I mean, we all think Elton John was singing, “Hold me closer, Tony Danza,” right? Was Johnny Rivers singing, “Secret agent man” or “Secret Asian man?”
Does it matter at a party/wedding if we get the lyrics right as long as our lips are moving and some kind of word is coming out? (Apparently if you lip-sync “watermelon” over and over, you’ll look accurate. Try it!)
Not if you’re a toddler – am I right?!
My (nearly) 4yo loves to sing. All day long. And she doesn’t care if she’s in tune or singing the right words. (Eventually she’ll get it right.) We correct her words sometimes, but never the tune.
However, the word mistakes are the funniest part of her singing! I guess her vocabulary isn’t strong enough yet to understand every word to every song she hears, especially Beatles songs or those in the Wizard of Oz – all of which she loves. She really has no idea she’s saying the wrong words, which makes it even funnier!
Kids really are the best entertainment we’ll ever have, aren’t they?
Here are my kid’s best (worst?) song mistakes:
1. From the Wizard of Oz … the lyrics are: “Ding dong, the witch is dead! Which old witch?! The Wicked Witch! Ding dong, the Wicked Witch is deaaaaaad!”
My child sings, on a several-minute loop, “Ding dong, the witch is dead! Which oh witch, wiggle witch!”
2. From Frozen’s Let it Go … the lyrics are: “I’m never going back! The past is in the paaaaaast!”
My child sings either, “The pastor’s in the past!” or “The plaster’s in the caaaaast!”
3. From The Beatles song Hey Bulldog … the lyrics are: “If you’re lonely you can talk to me!”
My child doesn’t understand the words’ meaning enough to correct her mistaken lyrics: “If you’re lonely you can’t talk to me!”
One day she’ll probably be telling me, “You’re singing it wrong, mom,” so in the meantime I’m going to enjoy these “wrong songs” as my daily dose of laughter!