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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
Misheard Lyrics:
If you come down to the river
Bet you gonna find some people who heal
You don't have to worry
Eh, you have know money
People on the river are happy to kill
Original Lyrics:
If you go down to the river
There you gonna find some people who live
You don't have to worry
That you have no money
People on the river are happy to give
Kyu Sakamoto's, "Sukiyaki"
Misheard Lyrics:
She told me bulls*** on you
Original Lyrics:
Hitoribocchi no yoru
 
1970s
Elton John's, "Bennie and the Jets"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's got electric booze
Original Lyrics:
She's got electric boots
Eric Carmen's, "All by Myself"
Misheard Lyrics:
Come by my side
Original Lyrics:
All by myself
Fleetwood Mac's, "You Make Loving Fun"
Misheard Lyrics:
If you believe in miracles
Original Lyrics:
I never did believe in miracles
Foxy's, "Get Off"
Misheard Lyrics:
Buy some naked ladies
Original Lyrics:
I submit to ladies
Journey's, "Wheel in the Sky"
Misheard Lyrics:
Winner is here, again, oh Lord
Original Lyrics:
Winter is here, again, or Lord
Rolling Stones', "Winter"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sometimes I wanna burn a candle for ya
Original Lyrics:
Sometimes I want ya, but I can't afford ya
The Hollies', "Long Cool Woman"
Misheard Lyrics:
A pair of 45s made me loco ma time
Original Lyrics:
A pair of 45s made me open my eyes
The Tymes', "Ms Grace"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ooh, ooh, ooh, Miss Grace.
Sittin' at the funeral place
Original Lyrics:
Satin and perfume and lace
The Who's, "Doctor Jimmy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Got a bus fare, I'll need it
Original Lyrics:
Got a bet there? I'll meet it.
ZZ Top's, "Tush"
Misheard Lyrics:
Down Los Texas, Hollywood
Original Lyrics:
Dallas, Texas, HollywoodTush
 
1980s
Belinda Carlisle's, "I Feel the Magic"
Misheard Lyrics:
I feel the mansion
Original Lyrics:
I feel the magic
Black Box's, "Ride On Time"
Misheard Lyrics:
Wanna ride, ride, ride you baby!
Original Lyrics:
Thank, thank, thank you baby.
Bruce Springsteen's, "Hungry Heart"
Misheard Lyrics:
Took a powder and I just kept going
Original Lyrics:
I took a wrong turn and I just kept going
Commercial's, "Prudential"
Misheard Lyrics:
The Rock, The Prudential
Above and be young
Original Lyrics:
The Rock, The Prudential
Above and beyond
Fleetwood Mac's, "Gypsy"
Misheard Lyrics:
You see you're tipsy
Original Lyrics:
You see your Gypsy
George Benson's, "Gimme the Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Jimmy the knife
Original Lyrics:
Gimme the night
Missing Persons', "Walking In L.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
You won't see 'em caught walking on the beach
You only see 'em drive uncovered in the street.
Original Lyrics:
You won't see a cop walking on the beat
You only see 'em driving cars out in the street.
Neil Diamond's, "Forever in Blue Jeans"
Misheard Lyrics:
The Reverend Blue Jeans
Original Lyrics:
For ever in Blue Jeans
Prince's, "Little Red Corvette"
Misheard Lyrics:
Video record head
Baby you're much too fine
Original Lyrics:
Little red Corvette
Baby you're much too fast
Tina Turner's, "The Best"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'll shotgun your heart!
Original Lyrics:
I'm stuck on your heart
Tina Turner's, "The Best"
Misheard Lyrics:
You won't get away with my heart and my soul!
Original Lyrics:
You walked away with my heart and my soul.
Tom Petty's, "Runnin' Down a Dream"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was sublime
AND
I put the pedal down to make a new start
Original Lyrics:
I was drivin'
AND
I put the pedal down to make some time
Warrant's, "Heaven"
Misheard Lyrics:
Heaven is a coupon away
Original Lyrics:
Heaven isn't too far away
 
