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Album cover parody of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
Parody album cover
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Possible Misspelled Names:

These are the alternate spellings of the performer's name we've had to correct in submissions to amIright.

Paul McCartney (The Beatles), Lennon/McCartney, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, The Beetles, Beatles (& various), Beatles/John Lennon, The Beatles/Isley Brothers, Beatles/ Isley Bros, Beatles/George Harrison, The Beatles / Elton John, Beathes, The Beates, Baetles

Quotes:

In early 1981, after John Lennon's death the first Beatle to give an interview was Ringo Starr. He made it clear that the Beatles broke up their band themselves, that all that excessive fame was imploding on them and it was beginning to drive them nuts - it wasn't fruitful or fun for them anymore. He also said that "Yoko Ono and Linda McCartney have had to take a lot of shit over the years from the press, getting the blame for the Beatles' breakup". When asked if there was a possibility of Paul, George, Ringo and Yoko making an album together (Paul, Linda and Ringo guested on George's hit tribute to John "All Those Years Ago") Ringo simply deadpanned, "Don't be daft".
Submitted by: Beatle Baby
In early 1970 the Beatles were totally burned out as a band. All those years of long hours in the studios, alienation and isolation resulting from their excessive tremendous fab "more popular than Jesus and television" superstar megafame had imploded on them - and individual outside interests were breaking the band up. The "Abbey Road" album hinted at this. The upcoming contractual obligation fulfiller rockumentary film and album "Let It Be" showed the signs also. Solo albums by Ringo and Paul were coming soon. Paul said in an interview that "the Beatles had left the Beatles but no one wants to say that the party's over". Nonetheless, the group's financial and business situation was a totally god-awful mess. Years of legal wrangling with that "business shit" was to come. It took several years to get it all straightened out. During that period the Beatles were finally dissolved as a band and a business entity around 1975-1976. The former bandmates have collaborated and guested on each others' solo endeavors several times since.
Submitted by: Mean Mr. Mustard
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Jokes:

Why won't hipsters listen to the Beatles until Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney die? Because they only want to listen to the Beatles when they're underground
Submitted by: Ernest
If the Beatles were from Hawaii... What would they have called their song, "Hello Goodbye?"
Submitted by: Ernest
There are additional music jokes available.

Band Name Origins:

  • "It came in a vision, a man appeared to us on a floating pie and said, 'From this day on you will be known as the Beatles with an 'A'.'" -John Lennon Submitted by: Sporkkk
  • The Beatles early music was NOT all in 4/4, there were songs in 3/4, 12/8, 6/8 - long before they were famous. There was, howver, a back beat, so the beat was very important. All in all, clearly a play on words (typical of Lennon), and reference to the Crickets. The story about McCartney is made up (by McCartney). Submitted by: Paulmarkj

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: The Fab Four. Submitted by: ChuckyG

Better Off Solo?:

Name
New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"George Harrison""George is the first musician to use a non-Western insrument in rock-n-roll. He learned to play the sitar, tabla, tamboura and other instruments from India. Now instruments from India, the Middle East, Africa, the Orient and other regions are occasionaly used by rock bands and musicians as varied as Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, Sting, Phil Collins, Midnight Oil and others. Rush guitarist also uses Eastern European instruments like the mandola and bouzouki. And did somebody say Peter Gabriel?" - Rock'n'Roll Evolution #9
"George Harrison""In the late 60s George released a World/Electronic music soundtrack album for the film "Wonderwall". Later on he released "Electronic Sounds" which consists of just that. It holds the historical distinction of being possibly the first album featuring nothing but synthesizer playing. It's just George and his Moog. He pioneered the use of synthesizers in rock'n'roll. And you thought he was just a guitarist!" - Roland Korg
"John Lennon""John went on to have a successful solo career until he was shot dead by Mark David Chapman in 1980. In an ABC news interview he was asked if the Beatles would ever get back together. He replied that he "didn't know" if that would ever happen." - Celeste
"Ringo Starr""Ringo has an interesting solo career, though he had no #1 albums, he had an All-Starr Band with other popular musicians." - Paul Warren
"George Harrison""George, the quiet Beatle, released the album "All Things Must Pass" which was Harrison's best album ever. " - Paul Warren

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite"The word "being" is never heard, however, all the other words in the title are said in a row two or three times. - GlamRockNinjaLord
"Bad Boy"The first song (and only cover) the greatest band on earth did without mentioning the title, the two words are in the lyrics but not together. - Alan the Ottoman
"Revolution 9"The words "Number nine" repeated by a sound technician throughout the song, interspersed with nonsensical one-liners and sound effects, but the word "Revolution" is not mentioned. This song was John Lennon's idea of what a revolution would sound like if it was recorded. Paul McCartney and producer George Martin tried to keep this song off the White Album, but they lost out. - Jimsdun
"The Inner Light"Neither "inner" nor "light" are heard at all in the song - Alan of Seville
"Flying"It's an instrumental - jdizzy

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
The BeatersThey've beaten everybody else to the top!Alan The Ottoman

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Gazelle""Michelle"Lefty Lucy
"Peeing For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!""Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!"Lydia Idyl
"Why Don't We Do "It" In the Road?""Why Don't We Do It In the Road"Alyssa
"Oil Spill""I Will"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Norwegian Fjord""Norwegian Wood"Robert D. Arndt Jr.

