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Band Name Origins:

  • It is an acronym for Brothers Gibb, as mentioned. However, the reason they chose an acronym was because there were originally some members who weren't members of the Gibb family. (The BGs started out as a self-contained five-piece rock and roll band and only later evolved into a 3-piece singing group.) Submitted by: Tim Horrigan
  • In addition to the information Bobo posted about the name's origin, Barry Gibb has said in interviews that it reflected the number of people they knew with the initials BG - Barry Gibb, their mother Barbara Gibb, etc. While they were performing as kids and before they settled on their permanent name, they used the names Wee Johnny Hays and the Blue Cats, the Rattlesnakes, and Barry and the Twins. See for a more complete bio. Incidentally, after brother Maurice's death, Barry and Robin have decided to retire the Bee Gees name. Submitted by: Martha Irvin

Better Off Solo?:

New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Andy Gibb""I'm not sure what Andy would have been if he hadn't split from his brothers and become addicted to drugs. He knew that he didn't want to do what Barry, Maurice, and Robin were doing. " - Celeste

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"New York Mining Disater 1941"It should be known as 'Have you seen my wife, Mr. Jones' sice that's the line that is uttered more in this song. - Paul Warren

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
The Bee GeeOnly one member is left as of 2012: Barry.Ducky Mumu
The Hee-Bee-Gee-BeesGet it? Heebie jeebies?Calop

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"New York Prison Cadastre 1981""New York Mining Disaster 1941"MaryDel
"Day Chill""Night Fever"Nicole Velocin
"Not Enough Hell""Too Much Heaven"Isac
"Bee In A Hive""Stayin' Alive"Kaylie L
"5th Of May""1st Of May"Paul Warren

There are additional new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Night Fever,"A night has no body to have elevated temperature.Peter
"How Deep Is Your Love,"Unanswerable, love as an emotion has no depth.Peter
"Too Much Heaven,"You can't get too much of a place.Opie M.
"New York Mining Disaster 1941,"There was no such event.Chowder
"Red Chair Fade Away,"Furniture can't fade away.Yvette Bristle

There are additional literally impossible song titles available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Advice," Christina Grimmie"You Should Be Dancing," Bee Gees
"Epic," Faith No More"Gone With The Wind," The Bee Gees
"Maps," Maroon 5"Massachusetts," The Bee Gees
"Where Are You Now?," Jimmy Harnen w/ Synch"Massachusetts," The Bee Gees
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Nights On Roadway" originally "Nights On Broadway"
Ashley Bryant
"I Stared A Joke" originally "I Started A Joke"
Removes letter AND syllable from 2nd word!
"Red Hair Fade Away" originally "Red Chair Fade Away"
Yvette Bristle
"Nights On Roadway" originally "Nights On Broadway"
As in driving at night?
"You Win Gain" originally "You Win Again"
I win laundry detergent? What a crummy prize!

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Knights On Broadway" originally "Nights On Broadway"
Same pronunciation, different meaning
Ashley Bryant
"Knight Fever" originally "Night Fever"
Barry was knighted.
"New York Mincing Disaster 1941" originally "New York Mining Disaster 1941"
Mincing COULD result in disaster!
Wendy Torrance
"New York Minting Disaster 1941" originally "New York Mining Disaster 1941"
"Reed Chair Fade Away" originally "Red Chair Fade Away"
Caroline Vale

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"How Deep Is Your Dove" originally "How Deep Is Your Love"
Depends, do you mean the bird or the candies?
"Eights On Broadway" originally "Nights On Broadway"
Candy Welty
"Nights Or Broadway" originally "Nights On Broadway"
Candy Welty
"Nights Of Broadway" originally "Nights On Broadway"
Candy Welty
"Sights On Broadway" originally "Nights On Broadway"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.


