Shoulda-Been-a-Hit

Published on September 23rd, 2015 | by Gerry Galipault

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Shoulda-Been-Hits: The Modern Rock Tracks Era, Part 2

Pause & Play continues to dig deep into the Modern Rock Tracks era (1988-2009), searching for long-forgotten “hits,” ones that made a splash on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks chart but never reached the pop Hot 100.

Welcome to our Part 2. File these greats under our Shoulda-Been-Hits list.

Click and hear for yourself. Better yet: Go to Spotify and follow our Shoulda-Been-Hits: The Spotify Playlist.

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HAPPY MONDAYS
“Step On” (1990)

DEBORAH HARRY
“I Want That Man” (1989)

JULIANA HATFIELD THREE
“My Sister” (1993)

NICK HEYWARD
“Kite” (1993)

THE HOUSE OF LOVE
“Christine” (1988)

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INSPIRAL CARPETS
“This Is How It Feels” (1991)

J

JOE JACKSON
“Nineteen Forever” (1989)

JANE’S ADDICTION
“Jane Says” (1988)

JELLYFISH
“That Is Why” (1990)

JESUS JONES
“The Devil You Know” (1993)

K

LENNY KRAVITZ
“Are You Gonna Go My Way” (1993)

KULA SHAKER
“Tattva” (1996)

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THE LA’S
“Timeless Melody” (1991)

THE LEMONHEADS
“It’s a Shame About Ray” (1992)

THE LILAC TIME
“All For Love and Love For All” (1990)

LONGPIGS
“On and On” (1997)

M

KIRSTY MacCOLL
“Walking Down Madison” (1991)

ZIGGY MARLEY AND THE MELODY MAKERS
“Tumblin’ Down” (1988)

MATERIAL ISSUE
“Valerie Loves Me” (1991)

THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES
“Someday I Suppose” (1993)

THE MISSION U.K.
“Hands Across the Ocean” (1990)

MOODSWINGS
“Spiritual High (State of Independence) Part II,” feat. Chrissie Hynde (1992)

MORRISSEY
“The Last of the Famous International Playboys” (1989)

PETER MURPHY
“The Sweetest Drop” (1992)

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N.E.R.D.
“Rock Star” (2002)

NIRVANA
“All Apologies” (1993)

O

THE OCEAN BLUE
“Between Something and Nothing” (1989)

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SAM PHILLIPS
“Holding on to the Earth” (1989)

THE POSIES
“Dream All Day” (1993)

PRIMAL SCREAM
“Movin’ On Up” (1991)

THE PRIMITIVES
“Crash” (1988)

PSYCHEDELIC FURS
“All That Money Wants” (1988)

PUBLIC IMAGE LTD.
“Disappointed” (1989)

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
“I’m an Adult Now” (1988)

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