There are additional new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Mean Mr. Mustard,"A jar of mustard cannot be a man.Brit Boxx
"I'm Looking Through You,"Since when did Paul have X-Ray vision!?Chowder
"Golden Slumbers,"Slumber is a state, not a physical object.Michael C
"Baby, You're a Rich Man,""Baby" and "Man" are complete opposites in age.Michael C
"Across The Universe,"There is no other side of the universe.Michael C

There are additional literally impossible song titles available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Marry the Night," Lady Gaga"You Can't Do That," The Beatles
"Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," Frank Sinatra"I Will," The Beatles
"Welcome to My Nightmare," Alice Cooper"Help," The Beatles
"Oh Babe, What Would You Say? ," Hurricane Smith"How Do You Do It?," The Beatles
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Bing For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!" originally "Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!"
As in Bing Crosby or the search engine Bing
Gabrielle Union 76
"Carry Hat Weight" originally "Carry That Weight"
Wendy Torrance
"Maxell's Silver Hammer" originally "Maxwell's Silver Hammer"
Maxell makes silver hammers? How bizarre!
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Crayfish
"Happiness Is A War Gun" originally "Happiness Is A Warm Gun"
I don't think so!
Candy Welty
"Lying" originally "Flying"
Yvette Bristle

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Boeing For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!" originally "Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!"
No comment here.
Gabrielle Union 76
"It'll Be Back" originally "I'll Be Back"
Yvette Bristle
"I'll Be Black" originally "I'll Be Back"
Yvette Bristle
"I'll Beg Back" originally "I'll Be Back"
Yvette Bristle
"I'll Bet Back" originally "I'll Be Back"
Yvette Bristle

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Monet (That's What I Want)" originally "Money (That's What I Want)"
Somebody wants Claude's impressionist paintings.
Edward
"Wilt Honey Pie" originally "Wild Honey Pie"
Tiffany Furlong
"Wily Honey Pie" originally "Wild Honey Pie"
Tiffany Furlong
"Wild Honey Pic" originally "Wild Honey Pie"
Pic, as in short for picture
Tiffany Furlong
"Mild Honey Pie" originally "Wild Honey Pie"
Yvette Bristle

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Recordings:

Oct 30
a parody of "You Can't Do That" by The Beatles
Response to Obama's"You didn't build that"
Youtube: (You Tube)
Oct 25
a parody of "You Can't Do That" by The Beatles
Response to Obama's "You didn't build that."
YouTube: (You Tube)
May 10
a parody of ""Here Comes The Sun"" by The Beatles
George coming out fish's bung
YouTube: (Windows Media )
Feb 7
a parody of "Eight Days A Week" by The Beatles
My tribute (with some help from my fav Radio Station), to the GREAT Giants Superbowl victory over the New England Patriots
YouTube: (Windows Media)
Dec 28
a parody of "Eight days a Week" by The Beatles
My Thanksgiving parody that was broadcast this year on a popular NYC station.
Youtube: (Windows Media)
Sep 15
a parody of "Yesterday" by The Beatles
'Yesterday', but not as remembered by 'The Beatles' :) Because when you are hangover, you remember things differently :)
YouTube: (Online)
June 17
a parody of "You're Gonna Lose That Girl" by The Beatles
While I'm not updating many of the AmIRight All Star older ones, this one I felt like doing because the original backing track was applied so thinly and the vocals, well, I admittedly felt I could do better. . .so I hope this accomplishes that desire.
soundclick.com: (mp3)
Jan 20
a parody of "Eight Days a Week" by The Beatles
My salute to this wonderful Jets team for their great playoff upset of the New England Patriots and their impending AFC Championship Game with the Pittsburgh Sreelers. Go GANG GREEN!!!
Youtube: (Windows Media)
Jan 12
a parody of "Fool On The Hill" by The Beatles
I was shocked and saddened to find out that Malcolm Higgins - one of AmIRight.com's most talented parody lyricists had passed away. As a tribute to him, I recorded some of the songs that he wrote. I hope that these songs go to #1 on Soundclick and Malcolm can look down from the heavens and smile.
Soundclick: (Soundclick)

