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1950s
Sheb Wooley's, "Purple People Eater"
Misheard Lyrics:
I wouldn’t see you 'cause you’re so smart!
Original Lyrics:
I wouldn’t eat you 'cause you’re so tough!
 
1960s
Ben E. King's, "Spanish Harlem"
Misheard Lyrics:
There is a rose in Spanish Island
Original Lyrics:
There is a rose in Spanish Harlem
Classics IV's, "Stormy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, Stony!
Original Lyrics:
Oh, stormy!
Four Jacks and a Jill's, "Master Jack"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mustard Jack
or
Monster Jack
Original Lyrics:
Master Jack
Status Quo's, "Pictures of Matchstick Men"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mirror images of matchstick men and you
All I ever see is lemon hue
Original Lyrics:
Pictures of matchstick men and you
All I ever see is them and you
The Lovin' Spoonful's, "Do You Believe in Magic?"
Misheard Lyrics:
If it's judgment music or rhythm and blues
Original Lyrics:
If it's jug band music or rhythm and blues
 
1970s
Bee Gees', "Night Fever"
Misheard Lyrics:
I get higher in the Rockies
Original Lyrics:
I got higher in my walkin'
Carly Simon's, "Anticipation"
Misheard Lyrics:
These are the pool ball days
Original Lyrics:
These are the good old days
Carly Simon's, "Haven't Got Time for the Pain"
Misheard Lyrics:
I haven't got time for the pay
Original Lyrics:
I haven't got time for the pain
Carly Simon's, "The Right Thing to Do"
Misheard Lyrics:
And it used to be for a mile
Original Lyrics:
And it used to be for a while
Carly Simon's, "You Belong to Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're a lot to me
Original Lyrics:
You belong to me
First Class', "Beach Baby"
Misheard Lyrics:
Peach bagel
Original Lyrics:
Beach Baby
Heatwave's, "Boogie Nights"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dance with the boogie guitar
Original Lyrics:
Dance with the boogie, get down
Jackson 5's, "ABC"
Misheard Lyrics:
You came to school to burp girl
Original Lyrics:
You went to school to learn, girl
The Bee Gees', "Nights on Broadway"
Misheard Lyrics:
Takin’ it straight to Mahatma
Original Lyrics:
Singing that straight to the heart song
 
1980s
Carly Simon's, "Coming Around Again"
Misheard Lyrics:
I know nothing stays to shame
Original Lyrics:
I know nothing stays the same
Dream Academy's, "Life in a Northern Town"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, mama, my head!
Original Lyrics:
Ah-hey-ma-ma-ma
Hey-y-yah
Eurythmics', "There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Could this be deactivating
All my senses dislocating?
Original Lyrics:
Could this be reactivating
All my senses dislocating?
George Thorogood's, "I Drink Alone"
Misheard Lyrics:
And his partner Jimmy Dean
Original Lyrics:
And his partner Jimmy Beam
Misheard Lyrics:
Come on, take your brother, baby, to the Congo!
Original Lyrics:
Come on, shake that body, baby, do the conga!
Michael Jackson's, "Billie Jean"
Misheard Lyrics:
The Village Inn just knot the lava.
Original Lyrics:
Billie Jean is not my lover.
Peter Cetera's, "Glory of Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
I could never make it flow
...
Just the time I will see the day
Original Lyrics:
I could never make it alone
...
Just in time I will save the day
Ray Parker, Jr.'s, "Ghostbusters"
Misheard Lyrics:
Co-sponsors!
Original Lyrics:
Ghostbusters!
The Ramones', "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sheena Easton
Original Lyrics:
Sheena is
The Smiths', "Bigmouth Strikes Again"
Misheard Lyrics:
Midnight
Original Lyrics:
Bigmouth
XTC's, "The Mayer of Simpleton"
Misheard Lyrics:
And I may be the mayor of Singleton
Original Lyrics:
And I may be the mayor of Simpleton
 
