It’s happened to all of us – you’ve been singing along to a song in front of you mates when suddenly everyone puts down their pints, looks at you funny and shakes their heads in dismay. Yep, you’ve only gone and got the words wrong. Again. A recent poll proved that such a mishap is far from uncommon. 2000 Brits were polled by Starkey Hearing Technologies in order to see what the most common misheard song lyrics were, and, well – it turns out your brains work in some seriously strange ways.
How do we know it’s Christmas? Because the great and the good from the world’s of light entertainment are all releasing albums, that’s how. From Shane Richie to Len Goodman via Nick Knowles, all of your nan’s favourite lads are putting out records, and Strictly Come Dancing‘s Anton du Beke is one of them. ‘From The Top’ is the toe-tapping telly star’s debut album – it comes out on November 24 and literally features a cover of ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’. Do you see what he’s done there?
“I remember going to school and everyone making that synth noise from it – I’d never heard that before. I had no idea they were a load of brothers, it just sounded like a heavy rock song to me. It was the first of its kind because it was a song about climate change.”The Jam – ‘Down In The Tube Station At Midnight’“It just felt like poetry, but he was talking about being in the Tube station! It was genius. That was my life – I grew up in Harlesden.”“It’s guaranteed that everyone will sing along.
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