There are additional song parody recordings available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Maggie Mae""Easy Prey"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"I Want To Hold Your Hand""I Really Like This Band"Luis Matias
"Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da""Oh, LGBTQ"Michael Pacholek
"Yellow Submarine""Swell Democracy"John A. Barry
"Her Majesty""It's Back, It's Sweet"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Get Back""Dreck Flacks"John A. Barry
"Dig It""Drink It"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Maggie Mae""Haggis Day (Extended)"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Paperback Writer""Paper Sans Writing"John A. Barry
"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds""Donald in the White House with Putin"Adam Bernstein

There are additional Beatles song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Drive My CarUsed Car DealershipG
I Want to Hold Your HandKingdom of Saudi ArabiaTouch Mee Rite There
I'm a LoserWeight WatchersJimsdun
I'll be BackTerminator 2 movieJimsdun
All You Need Is LoveCharities That Feed The PoorBeegles
There are additional commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Happiness Is A Warm GunNational Suicide Prevention LifelineMC Blargenfedibblenohip
Happiness Is A Warm GunNational Suicide Prevention LifelineMC Blargenfedibblenohip
Real LoveDivorce HotlineDavid
Run For Your LifeDomestic abuse help hotlineJenny
You Never Give Me Your MoneyMarrige Divorce CouncelingCrazyC63312
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
Submittor
Listen To The Music
   The Doobie Brothers
Rock And Roll Music
   The Beatles
Listen To Rock And Roll Music
Chowder
Get Up Lucy
   Thee Michelle Gun Elephant
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
   The Beatles
Get Up, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Alicia Sturdivant
Follow Me
   Uncle Kracker
Across The Universe
   The Beatles
Follow Me Across The Universe
Edward
Living In A Box
   Living In A Box
Old Brown Shoe
   The Beatles
Living In An Old Brown Shoebox
Alicia Sturdivant
There are additional Beatles duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

The Newbeatles
The Newbeats combined with The Beatles
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Bronski Beatles
Bronski Beat combined with The Beatles
Submitted By: Candy Welty
They Might Be Giant Beatles
They Might Be Giants combined with The Beatles
Submitted By: FiFi
The Counting Beatles
Counting Crows combined with The Beatles
Submitted By: Jasmine

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

Misheard Lyrics:

"Strawberry Fields Forever"
Misheard Lyrics:
Strawberry Fields, Nothing, Israel.
Original Lyrics:
Strawberry Fields, nothing is real.
"Paperback Writer"
Misheard Lyrics:
Painful arthritis
Original Lyrics:
Paperback writer
"Lovely Rita"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lovely Rita, pizza face
Original Lyrics:
Lovely Rita, meter maid
"Eight Days a Week"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey say Louise
Original Lyrics:
Eight days a week
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Eight Days a Week"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey say Louise
Original Lyrics:
Eight days a week

Story about this misheard lyric by: Nella

A friend from Russia thought these were the lyrics as she grew up.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Let it Be"
Better Lyrics:
When I wake up to "The Sound of Music"
Lady Gaga comes to me
Original Lyrics:
When I wake up to the sound of music
Mother Mary comes to me
Submitted by: Mickey D.
"Penny Lane"
Better Lyrics:
Puddin' Tane is what I tell the nosey and the lame
Whenever they display the nerve to ask my name
And if they happen to ask again
I tell them the same
Original Lyrics:
Penny Lane there is a barber showing photographs
Of every head he's had the pleasure to have known
And all the people that come and go
Stop and say hello
Submitted by: Porfle Popnecker
"I Will"
Better Lyrics:
Assad allow a Cease-Fire? Never!
Tears his nation apart
He snubs the U.N. Inspectors
Civil war may well start
Original Lyrics:
Love you forever and forever
Love you with all my heart
Love you whenever we're together
Love you when we're apart
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
There are additional Beatles parody fragments available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Everybody's Got Something To Hide..."
The Funny Lyrics:
Everybody's got something to hide except for me and my monkey!
Why They're Funny:
The most ridiculous sounding lyrics ever. A monkey? Come on!
Submitted by: Andrew
"Penny Lane"
The Funny Lyrics:
Penny Lane is in my ears and in my eyes
Why They're Funny:
What, praytell, is this "Penny Lane" and why is it in his ears and eyes??
Submitted by: Quyjibo
There are additional Funny lyrics available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Here Comes The Sun"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Why They're Repetitive:
They say these lyrics five times over.
Submitted by: Isac
"Happiness Is A Warm Gun"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Mother Superior jumped the gun...(6x)
Why They're Repetitive:
Self-explanatory.
Submitted by: Mike Hack
There are additional repetitive lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Hello Goodbye"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
You say goodbye
and I say hello
Hello, hello
I don't know why you say 'good bye'
I say hello.
Why They're Nonsensical:
It's sort of a nonsensical double entendre. :)
Submitted by: Celeste
"She Came In Through The Bathroom Window"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Sunday's on the phone to Monday,
Tuesday's on the phone to me.
Why They're Nonsensical:
This is one of those cases that makes posters just tend to say "Self explanatory". I can't really think of anything to add to elucidate why these lyrics are nonsensical!
Submitted by: Karen Smith
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Insincere Song Lyrics:

