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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. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

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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Ray Charles', "(Night Time Is) the Right Time"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Body day
The Real Lyrics:
Night and day
The Story: Heard this one on The Cosby Show and thought that the backup singers were singing "body day". - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Ray Charles', "Georgia"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Jah Jah on my mind.
The Real Lyrics:
Georgia on my mind.
The Story: Ganja and wicked radio waves. - Submitted by: Screaming Fox
Ray Charles', "In the Heat of the Night"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Must be a headache, whoa-oa!
The Real Lyrics:
Must be an ending to us all
The Story: The theme song featured in the 1967 film In the Heat of the Night, later covered by Bill Champlin for the 1988-1995 TV series. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Ray Charles', "Mess Around"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Everybody was douched
The Real Lyrics:
Everybody was juiced
The Story: Couldn't just happen to Manfred Mann's Earth could have been about douching for a blind musician! - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Ray Charles', "Mess Around"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Everybody was juju, can, bet your soul
The Real Lyrics:
Ah, everybody was juiced, you can, bet your soul
The Story: I am a fan of Tak and the power of Juju, 'cause this is funny about jujus. - Submitted by: Arnie
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