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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.

John Leonon, John Lennon & Yoko Ono

Quotes:

Make no mistake, I love those guys! - referring to Beatle mates George, Ringo and Paul.
Submitted by: Beatle Baby
"He was singing good lyrics, and intelligent lyrics, in the '50s when people were singing, "Oh, baby, I love you so,'" about Chuck Berry
Submitted by: Beatle Baby
There are additional music quotes available.

Jokes:

Q: What was John Lennon's final hit? A: The curb!!!
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Bob: Did you hear John Lennon got shot? Jim: Imagine!
Submitted by: Mika Forever
There are additional music jokes available.

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: Dr. Winston O'Boogie. Submitted by: Martha Hankins

Weird Names of Music Performer's Children:

  • Julian Lennon - Julian, who was born in 1963 (when his father was in the Beatles), takes his first name from the masculine derivative of John's mother's name, Julia. Submitted by: The Rev. A. Palgut
  • Sean Taro Ono Lennon - Sean: Gaelic spelling of John Taro, Japanese equivilent of John Ono and Lennon, his parents' last names. Submitted by: luc

Singers Who Act:

Notable Acting Credits
Comments & Submitter Name
"How I Won the War"This film also starred Roy Kinnear who co-starred in the Beatles movie Help! - Paul Warren

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
John StallinTwo misspelled surnames of Russian leaders.Mark Mywerd

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Happy Xmas (Halloween Is Over)""Happy Xmas (War Is Over)"Nicole Velocin
"My Games""Mind Games"Sutch
"Instant Coffee""Instant Karma"Paul Warren
"Happy Christmas (War Is Over)""Happy Christmas ('Pearl Harbor' is Over)"britrock
"Wanton""Woman"oldrock

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Instant Karma,"That is not the way 'Karma' works, John. Peter

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"I Can't Explain," The Who"It's So Hard," John Lennon
"Now I'm Here," Queen"You Are Here," John Lennon
"Heaven's On Fire," Kiss"How?," John Lennon
"Beginnings," Chicago"(Just Like) Starting Over," John Lennon
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Go" originally "God"
Serafina
"You Are Her" originally "You Are Here"
Yvette Bristle
"Less You" originally "Bless You"
There's too much of you around!
Josh
"How Do You Seep?" originally "How Do You Sleep?"
Tom
"Give Pace A Chance" originally "Give Peace A Chance"
Regina Olsen

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Nobody Told Moe" originally "Nobody Told Me"
Melissa
"Gold" originally "God"
Serafina
"Good" originally "God"
Serafina
"You Are There" originally "You Are Here"
Yvette Bristle
"Nobody Told Mae" originally "Nobody Told Me"
Serafina

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Mind Gamer" originally "Mind Games"
Lennon's update of song if he had lived past 1980?
Peter
"Kind Games" originally "Mind Games"
Peter
"Mind Names" originally "Mind Games"
Peter
"Mint Games" originally "Mind Games"
Peter
"Mind Gates" originally "Mind Games"
Serafina

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Recordings:

