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1950s
Commercial's, "Pillsbury - Nothin' Says Lovin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
Nothin' says rubbish
Like somethin' from the garbage
Original Lyrics:
Nothin' says lovin'
Like somethin' from the oven
 
1960s
Mary Hopkin's, "Those Were the Days"
Misheard Lyrics:
For we were yours
Original Lyrics:
For we were young
The Troggs', "Wild Thing"
Misheard Lyrics:
You make my boss say
Original Lyrics:
You make my heart sing
 
1970s
Alicia Keys', "I Love the Nightlife (Disco 'Round)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rapture
Original Lyrics:
Action
Blondie's, "Atomic"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ectopic
Original Lyrics:
Atomic
Cast of the Brady Bunch's, "It's a Sunshine Day"
Misheard Lyrics:
So have it today
Original Lyrics:
So happy today
Jefferson Starship's, "Count on Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Count all night long
Original Lyrics:
Count on my love
Ringo Starr's, "Back Off Boogaloo"
Misheard Lyrics:
We don't need you
Just pretend that you are dead
Pinch yourself upon the cart
Original Lyrics:
Wake up, meat head
Don't pretend that you are dead
Get yourself up off the cart
Rush's, "Freewill"
Misheard Lyrics:
I will choose above the sphere
Original Lyrics:
I will choose a path that's clear
The Troggs', "Love Is All Around"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's written on the air
Original Lyrics:
It's written on the wind
The Youngbloods', "Get Together"
Misheard Lyrics:
Come on, Peter Rabbit
Original Lyrics:
Come on people now
Village People's, "In the Navy"
Misheard Lyrics:
They want you at the movies, too
Original Lyrics:
They want you as a new recruit
 
1980s
Air Supply's, "Even the Nights Are Better"
Misheard Lyrics:
Even the days are brighter
When someone you love's a spider.
Original Lyrics:
Even the days are brighter
When someone you love's beside ya
Chicago's, "Will You Still Love Me?"
Misheard Lyrics:
I never had a thing to do
Original Lyrics:
I never had a thing to prove
Commercial's, "Manwich"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't feed me holy moley
Original Lyrics:
Don't feed me no bologna
Greg Kihn Band's, "The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'em)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Babies don't like my family home
Original Lyrics:
They just don't write 'em like that anymore
Iron Maiden's, "Alexander the Great"
Misheard Lyrics:
Near to the east, in a part of ancient Greece,
In an ancient land called Macedonia,
Was born a son, to be the master;
The legend, his name, was Alexander.
Original Lyrics:
Near to the east, in a part of ancient Greece,
In an ancient land called Macedonia,
Was born a son, to Philip of Macedon;
The legend, his name, was Alexander.
Mike + the Mechanics', "Taken In"
Misheard Lyrics:
Wrapped around your finger
Original Lyrics:
Wrapped around the finger
Nik Kershaw's, "Wouldn't It Be Good?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Wouldn't it be good to beat the Russians.
Original Lyrics:
Wouldn't it be good to be in your shoes?
Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush's, "Don't Give Up"
Misheard Lyrics:
I never thought I could feel
Original Lyrics:
I never thought I could fail
Rush's, "The Spirit Of Radio"
Misheard Lyrics:
Blind antennae bristle with the energy
Original Lyrics:
Bright antennae bristle with the energy.
Rush's, "Tom Sawyer"
Misheard Lyrics:
Is it ever quite the fence
Lighting out the day's events
No reaper
Original Lyrics:
His reserve, a quiet defense
Riding out the day's events
The river.
Soft Cell's, "Tainted Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't touch these keys
Original Lyrics:
Don't touch me please
Squeeze's, "Black Coffee in Bed"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's a stain on my notepad
Original Lyrics:
There's a stain on my notebook
Stevie Nicks', "Talk to Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
You can bother me
Original Lyrics:
You can talk to me
The Clash's, "Rock the Casbah"
Misheard Lyrics:
The sheep don’t like it,
Rockin’ the cash bar,
Rockin’ the cash bar….
Original Lyrics:
The sharif don't like it
Rock the Casbah, rock the Casbah.
The Cure's, "Lullaby"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I feel like I'm being beaten
Original Lyrics:
And I feel like I'm being eaten
The Cure's, "Why Can't I Be You?"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're so purple!
Original Lyrics:
You're so perfect!
The Smiths', "Suffer Little Children"
Misheard Lyrics:
Over the morgue, take me to the morgue
Dig a shallow grave
And I'll lay me down
Original Lyrics:
Over the moor, take me to the moor
Dig a shallow grave
And I'll lay me down
The Smiths', "This Charming Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's mansive, it's gruesome
That someone so handsome should care
Original Lyrics:
This man said it's gruesome
That someone so handsome should care
Thompson Twins', "Doctor! Doctor!"
Misheard Lyrics:
Make some tonight
Original Lyrics:
Give such delight
Tina Turner's, "The Best"
Misheard Lyrics:
Better than ostrich
Original Lyrics:
Better than all the rest
U2's, "Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses"
Misheard Lyrics:
Who’s gonna ride you like whores?
Original Lyrics:
Who’s gonna ride your wild horses?
Van Halen's, "Panama"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ready to roll
Original Lyrics:
Panama
 
