Ah, the world of pop lyrics. It’s a magical world filled with catchy tunes, memorable melodies, and inspiring messages.  It has the power to make us laugh, cry, and think. It can bring us together, and it can tear us apart. But as with any world, it’s not perfect. There are lies, mistakes, and misunderstandings that can be found within the lyrics of some of our favorite pop songs. 

Throughout the years, many of our favorite musicians have made some mistakes, whether it’s a wrong name, an outdated message, or a misunderstanding of a concept. This list takes a look at 13 major lies and mistakes in famous pop lyrics. From Alanis Morissette’s "Ironic" to Fleetwood Mac’s ’Dreams’, we’ll explore the inaccuracies, the misquotes, and the outdated messages that have been hidden in some of the most beloved pop songs of all time.

So, if you’re ready to take a look at the lies and mistakes of the pop world, then let’s get started!

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Wrong date, right message.

Wrong Lyrics Sublime April 29, 1992 (Miami) The title (and the lyrics) incorrectly state the date of the Rodney King riots as April 29, 1992, when in fact the riots began on April 26, 1992. CRACKED

MCA Records


Astronomy fail.

Wrong Lyrics Kylie Minogue Supernova Shining like a supernova, brightest of the stars From another galaxy like Jupiter and Mars Earth, Jupiter, and Mars are all in the same galaxy, though. CRACKED

BMG Rights Management

Genius Lyrics

Universe: Older than Expected.

Wrong Lyrics Katie Melua Nine Million Bicycles The song says the universe is only 12 billion years old, but the latest research shows it's actually almost 14 billion years old, and it's not a guess. CRACKED

Dramatico Records

The Guardian

Band Aid: Ignorant Christmas Carol.

Wrong Lyrics Band Aid Do They Know It's Christmas? And there won't be snow in Africa this Christmas time - but Africa does have snow in some places. CRACKED


Genius Lyrics

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