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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
Beach Boys', "Surfin' USA"
Misheard Lyrics:
A bushy bushy bon hairdo
Original Lyrics:
A bushy bushy blonde hairdo
Roger Miller's, "England Swings"
Misheard Lyrics:
England swings like a pendulum doo.
Original Lyrics:
England swings like a pendulum do.
Stephen Stills', "Love The One You're With"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's a rose in a fish stick glove
Original Lyrics:
There's a rose in the fisted glove.
Theme Songs', "Candid Camera"
Misheard Lyrics:
When you least expect it
You're erected
Original Lyrics:
When it's least expected
You're elected
 
1970s
ABBA's, "Voulez-vous"
Misheard Lyrics:
Life is chancy, voulez vous.
Original Lyrics:
La question cest voulez-vous
Cheech & Chong's, "Sister Mary Elephant"
Misheard Lyrics:
Then I went downstairs to look for a job.
Original Lyrics:
Then I went downtown to look for a job.
Chris Tucker's, "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough"
Misheard Lyrics:
Keep up the five star stomp, don't stop until you get it up!
Original Lyrics:
Keep on with the force, don't stop
Don't stop till you get enough
Elton John's, "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't give us none of your aggravation
We've had it with your jigsaw plan
Original Lyrics:
Don't give us none of your aggravation
We had it with your discipline.
Elton John's, "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting"
Misheard Lyrics:
I kinda like the sounds that I really like
Like the sound of a sixty-nine-ah motorbike
Original Lyrics:
A couple of the sound that I really like
Are the sounds of a switchblade and a motorbike
Led Zeppelin's, "Livin' Lovin Maid"
Misheard Lyrics:
With a purple operator and a 50 cent ham
Original Lyrics:
With a purple umbrella and a fifty-cent hat.
Seals & Crofts', "Summer Breeze"
Misheard Lyrics:
Going through the jasmonds in my mine
Original Lyrics:
Blowing through the jasmine in my mind
The Partridge Family's, "Come On Get Happy"
Misheard Lyrics:
We'll make you Hot Wheels
Original Lyrics:
We'll make you happy
The Partridge Family's, "I Think I Love You"
Misheard Lyrics:
I put my pillow to my bed
Original Lyrics:
I hold my pillow to my head
The Partridge Family's, "When We're Singin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Danny got Ruby to sell our Zonk
Original Lyrics:
Danny got Reuben to sell our song
 
1980s
Beastie Boys', "No Sleep Till Brooklyn"
Misheard Lyrics:
Market Basket bitches and classy hoes
Original Lyrics:
Autographed pictures and classy hoes
Black Lace's, "Aga Doo"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've got two two two
Push pineapple, shake the treat.
I've got two two two
Push pineapple brake your feet
Original Lyrics:
Aga doo doo doo
Push pineapple, shake the tree.
Aga doo doo doo
Push pineapple grind coffee
Def Leppard 's, "Animal"
Misheard Lyrics:
A white lion in a snowy globe
Original Lyrics:
A wild ride over stony ground
Duran Duran's, "Save a Prayer"
Misheard Lyrics:
Save ya breath for the morning after
Original Lyrics:
Say a prayer for the morning after
Human League's, "Human"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm only human, human today.
Original Lyrics:
I'm only human, of flesh and blood I'm made
Irene Cara's, "Flashdance (What a Feeling)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can't have it off
So I'm dancing for my life.
Original Lyrics:
I can have it all
Now I'm dancing for my life
Kid Creole and the Coconuts', "Annie, I'm Not Your Daddy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ono ono onomatopoeia
Original Lyrics:
I don't, I don't, I don't want to be your
Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam's, "I Wonder If I Take You Home"
Misheard Lyrics:
I wonder if I think you're wrong
Original Lyrics:
I wonder if I take you home
Marty Robbins', "A Good Hearted Woman"
Misheard Lyrics:
When the party's all over
He's lovin' his right hand again
Original Lyrics:
When the party's all over
She'll welcome him back home again
Michael Jackson's, "Bad"
Misheard Lyrics:
And the whole world has the ants right now
So they tell you once again
WHO'S BAD?
Original Lyrics:
And the whole world has to answer right now
Just to tell you once again
WHO'S BAD?
Michael Jackson's, "Bad"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gonna hurt cho mine
Don't shoot tequila
Original Lyrics:
Gonna hurt you mind
Don't shoot to kill.
Prince's, "When Doves Cry"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dig if you will the picture, of me, Marvin Gaye and the kids
Original Lyrics:
Dig if you will at a picture, of you and I engaged in a kiss
Spandau Ballet's, "True"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mano es paces. True.
Original Lyrics:
I know this much is true.
Misheard Lyrics:
I've lost my cotton socks I'm in the nude
Original Lyrics:
Bless my cotton socks I'm in the news
 
