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Band Name Origins:

  • In Australia depending on how cold the night would get would determine how many dogs they slept with. A real cold nuight would be a three dog night. Submitted by: D. Stiefel
  • In Alaska, depending on the cold, some sledders have their dogs sleep next to them for extra warmth. Like a three dog night could mean it was really, really cold. Submitted by: casie

Stupid Band Names:

  • I know it's supposed to be some sort of Southern slang term, but for the rest of us who aren't familiar with it or what it's supposed to mean, the name just looks plain silly. Submitted by: Tom Radigan

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"The Show Must Go On""But I must let the show go on". - Rich Connelly

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Three Dog DayDay is the opposite of night.Opie M.
Three Cat NightAnother common household pet!Red Ruffcorn

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Mama Told Me Not To Thumb""Mama Told Me Not To Come"H. Tim Smith
"Mama Told Me Not To Hum""Mama Told Me Not To Come"H. Tim Smith
"An Old Passioned Love Song""An Old Fashioned Love Song"H. Tim Smith
"Carburate (The NASCAR Song)""Celebrate"Rocky
"Calibrate""Celebrate"rocky

There are additional new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Pieces Of April,"Months don't come in pieces.Isac
"Everybody Is A Masterpiece,"Uhm, no.Yvette Bristle

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Don't Come Around Here No More," Tom Petty"Mama Told Me Not To Come," Three Dog Night
"Ode to Joy," Ludwig von Beethoven"Joy to the World," Three Dog Night
"Bad Romance," Lady Gaga"Mama Told Me (Not To Come)," Three Dog Night
"Just A Song Before I Go," Crosby, Stills, and Nash"Let Me Serenade You," Three Dog Night
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"The Family Of Ma" originally "The Family Of Man"
Candy Welty
"Easy To Be Had" originally "Easy To Be Hard"
Peggy Dishwasher
"The Sow Must Go On" originally "The Show Must Go On"
Okay, Miss Piggy it's time for you to get on stage
Peter
"Old Fashioned Love Son" originally "Old Fashioned Love Song"
Peter
"Ever Been To Spain" originally "Never Been To Spain"
Natasha Bly

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"The Family Of Manx" originally "The Family Of Man"
Candy Welty
"The Family Off Man" originally "The Family Of Man"
Candy Welty
"Let Men Serenade You" originally "Let Me Serenade You"
Yvette Bristle
"Any Old Fashioned Love Song" originally "An Old Fashioned Love Song"
Jen
"Mama Told Men Not To Come" originally "Mama Told Me Not To Come"
Fiona Apple Cider

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Pieces Or April" originally "Pieces Of April"
Candy Welty
"Pieces On April" originally "Pieces Of April"
Candy Welty
"The Family Of Jan" originally "The Family Of Man"
Candy Welty
"Toe Family Of Man" originally "The Family Of Man"
It has ten members!
Candy Welty
"The Family On Man" originally "The Family Of Man"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Shambala""Kamala"giblet o'sarcasm
"Joy to the World""Oy, Extroverts"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Never Been to Spain""Never Been to Maine"Joe the Crazy Conch
"Mama Told Me Not to Come""Mama Told Me Not To Bomb"Callmelennie
"Mama Told Me (not to come)""Llama Told Me (not to run)"Onslaught
"Mama Told Me Not To Come""I Don't Believe In God!"2LD4U
"Mama Told Me Not To Come""Obama Said He'd Gimme Some! :)"Fred Snider
"One""Ones Are the Laziest Rating"Melanie Lee
"One""Trump"John A. Barry
"Liar""Romney you %$#@* Liar!!"Jeff in Richmond VA

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
easy to be hardViagralittle Mike
Filter OneDating ServiceRapt0r9
Mama Told Me Not To ComePlanned ParenthoodReese

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Black and WhiteMichael Jackson's HouseRachel
Easy To Be HardSexual Dysfunction Cliniclittle jen
One (Is The Loneliest Number)Doublemint Twins70songs
CelebrateVictoria Snelgrove's Homesoul
Mama Told Me Not to ComeMale Infertility Clinicmothrafokker

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Leader Of The Band
   Dan Fogelberg
One-Man Band
   Three Dog Night
Leader Of The One-Man Band
That doesn't seem possible.
Francis A. Sissy
Bits And Pieces
   The Dave Clark Five
Pieces Of April
   Three Dog Night
Bits And Pieces Of April
Impossible, like the 2nd title
Isac
It Was Almost Like A Song
   Ronnie Milsap
An Old Fashioned Love Song
   Three Dog Night
It Was Almost Like An Old Fashioned Love Song
Edward
Silly Love Songs
   Paul McCartney & Wings
An Old Fashioned Love Song
   Three Dog Night
Silly Old Fashioned Love Songs
Edward
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Gladys Three Dog Knight and the Pips
Gladys Knight and the Pips combined with Three Dog Night
Submitted By: Peter
Pure Three Prairie Dog Night League
Pure Prairie League combined with Three Dog Night
Submitted By: Caroline Vale
Seven Mary Three Dog Night
Seven Mary Three combined with Three Dog Night
Submitted By: Stephanie Craddock
Red Hot Chili Dog Night
Red Hot Chili Peppers combined with Three Dog Night
Submitted By: Edgar

