25 Blissfully Unaware Times When People Were Singing a Song’s Lyrics All Wrong | “Sweet Dreams Are Made of Cheese”

25 Blissfully Unaware Times When People Were Singing a Song’s Lyrics All Wrong | “Sweet Dreams Are Made of Cheese”
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When we listen to music, there are many elements that appeal to us. The instruments, beats, rhythm, voice of the singer, tune and most importantly the lyrics are what we enjoy. We sing along with the lyrics and imagine ourselves holding the best bathroom concert... until one day it dawns upon us that the lyrics we were singing were all wrong. No wonder certain parts of the song weren't making sense. "What's your favorite example of misheard lyrics?" asked u/23andrewb on r/AskReddit. Here are 25 of the most misheard lyrics people came up with. If you didn't already know them, then be prepared to have your mind blown. 


1. "I fight authority, authority always wins," John Mellencamp's Authority Song 

 "I fight with Dorothy & Dorothy always wins..." -u/jemcnick

2. "Nants ingonyama bagithi baba,"Circle of Life from The Lion King

"Pink pajamas penguins on the bottom" -u/Cowabungadude_07

3. "Get your freak on," Missy Elliott's Get Ur Freak On

"Get your free cone" - u/Weapon_X23

4. "Got a long list of ex-lovers," Taylor Swift's Blank Space

"Got along with Starbucks lovers" -u/i_hate_sephiroth

5.  "Are you reelin' in the years?" from Steely Dan's Reelin’ In the Years

"Are you really into yeast?" -u/snitterisagooddog

6. "Moves like jagger," Maroon 5's Moves Like Jagger

"Remove my jacket" -u/wesleybg

7. "In New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made, oh..., " Jay Z and Alicia Keys' Empire State of Mind

"Concrete jungle, wet dream, tomato" -u/Suspicious-Doubt-583

8. "Like a drifter, I was born to walk alone," Whitesnake's Here I Go Again

"Like a drifter I was born to wear cologne"-u/Intensity_In10Cities

9.  "One town is very like another with your head down over your pieces, brother," Murray Head's One Night in Bangkok

"One town is very like another with your head down over your *feces* brother" -u/MisterMarcus

10. "Blinded by the light, Revved up like a Deuce, Another runner in the night," Manfred Mann's Earth Band's Blinded by the Light

"Blinded by the light. Wrapped up like a douche. A running lover in the night" -u/occamhanlon

11. "I live for the applause, applause, applause," Lady Gaga's Applause

"I live for the applesauce applesauce applesauce" -u/Dependent_Border9912

12. "Want your bad romance," Lady Gaga's Bad Romance

"watch out for romance" -u/Reindeer-Street

13. "I ain't no hollaback girl," Gwen Stefani's Hollaback Girl

"I ain't no Harlem black girl" -u/BillyStunnaGunna

14. "Excuse me while I kiss the sky," Jimi Hendrix's Purple Haze

"'scuse me while I kiss this guy" -u/Alone_Employment7914

15. "Like a G6," Far East Movement and The Cataracs' Like a G6

"Like a cheese sticks" -u/Veritas3333

16. "The dark sacred night," Louis Armstrong's What A Wonderful World 

"I see skies of blue And clouds of white The bright blessed day The dogs say goodnight" -u/twoferrets

17.  Guns 'n Roses' Knockin' on Heaven’s Door

"Knockin on Kevin's door" -u/SuccessExtreme4373

18.  Pat Benatar's Hit Me With Your Best Shot

"Hit me with a wet sock" -u/SpaceTroutCat

19. "Sweet dreams are made of this. Who am I to disagree," Eurythmics' Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

"Sweet dreams are made of cheese, who am i to disagree" -u/__botulism__

20. "I can see clearly now, the rain has gone," Johnny Nash's I Can See Clearly Now

"I can see clearly now, Lorraine has gone!"-u/AtheneSchmidt

21. "We're up all night to get lucky," Daft Punk's Get Lucky

"we'll rob a mexican monkey" -u/8thFurno

22. "The girl with kaleidoscope eyes," The Beatles' Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds

"The girl with colitis goes by"-u/herefortheguffaws

23. "Hold me closer, tiny dancer," Elton John's Tiny Dancer

"Hold me closer, Tony Danza" -u/Queasy_Bus_9388

24. "I bless the rains down in Africa," Toto's Africa

"God bless the maids down in Africa" -u/StoopidTumbleweeds

25. "She was a fast machine, she kept her motor clean," AC/DC's You Shook Me All Night Long

"She was a fax machine.She kept her modem clean" -u/younghorse

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