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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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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
Elvis Presley's, "Hound Dog"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well, you ain't never caused a racket and you ain't no friend of mine.
Original Lyrics:
Well, you ain't never caught a rabbit and you ain't no friend of mine.
The Coasters', "Yakkity Yak"
Misheard Lyrics:
Take out the papers and the trash
Or you don't get no sodding cash
Original Lyrics:
Take out the papers and the trash
Or you don't get no spending cash
 
1960s
Cast of The Sound of Music's, "The Lonely Goatherd"
Misheard Lyrics:
What to wet for a girl and goat heard
Original Lyrics:
What a duet for a girl and goatherd
Frankie Valli's, "My Eyes Adored You"
Misheard Lyrics:
My eyes of Georgia
Original Lyrics:
My eyes adored you
Misheard Lyrics:
You give my old man's tulip a kick, Mame
Original Lyrics:
You give my old mint julep a kick, Mame
Roger Miller's, "England Swings"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gazing at the dappled men with dirty ash trays.
Original Lyrics:
Gaping at the dapper men with derby hats and canes.
The Beach Boys', "Barbara Ann"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ah, ba ba ba ba barber Ann
Ba ba ba ba barber Ann
Oh barber Ann, take my hair
Barber Ann
Original Lyrics:
Ah, ba ba ba ba Barbara Ann
Ba ba ba ba Barbara Ann
Oh Barbara Ann, take my hand
Barbara Ann
The Monkees', "Daydream Believer"
Misheard Lyrics:
You once thought of me as a white guy on the sea.
Original Lyrics:
You once thought of me as a white knight on his steed.
 
1970s
Arlo Guthrie's, "City of New Orleans"
Misheard Lyrics:
All along the southbound on the sea
The train pulls out of Cranky Quay
Original Lyrics:
All along the southbound odyssey
The train pulls out of Kankakee
Dire Straits', "Sultans of Swing"
Misheard Lyrics:
Jump and press the big sperm bag he's in his papaw's soul.
Original Lyrics:
Drunk and dressed in their best brown baggies and their platform soles.
Eagles', "Hotel California"
Misheard Lyrics:
Her man is stiff and he's twisted
She's got the Mercedes bends
She's got a lot of pretty, pretty boys in shackles, friends.
Original Lyrics:
Her mind's Tiffany twisted
She's got the Mercedes bends
She's got a lot of pretty, pretty boys she calls friends.
Jim Croce's, "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown"
Misheard Lyrics:
Meaner than to jump your dog
Original Lyrics:
Meaner than a junkyard dog
Jim Croce's, "You Don't Mess Around with Jim"
Misheard Lyrics:
You don't spin into the wind
Original Lyrics:
You don't spit into the wind
Kate Bush's, "Babooshka"
Misheard Lyrics:
She sent him seventy letters
Original Lyrics:
She sent him scented letters
Nazareth's, "Miss Misery"
Misheard Lyrics:
Guacamole in a cone.
Original Lyrics:
Walking lonely in the cold
Peter Frampton's, "Do You Feel Like We Do?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Spunk Man on the keyboards, Spunk Man!
Original Lyrics:
Bob Mayo on the keyboards, Bob Mayo!
Queen's, "Fat Bottomed Girls"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was just a skinny lad
Never knew no good from bad
But I knew life before I left my luxury
Left alone with big fat Fatty
She was such a naughty natty
Great big woman, you made a fat boy out of me.
Original Lyrics:
I was just a skinny lad
Never knew no good from bad
But I knew life before I left my nursery
Left alone with big fat Fanny
She was such a naughty nanny
Heap big woman, you made a bad boy out of me.
Rupert Holmes', "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Like a worn out recording of a favorite Zonk
Original Lyrics:
Like a worn out recording of a favorite song
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
Yam Yam, there's no need to feel down
I said, Yam Yam, pick yourself off the ground
I said, Yam Yam, 'cause you're in a new town
There's no need to be on Harpic.
Original Lyrics:
Young man, there's no need to feel down
I said, young man, pick yourself off the ground
I said, young man, 'cause you're in a new town
There's no need to be unhappy.
 
1980s
Billy Joel's, "Goodnight Saigon"
Misheard Lyrics:
That gave us Ba Pope
Original Lyrics:
That gave us Bob Hope
Clash's, "Rock the Casbah"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cherie don't like it
Drop the cash, Bob! Drop the cash, Bob!
Original Lyrics:
Sharif don't like it
Rock the Casbah! Rock the Casbah!
Culture Club's, "Mistake No. 3"
Misheard Lyrics:
Make mistake in the tree
Original Lyrics:
Make mistake number 3
Cyndi Lauper's, "Time After Time"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've got my pink deaf aids and darkness has turned to grey.
Original Lyrics:
After my picture fades and darkness has turned to grey.
Elvis Costello's, "Oliver's Army"
Misheard Lyrics:
We could send you to jump an iceberg
Original Lyrics:
We could send you to Johannesburg
King's, "Love and Pride"
Misheard Lyrics:
Look for an impulse.
Original Lyrics:
Look for rainbows.
Misheard Lyrics:
An everlasting girl and you're here with me
Internally
Original Lyrics:
An everlasting world and you're here with me
Eternally
Misheard Lyrics:
It's eight fifteen, and that's the Chinaman's jelly bean
Original Lyrics:
It's eight fifteen, and that's the time that it's always been
Stacey Q's, "Two of Hearts"
Misheard Lyrics:
Two of farts
I need you, I need you
Original Lyrics:
Two of hearts
I need you, I need you
Stevie Wonder's, "Master Blaster"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everyone is feeling pretty
It's a turd in July
Original Lyrics:
Everyone is feeling pretty
It's hotter than July
Toto's, "Africa"
Misheard Lyrics:
As sure as Kilamanjaro rises like the limpers above the Serengeti.
Original Lyrics:
As sure as Kilamanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti.
Toto's, "Africa"
Misheard Lyrics:
I messed with Jane's down in Africa
Original Lyrics:
I bless the rains down in Africa.
Toto's, "Africa"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's nothin' that a hundred men in Morecambe ever do.
Original Lyrics:
There's nothin' that a hundred men or more could ever do.
Van Halen's, "Unchained"
Misheard Lyrics:
Blue-white murder in a sunspot dress
Original Lyrics:
Blue-eyed murder in a size five dress.
ZZ Top's, "Sharp Dressed Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause ev'ry girl is crazy 'bout a short, dressed man.
Original Lyrics:
'Cause ev'ry girl is crazy 'bout a sharp-dressed man.
 
1990s
Alanis Morissette's, "Ironic"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's a death rope ardon
To admit it's too late
Original Lyrics:
It's a death-row pardon
Two minutes too late
Blondie's, "Maria"
Misheard Lyrics:
Martina, are you Maria?
A million and one ton delight.
Original Lyrics:
Latina, Ave Maria
A million and one candle lights.
Chumbawamba's, "Tubthumping"
Misheard Lyrics:
I get knocked down
But I can operate
On a devil with a big guitar
Original Lyrics:
I get knocked down
But I get up again
You're never gonna keep me down.
Crowded House's, "Weather With You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everywhere you go, always take a weapon with you.
Original Lyrics:
Everywhere you go, you always take the weather with you
Janet Jackson's, "Together Again"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's an immolite
Original Lyrics:
Dancing in moonlight
Paula Cole's, "I Don't Want to Wait"
Misheard Lyrics:
She had 2 babies
One is six plus one is three
And then more, wait, 44
Original Lyrics:
She had 2 babies
One was six months, one was 3
In the war of '44.
Smash Mouth's, "Walking on the Sun"
Misheard Lyrics:
You might as well be walking on the song
Original Lyrics:
You might as well be Walking On the Sun
Sting's, "Fields of Gold"
Misheard Lyrics:
In his arms she fell, as her hair came out
Original Lyrics:
In his arms she fell, as her hair came down
 
2000s
Counting Crows', "Big Yellow Taxi"
Misheard Lyrics:
They paid a pair of dykes to put up a f***ing lot.
Original Lyrics:
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.
Gwen Stefani's, "Wind It Up"
Misheard Lyrics:
This is the pee that makes us wind up
Original Lyrics:
This is the key that makes us wind up
Kelly Clarkson's, "Behind These Hazel Eyes"
Misheard Lyrics:
Behind these Edelweiss
Original Lyrics:
Behind these hazel eyes
Mysto & Pizzi's, "Somebody's Watching Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm watching 9 to 5
Hey hey I paid the price
Original Lyrics:
I worked from 9 to 5
Hey hell I pay the price
Sonique's, "It Feels So Good"
Misheard Lyrics:
It ain't the chub you got that keeps me satisfied
Original Lyrics:
It ain't the job you got that keeps me satisfied.
 
2010s
Amaranth's, "Drop Dead Cynical"
Misheard Lyrics:
Drop dead, Santa Claus
Original Lyrics:
Drop dead cynical
Taylor Swift's, "Blank Space"
Misheard Lyrics:
Google my list of ex-lovers.
Original Lyrics:
Got a long list of ex-lovers
 
xmas
Gene Autry's, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
Misheard Lyrics:
Olive, the other reindeer
Used to laugh and call him names
Original Lyrics:
All of the other reindeer
Used to laugh and call him names
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