23 times people got song lyrics completely wrong


We all have that supremely irritating friend who belts out the wrong lyrics to songs when they play on the car radio or on a night out.

If this doesn’t sound familiar to you, then sorry, you are that irritating friend. 

But don’t worry, from mixing up romantic sentiments with items of food to mistaking meaningful declarations for sexual innuendos, mishearing song lyrics is just part of what it is to be human.

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Of all the lyrics in our round-up, it was songs by Ariana Grande, Elton John, Taylor Swift and Jimi Hendrix that people most often got badly wrong. 

Check out our top 23 misheard song lyrics in the gallery below… 

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1/23 “thank u, next” – Ariana Grande

Correct lyric: “Thank you, next. Thank you, next. Thank you, next. I’m so f***in’ grateful for my ex.”

Misheard lyric: “Bacon, eggs. Bacon, eggs. Bacon, eggs. I’m so f***in’ grateful for my eggs.”

2/23 “I Try” – Macy Gray

Correct lyric: “My world crumbles when you are not near.”

Misheard lyric: “I wear goggles when you are not near.”

3/23 “Sex on Fire” – Kings of Leon

Correct lyric: “Oooh, this sex is on fire.”

Misheard lyric: “Oooh, dyslexics on fire.”

4/23 “Erase and Rewind” – The Cardigans

Correct lyric: “Erase and rewind, ’cause I’ve been changing my mind.”

Misheard lyric: “Raisins and wine, ‘cause I’ve been changing my mind.”

5/23 “Dancing Queen” – ABBA

Correct lyric: “Dancing queen, feel the beat from the tambourine.”

Misheard lyric: “Dancing queen, feel the beat from the tangerine.”

6/23 “I’m a Believer” – The Monkees

Correct lyric: “Then I saw her face, now I’m a believer.”

Misheard lyric: “Then I saw her face, now I’m gonna leave her.”

7/23 “Jeremy” – Pearl Jam

Correct lyric: “Jeremy spoke in class today.”

Misheard lyric: “Jeremy’s smoking grass today.”

8/23 “Africa” – Toto

Correct lyric: “There’s nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do.”

Misheard lyric: “There’s nothing that a hundred men on mars could ever do.”

9/23 “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift

Correct lyric: “Got a long list of ex-lovers, they’ll tell you I’m insane.”

Misheard lyric: “Got a lot of Starbucks lovers, they’ll tell you I’m insane.”

10/23 “The Pretender” – Foo Fighters

Correct lyric: “What if I say I’m not like the others?”

Misheard lyric: “One of these things is not like the others.”

11/23 “Feel Good Inc” by The Gorillaz

Correct lyric: “Feel good.”

Misheard lyric: “Milk dud.”

12/23 “Blue” – Eiffel 65

Correct lyric: “I’m blue da ba dee da ba daa, da ba dee da ba daa, da ba dee da ba daa.”

Misheard lyric: “I’m blue da ba dee da ba daa, in Aberdeen I will die, da ba dee da ba daa.”

13/23 “Blinded By the Light” – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band

Correct lyric: “Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night.”

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

14/23 “Purple Haze” – Jimi Hendrix

Correct lyric: “Scuse me, while I kiss the sky.”

Misheard lyric: “Scuse me, while I kiss this guy.”

15/23 “Tiny Dancer” – Elton John

Correct lyric: “Hold me closer tiny dancer.”

Misheard lyric: “Hold me closer Tony Danza.”

16/23 “Say You Love Me” – Fleetwood Mac

Correct lyric: “I’m begging you for a little sympathy.”

Misheard lyric: “I’m begging you for a little sip of tea.”

17/23 “Chasing Pavements” – Adele

Correct lyric: “Should I give up, or should I just keep chasing pavements?”

Misheard lyric: “Should I give up, or should I just keep chasing penguins?”

18/23 “Livin’ On A Prayer” – Bon Jovi

Correct lyric: “It doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not.”

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

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19/23 “Baby Got Back” – Sir Mix-A-Lot

Correct lyric: “I like big butts and I cannot lie.”

Misheard lyric: “I like big butts in a can of limes.”

20/23 “Seven Seas of Rhye” – Queen

Correct lyric: “I challenge the mighty titan and his troubadours.”

Misheard lyric: “I challenge the mighty titan and his stupid horse.”

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21/23 “Bad Moon Rising” – Creedence Clearwater Revival

Correct lyric: “There’s a bad moon on the rise.”



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