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Band Name Origins:

  • In 1974 this band consisted of Jet Black, Hugh Cornwell and Jean Jaques Burnel (JJ Burnel) the band was called Wanderlust. As they played early gigs, sometimes they would mess up on stage. On a few occasions, they would play under assumed names, or give themselves deragatory nicknames backstage after particularly bad gigs. One night, JJ Burnel was heard to comment, "Well, The Stranglers have done it again." JJ Burnel relates this story in a Stranglers radio documentary. Intitially, they were known as the "Guildford Stranglers" because they lived in Guildford. The Stranglers registered their business name on September 11, 1974. They are still going strong! Submitted by: Richard Kolkman
  • Originally named "The Guilford Stranglers" after a notorious early 70's South London multiple murderer nicknamed "The Guilford Strangler" this name became too offensive and not commercially viable especially as thet played most of their early gigs in South London where the murderer had still not been caught. Hence they changed it to just "The Stranglers". Submitted by: Enver Hoxha

Stupid Band Names:

  • It gives me a dirty image. Submitted by: hekifier

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Gordon Brown (New Prime Minister of the UK)""Golden Brown"rock music

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"My Hero," Foo Fighters"No More Heroes," The Stranglers
"Curfew," The Stranglers"After Midnight," Eric Clapton
"Strange Little Girl," The Stranglers"Sweet But Psycho," Ava Max
"Strange Little Girl," The Stranglers"She Came In Through The Bathroom Window," The Beatles
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Strange Little Gil" originally "Strange Little Girl"
Wendy Torrance
"Ski Deep" originally "Skin Deep"
Britney Spears into pruning hooks
"Oiler On The Sea" originally "Toiler On The Sea"
A leaking tanker? I shudder to think!
Amanda Svenson

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Always The Stun" originally "Always The Sun"
Ashley Michelle McGowan
"Always The Shun" originally "Always The Sun"
Ashley Michelle McGowan
"Toiler Won The Sea" originally "Toiler On The Sea"
Lauren Overstreet
"Skein Deep" originally "Skin Deep"
As in a skein of yarn
Naomi Swanson

Change a Letter:

"Always The Run" originally "Always The Sun"
Ashley Michelle McGowan
"Always The Sub" originally "Always The Sun"
Ashley Michelle McGowan
"Always The Hun" originally "Always The Sun"
As in Attila
Ashley Michelle McGowan
"Always The Sin" originally "Always The Sun"
Ashley Michelle McGowan
"Always The Gun" originally "Always The Sun"
Ashley Michelle McGowan

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Golden Brown""Duel In The Desert"Parody Beast
"Golden Brown""Old And Brown"Merry & Pippin
"Golden Brown""Gonzo Porn"Phil Alexander
"Golden Brown""Golden Dawn"Levvo
"Golden Brown""The Blog That Am"IludiumPhosdex
"Golden Brown""Charles Lee Ray"Dr Dalek
"La Folie""Le Foley"John A. Barry
"Golden Brown""Gordon Brown"Adrian Cains
"Golden Brown""Gordon Brown"Gav Powell

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Don't Bring HarryPope Benedict XVI's Answering Machinepickle*
I Feel Like A WogBritish National Partypickle*

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
And She Was
   Talking Heads
Strange Little Girl
   The Stranglers
And She Was A Strange Little Girl
Miss Elanius
Absolutely (Story Of A Girl)
   Nine Days
Strange Little Girl
   The Stranglers
Absolutely (Story Of A Strange Little Girl)
You Are The Girl
   The Cars
Strange Little Girl
   The Stranglers
You Are The Strange Little Girl
What A Girl Wants
   Christina Aguilera
Strange Little Girl
   The Stranglers
What A Strange Little Girl Wants
There are additional Stranglers duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

The Boston Stranglers
Boston combined with The Stranglers
Not my idea, but I felt it had to be here.
Submitted By: Raphael
The Stranglers' Survivor
The Stranglers combined with Survivor
Submitted By: Natasha Bly

Misheard Lyrics:

"Skin Deep"
Misheard Lyrics:
Better watch out for the Schoolies
Original Lyrics:
Better watch out for the skin deep
"Skin Deep"
Misheard Lyrics:
Better watch out for the Schoolies...
Original Lyrics:
Better watch out for the skin deep
Misheard Lyrics:
Wrap me up
Original Lyrics:
Lap me up
"Skin Deep"
Misheard Lyrics:
Beauty's only skilled deep
Original Lyrics:
Beauty's only skin deep
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Strange Little Girl"
Misheard Lyrics:
And she found all things gold
Original Lyrics:
And she found all things cold

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

Once again, why we confuse "gold" with "cold" and vice versa.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Golden Brown"
Opening Lines:
Golden Brown texture like sun.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Band Name Anagrams:

Earl's Strength Submitted by: Alexis
Real Strengths Submitted by: Alexis

Song Title Anagrams:

"Why Use A Slant?" originally "Always The Sun"
Submitted by: Alina
"Toilet On Her Sea" originally "Toiler On The Sea"
Submitted by: Consta Pate

Songs That Are Banned:

A song about girl-watching, banned because of its content (about a lecherous boy watching girls on a beach), and because of the word "clitoris" in context (although it was pronounced in a non-standard way, to almost rhyme with "guitarist") Also has mentions of the S word. A toned down version was made for UK radio airplay.
Submitted by: Ra'akone

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Soiler On The Tea" originally "Toiler On The Sea"
Submitted by: Amanda Svenson

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