We’ve all experienced that moment when you realize that the lyrics you’ve been singing to one of your favorite songs actually aren’t the lyrics at all. (Chances are it’s happened to you more than once.) It’s easily forgiven, of course, because most musicians are hardly known for their perfect enunciation. And beyond that, with all the distractions in the world, it’s easy enough to hear someone wrong in everyday speech.
To pay tribute to the hilarity that often ensues from these scenarios, we consulted our extensive internal music libraries for a list of album titles that could be easily misheard or misunderstood. (Just try saying some of the titles out loud with a British accent if it helps.) Then we took some of our favorites and paid tribute to the originals by rebuilding their cover art from scratch with Shutterstock images, reinterpreting them to fit with their altered titles.
Let us know which one is your favorite and feel free to add ideas for more additions in the comments below!
Actual title: Bruce Springsteen, Born in the USA
Actual title: Blur, Parklife
Actual title: The Notorious B.I.G., Ready to Die
Actual title: Rolling Stones, Steel Wheels
Actual title: Pixies, Doolittle
Actual title: Dr. Dre, The Chronic
Actual title: Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon
Actual title: Sex Pistols, Never Mind the Bollocks
Actual title: Arcade Fire, Neon Bible
Actual title: Oasis, Be Here Now
Actual title: The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Axis: Bold as Love
Actual title: Phantogram, Nightlife
Actual title: The Beatles, Rubber Soul
Actual title: Talking Heads, Fear of Music
Actual title: Led Zeppelin, Presence
Actual title: Prince and the Revolution, Purple Rain
Jordan Roland, Doug Levy, Tim Koppenhafer, Lily Ou, Adriana Marin, and Dan Reiss contributed to this post.