A little over a month ago, I wrote an article about the funniest misheard lyrics I’ve ever heard. It was a list of ten, but I had lots more misheard lyrics that I hadn’t included. After spending some time remembering what I’d missed out, I thought I would write a funniest misheard lyrics part two article as the first was so popular. Here are some brand new mondegreens for you!
Funniest Misheard Lyrics Part Two
1. Its Oh So Quiet by Bjork – This one was misheard by mum many years ago when the song was first released. My mum’s hearing is a little questionable at times but I have to say, she has a point with this one. The correct lyric is “You wanna laugh, you wanna cry, you cross your heart and hope to die”, but with Bjork’s accent, my mum misheard it as, “You wanna laugh, you wanna cry, you crush your hat and hope to die.” Listen, it sounds just like that! It’s Oh So Quiet
2.Independent Woman by Destiny’s Child – You will probably only count this as a funny misheard lyric if you are British, but I’ll throw it out there anyway. The words are sang as follows, “The shoes on my feet, I bought it, the clothes I’m wearing, I bought it.” Where the lyrics are ‘I bought it’, it really sounds like they are singing “Alf Garnett”. Alf Garnett is a fictional character from an old British TV show called Til Death Do Us Part, and I’m fairly sure Destiny’s Child didn’t write this song as an ode to him, but the next time you hear it listen out for his name! Independant Woman
3. I’m A Slave 4 U by Britney Spears – I think this one is pretty well known. In the middle of the song, you might think Britney is calling to her pet cat, but you would be wrong. She isn’t singing, “Kitty kitty, kitty kitty” she is apparently singing “Get it get, get it.” After all this time, it still sounds like kitty kitty to me though. I’m A Slave 4 U
4. We Are Family by Sister Sledge – This is one of the funniest misheard lyrics I’ve ever heard. Much like the Celine Dion misheard lyrics in my previous article, I didn’t hear this one until someone else pointed it out. Most people know that the words are “Just let me state for the record, we’re giving love in a family dose”, the song takes on a whole new meaning if you listen carefully though, and it sounds like “Just let me staple the vicar”. Go to Grooveshark to hear this one.
5. Chiquitita by Abba – Some of the most common and funniest misheard lyrics are to this song. There are two variations on this one. The most obvious is that Chiquitita sounds like Chicken Tikka, but the other one is, instead of “Chiquitita tell me what’s wrong” it was misheard as “Kick her teeth out tell me what’s wrong”. Not as friendly, but certainly amusing! Chiquitita
6. Beautiful Day by U2 – Do you ever sing along with a song then realise that what you sang doesn’t make any sense? That is what I did with this song. I was cleaning the living room, dancing around to the radio and happily blurted out, “It’s a beautiful day, the sky’s full of felines”. I stopped, realised it couldn’t be right and promptly looked for the correct lyrics. “It’s a beautiful day, sky falls you feel like.” Meh. I liked mine better. Beautiful Day
7. Seven Seas of Rhye by Queen – There are many Queen songs that could have an entry in a funniest misheard lyrics list, but this is my favourite. I don’t know if anyone else has made a mistake with this song, but for years I was convinced Freddie Mercury was saying “I’ll flash him thunder thighs and I’ll survive.” Imagine how dumb I felt when I found the real lyrics are “By flash and thunder fire, I’ll survive.” Seven Seas of Rhye
8. Hazel Eyes by The Darkness – When you read this you will wonder how I could have possibly got it so wrong but when you listen you will understand. After a long intro, the first line is “I hail from the flatlands of East Anglia.” I am convinced that this is wrong, because it really sounds like, “How come the fat man’s always dangling.” That is what I always sing, incorrect as it is! Listen for yourself. Hazel Eyes
9.All Along The Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix – Another of my favourite funniest misheard lyrics of all time comes from my friend Kristin. On a discussion on my forum, she admitted that she heard “Let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late” as “Let us not talk falsely now, I was getting laid.” Some people. All Along the Watchtower
10. Bodies by Robbie Williams – A fairly new song for the funniest misheard lyrics list, this one comes from my friend, Eva. She is a huge Harry Potter fan and when this song was first released, instead of “And everything’s contagious it’s the modern middle ages”, she heard “And everything’s contagious it’s the muggle middle ages.” I think I prefer the Harry Potter version! Bodies
I hope you enjoyed Funniest Misheard Lyrics Part Two as much as you enjoyed Part One!