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What would you do...If I sang out of....?
How many of us sing-a-long with the radio, our favorite CD, MP3, or iTune? How many of think we know the lyrics to our favorite songs? How many times have you listened to a song and have wondered "did I hear that right?"
Here (or hear) is a small list of some of the most mis-sung lyrics of all time. You can check out, www.kissthisguy.com which boasts over 102,000 misquoted lyrics, and find your favorites.
The Poor, Misquoted...
"The girl with colitis goes by." (Real lyric: "The girl with kaleidoscope eyes," Beatles)
"Olive, the other reindeer." (Real lyric: "All of the other reindeer.")
"The ants are my friends, they're blowing in the wind." (Real lyric: "The answer is blowing in the wind," Bob Dylan.)
"There's a wino down the road." (Real lyric: "And as we wind on down the road," Led Zeppelin.)
"In a glob of Velveeta, honey." (Real lyric: "In-A-Gadda Da Vida," a.k.a., "In the garden of Eden," Iron Butterfly.)
"How's about a date?" (Real lyric: Billy Idol's "Eyes without a face.")
"It means so much to me, like a birthday, or a preview." (Real lyric: Duran Duran's "A birthday, or a pretty view," from "Rio.")
"Hello, hello! I'm in a place called Oregon!" (Real lyric: U2's "Hello, hello! I'm at a place called Vertigo.")
"Even Dallas games, people play." (Real lyric: "In the jealous games people play," Go-Gos "Our Lips Are Sealed.")
"Sure as Kilimanjaro rises up like Memphis, above the Serengeti." (Real lyric: "Rises like Olympus," from Toto's "Africa.")
"Go hippie, go hippie, go." (Real lyric: "Go ahead, be gone with it," from Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack.")
"The sheep don't like it, rockin' the cat box." (Real lyric: "Shareef don't like it, rock the Casbah," The Clash.)
"Pour some shook-up Ramen." (Real lyric: "Pour some sugar on me," Def Leppard.)
"Hold me close, young Tony Danza." (Real lyric: "Hold me closer, tiny dancer," Elton John.)
"Round John Virgin." (Real lyric: "Round yon virgin," from "Silent Night.")
"Baldheaded woman." ("More than a woman," Bee Gees.)
"Here we are now, in containers." (Real lyric: "Here we are now, entertain us," Nirvana.)
"Lucy's in a fight, with Linus." (Real lyric: "Lucy in the sky with diamonds," Beatles.)
"Who you gonna call? Those bastards!" (Real lyric: "Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!")
"Desperado, you've been outright offensive, for so long now" (Real lyric: "You've been out riding fences," The Eagles.)
"If you change your mind (Jackie Chan), I'm the first in line (Jackie Chan)." (Real lyric: "If you change your mind (take a chance)," from Abba.)
"There's a bathroom on the right," as misheard for CCR's "There's a bad moon on the rise."
Obviously, "...while I kiss this guy" the famous misheard Hendrix lyric, which is really "kiss the sky."
*Do you know the actual lyrics to these often misquoted lines...?*
Dirty Deeds and the Thunder Chief
Addicted To Love
Might as well face it, you're a d**k with a glove.
Scallaboosh, Scallaboosh, will you do the banned tango...
Canadian National Anthem
Oh Canada, we stand on cars and freeze...
Losing My Religion
Let's pee in the corner, Let's pee in the spotlight.
Billy Ray Cyrus
Achy Breaky Heart
Don't break my heart,my eggy bready heart.
Lady Ga Ga
My My My Mom Broke Her Face... My Mom Broke Her Face
**Surprisingly commonly misquoted.**
The algebra has a devil for a sidekick eeeeeeeeee....
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me...
***One of my favorites I found posted... There's some possible truth to the misquote but I think to number may be kind of on the low side.**
Like a Virgin
Misheard Lyric: Like a virgin touched for the thirty-first time.
Real Lyric: Like a virgin touched for the very first time.