The most hilarious top 10 misheard song lyrics revealed

18 July 2019, 14:05 | Updated: 19 July 2019, 11:01

By Rory O'Connor

Song lyrics can often be misheard, with many fans not realising they are singing the wrong words until a karaoke night - but what are the top 10 misheard lyrics?

Smooth Radio presenter Kate Garraway has revealed that her favourite misheard lyric was Sister Sledge's 'We Are Family', where it sounds as if a vicar could be stapled.

From Duffy "begging you for bird seed" in 'Mercy', to Elton John wanting to hold actor "Tony Danza" close in 'Tiny Dancer', the list is truly endless.

However, we've rounded up 10 of the funniest misheard lyrics and compiled a list of the best ones.

Here are our top 10 misheard song lyrics:

  1. Artist: Sister Sledge

    Song: 'We Are Family'

    Misheard lyric: "Just let me just staple the vicar."

    Correct lyric: "Just let me state for the record."

  2. Artist: ABBA

    Song: 'Chiquitita'

    Misheard lyric: "Chicken Tikka tell me what's wrong" or "Take your teeth out, tell me what’s wrong".

    Correct lyric: "Chiquitita, tell me what’s wrong."

  3. Artist: Paul Young

    Song: 'Every Time You Go Away'

    Misheard lyric: "Every time you go away, you take a piece of meat with you."

    Correct lyric: "Every time you go away take a piece of me with you."

  4. Artist: Johnny Nash

    Song: 'I can see clearly now'

    Misheard lyric: "I can see clearly now, Lorraine has gone."

    Correct lyric: "I can see clearly now, the rain is gone."

  5. Artist: The Beatles

    Song: 'I want to hold your hand'

    Misheard lyric: "I want to hold your ham."

    Correct lyric: "I want to hold your hand."

  6. Artist: Adele

    Song: 'Chasing Pavements'

    Misheard lyric: "Or should I just keep chasing penguins."

    Correct lyric: "Or should I just keep chasing pavements."

  7. Artist: Bon Jovi

    Song: 'Livin’ On A Prayer'

    Misheard lyric: "It doesn’t make a difference if we’re naked or not."

    Correct lyric: "It doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not."

  8. Artist: Hot Chocolate

    Song: 'You Sexy Thing'

    Misheard lyric: "I remove umbilicals."

    Correct lyric: "I believe in miracles."

  9. Artist: Peter Cetera

    Song: 'Glory of Love'

    Misheard lyric: "I am a man who would fight for your ramen."

    Correct lyric: "I am a man who would fight for your honour."

  10. Artist: The Cars

    Song: 'Drive'

    Misheard lyric: "You can't go on thinking nothing's wrong. Pork pie."

    Correct lyric: "You can't go on thinking nothing's wrong. Walk by."

  11. Artist: Céline Dion (OK, we know this is 11, but this bonus was too good to miss out!)

    Song: 'My Heart Will Go On'

    Misheard lyric: "Near, far wherever you are. I believe that the hot dogs go on."

    Correct lyric: "Near, far, wherever you are. I believe that the heart does go on."