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Album cover parody of Roll over Beethoven by Chuck Berry
Parody album cover
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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.

Chuck Bery


Everything I wrote about wasn't about me, but about the people listening.
Submitted by: RIP Duckwalker King
"The Big Band Era is my era. People say, 'Where did you get your style from?' I did the Big Band Era on guitar. That's the best way I could explain it."
Submitted by: Little Keeneh


(This is actually a true story.) One time my niece was at the home of someone who was playing "My Ding-A-Ling" by Chuck Berry on a CD. After the song, she asked "Why does he want people to play with his cell phone?" No one tried to explain that there were no cell phones when the song came out.
Submitted by: Marilyn Westbury

Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: Charles Edward Anderson Berry. Submitted by: oldtimes

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: The Prime Minister of Rock 'n' Roll . Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Weird Names of Music Performer's Children:

  • Blue - Blue isn't too bad.. but Blue Berry? Submitted by: Jet

Former Career:

New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Chuck Berry""Hairdresser"Johnny better B. Goode, or he's gonna get a razor strap upside da head! - Michael E Cormier

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Run Rudolph Run"He sings "Run, run, Rudolph" in the song; never "Run, Rudolph, run." - crazydon

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"No Peculiar Place To Go""No Particular Place To Go"D. Melody Dole, MD
"Hole Over Beethoven""Roll Over Beethoven"Winter Pepper
"Troll Over Bait Oven""Roll Over Beethoven"Winter Pepper

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Who's Johnny?," El DeBarge"Brown Eyed Handsome Man," Chuck Berry
"Where Are We Going?," Remy Shand"No Particular Place To Go," Chuck Berry
"What's Your Name?," Lynyrd Skynyrd"Carol," Chuck Berry
"Ring The Living Bell," Melanie"Ding A Ling," Chuck Berry
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Nadie" originally "Nadine"
pronounced "NAH-dyeh"; means 'nobody' in Spanish.
"Carl" originally "Carol"
Candy Welty
"Too Much Money Business" originally "Too Much Monkey Business"
Karen Smith

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"No Particular Place To God" originally "No Particular Place To Go"
God finds this place undistinguished.
Heather Brockwell
"No Particular Place To Ego" originally "No Particular Place To Go"
My ego regards this place as undistinguished.
Heather Brockwell
"No Particular Palace To Go" originally "No Particular Place To Go"
He just wants to see any palace.
Samantha Wayland
"No Particular Place To Goo" originally "No Particular Place To Go"
Beverly Stiles
"Croll Over Beethoven" originally "Roll Over Beethoven"
Croll is a lastname
Winter Pepper

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Roll Ever Beethoven" originally "Roll Over Beethoven"
Winter Pepper
"Toll Over Beethoven" originally "Roll Over Beethoven"
Winter Pepper
"Roll Oven Beethoven" originally "Roll Over Beethoevn"
Winter Pepper
"Almost Growl" originally "Almost Grown"
Candy Welty
"Almost Crown" originally "Almost Grown"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.


Jan 8
a parody of "Johnny B Goode" by chuck Berry
Parady about Johnny Manziel

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Johnny B. Goode""Pierre Poilievre"G_RandomPerson
"Roll Over Beethoven""Roll Over, Ron Raygun"eeL deaL
"Run Rudolph Run""Run Rudolph Run (Steelers 2023 Playoffs Edition)"Michael T. Mondak
"No Particular Place to Go""No Convenient Place To Blow"card
"Johnny B. Goode""Joey B. Good"Gregory Blake
"Let It Rock""The Student Loan Dilemma"Gregory Blake
"Johnny B. Goode""Rocky Is Good"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"School Days""Scout Days"Duc4AmIRight
"Sweet Little Sixteen""Huge Larger 300"Duc4AmIRight
"No Particular Place to Go""No Convenient Place To Blow"annie gardner

There are additional song parodies available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
My Ding-a-LingSTD ClinicMarv
Rock And Roll MusicCountry Music AwardsBill S
You Never Can TellPsychic Hotlinemiss bad example
My Ding-a-LingUrologistmeQal

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Prince Johnny
   St. Vincent
Johnny B. Goode
   Chuck Berry
Prince Johnny B. Goode
Alicia Sturdivant
If My Friends Could See Me Now
   Linda Clifford
My Ding-A-Ling
   Chuck Berry
If My Friends Could See My Ding-A-Ling Now
Not a good idea.
Francis A. Sissy
Stuck In The Middle With You
   Stealers Wheel
No Particular Place To Go
   Chuck Berry
Stuck In The Middle With You With No Particular Place To Go
Kim Carnosaur
When a Man Loves a Woman
   Percy Sledge
My Ding-A-Ling
   Chuck Berry
When a Man Loves His Ding-A-Ling
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

The Holly Berries
The Hollies combined with Chuck Berry
Submitted By: Candy Welty

Misheard Lyrics:

