#TypoAsASong trends as fans share hilariously tweaked titles of hits by Lady Gaga, Aerosmith, Queen and more
It comes as no surprise that a creative Twitterverse would get up to some wordplay mischief when listing their favorite songs with a brilliantly tweaked title
A worldwide trend started on Sunday night, July 12, as fans started posting variations of their favorite song titles with some hilarious and often surprising results popping up. The "Typo As A Song" online poll/game differed slightly from that other fan-favorite game, Misheard Lyrics, where fans would post a song lyric that had been subtly changed to give it a far more funnier context. Mondegreens (yes, there's a word for it) have been entertaining people for the better half of the last century, so it comes as no surprise that a creative Twitterverse would get up to some wordplay mischief when listing their favorite songs with a brilliantly tweaked title. One of the most famous song titles that took advantage of how it could be altered included the Britney Spears hit 'If You Seek Amy', which, if pronounced just right, with the proper inflection, could actually spell out an unprintable obscenity. We'll let you figure that one out.
Here are some of the highlights from the recently trending hashtag "#TypoAsASong." One fan posted "I Got You Abe" along with a picture of Abraham Lincoln, as a homage to the vintage hit 'I've Got You Babe' by Sonny and Cher. Another music lover tweeted a rather appropriate song name for our coronavirus-addled times, titled 'Love On A Ventilator', a play on Aerosmith's classic 'Love In An Elevator'.
One fan-favorite included the hilarious 'Love is a Cattle Field' as a sendup of Pat Benatar's track 'Love is a Battle Field'. Another much-loved tweet included a GIF of Snoopy from the Peanuts comic strip in an airplane, along with the song 'Fly Like a Beagle', a spoof version of Seal's 'Fly Like an Eagle'.
Another modern twist on an age-old classic included 'Karen On My Wayward Son' for Kansas's 'Carry On My Wayward Son', as well as the social media-savvy track 'We Will Block You' as a parody of the Queen song 'We Will Rock You'.
There were even some anti-Trump jokes being bandied around, as we saw a picture of the infamously outspoken president accompanied by the song title 'Comfortably Dumb', with due diligence being paid to the evergreen Pink Floyd classic 'Comfortably Numb'.
Other golden oldies included "Tony Danza by Elton John," a homage to 'Tiny Dancer', 'Still Crazy After All These Beers', a twist on 'Still Crazy After All These Years' by Paul Simon, and the incredibly hip 'Super Fleek', a tribute to Rick James's hit 'Super Freak'. Modern songs weren't spared either, with Lady Gaga's 'Just Dance' becoming the far sillier spoof 'Just Prance'. Lil Nas X's crossover hit 'Old Town Road' became the improbable parody 'Ol' Brown Toad'.
Other fans seemed to sum up the spirit of this game when they posted "Goof, Goof, Goof, Goof Vibrations" as a play on the eternal Beach Boys hit 'Good Vibrations'. Another music lover artfully posted 'Wrong Song' as a tribute to Sisqo's hit 'Thong Song'.
It perhaps serves as a testament to the enduring nature of these songs that they could be instantly recognized, despite their freaky tweaked titles, with no further explanation necessary. Kudos to the originator of this trending hashtag, since it served up some great wholesome entertainment to a nation in dire need of a good old fashioned belly laugh. You can check out the entire list here for your reading pleasure.