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Thanks for the memories  July 26, 2012

Misheard lyrics through the ages

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Michelle Starr is the tiger force at the core of all things. She also writes about cool stuff and apps as CNET Australia's Crave editor. But mostly the tiger force thing.

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From 1935 through to 2006, have a listen to some of the most famous misheard lyrics in popular music.

We've all done it; not understood what the heck a song was going on about, so our brains substituted in words that sound similar, but make not a great deal of sense when you think about it.

Heck, when my siblings and I were younger, we used to do it with our prayers, starting with "In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spit". Which probably had something to do with our strange fascination for holy water, now that I think of it.

Anyhow, the musicians of Collective Cadenza are a little more traditional about it in their latest video, which collects some of the most famously misheard songs into a fabulous medley, from 1935 all the way through to 2006.

Have a listen, and tell us your favourite misheard lyric in the comments. And don't forget to watch the video below it, which, in our opinion, is the best misinterpretation of a song of all time.


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MatthewP6 posted a comment   

Oops, it posted without me hitting the Post button. To finish off my first post...

...The song that always gets me is the The Animal Song by Savage Garden. For the life of me I always hear the boys singing either "Like Cannibals" or "Like Cannonballs", nothing about animals.


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