Reported Incidents  Incoming

RI-1977-0001

Bee Gees

Was the lyric "I really need to know"?

Many people familiar with the famous Bee Gees track from 1977 "How deep is your love" remember the lyric "I really need to know", but find it's been replaced with "I really mean to learn". 

Some people say listening to it very carefully shows the line as always having been "I really mean to learn", but they'd thought it was the other one because they didn't pay that much attention to it. In other words, it's not one where there is a definite change, just a clarification.

You can hear the line in the video below.

Once you know what you're listing for it's pretty clear, but there's no doubt most will just remember is as "need to know". Or could it be because that was what it actually was originally?

Reported Incidents  Incoming

RI-1997-0002

Barbie Girl

Is she in "a" Barbie world or "the" Barbie world?

Misheard lyrics could explain many Mass Memory Discrepancy Effects, including the line from the Barbie Girl song where she sings she is in "a/the" Barbie world.

Technical explanations for this include the slight pronunciation differences the band, Aqua, have being from Norway, autotune being used on the vocals and just a straightforward blurring of the words themselves - try repeating "in a" many times and you could be excused for saying "in the".

Misheard lyrics which could go either way when listened to today are completely different from totally changed lyrics, but still there are some who claim this is the case with our cute little doll friend.

Reported Incidents  Incoming

RI-1978-0003

Grease

This car is "ultramatic"?

Grease has been staged as a musical many times since its 1978 release, and a few of them filmed. Watching the original today, in the famous garage scene leading up to the "Greased Lighting" song, Danny proclaims "This car is systematic....hydromatic....ultramatic", yet many claim he never said "ultramatic". There is plenty of proof of this as seen in the video, where presumably all the different productions collectively "misremembered" the original. Or did it change after they produced theirs?

Some claim the video is different from the soundtrack, yet apparently the soundtrack came from the movie. All the lyrics sites have "Automatic/Systematic/Hydromatic" with no "Ultramatic", so this cannot be a simple case of misheard lyrics.