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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!).

John Elton's, "Bennie and the Jets"
The Misheard Lyrics:
She's got electric boobs, her ma has, too!
The Real Lyrics:
She's got electric boots, a mohair suit.
The Story: I used to get in trouble, because my little sister would tell Mom, "Steve was singing the 'Boob' song again." - Submitted by: Steve Bliven
John Elton's, "Tiny Dancer"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Hold me closer, Tony Danza.
The Real Lyrics:
Hold me closer, tiny dancer.
The Story: On an episode of 'Friends', the gang was all sitting around talking about their favorite songs. Phoebe Buffay says, "Mine is that Elton John song about the guy from 'Who's The Boss?' and 'Taxi'. You know, 'Hold me closer, Tony Danza'." [Ed.'s note: This may have been already submitted as a story, so hopefully this will be the last entry to include that "Friends" episode.] - Submitted by: Shanghaijohnnyp

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