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1960s
Joe South's, "Games People Play "
Misheard Lyrics:
Turned it back with your manatee
Original Lyrics:
Turn you back on humanity
 
1970s
Barry Manilow's, "Copacabana (At the Copa)"
Misheard Lyrics:
The hardest stop over Havana
Original Lyrics:
The hottest stop north of Havana
Barry Manilow's, "I Write the Songs"
Misheard Lyrics:
Even though I'm Billy Joel
Original Lyrics:
Even though I'm very old
Honky's, "Join the Party"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't try and learn those steps now
That's not what's soda's about
Original Lyrics:
Don't try and learn those steps now
That's not what's soul is about
Michael Jackson's, "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
Misheard Lyrics:
Keep on, where the boys go
Original Lyrics:
Keep on with the force, don't stop
Moody Blues', "The Story In Your Eyes"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can hide inside your streets of love forever more
Original Lyrics:
I can hide inside your sweet, sweet love forever more.
Moody Blues', "The Story In Your Eyes"
Misheard Lyrics:
When the firing line is over
Original Lyrics:
When the final line is over
Mungo Jerry's, "In the Summertime"
Misheard Lyrics:
We're always happy
Life's for living, yeah, that's a sound philosophy
Original Lyrics:
We're always happy
Life's for living, yeah, that's our philosophy.
Paul Revere And The Raiders', "Indian Reservation"
Misheard Lyrics:
Parakeet people, parakeet pride;
So proud to live, so proud to fly.
Original Lyrics:
Cherokee people, Cherokee tribe;
So proud to live, so proud to die.
Styx's, "Mademoiselle"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sweet mad motel
Original Lyrics:
Sweet Mademoiselle
 
1980s
Adam And The Ants', "Kings Of The Wild Frontier"
Misheard Lyrics:
A neuroid family who have mobility We are family
Original Lyrics:
A new royal family, a wild nobility We are the family
Adam And The Ants', "Kings Of The Wild Frontier"
Misheard Lyrics:
Danny La Rue in those dandy clothes You're just a shade too right
Original Lyrics:
Down below those dandy clothes You're just a shade too white
Eddie Murphy's, "Party All the Time"
Misheard Lyrics:
My girl wants to vomit all the time
Original Lyrics:
My girl wants to party all the time4
Hazel O'Connor's, "Eighth Day"
Misheard Lyrics:
Let's make some germs, for boys and the worms
Original Lyrics:
Let's make some germs, we'll poison the worms
Men At Work's, "Down Under"
Misheard Lyrics:
We come from a land of love
Original Lyrics:
Do you come from a land down under?
Stevie Nicks', "Edge of Seventeen"
Misheard Lyrics:
Yeah, yeah
And the music there, it was - hum-a-ding Lee... familiar!
Original Lyrics:
And the music there, it was hauntingly
Familiar
The Clash's, "Rock the Casbah"
Misheard Lyrics:
Drop the gas pump
Original Lyrics:
Rock the casbah
Tommy Tutone's, "867-5309 (Jenny)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Jenny, I borrowed your number
Original Lyrics:
Jenny, I call your number.
Waitresses', "I Know What Boys Like"
Misheard Lyrics:
I got my cat Moose, not to upset them, say booze and buttons
Original Lyrics:
I got my cat moves, that so upset them, zippers and buttons
Waitresses', "I Know What Boys Like"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh gee, you're special
Original Lyrics:
But you, you're special
Wang Chung's, "Dance Hall Days"
Misheard Lyrics:
Take your baby by the wrist...
And in her mouth, a hand, a fist...
Original Lyrics:
Take your baby by the wrist
And in your mouth, an amethyst
 
