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Band Name Origins:

  • The B-52's lead singers dad, died when he was 52 and name was Barry so they named the band in his honor. Submitted by: NameMaster
  • Named for the hair style that is named for the airplane. The "B-52" hair-do looks like the prominent nose of the B-52 bomber which was the latest and greatest during that [hairstyle] era. Submitted by: Phil

Vainity Songs:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"52 Girls"It's on the band's self-titled debut. "B-52" is Georgia slang for a beehive hairdo. A live favorite. - Smelma Pitz

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"52 Girls"The lyrics include the names of 24 girls, but not the number 52. - Steven G.

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
StratofortressWhat the real B-52 is called!Robert D. Arndt Jr.
The B-5's (or the B-2's)Dropping either digit also produces a bingo numbernally
The G-52'sIn standard bingo, the number 52 is in the G rangenally

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Rock 'N' Roll Lobster""Rock Lobster"Tess O. Gosset
"Pop Crab""Rock Lobster"Kaylie L
"Crank Shaft""Love Shack"Steve Livingston

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Rock Lobster,"Lobsters aren't made of rock or play Rock Music.Peter
"Private Idaho,"No state is owned by one person or an army officerPeter
"Channel Z,"Last I checked, all channels were numbered!Larcen Tyler

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Psychedelic Shack," The Temptations"Love Shack," The B-52's
"Rock And Roll Band," Boston"Cake," The B-52's
"Sugar Shack," Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs"Love Shack," B-52's
"House Of Love," Amy Grant & Vince Gill"Love Shack," B-52's
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Plant Claire" originally "Planet Claire"
"Ram" originally "Roam"
"Deadbeat Cub" originally "Deadbeat Club"
"Party Out Of Bonds" originally "Party Out Of Bounds"
Celebrate breaking free from a bondage fetish.
Elsie Greer
"Cosmic Thin" originally "Cosmic Thing"
When you get skinny via flashbacks?
George Straitjacket

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Parity Out Of Bounds" originally "Party Out Of Bounds"
"Partly Out Of Bounds" originally "Party Out Of Bounds"
"Frock Lobster" originally "Rock Lobster"
A lobster that joined a religious order?
Edyth Bowen
"Crock Lobster" originally "Rock Lobster"
This would be sung by a chef who is cooking...
Lando Ruiz
"Glove Shack" originally "Love Shack"
Stephanie Craddock

Change a Letter:

"Party Out Of Hounds" originally "Party Out Of Bounds"
Regina Olsen
"Party Out Of Mounds" originally "Party Out Of Bounds"
Regina Olsen
"Party Out Of Sounds" originally "Party Out Of Bounds"
Regina Olsen
"Party Out On Bounds" originally "Party Out Of Bounds"
Regina Olsen
"Party Out Of Rounds" originally "Party Out Of Bounds"

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Love Shack""MOAB Blast"Callmelennie
"Butterbean""Burger King"PikaJoe
"Love Shack""Late Snack"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Love Shack""Alt-Facts"Chris Wolvie
"Love Shack""Doc Quack"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Love Shack""Qaher"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Dance This Mess Around"""Kill These Liberals" (Dennis Miller's failed presidential race)"2LD4U
"Love Shack""Cutbacks"Blaydeman
"Rock Lobster""Lost Boxers"Abbott Skelding
"Legal Tender""Don't Look In the Basement"Agrimorfee

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
FunplexThe Mall Of AmericaEdward
Love ShackRadio ShackJacob
Rock LobsterRed LobsterMrCursor_
Love ShackK-Martbackstreetgrl
Love ShackMustang Ranch In NevadaMark

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Rock LobsterMaine Office of TourismYello Jello
Love ShackFamily-friendly HotelJake
Rock LobsterSeafood restaurantJake
Love ShackBrothelDiddims
Love ShackDivorce LawyerCareBearStare!

