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Song lyrics aren't supposed to be a fountain of perfect english, but on the other hand some are just so atrocious, they need to get called out. We're not looking for sentance fragments or the word ain't since there are too many instances to count.

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Adrian Lux's, "Teenage Crime"
The Lyrics:
We don't waste no precious time
Why:
Double negative
Submitted by: gyula
Lana Del Rey's, "Body Electric"
The Lyrics:
Jesus is my bestest friend.
Diamonds are my bestest friend.
Why:
Best is already a superlative word.
Submitted by: gyula
Jonas Blue's, "Perfect Strangers"
The Lyrics:
I'm not playing no games
Maybe we don't need no reason
Why:
Double negative.
Submitted by: gyula
Flo Rida's, "Welcome to my house"
The Lyrics:
Yeah, you know what we is
Why:
It should be "you know what we are"
Submitted by: Darius Whitehead
The Sandpipers', "Come Saturday Morning "
The Lyrics:
Just I and my friend
Why:
It should be "Just ME and my friend"
Submitted by: S. Tim Wood
Justin Timberlake's, "Can't Stop The Feeling"
The Lyrics:
I don't need no reason, don't need control.
Why:
Double negative.
Submitted by: gyula
Halsey's, "Hurricane"
The Lyrics:
Don't belong to no city, don't belong to no man.
Why:
Double negative.
Submitted by: gyula
Melanie Martinez's, "Play date"
The Lyrics:
I don't want to play no games
Why:
Double negative
Submitted by: gyula
Halsey's, "Ghost"
The Lyrics:
I don't want no face fresh
Why:
Double negative.
Submitted by: gyula
Tina Arena's, "If I Was A River"
The Lyrics:
If I was the sun,
I would shine my light
To light your world.
If I was the rain,
I would wash your tears away.
I keep your world right,
Be your light in the night.
If I was the sky,
I would rain down love into your life.
If I was a river,
You would be my ocean.
Why:
Later in the song, still another line begins with "If I was"; That line is "If I was the wind,". In that and all the above lines beginning "If I was", a condition contrary to fact follows "was", since the singer is really none of those things (sun, rain, sky, river, or wind). Such conditions contrary to fact grammatically call for the subjunctive mood. The past subjunctive form of the verb "To be", following "If I", is "were", not "was". So every instance in the lyrics of "If I was" should be "If I were" instead.
Submitted by: Karen Smith

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