Friday, July 8, 2011

Misquoted Song Lyrics

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!


  1. I chuckled right the way through that, my eldest used to sing to Madonna's Beautiful Stranger '& swallowed a Mag-Pie' instead of swallowed all my pride :D

    I have many, many more instances, he'd disown me if I spilled the beans!
    Great post x

  2. I remember this one "It's been a year since I broke my nose" Should be "wrote my note" - Message in a Bottle by The Police

  3. CherrySue, lol! I totally see that one! It reminds me of one I saw online the other week when looking up ideas for this, it was Madonna's Like a Virgin 'Touched for the 31st time!'! Ah go on, spill the beans ;)

    Colette, I can see how that would be mistaken too, I think I like the your version more!

  4. Bwahaha, fab post Breige!! :D These are so funny! You are right though about Adam Levine being a hot piece of man *shhh, don't tell Richard ;)* and the Madonna's Like a Virgin one is freakin' hilarious! hahaha.

    The only one I can think of off the top of my head is George Michael's Careless Whisper where it sounds like "guilty feet have got no river" instead of "guilty feet have got no rhythm". heh, whoops.

  5. Deb, heeheehee, I can see why it sounds like that! When I sing 'Wake Me Up', I end up singing 'You make skoul sky high when your loving starts', instead of 'soul sky high'. I tend to add an extra 'k' in there, it's like a tongue twister to me!

    [And Adam Levine is damn hot! &I won't tell Richard ;)]

  6. Yeah, I'm a shocker for not getting words right, I used to drive Marguerite mad because I'm so clueless when it comes to lyrics.
    My best blunders have to be
    1) thing Forever in Blue Jeans was actually Reverend Eugene
    2) Hello by Lionel Richie, instead of singing "I want to tell you so much I love you" I used to sing "I want to tell you SOBER I love you". Worst thing is, I only realised that mistake about 4 years ago when my Lithuanian boss said " I don't think this song means what you think it means, though it does sound more Irish your way!" Morto!

  7. Louise, those are hysterical!! I scared my sister by bursting out laughing at the 1st one! And the 2nd one is a very Irish sounding version of the song, how romantic!


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