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1960s
Diana Ross and the Supremes and the Temptations', "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm gonna write every check in the book
Original Lyrics:
I'm gonna use every trick in the book
Jan and Dean's, "Popsicle (Popsicle Truck)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Orange shells, lemon and lime
Original Lyrics:
Orange, cherry, lemon and lime
Peter, Paul, and Mary's, "Blowin' in the Wind"
Misheard Lyrics:
The answer is blowin' in the air
Original Lyrics:
The answer is blowin' in the wind
 
1970s
America's, "A Horse with No Name"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sad to think it was debt
Original Lyrics:
Sad to think it was dead
Billy Joel's, "Say Goodbye to Hollywood"
Misheard Lyrics:
Say goodbye to Collingwood
Original Lyrics:
Say goodbye to Hollywood
Carly Simon's, "Nobody Does It Better"
Misheard Lyrics:
Like Helen above me
Original Lyrics:
Like heaven above me
Helen Reddy's, "I Am Woman"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh yes, I am wife
But it's wisdom born of pain.
Original Lyrics:
Oh yes, I am wise
But it's wisdom born of pain.
Ringo Starr's, "Back Off Boogaloo"
Misheard Lyrics:
I got a black heights right from Woodstock
Original Lyrics:
I got a flash right from the start
Seals & Crofts', "Diamond Girl"
Misheard Lyrics:
You shimmer and shine
Original Lyrics:
You sure do shine
Stephen Bishop's, "On and On"
Misheard Lyrics:
Taken from the fire into the crying pet
Original Lyrics:
Taken from the fire into the frying pan
Stevie Wonder's, "I Wish"
Misheard Lyrics:
I think those days good, go and buy some smoke.
Original Lyrics:
I wish those days could, come back once more.
Stevie Wonder's, "Sir Duke"
Misheard Lyrics:
You can feel it all over peekaboo
Original Lyrics:
You can feel it all over, people
The Clash's, "London Calling"
Misheard Lyrics:
London, Cardiff
Original Lyrics:
London calling
Tommy James', "Draggin' the Line"
Misheard Lyrics:
Playin' around
(Playin' around)
Original Lyrics:
Draggin' the line
(Draggin' the line)
 
1980s
Al Jarreau's, "Mornin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Shine on black and white and tan
My baby said she loves me and
Need I tell you that everything here is just fine
Here, in mine
Original Lyrics:
Shine 'em bright in white and tan
My baby said she loves me and
Need I tell you that everything here is just fine
In my mind
Bananarama's, "I Heard a Rumour"
Misheard Lyrics:
I heard a Hoover
Original Lyrics:
I heard a rumour
Billy Squier's, "Lonely Is the Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lonely is the night, been hiding much to long
Original Lyrics:
Lonely is the night when you find yourself alone
David Bowie's, "Modern Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Makes me wear my shirt on time
Original Lyrics:
Takes me to the church on time
Go-Go's', "Our Lips Are Sealed"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ain't no time for what they say
Original Lyrics:
Pay no mind to what they say
Go-Go's', "Our Lips are Sealed"
Misheard Lyrics:
In the charities people play
Original Lyrics:
In the jealous games people play
Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes', "Up Where We Belong"
Misheard Lyrics:
Some hang on to these two feet
Original Lyrics:
Some hang on to used to be
Kid Creole and The Coconuts', "Annie, I'm Not Your Daddy"
Misheard Lyrics:
But my baby's Arthur Daley.
Original Lyrics:
Mama's baby, Papa's baby
Kid Creole and The Coconuts', "Annie, I'm Not Your Daddy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ono, ono, onomatopoeia.
Original Lyrics:
I don't, I don't, I don't want to be your (x8)
Neil Diamond's, "Heartlight"
Misheard Lyrics:
Turn on your Auckland
Original Lyrics:
Turn on your heartlight
Pat Benatar's, "Heartbreaker"
Misheard Lyrics:
The events of a winner
Original Lyrics:
The invincible winner
Pat Benatar's, "Heartbreaker"
Misheard Lyrics:
The invisible woman
Original Lyrics:
The invincible winner
Rick Astley's, "Together Forever"
Misheard Lyrics:
Together forever and never too fast
Original Lyrics:
Together forever and never to part
Run DMC featuring Aerosmith's, "Walk This Way"
Misheard Lyrics:
Broke his spell
Original Lyrics:
walk this way
Starship's, "Sara"
Misheard Lyrics:
Settle
Original Lyrics:
Sara
The Rolling Stones', "Waiting On a Friend"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm just waiting on a train
Original Lyrics:
I'm just waiting on a friend
Thomas Dolby's, "She Blinded Me with Science"
Misheard Lyrics:
Toiletries in motion
Original Lyrics:
Poetry in motion
 
