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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
Jimi Hendrix's, "Fire"
Misheard Lyrics:
Your mom ain't home and ain't mack turn
Original Lyrics:
Your mom ain't home; it ain't my concern
The Doors', "Touch Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sing in da den
Original Lyrics:
Stronger than dirt
 
1970s
Bee Gees', "Night Fever"
Misheard Lyrics:
Living on the music so fine,
Bon appetit, naked and mine.
Original Lyrics:
Living on the music so fine,
Borne on the wind, making it mine.
Cold Chisel's, "Showtime"
Misheard Lyrics:
The smutty backdoor critics
Original Lyrics:
The smug de-facto critics
Commercial's, "Soup Starter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Soup Sturter
Original Lyrics:
Soup Starter
Earth, Wind & Fire's, "Sing a Song"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey, don't be shamed and don't beat bown,
An' a dairydopple, dairydopple, yeah now,
Hey, don't be ashamed to let your gorgeous night, yeah.
Original Lyrics:
Hey, don't be shamin' call your name,
No never let 'em down, no never down, no never down.
Hey ya, don't be ashamed, let them call your name, yeah
Meat Loaf's, "Bat Out of Hell"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a Cilla Black fan on ice
Original Lyrics:
A silver black phantom bike
Meat Loaf's, "Bat Out of Hell"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh and down in the tunnel with the deadly horizon
Original Lyrics:
Oh and down in the tunnel where the deadly are rising
T-Rex's, "Metal Guru"
Misheard Lyrics:
America Lou, easy chew.
Original Lyrics:
Metal Guru, is it you?
The Doors', "L.A. Woman"
Misheard Lyrics:
Any woman will haveta do
Original Lyrics:
L.A. woman Sunday afternoon
 
1980s
Alphaville's, "Big in Japan"
Misheard Lyrics:
Made in Japan
Original Lyrics:
...you're big in Japan
Cold Chisel's, "Cheap Wine"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cheap wine and a 3-legged goat
Original Lyrics:
Cheap wine and a 3 day growth.
Eddie Rabbitt's, "Drivin' My Life Away"
Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause the windshield wipers snappin' outa tin foil
or
'Cause the windshield wipers tappin' out a 10-4
Original Lyrics:
Those windshield wipers slappin' out a tempo
Eddie Rabbitt's, "Drivin' My Life Away"
Misheard Lyrics:
Keepin' burger rhythm with the song on the radio
Original Lyrics:
Keepin' perfect rhythm with the song on the radio
Eddie Rabbitt's, "Drivin' My Life Away"
Misheard Lyrics:
Secret up ahead
Original Lyrics:
Steep grade up ahead
Weird Al Yankovic's, "Eat It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't wanna hear about what kind of food you ate
Original Lyrics:
Don't wanna hear about what kind of food you hate
Weird Al Yankovic's, "Eat It"
Misheard Lyrics:
It doesn't matter if it's boiled or fries
Original Lyrics:
It doesn't matter if it's boiled or fried
Weird Al Yankovic's, "Eat It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now if you start to dance, you'll just have yourself a plate
Original Lyrics:
Now if you starve to death, you'll just have yourself to blame
Weird Al Yankovic's, "Eat It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well don't you know that other kids are story in Japan?
Original Lyrics:
Well don't you know that other kids are starving in Japan?
Weird Al Yankovic's, "I Lost on Jeopardy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Against a plumber pullin' an architect
Original Lyrics:
Against a plumber
Oh and an architect
Weird Al Yankovic's, "I Lost on Jeopardy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Just tell me now what I did and when, yeah, yeah
Original Lyrics:
Just tell me now what I didn't win, yeah, yeah
Weird Al Yankovic's, "I Love Rocky Road"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't give me no crummy teaspoon
Original Lyrics:
Don't give me no crummy taste spoon
Weird Al Yankovic's, "Ricky"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm sick of Fred and apple always comin' over here
Original Lyrics:
I'm sick of Fred and Ethel always comin' over here
Weird Al Yankovic's, "Such a Groovy Guy"
Misheard Lyrics:
And then attach those egg rolls to your brain and watch you dance
Original Lyrics:
And then attach electrodes to your brain and watch you dance
 
