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Band Name Origins:

  • The group known for "Dirty Water" picked the name because they would stand around in their agent's office waiting for work. Submitted by: old

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Take A Bath," Charles Sims"Dirty Water," The Standells
"Black Water," The Doobie Brothers"Dirty Water," The Standells
"Dirty Water," The Standells"Bad Water," The Raelettes
"Dirty Water," The Standells"Don't Drink The Water," Dave Matthews Band
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Dirty Walter" originally "Dirty Water"
Kerianne Hopkins
"Dirty Waiter" originally "Dirty Water"
no tip for him!
mandylee

Change a Letter:

"Dirty Wader" originally "Dirty Water"
Clean those boots before you bring them inside!
Kerianne Hopkins

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Dirty Water""Poisoned Water"giblet o'sarcasm
"Dirty Water""Harry Potter"Alvin Rhodes
"Dirty Water""Boston Red Sox"Bob Gomez
"Dirty Water""Holy Water"John A. Barry

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Dirty WaterWater Treatment Plantoldrock
Dirty WaterBoston Chamber of Commercefelipe
Dirty WaterGermophobesBilly Florio

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
You're Not Drinking Enough
   Don Henley
Dirty Water
   The Standells
You're Not Drinking Enough Dirty Water
Sutch
Cleaning Windows
   Van Morrison
Dirty Water
   Standells
Cleaning Windows in Dirty Water
Sutch
Fire and Water
   Free
Dirty Water
   The Standells
Fire and Dirty Water
Sutch
Dirrty
   Christina Aguilera
Dirty Water
   The Standells
Dirrty Water
Rock Maninoff
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Dirty Water"
Misheard Lyrics:
Five crazy women
Original Lyrics:
Frustrated women
"Dirty Water"
Misheard Lyrics:
That's where you'll find me
With all those lovers, f***ers and thieves
Ah, but they're cool people
Well, I love that dirty water.
Original Lyrics:
That's where you'll find me
Along with lovers, fuggers, and thieves
(Aw, but they're cool people.)
Well, I love that dirty water.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Dirty Water"
Misheard Lyrics:
That's where you'll find me
With all those lovers, f***ers and thieves
Ah, but they're cool people
Well, I love that dirty water.
Original Lyrics:
That's where you'll find me
Along with lovers, fuggers, and thieves
(Aw, but they're cool people.)
Well, I love that dirty water.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Lee S

When this came out in 1966 I thought it was the first song with that four-letter word that ever got airplay un-edited. I knew I had to be wrong since it was never banned. Now I know the correct word although the meaning still eludes me.

Band Name Anagrams:

Ten Tall Sheds Submitted by: Alexis
Held Ten Slats Submitted by: Alexis
Lend The Slats Submitted by: Alexis
That End Sells Submitted by: Alexis
Sells That Den Submitted by: Alexis
And the rest of the house too, I hope?

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Arid Try Wet" originally "Dirty Water"
That actually might be good advice.
Submitted by: Peter
"We Try Rat ID" originally "Dirty Water"
If that's who you want to be? Okay.
Submitted by: Peter
"Try Wit, Dear" originally "Dirty Water"
Submitted by: Judith
"Rawer Ditty" originally "Dirty Water"
Submitted by: Judith
"Dreary Twit" originally "Dirty Water"
Submitted by: Judith

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Dirty Water"
The Lyrics:
I love that dirty water. Oh, Boston, you're my home.
Why:
The Standells were not from Boston, Massachusetts, as the song implies. It is the home town of the song's writer, producer Ed Cobb (from Wikipedia).
Submitted by: Mr. Saturday Night
 

Songs That Are Banned:

"Try It"
In 1969, this song by The Standells was banned by Texan radio chain mogul, Gordon McLendon, a Christian fundamentalist, who considered the song's lyrics to be obscene. Even though the record was the number one seller in many markets, including in Los Angeles, most of the radio stations followed McLendon's lead and refused to play it. The Standells even debated the Texan on Art Linkletter's "Let's Talk" television show, and by most accounts defeated him handily by pointing out his hypocrisy. But it was to no avail. The song died and so did the group's popularity and hopes of another hit record.
Submitted by: Peter

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Wordy Daughter" originally "Dirty Water"
Submitted by: Oldtimer

Band Name Spoonerisms:

The Dan Stells originally "The Standells"
Submitted by: Lydia Idyl

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