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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
Bill Haley & His Comets', "Rock Around the Clock"
Misheard Lyrics:
When she past right son, join behind,
We'll have some fun when the clock strikes one
Original Lyrics:
Put your glad rags on and join me hon'
We'll have some fun when the clock strikes one
The Chordettes', "Mr. Sandman"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mr. Simple, bring me a dream
Original Lyrics:
Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream
The Everly Brothers', "All I Have to Do is Dream"
Misheard Lyrics:
When I feel gloom
Original Lyrics:
When I feel blue
 
1960s
Bob Dylan's, "The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest"
Misheard Lyrics:
So when Frankie Lee needed money one day
Judas quickly pulled out a roll of tens
And placed them on a food stall
Just above the potted paint
Sayin', "Take your pick, Frankie Boy,
My loss will be your gain".
Original Lyrics:
So when Frankie Lee needed money one day
Judas quickly pulled out a roll of tens
And placed them on a footstool
Just above the plotted plain
Sayin', "Take your pick, Frankie Boy,
My loss will be your gain"..
Donovan's, "Sunshine Superman"
Misheard Lyrics:
I could make like a turtle and dive for the popular scene.
Original Lyrics:
I could make like a turtle and dive for your pearls in the sea
Donovan's, "Sunshine Superman"
Misheard Lyrics:
Through the meadow green land Turningcott, you never know me.
Original Lyrics:
Superman or Green Lantern ain't got nothin' on me
Elton John's, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"
Misheard Lyrics:
The girl with the colitis goes by.
Original Lyrics:
The girl with the kaleidascope eyes
Round Robin's, "Kick That Little Foot, Sally Ann"
Misheard Lyrics:
Do the saucer Sally Ann.
Original Lyrics:
Do that salsa, Sally Ann
The Beatles', "She Loves You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Pie can hurt you too
A poltergeist to her
Original Lyrics:
Pride can hurt you too
Apologize to her
The Four Seasons', "Beggin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
On bacon
Original Lyrics:
I'm beggin'
The Monkees', "Daydream Believer"
Misheard Lyrics:
What's extreme and I rhyme
Like a sheep above my eyes
The shavin' razor's cool and it sings
Original Lyrics:
But it rings and I rise
Wipe the sleep out of my eyes
My shavin' razor's cold and it stings
The Searchers', "Farmer John"
Misheard Lyrics:
Yeah, the one with the champagne ice
Original Lyrics:
Yeah, the one with the champagne eyes
 
1970s
ABBA's, "Chiquitita"
Misheard Lyrics:
Chicken tikka
Original Lyrics:
Chiquitita
Blondie's, "Heart of Glass"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ooh, more
Original Lyrics:
Ooh, oh
Blondie's, "Heart of Glass"
Misheard Lyrics:
Yeah, running hot, unknown revolution
Original Lyrics:
Yeah, running high on love's true bluish light
Blondie's, "One Way or Another"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm gonna eat ya, eat ya, eat ya, eat ya
Original Lyrics:
I'm gonna meet ya, meet ya, meet ya, meet ya
Jim Croce's, "Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown"
Misheard Lyrics:
Baddest man in the f****** town
Original Lyrics:
Baddest man in the whole d*** town
John Denver's, "Take Me Home, Country Roads"
Misheard Lyrics:
West Virginia, mount your momma
Original Lyrics:
West Virginia, mountain momma
Joy Division's, "Interzone"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now the dogs beat the houses
Look the same, I walk round and round, nearly to a tree
Original Lyrics:
Down the dark streets the houses looked the same
I walked round and round
Nail me to a train
The Four Seasons', "December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh what...gotta find a feeding wishy-washy
Original Lyrics:
Oh I got a funny feeling when she walked
 
1980s
Blondie's, "Call Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Color me your caller, baby
Original Lyrics:
Color me your color, baby
Blondie's, "The Tide is High"
Misheard Lyrics:
Every girl wants you to be Herman
Original Lyrics:
Every girl wants you to be her man
Dire Straits', "Money for Nothing"
Misheard Lyrics:
Custard kitchen deliberated
Original Lyrics:
Custom kitchen delivery
Dire Straits', "Walk of Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
The boy complained
Original Lyrics:
The boy can play
Eddie Money's, "Take Me Home Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
My boat's not watertight
Original Lyrics:
Just like Ronnie sang...
Genesis', "Paperlate"
Misheard Lyrics:
Paid for lake, paid for lake
or
Paid for lace, paid for lace
Original Lyrics:
Paperlate, paperlate
Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams', "Without Us (Family Ties theme)"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I'll bet we'll be together, fart a million more
Original Lyrics:
And I'll bet we'll be together for a million more
Joy Division's, "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
Misheard Lyrics:
Love grows great in the dark again
Original Lyrics:
Love...Love will tear us apart again
Joy Division's, "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lovers play in the park again
Original Lyrics:
Love will tear us apart again
Mother Soundtrack's, "Eight Melodies"
Misheard Lyrics:
love is the fountain
Original Lyrics:
love is the magic
R.E.M's, "It's the End of the World As We Know It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Donald Trump
Original Lyrics:
baffled, trumped
Robert Palmer's, "Johnny and Mary"
Misheard Lyrics:
Johnny's always under the ground
Trying to find certainty
Original Lyrics:
Johnny's always running around
Trying to find certainty
Slade's, "Hey Ho Wish You Well"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey ho wishing well
Original Lyrics:
Hey ho wish you well
The Clash's, "Rock the Casbah"
Misheard Lyrics:
But we bed up on that border
Original Lyrics:
But the Bedouin they brought out
The Clash's, "Should I Stay or Should I Go"
Misheard Lyrics:
If I go there will be trombones
Original Lyrics:
If I go there will be trouble
Theme Songs', "Mystery Science Theater 3000"
Misheard Lyrics:
you jerk
Original Lyrics:
future
Wang Chung's, "Everybody Have Fun Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
On the end of a video
In all the world is where I belong
Original Lyrics:
On the edge of oblivion
In all the world is Babylon
 
1990s
Fastball's, "The Way"
Misheard Lyrics:
They're never coming back
Original Lyrics:
Leaving it all behind
REM's, "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ponytail wiggler
Original Lyrics:
Call me when you try to wake her up.
The Rembrandts', "I'll Be There for You"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'll be dead for you
When Lorraine starts to bore
I'll be dead for you
Like I've been dead before
I'll be dead for you
'Cause you've been for me, too
Original Lyrics:
I'll be there for you
When the rain starts to pour
I'll be there for you
Like I've been there before
I'll be there for you
'Cause you've been for me, too
Weird Al Yankovic's, "The Weird Al Show Theme"
Misheard Lyrics:
He was caught in a bear trap
Original Lyrics:
He was caught in a bear track
 
2000s
Gwen Stefani's, "Wind It Up"
Misheard Lyrics:
Light it up
Original Lyrics:
Wind it up
Ian Van Dahl's, "Will I?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Woolite, Woolite, Woolite
Original Lyrics:
Will I, will I, will I?
Red Hot Chili Peppers', "By the Way"
Misheard Lyrics:
Standing in line to see a shorter line
Original Lyrics:
Standing in line
To see the show tonight
Theme Songs', "The Cleveland Show"
Misheard Lyrics:
this is the cleavage show
Original Lyrics:
this is The Cleveland Show
 
2010s
DNCE's, "Cake by the Ocean"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ayayayayaya keep on hoping
Keep partying Yoshi
Original Lyrics:
I-I-I-I-I-I keep on hoping
We'll eat cake by the ocean (huh!)
Drake's, "Hotline Bling"
Misheard Lyrics:
You make me feel like a Digimon.
Original Lyrics:
You make me feel like I did you wrong.
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't need a relation check
Original Lyrics:
Don't need a relationship
Shawn Mendes', "Stitches"
Misheard Lyrics:
Beating till I can't breathe
Shaking farting onto my knees
Original Lyrics:
Bleed until I can't breathe
Shaking falling onto my knees
The Black Keys', "Gold on the Ceiling"
Misheard Lyrics:
They wanna get my
Whole load of semen
Original Lyrics:
They wanna get my
Gold on the ceiling
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