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Band Name Origins:

  • They were originally the Four Aims, but an early producer (years before they were signed by Motown and became legends in the Sixties) told them they couldn't use the name, because they would be confused with the white pop group the Ames Brothers. The producer asked where they got the name. They said, "We're aiming for the top." So the producer suggested "The Four Tops." It took a while, but the rest is history. Submitted by: Michael Pacholek

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
The Four BottomsBottom is the opposite of top.Reggie Pillbox
The Three TopsTheir lead singer, Levi Stubbs, has diedIsac

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Standing In The Shadows Of Love,"Love has no shadows.Isac
"I'll Turn To Stone,"People can't turn to stone.Yvette Bristle
"Sad Hearts,"Hearts don't have emotions.Yvette Bristle
"Standing In The Shadows Of Love,"As an emotion, love doesn't really cast any shadowPeter

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Help Me, Rhonda," The Beach Boys"I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)," The Four Tops
"Everybody's Reaching Out For Someone," Glenn Yarbrough"Reach Out I'll Be There," Four Tops
"Been Too Long On The Road," Mark Lindsay"Baby I Need Your Loving," Four Tops
"No Legs," Adam Green"I Just Can't Walk Away," Four Tops
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Reach Out, I'll Be Here" originally "Reach Out, I'll Be There"
They aren't going very far.
Peter
"I'll Turn To Tone" originally "I'll Turn To Stone"
Candy Welty
"In These Changing Tims" originally "In These Changing Times"
Candy Welty
"In These Changing Ties" originally "In These Changing Times"
Candy Welty
"Ad Hearts" originally "Sad Hearts"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Sad Hearths" originally "Sad Hearts"
Candy Welty
"Sand Hearts" originally "Sad Hearts"
Candy Welty
"Said Hearts" originally "Sad Hearts"
Candy Welty
"What Is A Main" originally "What Is A Man"
As in water main
Candy Welty
"Are You Mean Enough" originally "Are You Man Enough"
Sutch

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Loch In Acapulco" originally "Loco In Acapulco"
In a Scottish-Mexican neighborhood?
Gretchen Wieners
"Lock In Acapulco" originally "Loco In Acapulco"
Gretchen Wieners
"Logo In Acapulco" originally "Loco In Acapulco"
Serafina
"Loco En Acapulco" originally "Loco In Acapulco"
Now the title is completely in Spanish.
Serafina
"Reach Out, I'll Be Where" originally "Reach Out, I'll Be There"
They don't know where!
Peter

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"It's the Same Old Song""It’s the Same Old Songs"John A. Barry
"I Can't Help Myself""I Cant Spel Wrth Hel"John A. Barry
"Same Old Song""They Play the Same Old Songs"Jeff in Richmond VA
"It's The Same Old Song""It's My Lame Old Schlong"Randy Hearn
"I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)""I Can't Bend That Way (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)"D-Mon
"Ain't No McNuggets (When They're Gone)""Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got)"Tokusou Sentai Blessranger
"Ain't No Woman Like The One I Got""Ain't No Loogie Like The One I Hawked"Syncronos
"Ain't No Woman(Like the one I Got)""Ain't No Witches(Like one 'Eyed' Marge)"Lionel Mertens
"I Can't Help Myself(Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)""Heard This Fly Say At Lunch..."Paul Robinson
"Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch""Booger Pie For My Lunch"Alvin Rhodes

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Bernadette"The Big Bang Theory" promoTV Guy

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
It's The Same Old SongDivorce Hotline, Marriage Counselor, Record StoreJesusGeek
Shake Me, Wake MeSleep Disorders Clinic/Tourette's Syndrome Support Groupsoul

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
(Do Not) Stand In The Shadows
   Billy Idol
Standing In The Shadows Of Love
   The Four Tops
(Do Not) Stand In The Shadows Of Love
Love has no shadows to stand in
Isac
Reach Out Of The Darkness
   Friend And Lover
Reach Out, I'll Be There
   The Four Tops
Reach Out Of The Darkness, I'll Be There
Serafina
I'm Still Standing
   Elton John
Standing In The Shadows Of Love
   The Four Tops
I'm Still Standing In The Shadows Of Love
Isac
Don't Fear The Reaper
   Blue Oyster Cult
Keeper Of The Castle
   The Four Tops
Don't Fear The Reaper Of The Castle
Ric
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

