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1960s
Anthony Newley's, "What Kind of Fool Am I"
Misheard Lyrics:
A lonely sandwich
An empty heart must dwell
Original Lyrics:
A lonely cell in which
An empty heart must dwell
The Beatles', "Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oklahoma had-a nice teen days
Original Lyrics:
'Fore I got home, I had nineteen dates.
 
1970s
Bob Dylan's, "Hurricane"
Misheard Lyrics:
Here comes the story of the Burger King
The man the authorities came to play
Original Lyrics:
Here comes the story of the hurricane
The man the authorities came to blame
David Bowie's, "The Jean Genie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sits like a mamba / smiles like a reptile.
Original Lyrics:
Sits like a man but smiles like a reptile
Eddie Money's, "Two Tickets to Paradise"
Misheard Lyrics:
Raining so long
Original Lyrics:
Waited so long
Ja'net DuBois', "Movin' On Up (theme from the Jeffersons)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Please don't cry in the kitchen
Please don't burn up the grill
Original Lyrics:
Fish don't fry in the kitchen
Beans don't burn on the grill
James Taylor's, "Handy Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm your Empty Nest
Original Lyrics:
I'm your handy man
Jim Croce's, "Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown"
Misheard Lyrics:
And at the end of the bar
Sat a girl named Guitar
Original Lyrics:
And at the edge of the bar
Sat a girl named Doris
Paul Simon's, "Kodachrome"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mama don't take my Polaroid
Original Lyrics:
Mama don't take my Kodachrome
Stevie Nicks', "Edge of Seventeen"
Misheard Lyrics:
Just like the Lone Ranger
Sings a song about Tonto singing
Original Lyrics:
Just like the white-winged dove
Sings a song
Sounds like she's singin'
The Clash's, "Stay Free"
Misheard Lyrics:
Go on, the necking's free
Original Lyrics:
Go on a nicking spree
Wild Cherry's, "Play That Funky Music"
Misheard Lyrics:
Play-Doh and boogie
Original Lyrics:
Lay down that boogie
 
1980s
Commercial's, "General Tires"
Misheard Lyrics:
Si-mi-ni-lay-mo, little old general
Original Lyrics:
Sooner or later you'll own Generals
Huey Lewis and the News', "The Heart of Rock and Roll"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now the hobo may be barely breathing
Original Lyrics:
Now the old boy may be barely breathing
Huey Lewis and the News', "The Heart of Rock and Roll"
Misheard Lyrics:
They say the heart of rock and roll is in Cleveland
Original Lyrics:
They say the heart of rock and roll is still beating
John Williamson's, "Home Among the Gum Trees"
Misheard Lyrics:
With lots of plum bees
Original Lyrics:
With lots of plum trees
KC and the Sunshine Band's, "Please Don't Go"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm begging you to say
Original Lyrics:
I'm begging you to stay
Prince's, "Kiss"
Misheard Lyrics:
Women like us rule my world,
Except they rule my world,
What's your age mama, shoe size?
Maybe we could do the twirl
Original Lyrics:
Women, not girls, rule my world,
I said they rule my world,
Act your age mama (not your shoe size)
Not your shoe size
Maybe we could do the twirl
Misheard Lyrics:
Out on the Polly-O
Original Lyrics:
Out on the barrio
Squeeze's, "Pulling Mussels (From The Shell)"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I feel like William Tell
Made merry and then I'm hurt
Tiptoe feet
Original Lyrics:
And I feel like William Tell
Maid Marian on her tiptoed feet.
Squeeze's, "Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)"
Misheard Lyrics:
But behind the shouting, a holiday's complete
Original Lyrics:
But behind the chalet, my holiday's complete
Steve Winwood's, "Higher Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bring me the iron bars
Original Lyrics:
Bring me a higher love
The Cars', "Shake it Up"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dance alright
Original Lyrics:
Dance all night
The Clash's, "Rock the Casbah"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sherry don't like it
Lock the taskbar! Lock the task bar!
Original Lyrics:
Sharif don't like it
Rock the Casbah! Rock the Casbah!
Weird Al Yankovic's, "I Think I'm a Clone Now"
Misheard Lyrics:
I think I'm a grown-up
Original Lyrics:
I think I'm a clone now
 
