Hello Monday peeps! The weekends never seem long enough to reset, do they? But since it is Monday, that of course means music! For this week, our Spotlight Dancer is our fabulous friend and fellow co-conductor, Alana of Ramblin’ with AM! This week’s theme: “Misheard Song Lyrics”. For instance, a song lyric you’ve misheard or is commonly misheard i.e. CCR’s Bad Moon Rising (“there’s a bathroom on the right”). Let’s keep it family-friendly!” Let’s get this misheard party started!

Let’s start with this favorite Canadian musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and photographer. When he originally wrote this song, he had no idea he was writing a hit. In fact, when he first finished the iconic song, he didn’t like it, and it was originally named ‘The Best Days of My Life’.

In addition to this, he was just nine years old in 1969, which has often confused people over the years. Instead of hearing the lyrics ‘Jimmy quit, Jody got married’, this line is often sung as ‘Do we quit, or do we get married?’. This seems like an easy mistake to make if you’re hearing the song for the first time.

Get ready to dance, here’s Bryan Adams with “Summer of ’69”:

Next up is is a song that was released in 2013 after this New Zealand singer and songwriter wrote the lyrics in 30 minutes in a car on her way home from an event. This is one of the young singer’s signature songs and is the third track from her debut album. Some listeners think she’s included vegetables in the lyrics, as people often get confused with the lyrics ‘you can call me queen bee’ and sing ‘green bean’ instead. 

Give a listen to Lorde with “Royals”:

Next up, this song took a lot of people by surprise when it was released a couple of years ago. It’s one of the few mainstream examples of country-rap fusion, and you’re likely to either find it very catchy or very bizarre. Wherever you stand on it, this song reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for an incredible 19 consecutive weeks.

However, Billboard removed it from its Country Songs Chart due to the song not appropriately fitting the genre. Genre identity isn’t the only confusing aspect of this song, as its lyrics can often be misinterpreted. The correct lyrics are ‘I’m gonna take my horse to the old town road’, but some people have said it sounds like ‘I’m gonna take my horse to the watering hole.’ It’s easily done.

Get ready for some fun, here’s Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus with “Old Town Road”:

Last, but certainly not least, this popular track from one of my favorite artist’s 2014 album is about the media’s obsession with her love life and had some fans thinking that it was about folks who were really into Starbucks. “Got a long list of ex-lovers, they’ll tell you I’m insane,” she sings. But instead of hearing “long list of ex-lovers,” fans heard “lonely Starbucks lovers.” Chaos ensued.

Without further ado, here’s the inimitable Taylor Swift with “Blank Space”:

That’s a wrap for this week – have a great Monday! See you on the dance floor!

Now onto the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me: Photobucket

I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and our musical cohort, the awesome Cathy from Curious as a CAThy, and Alana of Ramblin’ with AM!

Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!

Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!

INTRODUCING OUR “SPOTLIGHT DANCER”:

Alana of Ramblin’ with AM

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6 Comments

  1. Good set of songs for “Misheard Lyrics” week! I always get tickled watching “Old Town Road” music video. 😀 Have a boogietastic week, Stacy!

  2. You picked two of my favorite recent songs – Royals and Old Town Road. I knew all the songs except for Taylor Swift. Hers was a fun song. I have quite a history of mishearing lyrics, although enough times it’s in different places than the common misheard parts.