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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 McCoys', "Hang On Sloopy"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Hang on Snoopy, Snoopy hang on.
The Real Lyrics:
Hang on Sloopy, Sloopy hang on.
The Story: I have read stories that say people thought this song was about Snoopy the Beagle from the Peanuts gang, but I thought this was about a human nicknamed Snoopy and wondered who that could have been. - Submitted by: Carly B. Steffen
The McCoys', "Hang On Sloopy"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Hang on Snoopy
Snoopy hang on.
The Real Lyrics:
Hang on Sloopy
Sloopy hang on.
The Story: Growing up I was a huge Peanuts fan. Every time I heard this song, I automatically heard 'Snoopy' in the lyrics. Then my dad became good friends with a man nicknamed 'Soupy', and that really messed me up. I'd sing 'Snoopy' on one section then switch it to 'Soupy' on the next section. It got so bad that even my folks didn't know the right words after awhile. - Submitted by: Lynn
The McCoys', "Hang On Sloopy"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Hang on, Stupid
Stupid, hang on!
The Real Lyrics:
Hang on Sloopy
Sloopy, hang on!
The Story: I was driving with a friend's young daughter in the car when the song came on. She said, "That was a mean song, calling the girl stupid like that!" It's always been one of my favorite mis-heard lyrics! - Submitted by: Sara S
The McCoys', "Hang On, Sloopy"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Hang on, Soupy
Soupy, hang on.
The Real Lyrics:
Hang on, Sloopy
Sloopy, hang on.
The Story: When I first heard this song in 1965, I misheard it as 'Soupy' (as in comic Soupy Sales, who was very popular at this time). - Submitted by: Barry G. Disbrow
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