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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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Michael Jackson's, "2 Bad"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Tubby that your doin' wrong.
Hory shoppin' all alone.
Cryin' with me like a man, throwing rolls to hand to hand.
The Real Lyrics:
Told me that you're doin' wrong
Word out shockin' all alone
Cryin' wolf ain't like a man
Throwin' rocks to hide your hands
The Story: When I was like 8 I heard this. Then again, I misheard the whole song. - Submitted by: SugarcoatedSalt
Michael Jackson's, "2 Bad"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You ain't got enough of me
You ain't got enough of me
You ain't disgustin' me, yeah yeah
You're ain't it just for me
You ain't disgustin' me
That just won't your cut for me
But do bad, do bad
The Real Lyrics:
You ain't done enough for me
You ain't done enough for me
You are disgustin' me, yeah yeah
You're aiming just for me
You are disgustin' me
Just want your cut from me
But too bad, too bad
The Story: I heard this song when I was younger and just recently read the lyrics. It's a whole new song to me now. - Submitted by: Sona13singer
Michael Jackson's, "2000 Watts"
The Misheard Lyrics:
2000 watts - eh-oh!
The Real Lyrics:
2000 watts, eight ohms
The Story: I was a bit surprised to hear Michael pay homage to the dogawfully dreary and deformed Teletubbies. But considering I don't know what this song is about generally, I let the strangeness pass me by. A bit disappointed it turned out not to be my mishearing, though. - Submitted by: Monokini
Michael Jackson's, "Another Part Of Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You want another quarter man.
The Real Lyrics:
Your just another part of me.
The Story: I think I was 12 or 13 when the "Bad" album came out. This was long before the days of the music downloads and internet leaks. So our local station had a "New Music Hour" in which they played a new album once in it's entirety. I taped the whole album that way (having to my cassette player fo commercial breaks, mind you). When I was writing down song titles, I misheard the title as "Another Quarter Man". I have no idea what I was thinking. - Submitted by: Niki
Michael Jackson's, "BIllie Jean"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Billie Jean, f*** my love!
The Real Lyrics:
Billie Jean is not my lover.
The Story: I was in Junior High and introduced this song to my younger sister who was 7 at the time. I told there was one line not to sing in front of our mother, because it said the 'F - word'." She and I sang the song together just how I taught her - but that line only in private. Then, I read the lyrics and had to tell my innocent sister the truth! - Submitted by: Jaye
Michael Jackson's, "Baby Be Mine"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You are all the future that I designed
The Real Lyrics:
You are all the future that I desire
The Story: After he sang the line, 'I won't give you reason to change your mind', I thought those were the lyrics so they made up a rhyme. I wish that 'you are the all the future that I designed' were the correct lyrics because 'mind' and 'desire' do not rhyme. - Submitted by: Miles
Michael Jackson's, "Bad"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I´m fat, i´m fat, shamu
The Real Lyrics:
I'm bad, I'm bad
Come on!
The Story: Well one day my friend told me thought Michael said I´m fat, and i thought that was really funny, and i saıd maybe i´ll make a misheard lyrics, so i tried to find out what he sould say next and i thought of Shamu the bıg killer whale because he is big = fat. - Submitted by: Kevın
Michael Jackson's, "Bad"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Just show your stuff, on Daddy B
The Real Lyrics:
Just show your stuff, or let it be.
The Story: It was my first time hearing the song, and no matter how many times I replayed it, I always thought it was "Just show your stuff on Daddy B". I know the right lyrics now, but I STILL hear that misheard line... - Submitted by: Gina
Michael Jackson's, "Bad"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You're throwing stone out your ass.
The Real Lyrics:
You're throwing stones to hide your hands.
The Story: I was watching the video to see all the places he allowed and helped Weird Al to make the parody "fat," and that's what I thought I heard when I was listening to the song while watching. - Submitted by: Bridget Ilene Delaney
Michael Jackson's, "Beat It"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Beat it, beat it.
No one wants to pee defeeted.
The Real Lyrics:
Beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated.
The Story: Saw someone singing this on YouTube with a heavy accent. I didn't hear him actually say it but his "be" sounded as a "pee". The rest I made up myself. Visualizing someone who pees without feet is quite funny - Submitted by: Alex
Michael Jackson's, "Beat It"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Beat it, beat it
No one kann dem wiederstehn!
The Real Lyrics:
Beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated.
The Story: I´ve heard this song for the first time by the age of maybe 7 or 8 years. It was part of some kind of music show on TV. Since I did not speak English in those days (I´m German), I did not know what the song was all about. The funny thing was that in that spot they said that Jackson had learned a little bit of German during his concert-tours in Europe. So I was convinced (until now) that he really did sing some German words in that song. Since that day I always wandered: 'what is it he´s singing there?' Now I know, one of the greatest mysteries of my childhood has been revealed. - Submitted by: Lil
Michael Jackson's, "Beat It"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Beat it, beat it
You know how it feels to beat it
Show them how f****** yourself feels right
Which does it matter, who's wrong or right?
The Real Lyrics:
Beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated
Show 'em how funky, strong is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right.
The Story: This song freaked me out as a kid....I was at that young age where cussing was hilarious and you hear a curse word in everything you hear. I had no idea what the lyrics I had misheard even meant at the time. Now that I do I laugh so hard. My husband thinks I was a wild child, but I wasn't! Good times! - Submitted by: Angel
Michael Jackson's, "Beat It"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Daytona don't you ever come around here.
The Real Lyrics:
They told him don't you ever come around here.
The Story: My roommate's name is Daytona, and one day I was having her listen to a song that I was choreographing a dance to (I am a dance teacher)...and she said 'he said my name! Michael Jackson said my name!' I asked her what she was talking about and she had me restart the song. The first line really sounds like he's saying 'Daytona don't you ever come around here'--Wishful thinking! - Submitted by: Stefanie
Michael Jackson's, "Beat It"
The Misheard Lyrics:
No one wants to beat a fetus
The Real Lyrics:
No one wants to be defeated
The Story: I grew up singing it that way until I was in my late teens. Never bothered to figure it out until one day I just looked it up because I was tired of not knowing what he was really saying. - Submitted by: John
Michael Jackson's, "Beat It"
The Misheard Lyrics:
No one wants to see your fetus.
The Real Lyrics:
No one wants to be defeated
The Story: I sang that lyric until I was 29. Shame on me. - Submitted by: Coco G
Michael Jackson's, "Beat It"
The Misheard Lyrics:
No-one wants to see your penis
The Real Lyrics:
No one wants to be defeated
The Story: This wasn't mine but I laughed so hard when I heard it that I almost fell off my chair. The lady who did hear it explained that she thought the song was about townspeople trying to tell the local "flasher" where to go - hence "beat it"! - Submitted by: Ladybird
Michael Jackson's, "Beat It"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Show 'em how funky, 'long as you're right
It doesn't matter who's on your bike.
The Real Lyrics:
Showin' how funky, strong is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right.
The Story: Growing up, we always just assumed the message was that it's better to just let the other kid steal your bike than get into a fight over it. - Submitted by: Angela
Michael Jackson's, "Beat It"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Show em hot monkey. Go, Michelle Pfieffer.
