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Thread started 11/13/23 3:57pm

rgt17

What song do you think would had been a hit if released as a single and promoted .?

What song do you genuinely think could have been a hit had it been released as a single with the right promotion ( videos, 12” remixes) …?
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Reply #1 posted 11/13/23 4:09pm

rgt17

The FUTURE - given the hype of Batman that summer. A fantastic video and a 12”remix I think would have sent it top 10.


SO FAR, SO PLEASED. Gwen Stefani perhaps in a video promo with Prince makes this a top ten for sure

LOLITA … a video and it continues his “ comeback”.

THE DANCE ELECTRIC. during the Purple Rain era … with a
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Reply #2 posted 11/13/23 4:25pm

SoulAlive

Private Joy
Lovesexy (title track)
And God Created Woman
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Reply #3 posted 11/13/23 4:46pm

rgt17

SoulAlive said:

Private Joy
Lovesexy (title track)
And God Created Woman
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319. Forgot that one. Yes.
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Reply #4 posted 11/13/23 4:48pm

whodknee

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17 days

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Reply #5 posted 11/13/23 4:52pm

lustmealways

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pope

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Reply #6 posted 11/13/23 5:20pm

RJOrion

My Love Is Forever
U Know
Glam Slam
Sweet Baby
And God Created Woman
Private Joy
Sticky Like Glue
Everywhere
Here
Blanche
In A Large Room With No Light
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Reply #7 posted 11/13/23 5:41pm

PrettyMan72

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Strange Relationship

Electric Chair

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Reply #8 posted 11/13/23 6:29pm

SPOOKYGAS

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Adore

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Reply #9 posted 11/13/23 6:38pm

lurker316

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RJOrion said:

My Love Is Forever U Know Glam Slam Sweet Baby And God Created Woman Private Joy Sticky Like Glue Everywhere Here Blanche In A Large Room With No Light



Glam Slam was released and promoted. MTV played the video somewhat regularly. But it never caught on.

Of all the songs people have suggested, I see Private Joy as being the one most likely to have been a major it. It's not my personal favorite from the list, but it strikes me as being very commericial and accessible (I don't mean that in a negative way), which an amazing hook.



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Reply #10 posted 11/13/23 6:55pm

bonnie184

Promoted and with a video, maybe...

-Housequake

-Starfish and Coffee

-Right Back Here In My Arms

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Reply #11 posted 11/13/23 10:20pm

strongoxman1

PrettyMan72 said:

Strange Relationship




This really should have been a single.
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Reply #12 posted 11/14/23 12:24am

SoulAlive

Sleep Around---would have been an excellent first single from Emancipation.

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Reply #13 posted 11/14/23 12:42am

LILpoundCAKE

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SoulAlive said:

Sleep Around---would have been an excellent first single from Emancipation.


and we would have had a single edit of it, which would have been a good thing lol


May U Live 2 See The Release of Parade SDE
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Reply #14 posted 11/14/23 12:44am

SoulAlive

LILpoundCAKE said:

SoulAlive said:

Sleep Around---would have been an excellent first single from Emancipation.


and we would have had a single edit of it, which would have been a good thing lol


lol

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Reply #15 posted 11/14/23 1:20am

peer1973

What Do U Want me 2 Do?


Has a very catchy hook and all the classics sounds in it.

And.....

Fallinlove2nite


was released as single, but lacked promotion. Momentum was there with the new girl episode broadcasted after superbowl.

My children of then 7 and 11, immediately memorized the hook and sang along. Not the best single/track by far....but commercially a potential megahit....

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Reply #16 posted 11/14/23 2:22am

MIRvmn1

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Damned If I Do.
Electric Chair.
So Far, So Pleased.
A Million Days.
U are now an official member of the New Power Generation
Welcome 2 The Dawn
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Reply #17 posted 11/14/23 4:46am

antonb

SoulAlive said:



LILpoundCAKE said:




SoulAlive said:


Sleep Around---would have been an excellent first single from Emancipation.






and we would have had a single edit of it, which would have been a good thing lol





lol


Yea I have always thought that song should have been a single release. Catchy Little number!
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Reply #18 posted 11/14/23 4:59am

RJOrion

SoulAlive said:

Sleep Around---would have been an excellent first single from Emancipation.





100%
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Reply #19 posted 11/14/23 5:50am

funkbabyandthe
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so far so pleased

sleep around

cant stop this feeling

housequake

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Reply #20 posted 11/14/23 6:19am

lurker316

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antonb said:

SoulAlive said:

lol

Yea I have always thought that song should have been a single release. Catchy Little number!


It is catchy, but a bit derivative.



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Reply #21 posted 11/14/23 6:58am

dodger07

On the back of TMBGIW; Love Sign.
With the gun control message, Marvin Gaye’s daughter, Ice Cube directed video I’m sure it would’ve done well if WB hadn’t blocked it
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Reply #22 posted 11/14/23 7:17am

RJOrion

Definitely "Housquake" and "Ballad Of Dorothy Parker"
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Reply #23 posted 11/14/23 8:07am

funkbabyandthe
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love dorothy parker but a single? idk

play in the sunshine should/couldve been a single

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Reply #24 posted 11/14/23 8:13am

nayroo2002

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rgt17 said:

The FUTURE - given the hype of Batman that summer. A fantastic video and a 12”remix I think would have sent it top 10. SO FAR, SO PLEASED. Gwen Stefani perhaps in a video promo with Prince makes this a top ten for sure LOLITA … a video and it continues his “ comeback”. THE DANCE ELECTRIC. during the Purple Rain era … with a

"The Future" was a single with a great remix, albeit only in the UK.

"So Far, So Pleased" wasn't green-lighted by the record companies, nor "Waiting Room". A shame.

"Lolita" was performed on a

"Whatever skin we're in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #25 posted 11/14/23 8:17am

nayroo2002

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RJOrion said:

Definitely "Housquake" and "Ballad Of Dorothy Parker"

"The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker" was slated as the follow up single.

But, then we got "If I Was Your Girlfriend" with the fake (extended version) on the 12" lol

"Whatever skin we're in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #26 posted 11/14/23 8:34am

RJOrion

nayroo2002 said:



RJOrion said:


Definitely "Housquake" and "Ballad Of Dorothy Parker"

"The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker" was slated as the follow up single.


But, then we got "If I Was Your Girlfriend" with the fake (extended version) on the 12" lol



Bad move...IIWYG turned off quite a few fans/listeners and media, who were confused by by the song's lyrics and delivery
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Reply #27 posted 11/14/23 8:43am

funkbabyandthe
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TBODP would not have helped the album anymore than IIWYG IMO, brilliant as it is.

its a sleeper track.

its like releasing somethin in the water as a single.

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Reply #28 posted 11/14/23 9:22am

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LOVE from 3121.

Right back here in my Arms (Emancipation)

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Reply #29 posted 11/14/23 10:04am

funkbabyandthe
babysitters

the emancipation singles should have been sleep around (with a masters at work remix), the love we make, in this bed eye scream, and maybe one of us (though that would prob have been too soon as it had just come out the year before).

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