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The Manhattan Transfers

Band Name Origins:

  • Took their name from a John Dos Passos novel, they chose it to reflect their New York heritage. Submitted by: Ra'akone

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Ask," The Smiths"Who, What, When, Where, Why," The Manhattan Transfer
"Fantasy," Earth, Wind & Fire"Spice Of Life," Manhattan Transfer
"What Do I Have To Do?," Stabbing Westward"Take the 'A' Train," Manhattan Transfer
"Boy From New York City," The Manhattan Transfer"Native New Yorker," Odyssey
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"American Pomp" originally "American Pop"
Doug Wells
"American Prop" originally "American Pop"
Peter Hertz
"American Pope" originally "American Pop"
MOR
"American Poop" originally "American Pop"
MOR

Change a Letter:

"Spice Of Wife" originally "Spice Of Life"
Yvette Bristle
"Space Of Life" originally "Spice Of Life"
Yvette Bristle
"Slice Of Life" originally "Spice Of Life"
Yvette Bristle
"American Pup" originally "American Pop"
Samantha Wayland
"American Pot" originally "American Pop"
Samantha Wayland

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Poinciana""Point Cialis"Melanie Lee
"Route 66""One-Seven-Six"Lifeliver
"Chanson d'Amour""Chanson d’Amer"John A. Barry
"Boy From New York City""Funkadelic Dude From New York City"John Spoof

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Japanese Boy
   Aneka
Boy From New York City
   The Manhattan Transfer
Japanese Boy From New York City
He's multi-cultural.
Edward
Impulsive
   Wilson Phillips
Boy From New York City
   The Manhattan Transfer
Impulsive Boy From New York City
Edward
The Love Of A Boy
   Timi Yuro
Boy From New York City
   The Manhattan Transfer
The Love Of A Boy From New York City
Victoria Abbot
Let's Hear It For The Boy
   Deniece Williams
Boy From New York City
   The Manhattan Transfer
Let's Hear It For The Boy From New York City
Give him 3 Bronx cheers!
Ed

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Chase Manhattan Transfer
Chase combined with Manhattan Transfer
Submitted By: Donna Gelpigi
Rick Wakemanhattan Transfer
Rick Wakeman combined with The Manhattan Transfer
Submitted By: Candy Welty
Automatic Manhattan Transfer
Automatic Man combined with The Manhattan Transfer
Submitted By: Candy Welty

Misheard Lyrics:

"Birdland"
Misheard Lyrics:
Get up and down in Birdland
Original Lyrics:
It happened down in Birdland
"Operator"
Misheard Lyrics:
Give me cheeses or the wine
Original Lyrics:
Get me Jesus on the line
"Operator"
Misheard Lyrics:
Give me cheeses or the wine
Original Lyrics:
Get me Jesus on the line
"Agua"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dreaming what cannot be science
Original Lyrics:
Dreaming what cannot be sighted
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Birdland"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bird naked
Original Lyrics:
Bird made it.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Jack Cook

My wife listened to this song for years thinking it was 'Bird Naked'---and would never have known the difference had it not come up in conversation that she thought the song strange.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"My cat fell in the well"
The Dirty Lyrics:
I woke up this morning
with a feeling of despair
I looked for my pussy
but my pussy wasn't there
I got out a ladder
and I climbed down to my pet
I saw in a jiffy that
my puss was soakin' wet
There never was a pussy
that could quite compare with her
Pretty as a picture
with her long and silky fur
Why They're Dirty:
Come on...if you can't find the double meaning you're in need of a hearing aid.
Submitted by: Richard Rombouts
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Trickle Trickle"
Opening Lines:
Trickle trickle, splash splash. Tell me how long will this rain last?
Comments:
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Operator"
Opening Lines:
Operator, give me information, information, give me long distance
Comments:
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Song Title Space Change:

"Bird Land" originally "Birdland"
Bird land in what?
Submitted by: MOR

Band Name Anagrams:

Transfer The Tan Hat Man Submitted by: Cassandra Lund

Song Title Anagrams:

"Slice Off Pie" originally "Spice Of Life"
Submitted by: Lauryn Canna
"File Of Spice" originally "Spice Of Life"
Submitted by: Lauryn Canna
"Epic Off Isle" originally "Spice Of Life"
Submitted by: Lauryn Canna
"I Slip Coffee" originally "Spice Of Life"
Submitted by: Lauryn Canna

Foreign Language in English Songs:

"Chanson d'amour"
The Lyrics:
Chanson d'amour, ra da da da da, play encore.
Here in my heart, ra da da da da, more and more.
Chanson d'amour, ra da da da da, je t'adore.
Each time I hear, ra da da da da, Chanson, chanson, d'amour.
Why:
"Chanson d'amour" is French for "love song" (literally "song of love"), and "je t'adore" is French for "I love thee".
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
 

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"American Pop"
Ralph Bakshi's 1981 animated feature
Submitted by: MOR

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