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Fun Music Information -> Bobby Darin

Album cover parody of Mack the Knife by Bobby Darin
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.

Bobby Darrin, Bobby Darin (Written by Tim Hardin)

Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: Walden Robert Cassotto. Submitted by: oldperson

Weird Names of Music Performer's Children:

  • Dodd - I always felt he should have reversed the name to Darin Dodd. The name always puts me in mind of Ken Dodd (Liverpool comedian) and his nickname 'Doddy'. Submitted by: pickle*

Singers Who Act:

Notable Acting Credits
Comments & Submitter Name
"Pressure Point; Captain Newman, M.D.; Hell is for Heroes"He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Captain Newman, M.D.. Pressure Point is also excellent - highly recommended! - Peg

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Trailer Trash""Splish Splash"Rob
"Mac And Cheese""Mack The Knife"SusanG
"Lazy Gritter""Lazy River"pickle*

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Mack The Knife,"No person can be a knife.Old Man Edgar Winter
"I'm Sittin' On Top Of The World,"He'd freeze up there.Francis A. Sissy
"Lazy River,"Rivers don't get 'lazy'. Peter
"Mack The Knife,"How Do You Mack The Knife ?Lee Mccoy

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Plastic Roses," Jessica Sanchez"Artificial Flowers," Bobby Darin
"Flowers On The Wall," The Statler Brothers"Artificial Flowers," Bobby Darin
"Show Me Your Hand," White Plains"Two Of A Kind," Bobby Darin
"What's Your Name?," Lynyrd Skynyrd"Clementine," Bobby Darin
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Long Line Ride" originally "Long Line Rider"
Candy Welty
"Long Lie Rider" originally "Long Line Rider"
Candy Welty
"Log Line Rider" originally "Long Line Rider"
Candy Welty
"The Lad Came From Baltimore" originally "The Lady Came From Baltimore"
Candy Welty
"Dream Love" originally "Dream Lover"
Ashley Michelle McGowan

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Long Liner Rider" originally "Long Line Rider"
Candy Welty
"Long Line Raider" originally "Long Line Rider"
Candy Welty
"Long Lined Rider" originally "Long Line Rider"
Candy Welty
"The Lady Camel From Baltimore" originally "The Lady Came From Baltimore"
Candy Welty
"Queen Of The Shop" originally "Queen Of The Hop"
Renee Keener

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Long Lone Rider" originally "Long Line Rider"
Candy Welty
"Long Lane Rider" originally "Long Line Rider"
Candy Welty
"Long Line Hider" originally "Long Line Rider"
Candy Welty
"Long Line Wider" originally "Long Line Rider"
Candy Welty
"Long Link Rider" originally "Long Line Rider"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Recordings:

Jan 28
a parody of "Artificial Flowers" by Bobby Darin
Trump pee tape finally released!
YouTube: (mp3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Mack the Knife""Mac the Big"Michael Pacholek
"Artificial Flowers""Warm and Golden Showers"The Offenders
"Mack The Knife""Sharp as Knife"Ann Hammond
"Mack The Knife""Nick's Big Night"Dave W.
"More""Mow'r"Airfarcewon
"Mack The Knife""The Jackson Five"Airfarcewon
"Beyond The Sea""Gary C."Airfarcewon
"Mack The Knife""O.J. The Knife"Old Man Ribber
"Beyond the Sean""Under the Sea"John A. Barry
"Sunday In New York""Bender in Vegas"Lionel Mertens

There are additional song parodies available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Artificial FlowersFlower ShopRosie

