10 Funniest Misheard Lyrics Ever
Admit it, you heard them wrong too!
(SPOT.ph) Gone are the days when people couldn’t Google song lyrics, so they had to rely on their hearing senses and hopefully get the words right. Song lyrics are now so readily available online so when people hear a lyric that makes zero sense (or sounds politically incorrect), the correct lyric is just one search away and then they can tweet "OMG I swear I heard her sing Starbucks lovers!" From famous old songs to the latest hits, we’ve rounded up 10 funniest misheard lyrics ever.
What we heard: "Dancing queen, feel the beat from the tangerine"
Song: "Dancing Queen" by Abba (1976)
Actual lyric: "Dancing queen, feel the beat from the tamborine"
Right now we’re just picturing a tangerine on a drum set. This was the ultimate ’70s dance music and the thought of a tangerine playing a beat on the drums adds even more happy vibes to it.
What we heard: "I left my brains down in Africa"
Song: "Africa" by Toto (1982)
Actual lyric: "I bless the rains down in Africa"
This is actually a very lovely song about a man who finds love in Africa, and so he blesses the rains over there... So sad we heard it wrong!
What we heard: "Here we are now, in containers! Avocado, a potato!"
Song: "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana (1991)
Actual lyric: "Here we are now, entertain us! I feel stupid, and contagious!"
We do feel a little stupid after thinking it’s okay to be in containers, but that’s what you get when you start yelling, folks-we don’t understand anything.
What we heard: "I need some love like I never needed love before (Wanna make love to your baby)"
Song: "2 Become 1" by Spice Girls (1996)
Actual lyric: "I need some love like I never needed love before (Wanna make love to ya baby)"
It’s okay to show love to a baby, but please don’t make love to it... This song is supposedly a message to young lovers about being safe while in love (Hint: "Be a little bit wiser baby, put it on, put it on ’cause tonight is the night when two become one").
What we heard: "A pair of gay guys put up a parking lot"
Song: "Big Yellow Taxi" by Counting Crows feat. Vanessa Carlton (2002)
Actual lyric: "They paved paradise and put up a parking lot"
That’s totally okay, though. What’s not okay is ruining the beauty of the world for worldly things (and taking advantage of people you love, then realizing too late that you love them)-which is basically what the song is about.
What we heard: "Then I saw her face, now I’m gonna leave her"
Song: "I’m A Believer" by Smash Mouth (2009)
Actual lyric: "Then I saw her face, now I’m a believer"
This is funny but it’s rude. Please don’t do this. This feel good song was made famous by the Shrek movies, and you know how Fiona loved Shrek because of what’s on the inside-that’s important!
What we heard: "Fartin’ loud, another round of shots"
Song: "Turn Down For What" by Lil Jon (2013)
Actual lyric: "Fire up that loud, another round of shots"
Because farting out loud gets us so in the mood to part-ay...
What we heard: "The story of my life, I take a ho, I drive all night to keep a worm"
Song: "Story of My Life" by One Direction (2013)
Actual lyric: "The story of my life, I take her home, I drive all night to keep her warm"
Because it’s correct to take a ho so that you can keep a worm... The song, however, speaks of no ho or worm, but a sad love story about a lover falling out of love while the other is stuck in what-used-to-be. He doesn’t take a ho.
What we heard: "I’m gonna love ya like a black little baby"
Song: "Black Widow" by Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora (2014)
Actual lyric: "I’m gonna love ya like a black widow baby"
Is it possible to unhear things forever? Let’s just think about how this song tells a story of revenge rooted from an abusive relationship!
What we heard: "Suck my milk, made sour free"
Song: "Leave Your Lover" by Sam Smith (2014)
Actual lyric: "Set my midnight sorrow free"
We knew we were so wrong when we heard it, but it was funny anyway. Even if it sucks we heard it this way, it doesn’t ruin this beautiful song about being hopeful in love.