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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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1950s
Jerry Lee Lewis', "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"
Misheard Lyrics:
Let's shake a milkshake
Original Lyrics:
Let's shake, baby, shake
Miss Toni Fisher's, "The Big Hurt"
Misheard Lyrics:
Waiting to hear footsteps that Sern,
Love will appear and dis time to spay.
Original Lyrics:
Waiting to hear footsteps that say,
Love will appear and this time to stay.
Sons of the Pioneers', "Maverick (Theme Song)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Matches to New Orleans,
Living on jacks and queens,
Maverick is a legend of the west.
Original Lyrics:
Natchez to New Orleans,
Livin' on jacks and queens
Maverick is a legend of the West.
 
1960s
Chubby Checker's, "Let's Twist Again"
Misheard Lyrics:
Like we did McDonald's
Original Lyrics:
Like we did last summer
Donovan's, "The Fat Angel"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fly Tarantula Airways, get you there on time
Original Lyrics:
Fly Translove Airways, get you there on time
The Rolling Stones', "Gimme Shelter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ooooh, my dog is pregnant
Original Lyrics:
Oh, a storm is threat'ning
 
1970s
Carpenters', "Yesterday Once More"
Misheard Lyrics:
Where they get to the part
Where she's breaking apart
Original Lyrics:
When they get to the part
Where he's breakin' her heart
Chicago's, "Wishing You Were Here"
Misheard Lyrics:
Single show in a different town and another dime
or
Save our show in a different town for another time
(Later)
On a roll, it's a heavy load, and I'll get back
Original Lyrics:
Same old show in a different town on another time
(Later)
On the road, it's a heavy load, and I'll get by
Curtis Mayfield's, "Superfly"
Misheard Lyrics:
The man of the tower has hair of great power
(Later)
This captain slug
or
This captain slump had a lot, was a dump
Original Lyrics:
The man of the hour has an air of great power
(Later)
This cat of the slum had a mind, wasn't dumb
Electric Light Orchestra's, "Night in the City"
Misheard Lyrics:
Drivin' USA
Original Lyrics:
Drivin' you insane
Jim Croce's, "Time in a Bottle"
Misheard Lyrics:
If I could save Tums in a bottle
Original Lyrics:
If I could save time in a bottle
John Denver's, "Cowboy’s Delight"
Misheard Lyrics:
Shedding their treasures, shook out their mines
Original Lyrics:
Shared in their treasures, shook at their might
Joni Mitchell's, "Big Yellow Taxi"
Misheard Lyrics:
They paid a pair of dice
Original Lyrics:
They paved paradise
Looking Glass', "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Instead they said, "Brandy, you're a fairy"
Original Lyrics:
The sailor said, "Brandy, you're a fine girl"
Marvin Gaye's, "What's Going On"
Misheard Lyrics:
Martha, Martha
or
Marsha, Marsha
or
Masha, Masha
Original Lyrics:
Mother, mother
Stevie Wonder's, "Sir Duke"
Misheard Lyrics:
You keep feeling our love.
You keep feeling our love now people.
Original Lyrics:
You can feel it all over, you can feel it all over people
The Pipkins', "Gimme Dat Ding"
Misheard Lyrics:
Take it back, take it back
Original Lyrics:
Gimme that, gimme that
Tony Orlando and Dawn's, "Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'round the Ole Oak Tree"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's been three to four years
Original Lyrics:
It's been three long years
 
1980s
Bruce Springsteen's, "Highway Patrolman"
Misheard Lyrics:
But then weed prices kept on droppin'
'Til it was like we were gettin' robbed
Original Lyrics:
But them wheat prices kept on droppin'
'Til it was like we were gettin' robbed
Bryan Adams', "This Time"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's my legacy
Original Lyrics:
She's my fantasy
Culture Club's, "Karma Chameleon"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can I, can I, can I, can I become a chameleon
Original Lyrics:
Karma, karma, karma, karma, karma chameleon
Elton John's, "Sad Songs (Say So Much)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Saigon says so much
Original Lyrics:
Sad songs say so much
Eurythmics', "There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)"
Misheard Lyrics:
They must be in danger
Original Lyrics:
There must be an angel
Luther Vandross', "A House Is Not a Home"
Misheard Lyrics:
A cheer is still a cheer
or
A share is still a share
Original Lyrics:
A chair is still a chair
Pete Townshend's, "Let My Love Open The Door"
Misheard Lyrics:
Love cannot kill your brother
He's still lucky I'm around
Original Lyrics:
Love can cure your problems
You're so lucky I'm around
Talking Heads', "Wild, Wild Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
On the way to the stocking stage
Original Lyrics:
On the way to the stock exchange
 
