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Fun Music Information -> ZZ Top

Album cover parody of Give It Up by ZZ Top
Parody album cover
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This is the most recent information about ZZ Top that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about ZZ Top, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).

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Quotes:

I'm not going to be joining ZZ Top. You know they can't play my stuff. It's too complicated.
- James Brown
Submitted by: LucidLupin
 

Jokes:

Every Halloween, Dusty Hill would wear a costume made up of knives and broken glass. You could say he was a Sharp-Dressed Man.
Submitted by: Rock Maninoff
Q: Billy Gibbons' girlfriend dropped something in vinegar and it dissolved. What was it? A: A pearl necklace! (Pearls dissolve in vinegar.)
Submitted by: Amanda
There are additional music jokes available.

Band Name Origins:

  • The band were stopping to get some food at a place called "Pizza Stop." However, some of the letters were not lit. The only letters illuminated were "zz top." Submitted by: Mustang Dave
  • ZZ Ranch in Mexico. Submitted by: Rhino

Stupid Band Names:

  • It looks like some kind of a really sinister secret code to me, but I can't fathom why. Submitted by: GlamRockNinjaLord
  • Dusty Hill says they wanted to be the last group in the record rack. OK, for the opposite extreme I guess someone should try AA Bottom for a group name.... Submitted by: Dano
  • May have gotten the name from blues artist Z.Z. Hill. But if you watch a top spin, it'll put you to sleep. The same could be said about their albums. Submitted by: rat

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: Top Top. Submitted by: Top This!

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Manic Mechanic"The only line that would even remotely mention a mechanic is "You wanna race? If you insist!" - oldrock

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
DiZZy TopWhen a top spins for a long period of timeCassandra
AA BottomWould this be the other end of the list?Random Madeupperson
ZZ BottomBecause Z is the last letter of the alphabet.Rocky Balboa Constrictor

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Pearl Neckless""Pearl Necklace"D. Melody Dole, MD
"Sloppily-Dressed Man""Sharp-Dressed Man"Lance Crackers
"Nocturnal Emissions""Pearl Necklace"Who Needs A Name?
"Pearl Necklace""Nocturnal Emissions"Nasty
"Local""Nationwide"southernrock

There are additional new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"T.V. Dinners,"One cannot eat a television for dinner.Old Man Edgar Winter
"My Head's In Mississippi,"How could you have lost your head in Mississippi?Isac
"My Mind Is Gone,"If it's true, then you can't be singing.Yvette Bristle
"Jesus Just Left Chicago,"Christ never visited Illinois.Tommy
"Arrested For Driving While Blind,"One can't drive while blind.Yvette Bristle

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"A Word In Spanish," Elton John"El Diablo," ZZ Top
"Can I Buy You A Drink?," Hoobastank"Thunderbird," ZZ Top
"What Is Sexy?," Ruben Studdard"Sharp Dressed Man," ZZ Top
"What's For Dinner?," Bering Strait"TV Dinners," ZZ Top
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Jess Just Left Chicago" originally "Jesus Just Left Chicago"
Corinne Auterlehr
"Rough Bo" originally "Rough Boy"
Candy Welty
"Waitin' Or The Bus" originally "Waitin' For The Bus"
So which is it, waitin' or the bus?
Karen Smith
"Arrested For Diving While Blind" originally "Arrested For Driving While Blind"
Candy Welty
"Stags" originally "Stages"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Pearle Necklace" originally "Pearl Necklace"
A necklace you got at Pearle Vision Center?
Isac
"Trough Boy" originally "Rough Boy"
Candy Welty
"Rough Buoy" originally "Rough Boy"
Candy Welty
"Sucre Got Cold After The Rain Fell" originally "Sure Got Cold After The Rain Fell"
As in Sucre, official capital of Bolivia
Diana Jasper
"Waitin' For The Bugs" originally "Waitin' For The Bus"
So you can zap them with repellant?
Frank

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Leela" originally "Leila"
As in the former Sesame Street character
Isac
"Rough Roy" originally "Rough Boy"
Karen Smith
"Rough Toy" originally "Rough Boy"
Karen Smith
"Rough Bob" originally "Rough Boy"
Candy Welty
"Rough Bop" originally "Rough Boy"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Gimme' All Your Lovin'""Kill'em All Or Nothin'"Randy Hearn
"Sharp Dressed Man""Sharp Dressed Man"Randy Hearn
"Gimme All your Lovin'""Gimme All Your Money"Eliminator Rider
"TV Dinners""TV Preachers"Danny.Mew
"Cheap Sunglasses""Emancipated"Grandpa
"TV Dinners""Tighty Whities"Yobrepaid
"La Grange""Bob Marley"Darius Whitehead
"Sharp Dressed Man""Soda Can"Exabyter
"Sharp Dressed Man""Smart Net Hacks"Puto
"I Got the Six""Pats Got the Six"Dylan Baranski

