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I look at all of the different periods of time where I’ve written lyrics, and they all have their own references and different phases. This one came out pretty clear: I'm a father now, I have to consider a lot more than I used to, and I think I've realised we’re not all as free as we were before. In every way. I mean, as the political arena started heating up in America before the elections, it became clear that there was so much more threatening all of our lives than I'd considered before. I'm looking at a candidate that has blatant disregard for the future environmentally, when it comes to women’s rights, diplomatically...I have three daughters that are going to survive me for decades – how are they going to get on unless there’s some positive and progressive change?- Dave Grohl on the lyrical content of the 'Concrete and Gold' album
Submitted by: UFO Traveller
Dave: When I'm doing something with the band I can't do it anything else but when I have a week to spend in the recording studio then hell yeah I'll do it. It's what I'd rather be doing anyways.
Why go on vacation when work is so much more fun?
Yeah exactly.
- Dave Grohl & Taylor Hawkins on playing in other bands while on vacation from their own band.

Submitted by: Celeste
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Q- what would the foo fighters use to fix a leaky pipe A-monkey wrench
Submitted by: Nathan
Q: What would the Foo Fighters be called if they went into plumbing business?
A: They would be called the Poo Fighters
Submitted by: kurt
There are additional music jokes available.

Band Name Origins:

  • The band name has nothing to do with American pilots during WW2. French pilots would report seeing fireballs in the sky during the war, and called them feu fighters. Feu means fire. Dave Grohl then changed it to Foo Fighters. He chose this name because he is a total UFO buff, and Roswell Records which the first album was released on is actually Dave Grohls own label. Even the album art was of a ray gun Submitted by: thesquire
  • The "Food Fighters" origination is way off (Grohl was the only member of the band at the beginning and played all parts on the debut album bar one track so who could he have had a food fight with?!?). Foo Fighters was a term used by Allied pilots in WW2 to describe various UFOs or mysterious aerial phenomena seen in the skies over Europe and the Pacific. Grohl's interest in UFOs has been well documented in a number of interviews particularly at the beginning and he himself has said that this was behind the name. Moreover Roswell Records (their label that released the debut) is named after the UFO Incident of 1947. The band also played a special 10 year anniversary gig in a hanger in Roswell. Submitted by: Matt Curley

Stupid Band Names:

  • Dave Grohl, this band's founder, says that it is the dumbest possible band name. Therefore, he admits his own band's name is a stupid one. Submitted by: GlamRockNinjaLord
  • What the heck is "foo" and how does it get fought? Submitted by: Calop
  • Should have been Kung-Foo Fighters but their budget was too low to waste character space! Submitted by: Dan Abnormal

Better Off Solo?:

New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Dave Grohl""Outside of the Foos, Dave Grohl is the studio drummer for Tenacious D, the full-time drummer for Them Crooked Vultures and he also played drums on Joan Jett's "Unvarnished" album. Dave also had a hand in the making of albums by Slash, Ghost BC and the Zac Brown Band..." - GlamRockNinjaLord

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Kraut MeteorsThe British WW2 nickname of the German weaponsRobert D. Arndt Jr.
Phoo BombsUS classification of German weapons that they wereRobert D. Arndt Jr.
Fire FightersFire can be fought. Foo (whatever that is) cannot.Bob
Boo FightersThose Boos in the Mario games are so hard to kill!Alan the Ottoman
Food FightersThat is a more realistic nameDaniel L.

There are additional new band names available.

