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!).
Am I baobab that money?
Am I bad 'bout that money?
The Story: At university I started working on a live brief with the health and beauty company Aduna that is trying to make their product baobab famous. This song came out at around the same time as the project and I thought Bruno mentioned baobab in the song until I found out what the real lyrics were. - Submitted by: Stompgal
Fill my cup put some nigga in it.
Fill my cup put some liquor in it.
The Story: We were listening to this in a cab and our driver (an African-American guy) started laughing and singing along to the verse we thought we heard. - Submitted by: Alice
Michelle fights for that white house!
Michelle Pfeiffer that white gold
The Story: I assumed he was making a reference to the Obamas. - Submitted by: Scandia
Uptown, f*** you up.
Uptown funk you up.
The Story: I heard it and thought the song was full of swearing, when it in reality wasn't. I think my teacher thought the same because he said the song "Has a few bad words in it." For ages I thought it was f**k you up and not funk. Lol - Submitted by: Nash
Livin’ it up in the city
Stylin', while in
Livin’ it up in the city
The Story: I honestly thought it was a Lord of the Rings shout-out. Dwarf brothers going out and partying in Rivendell. - Submitted by: nobody
Fill my cup, put some nigga in it
Fill my cup, put some liquor in it
The Story: Can you imagine what I was thinking when I misheard the lyrics at first? Fortunately it is just liquor... - Submitted by: Karin
Girls hate you, hallelujah (whoo)
Girls hit your hallelujah (whoo)
The Story: I'm a girl, but when I heard this song at first, it kind of sounded like he was trying to intimidate someone else - "Uptown, funk you up," and "Girls hate you, hallelujah" - sounds like it could have been to scare someone out of town! Hilarious misunderstanding though~ - Submitted by: Crystal
The Story: First time I had ever heard the song .... - Submitted by: Briana Delaney
New entries in this section are currently reviewed by Brian Kelly. Previous editors (if any) are listed on the editors page.