List of the best misheard lyrics

We all sing "Tony Danza", right?
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We've all done it. You're singing along to a song on the radio, and someone stops you to ask, "What did you just say?" It turns out the words you've been using every time are incorrect.

As the self-proclaimed Queen of the Botched Lyrics, I have quite a few examples. There's also a list of them on Yahoo. Here are a few I can relate to and a couple of my own mistakes.

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"Tiny Dancer” – Elton John

Misheard lyric: “Hold me closer, Tony Danza.”
Correct lyric: “Hold me closer, Tiny Dancer.”

“Blank Space” - Taylor Swift

Misheard lyric: “Got a lot of Starbucks lovers, they’ll tell you I’m insane.”
Correct lyric: “Got a long list of ex-lovers, they’ll tell you I’m insane.”

“Blinded By the Light” – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band

Misheard lyric: “Wrapped up like a douche when you’re rollin’ in the night.”
Correct lyric: “Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night.”

“Purple Haze” – Jimi Hendrix

Misheard lyric: “Scuse me, while I kiss this guy.”
Correct lyric: “Scuse me, while I kiss the sky.”

“Livin’ On A Prayer” – Bon Jovi

Misheard lyric: “It doesn’t make a difference if we’re naked or not.”
Correct lyric: “It doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not.”

“Hard to Handle” – Black Crowes

Misheard lyric: “Hey little thing, let me light your candle 'cause Mama I'm sure the handyman gets around.”
Correct lyric: “Hey little thing, let me light your candle 'cause Mama I'm sure hard to handle now, gets around.”

“Edge of Seventeen” – Stevie Nicks

Misheard lyric: “Just like one we love.”
Correct lyric: “Just like the white-winged dove.”

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