We haven’t dug up Shoulda-Been Hits in a while. Well, we’re going to rectify that oversight right now. Here are a bunch of songs that shoulda and coulda been hits but weren’t for whatever reason … neatly packaged in this A-to-Z playlist.
And if you haven’t already, check out our massive Shoulda-Been Hits list.
(Follow along with our Pause-and-Playlist on Spotify, or click on the Spotify player at the bottom of this page.)
“King Without a Crown” (1987)
ERIC B. & RAKIM
“Paid in Full” (1987)
INCREDIBLE BONGO BAND
“Apache” (1973; one of the most sampled songs of all time, often called “hip-hop’s national anthem”)
BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
“When You Were Mine” (1980)
“Devil Gate Drive” (1974; a No. 1 hit in the U.K., did not chart in the U.S.)
TEARS FOR FEARS
“Mad World” (1983; a U.K. Top 5 hit, did not chart in the U.S.)
“Evil Hearted You” (1965; peaked at No. 3 in the U.K., did not chart in the U.S.)
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