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40 Song Lyrics We've All Screwed up Through the Years

Cosmopolitan Logo By Caroline Picard of Cosmopolitan | Slide 1 of 41: Blame it on the singers' mumbling delivery or the song's distracting acoustics — but even with the best headphones, people tend to mess up the lyrics to some pretty famous hits. From Bob Dylan to Lorde, you may just find out that you've been loudly and proudly belting the wrong words this whole time. At least you're not alone, because these misheard lyrics are so common, they've become a joke in and of themselves.They may have topped the charts (some of these are summer anthems!), but the songs on our list still prove a challenge for even the most dedicated listeners. Next time one of these songs comes on the radio, lean in a little closer.

Blame it on the singers' mumbling delivery or the song's distracting acoustics — but even with the best headphones, people tend to mess up the lyrics to some pretty famous hits. From Bob Dylan to Lorde, you may just find out that you've been loudly and proudly belting the wrong words this whole time. At least you're not alone, because these misheard lyrics are so common, they've become a joke in and of themselves.

They may have topped the charts (some of these are summer anthems!), but the songs on our list still prove a challenge for even the most dedicated listeners. Next time one of these songs comes on the radio, lean in a little closer.

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