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15 Songs That Everybody Knows The Lyrics To
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We all like to sing from time to time, and everyone's got their own setlists. But there are songs that everyone sang at least once in their life.

Below is a list of the songs that just about everyone knows the lyrics to.

Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

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Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses

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Last Resort - Papa Roach

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All the Small Things - blink-182

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Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

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Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

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Lose Yourself - Eminem

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Eye of the Tiger - Survivor

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All Star - Smash Mouth

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Hotel California - Eagles

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We Will Rock You - Queen

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House of the Rising Sun - Animals

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Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan

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Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

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Wonderwall - Oasis

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80 comments sorted by best / new / date

    bit64
    Smells like teen spirit? Not even Cobain knew the lyrics to that.
    Anjohl
    It's hard to garble naudle zauws wit aw dees mahbles din die douth....
    t_simp1209
    Yeah, sometimes I just can't help but sing along to all the words. Check this: Smells Like Teen Spirit: "AM LAO!! AAAH OOOH!!....am a lesbo....mm BRAVADO! something cheetos...a MOSQUITO!! A POTATO!! AAHHH!!!", such a classic.
    Sakke
    Guess this explains why that tespacido or whatever is now so popular
    LEHJOHND
    Personally i would swap out Californication and put the fresh prince of Belair theme.
    bulletv1
    I would old off on that. Mainly because the non tv intro cut has a lot of words people aren't even aware exist.
    skyturnedred
    And most people didn't live in the US in the 90s. I think I've heard the song twice in my life.
    tfranzini
    Never been to the US in my life and I've seen the whole thing more than once xD It's just so good
    skyturnedred
    Don't get me wrong, it was shown here too. It was just always on during the summer in the afternoons - right when we were outside playing football and whatnot.
    Bollockser
    Lot of songs on this list I could stand to never hear again
    adamjones077
    I guess you are just a nobody then! But seriously, I don't know most of the lyrics to a good bit of these songs. I might know the chorus or the main hook at least to most, but even then some of them I'm not sure I have right...
    KBI2113
    I feel Chop Suey belongs on this list. Even if people don't exactly know the faster part, they still try to sing it.  I went to a concert and they played it for dead air music- the entire crowd was screaming it.
    unjo88
    This is true. I remember back in 2011 inbetween Muse and Rage against the machine at L.A. rising, they started playing Chop Suey over the intercom and EVERYBODY stood up and sang the entire song. 
    rockstarbear
    Seems most people know I Wanna Be Sedated, often one of the first songs people learn on guitar.
    SteveDoninger
    I know a few people who don’t even know that Nothing Else Matters is even a song sadly. Should have swapped it with Enter Sandman if anything.
    MrTee
    Got a nice chuckle with this list. Especially Smash Mouth. Thanks UG P.S. SOMEBODY ONCE TOLD ME!
    djr5899
    the world is gonna roll me
    zalant
    I find that many people I know can sing along to at least the 1st verse of Ice Ice Baby, whether they want to or not. And my set isn't necessarily rap/hip-hop oriented. It was just unavoidably everywhere that year, and it stuck.
    kjt1981
    That's just a list of famous songs. I could sing perhaps 2 or 3 of them all the way through, the rest I just know bits. 'Happy Birthday'. Thats a song everyone knows the words to. 
    anguyen92
    I don't even know the words to Nothing Else Matters, but that's just because I do not care enough to listen to Nothing Else Matters if I want to get my Metallica fill. Enter Sandman would have been a much more appropriate answer to this topic, imo.
    Zero_Sound
    Uncle Kracker - "Follow Me"...even if its your first time hearing the song, you'll know the lyrics.
    slapsymcdougal
    List like this and no Here I Go Again or Breaking The Law? What the shitting fuck?
    esky15
    Here I go again for sure, but I wouldn't even consider Breaking the law on there.
    BADGAS
    good article. I, a 35 yld american, do, in fact, know all these.
    GR84
    As i go through the list, i can hear the song and words in my head, so this list must ring some truth, 
    Eifler121
    I don't think I've ever listened to that Papa Roach song or the Eminem song all the way through. I also wouldn't say people know all the words to Knocking on Heavens Door, the chorus, but that's about it.
    dmbell85
    Eehhh what about Bon Jovi Livin' on a prayer'? Everyone knows that. Every club I go to if it comes on even the kids know the chorus 20 year old 30 year old etc pretty good if. People born after your song was written they knew ow it
    hatch.da.egg
    I don't know the lyrics to half of these, so I vote for a part two with only instrumental songs with no lyrics.