In case you’re looking for some lyric pranks to do on your boyfriend, check out this list of 15 awesome songs you can use! Don’t worry; this list of song ideas will surely get him confused!
But, in case you’re new to this, also check out this quick recap of what a lyric prank is and how to do one on your significant other.
What Are Lyric Pranks?
Lyric pranks are incredibly simple to pull off. Essentially, you start off by texting your boyfriend the opening lyrics to the song of your choice. Then, when he responds, you continue onto the next line of the song, and so on.
But, not all lyrics will work. You should look for ones with a conversational tone so the “victim” doesn’t figure out it’s a prank until later on.
Overall, this is a wholesome prank that anyone can pull off, so give it a go!
#1. Don’t Stop Me Now ㅡ Queen
Don’t Stop Me Now is an incredibly popular Queen song, so don’t get discouraged if your boyfriend quickly catches on. On the other hand, if he isn’t all too familiar with this band, then he might not get it at all!
The opening lyrics go, “Tonight I’m gonna have myself a real good time.” Pause there, and wait until he replies. He might say something along the lines of, “Why, what do you have in plan?”
Continue onto the next line, which is, “I feel alive.” Again, pause until he responds. At this point, he’ll probably send you a laughing emoji since he’ll have no idea what you’re talking about.
Then, write, “And the world I’ll turn it inside out.” Once he reads this part, he’s bound to be completely confused by what you’re trying to tell him. Or, he’ll think you’re happy about going out with some friends.
Depending on whether he catches on, you can continue with the following lyrics:
“I’m floating around in ecstasy
So, don’t stop me now
Don’t stop me
‘Cause I’m having a good time”.
#2. Superficial Love ㅡ Ruth B.
This one is a bit more “cruel”, but if you’re set on pranking your boyfriend, try it. Namely, it’s meant to make him think you’re going to break up with him.
The song starts out with the lyrics, “You’re really cute, I must admit.” This will certainly intrigue him, and he’ll probably think you’re just texting him a cute message.
Little does he know, the following lyrics are, “But I need something deeper than this.” Once he reads this part, he might start to panic. He’ll likely ask you, “What’s going on?”
Continue with, “I wanna know when I’m looking at you that you don’t only see the things you want to.” Now he’s really going to get confused. He could write, “What things?”
That’s your cue to say, “’Cause I’m not perfect, I’m flawed, and if you don’t like that, get lost.”
At this point, he might know that you’re pranking him, but if he’s still clueless, continue with the following:
“Cause I don’t want it if it’s fake
I don’t want it if it’s just for show, for show
I just want it if it’s real, and I’m thinking I should let you know”.
#3. Hello ㅡ Adele
To be fair, this song is better for pranking someone you’re speaking to over the phone rather than texting. But, you can still use them for your prank.
As you probably know, the lyrics start with “Hello” so the person you’re speaking to won’t suspect a thing. Your boyfriend may even write “Hello” back to you.
Now, if you don’t want him to immediately catch on to what you’re trying to do, continue with the following lyrics:
“Hello, can you hear me?” This will confuse him, so he’ll say, “Of course, I can hear you.” or something similar.
Then write: “I’m in California dreaming about who we used to be
When we were younger and free,
I’ve forgotten how it felt before the world fell at our feet”.
Ultimately, if he doesn’t know the lyrics to this popular Adele song, you’ll have him completely confused with just these lines!
#4. Closer ㅡ Chainsmokers
For this song, you can use the first couple of lines, as the rest won’t make much sense.
Start with “Hey”. Once he says, “Hey” back to you, continue with, “I was doing just fine before I met you.” This line is bound to get his attention!
He’ll probably ask something like, “What do you mean?”
Continue with, “I drink too much, and that’s an issue, but I’m ok.” After he reads this part, he’ll probably ask you what you’re talking about. Next, write, “Hey, you tell your friends it was nice to meet them, but I hope I never see them again.”