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Forget to Fall""Learn to Fly"Lizzie
"Extended Street to Failure""Long Road to Ruin"Lizzie
"Small You""Big Me"Lizzie
"Best For You""Best Of You"Daniel Leichty
"On My Wife""All My Life"BLSH

There are additional new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Cold Day In the Sun,"What strange weather.Lizzie
"Learn To Fly,"Do you have wings or something?Ned Riley

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"I Believe I Can Fly," R. Kelly"Learn To Fly," Foo Fighters
"Watching TV," Roger Waters"The Pretender," Foo Fighters
"Don't Mess With My Man," Nivea"What If I Do?," Foo Fighters
"Bang Your Head (Metal Health)," Quiet Riot"My Poor Brain," Foo Fighters
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Ties Like These" originally "Times Like These"
"Long Road To Run" originally "Long Road To Ruin"
Helen Reddy Whip
"Sacked Actors" originally "Stacked Actors"
Raggedy Anne Of Green Gables
"Staked Actors" originally "Stacked Actors"
Were they vampires? (Or just playing vampires?)
Jamie Burke
"On The Med" originally "On The Mend"
Doodah Bobo

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Let It Dive" originally "Let It Die"
"Let It Dine" originally "Let It Die"
"Feverlong" originally "Everlong"
you know, as long as a fever goes
Girrafe Punk
"Beast Of You" originally "Best Of You"
"The Blast Song" originally "The Last Song"

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Cold Dad In The Sun" originally "Cold Day In The Sun"
Samantha Wayland
"My Poor Drain" originally "My Poor Brain"
Yvette Bristle
"My Poor Braid" originally "My Poor Brain"
Yvette Bristle
"My Poor Grain" originally "My Poor Brain"
Yvette Bristle
"Newt Year" originally "Next Year"

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Monkey Wrench""(D'you wanna see my) Monkey Wrench"Van S A'Parody
"Best of You""Chest Ain't True"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Medicine At Midnight""Mysteries At Midnight"Duc4AmIRight
"Monkey Wrench""(D'you wanna see my) Monkey Wrench?"Grandpa
"Monkey Wrench""(D'you wanna see my) Monkey Wrench?"Grandpa
"The Pretender""The Pandemic"Duc4AmIRight
"The Pretender""The Suspender"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"My Poor Brain""Pinky and the Brain"mouselover
"Long Road to Ruin""Wrong Substitution"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Monkey Wrench""Making Friends"Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Learn To FlyAirTran AirwaysThe Nerd
Big MeViagraJosh
Learn To FlyPilot SchoolNightshadowliver
Learn To FlyMicrosoft Flight Simulatorerica
Big MePenis EnlargementBeef Wang, BobyBird's Trusty Boxer Dog! :0P
There are additional commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
WheelsCar DealerDongquan
Stacked ActorsAgent For An Actor/ActressHeath
BreakoutSpot Removal CreamFiggy
Gimme StitchesSurgeon's OfficeRosie
Times Like These'Coping with Senility' Therapy ClassSplinter
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
Somebody Help Me
   The Everly Brothers
Learn To Fly
   Foo Fighters
Somebody Help Me Learn To Fly
I want to be just like a bird!
Jacynthia Maries
Those Were The Days
   Roger Whittaker
These Days
   Foo Fighters
Those Were These Days
Ahem, no comment!
   Foo Fighters
Porcelain Doll
Duncan Moore
   Foo Fighters
Voodoo Doll
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Street Fighter
Streets combined with Foo Fighters
A popular fighting game from the late 80's and early 90's.
Submitted By: Garrison
Firefall combined with Foo Fighters
Would they dress up like firemen when performing onstage?
Submitted By: Jim Raveling
Five For Foo Fighting
Five For Fighting combined with Foo Fighters
Humiliating radio announcers all over the world.
Submitted By: neptunevsmars
Foo Arcade Fire Fighters
Foo Fighters combined with Arcade Fire
Submitted By: Natalie Stonecipher

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

Misheard Lyrics:

"My Hero"
Misheard Lyrics:
There goes my hero
Watch him as he goes
There goes my hero Sargeant Larry
Original Lyrics:
There goes my hero
Watch him as he goes
There goes my hero
He's ordinary
"Best of You"
Misheard Lyrics:
The bench, the bench
Original Lyrics:
The best, the best
"Learn to Fly"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm looking for the sinus medicine
Original Lyrics:
I'm looking for the sky to save me
"My Hero"
Misheard Lyrics:
Suck it baby!
Original Lyrics:
He's ordinary.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"My Hero"
Misheard Lyrics:
There goes my hero
Watch him as he goes
There goes my hero Sargeant Larry
Original Lyrics:
There goes my hero
Watch him as he goes
There goes my hero
He's ordinary

