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'Are we human, or are we dancer?' voted most bonkers lyrics of all time

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Are we human, or are we dancer?

have been named the weirdest ever, according to a poll carried out by a music streaming service.

Proper order too. That line has been confusing the hell out of popular indie rock lovers since the song ‘Human’ was released in 2008.


Its baffling premise is regularly referenced in popular culture; it’s made its way into memes, TV shows, clothing and daily parlance.


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Blinkbox Music surveyed 2,000 people and the majority said they hadn’t a clue what Brandon Flowers and co were on about when they wrote the song.

At the time Flowers was quoted as saying that the lyrics were inspired by a Hunter S Thompson quote.

Meanwhile rounding out the top ten of oddball lyrics were:

The Beatles, I am the Walrus 

I am the eggman, they are the eggmen, I am the walrus, goo goo g’joob

Agreed. Bonkers.

Michael Jackson, Earth Song 

What about elephants? Have we lost their trust?

Will nobody think of the elephants?

Lionel Richie, All Night Long 

Tom bo li de se de moi ya, yeah jambo jambo

He’s Lionel Richie. He can do what he likes.

Carly Rae Jepsen, Call Me Maybe 

Before you came into my life, I missed you so bad.

Listen, if we’re going to pick on Carly we’re going to need to pick on The National’s song Slow Show for “you know I dreamed about you for 29 years, before I saw you’.

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Black Eyes Peas, Boom Boom Pow

Beats so big I’m stepping on leprechauns

It’s a common misconception that leprechauns are afraid of large beats.

Duran Duran, The Reflex 

The reflex is an only child, he’s waiting in the park

Tell him to come in, his dinner’s ready.

Wham! Club Tropicana 

Club Tropicana, drinks are free, fun and sunshine, there’s enough for everyone, all that’s missing is the sea

Frankly, these lyrics make perfect sense to us. They have no place on this list.

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Taylor Swift, Love Story

Cause you were Romeo, I was a scarlet letter, and my daddy said stay away from Juliet

Again. These make sense.

Oasis, Champagne Supernova

Slowly walking down the hall, faster than a cannonball

Listen, if it rhymes, Oasis will use it. Deal with it.

How many of these misheard song lyrics did you notice this year?>

So, just what IS the Song of the Summer this year?>

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