“Hit Me With A Wet Sock”: 20 Hilariously Funny Misheard Lyrics
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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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”]
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Sweet dreams are made of cheese, who am i to disagree
[Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)]
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My three year old thinks “Like a G6” is “Like a cheese sticks”
[Far East Movement and The Cataracs – “Like a G6”]
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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’ ?
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Lion King’s Circle of Life:
Pink pajamas penguins on the bottom.
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“Got along with Starbucks lovers” – Blank Space by Taylor Swift
Image source: Tolbitzironside, Fantasy Records
I want to know, have you ever seen Lorain?
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?
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.
I felt some brains down in Africa up until a couple years ago..
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”
“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.
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CCR – bad mood rising
There’s a bathroom on the right
And then my siblings tried to convince me it said “there’s a Batman on the rise”.
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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”]
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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.
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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
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My favorite misheard lyric is ‘Hold me closer, Tony Danza’ instead of ‘Hold me closer, tiny dancer’ by Elton John.
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Steely Dan, instead of “Are you reelin’ in the years?”, got “Are you really into yeast?”
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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]
I thought in Poker Face by Gaga there was a line saying ‘kill the vibe kill the vibe” instead of Can’t see my can’t see my poker face
I always thought in Poker Face by Gaga there was a line saying ‘kill the vibe kill the vibe” instead of Can’t see my can’t see my poker face