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Re: It should have been a hit!!

Posted: 12 Jul 2019 01:35
by vinyl master
I love, love, love Earth, Wind & Fire, in case you didn't know...Trouble is...One of my favorites of theirs never made the charts! :(



A good message nonetheless! :)

Re: It should have been a hit!!

Posted: 12 Jul 2019 01:38
by vinyl master
Of course, like the late Maurice White, I still think "Faces" was their best album...Here are two uncharted reasons why! =D>



Re: It should have been a hit!!

Posted: 12 Jul 2019 01:44
by vinyl master
Another artist I absolutely love is Stevie Wonder...This was originally recorded by The Jackson 5 and written by Stevie, but the original remained unreleased for years until the "Unreleased Masters" CD came out...



Carl Anderson (probably better known for his hit duet of "Friends & Lovers" with Gloria Loring) later recorded it in 1986 and it's just a fantastic slice of funk! 8)


Re: It should have been a hit!!

Posted: 12 Jul 2019 01:56
by vinyl master
Speaking of Stevie, here are three more that didn't chart from the man himself! 8)

The first one comes from his "Hotter Than July" album...



The second one is a bonus track on "The Original Musiquarium"...



Finally, a love song from "In Square Circle"...



I discovered the last one on a Hanna Barbera VHS copy of "Top Rock" in the thrift shop...Can't beat 50 cents! :wink:

Re: It should have been a hit!!

Posted: 12 Jul 2019 10:05
by vinyl master
I am also a Level 42 fan, but I'm guessing by 1991, when this came out, their star had come and gone...


Re: It should have been a hit!!

Posted: 12 Jul 2019 10:09
by vinyl master
Another favorite of mine is Detroit's own Marshall Crenshaw...While "Someday, Someway" was a hit of sorts, the follow-up on his 2nd album, "Field Day", should have had a field day on the charts...Alas, it didn't even touch the Top 40...



Even singer Marti Jones had her own take on it, but it fared even worse...


Re: It should have been a hit!!

Posted: 12 Jul 2019 10:19
by vinyl master
Here's a good one from singer Sofia Shinas...While only reaching #75, it could have done better...


Re: It should have been a hit!!

Posted: 12 Jul 2019 10:28
by vinyl master
In 2002, Kelly Osbourne released her first album...While not a huge success, I do like this song, that did practically NOTHING! :(



Maybe the time for a rock song had come and gone by then...

Re: It should have been a hit!!

Posted: 12 Jul 2019 10:30
by vinyl master
Here's one from Stephen Bishop...This sound may have been on the wane in the 90's, but it does boast the great Phil Collins on drums and background vocals! :D


Re: It should have been a hit!!

Posted: 12 Jul 2019 10:35
by vinyl master
I loved Paula Abdul's debut album, but this one should not have been relegated to the b-side only of "Forever Your Girl"...It deserved to be another single in it's own right...


Re: It should have been a hit!!

Posted: 12 Jul 2019 10:37
by vinyl master
Here's one from Debbie Gibson in the same vein...


Re: It should have been a hit!!

Posted: 12 Jul 2019 10:44
by vinyl master
Going back to Whitney Houston, here's one from her 2nd album that could have been another single...It was not one of her many #1 hits, though...



I love her cover of The Isleys, too...


Re: It should have been a hit!!

Posted: 12 Jul 2019 10:49
by vinyl master
Here are a couple from a young Miss Stacy Lattisaw that I wish were bigger hits...One was a huge UK hit in 1980 and the other a moderate R&B hit in 1984...




Very infectious melodies, though! 8)

Re: It should have been a hit!!

Posted: 12 Jul 2019 10:51
by vinyl master
I am reminded, too, of this song by singer Annie Golden from "Sixteen Candles" that virtually got no airplay...


Re: It should have been a hit!!

Posted: 12 Jul 2019 10:56
by vinyl master
By 1993, it seemed like Bruce Hornsby's hit-making days were over..."Fields Of Gray" was a moderate AC hit, but this one, which stalled at #121, was one of those songs that have endured...Maybe only beloved by me, but still a favorite and it's got Bonnie Raitt on it, so what's not to like??? :-k