Sometimes our ears can't hear words as fast as singers can sing them, and the result is mixed up lyrics, which are often hilarious.
and told you we would make a Spotify playlist. You told us what you thought the lyrics were and then what they actually are.
Not only is this a great playlist, but once you hear the mixed-up lyrics, you'll swear that's what the lyrics actually are.
Take a listen and look at what YOU thought the lyrics were below.
"Love Potion #9," The Searchers: I always heard "you know the gypsy with the gold capped tooth" as the gypsy with the gold tattoo.
"Groovin'," The Young Rascals: I thought "you and me endlessly" was you and me and Leslie. (thought maybe Leslie was their kid).
"Don't Stop the Music," Rihanna: When she repeats a line over and over, I could clearly hear her saying "Gonna stand on the side of Microsoft."
"Brown Eyed Girl," Van Morrison: At the beginning I always thought he said "Hey Rodrigo."
"Panama," Van Halen: I always thought he was saying "had enough," instead of Panama!
"You Shook Me All Night Long," AC/DC: She was a fax machine, she kept her modem clean.
"Bohemian Rhapsody," Queen: "It's murder, NO! We will not let you go!" I'd never heard anyone say "Bismillah!"
"Tripping Billies," Dave Matthews Band: "Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we dine." Apparently it's "...we die." Ha, bummer.
"Return to Sender," Elvis: "Return to Zenda," and "preacher and descender."
"Blowin' in the Wind," Bob Dylan: I thought he was singing "the ants are my friends, they're blowin' in the wind."
"Kodachrome," Paul Simon: My lyrics were ... mommas gonna take my Chrimosomes (sic) away.
"Big Pimpin'," Jay Z: "We doin' big pimpin', spinning the cheese."
"Every Rose Has its Thorn," Poison: "Every road has its stone."
"Tiny Dancer," Elton John: Hold me closer Tony Danza.
"Walk Like an Egyptian," The Bangles: I was told that I would sing... "Walk like an dip-sh**."
"Born in the U.S.A.," Bruce Springsteen: "Born on St. Patrick's Day."
"Bad Moon Rising," John Fogerty: "There's a bathroom on the right."
"Oh, Tannenbaum," Andrea Berg: As I kid, I thought they were singing "Oh cannonbomb."
"Sharp Dressed Man," ZZ Top: "Every girl's crazy 'bout a shot glass man..."
"Iris," Goo Goo Dolls: 'Iris' has the lyric: "When everything feels like the movies, yeah you bleed just to know you're alive" which for years I misheard to be "And You're Pleased Just To Know Every Line."
"That's the Way the World Goes Round," John Prine: "It's a happy enchilada and you think you're gonna drown."
"Blinded by the Light," Manfred Mann's Earth Band: I always thought it was, "wrapped up like a douche" instead of "wrapped up like a deuce".....wait, is it even "wrapped up" ???? Still not sure.
"Here I Go Again," Whitesnake: A friend of mine thought "Like a drifter I was born to walk alone" was "like a twist-tie ... "
"Jungle Love," Steve Miller Band: ...my friends and I always thought it was "Chug-A-Lug, you're driving me mad, you're driving me crazy."
"Hot Blooded," Foreigner: My son, at age 10, sang "Hot Blooded, Fish in the Sea."
"Yellow Ledbetter," Pearl Jam: That one's self explanatory.
"Better Man," Pearl Jam: "Can't find the butter man."
"Voices Carry," 'Til Tuesday: "Hush hush, keep it down now, Mrs. Carey" AND "Hush, hush, let's go downtown for spaghetti." AND "for church, we go downtown, it's so scary" AND "hush, hush, even downtown, this is scary." AND "Hush, Hush, Keep it down down, this is scary"
"I Wanna Be Sedated," Ramones: "I want a piece of date bread."
"Train Kept A Rollin'," Aerosmith: "Drain macaroni all night long."
"I Can't Go for That," Hall & Oates: "I can't coke a lot."
"Hard to Handle," Black Crowes: "Hanana"
"Grazing in the Grass," Friends of Distinction: "Snakes in the grass."
"Kind of a Drag," The Buckinghams: My cousin thought that The Buckinghams song, Kind of a Drag was an advertisement for Canada Dry.
"Life in the Fast Lane," Eagles: "Life in the vasoline."
"Yankee Doodle," Children Music Unlimited: When my youngest daughter Megan was REALLY young, she thought the chorus to "Yankee Doodle" ended with the words, "and with the girls EAT CANDY" instead of "and with the girls BE HANDY."
"Every Time You Go Away," Paul Young: "Every time you go away, you take a piece of meat with you."
"Long Train Running," Doobie Brothers: "You know I saw THIS MOOSE down along the tracks."
"I Love Rock 'N Roll," Joan Jett: ""I love rock and roll, so put another dime in the juice box, baby!"
"White Room," Cream: "I needed to put curtains up in my boyfriend's living room and took forever doing it."
"Jammin'," Bob Marley: As in, "Oh, wear pajamas", "I hope you like pajamas too", "Yeah pajamas", "I want pajamas too".
"Rock Me Amadeus," Falco: Apparently, many MANY non-German speakers thought that Falco was singing "Hot potatoes ... Hot POTATOES! Oh, oh, oh, hot potatoes!"