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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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Europe's, "Cherokee"
The Misheard Lyrics:
the white ice cream in search of coal
The Real Lyrics:
The white mans greed in search of gold
The Story: The story behind this is I was listening to europe one day with my daughter who was about 5 at the time and i realised this was what she was singing funny but cute too lol - Submitted by: kathy wilton
Europe's, "Final Countdown"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The fire of Tuntain
The Real Lyrics:
The final countdown
The Story: A friend of mine found out he had misheard the lyrics for about 10 years, when he couldnt find the song 'Fire of Tuntain' on the Internet a couple of years ago. He couldn't understand why we laughed when he told us of his 'searching problems'. - Submitted by: Haakon Hoff Jørgensen
Europe's, "Final Countdown"
The Misheard Lyrics:
There´s a fire downtown
The Real Lyrics:
It´s the final countdown
The Story: Hehehe...my friend had a boyfriend that thought the song was actually like this and we didn´t correct him. Then at one party he got up on stage and sang that song and everybody burst into laughter but he just thought he was so funny and just kept going. - Submitted by: Lilja Katrín Gunnarsdóttir
Europe's, "The Final Countdown"
The Misheard Lyrics:
'Cause maybe they 've Sinas.
The Real Lyrics:
'Cause maybe they've seen us.
The Story: When we were young, my brother and I thought they sang about visiting another planet, because the residents over there might have soda drinks and chips to welcome us. - Submitted by: (G)H. E.
Europe's, "The Final Countdown"
The Misheard Lyrics:
It's the final chapter.
The Real Lyrics:
It's the final countdown.
The Story: I asked my roommate if he could play 'The Final Chapter' on his computer. He didn't know what I was talking about. I then hummed the infamous mondegreen, and he instantly knew the song. I was quite embarrassed. - Submitted by: John Beety
Europe's, "The Final Countdown"
The Misheard Lyrics:
It's the fire downtown.
The Real Lyrics:
It's the final countdown.
The Story: I thought it was about some people who were going to spend an exciting night downtown and compared their fun with a fire. When English isn't your native language, these things happen. - Submitted by: christian
Europe's, "The Final Countdown"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We're heading for peanuts...
The Real Lyrics:
We're heading for Venus...
The Story: No particularly story. It just sounded like that. - Submitted by: Victoria

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