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post May 15 2016, 12:05 AM
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Ok so I don't think I see anything that matches this so I thought that I'd do it!

Basically all we have to do is mention songs that maybe didn't do as well as you had hoped in the charts and say what chart position you would've liked it to have achieved.


I'll start off with Zara Larsson & MNEK - Never Forget You. Did well in the charts but I wanted it to crack the top 3 badly!


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post May 15 2016, 12:14 AM
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Tove Lo's 'Talking Body' should have been a huge #01; the same with Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Run Away with Me' sad.gif
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post May 15 2016, 12:16 AM
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Ugh I wish Talking Body got at least top 10! Run Away With Me was one of my favourite songs of that year.. It's a shame it didn't take off sad.gif

Body Talk by Foxes only reached 25 due to streaming. Such a feel good, unique track which felt like it had top 5 written all over it.


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post May 15 2016, 01:04 AM
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I wanted and expected 'Something New' to do much better than it did. Although it got to #2, it had an abysmal chart run, and hasn't even sold 200k. I expected a much chart performance for a comeback single from the biggest girl group of the 21st century.

I also wanted 'DNA' to do much better than it did. It got to #3, and has sold around 300k, but it didn't have great longevity. I really wanted 'DNA' to get #1, then 'Something New' to get there the following week, but it wasn't to be. Unfortunately, 'Little Things' and 'Troublemaker' got there instead. sad.gif
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post May 15 2016, 10:36 AM
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I wanted DNA to get number one too.

I really wanted Ellie Goulding's 'Army' to break the top ten at least. The song had so much potential with the amazing lyrics but only scraped a top 20 placing sad.gif it got to 13 on sales only chart so streaming obviously killed it off
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post May 15 2016, 10:54 AM
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these non-top 20s immeditately come to mind, in terms of songs that were more popular than their peak suggested:

Shakira ft Freshlyground - Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)
Stromae - Alors On Danse [this would've been huge if they made an official English version]
Wynter Gordon - Dirty Talk
DJ Fresh ft Ce'Cile - Gold Dust
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post May 15 2016, 05:19 PM
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I wish Heaven Is a Halfpipe had at least made the top 3, Chasing Cars at least the top, and Stacy's Mom the top 10. Those are my three favourite songs of all time.
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post May 15 2016, 05:36 PM
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Alphabeat - DJ (#116)
Gwen Stefani - Make Me Like You (#140)
Elle King - Ex's & Oh's (#15- Okay this went Top 20 but should've been Top 10 at least)
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post May 15 2016, 05:42 PM
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Capital Cities - Safe & Sound & The Neighbourhood - Sweater Weather are 2 examples of tracks that would be absolutely massive here in the streaming age.

They would have both performed similarly to Stressed Out IMO, which of course would likely have missed the top 40 altogether back in the old school release strategy days.
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post May 15 2016, 06:02 PM
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I agree - Ex's & Oh's should have been top 10!!
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post May 15 2016, 07:51 PM
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Even the legendary Mr Brightside only spent one week at number 10, and then never returned to the top 25 again
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post May 15 2016, 08:07 PM
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avicii ~ 'for a better day' & 'broken arrows' should've been massive top5 smashes~ sob.gif
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post May 15 2016, 08:37 PM
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QUOTE(Ethan @ May 15 2016, 09:07 PM) *
avicii ~ 'for a better day' & 'broken arrows' should've been massive top5 smashes~ sob.gif

such a huge injustice for 'Broken Arrows' in particular sad.gif As great as FABD is, that shouldn't have got a single release as it killed the momentum Avicii had with 'The Nights'/'Waiting For Love'. I'm sure if they released 'Broken Arrows' a few weeks before the album dropped instead, it would've been another top 20 for him.
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post May 15 2016, 09:27 PM
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It's an oldie but surely "Maniac" by Michael Sembello "should have charted higher" than number 43 !

Evidence: Got to number 1 in US, Still gets the occasional outing on tv/radio, Appeared in a successful film.
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post May 15 2016, 09:57 PM
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I'm still surprised (not from sales reports, but from impact) that Years and Years' Shine didn't get #1 although King did, because to my ears it's the far superior song. I know it was pipped to the post by the chart day change.

Another one surprising to me is Cheap Thrills becoming Sia's highest charting single, beating both Chandelier and Elastic Heart, that both seemed to be huge. Bet she didn't see coming getting her highest charting song 16 years into her career, after already having had her big comeback moment.

CHVRCHES not having had a top 10 or top 20 hit yet is also surprising to me because they seem to be a pretty high profile indie/electropop band for having had so little singles chart success. Did they ever have a big streaming song before streaming was incorporated into the chart? (I didn't follow that chart until it became incorporated) They seem to be very well known on social media.

Lady Gaga's G.U.Y., I suppose, completely flopping. Although that album campaign was a shambles, she was still a big name, and with a huge video production you would've expected it to have gone at least top 40 on her name alone. I guess there was a big hatedom focused on her at the time or it was badly marketed/promoted?

One Direction songs, in general. For a band touted as the next big thing for basically their whole career, they've had surprisingly little chart impact in terms of #1s compared to 90s and 00s smash boybands like Take That, Westlife or the Backstreet Boys. Only 4 #1s in total in five years; their debut, the Ed Sheeran-penned one released around Christmas, a Children in Need charity single, and Drag Me Down, their big comeback single after Zayn left.


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post May 15 2016, 11:23 PM
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Christina Perri - Human
Birdy - Keeping your head up
Kylie - Into the blue

There are lots of songs these days which don't even chart and deserve much greater success.
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post May 16 2016, 06:03 AM
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Basically every song I've ever liked that didn't get to number 1.
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post May 16 2016, 07:31 AM
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QUOTE(timjimlee @ May 15 2016, 10:27 PM) *
It's an oldie but surely "Maniac" by Michael Sembello "should have charted higher" than number 43 !

Evidence: Got to number 1 in US, Still gets the occasional outing on tv/radio, Appeared in a successful film.
Another 1980s movie song that should have charted much higher is 'Danger Zone' by Kenny Loggins (from "Top Gun"). It peaked at number 45 in a 11 week Top 75 chart run in late 1986 / early 1987. It was also certified Silver a few weeks ago for sales of 200,000, all of which are from the digital era (November 2004+). The Silver certification is even more astonishing as it has never charted inside the Top 200 during this time.
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post May 16 2016, 07:40 AM
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QUOTE(Colm @ May 16 2016, 07:03 AM) *
Basically every song I've ever liked that didn't get to number 1.


Agree with Colm here.

This is the reason I have difficulty with threads like this, I probably have a list of about 500 of my favourite songs, only a small fraction probably made #1, so I'd obviously wish the rest made it to #1.
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post May 16 2016, 08:08 AM
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3 that's instantly spring to mind are

Idina menzel- let it go. It s sales suggest it was much more massive than a number 11
Adele - set fire to the rain same reason
Steps 5 6 7 8 its so iconic im always shocked when i hear it only peaked at 14
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