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Band Name Origins:

  • Canadian bands in the '60s had trouble getting noticed in their own country, let alone in the U.S. The band's label sought to overcome that by issuing a single under the name, "Guess Who?" to create a rumor that the band was secretly the Beatles. The strategy worked, giving the group its first hit in Canada and the U.S. No one could quibble with success and so Guess Who it was. (Source: John Einarson's "American Woman: The Story of the Guess Who") Submitted by: Greg G.

Stupid Band Names:

  • OK, gimme a hint. Submitted by: John
  • I don't know, who? It is hard to talk about a song they sung, it doesn't sound right when you say: The Guess Who sung American Women Submitted by: Billy Florio

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
The Guess WhatSo that they wouldn't get confused with The WhoJoe
We Already KnowThey've been around long enough to be known well.Martha Hankins

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Know Time""No Time"Ron N. O'Connor
"No Rhyme""No Time"Ron N. O'Connor
"No Thyme""No Time"Ron N. O'Connor
"No Chime""No Time"Ron N. O'Connor
"Snow Time""No Time"Ron N. O'Connor

There are additional new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Found Her In A Star,"There are no people inside stars.Yvette Bristle
"No Time,"Time exists.Yvette Bristle

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Clap Your Hands," Sia"Clap For The Wolfman," The Guess Who
"Ha Ha Ha," Flipper"Laughing," The Guess Who
"Funny Man," Ray Stevens"Laughing," The Guess Who
"Part Of Me," Katy Perry"These Eyes," The Guess Who
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Hang On To Your Lie" originally "Hang On To Your Life"
Candy Welty
"Hang On To Our Life" originally "Hang On To Your Life"
Candy Welty
"Albert Lasher" originally "Albert Flasher"
Candy Welty
"Alert Flasher" originally "Albert Flasher"
Candy Welty
"Share The Lad" originally "Share The Land"
Shelley Potts

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Not Time" originally "No Time"
Candy Welty
"Found Her In A Sitar" originally "Found Her In A Star"
Yvette Bristle
"Found Her In A Stair" originally "Found Her In A Star"
Yvette Bristle
"Now Time" originally "No Time"
as in, "Now time for..."
Nancy
"Share The Gland" originally "Share The Land"
Shelley Potts

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Nu Time" originally "No Time"
Special time for one Greek letter?
Karen Smith
"So Time" originally "No Time"
Candy Welty
"No Tide" originally "No Time"
Candy Welty
"No Tome" originally "No Time"
Candy Welty
"No Dime" originally "No Time"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Recordings:

Mar 10
a parody of "American Woman" by Guess Who
Dedicated to the world's richest and most famous cheater with big numbers, big wallet and still no world championship.
YouTube: (Video)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"American Woman""Republican Voter"2LD4U
"American Woman""Circadian Rhythm"Plumb Bob
"American Woman""Kardashian Woman"TJC
"American Woman""Kardashian Woman"TJC
"Undun""Rest In Peace, Robin Williams!"2LD4U
"American Woman""Obama Bin Laden"Jonathan
"American Woman""American Warthog"Callmelennie
"American Woman""American Venom"Randy Hearn
"No Sugar Tonight""No Jihad Tonight"Callmelennie
"American Woman""Arm-Masticate Wolfman"John A. Barry

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Rain DanceRain Dance car waxcrazydon
No Sugar Tonight/New Mother NatureSplendaRichard Jenkins
LaughingTBS oldrock
No TimeH&R BlockPrimal Concrete Sledge
These EyesLensCraftersNickZ

