Top 10 Songs that Became Hits After They Were Re-Released


The Top Ten

1 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
2 Dream On - Aerosmith
3 Layla - Derek & The Dominos

On its initial release it was unsuccessful. Two versions have achieved chart success:
1) 1972
2) 1992, 20 years later - an acoustic version by Eric Clapton on his album Unplugged that won the 1993 Grammy Award for Best Rock Song. - Metal_Treasure

4 Here I Go Again - Whitesnake

Originally released in 1982 on the album Saints & Sinners, it was re-recorded in 1987 with minor changes in the arrangement and was re-released on the album Whitesnake 87, and became a hit in 1987-88. - Metal_Treasure

5 Nutbush City Limits - Ike & Tina Turner
6 Barcelona - Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé

Originally a single released in 1987, it became a hit in 1992 when it was chosen to be the anthem of 1992 Olympics in Spain and was featured at the opening ceremony. It was also used as the title music to the BBC's coverage of the 1992 Summer Olympics.
Mercury died about six months before the Olympics.
The song is about Freddie's love of opera and he performed it with the operatic soprano Montserrat Caballé. The song is one of the greatest rock-related vocal performances.
R.I.P. Freddie. - Metal_Treasure

7 Drive - The Cars
8 Creep - Radiohead
9 Candle in the Wind - Elton John
10 Relax - Frankie Goes to Hollywood

The Contenders

11 Fool for Your Loving - Whitesnake
12 Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me - Elton John
13 Walk This Way - Aerosmith
14 White Wedding - Billy Idol
15 Crash - The Primitives
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