"'Wheel of Fortune' ain't gonna make me think I've been hearing those lyrics wrong for almost 40 years," wrote a Twitter user.
A contestant on "Wheel of Fortune" mixed up the lyrics to the famous '80s song, "Sweet Dreams" -- and it seems that he's not alone in his mistake.
On Tuesday's episode of "Wheel of Fortune," contestant Chris Bryant went to solve a "song lyrics" puzzle featuring the lyrics from Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams:" "Sweet dreams are made of these."
Although only three letters hadn't been revealed, Bryant flubbed the last word, which had already been fully solved, when he said it out loud. He pronounced "this" as "these," which many people also believed was the correct lyric as that's the word it sounds like Eurythmics singer Annie Lennox sings on the track. More importantly, the next line in the song -- "I traveled the world and the seven seas" -- ends with "seas," which rhymes with "these."
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Many social media users reacted on Twitter after learning the (apparently) correct lyrics, expressing their surprise over this new revelation. As a good amount of viewers on Twitter appeared to be as equally confused, they didn't bash Bryant for mispronouncing the answer to the puzzle.
"Until I hear Annie Lennox confirm herself that the lyrics are 'Sweet dreams are made of THIS', I will not believe it," a person wrote. "'Wheel of Fortune' ain't gonna make me think I've been hearing those lyrics wrong for almost 40 years."
"Today I learned it's 'sweet dreams are made of this' not 'these,'" another viewer tweeted. "Anyone else questioning everything they know?"
A user wrote that they'll "defend the contestant," noting that, "When they sing the song, it does sound like they're saying 'Sweet dreams are made of these' instead of 'this.'"
Another added, "The lyric is definitely 'Sweet Dreams are Made of This' but it is rhymed with 'I traveled the world and the seven seas' so I will not bash this dude for f---ing up."
Although he didn't answer that puzzle correctly, Bryant went on to win $26,405 in prizes, per Yahoo!.
See more Twitter reactions in the tweets, below.
Until I hear Annie Lennox confirm herself that the lyrics are “Sweet dreams are made of THIS”, I will not believe it. Wheel of Fortune ain’t gonna make me think I’ve been hearing those lyrics wrong for almost 40 years. #sweetdreamsaremadeofTHESE pic.twitter.com/pGppkuABpx— Ebonie Griffin (@ebonie1015) March 15, 2022 @ebonie1015
Sweet dreams are made of "this?" I was today years old when I learned that "these" isn't the correct lyric. #WheelofFortune— Chuck Tonini (@Chuck_Tonini) March 15, 2022 @Chuck_Tonini
Today I learned it's "sweet dreams are made of this" not "these."— Gothic Gamelabs (@GothicGamelabs) March 15, 2022 @GothicGamelabs
Anyone else questioning everything they know?#WheelOfFortune
I’ll defend the contestant. When they sing the song, it does sound like they’re saying “Sweet dreams are made of these” instead of “this.” #WheelOfFortune— Martin Pinnau (@martinpinnau) March 15, 2022 @martinpinnau
The guy on #WheelOfFortune just said "Sweet Dreams are made of these" to solve the puzzle, and that's exactly what I said too. I could have swore it was "these"!— 5tayOffMyLawn5 - TL50🔥 (@5tayOffMyLawn5) March 16, 2022 @5tayOffMyLawn5
ACTUALLY!! Wheel got it right. We've been singing "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" wrong forever. #WheelOfFortune— Creative Resistor (@LinProjectVoter) March 15, 2022 @LinProjectVoter
The lyric is definitely “Sweet Dreams are Made of This” but it is rhymed with “I traveled the world and the seven seas” so I will not bash this dude for fucking up. #WheelOfFortune— sippin’ on Leninade ☭ 🚩 (@commiestar666) March 15, 2022 @commiestar666
I definitely said “sweet dreams are made of these” even with “this” on the board. It’s habit! #WheelOfFortune @WheelofFortune @patsajak— ashley (@hamwitAF) March 15, 2022 @hamwitAF