Misheard Lyrics: People Confess The Songs They’ve Been Singing Hilariously Wrong

Oh, friends…this was such a fun post to put together. I am famous in my family (and made fun of on the regular) for always singing the wrong words to songs.

Recently, on my Facebook and Instagram page, I posted this tweet:


Well, the comments quickly rolled in and one was funnier than the next.

People from all over the world chimed in with stories of themselves, friends, or family singing every wrong word imaginable to popular songs.

I sorted through over 1000 comments (laughing as I went!) so I could share the best ones with you here.

I hope you find these as funny as I did. A big thank you to all of you who always make the comment section so much funnier than the post, I appreciate you!


#1 I’m sure Lucy would rather have kaleidoscope eyes than colon trouble LOL…
#2 Don’t know about you but I’d rather smell burritos than colitas, just sayin’…
#3 Ok, I confess, I too sung it this way for many years until I got laughed at! To be fair, it really does sound more like “bathroom on the right” than “bad moon on the rise”…
#4 Hairy angels is an interesting visual LOL…
#5 Love it, maybe Weird Al should parody this one! Is Weird Al even still around? I’m showing my age LOL…
#6 Great, now it will be stuck in my head that way too!
#7 A less violent version than the actual lyrics: “Watch out boy she’ll chew you up”!
#8 She had a whole backstory and everything…
#9 I mean, don’t we all love Cheez-Its??
#10 Ok, when I read this comment the first thing I thought was, “but that IS the actual lyric”. I was so confused. So I Googled it and…yup, I was today years old when I found out that Stevie Nicks was singing about a WHITE winged dove! My husband had a good laugh over that one.
#13 I think a juice box hero is anyone who can get the little straw poked into the hole on the first try…
#14 “But she don’t care”…
#16 I mean, that depends on where you are I guess!
#17 Moms everywhere approve this version!
#20 This is the same song where I thought the lyric “Does she speak eloquently?” was “Does she speak Eboquanese?”. When my then-boyfriend (now husband) asked “What in the world is Eboquanese??” I told him I thought it was a language I’d never heard of LOL.
#23 “Every girl’s crazy bout a sharp dressed man.”
#25 Ok, but the real line “electric boots” – what even are those anyway??
#26 I love this song…
#27 “Don’t go chasing waterfalls”…
#28 Well, I should hope not on both of those things…
#29 Lucille is runnin’ because she has 400 children LOL…
#31 Ok, this one I always thought was “Hang on, SNOOPY“! What in the world is “SLOOPY”??
#34 Smell your brother LOL…
#35 Ok, in defense of all the people who sing this one wrong (including me!) what kind of line is “Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night”???
For more laughs about word confusion, check out this popular humor post: “Lost in Translation: 21 Times Kids Got Words Hilariously Wrong”