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Kool And The Gang's, "Celebration"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Celebration time come on
let's celebrate
The Real Lyrics:
Celebrate good times,
come on let's celebrate
The Story: I always thought it was celebrate good times come on...but I heard a little kid at a baseball game singing celebration time and I thought maybe I was the idiot singing it wrong all these years. (It's seems to be the way it is sung at ball games - my son sings it the same way. ed) - Submitted by: Mommy
Kool And The Gang's, "Misled"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Someone's playing in the Garden
So enticing, should I take a bow?
The Real Lyrics:
Someone's playing in the garden
So enticing, should I take a bite?
The Story: I thought the garden referred to Madison Square Garden, which coincidentally I visited for the first time ever right when this song was out. Therefore, hearing the second line as "bow" made absolute perfect sense. - Submitted by: Rich Braham
Kool And The Gang's, "Tonight"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Party party! I wanna dance with you! (This is the night, you'll see the light)
Party party! I wanna dance! (This is the night, you'll see the light) * EVERYBODY WANG CHUNG TONIGHT! * OR Paul McCartney! I wanna dance with you! (This is the night, you'll see the light)
Paul McCartney! I wanna dance! (This is the night, you'll see the light) * PAUL SAW HER STANDING THERE, NOT YOU! * OR Money money! I wanna dance with you! (This is the night, you'll see the light)
Money money! I wanna chant! (This is the night, you'll see the light) * MONEY CHANGES EVERYTHING * OR Mony Mony! I wanna dance with you! (This is the night, you'll see the light)
Mony Mony! I wanna chant! (This is the night, you'll see the light) * DON'T DO THAT CHANT! THIS IS KOOL + THE GANG, NOT BILLY IDOL! *
The Real Lyrics:
Oh come on! I wanna dance with you! (This is the night, you'll see the light)
Oh come on! I wanna dance! (This is the night, you'll see the light)
The Story: This song implies a possible deflowering at a guy's 16th birthday but it really winds up with him at a party dancing with a girl. Kool + the Gang kinda fooled ya, didn't they? A great party funk record, with clever pseudo-innuendos but never raunchy. A critic in Rolling Stone mag once said that these guys lop off the "-KY" in "FUNKY" and what do you get? Here's some proof. - Submitted by: Get Down On It + Celebrate!
Kool And The Gang's, "Too Hot"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Gotta do the zanger
for the mess that we made
The Real Lyrics:
We gotta cool this anger
What a mess we made.
The Story: When I was seven, I though 'The Zanger' was some sort of pennance (my wife thought that was hilarious - Submitted by: gary phelps

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