Eurythmics’ 80s hit ‘Sweet Dreams’ is the most misquoted song in the UK, according to a new Survey.
Spotify polled 1,350 people and found that a third of them believe lead singer Annie Lennox sings: ‘Sweet dreams are made of cheese, who am I to disagree?’
The second most misquoted song, with 26% of votes, was Rihanna’s 2011 hit ‘We Found Love’, with listeners thinking that the singer “found Dove in a soapless place”.
20% of listeners thought country singer KD Lang confessed that she “can’t stand gravy” on her 90s hit ‘Constant Craving’. Tracks by Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Stooshe and Elton John also feature in Spotify’s list of the Top 10 most misquoted songs.
The problem of misquoting lyrics might be more serious than it sounds, as 54% of respondents admitted that hearing someone getting the lyrics wrong frustrates them and two thirds have had arguments with friends over song lyrics.
Listen to Spotify’s ‘Sing-A Wrong’ playlist of the most misquoted songs below: