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Beautiful South

Band Name Origins:

  • The Beautiful South were an English alternative rock group formed at the end of the 1980s by two former members of Hull group The Housemartins, Paul Heaton and Dave Hemingway. Heaton explained at the time that the name was partly a sarcastic reflection of his own dislike of southern England, and partly an attempt to force macho men to utter the word 'beautiful'. Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Song For Whoever"Plenty of names but title doesn't appear eg Oh shirley, oh deborah, oh julie, oh jane I wrote so many songs about you - NI dave

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Velour Of The Sea""The Lure Of The Sea"Emily Lime
"Afghanistan (or Birmingham)""Rotterdam"Al Capone

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Tupperware Queen,"Tupperware is not a monarchy.Natasha Bly
"We Are Each Other,"A person can't be another person.Yvette Bristle
"Blue Roses,"Roses are never blue.Natty

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"I Don't Know Your Name," Indigo Girls"Song For Whomever," Beautiful South

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Let Go With The Low" originally "Let Go With The Flow"
Lydia Helton

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Song For Whomever" originally "Song For Whoever"
Corrects the grammar.
"Let Go With The Flown" originally "Let Go With The Flow"
Lydia Helton
"We Bare Each Other" originally "We Are Each Other"
Regina Olsen
"Don't Marry Here" originally "Don't Marry Her"
Marry somewhere else.
Dionne Peacewick
"Don't Marry Herb" originally "Don't Marry Her"
Meredith Harshaw

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"We Arm Each Other" originally "We Are Each Other"
Regina Olsen
"We Ate Each Other" originally "We Are Each Other"
Regina Olsen
"We Axe Each Other" originally "We Are Each Other"
Regina Olsen
"We Are Each Otter" originally "We Are Each Other"
Regina Olsen
"Let Go With The Flog" originally "Let Go With The Flow"
Yvette Bristle

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Don't Marry Her""Don't Marry Thriftwood"Fack Sabbath
"Don't Marry Her""Don't Marry Him!"Flash Flood
"Song for Whoever""Claim for Whatever"Wendy Christopher
"Old Red Eyes Is Back""Young Blue Eyes Is Slack"Emily Kirkham
"Don't Marry Her""Don't Fancy Him"Dumb Ass Kid
"One Last Love Song""One Last Whiskey"Chris Warne
"A Little Time""Gotta Bake That Pie"Alex Zander
"Song for Whoever""Song for Bad Weather"Jim A
"Prettiest Eyes""Tastiest Pies"Jamie McGarry
"Rotterdam (Or Anywhere)""Rotherham (Or Anywhere)"Jamie McGarry

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Livin' ThingVera Drakepickle*

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Let Go With The FlowIncontinence HelplineWendy Christopher
Tupperware QueenMakers of ZiplocKooKooDee
RotterdamDutch Tourist BoardRichard Davies
Perfect 10Weight Watchers Rock Princess

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Love Song
   Sara Bareilles
Song for Whoever
   The Beautiful South
Love Song For Whoever
Fight Song
   Rachel Platten
Song for Whoever
   The Beautiful South
Fight Song for Whoever
Secret Love Song
   Little Mix
Song for Whoever
   The Beautiful South
Secret Love Song for Whoever
Fat Bottomed Girls
Perfect 10
   Beautiful South
Fat Bottomed 10
Ladies? Just go up a dress size! less of "does my bum look big in this?" PLEASE!
craig mac
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Five Beautiful South Americans
Five Americans combined with Beautiful South
Submitted By: Gretchen Wieners
The Beautiful 95 South
The Beautiful South combined with 95 South
Submitted By: Blue Ant
Beautiful South Beach Boys
Beautiful South combined with Beach Boys
Celebrating those diet gurus.
Submitted By: Heather Brockwell

Misheard Lyrics:

"Song For Whoever"
Misheard Lyrics:
My arms would ride your palm, the twinkle on your face
Original Lyrics:
I love to write about each wrinkle on your face
"Good As Gold (Stupid As Mud)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Carry on with words, carry on with love
Carry on with cheating with anything above
I want my love, my joy, my laugh, my smile, my knees
Not in the star signs or how much you read
I want my sun-drenched, wind-swept, Ingrid Bergman's kids
Original Lyrics:
Carry on with work, carry on with love
Carry on with cheering, anything above
I want my love, my joy, my laugh, my smile, my needs
Not in the star signs or the palm that she reads
I want my sun-drenched, wind-swept Ingrid Bergman kiss
"A Little Time"
Misheard Lyrics:
Trust into mistress
Original Lyrics:
Trust into mistrust
"Don't Marry Her"
Misheard Lyrics:
Think of her in debt
Original Lyrics:
Think of her in bed
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

Misheard Lyrics:
Your picture's hanging pretty on the squaddie's walls
You're Steven's, Andy's, your dirigibles
Your body's thought of fondly in the rugby mall
But you want more.
Original Lyrics:
Your picture's hanging pretty on the squaddie's walls
You're Steven's, Andy's, you're Iain's, you're Paul's
Your body's thought of fondly in the rugby mauls
But you want more.

Story about this misheard lyric by: stubblychin

I just figured that as they song was clearly alluding to breast sizing that they were referring to them with the metaphor of Rigid Air Ships.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Don't Marry Her"
The Funny Lyrics:
your love light shines like cardboard But your work shoes are glistening She's a PhD in "I told you so" You've a knighthood in "I'm not listening"
Why They're Funny:
the hard hitting reality of marriage.
Submitted by: artful_dodger
"Straight In At 37"
The Funny Lyrics:
Why don't your videos have dancing girls,
with hips that curve and lips that curl?
Legs are where that heartbeat starts,
it's low in neckline and high in charts.
Why They're Funny:
This is ironic, the Beautiful South are in fact the most intensely unfashionable (and thus inexplicably successful) band in the uk. I love them to death.
Submitted by: Turtle

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"A Little Time"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Need a little space for a thousand beds,
don't you, don't you!
Why They're Nonsensical:
A 'little' space! I think you would need quite a lot of space for a thousand beds, considering beds are big things, and it's not one bed - but a thousand!!!!!!!
Submitted by: Tarquin
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
And everyone is blonde
Why They're Nonsensical:
Well, I'm not!
Submitted by: Natasha
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"The Lure of the Sea"
The Lyrics:
And leather aint as strong as the weather
But leather took Curtis from me

And silver aint as quick as the tongue
But silver took the MLK so young
Who They Mention:
The band members have stated that Curtis refers to Ian Curtis of Joy Division, who died by suicide, and MLK refers to Martin Luther King, Jr. who was shot as part of an assassination plot.
Submitted by: Wendy Christopher
"Don't Marry Her..."
The Lyrics:
She'll grab your Sandra Bullocks and slowly raise the knee
Who They Mention:
Sandra Bullock, actress. This is on the single version whereas the album version says something else!
Submitted by: Pickle
There are additional celebrity lyrics available.

Band Name Anagrams:

O, The Luau Befits Hut Submitted by: James
The Luau Bout Fetish Submitted by: James

Song Title Anagrams:

"We Hover For Song" originally "Song For Whoever"
Submitted by: Heather Brockwell
"Dream Trot" originally "Rotterdam"
What could be so dreamy about a trot?
Submitted by: Amanda Svenson
"Dram Otter" originally "Rotterdam"
Dram = 1/16 ounce. Mighty small otter!
Submitted by: Amanda Svenson

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Woman In The Wall"
The Lyrics:
I hear her cry, all day, all night
I hear her voice, from deep within the wall
Made a cross from knitting needles
Made a grave from Hoover bags
Especially for the woman in the wall
The whole song is pretty creepy (it's about a man who kills his wife and bricks her corpse up in the wall) but it's all sung to such a bouncy, cheery melody that if you're not listening to the words you'd be forgiven for thinking "Aw, what a jolly little singalong ditty this is...!"
Submitted by: Wendy Christopher
"Woman in the Wall"
The Lyrics:
He was just a social drinker but social every night
He enjoyed a pint or two or three or four
She was just a silent thinker, silent every night
He'd enjoyed the thought of killing her before
Imagine Edgar Allen Poe set to a catchy upbeat tune...
Submitted by: Karen

TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics:

"My Book"
The Lyrics:
Terry meets June in Tales from the Crypt
"Terry and June" and "Tales From The Crypt"
Submitted by: Barbarella87

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