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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!).


Coca-Cola Commercial Songs 1962-89 album at Amazon.com
Commercial's, "Arnott's Scotch Finger"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Break your finger
The Real Lyrics:
Break a finger
The Story: Source - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWgofsAhXWY - Submitted by: Brendan Richards
Commercial's, "Bain De Soleil Suntan Lotion (jingle)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Bain de Solieil
For the central faces
The Real Lyrics:
Bain de Soleil
For the San Tropez tan.
The Story: This is how I heard it when I was like 7 or 8. I would have had no idea what San Tropez was back then, and since faces get tan, my small brain just filled lyrics in strangely. - Submitted by: Jason Kocol
Commercial's, "Bain De Soleil Suntan Lotion (jingle)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Bake the soil Four to the trillionth
The Real Lyrics:
Bain de Soleil
For the San Tropez tan.
The Story: REALLY - Submitted by: Lim3
Commercial's, "Bain de Soleil"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Band of Solay
For the Zen Dro Bay tan
The Real Lyrics:
Bain de Soleil
For the San Tropez tan
The Story: I never learned to speak French, so these words sounded foreign to me. - Submitted by: Opie M.
Commercial's, "Be Prepared (Boy Scouts theme)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Be prepared, are you ready to hold the door?
Be prepared, are you ready to take the leap?
The Real Lyrics:
Be prepared, are you ready to get involved?
Be prepared, are you ready to take the lead?
The Story: Since one of the duties of Boy Scouts is to help others, I was thinking that a Scout was holding a door for an elderly person. - Submitted by: Odie Garfield
Commercial's, "Campbell's Tomato Soup"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Campbell's submits
A possibilities.
The Real Lyrics:
Campbell's Tomato Soup
Possibilities.
The Story: This jingle drove me nuts! I could never figure it out. I never happened to have the captions on during the commercial. It became a nagging obsession to find out what it was saying! - Submitted by: Asa Gregory
Commercial's, "Campbell's Tomato Soup"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Campbell's tomato soup
Awesome guillotines.
The Real Lyrics:
Campbell's tomato soup
Possibilities
The Story: I heard this on the TV (while not watching during the break). I thought What?? Awesome guillotines? It certainly sounded like that. That got me to watching the rest of the ad. At the end they put the words on the screen: Campbell's tomato soup -- possibilities. Without that I would never have figured out for sure what I misheard as 'awesome guillotines'. - Submitted by: Ashley Michelle McGowan
Commercial's, "Campbell's Tomato Soup"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Campells Tomato Boob
Slap my belly, please.
The Real Lyrics:
Campbell's Tomato Soup
Possibilities.
The Story: I was walking out of my room and heard the TV. I was drinking a Coke, so I spit it out (accidentally). Then my friend told me what it really was. - Submitted by: Sara
Commercial's, "Colgate"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And the cream in your mouth is Colgate.
The Real Lyrics:
And the clean in your mouth is Colgate.
The Story: When I thought they were saying 'cream in your mouth', it brought to my mind a little boy with Colgate toothpaste in his mouth. All of a sudden' he opens his mouth and shows everybody the toothpaste in his mouth. How sickeningly disgusting! It almost makes me gag just thinking about it. :-( - Submitted by: Wimpy
Commercial's, "Contest"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Many will enter, you will win
The Real Lyrics:
Many will enter, few will win
The Story: Used to think at first that's what he/she said when it came to those contests! I would have thought I would win if I had entered! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Commercial's, "Daisy Sour Cream"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Do a dollop of Gaisy
The Real Lyrics:
Do a dollop of Daisy
The Story: I thought it was a commercial for a gay bar up until yestergay I finally figured it out. - Submitted by: Minga
Commercial's, "Daisy Sour Cream"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I ate a butt with a dollop, a dollop.. I ate Daisys ass with a dollop, a dollop A dollop of Daisy!
