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Spelling Song
You wanna S - P - E - L - L
In a song that rhymes on a bell?
Don't despair in your lair
There are plenty of songs there
Where you can S - P - E - L - L

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  • Campfire songs presented by G.O.Y.A.:
    • "I am a C":
      I am a C, I am a C - H
      I am a C - H - R - I - S - T - I - A - N
      And I have C - H - R - I - S - T in my H - E - A - R - T
      And I will L - I - V - E - E - T - E - R - N - A - L - L - Y
    • "Let Me See You Get Down":
      D-O-W-N...Let me see you get down
  • Children's songs:
    • (The most current version of) "Bingo":
      B - I - N - G - O
      B - I - N - G - O
      B - I - N - G - O
      And Bingo was his name-o
    • Also, "Rattlesnake":
      R-A-T,
      T-L-E,
      S-N-A-K-E spells rattlesnake!
    • And the classic:
    • Wait, what about the Lollipop song?
      L-O-double L-I P-O-P
      Spells lollipop, lollipop
      and
      B-U-B-B-L-E-G-U-M Spells bubble gum, bubble gum
    • "Now I know my ABC's/Next time won't you sing with me."
  • Marilyn Manson's "Burning Flag"
    We've got our A-B-Cs and our F-U-C-K
    • As well as (s)AIN'T
    I've got an 'F', and a 'C', and I got a 'K' too
    And the only thing that's missing is a bitch like 'U'
  • "A.k.a.i-d-i-o-t" and "T.H.E.H.I.V.E.S." by The Hives
    a.k.a i-d-i-o-t, don't know who the hell I'm supposed to be, i-d-i-o-t (a.k.a i-d-i-o-t).
    a.k.a i-d-i-o-t, yeah thats me, i-d-i-o-t (a.k.a i-d-i-o-t).

