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New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"New Dead Ship Blues""New Dead Shrimp Blues"Sonya Raynos
"New Dead Chimp Blues""New Dead Shrimp Blues"Ron N. O'Connor
"New Red Shrimp Blues""New Dead Shrimp Blues"Ron N. O'Connor

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"New Dead Shrimp Blues,"Dead animals have no emotions.Yvette Bristle

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"What's Your Name?," Lynyrd Skynyrd"I. J. Foxx," Norman Greenbaum
"What's Your Name?," Lynyrd Skynyrd"Miss Fancy," Norman Greenbaum
"What's Your Name?," Lynyrd Skynyrd"Alice Bodine," Norman Greenbaum
"What's For Dinner?," Bering Strait"Canned Ham," Norman Greenbaum
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"New Dad Shrimp Blues" originally "New Dead Shrimp Blues"
Amanda Svenson

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"New Dead Shrimp Bluets" originally "New Dead Shrimp Blues"
Heather Brockwell
"Knew Dead Shrimp Blues" originally "New Dead Shrimp Blues"
Same sound, different meaning!
Heather Brockwell
"Newt Dead Shrimp Blues" originally "New Dead Shrimp Blues"
Heather Brockwell
"New Dread Shrimp Blues" originally "New Dead Shrimp Blues"
Heather Brockwell

Change a Letter:

"Spirit In The Spy" originally "Spirit In The Sky"
Alan the Ottoman
"Canned Him" originally "Canned Ham"
Ed
"Canned Jam" originally "Canned Ham"
Candy Welty
"Spirit In The Ski" originally "Spirit In The Sky"
Candace Mercer
"Spirit In The Sty" originally "Spirit In The Sky"
Candace Mercer

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Spirit In The Sky""Spirits In The Sky"Andy Primus
"Spirit in the Sky""(Northrop) Spirit in the Sky"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Spirit In The Sky""Spirits In The Sky"Merry & Pippin
"Spirit in the Sky""Gere is Alpha Guy"Porfle Popnecker
"Spirit In The Sky""Spigot, It Had Died"Warren Baker
"Spirit In The Sky""Spirit In The Fire"Immoral Liberal
"Spirit In The Sky""Beer Within The Guy"Malcolm Higgins
"Spirit in the Sky""Spiritus of Rye"John A. Barry
"Spirit in the Sky""The Election Song"Dylan Baranski
"Sprit In The Sky""Spear Hit In The Thigh"Merry & Pippin

There are additional song parodies available.

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Smells Like Teen Spirit
   Nirvana
Spirit In The Sky
   Norman Greenbaum
Smells Like Teen Spirit In The Sky
April Fleming
Spirit in the Sky
   Norman Greenbaum
Voices in the Sky
   The Moody Blues
Spirit's Voices in the Sky
I'm surrounded by Ghosts!
Paul Warren
Spirit In The Sky
   Norman Greenbaum
Some Kind Of Wonderful
   Sky
Some Kind Of Wonderful Spirit In The Sky.
Celeste
Spirit In The Sky
   Norman Greenbaum
Blue Clear Sky
   George Strait
Spirit In The Blue Clear Sky
betty

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Norman Rockwell
Norman Greenbaum combined with Rockwell
American painter and illustrator of the 20th century
Submitted By: Alex
Norman Greenbaum Day
Norman Greenbaum combined with Green Day
Submitted By: Candy Welty

Misheard Lyrics:

"Spirit in the Sky"
Misheard Lyrics:
When a guy has a name like the rest
Original Lyrics:
When at last they lay me to rest
"Spirit In The Sky"
Misheard Lyrics:
When I die and they name me Terence
Original Lyrics:
When I die and they lay me to rest
"Spirit in the Sky"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've got a friend in jean shorts
Original Lyrics:
I've got a friend in Jesus.
"Spirit in the Sky"
Misheard Lyrics:
When I die and my neighbors caress
Original Lyrics:
When I die and I'm laid to my rest
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Spirit in the Sky"
Misheard Lyrics:
When a guy has a name like the rest
Original Lyrics:
When at last they lay me to rest

Story about this misheard lyric by: Susan

Forty years singing the wrong words.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Spirit In The Sky"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Never been a sinner
I've never sinned
I've got a friend named Jesus
Why They're Nonsensical:
Oh, don't be silly. Everyone has sinned at one time or another. It's a part of being human.
Submitted by: THE BIG GUY
 

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"Spirit In The Sky"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Never been a sinner - I've never sinned.
Why They're Inappropriate:
Nobody was sinless except Jesus. All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23. There is not a just man upon the earth that doeth good and sinneth not. Ecclesiastes 7:20. There is none righteous, no not one. Romans 3:10. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no not one. Romans 3:12
Submitted by: Linda Redfern
 

Song Title Space Change:

"Can Ned Ham" originally "Canned Ham"
Submitted by: Sutch

Band Name Anagrams:

No Manager Number Submitted by: Alexis
One Barren Magnum Submitted by: Alexis
Rummage On Banner Submitted by: Alexis

Song Title Anagrams:

"Stripe In Thy Ski" originally "Spirit In The Sky"
Submitted by: Crystal Paisley
"Spit In Their Sky" originally "Spirit In The Sky"
Submitted by: Duncan Moore

Song Title Acrostics:

COP: "Children Of Paradise"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
SITS: "Spirit In The Sky"
Submitted by: Peter

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Spirit Skin The Eye" originally "Spirit In The Sky"
Submitted by: Clara Suzette Bartilson
"Hand Cam" originally "Canned Ham"
Submitted by: Clara Suzette Bartilson

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Spirit In The Sky"
The Lyrics:
Going up to the spirit in the sky
That's where I'm gonna go when
I die (when I die)
When I die and they lay me to rest
I'm gonna go to the place that's the best
Why:
This song is about jesus and is upbeat and peppy but the lyrics are just downright depressing as hell. I'm surprised nobody mentioned this song at all. :)
Submitted by: Celeste
"Spirit In The Sky"
The Lyrics:
Never been a sinner, I never sinned
I have a friend in Jesus.
Why:
A lot of listeners have mistakingly believed that this was a Christian worship song. In fact, it was mocking Hare Krishnas and other Christian fundamentalists. This line is a dead givaway in saying that, to a fundamentalist, Jesus can only be friends with followers "who have never sinned" in their entire life, as opposed to the common Christian belief that one is born a sinner and is "made perfect" by the body and blood of Christ.
Submitted by: Steven

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