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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!).

We Are The World: U.S.A For Africa album at
USA for Africa's, "Do They Know It's Christmas"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Fever, whoa
Don't you know it's Christmas after all?
The Real Lyrics:
Feed the world,
Let them know it's Christmas
The Story: My boyfriend thought this very serious song about hunger was really a motivational tool to get people from other countries interested in Christmas by catching what he calls 'the Christmas fever -- catch it!' - Submitted by: patrice
USA for Africa's, "We Are the World"
The Misheard Lyrics:
There is a time when we heat a certain core
The Real Lyrics:
There is a time when we heal a certain core
The Story: It makes sense when we heat the Earth's core, but this was really a song that was for raising money for needy children. - Submitted by: Cody Finke

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