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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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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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1960s
Buffalo Springfield's, "For What It's Worth"
Misheard Lyrics:
There are lawyers tracks deep.
Original Lyrics:
Paranoia strikes deep.
The Rolling Stones', "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was raised by two lesbian hags
Original Lyrics:
I was raised by a toothless, bearded hag
 
1970s
Billy Joel's, "Big Shot"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'll give you one-hit wonder
You sure did put on a show.
Original Lyrics:
I'll give you one hint, honey.
You sure did put on a show.
Billy Joel's, "Big Shot"
Misheard Lyrics:
They were all impressed by your horse-drawn dress and the people that you knew at Elaine's.
Original Lyrics:
They were all impressed by your Halston dress and the people that you knew at Elaine's.
Cliff Richard's, "Devil Woman"
Misheard Lyrics:
I knew she was a Spalche cat.
Original Lyrics:
Same cat with them evil eyes, and I knew it was a spell she'd cast.
Jim Croce's, "Bad Bad Leroy Brown"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fattest man in the whole damn town
Original Lyrics:
Baddest man in the whole damn town
Pink Floyd's, "One of These Days"
Misheard Lyrics:
One of these days I'm going to dance with your hero Jesus...
Original Lyrics:
One of these days, I'm going to cut you into little pieces.
Rolling Stones', "Miss You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well, I've been howling in my sleep,
I've been starring in my dreams
Original Lyrics:
Well, I've been haunted in my sleep
You've been starring in my dreams.
Steely Dan's, "Things I Miss the Most"
Misheard Lyrics:
The house on the golf course
Original Lyrics:
The house on the Gulf Coast
The Cast Of 'Hee Haw''s, "Gloom, Dispair and Agony On Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Remove this spell of agony on me
Original Lyrics:
Gloom, despair and agony on me.
 
1980s
David Bowie's, "Ashes to Ashes"
Misheard Lyrics:
Do you remember the glockenspiel?
It's such a lovely song
Original Lyrics:
Do you remember a guy that's been
In such an early song
David Bowie's, "Ashes to Ashes"
Misheard Lyrics:
What I need's to break the ice.
Wanna come down right now.
Original Lyrics:
Want an axe to break the ice
Wanna come down right now.
Duran Duran's, "The Reflex"
Misheard Lyrics:
The reflex is a lonely child who's waiting for the Pope.
Original Lyrics:
The reflex is a lonely child who's waiting by the park.
Falco's, "Rock Me Amadeus"
Misheard Lyrics:
Because I humped with flair.
Original Lyrics:
Because er hatte flair.
Freddie Mercury's, "Living on My Own"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mean old Eddie.
OR
Dear old Eddie.
OR
A mean old lady!
Original Lyrics:
De do De De
J. Geils Band's, "Centerfold"
Misheard Lyrics:
My angel is a senna pod
Original Lyrics:
My angel is the centerfold
Michael Jackson's, "The Way You Make Me Feel"
Misheard Lyrics:
She made a baby with her high heels on.
Original Lyrics:
Hey, pretty baby with the high heels on.
Neneh Cherry's, "Buffalo Stance"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're a naughty mean!
Original Lyrics:
You know what I mean?
Neneh Cherry's, "Manchild"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mean child.
Original Lyrics:
Man child.
Misheard Lyrics:
It'll all rise with you
Original Lyrics:
May the road rise with you
Steely Dan's, "Josie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Joe would you like this crap?
Original Lyrics:
Jo would you love to scrapple?
Steely Dan's, "Josie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sleep on the beach, naked
Original Lyrics:
Sleep on the beach and make it
 