1990s
98 Degrees', "Because of You"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're the sunshine after Lorraine
Original Lyrics:
You're the sunshine after the rain
Bob Dylan's, "Make You Feel My Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
When the evening shadows and the stars appear,
And there is no one to dry your tears,
Original Lyrics:
When the evening SHATTERS and the stars appear,
And there is no one to dry your tears,
Cher's, "One By One"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's too much for me to tell.
Original Lyrics:
It's too much for me to take.
Cher's, "Walking in Memphis"
Misheard Lyrics:
When I was walking in barefoot.
Original Lyrics:
When I was walking in Memphis.
Gabrielle's, "Dreams"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dreams can come true, look at me, they vomit on you.
Original Lyrics:
Dreams came come true, look at me, babe I'm with you.
Gabrielle's, "Dreams"
Misheard Lyrics:
I knew I had to have you
My hose didn't let me down.
Original Lyrics:
I knew I had to have you
My hopes didn't let me down.
Hanson's, "MmmBop"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can your tummy hear a whispering cow?
Original Lyrics:
Can you tell me who will still care?
Janet Jackson's, "Together Again"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dancing in Mumbai
Original Lyrics:
Dancing in moonlight
Mark Morrison's, "Return of the Mack"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, I'm old!
Original Lyrics:
Oh, come on
Mark Morrison's, "Return of the Mack"
Misheard Lyrics:
Yo, lottery!
Original Lyrics:
You lied to me.
Martin Page's, "In the House of Stone and Light"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, my creators, oh, cover me
Original Lyrics:
O Mount Kailas, uncover me
Seal's, "Kiss from a Rose"
Misheard Lyrics:
There used to be a greying Tara alone on the sea.
Original Lyrics:
There used to be a greying tower alone on the sea.
Sinead O'Connor's, "Nothing Compares 2 U"
Misheard Lyrics:
Not king kong bears, no king kong bears, to you
Original Lyrics:
Nothing compares, nothing compares to you
 
2000s
Bloodhound Gang's, "Bad Touch"
Misheard Lyrics:
Swag baby, swag baby
Sex is a Texas drought, me and you
Original Lyrics:
Sweat baby, sweat baby
Sex is a Texas drought, me and you
Hypocrisy's, "The Departure"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can I open my eyes and face the airport lights?
Original Lyrics:
I open my eyes and faced the airborn lights
Kelly Clarkson's, "The Trouble with Love Is"
Misheard Lyrics:
Make your heart believe a lie
It's stronger than your brown eye
Original Lyrics:
Make your heart believe a lie
It's stronger than your pride
Lemon Demon's, "Ultimate Showdown (of ultimate destiny)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Then Gandalf the Grey and Gandalf the White and
Multiplied banana, holy grail's Black Knight and
Pizza Mussolini and The Blue Meanie and
Cowboy Curtis and Jambi the Genie
Robocop, the Terminator, Captain Kirk, and Darth Vader
No-pants Superman, every single Power Ranger
Bill Asbestos and Theodore Logan,
Spock lurock-doc-oc and Hulk Hogan
Original Lyrics:
Then Gandalf the Grey and Gandalf the White and
"Monty Python and the Holy Grail"'s Black Knight and
Benito Mussolini and The Blue Meanie and
Cowboy Curtis and Jambi the Genie
Robocop, the Terminator, Captain Kirk, and Darth Vader
Lo Pan, Superman, every single Power Ranger
Bill S. Preston and Theodore Logan,
Spock, The Rock, Doc Ock, and Hulk Hogan
Rihanna's, "Don't Stop The Music"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'mma say I'm on the side of Microsoft
Original Lyrics:
Ma ma se, ma ma sa, ma ma coo sa
 
2010s
Anthrax's, "I'm Alive"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm alive to kill the demon
I'm alive to kill the one
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Hell it lives in everyone
Original Lyrics:
I'm alive to be the demon
I'm alive to be the one
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Hell it lives in everyone
Delain's, "I'll Reach You"
Misheard Lyrics:
You've been chasing shadows in your own time
Original Lyrics:
You've been chasing shadows in your hometown
George Ezra's, "Budapest"
Misheard Lyrics:
I babachi
Original Lyrics:
I do believe
Idina Menzel's, "Let It Go"
Misheard Lyrics:
Have a nose I tried
Original Lyrics:
Heaven knows I tried
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't bring down
And lovers too
Original Lyrics:
Can't bring me down
My level's too high
Sheppard's, "Geronimo"
Misheard Lyrics:
St. Geronimo
Original Lyrics:
Say Geronimo
 
country
Michael Penn's, "No Myth"
Misheard Lyrics:
What if I was simply Vince No-man.
Original Lyrics:
What if I was Heathcliff? It's no myth.
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