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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.

Bill Haley & the Comets, Bill Haley and the Comets, Bill Haley And His Comets, Bill Haley and His Comets, Bill Haley

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Aqua Teen (Shake, Frylock, and Meatwad)""Shake, Rattle, and Roll"Paul Warren
"Break The Alarm Clock""Rock Around The Clock"oldtimer

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Rockin' Through The Rye,"It is impossible to throw stones through grain.Susanna Viljanen
"Calling All Comets,"You cannot telephone a celestial bodySusanna Viljanen

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Hound Dog," Elvis Presley"Two Hound Dogs," Bill Haley & His Comets
"Two Hound Dogs," Bill Haley & His Comets"Barking Up The Wrong Tree," Mott The Hoople
"Forty Cups Of Coffee," Bill Haley & His Comets"Can't Sleep," Above & Beyond
"Rock Around The Clock," Bill Haley & His Comets"Stop The Clock Rock," Fabor Robinson
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Joe's Song" originally "Joey's Song"
Wendy Torrance
"Joey's Son" originally "Joey's Song"
Alyssa Jayne
"Joy's Song" originally "Joey's Song"
Alyssa Jayne
"Rock Around The Lock" originally "Rock Around The Clock"
Renee Keener
"Rock Around The Cock" originally "Rock Around The Clock"
Like around the 'cock of a gun', or a rooster.
Mikey

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Frock Around The Clock" originally "Rock Around The Clock"
We'll have a fashion show around the clock.
My Name Is Joe

Change a Letter:

"Lean Joan" originally "Lean Jean"
Christina Caraway
"Loan Jean" originally "Lean Jean"
Christina Caraway
"Rockin' Through The Lye" originally "Rockin' Through The Rye"
And getting some serious alkali burns!
Shannon Ingrid Travis
"Rockin' Through The Roe" originally "Rockin' Through The Rye"
Rockin' through fish eggs? Bizarre!
Shannon Ingrid Travis
"Rockin' Through The Eye" originally "Rockin' Through The Rye"
Bizarre!
Shannon Ingrid Travis

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Dim Dim the Lights""Down Down with Trump"2Eagle
"Rock Around The Clock""Work Around The Clock"Luis Matias
"Rock Around the Clock""Spock Around the Dock"Porfle Popnecker
"Rock Around the Clock""Barack Will Clean Their Clocks"Michael Pacholek
"Shake, Rattle, And Roll""Shaked, Rattled, And Rolled"Immoral Liberal
"Rock Around The Clock""Attack Iraq Around The Clock"Alvin Dover

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Shake, Rattle, And RollParkinson's disease/Epilepsy/Tourette's Syndrome clinicsoldsongs

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
I Wanna Rock
   Twisted Sister
Rock Around The Clock
   Bill Haley & His Comets
I Wanna Rock Around The Clock
Chandra
Blue Moon
   The Marcels
Moon Over Miami
   Bill Haley & His Comets
Blue Moon Over Miami
Jennifer
Althea
   Robin Trower
See Ya Later Alligator
   Bill Haley & His Comets
Althea Later Alligator
The VERY worst kind of plagiarism.
princejellyfish
The Rockaway Rock
   The Collins Kids
Rock Around The Clock
   Bill Haley & His Comets
Rockaway Rock Around The Clock
Marian
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Dollar Bill Haley And His Comets
Dollar combined with Bill Haley & His Comets
Submitted By: Candy Welty

Misheard Lyrics:

