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1950s
Eddie Cochran's, "Pocketful of Hearts"
Misheard Lyrics:
A pocketful of farts
Original Lyrics:
A pocketful of hearts
 
1960s
Aretha Franklin's, "Respect"
Misheard Lyrics:
REO Speedwagon
Original Lyrics:
R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Jackie DeShannon's, "What the World Needs Now Is Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's the only thing that there's just a litterbug
Original Lyrics:
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
The Beach Boys', "Shut Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bonnie gonna shut you down
Original Lyrics:
buddy gonna shut you down
Tom Jones', "What's New Pussycat?"
Misheard Lyrics:
What's nude, pussycat?
Original Lyrics:
What's new, pussycat?
 
1970s
Aerosmith's, "Walk This Way"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fort Desquain
Original Lyrics:
Walk this way
Bob Marley's, "One Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Let's get together and take a ride
Original Lyrics:
Let's get together and feel all right
Cheap Trick's, "Surrender"
Misheard Lyrics:
Surrender, surrender
The donkey goes south, away
Original Lyrics:
Surrender, surrender
But don't give yourself away.
Cheech & Chong's, "Acapulco Gold"
Misheard Lyrics:
No stems, no seeds, nothing that you don't need, Acapulco Gold is badass weed.
Original Lyrics:
No stems, no seeds that you don't needAcapulco Gold is badass weed
Cher's, "Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves"
Misheard Lyrics:
Every night all the men could come around and lay my mommy down.
Original Lyrics:
Every night all the men would come around and lay their money down.
Creedence Clearwater Revival's, "Have You Ever Seen the Rain"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don't know, have you ever seen Maureen?
Original Lyrics:
I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain?
Creedence Clearwater Revival's, "Have You Ever Seen the Rain"
Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna go
Original Lyrics:
I wanna know
Misheard Lyrics:
Rolaids, Rolaids, Rolaids on the river
Original Lyrics:
Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river
Creedence Clearwater Revival's, "Up Around the Bend"
Misheard Lyrics:
On a bad joke
Original Lyrics:
On a banjo
Elton John's, "Bennie And The Jets"
Misheard Lyrics:
B-B-B-Bangin' midgets
She's got electric boobs, and mole hair too!
Original Lyrics:
B-B-B-Bennie and the Jets
She's got electric boots, a mohair suit.
Elton John's, "Tiny Dancer"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hold me closer, Chinese dancer
Original Lyrics:
Hold me closer, tiny dancer
Fleetwood Mac's, "Go Your Own Way"
Misheard Lyrics:
You can call it thunder, on a lonely day
Original Lyrics:
You can call it another lonely day
Helen Reddy's, "I Am Woman"
Misheard Lyrics:
I am Roman
Original Lyrics:
I am woman
Jackson 5's, "I Want You Back"
Misheard Lyrics:
Every street you walk on I lay gesturing on the ground
Original Lyrics:
Every street you walk on I leave tearstains on the ground
Steve Miller Band's, "Jet Airliner"
Misheard Lyrics:
Big ol’ cat and a lighter
Original Lyrics:
Big ol' jet airliner
Sugarloaf's, "Green-Eyed Lady"
Misheard Lyrics:
Three-eyed lady
Original Lyrics:
green-eyed lady
The Marshall Tucker Band's, "Heard It in a Love Song"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can't be long
Original Lyrics:
Can't be wrong
The Who's, "The Seeker"
Misheard Lyrics:
I learned how to raise my boys in anger
Original Lyrics:
I learned how to raise my voice in anger
 
