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 UListen to Sample
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

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

The Newcomers

? Any Major Dude Will Tell You - Steely Dan

Most popular song: Rikki Don't Lose that Number.
I really love the melody to this song, the chords in the bridge, and the harmonized guitar solo. - Gg2000

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? From the Morning - Nick Drake

Most popular song: Pink Moon.
I don't know how to describe this song, except that it has a tremendously beautiful melody. - Gg2000

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The Contenders

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

Most popular: Smoke On The Water. - Metal_Treasure

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

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

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

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

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

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

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25 Those Shoes - Eagles

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

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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)...how great are the others?! - Britgirl

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

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

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29 Can't You Hear Me Knocking - The Rolling Stones UListen to Sample
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

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

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45 Night Prowler - AC/DC UListen to Sample
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

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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

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48 Runaround Sue - Dion

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

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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

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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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