We've all been there. Singing along to one of your favourite tunes –when a friend points out you have been singing the wrong words for years…
New book Last Night a Bidet Drenched My Wife – that’s a misheard lyric of Indeep’s Last Night A DJ Saved My Life – highlights the most common mistakes and what they
■ Heavy rain is in my ears and in my eyes
Penny Lane is in my ears and in my eyes
Penny Lane – The Beatles
■ Boom Boom Boom let me hear you say Wales
Boom Boom Boom let me hear you say wayo
Boom Boom Boom – The Outhere Brothers
■ And we rely on each other hee-haw. From one donkey to another hee-haw
And we rely on each other ah ha. From one lover to another, ah ha
Islands in the Stream – Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers
■ You were working as a racist in a hostile bra, when I met you
You were workin’ as a waitress in a cocktail bar, when I met you
Don’t you Want Me – The Human League
■ Too shy shy, long conk, gammy eye
Too shy, shy, hush-hush, eye to eye
Too Shy – Kajagoogoo
■ You took a mystery and made Fred want it. You took a pedestal and put Daphne on it
You took a mystery and made me want it. You got a pedestal and put me on it
Chain Reaction – Diana Ross
■ I get locked, but I get in again, you’re never gonna lock me out. I get locked but I get in again you’re never gonna lock me out.
I get knocked down, but I get up again. You’re never gonna keep me down. I get knocked down, but I get up again, you’re never gonna keep me down
Tub thumping – Chumbawamba
■ Giant Steps are what you take. Farting on the moon.
Giant steps are what you take. Walking on the Moon
Walking on the Moon – The Police
■ Robert the Weirdo’s waiting. Talking in Vulcan.
Robert De Niro’s Waiting (Talking Italian)
Robert De Niro’s Waiting – Bananarama
■ Let’s get quizzical. Quizzical. I wanna get quizzical. Let’s get into quizzical
Let’s get physical. Physical. I want to get physical. Let’s get into physical
Physical – Olivia Newton John
■ When I get that feeling, I need saxophone cleaning
When I get that feeling, I need sexual healing
Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
■ All we hear is Lady O’Gaga. Lady O’GooGoo
All we hear is Radio ga ga, Radio goo goo
Radio Ga Ga – Queen
■ Ain’t no stopping us now. We’re in the nude.
Ain’t no stopping us now. We’re on the move
Ain’t No Stopping Us –McFadden and Whitehead
■ Don’t like the way you twerk it. No dignity.
I like the way you work it. No diggity
No Diggity – Blackstreet ft Dr Dre
■ Guinea, guinea, guinea a pig after midnight.
Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight
Gimme! gimme! gimme! – Abba
■ If you don’t Naomi by now. You will never never never Naomi.
If you don’t know me by now, you will never never never know me
If You Don’t Know Me by Now – Simply Red
■ Tumble out of bed and stumble on a pigeon. Pour myself a cup of ambition.
Tumble out of bed and stumble to the kitchen. Pour myself a cup of ambition
9 To 5 – Dolly Parton
■ You make me feel like a natural salmon.
You make me feel like a natural woman
A Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin
■ Prince Charming. Prince Charming. Stop calling Mandy pretending to be Jason
Prince Charming. Ridicule is nothing to be scared of
Prince Charming by Adam and the Ants
■ We’re up all night to smoke baccy
We’re up all night to get lucky.
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
■ Relax. Don’t do it. When you wanna fax Judith
Relax. Don’t do it. When you want to go to it
Relax – Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
■ I was looking for some action and all I found were cygnets and a waterfall
I was looking for some action and all I found were cigarettes and alcohol
Cigarettes and Alcohol – Oasis
- Last Night a Bidet Drenched my Wife: …and other misheard lyrics by @Trouteyes with Moose Allain, Blink Publishing, hardback £6.99. Available to pre-order now.
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