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TomJ1991
post Jun 24 2021, 05:18 PM
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Today I found myself thinking: in an era where songs can not hit the top 100 but still rack up 100s of millions o streams, there must be some tracks that have never charted that have racked up pretty incredible sales!

Does anyone know what the top-selling song(s) to not chart is?
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post Jun 24 2021, 05:32 PM
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I think someone said on this Forum a while back that it's You Make My Dreams Come True by Hall & Oates? Might be wrong though.

My other shouts would be Bon Iver - Skinny Love & Johnny Cash - Ring Of Fire but I've no idea on their sales.
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post Jun 24 2021, 05:36 PM
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I figure someone will have a more up to date list, but here's an answer from a previous thread on this exact topic:
QUOTE(Medellíam @ Jan 8 2020, 02:08 AM) *
Seven songs have been certified Platinum without reaching the Top 100:

Arctic Monkeys - Mardy Bum
Daryl Hall & John Oates - You Make My Dreams
Dwayne Johnson - You're Welcome
J. Cole - No Role Modelz
Oasis - Champagne Supernova
Post Malone - White Iverson
Queen - We Will Rock You

All but 'We Will Rock You' have been mentioned already. 'You Make My Dreams' went from Gold to Platinum in just 9 months (February 2018 - November 2018) so will easily pass 1m this year, becoming the first non-charting song to do so!
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post Jun 24 2021, 05:39 PM
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Ah yes that was the thread I must have remembered it from. Oops at forgetting Champagne Supernova though :')
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post Jun 24 2021, 05:55 PM
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any reason why the Hall & Oates song is so popular?
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post Jun 24 2021, 06:12 PM
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It's in a lot of soundtracks

(and it slaps)
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post Jun 24 2021, 08:03 PM
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QUOTE(Bjork @ Jun 24 2021, 06:55 PM) *
any reason why the Hall & Oates song is so popular?


There was a BBC News article about this only a few weeks ago. John Oates himself seems to think that it was its inclusion of "500 Days of Summer" that turned it into a streaming titan.
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post Jun 24 2021, 08:08 PM
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Love to see Champagne Supernova listed here! 🔥💯Shame they never released it as an official UK single back in 1996.

Also bangers from Arctic Monkeys, Hall & Oates, Post Malone & Queen!
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post Jun 24 2021, 11:18 PM
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Tightrope from The Greatest Showman is certified Platinum, but I don't think it ever charted.
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post Jun 24 2021, 11:24 PM
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Reckon Olivia could enter this list in a couple of years
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post Jun 25 2021, 06:41 AM
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Wasnt Queen's We Will Rock You the Double-A side to We Are the Champions which got to No. 2?
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post Jun 25 2021, 07:19 AM
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^nope, per the occ:
https://www.officialcharts.com/artist/21275/queen/
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post Jun 25 2021, 07:54 AM
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QUOTE(Dot Branning @ Jun 24 2021, 09:08 PM) *
Love to see Champagne Supernova listed here! 🔥💯Shame they never released it as an official UK single back in 1996.

Also bangers from Arctic Monkeys, Hall & Oates, Post Malone & Queen!


It would have been huge as a single but it's done so well as it is.
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post Jun 25 2021, 08:56 AM
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How has We Will Rock You never charted?! Was it not released as a single in the UK?
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post Jun 25 2021, 09:17 AM
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as mentioned above it was the b-side to We are the Champions in the UK

in other countries like the US and EU it was a double A-side but not in the UK

later of course it was a #1 for 5ive & Queen though
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post Jun 25 2021, 09:22 AM
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QUOTE(Feel_The_Fever @ Jun 25 2021, 08:54 AM) *
It would have been huge as a single but it's done so well as it is.


If they had released it as a single to coincide with Knebworth it would have been massive.
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post Jun 25 2021, 03:22 PM
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QUOTE(Brett-Butler @ Jun 24 2021, 09:03 PM) *
There was a BBC News article about this only a few weeks ago. John Oates himself seems to think that it was its inclusion of "500 Days of Summer" that turned it into a streaming titan.


So they could have charted if people had bought the new vinyl version this year! I kind of feel it's more special to sell a million without ever charting.
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post Jun 25 2021, 03:25 PM
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I'm quite shocked We Will Rock You has never charted, wow, such an iconic track!
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post Jun 25 2021, 03:36 PM
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QUOTE(Brett-Butler @ Jun 24 2021, 09:03 PM) *
There was a BBC News article about this only a few weeks ago. John Oates himself seems to think that it was its inclusion of "500 Days of Summer" that turned it into a streaming titan.
There's an error in the BBC article. It says of 'You Make My Dreams' "although it was never released as a single in the UK" which is wrong. It was released as a single in June 1981 (40 years ago last week to be exact, 19 June 1981), but failed to chart despite decent airplay.
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