SURVEY: Most of us have misheard song lyrics

5% of Americans claim that they never get lyrics wrong

Author: Griff Potter, Local 4 News Morning Executive Producer
Published On: Jul 11 2013 07:14:08 AM EDT
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We’ve all heard someone do it – mishear the lyrics to a song and turn around and sing the mangled lyric to the amusement of those around them.

Now, the music streaming service -- Spotify has collected "Top Misquoted Song Lyrics". They are one of the service’s popular playlists.

1,042 listeners were asked to submit the songs they hear people singing incorrectly. Here are a few of the best lyric screw-ups:

Here are a few of the best lyric screw-ups:

1.    Manfred Mann's Earth BandBlinded By the Light 

WRONG: "Blinded by the light ... wrapped up like a (pejorative word) when you're rollin' in the night"

RIGHT: "Blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night"

2. Jimi HendrixPurple Haze 

WRONG: "Scuse me, while I kiss this guy"

RIGHT: "Scuse me, while I kiss the sky"

3. The ClashRock the Casbah (14%)

WRONG: "Rock the cat box"

RIGHT: "Rock the Casbah"

4. Elton JohnTiny Dancer 

WRONG: "Hold me closer Tony Danza"

RIGHT: "Hold me closer tiny dancer"

5. Credence Clearwater RevivalBad Moon Rising 

WRONG: "There's a bathroom on the right"

RIGHT: "There's a bad moon on the rise"

6. Guns N' RosesParadise City (10%)

WRONG: "Take me down to a very nice city"

RIGHT: "Take me down to the paradise city"

7. Van HalenPanama 

WRONG: "Animal!"

RIGHT: "Panama!"

8. Far East MovementLike a G6 

WRONG: "Like a cheese stick"

RIGHT: "Like a G6"

9. TLCWaterfalls 

WRONG: "Don't go Jason waterfalls"

RIGHT: "Don't go chasing waterfalls"

10. Macy GrayI Try 

WRONG: "I blow bubbles when you are not here"

RIGHT: "My world crumbles when you are not near"