Story about this misheard lyric by: Mathew

That's just how I thought at first. Years later I realized way off. Never saw the video, that might have clarified.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Monkey Wrench"
The Funny Lyrics:
I'll never be your monkey wrench!
Why They're Funny:
Kinda hard to visualize this one. Would he claw the nails and ringbolts with his teeth?
Submitted by: Connie
"All My Life"
The Funny Lyrics:
You've such a delicate wrist
And if I give it a twist
Somehting to hold when I lost my grip
Over and over down on my knees
If you open up wide
And if you let me inside
On and on I got nothing to hide....
Why They're Funny:
Dave Grohl, are you sure you don't have anything to hide?? Listen to the rest of the lyrics in this song, lots of potential innuendo.....
Submitted by: Rumpleteazer

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Best Of You"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Why They're Repetitive:
he says it like 50 times is even a forced meme
Submitted by: alex
"My Hero"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
There goes my hero
Watch him as he goes
There goes my hero
He's ordinary (100x)
Why They're Repetitive:
No comments.
Submitted by: Alan the Ottoman
There are additional repetitive lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Enough Space"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I was waiting for something
Maybe flying machines
That's when I found Lily
Best I've ever seen
Put her on the ceiling
Try to make her my own
People line up to see
But there never seems to be enough space
Why They're Nonsensical:
Huh??!? It seems completely random...especially the "Put her on the ceiling" part. Where on earth does THAT come from?!
Submitted by: Roasting Meatmellows
"Big Me"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
When I talk about it, carries on, reasons only knew
When I talk about it, Aries or treasons all renew
Why They're Nonsensical:
Am I the only one who's baffled by this? Think about it; the lines contain similarly-sounding words in the corresponding places ("carries on, reasons only knew"/"Aries or treasons all renew")... not sure what it's supposed to mean! It just seems silly!
Submitted by: Jonny Carson Daly

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"The One"
The Insincere Lyrics:
You're not the one, but you're the only one,
who could make me feel like this.
Why They're Insincere:
It sounds like a one-liner that a desparately horny person would use on an unsuspecting boy/girl.
Submitted by: Celeste

Insulting Song Lyrics:

"Big Me"
The Insulting Lyrics:
When I talk about it
it carries on
never was it true
but it's you I fell into
When I talk about it
carries on
never was it true
but it's you I fell into
Why They're Insulting:
The whole song is insulting. I think he's swallowing his pride and talking about what he's feeling.
Submitted by: Celeste

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"Big Me"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
When I talk about it,
Aries or, treasons all renew
Why They're Inappropriate:
What, praytell, does Aries (a sign of the zodiac) have to do with the subject matter of the song?
Submitted by: Quyjibo

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"I'll Stick Around"
The Song Lyrics:
I don't owe you anything (x4)
Song They Mention:
"I Don't Owe You Anything" by the Smiths. The phrase later occurs 8 times in succession near the end of the song.
Submitted by: Megan

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Waiting On A War"
Opening Lines:
I've been waiting on a war since I was young.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"No Son Of Mine"
Opening Lines:
No son of mine will ever do.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"Summer Send" originally "Summer's End"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"What? I, Fido" originally "What If I Do?"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"I'll Stick A Round" originally "I'll Stick Around"
As compared to sticking in some other shape?
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"On Them End" originally "On The Mend"
Submitted by: Doodah Bobo
"Le Tit Die" originally "Let It Die"
Submitted by: Lizzie

There are additional Song Title Space Change available.

