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1960s
Keith West's, "Excerpt from a Teenage Opera"
Misheard Lyrics:
Gross old Jack, gross old Jack
Original Lyrics:
Grocer Jack, grocer Jack
The Shirelles', "Mama Said"
Misheard Lyrics:
Morissette
Original Lyrics:
Mama said
 
1970s
Barry White's, "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm gonna love you, love you, love you, 'cause I live alone
Original Lyrics:
I'm gonna love you, love you, love you, just a little more
Eagles', "I Can't Tell You Why"
Misheard Lyrics:
Just hold on time
Original Lyrics:
Just hold on tight
Eagles', "New Kid in Town"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's a milkman in town
Original Lyrics:
There's a new kid in town
Foreigner's, "Head Games"
Misheard Lyrics:
Head bangs
Original Lyrics:
Head games
Grand Funk Railroad's, "We're an American Band"
Misheard Lyrics:
We'll come into.your house
We'll make you party out
Original Lyrics:
We're comin' to your town
We'll help you party it down
Grand Funk Railroad's, "We're an American Band"
Misheard Lyrics:
We'll help your party get down
Original Lyrics:
We'll help you party it down
Johnny Bristol's, "Hang On in There Baby"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hear the lightning strike
Original Lyrics:
Feel the lightning strike
Michael Jackson's, "Don’t Stop ‘til You Get Enough"
Misheard Lyrics:
Keep up with a 4-star store
Original Lyrics:
Keep up with the force, don’t stop
Patti Smith's, "Because the Night"
Misheard Lyrics:
Be home tonight, we lost two lovers
Be home tonight, we lost two of ours
Original Lyrics:
Because the night belongs to lovers
Because the night belongs to lust
 
1980s
Chicago's, "Love Me Tomorrow"
Misheard Lyrics:
She said I need you here denied
Original Lyrics:
She said I need you here tonight
Europe's, "The Final Countdown"
Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause maybe they've seen us and welcome us home
Original Lyrics:
'Cause maybe they've seen us and welcome us all
Gary Numan's, "Cars"
Misheard Lyrics:
In parts
Original Lyrics:
In cars
Kajagoogoo's, "Too Shy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Something's wrong or not naive, you must be strong.
Original Lyrics:
Something's wrong, you're not naive, you must be strong.
The Cure's, "A Forest"
Misheard Lyrics:
Just follow your rhymes
Original Lyrics:
Just follow your eyes
The Cure's, "In Between Days"
Misheard Lyrics:
Yesterday I got sober
Original Lyrics:
Yesterday I got so old
The Cure's, "The Caterpillar"
Misheard Lyrics:
Flickr Flickr Flickr
Original Lyrics:
Flicka flicka flicka
The Cure's, "The Walk"
Misheard Lyrics:
We walked around the leak
Original Lyrics:
We walked around the lake
 
1990s
Color Me Badd's, "I Wanna Sex You Up"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm homosexual
Original Lyrics:
I wanna sex you up
Crystal Waters', "Makin' Happy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ah, who are you, who are you, who are you?
Original Lyrics:
Ah ooh-wee ooh, ooh-wee ooh, ooh-wee ooh
En Vogue's, "My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I just sit back and make some food myself
Original Lyrics:
I just sit back and make a fool of myself
Martika's, "Love...Thy Will Be Done"
Misheard Lyrics:
No longer can I resist the guiding light
It gives me the power to give up the fight
Original Lyrics:
No longer can I resist the guiding light
It gives me the power to keep up the fight
Michael Jackson's, "In the Closet"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're just a leather, dirty bike
Is it worth forgiving? Is it worth the try?
(Later)
'Cause if it's aching you have to rob it
Original Lyrics:
She's just a lover who's doin' me by
Is it worth the giving? Is it worth the try?
(Later)
'Cause if it's aching you have to rub it
Texas', "Black Eyed Boy"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can tell you're in some foolish nation
Original Lyrics:
I can tell you're on some foolish mission
The Cure's, "A Letter to Elise"
Misheard Lyrics:
In their only words
Original Lyrics:
If they only would
The Cure's, "Mint Car"
Misheard Lyrics:
The song is on
Original Lyrics:
The sun is up
The Cure's, "Never Enough"
Misheard Lyrics:
In any way I try to see
Original Lyrics:
In any way I try to speak
The Cure's, "The 13th"
Misheard Lyrics:
I am learning for another taste
Original Lyrics:
I am yearning for another taste
 