"She's Leaving Home"
The Insincere Lyrics:
Fun Is the one thing that money can't buy.
Why They're Insincere:
Didn't they also say "Money can't buy me love" in another song a couple years earlier? It would have worked if they instead sang, "Fun is JUST one thing that money can't buy."
Submitted by: Thaddeus Gammelthorpe
"Ticket To Ride"
The Insincere Lyrics:
I think I'm gonna be sad
Yeah
The girl that's drivin' me mad
Is goin' away.
Why They're Insincere:
Well if the girl drives you mad, why are you sad that she's going away?
Submitted by: A Wreath O' Franklins
There are additional Beatles insincere lyrics available.

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"She Said She Said"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
I said,"Even though you know what you know,
I know that I'm ready to leave."
Why They're Misrhymed:
Doesn't anybody else think it should be, "I know that I'm ready to GO"?
Submitted by: Melody S.
"Revolution"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
But when you talk about destruction,
don't you know that you could count me out.
Why They're Misrhymed:
Was he supposed to say 'in', but then fooled them to saying 'count me out'?
Submitted by: Paul Warren
There are additional misrhymed lyrics available.

Insulting Song Lyrics:

"Martha My Dear"
The Insulting Lyrics:
Hold your head up you silly girl
Look what you've done
When you find yourself in the thick of it
Help yourself to a bit of what is all around you
Silly girl
Take a good look around you
Take a good look you're bound to see
That you and me were meant to be for each other
Silly girl
Why They're Insulting:
Well, they'd be pretty insulting if it was a love song the way it appears to be.. but hey, Martha was Paul's dog. Maybe it's not so bad. Dogs can be pretty thick sometimes.
Submitted by: Gus
"Lovely Rita"
The Insulting Lyrics:
The bag across her shoulder
Made her look a little like a military man
Why They're Insulting:
I'd be quite hurt if someone who was chatting me up said I look like a military man.
Submitted by: Ella Jones
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Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"Strawberry Fields Forever"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Cranberry sauce (muttered by John Lennon at the end of the extended outro)
Why They're Inappropriate:
At the end of the extended version of this song (right around the 3:53 mark), you can faintly hear John muttering these two words. I think it's inappropriate of him to mention cranberries instead of strawberries (as per the title of the song).
Submitted by: Warren Piece
"Strawberry Fields Forever"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Strawberry Fields, nothing is real
Why They're Inappropriate:
Hmm? What does that mean exactly, and why was it mentioned?? Not a day goes by when I don't ask why they thought that 'nothing is real'?
Submitted by: Celeste
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Dated Song Lyrics:

"Back in the USSR"
The Dated Lyrics:
Flew in from Miami Beach B.O.A.C.
Why They're Dated:
B.O.A.C., or British Overseas Airways Corporation, no longer exists as such. It became part of British Airways in 1974.
Submitted by: Marc
"When I'm Sixty-Four"
The Dated Lyrics:
Will you still need me
Will you still feed me
When I'm sixty-four?
Why They're Dated:
John and George both died before reaching 64, and Ringo and Paul have both made it past 64.
Submitted by: David Jones
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Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Birthday "
The Dirty Lyrics:
I would like you to dance
Take a cha-cha-cha chance
Why They're Dirty:
I'm assuming "dance" means home run. The take a chance part kinda implies that.
Submitted by: Ally
"Back In The USSR"
The Dirty Lyrics:
Oh, show me around your snow-peaked mountains way down south
Take me to your daddy's farm
Let me hear your balalaika's ringing out
Come and keep your comrade warm
Why They're Dirty:
"Snowpeaked Mountains" may be the female breasts, because "way down south" leads to "your daddy's farm", which in this context refers to the woman's genitals. Perfectly written, because it simply depends on what you associate.
Submitted by: Cyrill Ghobrial
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Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Revolution"
The Lyrics:
But if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao
You ain't going to make it with anyone anyhow
Who They Mention:
Mao Zedong
Submitted by: Tarzan
"Spiritual Regeneration"
The Lyrics:
We want to thank you Michael Love, 'cause your children couldn't thank you enough...
Who They Mention:
Mike Love of The Beach Boys
Submitted by: Shane Kessler
There are additional celebrity lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Come Together"
The Lyrics:
He Shoot Coca Cola
Product Brand Name:
Coca Cola
Submitted by: Dave Goode
"Paperback Writer"
The Lyrics:
His son is working for the Daily Mail
Product Brand Name:
Daily Mail
Submitted by: Barry Chuckle
There are additional product lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Savoy Truffle"
The Song Lyrics:
We all know Ob-la-di-bla-da
Song They Mention:
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (another song of theirs)
Submitted by: Steve P
"Glass Onion"
The Song Lyrics:
I told you about strawberry fields
You know the place where nothing is real
Song They Mention:
Strawberry Fields Forever, one of their other hit songs
Submitted by: Cat
There are additional Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs lyrics available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"I Call Your Name"
Opening Lines:
I call your name, but you're not there
Comments:
Rather rejected for the Fab Four, and the only original track on the EP ''Long Tall Sally''.
Submitted by: Alan the Ottoman
"Her Majesty"
Opening Lines:
Her Majesty's a pretty nice girl, but she doesn't have a lot to say.
Comments:
Submitted by: Beegles
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Made Up Words in Songs:

