10 of the worst lyrics ever written

If there’s one thing that karaoke definitely reveals, as well as hidden talents and shocking singers, it’s truly terrible lyrics. Repeated words, dodgy rhymes and sentences that make absolutely no sense or are just plain stupid. Here are 10 we've come across over the years that we think are particularly noteworthy - for all the wrong reasons...

1. "I said, 'Do you speak-a my language',He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich." -  Men At Work,  'Down Under'.

2. “Look up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, nah, it’s just me."Pitbull, 'Timber'.

3. "Lucky that my breasts are small and humble, so you don't confuse them with mountains." Shakira, 'Whenever, Wherever’.

4.  "And I met a girl, she asked me my name, I told her what it was." - Razorlight, 'Somewhere Else'.


5. ‘I've got no self control, been living like a mole.'' U2, 'Elevation'.

6. ‘De do do do, de da da da, that's all I want to say to you.'' The Police, 'De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da'.

7. “Cause you were Romeo, I was a scarlet letter and my daddy said stay away from Juliet”  - Taylor Swift, 'Love Story'.

8.  “The wild dogs cry out in the night, as they grow restless longing for some solitary company.” - Toto, 'Africa'.

9.  "If I was a sculptor, but then again no." - Elton John, 'Your Song'

10. "Now honey honey come ride, DKNY all up in my eye, you gotta Prada bag with a lotta stuff in it."  - Will Smith, 'Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It’.

So comparing yourself to a mole, making good use of oxymorons and offering someone a Vegemite sandwich is the way to a multi-million pound record deal apparently! If only we knew! As random and ridiculous as they are, we’ll sing and dance to whatever gobbledygook we're given - thank God for the melodies. At least it means we can all have a stab at writing a song ourselves, if these guys can get away with this, we could all be in for a number one hit!

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