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In the misheard lyrics below, after finding out about the relative chronology, I found myself briefly wondering how the song authors knew what they were singing about years ahead of time. Then, I found out I was just mistaken about what they were singing.

  1. Elton John singing about a certain actor, 6 years before that actor's major TV debut.
  2. Blondie singing about audio technology, 16 years before its name was coined.
  3. Def Leppard singing about a popular gadget, 20 years before its initial release.

In each case, can you identify the original song and lyrics, along with the misheard version of the lyrics?


Hints for 2:

The misheard lyrics are rather "compressed" compared to the actual lyrics.

 

A ripping good time on one side, and a fragile emotional state on the other side?

 

The misheard lyrics are two letters and a number; while the actual lyrics are two prepositions.

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  1. Elton John singing about a certain actor, 6 years before that actor's major TV debut.

Song: Tiny Dancer
Misheard lyrics: Hold me closer Tony Danza
Actual lyrics: Hold me closer tiny dancer

  1. Blondie singing about audio technology, 16 years before its name was coined.

I don't know. The audio technology could possibly be auto-tune.

  1. Def Leppard singing about a popular gadget, 20 years before its initial release.

Song: Pour Some Sugar on Me
Misheard lyrics: Living with a lover with a red IPhone
Actual lyrics: Living with a lover with a radar phone

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  1. "Blondie singing about audio technology, 16 years before its name was coined" is

    Song: Heart of Glass
    Misheard lyrics: mp3
    Actual lyrics: In between (around 59 seconds into the video linked)

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  • $\begingroup$ That's correct. $\endgroup$ – Daniel Schepler May 20 '18 at 14:53

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