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"
Actual Lyrics: Leavin' behind my name and age
Misheard Lyrics: Kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, ooh/ kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, oooooh
Misheard Lyrics: One, two, three....
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.
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...
"Til The World Ends"
Misheard Lyrics: What would it take for you to try to sleep with me…