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!).
Are you coming to my potty tomorrow?
Are you coming to my party tomorrow?
The Story: Why do we hear "potty" instead of "party"? That makes sense since it follows the line "She's gone to the bathroom". - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Salami, good evening to you
Salaam and good evening to you
The Story: In honor of the new 2018 live action Aladdin reboot. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Ten thousand years in the Cave of Wonders ought to chill him out!
Ten thousand years in the Cave of Wonders, off to jail, here, now!
The Story: I figured that the Genie was sending Jafar to "jail" for his crimes, so the line made perfect sense. - Submitted by: wimpykidfan37
He's looking at your kids
Here's looking at you, kid
The Story: It was really what it sounded like when I heard the song "Key Largo" by Bertie Higgins. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Good evening, Mindy
Good evening, Wendy
The Story: This was when they went to a Wendy's drive-thru, and they literally talked to Wendy, even though it was named for Dave Thomas' daughter, Wendy Thomas. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
I can't stand to shop like this!
I can't stand a shock like this!
The Story: I used to think Miss Deagle (played by Polly Holliday) was saying "I can't stand to shop like this" until I bought the DVD of Gremlins. I watched the bank scene in which Miss Deagle took the head of a snowman (which by the way was made of ceramic, not snow) into the bank. I turned on the subtitles and I found out that Miss Deagle was actually saying "I can't stand a shock like this." - Submitted by: Isac
Then he stuck his head out of the fireplace flu
Then he stuck his head out of the fireplace flue
The Story: It makes a lot of sense since Christmas is cold and flu season. It's common to hear the homophone "flu" and "flue". - Submitted by: Cody Finke
The Story: Pretty weird how a Hispanic explorer would be mentioned in an R-rated movie! (Even though Dora the Explorer didn't exist yet by almost two decades) - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Ain't that bad, boner
Ain't that bad, homer
The Story: Pretty inappropriate for a Disney movie! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
And it wasn't poetry
And it wasn't poultry
The Story: There has been confusion between "poultry" and "poetry", thanks to an episode of Between the Lions, "Poetry Day". - Submitted by: Cody Finke
I am not trying to produce you
Would you like me to produce you?
I am not trying to seduce you
Would you like me to seduce you?
The Story: This is what I thought Anne Bancroft said, which I heard in songs such as "Too Funky" by George Michael and "Macarena" by Los Del Rio. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
The Man Village
The Story: I thought to have heard "Manwich", a brand of sloppy joe sauce. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Must have slimmed my mind
Must have slipped my mind
The Story: In honor of the new Lion King movie in 2019. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
To insanity...and beyond!
To infinity...and beyond!
The Story: In honor of the new Toy Story 4. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
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