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Misheard Lyrics

Have you ever experienced that awkward moment, when you're singing your heart out and people around you burst into fits of laughter. You suddenly realise they're not laughing with you but instead, they're laughing at you. "What's so funny?" you ask, only to hear the dreaded reply "Those aren't the lyrics!"

Well you're not alone. Many of us have fallen victim to mishearing the lyrics of some of the best known songs.

Once you're over the fact that you've made an epic mistake (probably for a number of years), you begin to see the funny side and laugh about it yourself. The only difficulty is that once you've misheard lyrics, you can't unhear them.

Top examples of misheard lyrics can be heard below. If you have any that you would like to suggest, please drop them in the comments.


Adam on Millgate - I believed that Queen were singing "Kicking your cat all over the place" for a good few years.

Taxi driver Steve - I've always thought Abba were singing "When I called you last night from Tesco" in their song Super Trouper.

Laura Thompson - Sticking with Abba, I'm sure they are singing the lyrics "Take your teeth out, tell me what's wrong".

Rob in Fernwood - I spent years believing the words to Madonna's 'Papa Don't Preach were actually "Poppadom Peach"