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‘Purple Haze’ Tops List of Most Misunderstood Song Lyrics

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We all have sung a song wrong at one time or other. I sure know I have. BuzzFeed posted a great feature today highlighting 15 of the most misunderstood lines in music history. Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Purple Haze’ was the No. 1 lyric that is misunderstood. Let this be your lesson for the day — he says, “Excuse me while I kiss the sky,” not “Excuse me while I kiss this guy.

I don’t think Jimi swung that way.

Here is the rest of BuzzFeed’s list:

  • Creedence Clearwater Revival: “Bad Moon Rising”
  • Manfred Mann’s Earth Band: “Blinded By the Light”
  • Madonna: “Like a Virgin”
  • Eiffel 65: “Blue (Da Ba Dee)”
  • Led Zeppelin: “Stairway to Heaven”
  • Bon Jovi: “Livin’ on a Prayer”
  • Alanis Morisette: “You Oughta Know”
  • Elton John: “Tiny Dancer”
  • Ramones: “Blitzkrieg Bop”
  • The Clash: “Rock the Casbah”
  • Nirvana: “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
  • Toto: “Africa”
  • The Black-Eyed Peas: “Boom Boom Pow”
  • Bob Dylan: “Blowin’ in the Wind”

Did they miss any? What would you add to the list?

Check out BuzzFeed’s awesome list + pictures + the correct lyrics here.

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