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New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"You Can't Snowboard In A School Of Sharks""You Can't Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd"D. Melody Dole, MD

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"My Uncle Used To Love Me But She Died,"Uncle is a male entity so it should be he,not she.Alex
"You Can't Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd,"It's foolish, but it can be done.Kara Oke
"King Of The Road,"Roads are not kingdomsSusanna Viljanen
"My Uncle Used To Love Me But She Died,"Was your uncle a trannie or something?Offender

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Raise Your Glass," Pink"Chug-A-Lug," Roger Miller
"A Tribute To A King," William Bell"King Of The Road," Roger Miller
"Which Way Are You Going?," Jim Croce"South," Roger Miller
"When And Where," Confederate Railroad"Tomorrow Night In Baltimore," Roger Miller
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"My Uncle Used To Love Me But He Died" originally "My Uncle Used To Love Me But She Died"
Makes sense, unlike the original.
Yvette Bristle
"Kansas City Tar" originally "Kansas City Star"
Candy Welty
"Kin Of The Road" originally "King Of The Road"
Ed
"Hug-A-Lug" originally "Chug-A-Lug"
Natasha Bly
"King Of The Rod" originally "King Of The Road"
Ed

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Husbands Land Wives" originally "Husbands And Wives"
Sometimes they do and sometimes they don't.
Peter
"My Uncle Used To Love Meg But She Died" originally "My Uncle Used To Love Me But She Died"
Makes sense, unlike the original.
Yvette Bristle
"My Uncle Used To Love Mae But She Died" originally "My Uncle Used To Love Me But She Died"
Makes sense, unlike the original.
Yvette Bristle
"Hold Toy Trains" originally "Old Toy Trains"
Something model railroaders like to do?
Serafina
"Sold Toy Trains" originally "Old Toy Trains"
Makes sense to me!
Serafina

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Husbands And Wires" originally "Husbands And Wives"
Jessica Childress
"Husbands And Wines" originally "Husbands And Wives"
Jessica Childress
"Husbands And Wiles" originally "Husbands And Wives"
Jessica Childress
"Husbands And Waves" originally "Husbands And Wives"
Jessica Childress
"Husbands And Dives" originally "Husbands And Wives"
Jessica Childress

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"King of the Road""King of Zip Code"Michael Pacholek
"Kansas City Star""Little Ditty Star"Dave W.
"Chug-a-Lug""Slug-a-Bug"Airfarcewon
"King of the Road""Queen Loved a Toad"JollyJester
"King Of The Road""Balanced Approach"Old Man Ribber
"King Of The Road""Sharing the Load (after Hurricane Irene)"Barry J. Mitchel
"Doo Wacka Doo""Glue Tacky Glue"Airfarcewon
"King Of The Road""End Of The Road (for Osama)"Barry J. Mitchel
"King of the Road""King of the Load"Pol Potlatch
"Dang Me""Bang Me"Rick Duncan

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Chug-A LugPromo for 'Tommy Lee Goes To College'funny

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
The Devil Went Down To Georgia
   Charlie Daniels Band
South
   Roger Miller
The Devil Went Down To South Georgia
South Georgia = a sub-Antarctic island in Atlantic
Tim Panuchus
Come Now Our King
   Chris August
King Of The Road
   Roger Miller
Come Now Our King Of The Road
Christmas music combined with classic country!
Isac
Arthur's Theme
   Christopher Cross
King Of The Road
   Roger Miller
King Arthur's Theme Of The Road
Raphael
Papercut
   Linkin Park
Tips Of My Fingers
   Roger Miller
Papercut On The Tips Of My Fingers
Ned
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"King of the Road"
Misheard Lyrics:
Destination : Dang! or Maine
Original Lyrics:
Destination : Bangor, Maine
"King of the Road"
Misheard Lyrics:
Destination bangarang
Original Lyrics:
Destination: Bangor, Maine
"King of the Road"
Misheard Lyrics:
Trailers for sailor rent
Original Lyrics:
Trailers for sale or rent
"England Swings"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gazing at the dappled men with dirty ash trays.
Original Lyrics:
Gaping at the dapper men with derby hats and canes.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"King of the Road"
Misheard Lyrics:
Trailers for sailor rent
Original Lyrics:
Trailers for sale or rent

Story about this misheard lyric by: TJ

Always wondered why the trailers could only be rented by sailors.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"You Can't Rollerskate in a Buffalo Herd"
Better Lyrics:
You can't goose women in a (U.S. military) base car pool.
Original Lyrics:
You can't go swimmin' in a baseball pool.
Submitted by: Barry J. Mitchel

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"My Uncle Used To Love Me, But She Died"
The Funny Lyrics:
A chicken ain't a chicken 'til it's lickin' good an' fried,
Keep on the sunny side,
My uncle used to love me, but she died.
Why They're Funny:
No, Roger Miller did not have a transvestite uncle, nor was he drunk when he penned this ditty (although he might have been trying to meet a deadline). This is merely the King of the Road at his silliest. I still laugh when I recall the time he sang this on The Muppet Show (much to the consternation of a nearby group of muppet chickens).
Submitted by: Denise DeNephew
"Dang Me"
The Funny Lyrics:
They say that roses are red and violets are purple
Sugar is sweet and so is maple syrple
I'm the seventh out of a seventh son
My pappy was a pistol, I'm a son of a gun
Why They're Funny:
They said that Roger Miller was on drugs when he wrote this but I sort of disagree. It's still funny 37 years later.
Submitted by: crazydon

