Top 5 Misheard Lyrics of All Time.

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 understands perfectly 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! And why on earth would Creedence Clearwater Revival be giving you directions to the bathroom (on the right) during their rousing 'Bad Moon Rising'?

With this in mind, we have compiled our top 5 favourite misheard lyrics ;

  • Doughnuts Make My Brown Eyes Blue (Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue)
  • You ate nothin' but a Hound Dog (You ain't nothin' but a Hound Dog)
  • We Built This City on sausage roll (We Built This City On Rock and Roll)
  • See that girl, watch her scream, kickin' the Dancin' Queen (See that girl, watch that scene, diggin' the Dancing Queen)
  • Everybody in a wholesale frock was dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock (Everybody in the whole cell block was dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock)
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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