Dec 8
a parody of "Jealous Guy" by John Lennon
A "Jewish" parody of John Lennon's song and video "Jealous Guy" (click "Show more" for the lyrics). Bruce Lev is himself a Jewish guy and hence knows and understands the "minutia" of what it's like to be a Jewish guy growing up and living in America. This musical parody makes fun of many of the more humorous aspects of American Jewish life, and which many in the American Jewish community have been making fun of themselves about over the past century. This music video parody was made not only to have some fun with these chosen aspects of American Jewish life, but also to once again make note of the engrained humor that Jewish people have within themselves and their culture, which has been one of the most enduring and important traits of the Jewish people throughout their history, and to which has helped carry them through nearly 6000 years of existence! View an original uncut video version of John Lennon's song and video for "Jealous Guy" at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZUCR6DwuKg. You can also buy the song "Jewish Guy" by Bruce Lev for on 99ยข at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jewish-guy-single/id938179095 Also, Check out my Facebook, Twitter, and Music pages: www.BruceLev.com www.Facebook.com/BruceLevMusic www.Twitter.com/LevDoctor iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/bruce-lev/id589225916 Here are the lyrics to "Jewish Guy"...... I was eating Matzah Brie. I found a piece of ham inside. Then I slowly dropped my fork. When I found that I ate pork. I didn't mean to insult you. I'm sorry that I made your Bubbie cry. Lox & Bagels/Potato Latkes would have been better. 'Cause....I'm just a Jewish Guy. My Bar-Mitzvah brought me cash. College bonds I spent too fast. So I had to go to work. A doctor, lawyer, or accounting clerk. I didn't mean to squander. I really meant to pay on time. My mother made me feel so guilty. 'Cause... I'm just a Jewish Guy. Found myself a shiksa girl. I do exist within her world. We celebrate each holiday. Zadie had to say, "Oy Vey!" I know I asked to convert you. Put on skirts and socks like a maidel would wear. Act mashugana without you. 'Cause... I'm just a Jewish Guy. L'Chaim! I'm just a Jewish Guy. Shalom! I'm just a Jewish Guy.
Youtube: (mp4)
Nov 28
a parody of "Jealous Guy" by John Lennon
A "Jewish" parody of John Lennon's song and video "Jealous Guy". Bruce Lev is himself a Jewish guy and hence knows and understands the "minutia" of what it's like to be a Jewish guy growing up and living in America. This musical parody makes fun of many of the more humorous aspects of American Jewish life, and which many in the American Jewish community have been making fun of themselves about over the past century. This music video parody was made not only to have some fun with these chosen aspects of American Jewish life, but also to once again make note of the engrained humor that Jewish people have within themselves and their culture, which has been one of the most enduring and important traits of the Jewish people throughout their history, and to which has helped carry them through nearly 6000 years of existence!
Youtube: (MP3)
May 11
a parody of "Imagine" by John Lennon
Well, it does have SOME educational value.
YouTube: (Video)
Oct 8
a parody of "Imagine" by John Lennon
Imagine a world with no math.
YouTube: (YouTube)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Imagine""Abandon"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Instant Karma""England Deama"Phillip denton
"Imagine""Imagine This Here (Irish Terrorism Version)"Wallace Runnymede
"Woman Is The Nigger Of The World""Animals Are The Niggers Of The World"Vegan Minstrel
"Imagine""Vonnegut"Giorgio Coniglio
"Woman Is the Nigger of the World""ISIS is the Scum of the World"Susanna Viljanen
"Imagine""Decisions"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Give Peace A Chance""Give Meat A Chance"Leough
"Power To The People""Power To The Vegans"Vegan Minstrel
"Jealous Guy""Jewish Guy"Bruce Lev

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Watching The WheelsBBC Paralympics coveragepickle*
ImagineAtheist Socioty Of AmericaVInce Pale

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Mind GamesPsychiatrist's officeMartha Hankins
Crippled InsideCosmetic Surgery ClinicCharlie Decker
Imagine Any Church Or Religious OrganizationXRaySpecks

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
I Love Her Mind
   The Bellamy Brothers
Mind Games
   John Lennon
I Love Her Mind Games
Edward
Beautiful
   Christina Aguilera
Woman
   John Lennon
Beautiful Woman
Impossible duet, as Lennon died b4 Xtina was born.
Quyjibo
I Am, I Said
   Neil Diamond
God
   John Lennon
I Am God, I Said
GlamRockNinjaLord
Just A Boy
   Kiss
Beautiful Boy
   John Lennon
Just A Beautiful Boy
GlamRockNinjaLord
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Olivia Newton-John Lennon
Olivia Newton-John combined with John Lennon
Submitted By: Candy Welty
The John Lennon Sisters
John Lennon combined with The Lennon Sisters
Well...John's father did leave him!
Submitted By: Paul Warren
The John Lennonheads
John Lennon combined with The Lemonheads
Give alternative music a chance.
Submitted By: Martha Hankins

Misheard Lyrics:

"Number 9 Dream"
Misheard Lyrics:
I bought a cow at the stable sale
Original Lyrics:
Au Bawakwa Pousse' Pousse'
"Number 9 Dream"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ah, Power power, pussy, pussy. (And that is TRUE...that is the real power in this world!)
Original Lyrics:
Au Bawakwa Pousse Pousse
"Nobody Told Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Nobody told me the Beegee's liked me
Original Lyrics:
Nobody told me there'd be days like these
"Number 9 Dream"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ah what a coward pussy
Original Lyrics:
Au Bawakwa Pousse' Pousse'
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Number 9 Dream"
Misheard Lyrics:
I bought a cow at the stable sale
Original Lyrics:
Au Bawakwa Pousse' Pousse'

Story about this misheard lyric by: Ox

Now that I see the real lyrics I don't even know how I heard "stable" other than subconsciously trying to make sense of the nonsensical.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"#9 Dream"
Better Lyrics:
Ah! Cowabunga, cozy, cozy

