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When you get the lyrics wrong…for years

When you get a lyric wrong, it tends to stay wrong for decades. Every single one of the below has been joyfully sung out through an open car window at one time or another. We’ve all done it…

  1. “Sue Lawley, Sue Lawley, Sue Lawley”
    • So Lonely by The Police
  2. “Every time you go away, you take a piece of meat with you”
    • Every time you go away by Paul Young
  3. “We found love in Oprah’s face”
    • “We found love in a hopeless place” by Rihanna
  4. “I can see clearly now Lorraine has gone”
    • “I can see clearly now the rain has gone” by Johnny Nash
  5. “Hold me closer Tony Danza”
    • “Hold me closer Tiny Dancer” by Elton John
  6. “The pasta’s in the pan”
    • “The past is in the past” from Let It Go by Idina Menzel
  7. “Opal fruits, made from Jamaican water”
    • “Opal fruits, made to make your mouth water”
  8. “We’re lost in Munich. Without a map”
    • “We’re lost in music. Caught in a trap” from Lost in Music by Sister Sledge
  9. “And when you’re not you’re with some underworld spy or the wife of a postman”
    • “With the wife of a close friend” from You’re So Vain by Carly Simon
  10. “Then toss yourself off and try again”
    • “Then dust yourself off and try again” from Try Again by Aaliyah
  11. “We’re giving love in a femidom”
    • “We’re giving love in a family dose” from We are Family by The Pointer Sisters
  12. “Sweet dreams are made of cheese”
    • “Sweet dreams are made of this” by The Eurythmics
  13. “Can’t stand gravy”
    • “Constant craving” by KD Lang
  14. “It doesn’t make a difference if we’re naked or not”
    • “It doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not” from Livin’ on a Prayer by Bon Jovi
  15. “I got my first real sex dream”
    • “I got my first real six string” from The Summer of ‘69 by Bryan Adams
  16. “Cilla Black fan on a bike”
    • “Silver black phantom bike” from Bat Out of Hell by Meatloaf
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