Ever misunderstood a song lyric? Ever sing a song for years only to find out later you’ve got the words wrong? Yeah, it happens.
Kissthisguy.com has rounded up the best of the best misunderstood song lyrics. Here are our top 10:
1. Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody: The algebra has a devil for a sidekick eeee
2. Sir Mix-A-Lot – Baby Got Back: I like big butts in a can of limes
3. Fifth Dimension – Aquarius: This is the dawning of the Age of Asparagus, Asparagus
4. R.E.M. – Losing My Religion: Let’s pee in the corner, Let’s pee in the spotlight
5. Rolling Stones – Beast Of Burden: I’ll never leave your pizza burnin’
6. Elvis Presley – Hound Dog: You ain’t never pornographic and you ain’t no friend of mine
7. Three Dog Night – Joy to the World: Joy to the visions that the people see
8. Clash – Rock The Casbah: Drop the pasta, drop the pasta
9. Eagles – Hotel California: Warm smell of collegiates, rising up through the air
10. Prince – Little Red Corvette: Miracle whip – baby you’re much too fast
by Nick Calvino
1. Damien “Jr Gong” Marley
Son of Bob Marley, Damien Marley has a very rootsy-rap feel. There are very powerful lyrics and great beats to this young man’s music.
Whether you love reggae or not, this band brings a great message. The vocals of Vaughn Benjamin and the rootsy sound make them one mighty popular band.
3. Lee “Scratch” Perry and the Upsetters
Lee Scratch Perry and the Upsetters appeared on some of the most legendary records in reggae history, including the early hits of the Wailers. Perry is truly a legend in reggae music.
This band explodes with energy and positivity. With a huge following, S.O.J.A. has headlined in over 20 countries.
5. Nahko and Medicine for the People
Native American-Hawaiian, Nahko and Medicine for the People will make you wanna dance, with a rock and roll reggae vibe. Beautifully inspirational and positive with a little bit of bad-ass.
6. Pato Banton
Pato Banton delivers a message that is food for the mind and soul. He has a very spiritual feel with a lot of hip-hop and reggae thrown in.
Rebelution has become a giant rock-reggae-world band in the last ten years. In 2014 Count Me In was Billboard’s best selling reggae album of the year.
8. Tribal Seeds
Tribal Seeds is a San Diego-based rock-reggae group that has won multiple world music awards and has a fan-base that ranges all ages. Fun-loving and very catchy songs. And E.N. Young, the keyboardist, is awesome.
9. Stick Figure
Stick Figure is the one man band—or so they say— of Scott Woodruff who plays all instruments when recording. An amazing blend of upbeat roots reggae with the reverberating echoes of dub. He is a personal favorite of mine.
A roots-reggae band developed in 1975 at Handsworth Wood Boys School in Birmingham London. This band has a very rootsy feel with a very powerful political message. They are a reggae music staple.
Johnny Copeland – It’s Me: Classic Texas Soul 1965-72
Lady – Lady
Magic Sam – Live at the Avant Garde
Mavis Staples – One True Vine
Charles Bradley – Victim of Love
Elvis Costello & the Roots – Wise Up Ghost
Dan Penn – Fame Recordings
Tomb Weavers – Andrew 7″
Dark – Round the Edges
Damon – Song of a Gypsy
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Various Artists – Kontroversial Kovers (’60s tribute to the Kinks)
Kurt Vile – Walkin’ on a Pretty Daze
A$AP Rocky – Long. Live. A$AP.
