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Band Name Origins:

  • Singer and multi-instrumentalist Viv Stanshall was a big fan of Bonzo Dog, a British cartoon character, and the whole band was into the concept of "Dada" art. They changed it from "Dada" to "Doo-Dah" because announcers at the clubs they played couldn't get it right, and eventually dropped the "Doo-Dah" altogether by their second album. This band is known for influencing Monty Python; one of the members of the Bonzos, Neil Innes, wrote songs for the Pythons and played Sir Robin's Minstrel in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Innes later went on to become famous for the Rutles, a parody of the Beatles for which he wrote all the music. Submitted by: mark

Stupid Band Names:

  • Without the Bonzo and Dah Band, they'd just be Dog Doo. He-he! Wonder what portion of listeners are amused by a band name with Dog Doo in the middle? Submitted by: Karen Smith
  • It's like they just randomly pulled words out of a hat, and added the word 'band' to it. Submitted by: hamp

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Piggy Bank Love,"Piggy banks are incapable of loving.Yvette Bristle
"Wire People,"People aren't made of wire.Yvette Bristle

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Rock And Roll Band," Boston"Death Cab For Cutie," Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Ire People" originally "Wire People"
Yvette Bristle
"We Are Norma" originally "We Are Normal"
You're ALL named Norma?
Justin B. Burr

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Piggy Bank Glove" originally "Piggy Bank Love"
Yvette Bristle
"Piggy Blank Love" originally "Piggy Bank Love"
Yvette Bristle
"Piggy Bank Loved" originally "Piggy Bank Love"
Yvette Bristle
"Piggy Bank Clove" originally "Piggy Bank Love"
Yvette Bristle
"Piggy Bank Lover" originally "Piggy Bank Love"
Yvette Bristle

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"We Are Norman" originally "We Are Normal"
You're ALL named Norman?
Justin B. Burr
"We Are Formal" originally "We Are Normal"
Justin B. Burr
"I'm The Urban Spiceman" originally "I'm The Urban Spaceman"
Marcia Zarwetten-Grassi

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"I'm The Urban Spaceman""I'm The Tweeting Spaceman"Phil Alexander
"Urban Spaceman""The Exaggerator: Ballad of a Weblog"Iludium Phosdex
"Urban Spaceman""May I Recommend to You Wisconsin Dells?"Kahuna Accidentale of the Dells
"Monster Mash""Hamster Munch"Phil Alexander
"The Urban Spaceman""Muslim Rent-a-Mob"Phil Alexander
"I'm The Urban Spaceman""2003 - A Posh Spice Idiocy"Pickle

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
I'm Gonna Bring A Watermelon To My Girl TonightDirty Dancing anniversary DVDPickle

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
We Are NormalKate Winslet's answering machinepickle

Misheard Lyrics:

"I'm the Urban Spaceman"
Misheard Lyrics:
I never let me friends down
I've never made a boob
I'm a glossy magazine
A man left on the tube.
Original Lyrics:
I never let me friends down
I've never made a boob
I'm a glossy magazine
An advert on the tube.
"Readymades"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bereft as a pillar in rubber thigh boots
Original Lyrics:
Bereft Isabella in rubber thigh boots
"I'm The Urban Spaceman"
Misheard Lyrics:
I never let my friends down
I've never made a poo
I'm a glossy magazine
An advert on a shoe.
Original Lyrics:
I never let me friends down
I've never made a boob
I'm a glossy magazine
An advert on the tube.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Cool Britannia"
Better Lyrics:
Dream Germania
Germania, Nazi rule
Get a grip!
Hitler never, never, ever
Builds one bit

Original Lyrics:
Cool Britannia
Britannia, you are cool
Take a trip!
Britons ever, ever, ever
Shall be hip

Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"The Intro & The Outro"
The Lyrics:
Garner Ted Armstrong on vocals...
Who They Mention:
Garner Ted Armstrong, religious broadcaster who had a spot on Radio Caroline at that time. Much loathed by Kenny Everett!
Submitted by: pickle
"My Brother Makes The Noises For The Talkies"
The Lyrics:
He even makes a noise for Lillian Gish.
Who They Mention:
Lillian Gish, silent movie actress.
Submitted by: pickle

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"The Intro & the Outro"
The Lyrics:
Hi there, nice to be with you, Happy you could stick around. .Like to introduce "Legs" Larry Smith, drums....... What a team, Zebra Kid and Horace Batchelor on percussion.
Product Brand Name:
Horace Batchelor had a business in the '50s & '60s predicting the results of football matches. He advertised on Radio Luxembourg spelling out the name of his address KEYNSHAM. When he died he only left £150,000. This record parodies the introduction of the artists usually at Jazz Clubs. I like Lord Snooty & his pals tap dancing, the incredible Shrinking Man on Euphonium & the Wild Man of Borneo on bongos
Submitted by: Michael Moore
 

Song Title Space Change:

"We Are Norm, Al" originally "We Are Normal"
Telling Al you're ALL named Norm?
Submitted by: Justin B. Burr
"I'm The Urban Space, Man" originally "I'm The Urban Spaceman"
Submitted by: Dionne Peacewick

Song Title Anagrams:

"Rubs The Main Pace Man" originally "I'm The Urban Spaceman"
Submitted by: Gretchen Wieners
"The Main Rub Space, Man" originally "I'm The Urban Spaceman"
Submitted by: Gretchen Wieners
"The Main Rub Spaceman" originally "I'm The Urban Spaceman"
Submitted by: Gretchen Wieners

Super Short Pop Songs:

"Kama Sutra" Length: 0:39
Nothing nasty is sung. The pity is that they didn't make the song longer because there definitely are more positions.
Submitted by: Barbara Poudrier

Song Title Acrostics:

MA: "Mister Apollo"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
WAN: "We Are Normal"
Submitted by: Edyth Bowen

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