Top 10 Most Underwhelming Billboard Year-End #1 Hits
Number one song of 1975, I know I said I exagerated about this one on my worst of 1975 list and my worst of 1970s but... again am I supposed to believe this song was more iconic of it's respectful year than Elton John's Philadelphia Freedom? Or David Bowie's Fame? Or Barry White's You're the Last, the First, My Everything? Or the legendary Born to Run which only peaked at 21 and didn't even ended on the year end list? Man the days of the AM radio in the 70s were dark, no wonder why the 70s are so remembered in a different way
This is probably the most forgotten year end number one hit.
Number one song of 1977, when you think of 1977 the first thing that comes to your mind is probably Fleetwood Mac, or Abba, or ELO, or Eagles (despite how polarizing the latter have become), 1977 is one of the most acclaimed and popular years in the history of music, well what if I told you than is such varied year full of classics, a song made by a 32 year old Rod Stewart, completely constipated singing the most akward love song ever, considering the video has a pretty young girl alongside him in what we can assume it's his lover based on the lyrical content? Yeah I think I wasn't hard enough on this one when I tackled on it previously
Number one song of 1960, wait... 1960? The year of The Twist? The biggest song in billboard's history for 60 years? The legendary #1 of 1960 who got out from the hot 100, and came back once again in 1962 been once again a #1? And it wasn't the biggest song of it's year? Maybe the fact that the #1 song sounding like something that could been out of a Disney movie or play ironically at a disaster scene makes this fact more depressing
Also The Twist wasn't neither the biggest song of 1962, it was Acker Bilk's Stranger on the Shore and you can count it as an unofficial tie with this one
Number one song of 1996, now it's only this low considering it was #1 for 14 weeks straight and if you were alive during that era it was inescapable, with that said the fact that the original song is only mid tier with some akward lyrical content it's already disappointing, you know what else this piece of audio needed? Woman yelling uncontrollably about how they are going to cheat on their boyfriend for 4 minutes straight with a techno beat sampling a Flamenco song... a #1 hit... for 14 weeks, bigger than One Sweet Day, and Because I Love You, and Ironic, and California Love, and Don't Speak which I'm still triggered it wasn't eligible despite being the only song that year to rival this one in terms of popularity
I think "One Sweet Day" by Mariah Carey and Boys II Men should've sold more and reach to 1# on that year-end chart, rather than that song here. That song was more of a record than that one.
This song is good and it wasn't even a #1 year-end hit, what the hell?