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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