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To have only realised after THIRTY FIVE years that George Michael wasn't planning on a golden solo?!

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WeBuiltCisCityOnSexistRoles Thu 14-Nov-19 11:35:05

Yes, I may as well share this with MN as it cheered DH up so much this morning...

I have only just realised (embarrassingly whilst singing this in earshot of DH blush) that in Wake me you before you go go, George Michael wasn't actually singing "I'm not planning on a golden solo" and instead he just didn't want to be going solo shock

(disclaimer: I was young when this song came out! I assumed a golden solo he meant he didn't want to be in the spotlight - having written that down I realise how fucking stupid it sounds blush)

Also, he wasn't singing Cherrybug in this song either. Well who knew? (According to DH - everyone)

I'm dying a little inside here.

Mermaidtissues Thu 14-Nov-19 11:38:03

I love you for this

Stressedout10 Thu 14-Nov-19 11:40:16


zoobaby Thu 14-Nov-19 11:45:00

I love misheard lyrics!

zoobaby Thu 14-Nov-19 11:46:30

Imagine my surprise when I discovered there was indeed a bad moon rising rather than "there's a bathroom on the right". grin

OwlBeThere Thu 14-Nov-19 11:48:13

Take me to the place where you go, where nobody knows If it’s night or day
Not ‘not our day’ like I’ve sang since the 90s....

Newbie1999 Thu 14-Nov-19 11:53:45

Livin’ on a prayer:

It doesn’t make a difference if we’re naked or not

IWorkAtTheCheescakeFactory Thu 14-Nov-19 11:55:38

cherrybug! grin

Goawayquickly Thu 14-Nov-19 11:55:41

Everybody’s got a hungry horse 🐴

middlemuddle Thu 14-Nov-19 11:59:54

Haha! I only realised about a year ago that in You're Still the One by Shania Twain that it's 'just look at us holding on' and not 'just look at a scolded nun'. I always wondered what the nun had to do with any of it.

AnneTwackie Thu 14-Nov-19 12:01:10

Just how much free corn does Missy Elliot have to give away?

RosiePosiePuddle Thu 14-Nov-19 12:01:27

Groovy Tuesday by the rolling stones blush

WeBuiltCisCityOnSexistRoles Thu 14-Nov-19 12:01:43

HAHAHA you're all making me feel better grin

AnneTwackie Thu 14-Nov-19 12:01:55

middlemuddle lolz

WeBuiltCisCityOnSexistRoles Thu 14-Nov-19 12:03:56

I had to get DH to explain Missy Elliott's free corn blush

Livebythecoast Thu 14-Nov-19 12:05:01

Oh OP , how funny.
I love Peter Kay's misheard lyrics. Duffy, 'I'm begging you for bird seed' (mercy)
Celine Dion - 'I believe the hot dog goes on' (I believe the heart does go on) grin

zemblanity Thu 14-Nov-19 12:05:04

I was in my 30s before I realised that the line in Karma Chameleon was:
*Loving would be easy if your colours were like my dreams
Red, gold, and green, red, gold, and green*
I thought it was:
*Loving would be easy if your colours were like my dreams
They're golden dreams, they're golden dreeeeeams*

FizzyIce Thu 14-Nov-19 12:05:29

My ds thought the opening line of Take on me by A-ha was “Donkey away..” i absolutely pissed myself when I over heard him singing it

zemblanity Thu 14-Nov-19 12:05:45

Bold fail blush

BadgertheBodger Thu 14-Nov-19 12:06:22

This still makes me cry laughing every time I hear the sister dancing away to the Prodigy shouting “Snap ma picture” while making a camera with her hands gringrin

BadgertheBodger Thu 14-Nov-19 12:07:17

Zemblanity well I was today years old when I found that out thanks to your post blush

AFistfulofDolores1 Thu 14-Nov-19 12:07:23

According to me, aged 7, Neil Diamond "would much rather be the Reverend Bluejeans."

Bigbigboots Thu 14-Nov-19 12:08:42

This is news to me. I thought he wasn't planning on going solo too.

MysweetAudrina Thu 14-Nov-19 12:09:15

Rags miracle rags - Rasberry beret

I want cookie - Albuquerque

Jam makin' in New York - only realised that one when I heard the Englishman version

AppropriateAdult Thu 14-Nov-19 12:09:21

A 'golden solo' sounds like a euphemism for a very posh wank...

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