1990s
Aerosmith's, "Crazy"
Misheard Lyrics:
That kinda lovin' makes me wanna puke down the s***, yeah!
Original Lyrics:
That kinda lovin' makes me wanna pull down the shade, yeah!
Brownstone's, "Grapevyne"
Misheard Lyrics:
I heard it through the grapevine that you and me were too fine
Original Lyrics:
I heard it through the grapevine that you weren't feeling too fine
Brownstone's, "Grapevyne"
Misheard Lyrics:
Since that day you had your hands up in the beadspread
Original Lyrics:
Since that day you hadn't been the best friend
Coolio's, "Gangsta's Paradise"
Misheard Lyrics:
We've been spending most our time
And we found an instant pair of dice
Original Lyrics:
We've been spending most our lives
Living in a Gangsta's Paradise
Foo Fighters', "Watershead"
Misheard Lyrics:
I want to listen to Foghat
Original Lyrics:
I wanna listen to the flowerhead
Guns N' Roses', "Don't Cry (alternate lyrics)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was the one who's washing
Blood up your pants...
Original Lyrics:
I was the one who's washing
Blood off your hands...
Marcy Playground's, "Sex and Candy"
Misheard Lyrics:
I smell sexy. Can't he? Yeah.
Original Lyrics:
I smell sex and candy here.
Movie Scripts', "Dangerous Minds"
Misheard Lyrics:
All you gotta do is get their detention
Original Lyrics:
All you gotta do is get their attention
Nirvana's, "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Misheard Lyrics:
La-Mulana
Alabama
And it's owned by
Janet Reno
Original Lyrics:
A mulatto
An albino
A mosquito
My libido
Sugar Ray's, "Every Morning"
Misheard Lyrics:
Every morning there's a hairbrush
Original Lyrics:
Every morning there's a halo
Weird Al Yankovic's, "Smells Like Nirvana"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dumbo, Dumbo, Dumbo
Original Lyrics:
Don't know, don't know, don't know
Whitney Houston's, "I Have Nothing"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don’t wanna hold any more
Original Lyrics:
I don’t wanna hurt anymore
 
2000s
Alanis Morissette's, "Ironic"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's like waayyy, when you're with me, it's the feel of light
Original Lyrics:
It's like raaaaain, on your wedding day, it's the free ride
Commercial's, "Empire Carpet/Empire Today"
Misheard Lyrics:
Eight hundred five eight eight, two three hundred, and pie! (Today!)
Original Lyrics:
Eight hundred five eight eight, two three hundred, Empire! (Today!)
Gorillaz 's, "Feel Good Inc."
Misheard Lyrics:
Windmill, headed toward the nineties
Is everybody here
Original Lyrics:
Windmill, windmill for the land
Is everybody in?
Joss Stone's, "Super Duper Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
In the prisons with all my friends.
You stood there holding my hand.
Original Lyrics:
In the presence of all my friends.
You stood there holding my hand.
Mysto & Pizzi's, "Somebody's Watching Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
I always feel like somebody's touching me
Original Lyrics:
I always feel like somebody's watching me
O-Town's, "All or Nothing"
Misheard Lyrics:
Or are we just French?
Original Lyrics:
Or are we just friends?
Sisqo's, "Incomplete"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sexy laundry
Original Lyrics:
Sexy lingerie
Weezer's, "Dope Nose"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fact of the year
Original Lyrics:
F*g of the year
Weezer's, "Dope Nose"
Misheard Lyrics:
These smell so good
On a burnt piece of land
Original Lyrics:
Cheese smells so good
On a burnt piece of lamb
 
2010s
Taylor Swift's, "Cruel Summer"
Misheard Lyrics:
He looks so pretty like a devil
Original Lyrics:
He looks up, grinning like a devil
Taylor Swift's, "I Think He Knows"
Misheard Lyrics:
I want you as myself
Original Lyrics:
I want you, bless my soul
Volbeat's, "Last Day Under the Sun"
Misheard Lyrics:
Another day will come
Full of light and of sound
Original Lyrics:
Another day will come
Full of light and desire
 
misc
Traditional's, "London Bridge Is Falling Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
Build it up with iron lungs
Original Lyrics:
Build it up with iron bars

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