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Album cover parody of A Hangover You Don\'t Deserve by Bowling for Soup
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This is the most recent information about Bowling for Soup that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Bowling for Soup, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).

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Bowling for Soup, Bowling 4 Soup

Band Name Origins:

  • The band was named after a comedy act "Bowling For S***". They just changed "S***" to "Soup". Submitted by: Alexis
  • The lead singer was watching the Simpsons one day, in which, Homer went bowling. And he was eating dinner, which just happen to be soup and bread. When the record company called him to tell him that the critics liked the music and asked for the band's name. So, without thinking, he said the first thing that popped into his head, Bowling for Soup. The other band members were kind of mad at him, but the name stuck. Think about what would happen if dinner would've been, rump roast! Submitted by: Becky

Stupid Band Names:

  • I'm sure it's supposed to mean "putting soup in bowls", but to me it sounds more like the sport of bowling, with soup involved. Submitted by: Jessica

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: BFS. Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube

Singers Who Act:

Notable Acting Credits
Comments & Submitter Name
"A few odd movies"This band has made a bunch of odd cameo appearances in a lot of movies though they usually play themselves or a fictional band. - G

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Jimmy Neutron Theme"Who can we count on/Jimmy Neutron - JohnHowarth

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"1965""1985"bob o bob
"Boy All The Gay Guys Want""Girl All The Bad Guys Want"Courtney & Nichelle

There are additional new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Highschool Never Ends,"Well, technically, that's not true.Felicia

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Jimmy Neuron Theme Song" originally "Jimmy Neutron Theme Song"

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"When We Diet" originally "When We Die"
"When We Dine" originally "When We Die"
"I'm Gary" originally "I'm Gay"
Yvonne Sindri
"I'm Gray" originally "I'm Gay"
Yvonne Sindri
"Girl All The Bald Guys Want" originally "Girl All The Bad Guys Want"
Bridget Andrews

Change a Letter:

"When We Lie" originally "When We Die"
Julia Cox
"When We Dye" originally "When We Die"
"Girl All The Bad Gays Want" originally "Girl All The Bad Guys Want"
Bad examples of gays for wanting a girl?
Terror Reid
"99 Biter Friends" originally "99 Biker Friends"
And many more tooth marks!
Sheila Evans
"99 Baker Friends" originally "99 Biker Friends"
Sheila Evans

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Frosty the Snowman""Freddy's Sharp Claw Hand"Matthias
"1985""Windows 95"Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd
"Phineas And Ferb Theme""A Big Bang Theory Parody"Tokusou Sentai Blessranger
"Punk Rock 101""Hate Rock 101"Hu's On First
"My Wena""His Weiner"Hu's On First
"High School Never Ends""Dodgeball Never Ends"K@
"The Bitch Song""Freddy Krueger Is A Pedo, But I Love Him Anyways"Gothgal
"Girl All The Bad Guys Want""Girl All The Psycho Guys Want"Gothgal

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
I'm GaySheZow (LGBT Cartoon)Brandon Reina
Last Call CasualtySuicide HotlineTrina Whisperwind
I'm GayLGBTTrina Whisperwind
Two-SeaterCarTrina Whisperwind
A-HoleHemerrhoid CreamTrina Whisperwind
There are additional commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
High School Never Ends Any high school Insertnamehere
Two-SeaterCar Repair CompanyTrina Whisperwind
AlmostProcrastinator HotlineRandom Person
Shut Up And SmileDepression ClinicMandaRuth-a-licious
Punk Rock 101Oldies Radio StationMax Maxter
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
My Name Is
   Bowling For Soup
My Name Is Emily
   Bob Dylan
   Bowling For Soup
Hurricane Emily
Ok, this will be dated in a few weeks. But, hey, it's clever.
Uptown Girl
   Billy Joel
Girl All The Bad Guys Want
   Bowling For Soup
Uptown Girl All The Bad Guys Want
Hey Nineteen
   Steely Dan
   Bowling For Soup
Hey 1985
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Suburban Lawn Bowling For Soup
Suburban Lawns combined with Bowling For Soup
Submitted By: Gretchen Wieners
Blinking for Soup
Blink 182 combined with Bowling For Soup
All you have to do is blink, and you get soup.
Submitted By: Erica
Glen Bowling for Campbell Soup
Glen Campbell combined with Bowling For Soup
M'm, m'm, weird!
Submitted By: crazydon
Bowling For Soup Dragons
Soup Dragons combined with Bowling For Soup
Submitted By: Jonny

