5 Former Disney Stars Turned Musicians Who HATE Their Hit Songs
Disney Channel is home to some of the best TV shows, past & present — like That’s So Raven & Hannah Montana. It’s also the place where classic (former) celebrity couples, like Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens and Joe Jonas & Demi Lovato, met for the first time. So you can bet that the network housed some of the most promising musical talents of our generation.
Unfortunately, not all of those musical Disney stars are as obsessed with their songs as their fans are (which is OUTRAGEOUS, in our opinion). To prove it to you, here are five examples of female Disney alums who HATE their hit songs:
1. Miley Cyrus — Ever since its release on August 11, 2009, “Party in the U.S.A.” has been the go-to jam for fans of the Hannah Montana alum; it’s been the exact OPPOSITE for the crooner of the tune.
According to a September 2011 Page Six article, while hanging out with DJ Kiss in the DJ booth, the now-24-year-old singer requested that some of her tracks be played at a private party for Topshop at Club Paris in Chicago — basically, anything BUT “Party in the U.S.A.” Merp.
2. Selena Gomez — When the Wizards of Waverly Place actress announced her first solo studio album, Stars Dance, in 2013, fans eagerly awaited her first single sans The Scene. But when “Come & Get It” was released on April 7, 2013, not everyone was impressed… including Selena herself.
The now-24-year-old superstar said in a 2016 interview with Entertainment Weekly, “I love Stargate [the producer] more than anything, but [“Come & Get It” is] very difficult for me to perform live. It’s not my song. To me, it sounds like a Rihanna reject.” You know… that’s kinda true, TBH.
3. Demi Lovato — While you may be living for the Sonny with a Chance beauty’s hit tracks, “Give Your Heart a Break” and “Confident,” Demi is over ’em.
“I don’t care about radio hits,” the now-24-year-old Camp Rock queen told Latina in 2016. “When you try hard for that, it doesn’’t happen. It’s songs like “Stone Cold” that I don’t get tired of singing on tour. I get tired of singing “Give Your Heart a Break” and even “Confident” already.”
4. Britney Spears — “…Baby One More Time” is B’s most iconic song of all time, hands down. But the ’99 follow-up single to it, “Sometimes,” is up there on her list of greats, too. That’s why it’s almost painful to hear that the pop princess, who kicked off her career in the biz on The All-New Mickey Mouse Club, loathes the tune.
During a special in Miami on the 2004 Onyx Hotel Tour, the crooner reportedly claimed, right before the show’s encore, “What? We gotta go? I haven’t sang “Sometimes” yet. “Sometimes I run // Sometimes I hide”… Oh, God, I never liked that song, anyway!”
5. Mandy Moore — You may love “Candy” and “I Wanna Be with You” from the reigning b*tch from The Princess Diaries, but she certainly doesn’t. In fact, MM despises her debut solo CD, So Real, and its follow-up, I Wanna Be with You.
“Ugh, those were awful,” she said in a 2006 interview with KROQ. “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 [her fourth studio album],'” she exclaimed. “Burn the rest.”
NGL, it’s pretty disappointing to hear that some of the musicians hate the tunes that we love so much. But, hey, it’s their preferences.