Popular songs are important parts of the soundtracks of our lives. The combinations of the melody and the lyrics form an experience that gets imprinted deeply in our minds, often bringing back floods of memories that remind us of a specific time in our lives, even if we are hearing the songs many years later. That is why it is often such a shock to learn that the words to a song we thought we knew, and had memorized in our minds, was in fact the wrong lyric all along!
Mis-hearing lyrics is understandable, since most of the time we are lost in the feeling or emotion of the song, and are not concentrating on the exact words. On top of that, so much popular music came out before the advent of the internet, so the only way to double check lyrics was to actually buy the cassette tape, CD, or record, and check the liner notes! Today it is easily as Googling the song, but who wants to do that while rocking out? So test your knowledge here, and see how many lyrics you've been singing wrong your whole life! Don't worry though, the wrong lyrics are often way more fun, so just keep singing them!