1990s
Disney's 'The Lion King''s, "Circle of Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now, Savannah the Mighty Chihuahua
Original Lyrics:
Nants ingonyama bagithi baba
Genesis', "I Can't Dance"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hard hat dance
Original Lyrics:
I can't dance
Gob's, "I Hear You Calling"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's some kind of hint a look on your face,
But your writing 'bout it's something I just can't do now
Original Lyrics:
It's so charming to look on your face but your eyes,
Inviting something I just can't do now
Hanson's, "MmmBop"
Misheard Lyrics:
You have so many weird angels in this life
Original Lyrics:
You have so many relationships in this life
Luther Vandross', "Here and Now"
Misheard Lyrics:
Be there now
Original Lyrics:
Here and now
Luther Vandross', "Power of Love/Love Power"
Misheard Lyrics:
Feel the powerful run
Original Lyrics:
Feel the power of love
Michael Bolton's, "Can I Touch You...There?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can I touch your house the way you're touching mine?
or
Can I touch your home the way you're touching mine?
Original Lyrics:
Can I touch your heart the way you're touching mine?
Phil Collins', "Everyday"
Misheard Lyrics:
Elinor Wonders Why
Original Lyrics:
It makes me wonder why
Savage Garden's, "I Knew I Loved You"
Misheard Lyrics:
I knew I loved you before my nephew
Original Lyrics:
I knew I loved you before I met you
Smash Mouth's, "All Star"
Misheard Lyrics:
She was looking kind of down
With her finger in her thumb
And the shape of an owl on her forehead.
Original Lyrics:
She was looking kind of dumb
With her finger and her thumb
In the shape of an L on her forehead.
Soul for Real's, "Candy Rain"
Misheard Lyrics:
Have you ever known someone
or
Have you ever known the one
So much you thought you'd lie?
(Later)
All that I need in mind
or
All that I need in mine
Original Lyrics:
Have you ever loved someone
So much you thought you'd die?
(Later)
All that I need in life
Tears for Fears', "Break It Down Again"
Misheard Lyrics:
He's hung like a horse!
Original Lyrics:
Headstrong like a horse!
 
2000s
Anastacia's, "Sick And Tired"
Misheard Lyrics:
My love is all a lie
Original Lyrics:
My love is on the line.
Gretchen Wilson's, "Come to Bed"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh Darwin, come to bed.
Original Lyrics:
Oh Darling, come to bed.
Luther Vandross', "Dance with My Father"
Misheard Lyrics:
Back when that was a job
Original Lyrics:
Back when I was a child
Luther Vandross', "I'd Rather"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'd rather be beside you in a scoop
Original Lyrics:
I'd rather be beside you in a storm
Nelly's, "Country Grammar (clean version)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm going down down baby, goat street in a rainbow
(Boom)(boom)
Baby, uh uh, ready to learn go (HA YEAH!)
Shimmy shimmy cocoa puff
Listen to it now
Write it up and take a puff, pass it to me now
Original Lyrics:
I'm going down down baby, yo' street in a range rover
(Boom)(boom)
Baby, uh uh, ready to let it go
(HOT ISH)
Shimmy shimmy cocoa what?
Listen to it pow
Light it up and take a puff, pass it to me now
Nightwish's, "Storytime"
Misheard Lyrics:
I have the journey
I have the destination
Original Lyrics:
I am the journey
I am the destination
Seal's, "Waiting for You"
Misheard Lyrics:
I have been weako
Original Lyrics:
I have been waiting
Vertical Horizon's, "Everything You Want"
Misheard Lyrics:
You never did know this
Original Lyrics:
You never did notice
 
2010s
Ed Sheeran's, "Celestial"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's Lesbian
Original Lyrics:
Celestial
My Darkest Days', "Perfect"
Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause that would mean that I am Manitoba
Original Lyrics:
'Cause that would mean that I admit it's over
 
country
George Strait's, "Amarillo by Morning"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'll be looking for eight for when they pull that gig,
And I hope that judge ain't lying.
Original Lyrics:
I'll be looking for eight for when they pull that gate,
And I hope that judge ain't blind
 
misc
Taylor Swift's, "Is It Over Now?"
Misheard Lyrics:
You dream of my mouth before it called you a lion trainer
Original Lyrics:
You dream of my mouth before it called you a lying traitor
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