Top 20 Funniest Misheard Song Lyrics

We’ve all been there before, cruising along the freeway with the top down when that one song comes on. You may hum over a few gray areas, or you might even take a leap of faith and belt out a nonsensical verse or two. But sometimes those lyric flubs are just too funny to be true…
That’s probably when you turn to the internet to set yourself straight. So check out our list of some of some of the funniest song lyric misinterpretations. You won’t regret it because some of these are real gems…

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20. The Star Spangled Banner
Actual Lyrics: “Oh, say can you see?”
Misheard as: “Jose, can you see?”


19. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bad Moon Rising
Actual Lyrics: “There’s a bad moon on the rise.”
Misheard as: “There’s a bathroom on the right.”


18. Erykah Badu – Apple Tree
Actual Lyrics: “And I was hanging out with some of my artsy friends”
Misheard as: “And I was hanging out with some of my Yahtzee friends”

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17. Eiffel 65 – Blue (Da Ba Dee)
Actual Lyrics: “I’m blue, da ba dee da ba di, da ba dee da ba di.”
Misheard as: “I’m blue, I’m in need of a guy, I’m in need of a guy.”

(Note: Also easily misheard as any of the following: “I will beat up a guy,” “I will bleed I will die,” “If I were green I would die,” and “Apple tree apple pie”)


16. The Eagles – Hotel California
Actual Lyrics: “On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair”
Misheard as: “On a dark desert highway, cool whip in my hair”


15. ABBA – Dancing Queen
Actual Lyrics: “Dancing queen, feel the beat from the tambourine”
Misheard as: “Dancing queen, feel the beat from the tangerine”

(Bonus lyric: “See that girl, watch that scene, diggin’ the dancing queen” is often misheard as “See that girl, watch her scream, kicking the dancing queen”)

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14. Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive
Actual Lyrics: “It’s alright. It’s okay. You may look the other way.”
Misheard as: “It’s alright. It’s okay. You make love the other way.”

13. Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze
Actual Lyrics: ”Excuse me while I kiss the sky.”
Misheard as: ”Excuse me while I kiss this guy.”

12. The Beatles – Get Back
Actual Lyrics: “Jo Jo was a man who thought he was a loner.”
Misheard as: “Jo Jo was a man who thought he was a woman.”



11. R.E.M. – Losing My Religion

Actual Lyrics: “That’s me in the corner. That’s me in the spotlight, losing my religion.”
Misheard as: “Let’s pee in the corner. Let’s pee in the spotlight, losing my religion.”

10. Bon Jovi – Living On A Prayer
Actual Lyrics: “It doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not.”
Misheard as: “It doesn’t make a difference if we’re naked or not.”

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9. Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing
Actual Lyrics: “Darling, you’re so great. I can’t wait for you to operate.”
Misheard as: “Darling, you’re so great. I can’t wait for you to ovulate.”

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8. Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Blinded By The Light

Actual Lyrics: “Revved up like a deuce”
Misheard as: “Wrapped up like a douche”

7. Santana ft. Rob Thomas – Smooth
Actual Lyrics: “Man it’s a hot one, like seven inches from the midday sun.”
Misheard as: “Man it’s a hot one, like seven midgets in the midday sun.”

6. The Rolling Stones – Beast of Burden
Actual Lyrics: “I’ll never be your beast of burden.”
Misheard as: “I’ll never leave your pizza burnin’.”

5. Elton John – Tiny Dancer
Actual Lyrics: “Hold me closer, tiny dancer.”
Misheard as: “Hold me closer, Tony Danza.”



4. The Beatles – Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
Actual Lyrics: “The girl with kaleidoscope eyes.”
Misheard as: “The girl with colitis goes by.”

3. Hall & Oates – Everytime You Go Away
Actual Lyrics: “Everytime you go away, you take a piece of me with you.”
Misheard as: “Everytime you go away, you take a piece of meat with you.”

2. Alanis Morissette – You Oughta Know
Actual Lyrics: “It’s not fair to deny me of the cross I bear that you gave to me.”
Misheard as: “It’s not fair to deny me of the cross-eyed bear that you gave to me.”

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1. Robert Palmer – Addicted to Love
Actual Lyrics: “Might as well face it, you’re addicted to love.”
Misheard as: “Might as well face it, you’re a —- with a glove.”

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And now enjoy a few less likely lyrical interpretations, but still funny nevertheless…

Bon Jovi – Living On A Prayer
Actual Lyrics: “Woah, we’re half way there. Wo-ah! Livin’ on a prayer”
Sounds funnier as: “Woah, we’re half way there. Wo-ah! Climbin’ up the stairs”

OneRepublic – Apologize
Actual Lyrics: “It’s too late to apologize.”
Sounds funnier as: “It’s too late to order fries.”

Toto – Africa
Actual Lyrics: “I bless the rains down in Africa.”
Sounds funnier as: “I left my brains down in Africa.”

Beyonce – Single Ladies
Actual Lyrics: “All the single ladies, all the single ladies”
Sounds funnier as: “All the pringle haters, all the pringle haters”

Kelly Clarkson – Because of You
Actual Lyrics: “Because of you, I never stray too far from the sidewalk.”
Sounds funnier as: “Because of you, I never stray too far from the salad bar.”

And last but certainly not least…

U2 – Mysterious Ways
Actual Lyrics: “She moves in mysterious ways”
Sounds ALOT funnier as: “Shamu the mysterious whale”

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