Making fun of music, one song at a time. Since the year 2000.
Check out the two amIright misheard lyrics books including one book devoted to misheard lyrics of the 1980s.
(Toggle Right Side Navigation)

Fun Music Information -> Ramones

This is the most recent information about Ramones that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Ramones, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).

Our newest site, amIwrong has an albums order quiz where you need to put this performer's albums in order of release.

Possible Misspelled Names:

These are the alternate spellings of the performer's name we've had to correct in submissions to amIright.



“What they called rock in the ‘70s was Styx, Kansas, Foreigner and stuff like that. That’s not rock! Your parents would listen to that stuff.” – Johnny Ramone
Submitted by: I Saw the Ramones 4X!
"It was like the big corporations, the big machine didn't want us to succeed or exist. We were shaking things up, and they fought against us, as far as not being able to get radio play and throwing any obstacle they could in our path. We were like aliens.” – Joey Ramone to MOJO in 1999.
Submitted by: James Ramone
There are additional Ramones music quotes available.

Band Name Origins:

  • Paul McCartney used the alias "Paul Ramone" when he would check into hotels, incognito. Bass guitar player Douglas Colvin (aka Dee Dee Ramone) was a big fan of the Beatles and suggested the name as tribute to Paul McCartney. Submitted by: CrypticWizard
  • The band took on the name after Paul McCartney's hotel alias but also the band members took on the name as a parody of all those "family" music acts of the time like the Brady Bunch, Partridge Family, Jackson 5, the Osmonds, etc. Did somebody say "Hanson"? ; - ) Submitted by: I Saw The Ramones Live 4 Times!

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: Neuveaux Bubblegum Band with Guts. Submitted by: I Saw the Ramones Live 4X!

New Career:

New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Golf Caddy"He drummed in the first punk rock band for about 4 years. - I Saw the Ramones Live 4X!

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Censorshit"Tipper what's that sticker doing on my CD?
Is that some kind of warning to protect me?
Freedom of choice needs a stronger stronger voice
... Ah Tipper come on, don't you think you're getting on?
Ask Ozzy, Zappa or me
We'll show you what it's like to be free... Hey hey all you senators' wives
You need to take a good look at your own lives
Before you come preaching to me
Your definition of obscenity... Neither the words "censorship" or "censorshit" are used but the lyrics clearly indicate what the subject is and what the Ramones feel about that issue. - Rock Out Censorship

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Needles And Pennzoil""Needles And Pins (Uh)"Emily Lime
"I Want A Beast Ed Hated""I Wanna Be Sedated"Mae Beam
"Sheena Is A Shrunk Rocker""Sheena Is A Punk Rocker"Regina Haniger
"Sheena Is A Punk Shocker""Sheena Is A Punk Rocker"Regina Haniger
"Sheena Is A Punk Off Her Rocker""Sheena Is A Punk Rocker"Regina Haniger

There are additional new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Listen To My Heart ,"Only if you give me a stethoscope.Peter
"Brain Drain,"This makes no sense...GlamRockNinjaLord
"The Job That Ate My Brain,"A job can't eat a brain. In fact, nothing can.R. Jeanine O'Succinate
"The Job That Ate My Brain,"No job can eat brains. In fact, nothing can.Spunky Brewster
"My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down,"Atrichoke_Man

There are additional literally impossible song titles available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Smokin'," Boston"I'm Against It," The Ramones
"So Whatcha Want?," Beastie Boys"I Wanna Be Sedated," The Ramones
"Movies," Alien Ant Farm"Rock And Roll High School," The Ramones
"What About Love," Heart"I'm Aganist It," The Ramones
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Carbona No Glue" originally "Carbona Not Glue"
Use tape instead?
"Carbon Not Glue" originally "Carbona Not Glue"
Karen Smith
"Bet On The Brat" originally "Beat On The Brat"
"You Sound Like You're Ick" originally "You Sound Like You're Sick"
A new way to endure yourself to someone?
Taylor Swift Kick In The Pants
"Road To Run" originally "Road To Ruin"

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Life's A Gash" originally "Life's A Gas"
Meredith Harshaw
"Life's A Gasp" originally "Life's A Gas"
Steve Losewood
"Sheena Is A Punky Rocker" originally "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker"
Scarlett Lopez
"Stake The Pain Away" originally "Take The Pain Away"
Joe Cocker Spaniel
"Take The Palin Away" originally "Take The Pain Away"
What John McCain said after his defeat?
Joe Cocker Spaniel

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Don't Dust My Chops" originally "Don't Bust My Chops"
The Ramones were fond of dirty chops?
"Life's A Gar" originally "Life's A Gas"
Gar = type of long-snouted fish
Tracy Frummond
"Life's A Gal" originally "Life's A Gas"
Tracy Frummond
"Life's A Gag" originally "Life's A Gas"
Tracy Frummond
"Life's A Gab" originally "Life's A Gas"
Tracy Frummond

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.


