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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
Jerry Lee Lewis', "Great Balls of Fire"
Misheard Lyrics:
You shake my Nerf and you rattle my brain
Original Lyrics:
You shake my nerves and you rattle my brain
 
1960s
Four Tops', "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sugar pile honey bunch
Original Lyrics:
Sugar pie, honey bunch
Joe Cocker's, "Feelin' Alright"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm feelin' all white
Original Lyrics:
I'm feelin' alright
Joe Cocker's, "With a Little Help from My Friends"
Misheard Lyrics:
What would you do if I sang out a tune?
Original Lyrics:
What would you do if I sang out of tune?
 
1970s
ABBA's, "Dancing Queen"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dancing bean threw up on the Sasquatch knee
Original Lyrics:
Dancing queen, feel the beat of the tambourine
ABBA's, "Dancing Queen"
Misheard Lyrics:
you can dance, you can try having the time of your life. see that fall. Watch that scene. havin the dancin' queen
Original Lyrics:
You can dance, you can jivehaving the time of your life. See that girl. Watch the scene. Diggin' the dancin' queen.
Carl Bean's, "I Was Born This Way"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now I won't touch you. You won't touch me.
Original Lyrics:
Now I won't judge you. Don't you judge me.
Chicago's, "Mongonucleosis"
Misheard Lyrics:
Get that chest out
Original Lyrics:
Que pe chesa.
Commercial's, "Lite-Brite"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lite-Brite, making things with light.
Lite-Brite, making things with light.
Original Lyrics:
Lite-Brite, making things with light.
What a sight, making things with Lite-Brite
Dobie Gray's, "Drift Away"
Misheard Lyrics:
Give me the Beach Boys and De La Soul
Original Lyrics:
Give me the beat, boys and free my soul.
Eric Carmen's, "All By Myself"
Misheard Lyrics:
All by thyself
Original Lyrics:
All by myself
Jim Croce's, "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fat, fat, Leroy brown
The fattest man in the whole damn town
Original Lyrics:
Bad, bad Leroy Brown
Baddest man in the whole damned town.
Joe Cocker's, "You Are So Beautiful"
Misheard Lyrics:
You are so pitiful
Original Lyrics:
You are so beautiful
Pink Floyd's, "One of These Days"
Misheard Lyrics:
One of these days
I'm gonna dance with the little kids.
Original Lyrics:
One of these days
I'm gonna cut you into little pieces.
Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
Norman does it all by himself
Original Lyrics:
No man does it all by himself
 
1980s
Animotion's, "Obsession"
Misheard Lyrics:
You are an objection
Original Lyrics:
You are an obsession
Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes', "(I've Had) The Time of My Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause we seem to understand the Virgin Sea
Original Lyrics:
'Cause we seem to understand the urgency
Cutting Crew's, "(I Just) Died in Your Arms"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's loving peroxide
Original Lyrics:
She's loving by proxy
Cyndi Lauper's, "Time After Time"
Misheard Lyrics:
If you fall, I will cash and I'll be waiting
Dime after dime
Original Lyrics:
If you fall, I will catch and I'll be waiting
Time after time
Def Leppard's, "Pour Some Sugar on Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
That lizard's taking a pee
Original Lyrics:
Pour some sugar on me.
Devo's, "Whip It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Straight to the taxi, it's not too late.
Original Lyrics:
Try to detect it, it's not too late
Eric Carmen's, "Hungry Eyes"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hungry ass
Original Lyrics:
Hungry eyes
Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes', "Up Where We Belong"
Misheard Lyrics:
Love whiskers up where we belong
Original Lyrics:
Love lifts us up where we belong
Madonna's, "Live to Tell"
Misheard Lyrics:
I know where pity lives
Original Lyrics:
I know where beauty lives
OMD's, "If You Leave"
Misheard Lyrics:
I Dutch you once
I Dutch you twice
I won't let go at Enterprise
Original Lyrics:
I touch you once
I touch you twice
I won't let go at any price
Simple Minds', "Don't You (Forget About Me)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Will you echo nicely?
Original Lyrics:
Will you recognise me?
The Cutting Crew's, "(I Just) Died in Your Arms"
Misheard Lyrics:
I file my hands to my head
Original Lyrics:
I followed my hands, not my head
The Police's, "Every Move You Make"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a pool hall ace
Original Lyrics:
How my poor heart aches
The Police's, "Synchronicity II"
Misheard Lyrics:
Only the Russians have true faith
Original Lyrics:
Only the rush-hour hell to face
Theme Song's, "Nothing Can Stop The Smooze"
Misheard Lyrics:
Duck and slide, and run and hide
Original Lyrics:
Get inside, better run and hide
 