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Whip It
Party Out of Bounds
   The B-52's
Whip It Out of Bounds
I say Whip It Out of Bounds!
Yello Jello
Crocodile Rock
   Elton John
Rock Lobster
   The B-52s
Crocodile Rock Lobster
What Lurks On Channel X?
   Rob Zombie
Channel Z
What Lurks On Channel Z?
Did I Shave My Legs For This?
   Deana Carter
Rock Lobster
Did I Shave My Rock Lobster's Legs For This?
DC says - Hope there's no song about millipedes!
Jessica Junderworth
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

The UB-92's
UB40 combined with The B-52's
Submitted By: Random Madeupperson
Vitamin B52
Vitamin C combined with The B-52's
That would be a new B vitamin! :D
Submitted By: Jeremiah
They Might Be 52 Giants
They Might Be Giants combined with B-52's
Submitted By: JeReMy
The Beatle 52s
The Beatles combined with The B-52s
All you need is love shack
Submitted By: Sexy Sadie

There are additional B-52s Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"(Meet) The Flintstones"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mr. Flintstone
Original Lyrics:
Meet the Flintstones
Misheard Lyrics:
Take it hip to hip, rocking through the world with that ass!
Original Lyrics:
Take it hip to hip rocking through the wilderness
"Love Shack"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rack Shack Benny Rack Shack
Original Lyrics:
Love Shack Baby Love Shack
Misheard Lyrics:
I hear a weird whispering air
Original Lyrics:
I hear a wind whistling air
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Love Shack"
Misheard Lyrics:
Henry Russel
Original Lyrics:
Tin roof, rusted!

Story about this misheard lyric by: Mary Thomas

My girlfriend and I would scream this at the top of our Lungs in Bars.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Love Shack"
Better Lyrics:
You are soooooo busted!
Original Lyrics:
You're what? Tin roof rusted
Submitted by: Mickey D.
"Love Shack"
Better Lyrics:
She's stacked, baby she's stacked!
Hot body, with a nice rack
Bouncin' and a wigglin', starin' while I'm gigglin' at
how (well) she's stacked!
Original Lyrics:
Love shack, baby love shack!
Love baby, that's where it's at
Huggin' and a kissin', dancin' and a lovin' at the love shack
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Love Shack"
Better Lyrics:
Glove slap, shut your big yap

Glove slap, you don't take crap
Original Lyrics:
Love shack! Baby, love shack!

Love shack! * Aw,baby. That's where it's at,yeah!*
Submitted by: This Was On A "Simpsons" Episode

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Rock Lobster"
The Funny Lyrics:
Everybody had matching towels.
Why They're Funny:
Okay, There at a beach, supposedly with lots of people there and yet they still all had the same towels! Apparently, Paul McCartney fell in love with this song when he heard this lyric!
Submitted by: Henry K.
"Song For A Future Generation"
The Funny Lyrics:
Hi my name's Susan and I'm a Pisces, and I like chihuahuas and Chinese noodles!
Why They're Funny:
Submitted by: Kat

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"53 Miles West of Venus"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
53 Miles West of Venus
Why They're Repetitive:
The title is the only lyrics to the song, and I lost count as to how often they're repeated.
Submitted by: The Skuz
"Rock Lobster"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Rock lobster
Why They're Repetitive:
Typical 80's song, repetitive and no substance
Submitted by: jane
There are additional repetitive lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Private Idaho"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
...the bottom of the bottomless blue blue blue pool.
Why They're Nonsensical:
This phrase doesn't make sense, because if something is bottomless, then by definition, it can't have a bottom.
Submitted by: John

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Love Shack"
The Dated Lyrics:
Hop in my Chrysler, it's as big as a whale!
Why They're Dated:
Although the Chrylser Motor Company, a major American automaker (though currently merged with Daimler-Benz of Germany), is still in operation, they discontinued their signature. line in 2007.
Submitted by: Raphael

Dirty Song Lyrics:

The Dirty Lyrics:
take it hip to hip rock it through the wilderness
around the world the trip begins with a kiss
Why They're Dirty:
It's a pretty clear sex metapohor.
Submitted by: Gnomentum
The Dirty Lyrics:
Well everybody loves to dance around the heat and fire
Oh lightnin' strike twice
Hey everybody bask in the afterglow---Bushfire
Naked light shining over my bed, been lying here too long
I need your arms to take me down, take me to the ground
Why They're Dirty:
Well the whole song's a metaphor for a woman feeling horny and going with that. BUSH fire.. basking in the afterglow is that warm post-orgasmic fuzzy feeling.
Submitted by: Gnomentum
There are additional dirty lyrics available.