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
American WomanForeign Mail Order Bride ServiceAndrew Lourey
No TimeINS/USCIS ImmigrationsJosh
Rain DanceWeather BureauFussBudgetVanPelt
UndunCrisis Counseling CenterJesusGeek
No Sugar TonightDiabetic help lineLegion
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
Submittor
Clap Your Hands
   Sia
Clap For The Wolfman
   The Guess Who
Clap Your Hands For The Wolfman
Kay
We Are The World
   USA For Africa
Hand-Me-Down World
   The Guess Who
We Are The Hand-Me-Down World
And for truth you know love is all we need
Mickey D.
American Idiot
   Green Day
American Woman
   Guess Who
American Idiot Woman
Rock Maninoff
No Milk Today
   Herman's Hermits
No Sugar Tonight
   The Guess Who
No Milk Today, No Sugar Tonight
Someone has some grocery shopping to do!
Raphael
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Twisted Guesser
Twisted Sister combined with The Guess Who
Submitted By: Anonymous Bob
The Guess Whodini
The Guess Who combined with Whodini
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Guess Who's Who
The Guess Who combined with The Who
They all look the same!
Submitted By: B.C.
Guess Who? U 2 !!
Guess Who combined with U2
Submitted By: Rob

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

Misheard Lyrics:

"American Woman"
Misheard Lyrics:
American woman, mama set me free
Original Lyrics:
American woman, mama let me be
"These Eyes"
Misheard Lyrics:
Levis cry every night for you
Original Lyrics:
these eyes cry every night for you
"No Sugar Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's killing us all.
Original Lyrics:
She's getting us all.
"No Sugar Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's killing us all.
Original Lyrics:
She's getting us all.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"These Eyes"
Misheard Lyrics:
Levis cry every night for you
Original Lyrics:
these eyes cry every night for you

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cathy Jackson

My friend who has since passed away used to make up her own lyrics to any song and sing it with a passion. Levis (these eyes) was one of her favorites!

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"No Time"
Better Lyrics:
No more soup for you
Original Lyrics:
No time left for you
Submitted by: oldtimes
"American Women"
Better Lyrics:
Hillary Clinton, stay away from New York,
Hillary Clinton, go back to Arkensas
Original Lyrics:
American Women, stay away from me,
American women, mama's gotta be free
Submitted by: Mike Florio

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"American Woman"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Gonna leave you woman...
Gonna leave you woman...
Bye-bye...Bye-bye...
Why They're Repetitive:
So go already!!! What are you still hangin' around singing for? Shut up and leave!
Submitted by: mysticrose
 

Insulting Song Lyrics:

"American Woman"
The Insulting Lyrics:
American Woman (The whole song)
Why They're Insulting:
Do you know what it is about? It is written by a Canadian who has no use for Americans. I'm sure whoever wrote this song laughed his head off when he saw Americans buying this record and making it number 1.
Submitted by: Mona Helgesen-Biehl
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Clap For The Wolfman"
Opening Lines:
Clap for the Wolfman, he gonna rate your record high
Comments:
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Rain Dance"
Opening Lines:
Don't you wanna rain dance with me?
Comments:
Submitted by: Candy Welty
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"Not I, Me!" originally "No Time"
Ugh. Quit talking to yourself.
Submitted by: Jonathan S.

Band Name Anagrams:

Who's The Sue G.? Submitted by: Ava Murphy
editor's note: band name contains 'The'
Gus Wet She Ho Submitted by: Peter
Those silly and dirty Canadians!
Sow Hug Sheet Submitted by: Ralphy
Hugs Towhees Submitted by: Ralph
Towhees Gush Submitted by: Ralph

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Free Trash Ball" originally "Albert Flasher"
Eww...no, thank you.
Submitted by: Adam Wainwrong
"Ongoing As Truth" originally "No Sugar Tonight"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Host Not Arguing" originally "No Sugar Tonight"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Sorting Hangout" originally "No Sugar Tonight"
Submitted by: Alexis
"I Hang Out Strong" originally "No Sugar Tonight"
Submitted by: Alexis

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"American Woman"
The Lyrics:
American Woman, said get away American Woman, listen what I say Don't come hangin' around my door I don't need your war machines I don't need your ghetto scenes Coloured lights can hypnotize Sparkle someone else's eyes Now woman, get away from me American woman, mama let me be.
Why:
The continent of America is part of the word American in this song and title. "American Woman" was a #1 hit song for the Canadian group, the Guess Who in the first few months of 1970. With the vocals of lead singer Burton Cummings really selling this tune. It was a #1 tune the same week as the Kent State University, in Ohio, massacre on May 4, 1970 where students were protesting against President Nixon expanding the Vietnam War into Cambodia, and four students were shot by National Guardsmen. The "American Woman" being referenced by the Guess Who is the Statue of Liberty.
Submitted by: Peter
"Running back to Sakatoon"
The Lyrics:
Moose Jaw, Terrace, and Medicine Hat...
Why:
Umm. I'm confused. Isn't Saskatchewan somewhere you run FROM?
Submitted by: princejellyfish

