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Band Name Origins:

  • "Dancing the Spandau Ballet" was WWII British soldiers slang for the dancing of soldiers mown down by the German Spandau machine gun (1200 rounds per minute) - the fastest machine gun of the time Submitted by: Temac
  • German soldiers during WW1 used a German machine gun gun called a Spandau and called the reactions of anyone caught in its cross fire the Spandau Ballet. Submitted by: Pete Field

Stupid Band Names:

  • Spandau was a prison that held Nazi war criminal Rudolf Hess. After his suicide in 1987 the prison was demolished to prevent it from becoming a neo-Nazi shrine. "Spandau Ballet" - does that sound like a "Nazi rock" band name? Submitted by: Philadelphia Soul
  • Sissy Nazis? Or just pretentious saddos? Submitted by: Chris

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"chant number 1"the song is called chant number 1 (i dont need this pressure on) they never mention chant number 1 in the song which is the main title while i dont need this pressure on is in brackets - anthony edwards

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Spandex BalletThink about it. Mikhail Baryshnikov in a cat suit.united

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"I Can't Make You Love Me," Bonnie Raitt"True," Spandau Ballet
"Sincerely," The McGuire Sisters"True," Spandau Ballet
"So What'cha Want," Beastie Boys"Gold," Spandau Ballet
"Do You Love Me?," The Contours"Only When You Leave," Spandau Ballet
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Rue" originally "True"
Serafina
"God" originally "Gold"
Olga Ruiz
"Old" originally "Gold"
Peter

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Truer" originally "True"
comparative of the original
Serafina
"Be Free With Your Lover" originally "Be Free With Your Love"
Doug Wells
"Truce" originally "True"
Serafina

Change a Letter:

"To Cut A Long Storm Short" originally "To Cut A Long Story Short"
Mary Ellen Jasper
"Told" originally "Gold"
Yvette Bristle
"Sold" originally "Gold"
Frank
"Mold" originally "Gold"
Can mean several different things.
Calvin Amari
"Fold" originally "Gold"
Laura

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Gold""Cold"Tom Beasley
"True""Through"William Tong
"True""Glue"Jack Wilson
"Lifeline""Hargreaves"Andrew Thomson
"True""Boo (The Bad Music Song)"Dominic L.
"True""Two"The Comedian
"Gold""Mould"Bobbikk Simmons
"True""Chartreux"pkbites

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
GoldYamanaTodd W. Zimmerman

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
TruePathological Liars AnonymousGreg Boize

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
I Was In Chains
   Paul Young
Man In Chains
   Spandau Ballet
I Was A Man In Chains
Mickey D.
Building the Perfect Beast
   Don Henley
Nature of the Beast
   Spandau Ballet
Building the Nature of the Perfect Beast
BUILDING! BUILDING!
Mickey D.
Return to Innocence
   Enigma
Innocence and Science
   Spandau Ballet
Return to Innocence and Science
Mickey D.
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
   The Beatles
Coffee Club
   Spandau Ballet
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Coffee Club Band
Mickey D.
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Presto Spandau Ballet
Presto Ballet combined with Spandau Ballet
Submitted By: Donna Gelpigi
Soft Spandau Ballet
Soft Ballet combined with Spandau Ballet
Submitted By: Jennifer Howard
Otis Spanndau Ballet
Otis Spann combined with Spandau Ballet
True blues, indeed
Submitted By: Todd W. Zimmerman
Ballet Flatts
Spandau Ballet combined with Rascal Flatts
Submitted By: Erica

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

Misheard Lyrics:

"True"
Misheard Lyrics:
Take your seaside otter to write the next line
Original Lyrics:
Take your seaside arms and write the next line.
"Instinction"
Misheard Lyrics:
So ticket
Original Lyrics:
So take it
"Only When You Leave"
Misheard Lyrics:
How many cars must I make?
or
How many cards must I make?
Original Lyrics:
How many calls must I make?
"To Cut a Long Story Short"
Misheard Lyrics:
See you in the ballet
or
See you, Spandau Ballet
Original Lyrics:
See you in the valley
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Only When You Leave"
Misheard Lyrics:
How many cars must I make?
or
How many cards must I make?
Original Lyrics:
How many calls must I make?

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

I debated whether it was "cars" or "cards", but it was actually "calls".

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"True"
Better Lyrics:
My shoe
Running down the street
Always on time
But never on both my feet
Original Lyrics:
So true
Funny how it seems
Always in time
But never in line for dreams
Submitted by: Magic Pudding

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Gold"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Gold! Always believe it! That you are gold!
Why They're Repetitive:
Yawn! Tuneless annoyin' song
Submitted by: sabrina
 

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"True"
The Lyrics:
Listening to Marvin all night long.
This is the sound of my soul!
This is the sound.
Who They Mention:
Marvin Gaye, of course. He had a big hit earlier that year with the classic "Sexual Healing".
Submitted by: Red Moon
 

How to Pronounce a Band Name:

"Span-dow Bal-LAY
Spandau is a borough of Berlin, Germany and home of the notorious Spandau Prison.
Submitted by: Paul Bunions

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Pleasure"
Opening Lines:
Pleasure's in my car.
Comments:
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"True"
Opening Lines:
So true, funny how it seems, always in time, but never line for dreams
Comments:
The song makes me think of Sam (from Today's Special) wearing headphones at the speech hearing office, when he had a hearing problem; in "Ears" episode.
Submitted by: Mickey D.
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Band Name Anagrams:

Last Blue Panda Submitted by: Alexis
A Bullpen's Data Submitted by: Alexis
Combined stats of one team's relief pitchers?
Bland Plateaus Submitted by: Alexis
A Panda's Bullet Submitted by: Regina
Peanut Ballads Submitted by: Regina Haniger

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Fight For Sour Elves" originally "Fight For Ourselves"
Submitted by: Margo Gram
"Free These" originally "The Freeze"
Submitted by: Tess O. Gosset
"To Shake A Long Story, Mort" originally "To Make A Long Story Short"
Submitted by: Marge Pegram

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