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1950s
Lonnie Donegan's, "Rock Island Line "
Misheard Lyrics:
Get your chicken at the station
For the Rock Island line.
Original Lyrics:
Get your ticket at the station
For the Rock Island line.
 
1960s
Blue Mink's, "Melting Pot"
Misheard Lyrics:
I think I'll call up the queen and Tony Blair, 'cause she knows
Original Lyrics:
I think I'll call up the queen, it's only fair that she knows
Cast of the Sound of Music's, "The Sound of Music"
Misheard Lyrics:
The kids are alive
Original Lyrics:
The hills are alive
The Youngbloods', "Get Together"
Misheard Lyrics:
Come on, Fleetwood Mac
Original Lyrics:
Come on, people, now
 
1970s
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I knew it could be
Original Lyrics:
And I knew it complete
Elton John's, "Ballad of a Well-known Gun"
Misheard Lyrics:
I fold out 'The Stagecoach' toms*
And I read the latest news
I tapped my feet in dumb surprise
And of course I'm sore - ain't new
The debutantes call out my bags
And ask me for my name
I stutter my answer
And hang my head in shame
Original Lyrics:
I pulled out my stagecoach times
And I read the latest news
I tapped my feet in dumb surprise
And of course I saw they knew
The Pinkertons pulled out my bags
And asked me for my name
I stuttered out my answer
And hung my head in shame
Elton John's, "Ballad of a Well-known Gun"
Misheard Lyrics:
The whorehouse they hit me for my kin
And claimed my common walls
Now I know how Reno felt
When he ran from the law
Original Lyrics:
The poorhouse they hit me for my kin
And claimed my crumbling walls
Now I know how Reno felt
When he ran from the law
Gloria Gaynor's, "Never Can Say Goodbye"
Misheard Lyrics:
I never can change your diaper
Original Lyrics:
I never can say goodbye, boy
Movie Scripts', "Love Story"
Misheard Lyrics:
That she loved hot sauce and duck?
Original Lyrics:
That she loved Mozart and Bach?
Steely Dan's, "Black Cow"
Misheard Lyrics:
Make a wave
Original Lyrics:
Break away
Steve Miller Band's, "Fly Like an Eagle"
Misheard Lyrics:
Time keeps on ticking
Original Lyrics:
Time keeps on slipping
Sweet's, "Co-Co"
Misheard Lyrics:
Here comes the queen of dancing
Original Lyrics:
Co-Co would dream of dancing
The Miracles', "Love Machine"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm just Dusty Springfield
Original Lyrics:
I'm just a love machine
 
1980s
Billy Joel's, "We Didn't Start the Fire"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rockapella cholera
Original Lyrics:
Rock and roller cola wars
Falco's, "Rock Me Amadeus"
Misheard Lyrics:
On the table, on the table
or
Hot potato, hot potato
Original Lyrics:
Amadeus, Amadeus
Fear's, "Let's Have A War"
Misheard Lyrics:
Amarillo will be just as easy!
Original Lyrics:
Suburbia will be just as easy!
Fear's, "Let's Have a War"
Misheard Lyrics:
And it won't get back like last time!
Original Lyrics:
Let our wallets get fat like last time!
Fear's, "Let's Have a War"
Misheard Lyrics:
Let's have a war!
Jack up the Dow Jones!
Let's have a war!
It can start in New Jersey!
Let's have a war!
Original Lyrics:
Let's have a war!
Jack up the Gauchos!
Let's have a war!
It can start a new Journey!
Let's have a war!
Lionel Richie's, "Running with the Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
A magic getaway
Original Lyrics:
A magic got away
Movie Scripts', "Porky's"
Misheard Lyrics:
She got some pistol
Original Lyrics:
She got so pissed off
Rick James', "Give It to Me Baby"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tigger, Pooh and Piglet
Original Lyrics:
Give it to me, baby
The Go-Gos', "Our Lips Are Sealed"
Misheard Lyrics:
I kissed a seal
Original Lyrics:
Our lips are sealed
The Power Station's, "Some Like it Hot"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't get so super sized
Original Lyrics:
Don't get so circumscribed
 
