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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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Spice Girls', "Say You'll Be There"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I'm giving you Heaven babe
All that Roy can save
Yes, eat hair and all that
I want from you is to promise to never swear.
The Real Lyrics:
I'm giving you everything
All that joy can bring
Yes, I swear and all that
I want from you is to promise you will be there.
The Story: I started singing this at a party thinking those were the words. When everyone started laughing, I panicked. My friend then told me the real words. I was sooooooooooooo embarrassed. - Submitted by: richard
Spice Girls', "Spice Up Your Life"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Chicken to be fried
The Real Lyrics:
Shake it to the right.
The Story: Basically, I was a huge of the Spice Girls (I was only ten at the the time, okay?) and kept listening to this song. My brother, who was in the room one time when I was actually singing to the song, heard me sing the wrong words. He sure laughed his head off. He corrected me, but I still sang my own little version! - Submitted by: Chris
Spice Girls', "Wanna Be"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Billy Billy Bong
The Real Lyrics:
Really really want
The Story: I heard the song come on during a Dick Clark New Year's show towards the end of the 90's. My aunt was there, and she commented that the Spice Girls were playing that 'Billy Billy Bong' song. Oops! - Submitted by: John Joseph A. Gatchalian
Spice Girls', "Wannabe"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Ah wachoo, wachoo, wow
Wachoo willy, willy wah.
The Real Lyrics:
So tell me what you want
What you really, really want?
The Story: Iīm Spanish, thatīs my funny story. But when I learned English, the lyrics still didnīt make much sense to me!! - Submitted by: little beetlejuice
Spice Girls', "Wannabe"
The Misheard Lyrics:
All I really really want is to lick a sick ox.
The Real Lyrics:
I really, really, really, want a zigazig, ha.
The Story: I have clogged up ears and can't hear well, so I heard this. - Submitted by: katy
Spice Girls', "Wannabe"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Somebody tell me why the wine is all around.
The Real Lyrics:
Slam your body down and wind it all around.
The Story: I was SO sure that was what they said all my life. I just found out like 2 minutes ago and I'm so embarrased of myself >_
Spice Girls', "Wannabe"
The Misheard Lyrics:
Sully Bunny down and lions all around
The Real Lyrics:
Slam your body down and wind it all around
The Story: When I was in early elementary school, I had two big obsessions: rabbits and The Lion King. I spent a lot of my time thinking about either of them. So when I was in 2nd grade and "Wannabe" was a big hit, I was ecstatic to find that the Spice Girls mentioned both of the things I loved in the same line! (I didn't know why they named the rabbit, but if there was Peter Rabbit and Peter Cottontail, why not Sully Bunny?) I thought this was right for years, so needless to say, I was disappointed when I found out what they were really singing. - Submitted by: Cat
Spice Girls', "Who Do You Think You Are"
The Misheard Lyrics:
What's driving you is a vision of bedding
The Real Lyrics:
What's driving you is ambition and betting
The Story: Well it still makes sense the way I heard it, it just means the guy they're singing about is driven by visions of bedding, therefore wants to get the Spicies in bed. - Submitted by: esss

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