Commonly Misheard Lyrics You've Been Singing Wrong This Entire Time

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Vote up the lyrics you've totally messed up.

We've all experienced that moment – everyone's singing along to a banger at the top of their lungs, you all know the lyrics perfectly, but then, one line comes up, and suddenly you're singing something completely different and nonsensical to everyone else. Your friends turn to you like "tangerine? Don't you mean tambourine? Tangerine's don't have a beat!" And you realize, you're that person  - the person who always gets the lyrics wrong.  

Just know, that you are not alone. There are tons of people out there who have fallen victim to misheard lyrics syndrome. There are scores of folks that are suffering from Wrong Lyrics Disease, who have fled from bars in fits of embarrassment. Look below at the most commonly misheard lyrics and see if you've been so foolhardy in your confidence to believe that Bon Jovi is singing about being naked, rather than making it.  


  • 1
    600 VOTES

    'Anaconda' By Nicki Minaj

    'Anaconda' By Nicki Minaj
    Video: YouTube

    What You Hear: "He toss my salad like his name Romaine / And when we done, I make him buy me lo mein." 

    What It Actually Says: "He toss my salad like his name Romaine / And when we done, I make him buy me Balmain." 

    600 votes
  • 'Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)' By Beyoncé
    Video: YouTube

    What You Hear: "Hold me tighter than my very own jeans" 

    What It Actually Says: Hold me tighter than my Dereon jeans" 

    • Artist: Beyoncé Knowles
    648 votes
  • 3
    961 VOTES

    'Blank Space' By Taylor Swift

    'Blank Space' By Taylor Swift
    Video: YouTube

    What You Hear: "All the lonely Starbucks lovers"  

    What It Actually Says: "Got a long list of ex-lovers"  

    961 votes
  • 4
    323 VOTES

    'Three Lions (Football's Coming Home)' By Baddiel & Skinner & The Lightning Seeds

    'Three Lions (Football's Coming Home)' By Baddiel & Skinner & The Lightning Seeds
    Video: YouTube

    What You Hear: "Three lions on the shelf"

    What It Actually Says: "Three lions on the shirt"

    323 votes
  • 5
    724 VOTES

    'Purple Haze' By Jimi Hendrix

    'Purple Haze' By Jimi Hendrix
    Video: YouTube

    What You Hear: "Excuse me while I kiss this guy"  

    What It Actually Says: "Excuse me while I kiss the sky" 

    724 votes
  • 'Bad Moon Rising' By Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Video: YouTube

    What You Hear: "There's a bathroom on the right"  

    What It Actually Says: "There's a bad moon on the rise"  

    • Artist: Creedence Clearwater Revival
    825 votes