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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
The Beatles', "A Day in the Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
I just had to lend a hand
Original Lyrics:
I just had to la-ugh
 
1970s
ABBA's, "Chiquitita"
Misheard Lyrics:
You'll be dancing once again
Like an ambulance
Original Lyrics:
You'll be dancing once again
And the pain will end
Carole King's, "I Feel the Earth Move"
Misheard Lyrics:
Meddled as the month of May
Original Lyrics:
Mellow as the month of May
Dobie Gray's, "Drift Away"
Misheard Lyrics:
Give me The Beach Boys and free my soul.
I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift away.
Beginning to fact that I'm wasting time.
I don't understand the things I do.
The world outside looks so unkind.
I'm counting on you to carry me through.
Original Lyrics:
Give me the beat boys and free my soul.
I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift away.
Beginning to think that I'm wasting time.
I don't understand the things I do.
The world outside looks so unkind.
I'm counting on you to carry me through.
Frankie Valli's, "My Eyes Adored You"
Misheard Lyrics:
My eyes of Georgia.
Original Lyrics:
My eyes adored you.
Glen Campbell's, "Rhinestone Cowboy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Like a limestone cowboy
Original Lyrics:
Like a rhinestone cowboy
John Denver's, "Annie's Song"
Misheard Lyrics:
Like a Sleep-Evil Lotion
Original Lyrics:
Like a sleepy blue ocean
John Denver's, "Annie's Song"
Misheard Lyrics:
You build up my fences, like a KNIGHT in the forest
Original Lyrics:
You filled up my senses, like a night in a forest
John Denver's, "Annie's Song"
Misheard Lyrics:
You fill up my bathtub
Original Lyrics:
You fill up my senses
The Doors', "Riders on the Storm"
Misheard Lyrics:
If you give this man a ride, sweet Emily will die
Original Lyrics:
Give this man a ride, sweet memory will die
 
1980s
Adam Ant's, "Goody Two Shoes"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dog train, dog smoke
Original Lyrics:
Don't drink, don't smoke
Billy Joel's, "Pressure"
Misheard Lyrics:
And you cannot have depression
Original Lyrics:
And you cannot handle pressure
Billy Joel's, "Uptown Girl"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's been living in her white man's world
Original Lyrics:
She's been living in her white bread world
Bryan Adams', "Heaven"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've been waiting for so long.
For something to ride.
For love to come along.
Now my dreams are coming true.
From the good times to the bad.
Yeah, I'll be standing there, I knew.
Original Lyrics:
I've been waiting for so long.
For something to arrive.
For love to come along.
Now our dreams are coming true.
Through the good times and the bad.
Yeah, I'll be standing there by you.
Don Henley's, "The Boys of Summer"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can see you
Your Browns game shining in the sun.
Original Lyrics:
I can see you
Your brown skin shining in the sun.
Eddie Money's, "Shakin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Blew out the speakers in her dirty sweaty hole
Original Lyrics:
Blew out the speakers in her daddy's stereo
Electric Light Orchestra's, "Calling America"
Misheard Lyrics:
Calling a married girl. That's where she has to be. Calling a married girl. She left her lover for me! (Do, do-do do-do-do, do, do-do do-do-do)
Original Lyrics:
Calling America. That's where she has to be. Calling America. She left her number for me.
Eurythmics', "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Speak trees are made of tyres
Who am I to Tissot dreams
Scrambled the world in the seventeen
Original Lyrics:
Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world and the seven seas
Foreigner's, "I Don't Want to Live Without You"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm longing for the time I'm longing for the day
When I'll be giving you this heart of mine
Beneath me when I say
Original Lyrics:
I'm longing for the time I'm longing for the day
When I'll be giving you this heart of mine
Believe me when I say
Great White's, "Rock Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
There is nothing left to lose.
But next belongs to you.
Original Lyrics:
There is nothing left to do.
But make sweet love to you.
Linkin Park's, "Crawling"
Misheard Lyrics:
These wound they finding Nemo
Original Lyrics:
These wounds they will not heal
Madness', "Our House"
Misheard Lyrics:
Father haves his someday mess
Mother's tired she needs a rest
The kids are playing up those stairs
Sister staying in those s***s
Original Lyrics:
Father wears his Sunday best
Mother's tired she needs a rest
The kids are playing up downstairs
Sister's sighing in her sleep
Metallica's, "Disposable Heroes"
Misheard Lyrics:
F**king a machine gun fire
Original Lyrics:
Barking of machine gun fire
Michael Jackson's, "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm the same, I'm the song, that Michael sung
Original Lyrics:
Mama-se, mama-sa, mama-coo-sa
Michael Jackson's, "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mama say, mama saw, mama applesauce
Original Lyrics:
Ma-ma se, ma-ma sa, ma-ma coo sa.
Misheard Lyrics:
She's an easy llama.
Original Lyrics:
She's an easy lover
The Pointer Sisters', "He's So Shy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Please don't shout
Original Lyrics:
He's so shy
Tina Turner's, "Better Be Good to Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Should I be fractured by your lack of devotion? Shit ass! Shit ass!
Original Lyrics:
Should I be fractured by your lack of devotion? Should I? Should I?
 
