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07/14/2014 03:30 pm ET Updated Jul 16, 2014

13 Commonly Misheard Song Lyrics That Are Way Funnier Than The Real Ones

We all have that friend: You're in a bar, a song starts playing, and they inevitably start belting out lyrics. You're not sure what lyrics they're singing, but they're definitely not right.

They are, however, hilarious. For example, Elton John's "Tiny Dancer." We know the lyrics aren't "Hold me closer, Tony Danza," but... maybe they SHOULD be.

With that in mind, here are some famously misheard lyrics that are far more entertaining than the originals.

1. Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze


Actual lyrics: "Excuse me while I kiss the sky."

2. Bon Jovi – Living On A Prayer


Actual lyrics: "It doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not."

3. ABBA - Dancing Queen


Actual lyrics. "Dancing queen, feel the beat from the tamborine."

4. The Monkees – I'm A Believer


Actual lyrics: "Then I saw her face, now I'm a believer."

5. Johnny Nash – I Can See Clearly Now


Actual lyrics: "I can see clearly now, the rain is gone."

6. Queen – We Will Rock You


Actual lyrics: "Kicking your can all over the place."

7. Billy Joel​ - We Didn't Start the Fire


Actual lyrics: "We didn't start the fire. It was always burning since the world's been turning."

8. Bob Marley - Stir It Up


Actual lyrics: "Stir it up, little darlin', stir it up."

9. Credence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising


Actual lyrics: "There's a bad moon on the rise."

10. Fifth Dimension - Aquarius


Actual lyrics: "This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius."

11. R.E.M. - Losing My Religion


Actual lyrics: "That's me in the corner, that's me in the spotlight."

12. Bob Dylan - Blowin' In The Wind


Actual lyrics: "The answer my friend, is blowin' in the wind."


13. Pearl Jam - Yellow Ledbetter


Actual lyrics: ....?

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