This is something that only the closest people to me know about: I’m really, reeeaaaally bad at hearing the lyrics of pop songs. The first time I ever got called out on this was a moment that’ll haunt me forever. I was dating some chick from UF at the time and she was the first person to notice how god awful I was with singing misheard lyrics and at one point when we were driving the car she turns up the radio really loud to try and goad me into singing along, I took the bait. Then she just pops the power button and there I am, singing some stupid ass misheard lyrics at the top of my lungs, and she’s staring at me (eyebrow cocked in confusion) with a look that said everything.
After reading through this AskReddit thread of the most popular misheard song lyrics in the world I think I’ve finally found solace in knowing that I’m not the only person alive who botches songs. In addition to this collection of the most popular (all time) misheard lyrics I’ve also taken it upon myself to include a video from Pleated Jeans that is one of the single greatest compilations to ever hit the Internet. It shows the most popular misheard lyrics of songs from two years ago, but it overlays those lyrics over the music video in a way that makes it Internet Gold.
That’s down at the bottom so make sure to check that out after scrolling through the lyrics below. And btw, the name in quotes that’s next to the lyrics is the link to whoever submitted that misheard lyric to the AskReddit Thread.
“New Yorrrrkkkkk, concrete jungle wet dreams tomatoooooo” — millerdelite
Alternate version of this one includes “I’ll become your wet dream tomato. There’s nothing you can do.” — TunnelSnake88
“THEN I SAW HER FACE, NOW I’M GONNA LEAVE HER. WITHOUT A TRACE! I’VE DOUBTED MY MIND.” — BatChair24
“Hold me closer Tony Danza” — FTA2011
“BLINDED BY THE LIIGHT REVVED UP LIKE A DOUCHE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT” — lwarB
An alternate version of this one includes “Wrapped up like a douche, another rolling in the night!”
“THIS AIN’T A SCENE, IT’S A GODDAMN. ARSE. FACE.” (fallout boy, Arms Race) — KB935
“HIT ME WITH YOUR PET SHARK, FIRE AND PAY” — myvaginaisahorcrux
It’s the one and only sniggle double cheese
SNOOP DOGG” — XTremeMinecraft
“Excuse me, As I KISS THIS GUY!” — guzmonster11
“I’m blue I would beat off a guy yeah I would beat off a guy yeah I would beat off a guy” — IamEclipse
“DON’T START BELIEVIN’, HOLD ON TO THE CEILING!” — PlasmicDynamite
“Dirty deeds and the Thunder Jeep” — stumpbump
“I had my first real sex dream…..summer of ’69.” — IcePopBandit
“SLOOOOOW COMIN WAAAALTER THE FIRE ENGINE GUY” ~ Smoke on the water a la my dad
Also my dad ~ “Billy jean is not my land lord, she’s just a kid who thinks that i am a nun, but THE CHAIR IS NOT MY SIZE” — MyRobotIsMyTwin
“Open condom style” — Nighthawk6857
“There’s nothing a hundred men on Mars could ever do, I catch the waves down in Africa” — SyncAres
Now here’s that video I was telling you about, and after you watch this I invite each and everyone of you bros to share (down below in the comments) the misheard song lyrics that have given you the most trouble over the year:
I’m definitely guilty of this one, what about you bros?