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
I'm Bad, I'm NationwideNationwide Building SocietyPickle*
I Heard It On The XXM SatelliteHoobacrank
TV DinnersSwanson TV DinnersTraf Gib
T.V. DinnersSwanson, Banquet, Stouffers, On-Cor (Any TV dinner supplier)rocky
Just Got PaidPensionsted
There are additional commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Can't Stop Rockin'Rocking chair factoryYello Jello
(She's Got) LegsAimee MullinsRaphael
Sharp Dressed ManNudist ColonyJake
Have MercyPolice departmentnightrain express
NationwideInsurance AgentGZ
There are additional 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
Submittor
Tell Laura I Love Her
   Ray Peterson
Pearl Necklace
   ZZ Top
Tell Laura I Love Her Pearl Necklace
Rachel
Tell Laura I Love Her
   Ray Peterson
Legs
   ZZ Top
Tell Laura I Love Her Legs
Edward
Gotta Boogie
   Weird Al Yankovic
Tube Snake Boogie
   ZZ Top
Gotta Tube Snake Boogie
The first title means nasal mucus, not to dance
The Skittish British
Widescreen
   Rupert Holmes
TV Dinners
   ZZ Top
Widescreen TV Dinners
Sutch
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Wee-Z Top
Weezer combined with ZZ Top
Submitted By: Xuen
10ZZ
10CC combined with ZZ Top
Submitted By: FussBudget
ZZ Mountain Top
Mountain combined with ZZ Top
Submitted By: Bob
Jay ZZ Top
Jay Z combined with ZZ Top
Submitted By: Chris Caldwell

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

Misheard Lyrics:

"Legs"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's out west
Original Lyrics:
She's got legs
"Sharp Dressed Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Top Cat
Original Lyrics:
Top hat
"Rough Boy"
Misheard Lyrics:
I am the one who can fake belief
Original Lyrics:
I am the one who can fade the heat
"La Grange"
Misheard Lyrics:
I hear it's time most every night
Original Lyrics:
I hear it's tight most every night
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Tush"
Misheard Lyrics:
I said love will take me downtown,
I'm just looking for some tush
Original Lyrics:
I said Lord take me downtown,
I'm just looking for some tush

Story about this misheard lyric by: K Dickerson

Always heard it on the radio or in passing and never questioned it because I thought it made sense and fit the style of the band :')

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Sharp Dressed Man"
Better Lyrics:
They'd come runnin' but they're fat so they can't
'Cause heavy gal's crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man.....
Original Lyrics:
They come runnin' just as fast as they can
'Cause every gal's crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man
Submitted by: Kevin Peterson
"Gimme All Your Lovin'"
Better Lyrics:
Gimme all your money
And your watch and jewelry, too
Gimme all your money
Don't run off until you're broke and blue.
Original Lyrics:
Gimme all your lovin'
All your hugs and kisses, too.
Gimme all your lovin'
Don't let up until we're through.
Submitted by: rock
"Cheap Sunglasses"
Better Lyrics:
I went into Lens Crafters and I stared at the lasses
And they showed me all the frames for my cheap eyeglasses.
Original Lyrics:
She had a west coast strut that was as sweet as molasses
But what really knocked me out was her cheap sunglasses.
Submitted by: rocknrock

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"My Head's In Mississippi"
The Funny Lyrics:
Last night I saw a cowgirl. She was floatin' across the ceiling. And last night I saw a naked cowgirl. She was floatin' across the ceiling. She was mumblin to some howlin' wolf about some voodoo healin'
Why They're Funny:
I wonder who's mumblin'
Submitted by: El Duchie
 

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Manic Mechanic"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
That's right!
That's right!
That's right!
Why They're Repetitive:
This line takes about 3 quarters of the song.
Submitted by: rocky
"Legs"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
She's got legs! She knows how to use em.
Why They're Repetitive:
Um guys. I don't need to know how many times this girl has used her legs to get something.
Submitted by: Celeste

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Ten Foot Pole"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Tidify da, sinmah gough dah hep haing ding fum gogamamo
Stry da fings thadd awondt oont do butt any il thang thad a wondt meeto
Shees my nurirng my nu esit seten' ra mind at a ros reshoo
I don loo kadang doo my net loohah leten meen you
Hmm, I wouldn't touch her with a ten foot pole
Why They're Nonsensical:
I love ZZ Top...my favorite band...and this song could easily go under the Funny category...but what the heck are they saying?
Submitted by: Ryan
 

Insulting Song Lyrics:

"Sharp Dressed Man"
The Insulting Lyrics:
Top coat
Top hat
I don't worry, 'cause my wallet's fat.
Why They're Insulting:
Sounds to me like he's bragging about being so rich. What kind of example does that set to the less wealthy?
Submitted by: Joe
 

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Woke Up With Wood"
The Dirty Lyrics:
When I woke up this morning
I was feeling mighty good.
My baby understood had to do what she should
Lying near a pile of wood.
Laying it on some,
Playing with it some
When I, I woke up with wood.
Why They're Dirty:
Like "I Got the Six" thinly veils its oral sex background with a line about playing cards, this has a line about a pile of wood, but it's obviously about morning wood (erection), and the narrator's girlfriend helping him to deal with it.
Submitted by: Jules
"I Got The Six"
The Dirty Lyrics:
I got the Six, gimme your Nine
Why They're Dirty:
Talkin' about 69, the act where two people give each other oral at the same time
Submitted by: Marty Schriver
There are additional dirty lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Got Me Under Pressure"
The Lyrics:
She likes the art museum
She don't like Pavlov's dog
Who They Mention:
Ivan Pavlov
Submitted by: rocky
 

