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

    You think you know, but let's be real, you have no idea.

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    1. "Shut Up And Dance With Me" by Walk The Moon

    the guy from walk the moon singing

    There is nothing more straight people love than hearing this song at weddings, but I know for a fact they don't sing any of the words besides "shut up and dance with me."

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

    the guy from fall out boy singing cock it and pull it

    Something... something...cock it and pull it!

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

    lou bega in the video
    Ariola Records/

    I know that Monica is first but don't know who to go to from there.

    4. "Summer Girls" by LFO

    the three lfo guys

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

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

    a screenshot from the video


    6. All of "Cotton Eye Joe" by Rednex

    the rednex album cover
    Jive Records

    I'm worried about you if you know all the words to "Cotton Eyed Joe."

    7. "One Week" by Barenaked Ladies

    im the kind of guy who laughs at a funeral

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

    8. The verses in "Promiscuous" by Nelly Furtado

    nelly furtado dancing in the video
    Geffen Mosley/

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

    9. "Fergalicious" by Fergie

    fergie with some girl scout cookies

    A harder song to sing karaoke to than you think.

    10. "Break Free" by Ariana Grande

    ariana in the break free video

    Ariana is the mumble queen and I love her for that.

    11. "We Didn't Start The Fire" by Billy Joel

    billy joel and some flames

    Someday I'll learn a single verse of this song. Someday.

    12. "9 to 5" by Dolly Parton

    dolly in the music video

    You're lying if you know more than "9 to 5 what a way to make a living."

    13. "I Want You" aka the cherry cola song by Savage Garden

    a screenshot of the video

    "fjkasdjflkalk;dsfkladsf chicka cherry cola." 

    14. "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond

    neil diamond singing

    I have literally never listened to these verses in my life.

    15. "Ride Wit Me" by Nelly

    Nelly and some large trucks

    Millennials who were in middle school when this song came out know 3/4 of the lyrics but not quite the whole thing.

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

    uh oh uh oh

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

    Xtina in the lady marmalade music video

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

    18. The "Macarena"

    a woman from the macarena video

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

    19. "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse

    they tried to make me go to rehab screenshot

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

    20. Any version of "Auld Land Syne"

    mariah carey singing the classic
    Island Def Jam/


    21. "Butterfly" by Crazy Town

    a screenshot of the boys in a field from the video

    "Come my lady, come come my lady." That's it. 

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

    shaggy in the music video

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

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

    lil jon and his crunk cup

    Something about balls, sweat, windows, and walls.

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

    the lyrics in spanish

    Because why did they make an English version of this song?

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

    lego people from the video

    It's basically: Unintelligible raspy guitar playing

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

    just  a man and his dog

    Another song with a lot of fast singing.

    27. All of Blur's "Song 2"

    the lead singer from blur singing song 2
    Sony Music

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

    28. "Work" by Rihanna

    rihanna in the music video
    Def Jam/

    Another song that I swear I'll learn the words to someday. 

    29. "Thriller" by Michael Jackson

    michael jackson as a zombie
    Epic Records/

    Sad but true that you don't know most of the words to this.

    30. "Return Of The Mack" by Mark Morrison

    mark morrison in the video
    WM UK/

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

    31. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana

    a sepia tone screenshot from the video

    Admit it, you don't know the words.

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

    lyrics to get busy "shake that thing miss kana kana"

    It's all a lyrical blur.

    33. Most Sean Paul songs in general.

    sean paul in 2003
    United Archives / ZIK Images/United Archives via Getty Images

    34. "Timber" by Kesha and Pitbull

    kesha in timber

    Another wedding favorite that no one over the age of 40 knows any of the words to.

    35. "Intergalactic" by the Beastie Boys

    a screenshot of from the music video

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

    36. The Friends theme song

    the credits from friends

    I just know when to clap. 

    37. "MMMBop" by Hanson

    the boys from hanson

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

    38. "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster The People

    foster the people singing pumped up kicks

    The chorus is easy and clear to hear. The rest of the song sounds like it was recorded in the studio with the lead singer on speakerphone.

    39. "Royals" by Lorde

    lorde singing royals

    The song is trickier to learn than you think!

    40. "Hey Ya!" by Outkast

    shaking it like a polaroid picture

    Everyone's mom loves to "Shake it like a Polaroid picture" but I guarantee that's the only lyric they know.

    41. "Love Shack" by the B-52's

    the b52's in a car

    It's worth not knowing any of the lyrics just for: "TIN ROOOF RUSTED."

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