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Band Name Origins:

  • besides the striped shirts it also has something to do with the fact that the guys in the band were White Anglo Saxon Protestants (W.A.S.P.) s Submitted by: bob riedel
  • Sting got his name form a jazz musician, not by the way he dressed. Forget the archives, it came from the man himself. The clothes may have been inpsired by the name, but not the reverse. I think it's insulting to his image and intelligence to think he would name himself based on how he dressed. Submitted by: josh

Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner. Submitted by: Meehan

Also known as: Gordon Mathew Sumner. Submitted by: Peltio

Weird Names of Music Performer's Children:

  • Birgitte Michaela - Also, known as Mickey for short. I think she is a model. Other kids are Giacomo, Coco (originally Elliott - a girl). Jake and his two with first wife are Joe and Fucha Kate. Submitted by: Claire
  • Brigette Michael - Hey, CydM, I don't find this name odd at all. Mickey is not that odd of a nickname either. However, the spelling is. My name is Mikhaila, a Ukrainian name, and when i was young I had the choice of a nickname. I could choose MIki or Meisha and I chose MIki. Therefore, I do not find this child's name weird at all but unique. Submitted by: miki
  • Giacomo - Named after the Kentucky Derby horse races. Heard this on The Millionaire show. Submitted by: Brenda
  • Eliot Pauline - This is Coco's real given name, although Eliot may make it unusual for a girl. Then again, there is Sarah Chalke's character on SCRUBS named Elliott. Submitted by: Eric Andrews
  • Michael - Michael is a girl but then there are also Michael Learned, the mother from 'The Waltons', and Michael Steele from The Bangles who are women named Michael. Submitted by: Jessica
  • Fuchsia - Submitted by: fuchsia ii
  • Jiacamo - I am not sure of the exact spelling of this one, but it's pronouced jack-a-mo. I have always wondered what he and his siblings use as last names. I don't think they use their mother's maiden name, which is Styler. I wonder if that is why they have bizarre names. Sso they don't need a last one! Submitted by: caluf
  • Brigette Michael - Called Mickey. Considering I know a woman named Brigette who is called "Git," this doesn't seem so bad. Submitted by: CydM
  • Eliot Paulina - Called Coco. Submitted by: CydM
  • Coco - Submitted by: Kismetmama

Singers Who Act:

Notable Acting Credits
Comments & Submitter Name
"Dune (1984)" - qua006
"Dune"It wasn't nearly as bad as it could have been. Bit wooden, but then again, everyone else in that movie was too. - ChuckyG

Former Career:

New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Sting""Bus Conducter"Got this tidbit from Ripley's Believe it or Not. - Hank

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Saint Augustine In Hell"Although you hear the h-word at least once, you never hear the name 'Saint Augustine' once in the song. Some would probably know it best from the chorus: 'The minute I saw her face, the second I caught her eye, the minute I touched the flame, I knew it would never die!' - Larcen Tyler

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
BuzzBoth are actions done by bees.Archie C.
StinksFor those who hate his musicRobert D. Arndt Jr.
StungWhen he retires? (Also suggested on Whose Line)Bdazzel

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Desert Lows""Desert Rose"Deedee
"Nudgings""Russians"wonka bar
"Let Your Soul Be Your Palette""Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot"D. Melody Dole, MD
"Let Your Soul Be Your Pallet""Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot"D. Melody Dole, MD

There are additional Sting new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot,"If you did that, you'd crash!Larcen Tyler
"The Windmills of Your Mind,"Minds do not have windmills.Brit Boxx
"Fortress Around Your Heart,"If it could be built who would defend it?Peter
"Fields Of Gold,"How much you want to bet people would steal it?Larcen Tyler
"Desert Rose,"It would be hard to keep a rose growing there...Felicia

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Who Let The Dogs Out?," Baha Men"Russians," Sting
"Who Let The Dogs Out?," Baha Men"Russians," Sting
"Who Killed Marilyn?," The Misfits"Russians," Sting
"Tomorrow," Silverchair"Brand New Day," Sting
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Let Your Soul Be Your Plot" originally "Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot"
Stephanie Craddock
"Al This Time" originally "All This Time"
Didn't know Sting changed his name?
"Fortress Around Your Heat" originally "Fortress Around Your Heart"
"All His Time" originally "All This Time"
"Fields Of Old" originally "Fields Of Gold"
Do you grow old in there I wonder?
Larcen Tyler

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Send Your Clove" originally "Send Your Love"
"Fall This Time" originally "All This Time"
"If You Loved Somebody, Set Them Free" originally "If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free"
Why not?
"If I Ever Louse My Faith In You" originally "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You"
"We'll Bet Together" originally "We'll Be Together"

There are additional Sting song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Fields Of Golf" originally "Fields Of Gold"
I think they are called golf courses...
"Why Should I Pry For You?" originally "Why Should I Cry For You?"
"Why Should I Fry For You?" originally "Why Should I Cry For You?"
When grilling and baking are healthier.
"Why Should I Try For You?" originally "Why Should I Cry For You?"
"Why Should I Dry For You?" originally "Why Should I Cry For You?"
Because you're getting things all wet?

