We’re #3!!! Popular Songs Not Good Enough for #1???
We as a nation are great at taking a stand if it doesn't inconvenience us too much. Personally, I've always marveled at people who carry signs. Nowhere else they'd rather be? Arms don't get tired? I mean, gets a sports package already! Or a gym membership! Or a job! Or something!
As great as the songs listed below are, they either weren't good enough to be true #1 hits on the Billboard Pop Charts, or there were other songs at #1 and #2 that deserved to be there more. Or the factors that be were just plain wrong. Seeing as to how readers didn't care much when I gave them the actual #1 hits in my previous blog about #2 hits, I've decided to provide the least amount of information possible! So you can complain! Unlike some other blogs around here, I give the people what they want!
24) Can't Smile Without You -- Barry Manilow: I will never come to terms with the idea that Barry Manilow albums had a symbol next to them denoting "portions may offend sensitive listeners" when his records were offered through those six-for-a-penny record clubs. Did he have Tourette's?
23) Down On the Corner -- Creedence Clearwater Revival: Though Creedence were known for their string of #2 hits without ever having a #1, "Down on the Corner" did even worse. Maybe it was the band name. It does sound like some lame Chamber of Commerce sanctioned recording project. You half expect to see, "Give a hoot, don't pollute" on the back of their albums.
22) Lay Down Sally -- Eric Clapton: At Classic Rock Radio, this was a #1 in spirit. Insider tip: the best way to hear this song is in a hall with a natural echo. It makes the rhythm sound like horses clopping through the auditorium. Nobody could dance to it. Hire me to DJ your next wedding!