I was driving with my sister the other day when Corner Shop’s song ‘Brim Full of Asha’ came on. We were listening to it when half way through my sister asked ‘Why is he singing about a Cream Full of Rashers?’. Cue me laughing hysterically. I know the song doesn’t make that much sense anyway, but the idea of a song about a cream full of rashers still cracks me up!
It got me thinking, songs are always misquoted with hilarious consequences. Sure, didn’t I think the lyrics of the Dynamite song by Taio Cruz went ‘I throw my hands up in the air sometimes/Singing Ayo, Galileo’? And there was the whole Tiny Dancer/Tony Danza mix up in Friends!
Here are some other song lyrics I sing wrong.
-‘I’ve got the baked beans’. Fix Up Look Sharp by Dizzee Rascal. It’s actually ‘I got the big beat’. I prefer to sing baked beans though.
-‘I’m loose/Everybody knows I get off the train’. On The Floor by J.Lo. Pitbull’s intro sounds like that, but he actually sings ‘off the chain’. Getting off the train just isn’t gangsta enough I suppose.
-‘I put on a show now I’m naked’. Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5. Both my sister and I thought that was the line but in fact it’s ‘I put on a show now I make it’. Perhaps it’s just wishful thinking, wanting to see Adam Levine naked?!
-‘I got ham but I’m not a hamster’. All These Things That I’ve Done by The Killers. Ok, so I don’t really mistake the original ‘I’ve got soul but I’m not a soldier’ lyrics for those above, but I prefer to sing it that way (or as toast/toaster). Thanks Bill Bailey!
Do you know of any other lyric mix ups? If so, please leave a comment, I’d love to read them!