Top Ten Favorite Songs that are Not the Album's Most Popular Song

Ned964
Got any songs that are your favorite from an album, but are not the albums most popular song? I'm sure there are many such cases. My original ten are just a starting point, I'm hoping I am reminded of many great secondary, or better yet obscure gems...Compilation albums are welcome

The Top Ten

1 You Make Loving Fun - Fleetwood Mac

Off Rumours. Dreams was not only the most popular song off the album, but the biggest hit for Mac period. - Ned964

Ohh..good first choice! I don't own many albums; I prefer compilations, Best Of...or I just listen to random artists on the internet so I can't really say which is the least popular song - all I know is, I love this particular song. - Britgirl

2 Candy's Room - Bruce Springsteen

Off Darkness on the Edge of Town. - Ned964

3 Showdown - Electric Light Orchestra

First released as a single, was later added to a compilation album that also included "Roll Over Beethoven" which barely out preformed it on both the British and US charts. - Ned964

4 Serenade - Steve Miller Band

Off Fly like an Eagle - Ned964

5 I Should Have Known Better - The Beatles

Off Hey Jude! - Ned964

6 Sinister Purpose - Creedence Clearwater Revival

Like the song but love the title more... - Britgirl

Off Green River - Ned964

7 Monkberry Moon Delight - Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney

Off Ram - Ned964

8 Lyin' Eyes - Eagles

Can't believe this one or Life In The Fast Lane are considered not the most popular. It leaves me wondering...if both Eagles songs are this good but not considered the most popular (or least favoured)...how great are the others?! - Britgirl

Pretty Great? In my estimation anyway,. You really need to listen to the Eagles greatest hits from their first compilation album, if you haven't already. It's jammed with hits with more of a Country/Rock thing. As for Life in the Fast Lane, Hotel California has proved over time to be a bigger hit, but Fast Lane has always been one of the best hard rock songs to me. There's another comment on the next page. This thing is really clutching out - Ned964

Off 2 compilation albums - Ned964

9 Life In the Fast Lane - Eagles

Off Hotel California - Ned964

10 Highway Star - Deep Purple

Most popular: Smoke On The Water. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Thorn - Blind Guardian

Most popular song on this album is Mirror Mirror but I like Thorn better. - Metal_Treasure

12 School Boy Crush - Average White Band

Off Cut the Cake - Ned964

13 A Light in the Black - Rainbow
14 Glycerine - Bush
15 Tyrant - Judas Priest

Off 'Sad Wings of Destiny'
The most popular song on that album is 'Victim of Changes', but I prefer 'Tyrant'. - Kiyomi

16 The Outlaw Torn - Metallica
17 Rudie Can't Fail - The Clash
18 Hitch a Ride - Boston
19 Fire - Jimi Hendrix
20 Could It Be I'm Falling in Love - Spinners
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