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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 Sylvers', "Boogie Fever"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Boogie beaver
The Real Lyrics:
Boogie fever
The Story: When I was in high school, my friend's mom asked us why so many disco songs were about animals. He and I looked at each other in bewilderment. His mother explained, 'Well, you have that Disco Duck song, and now there's Boogie Beaver.' - Submitted by: Lindel Gum
The Sylvers', "Boogie Fever"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Booty fever
The Real Lyrics:
Boogie Fever
The Story: Having to do with disco and the meaning of "booty" (including "(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty" by KC and the Sunshine Band), I thought many can hear it that way as "booty fever". - Submitted by: Cody Finke
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