Top 10 Songs Where Bad Grammar Sounds Good

When it comes to rock 'n roll lyrics, sometimes using correct English just won't work.

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"I Feel Good" by James Brown

"I Feel Good" by James Brown
Corrected: "I Feel Well"

When right sounds wrong:

I feel well! I knew that I would...
When I hold you in my arms
I know that I can't do any wrong
And when I hold you in my arms
My love won't do you any harm

"I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" by U2

"I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" by U2
Corrected: "I Still Haven't Found for What I'm Looking"

When right sounds wrong:

But I still haven't found for what I'm looking
But I still haven't found for what I'm looking
But I still haven't found for what I'm looking
But I still haven't found for what I'm looking

"Rocket Man" by Elton John

"Rocket Man" by Elton John
Corrected: "Rocket Person" (our gender-sensitive choice)

When right sounds wrong:

And I think it's going to be a long, long time
'Til touchdown brings me around again to find
I'm not the person they think I am back home
Oh no, no, no
I'm a rocket person
Rocket person, burning up the fuse up here alone.

"Me and Bobby McGee" by Janis Joplin

"Me and Bobby McGee" by Janis Joplin
Corrected: "Bobby McGee and I"

When right sounds wrong:

You know feeling good was good enough for me
Good enough for my Bobby McGee and I

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"I Can't Get No Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones

"I Can't Get No Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones
Corrected: "I Can't Get Any Satisfaction"

When right sounds wrong:

I can't get any satisfaction
I can't get any satisfaction
Because I try, and I try, and I try, and I try
I can't get any, I can't get any

"Who You Gonna Call? (Ghostbusters)" by Ray Parker, Jr.

"Who You Gonna Call? (Ghostbusters)" by Ray Parker, Jr.
Corrected: "Whom Are You Going to Call? (Ghostbusters)"

When right sounds wrong:

If it's something weird, and it doesn't look good
Whom are you going to call? Ghostbusters!
I'm not afraid of any ghost

"Ain't No Sunshine" by Bill Withers

"Ain't No Sunshine" by Bill Withers
Corrected: "There Is No Sunshine"

When right sounds wrong:

There is no sunshine when she's gone
And this house just isn't a home
Any time she goes away

"Who Do You Love?" by Bo Diddley

"Who Do You Love?" by Bo Diddley
Corrected: "Whom Do You Love?"

When right sounds wrong:

Whom do you love?
Whom do you love?
Whom do you love?
Whom do you love?

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"What's Love Got To Do With It?" by Tina Turner

"What's Love Got To Do With It?" by Tina Turner
Corrected: "What's Love Have to Do with It?"

When right sounds wrong:

What's love have to do, have to do with it?
What's love but a second-hand emotion?

"Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On" by Jerry Lee Lewis

"Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On" by Jerry Lee Lewis
Corrected: "A Whole Lot of Shaking Going On"

When right sounds wrong:

We aren't faking
A whole lot of shaking going on

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