I wasn't actually listening to the show this week, but I joined that Facebook group... and it threw those 400 kids in my path. Misheard lyrics of our childhood AT40s sounded good. :-) I remember that it was 35 years and a different singer (probably Gladys Knight) before I understood the lyrics to I Heard It Thru The Grapevine.
Elton John was frequently unintelligible...
Even now I realize I don't actually know the words to a lot of old AT40 songs and have to stop and look them up. it's not that I've forgotten them - more that I'd forgotten I didn't understand them once upon a time. Anyone else?
though this is not a pic of me writing the top 40 in a notebook, I did, starting in Sept. 74. I'd tell you what week but I can't remember whether it was Having My Baby or I Shot the Sheriff.
A few "misheard lyrics" that immediately come to my mind... "Miss Miller" from Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" "Yukon Johnny" from Dire Straits' "Walk of Life" "An African in Brazil" from Men Without Hats' "Safety Dance" "Big fat girl" from the Four Tops' "When She Was My Girl."
Post by mayberrymiles on May 18, 2013 16:41:47 GMT -5
I worked in radio in the late 70's through most of the 1980's and got a lot of strange requests over the years...one caller wanted to hear "I Want a New Truck" by Huey Lewis & The News, and another requested "How's About A Face" by Billy Idol.