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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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Dec 14
ONE WEEK NOTICE "GoGoGo" (For December 22)

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! (Comments & Parodies)

Dec 13
AmiRight Monthly Top Ten Parody Lyrics Winners

The results are in! The Ten Greatest Parodies in the history of AmiRight! (Last month). (According to, like, three people). But still! They're really good, check them out! And find out how to vote next month, so YOU TOO can know the profound glory of being on this elite list! (Comments & Parodies)

Dec 8
www.inthe00s.com

One Week Notice is a challenge where we all agree to parody the same song on the same day. It's fun, you should try it. This week, another fun pop Christmas single that has not been parodied on Amiright. (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

 
1950s
Commercial's, "Mr. Clean"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mr. Clean gets rid of dirty crime in Greece in just a minute
Original Lyrics:
Mr. Clean gets rid of dirt and grime and grease in just a minute
 
1960s
Jimi Hendrix's, "All Along the Watchtower"
Misheard Lyrics:
Please don't stand there and drink my wife
Original Lyrics:
Business men, they drink my wine. Plowmen dig my earth
Neil Diamond's, "Sweet Caroline"
Misheard Lyrics:
Please tell a lie
Original Lyrics:
Sweet Caroline
The Archies', "Sugar, Sugar"
Misheard Lyrics:
You are my candy turd
Original Lyrics:
You are my candy girl
The Monkees', "Daydream Believer"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cheer up sleepy Jean, oh what can it mean.
Do I daydream, believe I'm under home coming Queen?
Original Lyrics:
Cheer up sleep Jean, oh what can it mean,
To a daydream believer and a homecoming queen?
 
1970s
Dire Straits', "Sultans of Swing"
Misheard Lyrics:
Constipation in other places
Original Lyrics:
Competition in other places
George Burns', "Fixing a Hole"
Misheard Lyrics:
I will felt no
Original Lyrics:
Where it will go
Heart's, "Barracuda"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ferret Kudos
Original Lyrics:
Barracuda
Jackson 5's, "I'll Be There"
Misheard Lyrics:
You and I must make a pie
Original Lyrics:
You and I must make a pact.
Led Zeppelin's, "Stairway to Heaven"
Misheard Lyrics:
In a tree, buy the book
Original Lyrics:
In a tree by the brook
Patti Smith's, "Gloria"
Misheard Lyrics:
She took my money
Original Lyrics:
G-L-O-R-I-A
Patti Smith's, "Rock 'n' Roll N****r"
Misheard Lyrics:
Maybe it was a black sheep
Maybe it was a whore
...
Maybe, maybe, maybe it was a rock 'n' roll n*****
Original Lyrics:
Baby was a black sheep
Baby was a whore
...
Baby, baby, baby was a rock 'n' roll n*****
Queen's, "Somebody to Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
I just gotta get out of this prison sale
Original Lyrics:
I just gotta get out of this prison cell
Vicki Sue Robinson's, "Turn the Beat Around"
Misheard Lyrics:
Like the Great Depression
Original Lyrics:
Love to hear percussion
 
1980s
'Til Tuesday's, "Voices Carry"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't be scary
Original Lyrics:
Voices carry
Bruce Springsteen's, "Born in the U.S.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
Porn in the USA
Original Lyrics:
Born in the USA
Starship's, "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lennon says we're crazy
Original Lyrics:
Let 'em say we're crazy
The Clash's, "I Fought the Law"
Misheard Lyrics:
I thought wrong with a woman
Original Lyrics:
I fought the law, and the law won
Twisted Sister's, "I Wanna Rock"
Misheard Lyrics:
So I can hear my favorite social let's go
Original Lyrics:
So I can hear my favorite song so let's go
Van Halen's, "And the Cradle Will Rock"
Misheard Lyrics:
And when some local kid gets down
They try and drum him out of town
They say, 'You coulda least been a Phaedra, boy. Phaedra boy.'
Original Lyrics:
And when some local kid gets down
They try and drum him out of town
They say, 'You coulda least faked it, boy.'
Faked it boy
 
1990s
BLACKstreet's, "No Diggity"
Misheard Lyrics:
Pigeon feelings is a no
Or
Pitchin' feelings is a no
Original Lyrics:
Catching feelings is a no
Cast of Rent's, "Seasons of Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
How do you measure, measure a yam?
Original Lyrics:
How do you measure, measure a year?
Charles & Eddie's, "Would I Lie to You?"
Misheard Lyrics:
99 to you, baby
Original Lyrics:
Would I lie to you, baby?
Commercial's, "Pepsi"
Misheard Lyrics:
We know you want to drink, beat beat beat us up!
Original Lyrics:
We know you want to drink P-E-P-S-I
Commercial's, "Walt Disney World"
Misheard Lyrics:
Call 1-407-W-DISNEY and make the train come true
Original Lyrics:
Call 1-407-W-DISNEY and make the dream come true
Misheard Lyrics:
Step off the tracks
Original Lyrics:
Step off the train
Riders in the Sky's, "Woody's Roundup"
Misheard Lyrics:
Meet the old prospector
Original Lyrics:
Pete's the old prospector
The Lion King's, "Circle of Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
aaaaah topanga bag of peaches mama
Original Lyrics:
Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba Sithi uhm ingonyama
Weezer's, "The Good Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
I just need to admit that I have sugar in my tank
Original Lyrics:
I just need to admit that I want sugar in my tea
 
2000s
Bowling for Soup's, "1985"
Misheard Lyrics:
Please make this stuff, stuff, stuff
Original Lyrics:
Please make this stop, stop, stop
Bowling for Soup's, "Jimmy Neutron"
Misheard Lyrics:
To buy candy bars
Original Lyrics:
With my candy bars
Britney Spears', "I Love Rock 'N' Roll"
Misheard Lyrics:
I love f***ing road
Original Lyrics:
I love rock 'n' roll
Fall Out Boy's, "Sugar, We're Going Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
We're gonna die, die on our burial ground
And shouldn't we gonna die, sweetie?
Original Lyrics:
We're going down, down in an earlier round
And Sugar, We're goin' down swingin'
The Chainsmokers', "Roses"
Misheard Lyrics:
Shy in with my lovely gall
Original Lyrics:
Say you'll never let me go
The Kooks', "Naive"
Misheard Lyrics:
I know, she knows, I'm not from the Westside
Original Lyrics:
And I know she knows that I'm not fond of asking.
Theme Songs', "Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sagwa yo adventure
Original Lyrics:
Sagwa, you're my best friend
 
2010s
Pink's, "Beautiful Trauma"
Misheard Lyrics:
A midget chased me
Original Lyrics:
I made you chase me
 
misc
Julia Lee's, "(Opportunity Knocks But Once) Snatch and Grab It"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm gonna turn the TV
I'm gonna turn the TV
It's knocking at your door
Original Lyrics:
Opportunity
Opportunity
Is knocking at your door
 
xmas
Alvin and the Chipmunks', "The Chipmunk Song"
Misheard Lyrics:
Me, I want to pull a boob!
Original Lyrics:
Me, I want a hula hoop!
Amy Grant's, "A Christmas to Remember"
Misheard Lyrics:
A Christmas in December
Original Lyrics:
A Christmas to remember
Brenda Lee's, "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"
Misheard Lyrics:
You will get a scandalous feeling
Original Lyrics:
You will get a sentimental feeling
Carpenters', "Merry Christmas Darling"
Misheard Lyrics:
The Christmas brush is true
Original Lyrics:
The Christmas rush is through
Chuck Berry's, "Run Rudolph Run"
Misheard Lyrics:
No, no, Rudolph
Original Lyrics:
Run, run, Rudolph
Commercial's, "M&M's Christmas"
Misheard Lyrics:
He does resist! They do resist!
Original Lyrics:
He does exist! They do exist!
Elton John's, "Step Into Christmas"
Misheard Lyrics:
So hop above that dirty boy
Original Lyrics:
So hop above the turntable
Jackson 5's, "Santa Claus is Coming to Town"
Misheard Lyrics:
You better not pow
Original Lyrics:
You better not pout
Mitch Miller's, "Must Be Santa"
Misheard Lyrics:
Beer that's light
Original Lyrics:
Beard that's white
Norah Jones', "Peace"
Misheard Lyrics:
Peas when the day is down
Original Lyrics:
Peace when the day is down
The Ronettes', "Frosty the Snowman"
Misheard Lyrics:
Down by the billings
Original Lyrics:
Down by the village
Traditional's, "Have a Holly-Jolly Christmas"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gizzards just for me!
Original Lyrics:
Kiss her once for me.
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