The Real Lyrics:
Show em how funky strong is your fight
The Story: My mom and I clearly know Michelle Pfieffer wouldn't be in an MJ classic, but since it sounds so much like that, we can't help but belt it out whenever we hear it. - Submitted by: Mickay
Michael Jackson's, "Beat It"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Show them how f*****g strong is your fight.
The Real Lyrics:
Showing how funky strong is your fight.
The Story: I thought Michael Jackson was making fun of Prince. - Submitted by: Fitu Petaia
Michael Jackson's, "Beat It"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Show them how to dougie wrong or it's right
or
Show them how to boogie show'em it's right
The Real Lyrics:
Showin' how funky and strong is your fight
The Story: No words for how dumb this is. - Submitted by: Sona13singer
Michael Jackson's, "Beat It"
The Misheard Lyrics:
bee dip bee dip! noah wants bee dip bee dip
The Real Lyrics:
beat it beat it. no one wants to be defeated.
The Story: no story - Submitted by: alex grenham
Michael Jackson's, "Billie Jean "
The Misheard Lyrics:
Billie Jean's my fine lover
She's just a girl who says that I am the one
But the cheese isn't bought by the sun.
The Real Lyrics:
Billie Jean is not my lover
She's just a girl who claims that I am the one
But the kid is not my son
The Story: I was way off! - Submitted by: Andi
Michael Jackson's, "Billie Jean"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Billie Jean --that's my girl
The Real Lyrics:
Billie Jean is not my lover
The Story: I knew about Billie Jean King, and Glen Campbell's wife was named Billie Jean. - Submitted by: I'm Billie Jean's Lover!
Michael Jackson's, "Billie Jean"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Billie Jean is not my girl
The Real Lyrics:
Billie Jean is not my lover
The Story: I just found out now. But it is pretty much the same meaning, so this story will be quite tame compared to others. - Submitted by: Scandia
Michael Jackson's, "Billie Jean"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Billie Jean is not my love
She's just a girl who with that, I am the one
Billie Jean is not my son
The Real Lyrics:
Billie Jean is not my lover
She's just a girl who claims that I am the one
But the kid is not my son
The Story: Had to add my 2c into the enormous Billie Jean mondegreen list. I remember thinking the lyrics were ridiculous because I thought it would've been obvious that Billie Jean was not his son... - Submitted by: Rose
Michael Jackson's, "Billie Jean"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Billy Jean's not my mother.
The Real Lyrics:
Billie Jean is not my lover.
The Story: I was listening to it in the car and started singing along to it. When it came to the main chorus, I started singing "Billy Jean's not my mother". My brother turned to look at me and said, "Idiot!" I was actually quite confused. I didn't know that they were the wrong lyrics. - Submitted by: Your Mother
Michael Jackson's, "Billie Jean"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Blue jeans, at my door.
The Real Lyrics:
Billie Jean is not my lover.
The Story: Ever since I first heard this song, I always thought the singer was talking blue jeans and couldn't figure out why. - Submitted by: Robert
Michael Jackson's, "Billie Jean"
The Misheard Lyrics:
But Chad borrowed my soul.
The Real Lyrics:
But the kid is not my son.
The Story: My daughter freaked out when she heard this song, and after I calmed her down she told me she was afraid of a kid named Chad that was in her class, because she didn't want him to take her soul. This confused me for about a week, until I realized she had thought that was what the song was saying. - Submitted by: Lisa Rivers
Michael Jackson's, "Billie Jean"
The Misheard Lyrics:
But the Chid is not my son.
The Real Lyrics:
But the kid is not my son.
The Story: I thought Chid was street slang for kid. - Submitted by: Lorenzo Turi
Michael Jackson's, "Billie Jean"
The Misheard Lyrics:
But the King is not my son.
The Real Lyrics:
But the kid is not my son.
The Story: When I heard this, I just thought that 'the King is not my son' must be some sort of phrase of sarcasm, like 'pigs might fly', to imply that Billie Jean didn't really mean it when she said that he was 'the one'. I was young and stupid. What can I say? - Submitted by: Shaheen
Michael Jackson's, "Billie Jean"
The Misheard Lyrics:
But the chair is not my son.
The Real Lyrics:
But the kid is not my son.
The Story: My grandmother heard the song in the car, then asked why the chair was not his son. - Submitted by: Duncan
Michael Jackson's, "Billie Jean"
The Misheard Lyrics:
But the chance is not my son.
The Real Lyrics:
But the kid is not my son
The Story: I was 4. - Submitted by: Kyan
Michael Jackson's, "Billie Jean"
The Misheard Lyrics:
But the gent is not my son.
The Real Lyrics:
The kid is not my son.
The Story: I have always heard it this way. I only realized it was not right when reading about others misheard lyrics. - Submitted by: Just me
Michael Jackson's, "Billie Jean"
The Misheard Lyrics:
But the janitor is not my son.
The Real Lyrics:
But the kid is not my son.
The Story: My best friend used to think that these were the lyrics when we were in 5th grade. She would sing it at the top of her lungs on the playground. - Submitted by: Christa
Michael Jackson's, "Billie Jean"
The Misheard Lyrics:
But who can stand when she's in demand, hurts deep in the glands,
'Cause we danced on the floor in the grounds.
The Real Lyrics:
But who can stand when she's in demand her schemes and plans
'Cause we danced on the floor in the round.
The Story: I have never been able to properly discern the lyrics in Michael Jackson's songs. They never seem to make much sense to me, until I read the actual original lyrics. Billie Jean is, without a doubt, the MJ song that sounds the most unfathomable - well, to my ears, at least! - Submitted by: Katie
Michael Jackson's, "Billie Jean"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Faded cheese is not my lover
The Real Lyrics:
Billie Jean is not my lover
The Story: I got the term "faded cheese" because the first time I heard the term "feta cheese" I thought it was called faded cheese. LOL - Submitted by: Isac
Michael Jackson's, "Billie Jean"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Gonna dance, on the floor, get around.
The Real Lyrics:
Who will dance, on the floor, in the round?
The Story: "In the round?" What is that? I always thought "get around" made sense and I was surprised to hear I was wrong. - Submitted by: Linda Clark
Michael Jackson's, "Billie Jean"
The Misheard Lyrics:
People always told me 'Be careful what you do
Don't go around stealing little girls' socks.'
The Real Lyrics:
People always told me 'Be careful what you do
Don't go around breaking young girls' hearts.'
The Story: This is actually my friend Allison's misunderstanding. As a little girl she was afraid this guy was going to come through her window at night, since he was apparently infamous for stealing little girls' socks! :) - Submitted by: J
Michael Jackson's, "Billie Jean"
The Misheard Lyrics:
People always told me Mick Jagger was a Jew
Always goin' round breakin' young girls hearts
The Real Lyrics:
People always told me 'Be careful what you do
Don't go around breaking young girls' hearts.'
The Story: I always thought this was what he was saying and was really confused about what being Jewish had to do with being a heartbreaker. - Submitted by: Melani
Michael Jackson's, "Billie Jean"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The b**** is not my lover.
The Real Lyrics:
Billie Jean is not my lover.
The Story: When this song first came out, one of my co-workers, a matronly women of about 65 was walking around the office bouncing and bubbly singing the misheard lyrics 'the b**** is not my lover'. - Submitted by: Torrena Dye
Michael Jackson's, "Billie Jean"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The chair is not my son.
The Real Lyrics:
The kid is not my son.