How to Pronounce a Band Name:

"Bee fifty-twos
Not Bee-five-twos; the number 52 is read like it normally would be.
Submitted by: Alexis

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Love Shack"
The Lyrics:
I've got me a Chrysler, it seats about twenty
Product Brand Name:
Submitted by: James Owens

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Deadbeat Club"
The Song Lyrics:
Going down to Allen's for a twenty-five cent beer
And the jukebox playing real loud, "96 Tears"
Song They Mention:
A direct reference to "96 Tears" by Question Mark and the Mysterians.
Submitted by: Bob
"Detour Thru Your Mind"
The Song Lyrics:
Is your name MacArthur Parker?
Song They Mention:
MacArthur Park by Richard Harris
Submitted by: Paul Warren

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Love Shack"
Opening Lines:
Hey, you see a painted sign at the side of the road, says "Fifteen miles to the love shack!"
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"Private Idaho"
Opening Lines:
You're living in your own private Idaho.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Song Title Space Change:

"Plan E.T., Claire" originally "Planet Claire"
Submitted by: Sutch
"Loves Hack" originally "Love Shack"
Submitted by: Julia Farda

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Love Shack"
The Lyrics:
I got me a Chrysler
It's as big as a whale
I got MYSELF a Chrysler.
Submitted by: MO

Band Name Anagrams:

Beth's 25 Submitted by: Kayla Stewart
Does this mean Beth is 25 years old?

Song Title Anagrams:

"Idea: Hit Vapor" originally "Private Idaho"
Something a crazy scientist might do?
Submitted by: Gus
"Plane Aril, Etc." originally "Planet Claire"
Submitted by: Rachel Stedman
"Plane Rail, Etc." originally "Planet Claire"
Submitted by: Rachel Stedman
"Plane Lair, Etc." originally "Planet Claire"
Submitted by: Rachel Stedman
"Lean April, Etc." originally "Planet Claire"
Submitted by: Rachel Stedman

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Love Shack"
The Lyrics:
I'm heading down the Atlanta highway Looking for the love (Getaway) Heading for the love (Getaway)
"Love Shack" was the first Top Ten hit for the punk/New Wave band from Athens, GA, the B-52's. "Love Shack" made it to #3 in the Billboard Magazine's HOT 100 charts. It took more than a decade, from 1977, when the band formed in Athens, GA until they would have a Top Ten hit. Up above is transcribed the second verse of "Love Shack", sung by member Kate Pierson, that mentions the town of Atlanta, GA.
Submitted by: Peter
"Love Shack"
The Lyrics:
I'm heading down the Atlanta highway Looking for the love (Getaway) Heading for the love (Getaway)
"Love Shack" was the first Top Ten hit for the punk/New Wave band from Athens, GA, the B-52's. "Love Shack" made it to #3 in the Billboard Magazine's HOT 100 charts. It took more than a decade, from 1977, when the band formed in Athens, GA until they would have a Top Ten hit. Up above is transcribed the second verse of "Love Shack", sung by member Kate Pierson, that mentions the town of Atlanta, GA.
Submitted by: Peter
There are additional Real Places Mentioned in Songs available.

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"The Bed Cleat Dub" originally "The Deadbeat Club"
What are bed cleats and how can they be dubbed?
Submitted by: Carla Jorgensen
"Lock Robster" originally "Rock Lobster"
Submitted by: Daisy Pappus
"Shove Lack" originally "Love Shack"
Submitted by: Herculina Alencar

Onomatopoeia in Lyrics:

"Love Shack"
The Lyrics:
Bang, bang, bang on the door, baby.
Someone's knocking at the door.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Band Name Spoonerisms:

The T-50 Booze originally "The B-52s"
Submitted by: Margo Gram

Backwards Messages:

"Detour Thru Your Mind"
All the lyrics are nonsensical, but the end there's a backwards message and if you play the song backwards, It's 'I buried my parakeet in the backyard. Oh no! You're playing the record backwards! Watch out, you might ruin the needle'.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

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

"new name for a movie only"
in 1994 the movie "The Flintstones", a live actor version of the classic TV cartoon series was released. The B-52s had a cameo on it playing the Flinstones theme. This version was released as a single and it made the Top 40. It was released under the name "BC-52". The movie itself was yabba-dabba-dumb but it did help Haile Berry into future stardom.
Submitted by: Rock Lobster #1
"Beehive Wigs"
The band's name deprives from the Southern slang for "bouffant," which is a B-52, because it resembles the nose of a B-52 bomber rocket. Band-members Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson always used to wear large beehive wigs on their heads. This even inspired their song "Wig."
Submitted by: randomperson24

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

The United States Air Force
A B-52 is one of the bombers flown by the USAF
Submitted by: Psycho Librarian

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