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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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Bad Company's, "Ready for Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Medical love. Radical love
The Real Lyrics:
Ready for love
The Story: When I first heard this song all I heard was the misheard lyrics until almost 30 years later when I figured out what they were actually saying - Submitted by: Frank Podolka
Bad Company's, "Rock and Roll Fantasy"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Here come the Jetsons, 1,2,3.
The Real Lyrics:
Here come the jesters, 1,2,3.
The Story: I had just met some guys in my dorm at the beginning of the school year. We were smoking pot and one guy said 'You know what my favorite song is? Here come the Jetsons.' I said, 'You mean, His boy Elroy?' 'What?' he asked. 'What?' I asked. 'No, no. 'Here come the Jetsons 1,2,3...' You can imagine the hilarity that ensued with a bunch of stoned college kids. Kids: Don't do as I did. Say no to drugs. I got thrown out of that college! - Submitted by: Marklemagne
Bad Company's, "Run With The Pack"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm running with the band.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm running with the pack.
The Story: For over 30 years I was convinced this was running with the band. - Submitted by: Brian
Bad Company's, "Shooting Star"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Don't you know that you are a suitcase star?
The Real Lyrics:
Don't you know that you are a shooting star?
The Story: We were singing it in the car one day when I heard my sister-in-law say it. I had to ask if she knew the name of the song! - Submitted by: Gutiarded
Bad Company's, "Shooting Star"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Monica Lewinsky
The Real Lyrics:
Bottle of whiskey
The Story: My sister and I heard this in the song around the time of the Clinton scandal. We were very young. - Submitted by: Ceej
Bad Company's, "Smoke Without a Fire"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You got a tongue like a little girl's dad!
The Real Lyrics:
You got a turn that leaves a man dead
The Story: just something I always heard in the song.. until recently, I looked it up and found it was not what he said.. - Submitted by: DJ-Zath

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