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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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1950s
Buddy Holly's, "It's So Easy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, so count on easy
Original Lyrics:
Oh so doggone easy
Buddy Holly's, "That'll Be the Day"
Misheard Lyrics:
That'll Be the day when you say good baja
Original Lyrics:
That'll Be the day when you say goodbye
 
1960s
5th Dimension's, "Stoned Soul Picnic"
Misheard Lyrics:
Come on, come on and scurry down.
Original Lyrics:
Come on, come on and surrey down
Sly Abd The Family Stone's, "Dance to the Music"
Misheard Lyrics:
listen to the basses
Original Lyrics:
Listen to the voices
The Stone Poneys', "Different Drum"
Misheard Lyrics:
Here am I coming to the beat of a different drum
Original Lyrics:
You and I travel to the beat of a different drum
The Who's, "Pinball Wizard"
Misheard Lyrics:
I thought I was the body table king
Original Lyrics:
I thought I was The Bally table king
 
1970s
10cc's, "I'm Not in Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
It hangs in essence babe it's lying there
Original Lyrics:
It hides a nasty stain that's lyin' there
Cher's, "Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves"
Misheard Lyrics:
Every night all the men would come around and lay their monkey down.
Original Lyrics:
Every night all the men would come around and lay their money down.
Chicago's, "No Tell Lover"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ro-tell lover
or
part-time lover
Original Lyrics:
No-tell lover
David Bowie's, "Heroes"
Misheard Lyrics:
We could be weirdos
Just for one day
Original Lyrics:
We could be heroes
Just for one day.
Eagles', "Hotel California"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lost man of bolitas, rising up in the air
Original Lyrics:
The warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air.
Jethro Tull's, "Teacher"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sometimes, drinking had him lying there in bed
Original Lyrics:
Suntanned, drink in hand, lying there in bed
Linda Ronstadt's, "You're No Good"
Misheard Lyrics:
I learned my lesson
It left a star
Original Lyrics:
I learned my lesson
It left a scar
Paul Simon's, "Kodachrome"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mama don't throw my Gold Comb away
Original Lyrics:
So mama don't take my Kodachrome away
Pink Floyd's, "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)"
Misheard Lyrics:
You!
Yes, you!
Son?
Gill Woddie!
Original Lyrics:
You!
Yes, you!
Stand still, laddie!
Police's, "Roxanne"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rock sand
Poot in the red light
Original Lyrics:
Roxanne
You don't have to put on the red light.
Queen's, "Killer Queen"
Misheard Lyrics:
She keeps moving the china in her pretty cabinet.
Original Lyrics:
She keeps a Moet & Chandon in her pretty cabinet.
Stevie Wonder's, "Superstition"
Misheard Lyrics:
Seven years of bad luck,
Poopies in your pants.
Original Lyrics:
Seven years of bad luck
Good things in your past.
 
1980s
Bon Jovi's, "Livin' on a Prayer"
Misheard Lyrics:
Living on square
Original Lyrics:
Living on a prayer
Boy Meets Girl's, "Waiting for a Star to Fall"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don't like waiting (I'm waiting for you.)
Original Lyrics:
I don't like waiting (I'll wait for you...)
Clash's, "Magnificent Seven"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mackerel merchants and bankers, too
Must get up an' learn those rules
Original Lyrics:
Knuckle merchants and you bankers, too
Must get up and learn those rules
Depeche Mode's, "Strangelove"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'll make a hot spot
Original Lyrics:
I'll make your heart smile
Fleetwood Mac's, "Little Lies"
Misheard Lyrics:
You can't do guys, no you can't do guys
Original Lyrics:
You can't disguise, no you can't disguise
Francis Dunnery's, "Leaving Without You"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm leaving without Jo...
Original Lyrics:
I'm leaving without you...
Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram's, "Somewhere Out There"
Misheard Lyrics:
And David knows I know how very far apart we are
It helps the thing we might be wishing all the same bright stars
Original Lyrics:
And even though I know how very far apart we are
It helps to think we might be wishing on the same bright star
Paula Abdul's, "Straight Up"
Misheard Lyrics:
Skid up, now tell me
Original Lyrics:
Straight up, now tell me
Pink Floyd's, "Another Brick in The Wall (Part Two)"
Misheard Lyrics:
If you don't beat your meat, you can't come in your pudding.
How can you come in your pudding if you don't beat your meat
Original Lyrics:
If you don't eat your meat
You can't have any pudding
How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?
REO Speedwagon's, "Keep On Loving You"
Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause it's the only thing I wanted, too
Original Lyrics:
'Cause it's the only thing I want to do
The Pretenders', "Mystery Achievement"
Misheard Lyrics:
Misty cheeks
Original Lyrics:
Mystery achievement
 
1990s
Charles and Eddie's, "Would I Lie to You"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've hidden my head behind the bedroom door.
Original Lyrics:
I've hidden my heart behind the bedroom door.
Cornershop's, "Brim Full of Asha"
Misheard Lyrics:
Strange things happen when you're 45
Original Lyrics:
Brim full of asha on the 45.
Counting Crows', "Mr. Jones"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I want to be someone jauntily, jauntily, jauntily, yeah!
Original Lyrics:
And I want to be someone to believe, to believe, to believe, yeah!
Counting Crows', "Mr. Jones"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everybody wants to pass these caps
Original Lyrics:
Everybody wants to pass as cats
Culture Beat's, "Mr. Vain"
Misheard Lyrics:
Call him Mr. Rita.
Original Lyrics:
Call him Mr. Raider
Misheard Lyrics:
Sit an angel down to me
Original Lyrics:
Send an angel down to me
Shaggy's, "Oh Carolina"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh Carolina my love
Jumping prawns.
Original Lyrics:
Oh Carolina my love
Jump and prance.
SlipKnot's, "Duality"
Misheard Lyrics:
I push my fingers into my pies
It's the only thing that tastes better than cake
And it's made of all the things that I must bake
Original Lyrics:
I push my fingers into my eyes It's the only thing that slowly stops the ache.
And it's made of all the things that I must take
Sophie B Hawkins', "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover"
Misheard Lyrics:
For me there is no otter.
Original Lyrics:
For me there is no other.
Soul II Soul's, "Missing You"
Misheard Lyrics:
A breath mint on his lips
Original Lyrics:
A prayer, a miss on his lips
Wet Wet Wet's, "Goodnight Girl"
Misheard Lyrics:
And hold me and a sandman
Deep in your heart.
Original Lyrics:
And hold me and send me
Deep in your heart.
 
2000s
Fall Out Boy's, "Sugar, We're Goin Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'll be another worm with a mullet.
Original Lyrics:
I'll be your number one with a bullet.
John Mellencamp's, "Peaceful World"
Misheard Lyrics:
Come on baby, take a ride on me
I'm up from Indiana down to Tennessee
Original Lyrics:
Come on baby, take a ride with me
I'm up from Indiana down to Tennessee
Rascal Flatts', "Bless the Broken Road"
Misheard Lyrics:
I fell out of an aero-plane twenty years ago.
Original Lyrics:
I set out on a narrow way many years ago.
Rihanna's, "Don't Stop the Music"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm afraid I'm a fan of Microsoft
Original Lyrics:
Ma ma se, ma ma sa, ma ma coo sa
Scooter's, "Jump That Rock"
Misheard Lyrics:
Pasta!
Original Lyrics:
Faster!
 
2010s
Flyleaf's, "Set Me on Fire"
Misheard Lyrics:
Thinking of losing you is a hundred
Song and a trend much worse than the fear at best
Original Lyrics:
Thinking of losing you is a haunted song
And a dread much worse than the fear of death
Icona Pop's, "On a roll "
Misheard Lyrics:
sh*tty weather, whatever
Original Lyrics:
She didn't wear it very well, whatever
Maroon 5's, "Animals"
Misheard Lyrics:
Baby I'm praying on you tonight,
'Cause you've got me chewing lime,
Just like cannibals, cannibals, cannibals, whoa.
Original Lyrics:
Baby I'm preying on you tonight,
Hunt you down, eat you alive,
Just like animals, animals, animals, whoa.
Maroon 5's, "Moves Like Jagger"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've got to move this Jaguar
Original Lyrics:
I've got the moves like Jagger
 
country
Gretchen Wilson's, "Redneck Woman"
Misheard Lyrics:
I take bridal double rings
And say "hey y'all" and "yee haw."
Original Lyrics:
I'm just a product of my raising.
I say "hey y'all" and "yee haw."
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