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

Temptations {December 1964], The Tempations, The Tempatations

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: The Temps. Submitted by: Grady Brady

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Masterpiece"Break-ins..folks coming home. and finding all their possessions gone. Oh, oh, oh...It's an everyday thing....in the ghetto. - Rich Connelly

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
The ResistancesResist those temptations!Larcen Tyler

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Shady Soul""Lady Soul"Sonya Raynos
"Can't Get Away From You""Can't Get Next To You"soul

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Plastic Man,"No person is made of plasticFrieda Evans
"Ball Of Confusion,"Confusion cannot be made into a ball.They Call Me Mr. Pibbs
"Cloud 9,"Clouds don't have numbers.Reggie Pillbox
"Papa Was A Rolling Stone,"No man's father is a tumbling rock.JC Foster
"Plastic Man,"Lucinda Blair

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Too Hot," Kool & The Gang"I Wish It Would Rain," The Temptations
"All I Want Is You," U2"Ain't Too Proud To Beg," The Temptations
"Song For Someone," U2"My Girl," The Temptations
"Safe In My Garden," The Mamas & The Papas"It's Growing," The Temptations
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Sanding On The Top" originally "Standing On The Top"
Candy Welty
"Clod Nine" originally "Cloud Nine"
Candy Welty
"Loud Nine" originally "Cloud Nine"
Candy Welty
"Lad Soul" originally "Lady Soul"
Candy Welty
"Lay Soul" originally "Lady Soul"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Nit's Growing" originally "It's Growing"
Candy Welty
"It's Growling" originally "It's Growing"
Candy Welty
"Bit's Growing" originally "It's Growing"
Candy Welty
"Wit's Growing" originally "It's Growing"
Candy Welty
"Kit's Growing" originally "It's Growing"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Beauty Is Oily Skin Deep" originally "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep"
Peter
"It's Glowing" originally "It's Growing"
Candy Welty
"Standing On The Toe" originally "Standing On The Top"
Naomi Swanson
"Standing On The Fop" originally "Standing On The Top"
Naomi Swanson
"Standing On The Ton" originally "Standing On The Top"
Naomi Swanson

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"My Girl""Deadpool"Matthias
"Ain't Too Proud to Beg""Finding Easter Eggs"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"My Girl""My Nerd"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Ball of Confusion""Total Delusion"Jeff in Richmond VA
"Just My Imagination""Got No Vaccinations"Warren Baker
"Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)""Ball of Confusion (That Was the Cup of FA)"Michael Pacholek
"I Wish It Would Rain""A Delicious Brain (Rainin' Brain)"Sue Donym
"My Girl""He Lies"Ronnlee Morris
"My Girl""He Lies"Ronnlee Morris
"Beauty Is Only Skin Deep""Dipping Is Just For Skinnies"Blaydeman

There are additional song parodies available.

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

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Beauty's Only Skin DeepBeauty productsLefty Lucy
I Wish It Would RainTotes umbrellasone

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Ball Of ConfusionAny Televangelist Prayer LinePaul Warren
I Wish It Would RainNoah's Arkhec

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
It's The Things You Do
   Five
The Way You Do The Things You Do
   The Temptations
It's The Way You Do The Things You Do
Gladys
Show Me The Way
   Peter Frampton
The Way You Do The Things You Do
   The Temptations
Show Me The Way You Do The Things You Do
Serafina
Strokin'
   Clarence Carter
My Girl
   Temptations
Strokin' My Girl
Sutch
About A Girl
   Nirvana
My Girl
   The Temptations
About My Girl
George
There are additional Temptations duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Within Temptations
Within Temptation combined with The Temptations
or Within The Temptations
Submitted By: Megan
Stone Temptation Pilots
Stone Temple Pilots combined with The Temptations
Submitted By: nally
Five For Fighting Temptations
Five For Fighting combined with The Temptations
Submitted By: Raphael

Misheard Lyrics:

"The Way You Do the Things You Do"
Misheard Lyrics:
Baby, you don't stop
Original Lyrics:
Baby, you're so smart
"Papa Was a Rolling Stone"
Misheard Lyrics:
Wherever he left his hat was his home.
Original Lyrics:
Wherever he laid his hat was his home.
"My Girl"
Misheard Lyrics:
Murder
Original Lyrics:
My girl
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey Hoodlum!
Original Lyrics:
Hey Rudolph!
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"My Girl"
Misheard Lyrics:
Murder
Original Lyrics:
My girl

Story about this misheard lyric by: Jason Blooey

My friend played this song on our way home from high school and I seriously thought he was saying this!

