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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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Olivia Newton-John's, "Hopelessly Devoted To You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Guess mine is not the first arm broken.
The Real Lyrics:
Guess mine is not the first heart broken.
The Story: My son wanted to know what that song was that he heard about the broken arm. From what he was saying, I knew it was this song he was talking about. - Submitted by: Megan Wallis
Olivia Newton-John's, "Hopelessly Devoted To You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I nodded my head.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm out of my head.
The Story: I loved this song as a child, with the Grease soundtrack on a double-record set at age 6 (having since worn down all the grooves). I was well into adulthood before I realized she wasn't saying 'I nodded my head'. Source of much amusement for my friends at the Grease 20th anniversary rerelease a few years back! - Submitted by: Chrandy
Olivia Newton-John's, "Hoplessly Devoted To You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Hope the City voted for you
The Real Lyrics:
Hopelessly Devoted to You
The Story: stupid friend lol - Submitted by: lucy
Olivia Newton-John's, "Physical"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Lenny has a party car, a party car.
The Real Lyrics:
Let me hear your body talk, body talk.
The Story: I thought it was about one guy in the clip who called Lenny, and had a party car. - Submitted by: Doremi
Olivia Newton-John's, "Physical"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Let's get Busytown
The Real Lyrics:
Let's get physical
The Story: Busytown is a fictitious, unidentified setting featured in the Richard Scarry stories. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Olivia Newton-John's, "Physical"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Let's get a physical!
The Real Lyrics:
Let's get physical!
The Story: When my daughter was 4 a health physical was required for her to get ready to go to school the following year. She mistook Olivia Newton-John's song as a rally to get ready for school. - Submitted by: Mary Lucas
Olivia Newton-John's, "Physical"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Mistletoe, mistletoe
The Real Lyrics:
Physical, physical
The Story: I first heard this song at Noodles & Co. and thought it was weird they were playing Christmas songs in the summer. - Submitted by: Hu's On First
Olivia Newton-John's, "Please, Mr. Please"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Please Mister, please
Don't play "Be Seventeen"
The Real Lyrics:
Please Mister, please
Don't play B-17.
The Story: Point is, I thought at first it was a song title she was referring to rather than the jukebox number. - Submitted by: Randall
Olivia Newton-John's, "Summer Nights"
The Misheard Lyrics:
He ran by me. God bless a damn.
The Real Lyrics:
He ran by me. Got my suit damp.
The Story: I don't know. I listened to "Grease" a bit when I was a little kid. - Submitted by: Lydia
Olivia Newton-John's, "Twist Of Fate"
The Misheard Lyrics:
It's gotta be a strange twisted scar face.
The Real Lyrics:
It's gotta be a strange twist of fate.
The Story: I was listening to this song with a friend when we were in our early teens. I kept seeing her sing along, but her mouth wasn't moving exactly to the lyrics. I asked her what she was singing. She said the misheard lyric mentioned. I asked her what the song was called. She said, 'Twist of Fate'. Not the brightest girl. - Submitted by: Grant
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