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FUN FOR THE WEEKEND: Top 10 Misheard Song Lyrics ~ What Is Your Fav?

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  1. Goal Line Technology

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    There's nothing more embarrassing for a music fan than belting out the wrong lyrics to a song.


    Spotify has created a "Top Misquoted Song Lyrics" playlist to soundtrack those moments.


    The music streaming service polled 1,042 people, asking listeners to submit the songs they hear people singing incorrectly.
    The results span the genres, from R&B to rock to pop, with the top honor going to Blinded By the Light. by Manfred Mann's Earth Band.


    Here are a few of the best lyric screw-ups:
    Cringe-worthy crooning: Yes, people actually think that Jimi Hendrix was singing "'Scuse me while I kiss this guy" instead of "'Scuse me while I kiss the sky" in the guitar god's classic Purple Haze. But that's not as bad as Blinded By the Light. While the real lyrics are "Blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce," more scandal-prone ears think they hear "Blinded by the light, wrapped up like a (pejorative word that rhymes with 'swoosh')."

    Who's that guy?: Some listeners hear random names instead of simple lyrics. Elton John's Tiny Dancer titular lyric often gets confused with "Tony Danza," while TLC fans listening to Waterfalls think they hear "Don't go Jason waterfalls" instead of "Don't go chasing waterfalls."
    But it's the title: Despite the fact that this Van Halen song is called Panama, listeners sometimes hear the single-word chorus as "Animal!" The same goes for The Clash's classic anthem Rock the Casbah: Fans hear "Rock the cat box." And Guns N' Roses Paradise City gets a tame twist, with fans hearing "Take me down to a very nice city" rather than "Take me down to the paradise city."
    In addition to the playlist, Spotify also discovered that 34% of Americans said the most annoying place to hear incorrect lyrics is at a concert. Second and third place go to karaoke bars (23%) and public transportation (20%). In addition, 5% of Americans claim that they never get lyrics wrong, so they'll be able to listen to this playlist guilt-free.


    Here's the full top 10:


    1. Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Blinded By the Light (52%)
    WRONG: "Blinded by the light ... wrapped up like a (pejorative word) when you're rollin' in the night"
    RIGHT: "Blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night"
    2. Jimi Hendrix, Purple Haze (19%)
    WRONG: "Scuse me, while I kiss this guy"
    RIGHT: "Scuse me, while I kiss the sky"
    3. The Clash, Rock the Casbah (14%)
    WRONG: "Rock the cat box"
    RIGHT: "Rock the Casbah"
    4. Elton John, Tiny Dancer (13%)
    WRONG: "Hold me closer Tony Danza"
    RIGHT: "Hold me closer tiny dancer"
    5. Credence Clearwater Revival, Bad Moon Rising (12%)
    WRONG: "There's a bathroom on the right"
    RIGHT: "There's a bad moon on the rise"
    6. Guns N' Roses, Paradise City (10%)
    WRONG: "Take me down to a very nice city"
    RIGHT: "Take me down to the paradise city"
    7. Van Halen, Panama (9%)
    WRONG: "Animal!"
    RIGHT: "Panama!"
    8. Far East Movement, Like a G6 (8%)
    WRONG: "Like a cheese stick"
    RIGHT: "Like a G6"
    9. TLC, Waterfalls (7%)
    WRONG: "Don't go Jason waterfalls"
    RIGHT: "Don't go chasing waterfalls"
    10. Macy Gray, I Try (4%)
    WRONG: "I blow bubbles when you are not here"
    RIGHT: "My world crumbles when you are not near"

    [FONT=&amp]MORE FINDINGS...

    The Eurythmics' pop classic Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) is the most frequently misquoted song in the UK.

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    [FONT=&amp]Nearly a third of the 1,350 people polled believed that lead singer Annie Lennox sings: "Sweet dreams are made of cheese/Who am I to disagree?"[/FONT]
    [FONT=&amp]The song, which reached number two in the UK chart in 1983, was closely followed by Rihanna's We Found Love. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&amp]Listeners thought that Grammy-winner Rihanna sings "We found Dove in a soapless place" in her 2011 chart-topper.

