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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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Wild Cherry's, "Play That Funky Music"
The Misheard Lyrics:
And just when he bit me
The Real Lyrics:
And just when it hit me
The Story: I kept thinking it had to do with dogs biting people. - Submitted by: Cody Finke
Wild Cherry's, "Play That Funky Music"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Play that ****in' music
The Real Lyrics:
Play that funky music
The Story: I knew that couldn't be what they were singing on broadcast radio in the mid-70s, but I still swear (no pun intended) that's just what it sounded like! - Submitted by: Wendy
Wild Cherry's, "Play that Funky Music"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Play that f***ing music.
The Real Lyrics:
Play that funky music.
The Story: It was my grandma that misheard this one too. I was singing along to the music (the correct words), when she suddenly starts yelling at me, saying that I hear 'too much of that language already'. My cousin eventually told her the correct lyrics. - Submitted by: tygerlily

There are more Wild Cherry misheard lyrics available.

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