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This page contains a list of the 20 most recent songs that have been 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!).

Indexes: [#] [A] [B] [C] [D] [E] [F] [G] [H] [I] [J] [K] [L] [M] [N] [O] [P] [Q] [R] [S] [T] [U] [V] [W] [Y] [Z]
Stiff Little Fingers', "Gotta Getaway"
The Misheard Lyrics:
God! Get away!
God! Get away!
The Real Lyrics:
Gotta get away!
Gotta get away!
The Story: At first it sounds like the singer is telling God to get lost, but instead he's just singing the title itself. - Submitted by: Slappy Maxell House - Good 2 Da Last Drop!
Metallica's, "Jump in the Fire"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Jump in the fi-ya.
The Real Lyrics:
Jump in the fire.
The Story: When I look for Wiktionary's entry of the word "fiya" on Google, some Wiktionary sites know this word. Unfortunately, Wiktionary English does have the word "fiyat" not "fiya". If I think about it, "fiyat" was meaning to "price" and it is the Turkish language of "price" and I also think that the song later re-titled as "Jump in the Price" which dealt with money. First know this song when I hear radio announcer sing a line of this song as sung by singer James Hetfield in his band's recording. - Submitted by: Wisnu Aji
The Pussycat Dolls', "Buttons"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm telling you to loosen up my butthole babe
The Real Lyrics:
I'm telling you loosen up my buttons baby (Uh huh)
The Story: I heard the song on the radio and commented on the lack of decency in broadcasting such indecent lyrics. She asked me what I thought I heard, and it has been a joke since. - Submitted by: Tyler
Dolly Parton / Kenny Rogers', "Islands in the Stream"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Islands in the stream
The Real Lyrics:
Islands INDUSTRY!!
The Story: I remember hearing this at the time of release and remembering the radio announcer clearly saying after playing it, that it was a song all about the Falklands and the Falkland people and their particular struggle during and after the conflict ( Falklands war). Listen to this song again very carefully all the lyrics support this idea. - Submitted by: Mike Thorpe
Jethro Tull's, "Aqualung "
The Misheard Lyrics:
Eyeing little girls with bandaged hands
The Real Lyrics:
Eyeing little girls with bad intent
The Story: Album cover shows Aqualung with his hands wrapped...so, I reasoned he was eyeing little girls, with bandaged hands - Submitted by: Mick
Rod Stewart's, "Forever Young"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Forever yuck
The Real Lyrics:
Forever young
The Story: I really thought he actually said "forever yuck"! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Bette Midler's, "From a Distance"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Bob is watching us
Bob is watching us
Bob is watching us
From a distance
The Real Lyrics:
God is watching us
God is watching us
God is watching us
From a distance
The Story: Song is about old friend Bob, watching over us like a guardian angel. - Submitted by: Chris
Katy Perry's, "Pearl"
The Misheard Lyrics:
But now she's stuck deep in some man
The Real Lyrics:
But now she's stuck deep in cement
The Story: I see this way too often on lyric videos. - Submitted by: Katycat
Taylor Swift's, "I Don't Wanna Live"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Now I'm in a cat box tell me where your place is!
The Real Lyrics:
Now I'm in a cab I tell em where your place is.
The Story: Love the song but I was so confused as to why she was in a cat box. Instead of googling the lyrics I googled what it means if someone says they are in a cat box. Got no results so I looked up song meanings and read the lyrics. Too funny! - Submitted by: Kim Greenig
Robert Palmer's, "Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Doctor, Doctor.
Give me the news.
I've got a bad case for loving you.
The Real Lyrics:
Doctor, Doctor.
Gimme the news.
I got a bad case of loving you.
The Story: It is less explicit than its original lyrics. He calling all doctors for looking for his love. About this song: Featured on his album, 'Secrets', released in 1979, it is the first single ever charting on Top 15 of Billboard's Pop Chart with peaking at #14 and also his fifth single charting on this chart at all since "Get Outside" in 1975 (peaking at #105). He was the most successful singer in his native country rather than in Billboard's Pop Chart while some singles charting on this chart. - Submitted by: Wisnu Aji

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