Having a song hit the top of the charts is usually pretty exciting for a musician. It means plenty of people are hearing it, and it usually means plenty of people enjoy it. It’s a cause for celebration, but lots of artists end up regretting them.
Whether it’s because the meaning of the lyrics have changed, music styles have changed, or they’re sick of playing them over and over at every concert, here are plenty of examples of hit songs that are hated – or at least regretted – by the musicians behind them.
"Brass in Pocket" (The Pretenders)
Lead singer of The Pretenders was already not thrilled with the song “Brass in Pocket.” When their producer told them it was ready for single status, the singer, Chrissie Hynde, stated that the track would be on the airwaves “over my dead body.” Despite Chrissie's protestations, the song became a fan favorite and a number one hit.
Even now, forty years later, Hynde has nothing nice to say about this iconic piece of Pretenders history. Hynde actually heard the inspiration for the title at an after-show dinner. So, really, does she have anyone else to blame?
"Like a Virgin" (Madonna)
The Material Girl is not the biggest fan of any of her unforgettable 80s hits, but her least favorite is “Like a Virgin,” and it apparently irritates her to no end. Madonna has been outspoken over the song, saying that she would actually not like to hear on own music when she walks into a restaurant.
It's usually “Like a Virgin” – and that is the one I don't want to hear. She's also said that she never wants to sing the song again, unless some rich fan ponies up a whooping thirty mil.
"Don't You (Forget About Me)" (Simple Minds)
Fans of The Breakfast Club are familiar with this Simple Minds hit, as are almost anyone who had the radio on during the eighties. But the band disliked the song before they were even done recording it. They admit the song is a good one, but they thought it was too hip to be part of a movie soundtrack.
They also didn't get along with the song's writer, which made for a difficult recording process. Luckily for music and movie fans everywhere, they muscled through the hard times and produced a hit.
"I Ran" (A Flock of Seagulls)
The band A Flock of Seagulls is known for plenty of things, including truly – truly – outrageous clothing styles and hairdos. But they're also pretty well known for their hit song “I Ran.” The band regrets this song not because they dislike it – it's just that they're tired of playing it. The band has said it's really the one and only song people request from them.
They're a new wave one-hit-wonder band. They're still out and about, so you know they play the song a lot. Given the chance, they would run far away.
"Unbreak My Heart" (Toni Braxton)
More than one artist on this list almost put their biggest hit in the garbage before, during, or after recording, including singer Toni Braxton. Her big 1996 hit single, “Unbreak My Heart,” wasn't the kind of thing Braxton wanted on her 1996 album since the album already had what she called a “heartbreak track.”
This was a good one to include, and Toni has since appreciated her support for the song since it became a big hit. She's maybe even fallen in love with it when she didn't love it at first – it unbroke her heart.
“Material Girl” (Madonna)
Madonna has quite the claim to fame. She was the Queen of Pop in the eighties, and plenty of that fame and success came because of hard work. We've already mentioned one of the songs Madonna has fallen out of love with. The one she dislikes the most is the eighties anthem “Material Girl.” It's played everywhere, and even if you don't think you've heard it, you have.
In a 2015 interview with Us Weekly, Madonna said she “never, ever want[s] to hear it again!” The Queen of Pop has left this classic material in the past.
"Strangers in the Night" (Frank Sinatra)
So far we have seen plenty of eighties artists and even one from the nineties, but this classic crooner started way back in 1935. One of his least favorite songs was also one of his biggest hits: “Strangers in the Night.” Not only did Sinatra tease and berate fans who wanted to hear it, but if someone did finally convince him, he would start the performance by saying “Here's a song that I cannot stand.”
The Chairman of the Board was popular, famous, and beloved enough to get away with something like that, and he had plenty of other songs he would rather sing.
"Stairway to Heaven" (Led Zeppelin)
What classic rock aficionado doesn't love this song? It's Led Zep's biggest hit, and even if the name itself doesn't strike a chord, you've almost certainly heard this song before. Robert Plant thought the lyrics were deep and important while writing them, but after decades of performing it, he's not so sure anymore.
Plus, there are even hints of plagiarism – a lawsuit alleged Zeppelin had stolen the famous intro from an obscure song from the sixties (“Taurus” by the band Spirit). However, a 9th circuit ruling decided the songs were not substantially similar. Good news for fans.
