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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!).


Bananarama - Greatest Hits album at Amazon.com
Bananarama's, "I Heard a Rumor"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I heard a Roomba
Who said you have a broken heart?
The Real Lyrics:
I Heard a Rumor
They say you have a broken heart
The Story: This song, which was a hit in 1987, predates the Roomba vacuum cleaner by 15 years, which was introduced in 2002. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Bananarama's, "I Heard a Rumour"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You're some d**kwad!
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
The Real Lyrics:
Yes I did boy!
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
The Story: When I first heard this song on the radio way back when, and heard what I thought I heard-- I thought: "how did they manage to sneak that on the air??" I learned the true line years later, and it turned out that Bananarama wasn't being as edgy as I originally thought. - Submitted by: Al D
Bananarama's, "I Want You Back"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I want my back pack.
The Real Lyrics:
I want you back, back.
The Story: My sister had this tape on in the car. I could hear my little niece singing 'I want my back pack!' when this came on. Maybe she thought Bananarama were going on a camping trip. - Submitted by: Pickle*
Bananarama's, "Love In The First Degree"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Guilty as a gukkabee
The Real Lyrics:
Guilty as a girl can be
The Story: For at least 10 years, I thought that the lyrics really were "Guilty as a gukkabee". I know the immediate question is, "'What the %*^$ is a gukkabee?" But this I managed to ignore, thinking that it was some strange bird that perhaps like a cuckoo would steat nests from other birds. I still can't hear this song without thinking of Gukkabees flying around, smashing eggs. - Submitted by: Gary Johnson
Bananarama's, "Venus?"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm your anus, I'm on fire.
You're a crier.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm your Venus, I'm your fire
At your desire
The Story: I first heard this the day after I did three of those Buffalo Wild Wing eating contests and my butt was in pain and I was listening to this and wondering who made a song about this. - Submitted by: Dave
Bananarama's, "Venus"
The Misheard Lyrics:
God is on a mountaintop
The Real Lyrics:
Goddess on a mountain top
The Story: It's a matter of getting the phonetics wrong and misheard. Besides, the planet Venus is named after the Roman goddess of love (and sex), not the god of these things (that's Mars). Then one time I saw an MTV awards show and the announcer referred to the girl group as THREE goddesses on a mountaintop ; ) - Submitted by: Venus Girls R EZ 2
Bananarama's, "Venus"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm your fetus.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm your venus.
The Story: When I was about 20 a few friends and I went to a club, my friend Brenda started singing this out on the dance floor. The rest of us all died laughing. - Submitted by: Chez
Bananarama's, "Venus"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm your fetus
I'm your fire at you desire.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm your Venus
I'm your fire at your desire.
The Story: I remember watching the Venus razor commercial and wondering why you would want to be anyone's fetus. - Submitted by: Luna Crossbones
Bananarama's, "Venus"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm your penis.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm your venus.
The Story: I was sitting on my chair watching TV, when this commercial for Venus razors came on that had the song in the background. I heard that line and I was like, 'I'm your what?' - Submitted by: SparrowKap
Bananarama's, "Venus"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm your penis
I'm your fire and your desire.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm your Venus
I'm your fire at your desire.
The Story: Actually it's not me who misheard these lyrics, it's my husband. Well, when he was a kid and knew very little English. He always wondered why this song was not censored in any way, until he finally got a grip on the real lyrics. - Submitted by: Marie
Bananarama's, "Venus"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Jesus on a mountaintop
Burning like a hurricane
Summat of duty and love
And Jesus was his name
He's got it
Yeah, baby he's got it
I'm your Jesus
I'm your sire
Your desire.
The Real Lyrics:
Goddess on a mountain top
Burning like a silver flame
Summit of beauty and love
And Venus was her name
She's got it
Yeah, baby, she's got it
I'm your Venus
I'm your fire
At your desire.
The Story: I worked in a shoe shop with a guy called Dan. We had the Best Of album on all the time, when one day I overheard him singing these lines. Mortified. - Submitted by: Dawn W
Bananarama's, "Venus"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She's got it.
Yeah baby she's got it.
I'm your penis, I'm your hire, at your desire..
The Real Lyrics:
She's got it.
Yeah baby she's got it.
I'm your Venus, I'm your fire.
At your desire
The Story: Since I was a 5 year old I always thought it said penis instead of venus. Until today, I just found out it said Venus. LOL - Submitted by: Tony

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