Have you ever sung a song, only to find out later that you were belting out the wrong words?
I’m sure I’m not the only one who sang “She’s got electric boobs” instead of “Electric boots” when singing "Benny and the Jets". It’s happened to many of us, and after you mishear the lyrics, it’s hard to sing the original! After you listen to these misheard lyrics, you will never sing these songs the same way again. Enjoy!
8. Black Rain-Soundgarden
Misheard Lyric: “ Feeding on a blonde that’s running from a black guy, heeey”
Original Lyric: “Feeding on the blood that’s running from a black day”
Listen at 2:28
7. Tiny Dancer-Elton John
Misheard Lyric: “Hold me close, young Tony Danza”
Original Lyric: “Hold me closer tiny dancer”
Listen at 2:33
6. Beast Of Burden-The Rolling Stones
Misheard Lyric – “I’ll never leave your pizza burning”
Original Lyric – “I’ll never be your beast of burden"
Listen at 0:14
5. Billie Jean-Michael Jackson
Misheard Lyric - “The Cheetahs mugged my son”
Original Lyric – “The kid is not my son”
Listen at 1:36
4. Purple Haze-The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Misheard Lyric: “Excuse me, while I kiss this guy”
Original Lyric: “Excuse me, while I kiss the sky”
Listen at 0:48
3. Blinded By The Light-Manfred Mann
The whole song is a misheard lyric. It's hard not to laugh throughout this whole video.
2. Black-Pearl Jam
Misheard Lyric: “Under sheets of clay her legs spread out before me, as her body also did”
Original Lyric: “Untouched sheets of clay were laid spread out before me, as her body once did”
Listen at: 0:30
1. Yellow Ledbetter-Pearl Jam
The holy grail of misheard lyrics. If you have never seen this, you absolutely have to. From “potato wave” to “I don’t know why they suntan nails”, the whole song is amazing, misheard lyrics or not.
Which songs have you been singing the wrong lyrics to? Let us know!
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