“Hello Goodbye” (The Beatles)
It turns out John Lennon ended up disliking most of the songs The Beatles are known for, but two, in particular, he especially disliked.“Hello Goodbye,” written by Paul McCartney, was one of them, leading some fans to think Lennon was no big fan of McCartney in general.
Lennon has reported he had nothing to do with the song and that it “wasn't a great piece.” He says it was McCartney's attempt to write a single from the get go. Lennon really didn't have a lot of good things to say about the track at all.
"(You Gotta) Fight for your Right (to Party!)" (Beastie Boys)
The Double-B Boys don't regret one of their most famous songs so much as they wish fans hadn't taken it the way they had. The Beastie Boys wrote and recorded it as a take-that for the gung-ho party culture; they attempted to satirize people who think partying is the end-all, be-all of life.
However, fans took it at too much face value, hearing it as an anthem to play while partying. To be fair to the fans, the subtlety is a little bit too subtle. Better luck next time, Boys.
"Smells Like Teen Spirit" (Nirvana)
Kurt Cobain, Nirvana's frontman and doomed guitarist, was never a fan of fame. He definitely thought there was such a thing as “too famous,” and he also felt this is the best way to describe “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” Cobain was of the opinion that MTV showed the song's music video far too much.
The song became inescapable. Cobain once said: “I can barely, especially on a bad night, get through 'Teen Spirit.' I literally want to throw my guitar down and walk away.” At least Cobain isn't being forced to play this song anymore.
"Pinball Wizard" (The Who)
The Who's wild and wonderful concept album Tommy includes the unforgettable single “Pinball Wizard.” The song is about a boy who plays pinball-like the best in the world, even though he's blind, deaf, and mute.
But guitarist Pete Townshend doesn't agree with his fans who say it's one of the best songs were ever written – he described “Pinball Wizard” as one of the worst pieces he's ever written, despite it being one of the band's most memorable hits. Pete would rather he be blind, deaf, and mute than have to play the song again.
"My Heart Will Go On" (Celine Dion)
Thanks to being featured on one of the most well-earning and famous movies of all time Titanic, Celine Dion's big hit “My Heart Will Go On” isn't one of her favorite songs. She didn't even want to record the song, but her producer and recording label convinced her.
After worldwide fame (including topping the charts in more than twenty countries), Celine changed her tune. “Thank God they didn't listen to me,” she once said of the song in an interview. Lots of people are also happy that Dion decided to sing this incredible hit.
"Rainbow in the Dark" (Dio)
Ronnie James Dio was one of the biggest heavy metal stars in the world – he practically created the genre. But he also didn't always love the direction his self-titled band, Dio, went, including with one of their biggest hits, “Rainbow in the Dark.”
He always thought it was too poppy, which seems strange to call a heavy metal classic. Dio has passed on now, and while he didn't love the song, we can still listen to it and enjoy it. Sometimes we need a little bit of color in these dark times.
As one of the biggest girl groups of the '90s, people absolutely loved TLC. Their 1994 song “Creep” gave them tons of ears and eyes on them, and plenty of people still love it to this day. You already know where this is going, though: Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes did not enjoy it at all. She didn't approve of the message behind the song, which has a woman cheating on her significant other after he first cheated on her.
Left Eye was so against the song that, while they were filming the music video, she threatened to wear black tape over her mouth.
“Creep” has defined Radiohead, with plenty of weird guitar noises, energy, and eclectic writing. But while the fans find it a favorite, not everyone is in love with it. Guitarist Johnny Greenwood revealed in an interview with Rolling Stone that he didn't like it even when they were recording it. In fact, he tried pretty hard to sabotage the song, but his sabotage – the strange guitar noises mentioned above – made it into the final cut.
He just couldn't creep out the rest of the band enough, and the odd noises became an important part of the song.
"Let It Be" (The Beatles)
Once again, Beatles member Paul McCartney made music history when he wrote “Let It Be,” but once again bandmate John Lennon doesn't see it that way. Lennon doesn't even think the song sounds like The Beatles. We're not sure exactly what Lennon meant by this, since the Beatles forged brand new paths all over the charts thanks to their diverse and eccentric musicianship.
If the Beatles are playing it, it becomes a Beatles' song. But Lennon went so far as to say it sounds more like Wings, McCartney's other band.
"Shiny Happy People" (R.E.M.)
