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.

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"

2 Radiohead - Creep

Thom Yorke once said about the song is "crap" and he answered a fan's request in Montréal: "we’re tired of it"

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.”

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."

5 Oasis - Wonderwall
6 Beastie Boys - Fight for Your Right

Mike D told about the song: "The only thing that upsets me is that we might have reinforced certain
values of some people in our audience when our own values were actually
totally different, there were tons of guys singing along to ‘Fight for Your Right’ who
were oblivious to the fact it was a total goof on them. Irony is oft

7 The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket

The pretenders have barely any good songs, and one of the good ones is the one she hates? Lol.

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"

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

8 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."

That may be true, but it sure doesn't explain the horrific bilge he released with Yoko Oh-NO!

9 R.E.M - Shiny Happy People

This song was written as a joke, because people said they did too many sad songs. They didn't think it would become a hit. - JoLeKosovo

10 Frank Sinatra - Strangers in the Night

The Contenders

11 Friday - Rebecca Black

She's right to hate it, it's a terrible song!

12 Cherry Pie - Warrant

Jani Lane has stated he could "have shot himself in the head for writing that song". He hates it, that's for sure. - JoLeKosovo

13 Lorde - Royals

Lorde said: "I listen to people covering the song and putting their own spin on
it"and I listen to it in every single form except the original one I put
out"and I realize that actually it sounds horrible, it sounds like a ringtone from a 2006 Nokia. None of the melodies are
cool or good. It’s disastrous. Awful… but for the same reason, in the
context of the way I released it, it just worked out.”

14 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

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

15 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

16 Coldplay - Speed of Sound
17 The Beatles - Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

John Lennon hated this song a lot.

Am I shocked? Not at all.

18 Jack and Diane - John Mellencamp

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

19 Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas
20 Mandy Moore - Candy
21 Miley Cyrus - Party in the U.S.A.
22 Lupe Fiasco - The Show Goes On
23 Sublime - Date Rape
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