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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.

Harry Bellafonte And The Count, Harry Belefonte, Harry Belafonte, later Joan Baez, Mickey Newbury and Elvis Presley

Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: Harold George Belafonte, Jr.. Submitted by: rasta

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: King of Calypso. Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Singers Who Act:

Notable Acting Credits
Comments & Submitter Name
"PB&J Otter"He is the voice of the ice moose in the Christmas special "The Ice Moose" - Brionna Secret

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Jamaica Farewell""Farewell" is nowhere in the lyrics - Gretchen Wieners

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Banana Gloat Song""Banana Boat Song"Allison O'Silla

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Coconut Women,"No people are composed of coconuts.Heather Brockwell

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Movies," Alien Ant Farm"How Green Was My Valley," Harry Belafonte
"What's Your Name?," Lynyrd Skynyrd"Dolly Dawn," Harry Belafonte
"Try To Remember," Harry Belafonte"I Am Trying To Remeber," Ray Aranha

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"How Green Was My Alley" originally "How Green Was My Valley"
Yvette Bristle

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Day-O (The Banana Bloat Song)" originally "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)"
Wendy Torrance
"Day-O (The Bandana Boat Song)" originally "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)"
Wendy Torrance
"Will His Love Be Like His Drum" originally "Will His Love Be Like His Rum"
Emmy Kay Butanone
"Will His Love Be Like His Rump" originally "Will His Love Be Like His Rum"
Emmy Kay Butanone
"Will His Lover Be Like His Rum" originally "Will His Love Be Like His Rum"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Bump In The Line" originally "Jump In The Line"
Helen Back
"Hay-O (The Banana Boat Song)" originally "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)"
"How Greed Was My Valley" originally "How Green Was My Valley"
"How Green Was My Volley" originally "How Green Was My Valley"
Naomi Swanson
"How Greek Was My Valley" originally "How Green Was My Valley"
Naomi Swanson

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.


Nov 6
a parody of "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)" by Harry Belafonte
I find it kinda strange that a lot of the ideas that I have for parody songs, for some strange reason, come to me when I am sleeping. Such was the case for this one. This past Saturday, I had a chiropractor appointment so the previous night, I got the idea to create a parody about chiropractic care, so I came up with this one. I told my chiropractor about my idea and he told me that if they ever make a commercial, he would pay me to use the parody in the commercial. (MP3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"The Banana Boat Song""Come Mr Taliban, Tally Take From Baghram "CML
"Matilda""Machina"Zoe Hugone
"The Jackass Song""The Dumbass Song"harry
"Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)""Pay Dough (The Banana Dolt Song)"John A. Barry
"Day-o (The Banana Boat Song)""Pain-o (The Chiroractor Song)"Professor Incubus
"Mama, Look a Boo Boo""Hillary, Look! A Gargoyle"2Eagle
"Amen""Amen #44"Barry J. Mitchel
"Island in the Sun""├Źsland (Iceland) In The Sun"Giorgio Coniglio's Grandson
"Mary's Boy Child""Lose Your Freedom"Glynn Leaney
"The Banana Boat Song""The Climate Boat Song"Callmelennie

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Jump In The LineDance AcademyStephanie Craddock

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
House Built On A Weak FoundationConstruction CompanyJerseymilkferrets

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Apples & Bananas
   Lawrence Welk
Banana Boat Song
   Harry Belafonte
The Apple And Banana Boat Song
Orville Greenenbacher
Send Me An Angel
   Real Life
   Harry Belafonte
Send Me An Angelina
Carolyn Morgenstern
You Beat Me To The Punch
   Mary Wells
Jump In The Line
   Harry Belafonte
You Jump In And Beat Me To The Punch Line
Ava Murphy
Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)
   Harry Belafonte
   Camila Cabello
The Havana Boat Song
Bob Oldhart
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Deborah Harry Belafonte
Deborah Harry combined with Harry Belafonte
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Harry Potter
Harry Belafonte combined with Grace Potter
You know the rest.
Submitted By: Mr. Bump

Misheard Lyrics:

"Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey Mr. Talleyrand tell me banana
Original Lyrics:
Come Mr. Tally Man. Tally me banana
Misheard Lyrics:
Mon Tilda
Original Lyrics:
"A Star in the East"
Misheard Lyrics:
You'll forget your turds
Original Lyrics:
You'll forget your herds
"The Son of Mary"
Misheard Lyrics:
And we're married
Original Lyrics:
Auntie Mary
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Come Back Liza"
Misheard Lyrics:
Wipe the Tiffany eye
Original Lyrics:
Wipe the tear from me eye

