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Band Name Origins:

  • Ray Davies says that not only did it sound unpleasant like a kink in your back (he's always been obsessed with the idea of no one liking the Kinks), the shortest names were always printed bigger on show bills. The Kinks were second in shortness only to the Who. Submitted by: mike

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Two Sisters"This song should be known as 'Jealous of her Sister'. - Paul Warren

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
The StinksI like 'em, but making fun of the name is cool.Bob

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Gas Money ""Low Budget"Adam
"You really got Fleas""You really got me"Nice Bob

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Everybody's A Star (Starmaker),"Not everybody.Yvette Bristle
"Teenagers From Mars,"When have any left Mars to be "from" there?Karen Smith

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Who Owns My Heart?," Miley Cyrus"Lola," The Kinks
"Nite And Day," Al B. Sure"All Day And All Of The Night," The Kinks
"Weatherman Says," Jack Wagner"Sunny Afternoon," The Kinks
"When Will I See You Again?," The Three Degrees"All Day And All Of The Night," The Kinks
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"A Well Respected Ma" originally "A Well Respected Man"
Yvette Bristle
"Don't Forge To Dance" originally "Don't Forget To Dance"
Signature required for permission to dance?
Wendy Torrance
"Tired Of Waiting Or You" originally "Tired Of Waiting For You"
Not sure which I'm tired of -- waiting, or you!
Adrienne Schnell
"Village Green Reservation Society" originally "Village Green Preservation Society"
Arlene Titshaw

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"A Well Respected Manx" originally "A Well Respected Man"
Yvette Bristle
"A Well Respected Mane" originally "A Well Respected Man"
Yvette Bristle
"Stranglers" originally "Strangers"
Candy Welty
"Seek My Friend" originally "See My Friend"
Samantha Wayland
"Comet Dancing" originally "Come Dancing"
Can comets dance?
Samantha Wayland

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"A Well Respected Mat" originally "A Well Respected Man"
Yvette Bristle
"A Well Respected Dan" originally "A Well Respected Man"
Yvette Bristle
"A Well Respected Map" originally "A Well Respected Man"
Yvette Bristle
"A Well Respected Ban" originally "A Well Respected Man"
Yvette Bristle
"A Well Respected Mag" originally "A Well Respected Man"
mag = magazine
Yvette Bristle

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Recordings:

Feb 12
a parody of "All Day And All Of The Night" by The Kinks
Historical parody about early flight.
Youtube: (Mp4 video)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Celluloid Heroes""Aerial Heroes"Susanna Viljanen
"Waterloo Sunset""Water Brew: Bud Dreck"John A. Barry
"Waterloo Sunset""Wrought From Loo Butt Dreck"John A. Barry
"Lola""Caitlyn"Steve Kalafut
"Lola""Solo"Fack Sabbath
"Tired Of Waiting For You""Tired Of Waiting For Foo"Fack Sabbath
"Lola""Ebola"acetylcholine
"Lola""DOMA"Bob Gomez
"You Really Got Me""I Really Can't See"Tony Wiseguy
"Dedicated Follower of Fashion""Dead Ex-kiddie Fondler is Savile"Phil Alexander

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Have A Cuppa TeaTetley TeaHarryMay
Hay FeverClaritinHarryMay
Do You Wish To Be A Man?Sex Change ClinicHarryMay
Tired Of Waiting For YouAlka-Seltzer MedicinesMike Hack

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
State Of ConfusionAny state police headquartersOpie M.
State Of ConfusionAny state police headquartersOpie M.
A Well-Respected ManJohn Edwards's Answering Machinecarly_carlz
Dead End StreetDebt Collection AgencyFussBudgetVanPelt
State of ConfusionCalifornia Chamber of Congressbritrock
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
Submittor
Didn't We Almost Have It All
   Whitney Houston
All Day And All Of The Night
   The Kinks
Didn't We Almost Have It All Day And All Of The Night
Edward
Don't Forget To Dance
   The Kinks
Come Dancing
   The Kinks
Don't Forget To Come Dancing
Another combo of same-artist songs.
Mister E.
We Are
   Vertical Horizon
Tired Of Waiting For You
   The Kinks
We Are Tired Of Waiting For You
Edward
My Name Is
   Eminem
Victoria
   The Kinks
My Name Is Victoria
Gigi
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

