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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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Ricky Martin's, "Bailamos"
The Misheard Lyrics:
By the Balls
The Real Lyrics:
Bailamos
The Story: I was in the car with my Brother-in-law and this song came on the radio, He started singing 'By the Balls' at the top of his lungs, I told him what it really was and laughed so hard I almost peed myself - Submitted by: Jenn B
Ricky Martin's, "Livin La Vida Loca"
The Misheard Lyrics:
water water water con avellana
The Real Lyrics:
Livin livin livin la vida loca.
The Story: avellanas - Submitted by: jose marti
Ricky Martin's, "Livin' La Vida Loca"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Her lips are 'devourais'.
The Real Lyrics:
Her lips are devil red.
The Story: I just thought that 'devourais' was some foreign exotic colour. I'm not even sure it exist, but I remember asking a load of people what it was. - Submitted by: Mjn Seifer
Ricky Martin's, "Livin' La Vida Loca"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Her lips are deviled eggs
And her skin's the color mocha
The Real Lyrics:
Her lips are devil red
And her skin's the color mocha
The Story: It was actually my lyrically-challenged mother who heard these lyrics. We were driving in the car and she turned to me and said: 'I can understand how her skin's the color mocha, but why are her lips deviled eggs?' Fortunately, she thinks it's hilarious, too. - Submitted by: Madeline
Ricky Martin's, "Livin' La Vida Loca"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Livin' to feed the locust.
The Real Lyrics:
Livin' la vida loca
The Story: An older lady I worked with was walking around the shop singing 'living to feed the locust!' I thought, 'What the h***!?' - Submitted by: Keli
Ricky Martin's, "Livin' La Vida Loca"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Sleepin' on Peter's sofa
The Real Lyrics:
Livin' la vida Loca.
The Story: When I heard this song for the first time back in the '90s, Ricky Martin had not yet told the world he preferred the company of men, but even with the little I knew about him, it seemed pretty obvious. Hence, these misheard lyrics made sense to me. I guess they'd make sense to him now, too. - Submitted by: tunedeaf
Ricky Martin's, "Livin' La Vida Loca"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Twisted Devil Rays
All doing the vida loca
The Real Lyrics:
Her lips are devil red
And her skins the colour mocha
The Story: My husband still teases me about when he heard me sing those lyrics. - Submitted by: Kath
Ricky Martin's, "Living La Vida Loca"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Her lips are devil rays
The Real Lyrics:
Her lips are devil red
The Story: Haha. My mom still makes fun of me for this one and I'm almost 30! I couldn't figure out why Ricky was singing about devil rays and how someone's lips could be like them. Red makes much more sense. - Submitted by: Kelly
Ricky Martin's, "Living La Vida Loca"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I want to be your ocra
The Real Lyrics:
Living La Vida Loca
The Story: My 5 year old grandson is the one who misunderstood the lyrics. He kept saying he wanted to hear his favoritse song 'I want to be your ocra' and it wasn't until Living La Vida Loca came on the radio again that we figured out what somg he meant. - Submitted by: Cheryl Strayer
Ricky Martin's, "Shake Your Bon Bon"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Shake your wonton.
The Real Lyrics:
Shake your bon bon.
The Story: Standing in the middle of a terribly crowded bar, I couldn't understand why he was singing about shaking wontons. - Submitted by: Vamp
Ricky Martin's, "Shake Your Bon-Bon"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Chicken bum bum...
The Real Lyrics:
Shake your bon-bon...
The Story: My little sister and I were waiting in the car for our parents to get back (she couldn't have been more than 4 or 5) and this song came on. "CHICKEN BUM BUM!" Needless to say, we still make fun of her for it to this day. - Submitted by: Manda
Ricky Martin's, "Shake Your Bon-Bon"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Sugar bon-bons
The Real Lyrics:
Shake your bon-bon.
The Story: This is what I heard my friend's 4 year old daughter, singing as she listened to the radio shaking it. - Submitted by: jaichelle
Ricky Martin's, "She Bangs"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She banks
The Real Lyrics:
She bangs
The Story: Had been what I have gotten into since hearing this on "American Idol". - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Ricky Martin's, "She Bangs"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She looks like a fella and stinks like pee
The Real Lyrics:
She looks like a flower and stings like a bee
The Story: Idk... - Submitted by: Andrea
Ricky Martin's, "She Bangs"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She looks like a flower but she stinks like a pig
The Real Lyrics:
She looks like a flower but she stings like a bee
The Story: Me and my friend were at the music class and we saw some writing at the desk. It turned out to be a lyric from the Ricky Martin's song. We were laughing at it since someone had thought it went 'She looks like a flower but she things like a bee.' My friend went, 'Hey it's she stinks like pig and not like that!' I started laughing hilariously and she was like 'what?' I told her how it really went and I found that she had always thought Ricky Martin sung it like that. - Submitted by: Anne-Mari Nieminen
Ricky Martin's, "She Bangs"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Talk to me, tear me nude
You air me out like parachutes.
The Real Lyrics:
Talk to me, tell me the news
You wear me out like a pair of shoes.
The Story: I misheard this while watching the video. When he sings 'tell me the news' there are girls taking his clothes off so I thought he was singing 'tear me nude'. It did make sense! But when he sang 'you air me out like parachutes' I was, like, what?!? - Submitted by: Meboline
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