The Story: It's actually what a friend of mine thought it said. She sang it that way for years. I didn't know what it said either, just knew it didn't say THAT. - Submitted by: Steve Bullard
Michael Jackson's, "Billie Jean"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The chair's at my side.
The Real Lyrics:
The kid is not my son.
The Story: I think there was a chair in the video which is what made me think that is what the words were. - Submitted by: Nunu
Michael Jackson's, "Billie Jean"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The chance is at my side.
The Real Lyrics:
The kid is not my son.
The Story: Growing up in suburbia Ohio, I firmly believed that Michael was telling me about the chance at his side. - Submitted by: Matt
Michael Jackson's, "Billie Jean"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The jed is not the son.
The Real Lyrics:
The kid is not my son.
The Story: For a while I thought 'jed' was a new slang word for a child born out of wedlock. - Submitted by: John
Michael Jackson's, "Billie Jean"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Then every head turned with ice cream being the one.
The Real Lyrics:
Then every head turned with eyes that dreamed of being the one.
The Story: I always thought these were what the lyrics were when I was younger. - Submitted by: Doommaster1994
Michael Jackson's, "Billie Jean"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Tú quieres manzana.
The Real Lyrics:
The kid is not my son.
The Story: The misheard phrase means "you want an apple" in Spanish. - Submitted by: Glenn O'Brien
Michael Jackson's, "Billy Jean"
The Misheard Lyrics:
But the chair is not my size
The Real Lyrics:
But the kid is not my son
The Story: I have sang this line to Billy Jean since I first heard the song. When the tribute to Michael Jackson was on I was singing it and my Mum started laughing at me, although she didn't know the correct lyrics anyway. It only took 17 years to find out they were totally different lyrics to what I thought - Submitted by: Leanne
Michael Jackson's, "Black or White"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I scared your brother
I ain't scared of no s***
The Real Lyrics:
I ain't scared of your brother
I ain't scared of no sheets.
The Story: I was shocked when I first heard "Black Or White" on the radio and it sounded like Michael Jackson dropped an uncensored S-bomb in the middle of the song. - Submitted by: Dan
Michael Jackson's, "Black or White"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I've seen a bright green dollar
I'm not gonna spend a lot bein' a color.
The Real Lyrics:
I've seen the bright get duller
I'm not going to spend my life being a color.
The Story: When I first heard this tune, it reminded me of George Foreman's muffler shop line, 'I'm not gonna pay a lot for a muffler.' so I sang 'I've seen a bright green dolla'! I'm not gonna spend a lot changin a muffla'!' - Submitted by: Matthew F Kramer
Michael Jackson's, "Black or White"
The Misheard Lyrics:
It don't matter if you black our eyes.
The Real Lyrics:
It don't matter if you're black or white.
The Story: My 5 year old son singing away to Michael Jacksons Black or White, "it don't matter if you black our eyes". So cute and I could understand why he thought that cause it does sound that way when you don't know the name of the song - Submitted by: Rowena
Michael Jackson's, "Blame It on the Boogie"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Don Criminal sunshine,
Don Criminal moonlight,
Don Criminal good times,
Criminal boogie.
The Real Lyrics:
Don't blame it on the sunshine,
Don't blame it on the moonlight,
Don't blame it on the good times,
Blame it on the boogie.
The Story: Palace Dance Club, Siofok, Hungary, summer of 2010. This one was a teenage girl, obviously speaking English at a music club level. She explained to another girl that this song is on her mind - she called it "Criminal Boogie", and when the other girl asked "I know I know, it's Smooth Criminal, right?", she replied "no", and apparently decided to make it clear. When I heard her singing it out loud (and proud) I was quite close to roll on the floor :) - Submitted by: Denes Kellner
Michael Jackson's, "Blood On The Dance Floor"
The Misheard Lyrics:
To save the world
I have to know this stupid dance.
The Real Lyrics:
To escape the world
I've got to enjoy that simple dance.
The Story: Bear in mind that up to now, I never knew what he was saying anyway. So along with the rest of the supposed 'garble' in this tune, I didn't think much of my line. And looking at the real deal now, seems I wasn't far off with my nonsense. - Submitted by: Devil Jones
Michael Jackson's, "Cheater"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I don't care a Jack B**** 'bout what you do.
The Real Lyrics:
I don't care a jack, or about what you do.
The Story: I thought 'don't care a Jack B****' was Michael Jackson's unique take on curse words like 'Don't give a d**n' or indeed 'S***'...what? Don't peer suspiciously at my mishearing. This is the same artist who conjures nonsense like 'chamone' (or however you spell it) and has implemented that in every song, so it wouldn't be surprising if 'Jack B****' had been yet another creation. - Submitted by: Devil Jones
Michael Jackson's, "Come Together"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Hold him in his arm-chair
You can feel his dilease
The Real Lyrics:
Hold you in his arm 'til
You can feel his disease
The Story: Hey, I was watching a clipping from the movie "The Moonwalker" in August 2009.. Then, I came across this song.. It is also part of MJ's BAD album (1987).. And, ha ha, I heard it this way! Then I checked the lyrics.. Oops! I heard it wrong.. But, even now I hear it the same way..:p But, I love Michael Jackson! No one else can replace him! R.I.P. - Submitted by: True-MJ Fan
Michael Jackson's, "Dirty Diana"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Dirty Danceoff
The Real Lyrics:
Dirty Diana
The Story: This is what my son thought the song was saying :) - Submitted by: Melissa
Michael Jackson's, "Dirty Diana"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I am the bitmap you need.
The Real Lyrics:
I am the thing that you need.
The Story: A 'bitmap' is an image file for Microsoft Windows. It never made sense to me, why Michael Jackson would want to be an Windows Picture for someone... - Submitted by: Gianni
Michael Jackson's, "Dirty Diana"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You think I got no, thong.
The Real Lyrics:
Dirty Diana, no.
The Story: It was my younger sister who heard the lyrics this way; she was about ten or eleven at the time. She just started singing it like that once and I was like, 'What the heck?!' But it was still pretty funny! Frankly, I find those lyrics more creative!! - Submitted by: Ch.H.S
Michael Jackson's, "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
The Misheard Lyrics:
'Keep up with the postholes
Don't stop 'till you get enough.
The Real Lyrics:
Keep on with the force, don't stop
Don't stop 'til you get enough.
The Story: I was a teenager in rural Utah when this was popular. Although even then I realized that I was almost surely wrong, whenever I hear this I have a vision of the 80s Michael Jackson out in a field with a posthole digger, toiling away. - Submitted by: paula
Michael Jackson's, "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Come on when you're hard enough
Don't stop 'til it's hard enough.
The Real Lyrics:
Keep on when the force, don't stop
Don't stop 'til you get enough.
The Story: I was watching Rush Hour 2, when my friend walked in. He was singing this because he did not know the real words. So he continued to make random lines but this was the best. - Submitted by: Gavin Frampton
Michael Jackson's, "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Come on with the bus stop
Don't stop till you get enough.
The Real Lyrics:
Keep on with the force, don't stop
Don't stop 'til you get enough.
The Story: Bus stop was a dance similar to the hustle. I thought that they referenced this in the song? - Submitted by: Carol chandler
Michael Jackson's, "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Don't stop to the postal rock.
The Real Lyrics:
Don't stop 'til you get enough.
