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Band Name Origins:

  • Ray Davies says that not only did it sound unpleasant like a kink in your back (he's always been obsessed with the idea of no one liking the Kinks), the shortest names were always printed bigger on show bills. The Kinks were second in shortness only to the Who. Submitted by: mike

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Two Sisters"This song should be known as 'Jealous of her Sister'. - Paul Warren

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
The StinksI like 'em, but making fun of the name is cool.Bob

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"You Really Sought Me""You Really Got Me"Blake DeKalb
"Gas Money ""Low Budget"Adam
"You really got Fleas""You really got me"Nice Bob

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Everybody's A Star (Starmaker),"Not everybody.Yvette Bristle
"Teenagers From Mars,"When have any left Mars to be "from" there?Karen Smith

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Road To Nowhere," Talking Heads"Deadend Street," The Kinks
"Who's Johnny?," El DeBarge"A Well Respected Man," The Kinks
"I'll Get You," The Beatles"You Really Got Me," The Kinks
"Who Owns My Heart?," Miley Cyrus"Lola," The Kinks
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"A Well Respected Ma" originally "A Well Respected Man"
Yvette Bristle
"Don't Forge To Dance" originally "Don't Forget To Dance"
Signature required for permission to dance?
Wendy Torrance
"Tired Of Waiting Or You" originally "Tired Of Waiting For You"
Not sure which I'm tired of -- waiting, or you!
Adrienne Schnell
"Village Green Reservation Society" originally "Village Green Preservation Society"
Arlene Titshaw

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"A Well Respected Manx" originally "A Well Respected Man"
Yvette Bristle
"A Well Respected Mane" originally "A Well Respected Man"
Yvette Bristle
"Stranglers" originally "Strangers"
Candy Welty
"Seek My Friend" originally "See My Friend"
Samantha Wayland
"Comet Dancing" originally "Come Dancing"
Can comets dance?
Samantha Wayland

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"A Well Respected Mat" originally "A Well Respected Man"
Yvette Bristle
"A Well Respected Dan" originally "A Well Respected Man"
Yvette Bristle
"A Well Respected Map" originally "A Well Respected Man"
Yvette Bristle
"A Well Respected Ban" originally "A Well Respected Man"
Yvette Bristle
"A Well Respected Mag" originally "A Well Respected Man"
mag = magazine
Yvette Bristle

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.


Feb 12
a parody of "All Day And All Of The Night" by The Kinks
Historical parody about early flight.
Youtube: (Mp4 video)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Tired Of Waiting For You""Tired Of Going Poo-Poo"Dukenberg McFlarp
"Sunny Afternoon""Sunday Afternoon"Annie Gardener
"Lola""Bipolar"65th Beatle
"Lola""Lula"Doug Raiden
"Tired of Waiting For You""Tired of Kwarteng"John Davison
"Victoria""Insomnia"Tony Wiseguy
"Autumn Almanac""Coffin Almanac"BrilliantJ8
"Lola""Corona"John Davison
"Who'll Be The Next In Line""Stooge'll Be Next In Line"Tony Scallopini

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Have A Cuppa TeaTetley TeaHarryMay
Hay FeverClaritinHarryMay
Do You Wish To Be A Man?Sex Change ClinicHarryMay
Tired Of Waiting For YouAlka-Seltzer MedicinesMike Hack

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
State Of ConfusionAny state police headquartersOpie M.
State Of ConfusionAny state police headquartersOpie M.
A Well-Respected ManJohn Edwards's Answering Machinecarly_carlz
Dead End StreetDebt Collection AgencyFussBudgetVanPelt
State of ConfusionCalifornia Chamber of Congressbritrock
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
I'm A Man
   The Spencer Davis Group
Well Respected Man
   The Kinks
I'm A Well Respected Man
Bob Oldhart
Lily Was Here
   David A. Stewart featuring Candy Dulfer
All Day And All Of The Night
   The Kinks
Lily Was Here All Day And All Of The Night
She never left?
Don't Come Around Here No More
   Tom Petty
Come Dancing
   The Kinks
Don't Come Dancing Around Here No More
Robert De Niro's Waiting
Tired Of Waiting For You
   The Kinks
Robert De Niro's Tired Of Waiting For You
Francis A. Sissy
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

