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Eurythmics song tops misheard lyrics poll

PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:12 pm
by smeggypants
Eurythmics song tops misheard lyrics poll


The Eurythmics' pop classic Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) is the most frequently misquoted song in the UK, according to a survey.

Nearly a third of the 1,350 people polled believed that lead singer Annie Lennox sings: "Sweet dreams are made of cheese/Who am I to disagree?"


Cheese? I always thought it was "Sweet dreams are made of piss/Who am I to miss a pee?"


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The song, which reached number two in the UK chart in 1983, was closely followed by Rihanna's We Found Love.

The Top 10 list of misheard tracks was compiled by streaming service Spotify.

Listeners thought that Grammy-winner Rihanna sings "We found Dove in a soapless place" in her 2011 chart-topper.

The lyrics of country singer KD Lang's song Constant Craving, which came in third with 20% of votes, were misunderstood as "Can't Stand Gravy".

US rock group Aerosmith's Dude Looks Like a Lady, meanwhile, was thought to be "Do it like a lady" by 10% of voters.

More than 10 people believed rockers Bon Jovi sing "It doesn't make a difference if we're naked or not" in their 1986 hit, Livin' On A Prayer.

According to the survey, 54% of respondents admitted that hearing incorrect lyrics was a source of frustration to them.

Seven percent of people polled, however, suggested they never got lyrics wrong.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23284179

Eurythmics song tops misheard lyrics poll

PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:55 am
by Mr Squirrel
I cant believe that it isnt R.E.M.'s 'Sidewinder sleeps tonight'.

Come on, be honest... Who thought that the chorus was "Calling Jamaica. Calling Jamaica" when it is in actual fact... "Call me when you try to wake her up. call me when you try to wake her."

Or should this one be in 'mis-sung lyrics'? :D

Eurythmics song tops misheard lyrics poll

PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:09 am
by Stanley Tweedle
Mr Squirrel wrote:I cant believe that it isnt R.E.M.'s 'Sidewinder sleeps tonight'.

Come on, be honest... Who thought that the chorus was "Calling Jamaica. Calling Jamaica" when it is in actual fact... "Call me when you try to wake her up. call me when you try to wake her."

Or should this one be in 'mis-sung lyrics'? :D


:thumb:

Eurythmics song tops misheard lyrics poll

PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:51 am
by grimtales1
Mr Squirrel wrote:I cant believe that it isnt R.E.M.'s 'Sidewinder sleeps tonight'.

Come on, be honest... Who thought that the chorus was "Calling Jamaica. Calling Jamaica" when it is in actual fact... "Call me when you try to wake her up. call me when you try to wake her."

Or should this one be in 'mis-sung lyrics'? :D


:thumb: I agree with that, I never understood that one.
Some of those "misheard lyrics" in that poll take the piss and obviously havent been misheard. Informer by Snow is another one thats hard.

Eurythmics song tops misheard lyrics poll

PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:12 am
by phild05
Mr Squirrel wrote:I cant believe that it isnt R.E.M.'s 'Sidewinder sleeps tonight'.

Come on, be honest... Who thought that the chorus was "Calling Jamaica. Calling Jamaica" when it is in actual fact... "Call me when you try to wake her up. call me when you try to wake her."

Or should this one be in 'mis-sung lyrics'? :D


When it came out, I thought it was "Calling John Major" :rofl: