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Hit Me With Your Pet Shark: Misheard Lyrics of the 1980s

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In this gifty and hilarious book, the author of Hold Me Closer, Tony Danza and founder of the AmIRight.com and inthe80s.com web sites lists hundreds of the most offbeat misheard lyrics to songs form the 1980s. Included are songs from more than 200 artists and bands, including such classic stars as Madonna and Prince, to one-hit wonders like a-Ha and Toni Basil. In addition ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 7th 2008 by Sasquatch Books
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Amanda [Novel Addiction]
Jun 19, 2015 Amanda [Novel Addiction] rated it did not like it
Shelves: nonfiction, humor, src2015
Booooo. Very few gems hidden in this book. In fact, the title is the best part. Very disappointing.
Kerrikoala
Jun 23, 2015 Kerrikoala rated it did not like it
Shelves: challenge15, summer15
Like, gag me with a spoon. This book was like, so bogus.

I guess I should have known from the other reviews that I wouldn't like this. There were four or five that were close to what I (mis)heard, and a few more that made sense why someone would think those were the lyrics. Most of them, though, seemed more like people sent in things they thought were funny, because there's just no way that's what they thought the singer was saying. Also, the extras did nothing to add to this book. If anything,
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Sarai
Oct 12, 2009 Sarai rated it did not like it
Shelves: humor
This identifies itself to be a book of lyrics that were misheard - hit me with your pet shark rather than hit me with your best shot. It's a common phenomenon and I do it myself, as some singers are very difficult to understand. However, I did not finish this book because after reading the first few entries I thought it seemed like someone went to a lot of effort to make up incorrect lyrics to be funny, and the fake lyrics at times did not have the same number of syllables or even the same sound ...more
Brian Willard
May 31, 2011 Brian Willard is currently reading it
Hold Me Closer, Tony Danza was better
T. Finley
Jan 28, 2016 T. Finley rated it liked it
A decent book. But I thought the author's other volume on misheard lyrics, 'Hold Me Closer Tony Danza', was better.
Did I like it? Yes.
Would I reread it? Maybe.
Would I recommend it? Maybe.
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Funny and clever take on popular song lyrics that we have heard 1000 times, but often sing incorrectly.
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