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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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Men Without Hats', "Pop Goes the World"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Pop goes the worm
The Real Lyrics:
Pop goes the world
The Story: The song I remember hearing in a commercial for Tide Pods. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Men Without Hats', "Pop Goes the World"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Pop goes the worm
The Real Lyrics:
Pop goes the world
The Story: The song featured in a commercial for Tide Pods. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Men Without Hats', "Safety Dance"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And I shat on my hat and microwaved my rat Because I'm an asshole in Brazil
The Real Lyrics:
And you can act real rude and totally removed And I can act like an imbecile.
The Story: I farted. - Submitted by: Bob
Men Without Hats', "Safety Dance"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Say Gdansk.
The Real Lyrics:
Safety dance.
The Story: At the time of this song, the Gdansk shipyards in Poland were experiencing a Labor Union revolt lead by Lech Walesa. - Submitted by: Paul Whitcomb
Men Without Hats', "Safety Dance"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We can dance if we want to
We can leave your pants behind
'Cuz if your pants don't dance and if they don't dance
Then they're no pants of mine.
The Real Lyrics:
We can dance if we want to
We can leave your friends behind
'Cuz your friends don't dance and if they don't dance
Then they're no friends of mine.
The Story: I heard this on the radio when I was about 10 years old. The very first time I heard it, I thought it was a parody for a Spongebob Squarepants ad: 'You can wear Spongebob if you want to. You can wear him all the time. If you get the chance you can wear square pants, even on your behind'. So I think I must have confused that version with the original. - Submitted by: Nathan
Men Without Hats', "Safety Dance"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We can dance, we can dance, everything's out of control
We can dance, we can dance, we're doin' it in both holes.
The Real Lyrics:
We can dance, we can dance, everything's out of control
We can dance, we can dance, we're doin' it from pole to pole.
The Story: This was all I could discern from the lyrics for years. I had to buy the recording in 1996 to finally figure out what they were really saying. - Submitted by: C. Thompson
Men Without Hats', "Safety Dance"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We can eat your friend's behind.
The Real Lyrics:
We can leave your friends behind.
The Story: I heard someone singing this in a club.. funny! - Submitted by: WBTX
Men Without Hats', "Safety Dance"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We'll save the dance
The Real Lyrics:
We'll safety dance.
The Story: When I first heard this song, everybody was saying it was about a ban on slam dancing. (It wasn't.) So 'We'll save the dance' made a lot of sense to me. - Submitted by: Mjn Seifer
Men Without Hats', "The Safety Dance"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We could dance in the water
The Real Lyrics:
We could dance if we want to
The Story: That's what I REALLY thought they said at first! - Submitted by: Cody Finke

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