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1950s
The Everly Brothers', "Wake Up Little Susie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Break up with a doozy
Original Lyrics:
Wake up little Susie
 
1960s
Lesley Gore's, "It's My Party"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's apartheid and I'll cry if I want to
Original Lyrics:
It's my party and I'll cry if I want to
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
Misheard Lyrics:
No matter how fun
Original Lyrics:
No matter how far
The Eligibles', "The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle"
Misheard Lyrics:
A big apple tour
Original Lyrics:
A three hour tour
The Grass Roots', "Let's Live for Today"
Misheard Lyrics:
By chasing after mommy
Original Lyrics:
By chasing after money
The Grass Roots', "Midnight Confessions"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey, 99 inflations
Original Lyrics:
In my midnight confessions
 
1970s
Carly Simon's, "You're So Vain"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're so brave
Original Lyrics:
You're so vain
Elton John's, "Tiny Dancer"
Misheard Lyrics:
Lay me down in sheets of Lennon
Original Lyrics:
Lay me down in sheets of linen
Jimmy Buffett's, "Cheeseburger in Paradise"
Misheard Lyrics:
Wondering where
Original Lyrics:
Warm beer and bread
Jimmy Buffett's, "Margaritaville"
Misheard Lyrics:
All of the tuna's covered with oil
Original Lyrics:
All of those tourists covered with oil
Jimmy Buffett's, "Margaritaville"
Misheard Lyrics:
But there's food in the blender
Original Lyrics:
But there's booze in the blender
Jimmy Buffett's, "Margaritaville"
Misheard Lyrics:
I put on some hip-hop
Original Lyrics:
I blew out my flip-flop
Ringo Starr's, "Oh My My"
Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause I got your navel
Original Lyrics:
Just like a tornado
Ringo Starr's, "Oh My My"
Misheard Lyrics:
I felt myself heaving and as I was leaving
Original Lyrics:
I felt myself healing and as I was leaving
 
1980s
Commercial's, "Chili's"
Misheard Lyrics:
No place else is Cherry's
Original Lyrics:
No place else is Chili's
John Lennon's, "(Just Like) Starting Over"
Misheard Lyrics:
But when I hear you farting
Original Lyrics:
But when I see you, darling
Psychedelic Furs', "Heartbeat"
Misheard Lyrics:
When your sister's asleep
I hear a heartbeat.
Original Lyrics:
When the city's asleep
I hear a heartbeat.
Ratt's, "Round and Round"
Misheard Lyrics:
Accused of Celts
Original Lyrics:
Abuse ourselves
Steve Winwood's, "Valerie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Not how lovers cry out
Just like Aunt Diane
Original Lyrics:
Not how lovers cry out
Just like they're dying
Technotronic's, "Pump Up The Jam"
Misheard Lyrics:
Iowa, a place to stay.
Original Lyrics:
I want a place to stay.
Terence Trent D'Arby's, "If You Let Me Stay"
Misheard Lyrics:
If you let me, got to adapt to your needs, baby
Original Lyrics:
If you let me, got to, got to meet, baby
The Smiths', "What Difference Does It Make?"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I say goodnight.
Original Lyrics:
Oh, my sacred one!
 
1990s
69 Boyz's, "Tootsee Roll"
Misheard Lyrics:
Let me see that juicy roll
Original Lyrics:
Let me see that Tootsee Roll
Baby D's, "So Pure"
Misheard Lyrics:
You gave me empathy
Original Lyrics:
You gave me energy
Janet Jackson's, "Again"
Misheard Lyrics:
Caught too late in the game and my heart is in your head
Don't you stand there and then tell me you'd love me to leave again
Original Lyrics:
Kinda late in the game and my heart is in your hands
Don't you stand there and then tell me you love me then leave again
Pulp's, "Disco 2000"
Misheard Lyrics:
When we're all fully blown
Original Lyrics:
When we're all fully grown
Queen's, "Too Much Love Will Kill You"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm far away from work
Original Lyrics:
I'm far away from home
Slipknot's, "Wait and Bleed "
Misheard Lyrics:
I felt the air rise up in me.
Original Lyrics:
I’ve felt the hate rise up in me.
 
2000s
Coldplay's, "Viva La Vida"
Misheard Lyrics:
For some reason I can't complain
Original Lyrics:
For some reason I can't explain
Fall Out Boy's, "Sugar, We're Goin' Down"
Misheard Lyrics:
A loaded gun complex
Coffin in pudding
Original Lyrics:
A loaded god complex
Cock it and pull it
Girls Aloud's, "The Promise"
Misheard Lyrics:
Starring I.M. Pei
Original Lyrics:
Started to fade
My Chemical Romance's, "Drowning Lessons"
Misheard Lyrics:
As wide screens and roses fall at your feet
Original Lyrics:
As rice grains and roses fall at your feet
Otep's, "Ghostflowers "
Misheard Lyrics:
From shelaton, to Switzerland,
Original Lyrics:
From gelatin, to specimen
Robbie Williams', "Monsoon"
Misheard Lyrics:
So put your hands across the water
On my shlong
Original Lyrics:
So put your hands across the water
Oh mushroom
Static-X's, "Fix"
Misheard Lyrics:
Put it in jello
Drug test
Banana fix
Original Lyrics:
Turn it in
Chill out
Drop dead, I need a fix.
 
2010s
Death Grips', "Guillotine"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cinco, cinco, cinco, cinco
Cinco, cinco, cinco, cinco
Original Lyrics:
It goes, it goes, it goes, it goes
It goes, it goes, it goes, it goes
Little Mix 's, "Sweet Melody "
Misheard Lyrics:
Every time I go dancing I see hairy straight guys
Original Lyrics:
Every time I go dancing I see his staying eyes
 
country
Alan Jackson's, "Don't Rock the Jukebox"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't feel like rockin'
With Mr Davy Jones
Original Lyrics:
Don't feel like rockin'
Since my baby's gone
Keith Whitley's, "Don't Close Your Eyes"
Misheard Lyrics:
Even now in my heart
Original Lyrics:
Even now in my arms
Keith Whitley's, "Hard Livin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hard worker
Original Lyrics:
Hard liquor
Keith Whitley's, "I'm Over You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't flatten yourself
Original Lyrics:
Don't flatter yourself
Keith Whitley's, "Miami, My Amy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Was in my Amy
Original Lyrics:
Was in Miami
Keith Whitley's, "Some Old Side Road"
Misheard Lyrics:
Young man, pig shot
Original Lyrics:
Young man, big shot
Keith Whitley's, "Somebody's Doin' Me Right"
Misheard Lyrics:
Satellite down
Original Lyrics:
Settlin' down
Keith Whitley's, "Ten Feet Away"
Misheard Lyrics:
Alone at a corner deli
Original Lyrics:
Alone at a corner table
Keith Whitley's, "When You Say Nothing at All"
Misheard Lyrics:
You can light up the door
Original Lyrics:
You can light up the dark
Keith Whitley's, "Would These Arms Be in Your Way"
Misheard Lyrics:
Two years that listen you could talk to
Original Lyrics:
Two ears that listen you could talk to
Waylon Jennings', "Theme from the Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a poodle dog
Original Lyrics:
I'm a good ol' boy
 
misc
Commercial's, "Chime"
Misheard Lyrics:
Baking with chive is very easy
Original Lyrics:
Banking with Chime is very easy
Harry Styles', "Watermelon Sugar"
Misheard Lyrics:
Watermelon sugar farts
Original Lyrics:
Watermelon sugar high

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