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1960s
The Lovin' Spoonful's, "Summer in the City"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hot dog, summer in the city
Back of my neck getting dirt and s***ty
Original Lyrics:
Hot town, summer in the city
Back of my neck getting dirt and gritty
Theme Songs', "Speed Racer"
Misheard Lyrics:
Donkey Racer, Donkey Racer, Donkey Racer ho!
Original Lyrics:
Go Speed Racer, go Speed Racer, go Speed Racer go!
 
1970s
Billy Joel's, "Captain Jack"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cracker Jack will get you high tonight
Original Lyrics:
Captain Jack will get you high tonight
Chicago's, "Mongonucleosis"
Misheard Lyrics:
Que Belleza
Original Lyrics:
Que pe chesa.
David Bowie's, "Space Oddity"
Misheard Lyrics:
This is frown control
Original Lyrics:
This is ground control
Deep Purple's, "Smoke on the Water"
Misheard Lyrics:
Storm on the water
Original Lyrics:
Smoke on the water
England Dan and John Ford Coley's, "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
I won't ask for honesty
Original Lyrics:
I won't ask for promises
 
1980s
ABC 's, "When Smokey Sings"
Misheard Lyrics:
When Smokey sings, I hear VIOLENCE
Original Lyrics:
When Smokey sings, I hear VIOLINS
Billy Ocean's, "European Queen"
Misheard Lyrics:
She touched Bonnie then fainted on James
Original Lyrics:
She touched by me in painted-on jeans
Billy Ocean's, "License to Chill"
Misheard Lyrics:
Where did you go, Billy?
Original Lyrics:
Way to go, Billy!
Billy Ocean's, "Love Is Forever"
Misheard Lyrics:
Love is for apples
Original Lyrics:
Love is forever
Billy Ocean's, "Love Zone"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'll spend each day in your jars
Original Lyrics:
I'll spend each day in your charms
Commercial's, "Hot Pockets"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hot nuggets
Original Lyrics:
Hot Pockets
David Bowie's, "Modern Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mama love
Original Lyrics:
Modern love
Depeche Mode's, "Everything Counts"
Misheard Lyrics:
The turning point of a career in Korea, being insincere
Original Lyrics:
The turning point of a career, in a career of being insincere
Duran Duran's, "Save A Prayer"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't say a breath on me now
Original Lyrics:
Don't say a prayer for me now
Electric Light Orchestra's, "All Over the World"
Misheard Lyrics:
L.A., New York, Amsterdam, Monte Carlo.. are shiny again
Original Lyrics:
L.A., New York, Amsterdam, Monte Carlo, Shard End and...
Martika's, "Toy Soldiers"
Misheard Lyrics:
Only Empty Nest remains
Original Lyrics:
Only emptiness remains
Metallica's, "Am I Evil?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Me da hipo! Asi esta bien!
Original Lyrics:
Am I evil? Yes, I am!
Michael Jackson's, "Thriller"
Misheard Lyrics:
To terrorize your sneighborhood.
Original Lyrics:
To terrorize y'all's neighborhood.
Naked Eyes', "Promises, Promises"
Misheard Lyrics:
We laughed like pizza
Original Lyrics:
We laughed like kids
Prince's, "1999"
Misheard Lyrics:
So tonight I'm gonna fart like it's 1999
Original Lyrics:
So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999
The Cars', "Shake it Up"
Misheard Lyrics:
Check it out
Original Lyrics:
Shake it Up
 
