Top Ten Artists Who Hate One of Their Their Own Songs


The Top Ten

1 Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven

Robert Plant hates it for sure. But not Page or Jones. - naFrovivuS

As much as Robert hates this, Jimmy loves it lol - 12cc

Robert Plant said to the New York Times in 1988 about the song: "I’d break out in hives if I had to sing that song in every show. I wrote those lyrics and found that song to be of some importance and
consequence in 1971, but 17 years later, I don’t know. It’s just not for
me." Also, in 2002 he said "that bloody wedding song" - somekindofaguy

2 Radiohead - Creep V 1 Comment
3 Madonna - Like a Virgin

Only in America can a marginally talented "entertainer" complain about the tripe that made her wildly rich.

She said in a 2008 interview with New York’s Z100 FM radio station: “I’m not sure I can sing ‘Holiday’ or ‘Like a Virgin’ ever again. I just
can’t, unless somebody paid me, like, $30 million or something.” - somekindofaguy

4 Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit

Kurt Cobain told to the Rolling Stone about the song: "almost an embarrassment to play it... everyone has focused on that song so much." - somekindofaguy

5 Oasis - Wonderwall
6 Beastie Boys - Fight for Your Right V 1 Comment
7 The Beatles - When I'm Sixty Four

Written but Paul McCartney, but According to John Lennon it's a "granny music" and he said: "I would never dream of writing a song like that." - somekindofaguy

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8 The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket

According to Chrissie Hynde (the member of the Pretenders) the song is so obvious and she hated it with a vengeance. She said in 2004 to the Observer: "i wasn't very happy with it and I told my producer that he could release it over my dead body" - somekindofaguy

Right. Take the money, then whine about how much you hate the song. Nuthin like dissin' your fans.

9 Frank Sinatra - Strangers in the Night
10 Lorde - Royals V 1 Comment

The Contenders

11 The Who - Pinball Wizard

Pete Townshend about the song: "the most clumsy piece of writing I've ever done" and he told that it's an "awful" song - somekindofaguy

If you want to hear "awful," just pick anything from his solo "career."

12 R.E.M - Shiny Happy People
13 Dio - Rainbow in the Dark

Dio at first hated the album because he thought it was too pop. In fact he tried to destroy the song but was stopped by his band mates. However he grew on to the song and made it one of his signature ones. - ChaoslordG1

@ChaoslordG1 yeah, I heard about this, it just wasn't on my mind somewhy when I made this list... god bless Dio that he didn't destroyed it, it is a great masterpiece, and hardly poppy... at least, not more poppy than the Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne - somekindofaguy

14 Coldplay - Speed of Sound
15 The Beatles - Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

John Lennon hated this song a lot. - SteelCity99

Am I shocked? Not at all. - naFrovivuS

16 Jack and Diane - John Mellencamp

"I'm a little weary of those two" - John Mellencamp - SteelCity99

17 Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas
18 Mandy Moore - Candy
19 Miley Cyrus - Party in the U.S.A.
20 Lupe Fiasco - The Show Goes On
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