"Rock Around the Clock"
Misheard Lyrics:
When the clock strikes twelve, we'll do a dance
And start rockin' 'round the clock again
Original Lyrics:
When the clock strikes twelve, we'll cool off then
Start rockin' 'round the clock again
"Rock Around the Clock"
Misheard Lyrics:
When the clock strikes 12, we’ll poo our pants
Original Lyrics:
When the clock strikes 12 we’ll cool off then.
"Rock Around the Clock"
Misheard Lyrics:
When the crip strikes twelve, we’ll poo on crips.
Original Lyrics:
When the clock strikes twelve, we'll cool off then.
"Skinny Minnie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Do I love her like a boy love I?
Original Lyrics:
Well, do I love her?
Does a boy love pie?
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Rock Around the Clock"
Misheard Lyrics:
When the crip strikes twelve, we’ll poo on crips.
Original Lyrics:
When the clock strikes twelve, we'll cool off then.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Mr Crippe

I heard it today in the car lol

There are additional misheard stories available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock"
Opening Lines:
1, 2, 3 o'clock, 4 o'clock rock, 5, 6, 7 o'clock, 8 o'clock rock, 9, 10, 11 o'clock, 12 o'clock rock, We're gonna rock around the clock tonight.
Comments:
Although there had been rock 'n' roll charting tunes since the late 1940's ("Rocket 88"), the first #1 rock 'n' roll record on Billboard Magazine's Hot 100 charts was Bill Haley & His Comets' version of "(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock". The song was #1 in the summer of 1955 on the Billboard charts, and set into motion the whole rock 'n' roll era of music. It had a slow ride to chart hit and later cult status. It was written by Max C. Freedman & James E. Myers (as Jimmy DeKnight) back in late 1952 originally as "(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock Tonight". It was recorded first by Sonny Dee & the Knights in 1953, but that version didn't get very far. Later it was heard by Bill Haley and Decca record producer, Milt Gabler who decided to record it with the Comets on April 12, 1954. Gabler and Haley released the tune as the B-side of a song entitled, "Thirteen Women (And Only One Man In Town)" and it nearly died an early chart death (didn't even chart in 1954 when it was released in May of that year). If it had not been for the fact that a young man named Peter Ford had bought the record for his collection the song might have gone into obscurity. Peter Ford was the son of actor Glenn Ford and Glenn Ford had been cast along with dancer Eleanor Powell to star in the teen centered drama, "Blackboard Jungle" in 1955. Glenn heard Peter's record and then took the record to the producers of "Blackboard Jungle" and Bill Haley & His Comets' version of "(We're Gonna) Rock Around The ClocK" was chosen as the film's theme song, where it helped move the song to #1 for eight weeks during the summer of 1955. In 1956 there would be a movie with the same title released with Bill Haley as the star. Bill Haley would re-record the tune in 1968 and meet with moderate success. "(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock" would further cement it's lofty status in rock 'n' roll when ABC's new hit comedy series, "Happy Days" (about nostalgia for the 1950's) would incorporate the tune (by Bill Haley) as the original theme song (first two seasons).
Submitted by: Peter
 

Made Up Words in Songs:

"Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie"
The Made Up Words:
rock-a-beatin'
Comments:
Submitted by: Loree Dare
 

Song Title Space Change:

"Rock-A-Beat In Boogie" originally "Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Rock In Through The Rye" originally "Rockin' Through The Rye"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

Song Title Anagrams:

"Unlock The Door...Crack!" originally "Rock Around The Clock"
That's not quite how you unlock a door!
Submitted by: Alexis
"Lock Around The Crock" originally "Rock Around The Clock"
Almost a spoonerism as well
Submitted by: Alexis

Super Short Pop Songs:

"Rock Around the Clock" Length: 2:10
The first rock and roll record that popularity in the Billboard Hot 100 in 1954.
Submitted by: Wisnu Aji

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Lib Haley & His Comets originally "Bill Haley & His Comets"
Submitted by: Oldtimer
Hill Bailey & His Comets originally "Bill Haley & His Comets"
Submitted by: Oldtimer
Kill Haley & His Bomb-Its originally "Bill Haley & His Comets"
Submitted by: Oldtimer

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Rock Around The Clock"
1956 musical with Bill Haley & His Comets
Submitted by: oldsongs

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