15 Convincing Examples Of The Mandela Effect On Songs

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Vote up the music Mandela effects that actually make you question your reality.

The Mandela Effect is a well-known phenomenon in which a false memory surrounding a fact or event is widely believed by a large group of people. It's been experienced in everything ranging from historical events to favorite bedtime fairy tales and beloved cereal mascots. In a subreddit, people are sharing their most confounding Mandela Effect music theories, providing further proof that someone or something is altering the current timeline. 

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    4,203 VOTES

    Disappearing 'The' In Band Names

    Posted by Redditor /u/coblivion:

    I think this ME has an intergenerational conflict of timeline memories. For me, I clearly remember the album covers and any reference as far back as the early '70s to bands like Carpenters, Eagles, Ramones, Bee Gees as The Carpenters, The Eagles, The Ramones, and The Bee Gees that I clearly saw printed on the original album covers. Now if I go back to these covers, the "The" is gone and never existed in this timeline.

    Even stronger is the album Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd. Now go back to any old album and a "the" is added to a classic album and it always was The Dark Side of the Moon in this timeline. I know dozens of people in their 50s who are dumbstruck by the added "The" to the classic album Dark Side of the Moon.

    4,203 votes
  • Posted by Redditor /u/Chookster89:

    I saw this on YouTube. Then I searched the net and all versions have the same change, even the original video clip.

    I love this song and the lyrics I remember are: "I saw him standing there by the record machine..."

    Every version is now: "I saw him dancing there..."

    Absolutely no doubt in my mind the version I grew up with and listened to as recently as two years ago had standing instead of dancing. Lots of residue like covers have standing. But all Joan Jett versions are dancing.

    6,489 votes
  • 3
    3,747 VOTES

    'Gangsta's Paradise' By Coolio

    Posted by Redditor /u/Soaring_Symphony:

    This ME is kind of a big one for me. You've heard the song "Gangsta's Paradise" right? [The chorus goes like this, right?]:

    We been spendin' most our lives livin' in a gangsta's paradise

    Well... actually, no. Look up the lyrics (on any website) and you'll find it actually says this:

    They been spendin' most their lives livin' in a gangsta's paradise

    That completely changes the meaning of the whole bloody song.

    3,747 votes
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    2,198 VOTES

    'Who Will Save Your Soul' By Jewel

    Posted by Redditor /u/BMT888:

    Jewel's song has changed, she now sings "souls" instead of "soul." I had iTunes on while I was cleaning and suddenly stopped and said out loud: "What is she singing?" Written title is still the same (right now) on my computer and on the official video. But we will see how long, right? I made a short film clip of each with a camera. I don't know if that will be of any use further on. Or if I will even feel the need to use it by then.

    I'm 100% sure she always sang "soul." I bought this CD when it came in the '90s, I've listened to it so many times and the lyrics was always directed towards a male person. "Who will save your soul when it comes to the flowers now; Huh, huh, who will save your soul after all the lies that you told, boy."

    So once again we have lyrics that don't really make sense.

    2,198 votes
  • Posted by Redditor /u/stan0904:

    I always heard it as:

    Sweet dreams are made of these

    Who am I to disagree?

    I traveled the world and the seven seas.

    Now, it became:

    Sweet dreams are made of this

    It doesn't rhyme. It doesn't make sense.  

    5,013 votes
  • Posted by Redditor /u/Sacroff:

    I just stumbled across [this ME] on YouTube. [In "How Deep Is Your Love" by Bee Gees, it appears] the words "I really need to know" [have been] replaced by "I really mean to learn."

    2,386 votes