Taylor Swift Lyrics Aren't The Only Ones You've Misheard: These 5 Pop Queens Have Commonly Misheard Lyrics Too
As any of my friends can attest to, I've been listening to Taylor Swift's latest album 1989 pretty much nonstop since its release in October of 2014. But even avid Swift listeners like myself may have had a hard time deciphering some of Taylor Swift's lyrics — especially when it came to hit single "Blank Space." Nope, you're not really hearing "all the Starbucks lovers" in the chorus — even though Swift really does love all you coffee fans out there. The proof actually comes from Swift herself: In a new post on her Twitter, Swift expressed her love for all of the world's "Starbucks lovers," but also informed the world that it's definitely not the correct lyric in "Blank Space." (Didn't know? Don't worry — Starbucks didn't either!)
(For the record, the real lyric is "got a long list of ex-lovers," but if you'd rather make it about coffee, well, no one will blame you.)
However, Swift's "Blank Space" lyric is far from the only grossly misheard song lyric of 2014. In fact, lots of lady pop stars released songs this year that made even their biggest fans sing the wrong words. It happens to the best of us, and even though there's plenty of ways to fact-check your song lyrics before you start belting out your favorite new song, well, what fun is that?
Here are the song lyrics from your favorite female pop stars that everyone royally messed up in 2014.
"Break Free," Ariana Grande
MISHEARD LYRIC: "Fart on your body, I came alive."
REAL LYRIC: "Thought on your body, I came alive."
But I think we can all agree that the song as a whole makes no sense.
"Fancy," Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX
MISHEARD LYRIC: "Can't you taste this scone?"
REAL LYRIC: "Can't you taste this gold?"
And you thought that scones were just really fancy pastries.
"Boom, Clap" by Charli XCX
MISHEARD LYRIC:"Come home to me, come home to me."
REAL LYRIC:"Come on to me, come on to me."
Not really a big deal, but it does change the entire context of the song.
"The Heart Wants What It Wants," Selena Gomez
MISHEARD LYRIC: "What the f**k, why."
REAL LYRIC: "What the heart wants."
Considering that the song is about Justin Bieber, the former lyric does make sense...
"I Luh Ya Papi," Jennifer Lopez
MISHEARD LYRIC:"I love you, puppy."
REAL LYRIC: "I luh ya, papi."
Yes, it absolutely does sound like "I love you puppy." But come on, people — it's in the title!