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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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Beastie Boys', "Brass Monkey"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Come on everybody let's skate.
The Real Lyrics:
Come on everybody lets get ffff.
The Story: I used to hear this song a lot at the local skating rink. - Submitted by: Marcus
Beastie Boys', "Intergalactic Planetary"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Like a b**** on my nads
Don't miss a spot!
The Real Lyrics:
Like a pinch on the neck
From Mr. Spock.
The Story: I thought the words were kind of lewd. I was on vacation with my friend the song came on and I sang them (wrong). She spit her pop all over the dashboard and grabbed the cd case with the lyrics in it. I was a little off. - Submitted by: Kat Higgins
Beastie Boys', "Intergalactic"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Banana da Vinci
The Real Lyrics:
Another demention, another demention, another demention
The Story: I heard babanas and da Vinci's - Submitted by: Andre
Beastie Boys', "No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn"
The Misheard Lyrics:
No sleep 'til breakfast.
The Real Lyrics:
No sleep 'til Brooklyn.
The Story: A very late night in a strange town for a softball tournament. This song (with the misheard lyric) was our theme song for the night. Couldn't believe it when we found out it was Brooklyn - we'd been singing it at the top of our lungs for hours. - Submitted by: Blythe
Beastie Boys', "Paul Revere"
The Misheard Lyrics:
He yelled 'Tinkerbell!' and let's do fly.
The Real Lyrics:
He yelled 'Stick 'em up!' and let's two fly.
The Story: My husband swears that he is saying "Tinkerbell" as opposed to "Stick 'em up!" We have listened over and over again. He still thinks he hears "Tinkerbell!" He's just got Tinkerbell on the brain, I guess! - Submitted by: Stacy Young
Beastie Boys', "Paul Revere"
The Misheard Lyrics:
He yelled, "Gigolo" and let two fly.
The Real Lyrics:
He yelled, "Stick 'em up" and let two fly.
The Story: My wife was riding around with a friend back in the day listening to this song. When it came to this part, my wife yelled "gigolo". Her friend had to pull over because she was laughing so hard. - Submitted by: SuperMan
Beastie Boys', "Sure Shot"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Like beat gonna rock to suicide
The Real Lyrics:
Mike D, come and rock the sure shot
The Story: When I heard the official version of Sure Shot, whoever was uttering those lyrics sounded rather unusual. - Submitted by: Billy Hawes
Beastie Boys', "Sure Shot"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Like beat gonna rock to suicide
The Real Lyrics:
Mike D, come and rock the sure shot
The Story: When I heard the official version of Sure Shot, whoever was uttering those lyrics sounded rather unusual. - Submitted by: Billy Hawes
Beastie Boys', "The New Style"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Father Mulcahy's married to a nun
The Real Lyrics:
Father to many, married to none
The Story: Father Mulcahy is a character on the TV show MASH. Since the rest of the album is filled with pop culture references, I thought this was another one. - Submitted by: Joe Blevins
Beastie Boys', "Time to Get Ill"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Wooka muga dooga it's about that time.
or
Looking at my Gucci it's about that time
The Real Lyrics:
Walkin' in my Gucci, it's about that time.
The Story: 20 years ago I was singing this song with my best friend from high school and he turned off the cassette player in his Grand Caprice station wagon and said, "What?!... What did you just say?" I then said, "wooka muga dooga it's about that time." After he laughed for 10 minutes I was informed that the lyrics were really, "Looking at my Gucci it's about that time". However, as I discovered tonight, it is really, "Walkin' in my Gucci." - Submitted by: Jeff Bower

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