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Poll: Commonly Misheard Song Lyrics

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Poll: Commonly Misheard Song Lyrics

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Poll: Commonly Misheard Song Lyrics

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A poll in Britain says the No. 1 misheard lyric is Abba's "Dancing Queen." Instead of diggin' the dancing queen, many people hear it as kicking the dancing queen.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "WALKING ON BROKEN GLASS")

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. You might know the Annie Lenox song "Walking on Broken Glass." I used to love to sing it - incorrectly. I'd blurt out: Walking on, walking on, walking back. I'm relieved to know I'm not alone. A poll in Britain has revealed the most commonly misheard lyric: Abba once again is number one.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "DANCING QUEEN")

ABBA: (singing) Diggin' the dancing queen...

GREENE: Instead of diggin' the dancing queen, many people hear that as kicking the dancing queen. It's MORNING EDITION.

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