Misheard lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody.
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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!).
Boiling the wheat
Boy and girl meet
The Story: I recorded myself singing this 'version' when I was a child and my friend found the recording. She has never let me forget it. Oh the shame! - Submitted by: Steph W
Havin' a blast
Had me a blast
The Story: "Havin' a blast" made sense, so that's what I thought it was until recently when CBS aired a sing-along version of Grease. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
He was sweet, just under ten
He was sweet, just turned eighteen
The Story: Thought that sounded a bit young for a legal love affair... - Submitted by: Courtenay Rule
Summer heat morning to meet
Boy and girl meet.
The Story: I have been singing morning to meet since I was six in my 30s on a ski trip one of the young men, which was 19 or 20, on the trip corrected me and my friend that sang it the same way... When he said the right lyrics my friend and I looked at each other in awe because it made more sense, we had been singing the wrong lyrics for 20 yrs and a boy corrected us... One of the funniest moments in time. 😂 - Submitted by: Chrissy
Do da wah be dah wah
Dooba doo ba be dah
Ooh ooh ooh honey
You're the one that I want
You are the one I want
Ooh ooh ooh honey
The Story: AM Radio in the '70s probably contributed to more misheard lyrics than any other cause. I recall hearing this song on the radio as a 10-year-old and thinking the chorus was nonsense like "Doo Wah Diddy" or "Sha Na Na" - Submitted by: azchurch
Better take my erection
Meditate in my direction
The Story: How could females talk about erections? That's being a pervert... - Submitted by: Cody Finke
You better shake up
You better shape up
The Story: It would really sound like that when it comes to earthquakes! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
New entries in this section are currently reviewed by Brian Kelly. Previous editors (if any) are listed on the editors page.