9 Misheard Britney Spears Lyrics That You Still Totally Sing Along To, Because Come On, It's Britney

ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: US singer Britney Spears performs in Rotterdam, 07 May 2004 during her sole concert in the Netherlands for her 'The Onyx Hotel Tour.' Spears' 2004 European tour includes a series of concerts across Europe between 30 April and 05 June 2004. AFP/CONTINENTAL (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
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We’ve all made the mistake of mishearing song lyrics before, only to be embarrassingly called out in front of our friends for singing the wrong words. I vividly remember driving in the car in high school, jamming out to “Low” by Flo Rida and hearing my best friend loudly sing, “Shawty have them Apple Bottom jeans… Hoops with the fur (with the fur!)” as everyone else in the car howled with laughter, imagining a pair of hoop earrings decked out with faux fur. No artist on the planet is more likely to inspire singing the wrong words than the Queen of pop music and misheard song lyrics, Britney Spears.

We already underwent the traumatizing process of trying to re-train our brains to hear "long list of ex-lovers" instead of "Starbucks lovers" in T. Swift's "Blank Space." I thought it would only be prudent to throw it way back and look at all the Britney lyrics we sang wrong as a kid. 

The process of writing this has made me realize not only how many lyrics I was singing wrong but also how many times I had no clue what Brit was saying and just mumbled something that sounded somewhat correct. Here are just a few examples of the many times I had no idea what Britney was actually saying.

"Slave 4 U"

Time: 1:32
Actual Lyrics: Leavin' behind my name and age
Misheard Lyrics: Leavin' behind my lemonade

Time: 1:43
Misheard LyricsKitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, ooh/ kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, oooooh
Actual Lyrics: Get it, get it, get it, get it, ooh/ get it, get it, get it, get it ooooh


Time: 0:01
Misheard Lyrics: One, two, three....
Why don't me you and me?
Got 180 degrees, and I'm cold in between.
One, two, three........
Peter Pan met a freak.
Getting down with three peat, everybody loves, uh.
Actual Lyrics: One, two, three,
Not only you and me.
Got 180 degrees and I'm caught in between.
Countin' one, two, three...
Peter, Paul and Mary
Getting down with 3P, everybody loves...


Time: 0:56
Misheard Lyrics: Your toxic tongue slippin' on mine OR Your toxic gun stickin' under
Actual Lyrics: You’re toxic I’m slippin’ under

Time: 1:04
Misheard Lyrics: With the taste of her boys I'm para-dead
Actual Lyrics: With a taste of a poison paradise


Time: 0:18
Misheard Lyrics: Sexist as I wanna be
Actual Lyrics: Sexy as I wanna be

Time: 0:30
Misheard Lyrics: Jumped over China and I landed on my feet
Actual Lyrics: Jumped over drama and I landed on my feet

"Til The World Ends"

Time: 0:10
Misheard Lyrics: Lisp kicked in, got your tongue tied in knots I see...
Actual Lyrics: This kitten got your tongue tied in knots I see...


Time: 0:36
Misheard Lyrics: What would it take for you to try to sleep with me…
Actual Lyrics: What would it take for you just leave with me…

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