Pop's most misheard lyrics
As a new survey reveals that an REM track contains pop's most frequently misheard lyric, we take a look at some of our favourite examples…
- A new survey by Cerumol Olive Oil Ear Drops has revealed that the song lyric most Britons mishear comes from REM's 1993 track The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite.
- Apparently four out of 10 people mistake the line ''Call me when you try to wake her'' for ''Calling Jamaica''.
Click on the thumbnails in the gallery below for more of our favourite misheard lyrics.
Tell us YOUR favourite misheard lyrics
I used to think and still do think he's singing..
Play that F cuking music right boy!
I heard my wee cousin singing Cheryl Coles's song parachute....only she was singing..."I don't need a pair of shoes baby if i got you....i don't need a pair of shoes"!lol
And i used to think Shania Twain was singing "I aint gonna have a big cigerette" instead of "I aint gona act politically correct" in "Man i feel like a woman"!hahaha
My Mum thought the words to Rihanna - Rude Boy were
"Come on roo boy boy giddy giddy up" instead of "come on rude boy boy can you get it up?"
I didn't fancy telling her she was wrong...
'Like a battery hen I ll be gone when the morning comes..'
for Meatloafs Bat out of Hell! lol
oh and Greendays time of your life
"another turning point a fork stuck in the road"
always sounds like "another turnip on a fork stuck in the road"
On Leona Lewis's second album Echo, there is a track called don't let me down. It sounds like she says f**king around when she actually says fork in the road.
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- Paul McCartney
- Ivor Novello
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- Dolly Parton
- Diane Warren
- Elton John
- Jeff Buckley
- Stevie Wonder
- Bob Dylan