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1950s
Elvis Presley's, "All Shook Up"
Misheard Lyrics:
Amalshacup
Original Lyrics:
I'm all shook up
Gene Autry's, "Up on the Housetop"
Misheard Lyrics:
Up on the housetop reindeer fall
Down comes could old Santa Clause
Original Lyrics:
Up on the housetop reindeer pause,
Out jumps good old Santa Claus.
 
1960s
Beatles', "Get Back"
Misheard Lyrics:
and I loathe that sweater
Original Lyrics:
and a low back sweater
Steppenwolf's, "Born to Be Wild"
Misheard Lyrics:
like a tune-acious child
Original Lyrics:
like a true nature's child
 
1970s
AC/DC's, "Big Balls"
Misheard Lyrics:
God's gift to ballroom dergerality
Original Lyrics:
God's gift to ballroom notoriety
Deep Purple's, "Highway Star"
Misheard Lyrics:
She makes cold slaw every fair
Original Lyrics:
She stays close on every bend
Diana Ross', "Love Hangover"
Misheard Lyrics:
If there's a rambling
I will vomit
I'll vomit
Original Lyrics:
If there's a remedy
I'll run from it
From it
Diana Ross', "No One Gets the Prize"
Misheard Lyrics:
No one gets surprised
Original Lyrics:
No one gets the prize
Diana Ross', "The Boss"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was social, social
Original Lyrics:
I was so sure, so sure
Electric Light Orchestra's, "Don't Bring Me Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're lookin' good just like a snake in his grasp
Original Lyrics:
You're lookin' good just like a snake in the grass
Elton John's, "Skyline Pigeon"
Misheard Lyrics:
But most of all please free me
From this aching memory
And open out this cage
Towards the sun
Original Lyrics:
But most of all please free me
From this aching metal ring
And open out this cage
Towards the sun
Johnny Nash's, "I Can See Clearly Now"
Misheard Lyrics:
Look all around
There's nothing but new stars
Original Lyrics:
Look all around
There's nothing but blue skies
Marshall Tucker Band's, "Heard It in a Love Song"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hurricane Love Song
Original Lyrics:
Heard it in a love song
Michael Jackson's, "Ben"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bam
Original Lyrics:
Ben
Michael Jackson's, "Got to Be There"
Misheard Lyrics:
Got to be dead
Original Lyrics:
got to be there
Michael Jackson's, "Rockin' Robin"
Misheard Lyrics:
Marky Marker
Original Lyrics:
Rockin' Robin
Supertramp's, "The Logical Song"
Misheard Lyrics:
the questions run so deep, a circus in my mind
Original Lyrics:
the questions run so deep, for such a simple man
The Eagles', "King of Hollywood"
Misheard Lyrics:
Just another sexed-up monkey
You'd know it if you saw his stud
Original Lyrics:
Just another silk scarf monkey
You'd know it if you saw his stuff
 
1980s
Cornershop's, "Brimful of Asha"
Misheard Lyrics:
Grim voodoo asher on the forty five.
Original Lyrics:
Brimful of Asha on the forty five
Journey's, "Girl Can't Help It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ooh do you know she still lies for you
Original Lyrics:
Ooh do you know she still cries for you
Journey's, "Girl Can't Help It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Why do they go all alone
When they're missin' these togas
Original Lyrics:
Why do they go on alone
When they're missin' each other
Journey's, "Girl Can't Help It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Why do they go on alone
With their mistle-y toe ahh
Original Lyrics:
Why do they go on alone
When they're missin' each other
Michael Sembello's, "Maniac"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's a coconut to eat
Original Lyrics:
There's a cold connective heat
Police's, "Wrapped Around Your Finger"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'll beat tracks around your finger.
Original Lyrics:
I'll be wrapped around your finger.
Starship's, "Sara"
Misheard Lyrics:
Seven
Original Lyrics:
Sara
Steely Dan's, "Hey 19"
Misheard Lyrics:
Where we're goin' the pine cones come
And make tonight a wonderful thing.
Original Lyrics:
The Cuervo Gold
The fine Colombian
Make tonight a wonderful thing.
 
