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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.

Nillson/The Monkees, The Monkeys, The Monkees (Neil Diamond)

Jokes:

When my girlfriend said she was leaving me because of my out of control obsession with The Monkees, I thought she was joking .... ... And then I saw Her face ....!
Submitted by: Neil Coles
 

Band Name Origins:

  • The band was created as sort of an answer to The Beatles in the 1960's. The name "Monkees" is a slight skewering of the word "monkeys", just as Beatles is a sendup of "beetles" Submitted by: Brian

Stupid Band Names:

  • The correct spelling is 'monkeys,' not 'monkees.' And during the 60's, when the band formed, it was not common to misspell names. Submitted by: jonny

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: The Prefab Four. Submitted by: Rachel Stedman

Vainity Songs:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Theme from 'The Monkees' (TV Show)"From their 1966 debut album titled simply, "The Monkees" - Michael E Cormier

New Career:

Name
New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Music Video Director"His video, "Elephant Parts", won a Grammy. - oldtimer

Former Career:

Name
New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"MIcky Dolenz""Circus Boy actor"There was a show called Circus Boy that starred Mickey Braddock as the star. After the show, he formed the Monkees and used his real last name, Dolenz. Now he is Micky Dolenz, aka Won-won-won-won-Wonder Wheels. - Witterquick

Better Off Solo?:

Name
New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Mike Nesmith""After The Monkees broke-up, Nesmith's song "Different Drum" performed by Linda Ronstadt went into the Top-40. Then Nesmith had another Top-40 hit which he performed himself named "Joanne". And in the 80's he formed a show which would eventually become MTV." - Paul Warren

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"For Pete's Sake"This song is often mistakenly thought to be titled "In This Generation" or "This Generation" because that phrase is prominent in the song. There is no mention of the phrase "For Pete's Sake" anywhere in its lyrics. - Isac
"Tapioca Tundra"It cannot be a part of me For now it's part of you. - Alan of Seville
"Good Clean Fun"A typical Nesmith country rocker, and another one of his songs that doesn't mention the title. Also known as I Told You I'd Be Back. - JD
"Papa Gene's Blues"I have no more than I did before but now I've got all that I need cause I love you and I know you love me. I don't know who Papa Gene is, but he isn't mentioned anywhere in the song. - JD
"Randy Scouse Git / Alternate Title"RCA disliked the title of Mickey Dolenz's song, but told The Monkees that as the words in the title did not appear in the lyrics, they would accept an 'alternate title' for the song. It was promptly named "Alternate Title" in protest. "Why don't you cut your hair?, Why don't you live up there?, Why don't you do what I do, See what I feel when I care?" - FussBudget

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
The DonkeesTheir later music (post-Head) is for the asses.Alan the Ottoman

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Last Train To Smallville""Last Train To Clarksville"abc123
"Last Plane To Townsville""Last Train To Clarksville"Sir Alan George Palgut I
"Baked Bean Reliever""Daydream Believer"funky
"I Want Her Beaver""I'm A Believer"Havax
"Baked Bean Believer""Daydream Believer"Elf

There are additional Monkees new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Tear Drop City,"There is no city with this name.Yvette Bristle
"Tapioca Tundra,"The tundra isn't made of tapioca.Yvette Bristle

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"We're All Playing In The Same Band," Bert Sommer"Listen To The Band," The Monkees
"Choo Choo Train," The Box Tops"Last Train To Clarksville," The Monkees
"Earth Song," Michael Jackson"The Good Earth," The Monkees
"Music," Madonna"Listen To The Band," The Monkees
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Listen To The Bad" originally "Listen To The Band"
Candy Welty
"Good Lean Fun" originally "Good Clean Fun"
Peter
"Ear Drop City" originally "Tear Drop City"
Alyssa Jayne
"Our Auntie Grizelda" originally "Your Auntie Grizelda"
Candy Welty
"A Man Without A Ream" originally "A Man Without A Dream"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Least Train To Clarksville" originally "Last Train To Clarksville"
Peter
"Blast Train To Clarksville" originally "Last Train To Clarksville"
That would also make it the last one.
Peter
"Good Clean Funk" originally "Good Clean Fun"
Samantha Wayland
"Good Clean Fund" originally "Good Clean Fun"
Peter
"A Manx Without A Dream" originally "A Man Without A Dream"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Pleasant Valley Sundae" originally "Pleasant Valley Sunday"
Same pronunciation, different meaning
Isac
"Last Drain To Clarksville" originally "Last Train To Clarksville"
An interesting alternative to the last train?
Peter
"Vast Train To Clarksville" originally "Last Train To Clarksville"
Yvette Bristle
"Past Train To Clarksville" originally "Last Train To Clarksville"
Yvette Bristle
"Listen To The Bang" originally "Listen To The Band"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Recordings:

