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

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The Top Ten

1 Creep - Radiohead

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

While I prefer songs like: Fat Girl, Tell Me Bitch, Lemming Trail and Jerusalem. This song is, well, okay at least. You is better though in my humble opinion

2 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

Plant's grown tired of it, and says it's themes are outdated.

Really? This is one of my faverote songs I can't imagine why. - ToptenPizza

3 Wonderwall - Oasis

And after all, you're my wonderwall.
And I wonder[wall] why they hate it. - Merilille

4 Pinball Wizard - The Who
5 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

Yeah Kurt hated this song. - Userguy44

6 (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party) - Beastie Boys
7 Strangers In the Night - Frank Sinatra

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

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

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

10 Escape - Metallica

The Contenders

11 Like a Virgin - Madonna
12 Pull 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

13 If 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

14 Cherry Pie - Warrant
15 Hey 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

16 Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses

Slash hates it. - Userguy44

17 The Lovecats - The Cure
18 Loser - Beck

I don't like this one either - RecklessGreed

19 Tom 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

20 Do They Know It's Christmas - Bob Geldof
21 Jack and Diane - John Mellencamp
22 Rainbow in the Dark - Dio

Dio said that he didn't like the song because it is the most poppy and upbeat song on the Holy Diver album. And it is, but it's still great. - IronSabbathPriest

23 See Emily Play - Pink Floyd

Supposedly, Syd Barrett was unhappy with the final product because he thought it sounded too commercial. I understand why he would think that, but it's still somewhat uncommercial when you compare it to the stuff that was most popular in 1967. - Gg2000

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Top Remixes

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