Personal mondegreens

I was thinking about two of my childhood mondegreens tonight, and for the first time I searched for them to see if I was the only one who had (mis)heard the same thing. Turns out I’m not as unique as I thought.

Stop in my neighborhood instead of stop in the name of love
From “Stop! In the Name of Love”

Hold me closer, Tony Danza instead of hold me closer, tiny dancer
From “Tiny Dancer.” This¬†was even in a Friends episode.

Still, I do have one that I only learned was incorrect last year:
People vacuuming on New Year’s Eve with a smile

2 thoughts on “Personal mondegreens”

  1. “I can eat my dinner in a fancy red sarong” (from Nothing Compares 2U). And actually I love that image so much that I prefer it to the real lyrics, by far.

    Also, until last week I thought that Bob Marley’s Stir It Up was actually “Serious”. “Serious, little darling, serious …”

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