The Kinkpins
The Kingpins combined with The Kinks
Submitted By: Alexis
The Nikkinks
Nikki combined with The Kinks
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Kink 182
Blink 182 combined with The Kinks
Alternative rock and classic rock combine!
Submitted By: nally
The Kinkston Trio
The Kinks combined with The Kingston Trio
Combined group would actually have at least 6 or 7 total members.
Submitted By: Leo

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

Misheard Lyrics:

"Father Christmas"
Misheard Lyrics:
Give all the toys to the Make-a-Wish boys
Original Lyrics:
Give all the toys to the little rich boys
"Father Christmas"
Misheard Lyrics:
And locked my reindeer in the door
Original Lyrics:
And knocked my reindeer to the floor
"Supersonic Rocket Ship"
Misheard Lyrics:
Got no place too high
Original Lyrics:
Got no place to hide
"Picture Book"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ancient book
Original Lyrics:
Picture book
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Father Christmas"
Misheard Lyrics:
Thought I knew it was my bad
Original Lyrics:
Thought I knew it was my dad

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

Thought I knew it was a mistake!

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

Better Lyrics:
Well, I'm not dumb but I can't understand

Why I look like a woman but feel like a man.
Original Lyrics:
Well, I'm not dumb but I can't understand

Why she walked like a woman and talked like a man.
Submitted by: Viktor the Victor

Funniest Song Lyrics:

The Funny Lyrics:
I'm a man and so is Lola
Girls will be boys and boys will be girls
Why They're Funny:
Isn't it just hilarious? These lines are a bit inconsistent; also, girls CAN'T be boys and vice-a-versa. I mean, yeah, that kind of stuff totally grosses some people out but I just think it's a riot!
Submitted by: Marissa
The Funny Lyrics:
I met her in a club down in old Soho
Where you drink champagne and it tastes just like cherry Cola
C-O-L-A 'cola'
Why They're Funny:
The guitar strumming really sounds a lot funny before he says 'I met her in a club'.
Submitted by: Mike Hack

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"You Really Got Me"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
You really got me
You really got me
You really got me
Why They're Repetitive:
ummmmm yeah okay we got you ... now what do you wants us to do?
Submitted by: Skylar
"I'm Not Like Everybody Else"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
I'm Not Like Everybody Else
Why They're Repetitive:
Was Ray Davies Having A Bad Day Or What. Surely Once Is Enough Ray.
Submitted by: pete robinson

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Come Dancing"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
And there's a car park where the Palais used to stand
Why They're Nonsensical:
Contradicts a line in the first stanza: "Before that, they put up a bowling alley, on the site that used to be the local Palais" (So what happened to the bowling alley?)
Submitted by: RJSchex
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Girls will be boys and boys will be girls.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Girls will never be boys and boys will never be girls. Girls will always be girls and boys will always be boys. That's the way it's always been, and that's the way it's always going to be.
Submitted by: A. Person
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Sunny Afternoon"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Tax man's taken all my dough
Left me in my stately home
Why They're Misrhymed:
Did he take your sense of rhyme, too?
Submitted by: Doug Montgomery

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"Come Dancing"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Come on sister, have yourself a ball
Why They're Inappropriate:
Look at the last word in that line and then you do the math. I dig this song anyway.
Submitted by: Baby Has A Kinky Daddy

Dated Song Lyrics:

"A Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy"
The Dated Lyrics:
There's a guy on my block, he lives for rock
He plays records day and night
Why They're Dated:
Spin that vinyl dude! Would you ever let 2007 teenager manually set a needle down on your WHITE ALBUM? Dated. The terms 45, 33 -1/3 and 78s: All now as Dated as a Dictaphone when I was a teen. Depressed? Just put on an IPOD and walk in traffic. This song was written befor the Sony Walkman craze: Before that you had to stay in your room and either groove to your personal music collection or sulk to it.
Submitted by: Tony Cat.

