The Most Commonly Misunderstood Lyrics in Music
The lyrics to songs are not always the easiest to understand, and people constantly are embarrassing themselves at the karaoke bar by singing the weirdest lyrics imagined. The reason for the confusion is because of
mondegreens. A mondegreen is a misinterpretation of a phrase due to homophony. Here is a complete list of the top mondegreens in music history.
Top rated mondegreens
- Artist: One Republic. real lyrics. It's too late to apologize. Song: Apologize. Mondegreen. It's too late to order fries.
- Artist: Pussycat Dolls. Real lyrics. When I grow up I wanna to have groupies. Song: When I grow up. Mondegreen. When I grow up I wanna have boobies.
- Artist: Adele. Real lyrics. Should i give up, or should I just keep chasing pavements. Song: chasing pavements. Should I give up or should I just keep chasing penguins.
- Artist: Jimi Hendrix. Real lyrics. Excuse me while I kiss the sky. Song: Purple haze. Mondegreen. Excuse me while I kiss this guy. Jimi Hendrix acknowledged the mishearing and deliberately sang the wrong lyrics live
- Artist: The Beatles. Real lyrics. The girl with kaleidoscope eyes. The song "Lucy in the sky with diamonds is thought to be a reference to LSD because of the initials of the song". Mondegreen. The girl with colitis goes
by. FYI, colitis is the inflammation of your large intestine.
- Artist: The Rolling Stones. Real lyrics. I'll never be your beast of burden. song: Beast of burden. Mondegreen.I'll never leave your pizza burning. Written by Keith Richards as homepage to Mick Jagger. For having to
carry the band. while Keith was strung out on heroin.
- Artist: Bon Jovi. Real lyrics. It doesn't make a difference if we make it or not. song: Livin' on a prayer. Mondegreen. It doesn't make a difference if we're naked or not. On VH1's the greatest songs of the '80s special,
this was voted the best song of the decade.
- Artist: Metallica. Real lyrics. Where's your crown, king nothing. Song: King nothing. Where's your cornbread muffin. At the end of King nothings the lyrics "Off to never-never land" are spoken as a nod to their famous
song enter sandman.
- Artist: Maroon 5. Real lyrics. She said goodbye to many times before. Song: This love. Mondegreen. She said to mary Tyler Moore. According to lead singer Adam Levine, this song is about how he was fed up. With
the record label pressuring the band for more songs.
- Artist: Taylor Swift. Real lyrics. The first date man, I didn't kiss her and I should have. song: Our song. Mondegreen. The first eight men i didn't kiss and I should have. Taylor Swift wrote this song in 9th grade for her
school's talent show.