The Kings of Leon singer-and-guitarist thinks the group’s best-known hit will become a rock classic and end up being a cheesy jukebox staple in years to come.

He said: “I’ve come to terms with it. Twenty years from now people will be sitting in a bar and it’ll come on the jukebox and they’ll start singing along.

“Then they’ll wake up in the morning and go, ‘Jesus, did I really do that?’ It’ll be like a Journey song.”

The ‘Use Somebody’ singer initially concluded the song was a “piece of s**t” after it become a worldwide hit, but now thinks he was wrong.

He explained: “I said some things that I’m ashamed of. I hurt people who are genuine fans of the band because I was too embarrassed to look out from the stage every night and see people who weren’t like me.”