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Sheriff's, "When I'm With You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Baby, I can't choose when I'm with you.
Baby, my room stands still when I'm with you.
The Real Lyrics:
Baby, oh I get chills when I'm with you.
Baby, my world stands still when I'm with you.
The Story: My wife made the rare and dreaded double error on this one. I heard her sing the 'I can't choose' line, and started to crack up. I completely missed the next botch until later. I couldn't believe she messed up 2 lines back to back. - Submitted by: Umamough
Sheriff's, "When I'm with You"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Maybe it's the way you touch me.
With the warmth of the sun.
Maybe it's the way you smile is for commander.
Babe, lost in love is what I feel.
When I'm with you.
Baby, oh I need you when I'm with you.
Baby, my world stands still when I'm with you.
The Real Lyrics:
Maybe it's the way you touch me.
With the warmth of the sun.
Maybe it's the way you smile, I come all undone.
Babe, lost in love is what I feel.
When I'm with you.
Baby, oh I get chills when I'm with you.
Baby, my world stands still when I'm with you.
The Story: Can you feel if Freddy Curci was a captain sea? I think you'll do. However, Freddy Curci was better known as a singer rather than a captain sea. Because, it sounding like how Freddy Curci need a captain sea instead of how he get chills when he's with his love. About this song: "When I'm with You" is track #4 on their self-titled debut and only studio album released on 27 November 1982. It was written by Arnold Lanni. On its initial release, "When I'm with You" just reaching #61 on Billboard's Pop Chart. However, when this song released again some years later, this song finally topping Billboard's Pop Chart. It also topping Billboard's Adult Contemporary Chart. Making this song successfully broke the previous records as a singer holding a note for some seconds in Rock history that held by "Lovely Day" by Bill Withers (18.3 seconds), "Enough is Enough (No More Tears)" by Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer (16.3 seconds), "All Out of Love" by Air Supply (16.2 seconds), "Dim All the Lights" by Donna Summer (16 seconds), and "Woman in Love" by Barbra Streisand (11.1 seconds). "When I'm with You" as sung by lead singer Freddy Curci is 19.4 seconds with Freddy hold the last note "you" at the 3 minutes and 19 seconds, before settling on the final note at 3 minutes and 26 seconds and lasting at 3 minutes and 58 seconds. With this song, singers from the next generation didn't done for holding a note longer than "When I'm with You". I'd do it for hours if I were them. In special cases, other charting singles on Billboard's Pop Chart like "Blurry" by Puddle of Mudd, "Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas, "Decode" by Paramore, "Don't Close Your Eyes" by Kix, "The Flame" by Cheap Trick, "Forever Young" by Alphaville, "Headed for a Heartbreak" by Winger, "Love Me Like You Do" by Ellie Goulding, "Making Love Out of Nothing at All" by Air Supply, "Mama" by Genesis, "Midnight Confessions" by The Grass Roots, "More Than a Feeling" by Boston, "Nobody's Fool" by Cinderella, "She's Gone" by Steelheart, "What I've Done" by Linkin Park, and other singles also nominated for a singer holding a note. However, these singles are not longer than Freddy Curci's "When I'm with You". - Submitted by: Wisnu Aji

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