When we think back to some of the songs, we’ve created lifelong memories, too. It’s crazy to think that some of the artists, these songs belong to, actually can’t stand the sound of them to this day.
Right, think of all those times, our favorite classics, like “I kissed the girl” or “Party in the USA” have come on and you immediately get that feeling of nostalgia and recite every word as if it were 2009 all over again, such a good feeling, right.
For us, these hits are considered a blast from the past. But for artists, who’ve sung them over and over again, they are sadly, sometimes only considered a thing of the past.
These are 9 artists who hate their most iconic songs!
- Katy Perry
- Lady Gaga
- Mandy Moore
- Selena Gomez
- Taylor Swift
- Haley Williams
- Liam Gallagher
- Miley Cyrus
Seriously though, imagine if the first song that Katy Perry put on the map in 2008 was never even a thing.
“I kissed the girl” was Katy’s first of many risque tracks, but she previously revealed to Glamour that if given the chance, she would like to rework it and for pretty good reasons, she said, “we’ve really checked, changed conversationally in the past 10 years, we’ve come a long way by bisexuality, wasn’t as talked about back then or any type of fluidity. If I had to write that song again, I probably would make an edit on it.”
She went on to admit that lyrically, it has a couple of stereotypes on it. Your mind changes so much in 10 years and you grow so much. Whats true for you can evolve.
Another pop princess who’s straight up can’t stand the sound of a song “Telephone” is Lady Gaga, and I’m going to try my best, not to be offended because for one, the song includes Beyonce. And secondly, it’s certified pure pop perfection, and still one of my all-time favorite.
Back in 2011, Gaga caught up with Timeout London and revealed this shocking truth bomb saying, “I can’t even watch the Telephone video. I hate it so much. Her reason being, there are so many F******* ideas in that video. And all I see in that video is my brain throbbing with ideas. And I wish I had edited myself a little bit more.”
I mean, say what you will Gaga, but a lot of us LOVE it!
We haven’t heard much from Lorde in recent months. So if you feel the need to go and replay her first “Royals”, which I often do-her advice would be that you replay every other cover of the song, but the original.
While speaking to Fuse, Lorde admitted, “I listened to people covering the song and putting their own spin on it. And I listened to it in every single form except the original one I put out. And I realized that actually it sounds horrible.”
Not sure what version Lorde was listening to, but that thought never, ever crossed our minds. She continued to share her opinion on the song saying “it sounds like a ringtone from a 2006 Nokia, none of the melodies are all good, it’s disastrous. Awful… but for the same reason in the context of the way I released it, it just worked out.” And we’re SO glad it did!
Throwing it all the way back to when our star, Mandy Moore kicked off her music career in 1999. If you remember the upbeat bop candy, featuring a bleach Blonde Mandy, and those Epic pop dance moves, this one’s for you.
But if you were hoping to hear a newer 2020 ESC version of the song, I regret to inform you that your chances are looking pretty slim to none. Looking back on her first two albums, Mandy revealed to Glamour “Those were awful. Just awful, cool. If I had the money, I would give a refund to everyone who bought my two albums.” I don’t know about you guys, but that is one refund I refuse to accept.
Like Katy Perry, Selena Gomez isn’t too fond of the song that kicked off her solo music career. But she did admit that it would be “stupid not to acknowledge” her single “come and get it” for what it did for her.
While chatting with Entertainment Weekly, back in 2016, just three years after the song was released.
Selena said “I love my producer Stargate more than anything. But it’s very difficult for me to perform live. It’s not my song.” She went on to add “to me, it sounds like a Rihanna reject.” “That was just in the beginning. I was so young. I was wanting a ‘hit thinking’. I dunno if I needed it, but maybe I do, so people can respect them all in all.”
Selena remains grateful for everything this song did for her and her career. And let’s be real. We’re still not changing the station when the song comes on.
We all have regrets in our lives, especially regrets in the name of cursing, an ex’s name or sub tweeting the person who did us wrong.
In Taylor Swift’s case, her regret came in the form of a song she wrote back in 2010 called “Better than Revenge”, reportedly taking aim at actress, Camilla bell who hooked up with Joe Jonas immediately after he broke up with Taylor.
During an interview with the Guardian four years later, Taylor recalled “I was 18, when I wrote that. That’s the age you are, when you think someone can actually take your boyfriend, then you grow up and realize no one takes someone from you if they don’t want to leave”.
Above all else, you can’t help, but feel some type of vengeful way when listening.
Speaking of revenge songs, Paramore’s lead singer, Haley Williams has claimed that her claim to fame “Misery Business” just doesn’t do it for her anymore. Earlier this year, Haley caught up with Kerrang magazine, where she revealed that she’s been unable to relate to the song for a very long time.
She said, “those words were written when I was 17, admittedly, from a very narrow minded perspective, it wasn’t really meant to be this big philosophical statement about anything. It was quite literally a page in my diary about a singular moment I experienced as a high schooler.”
We undoubtedly felt all the fields in high school from first loves to first heartbreak to friendships, blossoming and falling out.
But one song so many grew up to know and love, especially in the younger school days, whether it was tied to a specific flame or not, was “you’re wonderful.” It’s catchy. It’s a classic karaoke hit and it’s nostalgic as heck, but believe it or not, the band has much different thoughts about the 1995 smash hit song.
During an interview around the release of their 2008 album “Dig Out Your Soul”, lead singer Liam Gallagher responded to a question about the new album saying, “at least there’s no wonderwall on there. I can’t F****** stand that F******* song every day. I’m gonna have to sing it, I wanna to gag!” A little harsh, right? Liam went on to explain the issue with the song, adding “Problem is, it was a big, big tune for us. You go to America and they’re like, ‘are you Mr. wonderwall?’ You want to chin someone?” Yeah, perhaps just stick to listening to this song strictly in private from now on.
Can you ever imagine living in a world without Miley Cyrus’”Party in the USA” or what about a world that never involved her swinging on a wrecking ball in her birthday suit? Let’s face it. These songs and music videos are iconic, but Miley admitted shortly after the song was released that the only reason she chose to sing it was because she needed something to go with her clothing line.
She said, “I didn’t ride it. And I didn’t expect it to be popular originally. It was just something that I wanted to do and I needed some songs and it turned out for the best.” In fact, Milley admitted to never even listening to pop music saying “her 13 year old self would have definitely called out her 17 year old self, calling her a sellout”
However, Miley did claim that there’s no way she couldn’t love “Party in the USA” saying “I would never take it back, but that’s not who I am. That’s not where I want to sing. That’s not what I want to sing. And that’s not what I want my voice to sound like.” And although she is anything but a sellout?
Miley also talked about “Wrecking Bowl” during an interview on the Zach sang show in 2017. When asked to choose between three of her songs. Miley was quick to admit that “Wrecking Ball” was her least favorite saying “that’s something you can’t take away swinging around naked on a wrecking ball lives forever.”
She also added that her worst nightmare is having the song played at her funeral, …weird flex, but to each their own!