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1960s
Buffalo Springfield's, "For What It’s Worth"
Misheard Lyrics:
What it is ain’t exactly bleak
Original Lyrics:
What it is ain’t exactly clear
 
1970s
Billy Joel's, "She's Always a Woman to Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's a ways a woman to me.
Original Lyrics:
She's always a woman to me
Carly Simon's, "You’re So Vain"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well I hear you went up to Sarasota
Original Lyrics:
Well I hear you went up to Saratoga
Chaka Khan's, "I'm Every Woman"
Misheard Lyrics:
Isn’t that ama-zing?
Original Lyrics:
Every word from A to Z
Commodores', "Brick House"
Misheard Lyrics:
She’s the mom, the only mom
Original Lyrics:
She’s the one, the only one
Commodores', "Sail On"
Misheard Lyrics:
Say “hell on”
Original Lyrics:
Sail on
Elton John's, "Daniel"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tell me you’re a star
Original Lyrics:
Daniel, you’re a star
England Dan and John Ford Coley's, "I’d Really Love to See You Tonight"
Misheard Lyrics:
I’m not talkin’ about oregano
And I don’t wanna say you’re mine
Original Lyrics:
I’m not talkin’ about movin’ in
And I don’t wanna change your life
England Dan and John Ford Coley's, "Love Is the Answer"
Misheard Lyrics:
Danger Price
Original Lyrics:
Name your price
England Dan and John Ford Coley's, "Nights are Forever Without You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Times are forever without you
Original Lyrics:
Nights are forever without you
Firefall's, "Just Remember I Love You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Just remember the lawyers
or
Just remember the royals
Original Lyrics:
Just remember I love you
Firefall's, "You Are the Woman"
Misheard Lyrics:
I knew it from the stars
Original Lyrics:
I knew it from the start
Grand Funk Railroad's, "Footstompin' Music"
Misheard Lyrics:
Everybody wants you
Original Lyrics:
Everybody want to?
Natalie Cole's, "This Will Be (an Everlasting Love)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Alone, alone, alone
Original Lyrics:
Love, love, love
Natalie Cole's, "This Will Be (an Everlasting Love)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh no, oh no, oh no
Original Lyrics:
Love, love, love
Ringo Starr's, "Photograph"
Misheard Lyrics:
all I've caught is a porno-grapher
Original Lyrics:
all I've got is a photograph and...
Seals & Crofts', "Summer Breeze"
Misheard Lyrics:
Solar breeze makes me feel fine
Original Lyrics:
Summer breeze makes me feel fine
The Three Degrees', "When Will I See You Again"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, just grasp
Original Lyrics:
...or just friends?
 
