Now Think Hard: Who Are the Most Forgetful Singers of All Time?


Who doesn't know the words to Norah Jones' "Don't Know Why"? Norah Jones, apparently. She forgot the words to her ubiquitous 2003 hit at a charity show this weekend in New York. According to a report, Norah stumbled a bit, "looked confused and just sat there for a minute" then apologized and started up again, leaving two lines out.

This got us thinking about those artists most famous for forgetting the words to songs. Continuing in the vein of rockers messing up onstage, here's our quick list. What can you recall?

• Bono: Famous for butchering the lyrics to his own songs, as well as other people's tunes. Perhaps most notoriously, he improvised his own lyrics to Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind" when Dylan invited him onstage in the Eighties.
• Bruce Springsteen: Shrine Auditorium, 1990, "Thunder Road."
• Elvis Presley Are You Lonesome Tonight, Heartbreak Hotel, Johnny B. Goode, and others, though people say he often pretended to forget to entertain the crowd.
• Frank Sinatra - used teleprompter in his later years
• Ozzy Osbourne, Elton John, and Bernard Sumner of New Order all reportedly use teleprompters onstage.

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