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1960s
Disney's Mary Poppins', "Jolly Holiday"
Misheard Lyrics:
When Mary holds your gland,
You feel so grand
Original Lyrics:
When Mary holds your hand,
You feel so grand
Johnny Western's, "The Ballad of Paladin"
Misheard Lyrics:
A knight without armor is a savage man.
Original Lyrics:
A knight without armor in a savage land.
 
1970s
Billy Joel's, "Prelude/Angry Young Man"
Misheard Lyrics:
Take a moment or two the the ancient young man
Original Lyrics:
Take a moment or two for the angry young man
Earth, Wind & Fire's, "Shining Star"
Misheard Lyrics:
You’re a shopaholic
Original Lyrics:
You’re a shining star
Hall & Oates', "Sara Smile"
Misheard Lyrics:
When I/you turn gold, you/I warn me/you
Original Lyrics:
When I/you feel cold, you/I warm me/you
Hall & Oates', "She’s Gone"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everybody’s high on constellation
Original Lyrics:
Everybody’s high on consolation
Labelle's, "Lady Marmalade"
Misheard Lyrics:
Voulez-vous poussay aprés moi, sire?
Original Lyrics:
Voulez-vous coucher avec moi, çe soir?
Meat Loaf's, "Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad"
Misheard Lyrics:
Maybe we can talk at night
Original Lyrics:
Maybe we can talk all night
Melissa Manchester's, "Don't Cry Out Loud"
Misheard Lyrics:
Baby cried the day the circles came to town
Original Lyrics:
Baby cried the day the circus came to town
Parliament's, "Flashlight"
Misheard Lyrics:
Landslide
Original Lyrics:
Flashlight
The Rattles', "The Witch"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can't you see the bitch
Can't you see the bitch
Can't you see the bitch by my side
Original Lyrics:
Can't you see the witch
Can't you see the witch
Can't you see the witch by my side
 
1980s
Al Jarreau's, "Moonlighting"
Misheard Lyrics:
They sing their own suite, too
Original Lyrics:
They sing their own sweet tune
Baltimora's, "Tarzan Boy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tonight's the night
Do the honors, do the honors
Original Lyrics:
Night tonight, gimme the other, gimme the other.
Commercial's, "Bubble Yum"
Misheard Lyrics:
Yell it out with Bubble Yum
Original Lyrics:
Yum it up with Bubble Yum
Commercial's, "Gorton's Fish"
Misheard Lyrics:
Trust the Gordon's fisherman
From Gordon's of lobster
Original Lyrics:
Trust the Gorton's fisherman
From Gorton's of Gloucester
Kim Carnes', "Bette Davis Eyes"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's got macadamia nuts
Original Lyrics:
She's got Bette Davis eyes
Nirvana's, "Scoff"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gimme back my Yamaha
Original Lyrics:
Gimme back my alcohol
Paul McCartney's, "Spies Like Us"
Misheard Lyrics:
So what, all of us
Original Lyrics:
So what’s all the fuss?
Pet Shop Boys', "Domino Dancing"
Misheard Lyrics:
Watch them all go round
Original Lyrics:
watch them all fall down.
Peter Cetera's, "Glory of Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Light up the man
Original Lyrics:
I am a man
Stevie Nicks', "Edge of Seventeen"
Misheard Lyrics:
Just like the right-winger
Original Lyrics:
Just like a white winged dove
The Gap Band's, "Early in the Morning"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hurry in the morning
Original Lyrics:
Early in the morning
U2's, "Two Hearts Beat as One"
Misheard Lyrics:
Two hearts big as one
or
Two hearts big ass one
Original Lyrics:
Two hearts beat as one
 
