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Band Name Origins:

  • They're originally from Montreal, Canada; where the local subway system is constantly under renovation. Everytime they would go into a station, they would see a cordoned-off area with a sign showing a man's head wearing a hard hat. (meaning that hard hats were required to enter the roped-off area) They sort-of injected the "do your own thing" spirit of the 1980's into this quirk of their daily lives, by naming themselves "Men Without Hats". (In fact, the symbol of their band is identical to the "hard hat" symbol on the Montreal subway ----except it has a red diagonal slash through it). --If you don't believe me, check out their site at Submitted by: Edward A. Vazquez

Stupid Band Names:

  • Can't they just wear hats? It's not gonna kill 'em or anything. Submitted by: Stockton

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Hats Without MenTurnabout's fair play!Richard Wetfuss
Men With HatsWhat's wrong with wearing a hat, anyways?Cassandra
Men Without ClothesThis would attract women and gays.Francis A. Sissy

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"I Caught The Message""I Got The Message"Blake DeKalb

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Antarctica," Men Without Hats"Frozen," Madonna
"The Safety Dance," Men Without Hats"No Danger," The Delgados
"Antarctica," Men Without Hats"Cold," Crossfade
"Antarctica," Men Without Hats"Penguins," Lyle Lovett
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Pop Goes The Word" originally "Pop Goes The World"
If the word itself is "pop"?
Duncan Moore

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Everybody's Smelling Something" originally "Everybody's Selling Something"
Crystal Paisley
"Di Got The Message" originally "I Got The Message"
Honey Mustard Plaster Of Paris Hilton
"Id Got The Message" originally "I Got The Message"
Honey Mustard Plaster Of Paris Hilton
"Safety Dancer" originally "Safety Dance"
"Poop Goes The World" originally "Pop Goes The World"
That IS more accurate.
Mister X

Change a Letter:

"I Got The Massage" originally "I Got The Message"
Jessica Childress
"Poo Goes The World" originally "Pop Goes The World"
Duncan Moore
"Safely Dance" originally "Safety Dance"
Carmen Vortex Street
"The Safety Dunce" originally "The Safety Dance"
An oxymoron?
"The Safety Lance" originally "The Safety Dance"
Obviously the kind used by surgeons?


July 26
a parody of "The Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats
They say Lance Armstrong consumes 7000 calories a day. We have a lot in common. - Robert Lund (MP3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"The Safety Dance""Spanky Dance"I Saw RUSH Live 5 Times
"The Safety Dance""Wear a Mask"Joseph Little
"Safety Dance""Safety Trance"L.D. Obblo
"The Safety Dance""Afraid of Pants"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"The Safety Dance""This Nasty Rash"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Safety Dance""Underpants"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Safety Dance""Disney Sucks"catmanjoe
"The Safety Dance""Amanda Bynes"Weird Aaron
"The Safety Dance""Waffen SS"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Safety Dance""Zombie Dance"Sue Donym

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Pop Goes The WorldMicrowave PopcornMatt
Where Do The Boys Go?Spike TVnewave
Safety DanceSafety Courses, Hard Hats, Etc.Ratticis
Safety DanceBand-Aidsalphacrazee
Safety DancePSA For Use Of Condomsnewspaper
There are additional commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Safety DanceNational Safety CouncilCatch

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
The Salmon Dance
   Chemical Brothers
Safety Dance
   Men Without Hats
The Salmon Safety Dance
Murder On The Dance Floor
   Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Safety Dance
   Men Without Hats
Murder On The Safety Dance Floor
I guess it wasn't so safe after all.
I Hope You Dance
   Lee Ann Womack
Safety Dance
   Men Without Hats
I Hope You Safety Dance
Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance
   Frank Zappa
Safety Dance
   Men Without Hats
Take Your Clothes Off When You Safety Dance
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Spokesmen Without Hats
The Spokesmen combined with Men Without Hats
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Badly Withdrawn Boy Outs Hat Men
Badly Drawn Boy combined with Men Without Hats
Submitted By: Janis Ian Fleming
Baha Men Without Hats
The Baha Men combined with Men Without Hats
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Highwaymen Without Hats
The Highwaymen combined with Men Without Hats
Submitted By: Candy Welty

There are additional Men Without Hats Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Hey Men"
Misheard Lyrics:
Original Lyrics:
Hey men
"Pop Goes the World"
Misheard Lyrics:
Four goes to one
Original Lyrics:
Pop goes the world
"The Safety Dance"
Misheard Lyrics:
Weekend dance
Original Lyrics:
We can dance
"Safety Dance"
Misheard Lyrics:
Let’s save the dance
Original Lyrics:
It's the safety dance.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Safety Dance"
Misheard Lyrics:
We can dance, we can dance
Everybody look at Jahan
Original Lyrics:
We can dance, we can dance
Everybody look at your hands