If anyone is allowed to speak poorly of a song, it's the songwriter. “Shiny Happy People” writer (and R.E.M. frontman) Michael Stipe doesn't have anything nice to say about the top-10 hit R.E.M. put out in the nineties. He called it a “fruity pop song written for children.”
He despairs to think of it as part of the band's famous legacy. Once again, this isn't a fan or just part of the band – this is the man who wrote the song in the first place!
“Bad Boys” (Wham!)
“Bad Boys” was the best selling single in the year 1983 thanks to English pop duo Wham! George and Andrew have it to thank for a lot of their fans and success, but the pair isn't really a big fan of the song. George quickly said that he absolutely hated it, and would later go on to describe the song as “an albatross 'round my neck.”
This hatred was so complete the song was left off the 1997 Greatest Hits album, instead deciding to include non-single tracks.
Brothers and Oasis frontmen Noel and Liam Gallagher complain about anything and everything, including their fans, each other, and music. This includes their hit song “Wonderwall,” the song that every guitar player learns how to play, whether they want to or not.
Liam once said the following in an interview: “Every time I have to sing it I want to gag. 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.” It's no wonder these two dislike their big hit, if that's all they hear about.
"You're Beautiful" (James Blunt)
James Blunt's very first album introduced us to his most famous song, “You're Beautiful,” and we've been hearing it practically non-stop ever since. Even the man himself has gotten sick of it. He doesn't hate it, or wish death upon anyone who likes it, but Blunt does think that the song was forced down everyone's throats for far too long.
Since James is the one who had to perform it for crowds, we suppose he would be the first one to start to turn away whenever he hears it, and it turns out James is pretty blunt when it comes to these things.
"Heart of Gold" (Neil Young)
Neil Young only had one number one hit, and guess which song he hates? “Heart of Gold” was, according to him, like a thorn in his side until he hung up his guitar for good. His reasoning for disliking the song was the quality, or even the number of times he had to play it – it was actually because of the mainstream fans it attracted.
The song skyrocketed him to popularity, but this world of music felt too boring to him.
“Ice Ice Baby” (Vanilla Ice)
“Ice Ice Baby” by the cool one himself is famous for being the first rap song to ever hit number one on the pop singles chart, and for being the song that thrust Vanilla Ice into the spotlight. It's infamous, on the other hand, for ripping off the Queen and David Bowie hit “Under Pressure,” and that's why V-Ice hates the song so much.
He hates it so much, in fact, that (apocryphally) went to MTV headquarters and tried to destroy their master copy. It's the only thing that ascribes him to fame, unless you count his movie, Cool as Ice.
"Cherry Pie" (Warrant)
It's been in countless movies, television shows, and much more, but Warrant singer and songwriter for the tune “Cherry Pie” has found it to be distasteful. Whether it's the connection between the song and...gentlemen's clubs, the overall quality of the song, or something else, Jani Lane agrees that it should stay hidden in the pantry of history.
The song's incredible popularity apparently turned Lane into the “Cherry Pie guy,” which, we have to admit, we would also find to be pretty annoying before too long. Or, maybe Lane is just a fan of banana cream. We may never know.
"Do They Know It's Christmas" (Bob Geldof)
In an effort to raise money for the Ethiopian famine of the 1980s, Bob Geldof co-wrote “Do They Know It's Christmas, but ended up raising his Ebeneezer when he let loose that he didn't really like the song all that much. He described it as one of the worst songs in history, which is...pretty harsh, honestly. Does he know about Coldplay?
Geldof is sick of hearing it all over the place during the Christmas season, but at least it's for a good cause, right?
"Candy" (Mandy Moore)
“Candy,” by Mandy, is a super manufactured pop hit that was the start of Mandy Moore's ultimately short musical career. The singer still regrets the sickening-sweet song. Few pop songs from the era have stood the test of even a few decades.
Moore is willing to put her money where her mouth is: “If I had the money, I would give a refund to everyone who bought my first two albums.”The first two! Should we just mail proof of purchases to you, Ms. Moore, or is it an online thing?
"Sometimes" (Britney Spears)
While her on-screen persona was nothing but good looks and smiles, the real Britney couldn't stand her hit song from 1999, “Sometimes.” This fact became known publicly in a most embarrassing way: during a tour, Britney's hot mic picked her up backstage: “I never liked that song anyway.”
She was talking about “Sometimes,” but Britney is a professional, and she still went on-stage and delivered the hits from her long career. Don't worry Britney, all of us sometimes dislike what we've created. It's important to keep moving forward.
"Party in the USA" (Miley Cyrus)
Miley Cyrus' style has changed plenty of times since she began her path to stardom as the star on Hannah Montana. These changes have led her to look back on the pop anthem “Party in the USA” with disdain. She's said that she doesn't completely hate it, it's just not who she is anymore.
The party continues, Miley – once you figure out who you are, let us know, and please bring some ice. We're running out.
“Royals” made Lorde one of the youngest pop stars in the world, and one from New Zealand – a rarity. O the other hand, the singer and songwriter doesn't seem to like the song all and has even referred to it as a hot mess.
She's said in an interview: “I listen to the people covering the song and putting their own spin on it – and I listen to it in every single form except the original one I put out – and I realize that actually it sounds horrible.” Her fans might disagree, but the mind of an artist is a funny thing.
"Gold Digger" (Kanye West)
Kanye West has gone from rap to hip-hop to gospel music, but one of his most famous tracks, “Gold Digger,” isn't on his list of favorites. He was never that into it, but he knew that it would be a hit and despite never liking the song, it was a good way to raise money for the kind of music and other projects he was really interested in.
This recording artist has always been a savvy businessman, and sometimes you just have to put out something that will bring in the bucks before you can switch to what's dwelling in your heart.
"Put Your Hearts Up" (Ariana Grande)
The grand first single from Ariana Grande, “Put Your Hearts Up,” isn't the single that Grande thinks of when she thinks of her favorites. She's described it as too childish, and that sense made it all seem too fake.
That's not all: according to Ariana, filming the music video for the song was “the worst moment of my life.” Maybe in time, she'll look back on it more fondly, but it's hard not to see things from the past as childish. Especially if they're pop songs.
"Beauty and a Beat" (Justin Bieber)
The world may have fallen out of love with the Bieb – and, similarly, went on to having another musician punching bag – but he still has plenty of fans of his music. Justin likes most of his own songs, but there is one he really can't stand. He recorded “Beauty and the Beat” with rapper Nicki Minaj in 2012, but four years later Bieber admitted he never thought the song was all that interesting.
We're finding out that musicians, like all artists, have to change tastes about their own work, so with a strange, long career like Bieber's, this was bound to happen.
"Telephone" (Lady Gaga)
Two of the world's biggest pop stars collided in 2009 when Lady Gaga and Beyonce came together to write and record “Telephone.” It stands out as one of the most famous pop song combinations in the world, but Lady Gaga is no fan of the song, and especially of the music video. In fact, she hates it.
She's gone on record saying she wishes she had control in the editing booth herself, and we can't help but wonder what she would have come up with – or how weird it would have been – if she had.
"Come and Get It" (Selena Gomez)
Gomez's first major hit is one that the singer describes as “a Rihanna reject.” Have a little bit of heart, Selena – have you heard any of Rihanna's music? Anyway, “Come and Get It” became super popular – which Gomez appreciated and liked – but she still doesn't think it was the best artistically.
Some cruel beasts might take this opportunity to say “not the best artistically” is a good way to describe Selena Gomez's entire discography, but we would never do something so crass.Let's talk about how bad Rihanna is, instead.
"Picture to Burn" (Taylor Swift)
Taylor Swift hasn't been a country music star for almost a decade at this point, and we're always going to be hoping she starts to head back in that direction. The pop superstar still regrets one of the biggest songs from her past: “Picture to Burn.”
She has lots of songs about boyfriends and exes – specifically, talking about how much they suck – but this one she dislikes because the lyrics have to do with the singer telling everyone her most recent ex is gay to get back at him for a slight.
“Sweet Child O' Mine” (Guns N' Roses)
Guns N' Roses have tons of huge hits, but there are none bigger than the song from their first album, “Sweet Child O' Mine.” The lead guitarist came up with the legendary riff while tuning and warming up, and the rest of the band joined in before too long.
The up-tempo ballad went on to hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100, but Slash is always confused. It isn't a normal Guns N' Roses song. He hated it a lot more at first since it came out of a warm-up tune, but Slash has come to enjoy it more.
“Jack and Diane” (John Cougar Mellencamp)
While JCM is plenty tired of “Jack and Diane,” he doesn't know a duo more famous than these two in rock and roll. Mellencamp has come to terms with the song. It's played so much on classic rock stations, Mellencamp had this to say: “Some people probably think there's a place in hell for me because of those two people!”