"I Am The Walrus"
The Made Up Words:
Eggman, crabalocker, g'joob,
Comments:
Submitted by: David
 

Scary Song Lyrics:

"Revolution 9"
The Lyrics:
Oh death
Why:
This is what the choir seems to be singing (when the track is played forward).That alone is pretty creepy, but when played backwards, it sounds like there singing "Paul is doomed".
Submitted by: OTTO
"She Said She Said"
The Lyrics:
She said/I know what it's like to be dead/ I know what it is to be sad/and she's making me feel like I've never been born
Why:
what the???
Submitted by: kylie
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Song Title Space Change:

"The Ball Ad Of John & Yoko" originally "The Ballad Of John & Yoko"
Submitted by: Donna Fargo North Dakota Fanning The Flames
"There Sap Lace" originally "There's A Place"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Ad A Yin The Life" originally "A Day In The Life"
Submitted by: Peter
"A Not Her Girl" originally "Another Girl"
She's not a lesbian?
Submitted by: Peter
"She Sleaving Home" originally "She's Leaving Home"
Her home is made out of silk, huh?
Submitted by: Peter

There are additional Beatles Song Title Space Change available.

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Good Day Sunshine"
The Lyrics:
I love her and she's loving me
Why:
It is not correct English to use the word "love" in the present progressive form. Therefore, it should be "I love her and she LOVES me"; not "I love her and she's LOVING me."
Submitted by: Isac
"Ticket To Ride"
The Lyrics:
She's got a ticket to ride, but she don't care
Why:
Should be "... but she DOESN'T care"
Submitted by: Cecile
There are additional Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics available.

Band Name Anagrams:

Let Hates Be Submitted by: Evan
Beats Ethel Submitted by: Anna Graham
She loses in a game of some sort.
Bet These, Al Submitted by: Eva Shortoria
The Able Set Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Sable Teeth Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"I Sort Dime" originally "I'm So Tired"
Only 10 cents to sort??
Submitted by: Jake Eastbrook
"So I'm Earl" originally "I'm A Loser"
Aha, when did you change your name? ;D
Submitted by: Lauren
"Limos Are..." originally "I'm A Loser"
...long cars that serve several purposes.
Submitted by: Lauren
"Morale Is" originally "I'm A Loser"
Yes, morale is something...
Submitted by: Lauren
"Moralise" originally "I'm A Loser"
Submitted by: Lauren

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Rocky Raccoon"
The Lyrics:
" somewhere in the black mountain hills of Dakota" or "somewhere in the black mining hills of Dakota"
Why:
Refers to the gold mining district of the Black Hills of South Dakota. May reference a saloon in the old west town of Deadwood, South Dakota.
Submitted by: Abbey
"Bluejay Way"
The Lyrics:
"There's a fog upon L.A." Is the first line of the song.
Why:
L.A. Is a place name (i.e. Los,Angeles)
Submitted by: Wayne
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Songs That Are Banned:

"Back In The U.S.S.R."
Banned by the BBC during the Gulf War
Submitted by: Evan
"Happiness Is A Warm Gun"
Banned by the BBC for sexual content.
Submitted by: dxman
"Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds"
Banned by the BBC for the supposed LSD reference in the title.
Submitted by: dxman
"A Day In The Life"
Another Beatles song banned by the BBC, both for the "I'd Love To Turn You On" line, and the supposed drug use references
Submitted by: Ra'akone
"I Am The Walrus"
At one point banned by the BBC, for suggestive lyrics, for the line "Boy you've been a naughty girl and let your knickers down" (for those unfamiliar with British English, replace "knickers" with "panties")
Submitted by: Ra'akone

There are additional Songs That Are Banned available.

Lyrics Pronunciation:

"Revolution"
The Lyrics:
You tell me that it's evolution
Why:
John Lennon pronounces "evolution" with the long "e" sound rather than with the short "e" sound.
Submitted by: Isac
"Can't Buy Me Love"
The Lyrics:
Money can't buy me love
Why:
Each time, Paul McCartney says "Money gant buy me love." Where on earth did you get that, Paul?
Submitted by: Isac
There are additional Lyrics Pronunciation available.