July 29
a parody of "I Wanna Be Sedated" by Ramones
Driven to delusion by lockdown isolation and a slowly depleting supply of quality chocolate, we channel the Ramones.
YouTube: (YouTube Video)
Feb 7
a parody of "Blitzkrieg Bop" by The Ramones
A tribute to the great Jets Playoff victory over the bengals. (My parody lyrics produced by Q104.3)
YouTube: (Windows Media)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"I Wanna Be Sedated""I'll Need To Be Sedated"eeL deaL
"I Wanna be Sedated""Biden's Been Sequestered"Redpill
"Blitzkrieg Bop""Fascist Pig"I Saw The Ramones 4X!
"Mama's Boy""Diaper Don"I Saw The Ramones 4X!
"Psycho therapy""Herd immunity"Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd
"I Wanna Be Sedated""2020: This Year Was Over-Rated"Chris Wolvie
"Cretin Family""Phony President"James Ramone
"I Wanna Be Sedated""I Wanna Be Sedated With A Game Boy"Maximus Buttcrack
"I Wanna Be Sedated""I Wanna Be De-Mated"John A. Barry
"I Wanna Be Sedated""I Wanna Be Debated"the_conqueror_of_parodies

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
LoudmouthThe Loud House (Nickelodeon) PromosLoriLoud33
Rockaway BeachNYC TourismJulian
LoudmouthTalk Radio HostsI Saw the Ramones Live 4X!
I Wanna Be SedatedDrug Abuse HotlineJoey Ramone
Blitzkrieg BopWWII EducationMack the Knife
There are additional commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
LoudmouthMarjorie Taylor Greene's answering machineI Ain't THAT Crazy
Glad To See You GoDonald Trump's Farewell PartySPANK THAT DONNIE DOUCHEBAG!
LoudmouthDonald Trump's answering machineI Saw The Ramones Live 4X!
I Wanna Be SedatedClinicnightrain express
My Brain Is Hanging Upside DownBrain SurgeonAnonymous Bob
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
My Name Is
Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
   The Ramones
My Name Is Sheena And I'm A Punk Rocker
Obie Lame Kenobi
Ballroom Blitz
Blitzkrieg Bop
   The Ramones
Ballroom Blitzkrieg Bop
Martha Hankins
I Want A New Drug
   Huey Lewis and The News
I Wanna Be Sedated
   The Ramones
I Want A New Drug To Be Sedated
The old ones don't work anymore!
Martha Hankins
Jesus of Suburbia
   Green Day
   The Ramones
Pinhead of Suburbia
Douglas Henry Nutz
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Vic Ramone
Vic Damone combined with The Ramones
Submitted By: Bob Oldhart
Pantera combined with The Ramones
Sounds like new body chemicals.
Submitted By: Ricky
Ramones combined with Offspring
Submitted By: B.C.

Misheard Lyrics:

"I Wanna Be Sedated"
Misheard Lyrics:
I want a green tomato
Original Lyrics:
I wanna be sedated
"Rockaway Beach"
Misheard Lyrics:
Boards rock, it's too slow.
Original Lyrics:
Bus ride, it's too slow.
"Blitzkrieg Bop"
Misheard Lyrics:
Let's drink up
Original Lyrics:
Blitzkrieg Bop
"Blitzkrieg Bop"
Misheard Lyrics:
They're forming in a straight line
They're going through a time wind
Git to lick a lamdmine, the Blitzkrieg Bop
They're piling in the back seat
They're generating dee heat
Go sate in the back seat, the Blitzkrieg Bop.
Original Lyrics:
They're forming in a straight line
They're going through a tight wind
The kids are losing their minds, the Blitzkrieg Bop
They're piling in the back seat
They're generating steam heat
Pulsating to the back beat, the Blitzkrieg Bop.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Rock N Roll High School"
Misheard Lyrics:
The Erie Men
Original Lyrics:
Do you remember

