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The first time i heard "I Want Candy" by Aaron Carter, I thought it was sung by a girl, and that she really really wanted some candy!
As a kid I'd never heard the word "accord" before when I first heard it in the last verse of "The First Noel", in the lines:
Now let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our heavenly Lord.
The only guess I could then come up with for the meaning of "accord" was that it might be short for "accordion". I thought that a neat image, singing Christmas songs with accordion accompanyment. But I puzzled as to why it said "one accord", as if something would be wrong with Christmas singing to the accompanyment of more than one accordion. Perhaps accordions are loud enough that two would drown out the singing, I thought.
I have been Pokemon-obsessed since I was six and I still am. When I was seven my mom used to play this tape of 80's music and I became convinced that all the songs were sung by Pokemon, and I would imagine what Pokemon were singing it and give the groups all Pokemon names. Because of this I kept begging my parents to put the tape in whenever we got in the car (it annoyed them after a while). Eventually the tape got lost.
I used to think the song "Mustang Sally" was about the astronaut Sally Ride, because the only part I knew was the chorus "ride, Sally Ride."
When i was in the second grade my friend and I were in class reading and my friend started to sing "yesterday" by the beatles (mind u i was named after the song "michelle" so my parents played the beatles all the time) i asked her o0o whered you get that song?! and she told me she wrote it..so a few years later my dad and i were in the car and the radio started to play "yesterday" and i got excited and exclaimed "thats Natalis song!!" my dad laughed...
I used to think that air guitar was a style of guitar playing in rock music.
I used to think that if I sang in the car to songs, the people passing by in other cars would actually think I was the real singer!
When the Cindy Laupher song She Bop came out when I was seven years old I thought it was about dancing. As I heard pop songs from the 50's and 60's in which the word "bop" was used for dancing for a long time I had just thought the song was about getting in trouble for dancing ( sort of like in the Footloose movie). It wasn't until I was nineteen I discovered from an older friend what She Bop actually meant, and I blushed so many shades of red. LOL.
I used to beleive that in the center of the earth was a chipmunk and it became hot outside when he was using his oven thanx to the song "worms make dirt" by the aquabats!
You know the Beach Boys' song "Surfin' in the U.S.A."? Well, I knew lived in America, but I used to wish that I lived in the USA "instead" so that I could go surfing.
When I was little, my dad and I would watch Sesame Street together, and my dad would sing along to the songs. One day I asked him how come he knew the song, and he said he knew all of them - meaning he knew all the Sesame Street songs since we watched it so often. I, however, took that to mean that my dad knew every song ever made in the world. So I would ask him for lyrics to a song when I didn't know them, and my dad would go look them up if he didn't know them... So I decided that meant that he had a really big memory but it was too big to carry all of it around in his brain, so he would open his head and change the memory part of his brain.
When I was little my sister told me that if I put a C.D. in the wrong case, it would mess up the C.D.'s songs.
Until I was about nine or ten, I believed that the famous Beethoven piece "Fur Elise" was called "Fury Lice" I always wondered why Beethoven wrote a song for lice... and then I figured it was because he lived in the old days in Europe.. and that lice were so common, that it was the equivelent of writing a song about love... haha
i used to to think, without having ever heard the song, that 'jesus freak' was a cover version of that old song 'super freak' - the one that sounds like 'can't touch this'. I used to go around singing 'jesus freak jesus freak' to the melody. I don't know why. Later on when older I figured it would sound different but still liked my version. I finally heard the song last week, It sounds nowhere near what i had in mind!
that music was just instruments. not words also. so when i first heard music with words i got so unhappy and angry.
For my kindergarten Christmas concert, my class sang that song that goes "Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me." Even though the song emphasizes the togetherness of all people as brothers, I completely missed the point and believed the line "Let me walk with my brother" referred specifically to my older brother Adam. I imagined us going for a stroll in our neighborhood on a sunny spring day. I thought it would have been nice to have my little brother along, too, but he was only two then and I didn't think he could keep up.
When I was 7-10 years old, I used to believe that music would eventually end one day. That the singers would run out of ideas and music just end like any other thing!
I used to think when they say ''i walk a lonley road,the only one that i have ever known'' in Greenday's song Blvd of Broken Dreams that he was saying that all his life he lived on some road called Blvd of Broken Dreams in that house thing they pass on the music vidio. and i didn't get when he said ''I walk alone'' and Mike & Tre were walking right next to him
In the song "Oops I Did it Again" by Britany Spears there is a line that goes "I played with your heart, got lost in the game." I always imagined Britany Speras getting lost in a giant game of chess.
When I was about 4 or 5, there was this song I heard on the radio all the time (apparently by Quarterflash, according to a Google search I just performed), which contained the lyrics "I'm gonna harden my heart, I'm gonna swallow my tears". I took this literally. I believed that if you swallowed your tears, your heart would harden and you would die. One day, after bumping my head on a table leg, I started to cry a little, and a tear dripped into my mouth. I started screaming hysterically, telling my mom I needed to go to the hospital. Of course she was freaking out, thinking I'd split my skull open or something. Through my sobs, I explained that I had jusy swallowed a tear, and would soon die of heart failure. Just like the song says. She looked at me in disbelief, and started laughing.