Azing, like Thelonius Monk
Who They Mention:
Adam (of Adam & Eve)
Arthur (character played by Dudley Moore in the movie of the same name)
Jazz musician Thelonius Monk
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
"One Week"
The Lyrics:
You'll think you're looking at Aquaman
Who They Mention:
Aquaman, a cartoon character (does that count?)
Submitted by: hamburger456
There are additional celebrity lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"If I Had $1,000,000"
The Lyrics:
If I had a million dollars
If I had a million dollars
I would buy you a K-Car
A nice Reliant automobile.
Product Brand Name:
Plymouth Reliant, which was a car from 1981-1989.
Submitted by: JeReMy
"Never is Enough"
The Lyrics:
You get your PhD
How happy you will be
When you get a job at Wendy's
and are honoured with Employee of the Month
Product Brand Name:
Wendy's hamburgers restaurant
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
There are additional product lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"When You Dream"
The Song Lyrics:
Do you hear noises just
loud enough to be perceived?
Do you hear Del Shannon's "Runaway" playing
on transistor radio waves?
With so little experience,
you mind not yet cognizant
Are you wise behind your few days?
When you dream,
What do you dream about?
Song They Mention:
A direct reference to "Runaway" by Del Shannon
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
"Grade 9"
The Song Lyrics:
My father said I had to be home by 11. Oh man, I'm gonna miss 'Stairway to Heaven'!
Song They Mention:
'Stairway to Heaven' by Led Zeppelin
Submitted by: Paul Warren
There are additional Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs lyrics available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

Opening Lines:
Enid, we never really knew each other anyway.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
Opening Lines:
The girl works at the store, sweet Jane St. Clair.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Scary Song Lyrics:

"Wrap Your Arms Around Me"
The Lyrics:
I put my hands around your neck, you wrap your arms around me.
It seems that he going to choke someone if their hands are by their neck.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

Song Title Space Change:

"O! New Eek!" originally "One Week"
Submitted by: Peter
"Lover Sin A Dangerous Time" originally "Lovers In A Dangerous Time"
Submitted by: Peter
"Life In A Nut's Hell" originally "Life In A Nutshell"
Submitted by: Sarah Tonin
"Too little tool ate" originally "Too little too late"
Submitted by: Josh Hefner

Band Name Anagrams:

Baked Near A Slide Submitted by: Weamon
Baked Near Ladies Submitted by: Weamon
Naked Bear Ladies Submitted by: Weamon
Add Bakeries, Neal Submitted by: Rachel
Add Bakeries Lane Submitted by: Lefty Lucy

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Pinch 'Em" originally "Pinch Me"
Submitted by: Alice Spoonerism
"Chip Men" originally "Pinch Me"
Could have several meanings.
Submitted by: Orville Greenenbacher
"Dine" originally "Enid"
Submitted by: Kerianne Hopkins
"Owls In Brain" originally "Brian Wilson"
Submitted by: Josh
"Hotter Panda Melt" originally "The Old Apartment"
... Because panda just isn't good cold!
Submitted by: Josh

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"One Week"
The Lyrics:
Birchmount Stadium, home of the Robbie
Birchmount Stadium is in Ontario
Submitted by: Alex
"Sell, Sell, Sell"
The Lyrics:
We find a foreigner to hate, The new Iraq gets more irate.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

Songs That Are Banned:

"Falling For The First Time"
After 9/11, this song made a list of many songs that Clear Channel Communications deemed inappropriate after the September 11, 2011 terrorist attacks. The list was very controversial and considered banning this song, seven songs by AC/DC, "Crash into Me" by Dave Matthews Band, four songs by Alice in Chains, four songs by The Beatles, "Boom" by P.O.D., "Bodies" by Drowning Pool, three songs by Elton John, four songs by Metallica, every song by Rage Against the Machine, "Click Click Boom" by Saliva, and other songs that mentioned airplanes, explosions, falling, crashing, dying, etc. Also, it included Alien Ant Farm's cover of "Smooth Criminal", but not the original by Michael Jackson.
Submitted by: JeReMy
"Barenaked Ladies"
It wasn't a song but the name of the band "Barenaked Ladies" that forced this group off of city property. In 1991 the Barenaked Ladies were effectively banned from playing the New Year's Eve bash at Nathan Phillips Square because then Mayor June Rowlands felt that the band's name was sexist.
Submitted by: Celeste