The Kinkpins
The Kingpins combined with The Kinks
Submitted By: Alexis
The Nikkinks
Nikki combined with The Kinks
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Kink 182
Blink 182 combined with The Kinks
Alternative rock and classic rock combine!
Submitted By: nally
Kink Floyd
The Kinks combined with Pink Floyd
Both are British classic rock bands!
Submitted By: Barb Dwyer

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

Misheard Lyrics:

"Picture Book"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fiction book
Original Lyrics:
Picture Book
"Lola"
Misheard Lyrics:
But I know what I am, in bed I'm a man
Original Lyrics:
But I know what I am, and I'm glad I'm a man.
"All Day and All of the Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not contempt to be with you in the game time
Original Lyrics:
I'm not content to be with you in the daytime
"Tired of Waiting for You"
Misheard Lyrics:
So time
Timer waiting
Timer waiting for you
Original Lyrics:
So tired
Tired of waiting
Tired of waiting for you
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Lola"
Misheard Lyrics:
But I know what I am, in bed I'm a man
Original Lyrics:
But I know what I am, and I'm glad I'm a man.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Bill

Even after learning the 'correct' lyrics I still hear it wrong unless I force myself to hear it correctly. Of course, on paper it makes more sense the right way, with the little double-entendre as to what "so's Lola" in the following verse refers to.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Lola"
The Funny Lyrics:
I'm a man and so is Lola
(later..)
Girls will be boys and boys will be girls
Why They're Funny:
Isn't it just hilarious? These lines are a bit inconsistent; also, girls CAN'T be boys and vice-a-versa. I mean, yeah, that kind of stuff totally grosses some people out but I just think it's a riot!
Submitted by: Marissa
"Lola"
The Funny Lyrics:
I met her in a club down in old Soho
Where you drink champagne and it tastes just like cherry Cola
C-O-L-A 'cola'
Why They're Funny:
The guitar strumming really sounds a lot funny before he says 'I met her in a club'.
Submitted by: Mike Hack
There are additional Funny lyrics available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"You Really Got Me"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
You really got me
You really got me
You really got me
Why They're Repetitive:
ummmmm yeah okay we got you ... now what do you wants us to do?
Submitted by: Skylar
"I'm Not Like Everybody Else"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
I'm Not Like Everybody Else
Why They're Repetitive:
Was Ray Davies Having A Bad Day Or What. Surely Once Is Enough Ray.
Submitted by: pete robinson

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Lola"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Girls will be boys and boys will be girls.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Girls will never be boys and boys will never be girls. Girls will always be girls and boys will always be boys. That's the way it's always been, and that's the way it's always going to be.
Submitted by: A. Person
"All Day And All Of The Night"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
The only time I feel all right is by your side
Why They're Nonsensical:
'By your side' is a *place*, not a time!
Submitted by: Bob

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Sunny Afternoon"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Tax man's taken all my dough
Left me in my stately home
Why They're Misrhymed:
Did he take your sense of rhyme, too?
Submitted by: Doug Montgomery
 

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"Come Dancing"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Come on sister, have yourself a ball
Why They're Inappropriate:
Look at the last word in that line and then you do the math. I dig this song anyway.
Submitted by: Baby Has A Kinky Daddy
 

Dated Song Lyrics:

"A Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy"
The Dated Lyrics:
There's a guy on my block, he lives for rock
He plays records day and night
Why They're Dated:
Spin that vinyl dude! Would you ever let 2007 teenager manually set a needle down on your WHITE ALBUM? Dated. The terms 45, 33 -1/3 and 78s: All now as Dated as a Dictaphone when I was a teen. Depressed? Just put on an IPOD and walk in traffic. This song was written befor the Sony Walkman craze: Before that you had to stay in your room and either groove to your personal music collection or sulk to it.
Submitted by: Tony Cat.
 

