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Misheard lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

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!).

Sonny & Cher's, "I've Got You, Babe"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I've got toothpaste.
The Real Lyrics:
I've got you, babe.
The Story: Back when this first came out, my best friends father thought they said, 'I've got toothpaste'. We were 13 at the time and thought that was so funny. When I hear this song, I still sing 'I've got toothpaste!' - Submitted by: Donna
Sonny & Cher's, "The Beat Goes On"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Charles Stuart, what's the rage, uh-huh.
The Real Lyrics:
The Charleston was once the rage, uh-huh.
The Story: Charles Stuart was the wacko that killed his pregnant wife in Boston in 1990 and blamed it on muggers. Sony & Cher predicted this years before. - Submitted by: Bob Malone
Sonny & Cher's, "The Beat Goes On"
The Misheard Lyrics:
The drums keep pounding rhythm in the rain.....
The Real Lyrics:
Drums keep pounding rhythm to the brain.
The Story: I just saw this on the facebook wall of one of my friends. He put "the beat goes on..." as his status. The first comment was, "And the BEAT goes on...........:-)" And the next was, "the drums keep pounding rhythm in the rain....." - Submitted by: Linda LeVan
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