There are additional Bowling for Soup Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius"
Misheard Lyrics:
Jack and the Beanstalk
Original Lyrics:
This is the theme song
Misheard Lyrics:
Springsteen, Madonna, way before Nirvana
There was YouTube, and Blondie, and music still on MTV
Original Lyrics:
Springsteen, Madonna
Way before Nirvana
There was U2 and Blondie
And music still on MTV
Misheard Lyrics:
Watching Blue's Clues and Barney
Original Lyrics:
There was U2 and Blondie
"Trucker Hat"
Misheard Lyrics:
When I'm with you, I've got everything
I can walk and I can breathe
Original Lyrics:
When I'm with you, I've got everything I could want and I could need
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

Misheard Lyrics:
There was YouTube and Blondie
Original Lyrics:
There was U2 and Blondie.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Bruce Grubb

YouTube in 1985, what?

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Girl All The Bad Guys Want"
Better Lyrics:
One o'clock Saturday morning and I'm trying
To avoid a guy a little grosser than me
His name is he's annoying, he's got stretchy skin
His hair is grey and he's only fifteen!
Original Lyrics:
Six o'clock Friday night and I'm waiting
To meet a girl a little cooler than me
Her name is Lola, she's a rocker with a nose ring
She wears a two-way but I'm not quite sure what that means
Submitted by: rosie

Funniest Song Lyrics:

The Funny Lyrics:
There was U2, and Blondie, and music still on MTV
Why They're Funny:
I find it funny that BFS chooses to symbolize the year 1985 with the bands U2 and Blondie. By '85, Blondie wasn't charting any more hits, as that band had already gone their separate ways (until reuniting in the late 90's for the single "Maria", but that's another matter), and U2 was just getting started. Of course, U2 *was* active on the music scene, but other bands/artists were successful as well (and they still were in 2004, when this song was written). As for MTV, sure, it was televising music, which is good, but the channel had been launched only four years beforehand. It wasn't until the 90's when it began to have less and less musical content.
Submitted by: Marissa
"Girl All The Bad Guys Want"
The Funny Lyrics:
Her cd changer's full of singers that are mad at their dad
Why They're Funny:
It's just funny to think of all the rockers out there... I guess all they really needed was for their dads to tell them they loved them.
Submitted by: Alex
There are additional Funny lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I almost left home to move to L.A.
Where I was almost famous for almost a day
Why They're Nonsensical:
If he 'almost' moved to L.A., that implies he never actually did. So how could have been 'almost famous' once he got there???
Submitted by: Michael S.
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Bring back Springsteen, Madonna, (way before Nirvana)
U2, and Blondie
Why They're Nonsensical:
It's curious that Bowling for Soup chose to characterize 1985 by these bands...considering they are all still around. With the exception of Blondie, whose 2002 album flopped, the others all hit number one with their last lp releases, all of them in this decade. How can you bring back bands that never left?
Submitted by: Jason C. Reeher
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Friends O' Mine"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
We stuck together through the good and bad times
Pulp Fiction, Blazing Saddles, and Fast Times
Why They're Misrhymed:
Rhyming "times" with "times" doesn't count. Rhyme it with something else.
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
"Highschool Never Ends"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
The whole damn world is just as obsessed
With who’s the best dressed and who’s having sex,
Who’s in the clubs and who’s on the drugs,
Who’s throwing up before they digest
Why They're Misrhymed:
almost everything rhymes but 'digest'
Submitted by: Franka
There are additional misrhymed lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Val Kilmer"
The Lyrics:
All apologies to Kevin Costner and that chick from Monster
Give me Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, Belushi, and even Val Kilmer
Who They Mention:
Kevin Costner, Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, John Belushi, Val Kilmer
Submitted by: Insertnamehere
"Val Kilmer"
The Lyrics:
All apologies to Kevin Costner and that chick from Monster
Give me Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, Belushi, and even Val Kilmer
Who They Mention:
Kevin Costner, Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, John Belushi, Val Kilmer
Submitted by: Insertnamehere
There are additional celebrity lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Punk Rock 101"
The Lyrics:
She works at Hot Topic
My Dickies, your sweat pants
My spiked hair, your new Vans
Product Brand Name:
Hot Topic (clothing store), Dickies (jeans), Vans (shoes)
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
"Cold Shower Tuesdays"
The Lyrics:
Tell her I'm not sorry
Mention my Ferrari
Product Brand Name:
Exotic car brand Ferrari
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
There are additional product lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"What About Us "
The Song Lyrics:
In the arms of someone a lot like a stranger, someone who never even knew himself.
I guess I come undone like the sweater Weezer sings about
Wondering if, only thinking.
Song They Mention:
Undone (The Sweater Song) - Weezer. Nice low-key play on words along with this reference.
Submitted by: Jessica
"Friends Of Mine"
The Song Lyrics:
Like Johnny Cash said, I walk the line
Song They Mention:
"I Walk The Line" by Johnny Cash. This is a direct reference.
Submitted by: Mike
There are additional Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs lyrics available.

