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Commonly Misheard Lyrics

Elton-JohnWe’re all guilty of doing it—your favorite song comes on your iPod, and you start singing the lyrics. Well, what you think are the lyrics. You’re not the only one; sometimes it’s just impossible to figure out what those singers are saying. It’s OK. You don’t need to be embarrassed anymore. We at Elmore are going to clear up some of those common misheard lyrics. 

“Tiny Dancer”—Elton John

Misheard Lyrics: “Hold me closer, Tony Danza”

Actual Lyrics: “Hold me closer, tiny dancer”

“Paradise City”—Guns N’ Roses

Misheard Lyrics: “Take me down to a very nice city”

Actual Lyrics: “Take me down to the Paradise City”

“Panama”—Van Halen

Misheard Lyric: “Animal!”

Actual Lyric: “Panama!”

“Blinded By the Light”—Bruce Springsteen/Manfred Mann’s Earth Band

Misheard Lyrics: “Wrapped up like a douche/when you’re rollin’ in the night”

Actual Lyrics: “Revved up like a deuce/another runner in the night”

“Purple Haze”—Jimi Hendrix

Misheard Lyrics: “Excuse me while I kiss this guy”

Actual Lyrics: “Excuse me while I kiss the sky”

“Bad Moon Rising”—Creedence Clearwater Revival

Misheard Lyrics: “There’s a bathroom on the right”

Actual Lyrics: “There’s a bad moon on the rise”

“Dancing Queen”—ABBA

Misheard Lyrics: “Dancing queen, feel the beat from the tangerine, oh yeah”

Actual Lyrics: “Dancing queen, feel the beat from the tambourine, oh yeah”

“Smells Like Teen Spirit”—Nirvana

Misheard Lyrics: “Here we are now, in containers”

Actual Lyrics: “Here we are now, entertain us”

“Bohemian Rhapsody”—Queen

Misheard Lyrics: “Spare him his life for this one cup of tea”

Actual Lyrics: “Spare him his life from this monstrosity”

Misheard Lyrics: “Scallaboosh, scallaboosh, will you to the banned tango”

Actual Lyrics: “Scaramouche, scaramouche, will you do the fandango”

“Mamma Mia”—ABBA

Misheard Lyrics: “Have I got a sister”

Actual Lyrics: “How can I resist you”

“Stayin’ Alive”—Bee Gees

Misheard Lyrics: “It’s alright. It’s okay. You make love the other way.”

Actual Lyrics: “It’s alright. It’s okay. You may look the other way.”

“I Want to Hold Your Hand”—the Beatles

Misheard Lyrics: “I get high, I get high”

Actual Lyrics: “I can’t hide, I can’t hide”

“The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite”—REM

Misheard Lyrics: “Calling Jamaica”

Actual Lyrics: “Call me when you try to wake her”

 

“Livin’ on a Prayer”—Bon Jovi

Misheard Lyrics: “It doesn’t make a difference if we’re naked or not”

Actual Lyrics: “It doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not”

“You Oughta Know”—Alanis Morissette

Misheard Lyrics: “It’s not fair to remind me of the cross-eyed bear that you gave to me”

Actual Lyrics: “It’s not fair to remind me of the cross I bear that you gave to me”

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