Roky Erickson at Don Quixote’s
Flamin’ Groovies at the Chapel
Jason Isbell – Southeastern
Patty Griffin – American Kid
Mavis Staples – One True Vine
Holly Williams – the Highway
Tift Merritt – Traveling Alone
Avett Brothers – Magpie & the Dandelion
Tedeschi Trucks Band – Made Up Mind
Mary Gauthier – Live at Blue Rock
Brittany Howard & Ruby Amanfu – I Wonder 7″
Steve Earle – Low Highway
Washed Out – Paracosm
My Bloody Valentine – MBV
Girls Names – The New Life
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II
Boards of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest
Bonobo – North Borders
Zomby – With Love
David Lynch – the Big Dream
ZOMBY – With Love
A$AP FERG – Trap Lord
PRURIENT – Through the Window
BLACK SABBATH – 13
LADY GAGA – Artpop
MILEY CYRUS – Bangerz
RON MORELLI – Spit
FUNCTION – Incubation
E.M.M.A. – Blue Gardens
FACTORY FLOOR – S/T
Youth Code – Youth Code
Cold Cave – God Made the World 7″
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National – Trouble Will Find Me
Damon – Song of a Gypsy (reissue)
Minks – Tides End
Weekend – Jinx
Vatican Shadow – Remember Your Black Day
Horisont – Time Warriors
Uncle Acid – Mind Control
Lycus – Tempest
Primitive Man – Scorn
Scott Miller/Lee Camfield/Merzbow (collaboration) – No Closure
Windhand – Soma
Melvins – Tres Cabrones
Fell Voices – Reginum Saturni
Lake of Blood – Omnipotens Tyrannus
Lluvia – Premonicion de Guerra
Iron Lung – White Glove Test
Bl’ast – Blood!
Yesterday on our Facebook page, we asked the question, What’s your favorite non-traditional Christmas song of all time? We got some great answers and decided to share them. So, here you go:
Have any others to add to the list? Let us know in the comments.
1. Girls Names
From Ireland, this band has plenty of dreamy reverb and echoey vocals to offer. Their latest release, The New Life brings you back to early Cure (think Seventeen Seconds), adds a touch of Joy Division (prominent, catchy basslines), and brings back some of that melancholic grandeur we saw from, say, Echo And The Bunnymen. Yes, it might remind you of a lot of bands you heard in the 1980s but Girls Names have established their own newer sound, with lots of instrumentation and not relying much on the vocals themselves. This is one of my favorite new bands with that post-punk/dream-pop sound.
2. Washed Out
If you want a synth-pop sound that pulls the best of that ’80s style of dreamy new wave up to the surface, check out Washed Out (aka Ernest Greene, from Georgia,USA). The latest release, Paracosm, is a lush sonic landscape of dreamy and feel-good samples with a few mellow beats in the background. It definitely earns Washed Out a solid place in the chillwave category. The first album, Within and Without, is on the edge of chillwave, and more firmly planted in the category of synth-pop. It is dreamy, don’t get me wrong, but the beats and samples are a tad more upbeat and might be best defined as dreamy synth-pop. Both releases are worth checking out for anyone who likes get spaced out with the help of lots of echoey, layered synth-y goodness.
3. Wild Nothing
From Virginia, USA, Wild Nothing is, in my humble opinion, the quintessential contemporary dream-pop band. Their latest release, Nocturne, brings a supremely crafted sound to the dream-pop genre, as Jack Tatum is a gifted songwriter. Wild Nothing is an excellent example of a band whose sound can capture the yearning feelings of adolescence and mix that with a very adult sound of skilled musical craftsmanship, yet it doesn’t feel pretentious, as some acts in this genre might sound. This band is an absolute must for any fan of that jangly sound.
4. Beach Fossils
This band is from New York, USA. Upon my first listen of their most recent album, Clash The Truth, I heard vestiges of early New Order (it’s that mixture of lo-fi and jangly guitar sound). They have that dreamy streak that runs throughout the album, but it’s punctuated with more brisk drumming than others in this genre. I was lucky enough to see them live in an intimate venu and the show was solid. The vocals are fairly ethereal, which is a nice compliment to the, at times, manic drumming and relentless jangle of guitar chords. This is a band for the fan of the more lo-fi post-punk sound of the 1980s. But, they’re also bound to catch the ear of the shoegaze fan as well.