Most Misheard Song Lyrics Include 'Blinded By the Light,' 'Purple Haze,' 'Rock The Casbah' And, Yes, 'Tiny Dancer'


Misheard song lyrics are the stuff of legend, with Elton John's "Tiny Dancer" being a canonical example of what happens when inflection doesn't go as planned (no, it's not "hold me closer, Tony Danza"). Spotify tried to lend a touch of science to our collective inability to hear certain lines as musicians intended them, and conducted a poll to identify the most misquoted song lyrics of all time.

Coming in at No. 1 on the list is Manfred Mann's Earth Band, whose "Blinded By the Light" is often mistaken as including the line "wrapped up like a douche when you're rollin' in the night." The actual line? "Blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night."

Take a look at the Spotify's Top 10 Misquoted Song Lyrics below and stream a playlist of the mistakenly catchy tracks. What lyrics do you struggle with the most?

1. Blinded by the light...wrapped up like a douche when you're rollin’ in the night / Blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Blinded By the Light) – 52%

2. ’Scuse me, while I kiss this guy / ‘Scuse me, while I kiss the sky (Jimi Hendrix, Purple Haze) – 19%

3. Rock the cat box / Rock the Casbah (The Clash, Rock The Casbah) – 14%

4. Hold me closer Tony Danza / Hold me closer tiny dancer (Elton John, Tiny Dancer) – 13%

5. There’s a bathroom on the right / There’s a bad moon on the rise (Credence Clearwater Revival, Bad Moon Rising) – 12%

6. Take me down to a very nice city / Take me down to paradise city (Guns N’ Roses, Paradise City) – 10%

7. Animal! / Panama! (Van Halen, Panama) – 9%

8. Like a cheese stick / Like a G6 (Far East Movement, Like a G6) – 8%

9. Don't go Jason waterfalls / Don’t go chasing waterfalls (TLC, Waterfalls) – 7%

10. I blow bubbles when you are not here / My world crumbles when you are not near (Macy Gray, I Try) – 4%

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