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Hey Jude" Length: 7:21
Many peoples and listeners believe that this is the longest coda ever in the world before beated by "Free Bird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd and "Layla" by Derek and the Dominos. That coda is best known for the "na na na na" hook that repeatedly many times. The hook is first sung at 3:10 mark, next to fade out to silence at 7:16 mark, and ends at 7:21 mark. Other peoples also believe that the coda is a bridge from boring to more entertain.
Submitted by: Wisnu Aji
"Sun King Medley" Length: Around 8 minutes
Played on the radio once and only once, that I know of...the last 4 or 5 songs on the album Abbey Road, with no break.
Submitted by: G
"I Want You (She's So Heavy)" Length: 7:47
This is probably one of the longest running songs on the Abbey Road album. Maybe because it sounds like they were all stoned when they wrote it.
Submitted by: Celeste
"Revolution 9" Length: 8:13
If you consider it a song.
Submitted by: Jake
"I Want You (She's So Heavy)" Length: 7:47
Could be considered two song in one, with the same purpose. The "She" is none other than Yoko Ono.
Submitted by: Jake

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Super Short Pop Songs:

"Matchbox" Length: 1:37
From the Something New LP, this was also the flip side of Slow Down, the least successful of the Beatles' many singles from 1964.
Submitted by: Jeffrey
"Her Majesty" Length: 23 seconds
Not a chart topper, but I would still consider it a pop song. An even shorter one is "This Song Is Pretty Damn Short" by Barry And The Bookbinders. The song runs about 4 seconds, and all the lyrics are in the title . ELC3 Crosby@odessaoffice.com
Submitted by: Ed Crosby
"She Came In Through The Bathroom Window" Length: 1:57
The last song in the cluster of "Abbey Road" songs that included "You Never Give Me Your Money", "Sun King", 'Mean Mr. Mustard", and "Polythene Pam".
Submitted by: beegles
"Misery" Length: 1:50
Please Please Me
Submitted by: jdizzy
"Gnik Nus" Length: 0:55
Sun King backwards. Off of Love.
Submitted by: jdizzy

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Song Title Acrostics:

AN: "Act Naturally"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
BIB: "Baby's In Black"
Another "BIB" tune, w/ a baby in the title. -:)
Submitted by: Peter
Id: "I'm Down"
Submitted by: Peter
ASS: "Ain't She Sweet"
Submitted by: Tiffany Llewellyn-Affit
OLD, OLD: "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"
Submitted by: Edyth Bowen

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Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Paper Rack Biter" originally "Paperback Writer"
Submitted by: michelle (hell in mice)
"Bet Gack" originally "Get Back"
Also gross!
Submitted by: Beegles
"Bit Gack" originally "Get Back"
How gross!
Submitted by: Beegles
"Dicey In The Sky With Lumens" originally "Lucy In The Sky WIth Diamonds"
Lumen = unit of illumination.
Submitted by: H. Tim Smith
"Tray Dipper" originally "Day Tripper"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger

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Foreign Language in English Songs:

"Sun King"
The Lyrics:
Under the Foreign Languages tab, Found this song, submitting a correction it should be "felice corazon", literally "happy heart"
Why:
correction
Submitted by: Tim Kramar
"Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand"
The Lyrics:
Oh, komm doch, Komm zu mir, Du nimmst mir den Verstand. Oh, komm doch, Komm zu mir, Komm gib mir deine Hand. Komm gib mir deine Hand. Komm gib mir deine Hand. Oh, du bist so schön, Schön wie ein Diamant, Ich will mit dir gehen, Komm gib mir deine Hand. Komm gib mir deine Hand. Komm gib mir deine Hand. In deinen Armen bin ich glücklich und froh; Das war noch nie bei einer andern Einmal so. Einmal so. Einmal so. Oh, komm doch, . . . In deinen Armen bin ich glücklich und froh; . . . Oh, du bist so schön, .
Why:
This is the German version of "I Want to Hold Your Hand". In order to maintain the song meter and syllable setup correctly some lyrics were altered in the translation process. The German title literally means, "Come give to me your hand".
Submitted by: Hamburger Dude
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Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Yes It Is"
The Lyrics:
Please don't wear red tonight,
This is what I said tonight.
For red is the color that makes me blue,
In spite of you it's true.
Yes it is, It's true.
Yes it is, it's true.
Why:
The song is about a man who is in love with this woman...but still can't get over the one that he lost when red is mentioned. Well...if she only had a red dress, then you can see the door closing on you faster than you can say 'Yes it is'!
Submitted by: Paul Warren
"You Won't See Me"
The Lyrics:
When I call you up, your line's engaged.
I have had enough, so act your age.
We have lost the time, that was hard to find.
And I have lost my mind, if you won't see me.
Why:
This is about a woman who won't talk to this person. Yes, this has that Beatle-esque charm and upbeat music. But if you really hear the lyrics, you'd feel sorry for him.
Submitted by: Paul Warren
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Onomatopoeia in Lyrics:

"Maxwell's Silver Hammer"
The Lyrics:
Bang Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer came down on her head!
Why:
Bang Bang is heard many times during the chorus.
Submitted by: GlamRockNinjaLord
"(Baby you can) Drive My Car"
The Lyrics:
"Beep Beep mm Beep Beep um YAH!"
Why:
Onomatopoeia : The words & discord approximate the sound of an Automobile warning horn.
Submitted by: Jack Fids
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Names as a Word Bank:

Beth lets beets heat Submitted by: Marcy Pan
Beat The Heat Submitted by: Mike
Eat Beth's Battles Submitted by: hamburger456

Song Lawsuits:

"Revolution"
In 1987, "Revolution" became the first Beatles recording to be licensed for use in a television commercial. Nike paid $500,000 for the right to use the song for one year, split between recording owner Capitol-EMI and song publisher ATV Music Publishing (owned by Michael Jackson). Commercials using the song started airing in March 1987.

The three surviving Beatles, through their record company Apple, filed in July 1987 objecting to Nike's use of the song. The suit was aimed at Nike, its advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy, and Capitol-EMI Records. Capitol-EMI said the lawsuit was groundless because they had licensed the use of "Revolution" with the "active support and encouragement of Yoko Ono Lennon, a shareholder and director of Apple." Ono had expressed approval when the commercial was released, saying the commercial "is making John's music accessible to a new generation".

The "Revolution" lawsuit and others involving the Beatles and EMI were settled out of court in 1989, with the terms kept secret. The financial website TheStreet.com included the Nike "Revolution" advertisement campaigh in its list of the 100 key business events of the 20th century, as it helped "commodify dissent". Source: Wikipedia.org
Submitted by: Isac
"Business Sh*t"
I'm surprised this wasn't mentioned already. I watched the Beatles Anthology miniseries on ABC-TV (Ay-Beatle-Cee, geddit?). When their manager was found dead in a hotel the Fab 4 took on the management duties on TOP of all the stressful pressures they already had. There were several business enterprises such as Apple Corps Ltd. and their new record label Apple. The Beatles were very naive about business matters and later on they hired Allen Klein to straighten out the mess. When the burnt out superstars split up the business situation was in an extremely horrible shape. Lawsuits between Klein and the Beatles were filed back and forth. It took about 5 years just to get the band legally disbanded. Then the Apple Corps mess and more troubles with the distributor record labels took years to settle. The Fabs repeatedly referred to this legal madness as "that business sh*t".
Submitted by: We Can Work It Out

Lyrics Spoonerisms:

"Here, There, And Everywhere"
The Lyrics:
Each one believing that love never dies
Why:
Each one believing that dove never lies
Submitted by: Mae Beam
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Lyrics Alliteration:

"I Am the Walrus"
The Lyrics:
Crabalocker fishwife pornographic priestess
Why:
2x P alliteration "pornographic priestess"
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube

Band Name Spoonerisms:

The Teebles originally "The Beatles"
Similar to 'tribbles'?
Submitted by: beegles
The Beat Alls originally "Beatles"
I'm surprised they didn't go after CNS for that.
Submitted by: Celeste

Lighter Side of Serious Bands:

"Yellow Submarine"
From the 1968 animated movie of the same name. Not about drugs though.
Submitted by: KL Fan
"Get Back"
At the beginning of the album version, they start out singing, "Sweet Lorretta Martin thought she was a loner, but she was a frying pan"
Submitted by: jdizzy
"One After 909"
At the end, they sing 'Danny Boy', rather jokingly
Submitted by: jdizzy
"Wild Honey Pie"
One of the shorter songs in the Beatles history...seems to have been recorded on the planet Mars.
Submitted by: Agrimorfee

Hidden Tracks:

"Never could be any other one"
At the end of the song "A Day in the Life" on the Sgt. Pepper record, if you wait for about a minute or two, this random sound starts playing. It sounds like "Never could be any other one", but it's all gibberish... It catches a lot of people off guard, and it made me run out of the room crying when I heard it as a kid.
Submitted by: Lisa
"The End"
It's listed on the CD, but on the album 'Abbey Road' after about 15 sec. the song Her Majesty starts.
Submitted by: jdizzy
"Can You Take Me Back"
This song is at the end of 'Cry Baby Cry'. The reason why this song is on there is unknown.
Submitted by: Paul Warren
"Her Majesty"
This track was not listed on the Abbey Road album. It comes right after "The End."
Submitted by: JD

Hidden Messages:

