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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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MC Hammer's, "2 Legit To Quit"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Do the jerk, do the jerk at work.
The Real Lyrics:
Too legit, too legit to quit.
The Story: I went to a record store and actually sang these lyrics to the clerk, trying to find out who it was by so I could purchase the album. He corrected me, then cracked up laughing. - Submitted by: kari williams
MC Hammer's, "Addams Groove"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Add it to the jet
Add it to the jet
Add it to the jet
The Addams Family
The Real Lyrics:
(Addams) Too legit
(Addams) Too legit
(Addams) Too legit
The Addams Family
The Story: This is exactly how I misheard it on The Addams Family VHS. Years later, I wasn't sure if I was confusing this with "Whoomp! The Addams Family (There It Is)." - Submitted by: Chris Bodily TM
MC Hammer's, "Can't Touch This"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Stop! Hamper Time!
The Real Lyrics:
Stop! Hammer Time!
The Story: This was a big dancing song with my son when he was little. One night at when he was putting his dirty clothes away he shouted out "STOP! Hamper time!" and I realized that those were the lyrics he had been hearing all along. So MC Hammer may have disappeared from the music scene, but he continues to live on in our house at bath time. - Submitted by: John Bercen
MC Hammer's, "Hammer Time"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Pajama time!
The Real Lyrics:
Hammer time!
The Story: We were singing this song in Lit class; and one guy said, 'Stop! Pajama time!' We all stared at him and he was like 'What?' And we told him what the real lyrics were. He got embarrassed and said 'So you mean my entire time I've been singing the wrong lyrics?' And we were all 'Dude, the singer's name is M.C. HAMMER..' - Submitted by: turkoizdog
MC Hammer's, "Pumps and a Bump"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Pumps in the back room!
Pumps in the back room!
We like the girls with the pumps in the back room!
The Real Lyrics:
Pumps and a bump...ooh!
Pumps and a bump...ooh!
We like the girls with the pumps and a bump...ooh!
The Story: My mom and I were listening to this guy make a request for this song shortly after it first came out. He kept insisting the name was 'Pumps in the Back Room' and finally after singing a few lines the disc jockey humored him and said all right. - Submitted by: Tiffany
MC Hammer's, "Too Legit To Quit"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Do the Jit, do the Jit La Jit.
The Real Lyrics:
Too legit, too legit to quit.
The Story: I was probably about 10 when this song came out, and I didn't know that 'legit' was even a word. My friends and I thought that the Jit La Jit was a new dance. - Submitted by: Frann
MC Hammer's, "U Can't Touch This"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Don't touch me!
The Real Lyrics:
U can't touch this!
The Story: I thought the song was about this guy saying, 'Don't touch me! Don't touch me!'---until someone showed me the name of the song on the tape cassette cover. - Submitted by: Domov Runner
MC Hammer's, "U Can't Touch This"
The Misheard Lyrics:
King Justice
The Real Lyrics:
U can't touch this
The Story: I heard it first when we travelled to a 'big' city. It took a while for our local radio stations to pick it up...at least until after it went top 40. I kept wondering if they were ever going to play 'King Justice' back home. - Submitted by: Anita
MC Hammer's, "U Can't Touch This"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The Fantastics!
The Real Lyrics:
You can't touch this!
The Story: I didn't know the title at the time, but they played it at a holiday camp, this song that I thought said 'The Fantastics', and I was wondering if that was the name of the group, or 'The Fantastic S***' bleeped out. - Submitted by: Kylie Minogue

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