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Possible Misspelled Names:

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Onigo Boingo

Band Name Origins:

  • They made noises one day and Nicky sounded like "OINGO BOINGO!!!" and that was it, they were all like "YEAH!!! OINGO BOINGO!!! YEAH MAAN!!!!". Submitted by: Izika
  • The name Oingo Boingo has no specific meaning - well at least nothing that anyone involved will admit. Richard Elfman (brother of Danny Elfman) came up with the name. Originally known as the Mystic Knights of The Oingo Boingo, the name was shortened to Oingo Boingo in 1980 for their first album release. Shortened again with the release of their self-titled 1994 album, they were known by there more aerodynamic and environmentally friendly moniker - Boingo. For nostalgia's sake (and because the horns returned), they went back to Oingo Boingo for their final shows. "Oingo Boingo means 'the best' and now the best is no more!" [Johnny "Vatos" Hernandez]. Submitted by: Carbon

Stupid Band Names:

  • What does it mean? It doesnt make sense. It Rhymes! Submitted by: Billy Florio

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Oingo BingoIf we had 'Remove Letter' for bands, this'd work.Skippy

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Nothing Bad Ever Happens To Me,"Bad things happen to everyone every now and againElmy
"Dead Man's Party,"Unless this is a funeral...Diddims

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Movies," Alien Ant Farm"Weird Science," Oingo Boingo
"Blind," Korn"Can't See," Oingo Boingo
"Dancing In The Dark," Bruce Springsteen"Can't See," Oingo Boingo
"Tomorrow," Silverchair"Just Another Day," Oingo Boingo
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Dad Man's Party" originally "Dead Man's Party"
Karen Smith
"Dead Man's Part" originally "Dead Man's Party"
Donna Gelpigi

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Only A Lead" originally "Only A Lad"
No solid evidence yet
Naomi Swanson
"Dread Man's Party" originally "Dead Man's Party"
Heather Brockwell
"Dead Man's Parity" originally "Dead Man's Party"
Meredith Harshaw
"Only A Land" originally "Only A Lad"
Jen
"Only A Lady" originally "Only A Lad"
Peter

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Only A Dad" originally "Only A Lad"
Peter
"Only A Pad" originally "Only A Lad"
Air McMahon
"Head Man's Party" originally "Dead Man's Party"
Calvin Amari
"Only A Lid" originally "Only A Lad"
Joe
"Deaf Man's Party" originally "Dead Man's Party"
on the bright side, he wouldn't hear all the noise
Chris

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Dead Man's Party""Lead Pants Party"Blaydeman
"Private Life""Not-So-Private Life"Abbott Skelding
"Weird Science""Mad Science"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Dead Man's Party""Lemonparty"Hu's On First
"Dead Man's Party""Death of the Nazi Party"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"No One Lives Forever""No One Sings Like Britney"Billy Slim
"Outrageous""Nutrageous"Chris Bodily TM
"Dead Man's Party""Bin Laden's Party"Eric Murdock

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Violent LoveRape HotlineEd
Only A LadJuvenile HallJ. Geraci
Weird ScienceThe FDA (Food & Drug Administration)Indomitus
Grey MatterMensaMr.Small
Little GirlsPre SchoolMr.Small
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
She Blinded Me With Science
   Thomas Dolby
Weird Science
   Oingo Boingo
She Blinded Me With Weird Science
Julia Cox
Dead Man's Party
   Oingo Boingo
Birthday
   The Beatles
Dead Man's Birthday Party
Would honor a deceased person on their birthday
Ed
Little Girls
   Oingo Boingo
Girls Just Want To Have Fun
   Cyndi Lauper
Little Girls Just Want To Have Fun
It's natural..
Ed
Stay
   Oingo Boingo
Home
   Michael Buble
Stay Home
Keira Dayley
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Oink Go Boingo
OK Go combined with Oingo Boingo
I thought I'd combine the K in OK with Oingo to get the typical sound made by a pig.
Submitted By: Gigi

Misheard Lyrics:

"Weird Science"
Misheard Lyrics:
Humma hah and humma han
Why don't people understand...?
Original Lyrics:
From my heart and from my hand
Why don't people understand...?
"Weird Science"
Misheard Lyrics:
Elastic tubes and pots and pans
Original Lyrics:
Plastic tubes and pots and pans
"Controller"
Misheard Lyrics:
Faceless surgeons armed with raisins
Cut out our imaginations
It's a strange thing, deadly reason
Raisins cut with such precision.
Original Lyrics:
Faceless surgeons armed with razors
Cut out our imaginations
It's a strange thing, deadly reason
Razors cut with such precision.
"Stay"
Misheard Lyrics:
If we get screwed one more night
If we hit the room one more night.
Original Lyrics:
If we get through one more night
If we get through one more night.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"I Like Little Girls"
Misheard Lyrics:
They don't care about my inflamations
They're not frightened by my revelations.
Original Lyrics:
They don't care about my inclinations
They're not frightened by my revelations.

Story about this misheard lyric by: The Elf

I thought that he was implying that he was so old, he was having health problems. I thought that was kind of gross. But then again, the entire song was pretty gross. Anyway, so I figured it worked for the song. I eventually looked it up, because I was having a problem with another part of the song. When I realized I'd made a huge mistake, I felt pretty ridiculous. I was relieved to see that I could stop singing about inflamations when I sang the song.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Little Girls"
The Funny Lyrics:
I-I-I love little girls
They make me feel so good.
I-I-I love little girls,
They make me feel so bad!
Why They're Funny:
A blatant contradiction here...unless Danny Elfman doesn't mind feeling both ways about little girls.
Submitted by: Mr. X
"Hey!"
The Funny Lyrics:
And I forgot the whole damn point of this whole song
Why They're Funny:
Well, they're the most honest lyrics in music history...
Submitted by: AerisVampire

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Stay"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Go...don't you go!
Won't you stay with me one more day?
Why They're Nonsensical:
It seems contradictory. Even the way it's sung; it sounds like Danny Elfman's commanding the person he's singing to to go, then saying the opposite.
Submitted by: Cassandra
 

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Weird Science"
The Song Lyrics:
No hesitation, no heart of gold
Song They Mention:
"Heart Of Gold" by Neil Young
Submitted by: Alexis
 

Song Title Space Change:

"Only Al Ad" originally "Only A Lad"
Al has only one advertisement about him.
Submitted by: Nutmeg Ryan
"Only Al Ad" originally "Only A Lad"
Al has only one advertisement about him.
Submitted by: Nutmeg Ryan
"Only Al Ad" originally "Only A Lad"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Band Name Anagrams:

I Go On Booing Submitted by: Hilary Duffelbag
Big Onion Goo Submitted by: Hilary Duffelbag

Song Title Anagrams:

"Ice Screwed In" originally "Weird Science"
Might be literally impossible, however
Submitted by: Susan
"Wired Science" originally "Weird Science"
Such as electricity?
Submitted by: Susan
"Andy, Lola" originally "Only A Lad"
Submitted by: Nutmeg Ryan
"Lady Nola" originally "Only A Lad"
Submitted by: Nutmeg Ryan

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Change" Length: 15:58
Submitted by: Jon

Super Short Pop Songs:

"Tender Lumplings" Length: 0:37
Submitted by: Jon

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Dust Another Jay" originally "Just Another Day"
Submitted by: Meredith Harshaw
"Dust A Jay" originally "Just A Day"
Submitted by: Meredith Harshaw

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Boingo Oingo originally "Oingo Boingo"
"Bed man's tardy"
Submitted by: J.C.

Lighter Side of Serious Bands:

"Tender Lumplings"
This band was wackiest in its earliest days, but this barely audible tune on their last studio album sounds like a bunch of goblins whispering in an old Victrola record player. It was referenced later in Danny Elfman's score for The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Lyric: Oh listen Tender Lumplings let me take you by the hands./I'll take you from this hell-hole to the Promised Land. /But don't blame me, oh children, if those promises don't keep/'Cause promises like lives, can be bought so very cheap.
Submitted by: Agrimorfee

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Weird Science"
1985 film w/ Anthony Michael Hall & Kelly LeBrock
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale

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