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Songs with Commonly Misheard Lyrics (with Joseph Capalbo)
14th July 2021 • Themes and Variation • Soundfly
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Have you ever found yourself singing along to a hit song at the top of your lungs, thinking "that can't be the line, can it?" It's a pretty common experience — one that typically ends with a shrug of the shoulders as you take in a deep breath in preparation for the next verse.

If the melody's good and the groove is solid, somewhere between our thoughts of Sue Lawley and Jason Waterfalls, we just accept that Gene Simmons may have wanted to "rock and roll all night and part of every day," while longing for the kind of affection Elton John apparently felt for "Tony Danza."

In the newest episode of Themes and Variation, Mahea and I sat down with Joseph Capalbo (composer, producer, and Soundfly Mentor) to discuss "Songs With Commonly Misheard Lyrics."

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We want to hear your favorite songs with misheard lyrics! Add them to the community playlist for this episode.

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