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1960s
Mamas and the Papas', "California Dreamin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know the preacher lights the coal
Original Lyrics:
You know the preacher likes the cold.
Sonny & Cher's, "I Got You Babe"
Misheard Lyrics:
With you I can't be long
Original Lyrics:
With you I can't be wrong
The Who's, "My Generation"
Misheard Lyrics:
Talkin' about my vagination
Original Lyrics:
Talkin' about my generation
The Who's, "Pinball Wizard"
Misheard Lyrics:
Linus' security blanket
Original Lyrics:
That deaf, dumb and blind kid
 
1970s
Elton John's, "Island Girl"
Misheard Lyrics:
I am Dole
Original Lyrics:
Island Girl
Elton John's, "Philadelphia Freedom"
Misheard Lyrics:
Philadelphia dreamer
Original Lyrics:
Philadelphia Freedom
England Dan and John Ford Coley's, "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm not talking 'bout the linen
Original Lyrics:
I'm not talking about movin' in
Jackson 5's, "I'll Be There"
Misheard Lyrics:
Happy day
Original Lyrics:
I'll Be There
Jackson 5's, "I'll Be There"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'll be there to come to you
Original Lyrics:
I'll be there to comfort you
Jethro Tull's, "Bungle in the Jungle"
Misheard Lyrics:
Walking through forests of hungry apartments
Original Lyrics:
Walking through forests of palm tree apartments
Lynyrd Skynyrd's, "Sweet Home Alabama"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sweet home hour power
Original Lyrics:
Sweet Home Alabama
Shirley Bassey's, "Diamonds are Forever"
Misheard Lyrics:
They're lost in love
Original Lyrics:
They'll luster on
Steve Miller Band's, "Jungle Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cover up, it's not really bad
Original Lyrics:
Jungle love, it's driving me mad
Steve Miller Band's, "Jungle Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
I met you in Dublin, Ireland
Original Lyrics:
I met you on somebody's island
The Who's, "Baba O'Riley"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's only teenage bracelets
Original Lyrics:
It's only teenage wasteland
The Who's, "Bargain"
Misheard Lyrics:
I called you a bonehead
Original Lyrics:
I'd call that a bargain
The Who's, "I Can See for Miles"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can speak for miles and miles
Original Lyrics:
I can see for miles and miles
The Who's, "Who are You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Who farted?
Original Lyrics:
Who are you?
The Who's, "Won't Get Fooled Again"
Misheard Lyrics:
We won't get home again
Original Lyrics:
We won't get fooled again
War's, "Low Rider"
Misheard Lyrics:
Take a little drink
Original Lyrics:
Take a little trip
 
1980s
Billy Joel's, "Uptown Girl"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's been living in her lightheaded world
Original Lyrics:
She's been living in her white bread world
Blondie's, "One Way or Another"
Misheard Lyrics:
Baby can't speak
Original Lyrics:
Maybe next week
Commodores', "Nightshift"
Misheard Lyrics:
Comin' down on the night shit
Original Lyrics:
Comin' down on the nightshift
Phil Collins', "Hang in Long Enough"
Misheard Lyrics:
You never thought you'd ever get a taste.
You never thought you'd break the common law.
Original Lyrics:
You never thought you'd ever get a taste.
You never thought your break would come along.
T'pau's, "Valentine"
Misheard Lyrics:
All the drinks I never tried
Original Lyrics:
All the tears I never cried
The Who's, "You Better You Bet"
Misheard Lyrics:
My voice too wrong with cigarettes
Original Lyrics:
My voice too rough with cigarettes
Toto's, "Africa"
Misheard Lyrics:
As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like a lepress above the Serengeti.
Original Lyrics:
As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus
Above the Serengeti.
 
1990s
Disney's 'The Lion King''s, "Hakuna Matata"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ain't no fashion craze
Original Lyrics:
Ain't no passing craze
Dr. Alban's, "It's My Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
F*ck my life
Original Lyrics:
It's my life
Faith Hill's, "This Kiss"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's a catch-all bliss
Original Lyrics:
It's perpetual bliss
Malice Mizer's, "S-Conscious"
Misheard Lyrics:
Why are you stumbling?
What's so funny?
It's your bunny!
Original Lyrics:
Why are you suffering?
What's so funny?
It's too funny of you?
Movie Scripts', "Groundhog Day"
Misheard Lyrics:
And stated in groundhog's eve
Original Lyrics:
And stated in groundhog-eze
Oasis', "Don't Look Back in Anger"
Misheard Lyrics:
Take that look from off your fangs
Original Lyrics:
Take that look from off your face
The Lightning Seeds', "Lucky You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everything's ruined now, oh lucky you
Original Lyrics:
Everything's blue now, oh lucky you
 
2000s
Backstreet Boys', "Shape of My Heart"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now let me show you the shape of my car
Original Lyrics:
Now let me show you the shape of my heart
Coldplay's, "Yellow"
Misheard Lyrics:
Yeah they saw Old Yeller
Original Lyrics:
Yeah they were all yellow
Dido's, "Thank You"
Misheard Lyrics:
My tea’s STONE COLD, I’m wondering why, I got out of bed at all
Original Lyrics:
My tea's gone cold, I wonder why I got out of bed at all.
Frankie J featuring Baby Bash's, "Obsesion (No Es Amor)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Is there some confusion...
Original Lyrics:
Is this an illusion...
Jennifer Lopez's, "Love Don't Cost a Thing"
Misheard Lyrics:
Even if you're a dope
Original Lyrics:
Even if you were broke
Kid Rock's, "All Summer Long"
Misheard Lyrics:
It was 1959
Original Lyrics:
It was 1989
Rihanna's, "Who's That Chick"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's an addiction touch my erection
Original Lyrics:
It's an addiction such an eruption
U2's, "Beautiful Day"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's a miracle day
Original Lyrics:
It's a beautiful day
 
2010s
Commercial's, "Kinetic Sand"
Misheard Lyrics:
Comedic, comedic, comedic sand
Original Lyrics:
Kinetic, Kinetic, Kinetic Sand
Daft Punk's, "Get Lucky"
Misheard Lyrics:
So let’s raise the bar
And our clothes to the stars.
Original Lyrics:
So let’s raise the bar
And our cups to the stars.
Eminem featuring Rihanna's, "Love the Way You Lie"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's always late
Original Lyrics:
She's Lois Lane
Studio Killers', "Grande Finale"
Misheard Lyrics:
The rain sounds like it does
Original Lyrics:
The rain sounds like applause
 
christian
Mary Mary's, "Shackles (Praise You)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm just watching Frasier
Original Lyrics:
I just want to praise you
 
misc
Charles Gounod's, "Ave Maria"
Misheard Lyrics:
A big burrito
Original Lyrics:
Ave Maria
Olivia Rodrigo's, "Drivers License"
Misheard Lyrics:
And you're probably with that Bond girl
Original Lyrics:
And you're probably with that blonde girl
 
xmas
Traditional's, "Christmas in Killarney"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's nice you know to kiss your foe
And cuddle him under the mistletoe
Original Lyrics:
It's nice you know to kiss your beau
While cuddling under the mistletoe

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