Bubbling Under - The Songs You Thought Made Top 40, But Didn't.
It's surprising to see popular songs not make TOP 40 when referencing Joel Whitburn's "Billboard" book. Kudos to radio for sometimes going with its gut feel. Here are ten examples of "Songs you thought made it, but didn't." 10. Knocked Out by Paula Abdul (Virgin/1988) - The first single to be released from "Forever Your Girl." Written by Babyface and LA Reid. Stalled at #41. 09. Daughter by Pearl Jam (Epic/1993) - Surprising as the song was all over FM radio in 1993-1994. However, it topped Billboard's Album Rock and Modern Rock Charts. Stalled at #97. 08. Everybody by Madonna (Sire/WB/1982) - Madonna's debut single from "Madonna" in 1982 was a dud, stalling at #107. Club DJs picked it up though and made it a dance hit. She followed it up with "Burning Up" (another chart failure). The third release "Lucky Star" landed Madonna her first Top 40 hit. 07. China by Red