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Back in the late 70s when I was about 6 or 7 I used to sleep over my aunt's house from time to time. My cousins were teens at that point. They listened to a lot of disco and everytime I heard a song with the word "boogie" in it, I thought that they were referring to boogers.
"Get Up And Boogie" to me meant stop dancing and clean all the boogers out of your nose. LOL!!!
I always used to listen to Journey when i was a kid and i had their greatest hits tape. and you kno how songs like fade out when your listenin to the tapes.. well i was like 6 and i was like "mom! mom! i know how they do that! the keep playin quieter and quieter until you cant hear them anymore!" and she's just like "thats right honey", i didnt realize what actually happened until i was about 14
When I first heard the term "symphony orchestra", I thought it was "sympathy orchestra". So I envisioned that it was a kind of orchestra that played only at funerals or other events to console friends and relatives of someone deceased.
I used to believe if you listened to to music upside down the music would be backwards
I used to think the conductor of the orchestra actually told the band what notes to play by waving the stick in a certain direction. I always wanted to stand up before an orchestra and wave the stick around to see what kind of music I could make!
When I listened to the radio I thought the bands were at the station playing live. If I changed the station and heard the same band, I couldn't understand how they got to the other station so fast.
I remember when I was about 4 there would be this song on Barney. It was on a bunch of other shows, but I remember seeing this one first.
"Down by the bay where the watermelons grow, back to my home i dare not go. for if i do my mother will say. "Would you ever see a bear combing his hair down by the bay"
i remember being scared to DEATH of watermelons because of that. i saw the barney music video and they just flashed watermelons like ONCE, but i was SCARED. i have no idea why i was afraid of the watermelons, but i remember it alright!
I used to strongly believe that the 70's metal band Kansas played country music, because kansas is in the country therefore I wouldn't let anyone listen to it cos I was convinced country was evil, for no desernible reason.
You know what the really sad part of that is? I was born and raised till age 8 in kansas.
Every (former)child in my family has a copy of the record "The Muppets Christmas With John Denver". Just a few Christmases ago we were all sitting around talking about it, and my sister and cousins were saying something about how much fun it must have been to record it. I casually observed how funny it was that it was an album supposedly made by singing puppets, and they all looked at me like I had just shoved Santa off the roof. Even though they were in their late 20's/early 30's, they still believed that the album had been recorded in some giant studio, with John Denver really surrounded by all the Muppets, who were really all being worked by the puppeteers so they were "singing along".
When I was really little I watched sesame street and my favourite song was a parody of Madonna's Material Girl called Cereal Girl, because I also walways ate cereal. My Aunt had a disco for her birthday once and they played the real version, and when I heard someone say something about 'the real material girl' i naturally assumed that they were talking about me.
I used to think that the air guitar was a real instrument, like an air rifle is a real gun. I learnt the truth about a month ago, i am 14
When I was about 5 I was watching Barney and how people started singing and automatically music came. I thought it was possible so I went into my room and starting singing but no music played.
whenever i heard a melody, i thought it stuck in my stomach when i heard it in my mind
When I was 6 or 7, I really liked the duet "Perhaps Love" by John Denver and Placido Domingo, just that at that time, I didn't know it was Denver and Domingo. I used to think a) it was 3 people singing and b) that those were the 3 knights from the "Neverending Story" by Michael Ende (which was also among my favorite books at that time). I always imagined how they would ride around all day fighting enemies and at night sit at the campfire to sing this song together. Those were the days. ;)
Ya know the song Im Blue by Eiffel 65? well before i seen the real name of the song.. i always thought they "da ba dee daba di" part was "im blue...i was beat i will die.." and i still think it sounds like it.. listen closely.. it does
My uncle had an song book with "Home on the Range" in it. I'd never come across the word "seldom" before, so when it came to the line "where seldom is heard a discouraging word" I thought this meant that there was this rural idyll "where the deer and the antelope play" but someone kept coming along and spoiling it by saying "seldom", which was "a discouraging word" (perhaps because no one knew what it meant.
When I heard the line about "figgy pudding" in the "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" song. it grossed me out. For some reason I assumed that figgy pudding was made of ground-up pigs, simply because figgy rhymes with piggy.
I used to think that singers couldn't talk-they could only communicate by singing.
My family was riding in the car with the radio on. A song came on and my little brother (about 4 at the time) was singing along. But the song had no words. I asked him what he was doing and he replied, "I'm singing the drums."
When I was in grede 3 or 4, my friend scott told me the words to "the 12 days of christmas" went "on the 1st day of christmas Osama gave to me... a blowtorch in a pear tree" This was meant as a joke but I really, truly believed those were the lyrics...Until i got in trouble for singing them at a holiday sing-a-long...