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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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Pet Shop Boys', "Domino Dancing"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Namé namé
Namé namenda
The Real Lyrics:
All day, all day
Domino dancing.
The Story: I thought it was something in another language... - Submitted by: x
Pet Shop Boys', "Domino Dancing"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Ole, ole
Watch them all fall down
Ole, Ole
Down without asking.
The Real Lyrics:
All day, all day
Watch them all fall down
All day, all day
Domino dancing.
The Story: I heard this song for the first time when I was 7 years old, and I just couldn't get past Neil Tennant's accent. So, to the best of my knowledge the song had to do with boys and waves, with some kind of Spanish flare, hence the "ole, ole" - lol - Submitted by: Jayleen Delgado
Pet Shop Boys', "Love Etc."
The Misheard Lyrics:
Don't have to be the beatbox high in the sky.
The Real Lyrics:
Don't have to be the big bucks hollywood star.
The Story: Every time I heard this song, I sang what I thought it was, sounded like it when it first came out. Yesterday I was trying to remember the name of the song when I googled the lyrics I thought it was for no results to come up, and voila mind blown at the reveal. - Submitted by: Lee Hall
Pet Shop Boys', "Paninaro"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Bunny now - woah.
The Real Lyrics:
Paninaro - woah.
The Story: I never really knew the title of the song, so I used to refer to it as the 'Bunny Now' song. Now I know what it is, it makes a lot more sense. :-) - Submitted by: Renae Moore
Pet Shop Boys', "So Hard"
The Misheard Lyrics:
If you give up your fags forever
I will give up mine
But it's hard, so hard.
The Real Lyrics:
If you give up your affairs forever
I will give up mine
But it's hard, so hard.
The Story: When I first heard this song, I thought the whole song was about giving up smoking. Because of that misheard lyric and the other lyric that goes in the song 'We both given up smoking, 'cos its fatal. So whose matches are those?' - Submitted by: The Triple F-Rated Coffee Stirrer
Pet Shop Boys', "West End Girls"
The Misheard Lyrics:
A West End town, in a dead end world
The East End boys are West End girls
The Real Lyrics:
A West End town, in a dead end world
The East End boys and West End girls
The Story: How about that 30 years of thinking it was a transgender song.... - Submitted by: Diane
Pet Shop Boys', "West End Girls"
The Misheard Lyrics:
A Western town in Danubois where Eastern boys meet Western girls..
The Real Lyrics:
A West End town, in a dead end world
The East End boys and West End girls.
The Story: That's the way it sounded.. it made no sense but I thought it related to the Danube river somehow.. smh.. - Submitted by: Mike c
Pet Shop Boys', "West End Girls"
The Misheard Lyrics:
A western town of dead-end walls, of eastern boys and western girls
The Real Lyrics:
In a west end town, a dead world, the east end boys and west end girls
The Story: For a long time I just thought it was about "Eastern" boys weenie faced and thin-blue-blooded, either of proper Bostonian, or better yet of mega-rich Japanese/Chinese families, grown enamored of hot-blooded red-blooded Western girls, girls worthy of being John Wayne's daughters. It was my marriage back in the '80-90s, I lost him, my daughters now pursue fitting East Enders with West End blood. What more can I say? - Submitted by: Panda Rosa
Pet Shop Boys', "West End Girls"
The Misheard Lyrics:
A western town, a denim world
Middle Eastern boys and western girls
The Real Lyrics:
A west end town, a dead-end world
East End boys and West End girls
The Story: I have been singing this song for years, and only just realised what it was. And I've sung this at goddamn Karaoke. - Submitted by: Grab Bag 64
Pet Shop Boys', "West End Girls"
The Misheard Lyrics:
In a Western town with dead end walls
Eastern boys and Western girls.
The Real Lyrics:
In a West End town, a dead-end world
The East End boys and West End girls.
The Story: I thought this was a song about West Berlin during the Cold War! - Submitted by: Paulinho
Pet Shop Boys', "West End Girls"
The Misheard Lyrics:
In a west ham town where denim's worn,
By eastern boys and western girls.
The Real Lyrics:
In a West End town a dead-end world
The East End boys and West End girls.
The Story: It is a song played on the Grand Theft Auto Radio, and my sister and I always sing to it with these lyrics. - Submitted by: Ryan
Pet Shop Boys', "West End Girls"
The Misheard Lyrics:
In the West End town of Denenwold,
The East End boys and West End girls.
The Real Lyrics:
In a West End town, a dead end world
The East End boys and West End girls
The Story: I actually googled 'Denenwold' recently as I have thought for the last thirty years that is a town they were singing about. I am in London presently and was going to track it down! - Submitted by: Samantha Mc
Pet Shop Boys', "West End Girls"
The Misheard Lyrics:
In the West End town they didn't want
The East End Boys and West End Girls.
The Real Lyrics:
In a West end town, a dead-end world
The East End Boys and West End Girls.
The Story: I always believed this song was referring to some taboo in London high society against the mingling of wealthier girls from the West End of London and poorer boys from the East End. - Submitted by: Shumoon
Pet Shop Boys', "West End Girls"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The Western Boys are taking on
They're taking on the Western Girls
The Real Lyrics:
West end town, a dead end world
There are east end boys and west end girls
The Story: That's muffled old AM radio for you.... - Submitted by: Me
Pet Shop Boys', "West End Girls"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The western town of Denninwald
The East End boys and West End Girls.
The Real Lyrics:
A West End town, in a dead end world
The East End boys and West End girls.
The Story: For Nearly 20 years I thought there was a town (probably in West Germany) called Denninwald. I felt stupid when I heard it on the radio this morning and the lyric just stood out at me. - Submitted by: Dan Fletcher
Pet Shop Boys', "West End Girls"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Western Girls
The Real Lyrics:
West End Girls
The Story: I didn't listen close enough and even wrote this title wrong on a cassette for a friend of mine, when I made a copy for him. He had a good laugh about that :-) - Submitted by: Microslave

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