Hold me closer, Tony Danza
Elton John and the star of Who’s the Boss must be really good friends for the famous singer to belt the classic “Hold me closer, Tony Danza!” Wait—the song has nothing to do with hugging Tony? It’s about a tiny dancer? Ohhhh.
Perhaps, you've experienced such a realization as a kid, learning that what you thought were the lyrics to a song (because they made beautiful, weird sense to you) were not the lyrics at all. Misinterpreted song lyrics are a fairly common and usually hilarious phenomenon that goes by the curious name of mondegreens. A mondegreen is a word or phrase resulting from a misinterpretation of another word or phrase that we hear—with amusing results.