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Album cover parody of Bury The Hatchet (180 Gram) by The Cranberries
Parody album cover
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This is the most recent information about Cranberries that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Cranberries, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).

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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.


Band Name Origins:

  • With original lead singer Niol Quinn, the band was called "The Cranberry Saw Us" because if you say it quickly, it sounds like "Cranberry sauce". When Dolores O'Riordan replaced him, she had the name shortened to "The Cranberry" and the band's demo tapes were labeled "The Cranberry's". The first one was returned addressed to "The Cranberries" and they decided to keep the name. Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Ode To My Family"The most familiar part would be the "Do do do do"s at the start and end. - Brian Kelly

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"I Can't Bewitch You""I Can't Be With You"Regina Haniger
"Owed To My Family""Ode To My Family"Regina Haniger
"Resident Evil""Zombie"Lenoh

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"I Just Shot John Lennon,"No. Mark David Chapman did so in 1980.Mr. Critic
"Forever Yellow Skies,"Skies are blue.Mattias

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Don't Forget," Demi Lovato"I'm Still Remembering," The Cranberries
"What Have You Done?," Within Temptation"I Just Shot John Lennon," The Cranberries
"The Necromancer," Rush"Zombie," The Cranberries
"I Found Someone," Michael Bolton"I Can't Be With You," The Cranberries
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Liner" originally "Linger"
Naomi Swanson
"Wake Up And Sell The Coffee" originally "Wake Up And Smell The Coffee"
Deirdre Collins

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Wear Child" originally "War Child"
That would be peculiar!
Cliff Adair
"Rode To My Family" originally "Ode To My Family"
Ruby Spinel
"Code To My Family" originally "Ode To My Family"
Jane C. Moore
"Warp Child" originally "War Child"
Candace Mercer

Change a Letter:

"I Can't Be With Lou" originally "I Can't Be With You"
Melissa Officinalis
"Ginger" originally "Linger"
Rhymes with "injure," unlike original title.
"Ringer" originally "Linger"
"Finger" originally "Linger"
"Lunger" originally "Linger"
One that lunges (G is pronounced like J).
Hank E. Panky

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.


Mar 7
a parody of "Linger" by The Cranberries
Ever since I first heard the original song done by The Cranberries, I had this idea for a parody of this song. This is one of those parodies where the words pretty much write themselves. Hehehe! Be sure to hold your nose for this one!
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Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Linger""Lister(ine)"John Lomain
"Ridiculous Thoughts""Ridiculous Thoughts"Rex Ungericht
"Zombie""Tommy"Merry & Pippin
"Animal Instinct""Stop Eating Animals"Vegan Minstrel
"Linger""Finger"Professor Incubus
"Linger""(Finger on my) Butterfinger"Rebekah Dub
"Zombie""Zombies!"Abbott Skelding
"Linger""Pull Your Finger"Dominic L.

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
SalvationPartnership for a Drug-Free AmericaRandom Guest

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
I Just Shot John LennonBeatles Fan Clubspencerobertlucaspencerobertlucas
ZombieMorgueLarcen Tyler

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
I Won't Forget You
When You're Gone
   The Cranberries
I Won't Forget You When You're Gone
A possible "answer" to a certain Glass Tiger hit?
Joe Siebert
   Paul Revere & The Raiders
   The Cranberries
Hungry Zombie
My Immortal
   The Cranberries
My Immortal Zombie
Can't Fight This Feeling
   REO Speedwagon
   The Cranberries
Can't Fight This Zombie
For all you Resident Evil fans out there!
Larcen Tyler
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Cranberry Alarm Clock
Strawberry Alarm Clock combined with The Cranberries
Hey, why not?
Submitted By: Maya
Grand Theft Cranberries
Grand Theft Bus combined with The Cranberries
Just think of tiny red fruits running around tearing up the city. Funny stuff! (Btw, for those who don't know, Grand Theft Bus is an Indie band.)
Submitted By: Darby Hen
Martha & The Cranberry Muffins
Martha & The Muffins combined with The Cranberries
Submitted By: Raphael
Smashing Cranberries
Smashing Pumpkins combined with The Cranberries
Messy, huh?
Submitted By: Windturf

There are additional Cranberries Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Ode to My Family"
Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause we were raised
To see life as butter take it if we can
Original Lyrics:
'Cause we were raised
To see life as fun and take it if we can
Misheard Lyrics:
You know I'm just a food for you
Original Lyrics:
You know I'm just a fool for you
Misheard Lyrics:
Impossible to get more
Original Lyrics:
Impossible to ignore
"Ode to My Family"
Misheard Lyrics:
We didn't give a dare
Original Lyrics:
We didn't give a damn
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Ode to My Family"
Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause we were raised
To see life as butter take it if we can
Original Lyrics:
'Cause we were raised
To see life as fun and take it if we can

Story about this misheard lyric by: Todd

I thought this was an expression relating possibly to a poor family taking advantage of the free extras in life. The Irish inflection didn't help much either.

