“Blinded By the Light” Tops Spotify List of Most Misquoted Song Lyrics

"Scuse me, while I kiss this guy"

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Sir Elton John performs on stage during the 2013 Carnegie Hall Medal Of Excellence Gala at The Waldorf-Astoria on June 13, 2013 in New York City.

Sing-a-long time! “But oh how it feels so real, lying here with no one near, only you and you can hear me, when I say softly slowly, hold me closer Tony Danza…” That is how singer Elton John and lyricist Bernie Taupin’s 1971 platinum-selling love ballad goes, isn’t it?

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Umm, how to put this to those who’ve come to cherish the image of the Rocket Man wooing the guy who played a live-in housekeeper on a popular 1980s U.S. sitcom…no. But then we’ve all been there, right? Think of all the kids at Christmas singing “Now bring us some friggin’ pudding…”

In the interest of setting the record straight for at least a few of the worst offenders, Spotify has put together a playlist (after polling 1,042 listeners) of the 10 most misquoted song lyrics. If you want to groove along while reading, Spotify’s web playlist of the songs is embedded below.

1. “Blinded By the Light,” Manfred Mann’s Earth Band (52%)

Nope: “Blinded by the light, wrapped up like a douche when you’re rollin’ in the night”

Yep: “Blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night”

2. “Purple Haze,” Jimi Hendrix (19%)

Nope: “Scuse me, while I kiss this guy”

Yep: “Scuse me, while I kiss the sky”

3. “Rock the Casbah,” The Clash (14%)

Nope: “Rock the cat box”

Yep: “Rock the Casbah”

4. “Tiny Dancer,” Elton John (13%)

Nope: “Hold me closer Tony Danza”

Yep: “Hold me closer tiny dancer”

5. “Bad Moon Rising,” Credence Clearwater Revival (12%)

Nope: “There’s a bathroom on the right”

Yep: “There’s a bad moon on the rise”

6. “Paradise City,” Guns N’ Roses (10%)

Nope: “Take me down to a very nice city”

Yep: “Take me down to the paradise city”

7. “Panama,” Van Halen (9%)

Nope: “Animal!”

Yep: “Panama!”

8. “Like a G6,” Far East Movement (8%)

Nope: “Like a cheese stick”

Yep: “Like a G6”

9. “Waterfalls,” TLC (7%)

Nope: “Don’t go Jason waterfalls”

Yep: “Don’t go chasing waterfalls”

10. “I Try,” Macy Gray (4%)

Nope: “I blow bubbles when you are not here”

Yep: “My world crumbles when you are not near”

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