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Quiz about More Commonly Misheard Lyrics
Quiz about More Commonly Misheard Lyrics

More Commonly Misheard Lyrics Trivia Quiz


How well do you know these lyrics to popular songs that other people think they know but don't?

A multiple-choice quiz by DrLoveGun. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
DrLoveGun
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
391,682
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. Nirvana's "Lithium" says "I'm not gonna..." what? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Eagles' classic song "Hotel California" goes "Her mind is ... twisted." Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Tom Petty's "American Girl" had what that she was gonna keep? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. In Pearl Jam's "Even Flow," what's the last line of the first verse? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. In the original version of "Dancing on my Own," Robyn sang "I'm giving it my all, but I'm not the ... you're taking home." Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In, "When I'm Gone," AKA "Cups," Anna Kendrick sang "You're gonna miss me by my..." what? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. In the chorus for "Loser", Beck sang what? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. What is the first line in Nirvana's "In Bloom?" Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. In the Stone Temple Pilots' "Creep," who had a gun? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. In Radiohead's "Creep," Thom Yorke sang that not only is he a creep, he is also a what?
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Nirvana's "Lithium" says "I'm not gonna..." what?

Answer: Crack

This is one of the first rock songs I ever heard. "Nevermind" was one of the first albums I ever bought. It took me years to find out this out myself. I have thought all the wrong answers. But, all the lyrics sites I found say "Crack."

"Lithium" according to Kurt Cobain, is about a fictional man who has broken up with his girlfriend and is turning to religion to save himself from suicide. Contrary to popular belief, the story in this song is fictional. Cobain admits that he infused some of his own personal experiences with break-ups into the story, but he is singing from the perspective of a fictional character.

"Lithium" was the third single from "Nevermind." It went to the top of the Official Finnish charts and has appeared on more than 10 charts. "Nevermind" has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, making it one of the most popular albums ever recorded.
2. Eagles' classic song "Hotel California" goes "Her mind is ... twisted."

Answer: Tiffany

If you knew this without having to look up the lyrics, my kudos to you. A lot of so-called "Commonly misheard lyrics" baffle me, but with this one, it was the correct lyric that baffled me. Apparently "Tiffany-twisted" refers to a woman who is in love with power and money.

"Hotel California" was written by two men named Don: Don Felder and Don Henley. They said that the song is meant to be a comment on American culture. The hotel itself is meant to symbolize the American Dream and the American Nightmare.

"Hotel California" is the most famous of the many famous songs Eagles have ever recorded. It went to number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and the Canadian Top Singles charts and went to the top 10 on seven other charts. This song won a Grammy for Record of the Year and appears on Rolling Stone's list of top 500 rock songs ever. I'm not a fan of Eagles, but even I think this is one of the best songs my ears have ever heard.
3. Tom Petty's "American Girl" had what that she was gonna keep?

Answer: One little promise

Some people think he was singing "Wonderbra." In addition to this misunderstanding some people mistakenly think this song is about a girl committing suicide by jumping off a specific dorm room at the University of Florida. Petty has denied this, and the University's spokesman says that no one has ever jumped off the roof of that particular dorm room and that it would be difficult to get up there.

"American Girl" is a song on the self-title debut album of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. I listened to this song as I was making this quiz and was surprised by how much I like it. I much MUCH prefer this song over his more-famous "Free Fallin'."
4. In Pearl Jam's "Even Flow," what's the last line of the first verse?

Answer: Oh, dark grin, he can't help when he's happy he looks insane

One common critique of rock bands that came from Seattle in the early 1990's such as Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, and Alice in Chains is that their lyrics are hard to understand due their seemingly nonsensical nature and the singers screaming them.

"Even Flow" was written under the Space Needle. The song is about homelessness. The band has said that this was a very difficult song to record. VH1 ranked this song at #30 on their list of top 100 hard rock songs ever written and Rolling Stone magazine ranked it at #77 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Songs ever written.
5. In the original version of "Dancing on my Own," Robyn sang "I'm giving it my all, but I'm not the ... you're taking home."

