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1960s
Gene Pitney's, "I Wanna Love My Life Away"
Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna love my microwave
Original Lyrics:
I wanna love my life away
Marvin Gaye's, "Let's Get It On"
Misheard Lyrics:
I been feelin' dryyyyyy baby
Original Lyrics:
I've been really tryin' baby
The Foundations', "Baby, Now That I've Found You"
Misheard Lyrics:
I knew in this part of mine
Original Lyrics:
I knew in this heart of mine
The Righteous Brothers', "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I can't go home
Original Lyrics:
And I can't go wrong
 
1970s
Bread's, "Everything I Own"
Misheard Lyrics:
Just to have you back today
Original Lyrics:
Just to have you back again
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John's, "You're the One That I Want"
Misheard Lyrics:
Young man, what do I want?
Original Lyrics:
You are the one I want
Lindisfarne's, "Run for Home"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've roomed with them, screamed at them, mooned at them, like a baboon.
Original Lyrics:
I've looned with them, screamed at the moon. Behaved like a buffoon
The Bee Gees', "Tragedy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hercules
Original Lyrics:
Tragedy
The Hollies', "Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sittin’ in the nest of Bat-Man
Original Lyrics:
Sitting in a nest of bad men
The New Seekers', "You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Then you touch my hair
Original Lyrics:
Then you touch my hands
Wings', "Hi Hi Hi"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gettin’ ready for my puppy dog
Original Lyrics:
Get you ready for my polygon
 
1980s
Aretha Franklin and George Michael's, "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)"
Misheard Lyrics:
When the value was low it didn't stop me, no no
I knew you were waiting. I knew you were waiting for me
With an endless delight I kept on searching
Sure in time our eyes would meet
Like the British on fire
Our love is moving, one touch will see me free
Original Lyrics:
When the valley was low it didn't stop me, no no
I knew you were waiting. I knew you were waiting for me
With an endless desire I kept on searching
Sure in time our eyes would meet
Like the bridge is on fire
The hurt is over, one touch and you set me free
Bauhaus', "In the Flat Field"
Misheard Lyrics:
Words that sting so besiously (??)
Original Lyrics:
Where's the string that Theseus laid
Billy Idol's, "Hot in the City"
Misheard Lyrics:
For all the dreams and screams
Original Lyrics:
For all the dreams and schemes
Billy Joel's, "Uptown Girl"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lockdown girl
She's been living in her lockdown world
Original Lyrics:
Uptown girl
She's been living in her uptown world
Blondie's, "The Tide is High"
Misheard Lyrics:
The Price is Right just keeps going on
Original Lyrics:
The tide is high, but I'm going on
Bon Jovi's, "Livin' on a Prayer"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tommy used to work on the dogs
Original Lyrics:
Tommy used to work on the docks
Kid Creole and the Coconuts', "Annie, I'm Not Your Daddy"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don't want to be a...
Original Lyrics:
I don't want to be your...
Michael Jackson's, "Man In The Mirror"
Misheard Lyrics:
And no moustache could have been any clever
Original Lyrics:
And no message could have been any clearer
Starship's, "We Built This City"
Misheard Lyrics:
Too many nominees
Original Lyrics:
Too many runaways
Weird Al Yankovic's, "Dare to Be Stupid"
Misheard Lyrics:
Look for Mr. Goofus
Original Lyrics:
Look for Mr. Goodbar
Misheard Lyrics:
Grow up until we die
Original Lyrics:
Throw out your TV Guide
 
