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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!).


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Cyndi Lauper's, "All Through the Night"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We have no past, we won't reach back
He whipped me forward and through the night.
The Real Lyrics:
We have no past, we won't reach back
Keep with me forward all through the night
The Story: I rediscovered this song after a wild night out with a former girlfriend. I heard it on the way home and and the imagery of 'whipping' (as in moving fast) someone forward and through the night felt like my date that night. I took her on a fun ride and dropped her off drunk & exhausted. Of course the lyrics are 'keep with me' not 'whipped'. Doesn't mean quite the same for me, I liked my imaginary ones better. - Submitted by: Rich
Cyndi Lauper's, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"
The Misheard Lyrics:
They test the weather, they test the weather.
The Real Lyrics:
They just wanna, they just wanna.
The Story: I was singing this in the cafeteria in grade school. My sister tried to tell me what I was sing was wrong...but I did not want to listen, I just kept singing at the top of my lungs. It turns out she was right. - Submitted by: Christie Parker
Cyndi Lauper's, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"
The Misheard Lyrics:
What'n the world can they have done?
The Real Lyrics:
When the working day is done
The Story: It seemed to fit: girls being persecuted when they just want to have fun. It took an embarrassingly long time to find out what the true lyrics were. - Submitted by: Koula Dimak
Cyndi Lauper's, "Girls Just Want To Have Fun"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Oh mama dear, we're not the four shiny worms
The Real Lyrics:
Oh mama dear, we're not the fortunate ones.
The Story: In the Miley Cyrus version of this song you can hear those words. - Submitted by: Fab don
Cyndi Lauper's, "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I just want to walk in her socks.
The Real Lyrics:
I wanna be the one to walk in the sun.
The Story: I could never convince my best friend that she was singing the song wrong. I could fill this website with her version of songs!! - Submitted by: Jennifer
Cyndi Lauper's, "He's So Unusual"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You talk of speedie, fast-food speedies
I've got one of those.
The Real Lyrics:
You talk of sweeties, bashful sweeties
I've got one of those.
The Story: I first heard this song around the same point I first heard about White Castle burgers (sliders). My brain must have decided that Cyndi called 'em speedies, and here was her tribute. I'll admit I got a little confused when the 'fast-food speedies' went to college. - Submitted by: Rick Amick
Cyndi Lauper's, "Hole In My Heart (All The Way To China)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
There's a hole in my a** that goes through to my v*****
You gotta fill it up with love before I fall inside of
This empty hole in my a** that goes through to my v*****
And though you can't see my bottom
Believe me it's a long way down.
The Real Lyrics:
This hole in my heart that goes all the way to China
You gotta fill it up with love before I fall inside of
This empty hole in my heart that goes all the way to China
And though you can't see the bottom
Believe me it's a long way down.
The Story: My brother and I used to muck around with song lyrics, but we really thought Cyndi had crossed the line with this one. - Submitted by: Meg 'n' D
Cyndi Lauper's, "She Bop"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Big bop big bop a lu bop
The Real Lyrics:
Be bop be bop a lu bop
The Story: The music video that accompanies this has a book called 'The Big Bopper' on the judge's desk, which seemed to verify my version. - Submitted by: Rich Braham
Cyndi Lauper's, "She-Bop"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I don't even understand.
The Real Lyrics:
I hope he will understand.
The Story: I've been singing it this way since college, and I've never been corrected when sing out loud. Then I saw another entry in the amiright.com that had similar misheard lyrics. - Submitted by: sherock
Cyndi Lauper's, "Time After Time"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Suitcase surrounds me.
The Real Lyrics:
Suitcase of memories
The Story: My husband was just singing along in the car one day. I laughed the entire 45 minute drive after I heard this one come out of his mouth!! - Submitted by: Jennifer
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