Top Ten Best Songs Where the Artist Who Created Them Hated the Song

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1Creep - Radiohead

This is the definition of a successful song the artist hated. Should be #1. - Donut

2Wonderwall - OasisV1 Comment
3Stairway to Heaven - Led ZeppelinV1 Comment
4Pinball Wizard - The Who
5Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
6(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party) - Beastie Boys
7Strangers In the Night - Frank Sinatra

Yes, we were strangers in the night, mainly because we didn't know each other (Bill Dana) - Billyv

8I Ran - a Flock of Seagulls
9Shiny Happy People - R.E.M

Can't blame them I don't like this song either - Quart

10Escape - Metallica

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11Like a Virgin - Madonna
12Pull Me Under - Dream Theater

I understand why the band regret making the song. A lot of elitist DT fans always complain if they didn't hear this song in their live sets. While the band were writing special setlists with lots of long and great songs better than this. Not that this is a bad song. - IronSabbathPriest

13If You Were a Woman (And I Was a Man) - Bonnie Tyler

Desmond Child wrote it but he was dissatisfied with its chart success.
So he re-wrote it for Bon Jovi as "You Give Love a Bad Name"! - Metal_Treasure

14Cherry Pie - Warrant
15Hey Baby - Deadmau5

I can understand why he regretted making this. The lyrics are too sexual and the vocals are too moany and discordant for his standards, and the instrumental version is good, but not brilliant. - PositronWildhawk

16Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
17The Lovecats - The Cure
18Loser - BeckV1 Comment
19Tom Sawyer - Rush

Geddy has stated that he is getting tired of always playing this song live. It isn't their best song, just the most popular. - cjWriter1997

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1. Creep - Radiohead
2. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
3. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
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3. Pinball Wizard - The Who
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