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Misheard Lyrics

This section is for misheard song lyrics (also called mondegreens). Misheard lyrics occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody.

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May 3
Return of OWN-Week 7 -"Old Town Road"(Lil Nas X)

This week we're taking a look at the popular "Country?" / "Rap?" song "Old Town Road" performed by the 20-year-old Lil Nas X and his buddy Billy Ray Cyrus who hasn't been relevant in 20 years! Due = 5-10-2019 (Comments & Parodies)

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Cast of 'Bjorn Again Live''s, "Dancing Queen"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dancing queen
Feel the beat from the tangerine, oh yeah
You can dance
You can jive
Having the time of your life.
Original Lyrics:
Dancing queen
Feel the beat from the tambourine, oh yeah
You can dance
You can jive
Having the time of your life.

The Story....

My sister and I took our mother for her birthday to see "Bjorn Again" last month. She had always loved ABBA and was the music that made her the happiest. So we had a great time singing and dancing during the show. But when we heard our mom sing 'tangerine' in the lyric, I just couldn't believe it. But the lyrics didn't matter as much as the feeling and the music, proven after seeing my mother smiling so big while she's singing about a fruit making a beat. Probably my biggest laugh all year.

Story about this misheard lyric by: mattLA

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Misheard Lyrics -> Latest Entries

 
1950s
Perry Como's, "Papa Loves Mambo"
Misheard Lyrics:
Papa love mama
Original Lyrics:
Papa loves mambo
Rosemary Clooney's, "Mambo Italiano"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey mama
Original Lyrics:
Hey mambo
 
1960s
Jan & Dean's, "Ride the Wild Surf"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ride, ride, ride the Wyatt Earp
Original Lyrics:
Ride, ride, ride the wild surf
The Hollies', "I’m Alive"
Misheard Lyrics:
'Til you’re 73
Original Lyrics:
'Til you set me free
 
1970s
ABBA's, "S.O.S."
Misheard Lyrics:
We're watching Happy Days
Original Lyrics:
Where are those happy days?
Bee Gees', "Tragedy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gravity
Original Lyrics:
Tragedy
Cat Stevens', "Morning Has Broken"
Misheard Lyrics:
Praise for them screaming fresh from the world
Original Lyrics:
Praise for them springing fresh from the world
Donna Summer's, "Bad Girls"
Misheard Lyrics:
Beggars
Original Lyrics:
Bad girls
Fleetwood Mac's, "Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Meow
Original Lyrics:
Rhiannon
Harry Chapin's, "Cat’s in the Cradle"
Misheard Lyrics:
He said, “I’m gonna be like human”
Original Lyrics:
He said, “I’m gonna be like you, dad”
Joe Cocker's, "You are So Beautiful"
Misheard Lyrics:
You are so musical to me
Original Lyrics:
You are so beautiful to me
John Paul Young's, "Love Is in the Air"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bugs are in my hair
Original Lyrics:
Love is in the air
Sparks', "Beat the Clock"
Misheard Lyrics:
On a PhD, that avenue (you gotta beat the clock, you gotta beat the clock)
Original Lyrics:
PhD'd that afternoon (you gotta beat the clock, you gotta beat the clock)
Supertramp's, "Goodbye Stranger"
Misheard Lyrics:
Goodbye mailman, goodbye freight
Original Lyrics:
Goodbye Mary, goodbye Jane
Three Dog Night's, "The Show Must Go On"
Misheard Lyrics:
Help me stay awake
Original Lyrics:
Help me get away
Wings', "Live and Let Die"
Misheard Lyrics:
To listen and dine
Original Lyrics:
To live and let die
 
1980s
Chaka Khan's, "I Feel for You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Every minute when I look at you
Original Lyrics:
Baby baby when I look at you
Duran Duran's, "The Reflex"
Misheard Lyrics:
But I'm dancing on the valuable time
Original Lyrics:
But I'm dancing on the Valentine
Eddy Grant's, "Electric Avenue"
Misheard Lyrics:
We got a knockout to Electric Avenue
Original Lyrics:
We gotta rock down to Electric Avenue
Huey Lewis and the News', "Heart and Soul"
Misheard Lyrics:
She’s gotta go
Original Lyrics:
She’s got it all
Huey Lewis and the News', "The Heart of Rock and Roll"
Misheard Lyrics:
And from what I say, "¡Ay Arriba!"
Original Lyrics:
And from what I've seen, I believe 'em
Huey Lewis and the News', "The Heart of Rock and Roll"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ballet, Hollywood in the Sunset Strip
Original Lyrics:
L.A., Hollywood and the Sunset Strip
Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes', "Up Where We Belong"
Misheard Lyrics:
Some hang on too easily
Original Lyrics:
Some hang on to used to be
Lionel Richie's, "You Are"
Misheard Lyrics:
You need to know, I love your soul
Original Lyrics:
You need to know, I love you so
New Order's, "Regret"
Misheard Lyrics:
It’s the student exam
Original Lyrics:
It’s the school exam
Red Long Yellow Lorry's, "Hollow Eyes"
Misheard Lyrics:
You shouldn’t see her
Original Lyrics:
You should have seen her
Talking Heads', "And She Was"
Misheard Lyrics:
She could see it in my battery
Original Lyrics:
She could see it in my factory
Thomas Dolby's, "She Blinded Me with Science"
Misheard Lyrics:
It’s Dorothy in motion
Original Lyrics:
It’s poetry in motion
Tommy Tutone's, "867-5309/Jenny"
Misheard Lyrics:
Jenny, I got your rumbler
Original Lyrics:
Jenny, I got your number
 
1990s
Culture Beat's, "Mr. Vain"
Misheard Lyrics:
Call him Mr. Radar...
Original Lyrics:
Call him Mr. Raider...
Divinyls', "I Touch Myself"
Misheard Lyrics:
If you could see
or
A few could see
Original Lyrics:
A fool could see
Fugees', "Killing Me Softly"
Misheard Lyrics:
(Hold tight, hold tight)
Original Lyrics:
(One time, one time)
Hootie & the Blowfish's, "Hold My Hand"
Misheard Lyrics:
The fastest I can
Original Lyrics:
The best that I can
Lauryn Hill's, "Doo Wop (That Thing)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Nike, Nike, Nike
Original Lyrics:
That thing, that thing, that thing
Lisa Loeb's, "I Do"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everybody feels it's late sometimes
Original Lyrics:
Everybody feels this way sometimes
Misheard Lyrics:
You're a little aged, I'm already old
Original Lyrics:
You're a little late, I'm already torn
Nirvana's, "About A Girl"
Misheard Lyrics:
I do pick your filthy shoe
Original Lyrics:
I do think you fit this shoe
Paula Abdul's, "Rush, Rush"
Misheard Lyrics:
And more than Heather knows
Original Lyrics:
And more than heaven knows
R.E.M.'s, "Ignoreland"
Misheard Lyrics:
Defense defense defense defense!
Original Lyrics:
Reflex reflex reflex reflex!
Ricky Martin's, "Livin' La Vida Loca"
Misheard Lyrics:
Woke up in New York City
In a f***ing cheap hotel
Original Lyrics:
Woke up in New York City
In a funky cheap hotel
Sheryl Crow's, "Strong Enough"
Misheard Lyrics:
Are you strong enough to be my aunt?
Original Lyrics:
Are you strong enough to be my man?
The BoDeans', "Closer to Free"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everybody wants to pee
Original Lyrics:
Everybody wants to be
The Cardigans', "Lovefool"
Misheard Lyrics:
So I cry and I pray that I'm dead
Original Lyrics:
So I cry and I pray and I beg
Vertical Horizon's, "Everything You Want"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's always another whom to discover
Original Lyrics:
There's always another wound to discover
 
2000s
Sonata Arctica's, "In Black and White"
Misheard Lyrics:
I delayed my Christmas Eve
Original Lyrics:
I delayed my dreams to see
The Killers', "Mr. Brightside"
Misheard Lyrics:
Jealously Turning taints into the sea
Original Lyrics:
Jealousy, turning saints into the sea.
 
2010s
Bruno Mars', "Grenade"
Misheard Lyrics:
Throw my head on a plate for ya.
Original Lyrics:
Throw my hand on a blade for ya.
Lady Gaga's, "You and l"
Misheard Lyrics:
Something, something about this place
Something 'bout northern lights and my lipstick on your face
Original Lyrics:
Something, something about this place
Something 'bout lonely nights and my lipstick on your face
Misheard Lyrics:
Now I'm four, five seconds from Weiland
Original Lyrics:
Now I'm four, five seconds from wylin'
 
misc
Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber's, "Stuck With U"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's snow where we need to be
Original Lyrics:
There's nowhere we need to be
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