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Hit Songs That the Artists Now Regret

Everyone has memories of their favorite hit songs – but sometimes, the artists themselves don’t feel the same way about their own work.

Over the years, lots of different pop stars and singer-songwriters have come forward following the smash success of their songs to reveal that, for one reason or another, they feel awkward, embarrassed or even ashamed about their own hit songs.

In some cases, it comes down to the lyrical content. And in others, it’s all due to the song’s complete over-saturation of the market. Regardless, these stars have enough distance between the song’s release and now to reflect on the choices they made.

We’ve gathered together some of the biggest hits from the likes of everyone from Taylor Swift to Radiohead, and how the artists really feel about the songs. Some of these are bound to surprise you!

Click through to find out which hit songs artists now regret…

Charli XCX Feels 'Lost, Overwhelmed & Fragile' After Releasing Her Album

Charli XCX is getting candid about how she’s feeling now.

The 27-year-old “1999″ singer posted an update for fans following the release of her album, how i’m feeling now, which was written and recorded within weeks while in quarantine amid the global health crisis.

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“Now I’ve come out the other side I feel very lost, overwhelmed and fragile. It seems I am unable to cope with even the most minuscule tasks without crumbling into panic or tears, and I constantly doubt myself and my purpose. I think it’s hit me so hard at this point in time because I have just let go of this body of work that was created in such an intense and emotional way, more so than anything I’ve ever made before,” she wrote in the update.

She recently revealed the backstory of her songs, including one indirectly inspired by Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck‘s relationship.

Find out what else Charli XCX had to say…

Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck Inspired This Charli XCX Song!

Charli XCX kicks off her new album with an indirect tribute to a former A-list couple!

The 27-year-old music star’s new album, how i’m feeling now, opens with a song called “pink diamond,” which she’s revealing was inspired by the 6.1 carat pink diamond ring from Harry Winston that Ben Affleck gave to Jennifer Lopez when he proposed to her in 2002.

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“‘pink diamond’is about video chatting/dancing online.. the title came from this interview I did w Dua [Lipa] & Jlo where Jlo spoke about when she met Barbra Streisand & she asked her about the pink diamond ben affleck had given her. & I was like oh ‘pink diamond’ thats a cute title 💞,” Charli explained on her Twitter on Monday (May 18).

If you haven’t yet, listen to the song, and the rest of Charli XCX‘s new album, right here.

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Charli XCX Releases New Album 'How I'm Feeling Now' - Listen Now!

Charli XCX has new music out!

The 27-year-old singer just dropped her album How I’m Feeling Now – and you can listen to all 11 songs here!

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How I’m Feeling Now is Charli‘s fourth album. Back in April, Charli revealed that while in isolation because of the health pandemic, she started this album from scratch.

“For me, staying positive goes hand in hand with staying creative, and so that’s why I’ve decided I’m going to use this isolation time to make a brand new album from scratch,” Charli shared with fans at the time.

You can download Charli XCX’s new album off of iTunes here – listen to How I’m Feeling Now below thanks to Spotify!

Kim Petras Enlists Paris Hilton, Charli XCX & More For 'Malibu' Music Video - Watch Now!

Kim Petras has released her star-studded music video for “Malibu“!

The 27-year-old pop star gathered a ton of her celeb friends, as well as fans, to appear in her new video.

“I’ve been asking all my fans to send me videos of them bringing the beach to their home. So, I’ve been getting so many videos of them in bikinis, with drinks, on beach towels, in their bathtub,” she told Apple Music. “People have really been getting creative for that.”

“So, I’m really excited for that to come out because I really think that’s going to make you feel like you just went to the beach, which was initially all I want to do with the song,” Kim added. “I just want you to feel like you just went to the beach and have a good time. That’s really all I want from the song.”

Those featured in the video include Paris Hilton, Charli XCX, Todrick Hall, Demi Lovato, Madelaine Petsch, Daniel Preda, Aly & AJ, Nikita Dragun, Loren Gray, Scott Hoying, Jonathan Van Ness, Benito Skinner, Pabllo Vittar, Jessie J, Aquaria, Amanda Lepore, Dorian Electra, Bowen Yang, Slayyyter, Gabriel Fontana, Brittany Broski and Theodoraa Quinlivan!


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Charli XCX Releases 'I Finally Understand' From Quarantine Album - Listen & Read the Lyrics

Charli XCX is continuing to release music from her upcoming quarantine project, how i’m feeling now.

The 27-year-old “1999″ singer released “I Finally Understand” on Thursday (May 7).

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Baby, I love you bad / ‘Cause lately I finally understand / That maybe this feeling that I’ve found / Might kill me, put me in the ground,” she sings.

The song was produced by Palmistry, with additional production from A. G. Cook and Mechatok, and is described as “drawing from elements of UK garage and hints of Baltimore club music.”

how i’m feeling now is set to be released on May 15, and is being written, recorded and released entirely in quarantine amid the pandemic.

Read the lyrics and listen to “I Finally Understand” inside…More Here! »

Charli XCX Uses Green Screen at Home for 'Claws' Music Video - Watch!

Charli XCX is back with a brand new music video.

The 27-year-old Pop 2 entertainer revealed the new visual for “claws,” her latest single from the upcoming album how i’m feeling now, on Friday (May 1).

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The video was directed by Charli and Charlotte Rutherford, and is described as transporting Charli to “multiple alternate realities from the comfort of her home while she’s self-isolating using a green screen.”

The song was produced by Dylan Brady of 100 gecs, and is featured on the project set to be released on May 15, recorded and produced entirely in quarantine due to the pandemic.

Watch the music video for “claws”…