Songs disliked by artists themselves

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by AndrewK, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. AndrewK

    AndrewK Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I never really understood why artists bitch about writing or having a very successful song that made them a ton of money, but they do...

    which ones do you know that openly criticized their own songs? Doesn't even have to be a successful song, just any songs. Is "disown" maybe a term for that?

    here video of Jani Lane whining about Cherry Pie

     
  2. Cryptical17

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    Run For Your Life
    I Dig A Pony

    I know there’s more
     
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  3. Siegmund

    Siegmund Vinyl Sceptic

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    To start with the obvious:

    Jeff Beck & Hi Ho Silver Lining.
     
  4. tug_of_war

    tug_of_war Sassafras & Moonshine

    It seems to me that Kate Bush doesn't like anything she did pre- Hounds Of Love.

    I might be wrong though...
     
  5. Brian Doherty

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    Even on the "sick of playing" it level---I mean, I guess for big hits on the margin there are some tv appearances or whatever in which you ONLY play the big hit, but for bands, especially early in their career, playing full sets, there are a WHOLE LOT OF songs, not just the "big hit," that you will be playing pretty much every time you perform, just as often as the big hit.....

    [I cannot verify this, but recall hearing from people who saw them on their first US tour that Big Country played "In a Big Country" twice a set.....the only time I ever recall anyone doing a song more than once a set in any show I attended was the Kanye/Jay Z tour in which, in absurd excess, they did "N***** in Paris" like 8 times in a row toward end of set....]
     
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  6. Brian Doherty

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    It does always leave a sour taste in my mouth, this public dissage of their own work that lots of fans love, when bands do it. It is of course their right, I just don't like it.
     
  7. tug_of_war

    tug_of_war Sassafras & Moonshine

    I also have this impression that Phil Collins dislikes all of his and Genesis' songs that lack an "I love you" in the lyrics...
     
  8. Bob Seger's first 6 or so albums - evidently he hated every song, as they remain unreleased. That's a whole chunk of catalog.
     
  9. Hooperfan

    Hooperfan Your friendly neighborhood candy store owner

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    Tom Petty hated the song "Make It Better (Forget About Me)"
     
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  10. Moshe V

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    Cry Baby Cry
    Which is ridiculous, because it's a great song.
     
  11. thehatandbeard

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    Sinatra ‘My Way’. He’s right, it’s awful.
     
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  12. Moshe V

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    Paul Simon hated I Am A Rock
     
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  13. Brian Doherty

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    That's right, he did, and he was wrong and I was right (to love it)! The bridge alone marks it as fully worthy of glory, the part ending with "...used to being guilty!"
     
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  14. Cryptical17

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    Pete Townsend dislikes “Sister Disco” and “Dreaming From the Waist” according to the Maximum R&B video I used to have
     
  15. SongAndDanceMan

    SongAndDanceMan Forum Resident

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    Doors - Light My Fire (due to overplaying)

    Bob Dylan - Ballad in Plain D (due to changing attitudes)
     
  16. Hooperfan

    Hooperfan Your friendly neighborhood candy store owner

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    Yeah, John called a number of his songs "a piece of garbage" when going through his catalog for Playboy in 1980
     
  17. Picca

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    Strangers in the night too, I seem to recall
     
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  18. Hall Cat

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    Every song Linda Ronstadt recorded before her Nelson Riddle stuff (it seems like)
     
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  19. Moshe V

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    Maybe not hated but Jim Kerr of Simple Minds wasn't crazy about Don't You Forget About Me.

    He didn't like the lyrics.
     
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  20. Suncola

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    John Lennon tended to dismiss anything that had to be worked on, or was done on deadline. He wanted them to crystallize from thin air.

    His resentment toward his 'crafted' songs is wearying, but he only had 10 years in which to form his opinions of them. We've had no fresh evaluations from him in 40 years.
     
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  21. Paul_s

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    Madonna - Material Girl
     
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  22. kevywevy

    kevywevy Forum Resident

    I can verify it. They did that when I saw them on that tour.
     
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  23. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

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    To be fair to him, it is absolute crap.
     
  24. reddyempower

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    Don’t blame him. Never understood how anybody like that song
     
  25. MichaelPapelian

    MichaelPapelian Forum Resident

    Paul McCartney hates his White Album demo of Etcetera. That's why sadly we will never get to hear it.
     
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