The Story: These lyrics were misheard by my mother, and sung rather enthusiastically by her at weddings, shopping malls and anywhere else she hears the song. I told her the correct lyrics some years ago, but she seems to prefer her version. - Submitted by: Daniel
Michael Jackson's, "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Get it on, with the post, Doc.
The Real Lyrics:
Keep on with the force, don't stop.
The Story: This was actually my dad, who was getting his post doctorate when this song came out. And though it was written for the people like him, lol. - Submitted by: Terms
Michael Jackson's, "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Get up, with your bone stroke, don't stop till you get it up.
The Real Lyrics:
Keep on, with the force, don't stop.
The Story: We were all scrapbooking together and our friend Cynthia said she always thought it said Get up with your bone stroke, don't stop till you get it up. We were dying of laughter and couldn't stop playing it or singing it. I will never sing it the same again! - Submitted by: Susan
Michael Jackson's, "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Keep on to the post office
Don't stop 'til you get enough.
The Real Lyrics:
Keep on with the force, don't stop
Don't stop 'til you get enough.
The Story: It gives me the image of loads of old geriatrics in thier slippers, racing down the high street to the post office on a cold Monday morning to beat the cues for collecting their Giro payment, while at the same time, Michael Jackson is running along with them, acting as thier personal trainer, and doing the moonwalk in some shiny white-fake-ass-leather pvc outfit, with a whistle, a stopwatch and a headband, and then occasionally stopping, looking at his stopwatch then looking at the old people and thrusting his hips and pointing at the sky and shouting: 'owww, heeee-heeee'. - Submitted by: zippy_got_silly
Michael Jackson's, "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Keep on where the porn stars go
Don't stop till you get it on.
The Real Lyrics:
Keep on with the force, don't stop
Don't stop 'til you get enough.
The Story: I was driving in the car with my friend. The song came on as we both proceeded to sing different lyrics from each other; both insisting that our versions were correct. It turns out we were both wrong. - Submitted by: Crazy Carla
Michael Jackson's, "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Keep on with the Volkstanz
Don't stop 'til you get enough!
The Real Lyrics:
Keep on with the force, don't stop
Don't stop 'til you get enough.
The Story: I'm from Germany; and when I was about 10, I heard this song in the car with my mother and my best friend. She started singing, 'Keep on with the Volkstanz!' (meaning folk dance) at the top of her lungs. Since then, I always hear MJ singing that. I just found out what he really said. *lol* - Submitted by: Jasmin
Michael Jackson's, "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Keep on with the post office.
The Real Lyrics:
Keep on with the force, don't stop.
The Story: I was like 13, and this song was on the radio in a candy store my buddy and I were at. The chorus came on, and my buddy was singing 'Keep on with the post office. Don't stop 'til you get enough.' I looked at my buddy and said, 'Oh that's how it goes.' And I started singing it with him. What a nucklehead I was. - Submitted by: Michael Holmes (Peanuthead)
Michael Jackson's, "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Keep on with the punk stuff
Don't still 'til you get enough!
The Real Lyrics:
Keep on with the force, don't stop
Don't stop 'til you get enough.
The Story: A black Army trainee in the basic-training platoon I was in at Fort Dix, New Jersey, in 1982, was sure that this was the correct lyric. - Submitted by: B. Moore
Michael Jackson's, "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Keep on, do the Bus Stop
Don't stop 'til you get enough.
The Real Lyrics:
Keep on with the force
Don't stop 'til you get enough.
The Story: This song came out when I was in Elementary School. We would do a line dance a'la 'Soul Train' style called the 'Bus Stop' to this song. I thought the song was about the dance. - Submitted by: Darla888
Michael Jackson's, "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Keep on, with the bone stroke, Don't stop 'til you get it up.
The Real Lyrics:
Keep On With The Force Don't Stop Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
The Story: Sing along to the song chorus using a differentiation of "The Jerk" dance move - Submitted by: Shaun Sanders
Michael Jackson's, "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Keep up with the Post Office
Don't stop 'til you get enough.
The Real Lyrics:
Keep on with the force, don't stop
Don't stop 'til you get enough.
The Story: For years, all could hear was "Post Office", even though I knew that couldn't be right. It's a Michael Jackson song, who expects great depth? I got on the Internet in 1992 in grad school. From the start, there were plenty of lyrics for the asking. I found the correct line and thought, Okay, *now* it makes sense! Well, no actually. Even with the RIGHT lyrics, this song *still* makes no sense. - Submitted by: Rick Blaine
Michael Jackson's, "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Keep up with the pornstars,
Don't stop 'til you get me off
The Real Lyrics:
Keep up with the force, don't stop
Don't stop 'til you get enough
The Story: I actually sang this in front of my dad. Awkward. - Submitted by: Kaylee
Michael Jackson's, "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Take off from the Post Office.
Don't stop til you get it done
The Real Lyrics:
Keep on with the force, don't stop.
Don't stop 'til you get enough.
The Story: I work for the post office and sing this to motivate myself and others. - Submitted by: Edward G Cramer
Michael Jackson's, "Don't Stop 'Till You Get Enough "
The Misheard Lyrics:
Common, drive a dumptruck, Don't stop 'till you give a fuck.
The Real Lyrics:
Keep on with the force, don't stop Don't stop 'til you get enough
The Story: I was getting a mean hummer at a truck stop in Oklahoma City. Maybe it was just the meth, but it was a good night. - Submitted by: Peter Pereira
Michael Jackson's, "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Keep on, with the poster.
The Real Lyrics:
Keep on with the force don't stop
The Story: I really dont see how those are the right lyrics but oh well. - Submitted by: Andison
Michael Jackson's, "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Keep on at the pork store
Don't stop till you get enough
The Real Lyrics:
Keep on with the force
Don't stop 'til you get enough.
The Story: There's a restaurant in San Francisco called the Pork Store. It's not that we actually thought he was singing that, but that is the closest thing to what it sounds like that we could come up with. - Submitted by: Jared-Matt
Michael Jackson's, "Don't stop til you get enough"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Keep on, dig a post hole, don't stop til you get enough.
The Real Lyrics:
Keep on with the force, don't stop don't stop til you get enough
The Story: Jackson's spin moves might have resembled a corkscrew sometimes, so maybe digging a post hole (with a post hole digger) would have been a way to describe it to a partner. - Submitted by: Kent V
Michael Jackson's, "Dont Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Come on, you're a porn star
Don't stop 'till ya get it up.
The Real Lyrics:
Keep on with the force, don't stop
Don't stop 'til you get enough.
The Story: Making a t-shirt with my misheard lyrics to get laughs! - Submitted by: Kenney G Preston
Michael Jackson's, "Dont Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Oh when the voice don't stop
Make the stop before you get enough.
The Real Lyrics:
Keep on with the force, don't stop
Don't stop 'til you get enough.
The Story: I was at a club and this song came on, and they were handing around the microphone for people to sing. I got the microphone in this particular part of the song, I sang the misheard lyrics. Needless to say, I was laughed out of that club. - Submitted by: Alexandria Hanson
Michael Jackson's, "Earth Song"
The Misheard Lyrics:
What about P*ssy?
The Real Lyrics:
What about all their joy?
The Story: What about the Seas? - Submitted by: Aazhian
Michael Jackson's, "Give In To Me"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Love is a donut.
The Real Lyrics:
Love is a feeling.