“Jack and Diane” was Mellencamp's only number one hit of his career, so he probably doesn't hate them too much. “It gave me the keys to do what I want.”
“Misery Business” (Paramore)
If you're a fan of power punk as a genre or Paramore as a band, you're undoubtedly familiar with the band's biggest song, “Misery Business.” Even if you're just a music fan, you probably heard this tune on Guitar Hero back in the day. The song came from their second album Riot! but if you're looking forward to hearing it on their next tour, you're out of luck.
In 2018 she announced the band would no longer perform it. Frontwoman Hayley Williams said she wrote the track when she was seventeen, and no longer relates to the lyrics.
“Do What U Want” (Lady Gaga)
Lady Gaga assumed she had hit it big when she teamed up with one of the biggest recording artists in the world for the song “Do What U Want.” Unfortunately, that artist was R. Kelly, who was famously accused of sexual assault by dozens of women thanks to the documentary Surviving R. Kelly.
Lady Gaga shared a long statement in January of 2018, saying she would never work with Kelly again, and also announced her decision to remove “Do What U Want” from all streaming services. Unfortunately, R. Kelly did do what he wanted.
“Jodeci (Freestyle)” (Drake)
Drake was only promoting his new album Nothing Was the Same in 2013, when he started to receive backlash for the song “Jodeci (Freestyle).” Why did this song attract so much ire? It was the lyrics. The song features rapper J. Cole, who raps that he's “artistic” while those he's beefing with are “autistic, retarded.”
Drake eventually offered his apologies for the lyrics, and also decided to remove the controversial lyrics from the song. We wonder if Drake will ever work with J. Cole again, or if he'll let Cole's style stay free somewhere else.
“D.R.U.G.S.” (Izzy Azalea)
Iggy Azalea's 2011 song “D.R.U.G.S.” came under fire from fans shortly after its release. Fans directed their ire at a few lyrics in the song: “When the relay starts, I'm a runaway slave / Master.” Many were of the opinion this was racist, and plenty of them let Azalea know.
She immediately expressed regret, writing a statement that it was never her intention to offend anyone, and also that she regretted “not thinking things through more.” Izzy should at least find herself lucky she didn't put the song out nowadays – she would get a lot more than nasty comments.
“I Kissed a Girl” (Katy Perry)
Katy Perry became an instant pop star and lit the music world on fire when she released her 2008 album One of the Boys, which included the hit song “I Kissed a Girl.” Plenty of time has passed since those halcyon days, which has given Perry plenty of opportunities to go back and wish she had put a little bit more thought into some of her lyrics.
Katy has never revealed which lyrics in particular, but there are a few: “If I had to write that song again, I probably would make an edit on it. Lyrically, it has a couple of stereotypes in it.”
“U.O.E.N.O.” (Rick Ross)
Rick Ross has already offered an apology for the song “U.O.E.N.O.” from his album Welcome to 2013. The track includes putting “Mollys,” a common rape drug, in a woman's champagne without her knowledge and then taking her home without her consent. Which is...yeah, Ross, we think you should apologize for that one.
Big Rick removed the lyric from the song, and also released a statement, saying: “To suggest in any way that harm and violation be brought to a woman is one of my biggest mistakes and regrets.”
“Ultraviolence” (Lana Del Rey)
Of the lyrics Lana Del Rey lifted from a 1963 Crystals song, the singer says that she just really doesn't like singing that song anymore. She told that to Pitchfork in 2017 about the song “Ultraviolence,” which repurposed the line “He hit me and it felt like a kiss.
Lana doesn't even sing the line anymore, which is a pretty good way to highlight how much she dislikes it.
“Wrecking Ball” (Miley Cyrus)
“Wrecking Ball” burst through all kinds of music charts, and if you're a fan of Miley, you've probably heard it hundreds of times. But the younger Cyrus isn't a fan, stating that she feels she will always be that naked girl on the wrecking ball.
We are going to have to agree with you on that one. But hey, at least she's aware of it.
“What's Love Got To Do With It” (Tina Turner)
Tina Turner's classic anthem is a memorable anti-love song, but this legendary singer doesn't love it herself. “What's Love Got To Do With It,” wasn't her favorite even while recording, but she left the final decision up to her manager, Roger Davies.