July 29
a parody of "Stayin' Alive" by BeeGees
How to live life in COVID-19 times... with style (and face masks, and hand sanitizer).
YouTube: (YouTube Video)
Dec 7
a parody of "Stayin' Alive" by The Bee Gees
The winner of round 5 of the AmIRight Idol, Quarter to Five--written by Gianni Parmesiani and sang by Below Average Dave (mp3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Massachusetts""MassaBLUEsetts"eeL deaL
"You Should Be Dancing""Was Hungry Lapping"Card
"Massachusetts""Massachusetts"Randy Hearn
"Love So Right""Party So Right"eel deal
"You Should Be Dancing""Was Hungry Lapping"grin reaper
"You Should Be Dancing""Was Hungry Lapping"grim reaper
"Jive Talkin'""45's Still Jive Talkin'"eel deal
"I Started A Joke""Guy Farted A “Woke”"Parotroupers
"Massachusetts""Mass Ablutions"Merry & Pippin
"If I Can't Have You""If I Cant Have Chew"Serah

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Staying AliveSuicide hotlinenightrain express
More Than A WomanTransgender HelplineVJON
Staying AliveHospitalJoeKing
Jive Talkin'National Center For Political CorrectnessKevin
You Should Be Dancin'Paraplegic AssociationKevin
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
My City Was Gone
   The Pretenders
Gone With The Wind
   The Bee Gees
My City Was Gone With The Wind
Sheila Oh
It's Too Late
   Carole King
For Whom The Bell Tolls
   Bee Gees
It's Too Late For Whom The Bell Tolls
Jacynthia Maries
This Is Your Night
Night Fever
   Bee Gees
This Is Your Night Fever
Any questions?
Pete Worst
For Whom The Bell Tolls
   Bee Gees
Cryin' For Whom The Bell Tolls
Jacynthia Maries
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

The Squee-Gees
Squeeze combined with The Bee Gees
As in squeegees, plural of a tool used for cleaning windows.
Submitted By: Joe
Will-O-Bees combined with Bee Gees
Will-O-Bees were a folk band with a few minor hits in the late 1960s
Submitted By: Gus
54 Nude Honeybee Gees
54 Nude Honeys combined with Bee Gees
Submitted By: Emmy Kay Butanone
Sleeze Bee Geez
Sleeze Beez combined with Bee Gees
Submitted By: Quyjibo

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

Misheard Lyrics:

Misheard Lyrics:
And the lights are way down in Massachusetts
Original Lyrics:
And the lights all went out in Massachusetts
"Stayin' Alive"
Misheard Lyrics:
Somebody had some gas
Original Lyrics:
Somebody help me, yeah.
"Night Fever"
Misheard Lyrics:
Idea, idea
Original Lyrics:
Night fever, night fever
"More Than a Woman"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ore-Ida woman
Original Lyrics:
More than a woman
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"You Should Be Dancing"
Misheard Lyrics:
You should be Benson, yeah
Original Lyrics:
You should be dancing, yeah

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

I thought it referred to Robert Guillaume’a character on Soap and Benson!

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Lonely Days, Lonely Nights"
Better Lyrics:
Good morning dirty laundry, you darken up my day... inside the hamper in your way.
I see you every morning, inside the laundromat... detergent pours so nonchalant.
Laundry days, laundry nights... where would I be without my clothing!
Original Lyrics:
Good morning Mr. Sunshine, you brighten up my day... come sit beside me, in your way.
I see you every morning, outside the restaurants...
the music plays so nonchalant.
Submitted by: Robbie G
"Too Much Heaven"
Better Lyrics:
Fire is a terrible thing
Original Lyrics:
Love is such a beautiful thing
Submitted by: Isac
"Jive Talkin'"
Better Lyrics:
Trump talkin'
On airwaves despised, sad
Trump talkin'
Talk of rapists are lies
Trump talkin'
You're just a rich dude, mad
Trump talkin'
Racist with a bad attitude

Original Lyrics:
Jive talkin'
You're tellin' me lies, yeah
Jive talkin'
You wear a disguise
Jive talkin'
So misunderstood, yeah
Jive talkin'
You just ain't no good
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
There are additional parody fragments available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Lonely Days"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Lonely days
Lonely nights
Where would I be without my woman?
Why They're Repetitive:
These are the most-repeated lines in the song; in fact, this is the chorus, which is repeated ad nauseam!
Submitted by: crazydon
"Living In Chicago"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
If you're living in Chicago
It's your home
If you're living in Chicago
You're alone
Why They're Repetitive:
From their obscure 1973 album Life in a Tin Can. It sounds as if they were stretching for a rhyme to the word 'alone.' Of course Chicago is your home if you're living in it.
Submitted by: Martha Irvin

