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 Breath of Life - Erasure
2 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

3 The Siren Song - Erasure
4 Great Gig in the Sky - Pink Floyd
5 King’s Cross - The Pet Shop Boys
6 Showdown - Electric Light Orchestra
7 Coast to Coast - Europe
8 Monkberry Moon Delight - Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney
9 Top Jimmy - Van Halen
10 Candy's Room - Bruce Springsteen

The Contenders

11 Leave Me to Bleed - Erasure
12 The Chauffeur - Duran Duran
13 Highway Star - Deep Purple

Most popular: Smoke On The Water. - Metal_Treasure

14 Serenade - Steve Miller Band
15 (I’m Looking For) Cracks in the Pavement - Duran Duran
16 Thorn - Blind Guardian

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

17 I Should Have Known Better - The Beatles
18 Sinister Purpose - Creedence Clearwater Revival

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

19 A Light in the Black - Rainbow
20 Standing in the Doorway - A Flock of Seagulls
21 In the Heat of the Night - Pat Benatar
22 Mistral Wind - Heart
23 Life In the Fast Lane - Eagles
24 Glycerine - Bush

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

25 Those Shoes - Eagles

Kudos to whoever added this song! It's awesome. - Gg2000

26 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

27 Could It Be I'm Falling in Love - Spinners
28 Tyrant - Judas Priest

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

29 Can't You Hear Me Knocking - The Rolling Stones
30 Let It Bleed - The Rolling Stones

Most popular: Gimme Shelter. I was debating between choosing this or "You Got the Silver"; the whole album is still a personal favorite. - Gg2000

31 Hitch a Ride - Boston
32 Fire - Jimi Hendrix
33 Some Other Time - Alan Parsons Project
34 The Rain Song - Led Zeppelin
35 Feelin' Satisfied - Boston
36 Crystal - Fleetwood Mac
37 Fool for You Anyway - Foreigner
38 Treat Me Well - Heart
39 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.

40 Don't Want to Live Without It - Pablo Cruise
41 Wrong Side of the Tracks - David Roberts
42 Waiting for a Train - Flash and the Pan
43 Love - Smashing Pumpkins
44 Bargain - The Who

The most popular song is probably Won't Get Fooled Again. However, I love this song because of the dynamics, Pete Townshend's guitar parts, and of course, Roger Daltrey's lead vocals. Give this one a listen. - Gg2000

45 Night Prowler - AC/DC
46 If I Fell - The Beatles

The most popular song is either A Hard Day's Night or Can't Buy Me Love (I can't remember which was more popular), but I love the chord progression and the harmonies. - Gg2000

47 Yours is No Disgrace - Yes

Most popular song: I've Seen All Good People.
This song is so adventurous and dynamic. I love it. - Gg2000

48 Runaround Sue - Dion

I love this song so much! It make me feel so happy inside. - TheHabsFan

49 The Needle and the Damage Done - Neil Young

Heart of Gold is way more popular (it's his only number one hit), but you can sense the haunting quality of his voice. It's chilling. - Gg2000

50 King Harvest (Has Surely Come) - The Band

From their second album. It's about a farmer who has suffered after his crops died and his barn burned down, leaving him in poverty. - Gg2000

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