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Here's a couple of the most recent entries...

Toto's, "Africa"
The Misheard Lyrics:
He turned to me as if to say, hurry up! It's the boys for you.
It's gonna be alright to take me away from you.
The Real Lyrics:
He turned to me as if to say, hurry boy, it's waiting there for you.
It's gonna take a lot to take me away from you.
The Story: I wondering if there is a people warned to this band that the boys are back in town. Because, it sounding like that. However, the original lyrics of this song say that on the other hand they warned to a man that a woman waiting there for that man. That's funny? It also cited by themselves that the original lyrics of this song is about a man who looking for his journey in Africa and the music of this song mixing between the sound of Pop Rock that they made during their career with the sound of the music of Africa by using African instruments to make this song more dynamic again. About this song: "Africa" is track #10 on their fourth studio album released on 8 April 1982. It was written by David Paich and Jeff Porcaro. A Pop Rock power ballad was topping Billboard's Pop Chart and also reaching the Top 20 internationally including the UK Singles Chart where it reaching #3 there. Making they their biggest hit song to date. - Submitted by: Wisnu Aji
Earth, Wind & Fire's, "Let's Groove"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Baby, Price is Right
The Real Lyrics:
Baby, slice is right
The Story: I heard this in a Toujeo commercial and thought they mentioned the game show. - Submitted by: Cody Finke

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