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1950s
The Everly Brothers', "Since You Broke My Heart "
Misheard Lyrics:
Read a book or serve ER
Original Lyrics:
Read a book or study art
 
1960s
Classics IV's, "Spooky"
Misheard Lyrics:
Love is kind of crazy with a stinky little girl like you
Original Lyrics:
Love is kind of crazy with a spooky little girl like you
Friends of Distinction's, "Grazing in the Grass"
Misheard Lyrics:
Listen to the brass music, yes baby, can you dig it?
Original Lyrics:
Grazin' in the grass is a gas, baby, can you dig it?
Peter and Gordon's, "A World without Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
So I waste and in a while
Original Lyrics:
So I wait and in a while
Roy Orbison's, "Only the Lonely"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dum-dum-dum-dummy-walk
Original Lyrics:
Dum-dum-dum-dumdy-doo-wah
Sam & Dave's, "Hold On, I'm Comin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
In a river I travel
Original Lyrics:
In a river of trouble
 
1970s
Donna Summer's, "Dim All the Lights"
Misheard Lyrics:
We've found the perfect love.
If you don't like it tough.
Original Lyrics:
We've found the perfect love.
And I'm like a cup.
Gerry Rafferty's, "Right Down the Line"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ride down the wire
Original Lyrics:
Right Down the Line
Paul & Linda McCartney's, "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey"
Misheard Lyrics:
Booger pie
Original Lyrics:
Butter pie
Paul McCartney's, "Band on the Run"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bag up the rolls
Original Lyrics:
Band on the run
Queen's, "We Are the Champions"
Misheard Lyrics:
I consider it a challenge to be part of the human race,
And I'll never lose.
Original Lyrics:
I consider it a challenge before the whole human race,
And I ain't gonna lose.
The Beatles', "I Me Mine"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a mime
Original Lyrics:
I Me Mine
The Who's, "Athena"
Misheard Lyrics:
She’s a girl!
She’s a bone!
She’s just a girl!
She’s a whore!
Original Lyrics:
She's just a girl
She a bomb
 
1980s
Animotion's, "Let Him Go"
Misheard Lyrics:
The third regime
Original Lyrics:
The third degree
Animotion's, "Room to Move"
Misheard Lyrics:
Room for me
Original Lyrics:
Room to breathe
April Wine's, "Just Between You & Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Broken cars don’t always mend
Original Lyrics:
Broken hearts don’t always mend
Billy Idol's, "Dancing With Myself"
Misheard Lyrics:
All the girls I've Tokyo'd
Original Lyrics:
On the floors of Tokyo
Billy Joel's, "Allentown"
Misheard Lyrics:
for the pharmacist says our teachers gay
Original Lyrics:
For the promises our teachers gave
Billy Joel's, "Modern Woman"
Misheard Lyrics:
She won't sleep
Original Lyrics:
She looks sleek
DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince's, "Nightmare on My Street"
Misheard Lyrics:
Fat began the nightmare
Original Lyrics:
That began the nightmare
Misheard Lyrics:
Toke me in the shallow water
Before you get to me
Original Lyrics:
Choke me in the shallow water
Before I get too deep
Iron Maiden's, "Iron Maiden"
Misheard Lyrics:
No matter how you fall
Original Lyrics:
No matter how far
Kaoma's, "Dancando Lambada"
Misheard Lyrics:
More than a century-old molar
Original Lyrics:
Morena cintura de mola
Love And Rockets', "Yin and Yang (the Flowerpot Man)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Yin yang, yin yang, yin yang and the fl...
Original Lyrics:
Beauty, beauty, beauty, beautiful
Madonna's, "Cherish"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cherish is the word I use to remind me of
Your jugs
Original Lyrics:
Cherish is the word I use to remind me of
Your love
Madonna's, "Open Your Heart"
Misheard Lyrics:
Open your card to me
Original Lyrics:
Open your heart for me
Paula Abdul's, "Cold Hearted"
Misheard Lyrics:
He’s a snow-covered snake
Original Lyrics:
He’s a cold hearted snake
Queen's, "Under Pressure"
Misheard Lyrics:
Pressure, pushing down on me, pressing down on you, no mammal's fault
Original Lyrics:
Pressure, pushing down on me, pressing down on you, no man ask for
Terence Trent D’Arby's, "Sign Your Name"
Misheard Lyrics:
We started out as family
Original Lyrics:
We started out as friends
 
1990s
Cedarmont Kids', "Mulberry Bush"
Misheard Lyrics:
This is the way we watch our shows
Original Lyrics:
This is the way we wash our clothes
Cedarmont Kids', "The Wheels on the Bus"
Misheard Lyrics:
All through the south
Original Lyrics:
All through the town
Foo Fighters', "All My Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
But I’m getting gross
Original Lyrics:
But I’m getting close
LFO's, "Summer Girls"
Misheard Lyrics:
You love Mentos and Diet Coke
Original Lyrics:
You love Fun Dip and Cherry Coke
Lenny Kravitz's, "Rock And Roll Is Dead"
Misheard Lyrics:
Pokémon is dead.
Original Lyrics:
Rock and Roll is dead.
Madonna's, "Vogue"
Misheard Lyrics:
Wipe a nose
Original Lyrics:
Strike a pose
Nine Inch Nails', "Hurt"
Misheard Lyrics:
You could happen, oh
Original Lyrics:
You could have it all
Smashing Pumpkins', "Muzzle"
Misheard Lyrics:
Time
Original Lyrics:
Down
 
2000s
John Mayer's, "No Such Thing"
Misheard Lyrics:
“Welcome to the river”, she said to me
Original Lyrics:
“Welcome to the real world”, she said to me
John Mayer's, "Say"
Misheard Lyrics:
7, 8, need to say
Original Lyrics:
Say what you need to say
KT Tunstall's, "Suddenly I See"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, EIC
Original Lyrics:
Suddenly I see
Macy Gray's, "I Try"
Misheard Lyrics:
Though I try to hide it, it’s clear
I walk the walls when you are here
Original Lyrics:
Though I try to hide it, it's clear
My world crumbles when you are not near
Nelly's, "Pimp Juice"
Misheard Lyrics:
Just an example of grape juice jackin'
Original Lyrics:
Just an example of pimp juice jackin'
Usher's, "Yeah"
Misheard Lyrics:
Shorty got down low and said come and get me
I got so caught up I forgot the car key.
Original Lyrics:
Shorty got down low and said come and get me
I got so caught up I forgot she told me.
 
2010s
Childish Gambino's, "This Is America"
Misheard Lyrics:
This is a Miracle
Original Lyrics:
This Is America
Drake's, "Hold On, We're Going Home"
Misheard Lyrics:
I want your eye loving emotion in love’s sleep
Original Lyrics:
I want your hot love and emotion endlessly
Misheard Lyrics:
La di da di da Slob? Oh, me? Nah. Pass me some soup. Put me in the cup.
Original Lyrics:
La di da di da Slob on me knob Pass me some syrup Fuck me in the car
Taylor Swift's, "Blank Space"
Misheard Lyrics:
All the lonely Starbucks lovers
Original Lyrics:
Got a long list of ex-lovers
The Chemical Brothers', "Got to Keep On"
Misheard Lyrics:
Got a coupon
Original Lyrics:
Got to Keep On
 
country
Billy Ray Cyrus', "Achy Breaky Heart"
Misheard Lyrics:
And if you play my part
or
And if you play by heart
Original Lyrics:
And if you tell my heart
Taylor Swift's, "Love Story"
Misheard Lyrics:
City lights
Original Lyrics:
See the lights

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