1990s
Bee Gees', "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
Misheard Lyrics:
All the tears and the turn-around years
When I would not wait for no one
Original Lyrics:
All the tears and the turbulent years
When I would not wait for no one
Bee Gees', "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I'm missing you more and the banner will roll
Original Lyrics:
And I'm missing you more and the fire that will roar
Bee Gees', "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
Misheard Lyrics:
When I would not wait for Noah
Original Lyrics:
When I would not wait for no one
Nas', "One Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Do I roll them two phillies together and the friends we call them U-Haft
Original Lyrics:
Rollin' two phillies together: in the Bridge we call 'em oo-wops
PM Dawn's, "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss"
Misheard Lyrics:
Baby you save me
Original Lyrics:
Baby you send me
Pulp's, "Something Changed"
Misheard Lyrics:
I wrote this song to a house before we met
Original Lyrics:
I wrote this song two hours before we met
Red Hot Chili Peppers', "Scar Tissue"
Misheard Lyrics:
With the birds of shell it's a lonely view.
Original Lyrics:
With the birds I'll share this lonely viewin'
Robbie Williams', "Old Before I Die"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's locked in a stable
She's unable to breathe
Original Lyrics:
She's not feeling stable
She's unable to breathe
Texas', "Say What You Want"
Misheard Lyrics:
Twenty seconds until bath-time
OR
Twenty seconds until bedtime
OR
Twenty seconds until the bad time
Original Lyrics:
Twenty seconds on the back time
Toni Braxton's, "Breathe Again"
Misheard Lyrics:
I promise you I promise you that
That I won't clean my teeth again (teeth again, teeth again)
Original Lyrics:
I promise you I promise you that
That I shall never breathe again (breathe again, breathe again)
 
2000s
50 Cent's, "In Da Club"
Misheard Lyrics:
Butthole full of bub
or
Butthole full of Bud
Original Lyrics:
A bottle full of bub'
Dido's, "Life for Rent"
Misheard Lyrics:
My life is a wreck
Original Lyrics:
My life is for rent
Reeltime Travelers', "Like a Songbird That Has Fallen"
Misheard Lyrics:
from this frozen shadow valley lay my sweary head
Original Lyrics:
from this frozen shadow valley they must be revived
Savage's, "Swing"
Misheard Lyrics:
now let me cigarettes woo
Original Lyrics:
now let me see your hips swing
 
2010s
Alicia Keys', "Girl On Fire"
Misheard Lyrics:
This girl is on time
Original Lyrics:
This girl is on fire
Misheard Lyrics:
Let's mark that gay and get him on
Original Lyrics:
Let's Marvin Gaye and get it on
Ed Sheeran's, "Castle on the Hill"
Misheard Lyrics:
We watched the sunset
Over the carts along the hill
Original Lyrics:
We watched the sunset
Over the castle on the hill
Panic! At The Disco's, "Roaring 20s"
Misheard Lyrics:
The Pasta, the pavement
Original Lyrics:
The past on the pavement
Tones and I's, "Dance Monkey"
Misheard Lyrics:
Moo for me, moo for me, moo for me, moo for me
Original Lyrics:
Move for me, move for me, move for me, move for me

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