You even still hear Creep on the radio. You hear it shopping in stores or as the grungy backdrop music in a TV show soundtrack. They even regret recording their radio friendly version, thinking that changing the lyrics casted them as sellouts. They even go so far as to refuse playing it - when a fan requested the song at a concert, they told the fan no, "we're tired of it."
The then sixteen-year-old singer has a long, successful path set ahead of her in her music career. But she trashed her own breakout song. "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 one I put out…and I realize that actually it sounds horrible! It sounds like a ringtone from a 2006 Nokia!"
Maybe Party In The USA isn't exactly what Miley Cyrus is known for, but she herself can't stand the song. She'd do anything to keep people from listening to it over and over like they do. Like request for literally any of her other songs to be blared over the speakers. Any of them. Like Can't Be Tamed.
The Beastie Boys are fighting for their right to not have to play this song anymore. In fact, they say that their own song "sucks." This was probably because the song was meant to be a satire, but is sometimes used as a party anthem for frats everywhere.
When you think of Led Zeppelin, it's highly likely that you think of Stairway to Heaven. Well, they wish you wouldn't. The singer, Robert Plant, says he would "break out in hives if I had to sing that song in every show. I wrote those lyrics and found that song to be of some importance and consequence in 1971, but 17 years later, I don't know. It's just not for me."
This one's throwback, but the feelings are no less strong. Sinatra said that it was "the worst f**king song I have ever heard." Wow, tell us how you really feel, Frank. He was even seen saying "I hate that song" under his breath during the bows in shows.
"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,” said Madonna about some of her major hits. She said she heard it when she was out and about, and she can't stand listening to it.
You know that song that every person learning to play guitar learns? This is that song. And Oasis would rather have it not be that way. Liam Gallagher said of his own song, "every time I have to sing it I want to gag...You go to America, and they’re like: 'Are you Mr. Wonderwall?' You want to chin someone."
Lead singer Michael Stipe isn't a shiny happy people when it comes to this song. In fact, he says, "I hate that song" and that it has no appeal to him. Well, there's really no convincing someone out of that one.
He doesn't think it's beautiful, that's true. James Blunt said that his song was "forced down people's throats" and it "became annoying." Fair enough. We have heard that songs about a billion times, give or take.
Lady Gaga's not a huge fan of her song, but she dislikes her own music video even more. Even with Beyonce in it. "I can’t even watch the ‘Telephone’ video, I hate it so much," she says. Her main issue is that she had so many ideas, and she wanted to edit it more.
Mandy Moore does not think this song is sweet. She "would give a refund to everyone who bought my first two albums,” she said. So it seems like it wasn't just the one song, either. It was...all of them.
We can't speak for all the boys of the band, but Liam Payne did some talking:
"There's a lot of songs from the early days that didn't just suit me," he said. "At the time they were great songs but I think for me, I couldn't listen to What Makes You Beautiful... if it came on the radio I probably would turn it off."