Made Up Words in Songs:

The Made Up Words:
They made it to rhyme with Texas
Submitted by: Franka

Song Title Space Change:

"End Less Possibilities" originally "Endless Possibilities"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Jimmy Neutron, The "Me" Song" originally "Jimmy Neutron Theme Song"
Submitted by: Cheryl Jordan
"Jim, My Neutron Theme Song" originally "Jimmy Neutron Theme Song"
Submitted by: Cheryl Jordan
"Al Most" originally "Almost"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Band Name Anagrams:

Bogus Prowl Info Submitted by: Alexis
No Prowl If Bogus Submitted by: Alexis
Blow Up Roof Sign Submitted by: Hollajuku
Not a good idea.
Blowing Roofs Up Submitted by: Franka

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"The Hard Way"
The Lyrics:
I'm moving in
She's moving out to Los Angeles
California city Los Angeles
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
"Surf Colorado"
The Lyrics:
There's no surfin Colorado anyway
And I'm on Texas time
She traded rattlesnakes for bunny runs in Colorado Springs
US states Colorado and Texas Colorado city Colorado Springs
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
There are additional Real Places Mentioned in Songs available.

Super Short Pop Songs:

"Last Rock Show" Length: 1:29
Not exactly pop, but it's still really short.
Submitted by: Erica

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Earl, Gall The Bad Wise Gaunt" originally "Girl All The Bad Guys Want"
Submitted by: Ron N. O'Connor
"Earl, Gall The Bad Wise Gaunt" originally "Girl All The Bad Guys Want"
Submitted by: Ron N. O'Connor

Foreign Language in English Songs:

"On and On (About You)"
The Lyrics:
Me gustaria comprar te flores cada dia
hace cada dia una vacacion
y habla mas y mas y mas de ti
de las cosas que haces
The Spanish lyrics match the English chorus in the rest of the song: "I'd like to buy you flowers everyday / Make everyday a holiday / Carry on and on and on about you and the things you do"
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
"No hablo ingles"
The Lyrics:
Donde esta casa de pepe, and no hablo ingles repeated throughout
No hablo ingles is repeated throughout
Submitted by: coolrick92

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

The Lyrics:
She was gonna be an actress.
She was gonna be a star.
The whole song is about a woman who's depressed because her life didn't turn out how she thought it would.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"99 Biker Friends"
The Lyrics:
it takes a tough man to slap her around such a bad guy to keep such good girl down you're such a tough guy can't wait to bring you down she's wearing shades that we all see behind the tinted glass and i've got 99 biker friends that wanna kick your ass
the song's about a man abusing his woman and how all these guys wanna kick his ass for it(99 friends of the lead singer to be exact), but it's got the same type of happiness as all their other songs
Submitted by: Anna

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Foaling Boar Soup originally "Bowling For Soup"
Neat trick -- both wrong species and wrong gender!
Submitted by: Carmen Mistletoe

Hidden Tracks:

On their album "Drunk Enough to Dance", track 20 is "Other Girls". After that song ends, there's a minute or two of silence, then another song starts, apparently named "Belgium". It's about a long-distance relationship. You can Google the lyrics.
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Campbell's Soup
Submitted by: Ian
Bowling Alley
Bowl a 300 and get a free soup!
Submitted by: JC Foster

Missing Parts:

1984 and before?
Submitted by: Rychendroll

TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics:

"Val Kilmer"
The Lyrics:
Less Raising Arizona
More Steel Magnolias
Raising Arizona, Steel Magnolias
Submitted by: Insertnamehere
There are additional TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics available.

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