Everyone remembers Tony Danza from Who's the Boss and Taxi. And no doubt everyone remembers Elton John's "Tiny Dancer," right? So are you one of the people who thought that Elton was singing, "Hold me closer, Tony Danza" rather than "Hold me closer, tiny dancer"?
If you did -- and you feel silly -- you're not alone. Danza recently participated in a hilarious Funny or Die clip that spoofed the aural mix-up:
But Elton's not the only one to have his lyrics mangled by the masses. Here are a few other notables:
The Bee Gees' "Stayin Alive": "Steak and a knife ... steak and a knife ..."
From Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer," the real lyric "It doesn't make a difference if we make it or not" is commonly misunderstood as "It doesn't make a difference if we're naked or not."
From The Beatles' "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds": "The girl with kaleidoscope eyes" is inexplicably heard by many as "The girl with colitis goes by ... "
For some, The Rolling Stones' "Beast of Burden" morphs into "My pizza's burning."
From Bob Dylan: "The ants are my friends ... they're blowing in the wind." (The real lyric: "The answer my friends ...")
And Aretha Franklin: "You make me feel like a rash on a woman"? (The real lyric: "You make me feel like a natural woman.")
Courtesy of the Ghostbusters theme: "Who you gonna call? Those bastards!" (The real lyric: "Who you gonna call? Ghost Busters!")
And who can forget The Ramones: "Bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah, I want a piece of date bread." (The real lyric: "I wanna be sedated.")
Perhaps the most famous misheard lyric of them all comes courtesy of Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze": "'Scuse me, while I kiss this guy." (Real lyric: "Excuse me while I kiss the sky.")
Have you ever misunderstood a song lyric?
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