The Real Lyrics:
do do do, do do a dollop, do do do do do a dollop of daisy!
The Story: It's true - Submitted by: Mr. Butts
Commercial's, "Detrol LA (Gotta Go Right Now)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And I don't gotta go right now.
The Real Lyrics:
And I don't have to go right now.
The Story: My cousin, my sister and I were arguing about which of these lyrics were correct. - Submitted by: Lisa
Commercial's, "Dodo Internet"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Toto Toto the internet is sublime!
The Real Lyrics:
Dodo dodo internet that flies 9.90 a month
Connect yourself with Dodo.
The Story: This one time at Uncle Eugene's the song came on directly after watching The Wizard of Oz!!! Haha LOL - Submitted by: Sam Keys
Commercial's, "Doublemint"
The Misheard Lyrics:
But the single most flavorite
Double in the world is
Doublemint, Doublemint
Doublemint Gum.
The Real Lyrics:
But the single most favorite
Double in the world is
Double good, double good
Doublemint Gum.
The Story: The first time I heard that commercial and I thought they were saying 'flavorite' instead of 'favorite' I thought 'flavorite' was just a play on words. - Submitted by: Wimpy
Commercial's, "Empire Carpet/Empire Today"
The Misheard Lyrics:
800-5AA-Tooty-Hundred, and Fire!
The Real Lyrics:
800-588-2300, Empire!
The Story: When it became Empire Today, the Empire Man added the word "Today", which he spoke. When this jingle first used, there was no 800 number, just the "588-2300" part. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Commercial's, "Frosted Flakes Jingle"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Put a tiger on your teeth
The Real Lyrics:
Put a tiger on your team
The Story: My sister was singing it this way in Tony the Tiger's voice. She thought it was referring to actually eating the Frosted Flakes, thus getting the sugar on your teeth. - Submitted by: A Nanny Mouse
Commercial's, "Fruity Marshmallow Krispies"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Fruity Marshmallow Krispies
Lots of fruity marshmallow shits
The Real Lyrics:
Fruity Marshmallow Krispies
Lots of fruity marshmallow shapes
The Story: One day when Nickelodeon was on in the background my nephew asked me "Did you know they cuss in that commercial?" I asked him what cuss word they were saying. He then spelled the word out and his dad then corrected him for cussing. I then corrected him by saying that it was "ships" Only today have I found out that I too was wrong. - Submitted by: Deaf in one ear, can't hear out the other
Commercial's, "Go See Cal"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Goosey Cow, Goosey Cow, Goosey Cow.
The Real Lyrics:
Go see Cal, Go see Cal, Go See Cal.
The Story: The song referred to "Cal Worthington & his dog Spot". Then it would cut to a shot of Cal walking around the car dealership w/ a monkey, a tiger or an elephant (but never a dog). So when I thought I heard "goosey cow", I thought that they were being sarcastic & mixing the words of the song & the animals shown up, as before. - Submitted by: Laura
Commercial's, "Go See Cal"
The Misheard Lyrics:
If you want a car or truck, "goosey cow".
If you want to save a buck, "goosey cow".
The Real Lyrics:
If you want a car or truck, "Go see Cal".
If you want to save a buck, "Go see Cal".
The Story: In the commercials the narrator would say, "Come down & meet Cal Worthington & his dog Spot". Then it would show him walking around the dealership w/a tiger or a monkey. But never a dog. So I guess we thought they wrote the song with the goosey cow lyrics with that same mindset. - Submitted by: Laura Salatich
Commercial's, "Kit Kat"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Take me out for pizza and a Kit Kat Bar.
The Real Lyrics:
Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat Bar.
The Story: I actually didn't hear this, but one of my teachers in school did and told our class. I always thought it was funny. - Submitted by: Janel
Commercial's, "Liberty Mutual"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You tolled your brand new car
The Real Lyrics:
You totaled your brand new car
The Story: I thought that's what she said in the commercial! To be fair, tolls are a common fad when driving a tolled highway. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Commercial's, "Life Cereal"
The Misheard Lyrics:
He likey!
