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post May 31 2016, 02:49 PM
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Post your fave dance tracks that sold next to nothing yet are still bangers.

This is one of my faves from back in the day, didn't chart at all.

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post May 31 2016, 03:30 PM
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Oh christ, where to start tongue.gif Defining "flops" are tricky, as there are songs that are known by thousands but may not have actually sold much (or charted high enough) but these are the first few that come to mind that deserve way more love:

BK - Revolution (#42 in December 2002):


Hard-house banger that was really unlucky to just miss top 40 just before Christmas that year, particularly as BK never had a top 40 hit but came close so many times. The two keeping him from #40 that week were Craig David's 'What's Your Flava' and Britney's 'I Love Rock & Roll', neither entirely up there with early-noughties classics.

Michael Woods - Solex (Close To The Edge) (#52 in November 2003)


From the very end of the trance era - I thought this had just sneaked low top 40 but nope, #52 was as good as it got. Brilliant trance-pop fusion with great vocals over a huge backing track, but this kind of dance music was by now rapidly fading as a commercial force compared to the turn of the millennium.

Tiesto feat Kirsty Hawkshaw - Just Be (#43 in October 2004):


....seriously, UK? Tiesto. TIESTO with one of his best ever tracks and it doesn't even go top 40. Compared to the crap under his name that was going top ten a decade later this is absolutely heavenly, a huge noughties classic up there with Delerium's Silence. Huge top 10 hit in Belgium (#8) and The Netherlands (#3!) and just sneaked in at #39 in the Scottish chart at least, but sadly not the UK as a whole.

J Majik & Wickaman - Crazy World (#38 in August 2008):


Five years before its time, but charted with no video or CD single release which was impressive back then. Today this would be a huge top 10 hit if not a #1 I think, massive D&B anthem.
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post May 31 2016, 03:32 PM
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This one it has a good video too: number 43 in June 2005



Or this from March 2006, only made number 19, great funky house tune, those funky strings are epic!



This decade though it has to be this Didn't even make the top 100 sad.gif

This one was great too number 46 in July 2015 boo to streaming


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post May 31 2016, 03:40 PM
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OMG Tiesto - Just Be was such a tune! I loved it wub.gif
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post May 31 2016, 05:31 PM
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QUOTE(BillyH @ May 31 2016, 03:30 PM) *
Oh christ, where to start tongue.gif Defining "flops" are tricky, as there are songs that are known by thousands but may not have actually sold much (or charted high enough) but these are the first few that come to mind that deserve way more love:

BK - Revolution (#42 in December 2002):

Hard-house banger that was really unlucky to just miss top 40 just before Christmas that year, particularly as BK never had a top 40 hit but came close so many times. The two keeping him from #40 that week were Craig David's 'What's Your Flava' and Britney's 'I Love Rock & Roll', neither entirely up there with early-noughties classics.


'revolution' wub.gif is an underrated 00's classic dance anthem ~ bk made the top40 on two occasions as part of 'nukleuz dj's' reaching #40 with 'dj nation' in 2002 and #33 with 'dj nation (bootleg edition) the following year laugh.gif
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post May 31 2016, 06:08 PM
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There are so many....What about this one from 2003 so bad it's good in March 2003 it was in the top 40 for 1 week at number 27



Or this more credible one from January 2005, one week at number 36 which i remember. Apparently it had a different version as a trance song in 1998 but I don't remember that one, and anyway that version only made number 38



Or this from 2005 as well a version of Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac by LNM Projekt and Bonnie Bailey which only reached number 38 despite the 80s covers and remixes trend at the time, and it sounds a bit like....



This flop from this year. Didnt make the top 100. Much much better than the Jonas Blue version imo.



