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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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Rihanna's, "Cheers!"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Cheers to the freak and weak and I'll drink to that!
The Real Lyrics:
Cheers to the freakin' weekend, I'll drink to that!
The Story: I thought she was singing a toast to the outcasts... the freak(s) and the weak ... and suggesting they not let the bastards (the bullies) get them down. But as most outcasts experience bullying in their high school (and earlier) years, somehow it didn't occur to me that this interpretation might encourage teen drinking... - Submitted by: Dan H.
Rihanna's, "Cheers!"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Got my rear fans on and I'm feelin' hella cool tonight, yeah.
The Real Lyrics:
Got my Ray Bans on and I'm feelin' hella cool tonight, yeah.
The Story: I thought she mean like in a school bus they have the fans up above the windshield, maybe her bus had rear fans!! - Submitted by: Tom Iannucci
Rihanna's, "Diamonds"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You're a schuetzen star, I see
The Real Lyrics:
You're a shooting star I see
The Story: This song always reminds me of a fat German guy wearing one of those funny schuetzenfest hats, with shooting medals plastered all over his chest. - Submitted by: Fuzzbean
Rihanna's, "Disturbia"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Ain't used to wet July
The Real Lyrics:
Ain't used to what you like
The Story: My misinterpretation of the lyrics reminded me of the wet summer we had in the United Kingdom in 2007 and Rihanna's other song Umbrella was no. 1 for much of that time. - Submitted by: Stompgal
Rihanna's, "Disturbia"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And it's scaring you and I
The Real Lyrics:
Am I scaring you tonight
The Story: It makes more sense my way: "Disturbia, it's like the darkness is the light, Disturbia, and it's scaring you and I," - Submitted by: A nanny mouse
Rihanna's, "Don't Stop The Music"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Sizzle Sazzle Music!¬
The Real Lyrics:
Please don't stop the music
The Story: Basically my sister came up with it - Submitted by: t1
Rihanna's, "Don't Stop the Music"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm a Sam, I'm a Sam by Microsoft
The Real Lyrics:
Mamasee, Mamasee, Mamaakuse
The Story: ...as in "Microsoft Sam", the famously broken text-to-speech translator from (mostly) '90s versions of Windows. - Submitted by: AdmiralMercurial
Rihanna's, "Don't Stop the Music"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm afraid I'm a fan of Microsoft
The Real Lyrics:
Ma ma se, ma ma sa, ma ma coo sa
The Story: My mother asked me if this was the lyrics... - Submitted by: you
Rihanna's, "We Found Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We fell in love and I own this place.
We fell in love and I own this place.
The Real Lyrics:
We found love in a hopeless place.
We found love in a hopeless place.
The Story: Everyone hears "we fell in love" instead of "we found love" because of the way Rihanna sings it. My eight year old son was singing along to it in the car recently and he was also saying "we fell in love" which I wasn't surprised by. I was going to explain to him that it actually says "we found love" so I turned down the radio and very clearly heard him belt out "we fell in love and I own this place!" - Submitted by: Jen West
Rihanna's, "We Found Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We found love in a homeless place
The Real Lyrics:
We found love in a hopeless place
The Story: Welll, it started as me always thinking this is what they say but in cs188's pooping the charts, only then I realised I had misheard it. And I went searching for the real lyric. ;) - Submitted by: Lolwut!
Rihanna's, "We Found Love"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We found love in a hornet's nest
We found love in a hornet's nest
The Real Lyrics:
We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place
The Story: When I first heard it in the club, I thought the lyrics were "hornet's nest," so I sang along out loud. I don't know why everybody was laughing at me then...now I do. Still, I think "hornet's nest" could work...expresses a similar snafu to that hopeless place. - Submitted by: Burmy87

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