The Story: I was looking on the Internet to download an mp3 of 'Give In To Me', and I finally found this forgeign site which was not written in very good English. When I looked at the download address, I noticed they had named the file 'love_is_a_donut.mp3'!!! O_o I can only assume that they misheard it or didn't really know what a donut was! - Submitted by: Dark Daryl
Michael Jackson's, "History"
The Misheard Lyrics:
He got kicked in the back, he said to kick him and slap
He got broke in the face - prepared the tumbola tape
He say 'one day you'll receive', misplacing the word 'history'
Then every day, every night, the fire's deep in his eyes!
How many people muster beats?
Slamming their paint across the land
And how many struggles must we see before we start to lend a helping hand?
Everybody says
The Real Lyrics:
He got kicked in the back - he say that he needed that
He hot willed in the face, keep daring to motivate
He say one day you will see his place in world history
He dares to be recognized; the fire's deep in his eyes
How many victims must there be
Slaughtered in vain across the land
And how many struggles must there be before we choose to live the prophet's plan?
Everybody sing.
The Story: I always thought the song was something to do with some strange ritual, with Michael listing the many instructions on how to perform it, before I bothered to find out what the real lyrics were. - Submitted by: Zanzara
Michael Jackson's, "I Just Can't Stop Loving You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Our love is darling
Heavens collidicate
The Real Lyrics:
Our love is dawning
Heaven's glad you came
The Story: I started listening to MJ, only since July 2009.. I heard this song while checking for MJ song collection. Whenever I hear this song, I hear it this way! But, I don't know why? Is there anybody else, who feel the same way??? - Submitted by: True-MJ Fan
Michael Jackson's, "In the Closet"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Cause If It's Icky You Have To Rub It
The Real Lyrics:
'Cause If It's Aching You Have To Rub It
The Story: i never realize it was "aching" until i came on this site. - Submitted by: Honey
Michael Jackson's, "Is It Scary?"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I took my skin off for you.
The Real Lyrics:
is it scary for you?
The Story: Well, I was watching the 'Ghosts' video, and this come right after Michael pulls of his skin to become a skeleton, so I was kind of justified. - Submitted by: Terms
Michael Jackson's, "It's the Falling in Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
It's the fatherly love that's making me hide
It's the fatherly love that makes me cry, cry cry
The Real Lyrics:
It's the falling in love that's making me high
It's the falling in love that makes me cry, cry cry
The Story: I recently heard this song for the first time in years, and the idea that he was actually singing about Joe Jackson immediately came into my head. - Submitted by: Jeffrey
Michael Jackson's, "Jam"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Jam, ih-ay
Ih-ay, ooh-er-er
Ih-ay, ooh-er
Ay, ooh, ah-ah-oh-ee-uh.
The Real Lyrics:
Jam, it ain't
It ain't too much stuff
It ain't too much
Ain't too much for me.
The Story: I was young when I heard this. At the time, I thought Jackson was simply ad-libbing strange noises to fill up the bars in the chorus. - Submitted by: Devil Jones
Michael Jackson's, "Lady In My Life"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna give you one.
The Real Lyrics:
I wanna keep you warm.
The Story: For years, this is seriously what I believed Michael drawled while ad-libbing at the end. It made me cringe just thinking that someone like him would say such a thing [that was until 'Keep It In The Closet' came along...] Now after discovering the truth two days ago -- and a decade later -- I don't know whether I'm glad or otherwise that such a cringe-making thought can finally be laid to rest. - Submitted by: Devil Jones
Michael Jackson's, "Liberian Girl"
The Misheard Lyrics:
'Nother book up here,
'Nother book up here,
Pens away
The Real Lyrics:
Naku Penda Piya
Naku Taka Piya
Mpenziwe
The Story: When I was a kid I thought the song was "Librarian Girl", so her talking about books and pens made sense, lol. - Submitted by: abstractsunflower
Michael Jackson's, "Main in the Mirror"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And no mustache could make a man any cleverer
The Real Lyrics:
And no message could have been any clearer
The Story: That is what I always heard until I looked it up online 20+ years later! - Submitted by: Shane
Michael Jackson's, "Man In The Mirror"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And no message could ever bend any giver.
The Real Lyrics:
And no message could have been any clearer.
The Story: I thought the sentiment expressed in the misheard lyric "no message could ever bend any giver" was that no matter what you say to someone else, aka the "giver" you weren't going to bend his greedy will, so in effect, stop trying to influence other people and start by increasing the compassion and generosity of the "man in the mirror". - Submitted by: Jason Sewell
Michael Jackson's, "Man In The Mirror"
The Misheard Lyrics:
As I turn up with a heart of gold, a faded winter fold
These windows are blowing my mind
See the kids' industry with not enough to eat!
Who am I to be blind pretending not to see them eat?
The summer's just begun a broken monotone
In a white man's hole.
The Real Lyrics:
As I turn up the collar on my favourite winter coat
This wind is blowin' my mind
I see the kids in the street with not enough to eat
Who am I to be blind, pretending not to see their needs?
A summer's disregard, a broken bottle top
And a one man's soul.
The Story: At the time, I assumed it was Michael Jackson trying a Shakespeare impersonation and being archaically poetic. - Submitted by: Monokini
Michael Jackson's, "Man In The Mirror"
The Misheard Lyrics:
No mustache could bend any cover
The Real Lyrics:
No message could've been any clearer.
The Story: Some people think a mustache makes you more macho (or bad - as in the album title) so I figured that MJ was saying that if want to be bad you didn't need one. You become bad by what's inside of YOURSELF, not how you look. That is a bit true, you know. Because of this maturity and other reasons that's why I think BAD is Michael's best album. - Submitted by: Yellow Submarine Sailor
Michael Jackson's, "Man In The Mirror"
The Misheard Lyrics:
See the g***amn w***e with her knickers too low!
Could it be, could it be Banana-nana-nana Loan?
The Real Lyrics:
That there are some with no home, not a nickel to loan
Could it be really me, pretending that they're not alone?
The Story: Since I didn't really know what he was saying throughout this song until later on, I assumed he was rambling about various things, including this anecdote of a prostitute he encountered that reminded him of someone named 'Banana Loan'. With such a porn-like name as that, Banana must've been a prostitute herself. Gosh, Michael must've got around! - Submitted by: Devil Jones
Michael Jackson's, "Man in the Mirror"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And no mustache could've been any cover.
The Real Lyrics:
And no message could have been any clearer.
The Story: For a long time I really thought that's what that line was! - Submitted by: Bob
Michael Jackson's, "Man in the Mirror"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm sucking with the man in the liver.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm starting with the man in the mirror.
The Story: My car radio had lousy reception, so it was full of static in the first place. Combine that with the fact that Michael Jackson wasn't exactly known for his enunciation, and there you have it. - Submitted by: Glenn
Michael Jackson's, "Off The Wall"
The Misheard Lyrics:
So tonight
Gotta leave that tiny Bible on the shelf
And just enjoy yourself.
or
So tonight
Gotta leave that .45 on the shelf
And just enjoy yourself.
The Real Lyrics:
So tonight
Gotta leave that nine to five upon the shelf
And just enjoy yourself.
