The 10 Most- Misheard Song Lyrics
Starring Abba, Queen, Bon Jovi
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Apr 19, 2014 3:59 PM CDT
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(Newser) – "See that girl, watch her scream": British music website Blinkbox has polled 2,000 adults on the most-misheard pop lyrics ever, and the results are amusing. While Ozzy Osbourne, Lady Gaga, and Shaggy topped the list of least-understandable singers, it was Abba, Queen, and Bon Jovi whose individual songs left listeners confused. The survey results, via the Telegraph:

  1. ABBA, "Dancing Queen": "See that girl/ Watch her scream/ Kicking the dancing queen." (Real lyrics: "See that girl/ Watch that scene/ Digging the dancing queen.")
  2. Queen, "We Will Rock You": "Kicking your cat all over the place." (Real lyrics: "Kicking your can all over the place.")

  1. Bon Jovi, "Living on a Prayer": "It doesn't make a difference if we're naked or not." (Real lyrics: "It doesn't make a difference if we make it or not.")
  2. Madonna, "Like a Virgin": "Like a virgin/ Touched for the thirty-first time." (Real lyrics: "Like a virgin/ Touched for the very first time.")
  3. The Monkees, "I'm a Believer": "Then I saw her face/ Now I'm gonna leave her." (Real lyrics: "Then I saw her face/ Now I'm a believer.")
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markmywords
Apr 26, 2014 4:07 PM CDT
"We're Germans (germans, germans, germans). And we're Germans in the name of the Lord. We're Germans right straight from York." (Bob Marley, Jammin) And my friends and I thought through most of the 90's that "Smells like teen spirit" didn't have any lyrics and was just jibberish.
T.K.
Apr 21, 2014 2:40 PM CDT
Problem; Jimmy Hendrix realized that a lot of people mis-heard the lyrics, so he actually would change the lyrics randomly in concert to mess with people, while motioning to his bassist (i.e. "Kiss THIS guy")
Kevin J
Apr 21, 2014 8:36 AM CDT
I'm you fetus... ("I'm your Venus....") Shocking Blue