Music is one of the most amazing things. Each of us has a favorite song, but sometimes unusual things hapens, and exactly in that moment we find a song that everyone like, we even learn the verses of this song, and that song become a hits.
Thanks to the great artists, we have even songs that characterize us in a certain period of our life, we have songs that are associated with our childhood or even youth. Today we found that there are some singers who have detested their big hits, that they have an antipathy to the songs that made them famous. We give you some details of why this has happened.
1. Bob Geldof, “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” and “We Are the World”
It’s tough to imagine hating a song that united Michael Jackson, Sting, and Phil Collins, but at least one season a year, Irish singer Bob Geldof apologizes profusely for co-penning “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” “I will go to the supermarket, head to the meat counter, and it will be playing,” he told the Daily Mail.
2. USA for Africa – We are the World
Geldof is busy paying double penance for his hand in a second star-studded charity singlet too: “I am responsible for two of the worst songs in history,” he admits. “One is ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ and the other one is ‘We Are The World.’”
3. John Mellencamp, “Jack and Diane”
“Jack and Diane” notched the only #1 in Mellencamp’s career, so the singer begrudgingly owes the fictional high school sweethearts for a sizable chunk of his 35-year career. “I’ve been able to live on my whims, that’s what Jack and Diane gave me,” he says. “So I can’t hate them too much.”
4. Oasis, “Wonderwall”
Liam, half of the brothers Gallagher in English alt rock band Oasis, wouldn’t mind clocking fans who only know the singer as the brains behind the ‘90s most inescapable ballad, “Wonderwall.” He praised Oasis’ final album, Dig Out Your Soul, for lacking any “Wonderwall”-esque tunes, telling MTV, “I can’t f***ing stand that f***ing song! Every time I have to sing it I want to gag.
5. REM, “Shiny Happy People”
Lead singer Michael Stipe isn’t too fond of his group’s 1991 hit—in fact, he appeared on a 1995 episode of Space Ghost and announced “I hate that song.” Today he tempers his dislike a bit, saying that he prefers not to say anything bad about songs he doesn’t like because there might be a fan out there to whom that song is very important and has a particular meaning. Instead he now says that “Shiny Happy People” has “limited appeal” for him, and adds that it was the one song that the entire group agreed should not be included on their Greatest Hits compilation.
We hope to bring you a fine air through old music and show you that any song has behind them an artist who is guided by his soul.