    We rule the world, this is our world [x2]
    T.H.E.H.I.V.E.S. [x4]
  • "Be Aggressive" by Faith No More (with cheerleaders singing along):
    Be aggressive! B-E aggressive! B-E A-G-G-R-E-S-S-I-V-E!
    • Which is from a cheerleading chant that predates the song.
  • "Beer Run" by George Jones and Garth Brooks.
    B Double E Double Are You In?
  • "C-I-T-Y", by John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band.
  • "D.A.N.C.E" by Justice:
    Do the D-A-N-C-E
    1, 2, 3, 4, fight
    Stick to the B-E-A-T
    Get ready to ignite
    You were such a P-Y-T
    Catching all the lights
    Just easy as A-B-C
    That's how you make it right
  • "D.I.S.C.O." by Ottawan:
    D-I-S-C-O! (x3)
    She is D-I-S-C-O!
  • "D - I - V - O - R - C - E" by Tammy Wynette.
    Our D-I-V-O-R-C-E
    Becomes final today
    Me and little J-O-E
    Will be going away
    And I love you both but this will be
    Pure H-E-double-L for me
    Oh how I wish that we could stop
    This D-I-V-O-R-C-E
    • Or the Billy Connolly version...
    His Q-U-A-R-A-N-T-I-N-E starts today
    Both my wife and my wee little dog
    Will soon be hauled away
    That's why I spell out all of these words
    So as my dog can't hear
    But I must admit
    That dog is acting Q-U-E-R queer
  • "Don't Let's Start" by They Might Be Giants:
    D, world destruction
    Over an overture
    N, do I need
    Apostrophe T, need this torture?
  • The suitably mental "F.E.E.L.I.N.G.C.A.L.L.E.D.L.O.V.E." by Pulp.
  • The Cure's "Fire in Cairo" spells the song title in the chorus. Repeatedly.
    F-I-R-E-I-N-C-A-I-R-Oh!
  • "Ghettomusick" by Outkast:
    G-h-e-t-t-o-m-u-s-i-c-k stay down
    O-u-t-k-a-s-t (oooh yeah) just know that we won't play round
  • "Glamorous" by Fergie:
    "G - L - A - M - O - R - O - U - S, yeah G - L - A - M - O - R - O - U - S"
  • "Gloria" by Them:
    G-L-O-R-I-A! GLOOOOOOORIA!
  • "Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani.
    This shit is bananas.
    B-A-N-A-N-A-S.
  • "Lola" by The Kinks.
  • "R.O.C.K. in the USA" by John Mellencamp.
  • "L - O - V - E" by Nat King Cole:
    L is for the way you look at me
    O is for the only one I see
    V is very, very extraordinary
    E is even more than anyone that you adore can
  • "Loverman" by Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds manages to make it seem sinister:
    L is for LOVE, baby
    O is for ONLY you that I do
    V is for loving VIRTUALLY everything that you are
    E is for loving almost EVERYTHING that you do
    R is for RAPE me
    M is for MURDER me
    A is for ANSWERING all of my prayers
    N is for KNOWING your loverman's going
    to be the answer to all of yours
  • "BLIMPHT" by Bill Oddie (in the third episode of the radio series "I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again") is decidedly less romantic
    B is for the beauty that I only see in you,
    L is for the laughter that I hear the whole night through,
    I is so infatuated with you, oh my dear,
    M is for the music that I hear when you are near,
    P is for the passion that I feel for you each day,
    H is for the horror if you ever went away,
    T is for the trust I put in you all else above,
    Put them all together now and that.... spells.... BLIMPHT!
    * M-I-S S-I-S S-I-P-P-I to remember how to spell the US state.
  • "Shopping" and "Minimal" by Pet Shop Boys
  • Beastie Boys' "Puttin' Shame in Your Game":
    We keep the party movin' till the broad daylight
    G-E-T-L-I-V-E AAAIGHT!
  • "M-O-T-H-E-R" by Howard Johnson:
    "M" is for the million things she gave me,
    "O" means only that she's growing old,
    "T" is for the tears she shed to save me,
    "H" is for her heart of purest gold;
    "E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
    "R" means right, and right she'll always be,
    Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER,"
    A word that means the world to me.
    • Parodied in this Narbonic Sunday strip.
    • So subverted in MAD:
      M is for the Massive guilt she gave me;
      O is for the Outbursts that she had;
      T is for her Total domination;
      H is How she drove out dear old dad;
      E is for the Eumuch that she made me;
      R is my Respect she stripped away;
      Put them all together, they spell MOTHER —
      The reason I'm so fucked-up today!
  • Catatonia's 'Mother Of Misogyny':
    He was a mother of, mother of, mother of
    M-I-S-O-G-Y-N-Y, misogyny
  • William Shatner's "You'll Have Time":
    Y - O - U - apostrophe - R - E - G - O - double N - A - D - I - E die
    /You are gonna diiiiiiiiiieeeeee!!
  • "ohmygodimonfire" by Logan Whitehurst:
    O - H - M - Y - G - O - D - I - M - O - N - F - I - R - E
    S - O - M - E - B - O - D - Y - P - U - T - M - E - O - U - T
    F - O - R - C - R - Y - I - N - G - O - U - T - L - O - U - D
    • Also used in "Robot Cat":
      Word to the R to the O to the B to the O-T-C to the A to the T
  • "Rag Mop" (sometimes spelled "Ragg Mopp" due to the lyrics):
    M
    M-O
    M-O-P
    M-O-P-P
    Mopp
    M-O-P-P Mopp mopp mopp mopp
    R
    I say R-A
    R-A-G
    R-A-G-G
    Ragg
    R-A-G-G M-O-P-P, ragg mopp
    • And its parody:
    Oh, I say D
    I say D-O
    D-O-D
    D-O-D-G
    D-O-D-G-E-R-S
    Team, team, team...
    • Here's another parody, relating to online gaming:
    Q
    I said Q-U
    Q-U-I
    Q-U-I-T
    Quit!
    Q-U-I-T Quit quit quit quit
    R
    I said R-A
    R-A-G
    R-A-G-E
    Rage!
    R-A-G-E Q-U-I-T Ragequit!
  • "Respect" by Otis Redding, popularized by Aretha Franklin:
    R - E - S - P - E - C - T
    Find out what it means to me
    R - E - S - P - E - C - T
    Take care, TCB
  • "Saturday Night" by the Bay City Rollers:
    S! A! T-U-R! D-A-Y! Night!
    B-A-Y, B-A-Y,
    B-A-Y, C-I-T-Y,
    With an R-O-double-L, E-R-S,
    Bay City Rollers are the best!''
  • "Shopping", also by the Pet Shop Boys. This and "Minimal" above were mashed up together wonderfully during the 2006 tour.
  • Snoop Dogg often refers to himself in his songs as "S - N - double O - P" or "D - O - double G".
  • "Tennessee Girl" by Sammy Kershaw:
    I love that T-E-double N-E-double S-double E G-I-R-L.
  • "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" by Elvis Presley, later covered by Travis Tritt.
  • The not-often-played-on-the-radio intro to the Guess Who's "American Woman" takes its dear, sweet time spelling out the song's title.
  • Parodied in "Weird Al" Yankovic's "Albuquerque": "I said A! (A!) L! (L!) B! (B!) U! (U!)...........Querque! (Querqueeeeeee!)
    • And who can forget: "We got three-day stubble/Our name spells trouble:/T-R-U-B-E-L!"
  • Kalamazoo:
    K - A - L - A - M - A - Z - O - O - O - Oh what a gal...
  • V! A! C! A! T-I-O-N! In the summer sun!
    • Fun fact: Connie Francis recorded various foreign-language versions of this song, but they kept the spelling bit the same as the English version.
      • A completely separate spelling song called "V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N" was recorded by Puffy Ami Yumi (well technically, just Yumi; it was recorded as a solo song that appeared on a double album called "solosolo")
  • "Microphone Fiend" by Eric B. & Rakim
    Cause I'm in E-F-F-E-C-T
    a smooth operator operating correctly
    • Also "Know Your Enemy"
      "The D88, the E, the F, the I, the A, the N, the C, the E
      A mind of a revolutionary
  • "Cheese and Onions" - The Rutles:
    Do I have to spell it out?
    C-H-E-E-S-E-A-N-D-O-N-I-O-N-S oh no-o-o...
    • Watch it with the animated video. It's awesome.
    • Also, in "Shangri-La". If you listen really, really hard, you can hear a background singer spelling out 'S-H-A-N-G-R-I-L-A' in the last verses. Then spoofed soon before fading out.
    La-dee-doh-dah
    La-dee-dah (S-H-A-N-G-R-I-L-A)
    Here we are
    In Shangri-La (L-E-X-I-C-O-G-R-A-P-H-E-R)
    La-dee-doo-dah (Lexicographer?!)
    La-dee-dah (Sorry, folks!)
  • "Jocko Homo":
    Are we not MEN?
    WE ARE DEVO
    Are we not MEN?
    D-E-V-O
    • And, of course, that same piece of the song used in Weird Al's "Polkas on 45".
  • Not a Rapper's Read a Book. (Link not worksafe!) R-E-A-D-A-B-O-O-Kaaayy!!
  • Let's not forget The B-I-B-L-E.
  • A song from Brite Music has lines like these:
    B-A-B-Y, that spells fun
    Because at our house we have one...
    It's easy, you see, when you can spell good as me...
    K-I-S-S spells "Hello" to me,
    H-O-M-E, Dad and Mommy,
    But most important is L-O-V-E: That spells Family!
  • "B.A.D." by W.A.S.P.:
    B-A-D
    Bad, make your mom and daddy sad
    B-A-D
    Bad, It's the bloody fix you do, the bloody fix you do
    • Also "L.O.V.E. Machine":
    L-O, V-E, All I need's my love machine
  • R.A.M.O.N.E.S. by Motörhead
    Misfits, twilight zone,
    R-A-M-O-N-E-S, R-A-M-O-N-E-S
    Ramones!
  • 'A-U-S-T-R-A-L-I-A... Australia!'
  • Morningwood's "To The Nth Degree" involves a lot of spelling of the band's name:
    M-O
    M-O-R
    M-O-R-N-I-N-G
    W-O-O-D
    • They have another one. Their song "Everybody Rules" goes:
    E-V
    E-R-Y
    B-O-D-Y
    Everybody rules!
  • "Washington, DC" by Magnetic Fields:
    W-A-S-H-I-N-G
    T-O-N, baby, DC!
  • Lootpack's "On Point" cranks this Up to Eleven, with two full verses of spelling. It's taken to the point where I can't even post the lyrics. Just hear it yourself.
  • "Method of Modern Love" by Daryl Hall and John Oates
    • M-E-T-H-O-D-O-F-L-O-V-E, it's the method of modern love
    • Same goes for Wu-Tang Clan's "Method Man", which samples the above song:
      M-E-T, H-O-D MAAAAAAAN
  • Y - M - C - A !
  • Megadeth's "Hook in Mouth"
    F is for fighting, R is for red
    Ancestors' blood in battles they've shed
    E, we elect them, E, we eject them
    In the land of the free and the home of the brave
    D, for your dying, O, your overture
    M, they will cover your grave with manure
    This spells out freedom, it means nothing to me
    As long as there's a P.M.R.C.
  • Mercyful Fate's "Nuns Have No Fun"
    Upon a cross a nun will be hanged, she will be raped by an evil man
    Knock spikes through her hands, things will come she won't understand
    You're a nun, you haven't had no fun, living your life as a virgin queen
    I'm gonna change it, and I'll get it done, tomorrow you won't be a virgin queen
    C. U. N. T.! That's what you are! You're C. U. N. T., yeah!
  • "Polysics Or Die!"
    P - O - L - Y - S - I - C - S
    Or-die-or-die-or-die-or-die!
  • 3OH!3 and Katy Perry's "Starstrukk":
    L-O-V-E's just another word I never learned to pronounce.
    • ...although they actually say "love" in the previous line.
  • No Doubt's "Staring Problem."
  • S.E.X. by Nickelback.
    S is for the simple need,
    E is for the ecstasy,
    X is there to mark the spot, 'cause that's the one you really want!
    • also in Everything I Wanna Do where between the verses and the chorus you can hear softly in the backgound the lines
    You and me sitting in a tree *-U-C-K-I-N-G.
  • Fergie's "Fergalicious" manages to do this somewhat, but manages to misspell an incredibly simple word in the song - specifically, "tasty" as "tastey".
  • No mention of S-S-S-S A-A-A-A F-F-F-F E-E-E-E T-T-T-T Y-Y-Y-Y?
  • Eddy Arnold's "C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S", covered by a lot of artists in the '50s.
    C is for the Christ child, born upon this day
    H for Herald angels in the night
    R means our Redeemer
    I means Israel
    S is for the Star that shone so bright...
  • 311's "Sick Tight"
    My name is Nick, H-E-X-U-M
    • And "Juan Bond", which spells out the song's title.
  • Aztec Camera's "How Men Are"
    P-E-R-S-P-E-C-T-I-V-E. It's no mystery.
  • "The Mark of the Gun" by Deathstars:
    Your life spells dead
    Well, the D is for destroy (under the gun)
    The E is for enforce (under the gun)
    A is for absolute (under the gun)
    And D is for darkness
    Dead (the mark of the gun)
  • Stupid, by The Sultans of Ping FC:
    You're stupid, S-T-U-P-I-D!
  • "Cactus" by The Pixies has a bridge where the band chants "P! I! X! I! E! S!"
    • When David Bowie covered it, that section became "D! A! V! I! D!".
  • Elastica's word salady "How He Wrote Elastica Man" has a chorus of the band (and Mark E. Smith - the title is a Shout-Out to The Fall's "How I Wrote Plastic Man") chanting "E! L! A! S! T! I! C! A!" while Justine Frischmann adds more vocals acrostically (e.g. E! Extra special/L! Last chance).
  • From the extended club mix of "Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats:
    S-A-F-E-T-Y
    Safety! Dance!
  • Hot Chip has a rather weird one in "Over and Over", which is either just plain Word Salad or a brilliant statement about the stages of a relationship:
    K-I-S-S-I-N-G
    S-E-X-I-N-G
    C-A-S-I-O
    P-O-K-E
    Y-O-U
    M-E
    I
  • "L-I-F-E-G-O-E-S-O-N" by Noah and the Whale. Both the trope-example and title of the song.
  • Frank Sinatra's take on "Jingle Bells."
  • From the second verse of "Pump It" by the Black Eyed Peas:
    B-L-A-C-K-E-Y-E-D-P to the E
