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Best Songs For Lyric Pranks

Lyric pranks have become a fascinating way to inject humor and surprise into everyday conversations. As someone who’s both orchestrated and been on the receiving end of these pranks, I can attest to their ability to turn a boring day into a memorable one.

The essence of a good lyric prank lies in selecting the perfect song that aligns with the context and relationship you share with the recipient. Know thy audience!

What Is A Lyric Prank?

A lyric prank is when you text someone the opening line from a song, and when they reply, you text the next line and then after their response, the next and so on until you either run out of lyrics or they realize what’s going on.

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A good song for lyric pranks opens with a conversational touch, so that the “victim” is put at ease and starts a conversation with sincerity and authenticity.

Trending Lyric Pranks: Types & Styles

Song Lyric Prank on Friends

This prank involves sending song lyrics to a friend via text, with each message line being a lyric from the song. The fun lies in choosing lyrics that are either absurd or out of context, causing confusion or hilarious misunderstandings.

For instance, lyrics from a song like Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen can lead to a comical exchange, especially with lines like “Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango?

Imagine your friend’s perplexed responses as they try to decipher the meaning or context of your messages!

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Best Lyric Prank Songs for Crush

When pranking your crush, the song choice typically has romantic or flirtatious undertones. The aim is to drop subtle hints or gauge their reaction to love-themed lyrics.

A classic example could be using Ed Sheeran’s Perfect – sending lines like “I found a love, to carry more than just my secrets” can create a heart-fluttering moment, making your crush wonder if you’re expressing your feelings or just quoting a song.

It’s a playful way to test the waters with your crush.

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Lyric Prank Songs for Best Friend

Pranking a best friend with song lyrics often revolves around inside jokes or personal experiences. You could use a song that you both find hilarious or have a history with.

For example, if you and your best friend have a running joke about being broke, sending them lyrics from I Need a Dollar by Aloe Blacc like “I need a dollar, dollar, a dollar is what I need” can instantly spark laughter and shared memories.

The key is to use lyrics that resonate with your unique friendship.

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Break-Up Lyric Prank

This is a more dramatic and sometimes riskier prank, involving sending lyrics from a break-up song. It can lead to shocked or worried reactions, so it’s important to choose your recipient wisely.

A song like Someone Like You by Adele can create a moment of tension – imagine the reaction when you text “I heard that you’re settled down, that you found a girl, and you’re married now.

It’s crucial to reveal the prank quickly to avoid any real distress!

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Confession Lyric Prank

In this prank, you send lyrics that sound like a confession of deep secrets or feelings. It can be thrilling to see how the other person interprets these revelations.

Using a song like Shout Out to My Ex by Little Mix might lead to amusing or surprised reactions when you send a line like “Guess I should say thank you, for the hate yous and the tattoos.

It’s a fun way to fake-spill some beans!

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Dramatic Song Lyric Prank

Choose a song with overly dramatic or intense lyrics to provoke a hilarious and confused reaction. Imagine sending lyrics from Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler, like “Once upon a time I was falling in love, but now I’m only falling apart.

The melodrama in these lyrics can lead to some amusingly puzzled responses, especially if it’s completely out of character for you.

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Lyric Prank on Parents

Pranking parents with song lyrics often involves choosing songs they might not be familiar with, leading to funny or concerned reactions. Lyrics from a trendy pop song or a rap hit can be particularly effective.

For example, texting your mom lyrics from Old Town Road by Lil Nas X, like “I’m gonna ride ’til I can’t no more” could lead to some endearing confusion or a lecture about safety!

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Nostalgic Lyric Prank

This involves sending lyrics from a song that holds a special meaning between you and the recipient. It’s a heartwarming way to reminisce.

If you and an old friend always jammed out to Wannabe by Spice Girls, sending a line like “If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends” can instantly bring back good old memories and inside jokes.

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Celebrity Lyric Prank

Using lyrics from a celebrity that the recipient admires or dislikes can add a personal touch to your prank.

For a Taylor Swift fan, texting a series of lines from Love Story can evoke excitement or confusion, especially if you start with “We were both young when I first saw you.

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Random Lyric Prank

Here, you mix and match random lyrics from different songs. The lack of coherence is what makes it funny. You could start with something deep like “Hello from the other side” from Adele’s Hello, and then abruptly switch to “I can’t feel my face when I’m with you” from The Weeknd song.

The randomness keeps the recipient on their toes, trying to piece together what you’re saying.

Top Songs for Lyric Pranks

Hello by Adele

Adele - Hello

This is one of the easiest songs for lyric pranks for those getting started because it opens with “Hello?” and thus, the person on the other end is going to expect a regular chat. 

Of course, you don’t have to wait with this one, if you don’t get a quick reply, just fire off “Can you hear me?” and go from there. 

Elton John - Can You Feel The Love Tonight

Can You Feel The Love Tonight by Elton John

This is a great lyric prank song to use with someone that you either have a crush on, have a romantic connection with or an ex that you still get on with. 

Fleetwood Mac - Dreams

Dreams by Fleetwood Mac

“Now here you go again, you say you want your freedom,” might strike fear into the heart of a cheating lover or being a charming opening line for a crush and it might just make a good friend laugh. 

Lady Gaga - Telephone

Telephone by Lady Gaga

Like Adele, this is an easy one to get started with “Hello, hello baby” is a good opening line and then the rest of the lyrics are crazy enough to confuse and then have them laughing when they work out what’s going on. 

Queen - Don’t Stop Me Now

Don’t Stop Me Now by Lady Gaga

Send this to your one and only and they’re soon going to be wanting to know what, exactly, it is that you plan on doing that they shouldn’t stop you doing?

Taylor Swift - Gorgeous

Gorgeous by Taylor Swift

“You should take it as a compliment, That I got drunk and made fun of the way you talk”.

It is a great opener for a lyric prank. 

Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up

Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley

There’s never a bad time to Rick-roll someone.

It makes for a solid lyric prank. 

Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb

Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd

Another song that begins with “Hello? Hello?” but then gets dark pretty quickly.

Any Floyd fan is going to roll about with mirth when they work it out. 

Green Day - Basket Case

Basket Case by Green Day

“Do you have the time to listen to me whine?”

Enough said, right?

Wiz Khalifa - See You Again

See You Again by Wiz Khalifa

The lyrics sound like you’re encouraging a friend to head out for the evening.

It works really well as a lyric prank. 

Expert Tips for Successful Lyric Pranks

  • Know Your Audience: The choice of song should be tailored to the person you’re pranking. Consider their musical tastes, personality, and your relationship with them.
  • Timing is Key: The effectiveness of a lyric prank often depends on when you do it. Choose a time when the person is likely to engage in a text conversation.
  • Plan Your Exit Strategy: Always have a plan for revealing the prank, especially if the lyrics are dramatic or emotional.
  • Respect Boundaries: Avoid sensitive topics or lyrics that might be misunderstood or hurtful. The goal is laughter, not discomfort.
  • Enjoy the Process: Remember, the purpose of a lyric prank is to have fun and share a laugh. Don’t take it too seriously, and enjoy the playful interaction.

From my personal experience, the joy of lyric pranks lies not just in the initial confusion or surprise, but also in the shared laughter that follows the big reveal. It’s a creative way to break the routine, express affection, or simply share a laugh using the universal language of music.

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