Last week I played a few songs that were easily recognizable and probably had always been songs you might have believed were big hits on the Top 40 chart of the Billboard Hot 100.

If those songs surprised you, this week’s edition may amaze you. In some cases, these tunes are signature songs for a few of the artists below … but they still did not not reach the Top 40.

I have indicated in parentheses each song’s highest chart position.

Memories … That’s What We’re All About

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How Did They Miss The Top 40?

Aerosmith (59)
Neil Young (Didn’t Chart At All!)
Joe Cocker (68)
R.E.M. (69)
Rolling Stones (42)
Billy Idol (46)