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1960s
B.J. Thomas', "Hooked on a Feeling"
Misheard Lyrics:
I looked up a CD
Original Lyrics:
I'm hooked on a feeling
Misheard Lyrics:
You touch me in your farm, you sound your alarm
Original Lyrics:
You catch me in your farm, you sound your alarm
Mel and Tim's, "Backfield in Motion"
Misheard Lyrics:
Pipe down, you start cheatin' on me
Original Lyrics:
First down, you start cheatin' on me
TV Show Scripts', "Doctor Who: The Tomb of the Cybermen"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everything we design is carried out; there are no mistakes.
Original Lyrics:
Everything we decide is carried out; there are no mistakes.
 
1970s
ABBA's, "Happy New Year"
Misheard Lyrics:
Afternoon's here
Original Lyrics:
Happy New Year
Donna Summer's, "Heaven Knows"
Misheard Lyrics:
'til we turn the key
Original Lyrics:
'til eternity
Elton John's, "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sniffing for tickets like you.
Original Lyrics:
Sniffing for tidbits like you.
John Lennon's, "Imagine"
Misheard Lyrics:
But I'm not the worrywart
Original Lyrics:
But I'm not the only one
John Lennon's, "Instant Karma (We All Shine On)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ariel, shine on
Original Lyrics:
And we all shine on
L.T.D.'s, "(Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again"
Misheard Lyrics:
Every time I knew about you
Original Lyrics:
Every time I move, I lose
Marvin Gaye's, "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fish full of mercy
Original Lyrics:
Fish full of mercury
Rupert Holmes', "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)"
Misheard Lyrics:
If you're not into rodents
Original Lyrics:
If you're not into yoga
Ten Years After's, "I'd Love to Change the World"
Misheard Lyrics:
Them and us, stop the war.
Original Lyrics:
Senators, stop the war.
 
1980s
Bob Seger's, "Fire Lake"
Misheard Lyrics:
Who wants to go find Elaine
Original Lyrics:
Who wants to go to Fire Lake
Bobby Brown's, "Don't Be Cruel"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey yo, Cherie, what's up with the attitude?
Original Lyrics:
Hey yo cutie what's up with this attitude?
Bobby Brown's, "My Prerogative"
Misheard Lyrics:
Evil tricks is not my thing
Original Lyrics:
Ego trips is not my thang
Bobby Brown's, "My Prerogative"
Misheard Lyrics:
Some ask me questions,
Why am I so real?
or
Some ask me questions,
Why am I surreal?
Original Lyrics:
Some ask me questions,
Like am I for real?
Christopher Cross', "All Right"
Misheard Lyrics:
I know, I know it's overnight
Original Lyrics:
I know, I know what's on your mind
Christopher Cross', "Ride Like the Wind"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I got a wrong way to go
Original Lyrics:
And I got a long way to go
Christopher Cross', "Sailing"
Misheard Lyrics:
Every word is a sympathy
Original Lyrics:
Every word is a symphony
Christopher Cross', "Think of Laura"
Misheard Lyrics:
I know she wanted that way
Original Lyrics:
I know she'd want it that way
Jeffrey Osborne's, "On the Wings of Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
The only way to try
Original Lyrics:
The only way to fly
Jeffrey Osborne's, "Stay with Me Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
Make me feel just like a stupid girl
Original Lyrics:
Make me feel just like a schoolboy, girl
Jeffrey Osborne's, "You Should Be Mine (The Woo Woo Song)"
Misheard Lyrics:
You got to mortify my love
Original Lyrics:
You got to fortify my love
John Lennon's, "Woman"
Misheard Lyrics:
Farewell
Original Lyrics:
Well, well
Simple Minds', "Don't You (Forget About Me)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rain keeps coming
or
Rain keeps going
Original Lyrics:
Rain keeps falling
The Commodores', "Nightshift"
Misheard Lyrics:
Martin
Original Lyrics:
Marvin
Traveling Wilburys', "Handle with Care"
Misheard Lyrics:
Reputations changeable
The situation is horrible
Original Lyrics:
Reputations changeable
Situations tolerable
U2's, "Angel of Harlem"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cheesecake in Harlem,
Harlem, Oh!
Original Lyrics:
She says it's heart,
Heart and soul.
U2's, "Angel of Harlem"
Misheard Lyrics:
Coming here to spend the day,
Touched the ground at J.F.K.
Original Lyrics:
It was a cold and wet December day
When we touched the ground at JFK.
U2's, "Angel of Harlem"
Misheard Lyrics:
Got John Coltrane and Love Supreme,
Miles Davis got to be an angel.
Original Lyrics:
We got John Coltrane and a love supreme
Miles, and she's got to be an angel
U2's, "Angel of Harlem"
Misheard Lyrics:
Moonlight on the avenue,
God no, they got to you
Original Lyrics:
Blue light on the avenue
God knows they got to you
U2's, "Angel of Harlem"
Misheard Lyrics:
See the truth behind the lies
In town
Original Lyrics:
She sees the truth behind the lies
Angel
 
