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Mondegreens: The Misheard Lyrics Quiz
by Staff
It's hard to believe that so many music fans mix up the words to their favorite songs. Yet it's not only common, there's actually a name for it -- Mondegreen. Take our quiz to see what you know about some of music's most frequently misheard lyrics!

Which Jimi Hendrix song supposedly contains the lyric, "'Scuse me, while I kiss this guy?"

  • "Purple Haze"
  • "Purple Rain"
  • "Purple Daze"

What 1973 Bob Marley hit is often mistaken for a song about a popular breakfast food?

  • "Stop That Train"
  • "Concrete Jungle"
  • "Stir It Up"

Bathroom's on the right -- according to this Creedence Clearwater Revival song from 1969.

  • "Bad Moon Rising"
  • "Fortunate Son"
  • "Proud Mary"

Which unfortunate 1976 ABBA classic contains not one, but two commonly confused lyrics?

  • "Mamma Mia"
  • "Fernando"
  • "Dancing Queen"

"Do it like a lady?" Not quite, according to a 1987 song by this band:

  • Poison
  • Aerosmith
  • Motley Crue

In their 2012, the band fun was not splashing in a bath tub. What were they actually doing, according to the lyrics of the song "Some Nights"?

  • "cashing in my bad luck"
  • "crashing in my old truck"
  • "splashing with my pet duck"

Phoebe from the TV show "Friends" said what everyone was thinking when she mentioned how sweet it was for this artist to write a song for Tony Danza.

  • Elton John
  • Michael Jackson
  • Paul McCartney

What Police song topped the list of misheard lyrics in a 2008 U.K. survey conducted, appropriately, by a hearing aid manufacturer?

  • "Roxanne"
  • "Every Breath You Take"
  • "Message in a Bottle"

What are sweet dreams made of, according to a tough-to-decipher Eurythmics lyric?

  • cheese
  • fleas
  • these

What Bon Jovi song featured the lyric, "It doesn't make a difference if we make it or not?"

  • "Livin' On a Prayer"
  • "It's My Life"
  • "Wanted Dead or Alive"