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Love You Inside Out"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Backwards and forwards with my heart hangin' out
Why They're Nonsensical:
How is Barry's heart hanging out of his body??
Submitted by: Mr. Eggman
"Paying The Price Of Love"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
How did you find there was somebody more than you want me?
Why They're Nonsensical:
When the Brothers Gibb wrote songs, they came up with the melody first, then would make the lyrics fit the melody. (They discuss this in their biographical video 'Keppel Road.') Unfortunately, sometimes this practice would result in grammatical nightmares like the one here, from the 1993 album "Size Isn't Everything."
Submitted by: Martha Irvin
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"Stayin' Alive"
The Insincere Lyrics:
Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk
I'm a woman's man: no time to talk
Why They're Insincere:
Is it possible to really sell that line in falsetto? A more apt phrasing might be 'I'm a girly man'.
Submitted by: The Walrus
"I Started a Joke"
The Insincere Lyrics:
I finally died,
which started the whole world living,
Why They're Insincere:
If you're dead, who's singing?
Submitted by: 'Sioux Denim' (real name on file)

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Fanny be Tender"
The Dirty Lyrics:
Fanny be Tender with my love. You know how easy it is to break me
Why They're Dirty:
Fanny is slang in England for coochie. Now the whole song makes sense (Ed: Bee Gees is two words. Remember to put a space between them.)
Submitted by: Waters
"Closer than Close"
The Dirty Lyrics:
She'll suck you dry, but look at how much I drip.
Why They're Dirty:
Sexually explicit
Submitted by: Waters
There are additional dirty lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

The Lyrics:
He made electric lights to read, he gave us light today. He gave us cylinders to please, when Edison came to stay.
Who They Mention:
Thomas Edison, inventor of the light bulb.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

How to Pronounce a Band Name:

"BEE Jeez
It's a play on a plural of the the initialism B.G.
Submitted by: Miss Elanius

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Stayin' Alive"
The Lyrics:
We can try to understand
The New York Times' effect on man
Product Brand Name:
New York Times
Submitted by: Cat

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"He's a Liar"
The Song Lyrics:
You've got to be cruel to be kind
Song They Mention:
"Cruel to Be Kind" by Nick Lowe
Submitted by: Cody Finke
"How Deep Is Your Love"
The Song Lyrics:
Come to me on a summer breeze
Song They Mention:
"Summer Breeze" by Seals & Crofts
Submitted by: nally
There are additional Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs lyrics available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

Opening Lines:
Now, I found that the world is round
Submitted by: Joey F.
Opening Lines:
Feel I'm goin' back to Massachusetts.
One of their early hits.
Submitted by: MOR
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Scary Song Lyrics:

"Nights on Broadway"
The Lyrics:
Well, I had to follow you
Though you did not want me to
But that won't stop my loving you
I can't stay away
These lines sound like they're being sung by a stalker. In fact, a few of my fellow Bee Gees fans jokingly call this "the stalking song."
Submitted by: Martha Hankins

Song Title Space Change:

"Love You In Side Out" originally "Love You Inside Out"
Submitted by: Bob
"Is Tart Ed A Joke?" originally "I Started A Joke"
Submitted by: Big Rip Van Winkle
"Jive Talk In" originally "Jive Talkin'"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"O.b. sessions" originally "Obsessions"
as in obstetrics
Submitted by: Bobbi
"I'm Mort Al Ity" originally "Immortality"
Submitted by: Bobbi

There are additional Song Title Space Change available.