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Ain't Too Proud To Beg"
Better Lyrics:
I know you want my porkchop
But I refuse to let it go
If I have to beg and plead for your pinto beans
I don't mind cuz they mean that much to me
Original Lyrics:
I know you want to leave me
But I refuse to let you go
If I have to beg and plead for your sympathy
I don't mind cuz you mean that much to me
Submitted by: Shaniqua Jenkins
"My Girl"
Better Lyrics:
i guess you say
i'm just bobby brown today
crackhead, crackhead
just call me a crackhead
crackhead
Original Lyrics:
i guess you say
what can make me feel this way
my girl, my girl
talkin' 'bout my girl
my girl
Submitted by: OnlyRen

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Don't you know that there
Ain't no mountain high enough
Ain't no valley low enough
Ain't no river wide enough
To keep me from getting to you
Why They're Repetitive:
Yes, I know now...'there ain't no mountain high enough'!
Submitted by: sXe LeXi 5X2
"Papa Was A Rolling Stone"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Papa was a rolling stone
Wherever he laid his hat was his home
And when he died
All he left us was alone
Why They're Repetitive:
These four lines are repeated ad nauseam for the last 3 minutes of the song.
Submitted by: Shawn Eni

Insulting Song Lyrics:

"Cloud Nine"
The Insulting Lyrics:
You're a million miles from reality.
Why They're Insulting:
As one of the few realists left in this world, I find this offensive. And so would some astronauts.
Submitted by: Gus
 

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Ball Of Confusion"
The Lyrics:
The Beatles' new record's a gas.
Who They Mention:
The Beatles
Submitted by: T-Rex Grossman
"Ball of Confusion"
The Lyrics:
The Beatles new record's a gas.
Who They Mention:
Beatles
Submitted by: Steve Burdin

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Ball Of Confusion"
The Song Lyrics:
The beat goes on.
Song They Mention:
"The Beat Goes On" by Sonny & Cher.
Submitted by: Dean Martini
"Ball Of Confusion"
The Song Lyrics:
And the only safe place to live
is in an Indian Reservation.
Song They Mention:
"Indian Reservation" by Paul Revere and The Raiders.
Submitted by: Will To Tyrone Power
There are additional Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs lyrics available.

Made Up Words in Songs:

"Ball of Confusion"
The Made Up Words:
Great Googamooga
Comments:
Why has this classic song not yet been mentioned?
Submitted by: Russell
 

Song Title Space Change:

"Every Body Needs Love" originally "Everybody Needs Love"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Git's Grow In" originally "It's Growing"
Sometimes more than we want.
Submitted by: Peter
"Glass House" originally "Glasshouse"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Papa W. As A Rolling Stone" originally "Papa Was A Rolling Stone"
Submitted by: Barry Amassa Tate

Band Name Anagrams:

Taint Post Theme Submitted by: Jake
Taste Inept Moth Submitted by: Quyjibo
I bet it's yucky :p
Tot Mitten Shape Submitted by: Genevieve
A Hot Mitten Pest Submitted by: Joseph
Omit Tenth Paste Submitted by: Gladys
Just use the first nine pastes

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Slay Loud" originally "Lady Soul"
Submitted by: Etta James Taylor Swift
"Lousy Lad" originally "Lady Soul"
Submitted by: Etta James Taylor Swift
"Gas Hue Loss" originally "Glasshouse"
Submitted by: Becky Bright
"Hug Sole Ass" originally "Glasshouse"
Submitted by: Becky Bright
"As He Logs Us" originally "Glasshouse"
Submitted by: Becky Bright

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Papa Was A Rollin' Stone " Length: 6:53
In 1972, the Motown superstars The Temptations sent this Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong written song to the #1 position on the charts in November. There was a radio edited version at 3:52 that actually the Temptations sang more often "live" on TV shows and stages then radio stations actually did. Again, this was part of the idea that even Top 40 radio stations by this time were more interested in playing the longer lp versions of many tunes than the single edit that still ended up selling well. The interesting thing about the lp version vs. the single edit was the long danceable instrumental introduction before we hear the Temptations sing, and we get a little more of the story about why the father left the mother and the son alone at the end of the tune.
Submitted by: Peter

Song Title Acrostics:

IS: "It's Summer"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Sadie Lowell" originally "Lady Soul"
Submitted by: Etta James Taylor Swift
"Papa Was A Stolen Roan" originally "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone"
Submitted by: Regina Olsen
"Guy Merle" originally "My Girl"
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"My Girl"
1991 film w/ Dan Aykroyed and Jamie Lee Curtis
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale

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