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Top 5 Most Misheard Lyrics


It's alright, we've all done it. You're rocking out to a song, and as you sing (what you think are) the lyrics at the top of your lungs, someone turns and says, "What did you just say?" Well don't worry, we're here to help! Here's our list of the Top 5 Most Misheard Lyrics.

1. Creedence Clearwater Revival: Bad Moon Rising

What We Heard: There's a bathroom on the right

Actual Lyric: There's a bad moon on the rise

This lyric is so often messed up that lead singer John Fogerty has actually slipped the "bathroom the right" version into his live performances occasionally.



2. Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze

What We Heard: 'Scuse me while I kiss this guy

Actual Lyric: 'Scuse me while I kiss the sky

The chorus from "Purple Haze" became such a popular flub, there is actually an entire website of messed up lyrics entitled KissThisGuy.com.


3. Elton John - Tiny Dancer

What We Heard: Hold me closer, Tony Danza

Actual Lyric: Hold me closer Tiny Dancer

It looks like, to us, Tony Danza's still the boss!


4. Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb

What We Heard: There is no pain, you are receiving a distant chipmunk on the horizon

Actual Lyric: There is no pain you are receding, a distant ship's smoke on the horizon

This one came as a disappointment, since we were sort of looking forward to receiving our chipmunk.


5. The Clash - Rock the Casbah

What We Heard: The sheep don't like it, rockin' the cat box

Actual Lyric: Shareef don't like it, rock the Casbah

Even though the lyrics to the song are in the actual title, people still seem to mess this one up! Must be the accent...

Which Rock and Roll lyrics have you flubbed? Share your stories in the comments section below!

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