Songs that never shoulda been a hit

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Scott S., Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Scott S.

    Scott S. Indie Music Curator Thread Starter

    Walmartville PA
    Last Song by Edward Bear.
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  2. MothMonsterMan

    MothMonsterMan Forum Resident

    Tampa, FL USA
    The vast majority.
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  3. Bruso

    Bruso Forum Resident

    Big Muddy
    Well, some are so dire they should not even be mentioned. I’m particularly thinking of “_______” by “________.” :ignore:
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  4. bataclan2002

    bataclan2002 All You Need Is Now.

    “When The Children Cry” by White Lion.
    Not a bad song per se, but made no sense that it was a hit. It came out at a time when overproduced dance pop ruled the charts. Here comes a third-tier hair metal band with the third single from their album and it’s a non-power ballad that talks about social injustice and teaching children and praying and trusting in God. So non-metal it hits #3 on Billboard. Go figure.
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  5. Mr Day

    Mr Day Well-Known Member

    Swindon UK
    I can think of loads but would probably upset a few people so think I’ll just keep my thoughts to myself on this topic:)
  6. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    I've Never Been To Me - Charlene ///not only should it not have been a hit, it should have had the tapes burned before it was allowed to go any further
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  7. Bluepicasso

    Bluepicasso Android Confused

    Arlington, Va

    This song!
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  8. enfield

    enfield Forum Resident

    Essex UK
    Big No 1 in the UK..Kept Vienna -Ultravox off the top spot
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  9. Mr Day

    Mr Day Well-Known Member

    Swindon UK
    Wouldn’t argue with that one. Awful.
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  10. Bluepicasso

    Bluepicasso Android Confused

    Arlington, Va
    I know. Makes me shudder!
  11. Blue Cactus

    Blue Cactus Forum Resident

    Agree 100%.

    What a lame song.
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  12. tmsorosk

    tmsorosk MORE MUSIC PLEASE

    Sprucegrove Canada
    Are you trying to make us up-chuck ? lol
  13. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    More like, "Whattsamatta U....K!"
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  14. rockerreds

    rockerreds Forum Resident

    50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
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  15. savemenow

    savemenow Forum Resident

    SE Pa
    Baha Men - Who Let the Dogs Out

    Even the band debated whether to record this.
  16. Panther

    Panther Forum Resident

    Tokyo, Japan
    I think that's a great single -- tuneful, catchy, and fresh-sounding. Yeah, it's a little cute and a little easy-listening, but it was 1975/76 -- that's what people wanted.

    I always thought "Little Red Rooster" by The Stones hitting #1 in the UK was an oddity. Sure, it was early-days in the British blues boom, but try to find another pure blues record that hit #1 on the pop chart then...?
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  17. elaterium

    elaterium Forum Resident

    My Dingaling-Chuck Berry
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  18. LeBon Bush

    LeBon Bush Hound of Love

    All of Michael Jackson's schmaltzy "socially conscious" singles.
  19. Maurice

    Maurice Forum Resident

    North Yarmouth, ME
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  20. stanlove

    stanlove Forum Resident

    There has never been a song that was a hit that should not have been. If a song is a hit it is because a certain amount of people like it. If a certain amount of people like a song than it should be a hit.

    This is another case of a thread not having the correct title. Most threads are like that.
  21. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian

    Cincinnati Ohio
    Sammy Johns - Chevy Van

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  22. angelo73

    angelo73 ⬚⿻⬚⿻⬚

    Michigan, USA
    Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini
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  23. HiResGeek

    HiResGeek Seer of visions

    Gangnam Style.
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  24. John Harchar

    John Harchar Forum Resident

    New Jersey
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  25. flaxton

    flaxton Forum Resident

    Mull of kintyre. Goes on too long. Took up too much time on top of the pops when it was number one for so long.
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