'Don't be afraid to catch FISH': Five of our favourite songs with misheard lyrics

Publish Date
Friday, 8 September 2017, 10:00AM

This week we had a caller admit that she thought Calvin Harris' song Feels featuring Katy Perry contained the lyrics "don't be afraid to catch FISH!"

And it turns out she wasn't the only one who thought that!

The actual lyrics of the song's chorus are: "Don't be afraid to catch feels / Ride drop top and chase thrills / I know you ain't afraid to pop pills / Baby, I know you ain't scared to catch feels / Feels with me.

However, the soft way Katy Perry sings the word "feels", it's easy for some to hear the word "fish" instead.

This got us thinking, what other songs have we been singing wrong?

Here are five of our favourite songs with lyrics that get completely misheard:

1. Taylor Swift - Blank Space

Misheard lyric: Gotta love these Starbucks lovers

Actual lyric: Got a long list of ex-lovers

2. Backstreet Boys - I Want It That Way

Misheard lyric: Tummy, why? Ain't nothin' but a fart, hey

Actual lyric: Tell me why! Ain't nothin' but a heartache

3. Pink - Learn to Love Again?

Misheard lyric: Just give me a raisin, just a little bit's enough

Actual lyric: Just give me a reason, just a little bit's enough

4. Avril Lavigne - Complicated

Misheard lyric: You promised me I’m never gonna find your bacon

Actual lyric: You promised me I’m never gonna find you fake it

5. Sia - Cheap Thrills

Misheard lyric: 'Til I hit the dumpster, hit the dumpster

Actual lyric: 'Til I hit the dance floor, hit the dance floor