I've always wondered if someone like Elton John, who has been performing for decades, is like 'man, I'm sick of this song'.
Because consumers of music know that feeling, right? And we're just out here listening to the radio or Spotify playlists. We have the option to turn it off or press skip. But if you're in Abba, and you hate 'Mamma Mia'. Well, that's bad news for you because there is simply no way you can't play that song. You simply must. YOU'RE ABBA.
As it turns out, plenty of musicians have complicated relationships with the music they release. Some of them take issue with their biggest, most recognisable hits.
I don't know if Abba hate 'Mamma Mia' (surely not), but here are 15 celebrities who aren't the biggest fans of their own songs:
Elton John, 'Crocodile Rock'.
Oh. It turns out that yes, Elton John DOES get sick of singing his music.
And it also turns out 'Crocodile Rock', which was written as a joke, is his biggest problem.
Watch: Sorry Elton, but here's 'Crocodile Rock'. Post continues below video.
Elton John appeared on the Deeney Talks podcast in May 2021, saying: "The last time I have to sing 'Crocodile Rock' I will probably throw a party. It was written as a kind of a joke, like a pastiche."
He said he would never perform the song again after his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour ends in 2023.
"And it became a big hit and people love to sing along with it — so who am I to say 'I am not going to play it' because I play to amuse people and to entertain people. But I have to say when the last show is done at the end of the tour I will never ever sing that song again."
In 2018, he admitted he was long sick of the sing.
"There are certain songs that you think, "Ugh, I gotta f***in' sing that one again," he said. "But the audience love it, and y'know, it's a guilty pleasure, as they say."