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Fun Music Information -> Neil Sedaka

This is the most recent information about Neil Sedaka that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Neil Sedaka, 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.

Neil Sadaka

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"The Immigrant""There was a time when strangers were welcome here..." Dedicated to John Lennon. The single peaked at number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent one week at number one on the Easy Listening chart in May 1975. - Greg Hulak

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"The Funny Years""The Hungry Years"Lina
"The Dummy Years""The Hungry Years"Lina
"Housebreaking Pup Is Hard To Do""Breaking Up Is Hard To Do"Tess O. Gosset
"Waking up is hard to do""Breaking up is hard to do"Princess Ana
"Chucking up is hard to spew""Breaking up is hard to do"wr_the_great

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"That's When The Music Takes Me,"Music cannot transport people at any time.Lance Crackers
"The Hungry Years,"Time periods cannot experience hunger.Peter Paul Mounds
"Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen,"Numbers have no taste and no birthdays.Isac
"Calendar Girl,"A person cannot be a calendar.Peter
"One Way Ticket to the Blues,"You cannot take a train ride into a set of coloursSusanna Viljanen

There are additional literally impossible song titles available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Near You," Roger Williams"Next Door To An Angel," Neil Sedaka
"Walking Home In The Rain," Barbara Mandrell"Laughter In The Rain," Neil Sedaka
"Goodbye To Love," Carpenters"Breaking Up Is Hard To Do," Neil Sedaka
"Baby's Gone," Trace Adkins"I Keep Searching," Neil Sedaka
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Anther Day, Another Heartache" originally "Another Day, Another Heartache"
Anther = a pollen-bearing part of a flower
Penelope Beckinsale
"The Hungry Ears" originally "The Hungry Years"
Rachel Stedman
"Oh Carl" originally "Oh Carol"
Changes the gender by removing a letter!
"Lice In Wonderland" originally "Alice In Wonderland"
Penelope Beckinsale

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Glove In The Shadows" originally "Love In The Shadows"
Candy Welty
"Clove In The Shadows" originally "Love In The Shadows"
Candy Welty
"Lover In The Shadows" originally "Love In The Shadows"
Candy Welty
"You're So Good For Men" originally "You're So Good For Me"
Candy Welty
"You're So Good For Meg" originally "You're So Good For Me"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"The Hungry Yeats" originally "The Hungry Years"
Sedaka expresses his admiration for the Irish poet
"The Hungry Dears" originally "The Hungry Years"
Karen Smith
"The Hungry Bears" originally "The Hungry Years"
Karen Smith
"Thy Hungry Years" originally "The Hungry Years"
Karen Smith
"Love In Tee Shadows" originally "Love In The Shadows"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Breaking Up Is Hard To DO""Beanstalk Falls Are Hard On You"Callmelennie
"Oh Carol!""Oh Darryl!"Glynn Leaney
"Oh Carol!""Oh Carol!"Glynn Leaney
"Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen""Happy Birthday Tricia Neill"Glynn Leaney
"Let The People Talk""Give Your Life To God"Lionel Mertens
"Breakin Up Is Hard To Do""Bacon Clubs Are Not For Jews"Lionel Mertens
"Breaking Up Is Hard On You""Breaking Up Is Hard On The U (SSR, that is)"callmelennie
"Calendar Girl""Calendar Babe"Bob Gomez
"Oh, Carol""Apparel"John A. Barry
"Breaking Up is Hard To Do""Flaking Out is What they Do"Giorgio Coniglio's Grandson

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
The Hungry YearsAny Buffet (Golden Corral, Old Country Buffet, etc.)oldsongs

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Bad BloodBlood BankMOR
Bad BloodTampaxbeatlebabe

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Laugh, Laugh
   The Beau Brummels
Laughter In The Rain
   Neil Sedaka
Laugh, Laugh, Laughter In The Rain
Combined title somewhat resembles stuttering.
Ashley Michelle McGowan
Living Next Door To Alice
Alice In Wonderland
   Neil Sedaka
Living Next Door To Alice In Wonderland
Britney Spears into pruning hooks
Unhappy Birthday
   The Smiths
Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen
   Neil Sedaka
Unhappy Birthday Sweet Sixteen
Anita Butcher
My Name Is
Oh, Carol
   Neil Sedaka
My Name Is Carol, Oh
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Love in the Shadows"
Misheard Lyrics:
In the shambles
Original Lyrics:
In the shadows
"Bad Blood"
Misheard Lyrics:
Black rug
Original Lyrics:
Bad blood
"Laughter in the Rain"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ooh, I hear Reptar in the rain
Original Lyrics:
Ooh, I hear laughter in the rain
"Breaking Up Is Hard to Do"
Misheard Lyrics:
Remember when you had the time?
Original Lyrics:
Remember when you held me tight?
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Stairway to Heaven"
Misheard Lyrics:
Up high to the highest store
Original Lyrics:
I'll climb to the highest star

