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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 Village People's, "In The Navy"
The Misheard Lyrics:
In the lady!
The Real Lyrics:
In the Navy!
The Story: I was just five or so when I first heard the song(on the Muppet Show), and I, being na´ve toddler, thought it odd that they would say that but I thought nothing of it. Looking back now, considering that the Village People have a large following in the gay community, it sounds a bit out of place for them to sing 'in the lady!' - Submitted by: Diddims
The Village People's, "Y.M.C.A."
The Misheard Lyrics:
I do this thing at the Y.M.C.A.
I do this thing at the Y.M.C.A.
The Real Lyrics:
It's fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.
It's fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.
The Story: I was much younger, about 5 or 6, and I heard this song on a TV commercial for a disco music compilation album. The misheard lyrics are a rough approximation of what I heard. Come to think of it, my 5-or-6-year-old self didn't hear actual lyrics, but rather a vocalization along the lines of "A-doo-duh-stee-a-duh..." - Submitted by: Slightly Strange Al
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