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I'm comping a list of huge hits that never made it to the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100.   

Chop Suey (peaked at #76 in 2001) - 624 million Spotify streams. 
Still D.R.E. (peaked at #93 in 1999) - 634 million Spotify streams. 
Down with the Sickness (never charted, 2000) - 408 million Spotify streams. 
Don't Speak (never charted, 1996) - 357 million Spotify streams.  
 

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winebaldo
3 hours ago, Brishka said:


Don't Speak (never charted, 1996) - 357 million Spotify streams.  
 

WHATTTT?? :deadbanana4:

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Elton John, "Tiny Dancer" - #41

 

 

David Bowie, "Changes" - #41

 

 

Billy Idol, "Dancing with Myself" - #102

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Natalie Imbruglia, "Torn" - #42

 

 

Christina Aguilera, "Dirrty" - #48

 

 

Billy Joel, "Vienna" - NC

 

 

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vince_martin88
13 hours ago, jpow said:

 

This demolished WW except the US :skull: US is so tasteless

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12 hours ago, winebaldo said:

WHATTTT?? :deadbanana4:

Was due to the Hot 100 rules in the 90s. Couldn't chart because there wasn't an official physical single released, I think, even though it was #1 on the airplay chart for a record 16 weeks at the time.

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Spotify : 1,349,595,170

YouTube : 2,992,038,854

Peaked : #80 :deadbanana4:

 

Don't Speak didn't chart because of stupid rule, Faded on the other hand just plain weird :deadbanana4:

 

 

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I'm assuming you're saying Huge classic in the United States that didnt go top 40...which I thought was obvious

 

Cause The Ketchup song isnt a classic in the United State

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Quiqui4eva
12 hours ago, vince_martin88 said:

This demolished WW except the US :skull: US is so tasteless

Yeah we're a mess. Thankfully this was a childhood staple for me and semi-popular in my area

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greeneyedsoul

It's Raining Men? 

On charts it did well in a few European countries but overall a flop yet it's one of the most known songs. 

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Jennifer Rush, "The Power of Love" - #57

 

 

Dolly Parton, "Jolene" - #60

 

 

Madonna, "Into the Groove" - NC

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jamiko1230

Uh not gonna name 1 song off that bat (overall though) highly likely that 1999-~'04 era of songs when record industry GREED was its peak (record #s for albums) yet they basically 86-ed singles mainly in the US. BB Hot 100 was ALL airplay and absolute mess lol. Never forget paying $10-15 for 'Euro imports' of friggin 'Play' by JLo, 'You Drive Me Crazy' by Britney and endless others lol. Luckily by 2001/02 (beginning of P2P etc..) RIAA got the middle finger 1000s of GBs back! lol

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Daft Punk - One More Time - #61 (USA)

 

285M+ Spotify streams, 300M+ YouTube Views

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a lot of 70’s/80’s/90’s R&B hits are still staples in the black community. Here are a few off of the top of my head 

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Price88

Gosh where I can begin. Well here is my list of some that I can think of...

 

pre 12/1998

torn-natalie imbruglia

Tearin up my heart; I drive myself crazy-NSYNC 

As long as you love me-bsb

If you could only see-tonic 

Push; 3 am-matchbox twenty 

don’t speak; spiderwebs-Gwen stefani

Fly-sugar ray 

men in black-will smith

head over feet; hand in my pocket-alanis morissette

Walkin on the sun-smash mouth

lovefool-the cardigans 

killing me softly-the fugees

forever; butterfly-Mariah carey

i could fall in love-Selena 

#41-Mandy Moore-candy; Jon secada-too late too soon ; Avril lavigne-nobody’s home; Paulina Rubio-dont say goodbye; the wonders-that thing you do; Gina Thompson-the things you do; p.o.d.-alive; Donna Lewis-without love 

#42-linkin park-waiting for the end;  the cranberries-dreams; Hilary duff-so yesterday 

#43-bebe rexha-I got you

#44-lfo-every other time; Craig David-walking away; bare naked ladies-it’s all been done 

#45-simple plan-addicted; fun factory-I wanna b with u;Ricky Martin-the cup of life 

#46-new edition-candy girl;meredith brooks-what would happen; bowling for Soup-almost

#47-india Arie-video; bizarre inc-I’m gonna get you;

#48-christina Aguilera-dirrty; good Charlotte-girls & boys; Coldplay-yellow

#49-kimberly Locke-8th world wonder Robbie williams-angels; Samantha mumba-baby come on over 

#51-tlc-dear lie; stacie orrico-stuck; lit-my own worst enemy; Eminem-Stan 

#52-bsb-the call; fuel-falls on me

#53-nas-if I ruled the world 

#54-republica-ready to go; bbmak-still on your side

#55-staind-right here; theory of a deadman-not meant to be 

#56-ellie Goulding-hate me; bo bice-the real thing; orgy-blue Monday 

#57-cash cash-take me home

#58-kelly Clarkson-low; mcr-sing

#60-all American rejects-swing swing; dmx-who we be

#62-system of a down-aerials; iggy azalea-sally walker

#63-kygo/whitney-higher love 

#64-corrine Bailey Rae-put your records on; rehab-bartender song

#65-30stm-the kill

#67-livin joy-dont stop movin

#68-pink-trouble; fob-I’m like a lawyer

#69-qkumba zoo-the child inside

#70-mercyme-i can only imagine 

#71-three days grace-never too late

#75-thriving ivory-Angels on the moon

#76-shaggy-luv me,luv me

#81-mariah Carey-through the rain

#85-matisyahu-one day 

#86-maria mena-you’re the only one

#87-fefe Dobson-take me away 

#88-beth hart-la song 

#90-tegan and Sara-closer

#92-emilia-big big world

#99-cherie-im ready 

bubbling under

#101-kelly clarkson-the trouble with love is; Dave matthews band-everyday; Bon Jovi-misunderstood 

