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We all have our favorite songs and we all think we actually know all the words to that special song. However, we all come to find out that most of what we think are the lyrics tend to be something totally different!

From Dire Staits song with the misunderstood lyric of “…money for nothin’ and the chips for free!” to the song “Purple Haze” from Jimi Hendrix where a lot of his fans thought his was actually singing the lyric, “…excuse me while I kiss this guy!”

To be honest, those are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the most famous misunderstood lyrics in what some feel are some of the biggest songs of all time.

Heck, even I thought the band Styx was singing “…set a course for the merchant sea” in their hit song “Come Sail Away”, when my wife Jodi was right there to correct me! The actually lyric is “…I’m sailing away,
set an open course for the virgin sea
”! But what do I know…I’m in radio!

However, when The Mike & Carla Morning Show got to talk to Grammy Award Winning artist Melissa Etheridge about this very topic and her song “I Want To Come Over”! More specifically, the lyric, “…I want to come over, to hell with the consequence” and what a lot of people thought she was actually singing.

It’s one thing when fans get the lyrics wrong, but how cool is it to hear an artist actually think the same thing about one of their biggest hits?

Leonie Cooper put out a great list of the most misunderstood lyrics a few years ago that consists of songs from Bon Jovi to ABBA and also includes the likes of Taylor Swift. Check out the article and entire list by clicking HERE!

29 Rock/Pop Music Videos with Over 1 Billion Views on YouTube

  • Cyndi Lauper - 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun' (1.06 billion views)

  • Metallica - 'Nothing Else Matters' (1.14 billion views)

  • Whitney Houston - 'I Will Always Love You' (1.25 billion views)

  • AC/DC - 'Thunderstruck' (1.12 billion views)

  • Rick Astley - 'Never Gonna Give You Up' (1.24 billion views)

  • Bon Jovi - 'It's My Life' (1.14 billion views)

  • The Cranberries - 'Zombie' (1.23 billion views)

  • a-ha - 'Take On Me' (1.49 billion views)

  • Guns N' Roses - 'November Rain' (1.90 billion views)

  • Nirvana - 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' (1.50 billion views)

  • Queen - 'Bohemian Rhapsody' (1.51 billion views)

  • Linkin Park - 'In The End' (1.39 billion views)

  • Coldplay - 'Paradise' (1.58 billion views)

  • Imagine Dragons - 'Radioactive' (1.38 billion views)

  • 4 Non Blondes - 'What's Up' (1.34 billion views)

  • twenty one pilots - 'Heathens' (1.87 billion views)

  • Guns N' Roses - 'Sweet Child O' Mine' (1.39 billion views)

  • Linkin Park - 'Numb' (1.81 billion views)

  • Imagine Dragons - 'Believer' (2.24 billion views)

  • Coldplay - 'Hymn For the Weekend' (1.70 billion views)

  • Imagine Dragons - 'Thunder' (1.84 billion views)

  • Europe - 'The Final Countdown' (1.01 billion views)

  • Evanescene - 'Bring Me To Life' (1.06 billion views)

  • Coldplay - 'The Scientist' (1.03 billion views)

  • Michael Jackson - 'Billie Jean' (1.20 billion views)

  • System of a Down - 'Chop Suey!' (1.17 billion views)

  • twenty one pilots - 'Ride' (1.28 billion views)

  • Coldplay - 'Adventure of a Lifetime' (1.32 billion views)

  • twenty one pilots - 'Stressed Out' (2.52 billion views)