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Fun Music Information -> Sha Na Na

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Band Name Origins:

  • Band was the Columbia College Kingsmen but their first big agent, Betty Sperber, said "Kingsmen did Louie Louie, I'll call you the Put Ons." Desperate, band's creator, G Leonard said, "How about Sha Na Na-Na (3 Na's) the chorus from Get a Job?" A few weeks later The Bitter End's announcer shaved off the last Na. Later Leonard realized Get a Job's chorus had been Sha Da Da Da anyway. Submitted by: Joel

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Those Majestic Changes""Those Magic Changes"Lisa Basil
"Those Magic Challenges""Those Magic Changes"Lisa Basil

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Willie & The Hand Jive," Johnny Otis Show"Born To Hand Jive," Sha Na Na
"Living in a Box," Living in a Box"Get a Job," Sha Na Na
"Those Magic Changes," Sha Na Na"This Magic Moment," The Drifters

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Those Magi Changes" originally "Those Magic Changes"
Priscilla Gadsden

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Bjorn To Hand Jive" originally "Born To Hand Jive"
Now about WHO'S gonna hand jive.
Natalie Lundgren

Change a Letter:

"Born To Hard Jive" originally "Born To Hand Jive"
Hard Jive might be an interesting dance.
Pact Like Sardines
"Born To Sand Jive" originally "Born To Hand Jive"
Whatever sand jiving might be
Corinne Auterlehr
"Barn To Hand Jive" originally "Born To Hand Jive"
Remarkable barn!
Corinne Auterlehr
"Corn To Hand Jive" originally "Born To Hand Jive"
How can it? Corn has no hands.
Corinne Auterlehr

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Bony Moronie""Horny Sigourney"Callmelennie
"At the Hop""Carrot Top"Rick Duncan
"Itsy Bitsy Tiny Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini""She Saw A Macaroni, Tasty Pastry And Some Pre-prep"Matthew Forbes
"(Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie) Yellow Polka Dot Bikini""(Itsy Bitsy Tiny Weenie) Hell-On-Earth In A Bikini"Smurf and Mr. Horse

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Hound DogAnimal shelterGrease Monkey

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Sia Na Na
Sia combined with Sha Na Na
If this site had change-a-letter for performer names, the second act's name could become this.
Submitted By: Little Old Lady Hu

Misheard Lyrics:

"Born to Hand Jive"
Misheard Lyrics:
How low candy go?
How low can Candy go?
Original Lyrics:
How low can you go?
"Born to Hand Jive"
Misheard Lyrics:
Born to hand job, baby.
Original Lyrics:
Born to hand jive, baby.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Born to Hand Jive"
Misheard Lyrics:
Born to hand job, baby.
Original Lyrics:
Born to hand jive, baby.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Mike

I also thought the lead singer's name was Ballser. It's actually Bowser.

Band Name Anagrams:

Ana Nash Submitted by: Jennifer
Anna Has Submitted by: Lisa

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Horn To Band Jive" originally "Born To Hand Jive"
Submitted by: Kirsten Abercrombie

Names as a Word Bank:

Aha, Hash Hans, Nash, An' Hannah. Submitted by: Lisa Basil

Hidden Tracks:

Donna should know Glasses is a track on the 1972 NIGHT IS STILL YOUNG album. It ain't hidden. Great lyrics and what SNN do best. Keep the faith.
Submitted by: Colinpurple
It was a hidden and unlisted song on one of their albums. "How could people see in the 14th century before they invented glasses. . ." I've been looking for it everywhere but can't find it since it isn't on any playlist. Please help!
Submitted by: Donna

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