1990s
Metallica's, "Fuel"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gimme two, gimme five, gimme double try decide
Original Lyrics:
Gimme fuel
Gimme fire
Gimme that which I desire.
Nightwish's, "Forever Yours"
Misheard Lyrics:
Heavyweight little broken heart
Darkest times, lifetime loneliness
Original Lyrics:
Fare thee well, little broken heart
Downcast eyes, lifetime loneliness
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't cross the bacon and the whore,
Venice, Georgia's what we have in store
Original Lyrics:
Double cross the vacant and the bored
They're not sure just what we have in store.
Misheard Lyrics:
Shanked out, 1979
Original Lyrics:
Shakedown 1979
 
2000s
BBMak's, "Back Here"
Misheard Lyrics:
Here I am so long
Original Lyrics:
Here I am so alone
Bush's, "Glycerine"
Misheard Lyrics:
bad mood wine again
Original Lyrics:
Bad moon, white again
Gorillaz's, "New Genius (Brother)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Higher ground, had to be told
Original Lyrics:
Had a gun, had to be done
Nelly Furtado's, "Maneater"
Misheard Lyrics:
Make you want a Heffalump
Original Lyrics:
Make you want all of her love
Nine Days', "Absolutely (Story of a Girl)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Are absolutely leather
Original Lyrics:
Are absolutely of her
Paramore's, "Born for This"
Misheard Lyrics:
It takes a quiet mind to taste, to taste it, taste this wine
Original Lyrics:
It takes acquired minds to taste, to taste, to taste this wine
Paramore's, "Decode"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm screaming out of my soul
Original Lyrics:
I'm screaming "I love you so"
Paramore's, "Let the Flames Begin (live)"
Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause I am human, why won't you dance in
The mighty palm of your hand
Original Lyrics:
'Cause I am here now, I want to dance in
The mighty palm of your hand
Paramore's, "Playing God"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm almost out of defence
Original Lyrics:
I'm on both sides of the fence
Radiohead's, "Motion Picture Soundtrack"
Misheard Lyrics:
cheap cigs and sad films
Original Lyrics:
Cheap sex and sad films
The Cult's, "Libertine"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet.
Original Lyrics:
Fightin' the disease violence against the seed
U2 's, "The Sweetest Thing"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ohhh ohhhh. My penis stings
Original Lyrics:
Oh whoa the sweetest thing
 
2010s
Justin Bieber's, "Sorry"
Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause I just need one more shot, half a Guinness.
Original Lyrics:
'Cause I just need one more shot at forgiveness
Kesha's, "Timber"
Misheard Lyrics:
Swing your butt now round and round
Original Lyrics:
Swing your partner round and round
Paramore's, "In the Mourning"
Misheard Lyrics:
And now you're just a memory
To let grow old.
Original Lyrics:
And now you're just a memory
To let go of.
Rihanna's, "Wild Thoughts"
Misheard Lyrics:
When I'm with you all I get is wiped up
Original Lyrics:
When I'm with you all I get is wild thoughts
 
xmas
Band Aid's, "Do They Know It's Christmas?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Beda World.
Original Lyrics:
Feed the world.
Barry Manilow's, "Home for the Holidays"
Misheard Lyrics:
Transylvania and some homely pumpkin pie
Original Lyrics:
Pennsylvania and some homemade pumpkin pie
Burl Ives', "A Holly Jolly Christmas"
Misheard Lyrics:
And have a Gotham cheer
Original Lyrics:
And have a cup of cheer
Dean Martin's, "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"
Misheard Lyrics:
Word is no
Original Lyrics:
Let it snow
Johnny Mathis', "Silver Bells"
Misheard Lyrics:
See the slow crunch
Original Lyrics:
Hear the snow crunch
Mitch Miller's, "Must Be Santa"
Misheard Lyrics:
Must be Sanka
Original Lyrics:
Must be Santa
NewSong's, "The Christmas Shoes"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's been sitting quite a while
Original Lyrics:
She's been sick for quite a while
Traditional's, "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"
Misheard Lyrics:
Good times full of comfort and joy
Original Lyrics:
Good tidings of comfort and joy
Traditional's, "The 12 Days of Christmas"
Misheard Lyrics:
8 made an inkling
Original Lyrics:
8 maids a milking

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