Feb 3
a parody of "I'm A Believer" by The Monkees
Real science contradicts the climate cultists, as usual.
YouTube: (MP4)
July 12
a parody of "Hey! Hey! We're The Monkees (aka Monkees Theme)" by The Monkees
Well, don't do a video with beautiful, nude females in it. Bombs, machice guns, loonies.....that's A-OK!
YouTube: (Windows Media Audio/Video )

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"I'm A Believer""I'm A Tweeter"Luis Matias
"Star Collector""Butt Injector"Rex Ungericht
"Hey Hey We're The Monkees""Oh Yeah We're The Junkies"Glynn Leaney
"Valleri""Allergies"Rex Ungericht
"Shades of Gray""Fifty Shades of Grey"Patrick McWilliams
"Shades of Gray""Fifty Shades of Gray"Melanie Lee
"Daydream Believer""Hay-Seeded Fever"Blaydeman
"Hey, Hey! We're The Monkees""Hey, Hey! We're The Monkeys"Matthias
"Mary, Mary""Scary Dairy"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Valleri""Valerie"CryHavoc

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Pleasant Valley SundayAny Real Estate Agencyjohn

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Pleasant Valley SundayTown Hall of any American SuburbJake
What Am I Doing Hanging 'Round?Call Centers (Or anyone that puts you on hold)Pickle
Daydream BelieverPessamists' organizationoldsong
Last Train to ClarksvilleAmtrakShawna Mills
I'm A BelieverNational Association of AtheistsIndomitus
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
Last Train Home
   Lostprophets
Last Train To Clarksville
   The Monkees
Last Train Home To Clarksville
Megan
Beautiful Day
   U2
Daydream Believer
   The Monkees
Beautiful Daydream Believer
Edward
Took The Last Train
   David Gates
Last Train To Clarksville
   The Monkees
Took The Last Train To Clarksville
Isac
C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)
   Quad City DJ's
Last Train To Clarksville
   The Monkees
C'mon N' Ride It (The Last Train To Clarksville)
Better hurry before the train leaves!
Isac
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Cheese Monkees From Planet Nine
Cheese Monkeys From Planet Nine combined with The Monkees
Submitted By: JeReMy
Rainbow Butt Monkees
Rainbow Butt Monkeys combined with The Monkees
Submitted By: JeReMy
The Arctic Monkees
The Arctic Monkeys combined with The Monkees
A band from the 60s re-spells a modern Brit alt-rock band's name.
Submitted By: Max
Thelonious Monkee
Thelonious Monk combined with The Monkees
Early jazz with 60s pop? Might be worth a shot
Submitted By: Max

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

Misheard Lyrics:

"She"
Misheard Lyrics:
She omitted me wrong
Original Lyrics:
She only did me wrong
"Pleasant Valley Sunday"
Misheard Lyrics:
Creatures comfortable
Hanging on my soul
Original Lyrics:
Creature comfort goals
They only numb my soul.
"Pleasant Valley Sunday"
Misheard Lyrics:
Chocolate squirties everywhere
Original Lyrics:
Charcoal burning everywhere
"I'm a Believer"
Misheard Lyrics:
Not a trace down in my mind
Original Lyrics:
Not a trace of doubt in my mind
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Daydream Believer"
Misheard Lyrics:
What's extreme and I rhyme
Like a sheep above my eyes
The shavin' razor's cool and it sings
Original Lyrics:
But it rings and I rise
Wipe the sleep out of my eyes
My shavin' razor's cold and it stings

Story about this misheard lyric by: Robert Woodrow

Only just realized the real lyrics after 50 years.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"We're the Monkees"
Better Lyrics:
Here we come

Stimming down the street

We get the nastiest treatment

From Autism $peaks


Hey, hey, we're autistic

And some peeps treat us like clowns

But we're too nice and friendly

To put evil people down
Original Lyrics:
Here we come

Walkin' down the street

We get the funniest looks from

Everyone we meet


Hey, hey, we're the Monkees

And people say we monkey around

But we're too busy singing

To put anybody down
Submitted by: Sheogorath
"Daydream Believer"
Better Lyrics:
Cheer up, weepy teen
Oh, what does it mean
To be a diehard Belieber
And not get the guy of your dreams
Original Lyrics:
Cheer up, Sleepy Jean
Oh, what can it mean
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen
Submitted by: Sheogorath
"Hey, Hey, We're the Monkees!"
Better Lyrics:
We're just bums
Beggin' on the streets
Folks think we're panhandlin' crooks
But narcotics we need

Hey, Hey, We're just Junkies!
So please toss some coin on the ground...
Original Lyrics:
Here we come
Walking down the street
We get the funniest looks
From everyone we meet

Hey, Hey, We're the Monkees!
People say we monkey around...
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
There are additional Monkees parody fragments available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Cuddly Toy"
The Funny Lyrics:
You're not the kind of girl to tell your mother the kind of company you keep
Why They're Funny:
The whole song is a dirty number about a gang-bang, so innocent little lines like this add up
Submitted by: Ben Kalafut
"Gonna Buy Me A Dog"
The Funny Lyrics:
She used to bring my my newspaper,
'Cause she knew where it was at.
She used to keep me so contented,
But I can teach a dog to do that.
Why They're Funny:
The guy is lamenting the fact the his girlfriend broke up with him, but at the same time, he thinks he can buy a dog, and that will replace her.
Submitted by: Brett
There are additional Funny lyrics available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Daydream Believer"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Cheer up sleepy Jean
Oh what can it mean
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen
Why They're Repetitive:
They just repeat the refrain over and over and over.
Submitted by: Jay D
 