1990s
Green Day's, "Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tattos are memories and asking on trial
Original Lyrics:
Tattoos of memories and dead skin on trial.
Inner Circle's, "Bad Boys"
Misheard Lyrics:
What you gonna do when they comfort you?
Original Lyrics:
What you gonna do when they come for you?
Los Del Rio's, "Macarena"
Misheard Lyrics:
I am not too good for to hear your Macarena
Original Lyrics:
Dale a tu cuerpo alegria, Macarena
Mark Morrison's, "Return of the Mack"
Misheard Lyrics:
We turn it up again
Original Lyrics:
Return of the mack
Rednex's, "Cotton Eye Joe"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cadillac Joe
Original Lyrics:
Cotton Eye Joe
 
2000s
Fall Out Boy's, "A Little Less 16 Candles, a Little More Touch Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
But you can't blame me for getting head
Original Lyrics:
But you can't blame me for hating it.
Fall Out Boy's, "Dance Dance"
Misheard Lyrics:
Why don't you show me, little English boy
You've been saving for his mattress?
Original Lyrics:
Why don't you show me that little bit of spine
You've been saving for his mattress?
Fall Out Boy's, "Dance, Dance"
Misheard Lyrics:
If they knew her misery of me
Original Lyrics:
if they knew how misery loved me.
Fall Out Boy's, "Disloyal Order of Water Buffaloes"
Misheard Lyrics:
And perfect boys with their perfect ploys
Original Lyrics:
And perfect boys with their perfect lives
Fall Out Boy's, "Save Rock and Roll"
Misheard Lyrics:
How'd you get to be a holy meme?
Original Lyrics:
How'd it get to be only me?
Fall Out Boy's, "Xo"
Misheard Lyrics:
Two hands between us
And whatever lipsticks too
Original Lyrics:
To hands between legs
To "whatever it takes" too.
Gabrielle's, "Out of Reach"
Misheard Lyrics:
Diarrryyyyy (Diary)
Original Lyrics:
Out of reach
Justin Timberlake's, "Cry Me a River"
Misheard Lyrics:
A pigeon's a bird; now it's your to fly
Original Lyrics:
Bridges were burned, now is your turn, to cry.
Robbie Williams', "She's Madonna"
Misheard Lyrics:
I love you, baby, Your face of cheese, Madonna
Original Lyrics:
I love you, baby, But face it, she's Madonna
 
2010s
Carly Rae Jepsen's, "Call Me Maybe"
Misheard Lyrics:
So call me baby.
Original Lyrics:
So call me maybe.
Ella Henderson's, "Ghost"
Misheard Lyrics:
Give up the guns
Give up the guns
Give up the guns
No more hunting babies
Original Lyrics:
Give up the ghost
Give up the ghost
Give up the ghost
No more haunting baby
Fall Out Boy's, "Alone Together"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tonight I'm high as a running check
Original Lyrics:
Tonight I'm high as a private jet
Justin Timberlake's, "Mirrors"
Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause when your hand is with my hand, we're sliding like a pocket full of soap
Original Lyrics:
'Cause with your hand in my hand and a pocket full of soul, I can tell
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars', "Uptown Funk!"
Misheard Lyrics:
This is that ice cold
Michelle fight for that white gold
Original Lyrics:
This hit that ice cold
Michelle Pfeiffer that white gold
Meghan Trainor's, "All About That Bass"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm all about that bass, no cello.
Original Lyrics:
I'm all about that bass, no treble.
Pentatonix's, "Evolution of Beyonce"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm an itchy boy
Original Lyrics:
I'm a, I'm a diva
Pentatonix's, "Evolution of Beyonce"
Misheard Lyrics:
Let me operate you
Original Lyrics:
Let me upgrade you
Pentatonix's, "Evolution of Music"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, daddy boy
Original Lyrics:
Oh, Danny boy
Pentatonix's, "Somebody That I Used to Know"
Misheard Lyrics:
I, Banana, think of when we were together
Original Lyrics:
Now and then I think of when we were together
 
misc
Indigo Girls 's, "Perfect World "
Misheard Lyrics:
The miracle of date rape
Original Lyrics:
the miracle of daybreak
Mungo Jerry's, "In the summertime "
Misheard Lyrics:
In the summertime, when the weather is dry
When the bad guys win and flourish the sky
Original Lyrics:
In the summertime, when the weather is high
You can stretch right up and touch the sky
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