1990s
Ace of Base's, "Beautiful Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
It’s the Culligan man
Original Lyrics:
It’s a beautiful life
Ace of Base's, "The Sign"
Misheard Lyrics:
Under the payroll
Original Lyrics:
Under the pale moon
Arrested Development's, "Mr. Wendal"
Misheard Lyrics:
I bid you dignity to stand with pride
Original Lyrics:
I feed you dignity to stand with pride
Nightcrawlers', "Push the Feeling On"
Misheard Lyrics:
Eliza’s gay,
A life full of soup
Original Lyrics:
Their lives again
Their Li, to pull us through
Richard Marx's, "Hazard"
Misheard Lyrics:
And leave this old Nevada town
Original Lyrics:
And leave this old Nebraska town
Static X's, "Fix"
Misheard Lyrics:
Pudding and Jello, Drug Test, Banana Sex
Original Lyrics:
Tune it in, chill out, drop dead
I need a fix
U2's, "One"
Misheard Lyrics:
You act like you never had that
And you want me to go without
Original Lyrics:
You act like you never had love
And you want me to go without
 
2000s
Dismantled 's, "Get It Through"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'll never get through to you
I'm too white
Original Lyrics:
I'll never get through to you
I'm too wide
Dizzee Rascal and Armand Van Helden's, "Bonkers"
Misheard Lyrics:
But I let Santa give me the slip
OR
But I let Sandy give me the slip
Original Lyrics:
But I let sanity give me the slip
Fall Out Boy's, "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dis einaseen it's a dog's arse face
Original Lyrics:
This ain't a scene, it's a g**d*** arms race.
Nelly's, "Country Grammar"
Misheard Lyrics:
Goo down
Down baby gosh I in a cocoa puff
Original Lyrics:
Goin' down down baby
Yo' street in a Range Rover.
Shakira's, "Whenever, Wherever"
Misheard Lyrics:
10 million ways to love somebody
Original Lyrics:
Too many ways to love somebody
 
2010s
Metallica's, "Now That We're Dead"
Misheard Lyrics:
When Lars has won, may it be
It's you I'm madly fighting for
Original Lyrics:
When loss has won, may it be
It's you I'm madly fighting for
SAINt JHN's, "Roses (Imanbek Remix)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I walked in the corner with a bag of screaming goats
Original Lyrics:
I walked in the corner with the body screaming dolo
Zeds Dead's, "Cowboy (Congorock Remix)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Slap me in the ass
Original Lyrics:
Just looked me in the eyes
 
misc
Ed Sheeran's, "Afterglow"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh I would hold on to the apple core
Original Lyrics:
Oh I would hold on to the afterglow
Taylor Swift's, "Willow"
Misheard Lyrics:
And if it was an overboard case
Original Lyrics:
And if it was an open-shut case

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