"Come Together"
During the chorus, it sounds like John Lennon sings "Shoot me.... Shoot me... Shoot me" Then Mark Chapman shot him.
Submitted by: ...
"Baby You're A Rich Man"
In the fade-out of this song from "Magical Mystery Tour", the Beatles sing "Baby, you're a rich man, baby, you're a rich man, baby you're a rich man, too." However, at the very end of the song, if you listen carefully, it sounds like they're singing "Baby, you're a rich fag, baby you're a rich fag, baby you're a rich fag Jew." This would be a reference to their manager, Brian Epstein, who was gay and Jewish.
Submitted by: Sexy Sadie
"Hey Jude"
From 2:55-2:58 in the song, if you listen, you can hear Paul say "OH! Fucking hell!" He says this because he messed up on the piano during the song. John Lennon, having the cynical humor he did, says "Let's keep it hidden in there. We'll know it's there, but no one else will!" You have to listen really carefully, though.
Submitted by: Kate
"One After 909"
During the second verse, after 'begging on a bended knee', someone says 'Yes, I did!'
Submitted by: jdizzy

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Backwards Messages:

"I Am The Walrus"
The chanting at the end ("everybody's got one"/"stick it in your jumper") yields the phrase "Ha, ha, Paul is dead" when it is reversed.
Submitted by: Alan the Ottoman
"Revolution #9"
There is another, lesser-known message that occurs at the end of the song. When Yoko Ono says "If we become naked", play it backwards and it's "Satan, look at me please."
Submitted by: A Stranger
"Revolution"
During 'Alright! Alright!', backwards it says 'Get Me Out!'
Submitted by: jdizzy
"Come Together"
During the chorus, backwards it says, "Heave Ho! Right now! Oh, thank the smoke"
Submitted by: jdizzy

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

"What Paul Is"
In the psychedelic extravaganza "I Am the Walrus" John states that he is just that. In the tune "Glass Onion" John says that the walrus = Paul. In 2008 a new psychedelic/techno/electronic/experimental album is released by "The Fireman". That group consists of Sir Paul and Youth, the bassist of the band Killing Joke. The 2 musicians write, sing, play all the instruments and produce it all themselves. The front page of The Fireman's website, however, states that "The Fireman Is Paul". Geddit?
Submitted by: BeatleBomb
"creative tug-of-war"
Shortly after the Beatles basically split during the early 1970s John gave an interview saying that the Beatles were all "tied together" and that made them brothers. He said that he and Paul are always in a friendly "tug-of-war" when it came to songwriting. He'd write something and then Paul would try to top that, and vice versa. One example: in early 1972 there occurred a massacre of unarmed demonstrators by British occupation troops in the Northern Ireland town of Derry. Paul wrote the hit "Give Ireland Back to the Irish", which was banned by BBC radio. John wrote "Sunday Bloody Sunday" (not to be confused for the 1983 hit by the Irish band U2) and "Luck of the Irish" (with a few choice swear words). Both songs appeared on John + Yoko's next album. In 1982 Paul scored with his album "Tug-of-War" and on the title track he described the competitive spirit with his deceased Beatle buddy. That album has a few other tributes to John.
Submitted by: Beatle Baby
"Breaking Up"
Nobody made a formal announcement, but Paul McCartney bade farewell to John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr by releasing a solo album, McCartney, in April 1970 after Phil Spector "ruined" his version of "The Long and Winding Road."
Submitted by: Alan the Ottoman
"Contributing to a commonly stolen street sign"
Thanks to the Abbey Road cover, the Abbey Road sign is one of the most stolen street signs in the world.
Submitted by: JeReMy

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Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Insectariums
Submitted by: Evan
Paan(Betel leaf) Shops [they are there in India]
B8r thn 'ndorsin Insect-At lest betels're chewable
Submitted by: Pranav J
Entomologists
Beatles are insects.
Submitted by: Peter

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Can't Buy Me Love"
1987 comedy, didn't care for it myself.
Submitted by: Beegles
"Eight Days A Week"
1997 film with Josh Schaefer & Keri Russell
Submitted by: Sutch
"Come Together"
2001 indie written & directed by Jeff MacPherson
Submitted by: Peter
"Let It Be"
1970 film with The Beatles
Submitted by: Beegles

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Missing Parts:

"One After 909"
How about the ones before 909?
Submitted by: Paul Warren
"Revolution 9"
the 7 revolutions between Revolution 1 and this?
Submitted by: Alan of Seville
"Revolution #9"
i think there is a #1, and a #9...
Submitted by: Lui

TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics:

"Let It Be"
The Lyrics:
I wake up to The Sound of Music Mother Mary comes to me
Why:
"The Sound of Music" featuring Julie Andrews
Submitted by: Paul Warren

Bad Ringtone Choices:

"I'm a Loser"
The Lyrics:
I'm a loser, And I'm not what I appear to be.
Why:
It would be bad enough to have your cell phone go off during a job interview. Even worse would be having the ringtone play "I'm a Loser."
Submitted by: Kathy
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