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Band Name Origins:

  • Thomson and Thompson (Dupont et Dupond) are two bumbling detectives who, although unrelated, look like twins with the only discernible difference being the shape of their moustaches. They provide much of the comic relief throughout the series, being afflicted with chronic spoonerism and shown to be thoroughly incompetent. The detectives were in part based on HergĂ© & TinTin's father and uncle, identical twins who wore matching bowlers. Submitted by: Mickey D.
  • Started in 77. The Thompson Twins were a septet until frontman Tom Bailey bought off the others, knocking it down to 3. They got their name from his favorite French comic strip adventures of Tin Tin in which there was two bungling detectives named Thompson and Thompson. Submitted by: Hiro

Stupid Band Names:

  • An ultimate misnomer. They aren't surnamed Thompson and they aren't twins. And it's not even a duo; it's a group of three unrelated people! Submitted by: Aaron

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Thompson TripletsIt's a group of 3, even though they're not relatedCassandra

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Doctor Pepper""Doctor Doctor"britrock

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Advice," Christina Grimmie"Hold Me Now," Thompson Twins
"Somebody Get Me A Doctor," Van Halen"Doctor! Doctor!," Thompson Twins
"What Do I Have To Do?," Stabbing Westward"Hold Me Now," Thompson Twins
"Who Are You?," The Who"King For A Day," Thompson Twins
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Lay Your Hans On Me" originally "Lay Your Hands On Me"
Someone named Hans "belongs to" the addressee?
Olivia Tame
"Lay Our Hands On Me" originally "Lay Your Hands On Me"
Olivia Tame
"Les" originally "Lies"
Now it's about a guy named "Les"
Karen Smith
"Old Me Now" originally "Hold Me Now"
Paul Bear

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Hold Mel Now" originally "Hold Me Now"
Serafina
"Limes" originally "Lies"
Bethany
"Lives" originally "Lies"
Serafina
"Hold Meg Now" originally "Hold Me Now"
Heather Brockwell
"Play Your Hands On Me" originally "Lay Your Hands On Me"
Serafina

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Kong For A Day" originally "King For A Day"
The title of a Donkey Kong Country cartoon!
Isac
"Sing For A Day" originally "King For A Day"
Wouldn't that be kinda long, though?
Alice
"Lay Your Sands On Me" originally "Lay Your Hands On Me"
Sung when you want to be buried?
Peter
"Lay Your Hinds On Me" originally "Lay Your Hands On Me"
Sung to get people to sit on you?
Peter
"Lay Four Hands On Me" originally "Lay Your Hands On Me"
Sung to two specific people, I assume
Serafina

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Recordings:

Sep 8
a parody of "Hold Me Now" by Thompson Twins
Pirates score treasure and wenches and rum so it pays to blend in. - Robert Lund
Spaff.com: (MP3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Hold Me Now""Throw These Out"Matthias
"Doctor! Doctor!""Popper! Popper!"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Lies""Lights!"Blaydeman
"Hold Me Now""Smell My Poop"Hu's On First
"Hold Me Down""Held Me Down"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Hold Me now""Scold Me NOW"Rob H
"Hold Me Now""Scold Me Now"Rob H
"Doctor Doctor""Geithner, Geithner"Poli-tick-ly Incorrect
"Hold Me Now""Oh Meow"Stuart McArthur
"Hold Me Now""Blow Me Down"Spaff.com

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Lay Your Hands On MeMassage ParlourHemlock Somes
Doctor,DoctorHospitalsMuzakman

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
LiesRNC/DNCAJ
Hold Me NowAny Company That Puts You On HoldJudithann
LiesAnn Coulter's OfficeFluffy Bunny

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
King Of Anything
   Sara Bareilles
King For A Day
   Thompson Twins
King Of Anything For A Day
Serafina
King Of Pain
   The Police
King For A Day
   Thompson Twins
King Of Pain For A Day
Edward
I Never Told You
   Colbie Caillat
Lies
   Thompson Twins
I Never Told You Lies
I've always been honest.
Jen
Somebody Told Me
   The Killers
Lies
   Thompson Twins
Somebody Told Me Lies
Joe
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Emma Thompson
Emma Bunton combined with The Thompson Twins
The British actress
Submitted By: Red Ruffcorn
The Thompson Twins Squared
The Thompson Twins combined with Thompson Square
I just think it sounds better than The Thompson Square Twins. But you could go either way.
Submitted By: Edward
Twin Dragons
Thompson Twins combined with Soup Dragons
The title of a Jackie Chan movie from 1999
Submitted By: Joe

Misheard Lyrics:

"Hold Me Now"
Misheard Lyrics:
Let love Windstar, let love Windstar
Original Lyrics:
Let loving start, let loving start
"Lay Your Hands On Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Galileo hands on me
Original Lyrics:
Oh lay your hands on me.
"Hold Me Now"
Misheard Lyrics:
Pull my farts
Original Lyrics:
Hold my heart
"Hold Me Now"
Misheard Lyrics:
Warm my balls.
Warm my cold and tired balls.
Original Lyrics:
Warm my heart.
Warm my cold and tired heart.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Hold Me Now"
Misheard Lyrics:
Let love Windstar, let love Windstar
Original Lyrics:
Let loving start, let loving start

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

First hearing this on the radio, thanks to the up and coming Ford Windstar minivan (circa 1997), I thought they said "Windstar" as a result of this. But being the Thompson Twins, that wasn't right.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Hold Me Now"
Better Lyrics:
Holy cow!
Torn apart
Flailed that beef
Original Lyrics:
Hold me now
Warm my heart
Stay With Me
Submitted by: FussBudget

