3 Rock Songs That Never Hit The Charts

3 Rock Songs That Never Hit The Charts | Society Of Rock Videos

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While many iconic songs are synonymous with their bands’ success, their journey to the top of the charts isn’t always easy. Some tracks, despite later becoming signature tunes, initially struggled to find their footing commercially.

Here are three rock hits that, despite their eventual status as classics, fell short of topping the charts upon their release:

“Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac
Stevie Nicks’ poignant ballad “Landslide” has become an enduring emblem of Fleetwood Mac’s musical legacy. Yet, when it first debuted, the song didn’t achieve the chart-topping success one might expect. It peaked at a modest 51 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, surprising many given its eventual cultural significance. However, over time, “Landslide” has transcended its initial chart performance to become one of the band’s most beloved and timeless compositions, cherished by generations of listeners.

“Tiny Dancer” by Elton John
Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer” is a universally adored classic known for its infectious melody and evocative lyrics. Despite its enduring popularity and status as a staple sing-along anthem, the song initially struggled to climb the charts, peaking at number 41 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart upon its release. However, its timeless appeal and widespread acclaim have solidified its place in music history, making it one of Elton John’s most cherished compositions.

“You Can’t Always Get What You Want” by The Rolling Stones
As one of The Rolling Stones’ most iconic anthems, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” is a powerful testament to resilience and acceptance. Despite its cultural significance and enduring popularity, the song peaked at number 42 on the charts when it was first released. Nevertheless, its enduring relevance and powerful message have ensured its place as a cornerstone of the band’s repertoire.

While these songs may not have topped the charts on their initial release, their enduring popularity and cultural significance still show their timeless appeal and lasting impact on the music world.

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