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This is the most recent information about Carpenters that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Carpenters, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).

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Possible Misspelled Names:

These are the alternate spellings of the performer's name we've had to correct in submissions to amIright.

The Carpenters/Luther Vandross/Ruben Studdard

Stupid Band Names:

  • Little did Richard know that, when he decided to name the band after himself and his sister, he would need to build a coffin for the latter. (So it is in bad taste. Sue me.) Submitted by: MOR

Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: Richard & Karen Carpenter. Submitted by: oldtimes

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Bless The Beasts And Children"Okay, this may sound like nitpicking, but on every version of this song, another "the" is placed before "children", making the title different. - Sheila Oh
"Superstar""Don't you remember you told me you loved me, baby?" - crazydon

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Bless The Beasts And Chickens""Bless The Beasts And Children"Linda Radnil
"Little Alter Ego""Little Altar Boy"D. Melody Dole, MD
"Merry Christmas, Darlene""Merry Christmas, Darling"Nicole Velocin
"Goodbye To Wes (Illyria's Song)""Goodbye To Love"Angel
"Calling Occupants Of Intraplanetary Trailers""Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft"trash

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Yesterday Once More,"Yesterday is gone and not returningHeather Brockwell
"I Can't Make Music,"But these are words being sung in a song (Duh!).Heather Brockwell
"Top Of The World,"How does one get on top of a whole planet?Peter

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Where Are You Now?," Jimmy Harnen w/ Synch"Top Of The World," The Carpenters
"What Do I Have To Do?," Stabbing Westward"Make Believe It's Your First Time," The Carpenters
"Baby I'm Lonely," The Intruders"I Need To Be In Love," Carpenters
"I Want To Touch You," Catherine Wheel"Touch Me When We're Dancing," Carpenters
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Less The Beasts And Children" originally "Bless The Beasts And Children"
Lucinda Blair
"My Body Keeps Hanging My Mind" originally "My Body Keeps Changing My Mind"
Daphne Fairhope
"My Boy Keeps Changing My Mind" originally "My Body Keeps Changing My Mind"
Daphne Fairhope
"Where Do I Go From Her?" originally "Where Do I Go From Here?"
Samantha Wayland
"Top Of The Word" originally "Top Of The World"
Not nearly as high
Peter

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"(They Long To Be) Closed To You" originally "(They Long To Be) Close To You"
Candy Welty
"Bless The Breasts And The Children" originally "Bless The Beasts And The Children"
Ahem, no comment!
Isac
"Where Do I Goo From Here?" originally "Where Do I Go From Here?"
Regina Olsen
"My Body Keeps Changing My Mindy" originally "My Body Keeps Changing My Mind"
What kind of changes to Mindy? Do we want to know?
Daphne Fairhope
"Little Altair Boy" originally "Little Altar Boy"
Altair = star in Aquila (the eagle) constellation
Samantha Wayland

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Bless The Yeasts And Children" originally "Bless The Beasts And Children"
Lucinda Blair
"(They Long To Be) Close To Lou" originally "(They Long To Be) Close To You"
Candy Welty
"My Body Keeps Charging My Mind" originally "My Body Keeps Changing My Mind"
What a headache!
Daphne Fairhope
"My Body Keeps Chancing My Mind" originally "My Body Keeps Changing My Mind"
Daphne Fairhope
"Goodbye To Dove" originally "Goodbye To Love"
Yvette Bristle

There are additional Carpenters song titles with a letter changed available.

Recordings:

Feb 28
a parody of ""Close To You"" by The Carpenters
"SAFE FROM YOU," to the tune of Carpenters' "Close To You," is Loose Bruce Kerr's latest AUDIO parody (video coming soon), about the girlfriend or wife from hell. Guys, don't we all have someone in our life we really now realize it's good we got away? For that matter, don't you women have the same? See, also, Bruce's high res videos & download other mp3's for free at as well as by searching on on YouTube. After retiring from over 2 decades of performing and writing full-time, Bruce continues to record audios and videos of his parodies and originals in his garage while holding down his day job as a high-tech lawyer for Sun Microsystems in Northern California's Silicon Valley. Bruce is often heard on the Dr. Demento nationally syndicated radio show. email Bruce at
Loose Bruce Kerr's Official Podcast: (Mp3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Sing""Ping"LPG-Unit
"Top of the World""Topple the World"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"We've Only Just Begun""We've Only Just Begun"John Linen
"Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas""Have Yourself a Little Stinker Christmas"William Hughes
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas""Have Yourself A Little Stinker Christmas"William Hughes
"Close to you""Clothes to you"Lifeliver
"Close to you""Condor Blues"Onslaught
"Merry Christmas Darling""Merry Christmas, Humbug!"Rex Ungericht
"Ticket to Ride""Bucket Beside"Lifeliver
"Bacharach-David Medley""Bacharach-David Meddling"Lifeliver

