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Band Name Origins:

  • This Philly-pop group, who did the "Bristol Stomp", the "New Continental", and "You Can't Sit Down", was actually named for the Deauville Hotel in Miami Beach, where their producer stayed in the winter. Submitted by: jonaco

Better Off Solo?:

Name
New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Len Barry""The Dovells had one big hit with "Bristol Stomp". As a soloist , Len Barry had an equally big hit with "1-2-3". He had another fairly big solo hit with "Like a Baby" and a minor hit with "Somewhere", " - Barry Disbrow

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
The PigeonellsPigeon / Dove changes occur in certain bird names.Ruby Spinel

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"You Can't Sit Down,"Unless you have an extreme case of hemoroids. Peter

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"No Parking On The Dance Floor," Midnight Star"You Can't Sit Down," The Dovells
"Let's Sit This One Out," Vic Damone"You Can't Sit Down," The Dovells
"Stand By Me," Ben E. King"You Can't Sit Down," The Dovells
"You Can't Sit Down," Dovells"Get On Up," Esquires
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Bristol Twistin' Anne" originally "Bristol Twistin' Annie"
Candy Welty
"Betty In Bermuda" originally "Betty In Bermudas"
Note: This is NOT a singularization
Candy Welty
"The Bristol Stop" originally "The Bristol Stomp"
Ruby Spinel

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Bristol Twistin' Fannie" originally "Bristol Twistin' Annie"
Candy Welty
"You Can't Spit Down" originally "You Can't Sit Down"
But wouldn't the other way defy laws of gravity?
Peter

Change a Letter:

"Bette In Bermudas" originally "Betty In Bermudas"
Candy Welty
"Bette In Bermudas" originally "Betty In Bermudas"
Candy Welty
"Betsy In Bermudas" originally "Betty In Bermudas"
Candy Welty
"Bristow Stomp" originally "Bristol Stomp"
Bristow = US towns in states of IA, MS, NE, OK&VA
Gretchen Wieners
"Bristol Stamp" originally "Bristol Stomp"
Gretchen Wieners

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"The Bristol Stomp""Watermelon Thump"Dan Creeden
"The Bristol Stomp""The Bristol Stomp"Airfarcewon
"The Bristol Stomp""The Bristol Pump"John A. Barry
"The Bristol Stomp""The Cystal Stuff"Jonathan Williams
"The Bristol Stomp""The Pistons' Romp"Michael McVey

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
You Can't Sit DownPreparation HJosh
Bristol StompWWEJon Williams

Misheard Lyrics:

"Bristol Stomp"
Misheard Lyrics:
The kids in Bristol are sharp as a thistle...
Original Lyrics:
Kids in Bristol are as sharp as a pistol...
"Hearts Are Trump"
Misheard Lyrics:
The game is through, but I'm learnin' sympathy
Sometimes the Queen of Hearts can be a King.
Original Lyrics:
The game is through, but I've learned one simple thing
Sometimes the Queen of Hearts can beat a King.
"Bristol Stomp"
Misheard Lyrics:
The kids in Bristol
Have shot that pistol
When they're doing the Bristol stomp.
Really something
But the joint is jumping
When they're doing the Bristol Stomp.
Original Lyrics:
The kids in Bristol
Were sharp as pistol
When they're doing the Bristol stomp.
Really something
When the joint is jumping
When they're doing the Bristol stomp.
"Bristol Stomp"
Misheard Lyrics:
Kids in Bristol are sharp as crystal
When they do the Bristol Stomp.
Original Lyrics:
Kids in Bristol are as sharp as a pistol
When they do the Bristol Stomp.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Bristol Stomp"
Misheard Lyrics:
The kids in Bristol are sharp as a thistle...
Original Lyrics:
Kids in Bristol are as sharp as a pistol...

Story about this misheard lyric by: L. A. Simpson

For darn near 50 years, I thought the word was "thistle". Just this morning, my sister heard me singing "Bristol Stomp" and said, "Thistle? I thought the word was pistol." Et voila! Here is my entry (after all, thistles are quite sharp, are they not?).

There are additional misheard stories available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Stop Monkeyin' Aroun'"
Opening Lines:
You better stop monkeyin' aroun', monkey, monkey, monkey
Comments:
Submitted by: Candy Welty
 

Song Title Space Change:

"Bristol's Tom P." originally "Bristol Stomp"
Submitted by: Ruby Spinel

Band Name Anagrams:

Delve Sloth Submitted by: Alice Spoonerism
Shell Voted Submitted by: Margaret (less massive than my name backwards)
Hells Voted Submitted by: Margaret (less massive than my name backwards)
Veld Hotels Submitted by: Margaret (less massive than my name backwards)
Hotels in the open spaces of Africa
He's Doll Vet Submitted by: Margaret (less massive than my name backwards)
Whatever a doll vet would be

Song Title Anagrams:

"Do The New Ton Linen Act" originally "Do The New Continental"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Do Tilt The New Neon Can" originally "Do The New Continental"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Do The New Cannon Title" originally "Do The New Continental"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Do The New Tint On Lance" originally "Do The New Continental"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Do The New Ton Can I Lent" originally "Do The New Continental"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Bristol Stomp"
The Lyrics:
The kids in Bristol are sharp as a thistle
When they do the Bristol stomp.
Why:
This refers to Bristol, Pennsylvania, as I read in book, after I was grown. I was very young when the song came out. I lived in the southeastern U,S. at the time and assumed that the song must have been about the only Bristol I'd heard of at that time, the one on the border between Virginia and Tennessee. As I got a bit older, I learned that the original, and probably most famous, Bristol is in England, so I then assumed that was surely what the soneg was about. My belief was by then probably reinforced when the "British Invasion" in popular music was in full force. But in the long run I realized that 1961, when this song came out was a bit early for the "British invasion" to have been a significant influence. But it still wasn't until I read that book much later still that I finally realized that both of my guesses has been wrong as to which Bristol this was about.
Submitted by: Connie Brady
 

Song Title Acrostics:

BIB: "Betty In Bermudas"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Names as a Word Bank:

The Voodoo Dolls Submitted by: Angie O'Plasty
Sell The Voodoo Submitted by: Angie O'Plasty

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Thee Of Dells originally "The Dovells"
Submitted by: Margaret (less massive than my name backwards)

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