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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
Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor's, "Green Acres"
Misheard Lyrics:
I just adore a pant house view.
Original Lyrics:
I just adore a penthouse view.
Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor's, "Green Acres"
Misheard Lyrics:
Keep that hag an' just gimme that country style.
Original Lyrics:
Keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside.
Sir Douglas Quintet's, "She's About a Mover"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everybody, moo cow!
Original Lyrics:
She's about a mover
The Angels', "My Boyfriend's Back"
Misheard Lyrics:
And he knows that you're a lion
Original Lyrics:
And he knows that you've been lying
 
1970s
Alan Thicke's, "It Takes Diff'rent Strokes"
Misheard Lyrics:
Not allowed
Original Lyrics:
Not a lot
Carl Douglas', "Kung Fu Fighting"
Misheard Lyrics:
In fact, it was a little bit brightening
Original Lyrics:
In fact, it was a little bit frightening
Misheard Lyrics:
One cylinder sensation
Original Lyrics:
One singular sensation
Cher's, "Half-Breed"
Misheard Lyrics:
Happy
Original Lyrics:
Half-Breed
Cyndi Grecco's, "Making Our Dreams Come True"
Misheard Lyrics:
And we'll do it always
Original Lyrics:
And we'll do it our way
Cyndi Grecco's, "Making Our Dreams Come True"
Misheard Lyrics:
Doing the hard way
Original Lyrics:
Doing it our way
Elton John's, "Bennie and the Jets"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey kids, welcome to the weather
Dude gone into the lighting
That's gonna change the weather
And everybody's a gong tonight
So stick around
You're gonna hear a little music
Soulless walls of sound
Say, Kenny and Ronnie, have you seen that yet
Uh but they're so spaced out, B-B-B-Bennie and the Jets
Oh but they're water and wanna full
Oh Bennie she's already came.
She's got electric boobs a mohair suits
You know I read it in a magazine, y'all
B-B-B-Bennie and the Jets
Original Lyrics:
Hey kids, shake it loose together
The spotlight's hitting something that's been known to change the weather
We'll kill the fatted calf tonight
So stick around
You're gonna hear electric music solid walls of sound
Say Candy and Ronnie have you seen them yet?
Woo
But they're so spaced out
Be-Be-Bennie and the Jets
Oh but they're weird and wonderful
Oh Bennie she's really clean
She's got electric boots a mohair suit
You know I read it in a magazine, no oh
Be-Be-Bennie and the Jets
Elton John's, "Rocket Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Burning and his shoes are very long
Original Lyrics:
Burnin' out his fuse up here alone.
Elton John's, "Tiny Dancer"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lay me down in sheets of lettuce.
How it feels from day to day.
Original Lyrics:
Lay me down in sheets of linen
You had a busy day today.
Mary MacGregor's, "Torn Between Two Lovers"
Misheard Lyrics:
Feeling like a ghoul
Original Lyrics:
Feeling like a fool
Michael Jackson's, "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
Misheard Lyrics:
Keep on, ya little truck stop, don't stop till you've had enough
Original Lyrics:
Keep on with the force, don't stop
Don't stop 'til you get enough.
Queen's, "Bicycle Race"
Misheard Lyrics:
You Sea-Bond
Original Lyrics:
You say bark
Steve Miller Band's, "Jungle Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Shovel up
Original Lyrics:
Jungle Love
 
1980s
Band Aid's, "Do They Know It's Christmas?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fever world
Original Lyrics:
Feed the world.
Billy Ocean's, "European Queen"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gyro-pean Queen
Original Lyrics:
European Queen
Corey Hart's, "Sunglasses At Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don’t be afraid of the diet Seven Up
Original Lyrics:
Don't be afraid of the guy in shades, oh-no.
David Christie's, "Saddle Up"
Misheard Lyrics:
7 Up
Original Lyrics:
Saddle up
Jesse Frederick's, "Everywhere You Look"
Misheard Lyrics:
I have to hold on to
Original Lyrics:
A hand to hold on to
Nick Berry's, "Every Loser Wins"
Misheard Lyrics:
In time you'll see, faith holds the key
Original Lyrics:
In time you'll see, fate holds the key
Red Box's, "For America"
Misheard Lyrics:
Go drunk, go down, round and round
Original Lyrics:
Go drum, go dance, round and round
The Carpenters', "Beechwood 4-5789"
Misheard Lyrics:
344-5789
Original Lyrics:
Beechwood Four Five Seven Eight Nine
Toto's, "Africa"
Misheard Lyrics:
I splash the rains down in Africa.
Original Lyrics:
I bless the rains down in Africa.
Whitney Houston's, "Saving All My Love for You"
Misheard Lyrics:
My friends Jan and Kelly
Original Lyrics:
My friends try and tell me
 
1990s
A Tribe Called Quest's, "Electric Relaxation"
Misheard Lyrics:
Relax yourself man, who's that clan?
Original Lyrics:
Relax yourself girl, please settle down.
Bruce Cockburn's, "Hey, It's Franklin!"
Misheard Lyrics:
Here is Franklin
Going to your house
Original Lyrics:
Hey, It's Franklin!
Coming to your house
DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince's, "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now this is the story all about now
Original Lyrics:
Now this is the story all about how
Mariah Carey's, "Honey"
Misheard Lyrics:
What you got is party on compare
Original Lyrics:
What you got is far beyond compare
Radiohead's, "Karma Police"
Misheard Lyrics:
Comma pull ease
A restless Mandy
Chalk and meth
He buses like a frigid
Like a denim redhead oh
Original Lyrics:
Karma Police, arrest this man
He talks in maths
He buzzes like a fridge
He's like a detuned radio.
Red Hot Chili Peppers', "Scar Tissue"
Misheard Lyrics:
With the Berber shades, it's a lovely view.
Original Lyrics:
With the birds I'll share this lonely view.
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones', "The Impression That I Get"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'd better lock on you
Original Lyrics:
I'd better knock on wood
 
2000s
Amy Winehouse & Mark Ronson's, "Valerie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Why don't you come on over that way
Original Lyrics:
Why don't you come on over, Valerie?
Fall Out Boy's, "20 Dollar Nose Bleed"
Misheard Lyrics:
It feels like fourteen carrots, but no clementines
Original Lyrics:
It feels like fourteen karats, but no clarity.
Katamari Damacy Soundtrack's, "Katamari on the Funk"
Misheard Lyrics:
Let's f*** together, katamari what the f***?
Original Lyrics:
Let's funk together, katamari on the funk
Nelly's, "Hot in Herre"
Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause I feel like Dr. Seuss
Original Lyrics:
'Cause I feel like bustin' loose
Shakira's, "Hips Don't Lie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Feeling the size of my buttie
Original Lyrics:
Reading the signs of my body
 
2010s
Anne-Marie's, "Ciao Adios"
Misheard Lyrics:
Shout up the horse, I'm done
Original Lyrics:
Ciao adios, I'm done
Ariana Grande's, "Bang Bang"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bamm-Bamm
Original Lyrics:
Bang Bang
David Guetta's, "Titanium (ft. Sia)"
Misheard Lyrics:
But all your bullets are crochet
Original Lyrics:
But all your bullets ricochet
Idina Menzel's, "Let it Go"
Misheard Lyrics:
Redenbacher
Original Lyrics:
Let it Go
Seether's, "Betray and Degrade"
Misheard Lyrics:
I drank the gravy down
To save a clown
This emptiness defines you
And take from this tortured sound
My pants are down
The shallowness confines you
Original Lyrics:
Betray and degrade me now
I'll savor how
This emptiness defines you
And take from this tortured sound
My hands are bound
The shallowness confines you
 
country
John Anderson's, "Seminole Wind"
Misheard Lyrics:
Osceola Clyde
Original Lyrics:
Osceola cry
 
xmas
Backstreet Boys', "Christmas Time"
Misheard Lyrics:
Come enjoy the timings to the world
Original Lyrics:
Come enjoy the tidings to the world
Bing Crosby's, "Let It Snow"
Misheard Lyrics:
Letters O
Original Lyrics:
Let it snow
George Friedric Handel's, "Hallelujah"
Misheard Lyrics:
And it shall rain forever and ever
Original Lyrics:
And he shall reign forever and ever
TLC's, "Sleigh Ride"
Misheard Lyrics:
And lots of good chimps
Original Lyrics:
And lots of good cheer
Traditional's, "O Come All Ye Faithful"
Misheard Lyrics:
Price of mold
Original Lyrics:
Christ the Lord
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