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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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OutKast's, "Hey Ya"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Shake it like a corduroy picture.
The Real Lyrics:
Shake it like a Polaroid picture.
The Story: My friend Sofia started singing this and no one understood. When she told us the name of the song, we just burst out laughing. - Submitted by: Ashley
OutKast's, "Hey Ya"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Shake it like a poliriod teacher.
The Real Lyrics:
Shake it like a Polaroid picture.
The Story: We were driving in the car and my friend asked me what poliriod was. I said it was a brand of camera. Then she asked what a poliriod teacher was. Then I realized what she was talking about! The Outkast song that was on the radio! - Submitted by: Abby
OutKast's, "Hey Ya"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Shake it, shake it,
Shake it like a pulverised pizza
The Real Lyrics:
Shake it, shake it,
Shake it like a Polaroid picture
The Story: This is what my then 6-year-old daughter sang when she sang along with the song on the radio. - Submitted by: Keith Bilson
Outkast's, "Hey Ya!"
The Misheard Lyrics:
But sex is always better when there's feelings involved.
The Real Lyrics:
But separate's always better when there's feelings involved
The Story: No story. It's just simple logic behind this misheard lyric: many (most) people would agree that being sexually intimate w/ someone is more enjoyable when you have feelings for the person. So this misheard lyric actually makes total sense! :) - Submitted by: Scary Shari
Outkast's, "Hey Ya!"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Shake it like a polliwog creature.
The Real Lyrics:
Shake it like a Polaroid picture.
The Story: I've heard this song DOZENS of times, yet all it ever sounded like to me was "polliwog creature". Polliwogs DO shake/shimmy when they swim, so that part made sense, but calling a polliwog a 'creature' is very redundant. So that's what tipped me off that I might be mis-hearing the lyrics. LOL - Submitted by: Scary Shari
Outkast's, "Hey Ya"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Ragdoll
Shake it like a bonafide teacher.
The Real Lyrics:
Hey Ya
Shake it like a Polaroid picture.
The Story: My 22 year-old daughter and her boyfriend have a very old pick-up truck with an old radio in it and they were trying to hear the lyrics of the latest Outkast song. They got most of the words right, but when they were visiting with us at home one night, we saw the song come on MTV and my younger kids were singing along. My oldest daughter was convinced that they were wrong and told them what she thought the words were...until the title came up at the end of the song! - Submitted by: Cherry O'Neill
Outkast's, "Hey Ya"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Shake it like a Polariod pizza.
The Real Lyrics:
Shake it like a Polaroid picture.
The Story: Actually, this is another misheard lyrics from my friend who thinks Kelly Clarkson doesn't sing 'Miss Independent.' We just sing a lot and she gets words wrong a lot. - Submitted by: Mr. Sally
Outkast's, "Hey Ya"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Shake it like a pony riding preacher.
The Real Lyrics:
Shake it like a Polaroid picture.
The Story: My roommate and I were singing and dancing in our room to this song. I was singing at the top of my lungs, 'Shake it like a pony riding preacher!' She started laughing like crazy and asked me to repeat the line to her. When I did, she laughed and asked me if I thought what I had just said made any sense. Of course it didn't, but still, every time I hear it, I can only think of my version. - Submitted by: Elena Keller
Outkast's, "Miss Jackson"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm sorry Miss Jackson I'm in a meeting
The Real Lyrics:
I'm sorry Miss Jackson. I am for real.
The Story: I thought this song was about a teacher who Miss Jackson fancied and every time Miss Jackson tried to get his attention he would say i'm sorry Miss Jackson, I'm in a meeting - Submitted by: Paul
Outkast's, "Ms. Jackson"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Didn't mean to make your dollar cry.
The Real Lyrics:
I didn't mean to make your daughter cry.
The Story: My mother and I were driving home and 'Ms. Jackson' came on and she started singing this version and I nearly died from laughter. Now everytime it comes on we sing it her way and get a good laugh out of it. - Submitted by: Nicole
Outkast's, "Ms. Jackson"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm sorry, Ms. Jackson
I am a fool.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm sorry, Ms. Jackson
I am for real.
The Story: My friend Karlos was singing the song to his girlfriend and she laughed at him! It turns out it was actually the right words, and his girlfriend had got the wrong words! - Submitted by: knobend
Outkast's, "Roses"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Paralyzed
The Real Lyrics:
Caroline
The Story: I was playing a game with a cd going through the cd and saying the first word on each track. Like a quiz. I got to Outkast 'Roses' and I said the first word was 'Paralyzed'. I listened and said I was right. But clearly not. - Submitted by: Tarquin
Outkast's, "So Fresh So Clean"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We are the coolest mother f..kers on the planet.
The Real Lyrics:
We are the coolest mother funkers on the planet.
The Story: I work for a radio station and we had to ring up their record company to find out if they were actually saying the F word or not so we could play the song on radio. It turned out that it wasn't the F word and they were saying funkers instead of 'f..kers' - Submitted by: Andrew
Outkast's, "The Love Below (intro)"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Some say Betty Francis
Who knows for sure?
The Real Lyrics:
Some say Pah-dee, France
But who knows for sure?
The Story: I'm not sure how I missed this one since Paris is the last of a few city names Andre 3000 dropped in this song. - Submitted by: Renard

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