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Band Name Origins:

  • I actually saw the band interviewed on a kids' TV show in the 1980's where they said they looked in the phone book for interesting names, foiund a man called Mr Rat, so phoned him up to see what his first name was, and he said "Boomtown". But I think they may have been fooling around.... Submitted by: Agent Doug
  • In his autobiography, 'Is This It?', Bob Geldolf read a book about the rough & tumble days of the Oklahoma oil rush of the 1920s and one gang in the town called themselves Boomtown Rats. Submitted by: dkb

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"I Don't Like Sundays""I Don't Like Mondays"Isac
"I Don't Like Monkeys""I Don't Like Mondays"Regina Haniger
"Hard All Night""Up All Night"nasty

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Manic Monday," The Bangles"I Don't Like Mondays," Boomtown Rats
"Rainy Days And Mondays," The Carpenters"I Don't Like Mondays," The Boomtown Rats
"Monday, Monday," The Mamas & The Papas"I Don't Like Mondays," The Boomtown Rats
"I Love Saturday," Erasure"I Don't Like Mondays," The Boomtown Rats
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Rat Rap" originally "Rat Trap"
Eric
"Rat Tap" originally "Rat Trap"
Amanda Svenson
"He's So Modern" originally "She's So Modern"
Daphne Hughes

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Rate Trap" originally "Rat Trap"
Bridget Andrews
"Rant Trap" originally "Rat Trap"
Bridget Andrews
"Rat Strap" originally "Rat Trap"
Bridget Andrews
"Rat Tramp" originally "Rat Trap"
Pam Tabor
"Brat Trap" originally "Rat Trap"
Pam Tabor

Change a Letter:

"I Don't Bike Mondays" originally "I Don't Like Mondays"
Mondays' car traffic can be problem for bicyclist.
Peter
"Sonic For The Troops" originally "Tonic For The Troops"
Mark Richardson
"Rat Trip" originally "Rat Trap"
Pam Tabor
"Hat Trap" originally "Rat Trap"
Meg Owens
"Fat Trap" originally "Rat Trap"
Meg Owens

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"I Don't Like Mondays""I Don't Like Sundays"Glynn Leaney
"I Don't Like Mondays""I Don't Like Romney (Julia Rodriguez' Theme)"Hu's On First
"I Don't Like Mondays""The Politically-Correct Christmas Song"Wendy Christopher
"I Don't Like Mondays""I Don't Like Friday"Evie Paffard
"I Don't Like Mondays""I Don't Like MySpace"Mr. Autistic
"I Don't Like Mondays""I Don't Like Primark"Powersymphonia
"I Don't like Mondays""I Don't Like Tofu"Gianni Parmesiani
"I Don't Like Mondays""I Can't Buy Undies!!!"Serevi
"I Don't Like Mondays""I Don't Like Zombies"Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd
"I Don't Like Mondays""I Don't Like Sundaes"Phil Alexander

There are additional song parodies available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
I Don't Like MondaysPeter Gibbons from "Office Space"carly_carlz
I Don't Like MondaysGarfield's Answering ServicePaul Warren
Someone's Looking At YouCouncelorsJon Wisbey
I Don't Like MondaysSchool Systems/Anti-NRA associationsPrincess J

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Stay
   Jackson Browne
Up All Night
   Boomtown Rats
Stay Up All Night
What about sleeping??
Ed
Because Of You
   Kelly Clarkson
I Don't Like Mondays
   The Boomtown Rats
Because Of You I Don't Like Mondays
Edward
My Name Is
   Eminem
Dave
   The Boomtown Rats
My Name Is Dave
Raphael
Up All Night
   Boomtown Rats
All Through The Night
   Cyndi Lauper
Up All Through The Night
Peter
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Boomtown Ratt
Boomtown Rats combined with Ratt
Submitted By: neptunevsmars

Misheard Lyrics:

"Rat Trap"
Misheard Lyrics:
There was an awful lot of rocking going on that night,
Cruising time for the young black knights,
Just down past the gasworks, by the meat factory door,
The fly blow boys were coming on strong
Original Lyrics:
There was an awful lot of rocking going on that night,
Cruising time for the young bright lights,
Just down past the gasworks, by the meat factory door,
The five lamp boys were coming on strong
"I Don't Like Mondays"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sweet 16 ain't too peachy keen.
Original Lyrics:
Sweet 16 ain't that peachy keen.
"I Dont Like Mondays"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tell me why! I don't like mermaids
Original Lyrics:
Tell me why! I don't like Mondays
"I Don't Like Mondays"
Misheard Lyrics:
Silicon Chicken Ciderhead
Original Lyrics:
Silicon chip inside her head
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Up All Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Left a good job girl
Big city streets
The only real difference is in the people you meet
Original Lyrics:
African jungle
Big city streets
The only real difference is in the people you meet

Story about this misheard lyric by: Doug Erdmann

For years, this song was used by West Coast sports talkshow host Jim Rome on his radio program 'The Jungle'...very catchy tune, but I thought, 'why the hell would Jim Rome choose a Boomtown Rats song?'...I thought Geldof was saying 'left a good job girl', but if you look in any Boomtown Rats liner notes or discographies, you'll find he's singing, 'African Jungle' as the first lyric of the song. I guess that was Romey's connection with it.

Song Parody Fragments:

"I Don't Like Mondays"
Better Lyrics:
(Tell me why) I don't like mushrooms
(Tell me why) I don't like mushrooms
(Tell me why) I don't like mushrooms
I wanna shoo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oot those fungi down.
Original Lyrics:
(Tell me why) I don't like Mondays
(Tell me why) I don't like Mondays
(Tell me why) I don't like Mondays
I wanna shoo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oot the whole day down.
Submitted by: Hu's On First

Dated Song Lyrics:

"She's So Modern"
The Dated Lyrics:
She's so 20th century
She's so 1970's
Why They're Dated:
Bob Geldof wrote them about Paula Yates, who WAS fashionable in 1978-9. Now it would relate to a 70's throwback.
Submitted by: pickle
 

Song Title Space Change:

"Ratt Rap" originally "Rat Trap"
Didn't no that Hard Rock group did Rap.
Submitted by: Peter
"Go Mango" originally "Go Man Go"
Submitted by: Erika Clarkson

Band Name Anagrams:

Brats' Town Moo Submitted by: Olivia Tame
Brats have a cow in their town?
Tomato Browns Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
A Browns Motto Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Browns football team
Towboat Norms Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Rat Part" originally "Rat Trap"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Trap Rat" originally "Rat Trap"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Art Part" originally "Rat Trap"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Tarp Tar" originally "Rat Trap"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Part Art" originally "Rat Trap"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"I Don't Like Don Mays" originally "I Don't Like Mondays"
Submitted by: Sutch
"Part Rat" originally "Rat Trap"
Submitted by: Amanda Svenson

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"I Don't Like Mondays"
The Lyrics:
Tell me why I don't like Mondays (3X)
I wanna sho-o-o-o-t the whole day down.
Why:
Another fact-based tragic song with an upbeat melody. Based on 16-year-old Brenda Ann Spencer's shooting spree in San Diego. Ironic, since Brenda herself was upbeat (as in remorseless) when she told the authorities "I don't like Mondays. This livens the day."
Submitted by: Katy
 

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Tomb Bound Rats originally "Boomtown Rats"
Submitted by: Brit
Tomb Roun' Bats originally "Boomtown Rats"
Submitted by: Daphne Hughes
Roomtown Bats originally "Boomtown Rats"
I still don't like Mondays.
Submitted by: Peter

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