There are additional song parodies available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Goodbye To LoveLove ServicePaul Warren
SingAshlee Simpson's voice mailsoul
Rainy Days & MondaysThe Weather ChannelEdward
Rainy Days And MondaysManic Depression HotlineJohn, just John
Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary CraftRoswell Military BaseFussBudgetVanPelt

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Don't Count The Rainy Days
   Michael Murphy
Rainy Days And Mondays
   The Carpenters
Don't Count The Rainy Days And Mondays
Edward
Everybody Wants To Rule The World
   Tears For Fears
On Top Of The World
   The Carpenters
Everybody Wants To Rule On Top Of The World
Peter
Linus And Lucy
   Vince Guaraldi
Hurting Each Other
   The Carpenters
Linus And Lucy Hurting Each Other
Edward
I Touch Myself
   The Divinyls
Touch Me When We're Dancing
   Carpenters
I Touch Myself When We're Dancing
Peter
There are additional Carpenters duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Adam And The Carpenter Ants
Adam And The Ants combined with Carpenters
Submitted By: Candy Welty
The Colette Carpenters
Colette Carr combined with The Carpenters
Submitted By: Sharon Britt
Adam And The Carpenter Ants
Adam Ant combined with The Carpenters
Submitted By: Donna Gelpigi
Carpenter's Hammer
Carpenters combined with MC Hammer
Submitted By: Candy Welty

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

Misheard Lyrics:

"Merry Christmas Darling"
Misheard Lyrics:
The Christmas brush is true
Original Lyrics:
The Christmas rush is through
"(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays"
Misheard Lyrics:
For the holidays you can't be home sweet home
Original Lyrics:
For the holidays you can't beat home sweet home
"Sing"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sing of happy nuts and....
Original Lyrics:
Sing of happy not sad.
"Rainy Days and Mondays"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rainy days and mommies
Original Lyrics:
Rainy Days and Mondays
There are additional Carpenters misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"(They Long to Be) Close To You"
Misheard Lyrics:
So they sprinkled CHEETO dust in your hair of gold
And demonic light in your eyes of blue.
Original Lyrics:
So they sprinkled moon dust in your hair of gold
And starlight in your eyes of blue.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Anthony Corriero

People are saying, I saw millions at the women's March singing, believe me.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Top Of The World"
Better Lyrics:
There is wonder in most everything icy.
Original Lyrics:
There is wonder in most everything I see.
Submitted by: D. Melody Dole, MD
"Top of the World"
Better Lyrics:
I'm on the top of the world looking down on creation
And the only explanation I can find
Is the food that I spurned ever since I lost the yearn
It's the reason I'm on top of the world.
I'm on the top of the world looking down on creation
And the only explanation I can find
Is the food that I purged ever since I lost the urge
Six feet under but on top of the world.
Original Lyrics:
I'm on the top of the world lookin' down on creation
And the only explanation I can find
Is the love that I've found ever since you've been around
Your love's put me at the top of the world.
I'm on the top of the world lookin' down on creation
And the only explanation I can find
Is the love that I've found ever since you've been around
Your love's put me at the top of the world.
Submitted by: J.C.
"Close To You"
Better Lyrics:
On the day that you were bornthe doctors got together
and decided there was nothing they could do
so they sprinkled goldfish in your hair
and silver nitrate in your eyes of blue
that why birds fall down from the sky
every time you walk by
just like me
they ought to be
sick of you
Original Lyrics:
On the day that you were born the angels got together
and decided to create a dream come true,
so they sprinkled gold dust in you hair
and silver moonlight in your eyes of blue.
Thats why birds suddenly appear
every time you are near
just like me
they long to be
close to you
Submitted by: David Mitchell

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Rainy Days And Mondays"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
What I've got, they used to call 'the blues'
Why They're Nonsensical:
This may seem nonsensical at first glance, but "the blues" can actually refer to the way someone feels.
Submitted by: Sheila Evans
"Sing"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Don't worry that it's not good enough
For anyone else to hear
Just sing, sing a song
Why They're Nonsensical:
How can any singing be not good enough to hear? Even the worst singing can be heard!
Submitted by: Candy Welty
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"It's Gonna Take Some Time"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
It's gonna take some time this time
To get myself in shape.
I really fell out of line this time;
I really missed the gate.
Why They're Misrhymed:
It would be quite impossible to hate anything sung by the angelic Karen Carpenter during the all-too-brief time that she graced this desperate Earth. Nonetheless, that cannot completely hide the fact that the lyrics she was given to work with were sometimes less than superb. In this case, not only is there only an approximate rhyme between "shape" and "gate"; it is also true that "I really missed the gate" is an awkward line. I know the line is somehow meant as a metaphor, but even at that it is a reaching and awkward metaphor. So here, the author of these lines settled for an awkward line in order to make not even an exact rhyme, but only an approximate rhyme.
Submitted by: Barry Jorgensen
 

