Top 10 Songs Where Bad Grammar Sounds Good

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

By Sarah Wharton and Paul Silverman
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    "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

    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

    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

    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

    "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.

    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

    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

    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?

    "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

    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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