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post Jun 28 2017, 12:36 PM
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Adele's Official Top 10 biggest tracks that were never released as singles
28 June 2017 | By Jack White

She's got plenty of belters in her back catalogue - but should these have been given the single treatment?

Adele. Everyone has heard of her and practically everyone loves her. We're in both of those camps.

While you, the person to your right, him over there and even your great Aunt will know of Someone Like You, Hello, Rolling In The Deep and Hometown Glory, the 27-year-old has plenty of tracks that were hits in the making, but unfortunately, never got the single treatment.

Several of her hidden gems, if you will, that feature on her hugely popular albums 19, 21 and 25 will presumably be heard over the next few days as part of The Finale, Adele's four-night residency at London's Wembley Arena, which starts tonight (June 28).

That got us thinking - what are Adele's biggest tracks that she never released as singles? Discounting songs just serviced to UK radio (we're looking at you Rumour Has It and Turning Tables), here are Adele's Top 10 songs that she shoulda, woulda, coulda released to dominate the charts.

One and Only

Adele's most popular song never given the official single treatment? After totting up the downloads and streams, 21 album track One and Only leads the pack. The song has achieved both the highest number of downloads and streams, accumulating 72,000 downloads and 7.7 million plays.

Remember, 21 and 25 album tracks were both not immediately available on streaming services, which explains a lower volume of streams as opposed to the 88.6 million that Hello has received. At the time of that release, the song achieved a new first week streaming record.

Although not an official single, One and Only does have a little bit of chart history. Track 9 from 21, the song did reach Number 99 on the Official Singles Chart over a year and a half after Adele's second studio album was released. This was following Amy Mottram's audition rendition of the song on The X Factor.

All I Ask

Just 1,500 downloads and 600,000 streams behind our Number 1 Adele non-singles list is All I Ask from her latest album 25. The song was co-penned by Bruno Mars, who ended up covering the song in BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge.

All I Ask is also notable for performances at the 2016 GRAMMY Awards, and on US chat shows such as The Ellen Degeneres Show, and The Late Late Show with James Corden. The latter version of the song featured in Carpool Karaoke, leading to a Official Singles Chart placing of Number 41.

Don't You Remember

Finishing in the bronze medal position with 59,000 downloads and 6.7 million streams is Don't You Remember, which was produced the legendary Rick Rubin. Seriously, look him up.

Another song boosted by some big live performances, Don't You Remember featured on Adele's 3x Platinum Live At The Royal Albert Hall DVD, was performed on the Live Lounge, and was part of her headline Glastonbury set from 2016. Her Live at Largo spin on the song uploaded to her official VEVO channel has amassed a staggering 78 million views.

A look at the Top 10

Completing the Top 5 are Lovesong from 21 (32,000 downloads), and Remedy from 25 (6.3 million streams). Further down, Million Years Ago, a song popularised thanks to Adele's performance of it on the TV special Adele at the BBC is her seventh most popular non-single, while the only song from 19 to make the cut is the album's opener Daydreamer that finishes in 10th.

Adele's Official Top 10 songs never released as singles are:

TITLE YEAR
1 ONE AND ONLY 2011 72,000 (149,000)
2 ALL I ASK 2015 70,500 (141,500)
3 DON'T YOU REMEMBER 2011 59,000 (126,000)
4 LOVESONG 2011 32,000
5 REMEDY 2015
6 HE WON'T GO 2011
7 MILLION YEARS AGO 2015
8 TAKE IT ALL 2011
9 I MISS YOU 2015
10 DAYDREAMER 2008

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post Jun 28 2017, 12:42 PM
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Also, we can work out that 'Hello' has sold ~920k in pure sales.
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post Jun 28 2017, 12:48 PM
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They should do that more often with other artists as well. That's really interesting.

DYR is my favorite from the list.
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post Jun 28 2017, 01:02 PM
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I agree, it's interesting to see how the songs that would otherwise not get the attention in overall lists are doing. I'd be interested to see lists for Rihanna or Coldplay.
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post Jun 28 2017, 02:22 PM
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Was "Rumour Has It" a single then?
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post Jun 28 2017, 02:25 PM
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I'm really surprised Turning Tables didn't make the list or does that count as an official single?
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Rumour Has It and Turning Tables were both sent to radio so they have been excluded, as mentioned at the start of the article.
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thought Turning Tables only charted cos it was used on Glee
was it R1 playlisted?
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'I Can't Make You Love Me' should surely be on there though. OCC overlooking it due to it not being on her studio albums? (despite the fact it was a top 40 hit lol)

I think quite a few of the songs on this list have become quite well known in their own right already even without being singles.
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especially All I ask, which went up to #3 on iTunes after the Carpool karaoke, she did more promo for All I Ask than for other official singles
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One and Only rightfully leading the pack *.* Absolutely should have been a single!
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Million Years Ago is one of my all time favourite Adele songs, so vulnerable yet strong at the same time.
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Rumour Has It was definitely a singke!!

Turning Tables not so much.

Remedy woulda been a great single.
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