This will make him think something might be wrong, so it’s time to tell him that he fell for your prank.
#5. Comfortably Numb ㅡ Pink Floyd
Not enough people appreciate the genius that is Pink Floyd. More specifically, people should pay more attention to the lyrics. If you want to get your boyfriend good, Comfortably Numb is a great song choice. It’s bound to make him think you’re losing your mind!
Just take a look at this lyric gold:
Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me.
Is there anyone home?
Come on now,
I hear you’re feeling down,
Well, I can ease your pain,
Get you on your feet again,
I’ll need some information first,
Just the basic facts,
Can you show me where it hurts?”.
#6. Basket Case 一 Green Day
Here’s yet another great one if you’re trying to convince your boyfriend that you’ve gone crazy.
The song starts with, “Do you have the time to listen to me whine?” If he’s smart, he’ll say, “Of course I do.” Continue with, “About nothing and everything all at once?” To which he’ll hopefully say, “Yes, I’ll listen to you talk about anything.”
Now, continue with the following:
“I am one of those melodramatic fools,
Neurotic to the bone,
No doubt about it”.
After reading this, he’ll probably think you’re putting yourself down. Now it’s time to go in for the kill with:
“I went to a shrink,
To analyze my dreams,
She says it’s lack of sex that’s bringing me down.”
After this, make sure to give him some time to read everything. Either he’ll figure out you’re pulling a prank, or he’ll start asking you a ton of questions about the text!
#7. Fitter Happier 一 Radiohead
The great thing about using Radiohead’s songs is that not everyone knows them. What’s more, some of them really have some interesting lyrics that will completely fool your boyfriend!
For example, the song Fitter Happier starts like this:
Not drinking too much,
Regular exercise at the gym (3 days a week),
Getting on better with your associate employee contemporaries,
Eating well (no more microwave dinners and saturated fats),
A patient, better driver,
A safer car”.
As you can see, the lyrics come off as if you’re trying to make a list of resolutions. You can basically send the entire song to your boyfriend in parts and make him think that you’re accidentally doing so.
But make sure to do it in parts, so he gets frustrated with the constant messages!
#8. Welcome to the Black Parade 一 My Chemical Romance
Although the band split up in 2013, and only reunited as of this year, plenty of people are familiar with this song. Obviously, this might make it difficult for you to pull off the prank, but it’s still worth a try!
The song starts with, “When I was a young boy.” Right off the bat, this should have him confused. Then write:
“My father took me into the city
To see a marching band”.
Ultimately, he might see right through your prank, but if your boyfriend isn’t a fan of the emo alternative rock genre, he won’t have a clue what you’re trying to say!
#9. The Joker 一 The Steve Miller Band
Here’s an oldie but a goldie! The Joker is a great song to prank your boyfriend with, and you can basically use all the lyrics from start to finish or just parts of it.
For example, one of the best verses for this type of prank is:
“You’re the cutest thing that I ever did see,
I really love your peaches,
Want to shake your tree,
Lovey-dovey, lovey-dovey, lovey-dovey all the time
Baby, I’ll sure show you a good time”.
The key is to write only one line in each message, so there’s no way he’ll find out what you’re trying to pull!
#10. Maroon 5 一 Payphone
If you play this right, he may think you’re lost and trying to get a hold of him from a payphone. Start by writing:
“I’m at a payphone trying to call home.” Pause, and wait for his reply. He’ll probably ask you where you are and if you’re ok. Continue with, “All of my change I spent on you.” This will confuse him even more.
Now, the rest of these lyrics will make him think you’re having some sort of crisis:
“Where have the times gone?
Baby, it’s all wrong
Where are the plans we made for two?”
After that, you can skip the next few verses and write this instead:
“I’ve wasted my nights
You turned out the lights
Now I’m paralyzed
Still stuck in that time, when we called it love
But even the sun sets in paradise”.
At this point, he’ll probably think you’re trying to dump him or something, so you may want to tell him what you’re up to so as not to be too cruel.
