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1960s
Joe Cocker's, "With a Little Help from My Friends"
Misheard Lyrics:
Would you believe that our love at first bite?
Original Lyrics:
Would you believe that our love at first sight?
The Kingsmen's, "Jolly Green Giant"
Misheard Lyrics:
In the valley of the Charlie
Original Lyrics:
In the valley of the Jolly...
The Kingsmen's, "Money"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the best things are laughter-free
Original Lyrics:
You know the best things in life are free
Wayne Newton's, "Danke Schoen"
Misheard Lyrics:
Darker shades
Original Lyrics:
Danke schoen
 
1970s
America's, "Lonely People"
Misheard Lyrics:
This is for all the only people
Original Lyrics:
This is for all the lonely people
Bee Gees', "Jive Talkin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Trash talkin'
Original Lyrics:
Jive talkin'
Boney M's, "Daddy Cool"
Misheard Lyrics:
Nanny cool
Original Lyrics:
Daddy Cool
Elton John's, "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"
Misheard Lyrics:
Goodbye yellow brick road
With the dark side society house
You can’t help meeting your pen pal
I’m going back to my cloud
Original Lyrics:
Goodbye yellow brick road
Where the dogs of society howl
You can’t plant me in your penthouse
I’m going back to my plough
Foreigner's, "Hot Blooded"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can you do more than dance?
Original Lyrics:
Can you do modern dance?
Gerry Rafferty's, "Baker Street"
Misheard Lyrics:
Why did you wait on Baker Street?
Original Lyrics:
Winding your way down on Baker Street
M's, "Pop Muzik"
Misheard Lyrics:
Punk, punk, punk music
Original Lyrics:
Pop, Pop, Pop Muzik
Queen's, "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Misheard Lyrics:
So you think you can love me and leave me to die
Original Lyrics:
So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye.
The Bee Gees', "Stayin' Alive"
Misheard Lyrics:
Stayin' a liar, stayin' a liar.
Original Lyrics:
Stayin' alive, stayin' alive.
 
1980s
.38 Special's, "Hold On Loosely"
Misheard Lyrics:
Just go on, Lucy
Original Lyrics:
Just hold on loosely
Billy Joel's, "We Didn't Start the Fire"
Misheard Lyrics:
Virgins in Afghanistan
Original Lyrics:
Russians in Afghanistan
Debbie Gibson's, "Foolish Beat"
Misheard Lyrics:
I could never try again
Original Lyrics:
I could never cry again
Enya's, "Orinoco Flow"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cellophane, cellophane, cellophane
Original Lyrics:
Sail away, sail away, sail away
Kaoma's, "Lambada"
Misheard Lyrics:
Joy and mercy for.
Original Lyrics:
Chorando se foi
Madness', "Our House"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sister's playing in the street
Original Lyrics:
Sister's sighing in her sleep
Madonna's, "Cherish"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cherries
Original Lyrics:
Cherish
Pet Shop Boys', "West End Girls"
Misheard Lyrics:
In a West End town, a telephone
Original Lyrics:
In a West End town, a denim world
Phil Collins', "One More Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I know it's only worse
Original Lyrics:
And I know it's only words
Phil Collins', "Two Hearts"
Misheard Lyrics:
Reading together 'til the end of time
Original Lyrics:
Being together 'til the end of time
Sergio Mendes', "Never Gonna Let You Go"
Misheard Lyrics:
But now I didn't
Original Lyrics:
But now I intend
Taylor Dayne's, "Tell It to My Heart"
Misheard Lyrics:
Take me on yachts
Original Lyrics:
Take me I'm yours
The Cure's, "Just Like Heaven"
Misheard Lyrics:
Boston Market
Original Lyrics:
Lost and lonely
The Police's, "Every Breath You Take"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was lost without a dream
Original Lyrics:
I'll be lost without a trace
The Rolling Stones', "Start Me Up"
Misheard Lyrics:
You make a golden fry
Original Lyrics:
You make a grown man cry
 
1990s
Collective Soul's, "December"
Misheard Lyrics:
Just took my son to a trip to Maine, your cat running from her again
Original Lyrics:
Just tilt your sun towards my domain, your cup runneth over again
Joe Public's, "Live and Learn"
Misheard Lyrics:
You raise a little kid he turns out bald
Original Lyrics:
You raise a little kid he turns out bold
Los Del Rio's, "Macarena"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gone like a bullet on the real Macarena
Original Lyrics:
Dale a tu cuerpo alegria Macarena
Mariah Carey's, "Always Be My Baby"
Misheard Lyrics:
Side canner is a feeling so strong
Original Lyrics:
Time can't erase a feeling this strong.
N-Trance's, "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?"
Misheard Lyrics:
6 foot baby
Original Lyrics:
Sexy baby
N-Trance's, "Stayin' Alive"
Misheard Lyrics:
Since I am the only one
Original Lyrics:
N-Trance, I'm the only one
Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans and 112's, "I'll Be Missing You"
Misheard Lyrics:
I know you're still living your life half to death
Original Lyrics:
I know you're still living your life after death
R.E.M.'s, "Man On the Moon"
Misheard Lyrics:
Let's meet Tristan, let's meet Chris
Original Lyrics:
Let's play Twister, let's play Risk
Spice Girls', "2 Become 1"
Misheard Lyrics:
We cannot shave it
Original Lyrics:
We can achieve it
The B-52's', "Roam"
Misheard Lyrics:
Without beans, without peas
Original Lyrics:
Without wings, without wheels
Tracy Chapman's, "Give Me One Reason"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know I don't love you
Original Lyrics:
The youthful heart can love you
Wilson Phillips', "Hold On"
Misheard Lyrics:
Go on for one more day
Original Lyrics:
Hold on for one more day
 
2000s
Destiny's Child's, "Bootylicious"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don't think you're ready for angelic
Original Lyrics:
I don't think you're ready for this jelly
LeAnn Rimes', "Can't Fight the Moonlight"
Misheard Lyrics:
Underneath the Sparta Diner
Original Lyrics:
Underneath the starlight, starlight
Movie Scripts', "Coyote Ugly"
Misheard Lyrics:
We have a special trick for you today, boys and girls
Original Lyrics:
We have a special treat for you today, boys and girls
My Chemical Romance's, "I'm Not Okay (I Promise)"
Misheard Lyrics:
The pictures on the toilet frame
Original Lyrics:
But the pages all are torn and frayed
Vitamin C's, "Graduation"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fans forever
Original Lyrics:
Friends forever
 
2010s
Charlie Puth's, "Attention"
Misheard Lyrics:
Party into it, party until we're in love
Original Lyrics:
What are you doin' to me? What are you doin', huh?
Devo's, "March On"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lettuce froze
Original Lyrics:
Letters froze
Kelly Clarkson's, "Catch My Breath"
Misheard Lyrics:
Turning my cheek for the second show
Original Lyrics:
Turning my cheek for the sake of show.
 
country
Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton's, "Islands in the Stream"
Misheard Lyrics:
Diamonds in the street
Original Lyrics:
Islands in the stream
Tim McGraw's, "Live Like You Were Dying"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I watched the needle as it was flying
Original Lyrics:
And I watched an eagle as it was flying

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