Imagine being in a room filled with Boston fans with Don't Look Back on the stereo, and break out the lyric "It's a red hot Chrysler, and I'm awake yeah" when it should be "It's a new horizon and I'm awakin'".
Now picture a roomful of dirty stares - no laughter, just pure dislike aimed at you for misquoting the song.
That happened to me ten years ago.
I'm going twenty-four hours a day...I can't seem to stop - "Turn Up The Radio", Autograph
Wiener Of The Day - June 10th, 2003 W Of The Day - September 11th, 2004 (add spooky music here)
My friend and I were driving around and Aretha Frankiln's Freeway of Love came on.... The lyric is: Knew you'd be a vision in white, How'd you get your pants so tight.... Her version was..How'd you get your pants so bright... Another pal was singing Outkast's Behold A Lady and instead of singing the title, her version was... Heave Ho a Lay Lay...
I have a friend who performed this skit hilariously.
When I was a little kid, I use to sing "mushy mush" for Janet Jackson's song "Miss You Much". And who hasn't sung "She's got a tick in her eye" or "She's got a chicken to ride" during the Beatles classic?
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Peter Jennings at my undergrad ceremony -- everyone around me thought he was awesome. Quincy Jones spoke at my grad ceremony, and I think there were a few other famous folkss, but I don't remember clearly. I had no ceremony at all for my MLS.