Band Name Anagrams:

Her Goof Fits Submitted by: Paula Bland
Her Foot Figs Submitted by: Paula Bland
Forfeit Hogs Submitted by: John
Fetish Forgo Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Sheriff Go To Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"U.S. State" originally "Statues"
Submitted by: Joe
"Len Grove" originally "Everlong"
Submitted by: Paula Bland
"Nog Lever" originally "Everlong"
On a bar's drink dispenser?
Submitted by: Paula Bland
"Never Log" originally "Everlong"
Submitted by: Paula Bland
"Virginian Moo" originally "Virginia Moon"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Songs That Are Banned:

"Monkey Wrench"
During the rapid fire shout of, 'One last thing before I quit I never wanted any more than I could fit into my head I still remember every single word you said And all the shit that somehow came along with it Still, there's one thing that comforts me Since I was always caged and now I'm free...' that special S-word was unedited for many years on radio (and video) broadcasts and all of a sudden radio HAD to use a short silence to replace the word and yesterday I heard a version with the word 'shit' replaced with 'quit'. 'Quit' is not a noun, folks. DJs are morons.
Submitted by: Phooey On Radio Programmers!
"Learn To Fly"
After the events of September 11 this song was placed on a radio station black list.
Submitted by: Celeste

Super Short Pop Songs:

"Doll" Length: 1:30
First track on the Foo Fighters' biggest hit album "The Colour And The Shape".
Submitted by: G
"Big Me" Length: 2:12
Third song from their self-titled debut album.
Submitted by: John

Song Title Acrostics:

LID: "Let It Die"
Submitted by: Lizzie
LAY: "Lonely As You"
Submitted by: Lizzie
TOY: "Tired Of You"
Submitted by: Lizzie
BOY: "Best Of You"
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Sold Day In The Con" originally "Cold Day In The Sun"
That would make for a con, selling a day.
Submitted by: Peter
"Limes Tyke These" originally "Times Like These"
Submitted by: Lizzie
"Who Way Gnome" originally "New Way Home"
Submitted by: Lizzie
"Mig Bee" originally "Big Me"
Submitted by: Lizzie
"Cold Say in the Done" originally "Cold Day in the Sun"
Submitted by: Lizzie

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Fi Footers originally "Foo Fighters"
No comment on Cpt. Neeb's submission either.
Submitted by: newrock
Foo Fighters originally "Foo Fighters" comment...
Submitted by: Cpt. Neeb
Fig Footers originally "Foo Fighters"
Submitted by: Peter

Hidden Messages:

"Concrete and Gold"
Right at the end of the title track, which closes the CD - there is a few seconds of silence and then Dave Grohl shouts out, 'F*** you, Darrell!'. This seems to be a playful jab at Darrell Thorp, who helped record the album. He said that the Foo Fighters were fun to work with, so that indicates that little outburst is really just a studio joke.
Submitted by: Shout It Out Loud, Brotha!
In the middle of the song, you can hear the following being whispered: "So Dad would take the Sundays off, and that's the only time he could ever get any rest. And so, because we were loud on Sundays, he'd make us hold his construction boots over our head, till we'd sleep. And they were really heavy boots and I'd used to say "Dad, come on, please," and, like, start crying, 'cause they're too heavy."
Submitted by: Crafthead

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

"Having a former Nirvana member"
Dave Grohl, former drummer of Nirvana, formed this band after Cobain's death, using material he was reluctant to share (worried about "ruining the chemistry"). Krist Novosellic (also from Nirvana) was considered as a bandmate (Grohl didn't want it to be a solo project), but there was a concern they'd be seen as "a reincarnation of Nirvana." However, despite his efforts, many people do think of Foo Fighters as "the band with a Nirvana member in it."
Submitted by: Ra'akone

Music With a Warning Label:

"Low DVD EP"
A sticker was added below the usual warning (from the content in the "Low" video that got it banned from MTV) so that it can read "Parental Advisory Warning: Explicit Content ...and also big trucks."
Submitted by: Archie

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