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"(They Long To Be) Close To You"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Why do birds suddenly appear
Every time you are near?
Why They're Inappropriate:
Well, I guess the answer depends on what type of birds are actually appearing when you are near. The song doesn't really specify. If its robins or doves, then ok, it's appropriate, I guess. However, if the birds that keep appearing are pigeons or vultures, then that's a different story.
Submitted by: Kevin Dee
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Someday"
Opening Lines:
Someday, rested from hours of sleeping.
Comments:
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"You"
Opening Lines:
You are the one who makes me happy.
Comments:
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
There are additional Carpenters spelling lyrics available.

Made Up Words in Songs:

"Yesterday Once More"
The Made Up Words:
Sha-la-la-la, wo-o-wo-o, shing-a-ling-a-ling
Comments:
These lyrics would be sung in the 50s, when The Carpenters were both little children.
Submitted by: Francis A. Sissy
 

Song Title Space Change:

"It's Gonna Take Sometime" originally "It's Gonna Take Some Time"
Something hasn't worked / caught on yet, but will.
Submitted by: Natalie Portmanteau Word
"Goof Us" originally "Goofus"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Bless The Beast Sand Children" originally "Bless The Beasts And Children"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Rainy Day Sand Mondays" originally "Rainy Days And Mondays"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"Merry Christ, Ma's Darling!" originally "Merry Christmas Darling"
Submitted by: Lucinda Blair

There are additional Song Title Space Change available.

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Merry Christmas, Darling"
The Lyrics:
But I can dream, and in my dreams,
I'm Christmasing with you.
Why:
Nice song, but "Christmas" is not a verb.
Submitted by: Terror Reid
 

Band Name Anagrams:

Her Net Carpets Submitted by: Rachel Stedman
Enter The Scarp Submitted by: Angela Bassett Hound
Scarp = cliff or precipice or abrupt slope change
Enter The Carps Submitted by: Naomi Swanson
Peter Snatcher Submitted by: Elsie Greer

Song Title Anagrams:

"True Anchor Height" originally "Hurting Each Other"
Submitted by: Jennifer
"Itch Rather Enough" originally "Hurting Each Other"
Submitted by: John
"Hurting To Her Ache" originally "Hurting Each Other"
Submitted by: Joy Stick
"Either Tough Ranch" originally "Hurting Each Other"
Submitted by: Joy Stick
"Each Other Thin Rug" originally "Hurting Each Other"
Submitted by: Joy Stick

There are additional Carpenters Song Title Anagrams available.

Super Short Pop Songs:

"All I Can Do" Length: 1:41
My favorite Carpenters tune would have to be one of their shortest ones.
Submitted by: Porfle Popnecker

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Can Rolled Fashioned Isthmus" originally "An Old-Fashioned Christmas"
Submitted by: Rhoda Dohr
"Can Rolled Fashioned Isthmus" originally "An Old-Fashioned Christmas"
Submitted by: Rhoda Dohr
"Ran Cold Fashioned Isthmus" originally "An Old-Fashioned Christmas"
Submitted by: Rhoda Dohr
"Git's On A Take Sometime" originally "It's Gonna Take Some Time"
Submitted by: Gordy N. Knott
"Tit's Gonna Ache Some Time" originally "It's Gonna Take Some Time"
Submitted by: Natalie Portmanteau Word

There are additional Song Title Spoonerisms available.

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Goodbye to Love"
The Lyrics:
I'll say Goodbye to Love.
No one ever cared if I should live or die.
Time and time again the chance of love has passed me by,
and all I know of love is how to live without it.
I just can't seem to find it.
Why:
It sounds like an up tempo soft rock song with a great guitar solo (The only Carpenters song that has a guitar solo.) But this song is about giving up or going into sabbatical on finding love.
Submitted by: Paul Warren
 

Lyrics Spoonerisms:

"Merry Christmas, Darling"
The Lyrics:
I wish it every day.
Why:
I dish It every way.
Submitted by: Nicole Velocin
There are additional Lyrics Spoonerisms available.

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Hand Tools
Carpenters use Hand Tools for building stuff.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Bless The Beasts And Children"
1971 coming of age movie
Submitted by: Opie M.
"Sing"
2016 animated film
Submitted by: Sheila Oh

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