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This page contains a list of the songs that have stories about their misheard lyrics submitted.

Song names are sorted by first letter, excluding A and The. This is sorted by song title only, not by song title and performer. So if two different performers preformed the same song, you'll see misheard lyrics for both on the same page (provided the song title was spelt the same both times, and misheard lyrics have been submitted for both!).


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10CC's, "I Wanna Rule the World"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna be a bus
I wanna be a big bus
I wanna bus the world around
I wanna be the biggest bus that ever bussed the world around
The Real Lyrics:
I wanna be a boss
I wanna be a big boss
I wanna boss the world around
I wanna be the biggest boss that ever bossed the world around
The Story: When I was a kid, my dad used to play this song on the car cassette player, and I naturally thought it was about a bus! - Submitted by: Peter
10CC's, "Rubber Bullets"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Hold up, hold up, hold up for Ugga Bully.
The Real Lyrics:
Load up, load up, load up with rubber bullets.
The Story: My sister thought it was Ugga Bully too. We used to sing it together. - Submitted by: Jools
10CC's, "Rubber Bullets"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Rhoda Rhoda Rhoda we're running out of bullets.
The Real Lyrics:
Load up, load up, load up with rubber bullets.
The Story: I honestly wondered why Rhoda needed to know that... - Submitted by: BassAce
10CC's, "Silly Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Don't rely on crumpets croonin'.
The Real Lyrics:
Don't rely on Crosby's croonin'.
The Story: I thought they singing about 'crumpets crooning', 'crumpet' being a '70s British slang for sexy woman. - Submitted by: Dee
10cc's, "Art for Art's Sake"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Pap-PA-Ratzi
The Real Lyrics:
Art for art's sake
The Story: I've been trying to locate this song under the title "Paparazzi" to no avail, untiI I finally discovered the bands name, "10CC". - Submitted by: Pavo
10cc's, "I'm Not In Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Requesting quiet
The Real Lyrics:
Big boys don't cry.
The Story: My friend gives me (heck) every time this song is played. He never forgets "Requesting Quiet". - Submitted by: Budyluv
10cc's, "I'm Not In Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
They poisoned Clyde.
The Real Lyrics:
Big boys don't cry.
The Story: The really funny part of all this was there was a kid by the name of Clyde, who lived across the street from us at the time. Every time I saw him, I would bust out laughing after this - and he never knew why! - Submitted by: Roberta A. Patrick
10cc's, "I'm Not in Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Be quiet, requesting Clive
The Real Lyrics:
Be quiet, big boys don't cry
The Story: I always wondered who this "Clive" was..now I know he never existed in the first place. - Submitted by: Lori
10cc's, "I'm Not in Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Break boys, take five.
The Real Lyrics:
Big boys don't cry.
The Story: I started doubting when my friend pointed out that the musicians keep playing after the woman supposedly told them to take five. - Submitted by: Erik Miller
10cc's, "The Things We Do For Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Communication is the problem to be answered.
The Real Lyrics:
Communication is the problem to the answer.
The Story: I was preparing to help my wife in a business communications class and thought of this line from the song. But when I looked up the lyrics, I found I had been singing them wrong all these years. - Submitted by: John Gusto
10cc's, "The Things We Do For Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The things we coo-coo love.
The Real Lyrics:
The things we do for love.
The Story: I heard a guy singing it while shopping. I looked at him; he smiled and continued to sing the wrong lyrics again in a louder voice. - Submitted by: Dean
10cc's, "The Things We Do for Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The things with coo coo love
The Real Lyrics:
The things we do for love.
The Story: The song is a list of coo coo things we do for love. - Submitted by: Tamsin
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