The Four Ace Tops
The Four Aces combined with The Four Tops
Submitted By: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Spin The Four Tops
Spin combined with Four Tops
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Martha and the Four Muffin Tops
Martha and the Muffins combined with The Four Tops
Submitted By: JD
Los Eleven Pop Tops
Los Pop Tops combined with The Four Tops
Los Pop Tops are a septet.
Submitted By: Candy Welty

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

Misheard Lyrics:

"Standing in the Shadows of Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Standing in the shadows of love
I've been waiting for the Horlicks to come
Original Lyrics:
Standing in the shadows of love
I've been waiting for the heartaches to come
"Reach Out I'll Be There"
Misheard Lyrics:
Richard, I'll be there
Original Lyrics:
Reach out, I'll be there
"Reach Out I'll Be There"
Misheard Lyrics:
And your life is filled with mushroom fusion
Original Lyrics:
And your life is filled with much confusion.
"Reach Out"
Misheard Lyrics:
I love the way you hang you hang
Original Lyrics:
I love the way you hang your head
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"I Can't Help Myself"
Misheard Lyrics:
Good-bye, honey bunch
Original Lyrics:
Sugar pie, honey bunch

Story about this misheard lyric by: Tom Muther

Nothing particularly amusing, alas. Just that I went in for surgery for the first (and so far last) time when this was a big hit, and I heard it over and over again while in the hospital, and it helped, in a small way, to assuage my anxiety.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got)"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Ain't no woman like the one I've got
Ain't no woman like the one I've got
Ain't no woman like the one I've got
Why They're Repetitive:
"Ain't no woman like the one I've got" is sung three times in a row at the beginning. This line also is sung four other times later in the song, interspersed among other lines.
Submitted by: Loree Dare
 

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"7-Rooms Of Gloom"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
All the windows are painted black
And wait right here till you come back
Why They're Nonsensical:
If the wife/girlfriend in the song did come back, how would Levi Stubbs have seen her coming through windows that were painted black?
Submitted by: Bob
"Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got)"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
She can fill me up when it's down I'm goin' (I'm goin')
Put a little music in my day.
Why They're Nonsensical:
One cannot put music in another's day.
Submitted by: Isac
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Insulting Song Lyrics:

"Ain't No Woman Like The One I've Got"
The Insulting Lyrics:
I would kiss the ground she walks on
'Cause it's my word, my word she'll obey, now.
Why They're Insulting:
Don't count on that happening soon, guys.
Submitted by: Mr. Critic
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Seven Lonely Nights"
Opening Lines:
Seven lonely nights I cry for you, all week long now
Comments:
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Baby I Need Your Lovin'"
Opening Lines:
Baby I need your lovin' Baby I need your lovin'
Comments:
This fall 1964 Motown #11 hit, "Baby I Need Your Lovin'" is another tune written by the songwriting team of Holland/Dozier/Holland. The lead vocals are what made it a hit, done by Levi Stubbs. The background vocals Renaldo "Obie" Benson, Lawrence Payton and the Andantes (who were Jackie Hicks, Marlene Barrow and Lou Vain Demps). The instrumental portion was the Funk Brothers. Johnny Rivers would have a hit remake of the tune in 1967.
Submitted by: Peter

Song Title Space Change:

"We All Gotta Stick To Get Her" originally "We All Gotta Stick Together"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Git's The Same Old Son" originally "It's The Same Old Song"
I know, and we want him to stop being so.
Submitted by: Peter

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)"
The Lyrics:
Ain't no woman like the one I've got
Why:
Should be "There isn't any woman like the one I have," or "There is no woman like the one I have."
Submitted by: Glenn
 

Band Name Anagrams:

The Fops Tour Submitted by: Sophia Borden
Fourth Poets Submitted by: Alexis
Fresh Toot Up Submitted by: Josh
One of them farted?
Of The Sprout Submitted by: Marilyn Westbury
For The Spout Submitted by: Marilyn Westbury

Song Title Anagrams:

"Oh, A Truce; I'll Be There" originally "Reach Out, I'll Be There"
Submitted by: Anna Graham
"Tender Beat" originally "Bernadette"
Submitted by: Alexis
"A Better End" originally "Bernadette"
Submitted by: Alexis
"A Better Den" originally "Bernadette"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Breed At Ten" originally "Bernadette"
Submitted by: Alexis

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Booger Shy Honey Punch" originally "Sugar Pie Honey Bunch"
Submitted by: Yvonne Sindri

Band Name Spoonerisms:

The Tore Fops originally "The Four Tops"
Submitted by: Regina Haniger
The Tor Fops originally "The Four Tops"
Submitted by: Soul

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