    Then the A to the S
  • "Super Eurobeat" by Dave Rodgers ft. Futura.
    S - 'Cause we are Super
    U - You gotta use it
    P - Is like a passion
    E-R - Euro
    E - You feel emotion
    U - Get up and down
    R - Because we are
    O - All right
    • As well as:
    S - It's only super
    U - It is up to you
    P - Play with me now
    E-R - Euro
    E - You gotta beat it
    U - Just take it easy
    R - A-Beat-C rules
    O - All right
  • Madonna's "Gimme All Your Luvin" includes a cheerleader-chant-like hook:
    L-U-V! Madonna!
    Y-O-U! You wanna!
  • Jay-Z's "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)"
    H to the izz-O, V to the izz-A
    • Also, "Money, Cash, Hoes" and its remix have verses that start out this way:
    (Jay-Z, in the original) J-A-Y, I flow sick!
    (DMX, in the original) D-M-X, and my dogs bite!
    (Memphis Bleek, in the remix) Ay yo, M-E-M-P-H-I-S Bleek!
    (Beanie Sigel, in the remix) Peep the kid from P-H-I-L-L-Y!
  • The Faint's "Tale Me to the Hospital" spells the last word of its title in increments.
  • Steel Panther chant the title of "Gold-Digging Whore" letter-by-letter. The E is delivered as something of an afterthought, since it doesn't fit in with the rhythm of the chant.
  • The Wizard Rock song "Draco and Harry" by The Whomping Willows:
    It's Draco and Harry sitting in a tree
    S - N - O - G - G - I - N - G
    It's Draco and Harry sitting in a tree
    F - A - L - L - I - N - G in love
  • Anal Cunt's "You're Gay". This line is repeated nine times throughout the whole song:
    ''Y - O - U - R - E - G - A -Y, YOU'RE GAY!"
    • It gets reprised in one of their later songs, "If You Don't Like the Village People, You're Fucking Gay"
  • "Think Fast" by The Fatal Flaw features female guest vocalists doing a cheerleader chant about how we're all going to die someday:
    T-H-I-N-K
    F-A-S-T that's the way
    A clock is just a bomb you see
    T-I-C-K-I-N-G
    T-H-I-N-K
    F-A-S-T don't delay
    T-I-M-E
    running out for you and me
  • The backing vocals in Supernova's "Invasion" spell out the band's name.
  • This troper learned a song at Girl Scout camp that spelled out "chicken:"
    C, that's the way it begins
    H, that's the second one in
    I, I is the third
    And C is the fourth letter in that word
    K, I'm fillin' in
    E, I'm near the end
    C-H-I-C-K-E-N - that's the way to spell chicken.
  • Yellow Magic Orchestra's Technopolis
    T-E-C-H-N-O-P-O-L-I-S, Tokyo
  • M.A.R.S.H.E.A.U.X. by Marsheaux, whose Looped Lyrics consist solely of the title.
  • MC Mr. Napkins' "The Aggressive Bee" parodies the "be aggressive" cheerleader chant, set up by the earlier line "I'm not trying to be his cheerleader":
    The bee's aggressive
    The bee, he's aggressive
    He's B-E-E A-G-G-R-E-S-S-I-V-E!
  • The Modern Lovers' "Girlfriend" combines this with Funetik Aksent (since Jonathan Richman elides the "d" in "girlfriend"):
    That's a girlfriend
    Said G-I-R-L-F-R-E-N
  • "Hell" from Squirrel Nut Zippers:
    Now the D and A and the M and the N
    And the A and the T and the I-O-N
    Lose your face
    Lose your name
    Then get fitted for a suit of flames!
  • "L-O-V-E" by Nat King Cole
    L is for the way you look at me
    O is for the only one I see
    V is very, very extraordinary
    E is even more than anyone that you adore
  • "Hello L. O. V. E." by John Michael Montgomery.
  • "What Will You Do with M-E?" by Western Flyer. The son hears his dad spelling things out over the phone so the son can't figure out what's going on, leading the son to ask:
    Hey D-A-D-D-Y, I saw M-A-M-A cry
    Say you're not going away
    Is it because of me? Have I been B-A-D?
    Please, daddy, please, can't you see
    'Cause if you leave, what will you do with M-E?
  • Subverted in "I'm in Love with a Capital 'U'" by Joe Diffie:
    You got me feeling so G-U-D
    It's more better than I thought it would be
    Girl, you taught me things that I never learned in school
    I'm in love with a capital "U"
  • Television's "Friction" ends with Tom Verlaine spitting "F! R! I! C! T-I-O-N!"
  • Heavenly's "P.U.N.K. Girl", inevitably:
    P is for the Painful way she makes me feel some days
    U is for Utopia, the other times with her
    N is for the New wave dreams she had back in her teens
    K is for the Kid in her, my P.U.N.K. Girl

