Music Horrible singles decisions

rainforests1

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Record labels are not perfect and they make mistakes regarding singles. Are there any horrible singles decisions that stand out to you?
 
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Aren't most if not all songs available as singles now or are you talking back in the LP days?
A song has to be sent by the record label to the radio stations for them to play it. Otherwise they won't play it and it doesn't become a single. Even today it works that way.
 

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I'm a little biased - but in my opinion, record labels are artistically flawed - and therefore just about every decision they make is horrible. Singles especially. If a song doesn't fit into some canned, sterile formula, it's not likely to get airplay.
 
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...that being said I can still contribute an opinion which (in my mind) fits the description of what you're looking for:

Single: Beth - Kiss

A smarmy excuse for a song that should have never seen the light of day. ANY other song on Destroyer is hands down better than this one.
 
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Just a few more hours and I'll be right home to you. I think I hear them calling, Oh Beth what can I do

Sorry, couldn't resist, especially since I now have that song stuck in my head. o_O
 
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:eek: Now mine too!

<Shakes fist

Then my work here is done. ;)

Despite my name being Beth, I have never actually heard that song.

There's a much better unplugged version, but they aren't wearing makeup. And what could be better than to have someone with a cat face singing a ballad. :p I hate to admit it, but I actually like this song, not so much the makeup though.

 

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Yep, still not going to listen to it.

I used to have a roommate, also named Beth, who absolutely loved that song, and I managed to live with her for two years and not hear it.
 
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1. Usually the most interesting songs on an album are not released as singles.
2. Usually (i.e. allowing exceptions) the most interesting albums have no singles released from them.