Story about this misheard lyric by: Quincy Adams

Every time I hear this song, I keep hearing "The Erie Men" probably because of the Ramones NY (Queens) accents.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"I Wanna Be Sedated"
The Funny Lyrics:
I can't control my fingers
I can't control my brain
Why They're Funny:
Just silly. ^^ Actually the whole song is fun, but I just picked these lines because that's where I was in the song when I started typing.
Submitted by: Pipkin R.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Life's a Gas"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Life's a gas, oh yeahhhh
Life's a gas, oh yeahhhh
Now don't be sad, cuz I'll be there
No don't be sad at all ...
Why They're Repetitive:
Joey sings these lines over and over again, and these are all the words in this song.
Submitted by: I Saw the Ramones Live 4X!
"Got a Lot to Say"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
I got a lot to say
repeat 5 or 6 times I can't remember now - repeat 5 or 6 times repeat all this stuff again and again!
Why They're Repetitive:
That's ALL that's being said!
Submitted by: I Saw the Ramones Live 4X!
There are additional Ramones repetitive lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"I Don't Want To Grow Up"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
When I look in the medicine chest,
I don't want to grow up.
Why They're Nonsensical:
How is it that looking in the medicine chest makes you not want to grow up?
Submitted by: Celeste
"Blitzkrieg Bop"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Hey ho let's go...
They're piling in the back seat
They're generating steam heat
Pulsating to the back beat
The Blitzkrieg Bop
Why They're Nonsensical:
??? What does that mean? And is the Blitzkrieg Bop German?
Submitted by: Nick
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"The Crusher"
The Insincere Lyrics:
I'm ready for a match with the Russian Bear
Gonna pile drive him pull his hair
I might have a foreign object in my trunks
I might have to use on that punk
Why They're Insincere:
You're calling that bear a punk? Look who's talking! You guys, the Ramones are the first true punk rock band!
Submitted by: I Saw the Ramones Live 4X!
"Now I Wanna Be A Good Boy"
The Insincere Lyrics:
Now I wanna be a good boy
I don't wanna be bad
Why They're Insincere:
Like hell you do. You're a punk band!
Submitted by: Flash1087

Insulting Song Lyrics:

The Insulting Lyrics:
You're a loudmouth, baby
You'd better shut it up
Or I'll beat you up
'Cause you're a loudmouth, baby
Why They're Insulting:
That's ALL the lyrics to this song and they're repeated again and again. This song is less than 2 minutes in duration!
Submitted by: Some Random Person Who Wishes To Remain Nameless

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Do You Remember Rock 'n Roll Radio?"
The Dated Lyrics:
It's the end, the end of the Seventies
It's the end, the end of the century
Why They're Dated:
Both the end of the '70s and the end of the century are now past. Actually the end of the '70s had passed by when the album End of the Century came out in 1980, though I guess you could sort of argue that the beginning of the '80s was the end of the '70s (s--t--r--e--t---c----h).
Submitted by: fudu
"Rock 'n' Roll High School"
The Dated Lyrics:
I don't care about history
Why They're Dated:
This was fine at the time, but the Ramones are now part of music history, which is why a lot of their current fans began listening to them in the first place.
Submitted by: No 56279

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Do You Remember Rock 'n Roll Radio?"
The Lyrics:
Do you remember Hullabaloo, Upbeat, Shindig and Ed Sullivan too? . Do you remember rock 'n roll radio? Do you remember rock' n roll radio? Do you remember Murray the K, Alan Freed, and high energy? Its the end, the end of the 70s. Its the end, the end of the century. Do you remember lying in bed
With your covers pulled up over your head?
Radio playin so one can see.
We need change, we need it fast,
Before rock's just part of the past.
Cause lately it all sounds the same to me. Oh-oh. will you remember Jerry Lee,
John Lennon, T. Rex and ol Moulty? Its the end, the end of the 70s. Its the end, the end of the century.
Who They Mention:
Hullabaloo, Upbeat and Shindig were pop music showcase t.v. shows in the 1960s. Ed Sullivan was the host of The Ed Sullivan Show, a multi-genre t.v. variety show that ran 1948-1971, hosted, unsurprisingly, by Ed Sullivan. Because of the breadth of genres it presented, it was important in bringing rock 'n roll into wide public awareness. Murray the K. was a radio dj in New York City in the 1960s who promoted rock 'n roll & pioneered FM rock 'n roll radio. Alan Freed was a radio dj in 1950s credited with inventing the term "rock and roll" to describe a genre of music & with promoting the genre & black musicians across racial lines, first in Cleveland then in New York. Jerry Lee refers to Jerry Lee Lewis, early rock 'n roller ("Great Balls of Fire"), John Lennon was a member of the Beatles, T. Rex was a British band with great success in the early 1970s later seen by some as a precursor to punk & New Wave, Moulty was the one-armed drummer of the band The Barbarians, whose most famous song was called -- wait for it, --- ----- "Moulty." Moulty may be an indirect reference to music producer and Patti Smith bassist / collaborator Lenny Kaye, whose 1972 compilation album "Nuggets," recovering early psychedelic rock 'n roll "garage band" music, often distributed regionally more than nationally, was an influence on the punk rock rebellion against "progressive rock" and over-produced California music; "Moulty" was on "Nuggets." Kaye was active in the scene around CBGB in New York that launched the Ramones.
Submitted by: fudu

