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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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New Kids On The Block's, "Hangin' Tough"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Stinkin' tough
The Real Lyrics:
Hangin' tough
The Story: One of the instruments they use in this song makes sort of an "S" sound and it is used everytime they sing "Hangin' Tough" and it overpowers the "H". - Submitted by: Chris
New Kids On The Block's, "Keep On Smiling"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Heading down to the beach
Trying to claim a few rays
All over on me
To pieces on the flame...
The Real Lyrics:
Headin' out to the beach,
Try to claim a few rays
Jump in the back seat,
We're gonna taste the grape
The Story: the song me and the girls sing at the top of our lungs and we all say something different at that part... - Submitted by: lori black
New Kids On The Block's, "Keep On Smiling"
The Misheard Lyrics:
When you touch me on my shirt
The Real Lyrics:
When you touch me like you should
The Story: One day, we were playing it in the car, and all of us were singing along. My friend belted that lyric out. My other friend, who was driving, almost drove off the road laughing. - Submitted by: Jessica
New Kids On The Block's, "New Kids On The Block"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We'll leave all you party people s**kin' the d*cks
The Real Lyrics:
We'll leave all you party people stuck in a daze
The Story: more embarassing than funny, but ever since I was twelve (over 13 years ago) I thought the above 'obscene' lyric was the right one. However, most people would say I should be embarassed for even knowing the song... - Submitted by: KM
New Kids On The Block's, "Popsicle"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You're my popsicle,
pull the paper down your naked girl
The Real Lyrics:
You're my popsicle,
from the very first time I met you girl, you captured me
The Story: When i was a preteen this was very damaging to me to think my new kids were singing about sex. Especially Joey Joe, who was like 14 when this song came out. When I got to high school, my friends told me the real lyrics, and I was relieved. - Submitted by: ariane
New Kids on the Block's, "Hangin' Tough"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Hey ngentot!
The Real Lyrics:
Hangin' tough!
The Story: "Ngent*t" is the rudest Indonesian cursing word like "F*ck" in English. - Submitted by: Nude Kid's Sunblock

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