12 Songs with Mistakes That Became Hits

Many may think that making a song is all about perfection. We picture musicians spending hours in the studio, getting every note, every beat, and every word just right. That is not always the case, as some of the most unforgettable pop songs and rock anthems out there are sprinkled with mistakes.

12. The Beatles – “Hey Jude”

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“Hey Jude” by The Beatles? Iconic tune of regret and longing, right? Even this golden hit has its quirks. You’ll hear Paul McCartney swearing around the third minute, making it all the more special.

11. Sting – “Roxanne”

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Sting’s Roxanne was a big hit and still draws a lot of attention today. You can hear Sting laughing at the beginning, and the reason was that he sat on a piano he thought was closed. The piano made a strange sound that got him laughing.

10. Nirvana – “Polly”

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Nirvana’s “Polly” from Nevermind is a dark story with Cobain’s raw acoustic sound. He once said that the guitar was so busted he had to duct tape it! Get this – he slipped up on the third verse’s timing.

9. The Rolling Stones – “Start Me Up”

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Start Me Up by The Rolling Stones? Those guys sure had a knack for turning oops moments into gold. Sometimes the best music comes from those unplanned bits; man, they have plenty!

8. The Police – “Roxanne”

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Roxanne” by The Police from their ’78 album, Outlandos d’Amour, is timeless. Have you ever caught that tiny glitch in Andy Summers’ guitar at the start? Rumor has it that a tape issue caused it.

7. Pink Floyd – “Wish You Were Here”

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Have you ever tuned into Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” and heard that cough in the intro? That’s all Gilmour! Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, this classic has noteworthy flaws. The flaws give it a touch of realness, though.

6. Otis Redding – “Sittin’On the Dock of the Bay”

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This song sure hits the right spot, but it has its fair share of blunders. For example, the song’s last verse is whistled instead of sung. It was supposed to be a placeholder until the completion, but Otis died before that, and the whistled part was left like that.

5. David Bowie – “Life on Mars”

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David Bowie’s “Life on Mars” is more like a trip to another galaxy – colorful, lively, and a tad trippy. But even this space jam has its hiccups. Still, those quirks didn’t stop it from becoming a rock legend’s classic!

4. U2 – “Vertigo”

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U2’s “Vertigo” was a huge hit, but get this: even these megastars aren’t perfect. Listen closely to The Edge’s intro; you might catch drummer Larry Mullen Jr. missing a beat.

3. Green Day – “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)”

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Get this: Billie Joe Armstrong penned this song over a rocky relationship. The song starts with him messing up on the guitar twice! They kept those in, giving this hit a raw, real vibe.

2. Fleetwood Mac – “Gold Dust Woman”

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“Gold Dust Woman” is, indeed, a legendary piece.  In their “Physical Graffiti” album, a plane zipped by during a session at Headley Grange. Instead of ditching it, Plant and the gang kept it in! 

1. The Mamas and the Papas – “I Saw Her Again”

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Who doesn’t love this song? It still gets you in your feelings when it comes on, right? It may interest you to know that there’s a false start – I saw her – which many may miss because the song is almost perfect.

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Ultimate Guide to the Best Karaoke Songs of All Times

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When it’s your turn to grab that microphone you gotta pick a tune that’s gonna keep your folks engaged. To help you make that tough decision, here’s a rundown of some of the all-time best karaoke songs—songs crafted with repetitive lyrics that are super easy to catch on to.

90s Nostalgia: Can You Recall These One-Hit Wonders?

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Let’s take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of the most notable one-hit wonders from the ’90s, inviting you to test your nostalgia and see if you can recall these catchy tunes and the artists who created them.

Blast from the Past: 26 Tunes of the 80s to Rock Your World!

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Presenting 26 unforgettable tunes of the 80s, arranged in no specific sequence. I challenge you to peruse this list without immediately belting out the lyrics in your mind or even singing them out loud, especially if you’re alone at home! Feel free to share your favorite ’80s songs that we might have overlooked in the comments below.

Time-Travel Tunes: 17 Memorable 1970s One-Hits

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we’ll take a nostalgic trip back in time to the ’70s and explore 17 memorable one-hit wonders that continue to resonate with music lovers, carrying us back to an era of groovy vibes and unforgettable melodies.

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