Saturday, June 23, 2018

Hating on the hits

Writing a BBC listicle entitled "Embarrassing early songs the stars left behind" last year, Sam Richards avoided the temptation to go for the obvious and pick Radiohead's 'Creep', instead choosing 'Pop Is Dead'. His colleague Fraser McAlpine, however, couldn't resist it when pulling together a very similar piece on artists who despise their most famous song.

Also featured are Madonna ('Like A Virgin'), REM ('Shiny Happy People'), The Pretenders ('Brass In Pocket)' and Frank Sinatra ('Strangers In The Night'). Kanye West, meanwhile, has apparently admitted that 'Gold Digger' was a cynical ploy simply to sell some records. It worked, sadly.

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