Video: Do Any Of These Misheard Song Lyrics Look Familiar To You?

Misheard song lyrics: everybody has them. You know, those lyrics you’ve been mishearing since childhood until one day, you see someone singing the song in a karaoke bar and go “oooooh, that is not at all what I thought it was.” For me, it was seminal ’90s hiphop/R&B group Crystal Waters‘ 1994 hit “100% Pure Love,” which I misheard (or maybe just misremembered) from the age of nine until last week as “100% pure fun.”

But it was okay! My roommates and I all had a good laugh about it, and now “100% pure fun” is our party time catchphrase. Which is all to say, there’s nothing to be ashamed of.

In honor of this widespread type of brain fart, the funny people at Pleated Jeans have edited together a delightful video of easy-to-mishear lyrics. I challenge you to ever hear these songs with the correct lyrics again.


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    • ScienceGeek

      I’d just started my job, and was told that we had a new Head of the Department (this was often said as if it should be accompanied by confettii and cheerleaders).
      So, just before he was formally introduced, I’m at the cafeteria with a couple of my co-workers, and I said something like ‘That Gwen Steffani song always makes me think she’s singing ‘I ain’t no whore or crack girl”. My co-workers snickered, and I noticed an older gentleman at the table next to us give me a bit of a grin. Like, ‘I know you didn’t mean me to hear that, young lady, but I did’.
      The next day, I met the new head of the department (Confetti! Cheerleaders!). Yeah. It was the older gentleman. You can guess what he said.