There are additional Cranberries misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

Better Lyrics:
You know I'm gonna spooge for you
You have to use those two fingers
oh you have to,oh you have to
oh you have to so the smell won't linger
Original Lyrics:
I'm such a fool for you
you have me wrapped around your finger
do you have to do you have to
do you have to let it linger
Submitted by: Chet J. Flocko
Better Lyrics:
Did you have to,
Did you have to,
Did you have to smell my finger
Original Lyrics:
Did you have to,
Did you have to,
Did you have to let it linger
Submitted by: Pete
Better Lyrics:
And then you said: 'Hey pull my finger'
Did you have to, did you have to let it linger?
Original Lyrics:
You had me wrapped around your finger
Do you have to, do you have to let it linger.
Submitted by: Mary

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Daffodil Lament"
The Funny Lyrics:
I have decided to leave you forever. I have decided to start things from here.
Thunder and lightning won't change what I'm feeling.
And the daffodils look lovely today.
Why They're Funny:
Boy, you got over him quickly, Dolores.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

The Repetitive Lyrics:
Zombie, zombie, zombie! What's in your head? In your head? Zombie, zombie, zombie!
Why They're Repetitive:
Nice song but god call them something else once in a while. What was in her head?
Submitted by: Cekil1
"Free To Decide"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Free to decide
Free to decide
And I don't feel as suicidal anymore.
Why They're Repetitive:
I'm really glad for you, Dolores. Just don't give anyone else any ideas.
Submitted by: britrock
There are additional repetitive lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

The Nonsensical Lyrics:
La la la This greatest moment
La la la The strangest day
La la la The greatest love of them all
Why They're Nonsensical:
Why would the day be strange if you were in love and having the best moment of your life?
Submitted by: sXe LeXi 5X2
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Copy, copy, copy, copy yourself.
Why They're Nonsensical:
How does one copy oneself?
Submitted by: sXe LeXi 5X2

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

The Misrhymed Lyrics:
With their tanks and their bombs
And their bombs and their guns
In you head, in you head, they are dying...
Why They're Misrhymed:
No, pronouncing 'guns' as 'gons' won't save you.
Submitted by: Rock Princess
"Free To Decide "
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
You must have nothing more with your time to do
There's a war in Russia and Sarajevo too
Why They're Misrhymed:
The lyrics to this song sound like they were written by an over ambitious GCSE student
Submitted by: Faith Frost
There are additional Cranberries misrhymed lyrics available.

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Free To Decide"
The Dated Lyrics:
There's a war in Russia
and Sarajevo too.
Why They're Dated:
There were wars in Russia and Sarajevo in 1996 when this song came out. Both conflicts have since been resolved.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"I just shot John Lennon"
The Lyrics:
I just shot John Lennon
Who They Mention:
John Lennon
Submitted by: Skratch

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Desperate Andy"
The Lyrics:
He used to be a closet biker, they say.
A 1957 BSA.
Product Brand Name:
BSA, a brand of British motorcycle. Remember George Michael's jacket?
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

The Song Lyrics:
You know I'm such a fool for you
You've got me wrapped around your finger
Song They Mention:
Wrapped Around Your Finger by The Police
Submitted by: Joshua

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

Opening Lines:
Life is no garden of roses.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"Show Me"
Opening Lines:
Show me to the end of the night.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"When You Reg One" originally "When You're Gone"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Band Name Anagrams:

Transcribe Here Submitted by: Megan
Barren Heretics Submitted by: Regina Haniger
A Terrier's Bench Submitted by: Regina Haniger

Song Title Anagrams:

"Is John Lennon Just Hot" originally "I Just Shot John Lennon"
Submitted by: Anita Grade
"I Defected Ore" originally "Free To Decide"
Submitted by: Quyjibo
"El Ring" originally "Linger"
Submitted by: Evan
"Of My Toad Emily" originally "Ode To My Family"
Submitted by: Ruby Spinel

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Time Is Ticking Out"
The Lyrics:
We better think about the consequences
We better think about the global census
If time went down, yeah, if time went down
What about Chernobyl
What about radiation
Chernobyl, Russia - site of a nuclear accident
Submitted by: Tania WYEP

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Bran Carries originally "Cranberries"
Bran sure carries everything else along with it!
Submitted by: Herculina Alencar

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Submitted by: Juliette
Ocean Spray
Most OS beverages feature cranberry juice.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

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