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Hit Songs That the Artists Now Regret

Mandy Moore, “Candy”

Mandy has had a long, tumultuous history with her pop roots. For years, she openly dissed her earliest bubblegum tracks, including mega-hit “Candy.”

“Ugh, those were awful–just awful! If I had the money, I would give a refund to everyone who bought my first two albums. Whenever people ask, `Which of your albums should I listen to?’ I say, `Nothing but Coverage [an album of cover songs]. Burn the rest!’” she said years ago. However, in recent years, she has sung the track live, and said that she’s found a new appreciation for her early start in the music industry.

Heart, “All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You”

Ann Wilson explained that she absolutely loathes the song.

“That was a demo in a big pile of demos that the A&R department at Capitol gave to us. We were just slamming through all these songs and this one popped out because, obviously, it’s really catchy. But it has a really controversial story to it, at least for that time,” she told Rolling Stone.

“A woman is driving along in the night and picks up a hitchhiker. They have casual sex, she gets pregnant and keeps the baby. And she kind of gloats over it when she sees the hitchhiker again and he recognizes his own child. And I mean, as an actress I could put it across. But as a human being I thought it was pretty disgusting. Pretty dark and negative. And just the fact that the whole casual-sex thing, it’s OK that boys will be boys, but turn it around and make it come from the woman’s view and all of a sudden it’s so excitingly weird and titillating. I thought it was gross. So that’s why we don’t do the song anymore. I can’t sing the words – I’m not that good of an actress. I can’t get off on it.”

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