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Ben Fold Five

Band Name Origins:

  • they were playing cards when ben, being dealt a lousy hand, threw his cards on the table saying, "and ben folds five", end of story. Submitted by: jokeme
  • Folds said the name sounded better than Ben Folds Three. Submitted by: plasket

Stupid Band Names:

  • Why couldn't he have just recruited two more members? I respect the fact that he didn't like the sound of 'Ben Folds Three', but he could've just had a couple more members so the name would reflect how many people there were. At least the Dave Clark Five was a quintet... Submitted by: Mr. Critic
  • Wouldn't be so stupid if there were 5 people in the band. Maybe he failed math..... Submitted by: Cerulean

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Heist"Heist is nowhere in the lyrics, it should be either "Where Diet Soda Flows" or "Don't Pay The Tab ('Till The Last Drop)" - Chris
"Song for the Dumped"The Refrain mostly says "Give me my Money Back, you b***h". But if Ben Folds used that as the title, it would get bleeped every time. - Paul Warren

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Battle Of Who Could Care Less,"Another non-existant battleOdie Garfield

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Whom Will You Run To?," Heart"Army," Ben Folds Five
"Rock And Roll Band," Boston"Brick," Ben Folds Five
"Brick," Ben Folds Five"Another Brick In The Wall," Pink Floyd

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Son For The Dumped" originally "Song For The Dumped"
Lorraine Thoanjer
"Sports & Win" originally "Sports & Wine"
Candy Welty
"Rick" originally "Brick"
Cassandra
"Sorts & Wine" originally "Sports & Wine"
Gretchen Wieners
"Ports & Wine" originally "Sports & Wine"
Gretchen Wieners

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Sports & Twine" originally "Sports & Wine"
Gretchen Wieners
"Sports & Swine" originally "Sports & Wine"
Tossing the pigskin takes a new meaning!
Josh

Change a Letter:

"Gong For The Dumped" originally "Song For The Dumped"
Lorraine Thoanjer
"Song For The Bumped" originally "Song For The Dumped"
Lorraine Thoanjer
"Song For The Jumped" originally "Song For The Dumped"
Lorraine Thoanjer
"Song For The Lumped" originally "Song For The Dumped"
Lorraine Thoanjer
"Song For The Pumped" originally "Song For The Dumped"
Lorraine Thoanjer

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Cigarette""Chelsea"Fack Sabbath
"Uncle Walter""Chelsea Loeber"Fack Sabbath
"Cigarette""Singapore"Fack Sabbath
"Where's Summer B?""Where's Mark Lamarr"Fack Sabbath
"Army""Carny"Abbott Skelding
"Smoke""Jokes"Agrimorfee
"Kate""Crate"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Song For The Dumped""Song For Ross Noble"Fack Sabbath
"Army""Amy"Fack Sabbath
"Brick""Geordie"Fack Sabbath

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
BrickThe Indiana Brick CouncilPeter (the Reader)
ArmyArmy RecruitingJake311

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
BrickHome DepotLarcen Tyler
One Angry Dwarf And 200 Solemn FacesLittle People of AmericaCooper
ArmyThe US ArmyCooper Stimson
LullabyeInsomnia HotlineGrom
BrickKeira Knightly's Answering Machinepickle*
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
Too Many Walls
   Cathy Dennis
Brick
   Ben Folds Five
Too Many Brick Walls
nally
Pink Houses
   John Mellencamp
Brick
   Ben Folds Five
Pink Brick Houses
Martha Hankins
Do You Wanna Dance?
   The Mamas & The Papas
The Last Polka
   Ben Folds Five
Do You Wanna Dance The Last Polka?
Raphael
So We Danced Again
   Deborah Harry
The Last Polka
   Ben Folds Five
So We Danced The Last Polka - Again
It it's the last one, why dance it again?
Jellybean
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

A-Benged Twelvefold
Avenged Sevenfold combined with Ben Folds Five
Hahaa!! Just add the numbers together! (Also, the combined group would have eight total members, since Avenged Sevenfold actually contains five people, and Ben Folds Five was actually a trio.)
Submitted By: Gigi
Ben Folds Five Pages
Ben Folds Five combined with Pages
Submitted By: Lorraine Thoanjer
Ben Folds Five Paper Scissors
Ben Folds Five combined with Paper Scissors
Submitted By: Lorraine Thoanjer
Ben Folds the Five Voices of East Harlem
Ben Folds Five combined with The Voices of East Harlem
Submitted By: Sutch

