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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.

Chubby Checkers, Chubby Checker & Bobby Rydell

Band Name Origins:

  • A takeoff on the then-popular Fats Domino. Submitted by: Dr. Bristol

Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: Earnest Evans. Submitted by: A Mazzara

Also known as: Ernest Evans. Submitted by: Rick Clarke

Former Career:

New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Chubby Checker""Poultry plucker at local slaughter house" - Keeley

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Let's Dance," David Bowie"The Twist," Chubby Checker
"Buzz-Buzz-Buzz," Hollywood Flames"The Fly," Chubby Checker
"The Old Dance," The Oyster Band"The Twist," Chubby Checker
"How Deep Is Your Love," The Bee Gees"Twenty Miles," Chubby Checker
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Surf Part" originally "Surf Party"
Candy Welty
"The Twit" originally "The Twist"
"Pony Tie" originally "Pony Time"
Do ponies ever wear ties?
Rachel Blattington
"Pony Tim" originally "Pony Time"
Carmen Nunki

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Pony Timed" originally "Pony Time"
Rose Cathcart
"Pony Timer" originally "Pony Time"
Rose Cathcart
"Lazy Elsie Molloy" originally "Lazy Elsie Molly"
Molloy can be a surname.
Wendy Torrance
"Phony Time" originally "Pony Time"
Amber Malone

Change a Letter:

"Lazy Ellie Molly" originally "Lazy Elsie Molly"
Ellie is also a girl's name
Wimpy Wendy
"Lazy Elsie Milly" originally "Lazy Elsie Molly"
Lois Teem
"Lazy Elsie Polly" originally "Lazy Elsie Molly"
Lois Teem
"Lazy Elsie Dolly" originally "Lazy Elsie Molly"
Lois Teem
"Turf Party" originally "Surf Party"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"The Twist""Twump Is Twisted"eeL deaL
"Let's Twist Again""You Twisted Me"Glynn Leaney
"Limbo Rock""Chaos Revisited"Giorgio Coniglio's Grandson
"The Twist""The Sphinx"John A. Barry
"The Twist""The Schvitz"John A. Barry
"Limbo Rock""Postcard To Chubby Checker"Giorgio Coniglio's Grandson
"Limbo Rock""Inferno Canto#4: Limbo Rocks, Or Not"Giorgio Coniglio's Grandson
"Let's Twist Again""I'm Pissed Again"Glynn Leaney
"The Hucklebuck""Do the Upchuck"Joseph Hayes
"Twistin' The Night Away""Textin' The Day Away"Glynn Leaney

There are additional song parodies available.

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Like A Rock
   Bob Seger
Limbo Rock
   Chubby Checker
Like A Limbo Rock
I'd like to see Bob do the limbo.
Soul Limbo
   Booker T and the MG's
Limbo Rock
   Chubby Checker
Soul Limbo Rock
How low can you go? I don't know!
Mama Tried
   Merle Haggard
The Twist
   Chubby Checker
Mama Tried The Twist
When It's Nighttime In Italy,It's Wednesday Over Here
   The Everly Brothers
It's Pony Time
   Chubby Checker
When It's Nighttime In Italy, It's Pony Time Over Here
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

The Checkmates
Chubby Checker combined with The Flatmates
They would be chess pros?
Submitted By: Ariane

Misheard Lyrics:

"Let's Twist Again"
Misheard Lyrics:
Like we did McDonald's
Original Lyrics:
Like we did last summer
"Limbo Rock"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey, let’s go to Little Rock
Original Lyrics:
Hey, let’s do the Limbo Rock
"Let’s Twist Again"
Misheard Lyrics:
Christmas time is here
Original Lyrics:
Twistin’ time is here
"Hooka Tooka"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everybody yuck
Original Lyrics:
Everybody yup
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

Misheard Lyrics:
We like Bert Lance
We like Bert Lance!
Original Lyrics:
We like Birdland
We like Birdland!

Story about this misheard lyric by: Frank

When I first heard this back in the 1970's (and I think it was already pretty old then), Bert Lance was a member of then-President Carter's Cabinet and his name was always in the news.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Pony Time"
Opening Lines:
It's pony time, get up Boogety, boogety, boogety shoo.
So, starts Checker's second #1 song (in spring 1961, and only other #1 besides "The Twist"). Again, Checker went back to introducing a dance craze for his second #1, this time, "The Pony".
Submitted by: Peter
"The Twist"
Opening Lines:
Come on baby let's do the twist.
So starts one of the most important introduction to a dance craze songs of the rock era. "The Twist" was a #1 for Chubby Checker twice (summer 1960 and winter 1962) and is the definite template as to how all other introduction to dance craze songs in the rock era would be done. But Chubby Checker did not originate "The Twist" (although he definitely popularized it). "The Twist" was written by Hank Ballard in 1958, and was originally released as a single by Ballard and his group the Midnighters (but didn't get very far). Checker heard Ballard's version and loved it and the rest became popular history, as well as legend.
Submitted by: Peter

Song Title Space Change:

"Slow Twist In" originally "Slow Twistin'"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Pop, Eye The Hitchhiker!" originally "Popeye The Hitchhiker"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Let's Twist A Gain" originally "Let's Twist Again"
Like maybe twist truth to extract some advantage?
Submitted by: U. Carrie Oats

Song Title Anagrams:

"Money Pit" originally "Pony Time"
Submitted by: Joy Stick
"I Met Pony" originally "Pony Time"
Submitted by: Joy Stick
"Nip My Toe" originally "Pony Time"
Submitted by: Joy Stick
"Pity On Me" originally "Pony Time"
Submitted by: Joy Stick
"My One Tip" originally "Pony Time"
Submitted by: Joy Stick

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Songs That Are Banned:

"The Twist"
In 1962, Catholic school students in New York are forbidden to Chubby Checker's version of "The Twist", by Bishop Burke, who considers it and other dance craze songs to be "un-Christian".
Submitted by: Peter

Song Title Acrostics:

SAD: "Samson And Delilah"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
LEM: "Lazy Elsie Molly"
LEM = Lunar Excursion Module
Submitted by: Meredith Corpening

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