1990s
Commercial's, "Bush's Baked Beans"
Misheard Lyrics:
Roll that pitiful bean footage
Original Lyrics:
Roll that beautiful bean footage
Elton John's, "Can you feel the love tonight?"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's enough to make kings and bag a bombs leave the therapist
Original Lyrics:
It's enough to make kings and vagabonds believe the very best
Pearl Jam's, "Jeremy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Terribly spoken glass bidet.
Original Lyrics:
Jeremy spoke in class today.
Republica's, "Ready to Go"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's a quack, I'm back yeah standing on the rooftops Saturday
Original Lyrics:
It's a crack, I'm back yeah standing on the rooftops having it
Roxette's, "It Must Have Been Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
I turn to water like a tantrum in your palm
Original Lyrics:
I turn to water like a teardrop in your palm
Snap!'s, "The Power"
Misheard Lyrics:
The kitten, the kitten, the kitten's kinda heavy.
Original Lyrics:
It's gettin' it’s gettin' it’s gettin' kinda hectic
The Divinyls', "I Touch Myself"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm focusing (on) just how much I adore you.
Original Lyrics:
A fool could see just how much I adore you.
Weird Al Yankovic's, "Smells Like Nirvana"
Misheard Lyrics:
Put this on and bug your parents!
Original Lyrics:
Boy this oughtta bug your parents!
 
2000s
50 Cent's, "In Da Club"
Misheard Lyrics:
Look Mami, I got the eggs if you into taking drugs.
Original Lyrics:
Look Mami, I got the X if you into taking drugs.
Caramell's, "Caramell Dansen"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dance on your balls Cat f***king a handbag Yours, only yours Its no lie Lisa, in the crowd said "Meh, anyhow, it caramelldansen
Original Lyrics:
Dansa med ossKlappa era hnderGr som vi grTa ngra steg t vnsterLyssna och lrMissa inte chansenNu r vi hr med Caramelldansen
Green Day's, "Homecoming"
Misheard Lyrics:
The machine gun sounds of
Home, we're coming home again
Original Lyrics:
That's jingle town that's
Home, we're coming home again
Panic! At the Disco!'s, "I Write Sins Not Tragedies"
Misheard Lyrics:
With a sense of voice and rashes over me
Original Lyrics:
With a sense of poise and rationality
Rihanna's, "Disturbia"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ain't used to wet July
Original Lyrics:
Ain't used to what you like
Misheard Lyrics:
It's too late for farmer Giles
Original Lyrics:
I said it's too late too apologize.
 
2010s
Fall Out Boy's, "Novacaine"
Misheard Lyrics:
Singing I am your worst night and your worst nightmare
I am your worst night and your worst nightmare
Original Lyrics:
Singing I am your worst, I am your worst nightmare
I am your worst, I am your worst nightmare
Fall Out Boy's, "The Mighty Fall"
Misheard Lyrics:
Y-y-y-love is just a pyramide scam
And I'm gassy, André!
Original Lyrics:
Your crooked love is just a pyramid scheme
And I'm dizzy on dreams
Green Day's, "Wow! That's Loud"
Misheard Lyrics:
When will the psychotic rebel learn?
Original Lyrics:
Wearing a psychotic red alert
Taylor Swift's, "Bad Blood"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bambi's don't fix bullet holes
Original Lyrics:
Band Aids don't fix bullet holes
 
xmas
Gene Autry's, "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer"
Misheard Lyrics:
Olive, the Other Reindeer
Original Lyrics:
All of the other reindeer
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