1990s
Goo Goo Dolls', "Name"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I want to know: 1. Your name
Original Lyrics:
And I won't tell no one your name
Nightcrawlers', "Push the Feeling on"
Misheard Lyrics:
They light up again
They light up on a spoon
Original Lyrics:
Their lives again, their lives ... to pull us through.
Pearl Jam's, "Black"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm surrounded by donkeys and fags.
Original Lyrics:
I'm surrounded by some kids at play.
Pearl Jam's, "Even Flow"
Misheard Lyrics:
Even though,
Moths are all like butterflies,
He don't know, so he chases them away
Original Lyrics:
Even flow, thoughts arrive like butterflies,
He don't know, so he chases them away
Sash!'s, "Colour the World"
Misheard Lyrics:
C*nt of a world. C*nt of a world.
Original Lyrics:
Colour the world! Colour the World!
Misheard Lyrics:
Seven kids and a pony up there
Original Lyrics:
Seven kids and a phoney affair
Tina Turner's, "GoldenEye"
Misheard Lyrics:
Goal denied
Original Lyrics:
Goldeneye
Toby Mac's, "Steal My Show"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's almost show time and Traverse City's waiting on me
Original Lyrics:
It's almost show time and Diverse City's waiting on me
Tom Petty's, "Learning to Fly"
Misheard Lyrics:
but I ate God's wings
Original Lyrics:
but I ain't got wings
 
2000s
Barenaked Ladies', "The Big Bang Theory Theme"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rebuilt the periods
Original Lyrics:
We built the pyramids
Bullet for My Valentine's, "Scream Aim and Fire"
Misheard Lyrics:
Scream aim and fart
Original Lyrics:
Scream aim and fire
Cher's, "Love So High"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tell me why? I save a little breath for you and I?
Original Lyrics:
Tell me why? I say a little prayer for you and I?
Flo Rida's, "My House "
Misheard Lyrics:
Baby take your draw's down
or
Baby take your drugs out
Original Lyrics:
Baby take control now
Gabriella Cilmi's, "Sweet About Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
If there's lessons to be lea-a-arned,
I'd rather get my jam and words in Thurso...
Original Lyrics:
If there's lessons to be lea-a-arned,
I'd rather get my jammin' words in first so...
Papa Roach's, "Last Resort"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't give a f*ck if I jizz while I'm eating
Original Lyrics:
Don't give a f**k if I cut my arm bleading
Tobymac's, "Hold On"
Misheard Lyrics:
If you can hold on, to the one that's so dang new
Original Lyrics:
If you can hold on, to the one that's holding you
 
2010s
Adele's, "Set Fire to the Rain"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I set fire to Lorraine
Watch it pour as I go insane
Original Lyrics:
I set fire to the rain and I threw us into the flames
Hozier's, "Take Me To Church"
Misheard Lyrics:
I believe that God is dead, but good god let me give you my life,
Take me to church.
Original Lyrics:
Offer me that deathless death, but good god let me give you my life,
Take me to church.
Twenty One Pilots', "Stressed Out"
Misheard Lyrics:
When the mammoth sang us to sleep, but now we're stressed out
Original Lyrics:
When our momma sang us to sleep but now we're stressed out.
Twenty One Pilots', "Stressed Out"
Misheard Lyrics:
Wish we could turn back time, to the good dope days.
When the momma sang I'm still sick but now we're stressed out
Original Lyrics:
Wish we could turn back time, to the good old days,
When our momma sang us to sleep but now we're stressed out
Tyler Farr's, "Redneck Crazy"
Misheard Lyrics:
I didn't come here to start a fight, but I'm afraid I think I might
or
I didn't come here to start a fight, but I'm a freaky thing at night
Original Lyrics:
I didn't come here to start a fight, but I'm up for anything tonight
 
country
Lee Brice's, "Parking Lot Party"
Misheard Lyrics:
There ain't no party like the Greek party
or
There ain't no party like the free party
Original Lyrics:
There ain't no party like the pre-party
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