This may be hard to believe, but there are some singers in the music industry who just aren’t fans of their own songs. Over the years, stars have opened up in interviews and spilled some major tea about the real reasons why they hate hearing their own tunes.
Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Hayley Williams, Cameron Dallas and Lady Gaga have all revealed why the some of the songs that shot them straight to stardom just aren’t their favorites. From the idea behind the music video or song lyrics not being their own to some of the musicians just having aged out of the tune as time went by, there’s many reasons why they never want to hear their own song again.
When it came to Miley, she doesn’t even want to hear one of her most iconic songs played at her funeral! “That’s something you can’t take away … swinging around naked on a wrecking ball lives forever,” she said about “Wrecking Ball” in 2017, adding that her “worst nightmare” is having the song played at her funeral.
She also threw major shade at “Party in the U.S.A.”
“Honestly, I picked that song because I needed something to go with my clothing line. I didn’t write 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,” she told MTV in 2009 “I’ve never heard a Jay-Z song. I don’t listen to pop music. [‘Party in the U.S.A.’] is not even my style of music. I’m really blessed for it to have done as well as it has.”
“I wasn’t 100% behind the music. It wasn’t me. It was music that was already given to us, and we were told this is what is going to sell to these people,” he told Fader in November 2015. “That’s not music that I would listen to. Would you listen to One Direction, sat at a party with your girl? I wouldn’t.”
Wondering what other stars have expressed dislike of their music over the years? Scroll through our gallery for a complete breakdown of artists who opened up about not liking their own songs.
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