Dancing alone in your room, cruising down the highway, abandoning your inhibitions in a karaoke bar—there really is no bad place to belt your heart out. Singing along to your favorite song can motivate you to run that extra mile, mend a broken heart, or give you a healthy outlet for those feelings you just couldn’t find the words for on your own. Even if you don’t remember exactly how that song goes.
Lyrics are only one piece of any song, but they’re often the biggest clue into its message, tone, and the artist’s intention. Sometimes that intention can get lost in translation, and fans have come up with some pretty interesting misinterpretations of hit songs over the years. Here are some of the most bizarre, outlandish, and unbelievable things people have heard and repeated while listening to popular songs new and old. At least they made them their own?