1990s
98 Degrees', "The Hardest Thing"
Misheard Lyrics:
Like Dr. Chicago
Original Lyrics:
Like Dr. Zhivago
Blind Melon's, "No Rain"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know I'd like to keep my teenage driving days....
Original Lyrics:
You know I'd like to keep my cheeks dry today
Megadeth's, "Train of Consequences"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tuning up your radio as I'm slave to the tracks
Original Lyrics:
My thinking is derailed I'm tied up to the tracks
Nightcrawlers', "Push The Feeling On"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's a line again, It's a line a poon a scoon.
Original Lyrics:
Their lives again, Their li-pull us through
Our Lady Peace's, "One Man Army"
Misheard Lyrics:
I began falling I began farting
Like a one man army
Original Lyrics:
I began falling I began marching
Like a one man army
Roxette's, "Dangerous"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not addicted to coco even tonight
Original Lyrics:
I'm not attracted to go-go deeper tonight.
Theme Songs', "7th Heaven"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sell them heaven
Original Lyrics:
7th Heaven
 
2000s
DMX's, "X Gonna Give It to Ya"
Misheard Lyrics:
First we're gonna f***
Then we're gonna roll
Original Lyrics:
First we're gonna rock
Then we're gonna roll
Girl in a Coma's, "Celibate Now"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's... just like a restroom
Original Lyrics:
She's...just like the rest of them
Job for a Cowboy's, "Entombment of a Machine"
Misheard Lyrics:
Preheat burgers
Original Lyrics:
Only murmurs
Justin Timberlake's, "Rock Your Body"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can't wait to have you in my arse
Original Lyrics:
I can't wait to have you in my arms
Metallica's, "Some Kind of Monster"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ominous, I've been us!!
Original Lyrics:
Ominous, I'm in us!!
Mundy's, "Galway Girl"
Misheard Lyrics:
But she fell in love with a Mexican
Original Lyrics:
But she fell in love with an English man
Usher's, "U Got it Bad"
Misheard Lyrics:
U got a, U got a bag
Original Lyrics:
U got it, U got it bad
 
2010s
Bruno Mars', "24K Magic"
Misheard Lyrics:
Get your freaking hands up ready move
Original Lyrics:
Put yo' pinky rings up to the moon
Bruno Mars', "24K Magic"
Misheard Lyrics:
K-Pop
Original Lyrics:
Keep up
Charlie Puth's, "Attention"
Misheard Lyrics:
Running round runnin' round throwing that turtle on my neck
Original Lyrics:
You've been runnin' round, runnin' round, runnin' round throwin' that dirt all on my name
Ed Sheeran's, "Shape of You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Come on be my baby gumba
Original Lyrics:
Come on, be my baby, come on
Ed Sheeran's, "Shape of You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Come on, be my baby kumera
Original Lyrics:
Come on, be my baby, come on
Elle King's, "Ex's And Oh's"
Misheard Lyrics:
One, two, three, they're gonna run back to me
'Cause I'm the best baby that they never got a key
or
One, two, three, they're gonna run back to me
'Cause I'm they best baby that they never got a kid
Original Lyrics:
One, two, three, they gonna run back to me'Cause I'm the best baby that they never gotta keep.
Shinedown's, "Cut the Cord"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cut the cards!
Original Lyrics:
Cut the cord!
 
country
Kip Moore's, "More Girls Like You"
Misheard Lyrics:
So God made girls like you make guys like me
Wanna reach for the battle star, set it on a ring,
Put it on your hand grab a piece of ham
And raise a few
More girls like you.
Original Lyrics:
So God made girls like you make guys like me
Wanna reach for the brightest star, set it on a ring,
Put it on your hand grab a piece of land
And raise a few
More girls like you.
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