Have you ever been so into singing the best retro songs at the top of your lungs and someone has the audacity to tell you you’ve been singing the lyrics wrong the whole time? Breaks you heart a little, doesn’t it? Well, you’re probably not the only one. Some of our favorite songs have a sneaky way of tricking us and making us believe they’re something they’re not. They sing to-may-toe, and we sing to-ma-toe. That’s just the way they rock and roll. Of course, we only remember the lyrics of those songs that go down in history. While one-hit wonders do often stand the test of time, it’s those songs that are sung and performed by some of the greatest names in the music biz that really get us going. After all, we listen to the songs over and over again. Before too long we basically becoming a living embodiment of the singer and know the lyrics off by heart… kinda.
While most of us have absolutely no problem with singing the wrong lyrics in the shower or in the car on the way to work, other people seem to have a real issue with it. They want you to sing the “real” lyrics, and they want you to give the song the “respect it deserves.” Alright, Aretha. However, sometimes the misheard song lyrics are the funniest lyrics of all. They put a smile on your face, they make you giggle like a little girl, or they might even make you lol your socks off…
Bon Jovi – ‘Livin’ On A Payer’
Misheard lyric: ‘It doesn’t make a difference if we’re naked or not.’
Actual lyric: ‘It doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not.’
When listening along to this song – Bon Jovi is either really raunchy, or really underwhelming. And we really liked to go along with the raunchy version. But alas, it isn’t true. Instead, he’s really underwhelming. You know, in terms of the lyrics. Not him as a person. We love you, Jovi.