1980s
Bon Jovi's, "Bad Medicine"
Misheard Lyrics:
Your mind is like bad medicine
Original Lyrics:
Your love is like bad medicine
Bon Jovi's, "Born to Be My Baby"
Misheard Lyrics:
Flash to flash Polaroid
Original Lyrics:
Flesh to flesh, one to one
Bon Jovi's, "I’ll Be There for You"
Misheard Lyrics:
When you dream, I wanna be in bed for you
Original Lyrics:
When you breathe, I wanna be the air for you
Bon Jovi's, "Lay Your Hands on Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Win your games on me
Original Lyrics:
Lay your hands on me
Bon Jovi's, "Living in Sin"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don’t need a license
Original Lyrics:
I don’t need no license
Chaka Khan's, "Ain’t Nobody"
Misheard Lyrics:
Think about it
Original Lyrics:
Ain’t nobody
Chaka Khan's, "I Feel for You"
Misheard Lyrics:
A beer for you
or
De Beers for you
or
High heels for you
Original Lyrics:
I feel for you
Christopher Cross', "All Right"
Misheard Lyrics:
Just when you get healthy
Original Lyrics:
Just when you feel helpless
Christopher Cross', "Think of Laura"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hey robot
Original Lyrics:
Hey Laura
Culture Club's, "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Do you really want to make me drown?
Original Lyrics:
Do you really want to make me cry?
Culture Club's, "The War Song"
Misheard Lyrics:
And big boys stupid
Original Lyrics:
And people stupid
Icehouse's, "Electric Blue"
Misheard Lyrics:
Electric boost
Original Lyrics:
Electric blue
Jermaine Stewart's, "We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off"
Misheard Lyrics:
And drink some Cheerwine
Original Lyrics:
And drink some cherry wine
Musical Youth's, "Pass the Dutchie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Puff the dragon ‘pon the left hand side
Original Lyrics:
Pass the dutchie ‘pon the left hand side
Natalie Cole's, "Miss You Like Crazy"
Misheard Lyrics:
I guess you are racist
Original Lyrics:
I miss you like crazy
REM's, "Begin The Begin"
Misheard Lyrics:
But the lander's pride
Original Lyrics:
A philanderer's tie
REM's, "Begin the Begin"
Misheard Lyrics:
Let's begin again like Martin Luther Zinn
Original Lyrics:
Let's begin again like Martin Luther Zen
Survivor's, "High on You"
Misheard Lyrics:
I’m so hard on you
Original Lyrics:
I’m so high on you
Survivor's, "I Can’t Hold Back"
Misheard Lyrics:
Reaching out to vote for us
Original Lyrics:
Reaching out to both of us
The Jets', "You Got It All"
Misheard Lyrics:
Put all your tears to rest
Original Lyrics:
Put all your fears to rest
Tina Turner's, "Let's Stay Together"
Misheard Lyrics:
Laughing at you whether times are good or bad, happy or sad
Original Lyrics:
Loving you whether times are good or bad, happy or sad
 
1990s
Ace of Base's, "Beautiful Life"
Misheard Lyrics:
It’s a musical night
Original Lyrics:
It’s a beautiful life
Ace of Base's, "The Sign"
Misheard Lyrics:
I can’t decide
Original Lyrics:
I saw the sign
Cornershop's, "Brimful of Asha"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well, it's a grim puddle of ashes on the 45
Everybody needs a businessman for a pillow
Original Lyrics:
Well, it's a brimful of Asha on the 45
Everybody needs a bosom for a pillow
Eric Clapton's, "My Father’s Eyes"
Misheard Lyrics:
McDonald’s fries
Original Lyrics:
my father’s eyes
Faith No More's, "From Out of Nowhere"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tarzan in my mind, stunning the crowd
You smash me with Judy and put me down
'Cause you come from out of nowhere
My glance turns to a stare
One-session movies are yours from the start
OR
Odd session movies are yours from the start
I know you see me, I have seen the lock
Original Lyrics:
Tossed into my mind, stirring the calm
You splash me with beauty and pull me down
'Cause you come from out of nowhere
My glance turns to a stare
Obsession rules me, I'm yours from the start
I know you see me, our eyes interlock
Janet Jackson's, "Love Will Never Do Without You"
Misheard Lyrics:
I feel better when I have you nail me
Original Lyrics:
I feel better when I have you near me
Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle's, "A Whole New World"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's wondrous things for you and me
OR
A wondrous face for you and me
Original Lyrics:
A wondrous place for you and me
Tevin Campbell's, "Can We Talk"
Misheard Lyrics:
Can't be tall
Original Lyrics:
Can we talk?
 
2000s
Ash's, "Shining Light"
Misheard Lyrics:
And a pretty light that burns so pretty
Original Lyrics:
An epiphany, you burn so pretty
 
country
Martina McBride's, "Reckless"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've jumped all the fences
Of bending all the rules
Original Lyrics:
I've jumped all the fences
Abandoned all the rules
 
misc
Post Malone & the Weeknd's, "One Right Now"
Misheard Lyrics:
You're a stain on my leg, you see
Original Lyrics:
You're a stain on my legacy

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