Indecipherable Lyrics is one of the opening rounds on Never Mind the Buzzcocks.

The teams are shown a clip each containing lyrics that are less than clear. It's then the team's job to work out what the lyrics are. The teams are encouraged to perform their own versions - usually containing quite silly lyrics thrown together - before being asked if they know the real lyrics. Two points if the team is correct, and one point if they are close.

Classic MomentsEdit

  • In the first series, Phill Jupitus' team were given Scum, a song by death metal band Napalm Death, which contained what can only be described as shouting non-words. However, Mark revealed there are published lyrics, which led to Phill asking if the lyrics were "I bought a lovely donkey at Widdecombe Fair". Needless to say, Phill's team didn't get any points in this round.

Songs used in this roundEdit

This is a list of songs used in this round.

  • "Pump it Up" by Elvis Costello
  • "Boogie Wonderland" by Earth, Wind and Fire
  • "Rockin' Robin" by Michael Jackson
  • "Swords of a Thousand Men" by Ten Pole Tudor
  • "Geno" by Dexys Midnight Runners
  • "She Sells Sanctuary" by The Cult
  • "Wuthering Heights" by Kate Bush
  • "Son Of My Father" by Chicory Tip
  • "Brown Sugar" by The Rolling Stones
  • "Scum" by Napalm Death
  • "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana
  • "Virginia Plain" by Roxy Music
  • "Lady Marmalade" by Patti LaBelle
  • "This Town Ain't Big Enough For the Both of Us" by Sparks
  • "Dead Ringer For Love" by Meat Loaf and Cher
  • "Kevin Carter" by Manic Street Preachers
  • "Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
  • "Banana Splits (Tra La La Song)" by The Dickies
  • "MMMbop" by Hanson
  • "Mr. Loverman" by Shabba Ranks
  • "Song 2" by Blur
  • "Open the Gate" by Vortex
  • "Public Image" by Public Image Limited
  • "Can the Can" by Suzi Quatro
  • "The Sound of the Crowd" by The Human League
  • "How High" by The Charlatans
  • "Australia" by Manic Street Preachers
  • "Respect" by Adeva
  • "Tumblin' Dice" by The Rolling Stones
  • "Kinky Afro" by The Happy Mondays
  • "Strange Town" by The Jam
  • "Pink Sunshine" by Fuzzbox
  • "They Don't Care About Us" by Michael Jackson
  • "Dreams" by Gabrielle
  • "Are Friends Electric" by Gary Numan & The Tubeway Army
  • "Turn It Up/Fire It Up" by Busta Rhymes
  • "John Wayne is Big Leggy" by Haysi Fantayzee
  • "Promised You a Miracle" by Simple Minds
  • "Sheena is a Punk Rocker" by The Ramones
  • "Stayin' Alive" by The Bee Gees
  • "On Your Own" by Blur (on the Never Rewind the Buzzcocks video)
  • "We'll Bring the House Down" by Slade (on the Never Rewind the Buzzcocks video)
  • "Thank U" by Alanis Morissette
  • "Working For the Yankee Dollar" by The Skids
  • "Informer" by Snow
  • "Rapture" by Blondie
  • "Brass in Pocket" by The Pretenders
  • "She Drives Me Crazy" by Fine Young Cannibals
  • "Let's Get It Up" by AC/DC
  • "Instinction" by Spandau Ballet
  • "Treat Her Like A Lady" by Celine Dion
  • "Gangsters" by The Specials
  • "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer
  • "New Orleans" by Gillan
  • "Ashes to Ashes" by David Bowie
  • "Dig" by Mudvein
Rounds in Never Mind the Buzzcocks
Do You Know Who I Am? · Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? · Mama Said Knock You Out · Sorry No Refunds · What Have We Pixellated? · Freeze Frame · Band Names · Word Up · Woop Woop! That's the Sound of da Police!

Intros Round · Identity Parade · Biggie to Smalls · Which Celebrity Goes With Which Thing? · Hello, Is It Me You're Looking For? · Next Lines

List of Rounds · List of One-off Rounds

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