Songs That Are Banned:

"American Woman (Album Version)"
Though the version released as a single gets airplay, the album version, with a 3 and a half minute acoustic intro hasn't been played on the radio, ever, for no apparent reason.
Submitted by: GlamRockNinjaLord
"American Woman"
The song was written as a metaphor for a reaction to American excess and domination - something the band, being Canadians, would be quite familiar with. The very last time Burton Cummings would have sung "Goodbye American Woman" in the long play-out, he switches it to "Goodbye American S***" so the song is usually never played ALL the way to the end.
Submitted by: Jeff Mn

Super Long Pop Songs:

"American Woman" Length: 5:07
Although the length of the original lp version of this tune, at 5:07, is not as long as many songs put on this section of amiright, "American Woman's original lp version is so much more superior than the 3:46 single edit heard more often (including for some unknown and unfathomable reason on many Classic Rock and Classic hit stations), with it's opening of Burton Cummings spelling out A-M-E-R-I-C-A-N. The anti-American war machine tune, "American Woman" was the first and unfortunately for the Canadian band's U.S. fans, only #1 single going to #1 on the same week, May 4, 1970, as the Kent State University in Ohio massacre of four students by National Guardsmen when students utilized their Constitutional rights to protest President Nixon's expanding the Vietnam War into Cambodia.
Submitted by: Peter

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Dane Rants" originally "Rain Dance"
Submitted by: Lisa Basil
"Dane Rants" originally "Rain Dance"
Submitted by: Lisa Basil
"Flap More The Wolf Can" originally "Clap For The Wolfman"
Submitted by: D. Melody Dole, MD
"Map For The Wolf Clan" originally "Clap For The Wolfman"
Submitted by: D. Melody Dole, MD
"I Hound Fur In A Star" originally "I Found Her In A Star"
As bizarre and impossible as original!
Submitted by: Brittany James

There are additional Song Title Spoonerisms available.

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Laughing"
The Lyrics:
Time goes slowly but carries on
And now the best years have come and gone
You took me by surprise
I didn't realize that you were laughing.
Why:
"Laughing" was the Guess Who's third hit in the States, going all the way up to #8 on the charts there in 1969. Written by Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings, with Burton Cummings vocals pointing to a guy who didn't realize the best years with a woman have just happened and therefore leaving us kind of depressed despite the continuing Guess Who uptempo jazz/rock beat, it was a hit that still has much impact to today. (By the way, if you think I'm a fan of the Guess Who and Burton Cummings, you got that right). In 1970, the Guess Who was about to change into a more hard rock sound, but the depressing lyrics that were uptempo were to continue, and the first tune in that change was about to address an issue that was on a lot of people's mind in not only Canada but also the U.S.
Submitted by: Peter
"These Eyes"
The Lyrics:
These eyes watched you bring my world to an end.
This heart could not accept and pretend.
The hurtin's on me yeah,
But I will never be free no no no.
You took the vow with me
Why:
"These Eyes" was the Guess Who's second hit in the U.S.. It was released in December 1968, and made it to #6 in the states in the spring of 1969. "These Eyes", as with "Undun" was a very uptempo jazz/rock beat tune, but with Burton Cummings' vocals about a guy who's recently wed wife leaves him one couldn't help to wonder how depressed he might be.
Submitted by: Peter
There are additional Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics available.

Band Name Spoonerisms:

The Hess Goo originally "The Guess Who"
Correct spoonerism, since "W" is silent in "Who".
Submitted by: Brittany James
Wes Goo originally "Guess Who"
Submitted by: Peter

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