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I seriously used to think that 'Don't cry for me, Argentina' was sung by Queen Elizabeth II. No-one told me this, I just knew it.
I believed that "oldies" were a genre of music still being produced.
Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer was one of my favorite songs as a kid. The part where it says: "then how the reindeer loved him" was my favorite part. It took me years to figure out "then how" wasn't the name of a reindeer. My girlfriend still teases me about it to this day.
Until I was about 8 years old, my Dad had totally convinced me that our national anthem was "I heard it through the grape vine" not the star spangled banner
I used to think "The Girl Is Mine", sung by Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney was about a child custody battle. I thought the Michael Jackson voice was a woman and it was two parents who were going through a divorce arguing over who got to keep their daughter.
I thought that the time duration listed after a song on a record (e.g., 3:30) referred to the time of day the song was recorded.
I used to believe that the lyric "dancing cheek to cheek" refered to rubbing butt cheeks with another person... school dances were wierd and scary places for me
Before I became enlightened and entered the world of Kerrang, rock and metal I believed that an 'air guitar' was an actual instrument. I always wondered about the physics of a guitar working on air. I also thought air guitars were only used for playing intense solo pieces. I figured out the truth for myself.
Now I own an air guitar and I play along to my cd's on it.
When i was younger i used to think that when i hummed, the noise was onLy in my head, and no one eLse couLd hear my humming. in sixth grade i was humming the barney theme song.. and the teacher said "whoever is humming pLease stop" i then came to reaLize, other peopLe heard me whiLe i was humming...
Up until the age of about 9 or so, I believed that when you played any song, be it on tape or vinyl, that the band responsible would have to perform that song at that time, wherever they were. I believed this was due to a psychic signal, or an alarm call of some description. Strange enough? This also led to the belief that if more than one person in the world tried to listen to the same song the band would be unable to cope with playing both the start and middle of a song at the same time and would subsequently explode, or something. I have since become a musician and, needless to say, am worried about releasing material. I am also a DJ so may be responsible for the death of many artists. Sorry.
When I was young, I used to think Queen's 'Bohemium Rhapsody' was our national anthrem and not Amhán Na bhFiann.
I used to think that singers couldn't talk-they could only communicate by singing.
I used to think that musicians made songs fade out by moving away from the microphone. I had this mental image of the whole band walking backwards with their instruments as they approached the end of the song.
When I was in kindergarden I used to believe that whenever we would sing "if you're happy and you know it clap your hands", the teacher was making a specific reference to something. In fear of her asking me what "it" was, I never clapped my hands. Now I know why teachers spent so much extra time with me.
During one phase of my childhood, someone convinced me that no respectable kind of music was ever played on a guitar. I even got the idea during that time that "guitar" was like a "dirty word" and I wasn't supposed to say it.
You know that song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"? Well, when I was around 5, I asked my dad who sang it, and he apparently didn't know so he just said "No one knows..."
So for years I honestly thought that no one knew who sang that song and that it must have been sang by ghosts in heaven.
My dad once explained to me that you could actually read the lyrics and melody direct from the microgrooves of an LP or single. And he proved that to me by singing a few words, holding a record in front of his eyes.
i uesd to believe that when "if your happy and you know it clap your hands" song was the way for a teacher to see who was happy and who was cranky that day.
I used to think that an air guitar was a real instrument. I though it was a guitar powered by air..
I used to think the song "Nights in White Satin" was about Knights, I remember thinking how impractical it was to wear satin on horseback and how they might get hurt without armour on.