Ill start with 14 Years from Guns and RosesMay we please limit posts to two or three songs so others can post their favs?
Ballad Of Hollis Brown, Bob Dylan. A bleak ballad in double drop-D tuning, that tells the story of a down and out man and his family.
Dun Ringell Jethro Tull Hook up on a stormy Scots coast as only they can do.
“Angry Young Man” by Billy Joel. It was never a single (and therefore can’t be considered one of his hits) but OMG do I love that piano intro, and it seems like a perfect anthem for the internet age.
“If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful”, a duet by Whitney Houston and Jermaine Jackson. Beautiful love song, never released as a single.
So many possibilities…am I allowed a song which was released as a single in the US, UK and elsewhare, and was not a hit except (according to Wiki) reaching number 22 in New Zealand?
Bob Marley - Redemption Song
Apologies. Please name as many as you want. I was just suggesting that no one make a list of 10 songs.
Josie Cotton, Bye Bye Baby
Two Gunslingers - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Billy Joel’s “Until the Night” is one. I bet it wasn’t released as a single due to length.
Also his “Through the Long Night” has some very cool vocal harmony.
The Who’s “Slip Kid”.
Well in that case…
No, I was just pondering how to approach this. And I think you’re very right to try to keep it down to a couple of songs per post. Personally, I was taken with the idea of posting singles that weren’t hits. Kind of a subset of the OP - so here’s:
David Bowie - Holy Holy.
(This was a non-album single from the Man Who Sold The World period)
It’s such a non-hit that I can’t find the studio version online…but this live version is close: Greg Kihn- Mutiny
Most of the music I like never had a hit song in the US: the Bonzo Dog Band, Captain Beefheart, Emitt Rhodes. Kak, Soft Machine, Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band, etc.
Water, the B side of the Car Wash 45 by Rose Royce.
Listen to it on hot days.
Coolin’ to your soul in the midst of a hot summer’s daaaaaaaaay…
“Meanwhile” by the Moody Blues.