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Four Tops', "Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Ain't no woman like the one-eyed got.
The Real Lyrics:
Ain't no woman like the one I've got.
The Story: I was just listening to this song and I started picturing an alien with one eye. The species of a got. - Submitted by: Ky
Four Tops', "I Can't Help Myself"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Good-bye, honey bunch
The Real Lyrics:
Sugar pie, honey bunch
The Story: Nothing particularly amusing, alas. Just that I went in for surgery for the first (and so far last) time when this was a big hit, and I heard it over and over again while in the hospital, and it helped, in a small way, to assuage my anxiety. - Submitted by: Tom Muther
Four Tops', "Reach Out I'll Be There"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'll be durned.
The Real Lyrics:
I'll be there.
The Story: When I first heard this on the radio, our radio had a lot of static. I suppose if the reception were clear I would never had thought that the word 'durned' was in the lyrics. - Submitted by: Doug Montgomery
Four Tops', "Reach Out I'll Be There"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Reach ouuut (reach out for me)
Reach ouuut (reach out for me)
Hot!
Auriga!
The Real Lyrics:
Reach ouuut (reach out for me)
Reach ouuut (reach out for me)
Ha!
I'll be there
The Story: I've been into the hobby of amateur astronomy before I was a teenager. I saw a TV special on "Old Time" Rock'n'Roll (ie. rockabilly, Motown, psychedelia, Beatles, protopunk, etc.) and the Four Tops were showcased. Auriga (named after a charioteer in ancient Greek mythology) is a constellation that is prominent in the North American evening skies during the autumn and winter seasons. - Submitted by: Space Conquerer

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