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1950s
The Chordettes', "Lollipop"
Misheard Lyrics:
Her cats are sweeter than an apple pie
Original Lyrics:
Her kiss is sweeter than an apple pie
The Chordettes', "Mr. Sandman"
Misheard Lyrics:
Make a sandwich, bring me a drink
Original Lyrics:
Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream
 
1960s
Doris Troy's, "Just One Look"
Misheard Lyrics:
Just a nook, it’s in a book
Original Lyrics:
Just one look, that’s all it took
Sam Cooke's, "Cupid"
Misheard Lyrics:
You can draw back your bow
Original Lyrics:
Cupid, draw back your bow
Smith's, "Baby It's You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh Bobby, oh Bobby
Original Lyrics:
Nobody, nobody
The Beatles', "She Loves You"
Misheard Lyrics:
You know she should be blessed
Original Lyrics:
You know she should be glad
 
1970s
ABBA's, "I Have A Dream"
Misheard Lyrics:
I believe in April
Original Lyrics:
I believe in angels.
Barbra Streisand's, "The Way We Were"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tattletales
Original Lyrics:
Scattered pictures
Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods', "Billy, Don't Be a Hero"
Misheard Lyrics:
And bring us back some as-pi-rin
Original Lyrics:
And bring us back some extra men
Cat Stevens', "Peace Train"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ride on the D-train
Original Lyrics:
Ride on the peace train
George Baker Selection's, "Little Green Bag"
Misheard Lyrics:
Turn to the lamb
Original Lyrics:
Turn to the left
Looking Glass', "Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bob Saget said, "Brandy, you’re a bad girl"
Original Lyrics:
The sailor said, "Brandy, you’re a fine girl"
Paper Lace's, "The Night Chicago Died"
Misheard Lyrics:
I heard a muffled cry
Original Lyrics:
I heard my mama cry
Paul Davis', "I Go Crazy"
Misheard Lyrics:
When I look in your dimes
Original Lyrics:
When I look in your eyes
Redbone's, "Maggie"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, she loved the tail lights
or
Oh, she loved the tan lines
Original Lyrics:
Oh, she loved to tantalize
Steely Dan's, "Do It Again"
Misheard Lyrics:
Then you fight till day is dawnin'
...
Now you swear and kick in Magus
Original Lyrics:
Then you fire till he is done in
...
Now you swear and kick and beg us
Terry Jacks', "Seasons in the Sun"
Misheard Lyrics:
Goodbye to you, my justice, friend
Original Lyrics:
Goodbye to you, my trusted friend
Vanity Fare's, "Early in the Morning"
Misheard Lyrics:
When it's Fergie in the morning
Original Lyrics:
When it's early in the morning
Vanity Fare's, "Hitchin' a Ride"
Misheard Lyrics:
Grime, grime, grime
or
Crime, crime, crime
Original Lyrics:
Ride, ride, ride
White Plains', "My Baby Loves Lovin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
No more holy days
Original Lyrics:
No more lonely days
 
1980s
Misheard Lyrics:
You oughta be a beagle
Original Lyrics:
It oughta be illegal
Barbra Streisand's, "Woman in Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
I am the woman in red
Original Lyrics:
I am the woman in love
Commercial's, "Hefty Cinch Sak"
Misheard Lyrics:
Happy happy six-pack
or
Hefty Hefty six-pack
Original Lyrics:
Hefty Hefty Cinch Sak
Joe Jackson's, "Steppin’ Out"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cupid, steppin’ out
Original Lyrics:
You, babe, steppin’ out
Madonna's, "Cherish"
Misheard Lyrics:
Carrots
Original Lyrics:
Cherish
Pretenders', "Brass in Pocket"
Misheard Lyrics:
Godfather, I got music
Original Lyrics:
Got bottle, I'm gonna use it
Pretenders', "I Go To Sleep"
Misheard Lyrics:
Each day grabs by
Original Lyrics:
Each day drags by
Taco's, "Puttin' On the Ritz"
Misheard Lyrics:
Diamond wine, but not tonight
The time is right for us and I
Original Lyrics:
Dine and wine, but not 'til nine
The time is right for us tonight
The Rolling Stones', "Start Me Up"
Misheard Lyrics:
Stop me now! If you don't stop me now I'll never stop.
Original Lyrics:
Start me up! You can start me up, I'll never stop.
The Stranglers', "Golden Brown"
Misheard Lyrics:
Never a clown with golden brown
Original Lyrics:
Never a frown with golden brown
 