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Paying the Price of Love"
The Lyrics:
How did you find there was somebody more than you want me? I never understood...
The Brothers Gibb songwriting style was to write the song's melody first, then make the lyrics fit the melody. Sometimes the grammar didn't work. This is a more extreme example - it should have correctly been more like "How did you find there was somebody you want more than you want me?."
Submitted by: Martha Hankins

Band Name Anagrams:

Be Geese Submitted by: Elsie Greer

Song Title Anagrams:

"Broadway Night Son" originally "Nights On Broadway"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Broad Things? No Way!" originally "Nights On Broadway"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"No Broadway Things" originally "Nights On Broadway"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Things On Broadway" originally "Nights On Broadway"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"No Broadway Nights" originally "Nights On Broadway"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Living in Chicago"
The Lyrics:
If you're living in Chicago, it's your home
If you're living in Chicago, you're alone
Mentioning Chicago, Illinois on their obscure album "Life in a Tin Can."
Submitted by: Martha Hankins
"Massachusetts (The Lights Went Out)"
The Lyrics:
Tried to hitch a ride to San Francisco
Gotta do the things I wanna do
And the lights all went out in Massachusetts
They brought me back to see my way with you
The song is written as a sort of reverse of the Summer of Love, about a person who went to San Francisco but now wants to go home back East.
Submitted by: Martha Hankins
There are additional Real Places Mentioned in Songs available.

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Odessa" Length: 7:33
This was when the Bee Gees has gone more symphonic.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

Super Short Pop Songs:

"With all Nations (International Anthem)" Length: 1:47
It's too bad that the Bee Gees didn't do any more classical pieces after the album 'Odessa'.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

Song Title Acrostics:

HAL: "He's A Liar"
Submitted by: Sutch
CAD: "Close Another Door"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
IS: "I'm Satisfied"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
MOM: "Mind Over Matter"
Now joining DAD.
Submitted by: Beegees

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Fight Never" originally "Night Fever"
Submitted by: Philip Eno
"War Men A-Thumbin'" originally "More Than A Woman"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
"For Boom The Hell Tolls" originally "For Whom The Bell Tolls"
Submitted by: Heidi Claire
"For Tomb The Bell Holes" originally "For Whom The Bell Tolls"
Submitted by: Heidi Claire
"Boar Tomb The Hell Foals" originally "For Whom The Bell Tolls"
Submitted by: Heidi Claire

There are additional Song Title Spoonerisms available.

Foreign Language in English Songs:

"Every Christian Lion-Hearted Man Will Show You"
The Lyrics:
Oh Solo Dominique
The intro may sound Latin, but it uses the French word for one and that is 'solo'.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Stayin' Alive"
The Lyrics:
Life goin' nowhere
Somebody help me
Somebody help me, yeah
Life goin' nowhere
Somebody help me, yeah
I'm stayin' alive
I wouldn't call the rest of the song uplifting lyrically but the bridge and outro make no bones about the bleak and nihilistic themes of the song and the movie it was written for. Can we every truly understand the New York Times effect on man?
Submitted by: Deedee
"Spicks And Specks"
The Lyrics:
Where is the sun
That shone on my head
The sun in my life
It is dead
It is dead
Where is the light
That would play In my streets
And where are the friends
I could meet
I could meet
This song is about the sense of loneliness that was felt when things have changed and people have moved on.
Submitted by: Rocky Mak
There are additional Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics available.

Song Lawsuits:

""How Deep Is Your Love" "
In 1983 , the Bee Gees were sued by a Chicago songwriter named Ronald Selle. In "Selle vs Gibb " Selle claimed that they stole the melodic material of his song " Let It End" , and used it on "How Deep Is Your Love ". The group lost the case , but the verdict was overturned a few months later .
Submitted by: Matt Nicholls

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Gee! Bees originally "Bee Gees"
Submitted by: uku shuku
The Jeebees originally "The Bee Gees"
Submitted by: aussie

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Man On Fire"
2004 film w/ Dakota Fanning & Denzel Washington
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale

Bad Ringtone Choices:

"Stayin' Alive"
The Lyrics:
Stayin' alive
Stayin alive
Stayin' alive
That would be horrible and ironic at once if that plays when you're at a funeral.
Submitted by: Matthias

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