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Stupid Band Names:

  • I thought it was another all-girls band (like the Go-Gos) until I found out from the liner notes of their compilation album that it was mostly guys and a female vocal. Would've been cooler if it were an all-girl band! Submitted by: Vic George

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
The Waiters and WaitressesMost of the band is male.Frosty The Cat

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Everything's Wrong If My Hair Is Wrong,"Many things are right, regardless of your hair.Yvette Bristle
"Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful?,"It's impossible to know; tomorrow isn't here yet.Yvette Bristle

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"I'm A Boy," The Who"I Know What Boys Like," The Waitresses
"I Know What Boys Like," The Waitresses"Sexy Eyes," Dr. Hook
"I Know What Boys Like," The Waitresses"Cheap Thrills," Sia
"I Know What Boys Like," The Waitresses"No, You Don't," Nine Inch Nails
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"No Gilt" originally "No Guilt"
Thessaly Danes
"Christmas Rapping" originally "Christmas Wrapping"
Same pronunciation, different meaning
Thessaly Danes
"Everything's Wrong If My Air Is Wrong" originally "Everything's Wrong If My Hair Is Wrong"
Harriet Henderson
"I Know What Boys Lie" originally "I Know What Boys Like"

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"I Know What Boys Liked" originally "I Know What Boys Like"
Vicky Norton
"I Know What Buoys Like" originally "I Know What Boys Like"
Vicky Norton
"Everything's Wrong If My Chair Is Wrong" originally "Everything's Wrong If My Hair Is Wrong"
Harriet Henderson

Change a Letter:

"I Know That Boys Like" originally "I Know What Boys Like"
...various things.
"I Know What Toys Like" originally "I Know What Boys Like"
Of course to be played with!
Rafeal De La Ghetto
"Square Pews" originally "Square Pegs"
Not in any church I've seen.
Lynne O'Leahy-Cassid
"Square Pecs" originally "Square Pegs"
As in pectoral muscles.
Lynne O'Leahy-Cassid
"Square Peas" originally "Square Pegs"
Lynne O'Leahy-Cassid

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"I Know What Boys Like""I Know What Girls Like"metaphorsbwithu
"Christmas Wrapping""Purim Wrapping"MasonR

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

Song Name
I Know What Boys LikeSpike TV PromoMrCursor_

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

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Pretty Paper
   Willie Nelson
Christmas Wrapping
   The Waitresses
Pretty Christmas Wrapping Paper
Thessaly Danes
I Know What Boys Like
   The Waitresses
Bayou Boys
   Eddy Raven
I Know What Bayou Boys Like
Redneck women most likely.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Waitresses & Bus Boys
The Waitresses combined with The Bus Boys
They both work in restaurants.
Submitted By: Tab Cola

Misheard Lyrics:

"Christmas Wrapping"
Misheard Lyrics:
A few cars
Original Lyrics:
A few cards
"Square Pegs"
Misheard Lyrics:
Slim pants, slim pants,
Slim, slim, slim...pants!
SquarePants, SquarePants,
Square, Square, Square...Pants!
Original Lyrics:
Square Pegs, Square Pegs,
Square, Square, Square...Pegs!
"Christmas Wrapping"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dinner, of course, this summertime
Original Lyrics:
Didn't, of course, 'til summertime
"No Guilt"
Misheard Lyrics:
Didn’t cost anything
So I bought them
Original Lyrics:
Needed new posters
So I bought them
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Christmas Wrapping"
Misheard Lyrics:
That’s delicious, that’s delicious,
But I think I’ll eat some corn this year
Original Lyrics:
Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas
But I think I’ll miss this one this year

Story about this misheard lyric by: Whisker Haven Pumpkin

My mom and I were watching bird videos on the internet and we saw one bobbing its head to this song, The way it sounded being played in the room it was recorded in caused reverb, and with how quickly those lyrics are sung, that’s what we thought it was.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"I Know What Boys Like"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
I know what boys like
I know what boys like
I know what boys like
I know what boys like
Nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah
Why They're Repetitive:
Apparently Patty doesn't know what boys like, because she's plain and skinny with a flat chest.

[Ed's note: If they had REALLY known what boys liked, they would have never recorded the song in the first place!]
Submitted by: newave

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"I Know What Boys Like"
The Dirty Lyrics:
I know what boys like
Why They're Dirty:
I didn't know it at the time but I think Patty was referring to a sexual relationship with a guy?
Submitted by: Celeste

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"No Guilt"
The Lyrics:
I know someone, who really met Belushi...
Who They Mention:
John Belushi
Submitted by: KooKooDee

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Square Pegs"
Opening Lines:
Square pegs, square pegs, square pegs, square pegs, Always never quite right.
1982's "Square Pegs" was recorded before the 1982 - 83 season minor hit CBS TV-show, by the New Wave group The Waitresses. But of course would be forever known as the "Theme From Square Pegs" after being adopted (or at least part of it, as the later song "I'll Be There For You" by The Rembrandts would be for NBC's "Friends") as the opening theme for the TV show about the awkward teenage years (the TV Show had moderate success, but CBS cancelled it after one season not having faith in it's ability to have staying power -- probably a move that CBS regrets to this day since "Square Pegs" introduced the world to a future powerhouse actress named, Sarah Jessica Parker -- yes, that Sarah Jessica Parker later known for "Sex And The City" was on "Square Pegs" as a dorky and nerdy teenaged girl).
Submitted by: Peter
"I Know What Boys Like"
Opening Lines:
I know what boys like I know what guys want...
"I Know What Boys Like" was a minor (#62 on the charts) hit for the group known as The Waitresses from the summer of 1982. The Waitresses were a new wave/pop group formed in 1978 in Akron, Ohio and achieved moderate success after moving to New York City in the early 1980's. The Waitresses were led by Chris Butler and the original lineup (and the one heard on their most successful songs) included Patty Donahue, Dan Klayman, Mars Williams, Tracy Warmworth and Billy Ficca. "I Know What Boys Like" casts lead singer Patty Donahue in the role of a tease with the boys. Patty Donahue who also was known as Patty Darling was born Patricia J. Donahue on March 29, 1956. Unfortunately for many fans of The Waitresses and Patty Donahue, she would die of lung cancer on December 9, 1996 at the age of 40 years.
Submitted by: Peter

Boasting in Song Lyrics:

"I Know What Boys Want"
The Boasting Lyrics:
i know what boys want i know what girls like na-na-na
this song is about these girl's bragging that they have all the answer's about sex and they are rubbing it in with "NA-NA-NA"
Submitted by: art

Band Name Anagrams:

Rita - She's Sweet Submitted by: Alexis
See White Stars Submitted by: Alexis
I Saw Sets There Submitted by: Alexis
I Saw Tests Here Submitted by: Alexis
I Saw Three Sets Submitted by: Alexis

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Tug Lion" originally "No Guilt"
Submitted by: Thessaly Danes
"Tug Loin" originally "No Guilt"
Submitted by: Thessaly Danes
"Lion Gut" originally "No Guilt"
Submitted by: Thessaly Danes

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