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The most mis-sung and mis-heard songs

Updated on August 28, 2015

The misunderstood immortal!


Hey, what did that new song just say?

Ever start singing a song and find out you have the words all wrong? I have many times!

It is easy to hear the music (especially in rock and roll) a bit better than the words. It may seem embarrassing to get caught singing a song wrong around other people. But, the good news is that most of us do it, and its a lot of fun!

The good Reverend of rhythm himself!

Excuse him while he...

Neil Diamond goes first.

*I am Reverend Blue Jeans-

The real song is Forever in Blue Jeans by Neil Diamond.I also thought is was about a Rev. and what he wore. No wonder I got funny looks when I sang this as a youngster.

Do you remember these?

Here are some of my favorite "mis-sings".

"Making love with mosquitoes"

The real song is Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie. He really sings "making love with his ego". LOL David aka Ziggy Stardust, was weird but not that weird!


*Slam my poor toe in the door ...I'm a Loser baby, so why don't you kill me?

Yes, this is Loser by Beck . I think he was singing Spanish and said "soy en pur adore".



*Excuse me while I kiss this guy.

The real song was Purple Haze by Jimmy Hendrix. I grew up thinking that Jimmy sang that. LOL. No, actually he was singing " Excuse me while I kiss THE SKY ". I didn't know that until I read the book with that title.

Tell me your favorites and any funny stories about you singing them wrong.

The best of the one and only guitar hero of Woodstock!


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    • MikeSyrSutton profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from An uncharted galaxy

      Thank you for the great input! This was fun.

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      10 years ago

      Beck says: "Soy un perdedor," which means "I'm a loser" in Spanish..

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      Paul Goodman 

      10 years ago from Florida USA

      Very funny! :-)

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      Dave G 

      10 years ago

      Knockin on Kevin's door, or Dennis Rodman will never score.

    • MikeSyrSutton profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from An uncharted galaxy

      LOL. Keep the "wrong" lyrics coming.This is fun!

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      Tina Dubinsky 

      10 years ago from Brisbane, Australia

      I love singing the "Bumble Bee" song with my 3 yr old daughter in the car... that was until my hubby corrected our words. The song is 'imma be' by the black eyed peas.

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      10 years ago

      There's a bathroom on the right! actually, 'There's a bad moon on the rise'!....oh and to the 'Purple HAZE's HAZE, not 'Hayes"....


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