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Hi all. I thought this was interesting, reported in the daily Telegraph website here are the top twenty songs we mishear the lyrics. Some good ones here.



Top 20 most common misheard lyrics:

1. REM - The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite

Real lyric: ''Call me when you try to wake her

Misheard lyric: ''Calling Jamaica''


2. Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze

Real Lyric: ''Excuse me while I kiss the sky''

Misheard Lyric: ''Excuse me while I kiss this guy''


3. Aerosmith - Dude Looks Like A Lady

Real Lyric: ''Dude looks like a lady''

Misheard Lyric: ''Do just like a lady''


4. The Foundations - Buttercup

Real Lyric: ''Build me up buttercup''

Misheard Lyric: ''Fill me up buttercup''


5. Adele - Chasing Pavements

Real 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''


6. Bon Jovi - Living On A Prayer

Real 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''


7. ABBA - Dancing Queen

Real Lyric ''Dancing queen, Feel the beat from the tambourine, oh yeah''

Misheard Lyrics: ''Dancing queen, Feel the beat from the tangerine, oh yeah''


8. John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - One That I Want

Real Lyric: ''You're the one that I want''

Misheard Lyric: ''You're the wobbly one''


9. Nirvana- Smells Like Teen Spirit

Real Lyric: ''Here we are now, entertain us''

Misheard Lyric: ''Here we are now, in containers''


10. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

Real lyric: ''Spare him his life from this monstrosity''

Misheard lyric: ''Spare him his life for this one cup of tea''


11. Johnny Nash- I Can See Clearly Now

Real Lyric: ''I can see clearly now the rain has gone''

Misheard Lyric: ''I can see clearly now Lorraine has gone''


12. Madonna- Papa Don't Preach

Real Lyric: ''Papa don't preach''

Misheard Lyric: ''Poppadom Peach''


13. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

Real Lyric - ''Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango''

Misheard lyric: ''Scallaboosh, Scallaboosh, will you to the banned tango''


14. Bee Gees- Stayin' Alive

Real Lyric: ''Stayin' alive, stayin' alive''

Misheard Lyric: ''Steak and a knife, steak and a knife''


15. Prodigy - Out of space

Real lyric: ''I'll take your brain to another dimension. Pay close attention''

Misheard lyric: ''I'll take your brain to another dimension. Hey close the kitchen''


16. 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''


17. ABBA - Mamma Mia

Real lyric: ''How can I resist you''

Misheard lyric: ''Have I got a sister''


18. Take That - Babe

Real lyric: ''Babe''

Misheard lyric: ''Dave''


19. Blue Oyster Cult- Don't Fear The Reaper

Real Lyric: ''Seasons don't fear the reaper''

Misheard Lyric: ''Jesus don't fear the reaper''


20. Annie Lennox- There Must Be An Angel

Real Lyric: ''Must be talking to an angel''

Misheard Lyric: ''Must be talking to a ninja''

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Thanks Mark


Its a fact that many lyrics can give a huge misunderstanding in meaning ...

- if they are heard by native English people they can be understood out of context

- the fun part is : if non English people are listening to a song ...

many languages have similar sources to one or more words

it can happen that one word (lyric) gets an own life when heard by French, German, Dutch etc etc people ... for reason that the "sound" of it is similar to a native word used by them

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One that always threw me for a loop was

Thomas Dolby - One of our submarines is missing


What was sang - seems she ran aground on maneuvers


I always thought they were talking about getting lost near Dover or something, then it finally dawned on me.


Bad part about that is I am a native English speaker, Meu Deus :retard:


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  • 1 month later...

Bryan adams - Summer of 69


Had my First real sex dream

boy i was 5 at the time

played with it till me fingers bled


Found that one on a website ...... so dont blame me HA!

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