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7 Legendary Musicians Who Hated Their Biggest Hits

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You make a hit song, it charts all around the world, and you collect your royalty check for the rest of your life. Sounds easy right?

Well just imagine if that song followed you around in the supermarket for the rest of your life, or if you couldn't go to the bank without somebody asking you to sing it. Pretty soon you'd get sick of that song's very name, and that's just what happened to these 7 artist.

It turns out that if you absolutely loved one of these classic songs, you were helping to drive you favorite musician bonkers!

1. Bob Geldof - "Do They Know It's Christmas" and "We Are The World"

The Live Aid organizer and record producer has done a lot of good for the world with his record-breaking charity singles, but don't imagine he has any fondness for "We Are The World" or "Do They Know It's Christmas."

We can't blame him - imagine having those songs stuck in your head forever. He says Christmas season, when his songs are on repeat, is the absolute worst.

2. Led Zeppelin - "Stairway to Heaven"

You probably danced to this iconic rock ballad at your prom (or your wedding) so it can be heartbreaking to find out that the band's lead singer Robert Plant hates it with a passion.

While the band still plays it on special occasions, Plant says he would "break out in hives if I had to sing that song in every show," and that was how he felt back in 1988. Imagine how worn out he feels now!

3. John Lennon - The Beatles' entire discography

The legendary singer-songwriter didn't mince words when he admitted he's "dissatisfied with every record the Beatles ever [..] made." But Lennon had some especially harsh criticism saved for "When I'm 64" from Sgt. Pepper's.

That one was "Paul's completely," according to John. "I would never dream of writing a song like that." He even calls "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" "abysmal [...] just terrible." Tell us how you really feel John!

He isn't the only legend who hates his classics though.

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