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Top 20 (not-so) Funny Misheard Song Lyrics


Everybody loves singing along with their favourite songs, but sometimes the words we sing are completely different from the original lyrics. This could be from the singer’s intonation or just hearing the words wrong but in most cases, the wrong lyrics are absolutely hilarious. Have a laugh at this collection of funny misheard lyrics we have curated.


My Chemical Romance – “The Sharpest Lives”

What we hear: “‘Cause I love all the boys with a way with the boys in the band” The actual lyrics: “‘Cause I love all the poison away with the boys in the band”

The misheard lyric makes the whole song a lot more interesting and colourful


Paramore – “Brick By Boring Brick”

What we hear: “And we’ll dig a deep hole/To bury Picasso, bury Picasso” The actual lyrics: “And we’ll dig a deep hole/To bury the castle, bury the castle”

Wow… What did Picasso ever do to us right?


blink-182 – “All The Small Things”

What we hear: “All the small things/Drew Carey sings” The actual lyrics: “All the small things/Truth care, truth brings”

Yes. Drew Carey sings the small things. We likes the small things.


Starship - “We Built This City”

What we hear: “We built this city on sausage rolls”

The actual lyrics: “We built this city on rock 'n' roll”

The misheard are actually the leaked blueprints for a utopian city… No more hunger because you literally live on top of food.


Jimi Hendrix - “Purple Haze”

What we hear: “Excuse me while I kiss this guy”

The actual lyrics: “Excuse me while I kiss the sky”

And we thought Jimi Hendrix wanted us to give him a little alone time with a good looking stranger *super obvious wink*


The Eurythmics - “Sweet Dreams (are made of this)”

What we hear: “Sweet dreams are made of cheese”

The actual lyrics: “Sweet dreams are made of these”

At the very least, this misheard lyric is factually correct: cheese does make us dream! A 2005 study by the British Cheese Board found that cheese unlocks our imagination while we sleep. Also, cheese is the greatest invention since the wheel. Just saying.


Adele - “Chasing Pavements”

What we hear: “Or should I just keep chasing penguins”

The actual lyrics: “Or should I just keep chasing pavements”

Picture it… Adele running after penguins and the cute little things waddling along and flapping their cute little flippers. We should probably take out a copyright on this amazing idea for a music video.


Taylor Swift - “Blank Space”

What we hear: “All the lonely Starbucks lovers”

The actual lyrics: “Got a long list of ex-lovers”

*sniff sniff* We actually thought this was an anthem for people like us… alone and in love with Starbucks. Hear that Starbucks? Let’s talk about an endorsement deal, Starbucks.


Bon Jovi - “Livin’ On A Prayer”

What we hear: “It doesn’t make a difference if we’re naked or not”

The actual lyrics: “It doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not”

It really doesn’t make a difference if we’re naked or not. Clothes for who? Clothes for what?


Selena Gomez - “Good for you”

What we hear: “I'm farting carrots”

The actual lyrics: “I'm 14 carats”

Bugs Bunny would so be in love with her…


The Beatles - “I want to hold your hand”

What we hear: “I want to hold your ham”

The actual lyrics: “I want to hold your hand”

Hold it and eat it. You decide if I’m talking about your ham or your hand.


Queen - “We Will Rock You”

What we hear: “Kicking your cat all over the place”

The actual lyrics: “Kicking your can all over the place”

We always turn the volume down at this part because we’re always worried that the SPCA is listening.


Nirvana - “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

What we hear: “Here we are now, in containers”

The actual lyrics: “Here we are now, entertain us”

This song was performed by the world’s greatest lunch, presenting itself in Tupperware containers for us to devour it to our hearts’ content.


Missy Elliott - “Work It"

What we hear: Something along the lines of “Iss yurr fweminippi fwep yet”/ total jibberish.

The actual lyrics: Ti esrever dna ti plif nwod gniht ym tup I (which is "I put my thing down, flip it and reverse it" backward)

So, Missy actually flips and reverses the lyrics to this iconic song. A whole bar. IN. REVERSE. Totally geeking out about this.


Nirvana - “Smells Like Teen Spirit"

What we hear: I’m a lion, I'm a vinyl, I’m a Skittle, I’m a beetle

The actual lyrics: A mulatto, an Albino, a mosquito, my libido

At this point, the misheard lyric makes a lot more sense. You can be whatever you want to be, don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t be a vinyl or lion.


Drake - "Hotline Bling"

What we hear: You made me feel like a Digimon

The actual lyrics: You make me feel like I did you wrong

We collectively burst out laughing at this one


Lorde - "Royals"

What we hear: “You can call me green bean”

The actual lyrics: “You can call me queen bee”

Green bean vs queen bee. Which would you rather be? I’d rather be a tasty vegetable to be honest.


Rihanna - “We Found Love”

What we hear: “We found dove in a soapless place”

The actual lyrics: "We found love in a hopeless place"

If it’s a hopeless place, it’s probably soapless too… as we picture a dystopian, post apocalyptic future where all the world’s soap supply has been stolen by aliens - save for one cake of Dove.


Eiffel 65 - “I'm Blue”

What we hear: “I’m blue if I was green I would die”

The actual lyrics: "I'm blue, da be dee da ba di."

Think about it though, he’s blue; if he was green he would cease to exist as blue and thus in that sense, he has died. Mind = Blown.


Queen - “Bohemian Rhapsody”

What we hear: “Saving his life from this warm sausage tea”

The actual lyrics: "spare him his life from this monstrosity."

Because everyone knows that warm sausage tea is the cruelest way to kill someone…


At the end of the day, while this is all hilarious, it is important to note that frequently hearing the lyrics of a song wrong could be a sign of hearing loss and should warrant a hearing test. Take care of your hearing so you can keep enjoying lovely music.


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