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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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Apr 13
www.inthe00s.com

The core of One Week Notice is this: We all write parodies of the same original song - and then we post them on the same day! Details in link. (Comments & Parodies)

Apr 9
One Week Notice - "(I'm No) Superman"

The core of One Week Notice is this: We all write parodies of the same original song - and then we post them on the same day! The song chosen ideally should be one that has not been already parodied on Amiright, and should also be of reasonable difficulty and length. --- Keeping up with the theme of Agrimorfee's and Peter's superhero songs here's another song about superheroes. This one was actually used as the theme song for "Scrubs" by indie pop rock artist Lazlo Bane. (Comments & Parodies)

Apr 2
Elton John's Magical History Tour

Ever wish you could travel back in time to the Golden Age of AmiRight? Well gas up your DeLorean, because we know exactly when lightning is gonna strike the clock tower! On Friday, April 30th, a crapload of AmiRight blasts from the pasts will all be showing up back at their old stomping grounds for the ELTON JOHN'S MAGICAL HISTORY TOUR CHALLENGE - In honor of time itself... The challenge is to parody any song by the flamboyant piano man: Elton John, and make it about something to do with History like the very first phone call OR the invention of the automobile OR businessmen addicted to cocaine in the 80s it's really up to you. Anything is up for grabs, INCLUDING NOT FOLLOWING THE CHALLENGE PARAMETERS AT ALL. (Comments & Parodies)

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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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Misheard Lyrics -> Latest Entries

 
1960s
Marvin Gaye's, "I Heard it Through the Grapevine"
Misheard Lyrics:
Not much longer with a big mind
Original Lyrics:
Not much longer would you be mine
 
1970s
AC/DC's, "TNT"
Misheard Lyrics:
ESP
Original Lyrics:
TNT
Aerosmith's, "Make It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bed wetter, poo yourself together
Original Lyrics:
Better weather, pull yourself together
Dave Loggins', "Please Come to Boston"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fleas come to Boston
Original Lyrics:
Please come to Boston
Donna Summer's, "Hot Stuff"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lookin' for some hot sauce baby this evening
Original Lyrics:
Lookin' for some hot stuff baby this evening
France Joli's, "Come to Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Talk to me
Original Lyrics:
Come to me
Gary Wright's, "Dream Weaver"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gene Wilder
Original Lyrics:
Dream Weaver
Gloria Gaynor's, "Never Can Say Goodbye"
Misheard Lyrics:
I never can say "you're doubtful"
Original Lyrics:
I never can say goodbye, boy
Henry Gross', "Shannon"
Misheard Lyrics:
Shambles are gone
Original Lyrics:
Shannon is gone
John Mellencamp's, "I Need a Lover"
Misheard Lyrics:
I need a mother
Original Lyrics:
I need a lover
Rupert Holmes', "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not much into canned food
I am in Lake Champlain
Original Lyrics:
I'm not much into health food
I am into champagne
Terry Jacks', "Seasons in the Sun"
Misheard Lyrics:
We had John
Original Lyrics:
We had joy
The Four Seasons', "December 1963 (Oh What a Night)"
Misheard Lyrics:
As Delilah comes, it ended my pursuit
Original Lyrics:
As I recall, it ended much too soon
The Four Tops', "Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ain't no woman like the one eyed jack.
Original Lyrics:
There ain't no woman like the one I got
 
1980s
Albert One's, "Turbo Diesel"
Misheard Lyrics:
Volkswagen
You never gave me sorrow
Original Lyrics:
Volkswagen
You never give me sorrow
Az Yet feat. Peter Cetera's, "Hard to Say I'm Sorry"
Misheard Lyrics:
From nobody
Original Lyrics:
From your body
Billy Joel's, "Baby Grand (Duet with Ray Charles)"
Misheard Lyrics:
This Betty Crock
Original Lyrics:
This Baby Grand
Billy Joel's, "Goodnight Saigon"
Misheard Lyrics:
We met as soulmates on Parris Island
We left as inmates from Ellis Island
Original Lyrics:
We met as soulmates on Parris Island
We left as inmates from an asylum
Billy Joel's, "The Longest Time"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm those boys you're hearing in the hall
Original Lyrics:
I'm that voice you're hearing in the hall
Fine Young Cannibals', "Good Thing"
Misheard Lyrics:
Goofy, where have you gone?
Original Lyrics:
Good Thing, where have you gone?
Fine Young Cannibals', "She Drives Me Crazy"
Misheard Lyrics:
She drives like raisins and no one else
Original Lyrics:
She drives me crazy like no one else
France Joli's, "Feel Like Dancing"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tonight I feel like Danson
Original Lyrics:
Tonight I feel like dancing
France Joli's, "Gonna Get Over You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Come and get, come and get over you
Original Lyrics:
Gonna get, gonna get over you
France Joli's, "The Heart to Break the Heart"
Misheard Lyrics:
Wishing you were here to hell
Original Lyrics:
Wishing you were here to help
Madonna's, "Into the Groove"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now I love my mom
Original Lyrics:
Now I know you're mine
Michael Jackson's, "Bad"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm the man, I'm mad. I love it
Original Lyrics:
I'm bad, I'm bad, you know it.
Michael Jackson's, "Bad"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm the man, I'm mad. Jump on it
Original Lyrics:
I'm bad, I'm bad, you know it.
Starship's, "We Built This City"
Misheard Lyrics:
Who rides the wrecking ball into our parked cars
Original Lyrics:
Who rides the wrecking ball in two wild guitars?
Weird Al Yankovic's, "Like a Surgeon"
Misheard Lyrics:
Like a subject
Original Lyrics:
Like a surgeon
 
1990s
Chumbawamba's, "Tubthumping"
Misheard Lyrics:
He takes the lipstick off
He takes evoking off
He takes a lot of it
He takes the side of it
Original Lyrics:
He takes a whiskey drink
He takes a vodka drink
He takes a lager drink
He takes a cider drink
Chumbawamba's, "Tubthumping"
Misheard Lyrics:
This ain't another day
Original Lyrics:
Pissing the night away
Next's, "Too Close"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're dancing like a bacon
Original Lyrics:
You're dancing like you're naked
PM Dawn's, "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cider trick on mammary blitz confused
Original Lyrics:
Set adrift on memory bliss on you
Pearl Jam's, "Alive"
Misheard Lyrics:
Roar, I'm still a lion.
Original Lyrics:
Woah, I'm still alive.
Misheard Lyrics:
Claim these rocks!
Original Lyrics:
Cleveland Rocks!
The Prodigy's, "Firestarter"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a buyer, Sparta!
Original Lyrics:
I'm a firestarter
Weird Al Yankovic's, "The Saga Begins"
Misheard Lyrics:
We took a bunghole from the scene
Original Lyrics:
We took a bubble from the scene
Wiseguys', "Start the Commotion"
Misheard Lyrics:
Get up, get up with the body and music
Original Lyrics:
Get up, get up with the body in motion
 
2000s
Aqua's, "Freaky Friday"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm awake through crosstown traffic
I was hit by a giant rack
I came late to working at fire
Then suddenly the fungus struck
Oh-oh
Baby, I'm leaving you this minute
Supercar and the cats and dogs
Got the boots and the rancho and stencher
Nothing left but the note you got, aah, you start!
Original Lyrics:
On my way through crosstown traffic
I was hit by a giant truck
I came late to work and got fired
Then suddenly the thunder struck
Oh-oh
Baby, I am leaving you this minute
Took the car and the cats and dogs
Got the boots and the rhinestone stetson
Nothing's left but the note you got, ah you suck
Chayenne's, "No Te Preocupes Por Mi"
Misheard Lyrics:
My lucky ducks tell to BoBo
Original Lyrics:
Me la quitaste de a poco
Moby's, "We Are All Made of Stars"
Misheard Lyrics:
No one's at Starbucks now
Original Lyrics:
No one can stop us now
Owl City's, "Verge"
Misheard Lyrics:
Out on the ferch
Original Lyrics:
Out on the verge
RBD's, "Nuestro Amor"
Misheard Lyrics:
I say yes
Original Lyrics:
Asi es
 
2010s
Bishop's, "Like a River"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rob me like a liver
Original Lyrics:
Run me like a river
David Duchovny's, "Let It Rain"
Misheard Lyrics:
If you knew me you would steak
Original Lyrics:
If you knew me you would stay
Owl City's, "Verge"
Misheard Lyrics:
Weasel all ours
Original Lyrics:
These are our hours
 
misc
Commercial's, "Sponsor Plug"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bronchial by...
Original Lyrics:
Brought to you by...
Metallica's, "Fuel"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gimme food, gimme pies or I'll crush you with my thighs.
Original Lyrics:
Give me fuel, gimme fire, gimme that which I desire.
Traditional's, "Billy Boy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh where have you been
Billy Joel, Billy Joel
Original Lyrics:
Oh where have you been
Billy Boy, Billy Boy
Traditional's, "Charming Billy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Nowhere have you been
Original Lyrics:
Oh where have you been
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