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Fun Music Information -> Ella Fitzgerald

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

 
 

Possible Misspelled Names:

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

Ella Fitzgerald or Billie Holiday

Quotes:

Some kids in Italy call me 'Mama Jazz; I thought that was so cute. As long as they don't call me 'Grandma Jazz.'
- Ella Fitzgerald
Submitted by: LucidLupin
 

Jokes:

If Ella Fitzgerald had married Allen Funt, she would have been "Ella Funt". If Ella Fitzgerald had married Darth Vader, she would have been "Ella Vader"
Submitted by: Odie Garfield
 

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: First Lady of Song. Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Known informally as: The First Lady of Song. Submitted by: Martha Hankins

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Booze In The Night""Blues In The Night"Scarlett Lopez
"Honey, Suck My Nose""Honeysuckle Rose"Jan-Willem van Prooijen

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"That Old Black Magic,"Magic is not colored black nor old.Odie Garfield
"I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart,"Hearts don't have songs in them.Yvette Bristle
"It's Only A Paper Moon,"The Moon is not made of paper.Yvette Bristle
"The Sun Forgot To Shine This Morning,"The sun always shines, sometimes hidden by clouds.Yvette Bristle

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Weatherman Says," Jack Wagner"Too Darn Hot," Ella Fitzgerald
"Come Out Dancing," Rick Nelson"I've Got Rhythm ," Ella Fitzgerald
"Sad Mood," Sam Cooke"I Want To Be Happy," Ella Fitzgerald
"Should I Stay Or Should I Go?," The Clash"Undecided," Ella Fitzgerald
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Sprig Will Be A Little Late This Year" originally "Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year"
Naomi Swanson
"What Are You Doing New Ear's Eve" originally "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve"
Lydia Helton
"Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Hoe" originally "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home"
Candy Welty
"Ill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home" originally "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home"
Candy Welty

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Spring Will Be A Little Later This Year" originally "Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year"
Yvette Bristle
"Spring Will Bet A Little Late This Year" originally "Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year"
Yvette Bristle
"Spring Will Beg A Little Late This Year" originally "Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year"
Yvette Bristle
"What Are You Doing Newt Year's Eve" originally "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve"
Newts have their own year?
Lydia Helton
"What Are You Doping New Year's Eve" originally "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve"
Lydia Helton

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Give Me The Pimple Life" originally "Give Me The Simple Life"
Sheila Evans
"Give Ma The Simple Life" originally "Give Me The Simple Life"
Sheila Evans
"Give Me The Simple Lift" originally "Give Me The Simple Life"
Sheila Evans
"Spying Will Be A Little Late This Year" originally "Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year"
Naomi Swanson
"String Will Be A Little Late This Year" originally "Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year"
Yvette Bristle

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Dream A Little Dream Of Me""Meme Dispenser, Gee That's Me!"Mimi
"Makin' Whoopee""Takin' Selfies"Claude Prez
"Do You Know The Muffin Man""You're My Blueberry Muffin"Larry Hensley
"Let's Call the Whole Thing Off""A Cicada Mating Call (Let's Call the Mating Call Off)"Fred Landau
"Blue Skies""Storm Clouds"Immoral Liberal
"April in Paris""Rape-kill in Paris"Barry J. Mitchel
"Cry Me a River""Crimea's Shivver"John A. Barry
"The Lady is a Tramp""The Geezer is a Scamp"Al Silver
"Love For Sale""Health For Sale"Al Silver
"Give Me the Simple Life""Give Me the Luddite Life"Al Silver

There are additional song parodies available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Pack Up Your Sins And Go To The DevilChurchMark
Boy WantedMichael Jackson's Neverland RanchPayne

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
I Hear A Symphony
   The Supremes
By Strauss
   Ella Fitzgerald
I Hear A Symphony By Strauss
Raphael
It's Only A Paper Moon
   Ella Fitzgerald
Torn
   Natalie Imbruglia
It's Only A Paper Moon Torn
No need to be sad, Sen. Glenn!
crazy

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Fontella Fitzgerald Bass
Fontella Bass combined with Ella Fitzgerald
Submitted By: Donna Gelpigi
Cinderella Fitzgerald
Cinderella combined with Ella Fitzgerald
Submitted By: Lorraine Thoanjer

Misheard Lyrics:

