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35 Songs Every Human Has Heard A Thousand Times But Still Doesn't Know The Lyrics To

You think you know, but then you realize you have no idea.

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1. The "Cherry Cola" song by Savage Garden

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Still the best lyrics about cherry cola ever written. Still have no idea what they're saying besides that.

2. The order of the girls in "Mambo No. 5" by Lou Bega

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Monica is the most iconic girl. The other girls are forgettable, except Rita. I go hard for her.

3. "Come On Eileen" by Dexy's Midnight Runners

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DOO RAH LOO RAH DOO RAH... SOMETHING SOMETHING...COME ON EILEEN!!

4. The verses in "Promiscuous" by Nelly Furtado

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Everyone loses their shit when this first starts playing until they realize they really don't know any of the words.

5. "Summer Girls" by LFO

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Something about Fun Dip, Larry Bird's jersey (33), Abercrombie & Fitch, and Billy Shakespeare sonnets.

6. "Fergalicious" by Fergie

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It's a harder song to learn than you think!

7. "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond

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Literally have never listened to these verses in my life.

8. "Ride Wit Me" by Nelly

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I'd like to think millennials who were in middle school when this song came out know 3/4 of the lyrics.

9. Anything in "Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh)" by Lumidee besides "Uhhh ohhhh"

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Yes, there were other lyrics.

10. Christina Aguilera's verse in "Lady Marmalade"

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A few years ago I figured out what she was actually saying.

11. "Macarena" by Los Del Rio

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You've heard it 10,000 times. You can do the dance. You still probably don't know the lyrics.

12. "Butterfly" by Crazy Town

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"Come my lady, come come my lady," end scene.

13. Shaggy's part in "It Wasn't Me"

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Everyone thinks they know Shaggy's part. Everyone actually doesn't.

14. Like all of "Cotton Eye Joe" by Rednex

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Sounds like: "ajklsdflkjaslkdfkajlsdf COTTON EYE JOE."

15. Half of "Get Low" by Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz

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Something about balls, sweat, windows, and walls.

16. "The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)" (English version) by Las Ketchup

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Why did they make an english version of this song?

17. The entire last minute of The White Stripes' "Fell In Love With a Girl"

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Unintelligible raspy guitar playing

18. "It's the End of the World" by R.E.M.

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It's just a lot of really fast singing.

19. All of Blur's "Song 2"

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Everyone loves this song...but what is happening other than "Woo hoo!"?

20. "Sugar, We're Goin Down" by Fall Out Boy

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"idkidkidkidk cock it and pull it!"

21. "Hash Pipe" by Weezer

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I just learned that one of the lyrics is "I got my ass wide."

22. "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse

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That's it. That's all I know.

23. "Me Against the Music" by Britney Spears

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Only queer people know.

24. "1979" by The Smashing Pumpkins

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The only two things you know Billy says in the song: "Cool kids" and "1979"

25. "Benny and the Jets" by Elton John

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Think about it... You know NONE of these words.

26. Any version of "Auld Land Syne"

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What is this song anyway?

27. "Work" by Rihanna

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I dream of someday being able to know these words.

28. "Thriller" by Michael Jackson

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Sad but true. You know none of it!

29. "Return Of The Mack" by Mark Morrison

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A classic...but I still have no idea what most of these words are.

30. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana

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Admit it, you don't know the words.

31. Almost all of "Get Busy" by Sean Paul

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It's all a lyrical blur.

32. "Intergalactic" by the Beastie Boys

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Don't do this at karaoke. It never ends well.

33. "One Week" by Barenaked Ladies

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People get so excited when they hear "IT'S BEEN" and then they quickly remember they don't know like any of the words.

34. The Friends theme song

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But really...what are they saying besides that clap thing.

35. "MMMBop" by Hanson

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Honestly, I know all these words...but I know that's not normal.

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