Top 10 Misheard Song Lyrics


    Top 10 Misheard Song Lyrics

    We’ve all done it.
    Driving in the car and your jam comes on.
    You pump up the volume and start belting out a tune…  Just as you’re really getting in the zone, your passenger says, “What did you just say? Those are not the lyrics!”.
    -And there you are, red-faced and sunken into the driver’s seat.  You think to yourself, “How could I have thought those were the actual words?”
    If it makes you feel better (probably not in the moment above), there are many songs that people have misheard for decades…but here’s 10 of our favorites…

    #10.  Meghan Trainor –  All About That Bass

    Misheard Lyric –  I’m all about that bass, ’bout that bass, snow shovel.

    Actual Lyric –  I’m all about that bass, ’bout that bass, no treble.

    Meghan is so adorable, we didn’t even think twice about singing about snow shovels…

     #9.  Toto – Africa


    Misheard Lyric – There’s nothing that a hundred men on Mars could ever do.

    Actual Lyric – There’s nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do.


    When you think about it…there really is nothing that a hundred men on Mars could ever do… and as we all know Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus…so it really does kind of make sense that without the ladies they wouldn’t be doing very much after all. 

     #8.  Dire Straits – Money For Nothing

    Money For Nothing Tradução : Dinheiro Fácil


    Misheard Lyric – Money for nothin’ and chips for free.

    Actual Lyric – Money for nothin’ and chicks for free.


    Who doesn’t like chips?  We like chips.  ESPECIALLY if they’re free!

     #7.  Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines


    Misheard Lyric – Baby can you breed, a cactus from Jamaica.

    Actual Lyric –  Baby, can you breathe? I got this from Jamaica.


    Hey, it’s a valid question.  A cactus from Jamaica might need a certain type of care.  You don’t know.


     #6.  Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze


    Misheard Lyric – ‘Scuse me, while I kiss this guy.

    Actual Lyric – ‘Scuse me while I kiss the sky.


    At least he was being polite, I totally prefer someone excusing themselves before kissing someone else in front of me. True? PDA can be so tacky! 



     #5.  Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball



    Misheard Lyric –  I came in like a rainbow.

    Actual Lyric –  I came in like a wrecking ball.


    This is totally plausible, rainbows can come in pretty big after a rainstorm.


     #4.  Elton John – Tiny Dancer


    Misheard Lyric –  Hold me closer Tony Danza.

    Actual Lyric – Hold me closer tiny dancer.


    We admit, this was made famous by Pheobe from Friends.   But now, we always reference the Who’s the Boss star.  So it’s kind of reverse – we knew the lyrics, but changed them.  So actually they’re not misheard…just changed.  So really this one doesn’t make sense. 



    #3.  Fleetwood Mac  – Go Your Own Way


    Misheard Lyric – You can grow your own weed.

    Actual Lyric  – You Can Go Your Own Way.


    Both statements are completely true.  One is illegal, but still, true.


     #2.  Taylor Swift – Blank Space


    Misheard Lyric –  Come all you Starbucks-lovers, Don’t tell me I’m insane.

     Actual Lyric –  Got a long list of ex-lovers That’ll tell you I’m insane.

    Starbucks lovers totally WOULD tell T. Swift that she’s insane…cause that’s how they roll. 

    #1.  Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bad Moon Rising



    Misheard Lyric – There’s a bathroom on the right.

    Actual Lyric – There’s a bad moon on the rise.


    Directions to the bathroom are important.  And totally relevant when you really have to go.


    So, the next time you’re in the car, belting out a tune…make sure you know the lyrics or someone will call you out!


    • Tom La Vecchia

      Founder of New Theory & X Factor Media

      Founder and Publisher of New Theory Magazine and Podcast. Serial Entrepreneur who loves wine, cigars and anything that allows to people to connect and share experiences.

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