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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 www.beegees-world.com 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?:

Name
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
"I've Gotta Get A Message To You"It's rather a technicality that this song fits this category, but the phrase that repeatedly occurs in the song is "I've just gotta get a message to you." The word "just" in that phrase breaks up the title phrase, so that technically the title never exactly occurs in the lyrics. - Allison O'Silla
"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
"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
"Eat Drink Man Woman""More Than A Woman"abc123

There are additional new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"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
"Sea Of Smiling Faces,"The sea has no faces, smiling or otherwise.Yvette Bristle
"My Life Has Been A Song,"People's lives are not songs.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:

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

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"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"
Peter
"Reed Chair Fade Away" originally "Red Chair Fade Away"
Caroline Vale
"This Is Where It Came In" originally "This Is Where I Came In"
Megan
"I Glove You Too Much" originally "I Love You Too Much"
Yvette Bristle

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"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
"Nights In Broadway" originally "Nights On Broadway"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Recordings:

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
badave.com: (mp3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"I Started A Joke""I Started A Blog"Mark "WittyCulus" Heng
"I Started a Joke""Fire Started to Smoke"John A. Barry
"Jive Talkin'""Jive Talkin'"Randy Hearn
"I've Gotta Get a Message to You""We've Gotta Get a Payment to You"Lucy Lement
"Tragedy""Hillary"Randy Hearn
"Jive Talkin'""Pie-Hawker"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"I Started A Joke""I Started A Trumpence"aRoT
"How Deep is Your Love""How Deep is that Mud?"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"I Started A Joke""I Sharpened A Note"Plumb Bob
"I Started A Joke""I Barked At The Pope"Leough

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
WordsScrabbleAlice

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
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
Submittor
And Suddenly
   Cherry People
I Started A Joke
   Bee Gees
And Suddenly I Started A Joke
Sutch
Hot Summer Nights
   Night
Nights On Broadway
   The Bee Gees
Hot Summer Nights On Broadway
Isac
I Just Wanna Stop
   Gino Vannelli
Stayin' Alive
   Bee Gees
I Just Wanna Stop Stayin' Alive
Sutch
I Love Saturday
   Erasure
Night Fever
   The Bee Gees
I Love Saturday Night Fever
I'm just such a big fan of John Travolta!
Liz "Purrina" Richardson
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

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
The Maccabee Gees
The Maccabees combined with The Bee Gees
Submitted By: Quyjibo
Bambee Gees
Bambee combined with Bee Gees
Submitted By: Jed

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

Misheard Lyrics:

"You Should Be Dancing"
Misheard Lyrics:
Whatcha doin in your bed at night
Original Lyrics:
What you doin' on your back aah?
"Stayin' Alive"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm goin' nowhere; somebody have to care.
Original Lyrics:
Life goin' nowhere, somebody help me
"Jive Talkin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Leave me lookin' like a dust-ruf-fle
Original Lyrics:
Leavin' me lookin' like a dumbstruck fool
"Tragedy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Batteries
Original Lyrics:
Tragedy
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"You Should Be Dancing"
Misheard Lyrics:
What cha doing on your little butt?
Original Lyrics:
What you doin' on your back aah?

Story about this misheard lyric by: Leslie L. Phiefer

My mom used to play her Saturday Night Fever album constantly, and I always thought that was what they were saying in this song.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"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

YOU'RE FIRED!!!
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.
"Stayin' Alive"
Better Lyrics:
Williams was a reporter who became an anchor
Started statin' lies, kept statin' lies
When the news was breakin' was no RPG takin'
The Vets were surprised, he kept statin'lies
Naw, naw, naw, naw- those were just lies, those were just lies
Now, now, now, now... Williams despised
Original Lyrics:
Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother
You're stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Feel the city breakin' and everybody shakin'
And we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive
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:

"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
"I Started A Joke"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I finally died, which started the whole world living.
Why They're Nonsensical:
What is the most implausible thing here? Is it that one could die and thereby start the whole world living? Or that one could die and know that one's death started the whole world living? Or that one could die and then sing about one's death and how it started the whole world living?
Submitted by: Sheila Evans
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:

"You Win Again"
The Dirty Lyrics:
I'm gonna break down your defences one by one,I'm gonna hit you from all sides lay your fortress open wide nobodies gonna stop me from taking you
Why They're Dirty:
Fairly explicit
Submitted by: John Shearer
 

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Edison"
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
 

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:

"Night Fever"
The Song Lyrics:
And that sweet city woman
She moves through the light
Song They Mention:
"Sweet City Woman" by the Stampeders
Submitted by: RJSchex
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Massachusetts"
Opening Lines:
Feel I'm goin' back to Massachusetts.
Comments:
One of their early hits.
Submitted by: MOR
"I Started A Joke"
Opening Lines:
I started a joke which started the whole world crying
Comments:
Submitted by: Candy Welty
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
Why:
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:

"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
"O Meg, A Man" originally "Omega Man"
Submitted by: Cheryl Jordan
"Lo Nely Days" originally "Lonely Days"
Submitted by: Peter

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...
Why:
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
Why:
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
Why:
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
Why:
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:

"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
Why:
This song is about the sense of loneliness that was felt when things have changed and people have moved on.
Submitted by: Rocky Mak
"Tragedy"
The Lyrics:
Tragedy. When the feeling's gone and you can't go on
It's tragedy. When the morning cries and you don't know why
It's hard to bear.
When no one's beside you, you're going nowhere.
Why:
The whole song is about a guy's anguish over a breakup yet it set to among the most upbeat rhythms possible.
Submitted by: Rich Braham

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:

The Jeebees originally "The Bee Gees"
Submitted by: aussie

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Gone With The Wind"
1939 classic with Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh
Submitted by: Oldtimer
"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
Ah-ah-ah-ah
Stayin' alive
Why:
That would be horrible and ironic at once if that plays when you're at a funeral.
Submitted by: Matthias
 

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