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Call & Answer" Length: 5:48
Submitted by: Josh Hefner

Super Short Pop Songs:

"Big Bang Theory Theme" Length: 1:45
Yes, this is the theme to "The Big Bang Theory". It seems to be one minute and twenty-five seconds longer than the opening sequence.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"Little Tiny Song" Length: 1:02
This song also dosen't use its title.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

Song Title Acrostics:

HAH: "Half A Heart"
Submitted by: Alice Spoonerism
OW: "One Week"
That hurt.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"All Canned Answer" originally "Call And Answer"
Submitted by: Ned MacCamden
"Awl And Cancer" originally "Call And Answer"
Submitted by: Ned MacCamden

Foreign Language in English Songs:

"One Week"
The Lyrics:
Watching X-Files with no lights on,
we're dans la maison.
Dans la maison is French for "in the house".
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Pinch Me"
The Lyrics:
It's like a dream - you try to remember but it's gone,
then ya try to scream but it only comes out as a yawn,
when ya try to see the world beyond your front door.
It's an upbeat song about chronic depression.
Submitted by: Jim
"The New Sad"
The Lyrics:
Everybody knows that happy is the new sad,
So I'm gonna imitate my old dad and never smile again.
This song is entirely about dying and getting older. The cheerful guitar and bird chirps make it feel good, but It's not a feel-good song.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

Onomatopoeia in Lyrics:

"Big Bang Theory Theme"
The Lyrics:
It all started with the big bang BANG!
Bang is the sound of the big bang.. well... banging! it's onomatopoeia!
Submitted by: Optimus Lime

Lyrics Alliteration:

"One Week"
The Lyrics:
Chickity China The Chinese Chicken
It has alliteration of the letter C
Submitted by: coolrick92

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Dare Naked Baileys originally "Barenaked Ladies"
Submitted by: Lori Tirol
Nair Bake Lead Eighties originally "Barenaked Ladies"
Submitted by: Josh

Lighter Side of Serious Bands:

"The "Naked tracks""
The King of Bedside Manor, Intermittenly, Back, Alcohol, and The Humor of the Situation were recorded naked.
Submitted by: JeReMy
"One Week"
"Chickety China the Chinese chicken" WTF?
Submitted by: JeReMy
"Another Postcard"
It was originally written as a joke song about receiving many postcards with pictures with monkeys on them, which spawned from a line in "If I Had $1,000,000".
Submitted by: JeReMy
"If I Had $1,000,000"
Granted, BNL isn't the most serious band in the world, but this particular track has a number of lyrics that are rather humorous ("If I had a million dollars, we wouldn't have to eat Kraft Dinner...but we WOULD eat Kraft Dinner"/"Of course we would! We would just eat more of it!") and they even laugh during one part.
Submitted by: Jonathan S.

Hidden Tracks:

"Hidden Sun"
On some albums after the song "Asleep at the Wheel", there's a song called "Hidden Sun".
Submitted by: Paul Warren

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Being Inducted Into The Canadian Music Hall /Fame"
They performed together at the Juno Awards ceremony in Vancouver for the first time in 9 years with all members/former members present.
Submitted by: Celete
"A hard to find PSA on Fox Kids Network"
This may not qualify as being known for something other than music, but in the beginning of the days of the Fox Kids Network, they used to have various public service announcements with relevant songs performed by what at the time were considered obscure bands. BNL performed a song called "The Ballad of Gordon" in a PSA promoting racial harmony, but the song doesn't seem to be on any of their albums, and there are people who have been seeking a copy of this for decades, including myself.
Submitted by: The Skuz
"The "naked track""
The King of Bedside Manor, Intermittenly, Back, Alcohol, and The Humor of the Situation were recorded naked. The trend stopped with "Everything to Everyone" because the joke of recording naked got old.
Submitted by: JeReMy
"Sharing a hometown with other famous people."
The band is from Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. The lead singer of Sum 41, actor Mike Myers, and former NBA player Jamaal Magloire are also from there.
Submitted by: JeReMy

There are additional What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music) available.

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Strip Clubs
Self explanatory.
Submitted by: JC Foster
Playboy does have Barenaked Ladies.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics:

"One Week"
The Lyrics:
Watching X-Files with no lights on
The X-Files with Gillian Anderson and David Ducovny
Submitted by: Celeste
There are additional TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics available.

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