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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
"Strange Little Girl," The Stranglers"She Came In Through The Bathroom Window," The Beatles
"Curfew," The Stranglers"Home Before Dark," Neil Diamond
"No More Heroes," Stranglers"We Don't Need Another Hero," Tina Turner
"No More Heroes," Stranglers"No One To Save," Social Code

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"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""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
Company/Organization
Submittor
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
Submittor
Waiting For A Girl Like You
   Foreigner
Strange Little Girl
   The Stranglers
Waiting For A Strange Little Girl Like You
And now you're finally here.
Edward
Blue Rose Is
   Pam Tillis
Strange Little Girl
   The Stranglers
Blue Rose Is A Strange Little Girl
Edward
Feeling This
   Blink 182
Strange Little Girl
   The Stranglers
Feeling This Strange Little Girl
Pessimessed
More Than A Feeling
   Boston
Strange Little Girl
   The Stranglers
It's More Than A Strange Feeling, Little Girl
By a new group, Boston Stranglers.
Fat Tony
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:

"Golden Brown"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lays me down with my Manchurians
Original Lyrics:
Lays me down with my might she runs
"Bear Cage"
Misheard Lyrics:
You can keep your Brussels and Amsterdam Give me back my summer in Preston, man But they still got beach police over there Drawing lines on a map just to show I'm there
Original Lyrics:
You can keep your Brussels and Amsterdam Give me back my summer in Dresden, man But they still got peace police over there Drawing lines on a map just to show I'm there
"Duchess"
Misheard Lyrics:
And the nonces are going up, God forbid
Original Lyrics:
And the Rodney's are queueing up, God forbid
"Duchess"
Misheard Lyrics:
And the nonces are going up, God forbid
Original Lyrics:
And the Rodney's are queueing up, God forbid
There are additional Stranglers misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Skin Deep"
Misheard Lyrics:
Better watch out for the tea leaves
Original Lyrics:
Better watch out for the skin deep

Story about this misheard lyric by: James

As like a person had already said on this page, I also thought it might be 'string bean' - I'm glad that this is a rather commonly misheard lyric

There are additional misheard stories available.

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:

"Peaches"
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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