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Songs that Artists Regret Making

Every artist has regretted making at least one of their songs, even if it's their most popular one! Today, I’ll be showing you the most regretted song of a few artists and some may shock you.

“Stairway to Heaven” - Led Zeppelin (1971)

Although “Stairway to Heaven” is arguably the most well-known song that Led Zeppelin has ever produced, the band’s lead singer, Robert Plant has come to hate it. In an interview, Plant claimed that he would break out in hives if he ever had to perform it live again.

He claims that he hates it because the lyrics aren’t relevant anymore, but anyone who knows the song can confidently say that the best part of “Stairway to Heaven” is not the lyrics. Others speculate that he dislikes it because of long-lasting guilt, as there are many claims that the band ripped off its opening from “Taurus” by Spirit.

“Creep” - Radiohead (1992)

Thom Yorke, the lead singer of Radiohead, wrote “Creep” while attending university. Just like “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin, “Creep” is both the most popular and the most regretted song of the band. Yorke believes that there are many better songs that they have produced and gets annoyed when crowds repeatedly request the song during live performances. It is even rumored that the lead guitarist disliked the song so much that he tried to distort the guitar part during the recording to ruin the song.

“Wonderwall” - Oasis (1995)

Originally from Manchester, England, Wonderwall is a very popular band in the United Kingdom. They have many hits in the UK but are known as a one-hit wonder by the rest of the world. Band member, Liam Gallagher once said “You go to America, and they’re like: ‘Are you, Mr Wonderwall?’ You want to chin someone.”

Although the band doesn’t hate the song completely, they still feel like it doesn’t deserve the fame that it gets and are annoyed that it is viewed as a simple “rock and roll tune.” However, as Gallagher has gone on to become a solo artist, it is still one of his most played songs.

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