Karaoke Quiz: Most Misquoted Songs of All Time


After all these years, we now know that “Sweet dreams are made of cheese, who am I to disagree,” is not the right lyric.

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Music streaming service Spotify polled music listeners in both the U.S. and the U.K. to figure out what are the most-misheard songs in history.

In the U.S., Manfred Mann’s cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Blinded By the Light” took the top spot followed by Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze,” The Clash’s “Rock the Casbah” and Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer.”

The most recent song on the list came in at No. 8 with Far East Movement’s 2010 track “Like a G6.” Listeners originally thought the lyric was “like a cheese stick.”

In the U.K., “Sweet Dreams” by Eurythmics took the cake followed by the very popular Rihanna song “We Found Love.” Listeners confused the lyric “We found love in a hopeless place” with “We found Dove in a soapless place.” Strange…

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Here is a list of some other lyrics that may throw people off:


“Radioactive,” Imagine Dragons

Wrong: I’m ready to rock you

Right: I’m radioactive


“Livin’ on a Prayer,” Bon Jovi

Wrong: It doesn’t make a difference if we’re naked or not

Right: It doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not


“Baby One More Time,” Britney Spears

Wrong: The reason I breed is you

Right: The reason I breathe is you.


“Set Fire To The Rain,” Adele

Wrong: I set fire to the rain and I threw up into the flames

Right: I set fire to the rain and I threw us into the flames


“Sexy Back,” Justin Timberlake

Wrong: I think it’s fish oil behind your back

Right: I think you’re special, what’s behind your back