Little boy singing misheard lyrics into an old style microphone

It's happened to all of us. We've listened to music all our lives and subconsciously filled in the gaps and there's nothing wrong with that.

The comedian Peter Kay perfectly understands this common phenomenon and attempts to go to the heart of the matter in his 'The Tour That Doesn't Tour Tour.'

However, when we come to singing the lyrics out loud, that's when the fun starts. We even sing nonsensical lyrics in the face of overwhelming evidence that they must be wrong.

Whilst we know the sixties saw a more understanding view on life, Hendrix never actually excused himself while he kissed any guy or kissed the sky! And why on earth would Creedence Clearwater Revival be giving you directions to the bathroom (on the right) during their rousing 'Bad Moon Rising'?

Springchicken’s Top 15 Misheard Lyrics of all time

With this in mind, we have compiled our top 15 favourite misheard songs;

  1. Doughnuts Make My Brown Eyes Blue (Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue) by Crystal Gayle.
  2. You ate nothin' but a Hound Dog (You ain't nothin' but a hound dog) - Hound Dog by Elvis Presley.  
  3. We Built This City on sausage roll (We Built This City On Rock and Roll) by Jefferson Starship.
  4. See that girl, watch her scream, kickin' the Dancin' Queen (See that girl, watch that scene, diggin' the Dancing Queen) - Dancing Queen by ABBA.
  5. Everybody in a wholesale frock was dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock (Everybody in the whole cell block was dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock) - Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley.
  6. I Like Big Butts and a can of lime (I like big butts and a cannot lie) - Baby Got Back by Sir Mix A Lot.
  7. The pants of my friend are blowing in the wind (the answer my friend is blowing in the wind) - Blowin’ in The Wind by Bob Dylan.
  8. I can lick all popsicles in my mouth (I can see all obstacles in my way) - I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash.
  9. All your clothes off, Tony Danza (Hold me closer tiny dancer) Tiny Dancer By Elton John.
  10. Your love is like Barry Venison, Barry Venison is what I need. (Your love is like bad medicine. Bad medicine is what I need.) - Bad Medicine by Bon Jovi
  11. A pigeon's a bird; now it's you to fly (Bridges were burned, now is your turn, to cry.) - Cry Me A River by Justin Timberlake.
  12. Reverend In Blue Jeans (Forever In Blue Jeans) by Neil Diamond.
  13. Police have a dog (Feliz Navidad) by Jose Feliciano.
  14. A year has passed since I broke my nose. ( A year has passed since I wrote my note.) – Message In A Bottle by The Police.
  15. Or should I just keep chasing penguins. (Or should I just keep chasing pavements) Chasing Pavements by Adele.

What has happened to Peter Kay? 

The Bolton born comedian, writer and producer managed to portray the scenario wonderfully on The Tour That Doesn’t Tour Tour. As with all of Peter Kay’s routines his approach is wonderfully down to earth and truly an ‘everyman's’ comedian.

Kay has shunned the celebrity world back in 2017 cancelling his 100 date Live Arena Tour. The tour is thought to have been worth £40million to the comedy superstar.

Kay released the following press statement,

"Due to unforeseen family circumstances, I deeply regret that I am having to cancel all of my upcoming work projects.

"This unfortunately includes my upcoming stand-up tour, Dance For Life shows and any outstanding live work commitments.

"My sincerest apologies. This decision has not been taken lightly and I’m sure you’ll understand my family must always come first.

"I’ve always endeavoured to protect my family’s privacy from the media. I hope that the media and the public will continue to respect our privacy at this time. Once again I’m very sorry."

However, Kay has always put his family first. Whilst there has been rumours about why he needed to make the break from the limelight the Kay family to this day have kept their reasons to themselves.

Whilst Kay has worked occasionally bringing us the joyous carshare and occasionally performing in a charity event. He spends his time between his Ireland retreat in Co. Tipperary and his home in Bolton.

In this time Kay has performed on behalf of the inspirational Laura Nuttall a 20-year-old with Glioblastoma multiforme raising money and awareness. He has also championed other causes such as The Lily Foundation for people with mitochondrial disease.  

Whatever the reason he has decided to take a step back we wish him well and thank him for all the joy he has given us so far.  

Let us know your favourite misheard lyric in the comments below.

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Micklethwait Anne

I’ll be your prostitute . I’ll be your substitute in the 70s

Ian Matthew

Shes a muscular boy. Shes a must to avoid.

Kathy Perkins

Hold me clothes don’t let me go! lol

Alison Dosh

with a roof rack over her head, we’ll be together – bob marley and the wailers

Robert Gordon

Always heard ‘one eye in the middle’ instead of ‘one eye in the mirror’ . You’re so vain – Carly Simon


Pipe in the vaseline Eagles
Life in the Fast lane
And we all like mashed potatoes Nirvana Teen Spirit

peter lacy

’Scuse me while I kiss this guy has to be up there.

David Brown

I used to sing Ethel instead of Airport, years ago.

Marlene Jowett

I always thought it was submarine as well!

Geraldine Davies

And you come to me on a submarine (summer breeze) How Deep is Your Love.

Carole mulcare

whats love cockadoodle it?
Whats love got to do with it?
Tina Turner, my son sang this when little and its stuck ever since

Eve Thompson

Abba, When I saw you last night in Tescos

Patricia Thomas

Let’s go to Pelican way instead of So Sally can wait Don’t look back in anger 😅

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