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1960s
Elvis Presley's, "Can't Help Falling in Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Something on NBC
Original Lyrics:
Some things were meant to be
Sir Douglas Quintet's, "She's About a Mover"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's a bottom mover
Original Lyrics:
She's about a mover
 
1970s
Barry White's, "What am I Gonna Do with You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Whatever gonna do
Original Lyrics:
What am I gonna do?
Bay City Rollers', "Remember"
Misheard Lyrics:
Shimmy shammy shong, you used to kiss my nards, remember
Original Lyrics:
Shimmy shammy shong, we used to make up songs, remember
Bee Gees', "Tragedy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rabbit ears
Original Lyrics:
Tragedy
Misheard Lyrics:
Seuss-y Q
Original Lyrics:
Susie Q
David Essex's, "Hold Me Close"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hold me clothes; don't let me go.
Original Lyrics:
Hold me close; don't let me go
Diana Ross', "Theme from Mahogany"
Misheard Lyrics:
Do you like to sing?
Original Lyrics:
Do you like the things?
Don McLean's, "Vincent"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sculptured trees and daffodils
Original Lyrics:
Sketch the trees and the daffodils
Eagles', "Desperado"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gasperato
Original Lyrics:
Desperado
Earth, Wind & Fire's, "Serpentine Fire"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gonna say "I'm sorry", morning glory
Original Lyrics:
Gonna tell the story morning glory
Ja'net DuBois', "Movin' On Up (Theme from the Jeffersons)"
Misheard Lyrics:
We finally got a piece of the rock
Original Lyrics:
We finally got a piece of the pie
James Gang's, "Funk #49"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don't think that's effing right.
Original Lyrics:
I don't think that's a-actin' right.
The Trammps', "Disco Inferno"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dirt Devil burned
Original Lyrics:
Burn, baby, burn
Vicki Lawrence's, "The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia"
Misheard Lyrics:
And his cheap house had never left town
And that's one body that'll never be found
She insisted on this when she aims her gun
Original Lyrics:
And his cheatin' wife had never left town
And that's one body that'll never be found
See, little sister don't miss when she aims her gun
 
1980s
Aerosmith's, "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tuna like a lady
Original Lyrics:
Dude looks like a lady
Aerosmith's, "Rag Doll"
Misheard Lyrics:
Waggle, living in the movie
Original Lyrics:
Rag doll, living in the movie
Billy Idol's, "Dancing with Myself"
Misheard Lyrics:
Schweppes, Schweppes, Schweppes...
Original Lyrics:
Sweat, sweat, sweat...
Billy Joel's, "Keeping the Faith"
Misheard Lyrics:
Say goodbye to the oldies and boobies
Original Lyrics:
Say goodbye to the oldies but goodies
Billy Ocean's, "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going"
Misheard Lyrics:
When the Boeing gets tough
Original Lyrics:
When the going gets tough
Bon Jovi's, "I'll Be There for You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fe fi fo, I'll swear to you
Original Lyrics:
These five words I swear to you
Brother Beyond's, "The Harder I Try"
Misheard Lyrics:
I called you on the demo phone
Original Lyrics:
I called you on the telephone
Brother Beyond's, "The Harder I Try"
Misheard Lyrics:
I tried to repress you
Original Lyrics:
I tried to impress you
Buster Poindexter's, "Hot Hot Hot"
Misheard Lyrics:
Away, away, away, away
Original Lyrics:
Ole, ole, ole, ole
Depeche Mode's, "Just Can't Get Enough"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're like an angel and you give me your drugs
Original Lyrics:
You're like an angel and you give me your love
Diana Ross', "Why Do Fools Fall in Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Why does Lorraine fall from above?
Original Lyrics:
Why does the rain fall from above?
Huey Lewis and the News', "Jacob’s Ladder"
Misheard Lyrics:
She was running from a fat man’s seventh salvation
In his hand
Original Lyrics:
She was running from a fat man selling salvation
In his hand
Lionel Richie's, "Stuck On You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Nestled on my way
Original Lyrics:
Yes, I'm on my way
Poison's, "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"
Misheard Lyrics:
Just like every cowboy says a sad, sad joke
Original Lyrics:
Just like every cowboy sings a sad, sad song
Sammy Hagar's, "There's Only One Way to Rock"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's going nowhere
Original Lyrics:
There's only one way
Sheriff's, "When I'm with You"
Misheard Lyrics:
My wounds don't heal when I'm with you
Original Lyrics:
My world stands still when I'm with you
Smokey Robinson's, "Cruisin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
We're oozing together
Original Lyrics:
We're cruisin' together
Stevie Nicks', "Stand Back"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's Snow White, it's Snow White
Original Lyrics:
It's alright, it's alright
Tears for Fears', "Shout"
Misheard Lyrics:
On Valentine's, you shouldn't have to sell your soul.
Original Lyrics:
In violent times, you shouldn't have to sell your soul
Toto's, "Africa"
Misheard Lyrics:
I quess there’s a race down in Africa
Original Lyrics:
I bless the rains down in Africa
Whitney Houston's, "You Give Good Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Take this part of mind
Original Lyrics:
Take this heart of mine
 
1990s
Aerosmith's, "Amazing"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's a blazing
Original Lyrics:
It's amazing
Aerosmith's, "Cryin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was crawlin' just to get you
Original Lyrics:
I was cryin' just to get you
Blessid Union of Souls', "I Believe"
Misheard Lyrics:
At least it isn't Phil
Original Lyrics:
At least it isn't fear
Brian McKnight's, "Anytime"
Misheard Lyrics:
Do I ever crush your mind? Hammer time!
Original Lyrics:
Do I ever cross your mind anytime?
Bush's, "Glycerine"
Misheard Lyrics:
Whispering
Original Lyrics:
Glycerine
Bush's, "Swallowed"
Misheard Lyrics:
Smaller
Original Lyrics:
Swallowed
Edwin McCain's, "I Could Not Ask for More"
Misheard Lyrics:
Listening to the radio
Original Lyrics:
Listening to the rain
Paula Abdul's, "Vibeology"
Misheard Lyrics:
My apology
Original Lyrics:
Vibeology
The Wallflowers', "6th Avenue Heartache"
Misheard Lyrics:
And the same white lie that was thrown on you
Is thrown on me
And now it's thrown me in
6th Avenue party
Original Lyrics:
And the same white line that was drawn on you
Is drawn on me
And now it's drawn me in
6th Avenue heartache
 
2000s
Aerosmith's, "Jaded"
Misheard Lyrics:
Escalated
Original Lyrics:
X-rated
Minimoni's, "Crazy About You"
Misheard Lyrics:
For food
Original Lyrics:
for you
Modest Mouse's, "Float On"
Misheard Lyrics:
We'll all roll on
Original Lyrics:
We'll all float on
 
country
Hank Locklin's, "Please Help Me I'm Falling"
Misheard Lyrics:
Please help me, I'm foreign
Original Lyrics:
Please help me, I'm falling
Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton's, "Islands in the Stream"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sirens in the street
Original Lyrics:
Islands in the stream

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