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Old 05-13-18, 10:34 PM
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"After all the hooey we've been through..." - Chicago
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Old 05-15-18, 12:32 AM
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Just heard one I remember getting wrong.

The Police: "Be human, not yourself"
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Old 05-15-18, 12:32 PM
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The entire closing theme to WKRP.

If you're up to the challenge, here's an extended version that repeats the four lines three times...and they don't get any more intelligible on the third run.



There are a bunch of versions on Youtube with people taking a stab, either seriously or not, at deciphering the lyrics and posting them over the end theme.
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Old 05-15-18, 04:11 PM
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WKRP closing theme lyrics:

Mad tooth bar chin-up, box zing outta her hair now
Still do the modern day whack-a-mole ditto-o-o
What's that? Good bartender, i'da hat-beer 'n' head out
I said I wouldn't do it if a poodle had a lid on
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Old 06-06-18, 04:04 AM
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The song everybody in the club getting tipsy

I used to hear everybody in the globe getting tips hehe
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Old 06-07-18, 03:56 PM
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Someone else had the same observation of the chorus in another thread:

Maximum the Hormone, "Bikini Sports Ponchin." That's the chorus, but I always hear "Look at his balls bouncin.'"



Band Maid, "Don't let me down". It's in English, not Japanese, but not very clear English.

First bridge: "Deeper and deeper, faster and faster, your balls is mine tonight."

I can't listen to this song without giggling like Beavis and Butthead.

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Old 04-23-19, 05:21 PM
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In Corey Hart's "Sunglasses at Night", it sounds like he's saying, "Forget my name while you collect your clit".
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Old 05-09-19, 11:44 AM
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So here's one I'd been getting wrong for years from the musical Chicago. It didn't make sense, but I chalked it up to possibly being a slang term of the time.

Amos:
"Mr. Cellophane, should I bend my name?"

It was only recently, when listening to the original Broadway album (where the part was played by Barney Martin, aka Morty Seinfeld btw) that I finally realized it was the more sensical
"Mr. Cellophane shoulda been my name"
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Old 05-09-19, 04:48 PM
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I discovered a new one last night in “Truckin’” by Grateful Dead.
I always thought it was “Truckin, like a dude I met” when it’s actually “Truckin, like the do-dah man.”
I like my misheard lyrics better.
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Old 05-10-19, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
WKRP closing theme lyrics:

Mad tooth bar chin-up, box zing outta her hair now
Still do the modern day whack-a-mole ditto-o-o
What's that? Good bartender, i'da hat-beer 'n' head out
I said I wouldn't do it if a poodle had a lid on
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Old 05-11-19, 11:11 AM
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Steve Miller Band: "Big ol' Chet had a lighter."

At least that's the way my brother's ex-girlfriend heard it.
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Old 08-29-19, 02:20 AM
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Here's a case where I always got the words correct, but most online sources got it wrong.

Most online sources cite the following as a lyric in Eddie Money's "Shakin'."

We did some shakin' 'til the end of the night.
But last year, Money told Rolling Stone magazine what he actually said. (Bolding from the original. Spoilerized because it's NSFW.)

Spoiler:

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/m...ndures-628711/

In “Shakin’,” there’s an ostensibly “misheard” lyric where you sing “Her tits were shakin’,” but come on, you were definitely saying that, right?

You know what? Nobody noticed it and [my manager] Bill Graham was so, so pissed off at me because he said that could’ve been a Top Five single, and “you and your sophomoric fucking bullshit, now I can’t get it on the radio.” But when I talked to people, they go, “I loved it when you said that! Wow!”

You didn’t make a clean radio version?

No, there was never a radio version because nobody caught it til the end. Yeah, I said it and I thought it was funny, but in the long run I wish I wouldn’t have said it because that record probably would’ve went double platinum. But I thought it was funny. You know how it is, you know?

To get a song with “tits” in it played on the radio? I don’t.

I was high. I didn’t give a shit. I said it. Who cares?


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Old 08-29-19, 09:23 AM
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Back in the early 80s I was listening to the radio and they played a girl calling ina request. She asked if they could play the "virgin" song. DJ was confused and asked if she could sing a bit of it. She started singing "Urgent" by Foreigner, singing the word "virgin" instead of "urgent."
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