7 Artists Who Would Make Their Hit Songs Go Away If They Could
It's hard to imagine your favorite artists hating a song done by them. It's especially hard if this song is a hit and you happen to love it. But, it is often the case that artists can't stand some of their songs.
The Making Of A Hit Song
We rarely stop to think about why a song gets us so fired up or emotional. We just know that we connect with the song. It makes us feel alive, cry, or laugh.
Sure, there are people who care if the song they love is well produced or has some technicality that makes the artist stand out. But, these people are a small percentage of music lovers. Most people just want to dance, you know.
Artists Who Can't Stand Their Hit Songs
While we concern ourselves with loving what we hear enough to not hit the forward button, a musician faces a different dilemma. They hear the songs they have made differently because, duh, they made it.
They know just how it is flawed and keep hoping for a chance to tweak it. Here's a list of notable artists who hate their much loved songs.
1. Radiohead - "Creep"
At least, we know that Radiohead's Thom Yorke hates their 1993 hit single "Creep" so much, that he tried to sabotage it before it saw the light of day. And now that it has become a hit, he still ensures that the song is not included when they have shows.
2. Katy Perry - "I Kissed A Girl"
Katy Perry does not exactly hate "I Kissed A Girl," but she would rather rework it given the chance.
3. Madonna - "Like A Virgin"
Can you imagine the pop idol hating this song? But she can't stand it anymore. The only reason she'd be willing to sing it is if she got paid a lot of money.
4. Miley Cyrus - "Party In The U.S.A"
In 2009, when this song became a hit, Miley was 17 and a teenage sensation. But, a much more mature Miley would rather not dance to "Party In The U.S.A." She has not come out to say she hates it, though.
5. Lady Gaga ft. Beyonce - "Telephone"
It's hard to believe this one right here, but Lady Gaga wishes she had edited a lot of ideas from the avant-garde video she made with Beyonce.
6. Warrant - "Cherry Pie"
Jani Lane, lead vocalist and lyricist for the popular rock band Warrant, hated this much loved anthem while he was alive. He actually said:
I could shoot myself for writing that song.
7. Frank Sinatra - "Strangers In The Night"
The legend continued to perform "Strangers In The Night," but he was very open about hating it. He notably told an audience in Barbados this much after he performed the song for them.
The Listener Is King
Aren't we glad we are not in their shoes! It's fun being the listener, even if you don't get to be famous. At the very least, you have fun deciding which songs you hate or love.
You also get to play critic. For instance, in a list on Ranker, which rated the best songs of the 21st century, for every two people who think Eminem did a great job on "Lose Yourself," there's one person who gives Eminem a down vote. The numbers are closer for "Fix You" by Cold Play.