1990s
Aerosmith's, "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"
Misheard Lyrics:
Every morning I spend with you
Is a morning I treasure
Original Lyrics:
Every moment spent with you
Is a moment I treasure
Alias', "More Than Words Can Say"
Misheard Lyrics:
To be without you
Original Lyrics:
To sleep without you
Boyzone's, "Love Me for a Reason"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't love me for fun, girl
Let me be the wonder
Original Lyrics:
Don't love me for fun, girl
Let me be the one, girl
Extreme's, "More Than Words"
Misheard Lyrics:
'cause I'd already go
Original Lyrics:
'cause I'd already know
Metallica's, "Enter Sandman"
Misheard Lyrics:
And of Alistair Wyatt.
Original Lyrics:
And they aren't of Snow White.
Metallica's, "Fuel"
Misheard Lyrics:
Turn on the iPhone.
Original Lyrics:
Turn on beyond the bone.
Poison's, "Unskinny Bop"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, silly pop
Original Lyrics:
Unskinny Bop
Right Said Fred's, "Don't Talk Just Kiss"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, it's for the lamb
Original Lyrics:
Oh, let's fool around
 
2000s
Gwen Stefani's, "Cool"
Misheard Lyrics:
And it's a vehicle
Original Lyrics:
And it's a miracle
The Corrs', "Give Me A Reason"
Misheard Lyrics:
My mind's made of sausages
Original Lyrics:
And my makeup's off
 
2010s
Gorillaz's, "Pac-Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
You can freak me out, you can throw me in the lumped
You can boil my hands and tell me I’m not here
Original Lyrics:
You can freak me out, you can throw me in the lion pit
You can borrow my hands and tell me I'm not here
Sara Bareilles', "Uncharted"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't start my kaleidoscope heart
Original Lyrics:
Jumpstart my kaleidoscope heart
Shawn Mendes', "Stitches"
Misheard Lyrics:
Shaking, farting onto my knees
Original Lyrics:
Shaking, falling onto my knees
 
christian
MercyMe's, "Spoken For"
Misheard Lyrics:
Shalom the risen Lord
Original Lyrics:
Child of the risen Lord
 
country
George Strait's, "Check Yes or No"
Misheard Lyrics:
I used to sit beside Marilu Henner
Original Lyrics:
I used to sit beside Emmylou Hayes
Shania Twain's, "I Ain't No Quitter"
Misheard Lyrics:
I ate no critter
Original Lyrics:
I ain't no quitter
 
xmas
Andy Williams', "Christmas Bells"
Misheard Lyrics:
The happy tail
Original Lyrics:
The happy tale
Anne Murray's, "Snowbird"
Misheard Lyrics:
And take the store back with you
Original Lyrics:
And take the snow back with you
Cliff Richard's, "Mistletoe & Wine"
Misheard Lyrics:
Love and laughter and joy ever after
A house for the taking, just follow the master
Original Lyrics:
Love and laughter and joy ever after
Ours for the taking, just follow the master
George Strait's, "I Know What I Want for Christmas"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's you
Original Lyrics:
It's new
Harry Belafonte's, "A Star in the East"
Misheard Lyrics:
You'll forget your turds
Original Lyrics:
You'll forget your herds
Harry Belafonte's, "Christmas Is Coming"
Misheard Lyrics:
Please put a piggy in the old man's sack
Original Lyrics:
Please put a penny in the old man's hat
Harry Belafonte's, "The Son of Mary"
Misheard Lyrics:
And we're married
Original Lyrics:
Auntie Mary
Luther Vandross', "Every Year, Every Christmas"
Misheard Lyrics:
Has my heart made some food out of me?
Original Lyrics:
Has my heart made a fool out of me?
Mark Lowry's, "Mary, Did You Know?"
Misheard Lyrics:
This sleepy child you're holding
Is the great Diane
Original Lyrics:
This sleeping child you're holding
Is the great 'I Am'
Ray Conniff's, "Ring Christmas Bells"
Misheard Lyrics:
Come tell the world
Original Lyrics:
Come carolers
Traditional's, "Away in a Manger"
Misheard Lyrics:
Away in an angel
Original Lyrics:
Away in a manger
Weird Al Yankovic's, "Christmas at Ground Zero"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hispanic in the crown
Original Lyrics:
There's panic in the crowd

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