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Songs Bands Regret the Most?

I suspect all bands that have been around awhile have at least one song they regret recording, let alone releasing. There are songs that were duds out of the gate. Don't forget the tunes that just sound dated and embarrassing these days... and then there's those attempts where bands tried to drastically alter their sound in an effort to appear "current."

When I think of songs bands might regret, my mind immediately goes to Motley Crue and "Brandon." Continually mocked, the song is basically a dud. I know Tommy Lee wrote the tune when he was emotional and happy at the birth of his son Brandon... but the song doesn't exactly fit Motley, now does it? Other regrettable duds off the top of my head? Well, there's Bon Jovi's entire Bounce album.

A long time ago, Yahoo! Music selected Poison's "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" as the most embarrassing song of the 80s. Now "most embarrassing" and "most regrettable" are not exactly interchangeable, but close. I completely disagree with Yahoo! and I actually think "Rose" is one of the most iconic songs of the 80s, but I digress. We're talking about songs we think bands regret today... so give 'em to me: what are your thoughts?

Reader Comments (20)

Warrant's Cherry Pie. Even Jani hated that effing song.

And Allyson, Youre CRAZY. The Bon Jovi BOUNCE record is AWESOME!!!!
September 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
There are songs that were duds out of the gate. Don't forget the tunes that just sound dated and embarrassing these days
September 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteruggs outlet
Priest- Johnny B Goode
doesnt get much worse than that
September 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKixchix
would have to be "Cool Kids" by Kix. I saw that vid on VH1 Classic and cringed thru the whole thing
September 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermetaldominator
Liam Gallaghers first song too feature on an Oasis album is really bad
And here it is - Little James!
September 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSam
Anything by Poison
September 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSpence
"I Was Made For Loving You" from Kiss immediately comes to mind......
September 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary
the whole generation swine cd sucked by crue, then stuff like belly to belly by warrant, dysfunctional by dokken, carnival of souls by kiss,and extreme witing for the punchline also nunos solo cd i knmow there cds not songs but all brutal embarassments
September 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterglamrockerarchie
Wow, i actually like Generation Swine, Belly To Belly, Dysfunctional, and Carnival of Souls! Music from the Elder comes to mind as a regret.
September 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKEVON
"Purple Haze" - just seemed to be the 'in' thing to do Hendrix remakes, but geez... :S
September 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChessie >^..^<
Alice Cooper - Disco Bloodbath Boogie Fever... just. stop. already.
September 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNIkkeSixx
Jani Lane said he regretted cherry pie
September 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSean
Will you be keen on changing back links?
September 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCanada goose expedition
Bounce was an awesome record! Other than their Have a Nice Day album, they havent done anything memorable since.
September 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike
Hmmm, Have to say to say Never Say Die has been publicly destroyed by Ozzy as the worst album he ever made with Sabbath. As For Kiss, although the fans are split on it (I love this record)The band has blasted The Elder. Ace has spoken a little differently about it recently though. And Yeah, Johnny B Goode by Priest is just painful to see.
September 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShadow
I know the song I sung for so long that I regret most...ah peer pressure at it's finest...
September 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfletch
KISS - Let's Put the X in Sex!
September 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterhlbetz
"Cherry Pie" has to be the standout here.

See my list for Al's more recent "One Hit Wonders" post. I bet most of those are songs the bands regret most, even if they were their biggest meal tickets.

p.s. OTSK!
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