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

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

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

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

2 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

3 Candy's Room - Bruce Springsteen

Off Darkness on the Edge of Town. - Ned964

4 Monkberry Moon Delight - Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney

Off Ram - Ned964

5 Serenade - Steve Miller Band

Off Fly like an Eagle - Ned964

6 Breath of Life - Erasure
7 I Should Have Known Better - The Beatles

Off Hey Jude! - Ned964

8 The Siren Song - Erasure
9 Great Gig in the Sky - Pink Floyd
10 Sinister Purpose - Creedence Clearwater Revival

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

Off Green River - Ned964

The Newcomers

? Standing in the Doorway - A Flock of Seagulls
? (I’m Looking For) Cracks in the Pavement - Duran Duran

The Contenders

11 King’s Cross - The Pet Shop Boys
12 Coast to Coast - Europe
13 Top Jimmy - Van Halen
14 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) 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 glitching out - Ned964

Off 2 compilation albums - Ned964

15 Leave Me to Bleed - Erasure
16 Life In the Fast Lane - Eagles

Off Hotel California - Ned964

17 The Chauffeur - Duran Duran
18 Highway Star - Deep Purple

Most popular: Smoke On The Water. - Metal_Treasure

19 Thorn - Blind Guardian

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

20 Glycerine - Bush

I thought it was. Then what is it? Comedown? - JCHOW

It is indeed. But you are right, it's not by too much. Comedown peaked at 1 and 2 on the US Billboard alternative and mainstream charts, respectively. Glycerine peaked at no. 1 and no.4. Everything Zen, came in at no.2 and no.5, just short of the 3 song number 1 trifecta. - Ned964

Off Sixteen Stone - Ned964

21 School Boy Crush - Average White Band

Off Cut the Cake - Ned964

22 A Light in the Black - Rainbow
23 Could It Be I'm Falling in Love - Spinners

Off Spinners - Ned964

24 Can't You Hear Me Knocking - The Rolling Stones
25 Fire - Jimi Hendrix

Off Are you Experienced - Ned964

26 Tyrant - Judas Priest

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

27 Crystal - Fleetwood Mac
28 Fool for You Anyway - Foreigner
29 In the Heat of the Night - Pat Benatar
30 Mistral Wind - Heart
31 Treat Me Well - Heart
32 Don't Want to Live Without It - Pablo Cruise
33 Love - Smashing Pumpkins
34 The Outlaw Torn - Metallica
35 Rudie Can't Fail - The Clash

Off London Calling - Ned964

36 Hitch a Ride - Boston

Off Boston - Ned964

37 Some Other Time - Alan Parsons Project

Off I Robot - Ned964

38 The Rain Song - Led Zeppelin

Off Houses of the Holy - Ned964

39 Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five - Paul McCartney and Wings

Off Band on the Run - Ned964

40 Feelin' Satisfied - Boston

Off Don't Look Back - Ned964

41 Those Shoes - Eagles
42 Walk a Thin Line - Fleetwood Mac
43 In the Evening - Led Zeppelin
44 Life is a Minestrone - 10cc
45 Hot Love, Cold World - Bob Welch
46 Don't Let It Show - The Alan Parsons Project
47 Indian Summer - Joe Walsh
48 Nowhere to Run - Wild Cherry

Cover of the Martha and The Vandellas classic. Not classic like the original but a pleasant cover and good track off their album. Everyone knows the big hit from this album, I don't need to say anything about that.

49 The Lady Wants Your Money - Wild Cherry

Funky track from this album. If you like a little funk!

50 I Got to Know - Starbuck
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