Davies wisely convinced Turner it was a good song, and even though she didn't have a personal connection to it or really love it, it would reach plenty of ears and would be a boon to her career. Love might not have had anything to do with the decision, but it was a good one anyway.
“Gucci Time” (Gucci Mane)
What does Gucci Mane have to say about “Gucci Time,” his cut with fellow artist Swizz Beatz and the lead single on his 2010 album The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted? He's called it the worst song of his career, and that means a lot! We kid, we kid.
The music video for the song featured Gucci Mane and Swizz Beatz as they party their way through various Los Angeles locations, from the streets to a club to the top of the city. The song also samples a French electronic music duo Justice's song “Phantom Pt. II.”
“Yuck!” (Lil Wayne)
Lil Wayne loves to have fun in the music studio, but he had no idea a one-off verse during a session with fellow rapper 2 Chainz was going to end up on the final cut of the first song of Chainz's Based on a T.R.U. Story.
Lil Wayne said that he sounded terrible and did realize it was going to end up on the final version.
“What Makes You Beautiful” (One Direction)
One Direction took the world by storm for a few short months, and their domination began with the song “What Makes You Beautiful,” released in late 2011. It hit number one in several different countries and is quadruple platinum, but not everybody loved it, including Liam Payne.
In 2014, Payne said that they were for the time but he couldn't listen to that song. Before long the band went on indefinite hiatus, and most of the members have tried out solo careers.
“Walk This Way” (Run-D.M.C.)
Only one person thought it was the right idea for Run-D.M.C to cover the classic Aerosmith song with the help of Steven Tyler himself: Run-D.M.C. producer Rick Rubin. The band said they could barely understand the lyrics, which they called weird hillbilly poetry. Even after the song got recorded and began blowing up, the band was too embarrassed to perform it live.
Only once sales numbers started to climb past a million did they start to include it in their live sets. Run said: “It was a separate thing in my mind...then I hear this exploding on a rock station in Boston and I'm seeing sales that are taking it well over 1.5 million. The next time out, I started to play it.”
“All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You” (Heart)
While Heart is known pretty widely for hard rock songs “Barracuda” and “Crazy On You,” some might argue that their mild ballad “All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You” is their biggest hit. Though it was a success, singer Ann Wilson hates the track, and refuses to perform it live, no way, no how.
She's called it plenty of things, including “disgusting,” “gross,” and “pretty dark and negative.” Nancy Wilson, Heart's guitarist and Ann's sister, said in 1995 that the song “stood for everything we wanted to get away from.”
“Don't Stop Me Now” (Queen)
The irrepressibly upbeat and energetic “Don't Stop Me Now” by Queen isn't everyone's favorite. Queen guitarist Brian May might not hate the song, but he has plenty of problems with it. May has described the lyrics as worrying since they were written by Freddie Mercury and seemed to be about the latter's hedonistic lifestyle.
May described the lifestyle as dangerous, and though the song is fun, it's a little harder to enjoy it now that Mercury has passed away due to AIDS in 1991, thanks to that very same lifestyle
“Blinded by the Light” (Bruce Springsteen)
The only song to ever top the Billboard Hot 100 chart was actually covered by Manfred Mann's Earth Band. “Blinded by the Light” is an awful, evil travesty of a song, and has been banned by the Geneva convention.
But why doesn't The Boss like the cover version? He says the big problem is that the word “deuce” clearly sounds more like “douche.” Adding to that he exclaimed that one version is about a car while the other is about feminine hygiene products. Unfortaunetoy for Springsteen, he knows which one people enjoy singing about.
“Give Your Heart a Break” (Demi Lovato)
Demi is yet another young pop star who doesn't look back on her old stuff with too many fond memories. This outspoken singer has talked about retiring old songs from her repertoire during live performances, but she knows the fans will be disappointed. One of the songs Lovato doesn't love anymore is “Give Your Heart a Break” from 2012.
Lovato has said she is tired of singing it. “I don't care about radio hits,” said of the song and others like it. One of the other songs she's sick of is “Confident.”
“The Perfect Drug” (Nine Inch Nails)
This is another example where hate might not be the right word, but frontman Trent Reznor certainly has plenty of disdain for the song “The Perfect Drug.” He also wrote the song, but wouldn't even put it in the “top one hundred songs” he's written.
He told BBC radio in 2005 that it's not his favorite. He blames his dislike for the time crunch that came with writing and recording the song for a movie (the movie was the David Lynch film Lost Highway).