Songs you like by artists you don't

You don’t like the artist or band in general, however, there’s that one or two songs that you think are worth listening to anyway. Which songs are they?

“Artists you don’t like” being defined as a band/artist you like fewer songs by than you can count on one hand - and know well enough to actively dislike their other songs. So unless you have extra fingers, don’t pick band you like a half dozen or more songs by :smiley:

My list off the top of my head:

“Reptilia” The Strokes

“Goddess On A Hiway” Mercury Rev

“Be The One” Hootie and the Blowfish

“Grave Digger” Dave Matthews Band
“Crush” Dave Matthews Band

“Let Me Kiss You” Morrissey

“Could’ve Been A Contender” by Aerovox

“Equus” Blonde Redhead

“Molly’s Chambers” Kings of Leon

“To Repel Ghosts” Manic Street Preachers
“A Secret Society” Manic Street Preachers

“Darker” Doves (the?)

" Your Cover’s Blown" Belle & Sebastian wicked reminds me of “the way you walk” by Papas Fritas

“Spanish Teeth” by Robbers On High Street

" Counting Down The Hours" Ted Leo & The Pharmacists
"Heart Problems " Ted Leo & The Pharmacists


“She’s Electric” by Oasis
“Fairies Wear Boots” by Black Sabbath
“Foolin’” by Def Leppard
“I Will Follow” and “Pride (In The Name Of Love)” by U2
“People Who Died” by The Jim Carroll Band
“Whip It” by Devo
“Must Have Got Lost” by the J. Geils Band
“Ace Of Spades” by Motorhead
“Mother Of Pearl” and “Love Is The Drug” by Roxy Music
“Snortin’ Whiskey”, “Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights)” and “Crash And Burn” by the Pat Travers Band
“Dancing With Myself” by Generation X
“Hold On Loosely” by 38 Special
“Come On Eileen” by Dexy’s Midnight Runners
“I Ran” by A Flock Of Seagulls
“Rock This Town” by Stray Cats
“In A Big Country” by Big Country
“The Jungle Line”, “She Blinded Me With Science” and “Hyperactive” by Thomas Dolby
“True” by Spandau Ballet
“I Can’t Drive 55” by Sammy Hagar
“Born To Run”, “Prove It All Night”, “Dancing In The Dark”, “Pink Cadillac” and “Cover Me” by Bruce Springsteen
“Just A Gigolo / I Ain’t Got Nobody” and “California Girls” by David Lee Roth
“Life’s What You Make It” by Talk Talk
“Keep Your Hands To Yourself” by the Georgia Satellites
“West End Girls” by the Pet Shop Boys
“Making Plans For Nigel” by XTC
“Jane” by Jefferson Starship
“Move It On Over” by George Thorogood & The Destroyers
“Now That We’ve Found Love” by Third World
“Paradise By The Dashboard Light” by Meat Loaf
“Dust In The Wind” and “Carry On Wayward Son” by Kansas
“Margaritaville” by Jimmy Buffett
“Dancing Queen” by ABBA
“Snack Attack”, “An Englishman In New York” and “Cry” by Godley & Creme
“Hey Baby”, “Wango Tango” and “Cat Scratch Fever” by Ted Nugent

…there are more, probably lots more, but there’s a healthy list for ya.

“Toxic” by Brittney Spears. What a corker of a song. I’d love to hear a cover.
“Common People” by Pulp
“Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me” by The Smiths
“Murder on the Dancefloor” by Sophie Ellis Bextor

And another vote for the brilliant “Your Cover’s Blown” by Belle & Sebastian, a band I usually find to be hovering just on the edge of annoying.

“Machine Head” by Bush
“One” by Creed
“Bigger than my body” by John Mayer

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“Death Letter” by the White Stripes might be my all-time winner. If I look further into their stuff I’d probably find a few more tracks I like, at least in the old blues vein.

Ha. Had you been watching “Hit Me Baby One More Time” you would have heard one.

It was… interesting.

I couldn’t even watch that performance. I listened to bits and pieces so I could find out when it would be over.

Young, Big Star, and Keg in the Closet by the ruler of Twerpville, Kenny Chesney. I just can’t stand the dude.

I think I giggled straight through, especially when the incredibly annoying host said “What a cheeky performance!”

Ah, the cheese that is summer TV.

How Soon Is Now by The Smiths… I can’t stand Morrisey or any other thing this band ever did, but this is a great song… curse them!

I want it that way by the Backstreet Boys–I can’t stand boy bands!
Man! I Feel Like a Woman by Shania Twain

Try “Ball and Biscuit” from Elephant, or “St. James Infirmary Blues” from The White Stripes. And there’s about a dozen other songs that are heavily blues-influenced.