There are additional Three Dog Night Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Eli's Comin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Eli's comin', honk your honker
Original Lyrics:
Eli's comin', hide your heart, girl
"Eli's Comin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I want to apologize the bay
Original Lyrics:
I walked to Apollo by the bay
"One Is the Loneliest Number"
Misheard Lyrics:
What is the loneliest number that you'll ever do?
Original Lyrics:
One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do
"Sure As I'm Sittin' Here"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sure is uncertain here
Sure is uncertain here
Original Lyrics:
Sure as I'm sittin' here
Sure as I'm sittin' here
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Eli's Comin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Eli's comin', honk your honker
Original Lyrics:
Eli's comin', hide your heart, girl

Story about this misheard lyric by: Suzanne

I thought this was the lyric until I was in my 40's and my husband set me straight.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Celebrate"
Better Lyrics:
Elevate!
Elevate!
Dance to the muzak!
Original Lyrics:
Celebrate!
Celebrate!
Dance to the music!
Submitted by: noskcaJ
"Joy to the World"
Better Lyrics:
The good Lord has come,
Let Earth receive the king.
Let every heart prepare him room,
And let heaven and nature sing.
Yeah, let heaven and nature sing.
They'll be singing...
Original Lyrics:
You know I love the ladies,
Love to have my fun.
I'm a high night flyer and a rainbow rider,
A straight-shooting son of a gun,
I said, a straight shooting son of a gun.
Submitted by: Ranger Ian

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Pieces Of April"
The Funny Lyrics:
I've got pieces of April
It's a morning in May.
Why They're Funny:
Gee, it sounds like Jack The Ripper at the Indy 500.
Submitted by: oldrock
 

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Joy to the World"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Joy to the world
All the boys and girls
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me
Why They're Repetitive:
Wake me up when it's over!
Submitted by: Glenn
"Celebrate"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Celebrate celebrate
Dance to the music
Why They're Repetitive:
This part is sung over and over and it's almost the entire song. A lot of other 3 Dog Night songs are almost as repetitive, like 'One' and 'Joy to The World.'
Submitted by: jd

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Never Been To Spain"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I've never been to heaven, but I've been to Oklahoma.
They tell me I was born there, but I really don't remember.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Of course you can't remember being born. I don't think anyone can. However, if he means that he really doesn't remember anyone telling him that he was born in a specified place, then that's a bit confusing.
Submitted by: Big T
"Joy To The World"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Jeremiah was a bull frog
Was a good friend of mine
I never understood a single word he said
But I helped him a-drink his wine
And he always had some mighty fine wine
Why They're Nonsensical:
A frog with a stash of wine? Where did they come up with that (keeping in mind that this song came out decades before a certain other alcoholic beverage used frogs in their commercials)?
Submitted by: helena

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Never Been To Spain"
The Lyrics:
Well, I've never been to England
But I kinda like the Beatles
Who They Mention:
The Beatles
Submitted by: Adrian Smith
 

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues)"
The Lyrics:
Give me something I can sink my teeth in like Jell-O
Product Brand Name:
Jell-O
Submitted by: crazydon
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Eli's Coming"
Opening Lines:
Eli's comin'. Well, you better hide your heart., your loving heart.
Comments:
Submitted by: Rocky
"Old-Fashioned Love Song"
Opening Lines:
Just an old-fashioned love song playing on the radio.
Comments:
Submitted by: oldrock

Song Title Space Change:

"An Old Fashion Ed Love Song" originally "An Old Fashioned Love Song"
Ed has his own love songs?
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"Mama Told Men, "Otto, Come"" originally "Mama Told Me Not To Come"
Submitted by: Tracy Frummond

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Joy to the World"
The Lyrics:
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea...
Why:
The plural of "fish" is "fish", not "fishes".
Submitted by: Brian
 

Band Name Anagrams:

Get Rodent High Submitted by: Lisa Basil
The Thong Dirge Submitted by: Lisa B.
Tenth Hog Dirge Submitted by: Lisa Basil

Song Title Anagrams:

"Ma Has Lab" originally "Shambala"
Submitted by: Allisa Casilla
"A Lab's Ham" originally "Shambala"
Submitted by: Allisa Casilla
"Ah! Balsam!" originally "Shambala"
Submitted by: Allisa Casilla
"A Ham Slab" originally "Shambala"
Submitted by: Allisa Casilla
"Basal Ham" originally "Shambala"
Submitted by: Allisa Casilla

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Never Been To Spain"
The Lyrics:
Well I never been to Spain But I kinda like the music Say the ladies are insane there And they sure know how to use it They don't abuse it Never gonna lose it I can't refuse it
Well I never been to England But I kinda like the Beatles Well I headed for Las Vegas Only made it out to Needles Can you feel it It must be real Feels so good Oh, feels so good
Well I never been to heaven But I been to Oklahoma Well they tell me I was born there But I really don't remember In Oklahoma, not Arizona What does it matter What does it matter
Why:
Three Dog Night's "Never Been To Spain" was a 1971 #3 hit. It was their immediate follow-up to the #1 hit, "Joy To The World". In the song are shoutouts to the following real places: Spain, England, Las Vegas, Needles (a city in California), Oklahoma and Arizona. The song was written by Hoyt Axton.
Submitted by: Peter
 

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Comma Told Me Not To Mum" originally "Mama Told Me Not To Come"
Submitted by: Reese Witherspoonerism
"Never Spin To Bane" originally "Never Been To Spain"
Submitted by: Allison O'Silla

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Knee Dog Thrite originally "Three Dog Night"
Submitted by: Lefty Lucy

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Australian Tourism
Aussie Aborigine term for a chilly night
Submitted by: Vegemite Tastes Like Foo

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Pieces Of April"
2003 filw w/ Katie Holmes & Derek Luke
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale

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