"Sleigh Ride"
Misheard Lyrics:
Come on, it's lonely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you
Original Lyrics:
Come on, it's lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you
"Always True to You in My Fashion"
Misheard Lyrics:
If Emile includes a deal
Except I may
Original Lyrics:
If the meal includes a deal
Accept I may
"Always True to You in My Fashion"
Misheard Lyrics:
If the deal includes Emile
Except I may
Original Lyrics:
If the deal includes a meal
Accept I may
"Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm puttin' on my top hat.
Tyin' up my white tie.
Pushin' up my pants.
Original Lyrics:
I'm puttin' on my top hat.
Tyin' up my white tie.
Brushin' off my tails
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm puttin' on my top hat.
Tyin' up my white tie.
Pushin' up my pants.
Original Lyrics:
I'm puttin' on my top hat.
Tyin' up my white tie.
Brushin' off my tails

Story about this misheard lyric by: Doug Baseball

I was 9 or 10 when I heard it in a group of songs from musicals, probably on an album being sold on TV. I didn't know the song's title, and never questioned it, because at that age, I had no idea what tails were and wouldn't have considered brushing anything. But, the word sounded like pushing anyway, and the last one kind of sounded like pants, so for many years I thought that was it.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney"
The Dirty Lyrics:
Santa Claus got stuck in my chimney
Why They're Dirty:
Younger generations of kids won't understand the meaning of the song, but the word "chimney" is actually a 1950's euphemism for vagina. That song is also about someone having intercourse with a female partner.
Submitted by: Xmas3
"Love For Sale"
The Dirty Lyrics:
Love for sale
Appetizing young love for sale
Love that`s fresh and still unspoiled
Love that`s only slightly soiled

Love for sale
Who will buy?
Who would like to sample my supply?
Who`s prepared to pay the price
For a trip to paradise?

Love for sale
Appetizing young love for sale
If you want to buy my wares
Follow me and climb the stairs
Love for sale
Why They're Dirty:
This was written by Cole Porter in the 40s, and it's about prostitution. And they think we're the deviants.
Submitted by: Little Old Lady Hoo
There are additional dirty lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Hard Hearted Hannah"
The Lyrics:
An evening spent with Hannah on your knees
Is like travelin' through Alaska in your BVDs
Product Brand Name:
B.V.D. underwear
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Stairway To The Stars"
Opening Lines:
Let's build a stairway to the stars
Comments:
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"A Beautiful Friendship"
Opening Lines:
This is the end of a beautiful friendship
Comments:
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Made Up Words in Songs:

"A Tisket, A Tasket"
The Made Up Words:
Tisket, Tasket
Comments:
The title line, I guess, was contrived to rhyme with "A green and yellow basket". As a child, this had me wondering for a long time what tiskets and taskets were. I never found out.
Submitted by: The Quirkfetch Kid
 

Song Title Space Change:

"Sat In Doll" originally "Satin Doll"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Blue Sin The Night" originally "Blues In The Night"
Submitted by: Oldtimer

Band Name Anagrams:

Later Glad Life Submitted by: George Straitjacket
Explains her popularity later in her life!
Ill Farted Glaze Submitted by: Josh

Song Title Anagrams:

"Kate Sat At Kites" originally "A Tisket, A Tasket"
Submitted by: Rapunzel Gladstone
"Tea Skit At Kate's" originally "A Tisket, A Tasket"
Submitted by: Rapunzel Gladstone

Song Title Acrostics:

OIL: "Once I Loved"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Rue Bloom" originally "Blue Room"
Submitted by: Dawn Anwad
"I Gotta Site To Bling The Ruse" originally "I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues"
I forgot this one
Submitted by: Rick O'Shea
"I Gotta Blight To Sing The Ruse" originally "I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues"
Submitted by: Rick O'Shea
"I Bought A Site To Ring The Glues" originally "I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues"
Submitted by: Rick O'Shea
"I Sought A Bite To Ring The Glues" originally "I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues"
Submitted by: Rick O'Shea

There are additional Song Title Spoonerisms available.

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Fella, It's Gerald originally "Ella Fitzgerald"
Submitted by: Angela Sleepyhorse

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Birds Do It"
Awful 1966 comedy
Submitted by: Odie Garfield
"Prelude To A Kiss"
1992 film w/ Alec Baldwin & Meg Ryan
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale

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