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"'(Theme From) The Monkees'"
The Insincere Lyrics:
We're the young generation
And we've got somethin' to say.
Why They're Insincere:
I like The Monkees, but I don't think a manufactured novelty band should be claiming to speak for a generation.
Submitted by: Kath
 

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"No Milk Today"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
The bottle stands forlorn,
A symbol of the dawn
Why They're Misrhymed:
Even with the accent, that's pushing it.
Submitted by: Lomedhi
 

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Hey Hey, We're The Monkees"
The Dated Lyrics:
We're the young generation
Why They're Dated:
Davy Jones, the youngest of them, is nearly sixty as of this writing.
Submitted by: helena
 

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Cuddly Toy"
The Dirty Lyrics:
You're not the only cuddly toy That was never enjoyed by any boy
Why They're Dirty:
Sounds like a sexual metaphor.
Submitted by: Alan the Ottoman
 

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Randy Scouse Git"
The Lyrics:
The four kings of E.M.I.
Are sitting stately on the floor
Product Brand Name:
E.M.I. Records
Submitted by: rocky
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Oh My My"
Opening Lines:
Oh my my, I could love you forever. Oh my my, I only wish that I could.
Comments:
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"D.W. Washburn"
Opening Lines:
D.W. Washburn, I heard a sweet voice say
Comments:
Submitted by: Candy Welty
There are additional Monkees spelling lyrics available.

Made Up Words in Songs:

"No Time"
The Made Up Words:
hober reeber sabasoben hobaseeba snick seeberraber hobosoben
Comments:
These words begin the song. Actually, the song begins with the name "Hank Cicalo", who is the recording engineer that worked on the album.
Submitted by: Cara
 

Scary Song Lyrics:

"Pleasant Valley Sunday"
The Lyrics:
Charcoal burnin' everywhere
Why:
Fire Everywhere? Better evacuate!
Submitted by: Anonymous
 

Song Title Space Change:

"Your Aunt, i.e. Grizelda" originally "Your Auntie Grizelda"
Submitted by: Tori Spelling Bee
"So, Me Day Man?" originally "Someday Man"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Some Day Man" originally "Someday Man"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Someday, Man" originally "Someday Man"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"I'm Abe Liever" originally "I'm A Believer"
Well, nice to meet you.
Submitted by: Peter

Band Name Anagrams:

The Meek Son Submitted by: Richard
See The Monk Submitted by: Joey
Seek Hot Men Submitted by: Ava Murphy

Song Title Anagrams:

"Revile A Bad Remedy" originally "Daydream Believer"
Submitted by: Quyjibo
"I Add Every Ember, Al." originally "Daydream Believer"
Submitted by: Quyjibo
"Middle Beaver Year" originally "Daydream Believer"
Submitted by: Loree Dare
"Bare Delivery Made" originally "Daydream Believer"
Submitted by: Angela
"Admire Every Blade" originally "Daydream Believer"
People who make cutlery take pride in their work.
Submitted by: Sammy

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Last Train To Clarksville"
The Lyrics:
Take the last train to Clarksville, And I'll meet you at the station.
Why:
Boyce & Hart who penned this song for the pre-fab four were referencing the town of Clarksville in the state of Tennessee.
Submitted by: Peter
 

Song Title Acrostics:

AT: "Alternate Title"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
TAGS: "Take A Giant Step"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
MAD: "Mommy And Daddy"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Could Glean Fun" originally "Good Clean Fun"
Submitted by: Olivia Tame

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Last Train To Clarksville"
The Lyrics:
Take the last train to Clarksville
And I'll meet you at the station.
You can be there by 4:30
'Cause I've made your reservation,
Don't be slow, Oh no no no, oh no no no!
'Cause I'm leaving in the morning
And I must see you again.
We'll have one more night together
'Til the morning brings my train
And I must go. Oh no no no, oh no no no!
And I don't know if I'm ever coming home.
Why:
A bouncy rock-pop tempo seems to run counter to lyrics about a soldier spending one last night with his girl before going off to war.
Submitted by: Todd W. Zimmerman
"Daydream Believer"
The Lyrics:
Cheer up, sleepy Jean, Oh what can it mean,
To a Daydream Believer and a Homecoming Queen?
Why:
This is a song where the boy wakes up to reality in lewd of a good dream. And the girl sees the boy as average rather than what she wanted...a Knight on his steed. There's a gap between a dream and reality here in this song.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

Missing Parts:

"Last Train To Clarksville"
What happened to all the previous trains tthere?
Submitted by: Blake DeKalb

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