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Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: The Coup’s “Everythang” (2001)

Rap shifted out of the gangsta and East Coast/West Coast stuff in about 2000 and into a more rounded world where different styles had a...

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Greatest Un-Hits: Graham Parker’s “Local Girls” (1979)

Not that it’s a bad thing at all, but Graham Parker sounds almost exactly like Joe Jackson, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, the Jam, and...

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Greatest Un-Hits: The Roches’ “We” (1979)

“We” is a personal introduction by the Roches, about the Roches, from their first album, The Roches. After saying that they...

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Greatest Un-Hits: OutKast’s “The Mighty O” and “Morris Brown” (2006)

Before 2000, OutKast wasn’t known much outside of the rap world, as it was a southern-fried, alien-obsessed duo successfully...

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Greatest Un-Hits: Ani DiFranco’s “Fire Door” (1997)

Every music movement or sea change has that one person that influenced the thing in the first place, but never quite got to cash in when...

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Greatest Un-Hits: Fretblanket’s “Into the Ocean” (1997)

In the post-Nirvana, post-grunge rock landscape, dominance by a new genre was totally up for grabs. Would it be power pop, a la Matthew...

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Greatest Un-Hits: Davy Jones’ “Girl” (1971)

In the spring of 1995, I had a brief but odd obsession with The Brady Bunch Movie. It’s probably because it collided my first pop culture...

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Greatest Un-Hits: RevCo’s “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” (1993)

In failing to make this a hit song, the Revolting Cocks (or RevCo, if you like) could have done two things better. 1) They should have...

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Greatest Un-Hits: Michael Jackson’s “Hold My Hand” (2010)

Michael Jackson died in June 2009, and with that, the Michael Jackson Memorial Celebration began, an outpouring of grief not matched in...

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Greatest Un-Hits: Madonna’s “I Want You” (1995)

It used to be that all Madonna songs were hits. It was just the way things were. From 1984 until 1995, she’d had more than 30...

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Greatest Un-Hits: Taylor Dayne’s “Original Sin” (1994)

A look at songs that aren’t necessarily good or bad, merely ones that, because of the climate of the music world during their release,...

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Greatest Un-Hits: Yoko Ono’s “Walking on Thin Ice” (1981)

This column usually presents semi-obscure or forgotten songs that should have been hits. “Walking on Thin Ice” is different, because if...

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Greatest Un-Hits: Thicke’s “When I Get You Alone” (2002)

A look at songs that aren’t necessarily good or bad, merely ones that, because of the climate of the music world during their release,...

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Greatest Un-Hits: The Go-Go’s, “The Whole World Lost Its Head” (1994)

A look at songs that aren’t necessarily good or bad, merely ones that, because of the climate of the music world during their release,...

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Greatest Un-Hits: Garbage, “Cherry Lips” (2002)

A look at songs that aren’t necessarily good or bad, merely ones that, because of the climate of the music world during their release,...

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Greatest Un-Hits: Neneh Cherry, “Buddy X” (1993)

A look at songs that aren’t necessarily good or bad, merely ones that, because of the climate of the music world during their release,...

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Greatest Un-Hits: Ben Kweller, “Wasted & Ready” (2002)

A look at songs that aren’t necessarily good or bad, merely ones that, because of the climate of the music world during their...

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Greatest Un-Hits: Me Phi Me, “Black Sunshine” (1992)

Fads are tricky little buggers. At first, you don’t think they’re fads: you think they’re the Next Big Thing. Such was...