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

Rebecca Shortall
Updated December 13, 2017 17.9k votes 2.6k voters 87k views 17 items

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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.  

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'Anaconda' By Nicki Minaj
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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." 

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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

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'Blank Space' By Taylor Swift
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What You Hear: "All the lonely Starbucks lovers"  

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

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'Three Lions (Football's Coming Home)' By Baddiel & Skinner & The Lightning Seeds
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What You Hear: "Three lions on the shelf"

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

Did you get the lyrics wrong?