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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!).


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The Kings', "Switchin' To Glide"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Switchin' to rye
The Real Lyrics:
Switchin to glide
The Story: My friend, Tim, clearly thought that this song depicted one young man's decision to change his drink of choice for the evening. Too funny! - Submitted by: Tim Maddox
The Kings', "This Beat Goes On/Switchin' to Glide"
The Misheard Lyrics:
This beat goes on, Anna, Anna, Anna.
The Real Lyrics:
This beat goes on, and on, and on, and on.
The Story: I figured these lyrics based on the way they mentioned several girl's names in the first verse (Judy and Donna). - Submitted by: Chris
The Kings', "This Beat Goes On/Switchin' to Glide"
The Misheard Lyrics:
You said to ring you up when I was in Tehran-a
The Real Lyrics:
You said to ring you up when I was in Toronto
The Story: It was around the Iran-Iraq war so... He said Toront-a... - Submitted by: Moon J.
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