#11. History 一 One Direction
Songs that start off with, “You gotta help me, I’m losing my mind” are always a great choice if you’re planning a lyrics prank!
Once your boyfriend reads this line, he’ll ask you what’s going on. Then, you add the next part, which says, “Keep getting the feeling you wanna leave this all behind.”
Now, he might start to think that you’re talking about your relationship, so he’ll start to panic. But, instead of waiting for his reply, you should add to his confusion with the following lyrics:
“Thought we were going strong
I thought we were holding on
To top things off, the chorus of this song is the perfect ending to your prank!
“You and me got a whole lot of history,
We could be the greatest team that the world has ever seen,
You and me got a whole lot of history,
So don’t let it go; we can make some more; we can live forever.”
If you really want to pull this off successfully, make sure to send each line separately, so it’s harder for him to figure out that these are song lyrics.
#12. You Belong With Me 一 Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift is pretty well-known for her narrative songwriting, which makes her lyrics a great choice for this prank. While you can comfortably opt for any of her songs, You Belong With Me is a great first choice.
The song starts off with, “I remember you driving to my house in the middle of the night.” This offers a great setup for your prank, as your boyfriend will probably think you’re reminiscing about something from the past. He’ll probably even respond with something like, “Yeah, I remember that too.”
Then write, “I’m the one who makes you laugh when you know you’re about to cry”, which will probably confuse him a bit. Continue with, “I know your favorite songs, and you tell me about your dreams.”
Ultimately, since the lyrics of this song come off as if you’re telling him how good you are together, you can likely get away with writing the entire song without him guessing it’s all a prank!
#13. Boyfriend 一 Big Time Rush
If you liked the narrative nature of the previous song, you’d appreciate this one as well. The first two lines of the song are questions, so it will appear as if you’re just casually asking your boyfriend, “Have you ever had the feeling you’re drawn to someone? And it isn’t anything they could’ve said or done?”.
To this, any good boyfriend would say something like, “Yes, that’s how I felt when I first met you.”
Then you can continue, “And every day I see you on your own, and I can’t believe that you’re alone.” Inevitably, he’ll wonder what you’re talking about unless he starts to recognize the song’s lyrics.
If not, continue with:
“But I overheard your girls, and this is what they said…”. Add a dramatic pause right here, as he’s bound to be baffled at this point. Finally, hit him with:
“Looking for a, looking for a, that you’re looking for a boyfriend, I see that.
Give me time, you know, I’m gonna be there”.
If this doesn’t make him crack up, nothing will!
#14. Fairytale Gone Bad 一 Sunrise Avenue
You may recall that this song is about two people breaking up. So, unless you want your boyfriend to have a heart attack, make sure you let him know it’s a prank!
For example, the beginning goes, “This is the end, you know.” Just these few words are bound to make him sweat.
Then, “Baby, the plans we had went all wrong.” After reading this part, he’ll likely start calling you, but keep going if you really want to fool him.
“We ain’t nothing but fight and shout and tears,
We got to a point I can’t stand,
I’ve had it to the limit; I can’t be your man,
I ain’t more than a minute away from walking.”
If you’re cruel enough, you can change the “I can’t be your man” lyrics to “I can’t be your woman,” so he has no idea the entire thing is a joke.
But, if you actually want him to figure out the prank, then leave them as-is. All in all, this song can really make him think you’re breaking up with him, so use them with caution.
#15. We Don’t Talk Anymore 一 Charlie Puth
No list would be complete without a song by Charlie Puth! This is probably the best one to use, as it starts off as a complaint about your relationship.
“We don’t talk anymore”. And just like that, you’ve opened up an entire can of worms! Your boyfriend might think you’re nagging about how you don’t communicate enough, so he’ll probably get annoyed right away.
The great thing about this song is that you can use all the lyrics (or at least as many as it takes until he figures you out) or skip to the ones you think are the most fitting.
Regardless, you’ll definitely fool him with just the first line!