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1960s
Donays', "Devil in His Heart"
Misheard Lyrics:
But his eyes, they tell a lot.
Original Lyrics:
(He's got the devil in his heart.)
But his eyes, they tantalize.
Julie Andrews', "My Favorite Things"
Misheard Lyrics:
Brown paper packages tied up in springs
Original Lyrics:
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
Steppenwolf's, "Rock Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
She asked me baby
Original Lyrics:
She asked me maybe
 
1970s
ABBA's, "Dancing Queen"
Misheard Lyrics:
You can dance, you can die
Original Lyrics:
You can dance, you can jive
Barry Manilow's, "I Write the Songs"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've been alright forever
Original Lyrics:
I've been alive forever
Cast of Evita's, "Buenos Aires"
Misheard Lyrics:
Just a little touch of Dutch quality
Original Lyrics:
Just a little touch of star quality
Cast of Evita's, "Don't Cry for Me Argentina"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can't resist us
Original Lyrics:
My mad resistance
David Bowie's, "Fame"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fame what you need you pass the bottle
Original Lyrics:
Fame what you need you have to borrow
David Bowie's, "Fame"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fame whatcha devil where things are hollow
Original Lyrics:
Fame puts you there where things are hollow
Elvis Presley's, "Burning Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Porta-Potty I feel my temperature rising
Original Lyrics:
Lord almighty I feel my temperature rising
Linda Ronstadt's, "Ooh Baby Baby"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fisher-Price and Playskool
Original Lyrics:
What a price to pay
Maxine Nightingale's, "Right Back Where We Started From"
Misheard Lyrics:
You give me your money
Original Lyrics:
You give me your love
Melissa Manchester's, "Midnight Blue"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I think we’ll get naked
Original Lyrics:
And I think we can make it
Steve Miller Band's, "Jet Airliner"
Misheard Lyrics:
We gonna turn the light on
Original Lyrics:
Big ol' jet airliner
Tavares', "More Than a Woman"
Misheard Lyrics:
I met a woman
Original Lyrics:
More than a woman
The Stylistics', "Betcha by Golly, Wow"
Misheard Lyrics:
Keep going, Trump
Original Lyrics:
Keep going strong
Yvonne Elliman's, "If I Can't Have You"
Misheard Lyrics:
If I can't have you I don't want no bugger baby
Original Lyrics:
If I can't have you I don't want nobody baby
 
1980s
Barbra Streisand's, "Woman in Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
To get you into my womb
Original Lyrics:
To get you into my world
Bonnie Tyler's, "Total Eclipse of the Heart"
Misheard Lyrics:
We're living in a polygag and giving off sparks
Original Lyrics:
I'm livin' in a powder keg and givin' off sparks
Breathe's, "Hands To Heaven"
Misheard Lyrics:
The door knows no reprieve
Original Lyrics:
The dawn knows no reprieve
Carly Simon's, "Coming Around Again"
Misheard Lyrics:
Baby sneakers
Original Lyrics:
Baby sneezes
Rolling Stones', "She's So Cold"
Misheard Lyrics:
Put your hand on my feet, put your hand on my feet
Original Lyrics:
Put your hand on the heat, put your hand on the heat
The Psychedelic Furs', "Love My Way"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's Empty Nest behind their eyes
Original Lyrics:
There's emptiness behind their eyes
Wham!'s, "Careless Whisper"
Misheard Lyrics:
Though it's easy to protect
Original Lyrics:
Though it's easy to pretend
 
1990s
Billy Idol's, "Cradle of Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Achy pain
Original Lyrics:
It ain't in vain
Bobby Brown's, "Humpin' Around"
Misheard Lyrics:
You lose and gain
Original Lyrics:
You lose the game
Bryan Adams', "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know it's you
Original Lyrics:
You know it's true
Fatman Scoop's, "Be Faithful"
Misheard Lyrics:
I never knew there was a, bye bye biscuit boy.
Original Lyrics:
I never knew there was a, love like this before.
Faye Wong's, "Eyes on Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Darling, so there you are
With dog muck on your face
Original Lyrics:
Darling, so there you are
With that look on your face
Inner Circle's, "Bad Boys"
Misheard Lyrics:
Campbell's, Campbell's
Original Lyrics:
Bad boys, bad boys
Jane's Addiction's, "Been Caught Stealing"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey alright. Fuck it bye!
Original Lyrics:
Hey alright, if I get by, it's mine
Jesus Jones', "Right Here Right Now"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm alive and I'm waiting, waiting.
I'm alive and I'm waiting for you.
Original Lyrics:
I was alive and I waited, waited.
I was alive and I waited for this.
Pearl Jam's, "Jeremy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Jeremy's smoking plastic
Original Lyrics:
Jeremy spoke in class today
Pearl Jam's, "Jeremy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Try to forget this, try to erase this
Original Lyrics:
Don't forget this, don't erase this
Saint Etienne's, "He's On the Phone"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's in here, don't make a sound
Original Lyrics:
Shoes in hand, don't make a sound
Seal's, "Prayer for the Dying"
Misheard Lyrics:
Payless people
Original Lyrics:
Fearless people
Shakira featuring Alejandro Sanz's, "La Tortura"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hi, amor
Original Lyrics:
Ay amor
Sting's, "Brand New Day"
Misheard Lyrics:
We're starting up a brand new gay
Original Lyrics:
We're starting up a brand new day
Suede's, "Metal Mickey"
Misheard Lyrics:
And all the people shake their money in town
Original Lyrics:
And all the people shake their money in time
The Immortals', "Techno Syndrome (Mortal Kombat)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dopey
Original Lyrics:
Scorpion
The Immortals', "Techno Syndrome (Mortal Kombat)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Pester all night
Original Lyrics:
Test your might
The KLF's, "3 A.M. Eternal"
Misheard Lyrics:
Testify!
Original Lyrics:
Justified!
The Lion King's, "The Circle of Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
AHHHH SEVENYA BABALISIMA
Original Lyrics:
Nants Ingonyama Bagithi Baba
Third Eye Blind's, "Semi-Charmed Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
And the four eyed ghost that made me cry
Original Lyrics:
And the four right chords can make me cry
 
2000s
Evanescence's, "Call Me When Your Sober"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I’m sex
Original Lyrics:
And I’m sick
Fall Out Boy's, "Sugar, We’re Going Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, don’t mind me, I’m getting new shoes from the closet
Original Lyrics:
Oh, don’t mind me, I’m watching you two from the closet
Pink's, "Don’t Let Me Get Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now I’m thirsty
Original Lyrics:
Now I’m first place
Sonic Adventure 2's, "Pumpkin Hill"
Misheard Lyrics:
A ghost tried to approach me and got Larry
Original Lyrics:
A ghost tried to approach me and got leery
 
2010s
Commercial's, "Trolli Glow Wirms"
Misheard Lyrics:
Welcome to our band
Sorry 'bout your gran
It's all so clear it's better here
Troli Troli Troli
Original Lyrics:
Welcome to our land
Sorry 'bout your hand
It's better here, it's fun in here
Trolli, Trolli, Trolli
Dua Lipa's, "IDGAF"
Misheard Lyrics:
I see you banging up your knees
Original Lyrics:
I see you begging on your knees

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