Metallica Classic Tops Misheard Lyrics List

Metallica‘s classic “Enter Sandman” topped a list of songs with misheard lyrics, while Mick Jagger was cited as the singer people struggle the most to understand.

A survey of 1,000 Americans by Word Finder also suggested that 65% of people, after discovering they’ve been wrong for years about a favorite rock or metal song, decide they prefer the wrong version. While the detective work crossed a number of genres, “Enter Sandman” came out on top overall, with 70% of listeners believing the line “Walk out of light, into night“was actually”Eggs and candles end all nights.” Regarding rock music, Kings of Leon“Sex on Fire” was next with “Your sex is on fire“often thought to be”His ex is fired.”

A majority of people – 52% – heard it The Beatles sing”I’m getting high, I’m getting high, I’m getting high” on “I Want to Hold Your Hand” instead of the real words “I can’t hide, I can’t hide, I can’t hide.” Nirvanas signature track “Smells Like Teen Spirit” came next: “With the lights off it’s less dangerous / Here we are now, entertain us“heard as”With the lights out, it’s Las Vegas / Hear me now all entertainers” by 51% of listeners.

Queen“Bohemian Rhapsody” perhaps unsurprisingly confused 49% of listeners, while the list also included Elvis Presley‘s “Suspicious Minds”, Bon Jovi‘s “Livin’ on a Prayer,” the Police‘s “Message in a Bottle”, Billy Joel‘s “Piano Man” and The Rolling Stones“Beast of Burden.” “Most of us have probably had an ‘aha!’ moment when we realized what a vocalist was actually saying in our favorite song all these years,” commented WordFinder, suggesting that “perhaps the frequent screams and growls that often characterize heavy metal vocals were difficult for listeners to decipher in ‘ Enter Sandman’.” The report added: “The Americans mentioned Young Thug and Mick Jagger [as] the most difficult to understand artists.”

However, when it came to discovering their mistakes, 75% of metal fans and 55% of rock fans preferred to remain uncorrected. “As individuals, we all relate to art in unique ways that the creator may or may not have intended,” WordFinder reasoned. “Maybe that’s why even after discovering the correct lyrics to a song, 69% of fans [across all genres] preferred their misheard lyrics to the original words.”

WordFinder’s Most Misunderstood Rock Songs
1. Metallica – “Enter Sandman” – 70%
2. Kings of Leon – “Sex on Fire” – 52%
2. The Beatles – “I Want to Hold Your Hand” – 52%
4. Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit” – 51%
5. Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody” – 49%
6. Elvis Presley – “Suspicious Minds” – 46%
7. Bon Jovi – “Livin’ on a Prayer” – 42%
8. The Police – “Message in a Bottle” – 41%
8. Billy Joel – “Piano Man” – 41%
10. Rolling Stones – “Beast of Burden” – 39%

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