Memetic Mutation/Music

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In the right context, any chorus/hook of a song can be a breeding ground for Memetic Mutation. Many examples here and whole Meme articles have been further mutated through Misheard Lyrics. Just do a YouTube search for them, you can't miss 'em. See also Stupid Statement Dance Mix and Ear Worm.

Just a warning: this page is a bit outdated. Youtube being Youtube, many of these links are broken, private, or removed.

Kanye West has his own section of memes.


Please add entries in the following format:

  • The name of the song.
    • Meme name: description of meme and how it's used.
      • Source of meme and fandom it relates to in the form of a hot tip.
      • Famous instances (such as the Rick Roll during the Thanksgiving parade).
      • Further mutations and successor memes, if any.

"YEAH! Yeah! OOO! Ha-how! YEAH-hah!!!"

Ooh, watcha say? Ooh, that you only meant well? Well, of course you did.

I make her say/Oh oh oh oh/when I/P-p-p-poker face, p-p-poker face.

In memory of Ass Dan - 1981-2010

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Hey I just met you
And this is crazy
But [long and drawn-out run-on sentence filled with fangirling]
So call me maybe.

  1. However, I don't have the company's exact name on me; a commercial for it airs only on WSET (coincidentally a Lynchburg-based TV station), and I don't typically watch that channel. I'm on my computer (editing TV Tropes articles) when it airs, and I'm scared I'll risk a Mondegreen by adding it here.
  2. Rick Ross' "Hustlin'".
  3. Except those who find them perfectly intelligible.
  4. Greatest of All Time
  5. Making fun of the obsession with Digital Piracy Is Evil. Also, many fans are convinced the record companies just do this because we might like an independent artist.
  6. Used to cap off a particularly bizarre Long List and lampshade how silly it sounds.
  7. Stock response of someone being asked what their favorite type of music is. You've probably encountered it at least once.