14 Hit Songs Artists Regret Recording

14 Hit Songs Artists Regret Recording

Not everyone can give 100% every day to your job. (That is, unless our boss is reading this… in that case, we are the exception to the rule; please don’t fire us.) Occasionally, we phone it in at work. Even when your job is being a musician, not every song on the album can be your favorite. You’ll probably add some filler songs, and maybe your label loves them and somehow they become a big hit. And then you’re stuck playing them for the rest of your career. Boohoo, poor little rock stars, but even a dream job has its drawbacks. (Except for ours, Boss We Respect and Admire Dearly.) 

In making this list, it makes sense that successful artists would get sick of constantly performing their most famous hit so we ruled out an artist who hates their music because they’ve overplayed it, and instead focused on musicians who have admitted to not liking their actual songs. Here are fourteen hits we were surprised to learn that the artist regrets…

Eminem's Cleanin' Out My Closet

CLEANIN' OUT MY CLOSET EMINEM In his song Headlights, Eminem expressed his regret to the song about his estranged mother, with lyrics includingBut I'm sorry, momma, for 'Cleanin' Out My Closet and That song I no longer play at shows / And I cringe every time it's on the radio CRACKED

R.E.M.'s Shiny Happy People

SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE R.E.M. The band attempted to change up their sound with the pop song, but as Michael Stipe said, It was a hit but none of us are particularly fond of it...It's a song primarily written for children. CRACKED

Source: BBC

TLC's Creep

CREEP TLC Lisa Left Eye Lopes was totally against the song's message suggesting it was okay to cheat on a cheater. She was opposed to releasing it as a single but was outvoted in the group. CRACKED

Source: YouTube

Kanye West's Gold Digger

GOLD DIGGER KANYE WEST Ironically, Kanye West wrote the song just for the money, admitting he never cared for it. Не said in an interview, I knew I would get paid for doing 'Gold Digger. CRACKED

Source: BBC

The Pretenders' Brass in Pocket

BRASS IN РОСКЕТ THE PRETENDERS Chrissie Hynde directly opposed releasing the song as a single, This goes out over my dead body. She later said, I remember walking around Oxford Circus hearing it blasting out of people's radios. I was mortified. CRACKED

Source: BBC

Nicki Minaj's Starships

STARSHIPS NICKI MINAJ Nicki Minaj said she regrets a lot of her discography, including, I wish I never recorded 'Anaconda.' I like the video but ugh. My first ever solo song on Billboard was 'Your Love.' To this day I like the video but I hate the song. I could go on and on. I hate 'Starships,' I mean ew, 'Starships?' I'm like, 'Why did I do that?' I really think that every time I hear it. CRACKED

Source: Genius

Bruno Mars' The Lazy Song

THE LAZY SONG BRUNO MARS Bruno Mars tweeted, When someone tells me they actually like The Lazy Song with a video of him looking dead-eyed into the camera. CRACKED

Source: Bruno Mars

Billy Joel's We Didn't Start the Fire

WE DIDN'T START THE FIRE BILLY JOEL After messing up a verse live, Billy Joel said in concert, It's the same thing verse after verse ... Just the words change. It's one of the worst melodies I ever wrote. CRACKED

Source: TMZ

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