"Run Rudolph Run"
Misheard Lyrics:
One more rude one
Original Lyrics:
Run run Rudolph
"Johnny B. Goode"
Misheard Lyrics:
Go, daddy, go, go
Ho daddy, ho, ho
Original Lyrics:
Go, Johnny, go, go
"Johnny B. Goode"
Misheard Lyrics:
He used to carry his guitar and a guy named Zack
Original Lyrics:
He used to carry his guitar in a gunny sack
"You Never Can Tell"
Misheard Lyrics:
They bought a souped-up Jimny, 'twas a cherry-red 53
Original Lyrics:
They bought a souped-up jitney, 'twas a cherry-red 53
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"You Never Can Tell"
Misheard Lyrics:
They bought a souped-up Jimny, 'twas a cherry-red 53
Original Lyrics:
They bought a souped-up jitney, 'twas a cherry-red 53

Story about this misheard lyric by: Martin Pritchard

Searching Google for "SX53HDC" turns up an image of a two-tone red Suzuki Jimny with all-terrain tyres, lift kit, snorkel, light bar and a '53 license plate. There may be more to those Back To The Future shenanigans than his cousin Marvin was letting on.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"No Particular Place to Go"
Better Lyrics:
Riding along in the sleek Batmobile
With Batman beside me at the wheel
Cruising along at ten seconds per mile
We stop the Joker running wild
Now Alfred is on the radio
To Arkham Asylum we must go
Original Lyrics:
Riding along in my automobile
My baby beside me at the wheel
I stole a kiss at the turn of a mile
My curiosity runnin' wild
Crusin' and playin' the radio
With no particular place to go
Submitted by: Sheogorath
"Johnny B. Goode"
Better Lyrics:
Debate in Michigan, hopes of Cain comin’ clean,
Eight Republicans there, what a media scene
Perry stumbled, loss of words… misunderstood?
Dept. of Energy… uh… Oops! So stupid!
Texas education might explain it so well,
But his gaffe cost him as his numbers then fell!!!

So So
Slow. Perry So
So Slow
Perry’s stupid!!!
Original Lyrics:
Deep down Louisiana close to New Orleans,
Way back up in the woods among the evergreens
There stood a log cabin made of earth and wood,
Where lived a country boy named of Johnny B. Goode
Who never ever learned to read or write so well,
But he could play the guitar like ringing a bell.

Go Go
Go Johnny Go
Go Go
Johnny B. Goode
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Memphis, Tennessee"
The Dated Lyrics:
Her home is on the south side, high upon a ridge,
Just a half a mile from the Mississippi bridge.
Why They're Dated:
When this song came out in 1963, "the Mississippi bridge" was an adequate reference to a bridge whose official name is the "Memphis And Arkansas Bridge". It opened in 1949 and from then until 1973 was the only bridge carrying road traffic across the mighty Mississippi anywhere near Memphis, railroad bridges being then the only other bridges to parallel it nearby. The next closer road bridges across the Mississippi were at least 50 miles to the north or south. The Mississippi And Arkansas Bridge still exists today and carries Interstate 55 and a few US highways across the Mississippi River. In 1973, the Hernando de Soto Bridge opened to carry Interstate 40 across the Mississippi, only about a mile and a half north of the Mississippi And Arkansas Bridge. Now with these two bridges carrying road traffic across the river from Memphis to Arkansas, they are referred to in the Memphis area as the "Old Bridge" and the "New Bridge" to distinguish them. So there would not tend to be a now ambiguous reference to "the Mississippi bridge".
Submitted by: Karen Smith

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"My Ding-a-Ling"
The Dirty Lyrics:
Sure was hard trying to cross that thing with hands holding my Ding-a-Ling!
Why They're Dirty:
Obvious, isn't it?
Submitted by: Bennett Klafter
"My Ding-a-ling"
The Dirty Lyrics:
And those of you who will not sing,
You must be playing with your own Ding-a-ling!
Why They're Dirty:
The word 'ding-a-ling' is slang for penis.
Submitted by: Bobby Heffley
There are additional dirty lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Roll Over Beethoven"
The Lyrics:
Roll Over Beethoven
and tell Tschaikowsky the news
Who They Mention:
Peter Ilyitch Tschaikowsky
Submitted by: Britney Spears into pruning hooks
"Roll Over Beethoven"
The Lyrics:
Roll over, Beethoven
Who They Mention:
Ludwig von Beethoven
Submitted by: oldsongs
There are additional celebrity lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Run Rudolph Run"
The Lyrics:
And then away went Rudolph
Whizzin’ like a Sabre jet
Product Brand Name:
North American F-86 Sabre
Submitted by: Cody Finke
The Lyrics:
As I was motivatin' over the hill
I saw Maybelline in a Coupe de Ville
A Cadillac a-rollin' on the open road
Nothin' will outrun my V8 Ford
Product Brand Name:
Ford Motor Company
Submitted by: James Owens
There are additional product lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"My Ding-a-ling"
The Song Lyrics:
When I was a little bitty boy,
My grandmother gave me a very pretty toy --
Silver bells hanging on a string,
Song They Mention:
Silver Bells
Submitted by: Dionne Peacewick
"Roll Over Beethoven"
The Song Lyrics:
Well, early in the mornin' I'm a-givin' you a warnin':
Don't you step on my blue suede shoes.
Song They Mention:
Blue Suede Shoes
Submitted by: Axl Sean

