10 Song Lyrics We All Misheard The First Time

Do you have that one song that, no matter how many times you’ve heard it, you get one specific lyric wrong every time? Or perhaps you KNOW that the words are different, but you just prefer your version instead? If you’re like us, this has happened to you a number of times with different songs. So we decided to compile a list of some of the more popular and hilarious misheard lyrics to some classic tunes we grew up with. While some of these might be a stretch, it’s hard to deny that the real lyrics are hard to understand! So check out the list below to see ten of the most commonly misheard lyrics that make us laugh every time we hear the song now. And if you’ve got a misheard lyric that wasn’t on the list, let us know in the comments below!

10. Elton John – Tiny Dancer

Original lyric –“Hold me closer tiny dancer.”

Misheard lyric – “Hold me closer Tony Danza.”

Via Heinrich Klaffs / Wiki Commons

Via Heinrich Klaffs / Wiki Commons

9. Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze

Original lyric –“‘Scuse me while I kiss the sky.”

Misheard lyric – “‘Scuse me while I kiss this guy.”

Via Wiki Commons

Via Wiki Commons

8. The Clash – Rock The Casbah

Original lyric –“Shareef don’t like it. Rock the Casbah.”

Misheard lyric – “Surely she’ll like it! Lock the cash box.”

Via Masao Nakagami / Wiki Commons

Via Masao Nakagami / Wiki Commons

7. Message In A Bottle – The Police

Original lyric –“A year has passed since I wrote my note.”

Misheard lyric – “A year has passed since I broke my nose.”

Via Yancho Sabev / Wiki Commons

Via Yancho Sabev / Wiki Commons

Via Mark Graham / Youtube

Via Mark Graham / Youtube

6. Toto – Africa

Original lyric –“I bless the rains down in Africa.”

Misheard lyric – “I guess it rains down in Africa.”

5. Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Blinded By The Light

Original lyric –“Revved up like a deuce another runner in the night.”

Misheard lyric – “Wrapped up like a douche when you’re rollin’ in the night.”

Via Mark Graham / Youtube

Via Mark Graham / Youtube

4. Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer

Original lyric –“It doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not.”

Misheard lyric – “It doesn’t make a difference if we’re naked or not.”

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3. The Beatles – Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Original lyric –“A girl with kaleidoscope eyes.”

Misheard lyric – “A girl with colitis goes by.”

Via Omroepvereniging VARA / Wiki Commons

Via Omroepvereniging VARA / Wiki Commons

2. Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven

Original lyric –“As we wind on down the road.”

Misheard lyric – “There’s a wino down the road.”

Via Heinrich Klaffs / Wiki Commons

Via Heinrich Klaffs / Wiki Commons


1. Dobie Gray – Drift Away

Original lyric –“Give me the beat boys to free my soul.”

Misheard lyric – “Give me the Beach Boys and free my soul.”

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