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!).
Don't Cha album at Amazon.com
I'm telling you listen up my butthole, baby.
I'm telling you loosen up my buttons, baby.
The Story: I heard this playing at a karaoke show, (a recording by the real artists) between karaoke singers. I thought it sounded just like the misheard lyrics as I indicated them. Geez -- it was so hilarious. I wanted to know what song it was, but I was too giddy from laughing at what it sounded like to go and ask the karaoke hostess what song it was. I got this guy sitting near me to go and ask for me, and he found out that it was "Buttons" by Pussycat Dolls. Thanks to him, I was able to find the real lyrics. I still can't keep from laughing at this mishearing now, hours later! - Submitted by: Karen Smith
Loosen up my buns, babe.
Loosen up my buttons, babe.
The Story: First I thought it was 'loosen up my buns'. Then I heard 'loosen up my buttons' later in the song. So I thought there were two parts, one with 'buns' and one with 'buttons'. Then I went back to thinking it was 'buns' for the whole song. Finally I looked it up and saw that it was 'buttons'. - Submitted by: Andrew
Oh, people want kerosene
We’ll be making love endlessly
The Story: I didn’t know what she was saying till I typed in the lyrics and found the real one. I always misheard it this way. - Submitted by: Josh
The Story: Made me hungry for Chinese food. - Submitted by: Yoh Syen
When I grow up I won't hit walls Ride to Mars I wanna have boobies
When I grow up I wanna see the world Drive nice cars I wanna have groupies
The Story: We were dancing to this song in dance and having never heard the song before I heard those words. Being twelve it kinda freaked me out that they'd mention that...they hit walls. ;] - Submitted by: Maddie
The Story: - Submitted by: Penny
There are more Pussycat Dolls misheard lyrics available.
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