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22 Terrible Songs by Great Artists

Great mistakes from Dylan, Elvis, Zep, the Who and more

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Jay Z, Joni Mitchell and Elvis Presley are great — but not perfect.

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As much as we love our favorite artists, it's hard to say that any of them are perfect. Here are 22 iconic artists who have been briefly lured by drugs, laziness, novelty, over-production, poor judgement or, in the case of Brian Wilson, rap music.


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