You know when you’re loudly singing along to your favourite tunes and then someone just stops and looks at you like you’ve lost your marbles? Yeah, well the chances are you’ve probably been singing the wrong lyrics. Whoops!
Don’t worry! We all do this from time to time, and so you’re definitely not alone at all. Here are just eight of the most commonly misheard ones. I’m sure that they will make you giggle.
1. “Ohh, dyslexics on fire”
Real lyric: “Ohh, this sex is on fire”
We all remember that massive hit song Sex on Fire by Kings of Leon. Well, despite the title, it seems that some people were still singing the wrong lyrics.
2. “I’m a skittle! I’m a beatle!”
Real lyric: “A mosquito, my libido”
To be fair, understanding just what Kurt Cobain was singing was never an easy feat. He was far too grungy to annunciate properly. Still, this one is way off.
3. “Your lemonade stand is on a big plane”
Real lyric: “If you live with apes man, it’s hard to be clean”
The real lyric here is pretty much nonsensical, and so you might as well just carry on singing whatever it is you hear.
4. “I’ve got piles!”
Real lyric: “I’m on fire!”
Kasabian’s Fire was a massive hit and we just couldn’t get it out of our head for months on end. Still, it looks like some of us got it a little wrong.
5. “Scuse me while I kiss this guy”
Real lyric: “Scuse me while I kiss the sky”
No matter what you might like to think Jimi Hendrix was not singing about how much he wanted to kiss guys. Nope, he wanted to kiss the sky… which makes much more sense.
6. “It doesn’t make a difference if we’re naked or not”
Real lyric: “It doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not!”
Bon Jovi’s Livin’ on a Prayer is one of those tunes that none of us will ever forget. Are you sure that you know the lyrics, though? He never said anything about being naked.
7.”Kick a chicken with it”
Real lyric: “Gettin’ jiggy with it”
The clue is in the name of the song! While it might be funny (and a little weird) to think that Will Smith was singing about kicking chickens, that was simply not the case.
8. “Fly away on my sofa”
Real lyric: “Fly away on my Zephyr”
I really want to believe that the Red Hot Chili Peppers have a magical sofa that can fly, but I am guessing that’s not the case. Instead, he’s talking about a soft breeze… apparently.