1990s
Annie Lennox's, "No More I Love You's"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don't find myself bouncing off the ceiling but warm chairs do make me cry
Original Lyrics:
I don't find myself bouncing home whistling buttonhole tunes to make me cry.
Danzig's, "Mother"
Misheard Lyrics:
What about UCLA?
Original Lyrics:
Not about to see your light.
Depeche Mode's, "I Feel You"
Misheard Lyrics:
And lead me through Gammalon.
Original Lyrics:
And lead me through Babylon.
Hillsong's, "Lord I Offer My Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
As a pleasing sacrifice, Njord I offer you my life.
Original Lyrics:
As a pleasing sacrifice, Lord I offer you my life.
Inspiral Carpets', "Saturn 5"
Misheard Lyrics:
Baby take a ride on a C64
Original Lyrics:
Lady take a ride on a Zeke 64
Paula Abdul's, "Rush Rush"
Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna see you agree with me.
Original Lyrics:
I wanna see you free with me.
Pulp's, "Common People"
Misheard Lyrics:
Because you think that porn is cool.
Original Lyrics:
Because you think that poor is cool.
REM's, "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
The sidewinder sleeps in his bath.
Original Lyrics:
The sidewinder sleeps on his back.
REM's, "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tony and Cheryl Baker.
OR
A cone and Cheryl Baker.
OR
Call in Cheryl Baker.
Original Lyrics:
Call me when you try to wake her up.
Rednex's, "Cotton Eye Joe"
Misheard Lyrics:
Good afternoon to Cotton Eye Joe!
I've been married long time long.
Original Lyrics:
If it hadn't been for Cotton Eye Joe
I'd have been married a long time ago.
SWV's, "Right Here"
Misheard Lyrics:
Pull up, son, don't be leaving.
Original Lyrics:
True love some don't believe in.
Sublime's, "What I Got"
Misheard Lyrics:
Nothing is what I got.
Original Lyrics:
Lovin' is what I got.
 
2000s
Beyonce's, "If I Were A Boy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Until you lose the one you wanted
'Cause you're taking her for granite.
Original Lyrics:
Until you lose the one you wanted
'Cause you're taking her for granted.
Daft Punk's, "Superheroes"
Misheard Lyrics:
And do the air hump
Original Lyrics:
Something's in the air
Fatboy Slim's, "Don't Let the Man Get You Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
And the science said,
'Long haired freak people, we need a fire.'
Original Lyrics:
And the sign said,
'Long haired freaky people need not apply.'
Gorillaz's, "Feel Good Inc"
Misheard Lyrics:
Shit, I'm steppin in hollywood shit
Original Lyrics:
Shit, I'm stepping in the heart of this here
KT Tunstall's, "Suddenly I See"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's got the part of me,
The part of me,
The part of C.A.A.
Original Lyrics:
She got the power to be
The power to give
The power to see, yeah, yeah
Monica's, "Knock Knock"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's funny how it takes time
Original Lyrics:
It's funny how the tables turn
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus', "In Fate's Hands"
Misheard Lyrics:
Say it! Spray it!
Original Lyrics:
Shake it! Break it!
Shakira's, "Hips Don't Lie"
Misheard Lyrics:
I hope you die
'Cause my hips don't lie
And I've started to kill tonight
Original Lyrics:
I'm on tonight
My hips don't lie
I'm starting to feel it's right.
U2's, "Yahweh"
Misheard Lyrics:
You'll wear
or
You'll weigh
or
You'll wait
Original Lyrics:
Yahweh
 
2010s
Ariana Grande's, "Break Free"
Misheard Lyrics:
It was lethal
It was fatal
In my Jeep and it felt so right
But I woke up every time.
Original Lyrics:
It was lethal
It was fatal
In my dreams and it felt so right
But I woke up every time.
Labrinth 's, "Let It Be"
Misheard Lyrics:
I put my money where my mouth is and I ate my cards.
Original Lyrics:
I put my money where my mouth is and I laid my cards.
Meghan Trainor's, "All About That Bass"
Misheard Lyrics:
I know you think you're strange.
Original Lyrics:
I know you think you're fat.
Meghan Trainor's, "All About That Bass"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm all about that bass, no trouble.
Original Lyrics:
I'm all about that bass, no treble.
Meghan Trainor's, "Dear Future Husband"
Misheard Lyrics:
Take me on a date, I deserve a bae
Original Lyrics:
Take me on a date, I deserve a break
Silversun Pickups', "Dots and Dashes"
Misheard Lyrics:
He fell in love - my cheese
Original Lyrics:
Heat filling up my cheeks
 
country
Toby Keith's, "We Were in Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
We were a rock, playin' a role
Original Lyrics:
We were a rock, ready to roll
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