1990s
Bad Religion's, "Germs of Perfection"
Misheard Lyrics:
Defecate, repudiate, ameliorate, adjudicate
Original Lyrics:
Deprecate, repudiate, ameliorate, adjudicate
Dave Matthews Band's, "Crash Into Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
When you come crush interning
Original Lyrics:
When you come crash into me
Pearl Jam's, "Jeremy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Jeremy's in Spokane, clear as the day
Original Lyrics:
Jeremy spoke in class today.
 
2000s
Baha Men's, "Who Let the Dogs Out?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Get back rofe, suck my scruffy, Get back u flea infested mungrel
or
Get back off me
Beast off me
Get back you flea-infested mongrel.
Original Lyrics:
Get back fluffy, back scruffy
Get back you flea infested mongrel
Elton John's, "I Want Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Shock full of holes
Original Lyrics:
Shot full of holes
Eminem's, "The Real Slim Shady"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm Slim Shady, yes I'm the real Shady
All you other Slim Shadys adjustin' my titties
Original Lyrics:
I'm Slim Shady, yes I'm the real Shady
All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
Fuel's, "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lee blah blee blah in mah hans in ma pants ageh
Original Lyrics:
Leave love bleeding in my hands, in my hands again.
Lee Ann Womack's, "I Hope You Dance"
Misheard Lyrics:
And when you get the choice to cinnamon or dance
Original Lyrics:
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
Opeth's, "Ghost of Perdition"
Misheard Lyrics:
Closer! Harder! Lingering Death!
Original Lyrics:
Ghost of Mother Lingering Death
Outkast's, "Hey Ya"
Misheard Lyrics:
Shake it like a corduroy pig yeah
Original Lyrics:
Shake it like a Polaroid picture.
Phoenix's, "Lisztomania"
Misheard Lyrics:
I list many of ya
Its lets my teeth grow
Like a rhi, like a rhino!
Original Lyrics:
Lisztomania
Think less but see it grow
Like a riot, like a riot, oh!
I'm not easily offended
The Fray's, "How to Save a Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
Out to Save-a-Lot
Original Lyrics:
how to save a life
The Strokes', "New York City Cops"
Misheard Lyrics:
New York synagogue
Original Lyrics:
New York City cops
Train's, "Cab"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sometimes I think I'm the only cowboy in Rome.
or
Sometimes I think I'm the only cat on a rope.
Original Lyrics:
Sometimes I think I'm the only cab on the road.
 
2010s
Agnes Obel's, "Beast"
Misheard Lyrics:
I could see you, I could see you.
Original Lyrics:
I consider you, I consider you.
Agnes Obel's, "Stretch Your Eyes"
Misheard Lyrics:
All these words so long.
Original Lyrics:
Thousand words or more
Agnes Obel's, "The Curse"
Misheard Lyrics:
Too late the night before.
Original Lyrics:
And their hope grew with a hunger to live unlike before
Alessia Cara's, "Scars to Your Beautiful"
Misheard Lyrics:
She has dreams to be an NB so she
Original Lyrics:
She has dreams to be an envy so she
American Authors', "Believer"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a little bit snow
Original Lyrics:
I'm a little bit slow
American Authors', "Best Day of My Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
This is gonna be the best stain of my life
Original Lyrics:
This is gonna be the best day of my life
American Authors', "Go Big or Go Home"
Misheard Lyrics:
Go dig a big hole
Original Lyrics:
Go big or go home
Twenty One Pilots', "Heavydirtysoul"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can you save, can you save my,
Can you save my very ghetto soul.
Original Lyrics:
Can you save, can you save my,
Can you save my heavy dirty soul
Twenty One Pilots', "Heavydirtysoul"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gangsters don't cry
Leper, leper eyes.
Never misty eyed, leper eyes.
Original Lyrics:
Gangsters don't cry
Therefore Therefore I'm
Mr. Mysty-eye, therefore I'm.
Twenty One Pilots', "Holding On to You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Annotate my face
Original Lyrics:
Entertain my faith

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