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Seventeen Great Songs You Missed In 2017 - by djrobblog

Every year around this time we celebrate the biggest hits by the year’s biggest artists with countdowns, awards shows and party playlists that remind us what we’ve been listening and dancing to for the past 12 months.

But djrobblog commemorates the year gone by with its annual recap of the songs that should’ve been hits, or at least more recognized, but were not. This year, we’ve picked seventeen songs from 2017 that either didn’t make the Billboard Hot 100 or did but failed to make the top half of that flagship list during the year.

Who knows, maybe in 2018 or sometime in the future they’ll see the light of day and blow up.

Give them a listen and feel free to comment either here or on the blog’s Facebook page.


“While You See A Chance” - Petula Clark

An 85-yr-old Petula Clark (yes, the ‘60s sensation who gave us classics like “Downtown” and “I Know A Place”) took on fellow countryman Steve Winwood’s optimistic breakthrough single from 1981 and gave it a darker, more somber feel. More impressive than her ability to completely transform the song was how convincing Clark was as a new-age pop chanteuse in her version. Seeing her do it live in December was icing on the cake. But it never charted because 21st-century radio would NEVER take a chance on someone who was born before WWII.

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    Hi, I'm DJ Rob, owner and author of the music blogsite I live in Chicago, IL and have been doing the blogsite since January 2015. It features articles about music news, history and trivia - both old and new. The features I enjoy doing the most are my djroblists. I've done dozens of lists ranking everything from blue-eyed soul singers to Prince's greatest songs. I only recently started converting them to listly to increase interaction with my readers. Take some time to enjoy them and let me know what you think! And check out when you can!

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