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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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Tina Turner's, "Be Tender With Me Baby"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Three cheers for Whitley Bay.
The Real Lyrics:
Be tender with me, baby.
The Story: When non-league football team Whitley Bay reached the third round of the facup, I genuinely thought that Tina Turner had especially recorded a song for a local radio station. - Submitted by: Marc Barnsley
Tina Turner's, "Beyond Thunderdone"
The Misheard Lyrics:
All we want is Arthur Young in Thunderdome
The Real Lyrics:
All we want is life beyond the Thunderdome
The Story: Was actually misheard by my husband (a lawyer) who couldn't understand why Mad Max needed an accountant until I set him right! He still insists it sounds like 'Arthur Young' in the song. - Submitted by: Susan Dyer
Tina Turner's, "Disco Inferno"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Fern, baby, fern
This song is vernal.
or
Burn, baby, burn
Disco infernal.
The Real Lyrics:
Burn, baby, burn
Disco inferno
The Story: When we were in primary school, one of my friends nominated this song as a supposed ideal 'nature' tune when we were doing a spot of science, calling it 'That Fern Song' by Tina Turner. Our teacher was slightly bemused by this choice, not to mention so was I, so asked her what it sounded like and she sang the misheard lines. I laughed so hard I actually fell off my chair. I still laugh at it up to this day. - Submitted by: Frau
Tina Turner's, "I Don't Wanna Fight"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I don't really wanna fry no more or or, oh yea hump asana.
or
I don't really wanna cry no more
The Real Lyrics:
I don't really want to fight no more (too much talking babe)
The Story: I used to sing it man, in the car. - Submitted by: Beavis Cleavis
Tina Turner's, "Private Dancer"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Stretch marks for dollars
The Real Lyrics:
Deutsch marks or dollars
The Story: As kids, we didn't know the lyrics, as we didn't know what Deutsch marks were. Someone suggested this, and even though we could never figure out what it meant, it stuck. - Submitted by: Roland
Tina Turner's, "Typical Male"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm deep in trouble with the law.
Something about authority seems to bring out the man in me
The Real Lyrics:
I'm deep in trouble with the law.
Something about authority seems to bring out the bad in me
The Story: When I saw the video on MTV and heard the words it all made sence until I misheard "man" instead of "bad". It was a case of "Huh? Did she really say that?". - Submitted by: Get 86ed!
Tina Turner's, "What's Love Got To Do With It?"
The Misheard Lyrics:
If a tend to look dazed
I've read it someplace
I've got costopy.
The Real Lyrics:
If a tend to look dazed
I've read it someplace
I've got cause to be.
The Story: I thought she was saying that she had some disease called 'costopy' that was causing her to look dazed. - Submitted by: Ronald
Tina Turner's, "What's Love Got To Do With It?"
The Misheard Lyrics:
On the zenzatrack
The Real Lyrics:
Opposites attract.
The Story: I call the local radio station, after they played this song, to ask them what a 'zenzatrack' was. They hung up on me!! - Submitted by: Gene
Tina Turner's, "What's Love Got To Do With It?"
The Misheard Lyrics:
What's love, but a sexy damn emotion?
The Real Lyrics:
What's love, but a second-hand emotion?
The Story: I overheard another customer singing along to Musak at a Walgreens in Chicago. - Submitted by: Jimmy
Tina Turner's, "What's Love Got To Do With It"
The Misheard Lyrics:
What's love, but just swimmin' in the ocean?
The Real Lyrics:
What's love, but a second hand emotion
The Story: I was at work, where we have piped in music. This song was playing and a little six year old boy started belting out these lyrics. I started giggling, and his father laughed and said, 'he gets it from his mother' - Submitted by: CT
Tina Turner's, "What's Love Got to Do With It"
The Misheard Lyrics:
What's love but a second hand in motion?
The Real Lyrics:
What's love but a second hand emotion?
The Story: Found out the real lyrics while watching some one else sing it during a Karoke session. I went around for 7 years before I knew the real lyrics and the song didn't sound quite so racey after then. - Submitted by: Kevin Funk
Tina Turner's, "What's Love Got to do With It?"
The Misheard Lyrics:
What's love Cockadoo, cockadoodle it?
The Real Lyrics:
What's love got to do, got to do with it?
The Story: I was singing this song loudly when it came on at a dance at my junior high, when everyone started looking at me. Luckily, they thought I had messed the lyrics up on purpose! - Submitted by: Shana
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