    Advertising 
  • "Oscar Mayer Bologna Song":
    My bologna has a first name
    It's O - S - C - A - R
    My bologna has a second name
    It's M - A - Y - E - R
    • Parodied in The Simpsons by a vintage commercial starring Rainer Wolfcastle. The bratwurst the song was about had a ridiculously long second name (Schnackenpfefferhausen).
  • The end of the Mister Softee jingle:
    The creamiest dreamiest soft ice cream
    You get from Mister Softee.
    For a refreshing delight supreme
    Look for Mister Softee.
    S-O-F-T Double-E, Mis-ter Softee.
  • "H-O-T-W-I-R-E, hotwire.com!"
  • The Free Credit Report song, or one of them, was like this. "F to the R to the E to the E to the C to the R to the EDIT..."
  • "Anything is possible! We're unstoppable! Me and my girls! (B-A-R! B-I-E!)"note 
  • "(There's always room for) J-E-L-L, O!"
  • "1-877-Kars-4-Kids, K-A-R-S Kars-4-Kids..."

    Anime 

    Film 
  • "'Cause I'm a Blonde" from Earth Girls Are Easy:
    'Cause I'm blonde
    B-L-O-N-D
    and
    'Cause I'm a blonde
    B-L-I-N-D
    and
    'Cause I'm a blonde
    B-L-... I don't know!
  • "Ode to a Rat" from Heidis Song:
    R is for your rotten disposition
    O is for the odours that you spread
    D is for the dirt, your happiest condition
    And E is for your evil eyes of red
    N is for the nausea you keep causing
    T is for the trap - we won't go into that
    Put them all together, they read rodent
    Just another fancy name for rat
  • The Rescue Aid Society's anthem from Disney's The Rescuers:
    R - E - S - C - U - E
    Rescue Aid Society
    Heads held high, touch the sky
    You mean everything to me
  • Santa Claus Conquers the Martians ("You spell it S - A - N - T - A - C - L - A - U - S, Hooray for Santy Claus!")
  • The song "Unclefucker" from South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut ended with an homage to the title song from Oklahoma
    Uncle fucker, that's U-N-C-L-E-FUCK YOU! Uncle fucker! (Suck my balls!)
  • "Turtle Power" for the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Live Action movie:
    T-U-R-T-L-E Power!
    T-U-R-T-L-E Power!
    T-U-R-T-L-E Power!
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
  • "C-A-T Spells Cat" from Daddy Long Legs.
  • "Sugar Rush" from Wreck-It Ralph:
    S - U - G - A - R! Jump into your racing car!
    It's a Sugar Rush! Sugar Rush!

    Live-Action TV 
  • The "Harrigan" song (see Theatre) was altered to spell 'Gilligan'.
  • Theme of The Mickey Mouse Club ("M - I - C - K - E - Y - M - O - U - S - E")
    Why? Because we like you!
    • Also parodied on the episode of Muppets Tonight guest starring Cindy Crawford. K-E-R (Are we having fun yet?) M-I-T (That's a swell university.) F-R-O-G
  • "The Waffle Song" from MST3K:
    W is for the many Ways that you're served
    A is for the Admiration you deserve
    F because you're Fluffy! you're Flaky and Fun!
    and F is for the Flavor that is second to none
    L is for how Light you are, you melt in my mouth
    and E is for Eggs!
    • "The Creepy Girl Song", also from MST3K:
      C is for that feeling of uncertainty for not quite knowing what ethnic group you're from,
      R is for the gifts you give me every time you smile.
      the first E is for, uh, well, I don't really know, but
      the second E is really a grammatical thing, 'cause otherwise it would be 'Crepy Girl' and where would that leave us?
      the P is definitely NOT for platonic, and
      Y? Because I love you! Myyy Cree-hee-eepy Gi-irl!!
  • Whose Line Is It Anyway?? had a Song Styles in the style of The Village People, where the cast parodied Y.M.C.A. This led to a Crowning Moment of Funny with its hilarity increased by Wayne Brady misspelling the name of the audience member, Howard.
    Wayne: H - O - R - W - A - R - D
  • In a 1984 episode of Saturday Night Live newscaster Edwin Newman, making a guest appearance, did a bit pointing out how many American states have very generic-sounding state songs, usually including a spelling of the state's name at some point.
    • A 2004 episode featured a parody of a infomercial for a country music compilation disc called "Country Roses" that includes a track called "Here We Go Again"
      I guess I'll have another A-B-O-R-T-I-O-N
  • The game show version of Monopoly used a Thematic Theme Tune that had a repeated "M-O-N-O-P-O-L-Y". The first two O's were sung by a woman who... well, sounded like she was having a big O.
  • Horrible Histories' Rosa Parks song includes the lines:
    We organised a boycott of public transportation
    To win R-E-S-P-E-C-T and force new legislation
    Dreamed of the day the USA had no implementation
    Of S-E-G-R-E-G-A-T-I-O-N (Spells "Segregation"!)
  • K-I-D-S! Kids Incorporated! ("We're gonna have fun!", etc.)
    • Along with two other instances that also appear in the theme song.

    Radio 
  • A jingle for Radio Caroline in its Buccaneer Broadcaster heyday:
    C!-A!-R!-O!-L-I-N-E! It's Caroline! Caroline! Car-o-line!

    Theatre 
  • Occurs (predictably enough) in several of the songs in The25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
  • Naturally, in Oklahoma!!:
    O - K - L - A - H - O - M - A!
  • "Harrigan" from the musical Fifty Miles From Boston:
    H - A - double-R - I - G - A - N spells Harrigan
  • "Schadenfreude" from Avenue Q ends with "S - C - H - A - D - E - N - F - R - E - U - D - E!"
  • "Tragedy" from P.D.Q Bach's dramatic oratorio Oedipus Tex:
    Greek Chorus (in fugal counterpoint): T - R - A - G - E - D - Y, tragedy, oh, yeah...
  • "U.N.C.O.U.P.L.E.D." from Starlight Express.
  • "The Name's LaGuardia" from Fiorello!, in which the title character not only spells his name but informs voters that T-A-M-M-A-N-Y "spells tyranny like R-A-T spells rat" and sings a Yiddish verse spelling his name in Hebrew letters.
  • In the stage show version of Mary Poppins, "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" is spelled not only in song, but in dance as well.
    S-U-P-E-R; C-A-L-I-F; R-A-G-I-L; I-S-T-I-C-E-X-P-I-A-L-I-D; O; C-I-O-U-S
  • The Most Happy Fella has a song about "big D, little A, double L, A, S," which, of course, spells Dallas.
  • "Lumbered" from Stop the World, I Want to Get Off:
    I've been L-U-M-B-E-R-E-D lumbered,
    And I don't L-I-K-E it one small bit.
    I'm too young to be a father;
    There are lots of things I'd rather be,
    Like working down a coal P-I-T pit!
  • Subverted in the opening number of the musical Leave It To Me!, in which reporters decline to spell the words "ambassador," "Moscow," "contributor," "administration" ("just put F.D.R."), "Soviet" and "Stalin."
  • "Song of Love" from Once Upon a Mattress:
    With a F and a R and a E and a D
    And a F-R-E-D, Fred!

    Video Games 
  • The song "G.I.A.N.T.E.G.G." from Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg— actually, they spell it wrong:
    G-I-N-T-E-G-G
    • Not exactly, the singers just don't enunciate very well between the 'I' and the 'A'.
  • In "My Only Shining Star" from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA, nobody had the heart to tell them they added a few extra letters...
    D to the A to the A to the N to the N to the C to the C to the E, dance, baby!
  • From Super Robot Wars MX:
  • "Survival", the Varrigan Station music from MadWorld:
    S to the U to the R to the V to the I to the V to the A to the L!
  • Parodied in a song that occasionally plays during the credits of You Don't Know Jack: The Ride:
    We went from M - A - R - I - A - G - E
    To D - I - V - O - R - S - D
    You broke my little H - A - R - T
    Now I'm in M - I - S - R - E
  • In addition to his Theme Music Power Up, Bang also gets his own character song to the tune of his track, Kaze and Gale respectively:
    S ˇ I ˇ SI ˇ G ˇ A ˇ M ˇ I
    Shishigami Bang, Bang!
  • In Sam & Max: The Mole, The Mob, and The Meatball, in Ted E. Bear's Mafia-Free Playland and Casino:
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk II gives us Nippon Ichi's Hot-Blooded song:
    N! I! S!
  • Joyride by Da Shootaz, AKA the GTA theme theme does this:
    G, Grand Theft Auto, you gotta make the mark to move when you want to,
    T, Determination to steal what you can and run from the nation,
    A, Hey! Whaddya say? We automate the sequence and speed for my getaway,
  • In Marvel Versus Capcom 3, Magneto's theme song:
    M-A-G-N-E-T-O. M-A-G. N-E-T-O.
  • Roxie from Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 sings a song in her Gym. In the Japanese version it's "D - O - G - A - R - S" (the Japanese name for Koffing). In the English version it's "P - O - K - E - M - ON", the last two letters are said together very quickly to fit the same rhythm.
    • Pokémon X and Y brings us "F to the L to the A to the R to the E, go Team Flare go!" From one of the grunts.
  • ThrillVille: Off the Rails has "T-H-R-I-L-L-V-I-L-L-E, Thrillville let's go."

    Webcomics 
  • In "Carol of the Waa" by Brawl in the Family,
    W - A - L - U - I - G -
    I am the best, Waluigi!

    Web Animation 
  • Homestar Runner:
    • Strong Bad Email #195:
      Homestar:
      M is for milk. The real stuff, not soy.
      A is for not-organic apples. Pesticides ahoy!
      R is raisins - they give me bad gas.
      Z is too hard, so at this one, I'll pass.
      I is for inchildas, and...''
      Strong Bad: Homestar!
      Homestar: Yeah, what's up?
      Strong Bad: That's not a love poem! That is a lavishly produced grocery list!
    • "Rap Song" (accidently feat. Peacey P), not to be confused with Crack Stuntman's Very Important Rap Song.
      Coach Z: R-A-P S. O-N-G yes.
      Yes, y'all, And you don't stap.
      Coach Z and Peacey P cold rappity rap!
    • "Trogday 08" includes "The 'S is for Sucks' Dragon Song", which spells out the alphabet.
    • From the SBEmail "local news":
      Strong Bad: ♪ Ooooh,
      If you want it to be possessive, it's just I-T-S,
      But if it's supposed to be a contraction, then it's I-T-Apostrophe-S.
      Scalawag. ♫
  • Humorously inverted in the middle of a Sanity Slippage Song in Dr. Horrible.
    You people all have to learn/This world is going to BURN!/ BURN!/ It's two Rs. H-O-R-R- right/ BURN!

