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Band Name Origins:

  • Ever hear the saying 'if you give a chimpanzee a typewriter it will eventually write Shakespeare ? Well some scientist type blokes decided to give it a try....Chumbawumba is one of the 'words' the chimps typed ! Submitted by: Lee
  • In 1978, a group of scientists in nevada tried the 'thousand monkeys with a thousand typewriters' bit. Of the 18,000 words written after ten months, only two were pronouncable: "Elorytham" and "Chumbawumba". The band chose one of them. Submitted by: Joe Mahon

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"I Can't Remember," Alice In Chains"Amnesia," Chumbawumba

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Tubthumping""Chumba-Mumbling"Red Ant
"Tubthumping""Commodethumping"Teri & Rusty Foster
"Tubthumping""Whip it out"DwpCorsair / Benjcbc
"Tubthumping""Repub Thumping"Michael Pacholek
"I Get Knocked Down""I Hate Perfume"Static
"TubThumping""Barrel Scraping"Jim A
"Tubthumping""SaddamThumping"adam henderson

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

Misheard Lyrics:
I get knocked down but I get up again
Go to heaven on a big guitar
Original Lyrics:
I get knocked down but I get up again
And they're never gonna keep me down

Story about this misheard lyric by: Maureen

I used to sing these misheard lyrics, and my toddler came up to me one day holding a Kleenex box with a picture of an angel playing a mandolin. My daughter was so excited and said, "It's true Mom! You do go to heaven on a big guitar!"

There are additional Chumbawumba misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

Better Lyrics:
Piss in the microwave
Original Lyrics:
pissin the night away
Submitted by: Alexys
Better Lyrics:
Lets kill Sadam,
shoot him in the head,
untill he's dead
Original Lyrics:
I get knocked down,
but i get up again,
never gunna keep me down
Submitted by: new
Better Lyrics:
I got Wham-mied
But I've still got some spins
I'm still gonna try and win some cash
Original Lyrics:
I get knocked down
But I get up again
You're never gonna keep me down
Submitted by: gilman
There are additional Chumbawumba parody fragments available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

The Repetitive Lyrics:
I get knocked down, but I get up again,
you're never gonna keep me down.
Why They're Repetitive:
Hey, I think they'd get bored of doing it before the song ends, considering that's pretty much all he says. The music video's bound to get boring within 20 seconds of the chorus.
Submitted by: evildog300

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