Artists Who Hate/Dislike One Of His/Her Biggest Hit Songs

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  1. FaithMonkey

    FaithMonkey Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    Just like the thread's title says...
     
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  2. Chazzbo13

    Chazzbo13 Forum Resident

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    Not sure that he hates it so much (the royalties must STILL be incredible), but Billy Joel has often lamented the simplistic nature and monotonous repetition of "Piano Man"...
     
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  3. Popmartijn

    Popmartijn Forum Resident

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    Yes, they are there. So what is your take on it?
     
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  4. vitorbastos123

    vitorbastos123 Forum Resident

    I THINK, cant be certain, but something tells me RUSH coudnt stand Fly By Night, and thats why the last time they played was 1978.
     
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  5. cquiller1

    cquiller1 Forum Resident

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    Rod Stewart hates "Maggie May."
    Tina Turner said she hated "What's Love Got to Do With It" and didn't want to record it initially. But I think she warmed up to it over the years.
     
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  6. sleepjar

    sleepjar Forum Resident

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    Radiohead - Creep
     
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  7. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

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    too bad they can't write like that now.
     
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  8. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

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    buffalo springfield - bluebird - the 9 minute version.

    both stills and young have blasted it and both refused to have it on the box set.
     
  9. cquiller1

    cquiller1 Forum Resident

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    Frank Sinatra hated "My Way."
     
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  10. Billo

    Billo Forum Resident

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    way back singer Perry Como apparently disliked the song 'Don't Let The Stars Get in Your Eyes' and only agreed to do just the one take of it....which became a hit single

    Cliff Richard wasn't at all keen on 'Living Doll' - until it made no.1 for him in the UK

    The Fourmost hated 'A Little Loving' when they first heard it...it made no.6 in the UK and was their biggest hit

    while Simon Dupree and The Big Sound lead singer Derek Shulman hated 'Kites' in 1967...which reached no.5 in the UK and was their biggest hit single

    Searchers drummer Chris Curtis hated 'Sugar and Spice' so much he refused to sing on it...but was later persuaded to do the vocal 'oooohhhh' links on it - it reached no.2 in the UK
     
  11. Grunge Master

    Grunge Master 8 Bit Enthusiast

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    "Smells Like Teen Spirit"-Kurt Cobain got burnt out of hearing this song everywhere he went (not to mention he felt that the song was almost a joke, a rip-off of the Pixies); he would go so far as to not play it in some concerts. Later on his attitude towards it changed, but there was always a chance that if you went to a Nirvana concert, you wouldn't hear that song.
     
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  12. Galactus2

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    Warren Zevon allegedly got sick of playing "Werewolves of London."
     
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  13. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident

    Linda Ronstadt apparently didn’t like anything she recorded in the 70s.

    If a song or album of his flops, Elton John usually hates it forever.

    :D
     
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  14. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident

    Didn’t know Rod hated Maggie May..

    Olivia Newton-John hated her Eurovision song, Long Live Love, in 1974.

    This wasn’t uncommon, mind, as a fair few singers hated their Eurovision songs... Lulu (Boom Bang A Bang), Sandie Shaw (Puppet On A String) and Mary Hopkin (Knock Knock Who’s There) for starters...

    I of course loved all the above songs.

    :D
     
  15. cquiller1

    cquiller1 Forum Resident

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    Yeah, Rod said he didn't understand why it became so popular. "Maggie May" was initially the B-side to "Reason to Believe," so it's obvious that he didn't have much faith in the song.
     
  16. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident

    I prefer MM to You Wear It Well. Even though they’re very similar.
     
  17. DJ LX

    DJ LX Forum Resident

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    Bill Nelson wasn't particularly enamored with Ships in the Night, Be Bop Deluxe's biggest highest charting song.
     
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  18. FaithMonkey

    FaithMonkey Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    George Michael hated "I want your sex" since it sounded like Prince's song. He didn't even add it on his compilation album except its 2nd version.
     
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  19. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident

    From what I’ve heard, George didn’t think much of the Faith album either..
     
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  20. DTK

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    Simple Minds aren't that enamoured with Don't You (Forget About Me), partly because it's a song they didn't write though they arranged it.
     
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  21. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident

    Yes, I seem to remember them saying something similar in an old issue of Q magazine.
     
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  22. Randoms

    Randoms Aerie Faerie Nonsense

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    Ouch!

    Due to The Hollies court case, they have to pay to write like that!

    They also mentioned that at one stage they regretted the profanity.
     
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  23. Randoms

    Randoms Aerie Faerie Nonsense

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    Jeff Beck, Hi Ho Silver Lining.
     
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  24. classicrocker

    classicrocker Life is good!

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    Slash was not fond of Sweet Child of Mine.
     
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  25. wolfram

    wolfram Slave to the rhythm

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    Beastie Boys were rather embaressed by "Fight for Your Right" later on and stopped playing it at their shows.
     
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