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1960s
Dusty Springfield's, "Son of a Preacher Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
The only one who could ever teach me
Was the son of a teacher man
Original Lyrics:
The only one who could ever reach me
Was the son of a preacher man
Elvis Presley's, "Return to Sender"
Misheard Lyrics:
We had a coral
Original Lyrics:
We had a quarrel
The Beach Boys', "California Girls"
Misheard Lyrics:
And the girls all pits of 10
Original Lyrics:
And the girls all get so tanned
The Young Rascals', "Good Lovin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dooda love.
Original Lyrics:
Good love.
Tony Sheridan's, "Let's Dance"
Misheard Lyrics:
Yes or no, but this isn't right.
Original Lyrics:
Yes I know that this is the night.
 
1970s
ABBA's, "Waterloo"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was defeating you on the floor
Original Lyrics:
I was defeated, you won the war.
Chic's, "Good Times"
Misheard Lyrics:
How to state the line
Original Lyrics:
Our new state of mind
Commercial's, "National Airlines"
Misheard Lyrics:
Take me on yours
Original Lyrics:
Take me I'm yours
Elton John's, "Candle in the Wind"
Misheard Lyrics:
Goodbye Mama Jean.
Original Lyrics:
Goodbye Norma Jeane.
Elton John's, "Rocket Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
She packed my bags last night, free flight
Original Lyrics:
She packed my bags last night, pre-flight
Jim Croce's, "It Doesn't Have To Be That Way"
Misheard Lyrics:
I see window pains.
Original Lyrics:
Icy window pains.
Linda Ronstadt's, "Ooo Baby Baby"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm just a proud owl, end of my role.
Original Lyrics:
I'm just about at the end of my rope
Looking Glass', "Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)"
Misheard Lyrics:
San Jose Brandy, you're a fine girl
Original Lyrics:
The sailor's say Brandy, you're a fine girl
Manfred Mann's Earth Band's, "Blinded By The Light"
Misheard Lyrics:
And she was blinded by the light
Stuck up like a douche and a roller in the night.
Original Lyrics:
And she was blinded by the light
Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night.
Michael Jackson's, "Off the Wall"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gonna leave that naughty bible on the shelf
Original Lyrics:
Gonna leave that nine to five upon the shelf
Simon & Garfunkel's, "Mrs. Robinson"
Misheard Lyrics:
Where have you gone, Joe and Benji-O?
Original Lyrics:
Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?
Steve Miller Band's, "Jet Airliner"
Misheard Lyrics:
We gonna tear that line off.
Original Lyrics:
Big old jet airliner.
Steve Miller Band's, "Jungle Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Jumbo love
Original Lyrics:
Jungle Love
Supertramp's, "Breakfast in America"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well, there's nothing bad to do
Original Lyrics:
Well, there's nothing better to do
The Doobie Brothers', "Listen to the Music"
Misheard Lyrics:
Whoa-oh, blister in the music
Original Lyrics:
Woah-oh, listen to the music
The Sugarhill Gang's, "Rapper's Delight"
Misheard Lyrics:
See, I am what the f***
Original Lyrics:
See, I am Wonder Mike
 
1980s
Anita Baker's, "Sweet Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cake me wrong
Original Lyrics:
Can't be wrong
New Order's, "Confusion"
Misheard Lyrics:
The future
Original Lyrics:
Confusion
Queen's, "Another One Bites the Dust"
Misheard Lyrics:
Another one's Dr. Buster
Original Lyrics:
Another one bites the dust
R.E.M.'s, "Stand"
Misheard Lyrics:
For bushes and trees, the trees would be fallen
Original Lyrics:
If wishes were trees, the trees would be falling
The B-52's', "Love Shack"
Misheard Lyrics:
Folks lighting up outside just to get down.
Original Lyrics:
Folks lining up outside just to get down.
The B-52's', "Roam"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rome, if you want to.
Original Lyrics:
Roam if you want to.
The Manhattans', "Shining Star"
Misheard Lyrics:
Wanna be right here, rated R
Original Lyrics:
Wanna be right here where you are
 
1990s
Melissa Etheridge's, "I'm the Only One"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I'm the only one that walk across the fireplace, ooo.
Original Lyrics:
And I'm the only one that walk across a fire for you.
Michael Jackson's, "Money"
Misheard Lyrics:
And you're fighting the wars
Your shoulder must do
Original Lyrics:
A you're fighting the wars
A soldier must do
Silk's, "Freak Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Let me lift you up and down
Original Lyrics:
Let me lick you up and down
Smash Mouth's, "All Star"
Misheard Lyrics:
Only shooting stars break the mowoh.
Original Lyrics:
Only shooting stars break the mold.
Snap's, "Rhythm is a Dancer"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's a soap's companion
Original Lyrics:
It's a soul's companion
Snap's, "The Power"
Misheard Lyrics:
Spin it, spin it, spin it kinda heavy
Original Lyrics:
It's getting, it's getting, it's getting kinda heavy
Theme Songs', "Somewhere in my Memory (Theme from Home Alone)"
Misheard Lyrics:
"Home Alone" music,
"Home Alone" magic,
"Home Alone" family home here with me
Original Lyrics:
All of the music,
All of the magic,
All of the family home here with me
 
2000s
Finger Eleven's, "Paralyzer"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well, I'm the paralyzer
I seem to be stuck on you.
Original Lyrics:
Well, I'm not paralyzed
But I seem to be struck by you.
Gwen Stefani's, "Hollaback Girl"
Misheard Lyrics:
You judge me around that cheque, but it's not gonna happen like that
Original Lyrics:
Few times I've been around that track
So it's not just gonna happen like that
Nelly Furtado's, "I'm Like a Bird"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fly like a bird.
Original Lyrics:
I'm like a bird.
 
2010s
Ellie Goulding's, "Love Me Like You Do"
Misheard Lyrics:
Love me like your dude
Touch me like your dude
Original Lyrics:
Love me like you do
Touch me like you do
Hailee Steinfeld's, "Starving"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't need no butterflies when you give me the whole damn flu.
Original Lyrics:
Don't need no butterflies when you give me the whole damn zoo.
Lana Del Rey's, "Summertime Sadness"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm feelin' ill at Drake tonight
Original Lyrics:
I'm feelin' electric tonight
Melanie Martinez's, "Cry Baby"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's where your feelings hide
Original Lyrics:
It's why you won't fit inside
Pink's, "Beautiful Trauma"
Misheard Lyrics:
And after we were high and the love droned out
Original Lyrics:
And after we were high in the love, doped out
Pink's, "Beautiful Trauma"
Misheard Lyrics:
And if we don't stay then we'll blow up
Blow up
Original Lyrics:
And if we don't stay lit we'll blow out
Blow out
Pink's, "Beautiful Trauma"
Misheard Lyrics:
Some days I can barely breathe and
Original Lyrics:
Some days like I'm barely breathing
Selena Gomez's, "Good For You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Doing it up like Miley does
Original Lyrics:
Doing it up like Midas, mhm
Sia's, "The Greatest"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm free to be the greatest here tonight. Reverse
Reverse, reverse.
Original Lyrics:
I'm free to be the greatest here tonight, the greatest
The greatest, the greatest
Taylor Swift's, "Blank Space"
Misheard Lyrics:
God bless the garlic lovers
Original Lyrics:
Got a long list of ex lovers
 
country
George Strait's, "Check Yes or No"
Misheard Lyrics:
Jack has to know
Original Lyrics:
Check yes or no.
 
misc
Traditional's, "Star Spangled Banner"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gave fruit to the night
Original Lyrics:
Gave proof through the night

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