Hummed away the portions of songs you did not get on the first go? Suddenly realising the lyrics of your favourite song were totally different all this while? Too afraid to indulge in karaoke? Opening up that lyric website to recheck every time? You are not on that estranged island. And certainly not alone, my friend. 

If you have answered the above questions with an affirmative, welcome to the club. We’ve all done this at some point or the other. This is an international phenomenon and if science interests you, ‘mondegreen’ is what it is called.

Here are some Bollywood songs that we might have gotten wrong in the first go:

1. Dil Ibadat, Tum Mile (2009)

Actual lyrics: Jindagi ki shaaq se loon kuch haseen pal main chun..

                     Tujh ko main kar loon haasil lagi hai yahi dhun..

Oh! The humblest sharks!

2. Twist, Love Aaj Kal (2009)

Actual lyrics: Round de chakk

                      Round de chakk

                      Round de chakk

No, these weren’t just random beats!

3. Banno, Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015)

Actual lyrics: Banno tera swagger laage sexy…

The entire world got this one wrong.

4. Dhan Te Nan, Kaminey (2009)

Actual lyrics: Aaja Aaja dil nichode

Squeeze the heart, dear Delhi!

5. Aap Jaisa Koi Meri Zindagi, Qurbaani (1980)

Actual lyrics: Aap jaisa koi meri zindagi mein aaye, toh baat ban jaye

Outdoes ‘Main tumhare bache ki maa banne wali hoon!’

6. Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo (Title) (2015)

Actual lyrics: Laaga Rang jo tera

Wasn’t ‘jotiya’ a name here? No! Seriously?

7. Aaja Mahiya, Fiza (2000)

Actual lyrics: Aa dhoop maloon main tere haathon mein..

                      Aa sajda karoon main tere haathon mein..

Was I the only one who misheard this?

8. Ek Glassy, Hard Kaur (2009)

Actual lyrics : Ek glassy, do glassy, teen glassy, char!

My glassy too classy for you!

9. Banjar Hai, Sathiya (2002)

Actual lyrics: Banjar hai sab banjar hai, hum dhoodne firdos chale

Firdos? It means paradise. 

10. Zara Zara, Rehna Hai Tere Dil Me (2001)

Actual lyrics: Yuhi baras baras kaali ghata barse, hum yaar bheeg jaye is chahat ki baarish me

It’s raining bed covers? *Hallelujah*

11. Mera Pehla Pehla Pyar, MP3 (2007)

Actual lyrics: Mera pehla pehla pyar hai yeh, aankon me aitbaar hai yeh

12. Let The Music Play, Shamur (2008)

Original Lyrics: O na kar maan rupaiye wala bar bar ke na rajje

                         bai na kar maan rupaiye wala bar bar ke na rajje

                         o na kar maan rupaiye wala bar bar ke na rajje

                         bai na kar maan rupaiye wala bar bar ke na rajje

As a kid, this song was the most enjoyed but never understood the lyrics. Remember? 

Now how about nailing that karaoke every single time!