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Sister Sledge's, "He's The Greatest Dancer"
The Misheard Lyrics:
A-wa-a-wa
He's the greatest dancer.
The Real Lyrics:
I wonder why
He's the greatest dancer.
The Story: My 7 year old daughter insists they are singing this! - Submitted by: J Harrison
Sister Sledge's, "He's The Greatest Dancer"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Ah-whattoo whaaaa
He's the greatest dancer.
The Real Lyrics:
I wonder why
He's the greatest dancer.
The Story: My girlfriend and I debated this all day and she finally proved me wrong. I still sing it my way. "Ah-whattoo-wha!" - Submitted by: Tracey
Sister Sledge's, "He's The Greatest Dancer"
The Misheard Lyrics:
He looks like a shill,
That man is dressed to kill
The Real Lyrics:
He looks like a still
That man is dressed to kill.
The Story: LOL...But, I have to admit...I got the biggest kick out of reading the entry 'he looks like a dill'. I have never seen this site before - but, I really like it. I have had parts of this song wrong, since 'Day One'. I'll be checking a LOT more songs, from now on : ). - Submitted by: Suzy
Sister Sledge's, "He's The Greatest Dancer"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I went wild
He's the greatest dancer.
The Real Lyrics:
I wonder why
He's the greatest dancer.
The Story: My husband was was the one who kept singing "I went wild". I said, "No honey, it is 'I wonder why'." This debate has lasted for a couple months until now. Man, I'm grinning all the way to the bank. (He wanted to bet on it.) - Submitted by: Nadzie
Sister Sledge's, "He's The Greatest Dancer"
The Misheard Lyrics:
We were out at a disco on the outskirts of Bristol.
The Real Lyrics:
We were out at a disco on the outskirts of 'Frisco.
The Story: I always thought it was sweet of Sister Sledge to have written a song about provincial England. At the time the song came out, Bristol was most famous for 'The Wurzels'. For Sister Sledge, and their associations with Studio 54 and Chic, this namecheck seemed a dangerous brush with the terminally uncool. - Submitted by: Gordon Ingle
Sister Sledge's, "He's the Greatest Dancer"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I wonder why...
The Real Lyrics:
Oh-what-wow!
He's the greatest dancer.
The Story: I was looking up 'the song featuring the phrase - Halston, Gucci, Fiorucci' : )...and then noticed that I had the opening lyrics wrong all of these years. LOL. I wouldn't have known, otherwise. - Submitted by: Suzy
Sister Sledge's, "He�s The Greatest Dancer"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I wonder why
The Real Lyrics:
Oh what, wow (Yes, this is the correct version! See Story!)
The Story: Copyrighted at MTV:s site, so all corrections on this page should be wrong ... Check: http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/sister_sledge/7612345/lyrics.jhtml - Submitted by: Andreas
Sister Sledge's, "We Are Family"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Just let him stay for the weekend.
The Real Lyrics:
Just let me state for the record.
The Story: To me it sounded so logically, 'just let him stay for the weekend' so he will find out 'we're giving love as a family does'. It wasn't until a couple of years ago that I found out I was way off. - Submitted by: Sarge
Sister Sledge's, "We Are Family"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Just let me staple the vicar.
The Real Lyrics:
Just let me state for the record.
The Story: My sister was convinced that these were the right lyrics. She told me and when I heard this song and listened to that line. I was almost convinced that she was right! I tried to come up with some sort of explanation for 'staple the vicar'. Were Sister Sledge trying to emphasise that they wanted to marry each other or something? I finally came to my senses and Google'd for the lyrics a few days ago. - Submitted by: Sweet Indigo
Sister Sledge's, "We Are Family"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Please let me stay for the wrecker.
The Real Lyrics:
Please let me say for the record
The Story: Always wondered why they were singing about waiting for a Wrecker to come, - Submitted by: Ron
Sister Sledge's, "We Are Family"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You give me love in a Femidom.
The Real Lyrics:
We're giving love in a family dose.
The Story: It was a friend's mother that misheard this line. It was around the time the Femidom, the 'female condom' hit the market. Not a great marketing success. Can you still buy Femidoms? Will anyone get this reference any more? - Submitted by: dave

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