Hello again blogosphere! As the title pretty clearly states, today I'm going to be listing some of the most misquoted song lyrics ever. To be honest, it's kind of hard to narrow it down, everyone seems to just be so wrong all the time. Who knows, you may actually find that you've been singing your favourite song wrong all these years?
Tiny DancerYou know that little ditty by this new, totally unknown artist Elton John? If you're not familiar with it, your youtube video awaits, and if you are, chances are you may have been singing it wrong you're entire life. Apparently, the majority of the world thought that the lyrics to the chorus were 'Hold Me Closer, Tony Danza'. If you don't know who that is, just know that the man who everyone knows as the live-in housekeeper in 'Who's The Boss' most certainly isn't a tiny dancer by any stretch of the imagination. I seriously don't know how people could get the lyrics wrong. Spoiler alert, the clue's in the title of the song! And no, I didn't make this up, it's actually a thing. Even Phoebe from 'Friends' got confused:
AfricaI guarantee we've all heard this song by 'Toto' at least once on the radio in our lives (if you're lucky), but apparently, some people have heard it more incorrectly than others. The original lyric is 'I Bless the Rains down in Africa', which admittedly, is kind of a weird thing to have in a song, but whatever. Apparently, most people just couldn't get their head around it, and thought that the lyric was 'I Left my Brains down in Africa' (because that's more likely- good riddens logic). Why would Toto write a song that practically admits they're now brain dead? That wouldn't exactly do wonders for their image. Also, why would they become stupid when they go to Africa? That would just be racist.
Bad Moon RisingTo be completely honest with all of you, I've never actually heard this song.
I know, what a hypocrite, right? Before you judge me, the one thing I have heard of is the trap that everyone falls into with the lyrics. Arguably, this mistake is the most famous lyric stuff up of all time. The actual lyric in the song is 'There's a Bad Moon on the Rise', but the majority of the world thinks that it's 'There's a Bathroom on the Right'. Personally, I think it totally should be. Who wants to listen to a boring song about a bad moon? Seriously, who cares?! But a fine little tune about the location of a bathroom, that's something you don't hear everyday.
Piano ManWe've all heard it, we all know it, but apparently some don't know it as well as others. Maybe people just thought Billy Joel was a massive racist or something, because apparently the lyric 'Sing us a song, you're the piano man' was mistaken for 'Sing us a song for the yellow man'. Again, why do people seem to ignore song titles, they'll give you a massive hint as to what's being sung in the chorus. Yeah, a song about singing for the yellow man would've been funnier (and a lot more racist), but may not exactly put the good old Billy J in the best light.
Like a VirginEveryone in the entire world is familiar with this Madonna classic, and that's a fact. But apparently, there have been some people living a lie, singing it wrong for all these years. The lyric 'Like a virgin, touched for the very first time', has been morphed into 'Like a virgin, touched for the thirty-first time'. Yeah, Madonna may get around, but 31st? That's a bit extreme, even for her. Taylor Swift maybe, but not Madonna. It certainly would make for an interesting song, but unfortunately, this isn't the case.
So we've now reached the end my little blog post, exposing all of the mistakes of humans. Maybe next time you're listening to the radio, you'll actually get the song lyrics right (or deliberately get them wrong just to shake things up). Til' next time . . .