Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links for which we may make a small commission at no extra cost to you should you make a purchase.
Are you on the lookout for some great prank songs lyrics to text people?
One fun option is texting lyrics while the other person tries to continue a conversation.
It’s a low-stakes prank that will leave your friend confused or annoyed, and the fun is in seeing how long it takes them to catch on to the trick (or if they catch on at all)!
It starts by texting a word or phrase from a song to your friend.
When they respond, you reply with the next line. It will usually leave the other person annoyed or confused with the way the conversation is unfolding while letting you giggle at their responses!
The great thing with this type of prank is that there are thousands of songs and lyrics you can use as a prank, depending on whom you’re messaging, what type of response you want, or what conversation you’re in the middle of when you start the prank.
If you’re looking for somewhere to get started, here are 10 of our favorite songs to use as a lyric prank:
- 1. Hello (Adele)
- 2. I’ll Make A Man Out of You (Mulan)
- 3. 18 (5 Seconds of Summer)
- 4. Bad Blood (Taylor Swift)
- 5. I’ll Be There For You (The Rembrandts)
- 6. Telephone Line (Electric Light Orchestra)
- 7. Basket Case (Green Day)
- 8. Part of Your World (The Little Mermaid)
- 9. Like I Would (Zayn)
- 10. Never Gonna Give You Up (Rick Astley)
- And now over to you!
1. Hello (Adele)
This is perhaps the most common option. It’s easy to slip it into a conversation – after all, the song starts with the word ‘hello.’ Your friend will expect a perfectly normal conversation when you start this.
If you want an immediate reaction, you can follow it up with ‘Can you hear me?’ Your friend will probably wonder what’s gotten into you since you’re texting and not on the phone, and after that, it’s just a waiting game to see how long it takes them to get it!
Because this is such a frequent choice, however, it may be easy for your friend to figure out what is happening. If you want to pull out the confusion, this may not be the best option.
2. I’ll Make A Man Out of You (Mulan)
Are you working on a group project with colleagues you’re close to? Planning something with a friend?
Starting a conversation with “Let’s get down to business” can seem normal enough, especially when you actually have something to plan with the other person. Once you text the next line, however – “to defeat the Huns” – the reaction should be immediate.
The line “You’re the saddest bunch I’ve ever seen” is sure to get a great response as well. This can be a great choice to use on a Disney fan because they’re sure to find it just as funny once they realize what is going on!
3. 18 (5 Seconds of Summer)
For everyone who is not yet 18, this is a fun choice regardless of who you’re texting. Starting with ‘I wish that I was eighteen’ is an understandable text to send to someone else. When you get to the line ‘She’s just a little bit older,’ you can shock them and leave them wondering who you’re talking about.
Make sure to let them know that it’s just a prank, however – or you may end up with everyone you know asking you who you’re crushing on!
4. Bad Blood (Taylor Swift)
This is perfect if you’re having, or have just had, a small disagreement with a roommate. Texting ‘now we’ve got bad blood’ to someone can be really effective if you’re just argued about something like what to get for dinner.
While your roommate wonders just why you sound so serious, the lyrics to this song can result in some fun reactions. Either they’ll get more confused at every lyric, or they’ll start apologizing – but both promise to leave you entertained!
5. I’ll Be There For You (The Rembrandts)
If you’re looking for something cute to use on a friend with, this is it. Starting a conversation with ‘So no one you life was gonna be this way’ can make it sound like you just want to have a chat to vent about any problems you may have, but once you get to the famous ‘I’ll be there for you’ line, your friend should figure out what’s going on.
Because this is such a famous song, the other person will probably catch on quickly, but that can make it even more fun. Once they realize what’s going on, pull up the song on your laptop and the both of you can sing along to this classic!
6. Telephone Line (Electric Light Orchestra)
Another song that starts with ‘Hello,’ it’s easy to slip the first two lines into any conversation (the second line is ‘How are you?’). The person on the other end of the phone will think you’re starting an actual conversation, but once you continue down the lyrics, their reactions should be fun.
The advantage of this is that it’s not as well known a song as some of the others on this list, so you can keep up with it for a while and enjoy their confusion!
7. Basket Case (Green Day)
The set-up of this song – ‘Do you have the time to listen to me whine’ – is a great way to make a friend or family member think that you’re getting ready to unload your worries on them. It gets better because the first few lines are easy to pass off as a continuation of this conversation, so the reaction when you finally get to ‘Or am I just stoned?’ will be even better.
Make sure that they know you were joking, however – if they don’t catch on, they might think you’ve really lost it!
8. Part of Your World (The Little Mermaid)
Leave the other person wondering just what you’re so excited about with this song. Start the conversation with ‘Look at this stuff,’ and they’ll expect you to follow up with a photo of something.
As they wonder just what you want them to look at, however, keep feeding them lines from this song and watch them get more and more frustrated! The fun thing about this song is that it’s another one that can initially pass as regular conversation, so when you send the line ‘I’ve got gadgets and gizmos aplenty,’ the confusion should be fun for you to witness!
(And once they figure out that you’ve been quoting a Disney song at them, the best way to follow up is to have a movie night and watch The Little Mermaid together)!
9. Like I Would (Zayn)
This song is a fun way to prank a friend who is in a relationship or a close friend you only have a platonic relationship with. Slipping the initial lyrics (‘Hey what’s up’) into a conversation is easy – it’s a normal way to start talking to someone.
The first few lines sound like a casual conversation, but when you text ‘While I’m lighting up’ your friend may start to wonder if something’s wrong. If you can get to the line ‘He won’t touch you like I do,’ you’re sure to get a shocked reaction!
Make sure to let your friend know that it’s just a joke, however, so that they don’t think you have actual feelings for them!
10. Never Gonna Give You Up (Rick Astley)
This song has seen a revival in popularity in the last few years. This has been the case since the prank of rickrolling a person by directing any links to the YouTube video of Astley’s song became a common and fun joke on the Internet.
Despite this, there’s a good chance people haven’t taken the time to read all the lyrics. This song s a good option if you’re looking to prank your significant other.
Start in the middle of the song by texting them ‘I just wanna tell you how I’m feeling.’ They’ll think you want to have a romantic conversation, allowing you to continue with the next line (‘Gotta make you understand’). When they ask you what you want to tell them, you can pull out the next line, ‘Never gonna give you up,’ and wait for the response. It’s a perfect way to combine two pranks in one, in a way that no one will be able to see coming!
Have you tried any of these? What was the response you got? Do you have other songs you use to pull a lyric prank on friends and family? Let us know!
And now over to you!
That should be more than enough inspiration for your next great text prank.
After you try it, make sure to write a comment below all about it!