How to Pronounce a Band Name:

It's the plural of Ramone, the pseudo-surname used by each member of the group.
Submitted by: Cassandra

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Carbona Not Glue"
The Lyrics:
My brain is stuck from shooting glue
I'm not sorry for the things I do
Carbona not glue
Product Brand Name:
Carbona Cleaning Fluid
Submitted by: Relentless Flashbackin'

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Cretin Family"
The Song Lyrics:
You can't do nothing, absolutely nothing OK
Why don't you get a hula hoop and do the cretin hop and...
Cretin family, cretin family, cretin family
Everyone's against me!
Cretin family, cretin family, cretin family
Song They Mention:
"Cretin Hop" by the Ramones themselves. The title is derived from 2 Ramones hits - "Cretin Hop" and "We're a Happy Family".
Submitted by: James Ramone

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Beat On The Brat"
Opening Lines:
Beat on the brat, beat on the brat, beat on the brat with a baseball bat, oh yeah
I kind of wonder if this is the same baseball bat that made it into "Peanut Butter Jelly Time."
Submitted by: dwasifar

Scary Song Lyrics:

"I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement"
The Lyrics:
Hey, daddy-o, I don't wanna go down to the basement. There's somethin' down there...
This reminds me of when I was a kid and was scared to down to the basement by myself. This song is actually a satire on B-Horror films.
Submitted by: Thaddeus Gammelthorpe
"Main Man"
The Lyrics:
I'll fight you till the bitter end.
And then I'll screw your little girlfriend.
The rest of the song's lyrics describe a criminal type. As for screwing the other guy's girlfriend it's probably safe to say she won't fall for this creep so that means he wants to RAPE her : (
Submitted by: Rocker Against Rape

Song Title Space Change:

"Rock Away Beach" originally "Rockaway Beach"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Lob, O Tom Y." originally "Lobotomy"
Tom Y. must be a tennis player.
Submitted by: Angela Sleepyhorse
"Censors Hit" originally "Censorshit"
Submitted by: Sutch
"I Belie Vein Miracles" originally "I Believe In Miracles"
Submitted by: Andy Gibb's Free Energy

Band Name Anagrams:

Roman Sheet Submitted by: Alexis
Ether Moans Submitted by: Felly Nurtado
How can ether moan?
One Hamster Submitted by: Alexis
Ahem, Stoner Submitted by: Abby
Moans There Submitted by: Don Corleona Lewis

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"I Wanna See Bad Ted" originally "I Wanna Be Sedated"
Reminder: 'Wanna' means 'want to', not 'want a'
Submitted by: Quyjibo
"Diana Wanted Bees" originally "I Wanna Be Sedated"
So that she could become a beekeeper?
Submitted by: Alexis
"I Wanted A Base, Ned" originally "I Wanna Be Sedated"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Anita B. Was Needed" originally "I Wanna Be Sedated"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Paid Hen" originally "Pinhead"
Submitted by: Scarlett Lopez

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Songs That Are Banned:

"Carbona Not Glue"
You can sing about sniffing glue. No one will have a problem with that. Just don't try mentioning a registered trademark, or your song will get banned.
Submitted by: No 56279

Lyrics Pronunciation:

The Lyrics:
Texas chainsaw massacre
"Massacre" is pronounced "mass-eh-cree".
Submitted by: Abby Rhode

Super Short Pop Songs:

