My wife has often used “INXS” (and various permutations thereof) as one of her favored passwords. I’ve never understood why, because we don’t actually own any music by them, but I never really gave it much thought.
So, we’re eating at IHOP this weekend and they’re playing a string of 80s songs, and a song starts playing that perks her ears up.
“Oh, I love this song. I really used to like INXS a lot, especially this song”.
The problem was that the song was “Melt With You” by Modern English. You’d think her entire belief system had been undermined when I told her not only did she have the wrong band, but she also had the wrong continent that the band was from
So then, the next day, we’re painting a room in our house and have a classic rock station on (“hits from yesterday and today blah blah blah”). A song starts playing, and my wife again goes, “I really like this song.” Now, given that I really don’t like this song, I’d never bothered to research who the artist was, but I figure she would know, so I ask.
She says Janis Joplin. :dubious: :eek: Again, even though I don’t know who actually sings the catterwauling of “What’s Going On” (turns out, it’s 4 Non Blondes), I know it can’t possibly be Janis Joplin.
A quick Google proof later, and my wife is batting 0-for-2. She couldn’t actually believe she was wrong on either count, but I know I’ll get a bit of mileage out of this…
So anyway, ever had a deep abiding conviction that you knew who sang something, only to be not only mistaken, but egregiously mistaken?