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12 Desi Songs We’ve Been Singing Wrong All Our Lives

Have your ever sang away the portions of songs you did not get on the first go? Suddenly realising the lyrics of your favourite song you are singing wrong all this while? Too afraid to indulge in karaoke? Opening up that lyric website to recheck every time? You are not on that estranged island. And certainly not alone, my friend. There are many like us on this planet.

If you have answered the above questions with an affirmative, welcome to the club. We’ve all done this at some point or the other. This is an international phenomenon and if science interests you, ‘mondegreen’ is what it is called.


1. Dil Ibadat, Tum Mile (2009)

Actual lyrics: Jindagi ki shaaq se loon kuch haseen pal main chun..

Tujh ko main kar loon haasil lagi hai yahi dhun..




2. Twist, Love Aaj Kal (2009)

Actual lyrics: Round de chakk

Round de chakk

Round de chakk




3. Banno, Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015)

Actual lyrics: Banno tera swagger laage sexy…



4. Dhan Te Nan, Kaminey (2009)

Actual lyrics: Aaja Aaja dil nichode




5. Aap Jaisa Koi Meri Zindagi, Qurbaani (1980)

Actual lyrics: Aap jaisa koi meri zindagi mein aaye, toh baat ban jaye




6. Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo (Title) (2015)

Actual lyrics: Laaga Rang jo tera



7. Aaja Mahiya, Fiza (2000)

Actual lyrics: Aa dhoop maloon main tere haathon mein..

Aa sajda karoon main tere haathon mein..



8. Ek Glassy, Hard Kaur (2009)

Actual lyrics : Ek glassy, do glassy, teen glassy, char!




9. Banjar Hai, Sathiya (2002)

Actual lyrics: Banjar hai sab banjar hai, hum dhoodne firdos chale


10. Zara Zara, Rehna Hai Tere Dil Me (2001)

Actual lyrics: Yuhi baras baras kaali ghata barse, hum yaar bheeg jaye is chahat ki baarish me