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This section is for misheard song lyrics (also called mondegreens). Misheard lyrics occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody.

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Cast of 'Bjorn Again Live''s, "Dancing Queen"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dancing queen
Feel the beat from the tangerine, oh yeah
You can dance
You can jive
Having the time of your life.
Original Lyrics:
Dancing queen
Feel the beat from the tambourine, oh yeah
You can dance
You can jive
Having the time of your life.

The Story....

My sister and I took our mother for her birthday to see "Bjorn Again" last month. She had always loved ABBA and was the music that made her the happiest. So we had a great time singing and dancing during the show. But when we heard our mom sing 'tangerine' in the lyric, I just couldn't believe it. But the lyrics didn't matter as much as the feeling and the music, proven after seeing my mother smiling so big while she's singing about a fruit making a beat. Probably my biggest laugh all year.

Story about this misheard lyric by: mattLA

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1960s
The Beach Boys', "Don't Worry Baby"
Misheard Lyrics:
Something's about to go wrong
Original Lyrics:
Something's bound to go wrong
The Righteous Brothers', "Rock and Roll Heaven"
Misheard Lyrics:
If you believe in forever, then why did you sue a night stand?
Original Lyrics:
If you believe in forever, then life is just a one night stand
Trashmen's, "Surfin' Bird"
Misheard Lyrics:
I want everybody's head above the bed
Original Lyrics:
A-well-a ev'rybody's heard about the bird
 
1970s
David Bowie's, "The Jean Genie"
Misheard Lyrics:
The Gee Genie loves Jimmy's Facts
Original Lyrics:
The Jean Genie loves chimney stacks.
Donna Summer's, "Love to Love You Baby"
Misheard Lyrics:
When you leave so next to me
Original Lyrics:
When you lean so next to me
Rod Stewart's, "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)"
Misheard Lyrics:
To dance tonight
Original Lyrics:
Tonight's the night
The Beatles', "The Long and Winding Road"
Misheard Lyrics:
Beyond that winding roll
That leads to your dork
Original Lyrics:
The long and winding road
That leads to your door
The Emotions', "Best of My Love"
Misheard Lyrics:
Nylon, nylon
Original Lyrics:
My love, my love
The Sex Pistols', "God Save the Queen"
Misheard Lyrics:
God save the queen, her facist regime
It made you a moron
Protect your wife's bum
Original Lyrics:
God save the queen, her fascist regime
It made you a moron
A potential h-bomb
 
1980s
AC/DC's, "Hells Bells"
Misheard Lyrics:
House Pets
Original Lyrics:
Hell's bells
Afrika Bambaataa's, "Planet Rock"
Misheard Lyrics:
Party depot
Party depot
Come on get funky
Original Lyrics:
Party people
Party people
Can y’all get funky?
Barbra Streisand's, "Left in the Dark"
Misheard Lyrics:
You don't have to sleep in the dark
Original Lyrics:
You don't have to sneak in the doorway
Billy Joel's, "It's Still Rock N Roll to Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Nowadays you can go to Sacramento
Original Lyrics:
Nowadays you can't be too sentimental
Eddy Grant's, "Electric Avenue"
Misheard Lyrics:
We gonna rock down, do electric Avinita
Original Lyrics:
We gotta rock down to Electric Avenue
Eurythmics', "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sneak peeks are made of this
Original Lyrics:
Sweet dreams are made of this
Guns n' Roses', "Paradise City"
Misheard Lyrics:
You gotta keep pushing for the company way
You know, it's unforgivable, it's just a game
Original Lyrics:
You gotta keep pushing for the fortune and fame
You know, it's all a gamble when it's just a game
Kiss', "Detroit Rock City"
Misheard Lyrics:
The driver of the truck was reported to be an Indian
Original Lyrics:
The driver of the truck was reported to be uninjured
Little River Band's, "The Night Owls"
Misheard Lyrics:
Move on, there's a hard banana fallin'.
Original Lyrics:
Move on, there's a howl of a night owl calling.
Metallica's, "The Four Horsemen"
Misheard Lyrics:
On through the death of night
Beautiful horsemen, right?
Or do you think they'll die?!
Original Lyrics:
On through the dead of night
With the Four Horsemen ride
Or choose your fate and die!
Michael Jackson's, "Billie Jean"
Misheard Lyrics:
Billie Jean is not my lover
She's just a girl who thinks that I am the one
But the change is not my son's
Original Lyrics:
Billie Jean is not my lover
She's just a girl who claims that I am the one
But the kid is not my son
Michael Jackson's, "Billie Jean"
Misheard Lyrics:
Kraigor (pronounced Cry-Gore) will always think twice
He'll think twice, he'll think twice (hoo)
Original Lyrics:
Remember to always think twice
Do think twice, do think twice (whoo).
The Beach Boys', "Kokomo"
Misheard Lyrics:
Caught a prince
Original Lyrics:
Port-Au-Prince
The Beach Boys', "Kokomo"
Misheard Lyrics:
Popsicle dreams melting in your hand
Original Lyrics:
Tropical drink melting in your hand
Toto's, "Rosanna"
Misheard Lyrics:
Go Sarah
Original Lyrics:
Rosanna
Whitesnake's, "Here I Go Again"
Misheard Lyrics:
Like a homo I was born to walk alone
Original Lyrics:
Like a hobo I was born to walk alone
 
