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Winger's, "Headed for a Heartbreak"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Headed for a heartbeat.
Don't make me hurt you.
The Real Lyrics:
Headed for a heartbreak.
Don't make me hurt you.
The Story: But, after I hear this song several days ago during Freddy Curci's time, there's no misunderstand between lyrics and the singer who singing this song. So, it is the only time I posting this song on this site. This time, Freddy Curci and friends came back on my playlist but also came another popular artists like Richard Harris and Johnny Farnham (early stage name of Aussie rock singer John Farnham who best known for his song "You're the Voice"). I posting a song by a band that formed by Kip Winger and friends on this site but with different title song. About this song: Titled "Headed for a Heartbreak", it became the band's best-known song to date featured on their self-titled debut studio album and later released as a single in May 1989. It reaching #19 on Billboard's Pop Chart and #8 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks. It is one of several progressive metal songs that gained popularity in Billboard's Pop Chart before Queensr├┐che's "Silent Lucidity" and later Tool's first single from their album, "Lateralus". "Headed for a Heartbreak" was also a pop rock ballad and usually features two minutes epic guitar solo coda lasting at 5 minutes and 13 seconds in length. - Submitted by: Wisnu Aji
Winger's, "Hungry"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I hear the chicken on the clock
countin' every day I've been alone
The Real Lyrics:
I hear the tickin' of the clock
countin' every day I've been alone
The Story: A friend of mine misheard this lyric. I had just gotten Winger's debut cassette for my 12th birthday and I had a slumber party for my birthday and my friend was sleeping over and I put on this song and she began to sing 'I hear the chicken on the clock countin' every day I've been alone'. I began to laugh and she asked me what was so funny and I told her. Well, needless to say, it took a few minutes and showing her the lyrics to convince her that her lyrics to the song were all wrong and for quite awhile after that, when she would spend the night at my house or come over, I would put the song on and refer to it as 'The Chicken Song'. So while Winger may have left the charts, they continued to live on in my house at sleepovers. - Submitted by: Sandi
Winger's, "Seventeen"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Hold on to the 70s
The Real Lyrics:
I'm only seventeen
The Story: This is what I think about when it came to either an age or a decade. Yes, I've seen a submission for a lyric for "Jack and Diane" by John Mellencamp (then under the name John Cougar) whose misheard lyric was "hold onto the 60s" instead of "Hold onto 16" so I thought it would be pretty much the same thing for this song! - Submitted by: Cody Finke

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