Answer: Girl

Some American listeners were confused by Robyn's Swedish accent and thought she was singing "Guy." This misunderstanding is even more common now than when the song was written due to Calum Scott's popular cover of the song. Since Calum Scott is a guy, he really does sing "guy." Robyn is a woman so she sings "girl."

Robyn's "Dancing on My Own" failed to chart in the U.S., but it rose to number one in her home country of Sweden and charted in at least 10 other countries, often but not always in the top 10. Calum Scott recorded a quieter slower version of the song. His version became a bigger hit worldwide than Robyn's, appearing on more than 20 charts.
6. In, "When I'm Gone," AKA "Cups," Anna Kendrick sang "You're gonna miss me by my..." what?

Answer: Talk, oh

The song goes "You're gonna miss me by my walk, you're going to miss me by my talk, you're gonna miss me when I'm gone." Anna Kendrick adds the word "Oh" at the end of every phrase that comes between the two times she sings "You're gonna miss me when I'm gone." So, she sings "You're gonna miss me by my talk, oh" which sounds a lot like "Taco." Actually, I love Mexican food, so I really would miss my girlfriend's tacos.

"When I'm Gone" was originally written by A.P. Carter in 1931. Over the years there have been many cover versions of the song. One popular cover was done by Lulu and the Lampshades, which used cups as a percussion instrument, which is why the song eventually came to be recognized as "Cups." This resulted in tutorial videos being made on how to do the cups for this song. Anna Kendrick watched some of these videos, and then she recorded what became the most popular version of this song for the movie "Pitch Perfect."
7. In the chorus for "Loser", Beck sang what?

Answer: Soy un Perdedor

The confusion here is caused by the fact that most of the song is in English, so people don't expect him to suddenly start singing in Spanish. However, he is from Los Angeles, which has a strong Hispanic community, so it is no surprise that he knows some Spanish. "Soy un perdedor," as you may have guessed, means "I'm a loser."

Beck was not famous when he wrote "Loser." He had very little money he lived in an alley. He felt like a loser, so he recorded "Loser." He didn't think the song was all that good and was reluctant to release it. To his surprise, the song became a hit. It was a top 10 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and it charted, often but not always in the top 10, in at least 10 different countries. This song was the beginning of a successful music career for Beck.
8. What is the first line in Nirvana's "In Bloom?"

Answer: Sell the kids for food

I used to think it was "Sell a kid some fruit." We know the correct line because it shows up in the poem on the inside cover of the "Nevermind" album. That poem is a nonsense poem comprised of song lyrics on the album, ending with "Oh well, whatever, nevermind" presumably to let you know that all the lyrics on this album make no sense, or at least Kurt knew that's what a lot of listeners would think.

Rolling Stone rated this song as one of the top 500 rock songs of all time.
9. In the Stone Temple Pilots' "Creep," who had a gun?

Answer: Bobby

I used to think it was "Mommy." More commonly, many people thought it was "Barbie." The correct name is "Bobby," though the song never explains who Bobby is.

"Creep" is a popular song on the Stone Temple Pilots' debut album, "Core," which was certified 8 times platinum by RIAA in 2001. The song was inspired by Neil Young's "Heart of Gold."
10. In Radiohead's "Creep," Thom Yorke sang that not only is he a creep, he is also a what?

Answer: Weirdo

The first time I heard the song, I thought he was singing "Widow" (no "N") and was amused that he was calling himself a woman who lost her husband even though he's clearly a man. Then, at the end of my first hearing of the song, the radio DJ said that he thought it was "Window," and he was a mused by a "Creepy Window," which led my family to dub this song as "The Creepy Window Song." The correct word, however, is "Weirdo."

"Creep" was released on Radiohead's debut album in 1993. The song became a big hit worldwide, charting in more than 10 different countries including at #34 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. However, they rarely play it live anymore because Yorke is sick of it. Judging by things he has said about fans who request it, he really is a creepy weirdo.
Source: Author DrLoveGun

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