#102-britney spears-I’m not a girl, not yet a woman; Mandy Moore-in my pocket

#104-o town-we fit together

#125-janet jackson-every time

 

im sure I can come up with more, but there’s a few anyways. 1997-1998 straight up was the year many songs were played like crazy on radio but didn’t chart due to the dumb chart rules where now you see album cuts charting all the time. Bet these songs wouldn’t of fell off in one week. Some more I remember were: omc-how bizarre, Sheryl crow-a change, hanson-where’s the love?, bob carlise-butterfly kisses, gods property-stomp, alanis-uninvited, prince-betcha by golly wow!, Mariah Carey-breakdown, Paula Cole-me, Robyn-do you really want me, Hanson-weird, billie Myers-tell me, fastball-the way. Guarantee all these would’ve been top 40 hits otherwise. 

 

 

 

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Price88
On 2/22/2021 at 3:42 PM, Bey_Rihstan said:

 

 


a lot of 70’s/80’s/90’s R&B hits are still staples in the black community. Here are a few off of the top of my head 

I’m glad I’m not the only one that remembers these! Some others I forgot to add that remind me of 90s r&b include: Whitney Houston-queen of the night, erykah badu-Tyrone; missy elliott-the rain; sparkle-be careful; black street-don’t leave me; baby face-how come how long; brian McKnight-crazy love; bone thugs n harmony-days of our livez; queen latifah-just another day 

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13 minutes ago, Price88 said:

Gosh where I can begin. Well here is my list of some that I can think of...

 

pre 12/1998

torn-natalie imbruglia

Tearin up my heart; I drive myself crazy-NSYNC 

As long as you love me-bsb

If you could only see-tonic 

Push; 3 am-matchbox twenty 

don’t speak; spiderwebs-Gwen stefani

Fly-sugar ray 

men in black-will smith

head over feet; hand in my pocket-alanis morissette

Walkin on the sun-smash mouth

lovefool-the cardigans 

killing me softly-the fugees

forever; butterfly-Mariah carey

i could fall in love-Selena 

#41-Mandy Moore-candy; Jon secada-too late too soon ; Avril lavigne-nobody’s home; Paulina Rubio-dont say goodbye; the wonders-that thing you do; Gina Thompson-the things you do; p.o.d.-alive; Donna Lewis-without love 

#42-linkin park-waiting for the end;  the cranberries-dreams; Hilary duff-so yesterday 

#43-bebe rexha-I got you

#44-lfo-every other time; Craig David-walking away; bare naked ladies-it’s all been done 

#45-simple plan-addicted; fun factory-I wanna b with u;Ricky Martin-the cup of life 

#46-new edition-candy girl;meredith brooks-what would happen; bowling for Soup-almost

#47-india Arie-video; bizarre inc-I’m gonna get you;

#48-christina Aguilera-dirrty; good Charlotte-girls & boys; Coldplay-yellow

#49-kimberly Locke-8th world wonder Robbie williams-angels; Samantha mumba-baby come on over 

#51-tlc-dear lie; stacie orrico-stuck; lit-my own worst enemy; Eminem-Stan 

#52-bsb-the call; fuel-falls on me

#53-nas-if I ruled the world 

#54-republica-ready to go; bbmak-still on your side

#55-staind-right here; theory of a deadman-not meant to be 

#56-ellie Goulding-hate me; bo bice-the real thing; orgy-blue Monday 

#57-cash cash-take me home

#58-kelly Clarkson-low; mcr-sing

#60-all American rejects-swing swing; dmx-who we be

#62-system of a down-aerials; iggy azalea-sally walker

#63-kygo/whitney-higher love 

#64-corrine Bailey Rae-put your records on; rehab-bartender song

#65-30stm-the kill

#67-livin joy-dont stop movin

#68-pink-trouble; fob-I’m like a lawyer

#69-qkumba zoo-the child inside

#70-mercyme-i can only imagine 

#71-three days grace-never too late

#75-thriving ivory-Angels on the moon

#76-shaggy-luv me,luv me

#81-mariah Carey-through the rain

#85-matisyahu-one day 

#86-maria mena-you’re the only one

#87-fefe Dobson-take me away 

#88-beth hart-la song 

#90-tegan and Sara-closer

#92-emilia-big big world

#99-cherie-im ready 

bubbling under

#101-kelly clarkson-the trouble with love is; Dave matthews band-everyday; Bon Jovi-misunderstood 

#102-britney spears-I’m not a girl, not yet a woman; Mandy Moore-in my pocket

#104-o town-we fit together

#125-janet jackson-every time

 

im sure I can come up with more, but there’s a few anyways. 1997-1998 straight up was the year many songs were played like crazy on radio but didn’t chart due to the dumb chart rules where now you see album cuts charting all the time. Bet these songs wouldn’t of fell off in one week. Some more I remember were: omc-how bizarre, Sheryl crow-a change, hanson-where’s the love?, bob carlise-butterfly kisses, gods property-stomp, alanis-uninvited, prince-betcha by golly wow!, Mariah Carey-breakdown, Paula Cole-me, Robyn-do you really want me, Hanson-weird, billie Myers-tell me, fastball-the way. Guarantee all these would’ve been top 40 hits otherwise. 

 

 

 

:chick2:

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Body Talk

Robyn - Dancing On My Own (DNC)

Beyoncé - Flawless (#41)

Shakira - Chantaje (#51)

Beyoncé - Listen (#61)

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3 hours ago, Price88 said:

Gosh where I can begin. Well here is my list of some that I can think of...

 

#43-bebe rexha-I got you

 

what :rip: "huge classics"...

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