Artists That Hated Their Own Popular Songs

Sometimes, artists aren’t so happy with the results of a song. It’s pretty interesting because most of these songs were big hits. Here are ten songs that were hated by they’re artist.

The Top Ten

1 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana Cover Art

I agree with this. I remember Court once said in the interview that he was surprised how popular it become.

Even I don't like this song. Too generic and boring - TheDarkOne_221b

Kurt didn’t want the song becoming popular.

2 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin Cover Art

I don't blame Led Zeppelin for hating this. Stairway to Heaven is a drawn out, boring song that has rambling lyrics that are about nothing.

Interesting. Isn't it the most praised song ever though?

3 (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) - Beastie Boys (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) - Beastie Boys Cover Art
4 Creep - Radiohead Creep - Radiohead Cover Art
5 Sweet Child O'Mine - Guns N Roses

Slash hates the opening and characteristic riff. - MattAffterburner

6 Wonderwall - Oasis Wonderwall - Oasis Cover Art

Who honestly cares about Britpop anyways? Nobody says it had a major impact on music, and they are right. Only Oasis, Blur and the Verve had a hit in the US and worldwide. Absolutely none of these bands with the exception of those three I just mentioned (even though the Verve are one-hit wonders) were popular worldwide. Britpop never stood a chance against grunge. It was basically Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and Stone Temple Pilots against Oasis and Blur (no Verve because, like I said, one-hit wonders, so they don't qualify).

Well this is the worst song of 1990s so yeah I agree with Liam even though his vocals are one of main reasons this song is a trainwreck.

Is Oasis really known for anything else?

I actually liked that song.

7 Dio - Rainbow in the Dark Dio - Rainbow in the Dark Cover Art

I think RJD mellowed his attitude later in life out of respect for fans (and he was apparently great to his fans), but rumour has it he originally wanted to destroy the recording of it. Shame, 'because it's a great song. - truckturner

Don't know why dio doesn't wanted this song to be on the album. - EzP2

8 Simple Minds - Don't You Forget About Me
9 Strangers In the Night - Frank Sinatra Strangers In the Night - Frank Sinatra Cover Art

Frank Sinatra is amazing

Oh, yeah. I've read this before. Lol

10 Party in the U.S.A. - Miley Cyrus Party in the U.S.A. - Miley Cyrus Cover Art

This is the best song of hers yet,
So she needs to stop being a slut.

The Newcomers

? Why Don’t You Love Me - Post Malone
? B***H I’m Madonna - Madonna

The Contenders

11 Cleanin Out My Closet - Eminem Cleanin Out My Closet - Eminem Cover Art
12 Stressed Out - Twenty One Pilots Stressed Out - Twenty One Pilots Cover Art

They still like the song, but Tyler has admitted in a concert that they thought the song overstayed it's welcome.

13 Holiday - Madonna Holiday - Madonna Cover Art
14 Candy - Mandy Moore Candy - Mandy Moore Cover Art
15 Careless Whisper - George Michael Careless Whisper - George Michael Cover Art
16 Bitch I'm in the Club - Kendrick Lamar
17 I Write Sins Not Tragedies - Panic! at the Disco I Write Sins Not Tragedies - Panic! at the Disco Cover Art
18 Ogre Battle - Queen Ogre Battle - Queen Cover Art

It's true that this song is hated by queen, though I can't understand why. Who else has written a song about battling an ogre?

Why did they hate it?

I love that song

Popular?

19 Sexyback - Justin Timberlake Sexyback - Justin Timberlake Cover Art

He refuses to perform this song ever again. In fact, he hasn't performed it in 13 years. He was once noticeably upset for winning an award for this song and even made the statement in his acceptance speech that's he wanted to win the award for another song of his. "My Love"

20 Anaconda - Nicki Minaj Anaconda - Nicki Minaj Cover Art

nicki recently said she regrets making that song

21 Starships - Nicki Minaj Starships - Nicki Minaj Cover Art
22 Bang Bang - Ariana Grande Bang Bang - Ariana Grande Cover Art

She HATES performing this! I think I agree with her in a way...

23 Cumcake - Cupcakke
24 Cum on Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot Cum on Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot Cover Art

The lead singer deliberately sang it badly he hated the song so much...and that was the only take they ever did. Brilliant. - truckturner

25 My Life - 50 Cent My Life - 50 Cent Cover Art
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