10 Popularly Misheard Song Lyrics

10 misheard lyrics and their proper lyrical breakdown

Sometime you can be completely butchering a song lyric and not know it until you sing it in front of a friend and they shame you. Other times when you hear a lyric sang the wrong way, it can ruin a once special song. Hopefully these don’t ruin any songs for you. Here are 10 popularly misheard song lyrics.

Beck – “Loser”

Wrong: “Soooooooooorrrre from head to toe”
Right: “Soy un perdedor” which translates to “I’m a loser”

Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – “Blinded By the Light”

Wrong: “Blinded by the light, wrapped up like a douche, another rumour in the night”
Right: “Blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night”

Weezer – “Buddy Holly”

Wrong: “I don’t care what they say about a cigarette”
Right: “I don’t care what they say about us anyway”

Elton John – “Tiny Dancer”

Wrong: “Hold me closer Tony Danza”
Right: “Hold me closer Tiny Dancer”

Ramones – “Blitzkrieg Bop”

Wrong: “Let’s drink pop”
Right: “Blitzkrieg Bop”

The Stone Roses – “I Wanna Be Adored”

Wrong: “I wanna be a door”
Right: “I wanna be adored”

Jimi Hendrix – “Purple Haze”

Wrong: “Excuse me while I kiss this guy”
Right: “Excuse me while I kiss the sky”

Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

Wrong: “Here we are now, in containers”
Right: “Here we are now, entertain us”

The Beatles – “I Want to Hold Your Hand”

Wrong: “I get high, I get high, I get high”
Right: “I can’t hide, I can’t hide, I can’t hide”

The Rolling Stones – “Beast of Burden”

Wrong: “I’ll never leave your pizza burning”
Right: “I’ll never be your beast of burden”