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Another music thread: Songs that should have been huge but weren't

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by BYH, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Watching Cheap Trick's "Tonight It's You" on the Classic. This is a perfect fucking pop song...gorgeous with great melodies, a catchy chorus and a really good beat (you can dance to it!). It's so good it gives me goosebumps. Yet it didn't even make the top 40. WTF?

    What other outstanding songs were released as singles yet somehow didn't do much on the charts? Have to make the distinction b/c otherwise this thread will be filled with deep album cuts...which is a whole 'nother thread of its own.
  2. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Living in Sin -- Bon Jovi

    Let It Go -- Def Lep
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Bless you, SC.

    But Living In Sin hit the top 10, so that's pretty close to huge. It doesn't have the staying power (ha! BYH said staying power!) it should, but it at least hit the top 10.

    I heard recently (hi Junkie) that "Faithfully" didn't hit the top 10. That boggles my mind.
  4. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    It did? Weirdness.

    All the Drugs -- Courtney Love
  5. Cracker

    Cracker Guest

    During the Grunge Era of the early 90's, I used to listen to Nirvana's Nevermind and wonder why "Lounge Act" and "Drain You" weren't singles. Both just sound so radio-friendly.
  6. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    Well, Zeppelin only had one hit, Whole Lotta Love I think it was. So I guess a number of theirs could have been.
  7. Cansportschick

    Cansportschick Active Member

    Fix You-Coldplay
  8. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    november rain should have been the next stairway to heaven. the tune did peak at No. 3, but it should have been so much more.
  9. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Tomas, agree on November Rain.

    The other song that got rooked out of glory was Fastball's "The Way." It's a great American rock 'n' roll song to drive to.
  10. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    always loved "from the greenhouse" by crack the sky in '86 or '87.

    i guess nobody else did, though.
  11. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    "What About Me?" - Moving Pictures

    "Bobby Jean" - Bruce Springsteen

    "The Monkey and the Onion" - 10cc

    "Send Her My Love" - Journey

    "After the Fall" - Journey

    "Sausalito Summernight" - Diesel

    "Cage of Freedom" - Jon Anderson

    "Who's Behind the Door?" - Zebra

    "Morning Dew" - Blackfoot

    "The Riddle" - Nik Kershaw

    "The Fire Inside" - Bob Seger
  12. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Anything on Pearl Jam's Yield, particularly Given to Fly.
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