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!).
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The Story: I was riding in the car with my 5 and 7 year olds when they started singing the misheared lyrics. When I started laughing, they couldn't figure out why. - Submitted by: Anita
I don't expect to get a diamond ring.
I don't expect to get a guarantee.
The Story: My mate and I were singing out hearts out When I came out with those lyrics, we were laughing our heads of for ages. - Submitted by: Tina
The rebels stomp at midnight.
There ain't no stopping my now.
The Story: I was trying to figure out what rebels stomping at midnight had to do with the rest of the song, so I looked up the lyrics online, only to learn that it wasn't what Kylie was singing at all. I even played the line for my son, and he heard something closer to what I heard. - Submitted by: RunAndWrite
Everybody's doin' a random dance now.
Everybody's doin' a brand new dance now.
The Story: A friend of mine was using this misheard lyric as her email signature and she still has no idea that these are the wrong lyrics!! She is too young to have heard Kylie's version, not to mention Little Eva's! - Submitted by: Fi
yeah, the stars
The Story: My friend sang this for years. - Submitted by: Lauren
Everybody's doing a brandy dance now.
Everybody's doing a brand new dance now.
The Story: All the more hilarious because I was under this alcoholic misunderstanding for a good 10 years until one day I scoffed to my friends, 'I mean what the hell is a 'brandy dance' anyway?!', to which one of my mates looked at me as if I had the brain capacity of an amoeba and said 'So it's not a brand new dance then?' - Submitted by: Rekha Sandal
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