The top ten most misheard pop lyrics

August 21st, 2008 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI  

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London, Aug 21 (ANI): A survey carried out by hearing aid firm Amplifon has come up with a list of the top ten most hilariously misheard pop lyrics, with Sting topping the chart with the song When the World is Running Down.

Listeners often mishear the lyrics of the song by Stings old band The Police as You make the best homemade stew around, instead of the original You make the best of whats still around.

Following him were Barry Gibb and the Bee Gees, whose song Stayin” Alive had its lyrics twisted into, It’’s alright. It’’s okay. You make love the other way from It’’s alright. It’’s okay. You may look the other way.

Sir Paul McCartney’’s band The Beatles were next with their Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, the lyrics having been changed from The girl with the kaleidoscope eyes to The girl with the colitis goes by.

The third slot was taken by Bono’’s U2 song Mysterious Ways, whose lyrics were turned into Shamu the mysterious whale from She moves in mysterious ways.

The Beatles had the lyrics of their song Michelle turned from Michelle, ma belle, sont les mots qui vont tres bien ensemble, tres bien ensemble to Michelle ma belle, some say monkeys play piano well, play piano well.

Another song to fall victim was Freddie Mercury and Queens Bohemian Rhapsody, which had Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango changed to Scallaboosh, Scallaboosh, will you do the banned tango.

In seventh place came The Polices song Message In A Bottle whose lyrics were changed from A year has passed since I wrote my note to A year has passed since I broke my nose.

David Bowie had his song Changes, changed from Strange fascination fascinating me to Strange vaccinations are killing me.

Taking the ninth place was Liam Gallagher’’s Oasis song Wonderwall, which had its lyrics turned from Youre gonna be the one that saves me to Youre gonna be the one at Sainsburys.

In the 10th place was English singer Kate Bush, whose 1978 hit was heard as, Heathcliff, its me, Im a tree, Im a wombat, when the actual lyrics were, Heathcliff, its me, Im Cathy Ive come home, reported the Sun. (ANI)

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