The Story: My co-worker and I were here at work singing some old MJ tunes. She busted out loud and wrong with her version of the song (the first misheard lyric). We all just completely fell out. - Submitted by: Meohmyy
Michael Jackson's, "Off the Wall"
The Misheard Lyrics:
So tonight
Gotta leave the 9 to 5 up on the shelf
And just enjoy yourself
Oooh
Let the manners and the music get to you
Like Mister Bad Adaaaam..
The Real Lyrics:
So tonight
Gotta leave that 9 to 5 up on the shelf
And just enjoy yourself
Groove
Let the madness in the music get to you
Life ain't so bad at aaaall
The Story: I always used to wonder who Mister Bad Adam was and how he allowed the manners to "get to him". - Submitted by: Mitch
Michael Jackson's, "PYT (Pretty Young Thing)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The sound of paper being ripped
or
The sound of a potato chip being bitten into
The Real Lyrics:
The sound of a kiss
The Story: I had to listen to the song many times to hear the kissing sound and realize that that was what it was. - Submitted by: Isac
Michael Jackson's, "Remember The Time"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Doughnut, d'you wanna tickle me?
Cammy-tammy-see.(He-he-he!)
The Real Lyrics:
I don't know, do you wanna try?
Every time you see.(He-he-he!)
The Story: I think I'm not alone here when I say throughout these years, I *never* knew what he said at the beginning of this song during his pithy ad-lib. Thanks to a forum I happened to stumble across for finally dispelling a mystery of mine that has lasted over a decade (though I still like the idea of a frisky doughnut with fingers). - Submitted by: Devil Jones
Michael Jackson's, "Remember The Time"
The Misheard Lyrics:
It just goes on and on, in the crack of my mind.
or
It just goes on and on, in the crack of my behind.
The Real Lyrics:
It just goes on and on, in the back of my mind.
The Story: One day my cousin asked me if he was saying 'crack' or 'back.' I told her it was back, but ever since then, we say 'crack' instead of 'back' just to get a good laugh! - Submitted by: Jessica
Michael Jackson's, "Rock With You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Girl, when you prance
There's a cabbage that must be doves.
The Real Lyrics:
Girl, when you dance
There's a magic that must be love.
The Story: The reason is, I heard this song on the radio recently. I hadn't heard it before so I hummed, but I had earache at the time and I had to strain to hear some lines. I obviously didn't hear this particular line. So when I asked my wife, she laughed her head off and called me a prune (or loon, I still had earache). - Submitted by: andrew wood
Michael Jackson's, "Shake Your Body"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Let's dance, let's shout (Shout)
Shake your body now tooth-brush.
The Real Lyrics:
Let's dance, let's shout (Shout)
Shake your body now to the ground.
The Story: I couldn't understand why my friend Amanda kept laughing at me when we sung this song until recently! (Although I could never understand why a TOOTHBRUSH would be dancing!!) - Submitted by: Karlie G
Michael Jackson's, "Shake Your Body"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The things, they shout! (Shout!)
Shake your body, am I doing it wrong?
The Real Lyrics:
Let's dance, let's shout (shout)
Shake your body now to the ground.
The Story: What can I say? I was probably six at the time when I heard this and didn't know better, just danced to it. Though I did used to wonder what 'things' were shouting and why Michael was asking if he was doing the dance wrong when he clearly wasn't -- after all, that man can dance! - Submitted by: Monokini
Michael Jackson's, "Smooth Criminal"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Annie Ajewoke
Annie Ajewoke
Are you OK, Annie?
The Real Lyrics:
Annie are you, okay?
Annie are you, okay?
Are you okay, Annie?
The Story: When I was younger, I thought that was Annie's surname and was interested in knowing which part of Africa it came from. So asked my brother one day, and his reply was the loudest laugh I've ever heard. - Submitted by: Monokini
Michael Jackson's, "Smooth Criminal"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Annie Are You Walkin'? Are you walkin Annie?
The Real Lyrics:
Annie, are you OK? Are you OK, Annie?
The Story: It sounds like he's speaking gibberish in this song! I thought he said a few different things in it. Like Eddy/Eddie and Wookie instead of OK. - Submitted by: Natasha
Michael Jackson's, "Smooth Criminal"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Annie are you OK? When you danced, are you OK? There's a sign at the window, that he struck you, like a cinderella !
The Real Lyrics:
Annie are you OK? Will you tell us, that you're ok!? There's a sign at the window, that he struck you, a crecendo Annie!
The Story: Well I was watching an M.J video that happened to have the lyrics to it going across the screen when, I realized I was singing completely different lyrics than the ones on screen. - Submitted by: MEEE
Michael Jackson's, "Smooth Criminal"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Annie are you walking? won't you tell us that your walking? with a side of breadcrumbs daddy struck you, like he should do Annie pick a little apartment he left the old stains in the cockpit then he ran into bedroom it was dark dawn it was your room
The Real Lyrics:
Annie, are you OK? will you tell us that you're OK there's a sign in the window that he struck you a crescendo Annie he came into your apartment he left the bloodstains on the carpet then you ran into the bedroom you were struck down it was your doom
The Story: I was way off! - Submitted by: Yoyo
Michael Jackson's, "Smooth Criminal"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Annie are you woke, hey? Are you woke, hey Annie?
The Real Lyrics:
Annie are you okay? Annie are you okay? Are you okay?
The Story: Apparently MJ wants to know if Annie is awake to social injustice... or some conspiracy theory. You decide! - Submitted by: SithCats
Michael Jackson's, "Smooth Criminal"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Annie, are you Oakley? Are you Oakley? Are you Oakley, Annie?
The Real Lyrics:
Annie, are you ok? Are you ok? Are you ok, Annie?
The Story: Annie Oakley was a famous cowgirl from the American West. - Submitted by: Ryan
Michael Jackson's, "Smooth Criminal"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Annie, are you Oakley?
The Real Lyrics:
Annie, are you okay?
The Story: Annie Oakley was a famous markswoman of the 19th century. There are lots of guns in this video, although nothing of importance gets hit. - Submitted by: Timothy Horrigan
Michael Jackson's, "Smooth Criminal"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Annie, do you want cake?
Are you wonky, Annie?
The Real Lyrics:
Annie, are you okay?
Are you okay, Annie?
The Story: Annie's father gives the girl the cake, then after eating it, she becomes wonky. - Submitted by: Stephen Emmett
Michael Jackson's, "Smooth Criminal"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Aye chickabo chickabay chickabo chickabay chickabo
Wo tout it OW!
The Real Lyrics:
Annie are you OK?
Will you tell us that you're OK?
There's a sign in the window
That he struck you - a crescendo, Annie
OW!
The Story: I first heard it on the video Rockin' With the Chipmunks. - Submitted by: Anonymous
Michael Jackson's, "Smooth Criminal"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Aye chikabo chikabow chikabo chikabow chikabo chikabo wo doubt it
The Real Lyrics:
Annie are you OK?
Please tell us that you're OK.
Annie are you OK?
Please tell us that you're OK.
Are you OK? Are you OK, Annie?
The Story: I used to have a VHS of Rockin' with the Chipmunks, which features a clip from the video. I didn't understand what they were saying back then. - Submitted by: A
Michael Jackson's, "Smooth Criminal"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Eddy are you wokay
And a dimus and a wokay
And the sound of the window
When he stuck you
Like a shindo, Eddy
And you ran in the apartment
With a buckin' and a parkin'.
The Real Lyrics:
Annie are you okay
Won't you tell us that you're okay?