Dirty Song Lyrics:

The Dirty Lyrics:
I got down on my knees , I looked at her, and she at me
Why They're Dirty:
Lola is a transvestite and the main character get down on his knees to perform oral sex on him.
Submitted by: Rex

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Celluloid Heroes"
The Lyrics:
Rudolph Valentino, looks very much alive,
And he looks up ladies' dresses as they sadly pass him by.
Avoid stepping on Bela Lugosi
'Cos he's liable to turn and bite,
But stand close by Bette Davis
Because hers was such a lonely life.
If you covered him with garbage,
George Sanders would still have style, And if you stamped on Mickey Rooney
He would still turn round and smile,
But please don't tread on dearest Marilyn
'Cos she's not very tough,
She should have been made of iron or steel,
But she was only made of flesh and blood.
Who They Mention:
Rudolph Valentino, Bela Lugosi, Bette Davis, George Sanders, Mickey Rooney, Marilyn Monroe (could have scored 6 names for this, but worth putting the whole verse in - great songwriting).
Submitted by: Adrian Smith
"Celluloid Heroes"
The Lyrics:
Don't step on Greta Garbo as you walk down the Boulevard,
Who They Mention:
Greta Garbo
Submitted by: Adrian Smith
There are additional celebrity lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Lola (The original album version)"
The Lyrics:
I met her in a club down in old Soho
Where you drink Champagne
And it tastes just like Coca-Cola
Product Brand Name:
Submitted by: FussBudget

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

The Song Lyrics:
Met a girl named Lola, took her up to my place
Song They Mention:
"Lola", an earlier hit for the Kinks themselves!
Submitted by: Mr. Bump

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Mr. Pleasant"
Opening Lines:
Oh Mr. Pleasant, how is Mrs Pleasant?
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
"The Village Green Preservation Society"
Opening Lines:
We are the Village Green Preservation Society
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"A Well Respect Ed Man" originally "A Well Respected Man"
Finally Ed gets some respect from the Kinks!
Submitted by: Peter
"Mu Swell Hillbilly" originally "Muswell Hillbilly"
How can a Greek letter swell a hillbilly?
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
"No Thing to Say" originally "Nothing to Say"
Submitted by: Sutch
"You're Ally Got Me " originally "You Really Got Me"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"Destroy ER" originally "Destroyer"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Band Name Anagrams:

Seth Kink Submitted by: Caroline Vale
In The KSK Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
KSK= Bundeswehr Elite Military Unit
The Skink Submitted by: Joe
A skink is a kind of lizard

Song Title Anagrams:

"Rot Vicia" originally "Victoria"
Vicia is a plant in bean fam.
Submitted by: Foley Cassid
"I, A Victor" originally "Victoria"
Submitted by: Foley Cassid
"Can Dog Mince?" originally "Come Dancing"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Dance Coming" originally "Come Dancing"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"I Can Mend Cog" originally "Come Dancing"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Songs That Are Banned:

The reason you sometimes hear "cherry cola" instead of "Coca-Cola" in some versions of this song is that the "Coca-Cola" lyric was banned by the BBC because they thought it was advertising.
Submitted by: crazydon

Song Title Acrostics:

HAD: "Have Another Drink"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Faye, Heaver" originally "Hay Fever"
Submitted by: D. Melody Dole, MD
"Some Dan King" originally "Come Dancing"
Note the two Cs in original aren't pronounced same
Submitted by: Sonya Raynos
"Come Sanding" originally "Come Dancing"
Note the two Cs in original aren't pronounced same
Submitted by: Sonya Raynos

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Come Dancing"
The Lyrics:
The day they knocked down the palley,
my sister stood and cried.
The day they knocked down the palley,
part of my childhood died, just died.
Looking back on how things have changed can be depressing.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"Low Budget"
The Lyrics:
"Were all on our uppers, were all going skint. I used to smoke cigar's, but now I suck Polo mint's"
The Kinks enjoy'd a mini-revival of sorts round about this time, and used the material Ray Davies had written about the economic sinkhole that was the average British citizen's plight, and launched a pretty profitable "Give The People What They Want" tour. Ironic
Submitted by: princejellyfish

Names as a Word Bank:

Nikki & Seth Submitted by: Rachel Blattington
The Thin Skin Hens Submitted by: Rachel Blattington

Lyrics Alliteration:

"The Village Green Preservation Society"
The Lyrics:
God save Donald Duck, Vaudeville and Variety
We are the Desperate Dan Appreciation Society
2x D "Donald Duck", 2x V "Vaudeville, Variety", 2x D "Desperate Dan"
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube

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