There are additional Sting song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Russians""Russians"Susanna Viljanen
"Russians""WW3?"eel deal
"Englishman in New York""Gringo in México"Joel Martinez
"The Night The Pugilist Learned How To Dance""The Night I Worked In JD"Parody Beast
"An Englishman in New York""Suburban Dream"John Davison
"A Thousand Years""I Downed Some Beers"Merry & Pippin
"Shape Of My Heart""Shaving My Heart"Larry Hensley

There are additional Sting song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Fields Of GoldBarley Growers of AmericaEd
If You Love Somebody Set Them FreeDivorce CourtTRL

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Every Breath You TakeNational Stalking Prevention and Support HotlineTatiana
Don't Stand So CloseDeoderant FactoryMeagan
Stolen Car Kleptomaniac HotlineMeagan
If I Ever Lose My Faith In YouChurchLarcen Tyler
King Of PainNational Coalition Against Domestic ViolenceJeff
There are additional Sting on hold music ideas available.

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
I Knew You Were Trouble
   Taylor Swift
All This Time
I Knew You Were Trouble All This Time
Wrapped Around Your Finger
   The Police
Fortress Around Your Heart
Wrapped Around Your Heart
Ah, Sting collaborates with his own band!
Pete Worst
One Sweet Day
   Mariah Carey featuring Boyz II Men
Dream Of The Blue Turtles
One Sweet Daydream Of The Blue Turtles
Teenage Dream
   Katy Perry
Dream Of The Blue Turtles
Teenage Dream Of The Blue Turtles
There are additional Sting duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Curtis Stingers
Curtis Stigers combined with Sting
I originally misread the 1st performer's name this way!
Submitted By: Quyjibo
Ray Charles Stingers
Ray Charles Singers combined with Sting
Submitted By: Gus
Band Of Bees Sting
Band Of Bees combined with Sting
Submitted By: Anita Corning
Gary And The Hornets Sting
Gary And The Hornets combined with Sting
Submitted By: Candy Welty

There are additional Sting Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Desert Rose"
Misheard Lyrics:
I dream of dogs
Original Lyrics:
I dream of God
"All This Time"
Misheard Lyrics:
Original Lyrics:
To the sea
"Brand New Day"
Misheard Lyrics:
"Love is pink", I hear you say
"Love is paid", I hear you say
Original Lyrics:
"Love is pain", I hear you say
"Love Is Stronger Than Justice"
Misheard Lyrics:
Love is a big, fat river of blood
Original Lyrics:
Love is a big fat river in flood.
There are additional Sting misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Fields of Gold"
Misheard Lyrics:
Among the fields of Varley lol
Original Lyrics:
Upon the fields of barley

Story about this misheard lyric by: Jennifer Archer

Ha ha ha I didn't even think barley lol! My brain was like nope it's varley lol

There are additional Sting misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"An Englishman In New York"
Better Lyrics:
I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
I'm an American in Montreal
I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
I'm an American in Montreal

Original Lyrics:
I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York
I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York

Submitted by: Stranger In A Strange Land

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"When the Angels Fall"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
When the Angels Fall
Why They're Repetitive:
it's said at the end at least 6 times, then after a drum beat Sting says, "Good night".
Submitted by: Roxanne's Boyfriend

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"We'll Be Together"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Forget the weather, we should always be together. Any other thought is unkind.
Why They're Nonsensical:
What on earth does what the weather is have to do with whether or not you're together with someone?! Sounds pretty silly to me.
Submitted by: Edward

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"Fortress Around Your Heart"
The Insincere Lyrics:
And if I built this fortress around your heart...
Why They're Insincere:
One cannot build a fortress around another's heart.
Submitted by: Isac

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Shape of My Heart"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
And if I told you that I loved you
You'd maybe think there's something wrong
I'm not a man of too many faces
The mask I wear is one
Why They're Misrhymed:
Ok, I love Sting as a writer and performer. He has made some of the best songs in the world to me, and this is one of them. However, I wince whenever this part comes up, it just sounds too clumsy and like he was trying to be so deep but ended up sounding like Yoda. Plus, 'Wrong' doesn't rhyme with 'One'
Submitted by: Ed

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"We'll Be Together"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
I see you and me, and baby makes three
Why They're Inappropriate:
Actually, in Sting's case, it's more like nine or ten... but then, who's counting?
Submitted by: Joshua

Dated Song Lyrics:

The Dated Lyrics:
Mr. Kruschev said, "We will bury you."
I don't subscribe to this point of view.

