The folks over at WordFinder recently conducted a study and found out which songs were the most misunderstood (in terms of lyrics); come to find out, the Metallica song “Enter Sandman” is one of those songs!
Per the study: “Using recent survey data from over 1,000 Americans, we identified which modern and classic hit songs are often misheard. Are some genres more often misunderstood than others? What lyrics have been understood differently, and how?”
The team at WordFinder went about exploring many songs across multiple music genres. While tracks like “The Motto” by Drake, “7 Rings” by Ariana Grande, and “Work It” by Missy Elliot rank pretty high in terms of most misunderstood songs, the Metallica track “Enter Sandman” takes the cake above all else. Per WordFinder, the song seems to be misheard by Gen X, millennial, and Gen Z music fans.
The team even provided a breakdown regarding some of the misunderstandings taking place. In “Enter Sandman,” while there is the line “Exit light, Enter night,” it appears that some people are actually hearing “Eggs and light, end all nights.” Damn James, it sounds like you might need to project a little more loudly for people to hear you!
Are you someone who has had trouble hearing the lyrics to this Metallica song? Are there any other Metallica songs that you have a hard time hearing? If you are curious to learn more details regarding this WordFinder study, you can read the entire study for yourself via this link here.
In other Metallica related news, have you heard the pop-punk cover of the band’s song “Master of Puppets”? It sure is something else. Also, a teenage Dimebag Darrell once played an incredible cover of Metallica’s “Seek & Destroy.” Did you also hear why some folks are trying to cancel Metallica? Links to all these stories can be found below.