1990s
Baz Luhrmann's, "Everybody's Free (to Wear Sunscreen)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Maybe you'll help children
Original Lyrics:
Maybe you'll have children
Brand New Heavies', "Midnight At The Oasis"
Misheard Lyrics:
But you won't need no heroin, honey
Original Lyrics:
But you won't need no harem, honey
Brand New Heavies', "Midnight at the Oasis"
Misheard Lyrics:
At midnight, I see Oasis, sing your camera to bed
OR
At midnight, I see Oasis, send your camera to Beth
Original Lyrics:
Midnight at the oasis, send your camel to bed
Feeder's, "Cement"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's got a new dress on (I'm insulin)
Original Lyrics:
She's got a new dress on (I'm in cement)
George Michael's, "Freedom '90"
Misheard Lyrics:
Brio
Original Lyrics:
Freedom
George Michael's, "Too Funky"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everyone wants to notify that
Original Lyrics:
Everyone wants a lover like that
Hootie & The Blowfish's, "Let Her Cry"
Misheard Lyrics:
She sits alone violin
Original Lyrics:
She sits alone by a lamppost
Josh Groban's, "To Where You Are"
Misheard Lyrics:
I believe that ancients believe
Original Lyrics:
I believe that angels believe
Movie Scripts', "Clueless"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're a version you can't try
Original Lyrics:
You're a virgin who can't drive
Ne-Yo's, "Sexy Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I just can't sing
Original Lyrics:
And I just can't think
Soundgarden's, "Rusty Cage"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm gonna break my rusty DJ and run
Original Lyrics:
I'm gonna break my rusty cage and run
Whitney Houston's, "I'm Your Baby Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
Whatever you offer me
Original Lyrics:
Whatever you want for me
 
2000s
'N Sync's, "It's Gonna Be Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're gonna see me
Original Lyrics:
It's gonna be me
Barenaked Ladies', "Pinch Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Out your trombone
Original Lyrics:
Out your front door
Bowling for Soup's, "Girl All the Bad Guys Want"
Misheard Lyrics:
Moped, moped, moped
Original Lyrics:
Notepad, notepad, notepad
Creed's, "What's This Life For?"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm okay, okay
Original Lyrics:
Of one king, one king
Everclear's, "Wonderful"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everything is wobbly now
Original Lyrics:
Everything is wonderful now
Katy Perry's, "I Kissed a Girl"
Misheard Lyrics:
I kissed a girl in Hawaii
Original Lyrics:
I kissed a girl and I liked it
Lady Gaga's, "Bad Romance"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gun in a bad romance
Original Lyrics:
Caught in a bad romance
Madonna's, "Music"
Misheard Lyrics:
Music makes the keyboard come together
Original Lyrics:
Music makes the people come together
The Black Eyed Peas', "Don't Phunk with My Heart"
Misheard Lyrics:
'cause you know you got me bustin', baby
Original Lyrics:
'cause you know you got me by a string, baby
Third Eye Blind's, "Deep Inside of You"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm sober now
Original Lyrics:
I'm so alive
Vocaloid's, "World Is Mine"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey, Bucky!
Original Lyrics:
Hey, baby!
 
2010s
Gorillaz's, "Désolé"
Misheard Lyrics:
Désolé while everyone's on the moon
Original Lyrics:
Désolé
While everyone on their own
Gorillaz's, "Humility"
Misheard Lyrics:
Shoot at Drew
Original Lyrics:
Shoot, it's true
Katy Perry's, "Teenage Dream"
Misheard Lyrics:
Been age 3
Original Lyrics:
Teenage dream
Miley Cyrus', "Wrecking Ball"
Misheard Lyrics:
I came in like a rake boy
Original Lyrics:
I came in like a wrecking ball

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