10 Songs That Caused Huge Rifts In Bands

Sounds of a Band Divided.


When most bands start out, it's usually difficult to get everyone on the same page. Once each member can get behind one song, the tune goes from being a bunch of chords to something much more lively. So, what happens when a contentious song isn't left on the cutting room floor?

Throughout all of rock's glory years, there have been many songs that have been reviled by various members of the band. It could be the composition itself or the subtext behind it, but many of the members of these bands just couldn't back their own tunes. Whether it was looked at as selling out or just a questionable sonic experiment, these songs were still recorded and put out even if not everyone was on board. Even worse so, some of these tunes ended up being massive hits, proving the writer correct and the other musicians bitter. These grudges have festered and have even led to outward hostility between band members later down the line.

These are the songs that spark creative joy in some band members and eyerolls amongst the others. They may still be played around the world, but that doesn't mean they were pleasant to create.

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