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1960s
Manfred Mann's, "Do Wah Diddy Diddy"
Misheard Lyrics:
I’m hurt, she’s mad
Original Lyrics:
I'm hers, she's mine
Steppenwolf's, "Magic Carpet Ride"
Misheard Lyrics:
I like to achieve it
Original Lyrics:
I like to dream, yes
The Beatles', "Penny Lane"
Misheard Lyrics:
Penny Lane, this is my years and is my love.
Original Lyrics:
Penny Lane is in my ears and in my eyes.
Vic Mizzy's, "The Addams Family"
Misheard Lyrics:
A broomstick you can crawl on
Original Lyrics:
A Brewster you can call on.
 
1970s
Ambrosia's, "How Much I Feel"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don't know how this old business started
Original Lyrics:
I don't know how this whole business started
Eagles', "New Kid in Town"
Misheard Lyrics:
Just nuke 'em in town
Original Lyrics:
There's a new kid in town
Eagles', "Take It to the Limit"
Misheard Lyrics:
Take it, chew a lemon one more time
or
Take it, drive a lemon one more time
Original Lyrics:
Take it to the limit one more time
Misheard Lyrics:
So I took of my Hef
Original Lyrics:
So I took off my hat
Jack Jones', "Love Boat"
Misheard Lyrics:
Like sweetest rewards
Original Lyrics:
Life's sweetest rewards
Steve Miller Band's, "Fly Like an Eagle"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tennessee
Original Lyrics:
To the sea
The Police's, "Roxanne"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rock salt
Original Lyrics:
Roxanne
Yes', "Roundabout"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mullahs come out of the sky and they stand there.
Original Lyrics:
Mountains come out of the sky and just stand there
 
1980s
David Bowie's, "Let's Dance"
Misheard Lyrics:
Less chance
Original Lyrics:
Let's dance
David Bowie's, "Space Oddity"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're reading Nate the Great
Original Lyrics:
You really made the grade
Eddy Grant's, "Romancing the Stone"
Misheard Lyrics:
I will climb up on my forceps and I'll preach a sermon too
Original Lyrics:
I will climb up on my pulpit and I'll preach a sermon you
Eddy Grant's, "Romancing the Stone"
Misheard Lyrics:
To the night, to the night I'm falling
Original Lyrics:
Tonight, tonight I'm falling
Genesis', "Home By the Sea"
Misheard Lyrics:
Then as one they sigh anymore
Original Lyrics:
Then as one they sigh and they moan
Genesis', "That's All"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's Justin singing that song.
Original Lyrics:
It's just a shame, that's all.
Genesis', "That's All"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's always the same, it's just the same dance-off!
Original Lyrics:
It's always the same, it's just a shame, that's all.
Genesis', "That's All"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's always the same, it's just to sing that song.
Original Lyrics:
It's always the same, it's just a shame, that's all.
Genesis', "That's All"
Misheard Lyrics:
Justice I thought, it was going alright.
Original Lyrics:
Just as I thought it was going alright.
Glenn Frey's, "The Heat is On"
Misheard Lyrics:
The heater's on
Original Lyrics:
The heat is on
Joe Jackson's, "Steppin' Out"
Misheard Lyrics:
Heat wave, steppin' out, into the night
Original Lyrics:
Me Babe, steppin' out, into the night
Michael Jackson's, "Billie Jean"
Misheard Lyrics:
Si quieres una manzana.
Original Lyrics:
The kid is not my son.
Pete Townshend's, "Let My Love Open The Door"
Misheard Lyrics:
Big mama open the door.
Original Lyrics:
Let my love open the door.
The Exploited's, "F*** A Mod"
Misheard Lyrics:
Kick him in the head
Knee him in the balls
Chop off all his hair
Original Lyrics:
Kick him in the head
Beat him in the balls
Jump up on his head
Toto's, "Africa"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's gonna take me a lot to drive me away from you
Here's living that a hundred men or more could never do
Original Lyrics:
It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
U2's, "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
Misheard Lyrics:
I have scared these silly woes.
Original Lyrics:
I have scaled these city walls.
U2's, "Where The Streets Have No Name"
Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna tear down the walls, but only inside.
Original Lyrics:
I wanna tear down the walls, that hold me inside.
U2's, "Where The Streets Have No Name"
Misheard Lyrics:
Meryl Sheep has no name.
Original Lyrics:
Where the streets have no name.
U2's, "With Or Without You"
Misheard Lyrics:
We'll fall, without you.
Original Lyrics:
With or without you.
 
1990s
Aqua's, "My Oh My"
Misheard Lyrics:
My oh my, do you wanna say goodbye
To half the kingdom, baby, tell me why
Original Lyrics:
My oh my, do you wanna say goodbye
To have the kingdom, baby, tell me why
Aqua's, "My Oh My"
Misheard Lyrics:
Prince, oh prince, are you really sincere
That you one day are gonna disappear
Original Lyrics:
Prince, oh prince, are you really sincere
Bet you one day you're gonna disappear
Backstreet Boys', "I Want It That Way"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tummy why
Original Lyrics:
Tell me why
Brandy and Monica's, "The Boy is Mine"
Misheard Lyrics:
The boy's mind
Original Lyrics:
The boy is mine
Coolio's, "Gangsta's Paradise"
Misheard Lyrics:
Been standing on thin ice, living in the gangsta's paradise
Original Lyrics:
Been spending most their lives, living in the gangsta's paradise
Jennifer Paige's, "Crush"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's just a little crunch
Original Lyrics:
It's just a little crush
Loreena McKennitt's, "The Mummers' Dance"
Misheard Lyrics:
In the Pooh bear of the night
Original Lyrics:
In the blue veil of the night
Phil Collins', "Captain Planet and the Planeteers"
Misheard Lyrics:
He's our hours magnified
Original Lyrics:
He's our powers magnified
Primus', "South Park"
Misheard Lyrics:
Animal Crossing day or night
People sprouting "Holly diver!"
Original Lyrics:
Ample parking day or night
People shouting "Howdy neighbor!"
Roxette's, "Joyride"
Misheard Lyrics:
Magic man
Original Lyrics:
Magic friend
Misheard Lyrics:
Pocket change
Original Lyrics:
I could change
Technotronic's, "Pump Up the Jam"
Misheard Lyrics:
F*** up the jam
Original Lyrics:
Pump up the jam
Theme Songs', "Family Guy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Death and cry!
Original Lyrics:
Laugh and cry!
 
2000s
Fall Out Boy's, "Sugar We're Going Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
Am I more than I f*** for yet?
Original Lyrics:
Am I more than I bargained for yet?
Movie Scripts', "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"
Misheard Lyrics:
She is a bad nun after all
Original Lyrics:
She is a bad nut after all
Sonic Team's, "Knuckles: Wild Canyon"
Misheard Lyrics:
As a donut! That's what I'm representing.
Never seen a hedgehog, spit like a menace.
Original Lyrics:
Echido'na, that's what I'm representing,
Never seen a mic-hog spit like a menace.
 
2010s
Commercial's, "Prilosec OTC"
Misheard Lyrics:
Kick your ass
or
Shake your ass
Original Lyrics:
Kick your antacid
Gorillaz's, "Saturnz Barz"
Misheard Lyrics:
land, cars and mites
Original Lyrics:
land, cars, and bikes
 
misc
Traditional's, "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh say can you say
Original Lyrics:
Oh say can you see

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