Story about this misheard lyric by: Frank

Marine Jahan was the dancer who actually did the dancing in the movie Flashdance (not Jennifer Beals), although she was not originally credited.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"No Dancing"
The Funny Lyrics:
People always tell me my head is screwed on wrong
And I have always told them that I knew it all along!
Why They're Funny:
First the title - "No Dancing". As in no "Safety Dancing" now? Then look at these verses. He's celebrating being crazy. Weird, ain't it?
Submitted by: Please stick with ONE name; no fancy monikers plse

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"The Safety Dance"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
We can (...) if we want to
Why They're Repetitive:
Basically the whole song is them insisting that they can do something (Dance, act, go, etc) if they want to, if you feel that strongly just DO it!
Submitted by: Mjn Seifer
"Where Do the Boys Go?"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Tell me tell me tell me tell me
Where do the boys go?
Why They're Repetitive:
Look, I don't know where the boys go so don't ask!
Submitted by: Kixxy 6

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Safety Dance"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
We can dress real neat
From our hats to our feet
Why They're Nonsensical:
Doesn't make any sense, given the name of this band. That being said, perhaps "...heads to our feet" would have been a better line?
Submitted by: Calvin Amari
"The Safety Dance"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Everybody look at your hands
Why They're Nonsensical:
Um, ok... (Looks at hands) Wait...Why am I doing this again?
Submitted by: Mjn Seifer

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"Safety Dance"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
We can dress real neat, from our hats to our feet
Why They're Inappropriate:
I feel this line is considered inappropriate given the name of this band. If they are "without hats", as their name states, then they shouldn't even have any in the song! Therefore, this line contradicts the name of the band. Did they not realize that when they wrote this line??
Submitted by: Joe

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

The Lyrics:
And everything was Lou Reed, and everything was loud.
Who They Mention:
Lou Reed, the singer of "Walk On The Wild Side"
Submitted by: Vic George
"'Living In China'"
The Lyrics:
China, do you want to dance? You're wearing makeup And listening to Adam and The Ants.
Who They Mention:
Adam and The Ants, an early 1980s band.
Submitted by: Vic George

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Pop Goes The World"
The Song Lyrics:
What ever happened to the Duke of Earl?
Song They Mention:
"Duke Of Earl" by Gene Chandler
Submitted by: Serafina

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Living In China"
Opening Lines:
They got the red book, they got the new look, the little people that are living in China.
From their 1983 Rhythm Of Youth album.
Submitted by: Vic George
"I Got The Message"
Opening Lines:
I got the message, and the message is clear.
From their 1983 Rhythm Of Youth album
Submitted by: Vic George
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Band Name Anagrams:

The Man With Outs Submitted by: Darryl Hannah Montana Max Baer
How I Mustn't Hate Submitted by: Genevieve
Mount White Hats Submitted by: Alexis
Sent Without Ham Submitted by: Alexis
That Minute Show Submitted by: Alexis
Minute (pronounced 'my-NEWT'), as in small

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

The Lyrics:
Antartica (Antarctica) Antartica (Antarctica) Ice Age is here, right in your town Antartica, look what you've done And I, I feel like I've cheated your scheme And I, I feel like you really know what I mean Nightfall's hearbeat, the streat in a mess On reflector, the beach is endless And I, I feel like I've cheated your scheme And I, I feel like you really know what I mean
"Antarctica" is the lesser known (and far worse selling, not even making Billboard Magazine's HOT 100 charts) to the Canadian group, Men Without Hats' 1983 #3 smash hit, "The Safety Dance". "Antartica", used both in the title, and throughout the tune (with me transcribing the first verse) is the name of Earth's southern most continent and where the South Pole is located. The tune "Antarctica" was also a very huge dance hit in late 1983/early 1984.
Submitted by: Peter

Names as a Word Bank:

Immense White Outhouse Submitted by: Karen Smith
Mona White's Outhouse Submitted by: Karen Smith
Hannah's White Outhouse Submitted by: Karen Smith

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Hen Without Mats originally "Men Without Hats"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger

Lighter Side of Serious Bands:

"Safety Dance"
"The Safety Dance" was a huge global synth-dance hit, but the extended version was played more often on the radio. Soon afterward a touring Chippendales revue would do squat thrusts and other exercises with their pants off while a performer would karaoke or lip-sync to the song. They were "Men Without Pants". They would commence stripping down.
Submitted by: He's Got No Pants On!

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Being A Real Life Musical Family"
I'm not kidding. Men Without Hats are a real life musical family consisting of brothers Ivan, Stefan, and Colin Doroschuk and their cousins.
Submitted by: Celeste

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

If you've got nice hair, you don't need a hat
Submitted by: Jakko Wakko

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