Tell Them Wob Wobbler! 7 Pop Songs’ Misheard Lyrics

7-misheard-pop-singersI’m not really a fan of pop music.  I define pop music as anything they play more than once an hour on a radio station.  I only listen to the radio while driving so that’s where I get caught up on the latest and  “greatest” top 40 songs (Thanks AMP Radio!).  Nowadays I don’t have to worry about missing a song since if I wait just a little bit or change the station there’s a high probability that I’ll hear the same song again (what comes to mind is that Pussy Cat Doll Song where the singer keeps complaining about how “I hate this part right here…” if she hates that part so bad, then STOP SINGING IT!  Please!).

I’d like to think I’m pretty good at listening to lyrics in a song, but lately I’ve been realizing what I hear is not exactly what the artist is singing.  Here are some song samples with what I hear being sung versus what the “official” lyrics are supposed to be.

1.  The Killers – Human

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I Hearare we human, or are we denser?

Official Lyricsare we human, or are we dancer?

Comments:  I’m thinking to myself, no it can’t be “dancer” cause if it was it wouldn’t be grammatically correct.   He would have to sing “are we human (plural form)? or are we dancers (plural form)?”  Thus maintaining verb tense agreement!  Apparently the Killers are above grammar law.

2.  Rihanna – Disturbia

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I Hear[blah blah] the story life [blah blah blah] the story life [blah blah blah] the story life

Official Lyrics[blah blah] disturbia [blah blah blah] disturbia [blah blah blah] disturbia

Comments:  What the hell is “disturbia”?  Is it a disturbing suburbia?  “The story life” makes so much more sense to me.  It’s about how a person has a story life…as in a fairy tale story life (like Cinderella and the Prince living happily ever after).

I like urban dictionary’s current 6th definition and example for disturbia:

“The use of animal corpses and various other unpleasant items, during intercourse amongst multiple men.” ex.  Graham can’t wait to have some Disturbia with Paul tonight

3.  Fall Out Boy – Dance Dance

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I HearDis-tance!  Falling apart to her time Dis-tance! And these are the lives you love to lead…

Official LyricsDance, dance! We’re falling apart to half time,  Dance, dance, And these are the lives you’d love to lead…

Comments:  I really don’t understand Fall Out Boy’s lyrics…and apparently I’m not alone.  There are whole youtube playlists dedicated to Fall Out Boy Misheard Lyrics.  For a good laugh check out Fall Out Boy’s Dance Dance Misheard lyrics on youtube.   Apparently the uploader heard “Ted’s Pants” instead of “Dance Dance.”

4.  Lady GaGa – Poker Face

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I HearHe’ll read my, He’ll read my, no he can’t read my poker face (She’s got no love no body) x2

Official LyricsCan’t read my, Can’t read my, no he can’t read my poker face (She’s got to love nobody) x2

Comments:  Considering “gaga” is what we say to babies and infants (as in “googoo gaga”) it’s not surprising these lyrics aren’t easy to be heard (or I’m just hard of hearing).   Maybe I’ll start a career as pop singer Gentleman GooGoo and join up with her to become hit pop sensation duo Lady and Gentleman GooGoo GaGa!

5.  Kanye West – Heartless

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I HearHow could you be so Horny?

Official LyricsHow could you be so Heartless?

Comments:  I really thought Kanye was singing about how some girl was really “horny.”  The stuff on the radio doesn’t surprise me anymore especially when Lil’ Jon can sing about “To the sweat drips down my balls…”  So this “how could you be so horny?” seemed quite tame to me.

6.  Estelle – American Boy

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I HearYou’ll be my American Boy…TELL THEM WOB WOBBLER!

Official LyricsYou’ll be my American Boy…Let them know wagwan blud!

Comments:  Everytime I hear this song I can’t wait for this one line in the whole song because it’s only spoken once the whole song and I really think she’s saying “Tell them wob wobbler”.  Let me explain.   Estelle is singing a “duet” with Kanye.  She’s given Kanye a nickname, “Wob Wobbler.” So when she says “Tell them wob wobbler” she is simply asking Kanye to start singing again.  Makes perfect sense, right?  If you don’t like my explanation this explanation might make you happier…

7.  Lady GaGa – Just Dance

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I HearDon’t slow! Drive it clean it like some plead it spend the last-o…in your PACO

Official LyricsDon’t slow!  Drive it, clean it, lights out, bleed it, spend the lasto, in your pocko

Comments:  GaGa’s back again with more nonsense.  The song is about dancing, but then all of sudden she’s talking about driving?  Well, if you can’t beat them, join them.  I hereby declare I will wear a Pocko Protector everywhere I go…even until my lasto days.

Comments 6

  1. Michele wrote:

    You’re hilarious … I love reading your blog

    Posted 26 Mar 2009 at 3:56 pm
  2. ben wrote:

    Thank you for reading…I’m glad someone find its amusing :) You are too kind!

    Posted 26 Mar 2009 at 3:58 pm
  3. Sarah wrote:

    Genius…

    frikkin’ money makers. *jealous*

    Posted 03 Apr 2009 at 6:37 am
  4. Abhishek Desai wrote:

    Have you searched for misheard lyrics on youtube….There are some really funny ones..Try it!

    Posted 05 Nov 2009 at 10:24 am
  5. Jen wrote:

    Ohh man you are just too much! You have me dying of laughter here….I agree on the Kaney song he is totally saying how you could be so horny?

    Posted 04 Mar 2010 at 3:05 pm
  6. ben wrote:

    @ jen, kanye is just so naughty!

    Posted 05 Mar 2010 at 4:55 pm

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