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

Opening Lines:
Maybellene, why can't you be true Oh, Maybellene, why can't you be true You've started back doin' the things you used to do.
"Maybellene" sounds like one of Chuck Berry's mid-1950's original classics. But on this song, hearing can be deceptive as to the time when this song was recorded and was a hit record. It actually was recorded and released in 1964 and became a Top Ten hit, marking the only time that Chuck Berry would have a hit in the middle of the British invasion and Motown nearly lock on the charts.
Submitted by: Peter
Opening Lines:
Long distance information, give me Memphis Tennessee Help me find the party trying to get in touch with me.
"Memphis" is another one of Chuck Berry's mid-1950's classics. It was recorded and made a hit, again, in 1964 by Johnny Rivers.
Submitted by: Peter
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"May Bel Line" originally "Maybelline"
Submitted by: Peter

Band Name Anagrams:

Buck Cherry Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Also a spoonerism
Buck Her Cry Submitted by: Carmen Nunki

Song Title Anagrams:

"Mort Nags Owl" originally "Almost Grown"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Matron Glows" originally "Almost Grown"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Tom's Wrong, Al" originally "Almost Grown"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Alms Got Worn" originally "Almost Grown"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Malt Or Gowns" originally "Almost Grown"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Johnny B Goode"
The Lyrics:
Deep down Louisiana close to New Orleans,
Way back up in the woods among the evergreens
Mentions the U.S. state of Louisiana and its largest city, New Orleans.
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale

Songs That Are Banned:

"My Ding-a-Ling"
The song had a double entendre where a gift from his grandmother was also used to represent a certain part of the anatomy in a lewd manner.
Submitted by: Barry Disbrow
"My Ding-a-ling"
Banned by almost every radio station in the U.S. for its obvious reference to a certain part of the male anatomy
Submitted by: Barry Disbrow

Super Short Pop Songs:

"Maybellene" Length: 2:19
Submitted by: Evan

Song Title Acrostics:

ROB: "Roll Over Beethoven"
Submitted by: Edyth Bowen

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Bonnie G. Goode" originally "Johnny B. Goode"
Gender change by spoonerism!
Submitted by: Lori Blonde
"Ol' Rover Beethoven" originally "Roll Over Beethoven"
Submitted by: Winter Pepper
"Day Neen" originally "Nadine"
Submitted by: Lefty Lucy
"Day Neen" originally "Nadine"
Submitted by: Lefty Lucy

Foreign Language in English Songs:

"C'est La Vie"
The Lyrics:
C'est la vie say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell.
"C'est la vie" is French for "That's life".
Submitted by: Connie Brady

Lyrics Alliteration:

"Run Rudolph Run"
The Lyrics:
Run, run Rudolph, Randalph ain't too far behind
Four R's in a row.
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Beck Churry originally "Chuck Berry"
I bet they didn't think of thatone.
Submitted by: oldrock
Buck Her Cry originally "Chuck Berry"
Submitted by: Carmen Nunki
Buck Cherry originally "Chuck Berry"
Wait a minute...
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Crime Records:

Chuck had a secret video camera in a convenience store womans bathroom. All charges were dropped against him.
Submitted by: Glenn Rousseau
"Interstate transportation of a prostitute"
While in Mexico, he met a 14-year old Apache woman that he invited to work as a hat check girl at his club. After she was fired, she was arrested on prostitution charges, and Chuck Berry was essentially blamed for having "transported a female for immoral purposes." He was sentenced to five years and fined ,000
Submitted by: Ra'akone
"Armed Robbery"
In 1944, when his car broke down, he and a bunch of his friends waited, and flagged down a passing car. Chuck then carjacked the car using a non-functional gun. The man used a pay-phone, and the police quickly caught them. Chuck Berry was sentenced, and then released from the Intermediate Reformatory for Young Men in Algoa, Missouri, when he turned 21.
Submitted by: Ra'akone

Lighter Side of Serious Bands:

"My Ding-a-ling"
Though this is Chuck Berry's dirtiest song, it actually got on Dr. Demento's Radio Show.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

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

"Rock in Space"
The Voyager 1 and 2 each have a special gold LP disk record that has on the exterior pictures of a nude male + female couple and several other references to humanity, planet Earth and where it is, the location of our solar system, etc. Play the LP on the spacecraft's player and aliens coming upon these probes will hear recorded messages, greetings in several languages, sounds of nature and more incl. music. "Johnny B. Goode" by Chuck Berry is one of the songs featured,
Submitted by: Interstellar Overdrive
"Coprophilia and just being an all around perv..."
If it weren't for Berry's bridging the gap between blues and rock, there would BE no rock. But now, he's only known for voyeurism....and that other thing.
Submitted by: Gary Phelps

Bad Ringtone Choices:

"My Ding-a-Ling"
The Lyrics:
My Ding-a-Ling My Ding-a-Ling I Want To Play With My Ding-a-Ling
If your phone went off in school with this ringtone loudly playing this nasty song, you would be in serious trouble.
Submitted by: Jordan Alexander

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