1990s
Deacon Blue's, "Twist and Shout"
Misheard Lyrics:
You've got a lot of things to say about the big world and the white skies
Original Lyrics:
You've got a lot of things to say about the big world and the high skies
George Michael's, "Father Figure"
Misheard Lyrics:
I have had enough of signing
Original Lyrics:
I have had enough of crime
Misheard Lyrics:
Frame the science of an innocent divide
Original Lyrics:
Frame of silence of an innocent divine
Shawn Mullins', "Lullaby"
Misheard Lyrics:
AM/PM is really gonna be alright
Original Lyrics:
Everything's gonna be alright
The B-52's', "Roam"
Misheard Lyrics:
Around the world, the trip begins with your kids
Original Lyrics:
Around the world, the trip begins with a kiss
The Cure's, "Friday I'm in Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's a wondrous surprise
Original Lyrics:
It's a wonderful surprise
The Lion King's, "Circle of Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ahhhhh sevenya babanishi baba
Original Lyrics:
Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba
 
2000s
Beyoncé ft. Lil' Flip's, "Naughty Girl (Remix)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I like ya Billy Ray and that cute tattoo.
Original Lyrics:
I like ya belly ring and that cute tattoo.
Christina Aguilera's, "Beautiful"
Misheard Lyrics:
We are cubicles
Original Lyrics:
We are beautiful
Commercial's, "Discovery Zone"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm going crazy
or
I'm going easy
or
I'm going dizzy
Original Lyrics:
I'm going DZ
Paris Hilton's, "Stars Are Blind"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don't mind standing some time
Just hanging here with you
'Cause I don't fight too many guys that treat me like you do
Original Lyrics:
I don't mind spending some time
Just hanging here with you
'Cause I don't find too many guys that treat me like you do
The Exies', "What You Deserve"
Misheard Lyrics:
Me and the salami
Original Lyrics:
Me and no one else, so help me
 
2010s
Carly Rae Jepsen's, "Call Me Maybe"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I'll be other boys trying to chase me
OR
And I'll be other boys trying to change me
Original Lyrics:
And all the other boys try to chase me
Halsey's, "Without Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Baby I'm the one who
Put you up to that
Original Lyrics:
Baby I'm the one who
Put you up there
Mike Posner's, "I Took a Pill in Ibiza"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh I know a sad song, a sad song
Original Lyrics:
All I know are sad songs, sad songs
 
country
Shania Twain's, "That Don't Impress Me Much"
Misheard Lyrics:
Down to a mile
Original Lyrics:
Down to an art

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