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Doctor! Doctor!"
The Funny Lyrics:
Doctor! Doctor!
Can't you see I'm burning, burning?
Why They're Funny:
Either the doctor is blind (so how he managed to obtain his profession is beyond comprehension) or he's pretty much inept (so how he managed to obtain his profession is beyond comprehension). And it's not as if the doctor's that much at fault here either. Some people really have no sense of urgency...
Submitted by: Devil Jones
"We Are Detectives"
The Funny Lyrics:
We saw him smoking by the newspaper stand There's something odd about his gloved left hand Saw him again inside the old café He makes us tense we wish he'd go away (later...) Someone is on our tail We think they're opening up our morning mail And now each time the telephone rings We think of frightening things
Why They're Funny:
Smoking a cigarette and standing by the newspaper stand. 'Morning mail' probably sounds funny. I like the funny word 'telephone rings'. The woman picks up the phone and realizing something's scary and she screams in freight.
Submitted by: Mike Hack

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Hold Me Now"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Hold me now (woah), hold my hand
Stay with me
Let loving start, let loving start
Why They're Repetitive:
No, I will not! No matter how many times you ask!
Submitted by: sXe LeXi 5X2
"Love On Your Side"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
'Cos you got love, love, love on your side
Why They're Repetitive:
First song track off the album called 'Quick Steps & Side Kicks'...I mean Track 01!
Submitted by: Mike Hack
There are additional repetitive lyrics available.

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"Sugar Daddy"
The Insincere Lyrics:
Sugar Daddy's gonna make you happy
Sugar Daddy's gonna make you mine
Sugar Daddy's gonna give you candy
But you're gonna pay Sugar Daddy's price
Why They're Insincere:
How in the devil can I pay Sugar Daddy's price?
Submitted by: Mike Hack
 

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Doctor Doctor"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Doctor Doctor, can't you see I'm hurting, hurting?
Oh Doctor, Doctor, is this love I'm feeling?
Why They're Misrhymed:
Not only does this lyric not rhyme but this lyric but the songwritter didn't even try and make a decent attempt to make it rhyme.
Submitted by: Celeste
"Hold Me Now"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Hold me now... Hold my heart...
Why They're Misrhymed:
thud. Ok...so 'heart' rhymes with 'start' later in the stanza, but it's everything I can do to not sing 'Hold me now....Hold my cow' or something like that when I hear this.
Submitted by: Hank

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"You Take Me Up"
The Song Lyrics:
It's a labor of love, so please don't ask me why
Song They Mention:
"Don't Ask Me Why" by Billy Joel
Submitted by: Mickey D.
"King For A Day"
The Song Lyrics:
Love is all, love is all, love is all you need ...
Song They Mention:
"All You Need Is Love" by the Beatles
Submitted by: SLC85

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Bushbaby"
Opening Lines:
Bushbaby, she's the one I want she's got a natural sense of right and wrong
Comments:
Second track off of 1987's "Close To The Bone" lp
Submitted by: Mickey D.
"Don't Mess With Doctor Dream"
Opening Lines:
Don't mess with Doctor Dream, don't mess with Doctor Dream
Comments:
Don't take that, take...THIS!
Submitted by: Mickey D.
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"King For Ad, Ay?" originally "King For A Day"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
"Bomber Sin The Sky" originally "Bombers In The Sky"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"Pass Ion Planet" originally "Passion Planet"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"Hold Men, 'Ow! " originally "Hold Me Now"
Submitted by: Peter

Band Name Anagrams:

Top N Hot N Swims Submitted by: Mickey D.
Wins Month's Pot Submitted by: Sheena Weston
Could be some big winnings
Spin Two Months Submitted by: Sheena Weston
That would be a really dizzy band!
Shot Stomp 'N' Win Submitted by: Mickey D.
No comments here!

Song Title Anagrams:

"Hold Women" originally "Hold Me Now"
Submitted by: No One In Particular
"King Of A Yard" originally "King For A Day"
Submitted by: Jennifer
"Leis" originally "Lies"
Submitted by: Gretchen Wieners
"Isle" originally "Lies"
Submitted by: Gretchen Wieners
"Dry Dud Saga" originally "Sugar Daddy"
Submitted by: Nell Allen

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Watching"
The Lyrics:
I focus on a face in Samarqand
Accepting my reward
Why:
Samarqand, Uzbekistan...the real city, not fantasy.
Submitted by: Mickey D.
 

Super Long Pop Songs:

"The Rowe" Length: 6:26
The song was taken from 1982's UK album "Set", and from 1982's US album "In The Name of Love" album.
Submitted by: Mickey D.
"Weather Station/Modern Plumbing" Length: 6:58
Thompson Twins's early works. One of the bonus tracks was used in 1981's "A Product of...Participation" CD.
Submitted by: Mickey D.

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"King Dora Fay" originally "King For A Day"
Strange name for a king!
Submitted by: Tiffany Llewellyn-Affit
"Meld No How" originally "Hold Me Now"
Submitted by: Peter

Onomatopoeia in Lyrics:

"Gold Fever"
The Lyrics:
A-boom boom chick-a-chick boom-boom a-chick-a
A-boom boom chick-a-chick boom-boom a-chick-a
A-boom boom chick-a-chick boom-boom a-chick-a
A-boom boom chick-a-chick boom-boom a-chick-a
Why:
The onomatopoeia part sounds a lot like "Walk The Dinosaur" by Was (Not Was)
Submitted by: Mickey D.
 

Names as a Word Bank:

Tom's two hot spot spoons who spins on Submitted by: Mickey D.
Self-explanatory

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Symptom Swans originally "Thompson Twins"
Submitted by: Lois Teem

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Thompson submachine guns
They both make a lot of noise!
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

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