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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 Parker, Jr.'s, "Ghostbusters"
The Misheard Lyrics:
If there's something strange
And it don't look good
Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!
The Real Lyrics:
If there's something strange
In your neighborhood
Who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters!
The Story: The first time I heard the song I was playing the ghostbusters game for the DS and I had the sound the ecto 1 made going so I thought "In your neighborhood" was "And it don't look good" - Submitted by: DisIsMe
Ray Parker, Jr.'s, "Ghostbusters"
The Misheard Lyrics:
When it comes to your dough
Unless you just want some more.
The Real Lyrics:
When it comes through your door
Unless you just want some more.
The Story: All this time I had thought that the song was making a reference to how expensive the 'Ghostbusters' services were! - Submitted by: Arnequis
Ray Parker, Jr.'s, "Ghostbusters"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Who ya' gonna call? You bastards!
The Real Lyrics:
Who ya' gonna call? Ghostbusters!
The Story: I was asked to play this by a drunk person. He thought the title of the song was "You Bastards". - Submitted by: Andy
Ray Parker, Jr.'s, "Ghostbusters"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Who you gonna call?
Those bastards!
The Real Lyrics:
Who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters!
The Story: This movie came out at a time when I wasn't, err, getting out much. I kept hearing it on the juke box in noisy pubs, asking people what this 'those bastards' song was about. But people just thought I was making a weak joke and it took me about three months to find out the truth :-{ - Submitted by: Fergus Wilde
Ray Parker, Jr.'s, "Ghostbusters"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Who're you gonna call? Joe Buster!
The Real Lyrics:
Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!
The Story: Sung by a friend of mine as he was trying to get a party going. - Submitted by: Eirik M. ├╝sup>~stgaard

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