Sometimes, those rough “demo” tapes of a song hold just the right ingredients to be a hit — and nothing further needs to be done.
Tommy James planned to record “Tighter, Tighter”, but then decided this Brooklyn band could take it further, further.
From the earliest days of rock n roll, a lot of the most popular artists were made, um, “offers they couldn’t refuse.”
Written in an hour, written as a joke…there are a ton of hit songs never expected to make the charts. But they did. Here are a few.