The Real Lyrics:
Hey Mikey!
The Story: I used to think the other boy was saying "He likey!" and I repeated the misheard lyrics, but my mother turned stepmother (obviously not my stepmother anymore) told me that the other boy was saying "Hey Mikey!". - Submitted by: Isac
Commercial's, "Little Baby All Gone Jingle"
The Misheard Lyrics:
My baby other
The Real Lyrics:
My baby All Gone
The Story: My niece was heard singing 'My baby other, little baby other...' when her mother was trying to get her to eat. I think about the creature in 'The Others' which Nicole Kidman thinks is her daughter - as parodied in 'Scary Movie 3'! - Submitted by: pickle*
Commercial's, "Look For The Union Label"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Look for the union ladies
When you are buying a coquettish blouse.
The Real Lyrics:
Look for the Union Label
When you are buying a coat, dress or blouse.
The Story: I just remember the commercial with the Ladies Garment Worker Union people singing the song like they were at church, praising the Lord. Many of the women were in their mid to late 50's and had those pile on multi-deckered hairdoos. There were seven of eight men who looked so unhappy to be there, but still they belted out the tune with conviction. I always thought they were the funniest thing, because in my mind, they were so clearly not union ladies. I liked the way they made them all march while they sang. Very dramatic. - Submitted by: Klinesy Pat
Commercial's, "Lums Restaurant"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You get a choice
You get a better choice
When you choose Slumps.
The Real Lyrics:
You get a choice
You get a better choice
When you choose Lums.
The Story: I used to think they were saying Slumps and I said Slumps, but then my mother turned stepmother (obviously not my stepmother anymore) said it wasn't Slumps; it was Lums. When I heard her say Lums, it reminded me of me, my (apparently) ex-stepmother and my daddy (who is dead now) eating at Lums and Daddy slouching at the table because he didn't feel well. lol - Submitted by: Danelle
Commercial's, "Martini & Rossi Jingle"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Martin and Rossi
Imported the moon on the rocks.
The Real Lyrics:
Martini and Rossi
Imported vermouth on the rocks.
The Story: Back in the days when this commercial aired, I thought the jingle was referring to a couple having a romantic night by moonlight while drinking Martini and Rossi. The moonlight reflected through a window and bounced onto the ice in the glasses being used by the couple drinking it, which could be described as 'importing the moon on the rocks'. However, when a newer version of a commercial for this product was made, the singer's annunciated the worth 'vermouth' more clearly. That's when I discovered I originally got the words wrong. - Submitted by: Sharon 'parodiva' Krebs
Commercial's, "New Coke with Max Headroom"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You said the keyword
The Real Lyrics:
You said the P word
The Story: The P word referring to what Max hated to hear or say - Pepsi, of course. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Commercial's, "Raymour and Flanigan"
The Misheard Lyrics:
To blave say it all
The Real Lyrics:
Two names say it all.
The Story: I couldn't for the life of me figure out what they were singing. I'd replay it over and over. I'm bedridden at times so these things weigh on my mind. Finally Billy Crystal's line from the princess Bride started to stick. The more recent commercial have cleared it up for me. Go figure. Why would they sing that they were bluffing to sell furniture. It just didn't make sense. - Submitted by: Cynthia Russell Balaber
Commercial's, "Raymour and Flanigan"
The Misheard Lyrics:
toolay toosay it all (gibberish, like fa la la lah)
The Real Lyrics:
Two names say it all.