1980s
Bon Jovi's, "Wanted Dead or Alive"
Misheard Lyrics:
I’m a cowboy.
On a seahorse I ride.
Original Lyrics:
I'm a cowboy
On a steel horse, I ride.
Commercial's, "Macy's"
Misheard Lyrics:
We're apart from your mind
Original Lyrics:
We're a part of your life
Mr. Mister's, "Kyrie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Carrying a laser down the road that I must travel Carrying a laser through the darkness of the night Carrying a laser where I'm going will you follow Carrying a laser on a highway in the night
Original Lyrics:
Kyrie eleison down the road that I must travel Kyrie eleison through the darkness of the night Kyrie eleison where I'm going will you follow Kyrie eleison on a highway in the night
Romantics', "What I Like About You"
Misheard Lyrics:
What I like about you
Whoopee hiyeee
Original Lyrics:
What I like about you
You hold me tight
Split Enz's, "Six Months in a Leaky Boat"
Misheard Lyrics:
Temple Square
Original Lyrics:
Tempers flair
The Smiths', "The Queen Is Dead"
Misheard Lyrics:
But the rain never threatens my hair His hair threatens her reign
Original Lyrics:
But the rain that flattens my hair These are the things that kill me
Toto's, "Africa"
Misheard Lyrics:
As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like a leopardess above the scavenger heat
Original Lyrics:
As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti.
 
1990s
Baz Luhrmann's, "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)"
Misheard Lyrics:
U2 will get old
Original Lyrics:
You, too, will get old
Chris Isaak's, "Wicked Game"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now I wanna fall in love
Original Lyrics:
No, I don't wanna fall in love
The Cranberries', "Zombie"
Misheard Lyrics:
And their gongs
Original Lyrics:
And their guns
Vanilla Ice's, "Play That Funky Music"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I can dance better than Eddie Vedder plays
Original Lyrics:
And I can dance better than any Kid 'n Play
Vanilla Ice's, "Play That Funky Music"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I can dance better than Hello Kitty can.
Original Lyrics:
And I can dance better than any Kid 'n Play
 
2000s
Kate Nash's, "Foundations"
Misheard Lyrics:
It gets me first to wind you up
Original Lyrics:
It gives me thrills to wind you up
Pink's, "So What"
Misheard Lyrics:
So so what? I'm still a rock star
I got my rock boots
And I don't need you
Original Lyrics:
So, so what? I'm still a rock star
I got my rock moves
And I don't need you
Scooter's, "Jigga Jigga"
Misheard Lyrics:
I am the lyrical Jesus Addicted to the massive crowd
Original Lyrics:
I am the lyrical teaser Addicted to the massive crowd
The Black Eyed Peas', "Boom Boom Pow"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gotta get back
Original Lyrics:
Gotta get that
The Black Eyed Peas', "I Gotta Feeling"
Misheard Lyrics:
I got a CD
Original Lyrics:
I Gotta Feeling
 
2010s
Clean Bandit's, "Rather Be"
Misheard Lyrics:
Howard Way forever
Original Lyrics:
I would wait forever
Imagine Dragons', "Bad Liar"
Misheard Lyrics:
I am a vampire! Vampire!
Now ya know, now you know
That I'm a vampire! Vampire!
Now ya know, so you got free TOGO's.
Original Lyrics:
But I'm a bad liar, bad liar
Now you know, now you know
That I'm a bad liar, bad liar
Now you know, you’re free to go
Khalid's, "Twenty One"
Misheard Lyrics:
To win this fight
I have to change
Original Lyrics:
To end this fire
I have to change
Michael Buble's, "Haven't Met You Yet"
Misheard Lyrics:
I haven't catched you yet
Original Lyrics:
I haven't met you yet
Omi's, "Cheerleader"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ooh I think that I found myself a cheeseburger
Original Lyrics:
Ooh, I think that I found myself a cheerleader
Post Malone's, "Psycho"
Misheard Lyrics:
My ape is goin cycle, I'm on the bed like Michael
Original Lyrics:
AP goin' psycho, lil' mama bad like Michael
Queensryche's, "In This Light"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've s*** for miles down a thousand roads today.
Original Lyrics:
I’ve walked for miles down empty roads, today.
The Black Eyed Peas', "The Time (Dirty Bit)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dirty bitch
Original Lyrics:
Dirty bit
The Black Eyed Peas', "The Time (Dirty Bit)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Go to bed
Original Lyrics:
Dirty bit
The Black Eyed Peas', "The Time (Dirty Bit)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Shirley Feeney
Original Lyrics:
Dirty bit

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