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Album Cover Art Redesigned With Misheard Titles


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We've all experienced that moment when you realize that the lyrics you've been singing to one of your favorite songs actually aren't the lyrics at all. (Chances are it's happened to you more than once.) It's easily forgiven, of course, because most musicians are hardly known for their perfect enunciation. And beyond that, with all the distractions in the world, it's easy enough to hear someone wrong in everyday speech.

To pay tribute to the hilarity that often ensues from these scenarios, we consulted our extensive internal music libraries for a list of album titles that could be easily misheard or misunderstood. (Just try saying some of the titles out loud with a British accent if it helps.) Then we took some of our favorites and paid tribute to the originals by rebuilding their cover art from scratch with Shutterstock images, reinterpreting them to fit with their altered titles.

Let us know which one is your favorite and feel free to add ideas for more additions in the comments below!


Barn in the USA

Actual title: Bruce Springsteen, Born in the USA



Actual title: Blur, Parklife


Ready to Dye

Actual title: The Notorious B.I.G., Ready to Die

Steal Wheels

Steal Wheels

Actual title: Rolling Stones, Steel Wheels


Do Little

Actual title: Pixies, Doolittle


The Colonic

Actual title: Dr. Dre, The Chronic


The Dart Side of the Moon

Actual title: Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon


Never Mind the Blocks

Actual title: Sex Pistols, Never Mind the Bollocks


Knee on Bible

Actual title: Arcade Fire, Neon Bible


Bee Here Now

Actual title: Oasis, Be Here Now


Axis: Bald as Love

Actual title: The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Axis: Bold as Love

Phantogram - Knightlife


Actual title: Phantogram, Nightlife


Rubber Sole

Actual title: The Beatles, Rubber Soul


Fur of Music

Actual title: Talking Heads, Fear of Music



Actual title: Led Zeppelin, Presence


Purple Reign

Actual title: Prince and the Revolution, Purple Rain

Jordan Roland, Doug Levy, Tim Koppenhafer, Lily Ou, Adriana Marin, and Dan Reiss contributed to this post. Graphics from the Shutterstock design team.

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