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Many thought the Devo hit was called "Whippet" not "Whip It". Here are ten other misheard song lyrics. Match the misheard lyric to the correct artist. (Asking you to match misheard lyric to the song title would be too easy!)

A matching quiz by 1nn1. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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1. "Here we are now, in containers"  
  Simon and Garfunkel
2. "I'm baking you peas to come home"  
3. "Poppadom Peach"  
  Billy Joel
4. "Then I saw her face, now I'm gonna leave her"  
5. "Sha la la la la la la la la la lucky duck"  
  The Monkees
6. "Saving his life from this warm sausage tea"  
7. "I remove umbilicals"  
8. "Let's pee in the corner, let's pee in the spotlight"  
  Mannfred Mann's Earth Band
9. "Wrapped up like a douche, another roller in the night"  
  Hot Chocolate
10. "It was always burning, said the worst attorney"  
  Van Morrison

Select each answer

1. "Here we are now, in containers"
2. "I'm baking you peas to come home"
3. "Poppadom Peach"
4. "Then I saw her face, now I'm gonna leave her"
5. "Sha la la la la la la la la la lucky duck"
6. "Saving his life from this warm sausage tea"
7. "I remove umbilicals"
8. "Let's pee in the corner, let's pee in the spotlight"
9. "Wrapped up like a douche, another roller in the night"
10. "It was always burning, said the worst attorney"

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. "Here we are now, in containers"

Answer: Nirvana

Correct lyric is "Here we are now, entertain us" from "Smells Like Teen Spirit",
the rock anthem of teen angst of the nineties. The song had innocuous beginnings. Kathleen Hanna, (lead singer of the group Bikini Kill), gave Cobain the nub of the song when she spray painted "Kurt Smells Like Teen Spirit" on wall in Mr Cobain's house. He did not know it was a brand name of her deodorant, implying that Mr Cobain was marked (ie taken) with her "scent".
The song was the first alternative song to have huge mainstream appeal. It went platinum and whilst nominated for a Grammy, it lost to Eric Clapton's "Tears in Heaven".
2. "I'm baking you peas to come home"

Answer: Simon and Garfunkel

Correct lyric is "I'm begging you please to come home" from "Cecilia".

Nothing too in-depth about this song which reached number four on the US Billboard Top 100 and was a top ten hit in nearly every other market. The song is a ditty about a girl who broke up with the songwriter and then they got back together again: "I got up to wash my face, when I come back to bed someone's taken my place." But later on in the next verse "Jubilation, she loves me again."

This was planned to be the first single from 1970's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" as it was a breezy upbeat number. However the title track was released first and made number one for six weeks on the Billboard Top 100. "Cecilia" was a minor hit in comparison.
3. "Poppadom Peach"

Answer: Madonna

The correct lyric and the song title is 'Papa Don't Preach' by Madonna from her third studio album 'True Blue' (1986). Madonna wrote some of the lyrics in conjunction with Brian Elliot. The song had huge commercial success, reaching number one on the Billboard top 100.

The song lyrics represent a young woman standing up to all those (especially the male hierarchy) who are trying to tell her how to live her life.
4. "Then I saw her face, now I'm gonna leave her"

Answer: The Monkees

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

'I'm a Believer' was written by Neil Diamond and released by The Monkees in 1966. The song hit the top of Billboard's Top 100 charts for seven weeks and became the biggest-selling record of 1967. It also reached the number one spot on numerous charts around the globe, including Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

The Monkees, fronted by Davy Jones, was specifically fabricated for a self-named television series that ran from 1966 to 1971. It was this beginning that lead to the them gaining the nick-name 'the Pre-fab Four'. Other band member were Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork. While the members were all musicians, they were never assigned to play the instruments they were most comfortable with. Dolenz was assigned the role of drummer, although he couldn't play the drums. Peter Tork, who could play the drums, taught him enough to film the first clip, after which Dolenz learnt to play professionally. Tork, the bassist in the series, was a better on the rhythm guitar, and Nesmith was a bassist but assigned the guitarist. Davy Jones was an experienced drummer, but it was thought he was too short and wouldn't be seen behind the drums.
5. "Sha la la la la la la la la la lucky duck"

Answer: Van Morrison

Correct Lyric is "Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da, la te da".

Released in 1967, Van Morrison's 'Brown Eyed Girl' was originally titled 'Brown-skinned Girl', but Morrison himself made a mistake during the recording which wasn't picked up until after it was finalised. While the song has gone on to be listed in the '500 Greatest Songs of All Time' by Rolling Stone magazine, Morrison wasn't proud of it. Although that may have been caused in part by his contract which gave him no royalties for the song.
6. "Saving his life from this warm sausage tea"

Answer: Queen

"Bohemian Rhapsody", arguably Queen's magnum opus, was written by Freddie Mercury for the album "A Night at the Opera" in 1975. It is musically complex, containing a wide variety of styles from operatic to hard rock. It has been continuously played since release and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004.

The correct lyric should be "Spare him his life from this monstrosity".
7. "I remove umbilicals"

Answer: Hot Chocolate

Correct lyric is "I believe in miracles" from "You Sexy Thing".

"You Sexy Thing" is a song by the British group Hot Chocolate. It was written by lead singer Errol Brown and it about his wife Ginette. In November 1975 it peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart in 1975, and reached number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 but a whole year later.

Hot Chocolate were a British soul band that had at least one hit every year between 1970 to 1984 but "You Sexy Thing" was their biggest seller.
8. "Let's pee in the corner, let's pee in the spotlight"

Answer: R.E.M.

Correct Lyric is "That's me in the corner, that's me in the spotlight"

Formed in 1980, REM was an American alternative-rock band which had critical and commercial success until they disbanded in 2011.
"Losing My Religion", built around a mandolin riff by Peter Buck, was released in 1991 of the "Out of Time" album. The song reached the number four spot on Billboard's Top 100, and earned the band seven Grammy nominations, of which the group won three.
9. "Wrapped up like a douche, another roller in the night"

Answer: Mannfred Mann's Earth Band

"Blinded by the Light" was originally written and recorded in 1973 by Bruce Springsteen on his debut album "Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.". Manfred Mann's Earth Band had a major hit with their version in 1977. The oft-misinterpreted lyrics are from Mann's version.

The correct lyrics are "revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night" which refers to hot-rod racing and a deuce coupe hot rod. Springsteen's original lyric was "cut loose like a deuce, another runner in the night".
10. "It was always burning, said the worst attorney"

Answer: Billy Joel

Correct Lyric is "It was always burning since the world's been turning." from "We Didn't Start The Fire".

A song which covers notable events accurately from 1949 (When Mr Joel was born) to 1989 (when the song was written). Mr Joel has declined to write a sequel as he does not like this song. He has recounted in many interviews that it has no melody which is a big issue for this talented songwriter. We didn't mind, we were in awe of how he could cram the pertinent events of forty years into one song. As did everyone else: Released as a single of the "Stormfront" album (1989), it reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1989.
Source: Author 1nn1

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