The Story: I've been trying to figure this out for YEARS. - Submitted by: eleyko
Commercial's, "Rice-A-Roni"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Have you tried the new Rice-a-Roni Rice Peel-Off
Rice Peel-Off? It's Urban Butter
The Real Lyrics:
Have you tried the new Rice-a-Roni Rice Pilaf
Rice Pilaf? It's Herb 'n' Butter
The Story: I saw this ad a long time ago and I was like "Urban Butter"? That doesn't sound too good. - Submitted by: Odie Garfield
Commercial's, "Sara Lee"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Nobody does it like Sara Lee.
The Real Lyrics:
Nobody doesn't like Sara Lee.
The Story: I totally thought my way was right for the majority of my life, and most people I know agreed with me. I refused to believe I was wrong until they started printing the slogan at the end of the commercials. My way still makes more sense. Who wrote a slogan with a double negative? - Submitted by: The Dormouse
Commercial's, "Stop, Drop And Roll"
The Misheard Lyrics:
If you're clothes catch on fire
Stop, rock 'n' roll.
The Real Lyrics:
If you're clothes catch on fire
Stop, drop, and roll.
The Story: This was a song about fire safety played on a TV commercial about fire safety when I was a child. Iit had a very catchy and bluesy feel to it, and the sound quality was poor to my ears. So I thought that I was hearing 'rock' instead of 'drop'. Until one day when my local fire department at the time came to my school to teach me and my classmates about fire safety. Hence, I finally heard the word clearly and now know what to do when my clothes burn up. - Submitted by: Kyle
Commercial's, "Sugar Twin"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Sugar Teen
or
Sugar Tween
The Real Lyrics:
Sugar Twin
The Story: Every time I hear the invincibility music in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (the music that plays when Yoshi touches Starman), I say both sets of misheard lyrics followed by the original lyrics in sync with the music, and it sounds great, not to mention a little funny. - Submitted by: Isac
Commercial's, "Tennessee Pride sausage"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Pick up a package two of Tennessee Pride.
The Real Lyrics:
Take home ya' a package of Tennessee Pride.
The Story: I'm having a debate with a friend of mine for months now! He said it's" Pick up a."pound or two" of Tenessee Pride; I thought it was"Pick up a "package two" of Tennesse Pride. Help! Who's right? - Submitted by: V. LaShawn
Commercial's, "The Arbor Day Foundation: Trees Are Terrific!"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Carnie's Arbor Day Foundation spreads the worm across the nation about trees
The Real Lyrics:
Carly's Arbor Day Foundation spreads the word across the nation about trees
The Story: Carnie refers to Carnie Wilson, while Carly refers to the animated mascot, Carly Cardinal. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Commercial's, "Tonight, Let It Be Lowenbrau"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Here's to good friends, tonight is kinda special
The beer that we hold
Must mean something more somehow.
So tonight, tonight let it be Lowenbrau
The Real Lyrics:
Here's to good friends, tonight is kinda special
The beer we'll pour
Must say something more somehow
So tonight, tonight, let it be Lowenbrau.
The Story: Its hard to hear the lyrics over all of the dialogue required to set up the story of the spot. - Submitted by: Kevin
Commercial's, "Viacom"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Lion Cum
The Real Lyrics:
Viacom
The Story: um... eww? - Submitted by: Well_I'll_Be_Frank
Commercial's, "Weight Watchers"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Weight Watchers
This is livid
The Real Lyrics:
Weight Watchers
This is living
The Story: Spoken by Lynn Redgrave - she even had a novel in 1991 with the slogan as its title - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Commercial's, "White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor"
The Misheard Lyrics:
These always brought me love
The Real Lyrics:
These always brought me luck
The Story: That old 90s commercial, hard to believe it's still on today, even after Elizabeth Taylor's death in 2011... - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Commercial's, "Wildroot Cream Oil Jingle"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Robert Cream Oil, Charlie
The Real Lyrics:
(Use) Wildroot Cream Oil, Charlie!
The Story: I was a kid when I heard this jingle on tv and radio commercials, and I wondered why two names appeared that way in one line. It was years before I realized my mistake. - Submitted by: Doug Montgomery

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