Mr. Reagan said, "We will protect you."
I don't subscribe to this point of view.
Why They're Dated:
Nikita Kruschev and Ronald Reagan are both dead, so neither of them care about Sting's point of view.
Submitted by: Brit Boxx
"We Dance Alone (Gueca Solo)"
The Dated Lyrics:
Hey Mr Pinochet, you've sown a bitter crop
It's foreign money that supports you, one day that money's gonna stop
Why They're Dated:
Pinochet has not be the leader of Chile since 1990, whose regime this song was protesting. Although it is one of the top 5 best songs Sting has written, you can tell it is definitely dated.
Submitted by: Ed
There are additional Sting dated lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Big Lie Small World"
The Lyrics:
I'm wanted almost everywhere now
I make out like Casanova
Friends are always coming over
Who They Mention:
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
The Lyrics:
Mr Khruschev said we will bury you
I don't subscibe to his point of view

Mr Reagan said we will protect you
I don't subscribe to his point of view
Who They Mention:
Nikita Khruschev, Ronald Reagan
Submitted by: britrock

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Be Still My Beating Heart"
Opening Lines:
Be still my beating heart, it would be better to be cool.
Submitted by: Larcen Tyler
"Seven Days"
Opening Lines:
Seven Days was all she wrote, a kind of ultimatium note she gave to me.
Submitted by: Larcen Tyler

Song Title Space Change:

"We'll Bet, "O Get Her"" originally "We'll Be Together"
Submitted by: Jessica Childress
"We'll Be To Get Her" originally "We'll Be Together"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"Well, Be Together" originally "We'll Be Together"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"For Tress Around Your Heart" originally "Fortress Around Your Heart"
Submitted by: Penny Olivia Tyler

Song Title Anagrams:

"You'll Touch Items" originally "You Still Touch Me"
Submitted by: Anna Graham
"Hat Is Millet" originally "All This Time"
I doubt that a hat could be made from such seed.
Submitted by: Michael S.
"Lit This Male" originally "All This Time"
Submitted by: Anna Graham
"Tilt His Meal" originally "All This Time"
Submitted by: Boy George Harrison Ford Mustang Sally Field Goal
"Tile Him Last" originally "All This Time"
Seems like a silly thing to do, but...whatever!
Submitted by: Gladys

There are additional Sting Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Moon Over Bourbon Street"
The Lyrics:
There's a moon over Bourbon Street tonight.<>She walks every day through the streets of New Orleans.
Refers to Bourbon Street, and the U.S. city of New Orleans Louisiana where Bourbon Street is located in the city's famous "French Quarter".
Submitted by: Edward
"Englishman in New York"
The Lyrics:
I don't drink coffee, I take tea my dear I like my toast done in one side You can hear it in my accent when I talk I'm an Englishman in New York
New York
Submitted by: Bere
There are additional Sting Real Places Mentioned in Songs available.

Super Long Pop Songs:

"A Thousand Years" Length: 5:57
Oh my gosh this one is so good.
Submitted by: Harrp
"Brand New Day" Length: 6:20
This one definitely deserves the Grammy.
Submitted by: Harrp

Super Short Pop Songs:

"She's Too Good For Me" Length: 2:30
Only 2 and a half minutes long, but a really great song!
Submitted by: Larcen Tyler

Song Title Acrostics:

TITS: "Tea In The Sahara"
Submitted by: Anonymous One
MOBS: "Moon Over Bourbon Street"
Plenty of mobs in Bourbon Street nowadays.
Submitted by: Anonymous Jack
FOG: "Fields Of Gold"
Submitted by: Tiffany Llewellyn-Affit

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Me Still By Beating Heart" originally "Be Still My Beating Heart"
Submitted by: H. Tim Smith
"Be Hill My Beating Start" originally "Be Still My Beating Heart"
Submitted by: H. Tim Smith
"Be Hill My Beating Start" originally "Be Still My Beating Heart"
Submitted by: H. Tim Smith
"If I Ever Fuse My Lathe In You" originally "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You"
Submitted by: Rick O'Shea
"Gil Be To Weather" originally "We'll Be Together"
Submitted by: Sheena Weston

There are additional Sting Song Title Spoonerisms available.

Foreign Language in English Songs:

"Perfect love.......gone wrong"
The Lyrics:
Je sais que c'est dur, mais il faut se faire au changement, tu vois J'ai neglige le primordial pendant trop longtemps crois moi Je suis consciente, je vois bien que tu souffres, mais ?a s'attenuera Car c'est d'un homme plus d'un chien don't j'ai besoin pres de moi Cesse donc de grogner, mon choix est fait c'est comme ?a N'en fait pas trop, ton attitude risque de t'eloigner de moi Faut que tu comprennes, puisque tu dis m'aimer tant que ? Desormais nous sommes trois, lui toi et moi
If you make a list with foreign language in it, then this one should be in it too.
Submitted by: Jan Veltkamp

Missing Parts:

"Jeremiah Blues (Part 1)"
OK, where's Part 2?
Submitted by: Dream Policeman
"Love Is the Seventh Wave"
No word on what the first six waves are
Submitted by: Todd W. Zimmerman

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