Subscriber Account active since. It's happened to the best of us — we hear a new song on the radio, fall in love, and begin to sing the lyrics we think we're hearing, though they end up being entirely incorrect. Nevertheless, these misheard lyrics can lead to hilarious realizations and even funny videos. Here are some of the funniest misheard lyrics of all time, plus what the musicians were actually singing.
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It is performed by the Broadway company's original Glinda , Kristin Chenoweth , on the original Broadway cast recording. The song is about a popular girl Glinda trying to help her unpopular roommate Elphaba become more popular. It is sung by the character Glinda. While writing the song, Schwartz imagined one of "those cheerleaders" - "She was the most popular girl at school, and she always went out with the captain of the football team. She was always the homecoming queen, blonde with a perky nose - the whole thing. In "Popular", Glinda attempts to get Elphaba, the future Wicked Witch of the West, to conform to the accepted ideas of beauty and popularity. Schwartz described the lyrics as "empty calories" and shallow. The composition of the song is a more bubblegum sound than the rest of the musical, with Beatles influences. Glinda also yodels on the word "popular" because Schwartz was thinking of Oklahoman Kristin Chenoweth while writing the song.
That's what makes me so nice! My tender heart Tends to start to bleed. And when someone needs a makeover I simply have to take over. I know, I know exactly what they need And even in your case, Though it's the toughest case I've yet to face Don't worry - I'm determined to succeed Follow my lead And yes, indeed You will be. You're gonna be popular! I'll teach you the proper poise when you talk to boys Little ways to flirt and flounce, ooh!