From The Bee Gees to Madonna, here are ten of the best misheard lyrics of all time....
Lots of things affect our ability to hear music properly- sound quality, outside elements, even alcohol intake. ¬†That or too many years spent at Deep Purple concerts. ¬†Below are the top ten misheard lyrics of all time, as listed by the people over at kissthatguy.
Let us know your favourites in the comments below.
10- Starship-We Built This City
Real lyric- We built this city on rock and roll
Misheard lyric-We built this city on logs and coal
The story- “Singing along to the radio at home, sang these lyrics and my wife burst out laughing!”
9: Fifth Dimension- Aquarius
Real lyric- This is the dawning of the age of aquarius, age of aquarius
Mishead lyric- The is the dawning of the age of asparagus, the age of asparagus
The story- “It’s way too embarrassing”
8:Bee Gees- More Than A Woman
Real lyric- More than a woman, more than a woman to me
Misheard lyric-Bald headed woman, bald-headed woman to me
The story- ” (Actually it was my Mum who misinterpreted these words.) My Mom and I were in the car and the sing came on the radio. She just started singing the wrong words and I cracked up!”
7th: One Republic- Apologize
Real lyric- It’s too late to apologize
Misheard lyric- It’s too late to order fries
The story- “My 8 year old daughter came home from school and said someone on the playground was singing it this way. Pretty funny!”
6th:¬† The Bee Gees- Stayin’ Alive
Real lyric- Stayin’ Alive, Stayin’ Alive
Misheard lyric-Steak and a Knife, Steak and a Knife
The story- “I heard my teenage daughter singing her heart out to the radio…obviously mangling the words, plus it made me hungry.”
5th:¬† Madonna-¬† Like A Virgin
Real lyrics- Like a virgin, touched for the very first time
Misheard lyrics- Like a virgin touched for the thirty-first time
The story- “I thought it sounds better this way.”
4th: We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Real lyric-Now bring us some figgy pudding
Misheard lyric- Now bring us some friggin’ pudding
The story- “My 6 year-old grandnephew was singing the second verse of “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” in the back seat of my brother’s car and the child honestly thought those were the words to the song.”
3rd: Queen- Bohemian Rhapsody
Real lyric- Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me…
Misheard lyric- The algebra has a devil for a sidekick eeeeeeeeee….
The story- “Singing at the top of my lungs (off key & voice cracking) into my boyfriend’s ear. When he recovered from his attack of hysteria, he told me the real words. Think I had a problem with math? I still sing this version.”
2nd: ABBA- Dancing Queen
Real lyric- See that girl, watch that scene, dig in the dancing queen
Misheard lyric- See that girl, watch her scream, kicking the dancing queen
The story- “I was seven and obviously had a bit of anger issues, anyway it came on while at a family party and when everyone heard it my way they all chuckled..everyone besides my mother who proceeded to ground me.”
1st-Robert Palmer- Addicted To Love
Real lyric- Might as well face it, you’re addicted to love.
Misheard lyrics- Might as well face it, you’re a dick with a glove.
The story- “I thought that it was a song about Michael Jackson and I asked a friend if he had heard this song. He had me recite the lyrics. He laughed at me for days.”
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