Then a sound at the window
Then he struck you
A crescendo, Annie
He came into your apartment
Left the bloodstains in the carpet.
The Story: Ever since I was about 5, I have sung this song religiously with the wrong lyrics. I still do it, even though I know the words now. I think it's a force of habit. - Submitted by: Tiffany
Michael Jackson's, "Smooth Criminal"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Eddy, are you walking?
Eddy, are you walking?
Are you walking, Eddy?
The Real Lyrics:
Annie, are you ok?
So, Annie are you ok
Are you ok, Annie
The Story: This was what I thought he was singing when I was a child, so I was always singing these lyrics for years. - Submitted by: geekgirl101
Michael Jackson's, "Smooth Criminal"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Enni kiji wopti
So enni kiji wopti
Aaiyi wopti in it.
The Real Lyrics:
Annie, are you okay?
So Annie, are you okay?
Are you okay, Annie?
The Story: My sister and I were 8 and 10 then. This is all we could understand, and we sang it that way for a longtime. We laugh at it now and would like to share the laugh with you, too. - Submitted by: Sony
Michael Jackson's, "Smooth Criminal"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Enni kiji wopti
So enni kiji wopti
Aaiyi wopti in it.
The Real Lyrics:
Annie, are you okay?
So Annie, are you okay?
Are you okay, Annie?
The Story: My sister and I were 8 and 10 then. This is all we could understand, and we sang it that way for a longtime. We laugh at it now and would like to share the laugh with you, too. - Submitted by: Sony
Michael Jackson's, "Smooth Criminal"
The Misheard Lyrics:
He came into her apartment, left a blood space on the carpet.
She went running to a table, make a sushi, was enable.
The Real Lyrics:
He came into her apartment, he left the blood stains on the carpet.
She ran underneath the table, he could see she was unable.
The Story: These were the lyrics I thought he sang back in the 1980s when I was but a child. - Submitted by: geekgirl101
Michael Jackson's, "Smooth Criminal"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Misheard (Line 1): So she went into the depot, she likes sushi, she's enabled. Misheard (Line 2): Annie, are you walking? Misheard (Line 3): Were you devis that you're okay? Misheard (Line 4): Sounding heartbeats, and temptations.
The Real Lyrics:
Line 1: She ran underneath the table, he could see she was unable. Line 2: Annie, are you okay? Line 3: Will you tell us that you're okay? Line 4: Sounding heartbeats, intimidations.
The Story: Story (Line 1): I would always think that Annie liked two things: going to Home Depot and eating sushi. Story (Line 2): I would always think that she was paralyzed or something related to that (the criminal might've stabbed her spine). Story (Line 3): I would always wonder: What does 'devis' even mean? Story (Line 4): This was a good question back when I didn't fully understand this part of the song: Was the criminal tempted to stab her again? - Submitted by: Logan the Amazing
Michael Jackson's, "Smooth Criminal"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Okay alle Mann hier, everybody clear this area right now!
The Real Lyrics:
Okay, I want everybody to clear the area right now!
The Story: I _KNOW_ what he really says, but I always hear that stupid German sentence. - Submitted by: Indy
Michael Jackson's, "Smooth Criminal"
The Misheard Lyrics:
So Annie are you wonky,
Annie are you wonky,
are you wonky Annie?
The Real Lyrics:
So Annie are you okay,
Annie are you okay,
Are you okay Annie?
The Story: I once asked a Dj at a club for this, and sang the "wonky version". Needless to say he was mightily impressed with my interpretation, and offered me a hearing aid. - Submitted by: erinn Johnson
Michael Jackson's, "Smooth Criminal"
The Misheard Lyrics:
There's a sound at the window
And he struck you,
Like a Shinto, Annie
The Real Lyrics:
There's a sign at the window
That he struck you
A crescendo, Annie
The Story: This song came out when I was in elementary school. Even though I knew deep down that the lyric couldn't possibly be 'Shinto,' somehow my little kid brain convinced me that it might be possible because the music video showed an Asian women around the same time that the lyric was sung. My logic was, Asian woman = Japanese woman = Shinto. - Submitted by: Amir
Michael Jackson's, "Smooth Criminal"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You've been hit by
You've been f**ked by
A smooth criminal!
The Real Lyrics:
You' ve been hit by
You've been struck by
A smooth criminal.
The Story: It was my first time listening and I barely understood what 'MJ' was saying.. Probably 'cause his tone makes it harder to hear. Lol - Submitted by: Alyssa
Michael Jackson's, "Smooth Crinimal"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Annie, are you wokie? Are you wokie? Are you a monkey, Annie?
The Real Lyrics:
Annie, are you o.k.? Are you o.k.? Are you o.k., Annie?
The Story: My Nigerian friend loves 'Smooth Criminal', but she doesn't know English well. She thought Michael was saying, 'Annie, are you wokie?' - Submitted by: israa salih
Michael Jackson's, "Smooth criminal"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Any way you work it
Will You jealous?
Will You work it?
The Real Lyrics:
Annie are you okay?
Will you tell us
That you're okay?
The Story: The thing is English is not my first language and I convinced myself that what I heard could only be what he was saying mostly because it was English words, the two last sentences -especially the middle one- don’t make sense at all, but my idea at the time (I was 16) was that singers didn't really care about making sense it was all about having a good beat anyway so it didn't really shock me that much. - Submitted by: Warhola
Michael Jackson's, "Stayin' Alive"
The Misheard Lyrics:
But the chair is not my son.
The Real Lyrics:
But the kid is not my son.
The Story: Years later, I heard this on the David Letterman show, where they dubbed an old white man speaking (not singing) plainly 'the chair', intercut with the real song. - Submitted by: Paul Murphy
Michael Jackson's, "Streetwalker"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Pretty baby don't you give this pork to your lover
I'm really getting with your extra meat (yeah, yeah).
The Real Lyrics:
Pretty baby I gotta kiss for your loving
I really get it when you're next to me (yeah, yeah).
The Story: Innuendoes are getting worse each day. Now we're having pork and meat terminology, which really doesn't leave much to the imagination when you think about it. Seriously - what else can you mean by 'getting with your extra meat' and giving someone your 'pork'? - Submitted by: Devil Jones
Michael Jackson's, "Tabloid Junkie"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You spread your legs to break wind
The Real Lyrics:
Speculate to break the one you hate
The Story: I was litening to it one day and that's what I heard so I thought, "That's odd. Why would he put something like that in his lyrics?" So I went on the internet and looked up the lyrics for this song. - Submitted by: WB
Michael Jackson's, "The Lost Children"
The Misheard Lyrics:
When you sit there undressing
The Real Lyrics:
When you sit there addressing
The Story: When I first heard this song, it was on the Net and only played for 30 seconds. And when this particular line played at the very end, the volume was a little bit too low and I misheard it. I almost flipped out!!! So, I went to the Superstore and bought the album and read the lyrics that came with it. - Submitted by: Michelle Jameson
Michael Jackson's, "The Way You Make Me Feel"
The Misheard Lyrics:
My only days are up.
The Real Lyrics:
My lonely days are gone.
The Story: Honestly is what I thought he sang in the 1980s. - Submitted by: geekgirl101
Michael Jackson's, "The Way You Make Me Feel"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She made a baby with her high heels on.
The Real Lyrics:
Hey, pretty baby with the high heels on.