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Dang Me"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Roses are red, violets are purple
Sugar is sweet, and so is maple syrple
Why They're Misrhymed:
Forcing a rhyme by intentionally mispronouncing a word (in this case, syrup) is cheating.
Submitted by: Joshua
"Chug-a-Lug"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Decide that we'll drink up what's left
Chug-a-Lug so help thyself
Why They're Misrhymed:
Nice try, Roger.
Submitted by: Doug Montgomery

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"South"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
But I love the South, it's the land of the free
It's the land of hush your mouth, 'n Joe South And that's home to me..
Why They're Inappropriate:
So the land of the free is the land of 'hush your mouth'? Whatever happened to freedom of speech?!??
Submitted by: Alyson Runyon
 

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Kansas City Star"
The Dated Lyrics:
I've got credit down at the grocery store and my barber tells me jokes.
And I'm the number one attraction of every super market parking lot.
I'm the king of Kansas City, No thanks, Omaha, thanks a lot.
Why They're Dated:
In this song, Roger Miller is singing as if he's a TV personality in Kansas City, making him a local celebrity there. In these lines, he's citing some of the frills that come with his celebrity status, those being among the reasons why he's turning down a new job offer in Omaha. Everything in these lines might still make sense today, except the part about having credit down at the grocery story. Back when the song came out, grocery stores may have generally been cash only business for ordinary citizens, making his credit there a status symbol of his local celebrity status. But today most all grocery stores accept credit cards from whoever has them. So no longer would credit at a grocery store be anything to cite as a status symbol. Today's younger listeners may be mystified as to why the line about credit at the grocery store is in the song, and wonder how it is supposed to contribute to the song's meaning or theme.
Submitted by: Karen Smith
 

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Old Toy Trains"
The Song Lyrics:
Soon you'll hear Kris Kringle, and the jingle bells
Song They Mention:
Jingle Bells
Submitted by: Regina Olsen
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Old Toy Trains"
Opening Lines:
Old toy trains, little toy tracks, little boy toys comin' from a sack
Comments:
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"You Can't Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd"
Opening Lines:
You can't roller skate in a buffalo herd, you can't roller skate in a buffalo herd
Comments:
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Made Up Words in Songs:

"Do-Wacka-Do"
The Made Up Words:
Do-wacka-do
Comments:
"I hear tell you're doing well, good things have come to you. I wish I had your happiness, and you had a do-wacka-do-wacka-do-wacka-do-wacka-do-wacka-do." Miller put these nonsense syllables in the song to represent something to replace the good things his friend had.
Submitted by: Martha Hankins
"Dang Me"
The Made Up Words:
syrple
Comments:
The line is "Sugar is sweet, and so is maple syrple". He was forcing a rhyme with "purple" in the previous line. I guess "syrple" means "syrup", but who knows for sure?
Submitted by: Stephanie Craddock

Song Title Space Change:

"England's Wings" originally "England Swings"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Husband Sand Wives" originally "Husbands And Wives"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Kansas City Star"
The Lyrics:
Kansas City Star, that's what I are
Why:
It should be "That's what I am"
Submitted by: Darius Whitehead
 

Band Name Anagrams:

Grime Roller Submitted by: Regina Haniger

Song Title Anagrams:

"Gem, Dan!" originally "Dang Me"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"And Meg" originally "Dang Me"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Dan, Meg" originally "Dang Me"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Manged" originally "Dang Me"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Meg, Dan" originally "Dang Me"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Engine Engine #9"
The Lyrics:
Engine engine #9
Coming down the railroad line
I know she got on in Baltimore
Why:
This song mentions the city of Baltimore, Maryland.
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Tomorrow Night In Baltimore"
The Lyrics:
Then she told him to load the baggage
Because they open tomorrow night in Baltimore
Why:
Baltimore, Maryland
Submitted by: Candy Welty
There are additional Real Places Mentioned in Songs available.

Lyrics Pronunciation:

"England Swings"
The Lyrics:
England swings like a pendulum do
Why:
The word "England" is mispronounced throughout the song as "Engerland," probably to fit the meter of the song.
Submitted by: crazydon
"Dang Me"
The Lyrics:
Roses are red, violets are purple,
Sugar is sweet and so is maple syrple.
Why:
He alters "maple syrup" to "maple syrple" to force a rhyme.
Submitted by: Heather Brockwell

Song Title Acrostics:

FITS: "Footprints In The Snow"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
WITS: "Walking In The Sunshine"
Submitted by: Meredith Corpening

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"You Can't Bowler Skate In A Ruffalo Herd" originally "You Can't Rollerskate In A Buffalo Herd"
Ruffalo, as in Mark Ruffalo
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
"Told Toy Rains" originally "Old Toy Trains"
It's hard enough to tell real rains anything!
Submitted by: Frank N. Sentzmurrengold
"Ring Of The Code" originally "King Of The Road"
Submitted by: Toni Minot
"Snot Idolatry" originally "Old Toy Trains"
What a thing to idolize!
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
"Sulking In The One Shine" originally "Walking In The Sunshine"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger

Lyrics Spoonerisms:

"Kansas City Star"
The Lyrics:
I'm the number one attraction of every supermarket parking lot.
Why:
I'm the number one attraction of every super carpet marking lot.
Submitted by: Mae Beam
There are additional Lyrics Spoonerisms available.

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Husbands And Wives"
Woody Allen's 1992 film
Submitted by: Sutch

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