The top ten most misheard pop lyrics

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London, Aug 21 : A survey carried out by hearing aid firm Amplifon has come up with a list of the top ten most hilariously misheard pop lyrics, with Sting topping the chart with the song 'When the World is Running Down'.

Listeners often mishear the lyrics of the song by Sting's old band The Police as "You make the best homemade stew around", instead of the original "You make the best of what's still around".

Following him were Barry Gibb and the Bee Gees, whose song 'Stayin' Alive' had its lyrics twisted into, "It's alright. It's okay. You make love the other way" from "It's alright. It's okay. You may look the other way".

Sir Paul McCartney's band 'The Beatles' were next with their 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds', the lyrics having been changed from "The girl with the kaleidoscope eyes" to "The girl with the colitis goes by".

The third slot was taken by Bono's U2 song 'Mysterious Ways', whose lyrics were turned into "Shamu the mysterious whale" from "She moves in mysterious ways." The Beatles had the lyrics of their song 'Michelle' turned from "Michelle, ma belle, sont les mots qui vont tres bien ensemble, tres bien ensemble" to "Michelle ma belle, some say monkeys play piano well, play piano well."

Another song to fall victim was Freddie Mercury and Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody', which had "Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango" changed to "Scallaboosh, Scallaboosh, will you do the banned tango." In seventh place came The Police's song 'Message In A Bottle' whose lyrics were changed from "A year has passed since I wrote my note" to "A year has passed since I broke my nose."

David Bowie had his song 'Changes', changed from "Strange fascination fascinating me" to "Strange vaccinations are killing me." Taking the ninth place was Liam Gallagher's Oasis song 'Wonderwall', which had its lyrics turned from "You're gonna be the one that saves me" to "You're gonna be the one at Sainsbury's."

In the 10th place was English singer Kate Bush, whose 1978 hit was heard as, "Heathcliff, it's me, I'm a tree, I'm a wombat", when the actual lyrics were, "Heathcliff, it's me, I'm Cathy I've come home", reported the Sun.

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