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

It seems that way when it sounds like "store", like the highest elevation above sea level.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Breaking Up Is Hard to Do"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Doo doo doo down dooby doo down down
Comma comma down dooby doo down down
Comma comma down dooby doo down down
Breaking up is hard to do
Why They're Repetitive:
Appears at the beginning of the song and is used as backing vocals throughout.
Submitted by: Martha Hankins

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"I Go Ape"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
When you hold my hand, I'm a prehistoric man
Why They're Nonsensical:
The singer was born in 1939, so he's not prehistoric at all.
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Laughter In The Rain"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I hear laughter in the rain,
walking hand in hand with the one I love
Why They're Nonsensical:
Who's supposed to be laughing out there in the rain? The guy himself and his girl? The village idiot? Someone else out there who happens to be laughing at something? For clarity's sake lyricists, level with us once in a while.
Submitted by: THE BIG GUY
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"Bad Blood"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Bad (ba-a-ad) blood (blo-o-od)
The b-icth is in her smile
Why They're Inappropriate:
I'm sorry folks, but Neil Sedaka, for gosh sake, just does not utter the b-word in his songs like he's Eminem. That's just wrong.
Submitted by: Sammy Reed
"Laughter In The Rain"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
After a while we run under a tree
Why They're Inappropriate:
Don't you know how dangerous it is to go under a tree during a storm?
Submitted by: little Jen

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen"
The Song Lyrics:
When you were thirteen
You were my funny valentine
Song They Mention:
"My Funny Valentine" from the musical 'Babes In Arms.'
Submitted by: Samantha Wayland
"One Way Ticket"
The Song Lyrics:
Gonna take a trip to Lonesome Town,
Gonna stay at Heartbreak Hotel.
Song They Mention:
"Lonesome Town" by Ricky Nelson
Submitted by: Miranda Turner
There are additional Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs lyrics available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Sad Eyes"
Opening Lines:
Sad eyes, don't you be sad no more
Submitted by: Sutch
"Oh! Carol"
Opening Lines:
Oh! Carol, I am but a fool. Darling I love you, though you treat me cruel.
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Song Title Space Change:

"The World Through At Ear" originally "The World Through A Tear"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Hey Mister Sun, Shine!" originally "Hey Mister Sunshine"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Dim Bo Man" originally "Dimbo Man"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"A Lice In Wonderland" originally "Alice In Wonderland"
Deep in someone's hair?
Submitted by: Peter
"Laugh Terin The Rain" originally "Laughter In The Rain"
Neil singing about a terin bird laugh in the rain?
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Band Name Anagrams:

Ali Sneaked Submitted by: Anna Graham
Like A Sedan Submitted by: Anna Graham

Song Title Anagrams:

"Third 'Yea'" originally "The Diary"
Submitted by: Joe
"Clare, Darling" originally "Calendar Girl"
Could that be the name of his 'calendar girl'?
Submitted by: Hank E. Panky
"Daring Recall" originally "Calendar Girl"
Submitted by: Joe
"The Arm Lice Song" originally "The Miracle Song"
Ewwww! What a thing to write a song about!
Submitted by: Peter
"Hide Tray" originally "The Diary"
Submitted by: Kayla Kalyak

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Song Title Acrostics:

SLY: "Sweet Little You"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Ad Sighs" originally "Sad Eyes"
How can an ad sigh?
Submitted by: Rachel Stedman
"Ton Way Wicket" originally "One Way Ticket"
Submitted by: Lindsay Lowhound
"Raking Up His Bard To Do" originally "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do"
Submitted by: Heck Noover Nuck
"Rafter In The Lane" originally "Laughter In The Rain"
Submitted by: Heck Noover Nuck

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Breaking Up Is Hard To Do"
The Lyrics:
They say that breaking up is hard to do.
Now I know, I know that it's true.
Don't say that this is the end.
Instead of breaking up I wish that we were making up again.
I can't remember a more lilting tune from the 1960s than this one. But the words are a desperate plea to a girlfriend not to dump him. The last line cited above is nearly an admission of the virtual inevitability of the break-up and the desperation of the singer's wishes that things were otherwise. By the way, the singer did an original "fast" version of this and then sometime later a slow "ballad" version (same lyrics both times). What I say here came mainly from thinking about the original "fast' version. But even the slow "ballad" version is not nearly so much of a downer tune-wise as the lyrics could merit.
Submitted by: Mercedes Morgan

Lyrics Spoonerisms:

"Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen"
The Lyrics:
You've turned into the prettiest girl I've ever seen.
You've turned into the grittiest pearl I've ever seen.
Submitted by: Richard Wetfuss

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Breaking Up Is Hard To Do"
1979 U.S. TV film with Billy Crystal
Submitted by: Sutch
"Calendar Girl"
1993 movie with Jason Priestly
Submitted by: Smooth

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