Story about this misheard lyric by: Stephen

I misheard this as a kid and was set straight generations ago.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Jamaica Farewell"
The Funny Lyrics:
I had to leave a little girl in Kingston Town
Why They're Funny:
I can laugh now, but this line really frightened me when I first heard the song as a kid. I thought he was talking about child abandonment.
Submitted by: Sonya Craddock

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Jump In The Line"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Senora, she's a sensation,
The reason for aviation.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Huuunnnnhh? How can a dancer be the reason for aviation?
Submitted by: Karen Smith
"I Do Adore Her"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I'd reveal how I do adore her,
Hang my heart on my sleeve just for her.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Anyone who set out to hang their heart on their sleeve would probably never finish the job, and certainly would have no reason to celebrate the thought in a lilting and upbeat song like this one, or to think the act could do anything "for" anybody.
Submitted by: Karen Smith

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Will His Love Be Like His Rum?"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Will his love be like his rum?
(Yes it will! Yes it will!)
Intoxicating all night long!
(Yes it will! Yes it will!)
Why They're Misrhymed:
'Rum' and 'long' don't really rhyme, Harry. (No they don't! No they don't!) Maybe the lyricist was intoxicated. :D
Submitted by: Doug Montgomery

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"Mary's Boy Child"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Long time ago in Bethlehem, so The Holy Bible say,
Mary's boy child Jesus Christ was born on Christmas Day.
Why They're Inappropriate:
The Bible doesn't give or allude to any date for Jesus's birth.
Submitted by: Karen Smith
"Jump In The Line"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
OK, I believe you!
Why They're Inappropriate:
What is it that he's believing?! It doesn't go with any of the rest of the lyrics! Granted, it's not a deep song, but the rest of the song is about a woman who dances calypso. Then he shouts, 'Okay, I believe you!'
Submitted by: Justin

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Mary's Boy Child"
The Song Lyrics:
While shepherds watched their flocks by night,
They saw a bright new shining star
Song They Mention:
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
Submitted by: Isaac

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Hello Everybody"
Opening Lines:
Hello everybody, everybody how do you do. Hello everybody, everybody how do you do. I'm mighty glad to be livin' and I'm mighty glad to be here too.
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Made Up Words in Songs:

"Banana Boat (Day-O)"
The Made Up Words:
day-o, day-ay-ay-o
This song starts out with Harry shouting/singing: "Day-o! Day-ay-ay-o!" The "Day-o" shout as recorded by Harry (way back in 1956) is currently being used as a call/response at various sporting events, such as at some baseball games in the U.S. When the public-address system plays Harry shouting "Day-o", some fans shout "Day-o" in response.
Submitted by: Loree Dare

Scary Song Lyrics:

"Jamaica Farewell"
The Lyrics:
I had to leave a little girl in Kingston town.
When I first heard this as a child, I found it really scary. I thought he was talking about child abandonment. I wonder how many other children were struck the same way by it.
Submitted by: Sonya Craddock

Band Name Anagrams:

Loathe Ferry Ban Submitted by: Claire Grayson
Nearby Far Hotel Submitted by: Claire Grayson
Real Bony Father Submitted by: Claire Grayson
Flat Hero Nearby Submitted by: Claire Grayson
One Barfly Hater Submitted by: Claire Grayson

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Gina Lane" originally "Angelina"
Submitted by: Carolyn Morgenstern
"Lean Gina" originally "Angelina"
Submitted by: Carolyn Morgenstern
"I, An Angel" originally "Angelina"
Submitted by: Carolyn Morgenstern
"Angela In" originally "Angelina"
As opposed to "Angela is out"
Submitted by: Carolyn Morgenstern
"In Angela" originally "Angelina"
Submitted by: Carolyn Morgenstern

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Sweetheart from Venezuela"
The Lyrics:
I love Juanita, my sweetheart from Venezuela
Submitted by: Burger King Corporation
"Jamaica Farewell"
The Lyrics:
And when I reached Jamaica, I made a stop
But I'm sad to say I'm on my way
Won't be back for many a day
My heart is down, my head is turning around
I had to leave a little girl in Kingston town
[and then later in the song]
Though I've been from Maine to Mexico
The country of Jamaica, the Jamaican city of Kingston, the U.S. state of Maine, and the country of Mexico.
Submitted by: Loree Dare
There are additional Real Places Mentioned in Songs available.

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Jamaica Wear Fell" originally "Jamaica Farewell"
Submitted by: Tiffany Llewellyn-Affit
"Jamaica Wear Fell" originally "Jamaica Farewell"
Submitted by: Tiffany Llewellyn-Affit

Movies Named After Song Titles:

1996 movie with Danny DeVito and Mara Wilson
Submitted by: Sheila Oh

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