1990s
Manic Street Preachers', "Motorcycle Emptiness"
Misheard Lyrics:
All we want from you are the keys you've given us
Original Lyrics:
All we want from you are the kicks you've given us
Michael Jackson's, "Earth Song"
Misheard Lyrics:
What about elephants, have we lost their tusks?
(Later)
What about every man?
What about them again?
You didn't give a damn!
Original Lyrics:
What about elephants, have we lost their trust?
(Later)
What about Abraham?
What about death again?
Do we give a damn?
No Doubt's, "Just a Girl"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, my hubby looks good in here
Original Lyrics:
Oh, I've had it up to here
Phil Collins', "Both Sides of the Story"
Misheard Lyrics:
Find yourself in the Go-Go’s
Original Lyrics:
Find yourself in the gutter
Phil Collins', "Hang in Long Enough"
Misheard Lyrics:
The line’s at Barnes & Noble
Original Lyrics:
The writing’s on the wall
Slipknot's, "Tattered and Torn"
Misheard Lyrics:
Cherry Bomb!
Original Lyrics:
Tattered and torn!
Technohead's, "I Wanna Be a Hippy"
Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna be a titty
Original Lyrics:
I wanna be a hippy
The Corrs', "Forgiven Not Forgotten"
Misheard Lyrics:
Forgiven, Nosferatu
Original Lyrics:
Forgiven, not forgotten
Tori Amos', "Crucify"
Misheard Lyrics:
Figures that my courage, my shoes are so loud now
OR
Figures that my courage, my shoes are so long now
OR
Figures that my courage, it would just be so loud now
Original Lyrics:
Figures that my courage would choose to sell out now
Usher's, "Nice & Slow"
Misheard Lyrics:
Buy Pull-Ups
Original Lyrics:
I pull up
Usher's, "You Make Me Wanna..."
Misheard Lyrics:
Start a news relationship with you
Original Lyrics:
Start a new relationship with you
 
2000s
Incubus', "Drive"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hold the wheel and drought
Original Lyrics:
Hold the wheel and drive
Incubus', "Wish You Were Here"
Misheard Lyrics:
I wish you were ham
Original Lyrics:
I wish you were here
John Mayer's, "Daughters"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's just like a maid
Original Lyrics:
She's just like a maze
Luther Vandross', "Dance with My Father"
Misheard Lyrics:
Back when that was a charm
Original Lyrics:
Back when I was a child
Misheard Lyrics:
Face down, you're a dork
Original Lyrics:
Face down in the dirt
 
2010s
Morbid Angel's, "Radikult"
Misheard Lyrics:
Kill a cop cop kill a kill a cop cop
Original Lyrics:
Killer kult kult killer killer kult kult
Sara Bareilles', "Brave"
Misheard Lyrics:
Honestly, I wanna see you in briefs
Original Lyrics:
Honestly, I wanna see you be brave
Tool's, "7empest"
Misheard Lyrics:
Try another sin before the habit begins
Original Lyrics:
Trying to lull us in before the havoc begins
 
misc
Meghan Trainor's, "Made You Look"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm about to turn the heat up, gonna make a blasted stink
Ooh, tell me what you gonna do, ooh
When I do my walk, I can guarantee your job will drop
(Later)
But I'm harder when my morning hair's a mess
Original Lyrics:
I'm about to turn the heat up, gonna make your glasses steam
Ooh, tell me what you gonna do, ooh
When I do my walk, I can guarantee your jaw will drop
(Later)
But I'm hotter when my morning hair's a mess

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