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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!).


Cliff Richard - Whole Story: His Greatest Hits album at Amazon.com
Cliff Richard's, "Congratulations"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Congratulations and jubilations.
I want the world to know I'm happy as can be.
Who would believe that I could be happy and contented.
I used to think that happiness hadn't been invented.
But that was in the bad old days before I melt you.
The Real Lyrics:
Congratulations and jubilations.
I want the world to know I'm happy as can be.
Who would believe that I could be happy and contented.
I used to think that happiness hadn't been invented.
But that was in the bad old days before I met you.
The Story: No story. But, Thursday, 28 July 2017, in the midnight nearly morning, when I googling this song that I hear on radio at that time. It is "Congratulations" as performed by Cliff that previously performed in Eurovision. For the lyrical content of this song, it make no sense at all. About this song: Yes, this is the UK entry in the Eurovision Song Contest on 6 April 1968. "Congratulations" was written by Bill Martin and Phil Coulter and later included on Cliff's mini album, "Congratulations: Cliff Sings 6 Songs For Europe", released in July 1968. Phil Coulter originally wrote the song as "I Think I Love You", but was unsure of the lyrics and got together with Bill Martin, who changed it to "Congratulations". The song was immediately popular in the UK Singles Chart and became a number one single in many countries through Europe including Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, and Spain. It also reaching #2 on New Zealand chart, #3 on Germany chart, and #4 on Australia chart. On Billboard's Pop Chart, it just reaching #99 but some times later was dropping from that chart. On the day of the contest, it was the favourite to win, so much so that the British press were posing the question: "What will come second to 'Congratulations'?" During the voting, "Congratulations" was leading for much of the way until the penultimate vote when Germany gave Spain six points, putting them one point ahead of the United Kingdom. It finished second losing to Spain's entry, Massiel's, "La, la, la", by just one point, and was a huge hit throughout Europe. "Congratulations" was still popular and was chosen to lead the show which celebrated 50 years of Eurovision and which was named after it: "Congratulations". George Harrison's "It's Johnny's Birthday" from "All Things Must Pass" is based on this song. - Submitted by: Wisnu Aji
Cliff Richard's, "Devil Woman"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She's just a devil woman with evil ornaments
The Real Lyrics:
She's just a devil woman With evil on her mind.
The Story: my sister just left a voicemail singing thise words .. im lmao ... - Submitted by: mike h
Cliff Richard's, "Ocean Deep"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Solitary rule
The Real Lyrics:
In my solitary room
The Story: Well, this we read in a Videoke machine and my friends wouldn't believe that 'in my solitary room' was the real lyrics on the basis that 'solitary rule' sounded better. - Submitted by: Carlos A.
Cliff Richard's, "We Don't Talk Anymore"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Disco Bunny how we don't talk anymore
The Real Lyrics:
It's so funny how we don't talk any more
The Story: A girlfriend's friend used to think the misheard is what Cliff was saying. - Submitted by: Richard Mcqueeny
Cliff Richard's, "We Don't Talk Anymore"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Disco bunny, how we don't talk anymore.
The Real Lyrics:
It's so funny, how we don't talk anymore.
The Story: An old friend of mine insisted that the lyrics were 'Disco bunny!' He still gets embarassed. (I married him!) - Submitted by: Netters
Cliff Richard's, "We Don't Talk Anymore"
The Misheard Lyrics:
P*** off honey
Now we don't talk anymore.
The Real Lyrics:
It's so funny
How we don't talk anymore.
The Story: My elderly Italian Uncle was overheard singing exactly these lyrics at the time the song was out. - Submitted by: Jenny Simmonds
Cliff Richard's, "We Don't Talk Anymore"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Sore itchy fanny, why we don't talk anymore
The Real Lyrics:
Its so funny, how we don't talk anymore
The Story: I was helping my boyfriend put a fence up in his friend's daughter garden. This song came on the radio and this was what my boyfriend's friend was singing. I dropped the fence post laughing at him. When I told him the real lyrics he just said 'well I always thought it was a bit rude for a Cliff song' lmao - Submitted by: Claire
Cliff Richard's, "Wired for Sound"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I like toasties and I like sausages
The Real Lyrics:
I like small speakers, I like tall speakers.
The Story: My sister-in-law really thought he said this... So funny! - Submitted by: Julie
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