Although humans have been getting stuff wrong for centuries, in recent years the Internet has really facilitated these mistakes. Some putz uploads a song incorrectly to YouTube or Napsteresque sites and suddenly hordes of young newbs fill their minds with flawed data, perpetuating the error.
Even if you love their music, often musicians are doing what they're doing only because they realized at some point in the past that making any money was going to require them to radically shift gears.
Some songs are more well-known than the artists who made them hits. And sometimes less-talented music-listeners wrongly attribute those songs to the wrong artists. That's the premise of this article. Songs that people think are sung by artists who never sung them.
Even though your musical knowledge may be impeccable (and mine most certainly is), I thought I'd list a bunch of well-known songs that you've probably wrongly attributed to other artists.
These are four music videos with important lessons for the modern YouTube user.
'We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue/And then we'll take it higher.' And by higher, they apparently mean extraordinarily depressing.
The cover art on records from the 1950s and 60s is so confusing and removed from reality that it looks like it was created in an alternate dimension.
♪ ♫ I wish I was specialllll / But I’m a THIEF ♪ ♫
Plenty of rap-coined words and phrases catch on and make it all the way to mainstream vocabularies, sometimes seriously, (blunt, dope, chill, grill [meaning teeth] all have their origins in rap and all are more or less accepted by the majority of Americans), and sometimes ironically, (there was a period in the early 2000s when everyone added
Sure, melodies and even the occasional chorus might stick in a person's head, but the actual meaning of the song often goes unnoticed. And sometimes that's a good thing ...