1990s
Eiffel 65's, "Blue (Da Ba Dee)"
Misheard Lyrics:
And a blue Ford wreck
(Later)
Blue is the color I love when I'm with you
(Later)
Blue like my cravat
Original Lyrics:
And a blue Corvette
(Later)
Blue is the color of all that I wear
(Later)
Blue like my Corvette
En Vogue's, "Don't Let Go (Love)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I often fantasize the stars above stole my chair
OR
I often fantasize the stars above stole my chance
Original Lyrics:
I often fantasize the stars above are watching you
Louise's, "Arms Around The World"
Misheard Lyrics:
When I think of you my luck can fly
(Later)
I cross the desert and bring to you, let's be there at night
Original Lyrics:
When I think of you my love can fly
(Later)
I cross the desert and bring to you the Sahara light
Michael Bolton's, "Time, Love and Tenderness"
Misheard Lyrics:
Kind love and tenderness
Original Lyrics:
Time, love and tenderness
Midge Ure's, "Cold, Cold Heart"
Misheard Lyrics:
Come gather 'round me and hate this cold, cold heart
(Later)
But I'm a bitter man who wears a man who wants to be free
Original Lyrics:
Come gather 'round me and heat this cold, cold heart
(Later)
But I'm a better man
Where's a man who wants to be free
Neil Young's, "Harvest Moon"
Misheard Lyrics:
On this harbor cruise
Original Lyrics:
On this harvest moon.
Radiohead's, "No Surprises"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'll take Quiet Riot
Original Lyrics:
I'll take a quiet life
TLC's, "Unpretty"
Misheard Lyrics:
At the end of the day I have myself to blame
I’m just too fat
Original Lyrics:
At the end of the day I have myself to blame
I’m just trippin’
Vanessa Williams', "Save The Best For Last"
Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause there was a time when all I did was wish you'd tell me this was luck
Original Lyrics:
'Cause there was a time when all I did was wish you'd tell me this was love
 
2000s
Backstreet Boys', "More Than That"
Misheard Lyrics:
It takes to keep you alive
Original Lyrics:
It takes to keep you blind
Céline Dion's, "Femme Comme Chacune"
Misheard Lyrics:
La nuit
I’m gonna shock you
Original Lyrics:
La nuit
Femme comme chacune
Jason Mraz's, "I'm Yours"
Misheard Lyrics:
Listen to the music of the Mormon people, dance and sing
Original Lyrics:
Listen to the music of the moment, people dance and sing
Maroon 5's, "This Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
And her a*se is breaking in front of me
Original Lyrics:
And her heart is breaking in front of me
Radiohead's, "2+2=5"
Misheard Lyrics:
Are you such a screamer
Original Lyrics:
Are you such a dreamer
Radiohead's, "Go to Sleep"
Misheard Lyrics:
Am I dead, Barney?
Original Lyrics:
Over my dead body
Radiohead's, "Jigsaw Falling Into Place"
Misheard Lyrics:
Just as the dreams arrive
Original Lyrics:
Just as the drinks arrive
Radiohead's, "Knives Out"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cash the house
Original Lyrics:
Catch the mouse
Radiohead's, "Nude"
Misheard Lyrics:
You paint yourself, why?
Original Lyrics:
You paint yourself white
Radiohead's, "There There"
Misheard Lyrics:
In bitch dark
Original Lyrics:
In pitch dark
Will Smith's, "Switch"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bringing the fire, baby you better bring me your mom
Original Lyrics:
Bringing the fire, making your Benz ring the alarm
 
2010s
Cassio Monroe's, "Under the Lights"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Original Lyrics:
Oh all the places we'll go
Harry Styles', "Adore You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Straw kills and bells yeah, over eyes
Original Lyrics:
Strawberry and lemon over ice
Katy Perry's, "California Gurls"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, wet ass
Original Lyrics:
All that ass
Lizzo's, "Juice"
Misheard Lyrics:
David, you ain't being slick
Don't dare try to Copperfield
Original Lyrics:
Baby, you ain't being slick
Don't dare try to cop a feel

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