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!).
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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
Heading down to the beach
Trying to claim a few rays
All over on me
To pieces on the flame...
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
When you touch me on my shirt
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
We'll leave all you party people s**kin' the d*cks
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
You're my popsicle,
pull the paper down your naked girl
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
The Story: "Ngent*t" is the rudest Indonesian cursing word like "F*ck" in English. - Submitted by: Nude Kid's Sunblock
The bottom of the pins and the loud crashes
The buttons and the pins and the loud fanfares
The Story: I thought it sounded like bowling - Submitted by: Cody Finke
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