The Killers voted to have weirdest song lyric


The Killers voted weirdest song lyric

The Killers fought off competition from the likes of Black Eyed Peas and Taylor Swift in a competition to find the song with the weirdest lyric.

A survey suggests the line, "are we human or are we dancer?" in the song Human is the most confusing.

Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe placed fifth with the lyric: "Before you came into my life, I missed you so bad".

The top 10 also included Michael Jackson's Earth Song and Champagne Supernova by Oasis.

Carly Rae Jepsen

The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers previously revealed the lyric in Human was based on a quote from the author Hunter S. Thompson, "we're raising a generation of dancers".

"I took it and ran," Brandon said. "I guess it bothers people that it's not grammatically correct, but I think I'm allowed to do whatever I want."

Taylor Swift

The research was carried out by online streaming service Blinkbox Music, which questioned 2,000 adults.

Managing director Mark Bennett said: "It's true that song lyrics are sometimes as crazy as a box of frogs, but then that's show business. It would be a really boring world if everything was logical and made sense."

Almost two-fifths of those surveyed said they do not usually understand the words they hear in pop songs.

The Top 10

  1. The Killers, Human
  2. "Are we human, or are we dancer?"
  3. The Beatles, I Am The Walrus
  4. "I am the eggman, they are the eggmen, I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob."
  5. Michael Jackson, Earth Song
  6. "What about elephants? Have we lost their trust?"
  7. Lionel Richie, All Night Long
  8. "Tom bo li de se de moi ya, yeah jambo jambo."
  9. Carly Rae Jepsen, Call Me Maybe
  10. "Before you came into my life, I missed you so bad."
  11. Black Eyed Peas, Boom Boom Pow
  12. "Beats so big I'm stepping on leprechauns."
  13. Duran Duran, The Reflex
  14. "The reflex is an only child, he's waiting in the park."
  15. Wham! Club Tropicana
  16. "Club Tropicana, drinks are free, fun and sunshine, there's enough for everyone, all that's missing is the sea."
  17. Taylor Swift, Love Story
  18. -"Cause you were Romeo, I was a scarlet letter, and my daddy said stay away from Juliet."
  19. Oasis, Champagne Supernova
  20. "Slowly walking down the hall, faster than a cannonball."

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