1990s
Beck's, "Sex Laws"
Misheard Lyrics:
I wanna defy the logic of our sex laws.
Original Lyrics:
I wanna define the logic of our sex laws.
Billy Joel's, "The River of Dreams"
Misheard Lyrics:
Through the mountains of fate
Original Lyrics:
Through the mountains of faith
Rusted Root's, "Send Me On My Way"
Misheard Lyrics:
O-Tatter-Sing-A-Tatter-On
Original Lyrics:
Nobody Safe, Nobody Run
The B-52's', "Roam"
Misheard Lyrics:
Take it head to head
Original Lyrics:
Take it hip to hip
The Lion King's, "Mbusa"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ahhhh savenya sadabesi wa eh
Original Lyrics:
Busa le lizwe
Tool's, "Sober"
Misheard Lyrics:
Jesus was a f***ing whistle.
Original Lyrics:
Jesus won't you f***ing whistle?
 
2000s
Linkin Park's, "New Divide"
Misheard Lyrics:
The crosses will divide
Original Lyrics:
Across this new divide
Nelly Furtado feat. Timbaland's, "Promiscuous"
Misheard Lyrics:
Come rescue this girl
Original Lyrics:
Promiscuous girl
Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland's, "Promiscuous"
Misheard Lyrics:
Come masculine girl
Original Lyrics:
Promiscuous boy
Shania Twain's, "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm only into wrestling if I can have you for life.
Original Lyrics:
I'm only interested if I can have you for life.
System Of A Down's, "Toxicity"
Misheard Lyrics:
The cider! The cider!
Original Lyrics:
Disorder, disorder
 
2010s
Ariana Grande's, "Dangerous Woman"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bagels underneath like that
Original Lyrics:
Bad girls underneath like that
Ariana Grande's, "Hands on Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Trampoline, money touch
Rice is raisin, body bacon
Picture me, eating bacon
N*ggers need a love, baby give it to me
Original Lyrics:
Trembling, when you touch
Rush is racing, body bakingPicture me, and you making
Making sweet love, baby give it to me
Ariana Grande's, "Into You"
Misheard Lyrics:
So baby combine me up
Original Lyrics:
So baby come light me up
Ariana Grande's, "The Way"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm overweight, I'm overweight
Original Lyrics:
I love the way, I love the way
Calvin Harris & Sam Smith's, "Promises"
Misheard Lyrics:
My d*ck is in the air...
Original Lyrics:
Magic is in the air...
Cast of Heathers: The Musical's, "Dead Girl Walking"
Misheard Lyrics:
Spend these thirty hours getting free cake
Original Lyrics:
Spend these thirty hours getting freaky
Ed Sheeran's, "Shape of You"
Misheard Lyrics:
Poo shampoo like a magnet too
Original Lyrics:
We push and pull like a magnet too
Escape the Fate's, "Live for Today"
Misheard Lyrics:
Nothing ever stays the same
And I try to masturbate
Original Lyrics:
Nothing ever stays the same
And I try to mask the pain
Escape the Fate's, "Redline"
Misheard Lyrics:
Waiting to live, paying to die
I will survive
I'll f**king redlight
Original Lyrics:
Waiting to live, paying to die
I will survive
I'll f**king redline
Escape the Fate's, "Resistance"
Misheard Lyrics:
This is our resistance
Raise your flame and burn every German
This system,
This is your downfall
Original Lyrics:
This is our resistance
Raise your flame and burn every germ in this system
This is your downfall
Fun.'s, "Some Nights"
Misheard Lyrics:
I still see up close
Original Lyrics:
I still see your ghost
Hailee Steinfeld's, "Love Myself"
Misheard Lyrics:
Anytime that I lie, I love meat!
Original Lyrics:
Anytime that I like, I love me!
Sia feat. Sean Paul's, "Cheap Thrills"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hit the turnstile
Original Lyrics:
Hit the dance floor
 
misc
Traditional's, "Australian National Anthem"
Misheard Lyrics:
Australians all let us ring Joyce
For she makes scones and tea
Original Lyrics:
Australians all let us rejoice
For we are young and free.
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