Cher Reveals She Doesn't Like Her Own Music

| 2017 Billboard Music Awards

It's safe to say Cher is an icon in the world of music  — the singer has been in the industry for over five decades and has released a number of hits during her storied career.

In a new interview with Billboard, however, the 70-year-old said she's not much of a fan of some of her own music.

“I’m not a Cher fan,” she said of her pop songs from the '70s — think "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves," "Half-Breed" and "Dark Lady," to name a few. “I just don’t think my aesthetic taste lies in her direction.”

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The star explained that she wanted to sound more like Joni Mitchell or The Eagles, with entertainment mogul David Geffen saying, “She didn’t like a lot of her big hits. She wanted to sing rock’n’roll.”

Cher called her album It’s a Man’s World "crap," noting, “I don’t remember what’s on it -- I didn’t like any of it.”

What she did like, however, were here '80s power ballads like "If I Could Turn Back Time."

“That was OK," she said. "By that time, I figured out I wasn’t going to ever be the Eagles.”

She also applied her signature bluntness to the fact that she is set to receive the Icon award at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night.

"'Icon' is a stupid word," Cher said. "I don't like getting old. I'm shocked that I can still run across the stage at my age. I thought I'd be dead."

Photo Credit: Twitter / @MarshaCollier


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