The Story: I seriously heard this but I knew it had to be wrong and I was afraid to ask my sister what the actual line was cuz I knew she would make fun of me and then when she told me and I told her we were dying of laughter for about 5 minutes straight lol - Submitted by: Kaiyo
Michael Jackson's, "The Way You Make Me Feel"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You really turn me young.
The Real Lyrics:
You really turn me on.
The Story: There isn't really a story, that's just what some people think it sounds like. - Submitted by: MJ
Michael Jackson's, "Thriller (2003 Edit)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Filler, Filler Night
The Real Lyrics:
Thriller, Thriller Night
The Story: We were doing some (Quiet, as in no power tools) DIY late at night. This song came on the radio. Quite apt, as it was indeed PolyFiller night. - Submitted by: OC Norm
Michael Jackson's, "Thriller"
The Misheard Lyrics:
"It's time that you and I cuddle blow together" "Cause nothing's sacred" "Baby love a night"
The Real Lyrics:
"Now is the time for you and I to cuddle close together" 'Cause I can thrill you" "Thriller, thriller night"
The Story: I used to hear many, many lyrics like this when I was a kid listening to MJ during the late 80's and early to mid 90's and realized that these lyrics and many others I was hearing were incorrect! Esp. the mistaken lyrics to MJ's song "Beat It" i.e. "Trouble Hot Pockets Listen To Me Righteous, It Don't Matter Who Is All Right Just Beat It" - Submitted by: Robert Kiehn
Michael Jackson's, "Thriller"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Cos stee sta steela! Steela not!
The Real Lyrics:
'Cause this is Thriller, Thriller Night.
The Story: Back in the day, my Mainland Chinese friend, (who spoke fluent french, chinese and english well but not perfectly, was overheard singing this to himself - Submitted by: john smith
Michael Jackson's, "Thriller"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Jor- El.
The Real Lyrics:
Girl
The Story: During the spoken bit of Thriller, done by Vincent Price, "Darkness falls across the land/The midnight hour is close at hand/Creatures crawl in search of blood/To terrorize y'all's neighbourhood/And whosoever shall be found/Without the soul for getting down/Must stand and face the hounds of hell/And rot inside a corpses shell......." Michael Jackson ad libbed his vocals. Among the words he sang was "Girl." At first, I thought he sang "Jor El", as in the name of Superman's father. - Submitted by: Scott McPhee
Michael Jackson's, "Thriller"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The foulest denchers in the air
The Real Lyrics:
The foulest stench is in the air
The Story: In the video to Thriller, while Vincent Price is doing the rap, a Zombie climbs out of a manhole and he has hideous teeth... I thought Mr. Price was commenting on his dental hygene. Hey, I was 4-years-old! - Submitted by: Paul Davis
Michael Jackson's, "Wanna Be Startin Somethin'"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Mama say, mama sews, Mama's ole coal shed
The Real Lyrics:
Mama se, mama sa, mama cu sa.
The Story: I am a former pit worker in England. We thought somehow Michael was singing about his coal mining upbringing. [Ed.'s note: Coal mining in Gary, Indiana? I seriously doubt that.] - Submitted by: mr d b
Michael Jackson's, "Wanna Be Startin Something"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Mama say, Mama saw, ma Microsoft
The Real Lyrics:
mama see, mama saw mama saw
The Story: Just listening to it one day and heard Mama say mama saw microsoft. - Submitted by: SEAN
Michael Jackson's, "Wanna Be Startin Somethin"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Ma ma said Ma ma saw Mu- Microsoft.
Or
I'm insane with the sound of Microsoft!
The Real Lyrics:
Ma ma sae, ma ma sa, moo ma coo sa.
The Story: I was in the car and I pointed this out. Everybody in the car said he was saying Ma ma sae, ma ma sa, moo ma coo sa. - Submitted by: freddie
Michael Jackson's, "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I was saved by the sound of Michael's sound.
The Real Lyrics:
Mama se, mama sa, mama cu sa.
The Story: Long-time argument between me and my husband. I was right! Thanks for helping me nail this long-time-coming, 'told you so' moment. Priceless! - Submitted by: Sue Doku
Michael Jackson's, "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I was saved by the sound of moccasins.
The Real Lyrics:
Mama se, mama sa, mama coo sa.
The Story: That's the way I heard it. - Submitted by: Norton
Michael Jackson's, "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm insane on the sound of Michael's sound
The Real Lyrics:
Ma-ma se, ma-ma sa, ma-ma coo sa.
The Story: It's what I thought I heard when the song first came out. - Submitted by: sean
Michael Jackson's, "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm the same as I saw my mom go south
The Real Lyrics:
Ma ma se, ma ma sa, ma ma coo sa
The Story: This is what I thought I heard as it made much better sense at the time. - Submitted by: Joel Miner
Michael Jackson's, "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I've been saved on the side of a mountain top.
The Real Lyrics:
Ma ma se, ma ma sa, ma ma coo sa
The Story: Just found out today, while singing it to a co-worker (July 18, 2006) that he's not saying that. - Submitted by: Summer
Michael Jackson's, "Wanna Be Startin' Something"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna stand on the side of a mountain top.
The Real Lyrics:
Ma ma se, Ma ma sa, ma ma coo sa
The Story: It came on in the car and we were singing and all of sudden my dad cranks the volume and starts belting out 'I wanna stand on the side of a mountain top' and my sister and I laughed so hard that I almost peed my pants. My dad had been singing that 'version' since it came out!!! - Submitted by: Amanda
Michael Jackson's, "Wanna Be Startin' Something"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Mama say mama saw the Makusa.
The Real Lyrics:
Mama se, mama sa, ma ma cu sa.
The Story: I always thought Michael was talking about a legendary monster, the Makusa. Needless to say when my friends told me the true lyrics, I was ridiculed. - Submitted by: Werewolvesofthunder
Michael Jackson's, "Wanna Be Startin' Something"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Same as the sound of moccasins
The Real Lyrics:
Ma ma se, ma ma sa, moo ma coo sa.
The Story: A seven year old's interpretation. (Maybe had something to do with playing air guitar in moccasins.) - Submitted by: ben
Michael Jackson's, "Who Is It"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And she didn't leave a letter she just f***in' ran away
The Real Lyrics:
And she didn't leave a letter she just up and ran away.
The Story: As a teen this is honestly what I thought he sang, so I used to sing it in private very quietly in case my mother got angry with me for swearing. - Submitted by: geekgirl101
Michael Jackson's, "You Are Not Alone"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Your burgers are the best
The Real Lyrics:
Your burdens I will bear
The Story: Peter Kay referred to this on one of his tour DVDs made me laugh at how we can mishear lyrics! - Submitted by: Erica Mitchell
Michael Jackson's, "You Are Not Alone"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Your burgers are the best
For thirst I need a can
Macarena can begin
The Real Lyrics:
Your burdens I will bear
But first I need your hand
Then forever can begin
The Story: I was half asleep listening to this song for the first time. I thought he was a picnic with some friends, doing the macarena. - Submitted by: Sierra Shelton
Michael Jackson's, "You Rock My World"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Why do I always have to have you here?
The Real Lyrics:
That's why I always have to have you here
The Story: I heard it on the radio in Portugal and I was like "But I thought he loved her!" Silly me. - Submitted by: Tia
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