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Old 26-11-2012, 18:16
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Rachel Stevens - Funky Dory. The follow up to the #2 hit "Sweet Dreams My La Ex", released in December 2003 the amazing Funky Dory managed a peak of only #26. It's a great song I just don't understand how it flopped
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Old 26-11-2012, 18:40
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The biggest one that sticks out to me is Silly Boy by Eva Simons. Utterly amazing pop stomper that could have been a hit but it just didn't happen. It peaked at something like #148, I predicted a huge #1 smash at the time!
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Old 26-11-2012, 18:56
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For me, it has to be Benediction by Hot Natured And Ali Love, which recently got to something like number 39 a few weeks ago and then sank without trace. Shame, as it's such a great song!
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Old 26-11-2012, 18:58
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Britney - Hold it Against Me, Till The World Ends, I Wanna Go, Criminal

Got some recogniation but no where near what they deserved. I guess it comes down to lack of promo.
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Old 26-11-2012, 19:06
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Britney - Hold it Against Me, Till The World Ends, I Wanna Go, Criminal

Got some recogniation but no where near what they deserved. I guess it comes down to lack of promo.
First two did not flop.
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Old 26-11-2012, 19:15
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Let It Go by Alexandra Burke...an upbeat motivational song with great vocals....a shame it only managed #33.
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Old 26-11-2012, 19:19
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Robyns Indestructible and Hang With Me from Body Talk. Two AMAZING tracks. I class Body Talk as one of the best pop albums of the past few years. Flawless.

I will also suggest Madonnas 'Girl Gone Wild'. Although I completely understand why that whole period flopped on it's arse, I thought GGW was one of her best singles since Sorry. Should have done much better. She had better pull her finger out for the next album!
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Old 26-11-2012, 19:20
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Robyns Indestructible and Hang With Me from Body Talk. Two AMAZING tracks. I class Body Talk as one of the best pop albums of the past few years. Flawless.
I agree, you can add Call Your Girlfriend in there aswell. Amazing album.
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Old 26-11-2012, 19:37
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One Touch by Mini Viva. It charted somewhere crazy like #147
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Old 26-11-2012, 19:54
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Seeing the video a lot on the music channels and elsewhere at the time, I expected Regina Spektor to have been able to achieve a sizeable mainstream hit with Fidelity, but it stalled outside the Top 40. The video still looks great six years on too, surely it must have gained notice and appeal at the time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wigqKfLWjvM
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Old 26-11-2012, 19:57
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The biggest one that sticks out to me is Silly Boy by Eva Simons. Utterly amazing pop stomper that could have been a hit but it just didn't happen. It peaked at something like #148, I predicted a huge #1 smash at the time!
My god I love that song, shame Radio didn;t support it at all
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Old 26-11-2012, 20:17
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Old 26-11-2012, 20:51
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VV Brown - Children
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Old 26-11-2012, 21:12
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Work - The Saturdays
I Wanna Go - Britney Spears
Criminal - Britney Spears
Let It Go - Alexandra Burke

I love all these songs.
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Old 26-11-2012, 21:34
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Criminal is the most innovative Britney song in years, and the video could have been this amazing take on a fairytale, where Britney was rapunzel or whatever, but instead we got some crappy London thing.
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Old 26-11-2012, 21:45
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I Wish I Never Met You- Sam Sparro
Such a beautiful song and I never really understood why it, and Sam in general, wasn't massive.
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Old 26-11-2012, 21:56
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One Touch by Mini Viva. It charted somewhere crazy like #147
Let's get real. It flopped because it was nowhere near amazing.
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Old 26-11-2012, 22:40
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The Silence - Lexy Burke.

It pains me that a masterpiece ballad like this didn't get the treatment it deserved. Should have been the second single instead of Broken Heels.
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Old 26-11-2012, 23:11
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Criminal is the most innovative Britney song in years, and the video could have been this amazing take on a fairytale, where Britney was rapunzel or whatever, but instead we got some crappy London thing.
The Criminal video is great imo one of her better ones tbh
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Old 26-11-2012, 23:18
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The Silence - Lexy Burke.

It pains me that a masterpiece ballad like this didn't get the treatment it deserved. Should have been the second single instead of Broken Heels.
It was meant to be the 3rd single after Broken Heels, she even filmed the video then, but Syco changed it to All Night Long at the last minute. The Silence is a beautiful song with amazing stunning vocals I agree, but I think Perfect should have been released instead of it.
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Old 26-11-2012, 23:18
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Over 20 years on,I'm still gutted that Army of Lover's Crucified stalled at 31 rather than being massive like in Europe
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Old 26-11-2012, 23:20
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Some of the songs listed in this thread are not 'Amazing' at all.
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Old 26-11-2012, 23:22
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Gym Class Heroes ft Ryan Tedder - The Fighter - #44
Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso ft Ryan Tedder - Calling (Lose My Mind) - #19
Ed Sheeran - Small Bump - #25
Lupe Fiasco - The Show Goes On - #49
Bonnie Raitt - I Can't Make You Love Me - #50
Death Cab For Cutie - I Will Follow You Into The Dark - #66
Green Day - 21 Gun - #36

The UK Charts I refer to here by the way. I have no idea how successful these songs were in the States. All I do know is that the Green Day song I mention got to #1 in Poland, so well done fellas
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Old 27-11-2012, 00:53
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Gym Class Heroes ft Ryan Tedder - The Fighter - #44
Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso ft Ryan Tedder - Calling (Lose My Mind) - #19
Ed Sheeran - Small Bump - #25
Lupe Fiasco - The Show Goes On - #49
Bonnie Raitt - I Can't Make You Love Me - #50
Death Cab For Cutie - I Will Follow You Into The Dark - #66
Green Day - 21 Gun - #36

The UK Charts I refer to here by the way. I have no idea how successful these songs were in the States. All I do know is that the Green Day song I mention got to #1 in Poland, so well done fellas
The Show Goes On was a huge hit in the US last year. it's a very good song. My favourite Lupe Fiasco song is I'm Beaming.
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Old 27-11-2012, 06:30
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You Lost Me - Christina Aguilera
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