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This is the most recent information about Lovin' Spoonful that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Lovin' Spoonful, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).

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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.

Lovin' Spoonfuls, Lovin' Spoonful

Band Name Origins:

  • I heard an interview with the band some years ago. I don't know if they were just being polite because they were on national radio. But they claim the phrase "lovin' spoonful" refers to that last bit of coffee left in the cup, which tends to be extra sweet due to the fact that it contains all the extra undisolved sugar. They said that when taken from the coffee mug in a spoon, this became known as the lovin' spoonful. Submitted by: Mo deLaun
  • A "lovin' spoonful" is a slang term for the approximate amount of semen in the typical male ejaculation. Submitted by: Tim

Stupid Band Names:

  • No band could fit into a spoon! Submitted by: Francine Harper

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Darlene Be Home Soon""Darlin' Be Home Soon"Linda Radnil
"Winter in the Suburbs""Summer in the City"coco
"Sleepless in Seattle""Summer in the City">>the boss<<

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Animals," Maroon 5"Nashville Cats," Lovin' Spoonful
"Any Time At All," The Beatles"Six O'Clock," Lovin' Spoonful
"What Time Is It?," Cast of 'High School Musical'"Six O'Clock," Lovin' Spoonful
"Remember The Time," Michael Jackson"Six O'Clock," The Lovin' Spoonful
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Sortin' Life" originally "Sportin' Life"
Candy Welty
"Sportin' Lie" originally "Sportin' Life"
Candy Welty
"Portin' Life" originally "Sportin' Life"
Candy Welty
"Sumer In The City" originally "Summer In The City"
As taking place in ancient Babylon?
"He Is Still A Mystery" originally "She Is Still A Mystery"
Alyssa Jayne

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Sportin' Lifer" originally "Sportin' Life"
Lifer: a person serving a life sentence in prison
Candy Welty
"Did You Ever Shave To Make Up Your Mind?" originally "Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?"
Only when I cut myself shaving.
"Grain On The Roof" originally "Rain On The Roof"
"Brain On The Roof" originally "Rain On The Roof"
This might be literally impossible, lol.

Change a Letter:

"Snortin' Life" originally "Sportin' Life"
Naomi Swanson
"Sportin' Line" originally "Sportin' Life"
Candy Welty
"Sportin' Lice" originally "Sportin' Life"
Candy Welty
"Spurtin' Life" originally "Sportin' Life"
Candy Welty
"Sportin' Like" originally "Sportin' Life"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.


June 7
a parody of "What a Day For a Daydream" by Lovin' Spoonful
Life in Malta is just B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L
YOUTUBE: (mp3, wmv)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Did You Ever Have to Make up Your Mind?""Grifting Plenty Is What They Have in Mind"John A. Barry
"She Is Still a Mystery""It Is Still Just Gibberish"Randy Hearn
"Daydream""Outré Memes"John A. Barry
"Summer in the City""Bummer in the City"John A. Barry
"Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?""Did You Ever Have To Wipe Your Behind?"Jaycee
"Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?""Did You Ever Have To Wipe Your Behind?"Jaycee
"Daydream""Cray Memes"Mimi
"Summer in the City""ISIS in the City"Susanna Viljanen
"Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?""Did You Ever Have True Maleness in Mind?"John A. Barry

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Summer In The CityWater ParkJoelle

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Do You Believe in MagicCleveland Cavalierspf9
Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?John Kerry's HouseBadKarma Chameleon
Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your MindPlayboy MansionXyzyx

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Go Home
   Stevie Wonder
My Darling Be Home Soon
   The Lovin' Spoonful
My Darling Go Home Soon
He needs some sleep.
Old Man Edgar Winter
Hot In The City
   Billy Idol
Summer In The City
   Lovin' Spoonful
Hot Summer In The City
Opie M.
Summer Night City
Summer In The City
   The Lovin' Spoonful
Summer In The Night City
Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon
   Neil Diamond
My Darling Come Home Soon
   Lovin' Spoonful
My Darling Girl, You'll Come Home A Woman Soon
Opie M.
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Darker My Lovin' Spoonful
Darker My Love combined with Lovin' Spoonful
Submitted By: Cotton Lorraine
Sarah Where Is My Lovin' Teaspoonful
Sarah Where Is My Tea combined with The Lovin' Spoonful
Submitted By: Gretchen Wieners
The Strange Lovin' Spoonful
The Strangeloves combined with The Lovin' Spoonful
Submitted By: Candy Welty

Misheard Lyrics:

Misheard Lyrics:
What a day for bingeing
Original Lyrics:
What a day for a daydream
"Summer in the City"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hatchback, summer in the city
Original Lyrics:
Hot town, summer in the city
"Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Say that you're wrong and get the other one right
Original Lyrics:
Say yes to one and let the other one ride
"Nashville Cats"
Misheard Lyrics:
Nashville Cats, it's worth performing, too
Nashville Cats, it worked a poor man, too.
Original Lyrics:
Nashville Cats get work before they're two.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Nashville Cats"
Misheard Lyrics:
They's wild as mountain dew.
Original Lyrics:
Nashville cats
Play wild as mountain dew.

Story about this misheard lyric by: danR

Heard it this way ever since the song played, mid-60's. Likewise, "They's clean...". Only saw the lyrics in print just yesterday.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Summer In The City"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Gonna look in every corner of the city
Till I'm wheezing like a bus stop
Why They're Nonsensical:
I may have led a sheltered life, but I don't think I've ever known a bus stop to wheeze. I presume they mean they're wheezeing like they've just run to catch a bus.
Submitted by: Chris P.
"Six O'Clock"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
A few hours ago she was standing here
Just watching the stars in our eyes, and the lights as the tights disappeared.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Submitted by: TJC

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Do You Believe In Magic"
Opening Lines:
Do you believe in magic in a young girl's heart?
This was covered by several artists such as Shaun Cassidy, John Mellencamp, Bud Shank, Randy VanWarmer, The Format, and BBMak.
Submitted by: Vic George
Opening Lines:
What a day for a daydream, what a day for a daydreamin' boy.
None, other than Peter forgot this one from the Spoonful.
Submitted by: Indy
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"You Didn't Have To Be Son Ice " originally "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice"
Submitted by: Peter

Song Title Anagrams:

"You Don't Behave Nice To Sid" originally "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice"
Submitted by: Alexis
"You Don't Have To Be Nice, Sid" originally "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice"
Submitted by: Alexis

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Nashville Cats"
The Lyrics:
"...On a Tennessee anthill..."
"Because the Klan already had a stranglehold on the Nashville HAT'S..."
Submitted by: princejellyfish

Super Short Pop Songs:

"Do You Believe in Magic" Length: 2:06
Submitted by: Evan

Song Title Acrostics:

SO: "Six O'Clock"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Kicks Low Sock" originally "Six O'Clock"
Submitted by: Sonya Raynos
"Tid You Ever Mave Do Make Up Your Hind?" originally "Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?"
1966 song about doing drugs at party with a girl?
Submitted by: Peter
"Harlen See Dome Boon" originally "Darlin' Be Home Soon"
Submitted by: Peter
"Cashville Gnats" originally "Nashville Cats"
Submitted by: Naomi Swanson

Band Name Spoonerisms:

The Stovin' Loonful originally "The Lovin' Spoonful"
Submitted by: Oldrock

Lighter Side of Serious Bands:

"POW! (Theme to "What's up, Tiger Lilly")"
Being the theme song for a 1965 Woody Allen film by overdubbing a Japanese film, The Lovin' Spoonful made a witty theme song and even guest starred in the film.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

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