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Lola"
The Dirty Lyrics:
I got down on my knees , I looked at her, and she at me
Why They're Dirty:
Lola is a transvestite and the main character get down on his knees to perform oral sex on him.
Submitted by: Rex
 

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Celluloid Heroes"
The Lyrics:
Rudolph Valentino, looks very much alive,
And he looks up ladies' dresses as they sadly pass him by.
Avoid stepping on Bela Lugosi
'Cos he's liable to turn and bite,
But stand close by Bette Davis
Because hers was such a lonely life.
If you covered him with garbage,
George Sanders would still have style, And if you stamped on Mickey Rooney
He would still turn round and smile,
But please don't tread on dearest Marilyn
'Cos she's not very tough,
She should have been made of iron or steel,
But she was only made of flesh and blood.
Who They Mention:
Rudolph Valentino, Bela Lugosi, Bette Davis, George Sanders, Mickey Rooney, Marilyn Monroe (could have scored 6 names for this, but worth putting the whole verse in - great songwriting).
Submitted by: Adrian Smith
"Celluloid Heroes"
The Lyrics:
Don't step on Greta Garbo as you walk down the Boulevard,
Who They Mention:
Greta Garbo
Submitted by: Adrian Smith
There are additional celebrity lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Lola (The original album version)"
The Lyrics:
I met her in a club down in old Soho
Where you drink Champagne
And it tastes just like Coca-Cola
Product Brand Name:
Coca-Cola
Submitted by: FussBudget
 

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Destroyer"
The Song Lyrics:
Met a girl named Lola, took her up to my place
Song They Mention:
"Lola", an earlier hit for the Kinks themselves!
Submitted by: Mr. Bump
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Mr. Pleasant"
Opening Lines:
Oh Mr. Pleasant, how is Mrs Pleasant?
Comments:
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
"The Village Green Preservation Society"
Opening Lines:
We are the Village Green Preservation Society
Comments:
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"A Well Respect Ed Man" originally "A Well Respected Man"
Finally Ed gets some respect from the Kinks!
Submitted by: Peter
"Mu Swell Hillbilly" originally "Muswell Hillbilly"
How can a Greek letter swell a hillbilly?
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
"No Thing to Say" originally "Nothing to Say"
Submitted by: Sutch
"You're Ally Got Me " originally "You Really Got Me"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"Destroy ER" originally "Destroyer"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Band Name Anagrams:

In The KSK Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
KSK= Bundeswehr Elite Military Unit
The Skink Submitted by: Ely Kyle
A skink is a kind of lizard

Song Title Anagrams:

"Rot Vicia" originally "Victoria"
Vicia is a plant in bean fam.
Submitted by: Foley Cassid
"I, A Victor" originally "Victoria"
Submitted by: Foley Cassid
"Can Dog Mince?" originally "Come Dancing"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Dance Coming" originally "Come Dancing"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"I Can Mend Cog" originally "Come Dancing"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Songs That Are Banned:

"Lola"
The reason you sometimes hear "cherry cola" instead of "Coca-Cola" in some versions of this song is that the "Coca-Cola" lyric was banned by the BBC because they thought it was advertising.
Submitted by: crazydon

Song Title Acrostics:

HAD: "Have Another Drink"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Come Dancing"
The Lyrics:
The day they knocked down the palley,
my sister stood and cried.
The day they knocked down the palley,
part of my childhood died, just died.
Why:
Looking back on how things have changed can be depressing.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"Low Budget"
The Lyrics:
"Were all on our uppers, were all going skint. I used to smoke cigar's, but now I suck Polo mint's"
Why:
The Kinks enjoy'd a mini-revival of sorts round about this time, and used the material Ray Davies had written about the economic sinkhole that was the average British citizen's plight, and launched a pretty profitable "Give The People What They Want" tour. Ironic
Submitted by: princejellyfish

Names as a Word Bank:

Nikki & Seth Submitted by: Rachel Blattington
The Thin Skin Hens Submitted by: Rachel Blattington

Lyrics Alliteration:

"The Village Green Preservation Society"
The Lyrics:
God save Donald Duck, Vaudeville and Variety
We are the Desperate Dan Appreciation Society
Why:
2x D "Donald Duck", 2x V "Vaudeville, Variety", 2x D "Desperate Dan"
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
 

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