1990s
All Saints', "Never Ever"
Misheard Lyrics:
Conversations, teachers
Original Lyrics:
Conversations hesitations
Amy Grant's, "Every Heartbeat"
Misheard Lyrics:
Every heartbeat bears your name
Loud and clear they state my claim
Original Lyrics:
Every heartbeat bears your name
Loud and clear they stake my claim
Amy Grant's, "Every Heartbeat"
Misheard Lyrics:
My red blood runs through you
Original Lyrics:
My red blood runs true blue
Barenaked Ladies', "One Week"
Misheard Lyrics:
Watchin' X-Files with the lights on, a dollar maison
Original Lyrics:
Watchin X-Files with no lights on, we're dans la maison
Bill Withers', "Ain’t No Sunshine"
Misheard Lyrics:
Rainbow sunshine when she’s gone
Original Lyrics:
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
Metallica's, "Enter Sandman"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't forgive my son
(Later)
Having thoughts tonight in the arms of Snow White
OR
Having thoughts tonight and they are of Snow White
Original Lyrics:
Don't forget my son
(Later)
Heavy thoughts tonight and they aren't of Snow White.
Offspring 's, "Self Esteem"
Misheard Lyrics:
When she's saying all men are like a disease
Then I wonder why she sleeps with my friends
Original Lyrics:
When she's saying, oh that I'm like a disease
Then I wonder why she sleeps with my friends
PM Dawn's, "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss"
Misheard Lyrics:
Baby Cindy, set adrift on memory bliss of you
The camera pans to a cocktail glass behind a lot of plastic planks
(Later)
Or chemistry that’s trying to tell me something
(Later)
Let my eyes caress you until I meet the dog and Mrs Princess Who
(Later)
She’s got a niece in the hall that doesn’t have meaning
OR
She’s got an niece in the hole that doesn’t have meaning
(Later)
She broke a wishbone and wished for a sign that told her whispers in my heart were fine
One of the things she could do
I feel for her, I really do
So I stared at the big finger on her hand
OR
So I stand at the big finger on her hand
Original Lyrics:
Baby, you send me set adrift on memory bliss of you
The camera pans to a cocktail glass behind a blind of plastic plants
(Later)
Or a dream that’s trying to tell me something
(Later)
Let my eyes caress you until I meet the thought of Mrs Princess Who
(Later)
She’s got an ace in the hole, it doesn’t have meaning
(Later)
She broke her wishbone and wished for a sign, I told her whispers in my heart were fine
What did she think she could do?
I feel for her, I really do
So I stared at the ring finger on her hand
Pearl Jam's, "Dissident"
Misheard Lyrics:
A douchie was hound, douchie was low
At a quarter past, a holy ghost
She had to turn around
But she couldn't turn around oh, she fold dead
A distant death is here
Original Lyrics:
But soon she was down, soon he was low
At a quarter past, a holy no
She had to turn around
When she couldn't hold, oh, she folded
A dissident is here
Roxette's, "It Must Have Been Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
I wake up lonely, this air of silence in the bathroom and all around
(Later)
And it's a heart that went to stay and dream away
Original Lyrics:
I wake up lonely, there's air of silence in the bedroom and all around
(Later)
And it's a hard winter's day, I dream away
Sigur Rós', "Svefn-g-englar"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's you
Original Lyrics:
Tjú
Snow's, "Informer"
Misheard Lyrics:
.. a leaky bum bum now ...
Original Lyrics:
A licky boom boom down
Soundgarden's, "Black Hole Sun"
Misheard Lyrics:
Wacko Son won't you come
And wash away Lorraine
Original Lyrics:
Black hole sun, won't you come?
And wash away the rain?
Weird Al Yankovic's, "Smells Like Nirvana"
Misheard Lyrics:
See Stick Stickly
Original Lyrics:
Sing distinctly?
 
2000s
Dido's, "White Flag"
Misheard Lyrics:
Galway
Original Lyrics:
always
K.K. Slider's, "K.K. Salsa"
Misheard Lyrics:
oh oh miho oh oh oh na ho
Original Lyrics:
oh oh me oh oh oh na ho
Katie Melua's, "Closest Thing to Crazy"
Misheard Lyrics:
This is the closest thing to crazy I have ever been
Feeling 22, acting 70
Original Lyrics:
This is the closest thing to crazy I have ever been
Feeling 22, acting 17
Leona Lewis', "Run"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dido, Dido
Original Lyrics:
Light up, light up
Leona Lewis', "Run"
Misheard Lyrics:
Liedough, liedough
Original Lyrics:
Light up, light up
Radiohead's, "Like Spinning Plates"
Misheard Lyrics:
If he makes you hard
Original Lyrics:
You feed me to the lions
Sigur Rós', "Hoppípolla"
Misheard Lyrics:
I could hit her in the nose, kid
Original Lyrics:
Allur heimurinn óskýr
 
2010s
Being as an Ocean's, "Play Pretend"
Misheard Lyrics:
We burn ourselves in the face of God
Original Lyrics:
We bite our tongues in the face of God
Being as an Ocean's, "Play Pretend"
Misheard Lyrics:
We're singing it's a nothing
Original Lyrics:
We're sinking into nothing
George Ezra's, "Blame It on Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Work your way there for
Original Lyrics:
What you waiting for?
The Vamps', "What Have I Done to Deserve This?"
Misheard Lyrics:
She needs a wild card
Original Lyrics:
She needs a wild heart
The Vamps', "Wild Heart"
Misheard Lyrics:
She needs a wild card, she needs a wild card, I’ve got a wild card
Original Lyrics:
She needs a wild heart, she needs a wild heart, I’ve got a wild heart
 
xmas
Traditional's, "Jingle Bells"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bells of boxing ring.
Original Lyrics:
Bells on bob-tails ring.

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