And this one from last year. Only made number 39 in August 2015 despite the whole 90s remixes thing that was going on last year


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post May 31 2016, 07:54 PM
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Paradise - See The Light (#73 in July 2005)



Brilliant vocal track spoiled by naff production - that anonymous Flip & Fill-style trance-pop (absolutely out of fashion by '05) doesn't suit it at all, it needed a BIG remix to suit the singing. The version I remember hearing more than the above radio mix was the Audiolush mix - still not great but a little better than the above.




Toddla T - Take It Back (#59 in June 2011)



Retro-90s throwback that, despite evoking the past, was released ahead of its time. A couple years later this would have charted huge with ease I reckon - although #59 on downloads probably meant it sold more that week than most of those I mentioned earlier.


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QUOTE(BillyH @ May 31 2016, 08:54 PM) *
Paradise - See The Light (#73 in July 2005)



Brilliant vocal track spoiled by naff production - that anonymous Flip & Fill-style trance-pop (absolutely out of fashion by '05) doesn't suit it at all, it needed a BIG remix to suit the singing. The version I remember hearing more than the above radio mix was the Audiolush mix - still not great but a little better than the above.


Yes I am.so glad that trance pop phase ended and we were left with far better Shapeshifters and Freemasons style disco house production and gave us a period until summer 2006 of the most disco like dance music since disco waned in the early 80s complete with great disco vocals too including in 2006 the Joey Negro, Blaze and Armand van Helden tracks.
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Anyway sorry for posting so many dance flops but I think i have found my favourite. This only reached number 39 in May 2006.



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post Jun 2 2016, 12:38 PM
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Just a few for now happy.gif

Richard Grey - Tainted Love (Warped Bass) (UK #52 in 2007)




Joe Goddard feat. Valentina - Gabriel (UK #49 in 2011)




Darren Styles - Save Me (UK #70 in 2007)




Hot Natured feat. Anabel Englund - Reverse Skydiving (UK #56 in 2013)



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'Save Me' always felt *way* more known than its #70 peak suggested - I saw Darren Styles do a few live sets in the late noughties and the crowd knew every single word. Yeah it's cheesy (as was a lot of Clubland stuff of the era) but a great singalong/hands-in-air fave.
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I remeber hearing two tropical house songs by Unicorn kid on nighttime Nick Grimshaw on Radio 1 in 2011 that would have been big hits if they were released a few years later



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What about Naughty Boys first top 40 single in January 2006. It was a remix of the Baywatch theme tune. Went against Sunblock's in the charts and lost out, but managed to reach number 39 in the chart. Its not even on Youtube but here's the link.

https://play.google.com/store/music/album/N...eh7rtulnuvgbzta
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What about Naughty Boys first top 40 single in January 2006. It was a remix of the Baywatch theme tune. Went against Sunblock's in the charts and lost out, but managed to reach number 39 in the chart. Its not even on Youtube but here's the link.

https://play.google.com/store/music/album/N...eh7rtulnuvgbzta
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post Jun 2 2016, 05:15 PM
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Not the same Naughty Boy - that was a collection of (German?) DJs, the one responsible for 'La La La' etc came later. (although I thought they were the same for years too)
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post Jun 2 2016, 05:22 PM
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Yeah Naughty Boy hadn't been on Deal or No Deal by then.
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Released in January 2015 but did absolutely nothing with no support despite being MK! Really adore this.

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post Jun 2 2016, 06:12 PM
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just got reminded of this drum n' bass choon, which really should've done better in the chart as it was around the time of DJ Fresh's peak.

Drumsound & Bassline Smith - Through The Night [feat. Tom Cane] [2012, UK #34]


The duo also released a song with Fleur East before she was famous! Only made #53 though, and isn't as good as the one linked above.

Also from around the same time:

Matrix & Futurebound - All I Know [feat. Luke Bingham] [2012, UK #29]



Follow-ups 'Magnetic Eyes' and 'Control' would be vastly more successful, shame this didn't perform too well.
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wub.gif for 'Reverse Skydiving'.

This has become an all-time fave of mine over the past year, #64 in 2005:

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