    Western Animation 
  • Animaniacs gives us Baloney's "Imagine Song"
    "I" is for "imagine"
    "M" is for "me"
    "A" is for the letter "a"
    "G" is for "gee"
    "I" is for... "imagine"
    "N" is for "nice"
    "E" is for "egad!
    I said 'imagine' twice!"
    • And there's "The Acme Song"
    There's the "A", that's first,
    There's the "C", that's next.
    There's the "M", you're almost done,
    There's the "E", that's last, now spell it out,
    A-C-M-E that's fun!
    • Now backwards!
    There's the "E", that's last,
    There's the "M", that's next.
    There's the "C", you're almost done,
    There's the "A", that's first, what's first is last,
    E-M-C-A we're done!
  • The opening theme of The Emperor's New School.
  • From a Musical Episode of Rocko's Modern Life:
    R - E - C - Y - C - L - E Recycle!
    C - O - N - S - E - R - V - E Conserve!
    Don't you P - O - L - L - U - T - E
    Pollute the rivers sky or sea
    Or else you're gonna get what you deserve
    • Rocko eventually attempts to repeat this song to the corporate bigwigs at Conglomo, but he isn't familiar enough to remember the tune. The executives wonder why he's spelling everything.
  • Done in Arthur for a spelling bee:
    A-A-R-D-V-A-R-K!
  • Subverted in The Simpsons, via a Throw It In:
    I am so smart!
    S - M - R - T!
    I mean S - M - A - R - T!
    • And this song from the "Little Miss Springfield" episode (which, perhaps for the best, we only get to hear the first few lines of):
      L, the losers in her wake
      I, the income she will make
      T is for her tooth-filled mouth
      T is for her tooth-filled mouth...
    • And the classic version of the baloney song.
      Young Rainier Wolfcastle: My bratwurst has a first name, it's F-R-I-T-Z; my bratwurst has a second name, it's S-C-H-N-A-C-K-E-N-P-F-E-F-F-E-R-H-A-U-S-E-N!
      • And Homer's version:
      My bologna has a first name, it's H-O-M-E-R; my bologna has a second name, it's H-O-M-E-R!
    • Everybody Hates Ned Flanders song:
    F-L-A
    His name is Ned!
    E-R-S
    It's a stupid name!
    F-L-A
    Don't yell at Ned!
    D-E-R
    His wife is dead!
    • When Bart, Milhouse, Nelson, and Ralph form a boy band called The Party Posse, one of their songs goes:
    I saw you last night at the spelling bee.
    I knew right then that it was L-U-V.
    Cause I can no longer be a silent "G"
    I've gotta spell out what you mean to me.
  • From Sponge Bob Square Pants:
    • The Campfire Song song.
    Spongebob: C.A.M.P.F.I.R.E.S.O.N.G. song
    C.A.M.P.F.I.R.E.S.O.N.G. song
    And if you don't think that we can sing it faster then you're wrong
    But it'll help if you just sing along...
    • The "F.U.N. Song"
      F Is For Friends who do stuff together
      U Is for U and me.
      N is for aNy thing and anytime at all, Down here in the deep blue sea
      • Plankton doesn't really get it.
      Plankton:
      F is for Fire that burns down the whole town.
      U is for Uranium. BOMBS!
      N is for No survivors when you're-
  • Stunt Dawgs
    D is for Danger upon which we thrive.
    A is for Action makes it fun to be alive.
    W is for Wild things we always do.
    G is for Gross stuff that's really cool.
    And S... just makes it plural!
  • From the credits to Teen Titans,
    T-E-E-N T-I-T-A-N-S. Teen Titans. Let's Go!
  • Frank Sinatra's version of Jingle Bells.
  • Tiny Toon Adventures spoofed the Mickey Mouse Club with "The Buster Bunny Bunch", complete with "B-U-S-T-E-R B-U-N-N-Y" sequences in opening and closing theme songs.
  • The intro sequence for The Comic Strip and its sub-show Mini-Monsters had this.
  • Camp Lazlo
    ''L-A-Z-L-O.
    And Lazlo was his name-o.
  • Pluto's Judgement Day: "G-U-I!/L-T-Y!/Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!/Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!""
  • Phineas and Ferb has a number of these, including:
    You're B-U-S-T-E-D, you are busted!

    Those B-O-Y-S are just E-V-I-L!

    You're G-O-I-N-G D-O-W-N!
  • The New Pink Panther Show in 1971 does this:
    So up with the curtain, now let's introduce the star,
    P-I-N-K P-A-N-T-H-E-R

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