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Songs that should have had bigger chart success

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by simes1970, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. After looking at some of the rates for artists I thought it would be quite good to start a new video list for those tracks that you really like but the chart buying public did not. Tracks here must not include Top 10 hits but everything else is good to go. Can be from this year to which ever year you want. Also if you want give the chart position (if it managed one) from your home country.

    To start off ACT Snobbery & Decay UK Chart 60
    Superb piece of pop from Claudia Brucken & Thomas Leer.
    [video=youtube;Ut_DHWJ_iOI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut_DHWJ_iOI[/video]
     
  2. A second track from me. Comeback single from Rick Astley in 2010 Lights Out UK Chart 97. This is one of my favourite tracks from 2010.
    [video=youtube;rgUrqGFxV3Q]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgUrqGFxV3Q[/video]
     
  3. Hard to believe this never reached the Top 10.

    [video=youtube;IlGoaergcSo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlGoaergcSo[/video]
     
  4. [video=youtube;FcvyGcuDHxo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcvyGcuDHxo[/video]

    One of the best last year.
     
  5. Kylie - Get Outta My Way
    Carly Rae Jepsen - This Kiss
    Ciara - Ride
     
  6. Retsaf

    Retsaf Guest

    G.U.Y!
     
  7. Natalia Kills - Saturday Night
    Carly Rae Jepsen - This Kiss
    Lady Gaga - G.U.Y.
    Drums Of Death - True Ft. Yasmin
    Austin Mahone - What About Love
    Sky Ferreira - Everything Is Embarrassing
    Frankmusik - The Fear Inside
    Christina Aguilera - Your Body
    Bonnie McKee - American Girl
    Erik Hassle - Talk About It Ft. Vic Mensa
    Amelia Lily - Party Over
    Solange - Losing You
    Justin Timberlake - Tunnel Vision
    Diana Vickers - Cinderella
    Crystal Castles - Not In Love Ft. Robert Smith
    Marina And The Diamonds - How To Be A Heartbreaker
    HAIM - If I Could Change Your Mind
    Kerli - Zero Gravity
    Nadia Oh - Taking Over The Dancefloor
    Junior Caldera - Lights Out (Go Crazy) Ft. Natalia Kills & Far East Movement
    Union J - Loving You Is Easy
    Major Lazer - Get Free Ft. Amber Coffman
    Tinashe - 2 On Ft. Schoolboy Q
    Azealia Banks - Yung Rapunxel
    Katy B - Witches Brew
    Yasmin - Light Up (The World) Ft. Shy FX & Ms. Dynamite
    FreeSol - Fascinated Ft. Justin Timberlake
    Ms. Dynamite - Neva Soft
    Robyn - Call Your Girlfriend
    Swiss Lips - Carolyn
    Cassie - King Of Hearts
    MNEK - If Truth Be Told
    G.R.L. - Ugly Heart (inevitably)

    I'm sure there's more but a quick flick through iTunes revealed these.
     
  8. Kylie shouldn't have disappeared from the top 10 in the 90's post-Confide In Me, starting with Put Yourself in My Place. Breathe and Did it Again should have been bigger.
     
  9. I am ignorant of the charts but I assumed that Wynter Gordons Dirty Talk was number 1 worldwide based on the fact it had heavy TV, radio, TV show, ad, shop, nightclub rotation. It's also known by everyone and anyone. It didn't crack the top 20 oddly enough
     
  10. Lander, 2 On and If I Could Change Your Mind are still growing on radio I believe.

    2 On is in the US at least, as is Forever which they re-released!
     
  11. No G.U.Y. Got what it deserved.
     
  12. Wendy & Lisa - Waterfall (#70, 1987)

    [video=youtube;gYEyJiqSgMw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYEyJiqSgMw[/video]

    Not even a 1989 remix could crack the UK Top 40.
     
  13. BEAUTIFUL 'CAUSE YOU LOVE ME!

    Just kidding.

    IN AMERICA:
    Iggy Azalea - Work (Initial Run)
    Ariana Grande - Baby I
    Rita Ora - R.I.P
    Natalia Kills - Saturday Night
    Katy Perry - Unconditionally (it deserved better)
    Marina and the Diamonds - Primadonna
    Carly Rae Jepson - This Kiss
    Demi Lovato - Give Your Heart a Break (peaked at 16!! How?)
     
  14. Hall & Oates - Out Of Touch (#48, 1984, #62 1985)

    [video=youtube;Cggi9STVWDs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cggi9STVWDs[/video]

    Another twice-released classic that failed to trouble the UK Top 40 (although it was a US #1).
     
  15. Joni Mitchell & Peter Gabriel - My Secret Place (#98, 1988)

    [video=youtube;StCve-J4ofk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StCve-J4ofk[/video]

    Gabriel at his commercial peak, post-Sledgehammer, an Anton Corbijn video....and a stunning song. But...no dice, no hit. The album did at least peak at #26.
     
  16. The Church - Under The Milky Way (1988)

    [video=youtube;g6jhpaX7fNQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6jhpaX7fNQ[/video]

    A Top 30 Billboard success, but this gorgeous slice of Lloyd Cole-esque adult alt.pop did zilch in Britain. Criminal.
     
  17. The Associates - Breakfast (#49, 1985)

    [video=youtube;tZ_4f4gVof4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZ_4f4gVof4[/video]

    Exquisite slice of noir pop, released at the perfect time..as the chill of New Year blew in....deserved to join How Soon Is Now?, Boys Of Summer and Love Like Blood in the Top 40 that month.
     
  18. Eurythmics - Shame (#41, 1987)

    [video=youtube;5ynPRqBwqv8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ynPRqBwqv8[/video]

    The first two Eurythmics singles to flop once they'd made their breakthrough and became chart stars. One released just before Christmas, and ending up tantalisingly close to the main 40, and the other issued just after Christmas - the same week as "Breakfast" (above) - and bizarrely failing to progress beyond its debut position.
     
  19. Eurythmics - Julia (#44, 1985)

    [video=youtube;buGo4dm5xGI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buGo4dm5xGI[/video]
     
  20. Great picks Eric!
     
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