Did Billy Ocean really tell us to “go and get stuffed?”

16-Apr-3
Kenny and Dolly. They sang about Ireland’s Industry – didn’t they?

I said the other day, that I always thought the IDA should have used that Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers song to promote investment in Ireland.

You know the one: “Ireland’s Industry, that is what we are.”
I believe the actual words are “Islands in the stream…” But that’s not what I hear.

So someone suggested I present a Top Ten of misheard lyrics, something I know Peter Kay is pretty expert at.

So here they are.

  1. Buck’s Fizz – Land of Make Believe. What I hear: “Run for the sun little one, you’re an alco once again.” What it actually says: “Run for the sun little one, you’re an outlaw once again.
  2. Toto – Africa. What I hear: “There’s nothing that a hundred men on Mars could never do.” What it actually says: “There’s nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do.”
  3. Madonna – Like A Virgin. What I hear: “Like a virgin, touched for the thirty-first time.” What it actually says: “Like a virgin, touched for the very first time.”
  4. Robert Palmer – Addicted to Love. What I hear: “Might as well face it you’re a dick with a glove.” What it actually says: “Might as well face it you’re addicted to love.”
  5. Neil Diamond – Forever in Blue Jeans. What I hear: “Reverend Blue Jeans.” What it actually says: “Forever in Blue Jeans.”
  6. Bob Dylan – Blowin’ in the Wind. What I hear: “The ants are my friends, they’re blowin’ in the wind.” What it actually says: “The answer my friend, is blowin’ in the wind.”
  7. Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze. What I hear: “Excuse me while I kiss this guy.” What it actually says: “Excuse me while I kiss the sky.”
  8. Bon Jovi – Livin’ on a Prayer. What I hear: “It doesn’t make a difference if we’re naked or not.” What it actually says: “It doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not.”
  9. The aforementioned Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers Islands in the Stream.
  10. Billy Ocean – When the Goin’ Gets Tough. What I hear: “Go and get stuffed.” What it actually says: “When the goin’ gets tough.”

Now.

Do you have any classics?

1 thought on “Did Billy Ocean really tell us to “go and get stuffed?”

  1. gerryfloyd

    iN STITCHES READING THAT

    Like

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