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
You Don't Bring Me Flowers
   Neil Diamond & Barbra Streisand
Artificial Flowers
   Bobby Darin
You Don't Bring Me Artificial Flowers
You care enough to bring me real ones!
Martha Hankins
Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams
   Tears for Fears
Dream Lover
   Bobby Darin
Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dream Lovers
The former track is on TFF rarities compilations.
Martha Hankins
50 Foot Queenie
   PJ Harvey
Queen of The Hop
   Bobby Darin
50 Foot Queenie Of The Hop
Stick with one name please
Everyone's Gone To The Moon
   Jonathan King
Queen Of The Hop
   Bobby Darin
Everyone's Gone To Moon The Queen Of The Hop
Jennifer Howard
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Darin' Young Cannibals
Bobby Darin combined with Fine Young Cannibals
Beyond the sea, she drives me crazy. (Btw, too bad Bobby Darin passed away long before F.Y.C. was formed.)
Submitted By: Martha Hankins

Misheard Lyrics:

"If I Were A Carpenter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Would you miss your colour bar? What does color box mean anyway???
Original Lyrics:
Would you miss your colored blouse?
"Mack the Knife"
Misheard Lyrics:
Someone sleeping 'round the corner.
Original Lyrics:
Someone sneakin' 'round the corner.
"Mack the Knife"
Misheard Lyrics:
Just a jackknife has Old Man Keith, babe.
Original Lyrics:
Just a jackknife has old MacHeath, babe.
"Mack the Knife"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mister Jack Knight has no back teeth, babe
Original Lyrics:
Just a jackknife has old MacHeath, babe.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"If I Were A Carpenter"
Misheard Lyrics:
If I were A carpenter, and you were related?
Would you marry me anyway, would you have my baby?
Original Lyrics:
If I were A carpenter, and you were a lady?
Would you marry me anyway, would you have my baby?

Story about this misheard lyric by: Bob Moon

We were all driving and listening to this song when my sons friend misheard the lyrics. we listened again and it really sounded like that was what he was really saying. Because of the context we all had a really good laugh..

There are additional misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Mack The Knife"
The Funny Lyrics:
Lucy Brown
Why They're Funny:
I had been a reader of the 'Peanuts' comic strip for years by the time I first heard this song on the radio. I know Darin wasn't singing about the Peanuts characters (and I understand his version was a particularly liberal translation), and the very idea of Lucy marrying Charlie Brown... Good Grief!
Submitted by: Doug Montgomery
"Mack The Knife"
The Funny Lyrics:
Oh the shark bites with his teeth, babe.
Why They're Funny:
Well, thank you captain obvious.
Submitted by: Nicole

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"It's Only A Paper Moon"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Without your love,
It's a honky-tonk parade.
Why They're Nonsensical:
This song came out in 1933, and has been done by various artists, notably including Ella Fitzgerald and Nat King Cole. I've cited the Bobby Darin version (which came out in 1966) because the submission form is still not set up to cite a proper decade for performances before the 1950s or after 2009. I know what a honky-tonk is, and I know what a parade is. But mix the two, and I draw a blank on what the term might mean. I've looked up "honky-tonk parade" and most of the hits are for this line in this song. So this song seems to be the origin of the term and offers no explanation therein as to what a honky-tonk parade might be. The principal exception I found to those hits is a song named "Honky Tonk Parade", written and recorded by Billy Gilman. Billy Gilman wasn't born until 1988. So however clever his song may be, it is at best an attempted explanation after the fact when it comes to trying to explain a baffling phrase in a song that first came out in 1933. In fact, Gilman's song makes several references to things all predated by any 1933 song, including Disneyland, Spiderman, and Snoopy.
Submitted by: Karen Smith
 

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Mack the Knife"
The Lyrics:
Look out Miss Lotte Lenya and ol' Lucy Brown
Who They Mention:
Lotte Lenya was an Eastern European actress. She appeared in one of the early James Bond films.
Submitted by: Martha Hankins
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Beyond The Sea"
Opening Lines:
Somwhere beyond the sea, somewhere waiting for me, my lover stands on golden sands
Comments:
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Splish splash"
Opening Lines:
Splish splash I was taking a bath long about a Saturday night
Comments:
Submitted by: Peter

Scary Song Lyrics:

"Mack The Knife"
The Lyrics:
On the sidewalk,On Sunday Morning
Lies a Body oozing life ( eek! )
Someone's sneaking,round a corner
Is that someone Mack the Knife?
Why:
Holy Crackers! The song is about a serial killer! And to think that i used to dance to this song! ( eek! )
Submitted by: funonthrun
 

Song Title Space Change:

"The Thing Sin This House" originally "The Things In This House"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

Band Name Anagrams:

Darn Boy Bib Submitted by: Margo Gram
Boy's bib has a hole in it?
I Bob Brandy Submitted by: Joey
No Baby Bird Submitted by: Joseph
Bony Bi Bard Submitted by: Karen Smith
(Though don't know that he was either bi or bony)

Song Title Anagrams:

"Cache Bomber" originally "Beachcomber"
Submitted by: Alison Runyon
"18 Yellow Sores" originally "18 Yellow Roses"
Submitted by: Melanie Black
"Comb Cab Here" originally "Beachcomber"
Submitted by: Kayla Kalyak
"Cheer Cab Mob" originally "Beachcomber"
Submitted by: Kayla Kalyak
"Bomb A Creche" originally "Beachcomber"
Submitted by: Kayla Kalyak

Songs That Are Banned:

"Mack The Knife"
In fall 1959, following the stabbing deaths of two teenagers by a 17-year old and other similar incidents of violence in New York City, WCBS bans Bobby Darin's #1 hit rendition of "Mack The Knife".
Submitted by: Peter

Song Title Acrostics:

WIG: "While I'm Gone"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
COG: "Child Of God"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Ye Bond The Sea" originally "Beyond The Sea"
Submitted by: Nell Allen

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Mack The Knife"
The Lyrics:
Oh, the shark bites with his teeth, babe
And he shows them pearly white
Just a jackknife has old MacHeath, babe
And he keeps it out of sight
Why:
It's a swingin' Vegas lounge-style song about a serial killer; it ended up becoming a Number One hit for Darin.
Submitted by: Martha Hankins
"Artificial Flowers"
The Lyrics:
She made artificial flowers, those artificial flowers
Made for ladies of fashion to wear
She made artificial flowers, those artificial flowers
Fashioned from Annie's despair
Why:
The song is about a 9-year-old girl whose parents die an untimely death, leaving their daughter to fend for herself making artificial flowers for a living. This has a Vegas lounge-style swing sound similar to "Mack the Knife."
Submitted by: Martha Hankins

Onomatopoeia in Lyrics:

"Splish Splash"
The Lyrics:
Splish splash, I was takin' a bath
Why:
"Splish" and "splash" imitate the sound of water being used when taking a bath.
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
 

Lyrics Spoonerisms:

"Mack The Knife"
The Lyrics:
There's a tugboat, huh, huh, down by the river dontcha know.
Why:
There's a bug tote, huh, huh, down by the river dontcha know.
Submitted by: Carmen Nunki
 

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Dobby Barin originally "Bobby Darin"
Brings together "Harry Potter" with "Flash Gordon"
Submitted by: Peter

Performers with Handicaps:

"Heart damage"
A bout of rheumatic fever during his childhood left Darin's heart in a permanently damaged and enlarged condition. His accomplishments as a singer, songwriter, producer and actor are often attributed to the fact that he was advised by doctors that he would not live past the age of 18, therefore he was aggressive and took risks throughout what ended up being 37 years. For further details, get the DVD of Beyond The Sea. Kevin Spacey is awesome as Darin.
Submitted by: neptunevsmars

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Beyond The Sea"
2004 Darin biopic with Kevin Spacey
Submitted by: MOR

TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics:

"Queen Of The Hop"
The Lyrics:
She tunes in to Bandstand every day
To watch the people dancing 'cross the U. S. A.
Why:
A very early reference to "American Bandstand."
Submitted by: Martha Hankins
 

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