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Possible Misspelled Names:

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Mannfred Mann, Manfred Mann (words and music by Bob Dylan), Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Manfred Man, Bruce Springsteen & Manfred Mann's Earth Band

Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: Manfred Lubowitz. Submitted by: brit

Vainity Songs:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"5-4-3-2-1"One line: "Uh-huh, it was the Manfreds" - nally

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"What's Your Name?," Lynyrd Skynyrd"My Name Is Jack," Manfred Mann
"Countdown," Rush"5-4-3-2-1," Manfred Mann
"What'd I Say?," Ray Charles"Doo Wah Diddy Diddy," Manfred Mann
"Do Wah Diddy Diddy," Manfred Mann"I Just Don't Understand," Ann-Margret
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"My Name is Jack""Applejack"Colin Slater
"Doo Wah Diddy Diddy""RIP Eduard Khil (Trolololol)"Calvin and the Universe Shredder
"Pretty Flamingo""Prêt-à-Porter Clothes"John A. Barry
"Road to Babylon""Frankie Avalon"Porfle Popnecker
"Doo Wah Diddy""Too Blah Mitty"John A. Barry
"Pretty Flamingo""Pretty Flimsy Coat"John A. Barry
"Pretty Flamingo""Mitty Flound’ring So"John A. Barry
"Pretty Flamingo""In Flag. Delicto"John A. Barry
"Pretty Flamingo""Phrygian Flamenco"John A. Barry
"Blinded By The Light""Did This Song For Spite"Old Man Ribber

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Got My Mojo WorkingMojo Magazinepickle*
Blinded By The LightSun Glassesneil

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Smells Like Teen Spirit
   Nirvana
Spirits In The Night
   Manfred Mann
Smells Like Teen Spirits In The Night
And you know they really stink.
Rocky
Do-Wacka-Do
   Roger Miller
Do Wah Diddy Diddy
   Manfred Mann
Do-Wacka-Do Wah Diddy Diddy
Wendy Torrance
Donna
   Ritchie Valens
Sha La La
   Manfred Mann
Donna Sha La La
Wasn't she once a Cabinet secretary? No, that was shuh-LAY-luh
crazydon
Paradise By the Dashboard Light
   Meat Loaf
Blinded By The Light
   Manfred Mann
Paradise Blinded By The Dashboard Light
Russian in the Red

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Candymanfred Mann
Candyman combined with Manfred Mann
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Manfred Mannowar
Manfred Mann combined with Manowar
Submitted By: GlamRockNinjaLord
Manfred Mannilow
Manfred Mann combined with Barry Manilow
Submitted By: Genevieve
Manfredman 5000
Manfred Mann combined with Powerman 5000
... or Powermann 5000 (thought I think the former is better than the latter).
Submitted By: Chang, the TransplantAsian

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

Misheard Lyrics:

"Mighty Quinn"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everybody's gonna want a dose.
Original Lyrics:
Everybody's gonna wanna doze.
"Doo Wah Diddy"
Misheard Lyrics:
We'll sing it stupid
Original Lyrics:
Well sing it to me
"Pretty Flamingo"
Misheard Lyrics:
Here we go, walking around like a flamingo
Original Lyrics:
On our block all of the guys call her flamingo.
"Doo Wah Diddy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well sing it stupid.
Original Lyrics:
Well, sing it to me.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Pretty Flamingo"
Misheard Lyrics:
Here we go, walking around like a flamingo
Original Lyrics:
On our block all of the guys call her flamingo.

