What's a mondegreen, you ask? It's when we you mishear song lyrics and, well, make up your own. There are songs so many of us butcher the lyrics for, and these are the most common. Take this quiz to see what you know about mondegreens.
The lyrics are actually "excuse me while I kiss the sky" in Purple Haze.
The actual lyrics in "Stairway to Heaven" are "and as we wind on down the road."
Many listeners mishear the lyric "hold me closer, tiny dancer" as "hold me closer, Tony Danza."
The Fab Four actually wrote "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" with the line "the girl with kaleidoscope eyes."
The correct lyrics by in Manfred Mann's "Blinded by the Light" have nothing to do with feminine products. Instead they read, "revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night."
The song became sexual in nature when it was misheard as "I got my first real sex dream," when it really says "I got my first real six string."
A year has passed since I wrote my note.
"Bohemian Rhapsody." Duh.
"She moves in mysterious ways" is the correct line from "Mysterious Ways."
Apparently these lines in "Stayin' Alive" are commonly misheard as "it's alright; it's okay; you make love the other way."
"Call me when you try to wake her" is often misheard as "calling Jamaica" in R.E.M.'s song "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight."
In "Bad Moon Rising," "there’s a bad moon on the rise" is commonly misunderstood as "there's a bathroom on the right," and Fogerty often sings that live in concert.
Like a virgin, touched for the 31st time. Enough said.
Seasons don't fear the reaper.
In "Boom Boom Pow," "gotta get get" is often confused as "gotta Kit Kat," and "sexy ladies extra longer" is often heard incorrectly as "textin' ladies extra longer."
The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind. No, ants are not your friends.
The line in "Living on a Prayer" is often misheard as "it doesn't matter if we're naked or not."
Miley came in like a wrecking ball.
The actual line in "Bohemian Rhapsody" is "spare him his life from this monstrosity."
The grass is green and the girls are pretty in "Paradise City."
Annie Lennox must have been talking to an angel in her hit song "Must Be Talking to an Angel." Many listeners thought she was talking to a ninja.
Of course the lyrics say "we don't need no education." Apparently a lot of people thought they said "we don't need no sex vacation." Huh?
The correct lyrics to "She Bangs" are "she smells like a flower, but she stings like a bee." Poor Ricky.
Of course it's "Poker Face," but a lot of people thought she was singing poke her face. Easy mistake.
Taylor's "got a long list of ex-lovers," apparently easily misunderstood as "long list of Starbucks lovers."
The actual lyrics to "You Oughta Know" are "it's not fair to deny me of the cross I bear that you gave to me." There's no mention of any cross-eyed bears at all.
That famously misheard line in "Smells Like Teen Spirit" really says "here we are now, entertain us."
"Blitzkrieg Bop" is often misheard as simply "let's drink pop." Totally what the Ramones were going for.
The Clash wrote the hit song "Rock the Casbah."
Apparently a lot of people thought David Lee Roth was saying "animal" in the song "Panama." And with David Lee Roth, you never know.