It’s happened to you at some point. You’re driving along the highway with your best friend, belting out the lyrics to your favorite song when your friend gives you the WTF-did-you-just-say face. Then you start back-peddling as you rack your brain trying to figure out the correct lyrics, but to no avail. Soon, you’re both in hysterics and never again will you and your friend hear the song the same way. Here are some of the most hilarious misunderstood song lyrics of all time and maybe one will make you want to pick up the phone and call your best friend!
Robert Palmer’s Addicted to Love is as famous for its video of supermodels as is its catchy melody. Funny enough, many misunderstood the famous chorus “might as well face it, you’re addicted to love” to be “might as well face it, you’re a dick with a glove.” Now seriously, wouldn’t we see at least half a smile from one of those stone-faced supermodels in his music video if that were the case?
It only makes sense that one of the most misunderstood pop stars of all time would have some misunderstood song lyrics. Many thought that when Madonna was crooning her controversial lyrics “like a virgin, touched for the very first time,” she was singing “like a virgin, touched for the thirty-first time.” Leave it to Madonna to maximize her controversy!
Maybe someone was attempting the In-N-Out Burger drive-through after hours when they heard One Republic belt out “it’s too late to order fries.” The actual lyric is the name of the song, “it’s too late to apologize.”
One of the most famous Elvis songs of all time, Hound Dog also has one of the most misunderstood lyrics of all time too. “You ain’t never caught a rabbit and you ain’t no friend of mine” is often heard as “you ain’t never pornographic and you ain’t no friend of mine.” Good thing, either way.