Quiz: Misheard Words: The Mondegreen Quiz
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Misheard Words: The Mondegreen Quiz
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About This Quiz

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.

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Many people think Jimi Hendrix crooned "excuse me while I kiss this guy" in what song?
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"And there's a wino down the road" is misheard in what Led Zeppelin song?
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Elton John did NOT sing about Tony Danza in which of his hit songs?
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Which Beatles song lyrics are misheard as the unfortunate line "the girl with colitis goes by"?
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"Wrapped up like a douche, another rumor in the night"? Um no. A song by this English band is one of the most butchered.
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Bryan Adams' ode to 1969 took on an unintended tone when many listeners misheard the opening lyric as what?
7.0 of 30
In the Police's hit "Message in a Bottle," a year did NOT pass since I broke my nose. But a year has passed since what?
8.0 of 30
Queen's "scaramouch, scaramouch, will you do the fandango?" from what song is misheard as "will you do the banned tango?"
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"Shamu is the mysterious whale" are NOT lyrics from this U2 song.
10.0 of 30
The Bee Gees sang "it's alright; it's okay; you may look the other way" in what song?
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R.E.M. never sang about calling Jamaica in what song?
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Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty has played along with the lyrical misunderstanding from which of his band's famous songs?
13.0 of 30
Madonna's first No. 1 hit includes a misheard lyric. What's the song?
14.0 of 30
Jesus don't fear the reaper. (He don't. Trust me.) What really does fear the reaper in this Blue Oyster Cult hit?
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What Black Eyed Peas huge hit has two lines that are commonly misheard?
16.0 of 30
"The ants are my friends, they’re blowing in the wind." Well, not really. According to Bob Dylan, what is really blowing in the wind?
17.0 of 30
Which song is Bon Jovi's "it doesn't make a difference if we make it or not" from?
18.0 of 30
She didn't come in like a rainbow. What does Miley Cyrus come in like in her 2013 hit song?
19.0 of 30
Complete this Queen lyric: "Spare him his life ___."
20.0 of 30
Guns N' Roses didn't sing about being taken down to a very nice city. What did they sing about?
21.0 of 30
Who was Annie Lennox talking to?
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Pink Floyd's hit song "Another Brick in the Wall" talks about NOT needing what?
23.0 of 30
In what song did listeners think Ricky Martin sang "she smells like a flower, but she stinks."
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Lady Gaga never wanted you to poke her face in this song.
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Taylor Swift has a long list of these in her song "Blank Space."
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What huge Alanis Morissette hit has a butchered lyric about a cross-eyed bear?
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So many lyrics were misconstrued in this song by Nirvana, but the most common is "here we are now, in containers."
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"Let's drink pop" was the commonly misinterpreted refrain in what song by the Ramones?
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What band performed "Rock the Casbah," not "Rock the Cat Box," as many people heard it?
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David Lee Roth and the boys in Van Halen didn't sing "animal"! What did they sing about?
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