Last week, we put the call out to music fans to send us your funny misheard song lyrics, and you didn’t let us down. In honor of April Fool’s Day this Tuesday, we’ve printed the funniest ones below. Here goes …
Steven64 posted: “What’s that old Prince song from the 1970s? I always thought he was saying I wanna turn you on, turn you out, all night long, make you shout, Led Zeppelin! Yeah. Never could understand why he did that. Just thought he was a big Robert Plant fan. Turns out that’s not the words.”
MyMusicCloud says: Right on, Steven64. The Prince song you were trying to remember is called: “I Wanna Be Your Lover.” And the actual lyrics are: “I wanna turn you on, turn you out, all night long, make you shout, Oh, lover! Yeah.”
ashleycat posted: “My little brother was obsessed with Mac ‘n Cheese and when Def Leppard sang that song ‘Photograph,’ he was like, ‘Bowl of Kraft, I don’t want your bowl of Kraft!!!’ Then he asked me, ‘Why do they hate Mac ‘n Cheese so much??’ LOLZ.”
MyMusicCloud says: Good one, ashleycat! Wonder what Def Leppard would say to that?
Rocco posted: “I thought that Cee Lo Green was singing: ‘And though Hussein’s in my church, I still wish him the best…’ in his F-You song.”
MyMusicCloud says: Interesting. Do you hear Hussein in a lot of song lyrics? JK. In case you’re curious, the real lyrics to that verse are: ‘And though there’s pain in my chest, I still wish
you the best…’
Denise Kievit posted: “Not sure if this is politically correct but, here goes, ‘Cruise’ by Florida Georgia Line. The line is, “When I first saw her had a bikini top on her.” What I heard was…”When I first saw her, had a king size b—r.” I asked my husband and he had to look it up to make sure I wasn’t correct.”
MyMusicCloud says: Whoa, Denise! We had to “dash out” the PG-13 word you heard for younger readers but, between you and us, that’s hilarious!
Joe Dungan posted quite a few Elton John lyrics, inspired by our video of actors Katherine Heigl and James Marsden singing “Bennie & the Jets” wrong. (Watch it here.) Here are a couple of them:
“In the spirit of your ‘Bennie & the Jets” citation, I’d like to offer up a few other Elton John songs. My mishearings are first, followed by the real lyrics in parentheses:
“Love Lies Bleeding”
Like all the burning poo-poo fire
That went out last June
(Like all the burning hoops of fire
That you and I passed through)
Elton John is so odd and open to misinterpretation, that in this instance, the mishearing is more normal than the actual lyric:
Give me a peace of mind my daddy never had
(Gave me a piece of mama daddy never had)
MyMusicCloud says: Wow, thanks for the music anthology, Joe!
Randy Sellers posted: “Heard this one recently. Travolta and OL John, not sure of the title myself, but think it’s “You’re the one that I want.” Misheard is, I’ve got shoes, they’re made of plywood.”
MyMusicCloud says: Fantastic, Randy! Wonder how John walks in those plywood shoes. You’re right, the song is called, “You’re the One That I Want,” famous from the 1978 Grease Movie Soundtrack. The real lyrics are: I’ve got chills, They’re multiplying, And I’m losing controoool.”
Thanks to everyone who contributed your misheard song lyrics! Read the original post, “Send Us Your Funniest Misheard Song Lyrics for 2014 here.” And never mess up the lyrics to a song again by clicking our “Lyrics” button in the MyMusicCloud app, where you can store and play your music anytime anywhere, regardless of brand.
In honor of Randy Sellers, enjoy the classic Grease movie video below.