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Fun Music Information -> Sammy Davis, Jr.

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Sammy Davis Jr

Singers Who Act:

Notable Acting Credits
Comments & Submitter Name
"Cannonball Run 1 and 2, Tap Smorgasbord, Gone With The West, The Trackers" - Michael Prymula

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Gonna Build A Mountain,"Sammy was NOT a God!Peter
"The People Tree,"Trees aren't made of people.Yvette Bristle
"The Candy Man,"No man is made from candy.MOR
"My Mother the Car,"Didn't know cars gave birthMark

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Mountain Song," Jane's Addiction"Gonna Build A Mountain," Sammy Davis Jr
"How Many More Times?," Led Zeppelin"Five," Sammy Davis, Jr.
"How Many Tears," Bobby Vee"Five," Sammy Davis, Jr.
"Hold Me In Your Arms," Pixie Lott"The Shelter Of Your Arms," Sammy Davis Jr.
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"The People Tee" originally "The People Tree"
Candy Welty
"My Other The Car" originally "My Mother The Car"
Samantha Wayland
"As Long As He Needs Me" originally "As Long As She Needs Me"
Alyssa Jayne
"The Andy Man" originally "The Candy Man"
Gives him a name!
Alina
"Don't Lame The Children" originally "Don't Blame The Children"
Peter

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"The Shelter Of Your Farms" originally "The Shelter Of Your Arms"
Naomi Swanson
"The Shelter Of Your Harms" originally "The Shelter Of Your Arms"
Naomi Swanson
"My Mother The Card" originally "My Mother The Car"
Peter
"My Mother The Czar" originally "My Mother The Car"
Peter
"My Mother The Scar" originally "My Mother The Car"
Peter

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"The People Trek" originally "The People Tree"
Candy Welty
"The People Free" originally "The People Tree"
Candy Welty
"Tie People Tree" originally "The People Tree"
Candy Welty
"The Shelter Of Your Army" originally "The Shelter Of Your Arms"
Naomi Swanson
"My Mother The War" originally "My Mother The Car"
Samantha Wayland

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Recordings:

Jan 21
a parody of "The Candy Man " by Sammy Davis Jr
The Candy Man meets our wonderful Republican Party members.
YouTube : (MP3)
Jan 15
a parody of "I Gotta Be Me" by Sammy Davis Jr.
What's this about? Self-explanitory. Thanks to Tony Robinson for his wonderful performance of my parody. Maybe it'll be legal for healthy folks someday. LK
tripod: (Mp3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"The Candy Man""Republican"The Offenders
"I've Gotta Be Me""The Jailhouse Prisoners: Part 2 - We've Got To Escape"4Evercdi
"Who Can I Turn To""When Will I Turn Two"Airfarcewon
"The Candy Man""The Randy Man"Airfarcewon
"The Candy Man""The Tanning Mom"Airfarcewon
"The Candy Man""The Government"Brock O'Brahma
"What Kind Of Fool Am I?""What Kind Of Scores Are These?"Old Man Ribber
"The Candy Man""The Randy Pans"Airfarcewon
"The Candy Man""The Baltan Seijin"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Eee-O-Eleven""Year Of The Rabbit"Old Man Ribber

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
When A Man Loves A Woman
   Percy Sledge
The Candy Man
   Sammy Davis, Jr.
When The Candy Man Loves A Woman
Edward
I Want Candy
   Bow Wow Wow
The Candy Man
   Sammy Davis, Jr.
I Want The Candy Man
or: I Want Candy, Man!
Russ
My Mother The Car
   Sammy Davis, Jr.
My Other Car Is A Time Machine
   Outline In Color
My Mother The Car Is A Time Machine
Carlito Syrichta
The Candy Man
   Sammy Davis Jr.
Maneater
   Hall And Oates
The Candy Maneater
Ed
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Keep Your Eye On the Sparrow"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't do the crying if you can't do the tying
Original Lyrics:
Don't do the crime if you can't do the time
"Mr. Bojangles"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mr. Don't Tango
Original Lyrics:
Mr. Bojangles
"Plop Plop Fizz Fizz"
Misheard Lyrics:
Plot plot fits fits
Original Lyrics:
Plop Plop Fizz Fizz
"The Candy Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Who can take tomorrow, dippy dinner dream
Original Lyrics:
Who can take tomorrow, dip it in a dream
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"The Candy Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Who can take a sunrise
Pickle it with dew?
Original Lyrics:
Who can take a sunrise
Sprinkle it with dew?

Story about this misheard lyric by: Sheila Evans

For a long time I thought my misheard lyrics were correct. After all, isn't pickling a sunrise with dew just as feasable as sprinkling it with dew? Then one time, I was heard singing the song that way, and I got some real laughs. One hearer said he was actually worried about dying laughing as a result.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Earthbound"
Opening Lines:
Earthbound, my heart was earthbound
Comments:
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Five"
Opening Lines:
I've got five fingers on one hand
Comments:
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"I've Got To Be Me"
The Lyrics:
I've got to be me!
Why:
I've heard forms like "I've got to" criticized as if substandard relative to the likes of "I have to". But others defend such use of "got" as a auxiliary verb. But at any rate, even from the latter point of view, it should be "I've got to be I". So common has such phraseology as "I've got to be me" become that "I've got to be I" can sound awkward and lose some impact relative to the former. But still the issue is clear: The verb "to be" takes predicate nominatives, which need to be in the nominative case, not direct objects (which would be in the objective case). The pronoun "I" is nominative while "me" is objective, so "I've got to be I" clearly must be the grammatically correct way to say it.
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
 

Band Name Anagrams:

Ivy Jams Drams Submitted by: Candy Welty
Davy Jams Rims Submitted by: Candy Welty
Dry Mavis Jams Submitted by: Candy Welty

Song Title Anagrams:

"Plot Her Tepee" originally "The People Tree"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Pete The Eloper" originally "The People Tree"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"People Teether" originally "The People Tree"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Toe Helper Pete" originally "The People Tree"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Eel Pete Thorpe" originally "The People Tree"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Mandy Can" originally "Candy Man"
Mandy can do what?
Submitted by: Adrienne Ramseur

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Dammy Save Us, Jr. originally "Sammy Davis, Jr."
Submitted by: MOR

Performers with Handicaps:

"Blindness In One Eye"
When playing golf, he was asked what his handicap was, and he answered, 'I'm a one-eyed jewish n*****!'
Submitted by: pickle
"Visually Impaired"
He lost his left eye in a car accident on November 19th, 1954. The accident resulted in his conversion to Judaism.
Submitted by: Soul

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

"Having converted to Judaism"
According to legend, he felt compelled to convert after finding after the imprint of a Star of David in his hand, which came from a charm that Tony Curtis had left with him when he was hospitalized after a car accident.
Submitted by: Raphael

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Candyman"
It's not about candy, It's actually a horror film.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

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