Your favourite obvious filler songs?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Cookary02, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Cookary02

    Cookary02 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I find I actually quite like bad filler album tracks from time to time, so I'll share a couple here and see what you have to say about your own choices.

    I Gotta Try

    Don't Send We Back
     
  2. Cookary02

    Cookary02 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    The first track actually comes from a record from the king of yacht rock Kenny Loggins that I quite like. Even the filler is entertaining enough, and the track included is a cowrite with Michael McDonald that became a top 40 hit for him.

    Don't Send We Back is (as far as I know) the first 10cc song written by someone outside the original 4, with rhythm guitarist and pianist Rick Fenn penning a surprisingly nice reggae-ish track with great organ, bass and lead guitar from Eric Stewart. Shame it was never considered for a single ahead of the mediocre "It Doesn't Matter At All" because it might've done alright.
     
  3. J. Umbari

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  4. bug2362

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    Hey Bulldog- Beatles
     
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  5. fmfxray373

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    I'm Bugged At My Old Man.
    Not so sure of its "filler" status.
     
  6. Tyler Chastain

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  7. George Blair

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    Obvious? I don't think so...
     
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  8. The Zodiac

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    Shut Down Part II
     
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    wtf
     
  10. webmatador

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    Any track from Ram or Band On The Run that wasn't meant to be a hit.
     
  11. Zoot Marimba

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    Pea by Red Hot Chili Peppers
    No Bone Movies by Ozzy Osbourne
     
  12. Plutonio

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    Mercedes Benz by Janis (Pearl).
    It was a song she wrote while she was drunk and it wasn’t meant to be anything, but that was her final recording so Paul Rothchild thought it would be a nice tribute. It became a classic, covered by Elton John, The Supremes, Shannon Hoon, Steven Tyler, Pink.
     
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  13. Safeway 1

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  14. Not a Second Time - The Beatles
    One of the most underrated Beatles songs easily.
     
  15. CBS 65780

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    Hello, CD Listeners
    Tom Petty Full Moon Fever

    Not a song but I always liked it!
     
  16. Cookary02

    Cookary02 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Does Beatles Forever by ELO count? Never officially released, but it's pure filler, and I quite like it.
     
  17. Trelayne

    Trelayne Well-Known Member

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  18. mbleicher1

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    Doctor Robert
     
  19. correctodad

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    A Mother's Lament from Disraeli Gears by Cream
     
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  20. Khaki F

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    This little classic right here.

     
  21. bob_32_116

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    This is the second time I've seen this song mentioned in disparaging terms. What exactly is people's problem with this song? It's not my favourite but it's by no means the worst Beatles song either. And it has a special significance for me...
     
  22. CBS 65780

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    Every Man A King
    Randy Newman Good Old Boys

    Intro
    Todd Rundgren Something / Anything?

    Heinz Baked Beans
    Petra Haden Sings: The Who Sell Out
     
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  23. bug2362

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    I’m pretty sure I read an interview with John saying they churned that song out quickly to meet a deadline- that is my definition of “ filler” - doesn’t mean it’s not
    A great pop tune- some bands would love to have that be their best-ever single!
     
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  24. Man at C&A

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    To balance it out, it's one of my favourite tracks on Revolver.
     
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  25. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

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    Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's "Billy In The Low Ground" (The side one closer of the great "Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy" album) ...

    (NOTE: Fades in very slowly and exits the same way, which is part of it's charm)

     
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