2000s
Britney Spears', "I'm a Slave 4 U"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can't you see I'm sexy
Original Lyrics:
I just wanna dance next to you
Britney Spears', "Intimidated"
Misheard Lyrics:
It doesn't matter, goo
As long as your dick in me
Original Lyrics:
It doesn't matter, boo
As long as you're digging me
Kelly Rowland's, "Past 12"
Misheard Lyrics:
Mister drive a car
Original Lyrics:
It's past 12 o'clock
La Roux's, "Bulletproof"
Misheard Lyrics:
This time baby
This time baby
Break thru
Original Lyrics:
This time baby
I'll be bulletproof
Madonna's, "4 Minutes"
Misheard Lyrics:
Give it up give it up
Don't be a prick, Madonna, uh
You got to get me while I'm hot ...
Original Lyrics:
So keep it up, keep it up
Don't be a pri- (hey), Madonna, uh
You gotta get 'em a, hop
Rihanna's, "Sell Me Candy"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sell me candy like it's summer and it's nutting in my hand
Original Lyrics:
Sell me candy like it's summer when it's melting in my hands
The Cure's, "Taking Off"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tonight I try with you
Original Lyrics:
Tonight I shine with you
The Cure's, "The End of the World"
Misheard Lyrics:
No, there's a raisin
Original Lyrics:
Know there's a reason
Theme Songs', "Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sages, you’re adventurous
Original Lyrics:
Sagwa, you're my best friend
Vanessa Carlton's, "White Houses"
Misheard Lyrics:
But I hold on to the seashells
Original Lyrics:
But I hold on to the secrets
 
2010s
Britney Spears', "Criminal"
Misheard Lyrics:
He likes his bussy undeniable
Original Lyrics:
He lies, he bluffs, he's unreliable
Dismantled's, "The Whore Inside Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
F***, f***, f***
Looking at turds
Original Lyrics:
You gotta talk, talk, talk
'Til you're spitting out words
Harry Styles', "Watermelon Sugar"
Misheard Lyrics:
Water then sugar, high
Original Lyrics:
Watermelon sugar high
Kelly Clarkson's, "Heartbeat Song"
Misheard Lyrics:
This is my haunted song
Original Lyrics:
This is my heartbeat song
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars', "Uptown Funk!"
Misheard Lyrics:
Michelle, fight for that white goat!
Original Lyrics:
Michelle Pfeiffer that white gold
Rachel Platten's, "Fight Song"
Misheard Lyrics:
This is Mike Tyson
Original Lyrics:
This is my fight song
Skrillex's, "Bangarang"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sabsoma bospoma, sa-sa-sa-sa-sa-sabsoma bospoma, is screeen rowdy
Original Lyrics:
Shout to all my lost boys,
Sh-sh-sh-sh-sh-shout to all my lost boys,
We rowdy
Taylor Swift's, "Starlight"
Misheard Lyrics:
I’m a Barbie on the boardwalk, summer up, 45
Original Lyrics:
I met Bobby on the boardwalk, summer of '45
The Black-Eyed Peas', "The Time (Dirty Bit)"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've had the time of my nights
Original Lyrics:
I've had the time of my life
The Weeknd's, "Starboy"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm the lady in the Starbucks
Original Lyrics:
I'm a motherf**kin' starboy.
 
misc
Ed Sheeran's, "Bad Habits"
Misheard Lyrics:
My bad baggage leads to you
Original Lyrics:
My bad habits lead to you

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