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10 Obscure Songs That Should Have Been Hits

So I finished reading Cowboys and Indies and I still don't understand how the recording industry works.

Some guy gets 50 percent of another guy's 20 percent. At least three famous, powerful music biz "suits" were literally tone deaf. And don't even get me started on all the different varieties of "rights."

It was like reading a Swahili textbook on algebra.

What I did learn was that there's no mystery as to why some talented performers wallow in obscurity while their inferiors succeed. Don't believe people who tell you they've cracked the "hit record formula."

The real reason? "Independent promoters," a.k.a, payola, plays a big part.

So that's depressing.

What follows are my picks for ten songs that should have been bigger than they were: