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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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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
Ritchie Valens', "La Bamba"
Misheard Lyrics:
Patisserie, patisserie, patisserie
Original Lyrics:
Por ti sere, por ti sere, por ti sere
The Chordettes', "Mr. Sandman"
Misheard Lyrics:
Please turn on your magic bean
Mr. Sandman, give me a dream.
Original Lyrics:
Please turn on your magic beam
Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream.
 
1960s
Beach Boys', "Sloop John B"
Misheard Lyrics:
Around Acid Town we did roam
Original Lyrics:
Around Nassau town we did roam
Dion's, "Runaround Sue"
Misheard Lyrics:
So if you don't wanna cry like I do
Keep away from Rhona and Sue
Original Lyrics:
So if you don't wanna cry like I do
Keep away from Runaround Sue.
Steam's, "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye"
Misheard Lyrics:
Na na na na,
Na na na na,
Hey hey hey,
Go blind.
Original Lyrics:
Na na na na,
Na na na na,
Hey hey hey,
Goodbye
The Beatles', "Back in the U.S.S.R."
Misheard Lyrics:
And George is always on my, my, my, my, my, my, mind.
Original Lyrics:
And Georgia's always on my, my, my, my, my, my, mind.
The Beatles', "Lady Madonna"
Misheard Lyrics:
Friday night arrives without a fruitcake
Original Lyrics:
Friday night arrives without a suitcase
The Kinks', "Sunny Afternoon"
Misheard Lyrics:
Save me, save me, save me from this squeeze
I got a big fat barber trying to break me
Original Lyrics:
Save me, save me, save me from this squeeze
I got a big fat mama trying to break me
 
1970s
ABBA's, "Waterloo"
Misheard Lyrics:
Waterloo, I was a feeler you won the war
Original Lyrics:
Waterloo, I was defeated you won the war
Bachman Turner Overdrive's, "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"
Misheard Lyrics:
And then she looked at me with pig pen eyes, and said
Original Lyrics:
And then she looked at me with big brown eyes, and said
Boney M's, "Brown Girl in the Ring"
Misheard Lyrics:
I remember one Saturday night
We had fried peas and Johnny came.
Original Lyrics:
I remember one Saturday night
We had fried fish and johnny cakes.
David Naughton's, "Be a Pepper"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's got the original taste that I love soap
or
It's got the original taste than Ivory soap
Original Lyrics:
It's got the original taste that I love so
Don McLean's, "Vincent"
Misheard Lyrics:
Paint your palace blue and grey.
Original Lyrics:
Paint your palette blue and grey.
Earth, Wind & Fire's, "September"
Misheard Lyrics:
Do you remember
When we first died in September?
Original Lyrics:
Do you remember
The twenty-first night of September?
Elton John's, "I Feel Like a Bullet (In the Gun of Robert Ford)"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I feel like a bully in the gun of Robo Four
Original Lyrics:
And I feel like a bullet in the gun of Robert Ford
Natalie Cole's, "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I'm so glad that you dignified my mind
Original Lyrics:
And I'm so glad that you rectified my mind
Seals And Crofts', "Diamond Girl"
Misheard Lyrics:
Diamond Mine
Sugar Shine
Original Lyrics:
Diamond girl
You sure do shine.
The Beatles', "Help!"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I do appreciate you're big and round
Original Lyrics:
And I do appreciate your being 'round.
Thin Lizzy's, "The Boys Are Back In Town"
Misheard Lyrics:
That night over at Johnny's place
A Welsh chick got up and she slapped Johnny's face.
Original Lyrics:
That night over at Johnny's place
Well this chick got up and she slapped Johnny's face.
Thin Lizzy's, "The Boys Are Back in Town"
Misheard Lyrics:
The boys of Baggy Town.
Original Lyrics:
The boys are back in town.
Wings', "Mull of Kintyre"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mull of Kintyre
Old minstrel again from the sea
Original Lyrics:
Mull of Kintyre
Oh, mist rolling in from the sea.
Wizzard's, "See My Baby Jive"
Misheard Lyrics:
The sailor's horn is turning me on
He's dropped down to his knees
The bollock sack is calling me back
This dog ain't got no fleas
Original Lyrics:
That tenor horn is turning me on
He's dropped down to his knees
Oh boy that sax is calling me back
This dog ain't got no fleas
 
1980s
AC/DC's, "Back in Black"
Misheard Lyrics:
Back in blacki hit the sack
Original Lyrics:
Back in black, I hit the sack
Billy Joel's, "We Didn't Start the Fire"
Misheard Lyrics:
Marching on the liver Archie, Santa you're a good guy
Original Lyrics:
Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye
Blondie's, "Call Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cover me with kippers, baby
Cover me with love
Original Lyrics:
Cover me with kisses, baby
Cover me with love
Bruce Springsteen's, "Hungry Heart"
Misheard Lyrics:
I took a daughter and I just kept going
Original Lyrics:
I took a wrong turn and I just kept going
Culture Club's, "Karma Chameleon"
Misheard Lyrics:
Comment comment comment comment comment on me Leanne
Original Lyrics:
Karma karma karma karma Karma Chameleon
Dire Straits', "Skateaway"
Misheard Lyrics:
In arrears, her folks are tight
And the music's playing loud
Original Lyrics:
In her ears the phones are tight
And the music's playing loud
Eric Clapton's, "Forever Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Whore of a man
Original Lyrics:
Forever man
Kim Carnes', "Bette Davis Eyes"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's got a great toboggan, standard size
She's got Bette Davis eyes.
Original Lyrics:
She's got Greta Garbo stand off sighs
She's got Bette Davis eyes.
Musical Youth's, "Pass the Dutchie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Archie cwtchy on the left hand side
Original Lyrics:
Pass the dutchie on the left-hand side.
Prefab Sprout's, "The King of Rock and Roll"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hot dog jumping frog, I'm a gherkin
Original Lyrics:
Hot dog, jumping frog, Albuquerque
Slade's, "Run Runaway"
Misheard Lyrics:
Good news for everyone,
Run, runaway.
Original Lyrics:
All things to everyone,
Run, runaway.
Squeeze's, "Another Nail in My Heart"
Misheard Lyrics:
With where have you beens and faraway frowns
Trying to be good by knobbing around
Original Lyrics:
With where have you beens and faraway frowns
Trying to be good by not being round
The Proclaimers', "500 Miles"
Misheard Lyrics:
When I'm wanking, yes, I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who's wanking hard for you
Original Lyrics:
When I'm working, yes, I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who's working hard for you
 
1990s
Brandy's, "Sittin' Up in My Room"
Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause every time you smile I feel Trevor's in my heart.
Original Lyrics:
'Cause every time you smile I feel tremors in my heart.
Brian Setzer Orchestra's, "Jump, Jive 'n' Wail"
Misheard Lyrics:
You got a drunk driver in the way
Original Lyrics:
You gotta jump, jive, and then you wail
Nightwish's, "Tutankhamen"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sacrifice me to the caravan
Original Lyrics:
Sacrifice me, Tutankhamen.
Pearl Jam's, "Alive"
Misheard Lyrics:
Painted big, turn it into one of his enemies.
Original Lyrics:
Paint Ed big, turn Ed into one of his enemies.
Right Said Fred's, "I'm Too Sexy"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm too sexy for my land
Too sexy for my land
New York and Japan
Original Lyrics:
I'm too sexy for Milan
Too sexy for Milan
New York and Japan
Weird Al Yankovic's, "The Saga Begins"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well I knew who would win for space
Original Lyrics:
Well I knew who would win first place
 
2000s
Bob the Builder's, "Right Tool for the Job"
Misheard Lyrics:
The right tool for the jar
Original Lyrics:
The right tool for the job
Gorillaz's, "Clint Eastwood"
Misheard Lyrics:
Didn't happen, I'm feelin' bad,
I got sunshine,
Eh, not bad,
I'm a mess but not for long
My future is comin' on
Original Lyrics:
Ain't happy I'm feelin' glad,
I got sunshine in a bag,
I'm useless but not for long
The future it's comin' on.
Joanna Newsom's, "Cassiopeia"
Misheard Lyrics:
Casio, P.A. or Cass C.O.P.A. or Cassie O.P.A.
Original Lyrics:
Cassiopeia
 
2010s
Omi's, "Cheerleader"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now all that's left to do is just for me to f*** the breast
Original Lyrics:
Now all that's left to do is just for me to pop the question
Omi's, "Cheerleader"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh I think that I found myself a cherry end
Original Lyrics:
Oh I think that I found myself a cheerleader
Rihanna's, "Rehab"
Misheard Lyrics:
Baby, your majesty
Original Lyrics:
Baby, you're my disease
The Weekend's, "Earned It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Screw your boyfriend
or
Screw you perfect
Original Lyrics:
'Cause, girl, you're perfect
 
misc
Traditional's, "Battle Hymn Of The Republic"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mine eyes have seen the glory of the Coming of the Lord
He is trampling out the village with the great Sir Arthur's sword
Original Lyrics:
Mine eyes have seen the glory of the Coming of the Lord
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored.
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