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Quiz about The Right Kind of Wrong
Quiz about The Right Kind of Wrong

The Right Kind of Wrong Trivia Quiz


We've all done it... that song you love comes on and you start belting it out. Only thing is, you have the lyrics wrong! Here are ten commonly misheard lyrics- I will give the wrong lyric, your job is to match with the artist. Good luck!

A matching quiz by strudi74. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
strudi74
Time
4 mins
Type
Match Quiz
Quiz #
389,812
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
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Avg Score
7 / 10
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(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
QuestionsChoices
1. "All the lonely Starbucks lovers"  
  Jimi Hendrix
2. "Then I saw her face, now I'm gonna leave her"   
  The Monkees
3. "Hold me closer, Tony Danza"  
  R.E.M
4. "Saving his life from this warm sausage tea"  
  Queen
5. "I can see clearly now Lorraine is gone"  
  Johnny Nash
6. "Baby can you breed a cactus from Jamaica?"  
  Elton John
7. "See that girl, watch her scream, kicking the dancing queen"  
  Taylor Swift
8. "Just let me staple the vicar"  
  Sister Sledge
9. "Calling Jamaica"  
  ABBA
10. "Scuse me, while I kiss this guy"  
  Robin Thicke, T.I. and Pharrell





Select each answer

1. "All the lonely Starbucks lovers"
2. "Then I saw her face, now I'm gonna leave her"
3. "Hold me closer, Tony Danza"
4. "Saving his life from this warm sausage tea"
5. "I can see clearly now Lorraine is gone"
6. "Baby can you breed a cactus from Jamaica?"
7. "See that girl, watch her scream, kicking the dancing queen"
8. "Just let me staple the vicar"
9. "Calling Jamaica"
10. "Scuse me, while I kiss this guy"

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. "All the lonely Starbucks lovers"

Answer: Taylor Swift

Correct lyric:
"Got a long list of ex-lovers"

I would not be surprised if Starbucks were collecting royalties on this! The lyric is from the song "Blank Space" on Taylor Swift's 2014 album "1989". Here is the lyric in context:

"You can tell me when it's over,
If the high was worth the pain
Got a long list of ex-lovers
They'll tell you I'm insane"
2. "Then I saw her face, now I'm gonna leave her"

Answer: The Monkees

Correct lyric:
"Then I saw her face, now I'm a believer"

The song is of course "I'm a Believer". Originally a hit for the Monkees in 1966, it was covered by Smash Mouth for the soundtrack of the movie "Shrek" in 2001. Interestingly, the song was written by Neil Diamond but only released by him after The Monkees already had a hit with it.

Lyrics in context:
"Then I saw her face, now I'm a believer
Not a trace, of doubt in my mind
I'm in love, and I'm a believer
I couldn't leave her if I tried..."
3. "Hold me closer, Tony Danza"

Answer: Elton John

Correct lyric:
"Hold me closer tiny dancer"

This lyric is theoretically possible, as Tony Danza was already 21 when Elton John hit with the song "Tiny Dancer" in 1972. However, he was not the actual subject- the song was dedicated to co-writer Bernie Taupin's then wife Maxine Feibelman.

Lyrics in context:
"Hold me closer tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
You had a busy day today"
4. "Saving his life from this warm sausage tea"

Answer: Queen

Correct lyric:
"Spare him his life from this monstrosity"

One of the most iconic songs of all time, "Bohemian Rhapsody" has such eclectic lyrics that it is easy to misunderstand several lines.
The song was written by lead singer Freddie Mercury and appeared on the 1975 album "A Night at the Opera".
The song was reintroduced to a new generation when it went to Number Two on the Billboard Hot 100, after being used in the movie "Wayne's World"

Lyrics in context:
"I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
He's just a poor boy from a poor family
Spare him his life from this monstrosity"
5. "I can see clearly now Lorraine is gone"

Answer: Johnny Nash

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

One of the best known examples of a misheard lyric appears in Johnny Nash's 1972 hit "I Can See Clearly Now". To be clear: there was no Lorraine, it was just a bright sunshiny day that inspired the writer.
The song was famously covered by Jimmy Cliff for the 1993 film "Cool Runnings".

Lyrics in context:
"I can see clearly now the rain is gone
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It's gonna be a bright (bright)
Bright (bright) sunshiny day"
6. "Baby can you breed a cactus from Jamaica?"

Answer: Robin Thicke, T.I. and Pharrell

Correct lyric:
"Baby, can you breathe? I got this from Jamaica"

"Blurred Lines" is a 2013 Number One hit song by Robin Thicke, T.I and Pharrell Williams. The song was fairly controversial as the lyrics are suggestive and extremely racy- it actually took off as a Youtube video with topless models which was banned almost as quickly as it went viral.

Lyrics in context:
"Baby, can you breathe?
I got this from Jamaica
It always works for me
Dakota to Decatur"
7. "See that girl, watch her scream, kicking the dancing queen"

Answer: ABBA

Correct lyric:
"See that girl
Watch that scene
Digging the dancing queen"

"Dancing Queen" was written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Stig Anderson and released by Swedish supergroup ABBA in 1976. It was an immediate hit, going to number one in a variety of countries.
We can also confirm that no dancing queens were in fact harmed in the making of this song...

Lyrics in context:
"You can dance
You can jive
Having the time of your life
Ooh, see that girl
Watch that scene
Digging the dancing queen"
8. "Just let me staple the vicar"

Answer: Sister Sledge

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

Comedian Peter Kay helpfully points this out, and now you cannot unhear it. The lyric is from "We Are Family" which was released by Sister Sledge in 1979, from their album also titled "We Are Family".

Lyrics in context:
"All, all of the people around us they say
Can they be that close
Just let me state for the record
We're giving love in a family dose"
9. "Calling Jamaica"

Answer: R.E.M

Correct lyric:
"Call me when you try to wake her"

REM frontman Michael Stipe seems to have had some pronunciation problems in this 1993 release from the excellent album "Automatic for the People". The lyric is often quoted as one of the most misheard lyrics of them all.
Jamaica also seems to be a common word to hear when it is not actually there.

Lyrics in context:
"If I don't pick up, pick up
The sidewinder sleeps, sleeps, sleeps in a coil
Call me when you try to wake her up
Call me when you try to wake her"
10. "Scuse me, while I kiss this guy"

Answer: Jimi Hendrix

Correct lyric:
"Scuse me, while I kiss the sky"

Perhaps the most famous misheard lyric was when Jimi Hendrix tried to kiss this guy, sorry, kiss the sky in his signature song "Purple Haze". As per mentalfloss.com, Hendrix sometimes even purposely sang the lyrics incorrectly after it was pointed out to him.
This particular misheard lyric has become so well known that a collection of them may be found on a site called kissthisguy.com

Lyrics in context:
"Purple haze, all in my brain
Lately things they don't seem the same
Actin' funny, but I don't know why
Excuse me while I kiss the sky"
Source: Author strudi74

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