15 Most Commonly Misheard Song Lyrics That'll Make You Laugh ...


We’ve all misheard song lyrics.

Sometimes we catch ourselves messing them up, other times our friends start laughing and ask us what the heck we just said.

There are the classic misheard song lyrics like “Excuse me while I kiss this guy,” but I wanted to make a list of newer songs that are commonly misheard.

1. Chasing Pavements by Adele

Misheard Lyrics: “Should I give up, or should I just keep chasing penguins?”

Correct Lyrics: “Should I give up, or should I just keep chasing pavements?”

I suppose I can see how one might hear “penguins” instead of “pavements” in this song.

It’s not one of the misheard song lyrics that I experienced personally, but I do understand where the people who failed to hear the correct words were coming from.

It doesn't make the tiniest bit of sense though!

2. Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani

Misheard Lyrics: “I ain’t no Harlem black girl.”

Correct Lyrics: “I ain’t no hollaback girl.”

I think the confusion about these lyrics stemmed from the fact that no one knew what the heck a hollaback girl was when the song first came out, so everyone just replaced it with whatever it sounded like to them.

Apparently this is an incredibly common misheard lyric.

3. Telephone by Lady Gaga

Misheard Lyrics: “I don’t wanna think anymore, I hit my head kinda hard on the dance floor.”

Correct Lyrics: “I don’t wanna think anymore, I left my head and my heart on the dance floor.”2

These two lines, when sung sound incredibly close, I can understand why some people may have misheard it.

Not wanting to think anymore because you hit your head kind of hard on the dance floor is at least logical, I’ll give you that!

4. Apologize by OneRepublic

Misheard Lyrics: “It’s too late, you’re gonna die.”

Correct Lyrics: “It’s too late to apologize.”

Well… it does make sense.

Perhaps it’s the higher pitch or the way the word trails off at the end that has people unable to distinguish the last word.

I personally love this song, but I think the replacement lyrics are funny!

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