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Misheard lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

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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4 Non-Blondes', "What's Up?"
The Misheard Lyrics:
25 years and I'm trying still
To learn to play the glockenspiel.
The Real Lyrics:
Twenty-five years and my life is still
Trying to get up that great big hill.
The Story: My mother sang it while we were watching the video clip. I nearly wet my pants! We still laugh about it whenever we hear the song on the radio today. - Submitted by: Kris
4 Non-Blondes', "What's Up"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I said, "Hey! What's going wrong?"
The Real Lyrics:
I said, "Hey! What's going on?"
The Story: Despite the fact the song is titled "What's Up?", the lyrics actually say "What's going on?". The band called this song "What's Up?" to distinguish it from the Marvin Gaye song "What's Going On?". - Submitted by: Cody Finke
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