There are additional Ben Folds Five Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Hava Nagila"
Misheard Lyrics:
Uru achim bless the mayor
Original Lyrics:
Uru achim belev sameach
"Jackson Cannery"
Misheard Lyrics:
But Big Brother cut the cheese
Original Lyrics:
But Big Brother got the keys
"Jackson Cannery"
Misheard Lyrics:
Did modern nations tell...
Original Lyrics:
Did Mother Nature tell you
"Brick"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's a-breakin' up Brandon slowly
Original Lyrics:
She's a brick and I'm drowning slowly
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Brick"
Misheard Lyrics:
'Cos I was tired of lion.
Original Lyrics:
'Cause I was tired of lying.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Michelle

I was playing the song for my friend last year and I was really into it, you know, making her really listen and singing along and everything. When it got to this part, it got really quiet so I just mouthed the words and she looked at me like I was crazy and asked, 'Why was he tired of a lion?'

There are additional misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Sports and Wine"
The Funny Lyrics:
Girls don't understand it
Anything you say
I don't understand it either
Guess that makes me gay
Why They're Funny:
So true...
Submitted by: Thunderbolt
"Sports and Wine"
The Funny Lyrics:
Girls don't understand it
Anything you say I don't understand it either
Guess that makes me gay
Why They're Funny:
Fantastic lampooning of stupid jocks who think that they are superior to everyone else.
Submitted by: Rover
There are additional Funny lyrics available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Narcolepsy"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Cause I'm not tired, I'm not tired.
I'm not tired, I'm not tired.
I'm not tired, I'm not tired etc...
Why They're Repetitive:
very repetitive and probably the most annoying of all Ben's songs.
Submitted by: Michael
 

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Lullabye"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
We walked past the tarmac and boarded the craft,
The rain had me chilled to the bones,
Just the three of us took flight that night,
Uncle Richard, me, and James Earl Jones
Why They're Nonsensical:
The only possible interpretation of these lines that I could come up with is, maybe he was watching 'Star Wars' on the plane with his Uncle Richard or something.
Submitted by: Bevy
 

Insulting Song Lyrics:

"Song For The Dumped"
The Insulting Lyrics:
Give me my money back, you b1tch!
Why They're Insulting:
Okay, maybe you paid for dinner for a woman who dumped you, but it's just not right to ask for your money back in that manner!
Submitted by: sXe LeXi 5X2
"Brick"
The Insulting Lyrics:
She's a brick and I'm drowning slowly
Why They're Insulting:
Could anyone think of anything more insulting to call someone?
Submitted by: Vernon
There are additional Insulting lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Steven's Last Night In Town"
The Lyrics:
Won us over with stories about Linda McCartney.
Who They Mention:
Linda McCartney, Paul McCartney's first wife.
Submitted by: Paul Warren
 

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Army"
The Lyrics:
Got a job at Chik-Fil-A.
Product Brand Name:
Chik-Fil-A, a restaurant chain.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Army"
Opening Lines:
Well, I thought about the army.
Comments:
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
 

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Battle Of Who Could Care Less"
The Lyrics:
Fight the battle of who could care less
Why:
It should be "who COULDN'T care less", Ben! If you care less, it means you do care.
Submitted by: MO
 

Band Name Anagrams:

Five Elf Bonds Submitted by: Edith
Lends Off Vibe Submitted by: Keira Dayley
Beloved Sniff Submitted by: Keira Dayley
Five Fled Snob Submitted by: Blake DeKalb

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Brick"
The Lyrics:
Her mom and dad went down to Charlotte
They're not home to find us out
Why:
Charlotte, North Carolina. By the way, the band was formed in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Submitted by: Mickey D.
 

Super Short Pop Songs:

"Cigarette" Length: 1:38
This song comes after 'Smoke', obviously!
Submitted by: Paul Warren

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Warts & Spine" originally "Sports & Wine"
Submitted by: Natalie Portmanteau Word

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