* Happy birthday, John! 71 years ago today. *
Original Lyrics:
Ah! Bowakawa, pousse, pousse
Submitted by: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle
"Instant Karma"
Better Lyrics:
Instant grits are gonna get you
So you better stuff your face
Topped with lots of pats of butter
Looks like yellow paste
Original Lyrics:
Instant Karma's gonna get you
Gonna look you right in the face
You better get yourself together darlin'
Join the human race
Submitted by: cereal
"Woman Is The Nigger Of The World"
Better Lyrics:
Woman is the beggar of the world
Original Lyrics:
Woman is the nigger of the world
Submitted by: Mike Hack

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Nobody Told Me"
The Funny Lyrics:
There's Nazis in the bathroom just below the stairs...
Why They're Funny:
The imagery...can YOU imagine Nazis in YOUR bathroom? :)
Submitted by: Bill Conrad
"Cold Turkey"
The Funny Lyrics:
Cold turkey has got me on the run
Why They're Funny:
That's the most funniest song of all times since when I was listening to Lennon acting crazy when he's done with lyrics.
Submitted by: Mike Hack

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"How Do You Sleep"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Oh, how do you sleep at night?
Oh, how do you sleep at night?
Why They're Repetitive:
Uh, John, now that you've asked the question, you should either tell Paul why you asked it or give him a chance to answer.
Submitted by: Aristotle
"Scumbag"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Scumbag
Why They're Repetitive:
That's it, he just says scumbag on every other beat. For like 5 minutes!
Submitted by: silverbeatle
There are additional repetitive lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Number 9 Dream"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Ah! Bowakawa, pousse, pousse
Why They're Nonsensical:
Huh?! I don't know what this means, or what language it could even be.
Submitted by: Mr. Clueless
 

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"Imagine"
The Insincere Lyrics:
Imagine no possessions
Why They're Insincere:
You may have imagined it, John, but you didn't exactly practice it.
Submitted by: Tom Radigan
 

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Imagine"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world can live as one
Why They're Misrhymed:
Well written song, but amateurishly written refrain. Amateurish is what you get when you rhyme a word with itself.

[Ed's comment: Maybe Lennon meant to say "And the world can live as Juan"?]
Submitted by: R.S.K.
 

Insulting Song Lyrics:

"Working Class Hero"
The Insulting Lyrics:
Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV
And you think you're so clever and classless and free
But you're still f**king peasants as far as I can see
Why They're Insulting:
Dropping the F-bomb in a song was highly unusual at the time, this was in 1970 right after the Beatles were disbanded so the general public didn't expect to hear this kind of profanity. And it's just flat out insulting, of course. It's still brilliant though.
Submitted by: Thorstein
"Woman Is The Nigger Of The World"
The Insulting Lyrics:
Woman is the nigger of the world
Why They're Insulting:
Not a good way for the whites to insult the blacks!
Submitted by: Mickey D.
There are additional Insulting lyrics available.

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Well Well Well"
The Dirty Lyrics:
She was so sweet that I could eat her.
Why They're Dirty:
One of many autobiographical songs by Lennon, he's describing Yoko Ono. When the song was performed on the Live In New York City album, Lennon wryly adds "I did!"
Submitted by: Agrimorfee
 

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Beautiful Boy"
The Lyrics:
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy.
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful Sean.
Who They Mention:
Sean Lennon
Submitted by: Celeste
 

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"God"
The Song Lyrics:
I was the walrus, but now I'm John...
Song They Mention:
I Am The Walrus (when he was a Beatle; the lyric is in past tense since this song was made after they broke up)
Submitted by: Chowder
"How Do You Sleep?"
The Song Lyrics:
You live with straights
who tell you you was king
Jump when your momma
tell you anything
The only thing you done
was yesterday
And since you're gone
you're just another day
Ah, how do you sleep?
Ah, how do you sleep at night?
Song They Mention:
Actually, two mentioned:
'Yesterday' by the Beatles and 'Another Day' by Paul McCartney
Submitted by: Bill

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Grow Old With Me"
Opening Lines:
Grow old along with me
Comments:
Submitted by: Sutch
"Power To The People"
Opening Lines:
Power to the people, power to the people
Comments:
Submitted by: Candy Welty
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Made Up Words in Songs:

"#9 Dream"
The Made Up Words:
Bowakawa
Comments:
Lennon got this word from a dream that he had.
Submitted by: Paul Warren
 

Song Title Space Change:

"I'm Steppin' Gout" originally "I'm Stepping Out"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Cleanup Tim E." originally "Cleanup Time"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"Whatever Gets Youth Rough The Night" originally "Whatever Gets You Through The Night"
Submitted by: Linda Radnil

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Jealous Guy"
The Lyrics:
I was trying to catch your eyes,
I thought that you was trying to hide.
Why:
Don't you mean: you WERE trying to hide?
Submitted by: Chowder
 

Song Title Anagrams:

"Megan II" originally "Imagine"
The second in line of ladies named Megan
Submitted by: Anna Graham
"I, Enigma" originally "Imagine"
Submitted by: Evan
"I'm Angie" originally "Imagine"
Submitted by: Anna Graham
"Dog" originally "God"
Submitted by: dxman
"Huge, swarthy, retentive thought" originally "Whatever Gets You Through the Night"
Submitted by: me

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Songs That Are Banned:

"Imagine"
Banned by the BBC during the Gulf War, a year before it was banned in the US following 9/11
Submitted by: Evan
"Working Class Hero"
Banned because of lyric that society typeclasses children until they are
"So f***in' crazy that you can't even see".
Submitted by: DENNIS REMME
"Imagine"
Amazing this is not in the list. From Wikipedia, that font of all human knowledge (citation needed): Although its been said that Imagine "carried us through extreme grief, from the shock of Lennon's own death in 1980 to the unspeakable horror of September 11th," Clear Channel Communications included the song on its post-9/11 "do not play" list following the attacks.
Submitted by: James K
"Woman Is The N***** Of The World"
In mid-April 1972, this John Lennon song is banned by radio stations across the U.S. The song still manages to reach #57 on Billboard Magazine's HOT 100 charts.
Submitted by: Peter

Super Short Pop Songs:

"When In Doubt...Fuck It!" Length: 0:12
Previously unreleased material.
Submitted by: Mickey D.

Foreign Language in English Songs:

"#9 Dream"
The Lyrics:
Ah, Bowakawa Pousse, Pousse.
Why:
Though Lennon said that was nonsense, 'Pousse' is actually a French word meaning to advance.
Submitted by: Paul Warren
 

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Crippled inside"
The Lyrics:
You can go to church and sing a hymn
You can judge me by the color of my skin
You can live a lie until you die
One thing you can't hide
Is when you're crippled inside
One thing you can't hide
Is when you're crippled inside
One thing you can't hide
Is when you're crippled inside
Why:
The jaunty tone and rythmn of this song belie its soul wrentching lyrics. of how hard you try your ex lover has ripped your guts out!!!
Submitted by: tomario
 

Lyrics Spoonerisms:

"Imagine"
The Lyrics:
Imagine there's no heaven
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Why:
Imagine here's no the van
No bell hello us
Above us sly on key
Submitted by: Peter
 

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Len Johnnen originally "John Lennon"
Submitted by: Instant Caramel

Crime Records:

"Imigration violations"
When imigration officials in New York discovered that John Lennon had a pot conviction they decided to try and deport him. But John fought back saying that the move was because of his political views not because he had a pot conviction.
Submitted by: Celeste
"Posession of Pot"
In July 1968 police raided a flat subleted by Ringo Starr and found minuscule amounts of pot. They managed to convict John of posession.
Submitted by: Celeste

Backwards Messages:

"Imagine"
When you play the line, "Imagine all the people," backwards, it sounds almost like, "The people all worship me."
Submitted by: OTTO

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

"Almost being deported because of a pot conviction"
John Lennon in his fight for harmony through out the world was almost deported by US officials because it was discovered that he had a pot conviction in England.

The Lennons believed that the pot conviction wasn't the reason for the deportation order but it was John's political views that got him in trouble.
But John had the deportation order over turned.
Submitted by: Celeste
"Being a stay at home dad"
John retired from the music industry shortly after his son Sean was born to take care of him leaving all of the business aspects to Yoko.
A lot of John's friends were stunned and thought that he wasn't happy just being a stay at home dad but John did it because he didn't want Sean to forget him.
Submitted by: Celeste
"Being a Walrus"
"I am the Walrus, Goo goo g'joob!"
Submitted by: jdizzy
"John Lennon Glasses"
His circual glasses referred to as 'John Lennon Glasses'
Submitted by: jdizzy

There are additional What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music) available.

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Imagine "
1988 documentary on John Lennon
Submitted by: Beegles
"Instant Karma"
3 movies, the most famous being in 1990
Submitted by: Beegles

Missing Parts:

"#9 Dream"
Didn't mention dreams 1-8.Didn't even mention a #9
Submitted by: beegles

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