1990s
69 Boyz's, "Tootsee Roll"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cotton Candy, Sweet N Low!
Original Lyrics:
Cotton candy, sweetie go!
Barenaked Ladies', "One Week"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey I don't make films, but, yeah, I did The Last Samurai
Original Lyrics:
OK I don't make films, but if I did they'd have a samurai
Bizarre Inc.'s, "I'm Gonna Get You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Why waste your time?
You know you worried mine
Original Lyrics:
Why waste your time?
You know you wanna be mine
Del Amitri's, "Always the Last to Know"
Misheard Lyrics:
So you're all over with someone else
Original Lyrics:
So you're in love with someone else
Laugh & Peace's, "Polaroid"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can Vinesauce anything I want
Original Lyrics:
I can't find just anything I want
Laugh & Peace's, "Universal Dance"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can you feel my buttocks?
Original Lyrics:
I'll give you my hot drums
Paula Abdul's, "Opposites Attract"
Misheard Lyrics:
You like those boobies
Original Lyrics:
You like the movies
Pearl Jam's, "Jeremy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Jeremy’s spoken last day.
Original Lyrics:
Jeremy spoke in class today.
Primitive Radio Gods', "Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money I"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've been down to Harlem baby, every sister date with me
Original Lyrics:
I been downhearted baby
I been down, I been downhearted baby
Ever since the day we met
Ever since the day we met.
Primus', "South Park"
Misheard Lyrics:
I just ate a big potato, I just ate a big potato
Original Lyrics:
I like girls with big fat t*tt*es
I like girls with big v*****s.
R.E.M.'s, "Everybody Hurts"
Misheard Lyrics:
When you think you had to launch
Original Lyrics:
When you think you had too much
R.E.M.'s, "Shiny Happy People"
Misheard Lyrics:
Put it in the ground where the vampires growl
Original Lyrics:
Put it in the ground where the flowers grow
Red Hot Chili Peppers', "Scar Tissue"
Misheard Lyrics:
Width of the shade is a lonely view
Original Lyrics:
With the birds I'll share this lonely view
Semisonic's, "Closing Time"
Misheard Lyrics:
I know who was wanted, take me home
Original Lyrics:
I know who would want to take me home
Ultra Nate's, "Free"
Misheard Lyrics:
Killed one of your tribe
Original Lyrics:
Think if one of you tried
Ween's, "Ocean Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Woah shin man, tay key bible hand
Leek me to delan that you hunger stan
Original Lyrics:
Ocean Man, take me by the hand
Lead me to the land, that you understand
 
2000s
Beck's, "Hell Yes"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fax machine anthems, put your damn hands up
Original Lyrics:
Fax machine anthems, put your tan pants on
Black Eyed Peas', "Rock That Body"
Misheard Lyrics:
i wanna rock like men
Original Lyrics:
I wanna rock right now
Coldplay's, "Viva la Vida"
Misheard Lyrics:
Roman cavalry choirs a singing...
Original Lyrics:
Roman Catholic choirs a singing...
Creed's, "Bullets"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's a hand! It's a hand! It's a hand!
Original Lyrics:
Through my head! Through my head! Through my head!
Mariah Carey's, "I Wish You Well"
Misheard Lyrics:
Psalms 129 and 2 have greatly impressed me from my youth
Original Lyrics:
Psalms 129:2: "They have greatly oppressed me from my youth"
The New Pornographers', "Mass Romantic"
Misheard Lyrics:
This part's the ammonia-electrical light.
Original Lyrics:
This boy's life among the electrical lights.
 
2010s
Calvin Harris', "Feels (feat. Pharrell, Katy Perry and Big Sean)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I know you and skinny bitch feels
Original Lyrics:
I know you ain't scared to catch feels
Imagine Dragons', "Radioactive"
Misheard Lyrics:
Checking out all the prison buzz
Original Lyrics:
Checking out on the prison bus
Katy Perry's, "California Gurls"
Misheard Lyrics:
Nothing comes close to the Counting Crows
Original Lyrics:
Nothing comes close to the Golden Coast
Rihanna's, "We Found Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
What it takes to form a line
Original Lyrics:
What it takes to come alive
 
misc
Bruce Springsteen's, "10th Ave. Freezeout"
Misheard Lyrics:
This devil is freeze dried
Original Lyrics:
Tenth Avenue freeze out

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