How to Pronounce a Band Name:

"Zee Zee Top
ZZ Top is an American band, and the last letter of the alphabet is called "zee" in the US. (The rest of the English-speakers call the last letter of the alphabet "zed".)
Submitted by: B1982

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Thunderbird"
The Lyrics:
Get hi-hi-high
Really makes you feel so fine
Really goes down so smooth
Really puts you in the groove
Have you heard? What's the word?
It's Thunderbird
Product Brand Name:
Thunderbird wine
Submitted by: Tarzan
"Mexican Blackbird"
The Lyrics:
Oh, let's drive that old Chrysler down to Mexico, boy.
Product Brand Name:
Chrysler
Submitted by: Bob
There are additional product lyrics available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"La Grange"
Opening Lines:
Rumour spreadin' 'round in that Texas town
'Bout that shack outside La Grange
Comments:
Submitted by: Rocky
"Tramp"
Opening Lines:
Tramp.
Comments:
"Tramp" is another song from the 2003 lp (CD), "Mescalero", from ZZ Top. That is the opening line, "Tramp."
Submitted by: Peter
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"It Hank You" originally "I Thank You"
Submitted by: Peter
"Lag Range" originally "La Grange"
Submitted by: Jonathan S.
"My Head Sin Mississippi" originally "My Head's In Mississippi"
How does a head sin an entire state?
Submitted by: Peter
"My He Ad's in Mississippi" originally "My Head's In Mississippi"
Not sure what a He Ad is or why in Mississippi?
Submitted by: Peter
"Sharp Dress Ed Man" originally "Sharp Dressed Man "
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

There are additional Song Title Space Change available.

Band Name Anagrams:

Pot ZZ Submitted by: Rocky
Marijuana can put you to sleep.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Lack Clean Peer" originally "Pearl Necklace"
Submitted by: Scott
"Caller Can Peek" originally "Pearl Necklace"
Submitted by: Scott
"Cancel Eel Park" originally "Pearl Necklace"
Submitted by: Scott
"Get Ass" originally "Stages"
as in donkey, of course
Submitted by: Loree Dare
"Kelp Clearance" originally "Pearl Necklace"
Submitted by: Joe

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Leila"
The Lyrics:
"she met my ex-best friend down on old Tucson,
said she was sorry but must be movin' on,
bless her heart, she couldn't stay,
I begged her not to go away...
Leila....
Why:
my favorite band mentioning my favorite city!
Submitted by: Dave Rincon
"Tush"
The Lyrics:
I been bad, I been good, Dallas, Texas, Hollywood. I ain't askin' for much. I said, lord, take me downtown, I'm just lookin' for some tush.
Why:
His look for some "Tush" took him to both Dallas, Texas and Hollywood, California. He might want to have expanded his search, just a bit.
Submitted by: Peter
There are additional Real Places Mentioned in Songs available.

Songs That Are Banned:

"Legs"
The liner notes for the 25th anniversary CD + DVD release has a lyric sheet. "Oh I want her. Said I got to have her! The girl is alright.". However, many people mistook the word "said" for the word "shit". Lately, that word that really isn't there has been blanked out altogether with brief silence when it's on the radio. Go figure!
Submitted by: Eliminator Driver
"Legs"
There's the line, "Oh I want her. Shit, I have to have her! The girl is alright." The cuss word was substituted when the song was used for L'eggs Sheer Energy TV ads but never on the radio. Lately, that word is blanked out altogether with brief silence when it's on the radio.
Submitted by: Rattlesnake Eliminator

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Brown Sugar" Length: 5:22
"Brown Sugar" is track #2 on their first album released in 1971. It was the longest song featured on this album.
Submitted by: Wisnu Aji

Song Title Acrostics:

AH: "Antenna Head"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
GAY L: "Gimmie All Your Lovin'"
Submitted by: Travis

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Fewer Got Cold After The Rain Shell" originally "Sure Got Cold After The Rain Fell"
Submitted by: Diana Jasper
"Sure Got Rolled After The Cain Fell" originally "Sure Got Cold After The Rain Fell"
Submitted by: Diana Jasper
"Shut" originally "Tush"
Submitted by: Rocky
"Buff Roy" originally "Rough Boy"
Submitted by: rocky
"Beeping Slag" originally "Sleeping Bag"
Submitted by: Donna Gelpigi

Lyrics Alliteration:

"Sleeping Bag"
The Lyrics:
Slip inside my sleeping bag
Why:
Three 's' sounds in this refrain alone.
Submitted by: Rocky
 

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Beards"
Everybody knows those massive beards.
Submitted by: Me

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

ZZ Boots
store in Central Ohio
Submitted by: Eliminator Driver
Fisher-Price Tops
Just in time for the Holidays.
Submitted by: No One In Particular

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