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Fun Music Information -> Oingo Boingo

Album cover parody of Dead Man's Party [Deluxe LP Reissue][Colored Vinyl] by Oingo Boingo
Parody album cover
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Possible Misspelled Names:

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Onigo Boingo

Band Name Origins:

  • They made noises one day and Nicky sounded like "OINGO BOINGO!!!" and that was it, they were all like "YEAH!!! OINGO BOINGO!!! YEAH MAAN!!!!". Submitted by: Izika
  • The name Oingo Boingo has no specific meaning - well at least nothing that anyone involved will admit. Richard Elfman (brother of Danny Elfman) came up with the name. Originally known as the Mystic Knights of The Oingo Boingo, the name was shortened to Oingo Boingo in 1980 for their first album release. Shortened again with the release of their self-titled 1994 album, they were known by there more aerodynamic and environmentally friendly moniker - Boingo. For nostalgia's sake (and because the horns returned), they went back to Oingo Boingo for their final shows. "Oingo Boingo means 'the best' and now the best is no more!" [Johnny "Vatos" Hernandez]. Submitted by: Carbon

Stupid Band Names:

  • What does it mean? It doesnt make sense. It Rhymes! Submitted by: Billy Florio

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Oingo BingoIf we had 'Remove Letter' for bands, this'd work.Skippy

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Feared Science""Weird Science"D. Melody Dole, MD
"Weird Clients""Weird Science"D. Melody Dole, MD
"Weird Silence""Weird Science"Tiffany Llewellyn-Affit
"Dead Man's Pantry""Dead Man's Party"Tiffany Llewellyn-Affit

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Nothing Bad Ever Happens To Me,"Bad things happen to everyone every now and againElmy
"Dead Man's Party,"Unless this is a funeral...Diddims

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"She Blinded Me With Science ," Thomas Dolby"Can't See," Oingo Boingo
"Lights Out," Peter Wolf"Can't See," Oingo Boingo
"The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia," Vicki Lawrence"Can't See," Oingo Boingo
"Blinding Lights," The Weeknd"Can't See," Oingo Boingo
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"No One Lies Forever" originally "No One Lives Forever"
"Dead Man's Arty" originally "Dead Man's Party"
Gives a name to the dead man
Fiona Montrose
"Violet Love" originally "Violent Love"
Kate Downton
"Dad Man's Party" originally "Dead Man's Party"
Karen Smith
"Dead Man's Part" originally "Dead Man's Party"
Donna Gelpigi

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Only A Lead" originally "Only A Lad"
No solid evidence yet
Naomi Swanson
"Dread Man's Party" originally "Dead Man's Party"
Heather Brockwell
"Dead Man's Parity" originally "Dead Man's Party"
Meredith Harshaw
"Only A Land" originally "Only A Lad"
"Only A Lady" originally "Only A Lad"

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Go Spill Blood" originally "No Spill Blood"
"No Spill Flood" originally "No Spill Blood"
That would require quite a large container!
Jonathan S.
"No Spill Bloom" originally "No Spill Blood"
A warning for clumsy amateur florists?
Jonathan S.
"No Shill Blood" originally "No Spill Blood"
Jonathan S.
"No Spell Blood" originally "No Spill Blood"
Jonathan S.

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Dead Man's Party""Dead Man? Hardly"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Dead Man's Party""Sausage Party"Hu's On First
"Dead Man's Party""Rich Man's Party"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Little Girls""Little Boys (Herbert's Theme)"Hu's On First
"Dead Man's Party""Lead Pants Party"Blaydeman
"Private Life""Not-So-Private Life"Abbott Skelding
"Weird Science""Mad Science"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Dead Man's Party""Lemonparty"Hu's On First
"Dead Man's Party""Death of the Nazi Party"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"No One Lives Forever""No One Sings Like Britney"Billy Slim

There are additional song parodies available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Weird ScienceAnti-psuedoscience groupKerry
Little GirlsPedophilia HotlineWorst Hearing in America
Violent LoveRape HotlineEd
Only A LadJuvenile HallJ. Geraci
Weird ScienceThe FDA (Food & Drug Administration)Indomitus
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
   The Go-Go's
   Oingo Boingo
Many vacations end up being staycations anyway.
This One's For The Girls
   Martina McBride
Little Girls
   Oingo Boingo
This One's For The Little Girls
Here For The Party
   Gretchen Wilson
Dead Man's Party
   Oingo Boingo
Here For The Dead Man's Party
Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes
   George Jones
Fill The Void
   Oingo Boingo
Who's Gonna Fill The Void
Country music combined with new wave!
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