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    [FONT=&amp]The lyrics of country singer KD Lang's song Constant Craving, which came in third with 20% of votes, were misunderstood as "Can't Stand Gravy".

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    [FONT=&amp]US rock group Aerosmith's Dude Looks Like a Lady, meanwhile, was thought to be "Do it like a lady" by 10% of voters.

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    [FONT=&amp]More than 10 people believed rockers Bon Jovi sing "It doesn't make a difference if we're naked or not" in their 1986 hit, Livin' On A Prayer.

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    [FONT=&amp]According to the survey, 54% of respondents admitted that hearing incorrect lyrics was a source of frustration to them.

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    [FONT=&amp]Results showed that 7% suggested they never got lyrics wrong, and prompted "Anyone who says otherwise is a pop history revisionist" one said.[/FONT]


    [FONT=&amp]"Me ears are alight" (The Israelite) by Desmond Dekker was always a favourite...

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    [FONT=&amp]in the early 1990s was rendering Sinead O'Connor's hit as 'Nothing for bears to do'.

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    [FONT=&amp]As a child I used to think that Adam Ant was asking me to "stand on the liver"

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    [FONT=&amp]"Sweet Dreams are made of cheese; Who am I to diss a brie; I travel the world and the Cheddar Cheese; Everybody's looking for Stilton."[/FONT]

    [FONT=&amp]paul young...."everytime you go away....you take a piece of meat with you"

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    [FONT=&amp]My mother genuinely though Jimi Hendrix was singing "excuse me while I kiss this guy" (actually "kiss the sky")

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    [FONT=&amp]How about these from Irene Cara's "Flashdance: What a feeling"...[/FONT]

    [FONT=&amp]"Take your pants off... and make it happen"

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    [FONT=&amp]"We built this tittie on sausage roll"

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    [FONT=&amp]Police, "Massage in a brothel." - Message in a bottle. [/FONT]

    [FONT=&amp]Desmond Dekker's "I Wake up in the morning wanting to beef head." Wanting to be feed.

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    [FONT=&amp]rhianna ft drake; drake first verse 'i only wish i had diarrhea' (i only wish i die real)

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    [FONT=&amp]Adele "I set fire to Lorraine". Don't cross Adele girls!

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    [FONT=&amp]I used to think "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing" was "I'd like to teach two whales to sing" - which seemed more of a challenge.

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    [FONT=&amp]Pirate cassette in Bali translated Bowie's Ashes to Ashes line "we know Major Tom's a junkie" to "we know Major Thompson-Jenkins".

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    [FONT=&amp]my mother thought that the vengaboys song we're going to Ibiza lyric was "we're going to eat pizza" lol

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    [FONT=&amp]In the Bonnie Tyler song 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' she sings the line, "I'm living on a powder keg that's giving off sparks."
    For years, until Google came along, I thought the line was, "I'm living on powdered egg and given up sports." I prefer my version of the lyrics.[/FONT]


    [FONT=&amp]Who could forget Paul Young's Come back and stay for Kurdistan (good this time)?

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    [FONT=&amp]I have always liked Credence Clearwater Revival's Bad Moon Rising " bathroom on the right"(There's a bad moon on the rise)

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    [FONT=&amp][FONT=&amp]Always loved Neil Diamond singing about 'Reverend Blue Jeans'!

    What's your fav? Please post below. Thanks in advance :)
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  2. Hogare

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    Haha,nice thread.

    I remember when I was a kid I used to sing the verse "you're in the army now" from status quo as "you're in Miami (and pronounced it meehami) now".

    I'm trying to remember more...I've got heaps more.
     
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  3. Hogare

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    Ok,I just remembered another one...

    I have this linguistically impaired friend who used to suck at English soo bad.

    You know the song "Jump around" from House of Pain? He used to pronounce it "Chop around! Chop around!" screaming from the top of his lungs.
     
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    Gotta be "Ken Lee"

     
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    LOL. This gave me stomach cramps. LOL. :)
     
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    Haha this happens to me all the time. I'm bad with words :/
     
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    Compilation


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    How many thought gangnam style was "open condom style" when you first listened / watched it? :)
     
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