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Fun Music Information -> Ritchie Valens

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


Possible Misspelled Names:

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

Rictchie Valenzuela

Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: Richard Valenzuela. Submitted by: Mathew

Also known as: Richard Stephen Valenzuela. Submitted by: Mark Pippin

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Bang Your Head (Metal Health)," Quiet Riot"Ooh, My Head," Ritchie Valens
"A Word In Spanish," Elton John"La Bamba," Ritchie Valens
"Who's That Girl?," Eurythmics"Donna," Ritchie Valens
"What's Your Name?," Lynyrd Skynyrd"Donna," Ritchie Valens
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Change a Letter:

"Flamed" originally "Framed"
Not the Same Bob
"East Freight" originally "Fast Freight"
Not the Same Bob
"La Mamba" originally "La Bamba"
A mamba is a poisonous African snake.
"La Samba" originally "La Bamba"

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Donna""Ronna"Pol Potlatch An' Pals
"Donna""Conald"eel deal
"La Bamba""Bah Humbug"Chris Bodily TM
"La Bamba""El Sinko Desmayo"Patrick McWilliams
"La Bamba""For Me, Naught"John A. Barry
"La Bamba""La Banca"John A. Barry
"La Bamba""Obama (English)"John A. Barry
"La Bamba""Obama (Español)"John A. Barry
"La Bamba""Who Really Cares?"Abbott Skelding
"Oh Donna""Obama"Steve Van Zandt

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
My Name Is
   Ritchie Valens
My Name Is Donna
Wake Up Little Susie
   The Everly Brothers
That's My Little Suzie
   Ritchie Valens
Wake Up,That's My Little Suzie!
   Ritchie Valens
Summer Nights
   John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
Oh, Donna Summer Nights
Rachel Blattington
   Ritchie Valens
Sha La La
   Manfred Mann
Donna Sha La La
Wasn't she once a Cabinet secretary? No, that was shuh-LAY-luh

Misheard Lyrics:

Misheard Lyrics:
Oh Madonna
Original Lyrics:
Oh Donna
"La Bamba"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ba da ba da, La Bamba
Original Lyrics:
Para bailar La Bamba
Misheard Lyrics:
Hold on now
Original Lyrics:
Oh Donna
"La Bamba"
Misheard Lyrics:
Put this in there,
Put this in there,
Put this in there
Original Lyrics:
Por ti sere,
Por ti sere,
Por ti sere
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"La Bamba"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ba da ba da, La Bamba
Original Lyrics:
Para bailar La Bamba

Story about this misheard lyric by: BrilliantJ8

I heard it when I first listened to some of this until this website told me it was “Para Bailar la Bamba”.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Oh, Donna"
Better Lyrics:
There was a party, Donner was their name
Since they were starving, they all went insane
Started chomping each other, Donner, oh how could it be? How could it be?
Oh, Donner, Oh, Donner, Oh Donner, Oh, Donner
Original Lyrics:
I had a girl, Donna was her name
Since she left me, I've never been the same
'Cause I love my girl, Donna, where can you be? Where can you be?
Oh, Donna, Oh, Donna, Oh Donna, Oh Donna
Submitted by: Larry G.

Song Title Space Change:

"Char Lena" originally "Charlena"
Submitted by: Evelyn

Band Name Anagrams:

Trisha C. Levine Submitted by: J.J.
Gender change by anagramming!
In The Visceral Submitted by: Alexis
visceral: relating to deep inward feelings
Invite Rachel S. Submitted by: Alexis
Invite Charles Submitted by: Alexis
Clean Irish Vet Submitted by: Alexis

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Lamb Baa" originally "La Bamba"
The call of a lamb!
Submitted by: Captain Obvious

Super Short Pop Songs:

"Donna" Length: 2:28
One of his biggest hit single. Featured on his self-titled studio album.
Submitted by: Wisnu Aji
"Bluebirds over the Mountain" Length: 1:45
The shortest song from 1959's 'Ritchie Valens'. The original Ersel Hickey version was peaked at #75 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1958. Four years later in 1962, The Echoes version peaked at #112 on the Billboard Hot 100. And again in 1968, The Beach Boys version peaked at #61 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also covered by Dick and Dee Dee in 1963.
Submitted by: Wisnu Aji

Movies Named After Song Titles:

1975 American crime neo noir film
Submitted by: Not the Same Bob

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