Unreleased Pop Hit Songs, 1960 to 1993
Nearly every pop song from 1960 through 1993 was released as a 'single.' A very small number of songs became Pop Top 20 hits without a single release. Here is the full list of these very special songs, including Stairway To Heaven.
|red # = rock chartblue # = pop chart|
|1||Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds||19||Jun 1967|
|2||Happy Xmas (War Is Over)||16||Dec 1971|
|John & Yoko And The Plastic Ono Band With The Harlem Community Choir|
|3||Jingle Bells||18||Dec 1971|
|Don Charles Presents The Singing Dogs|
Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin has often been acclaimed as the greatest rock song ever.
Despite no single record release, the song made it big on pop radio, even hitting number one on some stations. Overall, the song made
on the Tunecaster music chart.
Classic rock band Led Zeppelin released a few singles and some became pop hits, but Stairway To Heaven was the band's biggest pop hit.
|4||Stairway To Heaven||10||Sep 1972|
|5||Funeral For A Friend (Love Lies Bleeding In My Hands)||20||Nov 1973|
|6||Isn't She Lovely||15||Jan 1977|
|7||More Than A Woman||3||Mar 1978|
Madonna joined the small circle of artists with an unreleased song hit when Into The Groove reached
number 5 in 1985.
The song was later included on her greatest hits album, called The Immaculate Collection.
An unreleased song is a song that did not have an official regular-issue single record. At the time of its popularity, Into The Groove existed only as a 12-inch maxi-single, and as a promotional record.
|8||Into The Groove||5||Aug 1985|
|9||Last Christmas||18||Dec 1985|
|10||Never Say Goodbye||9||4||May 1987|
|11||Edge Of A Broken Heart||28||Sep 1987|
|12||Orange Crush||1||28||Dec 1988|
|13||State Of The World||25||Mar 1991|
|14||Steel Bars||13||Jun 1992|
|Stone Temple Pilots|