Story about this misheard lyric by: John

This version came from a guy I worked with in the 1980s. I considered telling him the real words, but considering his voice I declined because Manfred Mann never did me any harm.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Do Wah Diddy"
The Funny Lyrics:
Clicking her fingers and shuffling her feet
Singing Do-Wa-Diddy, Diddy Dum Diddy Do
She looked good, she looked fine
Why They're Funny:
(In the words of Peter Kay!) How could she look good shuffling her feet, clicking her fingers and singing nonsense words? You try that down the local market and you'll either get locked up or beaten up.
Submitted by: Radclyffe
"Pretty Flamingo"
The Funny Lyrics:
When she walks, she walks so fine, like a flamingo.
Why They're Funny:
Have you ever seen a flamingo walk???
Submitted by: Colin
There are additional Funny lyrics available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Doo Wah Diddy Diddy"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
There she was, just a-walkin' down the street
Singing doo wah diddy diddy dum diddy doo
Why They're Repetitive:
This is a song about courtship and marriage, and at each step of the process they sing "doo wah diddy diddy dum diddy doo"
Submitted by: Martha Hankins
 

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Do Wah Diddy Diddy"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I'm hers, she's mine, wedding bells are gonna chime
Whoa-oh, I knew we was falling in love
Why They're Nonsensical:
'We was...'? Plural subjects take plural verbs. Another case of bad English from the English.
Submitted by: Joe
"Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I like to go just like the rest
I like my sugar sweet
But jumping queues and making haste
Just ain't my cup of meat
Why They're Nonsensical:
"Meat" instead of "tea" was used to force a rhyme with "sweet." A nice cup of ground round, anyone?
Submitted by: Martha Hankins

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Mighty Quinn"
The Lyrics:
Come on without, come on within, you've not seen nothing like the mighty Quinn!
Who They Mention:
Anthony Quin
Submitted by: art E.
"My Name Is Jack"
The Lyrics:
My name is Jack
And I live in the back
Of the Greta Garbo Home for Wayward Boys & Girls
Who They Mention:
Greta Garbo
Submitted by: crazydon

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Blinded By The Light"
The Lyrics:
And little Early Purly came by in his Curly Wurly and asked me if I needed a ride.
Product Brand Name:
Curly Wurly is a candy bar sold by the Marathon candy company. Although not as common in the U.S., it is sold in some areas (especially in the northeast, New Jersey, where Bruce "The Boss" Springsteen is from who wrote this tune). Curly Wurly candy bars are more common in western Europe and other western countries such as South Africa (where Manfred Mann is from, most of his band was from England -- therefore explaining their knowledge of Curly Wurly candy bars that The Boss wrote about).
Submitted by: Peter
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Do Wah Diddy Diddy"
Opening Lines:
There she was just a-walkin' down the street, singin' "Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do."
Comments:
"Do Wah Diddy Diddy" was the only #1 for the original/1960's group of South African keyboardist Manfred Mann. Many at the time that "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" was hot on the charts, thought Manfred Mann might be British, but he wasn't he is definitely South African -- although he did have a five man combo that was composed mainly of British men. Manfred Mann also originally started out as jazz artist, but realized that to make money he might need to go into pop. "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" was also a remake of the American soul group the Exciters song written by the duo Barry/Greenwich.
Submitted by: Peter
 

Made Up Words in Songs:

"Do Wah Diddy Diddy"
The Made Up Words:
Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do
Comments:
This hasn't been up yet?!!
Submitted by: Mon
 

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Do Wah Diddy Diddy"
The Lyrics:
I knew we was falling in love
Why:
Although this was written by the prolific songwriting team of Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich, I can't help but think that these lyrics project a grasp of English that is tenuous at best!
Submitted by: Cat
 

Song Title Anagrams:

"I Forget My Plant" originally "Pretty Flamingo"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Forget Tiny Palm" originally "Pretty Flamingo"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"I Lag My Front Pet" originally "Pretty Flamingo"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"I Get My Front Pal" originally "Pretty Flamingo"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"I Try Fog Lamp Ten" originally "Pretty Flamingo"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"none"
The Lyrics:
none
Why:
Manfred Mann's Earth Band, keyboardist Manfred Mann's third and current group that he leads has in it's title the planet that we all live on, "Earth". Manfred Mann's Earth Band's most productive years for chart success was the 1970's with the #1 tune, "Blinded By The Light" (written by Bruce Springsteen), but Manfred Mann's Earth Band's has continued to record (although with several member changes, except for Mann himself) until today (the group also continues to tour, especially in Europe).
Submitted by: Peter
 

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"The Mighty Quinn"
A 1989 film starring Denzel Washington
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale

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