"53rd & 3rd" Length: 2:19
Submitted by: Evan
"Judy Is A Punk" Length: 1:32
Maybe not a proper single, but certainly a very well known punk classic.
Submitted by: ChuckyG

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Got A Sot To Lay" originally "Got A Lot To Say"
Submitted by: Elsie Greer
"I Wanna See Dee Baited" originally "I Wanna Be Sedated"
Submitted by: Rhoda Dohr

Lyrics Alliteration:

"The KKK Took My Baby Away"
The Lyrics:
My baby left for a holiday
She said she was heading to LA
.... She never got there, she never got there, she never got there they say
The KKK took my baby away. They took her away, away from me
* REPEAT 3X* Hey! Ho! Hey! Ho!
There's so many uses of the phonetic "A" sound here! Also note the "Hey! Ho!"s, referring to another Ramones gem, "Blitzkrieg Bop".
Submitted by: I Saw the Ramones Live 4X!

Lighter Side of Serious Bands:

"Starship Heading Into The Punk Frontier"
In the early 70s Jeff Hyman was in the NYC glam/protopunk band SNIPER. He was the singer and his stage name was "Jeff Starship". Not "Jefferson Starship" but just using his real first name. He left the band in early 1974 and became "Joey Ramone" of the legendary first punk rock band, the RAMONES.
Submitted by: I Saw The Ramones Live 4X!

Hidden Tracks:

On the last Ramones stereo album "Adios Amigos!" (rel. 1995) you need to wait a few minutes after the last listed track "To Live And Die In Berlin" and as a "continuation" the classic punk band's version of the "Spiderman" theme comes on. On the 1996 "Greatest Hits Live" release that song is listed and is its "own" track. Either way it's done the Ramones way which means that it's campy and brilliant.
Submitted by: I Saw The 1994 Annular Solar Eclipse
"Carbona Not Glue"
On the 1992 "Loco Live" album right after "Pet Sematary" there is an unlisted track. The only way you will get to hear it will be to keep the disc playing. Better yet just play the whole CD in one setting. "Carbona" comes right after "Pet". You can't set the player to play "Carbona" alone. It's "Pet Sematary" then "Carbona Not Glue" consecutively. That's the only way to get it.
Submitted by: I Saw the Ramones Live 4 Times!

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

"Yugoslavia Touring"
The Communist government of Yugoslavia stepped out of power in January 1990 and the almost-constantly touring Ramones jumped on the opportunity and played some gigs in that country in 1990 and 1991, merely months before the violent breakup wars began.
Submitted by: I Saw the Ramones Live 4X!
"Reaper Takes 3 Ramones"
Joey Ramone died of lymph cancer one day shy of his 50th birthday in the spring of 2001. Dee Dee Ramone died from too much H in 2002. Johnny Ramone succumbed to prostrate cancer in the summer of 2004. Tommy, Richie, Elvis, C.J. and Marky are still living.
Submitted by: I Saw the Ramones Live 4X!
"first punk band"
they were bored with what the radio was playing. They wanted to bring the fun back to rock'n'roll. They took the sounds of hard rock, glam, the 3-chord guitar arrangements pioneered by CCR, Roxy Music, New York Dolls and more. They wore the rebellious look of leather jackets, T-shirts, ripped jeans, tennis shoes and the longest hair. Johnny Ramone's hairdo was a warped version of the Beatles "mop top". The term "punk rock" was thrown about by critics like Dave Marsh in the early 70s and the Ramones are considered to be the first punk rock band.
Submitted by: I Saw the Ramones Live 4X!
"Freedom Of Expression"
When I first saw the Ramones in August 1990, Joey Ramone gave a brief between song introduction by saying that "There's a pretty big problem plaguing America today. It's called "censorship", and we are The Ramones and we believe in total artistic freedom and freedom of expression. Being that we are considered to be the first punk rock band, we say, "FUCK THE PMRC!!!!". They let their stance be clear a few years later with their song "Censorshit", which ironically doesn't have the title word or any cuss words in the lyrics.
Submitted by: Take That, Prudes!

TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics:

"Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?"
The Lyrics:
Do you remember Hullaballoo,
Upbeat, Shindig, and Ed Sullivan too?
Hullaballoo, Upbeat, Shindig, and The Ed Sullivan Show were all musical variety shows in the 1960s.
Submitted by: Abby Rhode

Other Artists:

Check the indexes below for other performers on the site, or use google search to search the entire site.

Most Popular | # | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Custom Search