17 Singers And Musicians Who Hate Their Own Songs
There are various reasons why people never want to hear their own song again, ranging from the idea behind the music video or song lyrics not being their own to some of the musicians just having aged out of the tune over time. Continue reading to learn about 19 occasions when musicians have discussed the music they wish they had never made, would have done differently, or would never want to play again.
1. Zayn Malik
Source: Getty ImagesIn order to create songs he would truly like to listen to, Zayn Malik said he quit One Direction.
"If I would sing a hook or a verse slightly R&B, or slightly myself, it would always be recorded 50 times until there was a straight version that was pop, generic as f---, so they could use that version," he said. "I wasn't 100% behind the music. It wasn't me. It was music that was already given to us, and we were told this is what is going to sell to these people."
2. Charli XCX
Source: Getty Images"Break the Rules" is the only song, according to Charli XCX, that she "didn't feel good about" as she was recording it.
"There's only one song in my life that I didn't feel good about when I was making it. All other songs? Love. Feel great about them," she said.
Source: Getty ImagesDespite being one of Madonna's biggest successes, the singer does not really like "Like A Virgin."
"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. Katy Perry
Source: Getty ImagesAccording to Katy Perry, "I Kissed a Girl" has stereotypes and would be very different if it were rewritten.
5. Robert Plant
Source: Getty ImagesRobert Plant, the band's lead singer, is not a huge admirer of their biggest song.
6. James Blunt
Source: Getty ImagesJames Blunt claimed that the number of times his popular song "You're Beautiful" was played made it "annoying."
7. Ariana Grande
Source: Getty ImagesShe revealed her genuine sentiments about the song in an interview with Rolling Stone from 2014, saying, "It was oriented toward youngsters and felt so inauthentic and false."
"For the video, they gave me a bad spray tan and put me in a princess dress and had me frolic around the street," Grande said. "The whole thing was straight out of hell. I still have nightmares about it, and I made them hide it on my Vevo page."
Source: Getty ImagesLorde said to the Daily Record newspaper that she truly feels the 2013 song "Royals" is fairly poor, despite the fact that it launched her career.
"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," she said. "It sounds like a ringtone from a 2006 Nokia. None of the melodies are cool or good. It's disastrous. Awful."
9. Frank Sinatra
Source: Getty ImagesSinatra's 1966 song "Strangers in the Night" may be considered by fans to be one of the singer's signature tunes, yet several stories claim that Sinatra frequently disparaged the song, even calling it "the worst f—-ing song" he had ever heard.
No matter how he felt about "Strangers in the Night," he would still sing it for his audience, according to rumors. However, he allegedly made his dislike of the song quite plain before beginning.
10. Mandy Moore
Source: Getty ImagesMandy Moore, a musician and actress, has unpleasant memories of some of her early songs.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Moore expressed remorse for most of her early songs including the syrupy pop song "Candy" in a 2006 interview with Glamour.
She exclaimed, "Ugh, those were bad... really dreadful." "I would provide a refund to everyone who purchased my first two albums if I had the money," she said.
11. Kanye West
Source: Getty ImagesDespite being one of his biggest songs, "Gold Digger" has never truly appealed to Kanye West, he stated.
"I never really liked that song, but I knew I would get paid for doing 'Gold Digger,'" he told Zane Lowe.
12. Justin Bieber
Source: Getty ImagesJustin Bieber said that "Beauty and a Beat" was one of his least favorite songs in a 2016 interview on "The Bert Show."
Bieber admitted, "'Beauty and a Beat' was never really my thing. I was never a major admirer of that song, despite the fact that it was a piece of popular music at the time.
13. Liam Gallagher
Source: Getty Images"Wonderwall," an Oasis song from 1995, is beloved by many of the band's followers, but Liam Gallagher detests it.
During a promotional interview for the album's release "Dig Out Your Soul," Gallagher said, "At least there isn't 'Wonderwall' on there, which is why I don't like it. That music is just unbearably annoying! I want to throw up every time I have to sing it."
He continued by saying that he detests always being linked to the song.
When you travel to America, people ask you if you're Mr. Wonderwall, he remarked. You desire to chin somebody.
14. Miley Cyrus
Source: Getty ImagesAlthough "Party in the USA" undoubtedly became a national anthem when it first appeared on the radio in 2009, Miley Cyrus explained to V Magazine what she really thought of the song in a subsequent interview.
"I can never say that I don't love 'Party in the USA.' and that I'm not appreciative of it," Cyrus said. " … I would never take it back. But that's not who I am, that's not where I want to sing, that's not what I want to sing, and that's not what I want my voice to sound like."
15. Lady Gaga
Source: Getty Images2011 saw Lady Gaga claim that "Telephone," the song she wrote with Beyoncé, was her least favorite.
"Ultimately the mix and the process of getting the production finished was very stressful for me," Gaga said. "So when I say it's my worst song it has nothing to do with the song, just my emotional connection to it.
16. Kurt Cobain
Source: Getty ImagesAfter MTV overplayed "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Kurt Cobain started to lose interest in it.
"Everyone has focused on that song so much," Cobain said. "The reason it gets a big reaction is people have seen it on MTV a million times. It's been pounded into their brains. But I think there are so many other songs that I've written that are as good, if not better ... "
17. Selena Gomez
Source: Getty ImagesEven though Selena Gomez dislikes her 2013 hit song "Come and Get It," she is appreciative of what it done for her career.
"I have a really hard time performing live. The song is not mine "stated Gomez. "I had such youth. "I don't know whether I need a hit, but maybe I do so people will respect me," I said while I was seeking a hit. It would be foolish not to express my gratitude for what ["Come and Get It"] accomplished for me."