The Incredible Boingo Band
The Incredible Bongo Band combined with Oingo Boingo
Submitted By: Jed
Oink Go Boingo
OK Go combined with Oingo Boingo
I thought I'd combine the K in OK with Oingo to get the typical sound made by a pig.
Submitted By: Gigi
The Oingo Bingo Boys
Oingo Boingo combined with Bingoboys
Submitted By: Anne

Misheard Lyrics:

"Weird Science"
Misheard Lyrics:
Give silence!
Original Lyrics:
Weird science!
"Just Another Day"
Misheard Lyrics:
It’s just another game
Original Lyrics:
It’s just another day
"Weird Science"
Misheard Lyrics:
Weird silence
Original Lyrics:
Weird science
"Little Girls"
Misheard Lyrics:
When they're loud
Original Lyrics:
When they're around
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Who Do You Want to Be"
Misheard Lyrics:
Do you feel like a saint in otter's clothes
Original Lyrics:
Do you feel like a saint in artist's clothes

Story about this misheard lyric by: Patrick

The verse before talks about an island in the middle of the sea, so...

There are additional misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Little Girls"
The Funny Lyrics:
I-I-I love little girls
They make me feel so good.
I-I-I love little girls,
They make me feel so bad!
Why They're Funny:
A blatant contradiction here...unless Danny Elfman doesn't mind feeling both ways about little girls.
Submitted by: Mr. X
The Funny Lyrics:
And I forgot the whole damn point of this whole song
Why They're Funny:
Well, they're the most honest lyrics in music history...
Submitted by: AerisVampire

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Go...don't you go!
Won't you stay with me one more day?
Why They're Nonsensical:
It seems contradictory. Even the way it's sung; it sounds like Danny Elfman's commanding the person he's singing to to go, then saying the opposite.
Submitted by: Cassandra

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Wake Up (It's 1984)"
The Dated Lyrics:
Wake up, it's 1984
Why They're Dated:
1984 is long gone!
Submitted by: Isac

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Weird Science"
The Song Lyrics:
No hesitation, no heart of gold
Song They Mention:
"Heart Of Gold" by Neil Young
Submitted by: Alexis

Song Title Space Change:

"Only Al Ad" originally "Only A Lad"
Al has only one advertisement about him.
Submitted by: Nutmeg Ryan
"Only Al Ad" originally "Only A Lad"
Al has only one advertisement about him.
Submitted by: Nutmeg Ryan
"Only Al Ad" originally "Only A Lad"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Band Name Anagrams:

I Goo On Bingo Submitted by: Cheryl Jordan
However one might do THAT!
Big Onion Goo Submitted by: Hilary Duffelbag
I Go On Booing Submitted by: Hilary Duffelbag

Song Title Anagrams:

"Grill Titles" originally "Little Girls"
Submitted by: Joe
"Title Grills" originally "Little Girls"
Submitted by: Joe
"Just Ranted 'Ahoy!'" originally "Just Another Day"
Submitted by: Claudio VerKnight
"My Standard Pea" originally "Dead Man's Party"
Submitted by: Megan
"Demands A Party" originally "Dead Man's Party"
Submitted by: Megan

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Change" Length: 15:58
Submitted by: Jon

Super Short Pop Songs:

"Tender Lumplings" Length: 0:37
Submitted by: Jon

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Good Soar, Your Foal" originally "Good For Your Soul"
Foal of a flying horse?
Submitted by: Tess O. Gosset
"Good Soar, Your Foal" originally "Good For Your Soul"
Foal of a flying horse?
Submitted by: Tess O. Gosset
"Med Dan's Party" originally "Dead Man's Party"
Submitted by: Trevor Overt
"Dead Pan's Marty" originally "Dead Man's Party"
Submitted by: Trevor Overt
"Dust Another Jay" originally "Just Another Day"
Submitted by: Meredith Harshaw

There are additional Song Title Spoonerisms available.

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Boingo Oingo originally "Oingo Boingo"
"Bed man's tardy"
Submitted by: J.C.

Lighter Side of Serious Bands:

"Tender Lumplings"
This band was wackiest in its earliest days, but this barely audible tune on their last studio album sounds like a bunch of goblins whispering in an old Victrola record player. It was referenced later in Danny Elfman's score for The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Lyric: Oh listen Tender Lumplings let me take you by the hands./I'll take you from this hell-hole to the Promised Land. /But don't blame me, oh children, if those promises don't keep/'Cause promises like lives, can be bought so very cheap.
Submitted by: Agrimorfee

Bad Ringtone Choices:

"Little Girls"
The Lyrics:
I....., I love little girls! They make me feel so good!
Would raise the eyebrows of a cop if this was your ringtone, and it plays while being pulled over.
Submitted by: Steve
There are additional Bad Ringtone Choices available.

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