“Hit Me With A Wet Sock”: 20 Hilariously Funny Misheard Lyrics

Published 1 year ago

Imagine thinking that the Eurythmics were singing that ‘sweet dreams are made of cheese’? There are so many times we think we understand what we are hearing in songs but are in fact laughably mistaken. 

When one person asked the online communities what was an example of a misheard lyric, folks stepped up to reveal their most hilarious gaffes. Scroll below for a list of songs that have been accidentally reinvented and don’t forget to comment your own comically misheard lyrics in the comments sections. 

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Image source: SpaceTroutCat, Heidy Escobar

Hit me with a wet sock, FIRE AWAY!!!!!

[Original lyrics: “Hit me with your best shot”; Pat Benatar’s “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”]



Image source: __botulism__, Eurythmics

Sweet dreams are made of cheese, who am i to disagree

[Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)]



Image source: Veritas3333, Vervegirl Canada

My three year old thinks “Like a G6” is “Like a cheese sticks”

[Far East Movement and The Cataracs – “Like a G6”]



Image source: Weapon_X23, Missy Elliott

Get your free cone.

[Original lyrics: “Get your freak on”, Missy Elliott’s “Get Ur Freak On”]



We were in the car and Guns ‘n Roses Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door was playing and after a minute my then four year old son asked ‘Who’s Kevin?’ It took us a beat to understand the question but from now on, for me this song will always be ‘Knockin on Kevin’s door’ ?

Image source: SuccessExtreme4373


Image source: Cowabungadude_07, Disney

Lion King’s Circle of Life:

Pink pajamas penguins on the bottom.



Image source: i_hate_sephiroth, Taylor Swift

“Got along with Starbucks lovers” – Blank Space by Taylor Swift



Image source: Tolbitzironside, Fantasy Records

I want to know, have you ever seen Lorain?

PheonixKernow replied:

As a child I used to sing ‘I can see clearly now Lorraine has gone’ and always wondered what poor Lorraine did that was so bad.

[Original lyrics: I can see clearly now, the rain has gone

Johnny Nash – “I Can See Clearly Now”]



Image source: walkingtalkingdread, TOTO

I guess it rains down in Africa?

StoopidTumbleweeds replied:

I’m still somewhat embarrassed to say that I thought it was “god bless the maids down in Africa”. Thought it was some sort of weird political statement.

Is_What_They_Call_Me replied:

I felt some brains down in Africa up until a couple years ago..

milkpen replied:

I always heard it as “I miss the rains down in Africa” and thought that sounded so lovely and melancholic. I was so disappointed by the real lyric lmao

[Original lyrics: I bless the rains down in Africa

Toto – Africa]



Image source: wesleybg, Maroon 5

“remove my jacket”
Instead of
“moves like jagger”

Boy I felt dumb.



Image source: Dependent_Border9912, Nathan Malone

When I was 14 my dad was driving me to my boyfriend’s house. On the way over “Applause” by Lady Gaga came on & my dad sang “I live for the applesauce applesauce applesauce”. I busted out laughing and mocking him. Laughed so hard he turned the car around and took me home.



Image source: revs201, Creedence Clearwater Revival

CCR – bad mood rising
There’s a bathroom on the right

Warm_Fox1937 replied:


And then my siblings tried to convince me it said “there’s a Batman on the rise”.



Image source: Suspicious-Doubt-583, Music Top Internac

Concrete jungle, wet dream, tomato.

[Original lyrics: “In New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made, oh… ”

Jay Z and Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”]



Image source: BillyStunnaGunna, Gwen Stefani

My 7th grade teacher had a real hatred for Gwen Stefani and when we finally asked him it was because he thought she was saying “I ain’t no Harlem black girl” in her hit song “holla back girl”



As a kid, I didn’t get the chess references in Murray Head’s “One Night in Bangkok”.

So when he sang “One town is very like another with your head down over your pieces, brother.”, I thought he was singing “One town is very like another with your head down over your *feces* brother”

I remember wondering what the hell goes on in Bangkok that would find you with your head down over your own poo.

Image source: MisterMarcus


Image source: younghorse, chronic-shock

She was a fax machine
She kept her modem clean

[Original lyrics: She was a fast machine, she kept her motor clean

AC/DC – “You Shook Me All Night Long”]



Abba- Take a chance on me. The beginning sounds like they are saying Jackie Chan.

Johnny rivers- Secret agent man- secret Asian man

Image source: pkim173


Image source: Queasy_Bus_9388, Sean Biehle

My favorite misheard lyric is ‘Hold me closer, Tony Danza’ instead of ‘Hold me closer, tiny dancer’ by Elton John.



Image source: snitterisagooddog, Fred von Lohmann

Steely Dan, instead of “Are you reelin’ in the years?”, got “Are you really into yeast?”



Image source: 8thFurno, Daft Punk

As a kid I thought it was “we’ll rob a Mexican monkey” and not “we’re up all night to get lucky”

[Daft Punk – Get Lucky]

Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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