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Misinterpretation is the act of interpreting songs or phrases in English in an alternative and usually humorous fashion. This is similar to the popular YTMND fad "interpretation".

While not a popular fad, many misinterpretations have been remade. For example, songs featuring the word "walkin'" can easily be misinterpreted as "Walken"; these sites may subsequently feature an audio sample of the song and an image featuring Christopher Walken.


On May 2005, YTMNDer barenholtzd made a site, Always Shake A Baby, based on the classic 1960s song "Twist and Shout"; it poked fun at its line, "Well shake it up baby now. (Shake it up baby)"[1]. It received little attention, but inkdrinker's Shakin' a Baby would revisit the idea (and supply an actual interpretation of the line) a week later.

The fad supposedly began when MasterSitsu created the site Walken on the Sun on September 2005. Ironically, the site has no vocals; it's up to the viewer to know the song name and understand the joke.


Christopher Walken


  • Walk This Way by Aerosmith:

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